Stealth Scooter

EVT R20 has retro-styling and power of a 2,500 watt electric motor.

Published: 19-Jan-2008

The first thing you notice when you get on an electric bike is how quiet it is, even when you rev the 2,500-watt engine.

Though they're battery powered, the bikes have a surprisingly quick pick-up; one minute you're going at a snail's pace, the next minute the wind's rushing through your hair.

And the wind's about the only thing you'll hear on one of these bikes. Even at full acceleration, it's so quiet it's like coasting down a steep hill on a conventional scooter without the ignition on.

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