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Zero Emission Motors New Volt Scooter

Posted in Alt Fuels, Emissions, Plug-In Vehicles, Scooters by Vito Rispo | October 27th, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

So you’re a city dweller, you don’t need a car, but you’re just far enough from work to make it a pain in the ass to walk or ride a bike. You need a scooter.

Zero Emission Motors just came out with a nice all-electric scooter that fits that niche perfectly. It’s not one of the low-end electric scooters, and it’s not a high level electric like a Vectrix or an Electrocat. It’s right in the middle, capable of normal city speeds and with a range far enough to get you to work and back. It’s called the Volt

The Volt has a 1500 watt that can get up to 30 mph for up to 30 miles per charge. A lot of the lower-end electric scooters don’t have much in the way of extras, and by extras I mean headlights and speedometers. But the Volt has everything a regular full-sized scooter would have, for a pretty sensible price: $1,495.

It takes 8 hours to fully charge and that full charge will cost you about 10 cents. That’s where the electric part comes in. It’s slower, more expensive, and heavier than a similar gas-powered scooter, but that cheap recharge adds up.

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