The styling of most electric bikes doesn’t stray too far from a standard human-powered motorcycle, but the ZecOO custom e-bike you see here brings some much needed pizazz to the plate. Designed by Kota Nezu of Znug Design, the adventurous low-riding ZecOO was was recently unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Motorcycle Show.
With a top speed of 75 mph, a range between 55 and 86 miles, and a charging time of only four to six hours, the ZecOO is a true e-bike, but what makes it stand out is the futuristic, yet retro aesthetic. With its smooth low-rider styling, the ZecOO is sure to grab anyone’s attention. It definitely made headlines at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, as the Japanese press has been raving about it ever since it was unveiled.
The good news is that the company does plan on producing a limited run of the ZecOO e-bikes with a price tag around $70,000.
+ Znug Design
With the nation turning towards distributed solar PV rooftops, it will be great to see the many styles of electric vehicles they come up with. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade (post psunami). Many will be riding on the free energy of the sun, while America sits idly by, waiting for the oil companies to get their foot off the throat of our politicians. When will we start seeing the cheaper models that are made for the present economy? Will they include a collapsible solar charger for emergencies? Will they include a spare battery that can be solar PV charged for quick changing?