Posted on 15 March 2009.
The sales of electric bikes have been skyrocketing around the world, for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons of course is the cost of gasoline. (And although the price is half what it was only several months ago, it has gradually started to creep up again…higher than most people want to pay.)
Rather than purchasing a new car (or even a new, used car!) consider purchasing an electric scooter or bike. There are many different models to choose from so it is a difficult individual who will not find one to their liking!
Take the popular Razor scooter, for example. They can go pretty fast, and have a unique brake system — all the driver has to do to stop is to step on the rear fender.
Practically every manufacturer has a different set of specs for their electric bike, so its necessary to compare the differents models to find the right ones.
For example, if you have young kids, there’s en ebike for him or her – the Junior Kiddie Kick, which will support a maximum weight of 45 pounds. As soon as a young child is ready to start biking, there’s one available.
The Razor Cruiser and t he Razor Pro are two scooters that can bear from 175 to 220 pounds. These are powered scooters that allow the user to perform stunts, as well as to travel long distances.
As far as the Razor is concerned, there’s currently no need to have insurance or license plates, or to register it. Users must wear a bike helmet , however, and are not allowed to operate on a public road with a speed limit of 25 mph or more unless it has a bike lane.
As far as bikes, they need to red reflectors which are visible from 500 feet away, and a headlight which is visible from 300 feet. The bike can’t operate in excess of 15 mph.
Bear in mind, however, that most states have their own individual laws concerning electric bikes so you need to check with your state and make sure you understand all that is required. (Stop in at your local DMV, or visit your state’s DMV website — they should have a list of laws there.)