A Fast Scooter That’s Easy To Use
There's no clutch, no gears, just a single regenerative throttle that slows the scooter smoothly when it's let off (while also using the braking energy to recharge the battery!). And according to their FAQ, they're planning a fuel cell/electric hybrid scooter with a much higher range. And of course, it goes without saying: no noise, no emissions.
What's the catch?
The scooter won't be on the market until 2006.
I have it on good authority that the company doesn't consider the U.S. a particularly high-priority market relative to Europe, since Americans love SUVs, right? Well, you can reserve a scooter (no obligation) here. If they get enough U.S. response, maybe they'll allocate more to the U.S. and you'll see one of these babies zipping through your neighborhood soon. [by Dave Roberts of Gristmill]
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