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1p a Mile Xero eScooter Urban Citi 3kw Black - £1,799.99 @ Best Buy
1p a Mile Xero eScooter Urban Citi 3kw Black - £1,799.99 @ Best Buy

1p a Mile Xero eScooter Urban Citi 3kw Black - £1,799.99 @ Best Buy

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The sleek Xero Urban Citi 3kw Scooter, in black, will not only keep you looking cool; it will save you money and help the environment too. It's run off electricity, and comes with a removable battery, which you can charge at home or wherever there is a mains supply.

Xero eScooter Urban Citi 3kw BlackThe Xero eScooter Urban Citi, in black, is the ideal way to travel around the city. It's run off electricity, so it comes with huge environmental and money-saving benefits, such as lower running costs, cheaper insurance and exemption from road tax.

The Xero eScooter Urban Citi has a removable silicone sealed battery, which can be charged at home or in the office, if you're travelling to work. Fully charging your battery from a mains supply takes about 8 hours and will give you up to 40 miles worth of travel. The scooter has a 3kw motor, which powers it up to 30mph - ideal for short trips to work or the local shops. The cost of running your Xero eScooter Urban Citi works out at about 1p per mile - much cheaper than driving a fuel-guzzling scooter.

It's a great looking scooter too, with a sleek, sporty design and its environmental credential are impressive to o. The Xero eScooter Urban Citi doesn't pump out any pollution into the air, is significantly quieter than fuel-powered vehicles and leaves a low carbon footprint.

Delivery TimesOnce you have placed your scooter order this will be delivered directly to your required address within 14 to 16 days, allowing time for registration with DVLA.

Licence requirementsThe Xero eScooter Urban Citi, in black, is registered as a 50cc motorcycle under the category L1E and its license requirements are as follows: If you passed your Driving Test before February 2001, then no further testing is required . However if you passed your test after February 2001, then you must have passed a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) test before taking your Xero eScooter Urban Citi on the road. A CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £100.

Road taxYou do need to display a tax disc on your Xero scooter, but because it's 100% electric the tax disc is FREE!.

Safety adviceSafety whilst riding electric scooters is paramount and it is recommended that beginners who invest in an eScooter Urban Citi consider attending a training course at a local centre.

51 Comments

Original Poster

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With the price of oil rocketing, this might become very hot indeed!

Original Poster

Yep would be brilliant if I didn't have to travel to Sheffield/Liverpool/Selby and Manchester regularly!

Quids

With the price of oil rocketing, this might become very hot indeed!


Cheap to run, but so is a 50cc petrol scooter and you can buy a no-name scooter for less than £600.

These need to cost less than £1k to start being interesting.

if it had a couple of spare batteries it would be handy.

I love the idea. Shame the government aren't running a scheme and subsidising the purchase of these. I'd buy one for the wife to commute to work if it was more around the £1000 mark.

Original Poster

Ditto! But still its not bad for the price! Shame I don't have £2000

stefor

I love the idea. Shame the government aren't running a scheme and … I love the idea. Shame the government aren't running a scheme and subsidising the purchase of these. I'd buy one for the wife to commute to work if it was more around the £1000 mark.


I would love to use something like this but just not practical, 2 kids to get to school, one to get to college and my job is 20 miles away.

So how much does it cost to charge the battery...'cos currently my electricity bill is ridiculous...and I monitor my usage and switch everything I can off that is not necessary (except the PC that is)
edit just read further and they imply 40p for an 8 hour charge..
Edited by: "twinkle" 21st Mar 2011

Original Poster

Twinkle! maybe the same happens to you like me, when I am out the GF turns every electrical device on! I came back the other day to every single light on in the house including both bathroom lights on! Her excuse you ask? "I get scared when i'm in on my own"

twinkle

So how much does it cost to charge the battery...'cos currently my … So how much does it cost to charge the battery...'cos currently my electricity bill is ridiculous...and I monitor my usage and switch everything I can off that is not necessary (except the PC that is)


I suppose its quite good if you could charge it up on a sneaky socket at work!

R

how often you need to change the bulbs or a wife?

feeder16

Twinkle! maybe the same happens to you like me, when I am out the GF … Twinkle! maybe the same happens to you like me, when I am out the GF turns every electrical device on! I came back the other day to every single light on in the house including both bathroom lights on! Her excuse you ask? "I get scared when i'm in on my own"


Lead acid battery. Cutting-edge Chinese technology and quality control! If you want to pioneer electric scooters you can lose less with alternative models before they get dumped with "genuine reason for sale" on Ebay.

manufacturers of electric cars and scooters should be banned from claiming zero emissions, where on earth do they think the electricity comes from !!

Burning gas, coal and Nuclear plants - hardly zero emissions or good for the environment - its merely moving where the emissions occur.

Not going to vote, as I dont know if this particular scooter is better than another, but thought Id share my views on electric vehicles....

Victor.

If I'm not mistaken, lead acid batteries are old technology, similar to that used on milk floats. Really old tech, basically ****.

checkley73

manufacturers of electric cars and scooters should be banned from … manufacturers of electric cars and scooters should be banned from claiming zero emissions, where on earth do they think the electricity comes from !!Burning gas, coal and Nuclear plants - hardly zero emissions or good for the environment - its merely moving where the emissions occur.Not going to vote, as I dont know if this particular scooter is better than another, but thought Id share my views on electric vehicles....Victor.



Well, I guess saying "zero" is a bit of a con but with an electric bike it is possible to acheive almost zero emissions by sourcing all your electricity from renewables. In terms of your impact on the environment, there is a huge difference between that and running your vehicle on oil.

Ive had the Xero Classic around 7 months now and gotta say awesome bit of kit, cheap as chips and very reliable, highly recommended got mine from Best Buy merryhill when they had 20% off everything got it for £1300

whats the insurance like on these? I know scooters are normally astronomical unles you keep them in fort knox overnight?

30MPH top speed, and only a 40MPH range...very poor.You can guarantee that the range would drop dramatically when riding at 30MPH. So it's strictly an around town scooter !

Another complaint that I have heard from electric scooter users is the lack of noise. Other road users and pedestrians don't hear you coming, which can be hazardous !

I love the idea of the electric scooters, but as "visa10e" poor batteries and quality control keep me away from them.

Youd be amazed how slow 30mph actually is, might just be ok if you live in the city for short trips.

Mine is 128 Quid a Year fully comp, but i get 30% discount

Darryl2312

Youd be amazed how slow 30mph actually is, might just be ok if you live … Youd be amazed how slow 30mph actually is, might just be ok if you live in the city for short trips.



It is perfect for commuting i do a 12 mile round trip and does the job a treat, No Tax, cheap insurance, No maintence apoart from Brake fluid and pads and 8p per charge, even better i get it charged at work for free so 4p a day for me

I'd recommend one of these instead. It's very light, doesn't need insurance, needs a lot less fuel, you don't need a driving licence or CBT with provisional, no road tax to pay oh and if the battery runs out just pedal. :-)

http://www.cytronex.com/bikes/quickcx.html

+ you can also ride it on cycle paths and across parks. And you don't have to wear a helmet, it's entirely up to you but let's not go there!

And lastly, you may not been a gym membership any longer.


Edited by: "sotomonkey" 22nd Mar 2011

I see your point but zero emissions refers to what is emitted by a vehicle, this does not encompass what emissions are expelled by the power plant, in some cases the power will come from coal stations and in some cases it will come from wind farms etc (whatever your opinions on the dangers, nuclear is emission free) . Energy efficiency for electric powered vehicles is also much greater than for petrol powered so pollution per mile is less however you compare the two.

Then there is the argument about emissions from mining minerals to make components then shipping the components around the world, true but same goes for petrol vehicles.

checkley73

manufacturers of electric cars and scooters should be banned from … manufacturers of electric cars and scooters should be banned from claiming zero emissions, where on earth do they think the electricity comes from !!Burning gas, coal and Nuclear plants - hardly zero emissions or good for the environment - its merely moving where the emissions occur.Not going to vote, as I dont know if this particular scooter is better than another, but thought Id share my views on electric vehicles....Victor.


checkley73

manufacturers of electric cars and scooters should be banned from … manufacturers of electric cars and scooters should be banned from claiming zero emissions, where on earth do they think the electricity comes from !!Burning gas, coal and Nuclear plants - hardly zero emissions or good for the environment - its merely moving where the emissions occur.Not going to vote, as I dont know if this particular scooter is better than another, but thought Id share my views on electric vehicles....Victor.



Says the guy with a Ferrari in his avatar....


-Kev

For £300 more you can get a 125 cc Honda CBF motorcycle. Looks a lot cooler when you park it up next to people's mopeds.

This one here looks like a lot better deal to me:
http://www.greencarsite.co.uk/GREENCARS/zippe-electric-scooter.htm

Ok, only 25miles range, but same top speed and half the price (£899)

http://www.greencarsite.co.uk/GREENNEWS/zippe.jpg
Edited by: "MarvinHC" 22nd Mar 2011

Another alternative here:
http://www.greencarsite.co.uk/GREENCARS/lexola-electric-motorbikes.htm

About the same price (£1869) but a top speed of 42mph and 30 miles range - and lithium batteries!
http://www.greencarsite.co.uk/GREENCARS/green-cars-photos/lexola-bikes.jpg

I'm amazed you need a driver's licence for one of these. They go about as fast as my grandma's scooter.

And what's with the stupid law that says if you passed your test before Feb 2001, you're okay, but if you passed after then, you need to do a compulsory £100 training thing? Are they saying people who passed their tests 50 years ago know how to ride one of these but a 25 year old doesn't?

All just seems a bit ridiculous, to be honest! At 30MPH, and effectively a 'town scooter' I'd recommend getting a pushbike! If you get in really good shape you can do over 30MPH, and you don't have to pay tax, electricity, insurance or compulsory training.

Lead Acid, invented 1859 - no joke. Heavy and dont keep their charge as well as lithium batts. Old tech - avoid

Why can't they bloody make wheelchairs this good. I have a crappy NHS powered one and it takes 10 hours to charge and only has a range of 6 miles (8-10 miles if its a flat level surface). Maybe one day

Darryl2312

Youd be amazed how slow 30mph actually is, might just be ok if you live … Youd be amazed how slow 30mph actually is, might just be ok if you live in the city for short trips.



I would be amazed? The street I live on is 30mph...hardly amazing.

This is very similar looking vechicle to my 200w scooter I am willing to sell in next days on a well known auction site. Actually, it seems that the frame is just the same as it is in my scooter, but the motor built into the rear wheel is obviously more powerful.

Mine is road tax and insurance free as being 200w it still qualifies as motor assisted bicycle.

Sorry for the off topic, I was just surprised about the fact that chinese guys just change the motor in the rear wheel, probably put int a bit more powrful battery in and different controller and that's it - you get 5x times more powerful scooter

MarvinHC

Another alternative … Another alternative here:[url=%0Ahttp://www.greencarsite.co.uk/GREENCARS/lexola-electric-motorbikes.htm]http://www.greencarsite.co.uk/GREENCARS/lexola-electric-motorbikes.htm[/url]About the same price (£1869) but a top speed of 42mph and 30 miles range - and lithium batteries!



the above has silicon batteries. its only the top of the range model that has lithium...

the above has silicon batteries. its only the top of the range model that … the above has silicon batteries. its only the top of the range model that has lithium...



my bad, you are correct. The £2549 model has the lithium batteries and a range of 50 miles

Kev`

Says the guy with a Ferrari in his avatar.... :D-Kev


ha ha, see your point - but my own car is a Toyota Aygo :-)

spaceinvader

I see your point but zero emissions refers to what is emitted by a … I see your point but zero emissions refers to what is emitted by a vehicle, this does not encompass what emissions are expelled by the power plant, in some cases the power will come from coal stations and in some cases it will come from wind farms etc (whatever your opinions on the dangers, nuclear is emission free) . Energy efficiency for electric powered vehicles is also much greater than for petrol powered so pollution per mile is less however you compare the two.Then there is the argument about emissions from mining minerals to make components then shipping the components around the world, true but same goes for petrol vehicles.



yeah, thats the point I am making, we should consider the overall impact a product has on the environment - from manufacture to how it is powered. I haven't yet found a zero emission method of transport.

checkley73

ha ha, see your point - but my own car is a Toyota Aygo :-)



Fair enough lol...mine is an Impreza . But currently driving a fiat panda...cheaper to run slightly lol.

30mph maximum - that's if you're an 8st whippet, going downhill with a following wind.

Now defensive riding dictates you should dominate your lane to be safe, but if you're a bit of a knacker with a couple of lidl bags going uphill, you'll be more hated than a caravanner as you struggle to top 15mph.

But at least you'll be quiet doing it I s'pose.

Quiet but still despised!

Maybe potentially useful for someone but I'll be honest, I'd rather die than own one of them
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