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Zapp’s i300 Carbon Wins Prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award

The high-performance urban electric two-wheeler was selected by Red Dot’s international panel of expert jurors.

Zapp Electric Vehicles Ltd. has received yet another endorsement for its innovative i300 Carbon Launch Edition with a category win at the internationally renowned Red Dot Award for Product Design.

Every year, the Red Dot Award: Product Design sets out to find the year’s best products. The products selected by the Red Dot Jury to win an award may be aesthetically appealing, functional, smart or innovative, but what they all have in common is their outstanding design. The Red Dot Jury is made up of a global team of leading design experts.

Zapp’s Red Dot victory arrives shortly after the company’s wins at the Good Design Award, the German Design Award as well as a highly successful night at the E-Mobility awards held at the British Motor Museum, where Zapp took home an unprecedented three category prizes along with a further award of merit.

The Red Dot Award further reinforces the world-class design credentials of Zapp and its debut product, the i300 Carbon, which is now available to pre-order on Zapp’s website, www.zappev.com.

Warin Thanathawee, chief design officer, Zapp, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design. Zapp is very much a design-led company; quality and innovation are at the center of all that we do, so to have our work recognized by Red Dot’s expert, international jury is a great honor.”

“For the i300, we’ve created a design that blends old and new, one that simultaneously draws inspiration from the history of two-wheeled transport and looks towards an exciting, electrified future. We’ve created a totally new design language that conveys Zapp’s technological advancement and high-performance credentials, all through appealing forms that are simple yet elegant.”

Zapp is a British company on a mission to redefine the electric two-wheeler segment. Zapp’s debut product, the i300 is an urban electric high-performance two-wheeler capable of traditional motorcycle levels of performance in a step-through format, combining ease of use with exhilaration and fun.

To achieve this, Zapp’s design team created a unique and innovative Z-shaped exoskeleton architecture. This distinctive design lowers the i300’s weight and center of gravity to deliver superb on-road performance and handling. The i300 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 30 mph in just 2.3 seconds, and its unique configuration and exoskeleton architecture also meaningfully reduces weight, maximizing efficiency and boosting battery range.

Another key innovation of the i300 is its ultra-portable double battery system. Each battery pack weighs just 6 kilograms and can be charged from 20% to 80% via a standard 220/110-volt wall socket in approximately 40 minutes. The portability of the battery packs makes the i300 easy to charge anywhere and at any time without reliance on a public charging network.

Zapp is committed to Gen-2 sustainable design and production, and the i300 exemplifies Zapp’s mission to create truly sustainable products. Not only are most of the i300’s components recyclable, but its exoskeleton architecture lowers the number of components required for assembly, in turn reducing assembly steps and energy used.

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