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Ego Electric Street Scoota - the electric moped that's petrol, tax and congestion charge free now available for £699.95 if you order before the 30th of September! @ Firebox! (8p per charge!)
Ego Electric Street Scoota - the electric moped that's petrol, tax and congestion charge free now available for £699.95 if you order before the 30th of September! @ Firebox! (8p per charge!)

Ego Electric Street Scoota - the electric moped that's petrol, tax and congestion charge free now available for £699.95 if you order before the 30th of September! @ Firebox! (8p per charge!)

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This is for you if you care about the environment and want ultra low running costs to get around too and from work in the big city or town

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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[/CENTER]

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Charging the Street Scoota couldn't be easier. Just plug it into the nearest mains socket. Yes, really. It's that simple. [COLOR="Red"]An eight hour charge gives around 40 miles[/COLOR] :w00t: 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. :whistling:

top speed?

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was just wondering if the 10% cashback (exc vat) with quidco will work on this product

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Dellboy182;5980095

top speed?



30mph :thumbsup:

Top speed 30mph...

Nice idea but I think I would have the walk the rest of the way to work if it only does 40 miles per charge.

Too bad I have to travel about 20 miles into work, taking in a major motorway. I know that the range is 40 miles on a full charge but I'd have to charge it fully every night and doing 30mph on a motorway is not advisable. :oops: I guess I could take a different route that that would only add to my journey time and increase the mileage! I would have gone for this as my Oyster card costs almost £1800 a year!

leeds_united_afc;5980143

30mph :thumbsup:



Thanks so only good round town.

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dxx;5980211

http://www.topcashback.co.uk/retailerdetailFireBox.htm11% cashback. Not … http://www.topcashback.co.uk/retailerdetailFireBox.htm11% cashback. Not bad at all.



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10% casback if your not registered with topcashback

you could charge it up in the office when you get to work

not really a moped person. I value my life too much (live in London). But a good deal if you're on the lookout for one of these.

dxx;5980211

http://www.topcashback.co.uk/retailerdetailFireBox.htm11% cashback. Not … http://www.topcashback.co.uk/retailerdetailFireBox.htm11% cashback. Not bad at all.


VAT-exclusive and some Firebox promotional discount codes may not work with this offer. :-D

Cheap, but if you're really serious, and don't mind paying big bucks, you need a ]Vectrix.

0-50mph 6.8secs and top speed of 62mph.

Unfortunately, range is still only 35-55 mile with a 3-5hr charge.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:

leeds_united_afc;5980270

]http://www.quidco.com/firebox/10% casback if your not registered with … ]http://www.quidco.com/firebox/10% casback if your not registered with topcashback



No reason not to be, mind you - registration's free, and all without that sucky £5 "admin" fee that Quidco takes off you.

teerex;5980187

Too bad I have to travel about 20 miles into work, taking in a major … Too bad I have to travel about 20 miles into work, taking in a major motorway. I know that the range is 40 miles on a full charge but I'd have to charge it fully every night and doing 30mph on a motorway is not advisable. :oops: I guess I could take a different route that that would only add to my journey time and increase the mileage! I would have gone for this as my Oyster card costs almost £1800 a year!



Or legal!

teerex;5980187

Too bad I have to travel about 20 miles into work, taking in a major … Too bad I have to travel about 20 miles into work, taking in a major motorway. I know that the range is 40 miles on a full charge but I'd have to charge it fully every night and doing 30mph on a motorway is not advisable. :oops: I guess I could take a different route that that would only add to my journey time and increase the mileage! I would have gone for this as my Oyster card costs almost £1800 a year!



It would be illegal to take this on the motorway.

How much does a 3-5 hour charge cost?

Keen to understand the £/mile compared to petrol

I have heard of people upgrading the batteries in these

cutthroat_jake;5980307

Cheap, but if you're really serious, and don't mind paying big bucks, you … Cheap, but if you're really serious, and don't mind paying big bucks, you need a ]Vectrix.0-50mph 6.8secs and top speed of 62mph.Unfortunately, range is still only 35-55 mile with a 3-5hr charge.:pirate:CJ:pirate:



Yeah that is something I looked into about a year ago,I thought they had gone bust!

I would definately go for this if it wasn`t for the price.

I was quoted around £7000 last time,so if they get a little cheaper,I might be tempted

tappy;5980367

Or legal!


What is the minimum speed limit?

these run on 4 AA batteries.

wow, I must say .. this is ridiculously cheap
The camera I want to buy is a Nikon D5000 and it's RRP is around £650.... £50 quid more and get a scooter haha.

I actually want to get a bike (Hyosung GT250R) but this is quite tempting.

azzy129;5980285

not really a moped person. I value my life too much (live in London). But … not really a moped person. I value my life too much (live in London). But a good deal if you're on the lookout for one of these.



It's not in the towns and cities that motorcyclists die and are maimed in greatest numbers.... it's the A & B roads. Although I always knew there was some risk, I had no idea at the actual level of carnage, until a friend of mine died on the A5 a few years ago, and at that time, it was FORTY times the fatal and serious accident risk (adjusting for the numbers of each type of vehicle on the roads) compared to the rate with cars!

I only wish they were a safe option, there would definitely be one in my household, and it would solve a big transport/work access problem for little cost as this deal illustrates - but the risks are beyond the level of madness :-(

Still, each to his or her own.

leeds_united_afc;5980270

]http://www.quidco.com/firebox/10% casback if your not registered with … ]http://www.quidco.com/firebox/10% casback if your not registered with topcashback


Sorry wrong - at least 11% cashback at topcashback, whether you are registered or not - possibly more if you are. You really should try TCB - they give a top up - I would get 11.77% cashback (7% on top of the 11%, because my cashback last month was over £100). With no fee & the highest cashback guarantee, you have nothing to lose.

it's all in the details with these things.... if you weigh more that the average Chinese bloke ( they are made in china - not being racist) and your climate is not like that in Bejing.. i.e. that 9 degree cold autumn morning ... expect the battery to last 1/2 as long as they say ( note clever use of the words "up to" and "around" ) .... Less if your commute has hills in it :-) and you cannot buy and carry a spare either.. ( without a bit of modding )...
All in all great bit of fun ... that won't cost you more than pennies to keep and use for fun .... but might cost you your job if you use it to commute in winter :-(

How much will it cost to run?

Good deal and I'm always thinking about a solution like this but I'd still need a car to do shopping in, long distance and motorway trips etc...

Pros -

I'd be using less petrol so saving money
Maintenance and servicing costs of the car would hopefully go down and residual value would be boosted due to there being less miles on the clock
Car insurance would be less due to doing less miles

Cons -

I presume I'd now need to insure this too?
I'd have to buy a helmet, maybe more gear?
I'd have to actually remember to recharge it every night
£700 would buy a lot of petrol...
Although I just travel through town roads to get to work I live up a huge hill and I doubt this would cope?

Mr Hunter;5980526

How much will it cost to run?



Guess it depends on what you value losing an arm or possibly a leg at

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Macdory;5980377

How much does a 3-5 hour charge cost?Keen to understand the £/mile … How much does a 3-5 hour charge cost?Keen to understand the £/mile compared to petrol



"You won't have to worry about hefty bills because this hi-tech bike costs a forehead-slappingly measly 10p to charge. That's around ¼p per mile. You'll spend ten times that on deodorant if you continue squishing in with the sweaty lemmings on the train. Mmmm...armpits and morning breath."

Has anyone actually thought about how you would charge this through a mains over 8 hours at home AND at work?

Extension cable onto the street?.... I think not!

Until there exists the infrastructure to reliably charge these things at convenient locations around town, these ideas will never fly. it is always chicken and egg

A bicycle is a better choice for a lot of people I reckon.

k9plus1;5980599

Has anyone actually thought about how you would charge this through a … Has anyone actually thought about how you would charge this through a mains over 8 hours at home AND at work?Extension cable onto the street?.... I think not!Until there exists the infrastructure to reliably charge these things at convenient locations around town, these ideas will never fly. it is always chicken and egg



I'd keep it in the shed/garage where there's an electrical supply. I live less than 10 miles from work so a single charge would easily get me to work and back. I'm sure there's quite a few people (students included) in a similar situation. They're limited to only 30mph so are clearly meant for town travel - not many towns are much more than 10 miles across, never mind from the outskirks to the centre.

I think it's more that this is just a niche product :thumbsup:

dodgyd;5980669

A bicycle is a better choice for a lot of people I reckon.



If there were showers in work I might consider this but as there's not I'd spend the day feeling a bit sweaty

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k9plus1;5980599

Has anyone actually thought about how you would charge this through a … Has anyone actually thought about how you would charge this through a mains over 8 hours at home AND at work?Extension cable onto the street?.... I think not!Until there exists the infrastructure to reliably charge these things at convenient locations around town, these ideas will never fly. it is always chicken and egg



Easy if you are lucky enough to have a garage when you get home from work plug it in there on a timer lock the garage till morning bobs your uncle just make sure you have enough for both trips by using your loaf

I could be wrong, but as this is essentially an electric bicycle, you won't need to:
- register it with the DVLA (no reg number)
- insure it
- need a helmet
- a child will be allowed to use it

Rather like the old Sinclair C5 then.

Good deal, but Ill stick to my CBR.

dodgyd;5980669

A bicycle is a better choice for a lot of people I reckon.



So I was thinking, too. Power-assisted bikes start at around £400, with a typical running distance of around 20 miles, and a top assisted speed of around 15mph.

PoisonJam;5980693

If there were showers in work I might consider this but as there's not … If there were showers in work I might consider this but as there's not I'd spend the day feeling a bit sweaty


How in the world you get sweaty riding a moped?

teerex;5980187

Too bad I have to travel about 20 miles into work, taking in a major … Too bad I have to travel about 20 miles into work, taking in a major motorway. I know that the range is 40 miles on a full charge but I'd have to charge it fully every night and doing 30mph on a motorway is not advisable. :oops: I guess I could take a different route that that would only add to my journey time and increase the mileage! I would have gone for this as my Oyster card costs almost £1800 a year!



Buy 2 and leave one at work! :thumbsup:

You still would have saved nearly £600 on Oyster cards!
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