Electric Scooter

  • All-electric Vespa Elettrica scooter

    The Vespa scooter is undeniably an icon on European streets. For 70 years, Vespas have buzzed about roadways, but the buzz will soon give way to an all-but-silent hum in the company's latest scooter. Earlier this month at the Milan Motorcycle Show, Vespa announced its first all-electric scooter, dubbed the Elettrica. DON'T MISS: Volkswagen E-Scooter: Electric Bike To Rival Smart And MINI The Elettrica trades a petrol and tank small combustion engine for a lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor rated at 2 kilowatts of continuous power and peak power of 4 kilowatts. The electric Vespa...

  • Gogoro electric scooter
    Taiwanese Gogoro Brings Back Battery Swapping, For Scooters, Not Cars

    Taiwanese startup Gogoro applies battery swapping to electric scooters.

  • Trikelet folding electric scooter
    Would You Ride This Tiny Folding Electric Scooter To Work?

    The sexiest electric vehicle in the world right now is arguably the Tesla Model S luxury sedan, but now there seems to be a race on to design the smallest electric vehicle in the world. First came the Commute-Case from Green Energy Motors, and now we have the less expensive (and rather less...

  • Green Energy Motors Commute-Case electric scooter
    Electric Scooter In A Briefcase: Would You Pay $6,000 For It?

    You only need witness the success of the Transformers movie franchise to know that people like the idea of things changing into other things. Let's assume that a Camaro that turns into an Autobot isn't suitable for your commute however. How about a briefcase that turns into an electric scooter?...

  • Zeit Eco electric scooter (Images: Zeit)
    ZeitEco Electric Scooter Is A Swiss Army Knife On Two Wheels

    If there's one form of personal transport better for tackling a crowded city than the electric car, it's an electric bike. Whether pedal bike, scooter or motorcycle, nothing scythes through traffic quite like it. But just as electric automakers are beginning to explore what's possible when not held...

  • KTM E-Speed electric scooter concept
    KTM E-Speed: Electric Scooters Just Got Cool

    Austrian motorcycle and automobile maker KTM is known worldwide for its slightly crazy but hugely fun vehicles. With arms competing in top-level motorcycle racing, off-road enduro style events and the dramatic X-BOW sports car on its books, we'd have to wonder what they'd achieve with an electric...

  • Xkuty One electric scooter [Image: Xkuty]

    If you've ever visited a European city, you'll be familiar with the speedy footwork required to dodge the army of angry-sounding two-stroke scooters every time you cross the street. Replacing all those with silent-running electric scooters is terrifying in many ways, though the cut in noise and tailpipe pollution would be welcome. The Xkuty One is just such a vehicle. Made in Spain, this electric scooter promises convenience and low running costs, and apes the minimalist shape of many of the old pedal-assisted mopeds you see (and hear) careering around Europe's congested cities. A green and...

  • Hopper electric scooter taxi service in Amsterdam (Image: Hopper Youtube screen capture)
    Incapable In Amsterdam? Call An Emission-Free Electric Scooter Taxi

    Amsterdam in the Netherlands is known for many things--canals, beautiful architecture, and a relaxed attitude to drugs and carnal pleasures. It's also, as it happens, an excellent city to explore on two wheels. Not only are there few hills to contend with, but Amsterdam is very much geared towards...

  • 2010 Smart Escooter Concept
    Smart Pairs With Vectrix For 2014 Electric Scooter

    A few months back, after riding the Smart eBike, we concluded that it might actually be the best vehicle the company makes. That makes the upcoming Smart electric scooter something worth waiting for--and to build it, the company is getting assistance from electric motorcycle experts Vectrix...

  • 2012 BMW C evolution electric scooter prototype
    Latest e-Scooter Prototype Shown By BMW i Electric-Car Brand

    BMW has big plans for its i brand of plug-in electric cars, giving the lineup its own visual design language and its first foray into online sales. But beyond the i3 subcompact electric city car and the i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe, there will be other BMW i models--some of which, apparently...

  • Domino's Human Electric Scooter Pizza Alert System
    Domino’s Electric Delivery Scooter: Best New Alert Sound

    Today is Friday, which means we, like many other editorial teams around the world, are on the lookout for a fun, lighthearted story to end the week. This week, our chosen light-hearted story comes courtesy of the humble pizza delivery scooter. Hated in cities worldwide for their annoying, buzzing...

  • Vectrix VX-1 Maxi Scooter (NiMH)
    2011 Vectrix VX-1 Maxi Scooter: First Ride Report

    Over the past month we’ve covered reviews of every major electric motorcycle available on the market today, including reviews of the 2011 Brammo Enertia, 2011 Zero S and 2011 Zero DS. Now it’s the turn of the Vectriz VX-1. Technically a scooter rather than a motorcycle, it is aimed at...

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