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Video: Do You Lambret-twist?

My friend-in-scooters and fellow 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.

October 25th

When Does 90 MPG Seem Low?

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 […]

October 23rd

eSchwalbe Scooter Promises Fume-free Fun and Fashion (video)

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, […]

October 8th

Electric Scooter Wins at Endurance

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 […]

September 27th

A Swarm of Electric Scooters Invades Japan’s Airwaves

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.

September 20th