The advantages of an electric scooter over a gas scooter: No license, no registration, and no insurance is required for electric scooters with less than 750 watts, and larger ones are classified as mopeds in most states . No gas bills ever. Accellerated payback time given the excellent price and gas savings. Environmentally friendly. An ideal short-distance commuting vehicle.
Disadvantages: Limited range (less than 50 miles, most less than 25), limited speed (20-50 MPH depending on model), recharge time: (4-6 hours)
Advantages: Electric Motorscooters are street legal, can transport rider with cargo significant distances over public roadways at roadway speeds.
Unlike mobility scooters, electric motorscooters require some balance and strength. They cannot be used indoors.
In California, one must be at least 16, and wear a bicycle helmet, but motorized bicycles in this class are exempt from vehicular regulation. Not all law enforcement personnel may be aware of the bicycle status of the electric moped, so it might be wise to be prepared to provide documentation in the form of Federal Regulation HR727.
Federal Regulation HR727, which overrides all stae laws states that an electrically driven bicycle is considered a "bicycle" and the laws of bicycles apply if:
- The electrically driven bicycle has less than 750 watt motor
- It as functional pedals
- The maximum speed is less than 20mph
From the California Department of Motor Vehicles website Motorized Bicycle Electric Motor: Safety and Equipment Requirements:
...A person operating a motorized bicycle is not subject to the provisions of this code relating to financial responsibility, driver's licenses, registration, and license plate requirements, and a motorized bicycle is not a motor vehicle... (See complete entry)
Usually ships within 2 to 3 days. Street legal. Free trunk. Up to 35 mph.
TaoTao ATE-501 Automatic 500 Watt Street Legal Electric Scooter w/ Trunk! This scooter has all the basic features that you need to ride on the streets: - Blinkers - Headlights high/low beams - Mirrors Limited Warranty: 6 months warranty for internal engine parts of on-the-road vehicles, 3 months warranty for internal engine parts of the off-road vehicles, and 30 days limited manufacturer's warranty for all other parts.
Bike includes lithium-ion battery so it can go up to 20 miles per hour with a 40-mile range per charge. 4 hours to charge on a standard 110V electrical outlet ? simply remove the battery to charge. Ergonomically friendly and muti-functioning dashboard and handlebars. The first affordable, super stylish electric bike, safer than a Vespa and requires no traditional license or registration
The GIO Italia (MK) 500w Electric Scooter is all about style, comfort, performance, smooth acceleration and quality. You won't have to roll up one pant leg on your commute to work with the GIO Italia. Cruise up to 32 km per hour and with a 55 km range* this easy cruiser will get you to work on time and your parties fashionably late! Powered by a 500W peak, 350W continuous brushless electric motor, this scooter has beautiful styling to go along with easy, smooth handling and ample power. Forget about paying for gas, insurance, parking, and no driver's license required, just charge it and go.
The GIO Italia features heavy-duty front drum brakes and a rear EABS (Electronic Absorption Braking System) which recharges the battery when braking, extending range. The handlebars feature all the controls you expect out of a scooter, including front and rear brake levers, throttle, turn signals, horn, cruise control, high/low beam headlights. A digital LCD heads-up display tells you all the vitals you need to know cruising around, including speed, battery level, motor output, odometer and more.
New and improved pedaling mechanism - Pedal cranks are narrower than those of older models and cannot be lost while riding. Cruise Control - Hold throttle to the maximum for about 10 seconds for cruise control to engage. Digital LCD gauges - Shows speed, range, amp meter, current trip. Back trunk - Adds more storage space. Trunk comes standard. (Not pictured but INCLUDED)).
The ideal solution for commuters needing a quick way to travel but who do not want the expense of operating a vehicle or motorcycle. Equipped with four 12-AMP batteries and a brushless rear 550 watt hub motor, the Electric Bicycle Scooter Moped can travel for up to 25 miles per charge and goes 20 miles an hour, making it great for gas-free commuting. Pedals come included but do not need to be installed, and because the Scooter Moped is classified as a power-assisted bicycle, you do not need a driver's license to ride the bike on the street. The electric bicycle does not have to be registered with the DMV, and if you follow the bicycle laws, you should be able to ride this bike any place bicycles are allowed to operate (Per Federal Electric Bicycle Law H.R. 727).
The large 500-watt brushless rear hub motor is installed in the center of the rear wheel and is powered by four large high-power batteries. The batteries will last for three years or more and can be re-charged more than 500 times. The electric bicycle will travel for 20 to 25 miles on a single charge and travels at up to 20 miles per hour. For additional convenience, the Scooter Moped is partially foldable for storage and transport and the front wheel can be removed.
The Electric Moped is street ready with a solid, front and rear braking system, a Dual Sport headlight system, taillight, brake light, blinkers, and electric horn for maximum safety and visibility. The bike is also equipped with a speedometer and battery indicator. Front and rear shock absorbing as well as a spring-loaded seat make for a comfortable ride even on uneven surfaces, and the bike can be ridden by up to two people. Sixteen by 2.5 inch tires on durable aluminum wheels provide stability and traction for road riding. The bike motor starts a key and a variable speed control twist throttle. The bike is also equipped with a kickstand, tool kit, cargo rack, and multiple storage areas: a large area below the seat, a large trunk, and a small area near the key.
Equipped with four 12 volt, 20 AMP batteries with a life of three or more years, the Electric Bicycle Scooter Moped features a powerful battery set up. The bike runs for 20 to 25 miles per charge and can still be pedal operated when out of battery power. A Smart Charger is included with the bike.
The 500 watt Electric scooter qualifies as a bicycle because pedals may be used. They need not be installed however. With a top speed of 20 mph, no license nor insurance is required even in California.
Comes in Red, Black, Purple and Blue.
X-Treme Scooters XB-502 Electric Bicycle qualifies as a bicycle because pedals may be used. They need not be installed however. With a top speed of 20 mph, no license nor insurance is required even in California.
Comes in Black and Pink.
The XM-3500li Electric Motorscooter (or motorcycle as they describe it) is the electric scooter that is made the way all electric scooters ought to be made. Using the REGEN energy regeneration system, the braking process recharges the battery. Recycling the power that is normally thrown away as heat during braking is the ideal way to produce a really efficient vehicle (See Fuel Efficient Driving).
The XM 3500 can go up to 80 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of nearly 60 MPH, making it the equal of many gas motorscooters in range and power. Its maximum load capacity of 400 lbs., exceeds that of all but the largest touring scooters.
Fully assembled. Shipping costs: Just $199.95 door to door anywhere in the continental United States!. Comes in Black and Blue.
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