My friend-in-scooters and fellow Gas2.org writer Jo Borras sent me this nostalgia-pumping link to a Lambretta scooter ad straight from 1962, and I couldn’t stop grinning. The iconic Lambretta, ladies and gentlemen, was created amidst song in a lab clearly made from cardboard and glitter. It’s true; just watch the video.
That right there is the 50 cc Honda Metropolitan that’s been carrying me across Chicago these past few months. With only 50 cc pushing the little scooter along, I can’t say it’s fast – but in rush hour traffic, with big-engine pickups and ultra-fast turbocharged Porsches dicing for position among stop-and-go city trucks? It’s plenty […]
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises is dipping its toe in the EV pool down under, ordering seven Vmoto electric scooters for its home delivery fleet.
Make no mistake, electric scooters are coming. It may not be this year or the next, but the combination of gas-free living, urban agility, and the instant-on acceleration that is unique to EVs will continue to win over young urbanites … if only someone would come out with an electric scooter that was, you know, […]
Czech electric scooter company AKUMOTO, in conjunction with Czechoslovakian energy conglomerate ČEZ, claims to have set a world record during European Mobility Week (September 19-22). The very-nearly stock e-scooter was ridden for 706.1 miles in 24 hours, the equivalent of a quick jaunt from Prague to Paris. Think of the reception one would get in the City […]
Japan is extraordinarily determined to ensure acceptance of electric vehicles. Its most recent push came in the form of a team-up between Terra Motors and the JACLA (JApan Car Life Assist) aimed at driver’s ed students nationwide. 300 driving schools throughout the country received large plasma displays solely for the purpose of running ads for electric scooters.
BMW wants you to know that on its way toward electric mobility, it has gone down the path of the single-track vehicle. To this end, the Concept e electric scooter – lacking, as it does, the platform footrest that makes the scooter so attractive – debuted at the IAA.