Zapp to launch “like a superbike” electric vehicle
The Zapp i300 is a lightweight electric vehicle. Some of its specifications will surprise people. According to the company, it will be launched by the end of this year. British startup Zapp says they are already producing i300 electric vehicles and will begin delivery in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Zapp i300 specifications
The Zap i300 has a top speed of 96 km / h (60 mph), which can be reached in just 4.9 seconds. This is thanks to its 14 kW (18.7 hp) mid-drive motor. The motor transmits power to the rear through a carbon fiber-reinforced belt drive, where it generates 587 Nm (431 lb-ft) of torque.
The electric vehicle uses an aluminum frame to form a unique "Z" shape. The electric vehicle has two 1.25 kWh removable batteries. In ECO mode, they can provide a range of 60-90 kilometers.
The Zapp i300 electric car is priced at 6,300 euros (48,798 yuan).
Zapp i300 will join the ranks of high-speed electric vehicles. Electric vehicles such as Silence S01, Super SOCO CPx, Kumpan 1954 Ri Sport and BMW C Evolution all approach or exceed the Zapp i300's 96 km / h (60 mph) speed. They both provide longer range, which means that if the Zapp i300 wants to succeed in a growing market, it will need to rely heavily on its novel design.
Electrek's take: I still don't think a 2.5 kWh battery is enough to get an electric car to such a high speed. When you're riding at 60 mph, I can't help but wonder how much mileage will be left. But I recognize that it is difficult to remove the battery and increase capacity, so compromises are needed. I can agree with that. I think the price is also reasonable. Of course, I am more willing to reduce the price by one thousand yuan or even twice. But it still costs less than Vespa Elettrica, while maintaining almost twice the top speed.
What is your opinion on this Zapp i300 electric vehicle?