ZEV is what you get when you let the engineers design vehicles for themselves.
ZEV is a USA manufacturer with the USA VIN sequence 1Z9.
We are the oldest electric motorcycle or scooter manufacturer in the world (started in 2006 and with continuous production under the same name since 2008).
We have the largest line of road legal electric motor scooter, motorbikes, in the world.
ZEV is a group of hard core aerospace and mechanical engineers and business people that banded together to prove they could outflank, out design, and out perform everyone else in the alternative fuel vehicle market. We are all racers and designers of spacecraft, motorcycles, rockets, race cars, race boats, (UAV) unmanned drone aircraft, and piloted aircraft. High performance and sophisticated engineering is spoken here. Our senior management (+30 years) is internationally experienced, with numerous start ups and Fortune 500 operations on their resume. Senior management spent over thirteen weeks a year on the road in the factories of suppliers for both ZEV and for the corporate customers who hire ZEV to design their electric vehicles and manage their production. We all firmly believe that electric vehicles are the fuel and environmental solution.
We believe that the way to change the world is to build world changing products. We are the guys that irk the huge companies. We like to show up at the races with our small shop built bike and take home the trophy.
ZEV engineers are part of the same engineering group hired by other larger companies to tell them how to make their electric vehicles or hired to design the electric vehicles. Our engineers are the same engineers building the electric motors and controllers for high altitude military aircraft projects. In fact, we use the internals parts right out of our standard scooter hub motors to create the aircraft systems. Our engineers are also the same building high altitude generators, evaluating the technologies and suppliers for battery and solar cells for those specific programs.
ZEV USA is a USA corporation with assembly, prototype, test and demonstration facilities currently in WV.
We ship all over the world.
We make components in both the USA and China with assembly shops in the USA, and Vietnam. We do sub assembly in China of some components for shipment for final assembly in other country also to cut shipping costs of components. We do final and finish assembly with USA made components in the USA for the USA, Australian, and European market. Skilled aircraft mechanics are the back bone of our assembly workers in the USA.
Our testing operations are conducted in the mountains of WV. and the Pa. back roads. Our test riders run long steep mountain grades, rough roads, sub zero and 90 degree temperature, high humidity, and through lots of rain to put our vehicles to the test. It is in effect our own test track at our door (airport grounds) and the rough terrain of our location that reflect in the characteristics of our bikes. This is no place for little putt about bikes without range or power, or carrying ability, or durability.
Our vehicles are hand assembled in our shop, test driven on the road several times before ever being shipped and run through charging cycles to proof and test the bikes and chargers as much as possible before going to customers.
We have historically been the leaders in power, range, and speed. Our dual stator motors are the first in production in the industry. No one else runs as many volts or as much Kw / Hp nor gets as much range per kwh of battery capacity.