With the popularity of retro styled electric scooters on the rise, Simon Rawlings, 2Wheels London’s resident scooter enthusiast, outlines what’s available on the market.
The 2Wheels London (2WL) team works in close partnership with London boroughs and local businesses and other organisations to provide powered two-wheeler (PTW) riders with useful safety information and advice.
The new 2WL blog post explores five different electric scooters – comparing price, range and top speed.
The latest post comes on the the back of the success of Simon’s rough guide to retro scooters, which has been viewed more than 7,000 times.
Simon Rawlings said: “Electric retro styled scooters are a very new phenomenon and something that at some point in the future we will have to consider.
“With some authorities now creating ultra low emission schemes, older vehicles – including motorcycles and scooters – are now in the firing line. Some urban areas are already charging older vehicles around £12.50 a day to visit Ultra Low Emission Zones.
“So where will this leave us diehard scooterists or commuters in the not too distant future? Priced off the road, or looking for an eco option?
“In 2017 Vespa announced the Elecctrica, a futuristic take on their classic scooter design, and Lambretta style scooter manufacturer Scomadi has also announced plans for an electric scooter.
“This blog is an idiot’s guide – nothing too technical – but it includes links for further information for anyone considering an electric scooter.”
31 January 2019