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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:49 pm

ISTR the 500e was also limited to CA/OR initially. But obviously, if they can sell them elsewhere they will if/when production allows, eventually.
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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:18 pm

GCC:
Gogoro introduces VIVA ultralight electric smartscooter; battery swapping
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/0 ... ogoro.html
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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:23 pm

My idea of "ultralight" is quite a bit smaller and lighter than that. It's a small Vespa class scooter, like the departed Oxygen Lepton.
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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:31 pm

ABG:
Rules, etiquette and safety for e-scooters
What to know before you ride
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/11/02/ele ... tte-rules/


Most of this stuff is "common" sense, which is apparently uncommon among many scooter users, but the issues around "chargers" was new to me, although easy to believe once I read it. The article describes a fairly simple remedy, although that by itself isn't going to work in gang territory.
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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:45 pm

I personally have no interest in standup scooters.
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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:06 pm

Me either, but I do think they are an excellent first/last mile option combined with mass transit.
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