THE CITY AND TOWN SCOOTER
The highest performance for any bike in its class. Featuring a new design, dual stator motor, dual controllers, and more battery capacity for more hill climbing power, speed and range over any other competing bike remotely near the low ZEV price.
This bike is legal to drive under the Moped laws in all USA states having such a rule for bikes having less than 50 cc and or with speed limits where the law does not require pedals.
ZEV 2700 $2845
Electric bicycles sell for more money than this and cannot carry the load or give you any weather protection like the ZEV 2700.
Video: See the 2700 in action on long steep grades at
Take a walk around a 2700 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsl7NIdVj0
This bike was designed for the commuting rider who lives in a urban or small city environment who does not need high speed or long ranges. But we wanted the rider to be able to carry big loads and use the bike as a car substitute. The goal was to make the bike:
- as absolutely maintenance free as possible
- with the largest load carrying ability possible using a load carrying platform on the rear, a load platform in front of the rider, and a basket. Three places to place and haul a load.
- able to mount very large rear storage boxes even to the point of using the bike for local delivery for a business.
Load carrying is what customers wanted in a small bike.
- The front basket will hold a minimum of two large bags of grocery. (The basket can be removed to mount freight box on the underlying platform)
- The flat floor can haul boxes.
- The rear flat load area can haul large objects. (one customer took home a small dishwasher on his)
- Even the smallest rear box can carry bags of grocery. A full face helmet goes in the smallest box with great room to spare.
Park the car and use the ZEV to do your errands like it was a small SUV. Use the ZEV instead of trying to figure out how to get the boxes on a bus or train.
"I took the bike for a test run last night and it was awesome. I can't believe how quick it is off the line."DG, NH
"Everything seems very fine with the bike… nice power ! and Very comfortable ride ( compared to a Vespa or Scarrabeo Aprilla / any Gas powered scooters or moped !!!)Phil NYC.
- Battery 20 ah silicate/lead battery
- Voltage 72 volt (2700)
- Dual Controllers
- Dual stator motor (individually controllable stators)
- Range: (2700) 50 km - 65 km / 30-40 miles
- Max Speed (2700) 54 km/h /34 mph full charge.
- Vehicle Curb Weight 117 kg / 258 lbs.
The right hand switch by the throttle allows the rider to run both of the motor stators for maximum power, or to cut out selectively either of the stators to reduce power consumption. When the switch is in the left position, the motor gets 17 amps (38% power). In the right position, 28 amps (62% power). In the middle position, 45 amps (100% power).
The dual stators and controllers give the rider something no other electric bike company can offer - piece of mind and ride home security. The bike will operate independently on either motor or controller. A redundant system just like an airplane to get you home.
Dual stators mean twice the heat shedding surface area of a single stator motor or controller at a given watts load, so the parts run colder and last much longer as a result. Colder motors run at higher efficiencies yielding longer range.
There is also the odd effect of "phantom mass" where the magnetic flux fields operate across the air gap between the rotors as if it were full of magnets and copper coils. As a result, the motor weighs less at a given torque output and makes more torque for its mass than a single stator motor.
Mph instrument panel
km/h instrument panel
What makes this bike able to have the same performance as the new similar design Honda -BUT - at 1/2 the price is the new technology lead battery using a silicate fluid instead of acid.
- The Silicate lead battery used by ZEV are a completely different battery than the old lead sulfuric acid battery. They have only about 10% of the internal resistance of the old sulfuric acid battery.
- This allows these batteries to be charged in ½ the time of normal lead acid battery.
- The discharge ability is much better allowing rapid vehicle acceleration with up to 4.5 times the ability to discharge without damage.
- There is little or no temperature increases during charging or discharging.
- The battery is far less sensitive to temperature being able to work normally at -50 C.
- The battery has no memory.
- The electrolyte is the ultimate green battery fluid as it can be used as a fertilizer.
- The shelf life is in excess of 12 months without losing charge. So an unused vehicle does not run itself down. This bike can set unattended without a charger and not run down for several months.
- The battery are non explosive.
- The battery can be recharged at high currents of .8 to 1 C.
- High discharge rates are not a problem given the low internal resistance.
- There is no acid mist produced by charging.
- The battery can be fully deep charged through over 500 cycles
- The energy storage to weight ratio is about 24% better than lead acid.
- The battery plates do not sulphate and destroy the battery.
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Extra large extra-large rear box (410x500x630mm) $160
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