A 1000 watt motor giving 28 miles of range

Serving 100 million happy customers, the Honda Cub is the first two-wheeler to cross such a mark. Now, the moped is being made at 16 plants spread across 15 countries around the world that serves customers in more than 160 countries. That is some mind-boggling numbers considering the popularity and logistics involved with the Super Cub.

Looking at the future, a Chinese custom house that goes by the name Shanghai Customs is offering their answer to the depleting dinosaur fuel and the increasing environment concerns - the eCub 2. It is a 1000 watt electric scooter that can make a swift 28-mile distance in one full charge. It also comes in a DIY kit to convert an existing Honda Cub to the eCub 2.

Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit Exterior
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Over the year, the Japanese fine-tuned the Super Cub to evolve with the generations, and yet the underlying concept remained unchanged since the introduction of the first Super Cub in 1958. This iconic design even managed to become the first one ever to obtain a three-dimensional trademark registration in Japan.

Now for 2018, Honda has given the Super Cub its brand new update and brings back the round curvy design, featuring LED lights for the first time in the Super Cub series. Giving this retro design a futuristic take, Shanghai Customs have fitted it with an aluminum swingarm and adjustable shocks to take on the electric motor and battery components.

Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit Exterior
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Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit Exterior
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Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit Exterior
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Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit Exterior
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Piloted by a simple New Zealand man who goes by the name Matthew Waddick, the Shanghai-based workshop has craftsmen who can turn out Tracker, Brat and Cafe bikes into classy and practical to the downright whacky. All their builds come as clean as one can get and radiate an air of sophistication. They just love swinging it like that.

The eCub 2 is their second rendition of the eCub Electric Scooter. A new aluminum swingarm lets the 1000 Watt electric motor sits on the rear wheel hub and will be tethered to a bespoke removable battery pack made up of Panasonic 3.7v 3.400 mAh lithium-ion 18650 cells positioned under the custom seat. This power is sufficient to propel the scooter to a top speed of 28 mph and can run up to 28 miles.

Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit Exterior
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The knobby tires and the adjustable aluminum foot-peg give the Super Cub that suave right off the bat. The retro LED headlight finds its space just above the front tire nestled in a custom-made nacelle. The dash includes custom switches and a smartphone dock that acts as the instrumentation.

You can control two riding mode—eco and sport—and even a reverse through your smartphone along with onboard systems such as top and low speed, torque and regenerative braking. All the wirings have been hidden within the frame to give a clean look to the bike. And the folks at SC have made use of steel body panels rather than plastic.

Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit Exterior
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Existing Super Cub owners will also be offered an upgrade to their petrol powered units to a fully electric powertrain thanks to the conversion kit, also available in the eCub2’s style. All the kits and e-bikes can be ordered from Shanghai Customs’ website. Pricing and availability in the US are not known.

Thinking much ahead in the future, Honda has also been parallely developing the EV cub for more than a couple of years now. It gained momentum when Honda began collaborating with Hitachi Automotive Systems to develop and manufacture electric systems for future EVs’. Honda will also make use of swappable batteries and a hub-mounted electric motor derived from their Hitachi collaboration.

Shanghai Customs have come up with this electric powered eCub 2 bike and kit Exterior
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