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ElMotoMike
04 October 2010, 1525
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By Katie Fehrenbacher on Oct. 4, 2010
Published on earth2tech (http://gigaom.com/cleantech/10-electric-2-wheelers-you-can-buy/)

While it will take many years for electric cars to reach the mainstream market, electric scooters, bicycles and motorcycles are already starting to be sold at a breakneck pace, thanks to a booming market in China. According to Pike Research, electric bike and scooter batteries will grow from being a $6.4 billion market in 2010 to a $10.9 billion market in 2015 (11 percent growth).

Last week’s Paris Motor Show saw the debut of electric scooters — from BMW’s Mini, and Daimler’s Smart — and we’ve already test driven three of these rockin’ electric two-wheelers, from Brammo, Zero Motorcycles and the Ultra Motors (see videos below). Jay Leno has a whole grip of these in his green garage. Here are 10 electric scooters, bikes and motorcycles available to buy now, or coming to a storefront near you soon:

Read more HERE (http://gigaom.com/cleantech/10-electric-2-wheelers-you-can-buy/)

Richard230
04 October 2010, 1550
No mention of the Native/EMS GPR-S, again. These guys really have to do something to promote their product, or they are going to be left in the dust - if it already hasn't happened.

billmi
05 October 2010, 0549
And more importantly, half of the "10 Electric 2-Wheelers You Can Buy" are 2-wheelers you can't buy because they aren't available yet, and some I doubt will ever become available. Considering you can buy a GPR-S, or a Roehr. It seems odd that they would be left out.

teddillard
05 October 2010, 0611
Yeah well here are three electric two-wheelers you can have today. :D
http://masselectrics.blogspot.com/2010/10/veloteq-demo-clearance.html

In Terry's words, "begging for an upgrade..." These are not ElMoto prices, so DM me for deets.

NonPolluter
11 October 2010, 1159
I agree that the article is deficient -- the NATIVE/EMS bikes are probably the best of the lot, too.

NonPolluter
07 February 2011, 2200
I agree that the article is deficient -- the NATIVE/EMS bikes are probably the best of the lot, too.

Having had problems with the Native Z6 (now rebranded for 2011 as the Z6000), I retract my positive opinion aout the EMS bikes.

NonPolluter
07 February 2011, 2203
And more importantly, half of the "10 Electric 2-Wheelers You Can Buy" are 2-wheelers you can't buy because they aren't available yet, and some I doubt will ever become available. Considering you can buy a GPR-S, or a Roehr. It seems odd that they would be left out.

The situation you are writing about is adequately covered in these 2 related "comedy" video clips. Enjoy them:

Hitlers EV Dilemma (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7-1Wx4exc)


The Twelve PR Problems of EVs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct3gciGSAtQ)

Richard230
08 February 2011, 0918
Funny stuff. I like it. I needed a laugh this morning - especially as I found out that my tax preparer used the wrong IRS form to take credit for my EV purchase, mailed the return off and now won't return my calls asking her how she is going to correct the problem.

Athlon
12 August 2011, 0343
BTW I also don't see the E-max scooter , they are just a little below the vectrix class (E-max is smaller and lighter) but are heavvly used both on professional side ( mail delivering , fleet ) and recreational market.


I tuned al litle my E-max and now I have a more than 100 Miles range (at 80% DOD)