PHOTO CAPTION: Mobility scooters becoming popular as local runabouts in Britain, reports The Sun newspaper. Photo credit: Geoff Robinson

Electric Mobility Scooters Becoming Low-Cost Runabouts for Brits

Most mobility scooters are limited to 4-8 mph, but at least one has been tuned up to be able to do 70 mph.

Published: 04-Apr-2012

Times are so tough that some drivers are ditching their cars and using mobility scooters instead.

According to The Sun, motorists are turning to the electric scooters because they don't need fuel, tax or insurance.

The Department for Transport is investigating after a spike in sales was noticed.


Mobecpoint charging station of electric scooters and motorcycles in Barcelona.

Iberdrola is providing free green power to the 120 charging stations with plans to expand 300 units.

Engineering students with HAAG Hybrid-electric scooter.

In tests carried out by the students, the HAAAG scooter could traverse 130 km with a fully-charged battery and a full tank, they claimed.

Yamaha Eco-3 Electric Scooter

Electric motorbike sales account for less than one percent of overall motorcycle sales in Europe in 2011.


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