DARE TO COMPARE
If you are a buyer, we are sure you are weighing all of your options and making comparisons. If we’re really going to make a comparison, let’s make some direct comparisons. Brammo’s Enertia Plus is a nice bike, but for $2000 less you can purchase a ZEV S-8500LR which beats the Enertia in every practical measure, including range, top speed, and price.
*estimated at 60 mile range at “practical operation” speeds
**13,500 pounds, converted to dollars on 10/22/14
The BMW C Evolution electric scooter has been touted by some publications, as being the first electric two-wheeled vehicle made by a major automotive company. However, despite BMW’s legacy, their bike just does not meet the ZEV performance at even at the BMW wild prices.
The reported specs from BMW say that the C Evolution has a top speed of 75MPH and a range of 60 miles for $21,691.80. For a lower price, a 7100LR will reach the same top speed and stay at that sustained speed on the highway for just as long as the C Evolution’s low speed range. For the price of a single C Evolution, you could purchase two S 7100 LR bikes instead. If the branding of BMW is that important to you as a customer, upon the purchase of two S 7100 LR bikes, ZEV will send you two BMW emblems to put on your bikes.
Next, take a look at Zero Motor’s Dual Sports models (DS, for short). The Zero DS comes in three models (9kWh, 12kWh, and 12kWh Power Pack). The 9kWh Zero DS loses in range to our ZEV T-10 while being the exact same price. The same T-10 goes on to beat the Zero 12kWh model by range and price. The Zero DS with extra Power Pack is the only Zero model in its class that comes even close to our range – at the expense of luggage space and an extra $4,575