Breaking news from Europe? Nah, but it is worth knowing.

July 8, 2013 by  
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It can be surprise for you or not, nevertheless European e-Motorbike Of The Year 2013 winner is electro-bike. Zero S. In Europe they push these so called clean and ecological bikes harder than in US. So what is our opinion on non-gas based bikes and machines in general. Let us have a look on this bike and compare it to some same class gas running bike. Zero S is labelled as streetfighter by manufacturer. I do not think it is absolute truth, with its horsepower 54 it is not that hot. However it is decent bike with decent acceleration.15_51a70cc95baea11_51a70cc955d2f

Maximum speed can go up to 153 km/h and distance you can actually ride without need of recharging is about 200 km on the top model if you ride easy. Average gas bike in the same class can reach almost 200 km/h and can make over 300 km on full tank. That is a difference, nevertheless maintenance and gas costs are much higher than just charging. Gas can be ten times more expensive than electricity. On the other hand is this difference significant enough to cover initial price gap? I do not think so. Zero S is very pricey – about fourteen thousand bucks – that means over hundred full tanks covered by the gap, over 50 000 km.20_51a70cc966ea2

But still, this bike is good, it is lightweight and if you get a good feeling while running electricity, it is a good choice and that award is given correctly. On the other side, it still may take a while before the time of electricity will come. Eight hours of recharging is hell of a lot, let us hope that it gets better by the time.

 

Photos: http://autofun.blesk.cz

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