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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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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:59 pm

ABG:
Bird offers scooter credits when you take 'helmet selfies'
It's hoping to improve scooter safety by offering rewards
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/11/19/bir ... e-credits/


Finally, a scooter company tries something that might actually work.
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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:10 pm

GRA wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:59 pm
ABG:
Bird offers scooter credits when you take 'helmet selfies'
It's hoping to improve scooter safety by offering rewards
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/11/19/bir ... e-credits/


Finally, a scooter company tries something that might actually work.

Because it isn't as if they can take a selfie and then remove the helmet to ride...
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Re: The Electric Motorcycle & Motorscooter Topic

Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:03 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:10 pm
GRA wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:59 pm
ABG:
Bird offers scooter credits when you take 'helmet selfies'
It's hoping to improve scooter safety by offering rewards
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/11/19/bir ... e-credits/


Finally, a scooter company tries something that might actually work.

Because it isn't as if they can take a selfie and then remove the helmet to ride...

The selfie has to be taken at the end of the trip, so you have to carry the helmet along with you in any case, and I imagine they figure most people who do so will decide they might as well carry it on their head as anywhere else. Not a perfect solution, but better than anyone else has come up with so far. I'm personally in favor of insurance policies that exempt treatment of all head injuries from coverage (or at least seriously raise premiums and deductibles) if you're not wearing a helmet. That way, the person who chooses to take the extra risk can still do so, but assumes financial responsibility for same.
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