Zinc unveils new Formula E electric scooter

13 Dec 2022

Micromobility brand Zinc Sports will team up with global electric racing series Formula E to create a new range of electric scooters - and has already unveiled its first model. 

British firm Zinc produces a range of electrified two wheelers, including bikes, scooters and skateboards; it even sells hoverboards.

The firm’s first Formula E-branded e-scooter, the Zinc Formula E GZ1 Series e-scooter offers a range of up to 13 miles and has a top speed of 15.5mph. 

Zinc says its new model “incorporates unique safety features” thanks to a front headlight which responds automatically to the weather, while indicators help to show others when a rider is turning.

It is worth noting, however, that privately owned e-scooters are illegal and should only be ridden on private land. E-scooters that are part of the government-approved e-scooter trial are the only devices that can be ridden on public roads. 

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“We’re bringing our 15 years’ experience of manufacturing scooters to the partnership and this means that each model in the range will boast the innovation you’d expect from Formula E at an accessible price that means more people can eventually access the benefits of an e-scooter commute,” said Zinc Sports chief operating officer, Chirag Shah.

The Formula E GZ1 also features what Zinc has described as a built-in “gyroscopic system” that regulates speed, absorbs shocks and bumps and provides stable riding experience. 

Six further products will join the Formula E range, including two e-scooters, three e-bikes and a kick scooter which will arrive in the next 12 months, according to Zinc. 

Commenting on the launch of the new model, Formula E’s chief commercial officer, Matt Scammell said: “Together with Zinc Sports, we are excited to explore the world of micromobility.

“While Formula E is focused on accelerating the development of electric cars, we can also see how e-scooters could play a role in sustainable urban transport in the future subject to regulatory approval.”

Formula E says that micromobility “aligns with its mission of accelerating the adoption and development of electric vehicles”.

The Zinc Formula E GZ1 Series Electric Scooter is on sale at Argos and Zinc Sports now and costs £399.99. 


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