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Zap electric scooters are scooter are battery powered scooters. The scooters look
similiar to push scooter, have the same feel, except that they can run on electricity
and do not require pushing off to operate. These electric scooters can move at
speeds of up to 15 miles per hour and are the vehicle of choice for many kids age
8 to 14. The batteries for these scooters operate for up to an hour and can be
quickly recharged. Zap electric scooters come in several varieties, some travel
at different speeds than other and some are better for street use. The next several
sections contain an overview of Zap electric scooters along with some potential uses
and helpful features..
If you are new to electric scooters, electric scooters have a number of uses. Zap
electric scooters can be used for transportation. Electric scooters can be a safe
and cost effective way to commute or travel in an urban area. Moreover, many people
use electric scooters in the same way that they would use skateboards - to do tricks.
Electric scooters can be used on the street, sidewalk, and in many skateboard parks
to do tricks. Electric Scooters also provide kids a way to have a motorized vehicle.
Since most localities have few (if any) regulations on these type of scooters, kids
can have a powerful and desirable means of getting from point A to point B. Finally,
electric scooters can be used as a status symbol. Since they are novel and can be
difficult to find, a Zap electric scooter owner can achieve a good degree of
recognition amoung his peers.
With any Zap electric scooter, there are a number of features that will come with it.
One of the most important is the Zap power system. This power system provides the
scooter its power and is in the form of a rechargable battery. This battery can be
plugged into a wall outlet and can be recharged so that it will run for almost an
hour. Another important feature that comes on these electric scooters is the brake.
All brakes on these Zap scooters are hand operated, rear brakes. Another important
feature is the fact the Zap electric scooters, particularly the Zappy, are often
foldable If the rider gets tired or riding or enters a high traffic area, or has
to go up some stairs, the electric scooter can be quickly folder under the arm and
carried up several flights of stairs. The chart below described the set of features
that are included in one of the most popular types of Zap electric scooters, the
Folds in seconds
Steal and aluminum construction
Just over 3 feet long
Lightweight at 36 lbs
Can be carried or rolled behind like luggage
Includes rechargable battery
Includes portable recharger
Recharge in less than 6 hours
FRAME: High-tensile steel.
BRAKES: Rear, hand-operated band brake.
DRIVETRAIN: Silent belt drive.
DRIVE SYSTEM: ZAP single motor power-assist system.
MOTOR: High efficiency, ceramic, permanent magnet direct current motor. High output, .5 hp at 3,500 RPM peak. Up to 13mph (20.8Km) and up to 8miles distance on a charge.
MOTOR CONTROL: Single speed, solid state/electro-mechanical system. Safety on/off trigger switch shuts off motor when released. Rider must push off to power motor.
CHARGER: Portable charger (specify 110v or 220v).
OPERATING VOLTAGE: 12 VDC.
BATTERY CAPACITY: Sealed, maintenance-free, memory-free battery is approximately 7 in. x 7 in. x 3 in. and weighs about 12.5 pounds(5.6Kg).
DIMENSIONS: Length: 41” Width: 11” Height: 11” Weight: 37 pounds.
FEATURES: • Easy to fold and carry. • Proprietary Roll ‘n’ Go circuitry extends range and prevents vehicle from starting when not moving (rider must give vehicle slight push). • Quick release battery system.
OPTIONS: • ZAP mobile charger. (Charges while you drive your car). • Lights • ZAPPY Deluxe Carry Bag • Extra battery • Fast charger
Push scooters have been around for a while. They were quite popular in the 60's and
then seemed to go out of style. Powerful moped type scooters have been around for a
while as well - almost as long as motorcylces. Modern technology has just recently
allowed motors to be added to traditional push scooters. This combines the best
features of push scooters and the best features of motor scooters. Moreover, the
environmentally safe nature of electric scooters coupled with the fact that it is
easy to obtain electricity makes electricity one of the ideal sources of power for
an this new breed of scooters. The compact size makes electric scooters extremely
popular in urban or suburban areas.
Hopefully this introduction to elctric scooters and Zap electric scooters in
particular has been extremely helpful. With the increased demand for electric
scooters from kids and adults and the affordability of these scooters, Zap electric
scooters are here to stay. It is possible that electric scooters will be one of the
most popular gifts this holiday season.