“We’re the fastest” claim ZEV

Published: 20 April 2010

Electric scooter manufacturer ZEV has windmilled into competitors over the performance of their new machine, the ZEV7000.

Here’s what they say on their website:

“Zev has had it with all of the claims by various companies that they have the fastest street legal production bike around. We tell them to bring their street legal production bike and to bring their betting money.

"There can be only one “fastest” street legal production electric motor scooter or bike in the world.

“Faster than any of the advertised speeds of any other electric motor scooter (advertisements which may or may not be true). Compare the ZEV to the advertised specifications listed on other company web sites and brochures.”

The company then goes on to specify exactly where and how their bike gives all-comers a kicking. Naturally MCN can’t vouch for the veracity any of the following ZEV claims:

“Faster than the $10,000 or the $8,700 Vectrix scooter.”

“At least 10mph Faster than the Vectrix VX-1E and faster with more range than the $2,450 more expensive $10,500 Vectrix VX-1.”

“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 at least.”

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

“17% more range than the $1908 more expensive $9,950 Zero S electric motorcycle.”

“Lighter than the Vectrix by 205lb”

ZEV7000
Price: $8042 (£5200)
Top speed (claimed) 70 mph
Range - depends upon terrain, speed, weather, load. On flat land: 62 miles at 50 mph; 70 miles at 45 mph; 83 miles at 28 mph