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Silence S04: SA's Affordable Electric Quadricycle

Silence S04: A Game Changer

Meet the Silence S04, a compact electric quadricycle that promises to redefine affordable electric motoring in South Africa. 🇿🇦 With electric vehicles (EVs) becoming more popular globally, Silence is gearing up to offer an enticing option for environmentally-conscious drivers.

Size Matters, But Not How You Think

The Silence S04 may be tiny, measuring just 2.28m long, 1.29m wide, and 1.59m high, but it packs a punch. With two removable 5.6 kWh batteries, it weighs in at 517 kg. This lightweight design, combined with a 14 kW (22 kW peak) electric motor, offers an optimal range of 149 km based on the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC).

Two Versions for Your Needs

There are two versions of the S04: the L7e, with a top speed of 90 kph, and the L6e, limited to 45 km/h. The L7e is classified as a heavy quadricycle, while the latter is considered a light quadricycle. This versatility opens up various possibilities for different drivers, including potential young drivers eager to hit the road.

Interior Comfort and Tech

Inside, the S04 is designed with city driving in mind. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of traditional cars, it offers comfort and practicality. Features include a spacious load bay, built-in charging cables, USB ports, electric windows, and air conditioning. Plus, there's an easy-to-use smartphone app to control certain functions.

Battery Swapping Innovation

One of the standout features of the S04 is its removable batteries, which can be swapped out in about 2 minutes. This innovation is not only convenient for charging but also opens up possibilities for commercial use where range is crucial.

The Price Tag

Silence South Africa aims to keep the price of the S04 competitive, targeting around R448,000. Additional batteries are available for R79,350 each, or you can opt to lease them. This flexibility makes the Silence S04 an attractive option for a wide range of consumers.

What's Next?

The Silence S04 is expected to hit South African streets by the end of November 2023, offering an exciting and affordable alternative for those looking to make the switch to electric mobility.

Electric motoring just got a whole lot more accessible in South Africa. Are you ready to take the S04 for a spin?


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