Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Carlton asks: I enjoy your counter-cultural criticism of electric cars, but think there is a type of PEV (personal electric vehicle) I’ve bought and is awesome. Everyone is annoyed with the urban downtown city scooters, but amp one of those up and I have a FLJ electric scooter that is 3200 watt dual tire motor and mine easily accelerates to a top speed just over 40 mph. So it is faster than a moped, but only weighs about 80 lbs. and can fold and fit in a trunk. At top speed, it still has a 40 mile range, and I’ve used it for my personal 23 mile round trip to work. I’ve probably put 300 miles on mine so far with no issues. Not bad for something that costs less than $1450 delivered to my door. Here’s an example video.
The problem, of course, is that “she” isn’t. And neither are the current crop of four-wheeled EVs!
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