Author: belzappscooter

To all those city inhabitants out there on the brink of shifting to electric, we get it. Getting there and back again is your main concern, and our first priority. With that, allow us to get to what you really want to hear, and feel your scooter range anxiety melt away. Understanding range anxiety. Range anxiety is the emotional bi-product of imagining that a vehicle’s battery will burn out before it completes daily trips. The reality of your battery dying if it goes far enough without a recharge is a given, but the same goes for any petrol fueled car.…

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As the world turns to electric vehicles, several markets stand out as leaders in the transition. There’s a lot of buzz about the successes of Oslo and Amsterdam, but a less told story is that of London, a mega city that is rapidly positioning itself as a model for zero-emission transportation. Leading markets have something in common: they have policies in place to overcome barriers to electric vehicle adoption. London benefits from policy at the national level. The EU CO2 standards encourage the introduction of zero- and ultra-low emission vehicles into the market, and the United Kingdom provides programs for…

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The company would like to announce that Tony Posawatz has been appointed as Zapp’s Board Advisor. Tony Posawatz, P. E., is currently President/CEO of Invictus iCAR (innovation Consulting Advisory Resources); focusing on automotive-tech company advancement. Was formerly the Executive-in-Charge of Global Electric Vehicle Development & Vehicle Line Director, Chevrolet Volt at General Motors (GM). He also served as the President/CEO of Fisker Automotive, and is a Board Director of several auto-tech companies (Lucid Motors, Metalsa, INRIX, Nexeon, Spiers New Technologies (SNT), SemaConnect, Beam Global (BEEM), Renovo Auto), and an Advisor/Advisory Board member for Trilantic Capital Partners, Fermata Energy, Zapp Scooters,…

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It’s not easy being green. What was once a song sung by Kermit from cult children’s show ‘The Muppets’ has become an apt catchphrase for the effort to be environmentally sustainable, even adopted by a BBC television programme about eco-friendly living. Green living is no easy feat, and partly because of the reception people get when they try and adapt their lifestyles to become more eco-friendly. Switching brands of washing liquid is both a domestic decision and one that could equally cause ‘a domestic’ where brand loyalty is concerned. The decision to switch to an electric scooter, or car, is…

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There’s been plenty of pushback in big cities all over the world against the dozen-or-so companies pitching “mobility-as-a-service” apps and electric scooters for everyone. Many people are viewing the piles of unattended scooters, seemingly scattered at random, as eyesores. To add against the cause, there have also been more than a few accidents involving inexperienced scooter drivers on roads meant for motorized vehicles. Most of Europe, which was also skeptical of ride-hailing apps in the beginning, is starting to get on board with the idea of allowing e-scooter companies to operate within their borders. Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland have…

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Most people are generally aware of the initiatives being carried out to reduce pollution in our cities. For example, London’s Mayor recently unveiled the high profile ULEZ – the Ultra Low Emission Zone – the first of its kind in the world and designed to make a massive dent in emissions targets by 2020. Scooters, motorbikes, cars, vans and lorries that do not meet certain emissions standards will be charged £12.50 a day on top of the congestion charge. However, how often are we reminded of the electric vehicle tax incentives? Drivers of pure electric vehicles in London, for example,…

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If you’ve made it this far, you’re clearly curious about Zapp’s new i300 performance scooter, but you may have some questions. We here at Zapp might be a little biased, but we’re confident our hard work has resulted in one of the best electric bikes to ever make it to the market. Our aim was to build an electric city bike that sacrifices none of the speed and power of traditional motorcycles that run on fossil fuels, but is entirely sustainable and carbon-free. We started from scratch, drawing upon dozens of years working in the motorcycle and engineering industries, to…

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It may seem strange, almost counter-intuitive, to ask whether electric vehicles, particularly two-wheeled vehicles, are better for the environment. Surely, almost everyone knows the benefits of electric vehicles and why they are better than petrol-powered vehicles for the environment? Crucially, electric vehicles are zero-emission vehicles and that means fewer greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner air. Fewer greenhouse gas emissions reduces the impact on the ozone layer from pollution, meanwhile cleaner air means better public health and less pressure on infrastructure and services. Electric motorcycles and scooters use even less energy due to their reduced size, improving efficiency even further. It…

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At Zapp, we’ve always had a hunch there were undiscovered frontiers for sustainability in transportation. The hunch was simple. We wanted to confront a problem many products face, and find sustainable solutions to the question: “Why is it that when a part of something breaks, you throw the whole thing away?” Surely we can do better than that. Unique solution, unrivaled design. Our unique remedy for our electric city bike was found when we went back to the basics, and very seriously has (no pun intended) driven us to the frontlines of the viable, sustainable transportation market. The secret is…

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The desire to go green is accelerating all the time. Propelled into the mainstream by eco-conscious millennials and a growing global awareness about the dangers of climate change, the green revolution is happening all around us. The need for environmentally friendly solutions has moved beyond the realm of passionate individuals and savvy start-ups though and it is increasingly being adopted in to urban planning and promoted in cities around the world. Here we outline some of the most environmentally friendly cities who are redefining urban life with green transport solutions. 1) Green Slovenia This central European nation may not be the…

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