The only product that meets the open bidding performance standards...a home-grown patent company
[NEWSES=Jin-suk, Kim. Reporter] Police two-wheeled vehicles (motorcycles), an essential means of transportation for quick response and public security, will be replaced by electric motorcycles from internal combustion engines in line with the eco-friendly era. MBI Co., Ltd.(www.mbigear.com), which develops and produces electric motorcycles as a patent holder for powertrain (motor, controller, accelerator/transmission), signed a supply contract with the National Police Agency on the 6th. This is the first time that the National Police Agency has introduced an electric motorcycle in Korea.
On the same day, MBI announced that it has signed a purchase contract with the National Police Agency for 73 units of Scooter-type "S Model." According to the Nara Marketplace of the Public Procurement Service, the National Police Agency conducted bids for "the purchase of 73 units of electric two-wheeled vehicles" twice on the 10th of last month and the 4th of this month, but MBI was the only company that bid for the bidding.
In the bidding specifications, the National Police Agency presented the performance criteria for electric two-wheeled vehicles that meet the safety standards under the "Rules on the Performance and Standards of Motor Vehicles and Parts." This is seen as targeting performance of 125cc internal combustion engines that are currently in operation.
Although there are about 30 domestic electric motorcycle companies, the only product that satisfies the demands of the National Police Agency through this open bid is MBI that has proven its technical skills. The specifications for the MBI electric motorcycle that is supplied to the National Police Agency include 2.3kWh of battery(LITHUM-ION) capacity, a center-type PMSM motor, 5kW of rated power, 9kW of maximum output, and 220Nm of maximum torque.
The National Police Agency is expected to use the purchased electric two-wheeled vehicles for security activities at front-line police stations and police stations. "Our products perform more than 125cc of existing internal combustion engines," said Jeong Young-soo, a head of Corporate Affiliated Research Institute. "The momentary acceleration will surpass that of internal combustion engines, which will also be suitable for the police's fast patrol work."
"I think this contract is the result of solid patent technology," said CEO Yoo Moon-soo of MBI. "It will be an opportunity to confirm that it is a product that is suitable for the eco-friendly era as well as a product that has achieved durability and high performance."
In particular, he stressed, "The delivery of the National Police Agency means that it has a 'powertrain' source and core technology that can expand into various fields to meet the needs of the low-carbon era." In addition, CEO Yoo expressed pride by saying, "For three years, we have won prizes in related competitions for designing products created with pure Korean MBI ideas."
It is possible to analyze that MBI, which will supply electric two-wheeled vehicles to the National Police Agency through this bid, will lead the domestic and international markets in the future.
In addition to the S model, MBI located in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, produces electric motorcycles of V and X models, personal chargers (DTC), and shared battery stations (SBS), and is a company that provides total solutions through platform apps. At the "2019 Korea Intellectual Property Exhibition" and "Seoul International Invention Competition" held at COEX in Seoul in December last year, MBI won awards in seven categories, including the Grand Prize, and was recognized for its technical skills.
On the other hand, general consumers who wish to purchase MBI electric motorcycles can purchase them with government subsidies through the nation's dealer shops.