Scoot: The Bicycle You Don't Have to Pedal

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Offering the synthesis of simplicity and style, Scoot is the latest find in our never-ending quest for transportation alternatives to petroleum-burning, single-occupancy vehicles. Run on a lithium-ion battery, Scoot will get you about 30 miles (50 km) on a single charge. With a limit of about 18 mph (30 kmh), it's not going to set any land speed records, but is classified as a bike (no registration or special licence required), not a scooter, so it can be ridden where you'd normally take your human-powered two-wheeler (i.e. not a rush-hour freeway). The battery, which is removable for easy swapping and charging, takes six hours to retain a full charge. Currently being exhibited at the Milan design week, it's not in production just yet, but we think they might just be worth waiting for. ::Scoot via ::MoCo Loco

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