Archive for January, 2009
Here is a slick electric scooter that is on the world market, that has a very impressive Web site as well as an impressive electric scooter. These scooters are a great way to get around, whether you are on a commute, or on the road just for fun. They carry a 25 mile range and are light and easy to park.
Actually, this would be a great electric bike or electric scooter to have on a college campus. It could easily get you from one side of te University to the other. But you’ll probably have to chain it down real good because it would be a very sought after vehicle.
Apparently, the e-bike is Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant, but because it looks like a pretty light vehicle, you can probably ride it on a sidewalk , provided you watch where you are going. Also, this electric bike / electric scooter has a storage compartment on it so you can easily store groceries, books or a brief case in it.
eGo offers three versions of this electric scooter; the LX, the Classic and the SE. Each one of these electric bikes offer a different scooter for a different set of circumstances. The SE is their top of the line offering the maximum in features and comfort. the other two are their standard models to daily commuting and erreand running.
All three of the electric scooters are in the $1500 to $2500 modest price range for a high quality scooter of this nature. To read more about the eGo go to this link:
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RE: Veloteq Electric Bikes – a Great E-bike Business!
When it comes to high quality electric bikes that deliver not only on performance, but also on user capabilities, the folks at Veloteq certainly have the abuility to deliver. Too many people in the electric bike industry fail to keep in mind that they must have a reason to exist. It is not enough in this economic downturn just to have a great product but you must display a good solid reason why your incredible product is what people want and desire. Judging by the Veloteq Web site, I would say that they have given us a solid set of reasons to buy their electric bikes and scooters.
As I read the opening salvo from their home page, I saw reason after reason as to why it is not only economically viable to purchase their ebikes but also how it is safe on the environment as well as a great product.
To checkout the Veloteq site, go here: Electric Bikes by Veloteq
When it comes to class and beauty on an electric scooter, you really can’t beat this next one in CNN’s line up of electric scooters. This is the EVT R-20 electric scooter. This is a powerful 2500 Watt e-scooter that can easily deliver on performance.
One of the nice things about this electric powered scooter is the fact that it can easily carry two people with a range of about 45 miles on a single charge, while utilizing a brushless 60 volt hub motor. Another great thing about this electric scooter is that it is what vthey call DOT (Department of Transportation) compliant, which means it is legal anywhere in the U.S.
Add all of that together and you have a retro looking vehicle that can take you on smooth rides.
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This electric scooter was also on CNN’s list of the top 8 electric scooters. This is the Piaggio Vespa Hybrid and it’s ride is as good as it looks. Of course the major difference between the Vespa and all of the other electrc powered scooters is that it is not strictly an electric scooter by a hybrid that uses gas as well as electricity to power this scooter. Of course, this has its advantages, such as longer driving distances and faster fueling up time.
Due to the fact that this is a hybrid that utilizes electricity as well as gas the Vespa can get about 60 miles on a liter of gas while being able to climb to a speed of 20 miles per hour on the electric mode.
It has been rumored that Piaggio has other electric scooters and hybrids in the making and we can only guess what incredible e-scooters and hybrids will come out of that.
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This is an electric scooter that should appeal to ladies, because of the stylish way it looks. CNN’s top 8 list of electric scooters couldn’t resist this beauty because not only does it look great but it gives an excellent performance. The Zapino from the remarkable electric scooter company Zapino, has much to offer on the road. It carries a powerful 3000 watt brushless electric motor, which allows it to have excellent speed as well as accelertion. Not only that, but it has the capability of being able to travel up to30 miles but you can have the option of getting a bigger battery that will extend this baby up to 65 miles on a single charge utilizing its 60 volt lithium -ion battery. (Normally it is 30 miles.)
The Zapino electric powered scooter also has a nice storage compartment over the rear hub motor which is a nice touch as well.
While writing this Blog series on CNN’s pick of the top 8 Electric Scooters, it was glaringly obvious that there was a common thread among those that were identified by the news agency. That common thread was high quality. Looking at the 4 models profiled by CNN, the design, type and function of the e-scooters was vastly different, however, there was to be o doubt that quality was the call of the day. This next electric powered scooter is no different – The HCF Pacelite Electric Scooter.
This escooter is HCF’s top of the line in a series that spans the 700 series that the company touts. It is a small economic model suitable for people that weigh up to only 220 lbs. It carries an aluminum alloy body which makes it light, however, don’t underestimate its power. The HCF Pacelite can run about 13 miles on a charge while zoming along at a brisk 15 miles per hour.
Tests on this great electric scooter have shown that it easily take hills and recharge its two 24 volt batteries pretty quickly. You can heck out more on the HCF Pacelite 737 at this reputable dealer:
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Continuing on our series of CNN’s pick of the top 8 electric scooters, we are now going to take a look at
another ambitious company’s e-scooter that was on the list, the Brammo Enertia. This electric scooter greatly resembles a motorcycle, not a lot of flashy style like the Vectrix electric scooter that we reviewed yesterday. The designers of the Enertia wanted this bike to be thinner than most electric powered scooters so that the driver would feel like they had better control of the e-scooter and the instrument panel is clustered in the cen6ter of the handlebars so that they could be easily seen. Brammo has done everything imaginable to reduce the weight of the electric scooter while maintaining a good design of the overall product.
The recharge on this electric power scooter’s 7.8 volt batteries takes about 3 hours to rrecharge and it can deliver a top speed of 50 mph by way of the single speed direct chain drive. This makes the electric scooter much more energy efficient that a regular motorcycle.
This is a great electric scooter for anyone that wants performance more than flash.
To read more about the Brammo Enertia, go to their site here: THE ENERTIA
We have done quite a few blog posts about this electric scooter before, however CNN has rated this as one of the 8 best electric scooters, so we are following up. Actually, we reported on the Vectrix in 2007, now we are looking at the more advanced model the 2009 Vectrix VX-1.
Once again, the folks at Vectrix Electronics are touting this electric powered scooter as one of the most advanced models on the market today, and they would be right about that. This model has even better advancements than the 2007 model, such as the throttle. The newer advantages of the 2009 VX-1 are readily noticeable. For instance, the throttle is newer allowing you to speed up as well as slow down with just a twist of your wrist. The maximum speed of this incredible electric scooter is 62 while it carries the ability to achieve this speed in a mere 6.8 seconds.
Vectrix electronics has also added aesthetics to the e-scooter by putting a nice weather resistant flaring on the front as well as new colors and graphics. (Their latest showroom model above is called “The Green” which lends itself to environmental causes.
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CNN recently did a report on what they thought were the best electric scooters on the market. They did not put any emphasis as to why they chose these eight e-scooters or what order from top to bottom these electric powered scooters would be placed. I think the reason why these bikes were in no particular order is because they are so different in size, power, shape and usage, that there was really no reason to try to say which one was better than the other.
The electric scooter in the image is the Go-Ped ESR-750. This is a great electric scooter for a teen ager or adult that wants to grab some speed and hit the street. This is a very sophisticated electric scooter with a highly advanced programmable electric controller. This electric scooter also comes with a mode switch which helps it push you twice as far twice as fast.
The battery pack on this electric scooter is no slouch either. It carries four 12 volt sealed lead acid batteries and the scooter itself has an on board smart-charger so that you can quickly plug into any 110v or 220v outlet
To check out more details on this incredible electric power scooter go to: THE GO-PED SITE
To see the actual CNN Report go here:CNN’s Top 8 Electric Bikes
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RE: What the Heck is an Electric Bike?
What the Heck is an Electric Bike?
Author: Levi Quinn
Most people seem to be a little confused as to what an electric bike is. I mean is it a scooter, or a bike? Can you still pedal on it? Will the motor take you a long way? Is it really worth looking at, or is it just one of these Chinese gimmicky products?
Actually an electric bike is a pretty cool product. It helps you get the exercise you need, and go further distances at the same time. Let’s go over the electric bike in itself. The electric bike comes in two different styles. The first looks like a traditional styled bike but the second looks like a motor scooter.
An electric bike can look like a motor scooter. There are no regulations against it, but you must specify that it is an electric bike and doesn’t have the power of a scooter. An electric bike has certain specifications and is not allowed to run at speeds higher than 15 mph. So the motor cannot be made to go faster than that.
An electric bike does not require that you have any special licensing requirements. But some countries do have certain requirements for electric bikes. For example, in the US a person under the age of 14 cannot ride an electric bike.
In most countries you don’t have to register an electric bike. This also means you don’t have to have insurance, or pay taxes on it. In most cases you aren’t even required to wear a helmet, although we do suggest that you do.
On the other hand a scooter can go up to 30 mph; and although you don’t have to have a special license, you do have to have one.
One of the greatest benefits I have found to the electric bike is that they run on both electric energy and can be manually powered too. That means you can use the electric motor, or the pedals, whichever you feel most comfortable with at the time.
So, if you want to exercise for a while you can use the pedals, and when you get tired you can switch to the electric motor and have the bike impulse itself. You can also use the function of pedal assistance. This allows you to use the pedals and the motor to help you out, which is a great feature for inclines. When you have pedal assist, you feel like you are getting the exercise you need but in an easier and faster way.
The point is that an electric bike can help you get the exercise you need, enjoy long bike rides. They save you money because you don’t have to continually go out in the car and spend on expensive gas. They are safe and make an afternoon out truly enjoyable.
Recently, electric bikes have gained a lot more popularity because the battery technology is even better, and they are much better for the environment. This is one gadget you want to try! The electric bike brings hours of fun, and exercise to people of all ages.
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