Electric Scooters Offer Gas-Free Option

Profile of Vancouver, BC's E-Cycle shop.

Published: 24-Aug-2008

High gas prices are forcing many of us to look for alternatives to the regular daily commute grind, whether it is car pooling or taking transit or opting to purchase a more energy efficient vehicle.

This week, I dropped by E-Cycle in Vancouver to talk to owners Lance Hui and Gordon World about how high gas prices have affected their electric bicycle and scooter business.

"The global trend these days is towards urban density," said Lance Hui. "As a result, our average daily commute is shrinking which makes our product more applicable now than ever before to many average commuters. Our business has grown by 30 to 40 per cent in the last year alone just due to the price of gas. People are being forced to adjust their way of thinking."


EKO EV60 electric motor scooter from India

EV 60 would be priced between $1500 and and $1,800US and has a top speed of 35 mph.

Penn State Police department purchases electric Vectrix Maxi-Scooter for campus patrol

The electric motorcycles last for eight to 10 hours and benefit Police most when patrolling lots, especially during football game days.

Scottish police officers to use Vectrix electric motor scooter.

The Vectrix will be used for patrolling the Scottish Parliamentary areas and for transporting officers up to Police Headquarters in Central Edinburgh.


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