THE TOP PERFORMING LEAD BATTERY POWERED ELECTRIC BIKE IN THE WORLD!
5000 WATTS OF CONTINUOUS POWER
6000 WATTS OF PEAK POWER
ZEV is delivering the new ZEV6000 – a high performance electric motor scooter for the commuter rider designed around significant advances in NON exotic, silicone/lead based battery for only $4595.
Until July 2013, this bike was rated as a 5000 watt bike. But changes in our battery pack now allow us to upgrade this bike to a 6,000 watt rating while keeping the price the same.
No company in the world makes a bike that is as fast for the money. That was the design goal. Go as fast and as far as possible on the lowest cost per performance bike. We even entered our ZEV in the Koln Germany Intermot road racing scooter program against all of the big lithium bikes and finished after 30 minutes of flat out racing. Then we put that same bike back on the demonstration track for people to drive without even charging it again. The motor and controller never even got hot. There is no company in the world that makes a more powerful or faster lead battery bike.
This is your maximum performance for the dollar bike. The low price of the silicone batteries compared to lithium and the new design high power capacity and battery current flow rates make it possible!
- ZEV uses a 39% larger battery than the competition with a total system of 4.2 kwh battery capacity. (Our lead battery bike uses 50 Ah battery compared to the competitions 36 Ah lead battery or 40 Ah lithium)
- ZEV uses a 72 volt nominal system compared to the competition's 60 volt system.
- Up to 62% more total system battery capacity than the competition
Compare to the Vectrix VX-2.
-The ZEV has 2 X the range and 2 X the speed for $300 more.
By using new advances in lead battery technology that has seen battery capacity jump over 11.2% in the last year, ZEV was able to create an electric motor scooter with a top speed of 62 mph /100 Kmh and a range of 50 miles / 80 km in open roads, and 25 miles / 40 km in heavy traffic at a $4545 USD MSRP (a price far less than equivalent speed lithium battery powered bikes).
In comparison to equal priced lithium battery bikes produced by other manufacturers, the buyer gets 40% more range for the same money and gets about 19% more speed in the bargain.
The launch of the 6000 LA might seem a bit in conflict with the ZEV image of high performance. ZEV is mostly known for its high tech, 100 mile (160 km) range / 75 – 80 mph (120 – 130 kmh) speed lithium battery powered bikes. Equally, the press has seemed to keep its focus on new and exotic battery technology. But for the vast majority of the population, their needs and use patterns could best be served by a new approach, rather than a new technology. The vast majority of the public needs a vehicle to commute to work less than 20 miles. The achieved goal of the new 6000 LA for ZEV engineers was to keep the speed up to over 62 mph /100 Km/h while exceeding that general public need with a range of 50 miles / 80 km in open roads, and 25 miles / 40 km in heavy traffic while reducing the weight of the vehicle and its cost. With the world economy not exactly booming, the intent was to try to create the maximum value product for the market and to drive down the sale price.
While the news has been full of stories of new technology in exotic battery, the technology of the lead battery has steadily progressed also. ZEV was able to gain 11.2% in kwh capacity in the lead battery in just the last year and a similar decrease in weight while the cost went down slightly per battery, regardless of the kwh capacity. The historical lead battery problem of plate sulphating based on the use of sulphuric acid does not exist with these new batteries as the normal acid is replaced with an electrolyte of a liquid low sodium silicate compound. Additionally, the non acid lead battery can have a quicker recharge time rivaling on the street lithium bikes and low temperature performance does not suffer.
The ZEV6000 uses a 72 volt nominal (84 volt peak) system with a capacity of 4.2 kwh. The cost of this is $600 compared to $1750 for a ZEV equivalent lithium system (or $5000 in some brands of electric bike). The BMS system for the lithium battery is also not needed for the lead battery and assembly times fall with the easier installation further reducing costs. As these cost savings are always multiplied by dealer margins, the savings are significant when not one bit of performance is lost. The $600 cost of a full battery pack is also a factor when the time comes for a customer to eventually replace their battery.
At 50 Ah/battery, the new lead batteries are larger than the equal Ah competitions lithium battery but at a heavier weight. The decision was made to just use more lead battery than the count of lithium battery that the competitors used for their lithium bikes. The results using the new high capacity lead battery was a 4.2 kwh capacity bike vs the competitions lithium 2.6 kwh. The extra battery raised the ZEV speed15% over its lithium competitor with a 37% range advantage, and only a weight disadvantage, while enabling lowering of the price under all similar performance comparisons. By lowering the battery box slightly, the balance of the lead battery bike was made to equal the lighter lithium bike.
The lead battery offers extreme recycle ability for the greenest options. Lead batteries are constantly recycled and the new battery can go right into existing recycle programs. Lead battery systems also seem to have appeal to riders/owners who maintain their own bikes. Without the BMS system of a lithium bike, the lead battery bike is a quick and easy change out when the time comes for even a novice mechanic.
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.
• 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 new 6000 model shares the newest and latest ZEV hub motor design with other vehicles in the company line up. With the ability to take continuous power to 8,000 watts and launch power to 16,000 watts, the motor contributes heavily toward the range and efficiency of the new 6000 as does the 3 speed “electronic transmission” controller used by ZEV.
10 mph faster than the 92% more expensive, $8700 Vectrix VX-1E.
Faster than even the $10,000 Vectrix VX-1 scooter. The ZEV6000 will run 100 kmph / 61 mph speeds.
Save thousands of dollars and get better performance with ZEV.
Faster than any of the advertised speeds of any other electric motor scooter of any other brand
40% more range than the $10,000 Vectrix. (based on advertised specifications)
40% more range than the best of the Chinese built scooters claim to be capable of. (based on advertised claims)
More hill climbing torque than any other electric bike on the market (except another ZEV).
Lighter than the Vectrix VX-1E.
Best warranty in the industry.
Speed - 100 kph / 61 mph
Range - depends upon terrain, weather, load. Our range is measured on flat land on standard day conditions.
- 54 miles at 50 mph
- 72 miles at 28 mph
- 84 miles at 12 mph
Curb Weight - 462 lbs / 210 kg
Gross Weight - 759 lbs / 345 kg (bike and load)
CUSTOMER COMMENT - FYI - My daily trip is averaging 33 miles without charging so far. That is hauling 280 lbs --. RS, Pa.
Less- all state, and local rebates, incentives, and credits) See incentives page.
A range extender option is available using a 5000 watt rating instead of 6000. Not recommended for riders over 180 lbs or for hilly areas.
Current shipping time
Approximately two weeks if on a dealer showroom floor.
Within the range of 80-110 days if factory direct and not in inventory
****All comparison information taken directly from competitor websites and sales brochures and from letters from their staff
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Phone 304 - 291 -3843
Our lead battery do not use sulphuric acid so they do not sulfate and go bad during storage. They instead use a sodium silicate.