Pro Connect and Street Scoota on telly

Pro Connect and Street Scoota on telly 1The UK’s finest gadget magazine, Stuff, asked to review one of our Pro Connect electric bikes for their latest video podcast on green transport options. Little did we know they were also reviewing ournew Ego Electric Street Scoota. There are also reports on a new Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered Nissan X-Trail, apparently worth half a million quid, and news on green developments at the International Motor Show in London’s docklands. Check it out EcPublish Posto Transport report (7 mins 35 seconds – may only work in Internet Explorer)

The reviews were filmed not far from our pool of Kalkhoff pedelec demonstrators, just across the Thames in Richmond Park. I took the bike shown here around the park a couple of times over the weekend – as a place to try out an electric bike, it takes some beating, especially in warm weather. Bikes are available to hire 7 days a week and we will refund the cost of hiring when you order one of our bikes.

Electric Street Scoota launched on

Electric Street Scoota launched on 2
We were offered a demonstration of an exciting new electric scooter recently. We have a lot of these approaches and mostly turn them down because for one reason or other they don’t quite fit in with the 50cycles ethos.

So what was so exciting? Well, the new Street Scoota electric motor scooter offers the performance, build quality and looks of electric scooters twice the price or more. The importers tell us that they tested and refined their scooters for a long time before deciding they were ready for launch in the UK. The result is neat little machine that can cover up to 40 miles on a charge, with a top speed of 30mph and simple throttle operation, all for £995*.

Being a fully-fledged motor vehicle (no pedals on this baby), it requires registration plates (which is taken care of for you after purchase) and insurance. But other than that, it’s very, very cheap to run. As little as 0.2p per mile for a very capable electric vehicle. As for road tax, being electric it’s zero-rated and there is of course no congestion charge to pay, should you ever find yourself in the zone. No special licence or training is required for anyone who passed their test before 1 Feb 2001, so there’s little to stop you hopping on and having fun.

We’ll have a Street Scoota available for demonstration at 50cycles Loughborough headquarters shortly.

* plus delivery and registration