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Zapp unveils stylish i300 electric scooter

The Zapp i300 electric scooter has a top speed of 60 mph, with a monstrous 587 Nm of torque getting from 0-30 mph in 2.35 seconds
The Zapp i300 electric scooter has a top speed of 60 mph, with a monstrous 587 Nm of torque getting from 0-30 mph in 2.35 seconds
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The Zapp i300's eye-catching frame is fashioned from a single block of aerospace-grade aluminum wrapped around a chrome-moly steel tube underbone
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The Zapp i300's eye-catching frame is fashioned from a single block of aerospace-grade aluminum wrapped around a chrome-moly steel tube underbone
The Zapp i300's range is only about 37 miles (60 km) in Eco mode, but a slim removable Li-ion battery pack means that riders can charge in the office
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The Zapp i300's range is only about 37 miles (60 km) in Eco mode, but a slim removable Li-ion battery pack means that riders can charge in the office
The Zapp i300 has an interchangeable front fender, opening up personalized custom fronts
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The Zapp i300 has an interchangeable front fender, opening up personalized custom fronts
The Zapp i300 electric scooter has a top speed of 60 mph, with a monstrous 587 Nm of torque getting from 0-30 mph in 2.35 seconds
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The Zapp i300 electric scooter has a top speed of 60 mph, with a monstrous 587 Nm of torque getting from 0-30 mph in 2.35 seconds
The Zapp i300 e-scooter is 190.5 cm (75 in) from tip to tail, has a seat height of 75 cm (29.5 in) and an unladen weight of 90 kg (198 lb)
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The Zapp i300 e-scooter is 190.5 cm (75 in) from tip to tail, has a seat height of 75 cm (29.5 in) and an unladen weight of 90 kg (198 lb)
A slim removable Li-ion battery pack means that riders can charge in the office while the Zapp i300 is parked up
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A slim removable Li-ion battery pack means that riders can charge in the office while the Zapp i300 is parked up

After a short teaser campaign, UK startup Zapp has revealed the striking i300 electric scooter. It rocks a radical yet familiar look, has a top speed of 60 mph and features a pull out battery pack for topping up while sat in the cafe or at the office.

The Zapp i300 produces 14 kW at 3,000 rpm and its monstrous 587 Nm of torque will get it from standstill to 30 mph (48 km/h) in 2.35 seconds, on its way up to an electronically-limited top speed of 60 mph.

The given range is only about 37 miles (60 km) in Eco mode, but a slim removable Li-ion battery pack means that riders can charge in the office while the i300 is parked up. And users may be able to eke out a few more miles using regen braking.

The Zapp i300 e-scooter is 190.5 cm (75 in) from tip to tail, has a seat height of 75 cm (29.5 in) and an unladen weight of 90 kg (198 lb)
The Zapp i300 e-scooter is 190.5 cm (75 in) from tip to tail, has a seat height of 75 cm (29.5 in) and an unladen weight of 90 kg (198 lb)

That eye-catching frame is fashioned from a single block of aerospace-grade aluminum wrapped around a chrome-moly steel tube underbone. The e-scooter is 190.5 cm (75 in) from tip to tail, has a seat height of 75 cm (29.5 in) and an unladen weight of 90 kg (198 lb).

It has upside down front fork suspension and a single-sided swing arm linked to a spring strut at the rear, a carbon fiber belt drive, high resolution digital display and an interchangeable front fender. The i300 rides on cast aluminum 14-inch wheels with a 120/70 R14 tire to the front and a low profile rear tire and sports disc brakes with ABS.

The i300 has gone up for pre-order today for a starting price of £5,250 (about US$6,700), with shipping expected to start early next year.

Source: Zapp

3 comments
Roomie
Specs looks nice and the price seems fair, but from what I can see in the design it's lacking any type of compartment for storing things like helmets.
Heard it here
Yeah, all form no function. I like the idea of a powerful electric scooter but not at that price and it has to be practical!
electroman23
The bike is pretty decently priced when you compare it their competitors, especially if you consider that the majority of the other scooters max out at only 45km/h. I also just heard that they have finally started production.