There is a new upgraded range of Ergorapidos launched in Europe. Performance have been improved further, and they all feature high performance Turbo Lithium batteries. However, it is likely it is suffering from the same battery problems as before – so it is doubtful if it can be recommended.
If you find these models, buy them rather than predecessors (starting with 30XX) – you will get a newer vacuum cleaner. Insurance.
ZB3211 [Chocolate Brown]
ZB3212 [Watermelon Red]
ZB3214G [Recycled Black]
ZB3220S [Ice White]
The latest model of Ergorapido has now been launched with a Green model.
It is the same performance and functionality as the normal Li-35, with 18V Li-Ion batteries (the failing ones) . However it has been made more sustainable and environmentally friendly;
- It uses recycled plastic where possible, so 65% of the plastics is reused
- The packaging is using recycled cardboard, and avoids printing any extra colours on it.
- The model is also using auto off charging, to save energy, as well as the latest technology for low stand by electricity usage.
In short, it is the same good Li-35 model, in a more sustainable execution – if you can call something with failing batteries sustainable
If you try to find it, search for ZB3214G, or AG3014G
Below you can see an interview with the General Manager of Electrolux i Mexico, Roberto Manjarrez, featuring an Ergorapido.
Link to Video (on Youtube).
You can find the Ergorapido here, e.g.
The US is the largest market for Ergorapido, since they were launched in 2004. No other country have more homes with Ergorapidos than the US. And it is appreciated by Good Houskeeping as you can see.
The model names are slightly different in US (and Canada), which can be slightly confusing, maybe. So I summarized it
Li – 35, 18 V Li-ion
EL2040A – Ergorapido Power Ion, Steel Blue <– Best
Li – 3o, 14.4 V Li-ion
EL2081A – Watermelon Red, Ergorapido Lithium Ion Brushroll Clean Xtra (Canada)
Li – 21, 10.8 V Li-ion
EL2050B – Ice White
EL2055B – Deep Blue
Previous Model – only sold at Walmart
EL1010A Ergorapido 10.8V Li-ion
Other Models can be found here.
The Ergorapido has filters to clean the air, and collect any dust, so it doesnt get blown out into the air again. Naturallly, these filters get get dirty when you used them. And after a while they will even start to fill with small particles – and this clogging will reduce the suction power.
There is a built in function, that lets you easily clean the filter, every time you empty the dust bin. The Snap Clean Filter. You can see it describer here, on an older model. The functionality is the same on all new models as well.
However, it does make sense to replace the filters every now and then to maintain the best performance of the Ergorapido. You can find on on e.g. Amazon. Just search for Electrolux EL 018, Ergorapido EF144, AEG AEF 144
There are three different type of model names used for the new Ergorapido launched i 2015. [See 2016 update here] They can be read as below:
[Note; read about the battery quality issues]
ZB3011/AG3011 – Chocolate Brown,
ZB3012 – Watermelon Red,
ZB3013/AG3012 – Tungsten Metallic,
ZB3020 – Ice White Metallic
AG35Power – Watermelon Red
ERG15 – Steel Blue for Brazil
EL 2040A – Steel Blue
Li-35 Japan/Korea, Powerful Li-model, with extra accessories
ZB3113AK – Tungsten Metallic (Korea)
ZB3114AK – Rose Gold Metallic (Korea)
Li-30, all Lithium models too:
ZB3101 – Deep Blue,
ZB3102 – Shell White
ZB3103/AG3105 – Ebony Black,
ZB3104 – Dark Bordeaux Metallic
ZB3105/AG3105 – Ice White,
ZB3106/AG3106 – Deep Blue Metallic
ZB3107 – Bordeaux (in Asia only)
EL2081A – US Model – Water Melon Red (Canada)
Li-21, In US this model is also sold, with Lithium batteries.
There is an old video of a previous version of the Ergorapido, featured in a modern art installation. You can watch it on Youtube