100 MPG equivalent or higher? It's possible with electric scooters. And if you're shopping around, "Just about everyone seems to like the Zapino electric scooter by ZAP," writes Metaefficient.com, a leading Web site on the topic.
"Style conscious ... a touch of Italian élan," say CNN and AOL Autos. A "hefty steed," write others, with "advanced" wheel motor technology, some zoom for "speed demons" with "great storage," and a "cheap price tag."
One of the secrets of the Zapino is its 3,000-watt brushless wheel motor. The wheel motor helps create greater efficiencies as well as more space on the vehicle for more storage and batteries. The wheel motor is also more energy-efficient than conventional technologies, enabling a top speed of up to 30 mph with the ability to climb 27 percent grades with a 177-pound rider. The Zapino plugs into normal 110-volt household outlets for a range of up to 30 miles per charge, which can vary with the terrain and the rider as well as several other factors.
"This motor is so powerful, it can win drag races against gas scooters, with speed and acceleration that leaves the polluters in their own dust," wrote Metaefficient.com.
If you are looking to save green, the Zapino uses about 25 cents worth of electricity per charge, which equates to about a penny per mile, while gas scooters can get over three cents per mile. Plus, the wheel motor has only one moving part, so there is a lot less wear and tear, and less overall maintenance is needed. Let's not even mention tune-ups or oil changes.
The Zapino is available from ZAP, a company that has been a pioneer in electric scooters, cars, trucks, ATVs and other vehicles since 1994, with more than 100,000 delivered. So, not only is the Zapino the choice of the experts, media and electric scooter buyers, it's backed by an experienced supply chain and a network of knowledgeable dealers, sales and service technicians.
Learn more at www.zapworld.com.