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Ego Electric Street Scoota - the electric moped that's petrol, tax and congestion charge free now available for £999.95 (including DVLA registration) @ Firebox! (8p per charge!)

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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 ap… Read More
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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.
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#1
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1. Accelerator 2. Instrument Panel 3. Storage Box 4. Chassis Number Cover 5. Mirror 6. Wind Breaker 7. Brake Fluid Cap 8. Front Turning Light 9. Front Cover 10. Front Light 11. Left and right Front Wall 12. Cap Peak 13. Mud Guard 14. Tyre and Tube 15. Bottom Side Panels Front 16. Rubber Mat 17. Bottom Side Panels Rear 18. Central Cover Panel 19. Body Decoration 20. Rear Fender Cover 21. Inside Back Mud Guard 22. Back Brake Wire 23. Small Mud Guard 24. Back Mud Guard 25. Back Turning Light 26. Tail Lamp 27. Saddle Lock Cover 28. Back Box Bracket 29. Side Panels 30. Seat Mat 31. Luggage Box 32. Plastic Instrument Mask 33. Ignition Lock 34. Top Box.

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Getting started...

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1. Insert the charging connector and plug into your mains socket..
2. Check the charging lights on the control panel...
3. Now go hit the road jack!
#3
I saw Peugeot electric scooters in the south of France last summer - they accelerated well - and were almost silent.

However I doubt the range would let you do the mod thing down the A23 to Brighton.

HOT though - as its the start of something new.
#4
How do you charge it, if you live in a high rise flat?

Don't forget quidco 10%
#5
hot_top;4847194
How do you charge it, if you live in a high rise flat?

Find a deal for a very long extension cable :)
#6
hot_top
How do you charge it, if you live in a high rise flat?


Heard of extension cables ?? :thumbsup:
#7
hot_top
How do you charge it, if you live in a high rise flat?


I know that in and around London, some people's workplaces offer charging to G-wiz owners. :)
#8
#9
In Finland there are power points on things that look like traditional parking meters at the edge of the pavement.

Although they are intended to run heaters that heat your car engine coolant during the night.
#10
Do you need 'L' plates, if you have a pre-2001 driving licence?
#11
Anyone ridden one of these ?
#12
rayman
Find a deal for a very long extension cable :)


Was that humour from a mod? :thumbsup:
#13
rayman
Find a deal for a very long extension cable :)


It'll fit in the lift.:-D
#14
How much load can it take?
suspended#15
No fumes, no noise, no emissions and no visits to the gas station.


I'm pretty sure that the power station that produces this electricity produces both fumes and emissions
#16
whizzkid


2 months ago! Still trying to get that post count up?
banned#17
+10 % Quidco
#18
30mph.....jeez thats embarrasing
#19
40miles per charge? Does'nt this mean that it will actually do something like 20 miles if you rev up and down the city? How embarassing would it look when you suddenly run out of battery?
I heard you have to change the battery every year? Is this right?

Why could'nt they add a petrol compartment for the embarrassing moments?

As for 30mph, that is enough for normal city driving?
#20
DarkKnight
I'm pretty sure that the power station that produces this electricity produces both fumes and emissions


bingo, the distance that this thing can travel why not just use a push bike (not even that is zero emissions when you count manufacture, unless they plant a tree for every one made) and get fitter along the way.
[mod]#21
...30mph is pretty slow though...even for "nipping" about.
#22
magicbeans
30mph.....jeez thats embarrasing


i did 35mph downhill on my longboard through trafific in harrow, london. it felt good
#23
super_leeds_86
bingo, the distance that this thing can travel why not just use a push bike (not even that is zero emissions when you count manufacture, unless they plant a tree for every one made) and get fitter along the way.


WOuld be ideal for me for work as I visit a lot of clients in London - am ******ed if I'm gunna turn up a sweaty mes in me lycra's!
[mod]#24
MajorCockUp
i did 35mph downhill on my longboard through trafific in harrow, london. it felt good


...this tickled me...
#25
MajorCockUp
i did 35mph downhill on my longboard through trafific in harrow, london. it felt good


i know i can imagin giving it all that on this and a three yr old in her trike giving the middle finger for holding up traffic!
#26
DarkKnight
I'm pretty sure that the power station that produces this electricity produces both fumes and emissions


but it can be dramatically filtered at the power station
#27
super_leeds_86
bingo, the distance that this thing can travel why not just use a push bike (not even that is zero emissions when you count manufacture, unless they plant a tree for every one made) and get fitter along the way.


As one of the LEAST eco-friendly people in the world (4-5 animals died the other day just so I could WASH my 19mpg car) it pains me to point out that this is probably more eco-friendly than a bicycle because of the extra energy you'd need to run the bike in food, and all the miles the trucks that bring said food to the supermarket pumping out lots and lots of lovely diesel fumes.



...unless you do actually have to replace the battery every year, then b****cks to electric vehicles.
#28
chappers158;4848490
As one of the LEAST eco-friendly people in the world (4-5 animals died the other day just so I could WASH my 19mpg car)


Isn't that a Ford Focus as your avatar? I think you may need to book it in for a service!
#29
http://londonbikers.com/articles/6325/petrol-not-included-a-vectrix-electric-scooter
Max Speed
62 mph / 100 km/h
Acceleration
0-50 mph (80 km/h) - 6.8 seconds
0-31 mph (50 km/h) - 3.6
Range
68 miles (110 km) @ 25 mph (40 km/h)
Simulated urban driving - 5 hours
Braking
Patented multi-function throttle (DAaRT™) provides regenerative braking and slow-speed reverse
Front and rear Brembo disc brakes
tyres
Pirelli: GTS23 120/70-14 (Front) and
GTS24 140/60 13 (Rear)
Fork
Marzocchi Telescopic Fork
Suspension
Sachs Twin Shocks



Battery
Battery Type
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Rated Battery Capacity
30 Ah, 3.7 kW-h
Rated Battery Voltage
125V
Charger
1.5kW on-board battery charger
Recharge Requirements
110V-220V (50/60Hz)
Recharge Time
2 hours (80% charge)
Battery Discharge Cycles
1,700 (80% charge)

http://vimeo.com/702813


have a look at this one :)

scooter
#31
As a quick message to the complete and utter **** who uses one of these around Reading - STOP RIDING IT ON THE PAVEMENT YOU IDIOT!
#32
Clownkiller
As a quick message to the complete and utter **** who uses one of these around Reading - STOP RIDING IT ON THE PAVEMENT YOU IDIOT!


Sorry about that:oops: But the road scares me
#33
It would make sense to have 2 removable batteries, allowing you to charge them up in your house.
You could then take 2 batteries with you, running the scooter off of one, while having the other battery in reserve, just in case you run out of power.

For £1000 though, I can't help but feel that this item is a little too expensive. It should be priced lower to encourage city dwellers to use these things instead of petrol driven motorbikes or cars. As an example, I am picking up my first motorcycle in 2 days, costing me £1200 (+15 road tax), which can hit around 75mph and is safe to ride on pretty much any road...which brings me to another problem with this scooter - speed. At a maximum speed of 30mph, that scooter could be dangerous on some faster roads - you can't keep left, or you might hit a cyclist, hence you have to stay in the centre of the lane, which could result in a queue of cars following you at 30mph.

If an electric scooter capable of doing 60-70mph, could be developed, we could be in business.
#34
sunama;4848824
It would make sense to have 2 removable batteries, allowing you to charge them up in your house.
You could then take 2 batteries with you, running the scooter off of one, while having the other battery in reserve, just in case you run out of power.

For £1000 though, I can't help but feel that this item is a little too expensive. It should be priced lower to encourage city dwellers to use these things instead of petrol driven motorbikes or cars. As an example, I am picking up my first motorcycle in 2 days, costing me £1200 (+15 road tax), which can hit around 75mph and is safe to ride on pretty much any road...which brings me to another problem with this scooter - speed. At a maximum speed of 30mph, that scooter could be dangerous on some faster roads - you can't keep left, or you might hit a cyclist, hence you have to stay in the centre of the lane, which could result in a queue of cars following you at 30mph.

If an electric scooter capable of doing 60-70mph, could be developed, we could be in business.

i put a link to one that does
Max Speed
62 mph / 100 km/h
Acceleration
0-50 mph (80 km/h) - 6.8 seconds
0-31 mph (50 km/h) - 3.6
Range
68 miles (110 km) @ 25 mph (40 km/h)
Simulated urban driving - 5 hours
Braking
Patented multi-function throttle (DAaRT™) provides regenerative braking and slow-speed reverse
Front and rear Brembo disc brakes


but is a lot of £££ but it does have the same sort of "kers teck" they use on F1 cars where when you break you re charge it :)

scooter
#35
woodstock
Isn't that a Ford Focus as your avatar? I think you may need to book it in for a service!


LOL. Made me chuckle when I saw the avatar..

One imagines that a focus gets slightly more than 19 to the gallon!
#36
scooter;4848906
i put a link to one that does
Max Speed
62 mph / 100 km/h
Acceleration
0-50 mph (80 km/h) - 6.8 seconds
0-31 mph (50 km/h) - 3.6
Range
68 miles (110 km) @ 25 mph (40 km/h)
Simulated urban driving - 5 hours
Braking
Patented multi-function throttle (DAaRT™) provides regenerative braking and slow-speed reverse
Front and rear Brembo disc brakes


but is a lot of £££ but it does have the same sort of "kers teck" they use on F1 cars where when you break you re charge it :)

scooter



Looks great but I couldn't see a price anywhere!
#37
thearbiter65
LOL. Made me chuckle when I saw the avatar..

One imagines that a focus gets slightly more than 19 to the gallon!


Perhaps a little more car knowledge might come in useful? It's a Focus RS :-D (google it if you don't know what one is)
#38
I believe the price was £6k+. Its very expensive, however, that Vectrix scooter is perfect. I watched the full video review and the reviewer stated that that scooter had the best handling of any scooter that he'd used. Its all down to the linear power delivery.

Who knows, in 50 years or so, we may all be using these types of motor vehicles and by then the efficiency may be so good, we might be able to hit speeds of 150mph+.

The only problem is that electricity power stations need fossil fuels to produce the electricity which kind of defeats the object of going electric. What I do like is the lower noise level, lower pollution (on the roads) and the linear power delivery that these electric vehicles bring to the table.
#39
I wouldn't spend 1K on a 30mph machine... yea its cheap to run and maintain, but it's not capable of long distances.

I would rather buy a £200 bicycle and cycle my way around london, its nearly as fast and waaaaay cheaper.
#40
I've been reading about these. It's limited to 30 mph so that it remains classed as a moped. Any faster and requires a motorbike license. Unrestricted speed is apparently 40 mph or so, but don't expect anywhere close to a 50 mile range then.

Regardless, a helmet is a legal requirement.

Some testimonial/evangelism: http://egoelectricscooter.wordpress.com/

Edit: Also a nice comparison table: http://www.atob.org.uk/electricmotorbikes.htm

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