Wednesday, October 17, 2012

An electric scooter for gals - the Zev 2400

Zev has come out with a 2400 watt City and Town electric motor scooter for gals which is low on cost (relatively speaking) but high in performance and features.
This model comes in Zev 2400 and ZEV2700 watt versions. Save on rising gas costs.
Not only will you find it nice and light on your pocket book, it's also environment friendly. No noxious exhaust fumes. No sound either, though many States are requiring sound put back on as no one can hear you coming.

For a limited time, they are giving away a FREE set of DWG motorcycle speaker kits with a 150 watt mini amplifier (not waterproof) and exclusive mini volume/on/off mini controller with the the sale of each Zev 2400 or Zev 2700

DWG waterproof motorcycle audio kit comes free
with every e-motorbike sale for a limited time.
Why should gals miss out on an electric scooter? Why give your money to gas companies when you can spend it on bling or outfits to match your great new Earth friendly e-scooter?

You have to special order them and it takes 120 days to get one, but it's worth the wait.

The highest performance for any bike in its class. Featuring a new design, dual stator motor, dual controllers, and more battery for more hill climbing power, speed and range over any other competing bike near the price.

 Battery 20 ah silicone/lead battery
• Voltage 60 volt (2400) 72 volt (2700)
• Dual Controllers
• Dual stator Hmotor (individually controllable)
• Range: (2700) 50 km 65 km / 40 mile (2400) 32 mile at 25 mph
• Max Speed (2700) 62 kmh/38 mph (2400) 52 kmh / 32 mph
• Vehicle Curb Weight 87.7 kg 93 kg

Click to Contact Zev dealer here.

Some US States have tax credits for buying an electric vehicle.
Check yours out at this link. It also lists Fedral credits as well.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ZEV electric scooters born of sport bike passion

ZEV electric scooters born of sport bike passion

ZEV electric scooters born of sport bike passion
Chris Peters, Contributing Writer
May 21, 2012

"Performance, handling push sales to new buyers

Created out of a love for sport bike racing and a frustration with what was available on the market for electric motor cycles, DH Zehrbach founded Z Electric Vehicle Corporation (ZEV). Having distributed a wide array of electric scooters over the last four years, Zehrbach has watched business grow as demand for electric vehicles has drastically increased.

“I started seeing the electric bikes that were being used in Asia and looking like the scooters that were being brought into the United States by various importers. I said ‘These things aren’t very good. We can do a whole lot better than that,’” Zehrbach related. “So we sat down, designed and built [the first ZEV bike] and started taking orders on it.”

Now ZEV, based out of Morgantown, W.Va., is distributing electric vehicles worldwide. Zehrbach’s passion for sport bike racing and longtime love of motorcycles led him to focus on building a better electric scooter that handled like the bikes on which he had spent so many years.

“The big deal was concentrating on building a better motor, a better controller and a better chassis. The chassis was different than anybody else had for a scooter,” Zehrbach explained. “My scooter has to handle like a sport bike, so that’s what we did. We put a really rigid flame that has no deflection, and you can really honk it around the corners, just like you would a sport bike. The parts are all tucked up high so you can get stupid lean angles and have a great time.”

Zev 5000 advanced lead acid battery

Overseas expansion
After starting with distributing in Europe, ZEV began stateside distribution in 2009. ZEV also recently opened a manufacturing shop in Vietnam to help support the increased demand for its product in Asia and now also distributes to Australia.

Zehrbach hopes that more American dealers will sign on to sell ZEV products considering the amount of success the company has had dealing with customers directly. He sees ZEV doing well for any dealership.

“Most of the dealers that are coming in are relatively new dealers that are interested in opening up shops, rather than someone that’s been doing it for 20 years,” he said. “Most of the gas bike businesses don’t touch the electric bike.”

Zev electric trail bike 
However, Zehrbach hopes that trend will change with the increasing demand for electric vehicles in the marketplace.

“One thing you see is that the dealers that have a lot of variety are doing a lot better than the ones that do not have a big variety. So what we’re seeing is no depth of market in one particular category,” Zehrbach said.

With that in mind, ZEV offers a broad product line over a wide array of price ranges, with bikes retailing as low as $3,800 and as high as $8,800.

“We offer a lot of different models, though I will say that 75 percent of the sales are in the top two priced models,” he said.

High performance modelIn addition to offering a wide range of products, Zehrbach mentioned a few other ways ZEV separates itself from its competition.

“What we try to do is offer higher speeds and performance than the competition, generally at 25 percent less price,” he said. “We’re the only company that uses hub motors, built in the back wheel. There’s no chain, there’s no belt drive and no air being forced through the motor, so you’ll find our bikes are significantly quieter than anybody else’s electric bike.”

The ZEV5000 uses new advances in lead battery technology to perform with a top speed of 62 mph and a range of 50 miles on open roads. It has an MSRP of $4,545.

Zev 5000 advanced lead acid battery.

Zehrbach also pointed out the ever-evolving clientele looking for electric scooters includes new faces that would be welcome at any dealership.

“There are a lot of people that are pure commuter rider; they don’t ride for sport,” he said. “They don’t care about charging time. What they talk about is having a full tank of gas in the morning. They talk about the time savings of not stopping for gas and the convenience of charging their [vehicle] up. So that would be a new rider that would be different from anything the dealerships have seen.”

This new potential customer base is very affluent, Zehrbach said. Every time the company has raised its prices, the most expensive bikes become the new best sellers. There’s also a residual effect in attracting these new-age riders.

“This new rider has no equipment,” Zehrbach said. “I used to be a bike salesman, so I understand a lot of times the profit I made for the dealership by selling a helmet, rain suit, boots and maybe a windshield were more than the shop maybe made off the motorcycle.”

ZEV is offering 30 percent margins and granting dealers sampler or test programs to give the product a try in the showroom. Zerhbach also said he will expand into electric bicycles by the end of May and hopes to have electric motorcycles on the market by 2013.

The new 500 model shares the latest hub motor design with
other vehicles in the company lineup.
With increased demand, a growing product line and an evolving customer base, Zehrbach believes carrying electric vehicles will increase traffic at most dealerships.

“The idea is to get new riders to come to the dealership,” he said. “Whether they buy electric or not, it’s still a door swing. If you put a Corvette in the showroom, but they buy a station wagon, you still got them.”

Sales increaseBusiness is on the upswing for ZEV in 2012. By the end of the first quarter, orders by dealers and distributors had exceeded all previous year-over-year growth by four times. More than 50 percent of the brand’s new buyers do not bring motorcycle riding experience with them; instead, they come from riding electric bicycles. As electric bicycles have sold in numbers vastly larger than any motorcycle volume worldwide, owners are moving up to the next level of performance."

All models are available at: the Environment Friendly Store online

Monday, December 13, 2010

DwG motorcycle Speakers on a Zev 7100

This is a really cool video a customer sent in who had purchased a Zev 7100 electric motor bike. He did the install and then filmed the discovery process to see how they worked! This is a great testimonial and review for DWG waterproof motorcycle audio speaker kit with mini amp and wireless remote!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

ZEV 2010 5000 Trail Utility Electric Motorcycle

Zev Utility motorbike Watts of High Power!
2 year industry leading Z Electric Vehicle warranty!
Final Assembly in the USA!
USA manufacturer with the VIN sequence 1Z9
ZEV listed in the EPA "Verify" system under the name ZEV
You can license this in any State or Country with no problems!
Canadian And UK Customers Welcomed!

Waterproof Controller and Motor!
Qualifies for the federal tax credits! Cruise the back roads and trails in silence. Climb hills without overheating! Go to your favorite fishing spot. Come upon game without scaring them away. Hunt from your vehicle (in states where permitted) in silence. Commute to work and haul whatever you need to and from on the large load platform.
The large seat rear section flips up and locks to become a backrest. This also reveals a heavy duty load rack for hauling your gear and equipment or hauling your trophy deer. Equally at home on the pavement, the load carrying ability of the Trail allows boxes and other bulky items to be hauled easily.

Don't worry about getting stranded on some back road with this bike. It has the largest battery capacity of any electric motor scooter on the market. 4.32 Kw peak capacity of lithium battery. On dirt roads in testing the bike was able to run distances exceeding 70 miles (113 km).

This bike has a special extremely high torque electric motor for maximum hill climbing ability. It has the ability to hold full power for 10 minutes without overheating

This bike is fully road legal and can also take to the pavement and serve as a commuter bike.

Cruise the back roads and trails in silence. Climb hills without overheating! Go to your favorite fishing spot. Come upon game without scaring them away. Hunt from your vehicle (in states where permitted) in silence. Commute to work and haul whatever you need to and from on the large load platform.


Or check them out on Environmentfriendly Store Online

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Zev 7000 watt Electric Motorcycle

Zev's newest electric motorcycle 7000 Watts of High Power!

Reviewed by Gizmag!!

We have the world's fastest and most powerful PRODUCTION electric motorycle!
14.6 KW launch or standing start power!
We have had it with all of the claims by various companies that they have the fastest production bike around. We tell them to bring their street legal production bike and bring their betting money. There can be only one “fastest” production electric motorcycle or E-bike in the world!

The ZEV7000 will run 113 kph / 70 mph speeds. Take it out on the Interstate highway and run. Customers have run this bike at full throttle for over 20 miles. Acceleration was this bikes main design factor. Punch the shift button for the power boost into second and you can feel the front wheel get light.
Faster than any of the advertised speeds of any other electric motor scooter (advertisements which may or may not be true). Compare to the advertised specifications listed on other company web sites and brochures. Faster than the $10,000 or the $8,700 Vectrix scooter. Save $2,000 and get better performance with ZEV. Faster than any other production electric motorcycle!

• At least 10 mph Faster than the Vectrix VX-1E and faster with more range than the more expensive $10,500 Vectrix VX-1.

• The ZEV has an 84% higher continuous rating power than the 3.8 KW Vectrix.

Faster with 17% more range than the 1908 more expensive $9,950 Zero S.

• Just as fast as the Brammo Enertia Bike, but the ZEV has 41% more range.

Faster than any Chinese gasoline motor scooter tested in actual comparison tests.

41% more range than the $10,000 Vectrix. (based on advertised specifications)

41% more range than the best of the Chinese built electric scooters claim to be capable of. (based on advertised claims that may or may not be real)

More hill climbing ability than any other electric motor scooter on the market with the standard motor. (Even more hill climbing ability is available in the 7000 Alpine with a special torque motor offering over 300 Nm of peak torque-at the expense of some speed)

Lighter than the heavy Vectrix by 205 lbs.

Best warranty in the industry. Two years!

Speed -113 kph / 70 mph

Range - depends upon terrain, weather, load. Our range is measured on flat land on standard day conditions.
at 50 mph - 62 miles or  99.7793 km
at 45 mph - 70 miles or  112.654 km
at 28 mph - 83 miles or 133.575 km

96 Volt peak power battery pack. 84 Volt nominal. 3.84 W battery capacity. 28 batteries, 40 Ah Thunder Sky. Revolutionary BMS (Battery Management System) built into the connectors between the batteries.
Energy saving 3 speed “Electronic Transmission”
Regenerative braking.

Longer wheelbase than a Vectrix for high speed handling.

Battery pack set down in the frame as low as possible to put the bike mass at the axle. Only 6.5 inches from the ground to the battery box bottom.

Production bikes have Sport bike gas shocks for the best handling and ride. Fully adjustable!

Curb Weight - 294 lbs / 134 kg
Gross Weight - 759 lbs / 345kg

This bike is assembled in the USA with a US VIN number and USA printed Certificates of Origin. There are no registration problems like may occur with the Chinese L Vin Series bikes. The ZEV is fully compliant with all EPA and DOT rules and regulations.

There are now Federal Tax credits available to US residents and many states have incentives ON TOP of this Federal Tax credit.  The Colorado Alternative Fuel Vehicle Credit will apply a savings of up to $6,000 to your chosen electric motorcycle, to which you can add another 10 percent credit from the federal government.


Colorado Tax credit makes the Zev Electric Motorcycle really cheap! Get up to $6000.00 back in tax credits or rebates!

New US EV & Renewable Energy Tax Credits -

Buy your Zev 7000 Today at:

or on EBAY