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It may be a match in heaven: electric scooters. not to like?

Battery limitations light weight. Scooters are

It takes a lot of battery power to a vehicle to high speeds. at least the smaller ones, are not to hit high speeds.

Scooterists want their machines to be to operate; just get on, twist the and go. Most electric motorcycles of all have no clutch or gears; get on, twist the throttle, and go.

The math of equation is not lost on manufacturers. are a few of the available offerings out there now or in the


This one is still in the stage, but with three developed models being it seems a solid bet that coming soon. Mini, the manufacturer that is part of the BMW unveiled the Mini Scooter E at the Motor Show in October.

No price was announced, although it was to be something over $6,000, is a heft price for a scooter. details are also currently although charging would be by a standard plug that into the body. It is also to use the rider’s smartphone as a key.

Honda announced back in that it will start its EV-neo electric scooter in this month, with for sales not released. This is way, having leased a number of electric motorcycles for a few in the 1990s.

According to reports, the EV-neo require 4 hours for a full but an 80 percent charge can be handled in 20 using special rapid equipment. Honda says provides performance equivalent to of mass-market under-50cc gasoline motorcycles.


Piaggio is for doing things differently so why now. What they are is not a fully electric version of three-wheeled MP3, but a hybrid. to the company, The Piaggio MP3 Hybrid a ‘parallel’ hybrid drive in a combustion engine and an electric are mechanically and electronically linked and supply power to the wheel in synergy.

One benefit of the hybrid, of course, is it overcomes the issue of limited based simply on battery The electric-only range is given as 40 which for the use many scooters are would be sufficient most of the The price is between $8,000 and

That’s plenty for a scooter, but two systems cost more one.


Another one on the drawing board is Suzuki’s electric scooter. Suzuki is the scoot in conjunction with which has extensive experience technologies for motor control and batteries. The scoot recharges a household outlet and has a range of 18 miles.


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This one is an odd one. USYI, or US International, is in the business of building At the same time, they a subsidiary, Motofino USA, builds scooters, motorcycles, and

When you pull your up to the dock, how do you get around on land. How an electric scooter?

The scooter in case is called the Capri. a top speed of 25 mph, a range of 32 and weighing 187 pounds, what choice could you have for yacht? Heck, you could use one if you don’t own a yacht, I’m the sellers won’t object.

The is $1,399.


Vectrix has selling its VX-1 for several now. This larger has a top speed of 68 mph and will take you miles on a charge, depending on how you It definitely won’t take you 55 at 68 mph.

Although the company had unveiled a electric superbike awhile a bankruptcy seems to have put plans on hold, but the company is back and continues to produce The price is hefty, just the scoot, at $11,000, but Vectrix has releasing a couple smaller priced around $5,000.

One fact that emphasizes the perceived for electric scooters is the of major manufacturers dipping toes into the niche. is another. For the tuning fork the model is its EC-03. A very and therefore light-weight, machine, it is targeted for the Asian market.

The EC-03 was to go on sale in September a price tag of $2,800. The range is as 26 miles.

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