PICCOLO, TGA registered, with EEC/EC Certification, a most price competitive, quality built, (Most) Luxury Enclosed Cabin Mobility Scooter, a LEMS.
PICCOLO is a great looking LEMS with smooth sleek lines, a high gloss and a luxurious interior, adjustable high quality Leather Captain Seat with three point retractable seat belt, push button start, remote electric doors and electric windows, sunroof opening window, rear opening window, window wiper with washer, rear view mirrors, reversing camera, and a heater / demister for the winter on those colder days in your luxury fully enclosed cabin mobility scooter.
PICCOLO presents itself like a “Lexus”.
PICCOLO drives like an Italian Mare, sure footed with absolute control, sporty when you so want, but like a lamb for the crowded times on footpaths.
PICCOLO is upgraded with a Motor and Lithium Battery combination giving exceptional performance and cost efficiency in operation.
And it comes with handle bars (in one pic).
PICCOLO is marketed by Weiyun Motor Co, and is of superior quality and excellent value for money LEMS (Luxury Enclosed Mobility Scooter).
Weiyun Motor Co is a leading professional marketer and exporter of electric bikes, electric tricycles, electric scooter, electric enclosed mobility scooter products.
Their outsourced production lines operate under ISO 9001 Quality Management, and their products have EEC Certificate and EC Homologation. This meets EU / AUS / NZ standards.
Their vehicles are well designed and built, and their service is excellent.
Ronica Trade Pty Ltd is the importer of the Piccolo and has been granted ARTG registration by the TGA.
Features & Equipment
- Two door – keyless entry
- Handle bar steering and controls
- Luxury LCD instrumentation
- Three maximum speeds limits
- Maintenance Free Deep Cycle Lithium Battery
- Front and rear damping suspension
- Front and rear hydraulic disk brakes
- Parking brake
- Brushless DC motor
- Heavy duty controller
- Weight capacity large
- EEC / EC Certification
- Handle bar steering and controls
- Windscreen wiper with washer
- Remote keyless locking doors
- Electric windows
- LCD electronic instrument dashboard
- Radio, Blue tooth, USB, Auxiliary
- Media display with multi display function control
- Battery capacity gauge
- Speed display and digital
- Odometer / Trip
- Rear vision mirrors
- Rear view camera
- Rear plate light
- One Button start / stop
- Heater and demister
- Lights powerful and elegant
- High / low beam head lights
- Three electronic maximum speeds
- Large roof window opening
- Rear window opening
- Large wheels with low profile pneumatic tyres for a good ride
- Hydraulic disk brakes four wheels
- Parking brakes on rear wheels
- Sliding / tilting luxury leather front Captains seat
- Seatbelt, lap and diagonal
- Large space in rear for shopping and goods, and a Travelscoot
Other: Comfortable Luxury Captains Safety Seat movable and reclining with lap/shoulder seat belt, Central Handle Bar Steering, Stylish High Definition Liquid Crystal Display, Remote Electric doors, Electric windows, Sun roof opening, Rear opening window, Aluminium rims, Reversing camera, Four wheel hydraulic suspension, Four wheel disk brakes, effective hand brake.
EEC/CE Certificate covers all vehicle manufacturing requirements, based on European / Australian Standards.
Manufacturer: Aera New energy (Xiamen) Co
Make: Weiyun Motor Co
Model Number: SQ4 / MOB 09
Certification: EEC / EC
Available Colours: White / Light Garnet ; White / Morning Blue
Dimensions: 230 x 100 x 149.5 cm (L x W x H)
Weight (total): 309 kg
Weight without batteries: 282 kg
Weight capacity: 250 kg
Maximum speed: 25 kph (3 maximum speeds 10/15/25 kph)
Do not exceed 10 kph on paths with pedestrians. Give way to everyone ! Be careful, patient and respectful of others.
Maximum range ISO: 75 km
Normal range expected: 45 km *
Display: HD LCD Touch Screen easy viewing
Steering: Handle Bar
Braking: Hydraulic disk all wheels
Parking Brake: Yes
Suspension: Front Macpherson Strut and Rear Integral – hydraulic damping
Pressure: Front: 220kPa, Rear: 250kPa
Rims: Aluminium Alloy
Motor: 60V 1500W brushless DC
Battery: 50 Ah Lithium
Battery charger: 60V 8A
Shipping details (Pallet): 345 kg 226x125x170 cm 4.8 cubic meters
* Actual expected. Varies with user weight, terrain type, driving style, battery charge, battery size and condition, temperature, and tyre / wheel type and condition. Information taken from manufacturers specifications.
PICCOLO Motor and Battery Description
PICCOLO, has a 60V 1500W Brushless DC motor.
PICCOLO has a 50Ah Lithium NiCoMnO2 battery. This Lithium (similar to Tesla) battery is so much better than the standard Lead Acid Battery, in many ways, including much improved performance and overall driving cost.
In practice depending on driving style, terrain, load, speed, climate, etc, PICCOLO will take you about 40-45 km distance with the 50Ah battery. You may get more, but remember Lithium batteries have a short end phase in their power supply, so run out quickly.
The PICCOLO 50Ah Lithium NiCoMnO2 battery has an actual expected 40 km travel distance.
The PICCOLO NiCoMnO2 battery should be charged when the battery has been discharged to about 80% DOD (20% SOC). [DOD is Depth Of Discharge : SOC is State of Charge] This will be when the battery charge shows about 58V while driving at a steady speed on the flat.
Do not let the battery voltage go below 55V at any time while driving. The BMS will shut off at 52V.
The PICCOLO NiCoMnO2 battery life-span is rated at 800 cycles, but guaranteed for over 500 cycles if treated properly. They are designed to last for up to 10 years.
In summary, with regular heavy use they will do 500 cycles.
Please note, this information is as per this particular type of Lithium battery and is not what you may know or be told about other types of Lithium batteries.
Does a Piccolo / Mobility Scooter need to be registered?
In Australia you do not need to register your Mobility Scooter, except for Queensland, and it is registered for ownership only.
Can I drive my Piccolo / Mobility Scooter on the road?
You may drive your Piccolo / Mobility Scooter on a public road if for any reason the footpath is not suitable or usable. You must obey all the rules of a pedestrian or cyclist.
You may drive it on any private road, at any time.
How often should I charge my Piccolo / Mobility Scooter ?
Charge the battery when no less than 20% charge (SOC). This is after around 40-45 km driving, depending on several driving factors.
When the voltage drops to about 57 volts while driving on the flat, it is time to recharge. When the resting Voltage (when you first turn the key on) drops to 59V it must be charged.
When charged, disconnect the charger and use your Piccolo as required.
When in storage, the Lithium battery should be at approximately 62 V, half full, or half empty, and make sure the Piccolo’s Power / Overload switch is OFF, so there is no chance of accidentally drawing current from the stored battery.
If the battery is over discharged during use, the BMS will shut off t 52V to protect the battery. After a rest it will start again, but there is little power left at this time. Unless you are very close to home you will not make it, and it is best to get your charger and charge it for some time where it is.
If the battery goes below 49 volts, the BMS (battery management system) will switch off to protect the battery, and the battery will need to be returned to Ronica Trade to try and remedy the situation. There is a 250.00 fee (if successful) to attempt the resurrection, and no guarantees.
What is the average life of a Piccolo / Mobility Scooter battery?
The Piccolo lithium batteries last around 500+ full cycles. To ensure the battery lasts as long as possible, follow the charging instructions as in the previous question.
Why is a Lithium battery so much better than a Lead-Acid battery?
Firstly, the voltage platform is higher for a Lithium battery, and thus there is more power produced by the motor, and more consistently.
Secondly, the power available (power density) is much greater, making the battery much lighter, and thirdly the power is able to be delivered faster.
Lastly, the ideal temperature for all batteries is 25 C. Temperature limits are, for Lead Acid 0-+35 C, for the Daisy Lithium battery it is -20-+45 C. Temperatures over 35 C damage lead acid batteries.
What is the running cost of a Piccolo?
The electric power cost for the Piccolo is approximately 1.5 cents/km.
As in all electric mobility devices, it is the cost of the battery that is the expensive part.
The total running cost of a Piccolo is about 13 cent/km plus any servicing.
Can I use other batteries in my Piccolo?
You could use another type of battery in the Piccolo, but the type installed from new is by far the best for the job, as explained in the answers above.
We recommend to only install the correct battery available from your dealer or directly from Mobility Scooters for Hire Sale Service.
What is the service schedule for Piccolo?
Piccolo requires a service every year or 1000km. Change the differential oil with SAE 80-90 gear oil as per the manual. Oil and use WD40 spray on all joints and moving parts. Wash with running water and a very soft cloth or brush, and wipe as required with a damp soft cloth. Do not use detergents or other cleaners, they are not required. Never wipe in a dry condition, as the dust and sand will scratch surfaces.
What is the correct way to connect the power to the charger?
Operation Instructions :
Connect outlet plug of the charger to the Piccolo.
Connect the inlet plug of the charger to AC power socket, and when or if connected, turn the power switch on.
When the indicator light is RED it is charging (sometimes this maybe flashing at around one second intervals). When GREEN it is fully charged.
Charging time is proportional to the power required to fully charge the battery, and that is what was used since the last charging.
To disconnect the charger, turn off or remove the charger input plug from the AC power supply.
Remove the charger outlet plug from the Piccolo.
Do not use outside in the sun, rain or damp
Do not use in dusty conditions
Do not place on inflammable materials
Do not drop
Ensure the correct charger is used for correct battery type and capacity.
Some chargers have different colour light sequences, please check and note when first using.