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The Zuumer sets a new standard for personal electric mobility; it can go anywhere, is easy to ride, safe and super fun.

The Zuumer is an innovative personal transportation solution that allows you to manage many of your transportation needs and leave your car at home. The Zuumer is a fun, safe alternative that uses simple, patented technologies to revolutionize the way people travel.

The Zuumer is a premium lightweight personal electric vehicle. The Zuumer uses innovative and patented steering technology to provide the smooth leaning action natural to motorcycles on three and four wheeled vehicles.  Both front and rear wheels steer, unlike most other vehicles.  This makes riding a Zuumer very natural, easy and intuitive. Zuumers use clean, green lithium-ion battery technology for zero tailpipe emissions. With your help we can take our prototype into mass production.

Specifications

- Range: 20 range/ spare batteries available

- Speed: 20 MPH 


- Power: 1000W brushless hub motor 


- Battery: two lithium-ion
 batteries

- Charging: 4hours (empty to full)

- Brakes: 3 disc brakes 


- Dimensions: 1730mm  Width: 430mm

- Max rider & cargo weight +300lbs.

- Security alarm and wireless remote.

 Accessories found on Zuumcraft.com

Technology

Over the last four years Zuumcraft Inc., a San Diego, California based corporation, has developed, proven and patented Integrated Steering Dynamics (ISD™) technology. ISD is a self stabilizing leaning technology that dramatically improves vehicle handling and safety by enabling a vehicle to lean like a motorcycle but with even better traction characteristics than an automobile.

Survey data from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that half of all trips in the United States are 3 miles or less in length, a distance widely regarded as bikeable for most adults. Yet 72 percent of those trips are made in cars; less than 2 percent are made by bicycle. Even for trips of a mile or less, private vehicles account for 60 percent of trips in the United States.                -Research and Innovative Technology Administration Bureau of Transportation Statistics

We set out to solve these issues in small-scale commuting and urban living, and over years of designing, engineering, testing, refining, and proving the technology created the Zuumer, a three-wheeled electric scooter that is innovative, fun, safe and green. Zuumcraft’s ride experience will differentiate our product in the massive market of millions of electric vehicles. The Zuumer provides a user experience unavailable in the EV market today, it’s suitable for cruising, touring, commuting, patrolling or just having fun.

Our Company

We have produced many prototype Zuumers over the last few years to prove the technology, secure manufacturing contacts, finalize battery interface, and test markets.  We have learned that the Zuumer is well suited for a variety of markets.  For example, we tested a few units with the San Diego Police Department. They were so excited that the Zuumer meets their security needs that they recommended us to the San Diego Fire Department, who have purchased four of our prototypes. We have learned that the Zuumer is an ideal commuting vehicle, could be used by those with special mobility needs, is perfect for security and crowd control situations, and above all, it’s fun and safe for everyone.

Ruggedized Zuumcraft Interceptor EMS unit for the San Diego Fire Department.
Ruggedized Zuumcraft Interceptor EMS unit for the San Diego Fire Department.

Zuumcraft technologies simplify stability platforms.  Improved stability, improves handling, safety and fun, while reducing cost, complexity and risk. We are experienced, have a clear vision of the future, and the passion to grow this company into a globally significant player. But we need your help.

Funding

We’ve proven the worth of the Zuumer, and now we are ready to bring our vehicle to market. With your help we will get the Zuumer tooled up for large scale production. We will be able to use some special manufacturing processes to lower the cost and weight, and add some refined design elements. It will have enhanced design aesthetics and user interface. Every unit we sell will help us reduce unit costs and bring the e-bike revolution to the masses! We can’t wait to hear from you!

We expect to release the Zuumer to the world in June 2013. So please help us get the Zuumer tooled up and on the streets.

Legality

Laws and regulations regarding electric bikes, and electric scooters vary by country, state, county, and municipality. We’ve gone to great pains to make our Zuumers legal to ride and take almost anywhere, but please check the legal status of this product in an area before you ride there. Also play it safe and wear a helmet when you ride.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Every electric vehicle manufacturer knows there are risks involved with bringing a new EV to market, which is why we’ve put time in with low volume sales in the ruggedized municipality market. Now that we have an electrical system and suppliers we can rely on we are confident about meeting the needs of the average consumer. Our years of experience with manufacturing, supply chain and trouble shooting will be of great value to us as we bring this new Zuumer to market.
-Lower production levels could result in higher per unit costs and lower margins which would restrict the speed we would be able to ship product to our backers.

Zuumcraft’s proven ability to work together seamlessly as a team and with all our manufacturing partners and supply team will ensure the high quality we all require for the Zuumer to be a success.

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  • Kickstarter is an "all or nothing" funding platform -- if a project doesn't reach its goal before the campaign ends, no money changes hands. All payments go through Amazon and you don’t actually get charged until the campaign reaches its funding deadline (January 31 in our case). We are feeling pretty good about reaching our goal, but we do need the support of our Kickstarter community to make this happen.

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    BE A ZUUMSTAR- We didn’t just want to offer a virtual high five for your support. We want to immortalize our supporters with something of real lasting value. Your name will be listed on our Zuumer Star forever. (What could be better than that?) When our Kickstarter campaign has completed we will send you the celestial coordinates.

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    KICKSTARTER SIGNATURE EDITION- When being a ZuumStar is not enough to immortalize your awesomeness, send us your signature and we’ll reproduce it on our Special Edition Kickstarter signature model. We will also receive a Signature model poster for your wall. We want to immortalize you as a supporter with another fantastic reward. --and get your name on the ZuumStar list.

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    ADVERTISER PACKAGE- Support Zuumcraft at this level and we'll send you a Zuumified T-shirt and window logo decal so you can show off your Kickstarter savvy to all your friends--also includes your name on the ZuumStar.

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    ZuumHoodie, thats right a Zuumified heavy-weight Hoodie and window logo decal. With this and the above pledge you could be layered like the Mayor of Zuumerville. And of course, you'll get your name on the ZuumStar,

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    An autographed ZUUMTASTIC BRAIN PROTECTOR- We want you to protect your beautiful bean, so we are offering a cool Zuumer Nutcase helmet, because only a nutcase rides without a helmet. Also find your name on the ZuumStar.

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    DIY PACKAGE- Want to motorize something? We want to encourage our Kickstarter community to go electric. Electrify whatever you want. Want to make a custom electric bike? Cool. Want to add it to a Big-Wheel? Awesome. This reward includes the complete Zuumer electric drive system (1000watt hub motor with wheel and tire, throttle, key fob, 20 miles worth of battery controller, wiring harness). Also you will find your name on the ZuumStar.

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    GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT- You will receive one of the first 23 production Zuumers that rolls off our assembly line. We will include an engraved plaque with your ranking number. We will ship your Zuumer for Free in North America. That is almost $1000 off for our Kickstarter friends. Be the first of your friends to show off your new production Zuumer! Also includes rewards 1&5. FOB point of San Diego for International Shipments.

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    GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE WARM- Sorry you missed the first round, but you can still get in on the first 100 production Zuumers, and still save $400 off our retail price. Free shipping for North America. Also includes rewards 1&5. FOB point of San Diego for International Shipments.

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    ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE PACKAGE- For the obvious and inevitable. Get a ruggedized Interceptor Zummer custom-painted (your choice of olive drab or blacked out) with a compatible portable solar charging station to help you get outta dodge when the time comes. Because everyone knows zombies can't shuffle at 20mph and always hang around gas stations. Includes zombie blinding strobe lighting and a custom ZuumerZombie killer - an old hickory Louisville Slugger. Also includes rewards1-5. Free shipping in the continental U.S. Sorry, but only 5 of you can be saved. FOB point of San Diego for International Shipments.

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    YOU CAN GET ONE BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE. Your custom built Zuumer. Take a Zuumer and we will customize it in your choice of color or plating. (Exotic metals may require negotiation ;) We are wiling to match your Bugatti if you want. There is a lot of flexibility with what we can do. Work with our design team to trim your unit the way you want it. We will also include rewards 1-5. FOB point of San Diego for International Shipments.

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    ZUUMQUEST part DEUX- Get a brand new Zuumer to break in over our three day, 200 mile jaunt from Denver to Aspen Colorado. The backer is responsible for transportation to & from Denver, but while your on the Quest we’ve got you covered. We'll cover your food and lodging. Meet the crew and your new Zuumer for a Zuumtastic experience carving your way through the Rockies in the summer air. After the fun we'll cover all the costs to ship your Zuumer home. We will also include rewards 1-5. We need a minimum of 3 people to pledge for us to complete this offer.

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