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Zapp e-scooter claims 0-30 in under 2.4secs

UK based scooter manufacturer Zapp claim their new 14kW scooter can accelerate from 0-30mph in under three seconds

UK BASED scooter manufacturer Zapp has unveiled a new 14kW scooter that can reportedly accelerate from nought to thirty in under three seconds.

The futuristically-styled, all-electric i300 is powered by lightweight lithium-ion batteries and an air-cooled, interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces a whopping 587Nm of instant torque at the rear wheel, which, combined with a low mass of just 90kg, gives a claimed a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds. To put that into perspective, the Zapp i300 has nearly six times more torque than a Honda Fireblade. From a scooter!

Zapp’s answer to the critics, who argue that a lack of useable range and low number of charging points across the country hamper real world use, is to fit the i300 with removable, laptop sized batteries that can be charged while the bike is not in use or swapped out for fresh units, solving the problem of not being able to find a socket near where you parked.

The i300 includes riding modes that feature regenerative braking to help keep the wheels turning (this works by taking the drag from the motor when you coast and turning it into electrical energy that charges the battery) and even has nitrogen filled tyres as it’s more stable than air.

Zapp’s Chief Executive Swin Chatsuwan said: “There are already electric scooters out there, so we only ever intended to bring something highly innovative and hugely desirable to the market. There is nothing like the Zapp i300, either from a design or functionality and practicality perspective. We are very proud of what we have created and think commuters will like it as well.”

For more information on the Zapp range head to: zappscooter.com

Zapp i300 specification

Power

14kW

Torque

587Nm (at rear wheel)

Range

35 miles (estimated)

Acceleration

 

0-30mph

2.4 secs

Top speed

60mph

 

 

BATTERY

Dual Gen-2 high-energy density lithium-ion

 

 

DIMENSIONS

 

Width

968mm (handlebars)

Length

1905mm

Wheelbase

1387mm

Height

1193mm

Weight

90kg

 

 

Wheel/tyre

 

Front

3.5x14 10 spoke alloy / 110/70-14

Rear

4.5x14 10 spoke alloy / 140/60-14

 

 

Brakes

 

Front

220mm drilled vented fully floating disc with four piston calliper, with ABS and regenerative battery charging

Rear

190mm drilled vented fully floating disc with one piston calliper

 

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