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Zero Motorcycles have been selling a high performance electric dirt bike for some time now and have finally begun to offer a street legal electric motorcycle called the Zero-S. The Zero-S is built around an aluminum frame that makes it very light. It is powered by a 31hp electric motor driven from a 4KWhr lithium ion battery pack.
The Zero-S can top out at 60mph (95kph) and the range claimed is up to 60 miles (97Km) although I would expect somewhat less usable range in real world driving. Stopping is accomplished by front and rear hydraulic disk brakes with the front brake being operated by hand and the rear by a foot brake. The bike weighs in at only 225lbs.
Their web site isn't very clear about charging but it appears that the Zero-S can be recharged from either a 110V or a 220V supply with a full charge in less that 4 hours at 220V.
In Los Angeles you can find then at Hollywood Electrics
To sign up for a test ride go to their Sales Representative Locator page
NUI NQi GT
NUI have recently started selling the NUI NQi GT here in the USA but it has been widely available in Europe for some time. This is a two seat electric scooter with a typical step through design and is functionally equivalent to e 125cc gas scooter.
It is driven by a tops out at a 3.5 KW hub motor in the rear wheel which gives it a top speed of 48mph (77kph). It has two 60V lithium ion batteries that can store a total of 4.2 KHhr of energy. This is enough to give the scooter a total range of about 87 miles (140 Km).
One interesting feature is that the batteries can be removed and taken into your home or office for charging. This will be very useful for people who don't have a parking space with easy access to a plug, such as apartment dwellers. The batteries do weigh 24.3 lbs each so this may not be an easy task if you have to carry them up a lot of stairs.
To find a store go to their store locator. Note, you will be prompted with the Europe portion of the map and will need to drag the map to your right to see the US locations. The scooter can also be ordered online.
Check out Micah Toll's excellent review on electrek
EVTAmerica is now selling a line of electric scooters that are very similar in style to the EVT scooters, Their first offernign, the Z-20 Electric Scooter has just been replaced for the 2009 model year with the R-30.
The R30 is a retro looking two seat scooter that is powered by a 3000W brushless DC hub motor, Kelly controller, and a 60V sealed lead acid battery pack. This scooter weights about 320lbs including batteries. Top speed is 45mph and range is quoted as 30-45 miles although I would expect usable range to be about 20 miles in real world riding.
The Z-30 is a more modern looking scooter that also seats two and comes with a 2.5KW hub motor that is powered by six 35ah seated lead acid batteries giving it a top speed of 45mph and an expected range of 30 - 45 miles although I would expect about 20 miles as the usable range in real world riding. Stopping is accomplished by disk brakes on both wheels.
They also offer the EVTA 4000e and the EVTA 168 that look identical to their EVT siblings
To find an EVT America Dealer check out their Dealer page
ZAP are now selling the Zapino, a full sized electric scooter. The Zapino is a Chinese built scooter that features a 3000W brushless DC hub motor powered by a 60V Silcone battery pack that offers a top speed of 40 mph. ZAP claims a range of 40 miles for this scooter but I would expect about 20 miles in real world riding. Stopping is done with front and rear disk brakes. ZAP also offers an optional 60V 40AH Lithium pack that they claim will give a range of 75 miles although I would expect to see more like 50 miles in real world riding.
The scooter weighs in at 135 Kgs (298 lbs), it will seat two and has a carrying capacity of 280 lbs. Base price is $2995.00
In California this scooter will register and a motorcycle and will require an M1 license, check with your local DMV for the rules in your State.
Note: Some of the early Zapino scooters were fitted with a 48V back and a 2500W motor and some of these may still be available at ZAP dealerships.
The Zapino can be ordered directly from the ZAP website or use their dealer locator to find the nearest dealer.
Xiamen ZAP EV Manufacturing Company in China makes a line of electric scooters under the eRider brand name that is sold in the USA, Europe, and Australia under a variety of names.
The base scooter is a 2 seat scooter with a 4000W rear hub motor driven by a LiFEPO4 battery pack that offers a top speed around 80kps (50mph) and a range of up to 90 kilometers (55 miles) on a charge. The battery is projected to last up to 2000 charge cycles. Stopping is accomplished with disk brakes front and rear with the front brake offering ABS.
They also produce an 6000W scooter that offers speeds up to 100kps (62mph) and have a 12000W scooter with a larger body to accomodate more battery capacity. Target top speed for the 12000W scooter is 120kph (75mph) and improved hill climbing ability.
Most impressive is the 8 years or 50,000 mile warranty on the lithium batteries
Check out video of the eRider courtesy of youtube
In the US they are sold under the brand name EMPED and also sold under the brand name Liberty. both can be bought through their respective web sites
In Australia they are sold under the eRider brand name as the Lightning Bolt and Thunderbolt. To purchase one of these scooters check out their dealer page
In the UK they can be found at Charge based in Edinburgh
In Germany and Australia they are sold as the Masini in three models, Classico with at top speed of 45kph, Sportivo with a top speed of 100kph, and Extremo with a top speed of 110kph. To find the closest sales point check go to their dealer page. They are also sold under the e-Spirit brand name
When equipped with 50 amp hour VRLA (lead acid) batteries the scooters offer a top speed of 50mph. RMartin quote a range of about 50 miles but I would expect considerably less range in real world riding.
With 60 amp hour Thundersky Lithium batteries top speed increases to 55mph while quoted range is stretched to 60 miles. Again I would expect less range in real world riding but the lithium batteries are likely to produce ranges much closer to specified range.
Both the VRLA and Li versions offer good hill climbing ability.
The lead acid scooters come with a less than stellar 3 month warranty while the lithium battery version has a six month warranty
Because of the 50mph+ top speed the EVD is classified as a motorcycle and will require a full motorcycle license in most state.
To purchase an RMartin Scooter go to their web site
Read user reviews at Green Home
Greenwit Technologies is a Canadian based company that produces a line of Electric Scooters called the Motorino. There are four scooters, which they refer to as Motorbikes, in their lineup. The GTv, GTx, GTh, and GTc. Each scooter is powered by a 1500W brushless motor. The GTv, GTx and GTc each use a 48V battery pack while the GTh is a 60V pack. They come with silicone batteries as standard and offer a Li battery option. Range is quoted a 50 - 70 Kilometers with 200 kilometers with the Li battery option. Top speed is 60 kph. Stopping power is provided by disk brakes on the front and drums on the rear.
The Motorino is available at E-Ride, 240 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver, Canada. Phone (604) 331-0555
Evader corporation has a line of electric motorcycles and scooters. According to a recent press release the first batch of these scooters was shipped to the US on July 10 and should now be ready for delivery. Its first product is a 1000W scooter, called the EV1000, that will retail for $2499. They claim that the 48V system will give the scooter a top speed of 30mph and a range of 45 miles. I would not expect more than 15-20 miles of range in real world riding. It will come with either a 110V charger or a dual voltage 110/220 Volt charger which they claim will recharge the system in 2-6 hours. They also offer the Rally which offers the same range and performance as the EV1000 but has a slightly different body including twin headlamps is a two seat model. Price on this model is also $2499
These scooters are built in China and Evader has spent a lot of time resolving the usual quality issues. Evader believe that these have not been solved and are ready to start rolling out the scooters.
Note, Evader did offer me the opportunity to test ride this scooter but I wasn't able to take them up on there offer. They claim that the range and top speeds quoted in their web site are real world numbers. I haven't seen any independent testing of these scooters so I have made the assumption that range is usually quite a bit less than the manufacturer quotes. I may be proved wrong on this once the vehicles begin to hit the streets.
In Bozeman, MT check them out at ecoauto Inc.
Also at Veicules Ecologicos de Maria Jose da Silva Santos in Porto, Portugal
To purchase an Evader check out their How To Buy page.
Skeuter, based in Los Angeles, CA, distributer a line of electric scooters called the Skeuter I, Skeuter Z, and Skeuter Condor. These scooters look like they are build in China but I haven't found who manufactures them yet.
The I and Z models are offered in both 600W and 1500 W versions while the Condor is offered in 1500W only. I consider the 600W to be way underpowered unless you are extremely petit and ride only on flat terrain so I will be quoting specs for the 1500W version only.
Each version is powered by a 48V Sealed Lead Acid battery pack or an optional Li Ion Pack .
The I model uses a brushless hub motor to give a top speed of about 30 mph so it will register as a moped in most states. It can be charged from a 110V or 220V outlet in about 6 hours using the 2 amp charger and range is quoted as 20-30 miles although I would expect more like 15 miles in real world riding. The I includes front disk brakes but their web site doesn't mention rear brakes. The I seats 2 people.
The Z model uses a brushless hub motor to give a top speed of about 30 mph so it will register as a moped in most states. It can be charged from a 110V or 220V outlet in about 6 hours using the 3 amp charger and range is quoted as 40 miles although I would expect more like 15 miles in real world riding. The Z includes front disk brakes but their web site doesn't mention rear brakes. The z seats 1 person.
The Condor has a more reto styling that the other two models but still uses a brushless hub motor to give a top speed of about 30 mph so it will register as a moped in most states. It can be charged from a 110V or 220V outlet in about 6 hours using the 3 amp charger and range is quoted as 40 miles although I would expect more like 15 miles in real world riding. The Condor includes front disk brakes and rear drum brakes. It will seat 2 people.
The Skeuter warranty looks a little screwy, the warranty is supposed to be for 360 days with a 90 day battery warranty. However, the fine print says that you must notify Skeuter of any defects within 72 hours of receiving your skeuter "no exceptions" so presumably if your controller blows up 5 days after you get your scooter you are SOL. I assume that they mean that you must tell them about any initial problems within 72 hours but it will pay to get clarification on this. The warranty also says that they will ship the parts but you are responsible for installing them so if you aren't comfortable with tools check with your dealer on their policy before buying.
To find a dealer in your area check out their dealer page
Kasea are now making an electric scooter called the ZE 2000. This scooter offers a 2000 watt hub motor to give it a top speed of 42 mph, so it would register as a motorcycle in most states. Range from the 48V Silicone battery pack is quoted as 40 miles but I wouldn't expect more than 25 miles in real world driving.
The scooter weighs a mere 285 pounds is 70" X 27" X 45" with a 49" wheelbase and 11" ground clearance. It can carry two people up to a maximum capacity of 320 pounds.
It comes in a choice of red and black or yellow in black and the price is around $2800.
See video of the ZE 2000 on youtube
It can be purchased from Joslin Corporation
In Florida you can get them from Largo Scooters
In the Washington, DC are you can find it at Skooter Commuter
Find them at Extreme Scooters
Thompson is another company marketing a range of Chinese made electric scooters. They market three 1500 watt models, the TS 1500C, TS 1500S and TS 1500SS. All three scooters offer are driven by a 1500 watt brushless DC hub motor powered by a 48V lead acid battery pack. They each have a top speed of 30mph and a range of around 20 miles. They can all carry two people with a maximum weight of 500lbs. Stopping is accomplished by hydraulic disk brakes at the front and cable operated drum brakes on the rear wheel.
They can be found in California at
Scooters "n" Bikes in Fresno, CA
Greenwheelin Scooters in Walnut Creek, CA
Firebox.com is now selling a Chinese built electric scooter under the name Ego Street Scoota, not to be confused with the US build eGo scooter. The Scoota is driven by a 1400W motor powered by four 12V lead acid batteries and provides a top speed of about 30mph and a range that is quoted as 40 miles but will probably be much less in real world riding. Charging using the supplied charger takes six to eight hours.
Stopping is accomplished by front disk brakes and rear drums. The scooter weights in at around 104Kg (230lbs) and seats two people.
The Ego Street Scoota retails at about £1000.00 (about $1600).
You can purchase the Ego Street Scoota online directly from Firebox.com
They can be purchased from North West Scooter in Rochdale and Preston
Also available at L W Car Sales, Stoford Garages, Newton Road, Stoford, Somerset, BA22 9UW
See a video review of the Ego Street Scoota courtesy of the Daily Telegraph
GOVECS is a German company that builds electric scooters in Poland. Currently they have 2 models, the GO! C and the GO! S.
The GO! C is powered by a 2000 Watt brushless DC motor driven by 48 Volt 22AH lithium battery giving a top speed of 45kph (30mph) and a range of about 40 kilometers (25 Miles), The battery pack comes with an integrated management system and is rated at 500 to 1000 charge cycles depending on depth of discharge. The supplied charger takes 4 to 5.5 hours for a full charge and can be run from any power source from 110-240V and 50 or 60 Hz. Stopping is accomplished with disk brakes on both wheels. The scooter seats 2 people.
The GO! S is powered by a 3000W brushless DC Motor driven by 96 Volt 22AH Silicon battery giving a top speed of 45kph (30mph) and a range of about 40 kilometers (25 Miles), The battery pack comes with an integrated management system and is rated at 500 to 1000 charge cycles depending on depth of discharge. The supplied charger takes 4 to 5 hours for a full charge and can be run from any power source from 110-240V and 50 or 60 Hz. Stopping is accomplished with regenerative braking and the scooter has disk brakes on the front wheel and drum brakes on the rear wheel. The scooter seats 2 people.
To purchase a GO! scooter contact your local distributor
Plug-in Drive Tech
Plug-in Drive Tech is a UK based company that manufactures a line of electric scooters. Their first offering is the Sprint which comes in two models, a 4,000W version and a 5,000W version
The Sprint 5,000 Watt model is driven by a DC brushless motor powered by a 40 amp hour 72 volt lithium iron phosphate battery that gives the scooter a top speed of 64mph (100kph) and a range of 65 miles (105 kilometers) at 45mph (72kph). The scooter comes with regenerative braking as standard and also offers a reverse mode so the scooter can be easily backed in or out of parking spaces. Stopping is accomplished with disk brakes on both front and rear wheels. The Sprint 5000 Watt model seats 2 people.
The Sprint 4,000 Watt model is driven by a DC brushless motor powered by a 40 amp hour 60 volt lithium iron phosphate battery that gives the scooter a top speed of 56mph (88kph) and a range of 33 miles (53 kilometers) at 45mph (72kph). The scooter comes with regenerative braking as standard and also offers a reverse mode so the scooter can be easily backed in or out of parking spaces. Stopping is accomplished with disk brakes on both front and rear wheels. The Sprint 4000 Watt model seats 2 people. This model is currently not available in the EU
Two other models, The Rebel and the Maxi, are planned for the future
To find a Sprint dealer check out their Distributors Page
In Israel check out IFI Motors
UrbanMover markets a line of "Vespa Style" electric scooters called Lexola which they manufacture in China. The line consists of three scooter, all 2000W models, the G2000, G2000R, and the G2000SX. All of these scooters appear to seat two people.
The scooters are all powered by brushless DC Hub Motors drive from a 48V silicon battery pack The G2000SX comes with a 38AH pack while G2000 and the G2000R both come with a 47AH pack. Each has a top speed of 67kph (42mph) and they claim a range of 48km (30 miles) although I would expect range to be somewhat less in real world riding.
Stopping is accomplished by front disk brakes and rear drums.
The scooters can all be charged from a standard 240V outlet. The specs also say that they can also accept 110V so these scooters are ready for the US market. The web site say they are being sold in the US although they are probably being sold under a different brand name.
To find a local dealer check out their dealer page
EGO builds the eGo II, a single seat scooter that can be operated at a top speed of 23 mph. The eGo II is a follow-on to the highly successful eGo. It has been improved with the addition of custom front dual spring suspension for a smoother ride. The eGO II can climb a 15% grade at 18 mph with a 170lb rider.
Two 12V sealed PbA batteries give the eGo II a quoted range of up to 25 miles in "Go Far" mode and 20 miles in "Go Fast" mode. Expect 15 to 20 miles of range in real world riding. The battery pack is designed to be easily swappable for extended range. The batteries can be charged from a 110V outlet in about 4 -6 hours using the supplied charger.
The eGo II weighs in at 120 pounds. It is 63 inches long, 40 inches tall, and 23 inches wide. The handlebars can be aligned for storage or transportation, reducing the width to 12 inches.
In Arizona check out Electric Car Outlet of Scottsdale, AZ, Electric Toy Store in Sedona, AZ, or at the Pohle group with locations in Sun City, AZ, Sun City West, AZ, and Mesa, AZ
It can be purchased at EV Deals.com
9 South St. Plainville, MA 02762
Available in San Jose, CA at Current Moves
In Raleigh, NC they can be found at Electric Scooter City, 2010 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27606 Phone (919) 832-5560
In Bend, OR it can be found at The Solar Store
In Main they are available at Stanley Scooter of Ellsworth, ME
In Minnesota they can be found at The Electric Vehicle Store in St. Louis Park, MN
In Pennsylvania try Largo Scooters in E. Stroudsburg, PA
In Utah they can be found at Eco Moto in Salt Lake City, UT
The ego is available in the UK at Powerscoots.co.uk and is marketed as the Helio
Phone 0870 606 7788
You can obtain the Helio (aka eGo) through the ElectricHorse project. They are not listed but if you ask they can get them.
And at F2 Motorcycles Phone 44(0)1295 712900 or Email: David
And at PowerByke
They are also available at the Green Directory Shop
In France they can be found at H2Rent in Grenoble and
Ecolook in Antibes, France and Evol Electric in Sainte Foy de Peyrolières
The Helio (eGo) is also marketed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by EVT Gmbh
Check here for dealer locations outside the US
Here is a review of the eGO II on Google Newsgroup
Or check out the EVfinder test ride
View video of the eGo courtesy of Youtube
The E-Ton E-Power Electric Scooter is a "Vespa Style" scooter with a top speed of 40 mph so it will register as a motorbike in most states
110 volt and 220 volt charging plug
top speed approximately 40 MPH
range approximately 34 miles
storage battery capacity 26AH
charging time 4.5 hours
self contained charging system
automatic CVT transmission
maximum permissible weight 243 pounds
3.00x10" tires, drum brakes
headlights, taillight, speedometer/odometer
state-of-charge battery indicator
colors available: red
Available at Heeters Performance Center
1413 East Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
Phone: (260) 982-6817
Fax: (260) 982-6399
Note: available at store location only
Erato is a Chinese company that builds a lot of the electric scooters sold under a variety of brand names such as E-Runner and E-Cruiser These models are very similar, they both seat two people and each offers a 1600W and a 2200W version. The 1600W version uses a brushless hub motor and is powered by a 48V pack comprising four 12V silicone batteries. The 2200W version also uses a brushless hub motor but has a 60V pack which adds a fifth 12V silicone battery. The 1600W versions top at out 30 mph so they will register as a moped in most states. The 2200W versions have a top speed of 40 mph so will require a full motorcycle license in most states. An Torque Boost button is provided for quicker starting. The Torque Boost also holds the scooter in low speed to help in hill climbing at speeds below 20mph. Range is quoted at 40 - 50 miles although I wouldn't really expect more than about 25-30 miles in the stop and go traffic of large cities.
The E-Runner is priced at $2600 for the 1600W version and $3100 for the 2200W version. The E-Cruiser is priced at $2800 for the 1600W version and $3300 for the 2200W version.
In Northern California it can be found at Green Motors
The Liberator line of Electric Scooters are "Vespa" style electric scooters that come in several versions that vary from a 400W model to a 1500W model. The most promising of these scooters is the B-24 Liberator which looks very similar to the EVT 168 or the Morad 1500.
speed 34 - 38 mph
Range 62 Miles?
max Capacity 280 LBs
also try electricscootersamerica.com
I have had mixed reviews of the Liberator. Of the three people I have heard from who own one of these, one had and issue with limited range, one had a controller problem, and one has had a good experience. Read Sam Arquilla's review..
If any owner out there would like to email evfinder and tell me their experience I would love to pass on the information to prospective buyers
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