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# 214775 28-May-2017 03:53
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Just wondering if you are using an electric scooter and if so, any recommendations or advice you have for someone looking to buy.

I'm based in wellington so there's no physical store selling e scooters to try before I buy.

Thank you

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  # 1791770 30-May-2017 14:34
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Most electric scooters I've seen are from China. Frankly build quality hasn't been great.

Here's an article called "Why electric motorcycles are falling flat in New Zealand"

You could check out this NZ based website called "love electric motorcycles"

Or you may consider an electric assisted bicycle, as it may be more pratical.

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  # 1791781 30-May-2017 14:54
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Imagine an electric version of the can am spyder ...



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  # 1792096 31-May-2017 07:22
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The 2x2 Farm bike from New Zealand company Ubco is kind of cool, in it's own way.

Unfortunately not yet street legal, and really made for running in dirt.

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Uber Geek

  # 1792122 31-May-2017 08:56
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Are you thinking electric version of a nifty 50 to ride to work, or like a razor scooter with electric boost for a shorter commute or to get you to the bus/train?

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Uber Geek

  # 1795389 6-Jun-2017 15:07
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A geeky mate of mine bought a cheap Chinese electric scooter in the mid to late 00's and loved it. He regularly commuted across Auckland on it (40 or 50 kms). It had 4 or 5 lead acid 12volt batteries in it.


The charger had a melt down, but he built a faster, better regulated charger.


He dismantled it to add regenerative braking, found the wiring looked a bit dicey and completely rewired it.




A few years later he decided to upgrade it but found the importer had gone bust - apparently a lot of the others had bust into flames due to the dodgy chargers and wiring!



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  # 1795434 6-Jun-2017 15:31
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You could check out this NZ based website called "love electric motorcycles"

Or you may consider an electric assisted bicycle, as it may be more pratical.




I went through the list and only 4 (out of a total of 51) showed as currently in production. That's a poor strike rate by any reckoning.

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  # 1795436 6-Jun-2017 15:38
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The below ad showed up viewing this thread, May be useful?


On another note saw someone royally eat the curb around 30-40kph on one going down lake road into devonport. I'd suggest it ISNT used on a public road as this darwin award nominee used it for.


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