E-Surrection: Electro-Simson by ZwoMotion

That's what you call e-surrection: fitting to National Simson Day, the GDR's most famous old moped is now being given a new lease of life as an Ampere-fuelled collector's item by ZwoMotion in Isenbuettel.

Five kilowatts catapult the little dwarf to a top speed of 45 km/h, which may remind some people of the company’s past as a producer of carbon steel. Others will be delighted by the fact that the electric Simson can therefore be officially registered as a moped. Since the Simson is probably the only moped in the world to have a stamp dedicated to it – in Vietnam – this country probably also makes a great sales market.

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