Zero Motorcycles: 200 Miles on One-Hour Charge

By: | November 3rd, 2017

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Zero Motorcycles Inc. is the world’s leading electric motorcycle maker. The California-based electric motorcycle company was set up in 2006 by Neal Saiki, a former NASA engineer.

Zero Motorcycles is all set to revolutionize the motorcycling industry with their 2018 lineup of sport bikes that run on new, improved lithium-ion batteries. With a longer range and reduced charging time, Zero has significantly improved the capabilities of its bikes as compared to their 2017 counterparts.

Quick charge

You can charge the newly revealed 6kW Charge Tank accessory of the latest Zero S, SR, DS and DSR bikes in as little as an hour, which is almost six times faster than earlier models. Models with larger batteries can be fully charged in two hours if you use a Level 2 EV charger.

Of course, the charging rate is not as quick as filling a gas tank but it’s fast enough to charge while you take a break.

More range and power

Models equipped with the ZF7.2 and ZF14.4 power packs have a 10 percent extended travel range, which will provide up to 223 miles (350 km) during city riding. ZF13.0 Zero S and Zero DS models have been finely tuned to offer 30 percent more power and torque.

You can control your Zero electric motorcycle with the app

The bikes can be configured by the riders via Zero’s smartphone app that talks to the bike via Bluetooth. To improve the performance, you can configure top speed, torque, engine braking and energy regeneration levels. The app gives access to information related to the battery and its charge status, trip information, and performance.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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