Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter.

Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter.

A picture of me earlier. Honest.

Earlier we saw the sneaky peek of the all-electric i300 scooter from British brand Zapp.


Ideal for commuting in cities, this has a range of 35 miles and you can fully charge the removable 5kg battery in less than three hours. Prices start at £5,250 prior to the UK government’s Plug-in Motorcycle Grant. Zapp will also have finance options so that you can pay as little as £19 a week for one of these.

If you get one, you’ll find that it’s the fastest accelerating electric scooter on the market – 0-30 mph in less than 2.4 seconds and 0-45 in 4.1 seconds. There’s a top-speed of 60mph and you can choose between three regenerative braking charging modes – ECO, POWER and Zapp.

Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter.

The makers have sought to produce a funky, stylish and high-performance scooter to make commuting more fun and sustainable. The maintenance-free air-cooled electric 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel – and the bike is only 90kg too – so you that fast acceleration which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds. Most standard electric scooters have motors in the 2-4 kW range. The 587 Nm torque is more than an top-end Audi A6.

The company is offering options including some cool paint jobs, additional batteries, GPS tracking, a dash cam and different wheels.
Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter.
Swin Chatsuwan, Zapp Chief Executive, tells us…

With air quality in cities worsening and our roads becoming increasingly congested, the world needs new alternatives to urban transport. With its revolutionary design, thrilling performance, and clean power source, we believe the i300 is the urban mobility solution people have been looking for.

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.

You can go ahead and pre-order one of these right now at ZappScooter.com. From what we can make out, you’ll need a full-on bike licence for this as it does more than 30mph and it has more than 11kW of power. I think….

Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter.

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