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Press Release | 04/03/2021

Silence takes top spot in rigorous German scooter tests

The Silence S01 ‘e-moto’ electric scooter has been awarded top spot in an exhaustive study of two-wheel EVs, by German testing authority, ADAC.

ADAC tested five electric scooters, including established models from Piaggio and NIU. As well as attracting the highest overall score, the Silence S01 also topped the rankings in all four of the study’s categories – daily use, ergonomics, power and riding characteristics.


One of the elements that most impressed was Silence’s battery. The Spanish manufacturer fits its scooters with a portable, ‘click-and-go’ trolley-style battery that received rave reviews from ADAC testers.

“The futuristic-style scooter puts to rest the compromise between the range and weight of a large battery,” said ADAC.

With built-in wheels that make it easy to move, the Silence battery may be charged anywhere and at any time, recognised as a “simple, yet ingenious idea.”

Close up of the Silence battery pack next to the e-moto scooter it has been removed from

ADAC also highly rated the under-seat storage space, by far the largest of the models tested and big enough to hold two full-size helmets.


In riding characteristics, the club also reserved praise for the Silence S01’s braking system, which gave it the shortest braking distance of any model tested, an extremely important aspect when it comes to rider safety.

“Silence is fantastic, because it has the whole package,” argued Markus Sippl, one of ADAC's testers.

Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, the Silence family of ‘e-moto’ scooters are the perfect solution for the growing number of both individuals and companies looking for low-cost, high-quality and zero-emission urban transport.


Silence all-electric performance eliminates emissions, noise and vibrations and can reduce running costs to around £1 per 100 miles travelled – a massive 80% reduction compared to conventional alternatives.


A family of four Silence models are now available in the UK, priced from £2,695 OTR, each benefitting from a comprehensive warranty package.

The first UK Silence flagship store will open its doors in quarter one of 2021. In the meantime, customers can contact the team to ask questions, book test rides or place orders via the Silence website

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