Electric mopeds come in two designs; a scooter format which can also be called a step-through, as the low deck between the front wheel and the seat makes it easy to step on and off, and the more traditional design which looks like a conventional motorcycle. Both are restricted to a maximum continuous power output of 4 kW (5.3 hp) and a maximum speed of 28 mph (45 kph).
Electric mopeds comply with these design parameters to provide people of 16 and over in the UK with an ideal and highly efficient form of low-speed transport. Typically, electric mopeds will accelerate to their top speed more swiftly than their petrol counterparts, but economy is where they really excel with electricity costs of around 0.7 per mile being easily achievable, which is the equivalent of around 750 mpg.
Aside from this astounding economy, electric mopeds benefit from having a motor concealed within the rear hub, making them very quiet and requiring minimal maintenance. With easy mains charging courtesy of a removable power pack, no tailpipe emissions and no road tax, electric scooter mopeds are the obvious choice for people after the cleanest, simplest and most efficient means of powered road transport.
Spark Motos offers a choice of four road-legal electric scooter mopeds and two electric mopeds, starting at under £2000 (or just £50 per month) with ranges from 35 miles to over 90 miles of urban riding.