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. It is a certainty we have been living with since the dawn of the technological age, so ‘range anxiety’ must be more of a reaction to change. We want to assure you, changing where your energy comes from is the least of your problems; it will, instead, ensure longevity. Trust us.
The solution is simple.
Driving an average amount and remembering to charge your batteries when you go to bed, or sit for a coffee, is the magical recipe to never facing a dead battery. Ie. All you need is a battery that can be charged universally – as opposed to a battery requiring unique charging stations. It’s that simple.
But if you’re still not convinced, here are some even more soothing facts:
The average urban mobility of a city dweller is 10-12 kilometers/day. That’s about the circumference of the entire inner ring of Amsterdam, or going from East London to Westminster and back again, or traversing Manhattan top to bottom.
“But what if I have to go 13 kilometers per day?!”
Well, with Zapp’s “Turbo Twins,” your bike will be outfitted with two ultra-slim, ultra-lightweight battery packs that have the capacity of taking you up to 90 kilometers – almost 9x the daily average.
Each weighs about 5 kilograms and has a universal charging port, ensuring its ability to be transported easily and charged anywhere.
“But I saw a scooter that had a 100km range…”
Mhmmmm, but EV’s and electric scooters that boast an incredible range are not particularly important for a city dweller.
While these vehicles might ensure batteries with a range upwards of 100km/charge, they can also be incredibly heavy, possess charging capabilities restricted to brand charging ports, and take up a lot of unnecessary space. Additionally, as the charging infrastructure in cities begins to unfold, the battle for relevant real estate may ensue, potentially limiting the availability of brand-specific charging ports.
Universal charging is our solution to these issues.
Not to mention, battery capacity today is much longer than you think, and technology is unveiling a steady increase in said capacity. By following developing battery technology every year (in combination with our uniquely modular design), we are sure to be the first to give you access to the greatest range the moment it’s available.