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WEST COAST GREEN: Hybrid Scooter gets 180MPG

Posted By Steve Hussey On October 6, 2008 @ 5:00 pm In Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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California-based ELV Motors [2] showcased several slick electric scooters [3] at West Coast Green [4], but they stole the spotlight with their VKM 50 hybrid [5] that gets about 180 mpg. Its 49cc gasoline engine powers a 500-watt electric engine and it reaches nearly 40 mph. It also looks more like a motorcycle than a scooter, with a tandem seat for driver and passenger. Best of all it retails for $2895.

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The VKM 50 appears to be well made and comfortable and weighs in at under 200 pounds. Since it sports a 49cc engine, you can ride it in many western states without a separate license. This makes it ideal not only for commuting to work but for rental agencies as well. In the first quarter of next year they hope to feature a 149 CC version, which still classifies in California as a motorized bicycle [6].

The distributors state that the bicycle is Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified. ELV Motors [2] carries a full range of spares for all the bikes and scooters that they sell.

+ ELV Motors [2]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/06/elv-motors-vkm-50-hybrid-scooter/

[2] ELV Motors: http://www.elvmotors.com

[3] electric scooters: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/08/zipee-zero-input-of-pollution-from-emissions-into-the-environment/

[4] West Coast Green: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/29/west-coast-green-2008-highlights/

[5] hybrid: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/09/do-it-yourself-xr3-hybrid-vehicle/

[6] motorized bicycle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/10/light-electric-vehicles-from-ultra-motor/

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