Road Legal Electric Scooter Moped w Lithium Battery
Road legal electric mopeds are pretty similar to their petrol-fuelled counterparts with the sole exception being that they are propelled by an electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery.
Aesthetically, electric scooters look identical to petrol scooters – the only obvious differences being the absence of an exhaust pipe, harmful emissions and noise! This feature also makes them not only very cheap to run and maintain but also much kinder to the environment. Similar to the popular unicycles in environmental friendliness but retaining its moped looks .
With a range of models to choose from in contemporary and retro designs and a choice of colours, electric scooter mopeds can be smart as well as practical.
Improvements in battery technology lately have also meant electric mopeds have become actual contenders as an economic, environmentally friendly alternative.
Distances covered with an Electric Moped
While drivers still mainly shy away from expensive electric cars due to the hassle that comes with recharging and battery issues, commuter-riders making shorter journeys have increasingly regarded road legal electric scooter mopeds as a viable option.
Like their petrol-powered siblings, the limitations on who can ride electric scooters pretty much depend on how fast they can go.
The first class of authentic electric scooter mopeds is limited to 30mph, equal to 50cc petrol mopeds. Owing to how fast they can go, these mopeds require number plates, registration files, and road tax and should be MOTd after 3 years. Riders are required to wear helmets and these electric mopeds can’t be used on motorways, but on the other hand they’re street tax exempt.
What Are the Running Costs?
The cost of mains electricity to fully charge the battery is around 10 – 15 pence per month. Compared with the equivalent cost for petrol this equates to around 550km per litre of fuel or over 1,500 mpg.
Other than this there are no other significant running costs. You should carry out routine maintenance and servicing as you would with any scooter or motorcycle although with no complicated engine, fuel system, exhaust or transmission this will be mainly restricted to checking consumables such as brakes and tyres.
Road Legal Moped Battery Lifespan
As with all rechargeable batteries, optimal shelf life of the bike battery is reached after a number of complete charge>discharge cycles; battery lifespan will also degrade with age.
You can order replacement or additional spare batteries by clicking here or directly from the electric scooter manufacturers depending on your requirements.
Cheap Electric Mopeds For Adults
E Rider Model 30 Moda Electric Moped
The E Rider Moda is described as the coolest electric moped on the planet. The futuristic styling is matched by outstanding build quality. The 2000 watt motor powers you to a top speed of 30mph in about five enjoyable minutes and the ride from there’s ultra smooth and quiet.
The 2000 watt motor powers you to a top speed of approximately 30mph in roughly five exciting seconds and the ride out of there’s ultra smooth and quiet.
The E Rider Moda electric moped is powered by a 72v lithium battery that may be taken out from the bike for charging indoors – ideal for customers without an outside charging point.
Characteristics include LED lights front and back, regenerative braking, passenger pillion points along with a reverse gear. There is a state of the art digital screen and even two USB charging points.
There’s no back box but there is excellent storage area under the seat.
- The Model 30 City bike has a more powerful 1500W motor
- A removable 60 Volt Lithium battery
- Ideal for city dwellers without an external charging point.
- Eco/sport modes,
- Front disc brakes
- LED lights
Razor Pocket Mod Vapor Moped
The Razor Pocket Mod Vapor moped is a vintage inspired electric scooter bike ideal for anyone with a passion for a stylish pair of wheels that is guaranteed to turn heads.
Cruise the side streets in style with this Euro-style inspired electric scooter. Featuring a high-performance, chain-driven electric motor and a vintage-inspired body, the Pocket Mod can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.
Classic styling meets high performance together with the traditional Italian scooter design for the geeks at Razor. The scooter also teams a pair of 12-inch pneumatic tires with a rear suspension system to ensure a comfortable ride.
Other features include a retractable kickstand, variable-speed acceleration, a padded seat with hidden storage space, and a built-in battery that travels for up to 10 miles on a single charge.
- step through steel frame and 30cm pneumatic tyres
- High torque motor with chain drive reaches speeds up to 15mph
- Rechargeable battery allows you to travel up to 10 miles on a single charge
- Retractable centre mount kickstand
- Hand operated rear brake
- Direct start twist-grip throttle
- Storage compartment under seat
- Measures 127cm (L) x 45cm (W) x 76cm (H)
- Pocket Mod weight 26kg
- Max rider weight 77kg
- For ages 13 years and over
Rebo Retro Pocket Mod Electric 24v Ride On City Scooter
The Rebo Retro Pocket Mod 24v city scooter brings a sense of nostalgia and fun, with its eye catching vintage inspired design. This scooter doesn’t just rely on its looks and style to get by, it has a sturdy steel frame, high performance 250w 24v motor and an impressive range of up to 10km on a single charge.
Powered by a variable 350-watt motor, it reaches speeds up to 13mph quietly and powerfully, with a battery that has a range of 18km (10 miles) the fun never stops
The hand operated front and rear disc brakes provides a responsive stopping service and the twist-grip throttle adds further to this bikes realism and authenticity. Adjustable handlebars allow for a range of passenger size, as does the maximum rider weight of 60kg.
Other Specifications include;
- 250 watt 24v motor
- 12″ Wheels for a smooth ride
- Eye catching retro design
- Twist-grip throttle
- Hand operated rear brake
- It has a sturdy steel frame,
- High performance 250w 24v motor and
- An impressive range of up to 10km on a single charge
- Battery level indicator
- Hand operated front and rear disc brake
- Twist-grip throttle
- Battery lasts up to a range of 18km
- Top speed: 13mph
- Bike weight: 24kg
- Max rider weight: 70kg
- Seat height 42cm from the ground
E Rider Model 15 Electric Moped
The E Rider Model 15 Electric Moped works through a simple twist-and-go handle bar accelerator that allows the bike to reach around 15mph, with batteries giving a range of 20 to 25 miles on a single charge.
The battery is a 48V 10ah Lithium battery giving the new Model 15 increased power and range. This is particularly useful for those with longer commutes. The motor has also been upgraded to a more powerful 250W to harmonise with the new EU legislation.
Because, legally, the E RIDER is in the same class as bicycles rather than petrol driven vehicles, if you are over 14 years of age you can drive on roads, cycle tracks, bus lanes- anywhere you like really.
The motor has also been upgraded to a more powerful 250W to harmonise with the new EU legislation.
- Wattage: 250W
- Voltage: 48V
- Motor: Brushless
- Certification: CE
- Battery: 48V 10AH lithium ion battery
- Frame material: Steel
- Max Speed: 23km/h
- Brake: Front drum-brake/Rear drum-brake
- Maximum Driving Distance: Up to 45KM
- Accelerator: Handle bar twist type
- Loading capacity: 130kgs
- Charging time: 4-6hours
- Electric bike gross weight: 38-40kgs
- Packing weight and dimensions 56KG 160x40x80cm