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TYPE 506 PROJECT

Dear Čezeta Crowdfunders,

Thank you for your support of the Type 506 project. Whilst it's disappointing that we ran out of money before we finished, I believe we still achieved a good result by being the first Czech electric vehicle to get homologation and subsequently manufacturing 60 electric scooters. It's a very complicated product and we made nearly all of it in the Czech Republic, which says something for the ability of the people involved. No similar crowdfunding project I know got as far as we did, or spent so little.

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Clearly, we were early in the market in 2018 and our ambitions were blunted by COVID in the factory, where we lost all key personnel in 2020. The business plan was also far too ambitious for the market conditions at the time. If we were starting in 2022, it would be a lot easier!

It's my great regret that I couldn't convince you to support my plans. Without agreement to any new business plan, our only option was to sell the project. And with no buyer coming forward, the sale will now happen through insolvency. I understand that you wished to continue searching for a buyer, but in the interests of the safety of the 506 owners I refused. It's simply not possible to wait and leave them without support for any longer.

For the record, here are public documents with details of our final meetings:
27.8.2020 First EGM - no agreement was reached
15.12.2020 Final EGM - no agreement was reached and company went into insolvency

After many difficulty meetings, now I'm happy to say your representatives Crowdberry and I have agreed on a financial settlement of all outstanding matters. It gives you everything according to what you requested.

Once again, thank you for your support - and finally, below, please read more about the great scooter you helped create.

Best wishes,



Neil Eamonn Smith







60th Anniversary
Type 506
~ At a Glance ~

The Type 506 project was developed with the goal of adding clean technology to the iconic design appeal of Čezeta. Sixty scooters were built, each lovingly hand built and numbered with a 60th Anniversary plate to ensure it provides not only something to treasure but also a good investment for their owners.

 

150 km

BIGGER
BATTERIES

Always check the size of the battery, not the claimed range. We build Lithium-ion battery packs using cells from top manufacturers (Panasonic, Samsung, LG) in the sizes of 4-8kWh. That's up to three times bigger than an average electric scooter and means it delivers a realistic range that is far longer.

120 km/h

POWERFUL
MOTOR

The 506 accelerates rapidly using its powerful motor (up to 8kW) that delivers adequate power to navigate cities and suburban highways. With our tailor-made programming ensuring it is EASY to control, you'll have a lot of fun.

100+ YEARS

SUSTAINABLE
GUARANTEE

Being based in the Czech Republic means we have a large network of automotive suppliers who are able to manufacture 90% of the Type 506 locally in the tradition of Čezeta's legendary quality. Our aim is that your investment in high quality rewards you with a long lifetime of use.

MODELS

The 506 (first-series) was available in two variants. The 506/01 and 506/02 are both in EU homologation class A1 (equivalent to a 125cc scooter). In many EU countries, a car driving licence is sufficient to ride either model.

BODY

Length: 200 cm / Wheelbase: 134 cm / Seat Height: 78 cm / Light height: 50 cm/ Seat length: 70cm. Big to have space to carry your lover. Wheels: 110/90 (F) and 130/90 (R) -R13/ Weight without battery: 115 kg/ Weight with battery: 137 kg (506/03) / 153 kg (506/04).

ČEZETA-TUNED MOTOR

506/01 nominal 6kW / boost 9kW offers top speed of 90 km/h.
506/02 nominal 8kW / boost 11kW offers top speed of 120 km/h.

BATTERY PACK

Čezeta battery pack uses the proven high performance Lithium-ion cells (same as Tesla) integrated with the Čezeta Battery Management System. Both models feature a large 4kWh capacity pack with a nominal voltage of 84V offering a typical range of 70 km-100 km. The /02 could be upgraded to a larger 6kWh pack with a nominal voltage of 84V offering a typical range of 140 km-200 km.

Custom Motors

With advanced computer modeling and analysis to provide OPTIMUM performance, Čezeta-tuned motors are arguably the WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL ACCELERATORS, delivering torque up to 120 Nm. This is something around the performance of a 250cc motorcycle.

UPGRADEABLE Battery

Like TESLA, we offer a Panasonic® battery pack has been thoroughly tested to give dependable range performance that should retain 80% of capacity after 5 years. When the time comes to replace it with something BETTER, UPGRADE IS A 10-MINUTE JOB.

REFINED Ride

The 506 uses the WORLD'S BEST power controller - the Sevcon GEN4. Through its industry-leading technology it delivers the highest power-to-weight ratio available and its advanced flux vector control improves traction and motor responsiveness.

HI-TECH Security

A GSM/GPS App represents a user-friendly and simple control method through web or smartphone. It allows you to display the position of your 506 in real time, geofence zones and REMOTELY IMMOBILISE if needed. If the 506 is being used for rentals, it also maintains a logbook for monitoring use.

STYLISH Design

Through modern manufacturing techniques, we've adapted the Čezeta's iconic design TO MODERN COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION whilst staying faithful to the charisma of its eccentric shape.

BEAUTIFUL Instruments

The 506's instrumentation is simple and classic. Produced by LEGENDARY manufacturer SMITHS, the two bespoke gauges measure speed, trip and battery power and are in classic white decal, finished with chromed bezels.

THREE Scooters in One

The skill switch is THREE MOTORCYCLES, each tailored to suit your riding ability. Beginners can start on the gentle moped-like Level 3 and move up to the sports bike performance of Level 1 as their skills develop. There's even a REVERSE setting to make moving the Čezeta easy in all directions.

VARIABLE Recuperation

The Sway Throttle is the way to precisely control a motorcycle. Roll it back as usual to accelerate - but also roll it forward to brake and precisely recuperate energy back to the battery. The swaying motion of your right arm in use is a very natural evolution of throttle use.

LUDICROUS Braking

Developed especially to take advantage of the 506's UNIQUE leading link fork, the all-round hydraulic combined braking system (CBS) has outstanding stopping power - safely brake from 50km/h to zero in only 8 metres. If you know the NICKNAME of Čezeta, you'll get the design of the caliper... oink!

COLLECTIBLE Plate

Every 506 is specially marked FOR OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY and numbered to ensure its provenience for collectors. With the TYPE 506 being rarer than other Čezeta models, it can be expected that it will appreciate in value over time.

FAST Charging

Designed exclusively for automobile use, the 506's powerful 1.8kW on-board charger can add 42km per hour of charging. It works with EVERY COMMON HOUSEHOLD SOCKET IN THE WORLD. An optional adapter allows connection to 'Type 2' electric scooter charging stations.

BOUNTIFUL Storage

Čezeta's are famous for having lots of luggage options. There's a locked carpet-lined storage box under the seat, a rear rack/helmet lock, a front rack and case (which can carry up to 15kg) and a leather pouch behind the legshield. Leather bags, trailers and other accessories are available by special order.

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- Outside magazine

"An icon of the atomic age...retrofuture transportation with thoroughly modern insides."

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AWARDS

INNOVATION – TYPE 506 from the European Union and Czech Ministry of Industry.

The award for introducing product and manufacturing innovation.

MOTORCYCLE OF THE YEAR – TYPE 506

The award for best scooter in 2019.