What are these PEVs like to ride? They all have a few things in common. First, they’re virtually silent. Scooting around on the street or sidewalk takes a little patience and defensive driving where pedestrians, and even cars, are concerned. People aren’t going to hear you, and they may see you, but it may take a few moments for them to really understand that what they’re seeing is a person moving along at a fairly good clip, but not riding a bicycle.
Second, they’re also clean—they don’t have all the grease and oil that their gas-powered counterparts have. Plus, they have no tailpipe emissions. And if you recharge them with renewable energy, they’re an all-around green transportation option.
The power from the electric motors is also very different—even the small scooters have a great deal of acceleration from a dead stop. They spin up without the use of a transmission, so there’s no shifting needed—you just get smooth power.