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Z Electric Vehicle

Z Electric Vehicle Corporation
Founder DH Zehrbach
Headquarters US
Area served
US, Europe, Asia, Australia
Products Electric scooters
Website .comzelectricvehicle

Z Electric Vehicle Corporation (ZEV) is an [1] Its vehicles are assembled in both the US and China with assembly shops in the USA, Australia, and Vietnam. ZEV says its electric scooters are the world's most powerful, fastest, and have the longest range.[2][3][4]

Scooters

ZEV T series

ZEV has 13 electric scooter models.[5] The scooters range from the ZEV 3600 with a top speed of 60 kilometres per hour (37 mph) and a range of 32 miles (51 km), to the 10 kW (13 hp) 10 LRC, with a range (at 65% power) of 140 miles (230 km), and a top speed of 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph).[3]

ZEV hub motor

ZEV powers its scooters with lithium batteries, as well as less costly lead/sodium silicate batteries.[6] ZEV says the secret to its massive torque is large-diameter, multiphase motors, with a heavy emphasis on component cooling. Cooling the hub-mounted motor using an oil bath arrangement lets ZEV run a large motor at high speeds without the power sapping and motor-destroying effects of excess heat.[1][2]

ZEV's founder is DH Zehrbach, an aeronautic engineer. Zehrbach said, "What we try to do is offer higher speeds and performance than the competition, generally at 25 percent less price. We're the only company that uses hub motors, built in the back wheel. There's no chain, there's no belt drive and no air being forced through the motor, so you'll find our bikes are significantly quieter than anybody else's electric bike."[1]

Markets

In addition to sales in the US, as of 2013 ZEV was exporting scooters to 17 countries worldwide, and has won awards for exports and marketing. With 13 models, ZEV is reported to have the widest range of models of any electric motorcycle and scooter manufacturing company in the world.[7]

Convictions of ZEV’s Founder Darus Zehrbach

In 1994 a Third Circuit federal appellate court upheld the conviction of Zev’s founder Darus Zehrbach and an associate on charges of bankruptcy fraud.[8] Mr. Zehrbach was accused of rigging an auction of the assets of a bankrupt aircraft manufacturing company, by paying off others to refrain from bidding. Mr. Zehrbach was sentenced to imprisonment for 21 months, followed by three years of supervised release.[8]

In 2004 a Fourth Circuit federal appellate court confirmed another conviction of Mr. Zehrbach and an associate of conspiracy to defraud buyers of aircraft kit engines.[9] Zehrbach was found to have promised to deliver aircraft engine kits that did not yet exist. While negotiating the deals Mr. Zehrbach was out on bond during the appeal of the previous bankruptcy fraud conviction. He did not tell prospective buyers that he and a co-conspirator had previous convictions for crimes involving financial dishonesty, nor that he would be incarcerated during the period he had promised delivery. The court concluded the engines did not exist, he had no intention of delivering them, and simply took the buyers’ money and never repaid it. The court affirmed his sentence of 54 months imprisonment, and required restitution of $224,148.10.[9]

See also

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Official website

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