Electric scooters

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Electric scooters

Post: #166527 dave45
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:05 pm

Does anyone have any experience of electric scooters/motorbikes that they could share? (NOT disability varieties!)

For around-town type journeys...

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Re: Electric scooters

Post: #166615 mrsflibble
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:10 am

when i worked I had a Sweam. not very fast (top speed potential of 6mph) but it really made my commute easier. it didnt like hills. and the motor wore out within a year (think i was a bit heavy for it lol!)

I still have it, but not sure if it still works!
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Re: Electric scooters

Post: #166644 Clarry
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:40 am

I have an electric bike which I use (with a trailer) to take my 4 yr old to school when I can.
The battery takes about 4/5 hrs to fully charge and it goes on average for about 15 miles.

I've not experienced a scooter but I love the bike!

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Re: Electric scooters

Post: #166715 dave45
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:54 pm

I was wondering about smth like this:

http://www.elecscoot.co.uk/acatalog/

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Re: Electric scooters

Post: #166725 snapdragon
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:47 pm

yamaha used to make one which was equivalent to a 50cc moped (up to 40mph), so would be good around town. But sorry I don't know anyone who owns one.
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