By Wade Thiel
Ready for Customers
With all of the news coming out of Italy at EICMA, we didn’t want to overlook the other things that are going on in the industry. One of the companies that has caught my eye recently is Zapp Scooter. It’s an electric scooter company that has a unique i300 electric scooter. It was unveiled last year and is now ready for deliveries.
The i300 is the company’s flagship model. It features a 14kW internal permanent magnet electric motor and two portable battery packs, adjustable suspension, two-sensor ABS, and modular storage systems. Now for the performance specs. This bike can do 0-31 mph in just 2.3 seconds and 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds. The electric motor is able to put out 433 lb-ft of torque, according to the company. It will compete with 300cc size scooters.
The range for this model sits at 60 km or about 37 miles. The removable batteries can be charged to 100 percent capacity in under four hours and the batteries charge to 80 percent in less time. The company is having the scooters built in Thailand. It hopes to make 10,000 vehicles per year at its facility.
The price for this scooter sits at £5,250. I don’t see North America represented on the company’s website, but seeing as how they reached out to us to see if we’d be interested in test riding the bike at some point, I believe they’re hoping to bring the scooter here.
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