Micromobility platform Zoomo has unveiled the latest prototype for a moped-inspired e-bike.
The Zoomo One is described as the highest performance utility e-bike Zoomo has built, aimed at giving moped-like benefits, without the pollutive impacts.
Zoomo, which offers electric vehicle fleets for delivery services, currently operates around the globe, including in the UK, the US, and Australia, and works with major players in food and grocery delivery, including UberEats, JustEat, and Domino’s.
On the launch of the Zoomo One, head of hardware Christopher Krainer said: “The playbook was ripped apart to ensure we made a vehicle for couriers by couriers. This meant putting a human centred design philosophy first and co-designing the vehicle with mechanics and riders to ensure premium durability and serviceability. We did this by going deep with our customers to gather live data and feedback to ensure we created a vehicle that would exceed their expectations, whilst working in parallel with our mechanics to ensure designs were adjusted for ease of maintenance.
“And why? Because riders are an integral part of our business and we want to equip them with a vehicle that is not only safe and durable, but is also an enabler in transitioning society away from mopeds. I am proud of the Zoomo team and what we have built. This is the premium vehicle for delivery riders and we can’t wait for riders to see it for themselves!”
The Zoomo One is the first 45km/h (27mph) e-bike built specifically for delivery.
It will launch in the UK in H2 2022, and then in the UK in Europe in H2 2023.
Zoomo’s CEO and Co-Founder Mina Nada revealed the bike whilst delivering a talk at Micromobilty Europe: “The Zoomo One can be considered a ‘Moped Killer’ as its unique design will help eliminate petrol mopeds from roads. We have taken producing delivery-specific e-bikes to the next level with the Zoomo One, with its premium design, unmatched reliability, and advanced safety ensuring that both individual riders and businesses will reap the benefits of the world’s best delivery e-bike.”