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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kaishan 500W Sport Electric Scooter

The weather has been distinctly unpleasant lately so here's a photo of something I'm enjoying whenever it stops raining, my new e-bike. It looks like a scooter but it's actually classed as a bicycle since it is limited to 32 km per hour top speed. It has pedals that can be attached but are not necessary. Those of you who visit here regularly may remember that I have been riding an e-bike for about a year now. The original e-bike served me well but its range of 30 to 40 km on a single charge was too small. The range of the above bike is 80 to 100 km which will carry me to most of the places I want to go these days. It's very comfortable to ride and the 500 watt motor carries me up hills very easily. Because it's classed as a bicycle it does not require licensing or insurance. And, because it is battery operated, it does not require any fuel nor does it produce any emissions or noise. I charge it up at night and ride it around all day.


Wayne said...

That's a snappy looking scooter. I"m a strong proponent of fewer gas guzzlers and more E vehicles.

ms toast burner said...

Very nice bike!

Ditto re the weather... although this morning is looking a bit brighter (and, of course, I'm stuck inside today).

Victor said...

Very dramatic photo. I'd like to get one of these for Mrs. Snapper to cruise around Gabriola on. Cheers!

Suzanne said...

Nice looking bike. Surprising how this gets under the radar for licensing and insurance. They'll catch up to you sooner or later.

Steven Rush said...

This is an amazing bike. I've been riding one for the past 10 months and have really enjoyed the experience. The frame isn't in the strongest but it rides really well. This is definitely worth checking out if you are a student or just need it for short distances. Mine just got stolen this morning though :(. Make sure you lock up your bikes folks!

Unknown said...

Electric scooter is a great alternative specially to save money and don´t waste a lot of money in fuel. Added to this help the evironment to keep it clean. I started in
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and i like the idea because it a country without too much pollution.