This is the "Utterly electric" Ego Electric Street Scoota. It's now arrived at Firebox for £999.95. Until Thursday, this price includes DVLA registration worth £55. It charges up in 8 hours (at the approximate cost of eight British pence) using the same type of cable that plugs into the back of your computer!! This charge will get you 40 miles of riding time. It doesn't pay road tax, and being a moped it doesn't pay the congestion charge in London either.
It might look like a hip, twist-and-go commuter scooter - and it is - but this fully road legal steed is also 100% electric. Do not adjust your eyes, we said it's 100% electric. No fumes, no noise, no emissions and no visits to the gas station. You don't even have to fork out on road tax and parking is free in a lot of cities. Incredible, especially seeing as the Street Scoota costs under a grand *cue sound of eyeballs plopping out and jaws plummeting to the ground*.
With a top speed of 30mph, the Street Scoota is nigh on as nippy as a 50cc petrol-driven splutterer. In fact, despite a lack of castrated wasp-style engine noise, it feels virtually the same to ride. This is thanks to a powerful 1400 watt motor that delivers ample torque to zip past stroppy cab drivers, pull away from bozo bus drivers and whirr around weeping motorists. Traffic? What traffic?
Charging the Street Scoota couldn't be easier. Just plug it into the nearest mains socket. Yes, really. It's that simple. An eight hour charge gives around 40 miles of eco-friendly scootering, but a three hour quick charge is more than enough to get you from A to B, or even C to Z, in any UK city.