The car you see in front of you is known as the Zero-One prototype and comes from upcoming mobility star Naon. This young team of designers and brand managers with significant OEM backgrounds promise to deliver the next two-wheeled mobility solution using the highest quality, durable materials.
Looking at the Zero, the team’s first concrete car, you can quickly see the attention paid to design and aesthetics. But to say this car is show business is an understatement.
Two models are presented on the manufacturer’s website, each of which has a different price and range, although the design of the chassis remains the same. As with most electric mobility vehicles, the Zero includes a limited-edition version, the L1e, and a more powerful and faster sibling, the L3e.
The L1e version is limited to only 45 km/h, as in Europe this version requires only a standard driver’s license. In this configuration with the standard 2.4 kWh battery, the scooter will be able to take a maximum of 70 km (43 miles). If you are not an Uber Eats delivery driver or anything like that, this should be more than enough for you to do your daily deals. Since the Zero can be equipped with another battery, the range can be doubled to 140 km (87 mi).
One advantage that batteries offer is that they are detachable. You can simply open the batteries and bring them with you wherever charging is available. You don’t have to worry about getting the scooter to the seventh floor. Another great feature that Naon offers to its future customers is the possibility to rent batteries, in case there is not enough cash on hand when purchasing the Zero.
L3e, as I mentioned, is much more powerful and faster. This version offers 7,000 watts of power and a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph). But to tame this pup, you’ll need a full motorcycle license. With 200 Nm of torque, you’ll need to know how to tame this beast.
As it stands, the L1e will come at 4,920 euros ($5,993 at current exchange rates), while the L3e will pay a little higher at 6,420 euros ($7,820). In general, this is the price of an entry-level motorcycle, although this bike is environmentally friendly.
Some of the features you’ll find on board the Zero include a clear windshield with UV and corrosion protection, a simple and capable suspension, and stylish storage space built into the seat. The frame is made of high-quality aluminum, so you know the torsion bar will be as linear as possible.
Currently, if you order Zero, you will be able to select which edition you want, whether you want to buy or rent the batteries, only to be told that the team is not currently taking orders. So what does it give? I have no idea. The team hasn’t responded to my email yet, but the form you’ll fill out says they’ll contact you when you can test drive and purchase the Zero.
But I want one now! Why would you make a car that looks good and is exactly what the streets need and then tell me I can’t have one yet? Come on, Noon, you did a good job; Now get zero there.