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Electric motorcycle?

An Electric Motorcycle Meets A Harley Woman : NPR
It's a completely silent, pollution-free motorcycle created by the California-based company Zero Motorcycles. The founder, Neal Saiki, designed world-class mountain bikes for years before moving on to electric motorcycles. He tells NPR's Guy Raz that electric motorcycles have been in the works for decades, but it wasn't until just now that they were technically possible.

They aren't cheap, but the idea is interesting. I've never operated a motorcycle, and I suspect they are miserable in bad weather, but they have always sounded fun.
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Looks more like a scooter...

or a motor bike.

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On the radio

I heard a little about this electric bike while driving. They offer that it was intently made light and simple in order to use plain AC outlet get charged quickly and for use in short hauls, etc.. It seems OK for the urban dweller but gets low scores outside of that. But again, all electric devices need the basic power generation, you guessed it, whatever is being used, like coal, gas or hydro, etc. to produce that electricity. So while seemly green, it's not too green along the way. Like everything else, its a start. -----Willy Happy

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There are a number of electric scooters near where I live

And back in 2001 when we returned from Britain and I wanted my bike serviced, I took it to this great place (2 locations, one Motorcycles, the other bicycles) and there were a number of different electric bicycles available.

Soon as everything settles down and I have money, I'm getting a scooter, or whatever is cheapest. It'll help me get around better.

Oh, and I mean a two wheel vaguely Vespa style scooter, I don't mean an electified wheel chair substitute.


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