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Ego Electric Street Scoota / Scooter - £903.51 Delivered @Firebox
Ego Electric Street Scoota / Scooter - £903.51 Delivered @Firebox

Ego Electric Street Scoota / Scooter - £903.51 Delivered @Firebox

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Was looking at these and they sell for just under a grand, but you can get £100 off if you use the attached voucher! - This works out cheaper than my annual commute via Tube in London! But only thing is you have to find a charging point where you're travelling to / from.

Price includes Delivery (5-10 working days), Vehicle Registration, but not Insurance.

Here's the summary:
# Super easy-to-use electric motorbike
# Up to 40 miles range
# 1400 Watt electric motor
# 30mph top speed
# Lights, indicators, horn and mirrors
# Back box for storing helmet
# Quick charge 3hrs, full charge 8hrs
# Front disc and rear drum brakes
# Steering lock and power cut-off
# No special licence required if you passed your test before 1 Feb 2001
# No exhaust emissions
# No road tax or congestion charge
# Costs around 8p for a full charge
# Available in red, blue or silver

Only thing stopping myself getting one is the wife saying it's not safe to ride in London -bah! ... would be great in the summer!

Make sure you click through the link in the voucher (taken from Vouchercodes site) to get 10% off:
vouchercodes.co.uk/out…com

I hope this is useful to someone!

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Anyone know what the insurance premiums are like on these?

Website says insurance is up to £200 fully comp.

Worryingly, the battery only gets an 8-month warranty... ?

Do you need a bike license for one of these, or will my car license cover it?

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Riever;4270110

Worryingly, the battery only gets an 8-month warranty... ?



I read somewhere that Firebox will stock replacement batteries in the future for around £75, and they last a good 18 months.

More info / pics from official site ]egoscooters.co.uk.

I havent read through all the small print as I'm not buying one but there was a Watchdog program on certain scooters like this one. I am just warning you to read ALL the info & downloadable jargon.People were buying similar scooters on line & not reading the small print.When the bike arrived it had to be self assembled. This may not be the case with this product but just advising people to check before purchase.

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ICTHUS;4270167

Do you need a bike license for one of these, or will my car license cover … Do you need a bike license for one of these, or will my car license cover it?



Rider Eligibility:
* If full driving licence held pre Feb 2001, then no further testing required
* Full driving licence held post Feb 2001, then CBT (compulsory bike training) required. Scooter can then be ridden without L plates
* Provisional moped licence, then CBT must be taken and scooter must be ridden with L plates until full test is taken (CBT lasts for 2 years)
* CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £70 - details of providers can be obtained from ]DVLA website

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rhinopaul;4270208

I havent read through all the small print as I'm not buying one but there … I havent read through all the small print as I'm not buying one but there was a Watchdog program on certain scooters like this one. I am just warning you to read ALL the info & downloadable jargon.People were buying similar scooters on line & not reading the small print.When the bike arrived it had to be self assembled. This may not be the case with this product but just advising people to check before purchase.



Says in the manual some self assembly required:
1 – Plastic Handle Covers
2 – Mirrors
3 – Charging Unit
4 - Your Number Plate, if provided

PDF Manual is available [URL="www.firebox.com/pdfs/Street_Scoota.pdf"]here[/URL].

It looks really good, but the 30mph limit puts me off... plus the 40mph range - would be worried about it suddenly cutting out as you're going along! Note from the website '40 miles is the maximum range achievable. The range will be affected by and dependent upon road conditions (hills/inclines), use of lights, the weight of the rider and of course the level of charge in the battery. The average speed and excessive stopping and starting can also affect the range. Please take this into account when planning your journey' so if you're over 13 stone, does that mean you can expect a top speed of 20mph and a range of 30 miles?

Also, if it's battery powered then why hasn't it got some kind of built in solar panel recharger?!? I'm sure you could easily buy something from Maplins and connect it through to the battery to solar charge it as you go along, but I wonder why the designers haven't thought of this?

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Here's a ]video of one in action in London.

Hmmm... just spotted on the website... 'Top speed of 30mph (restricted) '

Anyone know where you can get one of these de-ristricted and what the top speed is then....

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davesherman;4270329

Hmmm... just spotted on the website... 'Top speed of 30mph (restricted) … Hmmm... just spotted on the website... 'Top speed of 30mph (restricted) 'Anyone know where you can get one of these de-ristricted and what the top speed is then....



Apparently if you add another battery to get 60V you can reach 40mph! Though some re-rewiring might be needed! See this ]link for more info (though this might void any warranty!)

Check the last post on that site to find the authors e-mail to request the instructions.

rhinopaul;4270208

I havent read through all the small print as I'm not buying one but there … I havent read through all the small print as I'm not buying one but there was a Watchdog program on certain scooters like this one. I am just warning you to read ALL the info & downloadable jargon.People were buying similar scooters on line & not reading the small print.When the bike arrived it had to be self assembled. This may not be the case with this product but just advising people to check before purchase.



Or even better, check out before posting so as not to cool down the deal unduly! If I were going to make a £900 purchase you can be sure I'd be finding out what I actually get in the box!

I actually ride a motorbike pretty much every day to work (except yesterday and today what with the snow, obviously) and this would be perfect. I only commute a small distance and easily within the 20 mile radius of travel, going through 30mph limits mostly too. This would be absolutely perfect and pretty cheap to run. Am tempted and I reckon that the cost of running it would pay for itself. The only thing holding me back would be the shame of moving from a proper bike back to a scooter, and that fact that I don't have £900 spare at the moment.

Voted hot, btw.

Walking is the better option.

It's slow, huggee wait to even get anywhere near 30mph and walking doesn't cost £900!

thekanester;4270739

Or even better, check out before posting so as not to cool down the deal … Or even better, check out before posting so as not to cool down the deal unduly! If I were going to make a £900 purchase you can be sure I'd be finding out what I actually get in the box!I actually ride a motorbike pretty much every day to work (except yesterday and today what with the snow, obviously) and this would be perfect. I only commute a small distance and easily within the 20 mile radius of travel, going through 30mph limits mostly too. This would be absolutely perfect and pretty cheap to run. Am tempted and I reckon that the cost of running it would pay for itself. The only thing holding me back would be the shame of moving from a proper bike back to a scooter, and that fact that I don't have £900 spare at the moment.Voted hot, btw.



Thats what you get for helping people. As previous stated people dont read small print. The OP has also now updated the thread so why should this cool it down when its just advising.I expect you dont read things through either as you have taken my advise incorrectly.

These will take over more and more and charging points will be global. Some areas is free I believe. I saw solar panels pix used on them a while back but can be nicked I suppose. If passing an extension line through the letter flap to power up is poss then good choice. If you are not a biker (or on a bicycle) already then should be more careful than driving in a car and assume some drivers are maniacs/drunk/drugged/having a row/on the mobile/reading txt satnav/crazy etc. and assume the worst at every decision node and provide extra distance for safety cell around projected path. For extra range I guess one can stick a charged up batt in the boot. If I was still biking I would switch, cold is not a prob as such but the rain is a ****-take :roll:

Like all stuff that comes from china like this there is some assembly. Its pretty straight forward but in the petrol one I got a few years ago it took a couple of hours.

Personally I dont think they are that safe and if they say the range is up to 4o miles it will be more like 15 - 20 miles.

Still good price and for going down the shops etc pretty good fun !

davesherman;4270329

Hmmm... just spotted on the website... 'Top speed of 30mph (restricted) … Hmmm... just spotted on the website... 'Top speed of 30mph (restricted) 'Anyone know where you can get one of these de-ristricted and what the top speed is then....



1 million mph i heard....

it's an electric scooter with 1 gear, it's probably restricted to allow the engine and parts to have a longer lifetime, if you want some speed get a real bike

Looking at that video review this is sloooooow,underpowered, shoddy build and generally pants.Future generations might get better but this well cold.:giggle:

imagine if you had an accident, not only would you ahve to deal with the usual man falling onto concrete/ into a car, now you would have to deal with all that, plus a small lake of battery acid

10% quidco

You dont want to do more than 30 mph on one of these anyway trust me..

I dont see why would anyone buy this to be honest.

I bought a bike for 25 quid on ebay and it is just great, I use it everywhere and everyday, even under the snow yesterday.

davesherman;4270305

Also, if it's battery powered then why hasn't it got some kind of built … Also, if it's battery powered then why hasn't it got some kind of built in solar panel recharger?!? I'm sure you could easily buy something from Maplins and connect it through to the battery to solar charge it as you go along, but I wonder why the designers haven't thought of this?



1) Solar panels are very expensive.
2) The size of panels required to charge the battery in a reasonable time frame (e.g. a day or so) would be far too large to be carried around. The tiny little panels that Maplins sells for plugging into your cigarette lighter are only designed to cover the parasitic current drain of the cars ECU, Head unit, alarm etc. and are only capable of a maximum of 1-2 Watts in full sun.

Just as an example, a 120Watt panel from Maplin is £829.99, and is nearly 1.5 meters long.

MRC;4270850

Walking is the better option.It's slow, huggee wait to even get anywhere … Walking is the better option.It's slow, huggee wait to even get anywhere near 30mph and walking doesn't cost £900!



I work 10 miles from my home. My current commute takes around 70 mins each way, and costs me £1200/year - I can see alot of use in this!

I just wish I wasnt such a pussy - Motorbikes scare me!!

Bought for my chav son, thanks!

kruger98;4272345

Bought for my chav son, thanks!



Now there's a proud father.

davesherman;4270305

It looks really good, but the 30mph limit puts me off... plus the 40mph … It looks really good, but the 30mph limit puts me off... plus the 40mph range - would be worried about it suddenly cutting out as you're going along! Note from the website '40 miles is the maximum range achievable. The range will be affected by and dependent upon road conditions (hills/inclines), use of lights, the weight of the rider and of course the level of charge in the battery. The average speed and excessive stopping and starting can also affect the range. Please take this into account when planning your journey' so if you're over 13 stone, does that mean you can expect a top speed of 20mph and a range of 30 miles?Also, if it's battery powered then why hasn't it got some kind of built in solar panel recharger?!? I'm sure you could easily buy something from Maplins and connect it through to the battery to solar charge it as you go along, but I wonder why the designers haven't thought of this?



^^ this post made me lol...

weight doesnt affect topspeed, just the rate of acceleration.
The power supplied by a solar pannle to charge the battery whilst driving, would be completely insignificant. Along side driving up the weight and hence reducing the range of the unit, then theres extra costs to consisder...

mroller;4272167

I dont see why would anyone buy this to be honest.I bought a bike for 25 … I dont see why would anyone buy this to be honest.I bought a bike for 25 quid on ebay and it is just great, I use it everywhere and everyday, even under the snow yesterday.



Good. You are fit and healthy. Would you have used your bike in the snow if you had arthritis in the hips?

I cycle as much as I can too, but I appreciate that some people can't. I know one arthritic lady who loves her (petrol) scooter, she uses it to get to the swimming pool which is where she keeps fit.

for a few hundred pounds moe you can pick up a vespa px up to 60mph 15quid road tax for a year cheap insurrance, about 5 quid for a tank of petrol or even a twist and go scooter 125cc
much better option

this doesn't look that great for the price

I can't wait for one of these thats properly made with lightweight components, brake regen, solar power etc.

do not be attracted by the fact that you might save few pennies. Not worth it. A traffic warden department somewhere in italy bought a fleet of similar scooters a couple of years ago and they found out that they where useless and they where abandoned few days later. Manteinance could also run high when you change batteries etc...etc....etc.... i been told once.
Sorry:whistling:

compared to petrol, these are virtually free and the maintenance is less, not more, as with all electrix not to mention cost savings there too. battery acid? much much safer than a petrol tank in an accident. You need a large expensive panel to solar charge which will be nicked + 8 hours or so and this is the wrong country anyway but these will only get better and will be around more and more. depends on your commuting distance, but if moderate, and on a bad hair day and/or if you're late going up the hill, powering up beats sweating it at 5mph on the bicycle.

electric-bikes-scooters-cars.com/

Haven't read any of the above comments but have you looked here:

ukecoscooters.co.uk/pro…red

£818 delivered and a UK company.

Can't comment on the bike itself as I've never used one, I was considering buying one 6 months ago.

TurksMeister;4272280

I work 10 miles from my home. My current commute takes around 70 mins … I work 10 miles from my home. My current commute takes around 70 mins each way, and costs me £1200/year - I can see alot of use in this!I just wish I wasnt such a pussy - Motorbikes scare me!!




This ISNT a motorbike buddy , its more like a cheap mobility device on 2 wheels , but much SLOWER.

I really dont see where it gets its name from , maybe its like tongue in cheek or something.

Great Idea but needs to be of better build quality and if you are out on the roads I would want something that got you out of the way of a car cutting you up which will happen all the time when drivers see how slow you are travelling - they arent going to want to get stuck behind you are they !!

Maybe if they increase there acceleration by like 300% it would at least have the power to overtake a mobility wheelchair which is something i guess.

Better Build , Faster Acceleration , top speed of 30mph should maybe increased to 40-50mph which would give a minimum of 30mph up a slight gradiant with a fat knacker riding it , a few more charging stations announced in the local area and this may well be worth considering but as this has none of these attributes as yet i think a wide berth is all it can be given ..... voted cold as this model isnt fit for the purpose intended and in my opinion would be unsafe to ride on the roads due to its lack of power , a pushbike would be safer !!

this is not ideal for the sticks but for cities/suburbs it works.

Better off with a chopper!!

If you want a real electric bike then ]here's the best one I know about.

Max Speed - 62 mph (100 km/h)
# 0-50 mph (0-80 km/h) in 6.8 seconds

http://www.vectrix.co.uk/img/products/2009_green_bike.jpg

£6000 - £7000 !!!

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GlentoranMark;4273626

Haven't read any of the above comments but have you looked … Haven't read any of the above comments but have you looked here:http://www.ukecoscooters.co.uk/product.php?productid=1&cat=0&page=1&featured£818 delivered and a UK company.Can't comment on the bike itself as I've never used one, I was considering buying one 6 months ago.



Good price! :thumbsup: It looks like the same thing / same factory in China!

Don't forget to add extra on top: The cost of registering your scooter is 55.00 GBP (still a bit cheaper I must admit!)

:thinking:

They will get better. The technology / cost is probably around 3 years away or so. Credit crunch wont help. If the major manufacturers really wanted they could pump out proper quality electics bikes for around £1000....

Range of 100 miles and decent lithium battery with fast charge and life of 3 - 5 years is the way its going.

BUILD YOUR OWN FROM A SCRAPPER BIKE IN 8 EASY STEPS...


Anyhoo, here are the 'specs':-70mph top speed-15-20 miles range (I don't … Anyhoo, here are the 'specs':-70mph top speed-15-20 miles range (I don't baby it at all, so I usually see 15 miles/charge)-Single speed (including the wheels there are only 6 moving parts)-Cost to charge: 15 cents-Can out-accelerate most 4-cyl cars.-Maintenance: Check the pressure or change the tires every few years.-Fun Factor: Off the gage.




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