And now for something completely different

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scorch   1 µW

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And now for something completely different

Post by scorch » Dec 10 2017 9:29am

Hi everyone, i recently swung by this company in w.v. and made some videos of their bikes. I hope you enjoy them.

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I had never heard of this W.V. company, but i am sure most of you guys have heard about it. It's located in Morgantown W.V. and run by only a handful of guys. They are doing very well and producing quite a few vehicles. Their bikes are a little different than most i've seen. They use chinese styling to keep the costs down and then design the motors and controllers and swingarms. The motor is located in the hub, so i dont know if that is good or not. But i know most ebikes have it in the hub of the wheels. Their site is zelectricvehicle.com and they have some nice bikes. I wasn't expecting the owner to be so open to us coming and filming. Im linking the youtube video below and an additional video of that 3 wheeled sparrow thing. I can't ever remember the names of the scooters.


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This is their sportbike offering. I would have liked to have tested it. He said it can do 90 miles of range with the current battery pack. But they have some scooters with 200 mile range, which is pretty good for commuting and not worrying about range.



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This little bugger is very attention getting to say the least. You ride down the road filled with passenger(3 of them) and everyone turns. Which makes me think it's an amazing investment for companies who want to put a car skin on it. And a company in d.c. bought one just for that. Some real estate company.


Overview of the company
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCNW1QlWDRA

Video of the little yellow sparrow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiYC0mADMUw&t=2s

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Re: And now for something completely different

Post by markz » Dec 10 2017 1:32pm

Smells of advertising for a first poster. :mrgreen:

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Re: And now for something completely different

Post by SlowCo » Dec 10 2017 1:52pm

They probably only import them and didn't design more than their own logo that the Chinese manufacturer sticks on the bikes before shipping...

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Re: And now for something completely different

Post by Dauntless » Dec 10 2017 2:39pm

There's a lot of posts about ZEV here, been awhile since I've read anything from the people themselves. If I remember they were saying they were importing everything from China but the electronics which they were building themselves. Or maybe don't quote me, I could be running them together with someone else. I think I remember one of the main guys posting on another board who kept promising he wasn't really a hostile guy he just realized he came of badly online sometimes. In my mind they blend with Current Motors because the stories were sort of similar.

Here's something for ZEV to think about. Current has the mini fleet in a box. Has ZEV thought of anything like that? https://www.currentmotor.com/
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Re: And now for something completely different

Post by Hillhater » Dec 10 2017 4:55pm

Current have a neat idea there....
....but i would expect a company selling solar powered transport and charging systems to have a better explanation of their system than ...
]".. solar panel array capable generating 2.4kW of renewable energy over 24 hours" .....
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5ceaa9_4 ... 96c540.pdf
Most interested readers would know that "kW" is a measure of power not energy, and also that solar paneles do not function over 24 hours. Also i suspect that the "2.4" is wildly wrong and should actually read more like "24kWh per day"....... (under ideal conditions)
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Re: And now for something completely different

Post by scorch » Dec 11 2017 9:36am

markz wrote:
Dec 10 2017 1:32pm
Smells of advertising for a first poster. :mrgreen:

Lets hope advertising pays something because so far i received zero checks.

My only reason to come here is to show an electric vehicle. That is about all. Take it for what it's worth. :D

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