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Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 14:25
by e-motioncocnepts
Hi All

I just wanted to introduce myself, our company and our new EV.
My name is Wolfgang Roffmann and am the executive director of e-Motion Concepts in Brisbane. Here is some more background about e-Motion Concepts and our ZBee vehicle for urban first and last mile transport.
e-Motion Concepts is striving to offer a product filling the gap between highly populated areas and inefficient transportation options. The result is to offer a sustainable and efficient option to cars and other forms of transportation. ZBee; the world's most super efficient clean electric vehicle to meet the transportation needs of the 21st century, developed and build by Swedish Company Clean Motion, in Lerum just outside from Gothenburg in Sweden.


e-Motion Concepts will launch the new ZBee electric vehicle from Swedish Company Clean Motion in Brisbane in April/May 2017. This vehicle is the first three wheel electric vehicle of its kind in Australia. It’s a vehicle that is perfectly suited to small inner city trips. Known as the ‘first and last kilometre’ vehicles, the Zbee is an energy efficient vehicle designed to have a low environmental impact and a smaller footprint than traditional petrol vehicles making transport movement more efficient, and also less impactful on the city environment. e-Motion Concepts is working with commercial operators including local transport, food and goods delivery, courier firms and local government to introduce these into Brisbane initially and then roll out to other capital cities.


Specifications

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Our Web Page

cheers

Wolfgang

wolf@howlingwolf.com.au

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 15:46
by woody
Hi Wolfgang - looks great.

What class of vehicle will this be in Australia? - where on the spectrum will it fall between car and motorcycle?

* Licence required None/Car/Motorcycle
* Helmet required Y/N
* Registration Required Y/N

cheers,
Woody

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 16:15
by e-motioncocnepts
It is classed as a three wheel moped.
Drive with normal car licence
No helmet

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 17:09
by Adverse Effects
e-motioncocnepts wrote:the world's most super efficient clean electric vehicle
Realy??
sorry making clams like that make people not believe anything you say
This vehicle is the first three wheel electric vehicle of its kind in Australia.


i think you will find Aus Post beat you to the punch


Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 17:29
by Adverse Effects
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ok few things

in the ADR's i carnt find a L2E class but there is a LE2 but that is for 2 wheels at the front

few years ago i asked about fiberglass composite monocoque construction and was told that it would not be allowed on the roads in QLD

funny how a bit of $ can change minds in qld transport

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 20:14
by evric
Congratulations Wolfgang on the launch.

I have updated your profile to AEVA to match your Corporate Member status.

I hope you'll be able to bring one to the AEVA AGM activities in Tassie in November.

Eric

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 20:26
by e-motioncocnepts
If there are more efficient vehicles please let me know whuch one you are referring to, I would be very intersted.

If you are referring to the recently started trial of the Kyburz vehucle...quite a different kind of vehicle.

Cheers
Wolfgang

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 20:31
by Richo
e-motioncocnepts wrote:the world's most super efficient clean electric vehicle
Adverse Effects wrote: Really??
sorry making clams like that make people not believe anything you say.

Ah you took it the wrong way.
I think he was implying that it was efficient to clean Image

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 20:36
by e-motioncocnepts
L2e is the European category the equivalent in Australia is LB and for the ZBee it is LB1 more specifically.
Cheers
Wolfgang

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 20:56
by Richo
Adverse Effects wrote: few years ago i asked about fiberglass composite monocoque construction and was told that it would not be allowed on the roads in QLD

funny how a bit of $ can change minds in qld transport


Yeah but the LE class is for OVER 50kph.
If you were registering as a moped/scooter I bet the story would be different.

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 20:57
by e-motioncocnepts
Thanks Eric
We are planning road show and were thinking having one in Tassie for the AEVA meeting.
Cheers
Wolfgang

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 20:59
by Richo
The difference between AU and EU is we dont have the max power requirement.
You can have a 10kW moped - as long as it's speed limited to 50kph...

Also you may want to enquire with the manufacturer about adjusting the EU top speed of 45kph to AU 50kph.
It may make it more appealing...


Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 21:46
by e-motioncocnepts
It is currently software limited to 45 km/
We will limit it to 50 km/h for the Australian market
Cheers
Wolfgang

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 18:54
by Adverse Effects
i have been looking all over the net and the only price i can seem to find a price was
Serbian Dinar 300,000 RSD = 3,379.25AUD

why is there no information about price?

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 20:30
by Richo
Probably because there is only one in Aus to promo at the moment.
Get some interest.
Take some orders.

Hopefully get a contract order with a tourism company that want a fleet of 25.

I'm sure there is a retail price difference between getting in 5 and 25.

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 20:34
by Richo
These used to be a common sight in Freo for ppl to hire and take in the sights.
Petrol of course.

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Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 21:06
by Adverse Effects
Richo wrote: Probably because there is only one in Aus to promo at the moment.


no i am talking world wide

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 21:42
by e-motioncocnepts
Adverse Effects wrote: i have been looking all over the net and the only price i can seem to find a price was
Serbian Dinar 300,000 RSD = 3,379.25AUD

why is there no information about price?


I am not sure where you get the Serbian Pricing from.

The pricing for Australia has not been determined yet and depends on a number of factors, including the demand and uptake, as well as the business model that we will pursue. The vehicle is not targeted in the first instance at individuals, but we are open to interest.

pricing for some countries can be found here:

http://cleanmotion.se/switzerland/
http://zbee.no/
http://cleanmotion.se/sweden/

cheers

Wolfgang

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 20:28
by Richo
Dont forget that the charger will need to be certified for use in Australia.
And the mains cable safety approved before sale.

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Posted: Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 21:02
by e-motioncocnepts
Thanks Richo.
The charger and the cable have been approved.
cheers
Wolfgang