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Motorcycle News |
2018-12-27

Best electric bikes to look forward to in 2019

British electric scooter manufacturer, Zapp, revealed more details about their i300 scooter in October 2018, including convenient removable laptop-sized battery packs and a 0-30mph time of 2.4 seconds, making it ideal for commuters.

A true congestion-buster, the bike weighs just 90kg and is powered by lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a claimed maintenance-free air-cooled electric motor. Once removed, the batteries can be charged using a household plug. 

Based in Hethel, Norfolk, Zapp designed the 300cc maxi scooter-rival in the UK, before outsourcing the production to plants overseas.

Available to pre-order at www.zappscooter.com now, it also uses a regenerative braking system, which returns energy once the throttle has been shut, to help the rider gain more range.

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Motorcycle News |
2018-12-26

Top 9 craziest motorbikes of 2018

There’s been no shortage of exciting motorbike announcements in 2018, from new models or manufacturers to updates for exciting bikes and a raft of concepts and customs.

While we’re excited for bikes like the Norton Atlas, BMW S1000RR and Aprilia RS 660, some bikes caught our eye by being completely unexpected, technologically advanced or just plain crazy.

The Zapp i300 is the second electric bike to feature in this list, but it would struggle to be further from the Arc Vector listed above. Aimed squarely at commuters, the 90kg scooter features easily removable batteries for convenient charging, a 0-30mph time of 2.4 seconds and a futuristic, minimalist design.

Swin Chatsuwan, Chief Executive of Norfolk-based Zapp, said: "With air quality in cities worsening and our roads becoming increasingly congested, the world needs new alternatives to urban transport.

"With its revolutionary design, thrilling performance, and clean power source, we believe the i300 is the urban mobility solution people have been looking for."

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electric & hybrid vehicle technology international |
2018-11-07

New UK manufacturer to launch full-electric scooter

A new British vehicle manufacturer will be launching a fully electric, high-performance scooter in Q2 2019. The i300, produced by Zapp, is powered by a 14kW air-cooled interior PM electric motor, and produces 587Nm of torque at the back wheel. The scooter’s lightweight construction (it weighs 90kg) makes it possible for the i300 to cover the 0-30mph (0-48km/h) sprint in less than 2.4 seconds.

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wheels within wales |
2018-11-05

Electric scooter debut

Zapp, a new scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, has unveiled the i300.

A fully electric, high-performance scooter designed to lead the urban transport revolution, the i300 aims to make commuting more fun, stylish and sustainable. The £5,250 new Zapp i300 is powered by a pair of cutting-edge, lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent magnet electric motor. 

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EBIKE-GENERATION |
2018-11-02

Zapp i300 : la Tesla du scooter électrique

Equivalent 125 destiné à la la ville, le Zapp i300 mise sur ses performances pour séduire.

Conçu par Zapp, une société britannique basée à Norwich, au sud-est de l'Angleterre, le i300 interpelle par son look original, marqué par un châssis en forme de "Z", et ses perfomances à la fois surprenantes et dignes des voitures électriques de Tesla. Déporté et entrainant la roue arrière grâce à une courroie, le moteur électrique développe jusqu'à 14 kW de puissance et entraine le scooter jusqu'à 100 km/h. 

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Motorcycle Trader |
2018-11-02

New British Brand Zapp Unveils High Performance Fully Electric i300 Scooter

Zapp, a new UK scooter manufacturer has unveiled the i300, a fully electric, high-performance scooter designed to lead the urban transport revolution. The i300 aims to make commuting more fun, stylish and sustainable.

The new Zapp i300 is powered by a pair of lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel, which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a claimed 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds

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Bennetts |
2018-11-02

BikeSocial’s Bike News Round-up 2/11/18

Zapp i300 electric scooter revealed

Our electric news continues with the first look at the new i300 scooter from British firm Zapp. Powered by a 14kW electric motor, the firm is claiming it can sprint from 0-30mph in 2.4 seconds and tops out at 60mph. Clever features include a removable battery, about the size of a laptop, so you can park the i300 on the street and bring the battery indoors to charge, or you could swap a flat battery for a fully-charged one for an instant refuel.

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New Zealand Autocar |
2018-11-02

This scooter has more torque than a Ranger Raptor

No, really. UK-based scooter manufacturer, Zapp, has unveiled a 14kW electric scooter that boasts 587Nm of torque. Or, if you want to think of it this way, nearly six times the twisting force of a Fireblade superbike.

The futuristically-styled i300 is powered by lightweight lithium-ion batteries and an air-cooled permanent magnet electric motor. That motor may only offer 14kW but the huge torque and a mass of just 90kg means it can hit 50km/h in less than 2.4 seconds and 72km/h in 4.1s. Don’t forget that most other electric scooters are pushing just two or three kilowatts.

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Fleet Europe |
2018-11-02

New electric scooter for UK roads

Zapp, a new scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, has just unveiled the i300, a fully electric scooter.  The i300 is powered by a pair of lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel, which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a 0-30mph (48 km/h) time of less than 2.4 seconds. Top speed is limited to 60 mph (100 km/h).

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British Dealer News |
2018-11-01

British-based Zapp electric scooter launched

Zapp, a new scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, has unveiled the i300. A fully electric, "high-performance scooter designed to lead the urban transport revolution, the i300 aims to make commuting more fun, stylish and sustainable".

The new Zapp i300 is powered by a pair of lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel, which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds

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Visor Down |
2018-11-01

Zapp e-scooter claims 0-30 in under 2.4secs

UK Based scooter manufacturer Zapp has unveiled a new 14kW scooter that can reportedly accelerate from nought to thirty in under three seconds.

The futuristically-styled, all-electric i300 is powered by lightweight lithium-ion batteries and an air-cooled, interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces a whopping 587Nm of instant torque at the rear wheel, which, combined with a low mass of just 90kg, gives a claimed a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds. To put that into perspective, the Zapp i300 has nearly six times more torque than a Honda Fireblade. From a scooter!

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Electrive.com |
2018-11-01

UK start-up launching high speed electric scooter

Zapp i300 features two removable battery pack solution.

Zapp is a new start-up for electric scooters from Great Britain. Their first product is the i300, a stylish electric scooter that packs a lot of power. It is light and fast but such performance comes at a price. The electric scooter of British Zapp is designed with style-conscious urban dwellers in mind. The acceleration brings it near small motorcycle territory. With a torque of 587 Nm the 14 kW strong Zapp i300 accelerates from 0 to 48 kph within 2.35 seconds, according to the manufacturer.

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Metro Online |
2018-11-01

New tech we want

Zapp i300 Electric Scooter

A British start-up has just launched this uniquely designed ride that also happens to be the world’s first electric scooter powered by a conveniently compact removable battery. It promises ‘superbike-level componentry’ and 0-30mph in 2.35 seconds. £5,250 (pre-order), zappscooter.com 

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Prestige Electric Car & Bike / La Cultura de la Mo |
2018-11-01

Zapp, the new high-performance scooter

Zapp, a new scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, unveiled a fully electric, high-performance scooter powered by a pair of cutting-edge, lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel, which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds.

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AUTO.CZ |
2018-11-01

Zapp i300: Zábavný i praktický elektrický skútr z Velké Británie

Zapp je nová zna?ka elektrických skútr?, která chce prost?ednictvím svého modelu i300 vést revoluci v individuální m?stské doprav?.

Zapp, jehož centrála sídlí ve Velké Británii, má pom?rn? ambiciózní plány, jichž chce dosáhnout za pomoci svého elektrického skútru i300. Ten má díky svému designu, technice i jízdním výkon?m u?init jízdu m?stskými ulicemi za prací i zábavou stylov?jší a zárove? s nulovými emisemi výfukových plyn? v míst? provozu.

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Evening Express |
2018-10-31

Zapp today unveiled its all-new performance electric scooter – the i300

Capable of going from 0-30mph in under 2.4 seconds, the scooter has been designed to ‘lead the urban transport revolution’, according to the manufacturer. The i300 is powered by a pair of lightweight lithium-ion batteries linked to a magnet electric motor.

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Motor Cycle News |
2018-10-31

New British electric maxi scooter revealed

After teasing us earlier this month, new British electric scooter manufacturer, Zapp, have today unveiled the i300 electric scooter.

Aimed at commuters, Zapp’s new scoot is powered by lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent electric motor. The batteries are made easy-to-use and can be removed and plugged into any household socket.

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Yahoo! News |
2018-10-31

Zapp lifts the lid on high-performance i300 electric scooter

Zapp today unveiled its all-new performance electric scooter – the i300.

Capable of going from 0-30mph in under 2.4 seconds, the scooter has been designed to ‘lead the urban transport revolution’, according to the manufacturer. The i300 is powered by a pair of lightweight lithium-ion batteries linked to a magnet electric motor. A sizeable 587Nm of torque is sent to the rear wheel, which helps give the scooter its brisk performance. Prices for the i300 start at £5,250 before the government’s plug-in motorcycle grant, which currently stands at a maximum of £1,500.

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The London Bulletin |
2018-10-31

New British brand Zapp unveils high performance fully electric i300 scooter

A fully electric, high-performance scooter designed to lead the urban transport revolution, the i300 aims to make commuting more fun, stylish and sustainable.

The new Zapp i300 is powered by a pair of cutting-edge, lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel, which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds. 

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New Atlas |
2018-10-31

Zapp unveils stylish i300 electric scooter

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.

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Express & Star |
2018-10-31

Zapp lifts the lid on high-performance i300 electric scooter

Zapp today unveiled its all-new performance electric scooter – the i300.

Capable of going from 0-30mph in under 2.4 seconds, the scooter has been designed to ‘lead the urban transport revolution’, according to the manufacturer.

The i300 is powered by a pair of lightweight lithium-ion batteries linked to a magnet electric motor. A sizeable 587Nm of torque is sent to the rear wheel, which helps give the scooter its brisk performance. Prices for the i300 start at £5,250 before the government’s plug-in motorcycle grant, which currently stands at a maximum of £1,500.

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Electrek |
2018-10-31

New UK electric scooter company unveils their 60 mph Zapp i300

We are just days away from the EICMA motorcycle and scooter show in Milan, and there’s been a steady stream of new electric two-wheeler unveilings. The newest is an impressive high performance electric scooter produced by the British startup company Zapp.

Zapp i300 electric scooter

Zapp began teasing their high-powered Zapp i300 electric scooter earlier this month. Now they’ve finally revealed it for the world to see. And it was worth the wait. With an electronically limited top speed of 60 mph (96 km/h), the Zapp i300 is one of the fastest electric scooters on the market. Keep in mind that we’re talking about moped-style scooters – not the Lime and Bird variety.

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02w |
2018-10-31

Zapp unveils high performance i300 e-scooter

Zapp, a new scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, has unveiled a 300cc equivalent e-scooter – the i300.

The i300 is powered by a pair of lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel, which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds. The easy-to-transport batteries enable owners to charge by simply removing the battery and plugging it into any household socket. Convenience and practicality is maximised, while range anxiety is now a thing of the past.

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Ride Apart |
2018-10-31

Zapp Unleashes New Electric Monster Super-Scooter

This is what we call a sleeper.

The appeal of electric scooters isn’t performance: it can be versatility, fuel economy, mobility, and sometimes might even be looks—they’re so darn cute! But never performance. Or so we thought: a British manufacturer has decided to prove us wrong by unleashing a beast of electric scooter, and it’s still pretty cute.

The Zapp i300 was teased earlier in October with the promise of fun, exciting, and above all powerful performance. We didn’t know just how much power the Brit startup had in mind so we sniggered a little, thinking the newcomer to the electric game was just being cocky. Zapp has finally launched its e-scooter and boy were we wrong.

Think Vespa meets Ducati—gimmicky colors and monstrous performance. Turns out the i300 packs quite the punch, announced with a peak torque of 432 lb-ft and the ability to do 0 to 45 mph in 4.10 seconds. We’ll let that sink in. You probably wonder what’s the point of giving a simply scooter so much power and our answer to that is why the heck not?

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Superbike News |
2018-10-31

New British Brand Zapp Unveils Fully Electric i300 Scooter

Zapp, a new scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, has today unveiled the i300. A fully electric, high-performance scooter designed to lead the urban transport revolution, the i300 aims to make commuting more fun, stylish and sustainable.

The new Zapp i300 is powered by a pair of cutting-edge, lightweight lithium-ion batteries and a maintenance-free air-cooled interior permanent magnet electric motor. The i300’s 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel, which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds

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Cool Smart Phones |
2018-10-31

Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter

Ideal for commuting in cities, this has a range of 35 miles and you can fully charge the removable 5kg battery in less than three hours. Prices start at £5,250 prior to the UK government’s Plug-in Motorcycle Grant. Zapp will also have finance options so that you can pay as little as £19 a week for one of these.

If you get one, you’ll find that it’s the fastest accelerating electric scooter on the market – 0-30 mph in less than 2.4 seconds and 0-45 in 4.1 seconds. There’s a top-speed of 60mph and you can choose between three regenerative braking charging modes – ECO, POWER and Zapp.

The makers have sought to produce a funky, stylish and high-performance scooter to make commuting more fun and sustainable. The maintenance-free air-cooled electric 14kW motor produces 587Nm of torque at the rear wheel – and the bike is only 90kg too – so you that fast acceleration which combined with a lightweight construction of 90kg, means a 0-30mph time of less than 2.4 seconds. Most standard electric scooters have motors in the 2-4 kW range. The 587 Nm torque is more than an top-end Audi A6.

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The Sunday Post |
2018-10-31

Zapp lifts the lid on high-performance i300 electric scooter

Zapp today unveiled its all-new performance electric scooter – the i300.

Capable of going from 0-30mph in under 2.4 seconds, the scooter has been designed to ‘lead the urban transport revolution’, according to the manufacturer. The i300 is powered by a pair of lightweight lithium-ion batteries linked to a magnet electric motor. A sizeable 587Nm of torque is sent to the rear wheel, which helps give the scooter its brisk performance. Prices for the i300 start at £5,250 before the government’s plug-in motorcycle grant, which currently stands at a maximum of £1,500.

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Outlook India |
2018-10-16

Upcoming Zapp i300 Is A Motorsport-Inspired E-Scooter

The i300 features a lightweight aluminium exoskeleton and swappable battery technology.

With the world moving towards electric mobility, most big and small auto manufacturers have shifted their focus on expanding their EV portfolio. This has also paved way for many startups to try their hand in building the vehicle of the future. The latest one to join the bandwagon is a British company called Zapp, which recently released a teaser image of their upcoming high-performance scooter - the i300.

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Yahoo! News |
2018-10-15

British Electric Invasion: Zapp’s High-Performance E-Scooter

Performance and scooter can go hand in hand.

The future of electric scooters lies in performance? The beauty of an electric powertrain is that you can get a lot of juice without having a big engine, and accelerations are insanely fun. While most scooters promote their cleanliness and absence of emissions, new Brit startup Zapp is instead promoting a high-performance electric scooter.


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Motor 1 |
2018-10-15

British Electric Invasion: Zapp’s High-Performance E-Scooter

Performance and scooter can go hand in hand.

The future of electric scooters lies in performance? The beauty of an electric powertrain is that you can get a lot of juice without having a big engine, and accelerations are insanely fun. While most scooters promote their cleanliness and absence of emissions, new Brit startup Zapp is instead promoting a high-performance electric scooter.

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Scotland Connected |
2018-10-14

British Start-up Zapp to Launch the UK’s First Electric Scooter

Zapp, a new electric scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, will unveil its high performance, i300 electric scooter later this month. The company is a new entrant to the market but from the outset will be a leader in the urban transport revolution, with its new scooter providing thrilling performance, innovation, performance and a practical and dependable electric range. With affordable running costs, and highly-appealing, next generation design, the Zapp 300cc-equivalent scooter is like nothing else currently available on the market.

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ultimatemotorcycling.com |
2018-10-12

Zapp e-Scooter Set to Launch This Month in the UK

British startup Zapp Scooter, Ltd. is poised to launch the first electric scooter manufactured in the U.K. The company, which was incorporated in 2017, has announced it will soon introduce its high performance Zapp i300 electric scooter later this month.                            

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Bennetts |
2018-10-12

BikeSocial’s Bike News Round-up 12/10/18

Another British start-up with electric bike plans is Zapp, which is promising to launch its first machine – the i300 electric scooter – later this month. The bike’s name shows its intentions to compete with conventional 300cc scooters. Whether that will be in terms of price as well as performance remains to be seen, but interestingly the firm says that it has a ‘convenient, innovative charging solution and customer service ecosystem’ that means ‘range anxiety is now a thing of the past.”

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Motor News Online |
2018-10-12

Zapp To Launch...

The UK’s First Electric Scooter

Zapp, a new electric scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, will unveil its high performance, i300 electric scooter later this month. The company is a new entrant to the market but from the outset will be a leader in the urban transport revolution, with its new scooter providing thrilling performance, innovation, performance and a practical and dependable electric range. With affordable running costs, and highly-appealing, next generation design, the Zapp 300cc-equivalent scooter is like nothing else currently available on the market.

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Ride Apart |
2018-10-11

British Electric Invasion: Zapp’s High-Performance E-Scooter

The future of electric scooters lies in performance? The beauty of an electric powertrain is that you can get a lot of juice without having a big engine, and accelerations are insanely fun. While most scooters promote their cleanliness and absence of emissions..                            

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Lauto Mobile |
2018-10-11

Zapp, scooter a batteria British style


Zapp, nuova start up dedita alla produzione di veicoli a due ruote con sede in Inghilterra, ha annunciato il lancio di un nuovo scooter elettrico ad alte prestazioni destinato ad incrementare nel Regno Unito il mercato dei mezzi a impatto zero.

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02w |
2018-10-11

British start-up company launches new Zapp i300 e-scooter

Zapp, a new electric scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, will unveil its high performance, i300 electric scooter later this month. The company is a new entrant to the market, but claim that from the outset they will be a leader in the urban transport revolution, with their new scooter providing thrilling performance, innovation, performance and a practical and dependable electric range.

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visordown.com |
2018-10-10

Brit Start-Up Teases Electric Scooter With Superbike-Level Components

The future of electric scooters lies in performance? The beauty of an electric powertrain is that you can get a lot of juice without having a big engine, and accelerations are insanely fun. While most scooters promote their cleanliness and absence of emissions, new Brit startup Zapp is instead promoting a high-performance electric scooter.                             

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zigwheels.com |
2018-10-10

Upcoming Zapp i300 Is A Motorsport-inspired e-Scooter

With the world moving towards electric mobility, most big and small auto manufacturers have shifted their focus on expanding their EV portfolio. This has also paved way for many startups to try their hand in building the vehicle of the future. The latest one to join the bandwagon is a British company called Zapp, which recently released a teaser image of their upcoming high-performance scooter - the i300.                             

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British Dealer News |
2018-10-10

Zapp Electric Scooter to be Launched

Zapp, a new electric scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, will unveil its "high performance", i300 electric scooter later this month. The company is a new entrant to the market but intends to be a leader in the urban transport revolution, with its new scooter providing "thrilling performance, innovation, performance and a practical and dependable electric range". 

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motoblog.it |
2018-10-10

Scooter elettrici: sta arrivando lo Zapp i300

Il produttore inglese ha rilasciato il primo video teaser del suo maxi scooter elettrico Zapp i300, che avrà un sistema di ricarica innovativo. Dal Regno Unito arriverà, presumibilmente entro fine novembre, un nuovo maxi scooter elettrico: è lo Zapp i300, prodotto dall'omonima azienda di Norwich, nel sud est dell'Inghilterra.

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ScooterLab.uk |
2018-10-09

New Zapp i300 electric scooter teaser

Details of a new UK based scooter manufacturer emerged today. Zapp will reveal it’s new 300cc equivalent, high-performance superbike inspired electric scooter later this month. Although the company are new they aim to “Be a leader in the urban transport revolution.”                             

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MSN Cars |
2018-10-09

Start-up Zapp to launch Britain’s first electric scooter

LONDON: Zapp, a new electric British scooter maker, will unveil its high performance i300 electric scooter later this month. The company is a new entrant to the market but from the outset seeks to be a leader in the urban transport revolution, with its new scooter claiming to provide thrilling performance, innovation, performance and a practical and dependable electric range.

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Superbike News |
2018-10-09

British Start-up Zapp to Launch The UK’s First Electric Scooter

Zapp, a new electric scooter manufacturer headquartered in the UK, will unveil its high performance, i300 electric scooter later this month. The company is a new entrant to the market but from the outset will be a leader in the urban transport revolution, with its new scooter providing thrilling performance, innovation, performance and a practical and dependable electric range.

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