Australian bike company Zoomo launched the Zoomo One in December 2021, a utility electric bike it claims is the highest performance on the market. Now, the startup from Land Down Under has launched two fully operational e-bikes.
Designed for last-mile deliveries, the One delivery e-bike is the world’s first 28 mph e-bike built for this purpose, according to Zoomo. It’s also been dubbed the “moped killer” by businesses because of its competitive advantage, powerful motor and ease of handling, and it’s designed to knock gasoline-powered mopeds off the road — not literally, of course.
According to Zoomo, the e-bike is 50 percent more durable than another Zero-style e-bike in the company’s line of e-bikes. A new belt drive has been added to the drivetrain, which is claimed to last three times longer than a standard chain, extending its life. To complement its ruggedness, the One features front and rear hydraulic disc brakes, front and rear suspension, and configurations that allow riders to endure longer rides with greater comfort and efficiency.
Zoomo designed the One to be configurable to suit different delivery requirements, such as shopping or food delivery. It includes built-in GPS, cellular connectivity and Bluetooth, as well as other secure IoT features. It also features a two-speed drive mode, allowing fleet managers to choose the two-wheeler class that best suits their needs. They can choose between Level 2 (which limits the bikes to 20 miles per hour) and Level 3 (which allows them to go faster, with a top speed of 28 miles per hour).
Of course, to be called a delivery bike, the One has to be able to transport a lot of cargo. As a result, the e-bike has a payload capacity of up to 40 kg at the rear, but thanks to the adjustable load carrier, it can also carry loads of up to 18 kg at the front. The Zoomo One comes with a 52V, 17Ah removable battery built into the frame. However, Zoomo has yet to reveal the One’s range.
Zoomo’s premium delivery electric bike will be available in the US in the second half of 2022. The UK and European markets are expected to follow suit in 2023. When Zoomo was originally announced in December 2021, the bike was expected to cost $4,000. Hopefully it sticks to that price point or retails lower.