Elektroon: Scooter/Bike That's the Best of Both Worlds
TreeHugger loves us some electric bikes, and we have a thing for scooters as well; two-wheeled transportation is just so much more efficient than the four-wheeled variety, and adding an electric boost makes it easier and quicker than getting around by bicycle alone.
Taking the best of both electric bikes and scooters, French company Citydoo has created a slick extra-electric bike, or pedal-assisted scooter called the Elektroon. It relies on your pedal power to get it rolling, but once it does, it'll do 40 mph and has a range of about 80 miles. When the battery is tapped out, plug it in to a standard wall outlet, and six hours later, it's fully charged and ready to roll.