Vespa's now got some competition in the cool scooter sector. Ecodrive Technology Group Inc. announced Saturday that the Canadian company will release the world's "first commercially available electric motorcycles
and scooters to be powered by advanced Polymer Lithium-Ion (PLI) batteries". That's how the company's press release
puts it. Their website's main page
says, instead, that, they are the "first all electric, zero-emission DOT
and Transport Canada
CMVSS compliant motor scooter designed for public roads". What does this mean for riders? Well, the new scooters can go about 40 miles (and up to 40 mph) on a 2-hour charge. This means the now-standard disclaimers that these EVs
are not for everyone obviously still apply.
I like the looks of these scooters. And they provide some of the same benefits of an EV car like the Zenn
at – hopefully – a lower price tag. It's unclear as of now, since EVT Canada's online store is empty and the price listed on the main page is $CAD.
[Source: EVT Canada, Post suggested by Lance]