On Wednesday Michael Kanellos did a Crave blog about his electric scooter ride in Austin, Texas, and he showed us the still images. But now Crave has this exclusive, never-before-seen video.
You've heard a lot about electric sports cars. Now a new generation of electric scooters is coming to town.
The Maxi-Scooter from Vectrix, an all-electric scooter that can go from 0 to 50 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds, will soon be available in the U.S., Jeff Morrill, director of marketing for the Americas for the company, said at the Clean Energy Venture Summit taking place this week in Austin, Texas.
We're not quite sure why anyone would want something so cumbersome (and vulnerable to theft) as a CD system for a scooter. But we're not sure why anyone would want to risk their lives on a scooter in Tokyo traffic either. Nevertheless, Clarion has provided just such a product for the Japanese market to be mounted on the handlebar, which Akihabara News calls a "Drip-Proof" CD player--presumably meaning waterproof (we hope).
A Vespa Granturismo might get 64 miles per gallon, but this little guy sure one-ups it. I read about it on ThisNext: it's called the GreenEmotor, or GEM (there does not appear to be any relation to the GEM electric car brand), and it's a zero-emissions electric scooter that gets the equivalent of 1,350 miles per gallon. More specifically, you'd get 1,350 miles of electric charge (a single charge will cost about 12 cents on your electric bill) for the $3 that you'd spend on a gallon of gas. The various GEM models range … Read more
We hate to sound snide here at Crave (OK, that's a lie), but the "Motorized Cruzin Cooler" is just begging for it.
It's a made-to-order personal vehicle with a Subaru engine and a removable 54-quart ice chest that doubles as the driver's seat. All for only $1,995, according to Red Ferret. At that price, we could have stuck a Styrofoam chest on a motorized scooter and still had plenty of money left over for beer. But if you're looking to give your neighborhood ice cream man the gift of a lifetime, you'd … Read more
Another way to have the date of a lifetime in Rome while saving on gas.
The electric scooter, which runs on a rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery, gets 70 miles to the charge, and does a top speed of 63 mph, according to Vectrix specs.