Electric motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles all suffer from one common problem. Batteries are inherently heavy. Carrying that weight high up it the chassis diminishes the handling of any vehicle, but it is particularly worrisome in one with only two wheels. At the Concorso d’Eleganza at the Villa d’Este in Italy last week, BMW introduced a new zero […]
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Vespa Launches Electric Scooter at EICMA 2016, a first in the brand’s 70 year history. This move makes perfect sense for the upscale scooter maker.
This 60 MPH electric scooter may be a Monaco exclusive, but that shouldn’t stop you from desperately wanting to own one State-side!
I have just returned from Italy, where getting around on scooters is practically a national religion. They range from tiny (and tinny) 50 cc models suitable only for use in crowded urban environments on up to 650 cc offerings that can take on major highways. In general, scooters offer a lower riding position than traditional […]
The number of vehicles in the world is expected to double in the next 20 years or so. A lot of that growth will come in countries with huge populations where access to private automobile ownership is a relatively new phenomenon — places like India, China, and others that are struggling to catch up economically […]
The Daymak Beast D is a dual motor, 2 wheel drive electric Ruckus that can climb a 36% grade, has a top speed of 31 mph and 18 mile range.
You meet the nicest people on a Honda- and, if this new concept is any indication, you’ll soon get to meet the nicest people on an all-electric Honda Cub!
Until recently, the auto industry hasn’t taken electric vehicles too seriously, and who can blame them? The technology simply had matured enough to allow for the kinds of vehicles consumers were used to, which meant some pretty major compromises had to be made. The Sinclair C5 electric scooter, released in 1985, was a compromised vehicle […]
It’s the work of a madman. An electric scooter that can’t be plugged in? What’s the point! It turns out the Gogoro is a lot more than just a scooter.
When Yamaha said it would build a full line of EVs last year, there were some doubters. Here, though, is the first of those bikes: the 2015 Yamaha eVino!
Instead of bringing an all-electric Cooper to the LA Auto Show, MINI instead revealed the Citysurfer electric scooter concept.
Japan’s Terra Motors is about to begin selling a small electric scooter with good range and, more importantly, excellent carrying capacity.
The BMW C electric maxi-scooter has been generating a lot of buzz, but now it faces the ultimate test: will it sell? It’s finally in production, we’ll see!
Custom chopper builders go to great lengths to do something different, and the Works Electric “Baker” provides plenty of easy riding with zero emissions.
A Japanese startup called Terra Motors hopes to bring an innovative electric scooter to market, using smartphones to serve as the vehicle’s dashboard and infotainment center.
While electric motorcycles are upsetting the performance paradigm gas-powered bikes have monopolized for decades, electric scooters are quietly taking to the streets in greater numbers. The latest electric alternative to gas-powered transportation is the Scrooser, which can take you 22 miles with a single push of your foot thanks to a hub motor and lithium-ion […]
We’re just about halfway through the winter here in the U.S., and while some areas have been hammered by snow, so far New England has had a pretty dry winter. But in places where there is always snow on the ground, a snowmobile can be more practical (though just as expensive) as having a car to drive around. That is where the Govecs electric snow scooter comes in.
Europe has always been sensitive to gas and diesel prices, and many Europeans have managed to go carless for a long time. Scooters are a popular replacement for cars in many European cities, and a Spanish company hopes to deliver a practical and affordable all-electric replacement for scooter-seeking consumers.
French student Vianney Bureau has just completed a road trip around France. This is not unusual. He has completed the road trip on a scooter, which is also not unusual. The detail that makes this trip stand out is that Bureau undertook his 2600 mile trip on an electric scooter. The driving force behind Bureau’s […]
Electric race cars are making progress steady progress towards the eventual formation of an all-electric racing series. But let’s be brutally honest here; all-electric racing on two wheels or four is still years, if not decades away from entering the mainstream the way NASCAR or Formula One has. For now though, electric vehicles can help […]