December 14, 2023

🛴 This Scooter Could Replace Your Cargo Bike (or Car)

Plus a new Cybertruck-inspired mini, a carbon fiber e-ATV, and more.

What You Need to Know Today

Detroit’s Livaq announced the Equad, an electric ATV with body panels made from recycled carbon fiber. It boasts a top speed of 67 mph (108 km/h), with an equally impressive - or alarming - sticker price of $28,600.

Electric motorcycle riders who miss the experience of shifting gears should check out the Moto X from Alien Rides, an electric dual-sport equipped with a clutch and four-speed gearbox. It’s street legal in the United States with a starting price of $7,500.

Tesla seems obsessed with making Cybertruck miniatures. Unlike their mini ATV which we covered previously, the new Cybertruck For Kids looks like the real thingand can haul two small humans at once.

Ride1Up is getting into the performance carbon fiber e-bike game with the CF Racer1. Weighing in at only 27 lbs (12 kg), it can be configured with gravel or road tires and starts at the surprisingly low price of $2,295.

Indian moped manufacturer Evee launched the Flipper, a budget-friendly two-wheelerstarting at Rs. 95,000 ($335 USD). It’s powered by a lead-acid battery and has a maximum range of 40 km (25 miles).

Also coming to the Indian market is the Zulu, a value priced moped from Pune-based manufacturer Kinetic Green. The Zulu will be fully manufactured in India and available at over 300 dealerships. 

Scooters typically offer high mobility at the cost of utility, Vancouver-based Scootility is planning to change that. Their utility scooter prototype is more compact and agile than a cargo bike, with an impressive cargo capacity of 80 kg (176 lbs). (Watch: Scootility’s founder shares the vision behind this innovative two-wheeler at our most recent event.)

New from Stellantis is the Fiat 500e, a tiny electric car that will be available in North America in early 2024. It weighs just under 3,000 lbs (1,361 kg), has a range of 149 miles (240 km), and starts at a rather steep price of $34,095. 

Stromer announced the ST5 Pinion, an electric bike featuring the new Smart.Shift electronic shifting system. It’s based on their popular ST5 model with other upgrades including a sound module for audible warnings and notifications.

If you live in Dublin you can now hail an electric pedal cab. If you’re envisioning a rickshaw-style pedicab, think again; these new transporters from Kerb look more like a small train with a fully enclosed passenger section.

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Article by Tyson Roehrkasse
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Tyson Roehrkasse is a technical specialist who has worn just about every hat there is in the IT and software development fields. He began working with PEVs in 2018 as a developer for Electric Bike Review, and immediately became obsessed with learning about e-bike technology. He soon began creating his own reviews on the EBR platform and to date is the second largest contributor of review content there. After a five-year tenure with EBR Tyson moved on to work with other companies in the industry, building websites for other reviewing companies and e-commerce platforms for EV manufacturers. He also continued working as a freelance reviewer, eventually partnering with the Micromobility Industries to produce reviews and other content for their partner site, Ride Review.

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