Sustainability Month – Electric Wheels
Much is being written about the need to reduce traffic and our impact on the environment. Throughout 2020, many dusted off their bikes and rediscovered the joy of two wheel travel … but what if you’re looking to go a little further? Have you considered an electric scooter? We found out more from Cupar Motorcycles …
A lot of potential buyers are put off electric bikes because of the perceived high price, but there’s a new kid on the block that’s turning heads.
The all new Keeway e-Zi mini packs a lot into a small electric scooter and has “broken the mould” with an on the road price of just £1,649.00. And you get a lot of bang for your buck.
- Full LED lighting
- LCD display
- Alloy wheels
- Built-in alarm system
- Key-less ignition
- Push-button start
- Switchable power levels
- A potent 48v 1000w rear hub motor powered by a 48v 20AH lithium battery
Keeway has managed to create a real sustainable winner without any sacrifices on build quality or specification – and you’ll have a top speed of 45kmh, restricted to meet UK 50cc licence requirements.
The scooter is supported by a front disc brake, rear drum brake and full suspension – all allowing for a nimble and comfortable ride. As for the range? That’s 45km which will take you ‘there and back’ on the following radius from town …
There’s a quick charge time of 7 hours (for a full charge) making it ideal for commuting to work and leaving on charge during your working day.
The interchangeable battery units also make it a suitable local delivery bike, being able to swap over to a fresh battery to get you back out on the road and avoid downtime while charging.
As this is the equivalent of a 50cc, if you have passed your car driving test before 1 February 2001, there is no need to take a CBT course … and you do not have to display L plates. If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 February 2001, you’ll need to complete a compulsory basic training (CBT) course. You can then ride a moped (up to 50cc) without L plates and do not need to retake your CBT every 2 years … and you can ride mopeds for as long as your car driving licence lasts. You can also ride the Keeway e-Zi mini on a provisional licence and take a CBT course that lasts for 2 years.
Get in touch with Cupar Motorcycles. You’ll find them at Westport in Cupar (KY15 4AW).
Thanks for reading!