With the help of the international electric racing series Formula E, micromobility manufacturer Zinc Sports has developed a new line of electric scooters. Its first model, the Formula E GZ1, was just announced and focuses on use and safety at an alluring price. For those who don’t know, Zinc is a British company with 15 years of experience making electric bikes, scooters, and skateboards.
The Formula E GZ1 may initially appear to be your typical electric kick scooter. The integrated headlights with an ambient light sensor, however, emphasize safety. To ensure the best visibility, the lights automatically turn on and off based on the brightness of your surroundings. Additionally, the scooter has turn signals so that other drivers are aware of your intentions. The rear wheel of the Formula E GZ1 also has E-ABS to prevent locking up when braking hard.
In the UK, sales of the Zinc Formula E GZ1 electric scooter have begun. The first item in the collaboration between Zinc Sports and Formula E is the compact electric scooter. Up to six further e-scooter models could be released by the team in 2023. The GZ1 combines comfort and stability with characteristics from race scooters. It contains an internal gyroscope, which offers stability and a smooth ride on uneven ground.
With its fleet of electric vehicles designed for racing, Formula E has established a distinct niche for itself. With the help of Zinc Sports, it hopes to produce the GZ1 with less speed and more comfort.
With a range of 20 kilometers and a top speed of 25 kilometers per hour, the Zinc Formula E GZ1 is a little city car. It has a 250W electric motor, and its built-in gyroscopic mechanism helps to control the speed and absorb shocks when traveling over uneven terrain. Thus, the gyroscope offers a more steady and enjoyable riding experience. As an added benefit, the scooter includes 9-inch puncture-proof tires.
The e-scooter incorporates a regeneration technology that recovers some of the energy used during braking or downhill travel. The e-range scooter’s is aided by the Smart Energy Recovery System. Additionally, some riding conditions trigger the activation of intelligent lights. Every time the rider makes a turn of more than 15 degrees, the turn signal light switches on automatically. Additionally, it features sensors that turn on the headlights as night falls. The upright e-scooter can also be folded, making it simple to store.
Zinc’s unique gyroscopic technology is one more of the GZ1’s amazing array of safety measures. The technology, according to the manufacturer, enables the scooter to automatically control speed, smooth out rough road surfaces, and offer a more stable riding experience overall. The robust 500-watt motor functions in tandem with all of these advanced capabilities. The 36V, 13-Ah lithium-ion battery pack that is already within the device has a range of up to 31 miles on a single charge.
The GZ1 e-scooter is currently only available in the United Kingdom, where it costs £400. Additionally, it is anticipated to eventually hit the US market, where it will retail for $484.