First Peugot one-ups Honda's 2-wheeler hybrid promise, now an unknown start up in California called ELV Motors has beaten them both with the ultimate in efficient transportation...a 180 MPG hybrid scooter. Of course, they've made some compromises that Honda or Peugot would never make on one of their vehicles...most importantly, a top speed of 40 mph.
To remain ultra-efficient, ELV's scooters use a small, 49 cc engine to power a small electric motor. That keeps the bikes ultra-light (200 lbs), ultra-efficient, and slower than your average vehicle. But, frankly, most scooters aren't highway ready anyhow, and I wouldn't want to go faster than 40 mph even if I could.
But it beats Honda and Peugot in two other important ways. The MSRP is $2890 and it's available NOW. For a faster, more mainstream scooter, you're going to have to wait a few years.
Check out their website for more information on how to get yourself one of these beauties.
written by Tom Konrad, October 10, 2008
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