You might try another forum with more members that buy scooters: Visforvoltage.org
1. Yes, I bought a scooter that does 60+mph and could go 40miles but I limit my trips to around 34 miles/charge. After buying a Prius, I wanted an EV. But I wasn't happy with the mpge of current EV cars. My scooter gets 450mpge at $3.60/gal gas. Tax credits here in Colorado made it a no-brainer to buy vs build. My $6550 scooter has cost me less than $1200 after tax incentives and company referral program. I expect the bike to have cost $0 by the end of this year (second year of ownership). Who doesn't like free EVs?
2. Min 72v, 40AH battery pack (preferably 60AH cells). But more importantly, provide a J1772 charging port for 1Hr full charge times. Check out: http://www.plugshare.com
. J1772 charging stations are popping up everywhere and more are coming every month. By providing a 1772 fast charge option, you will have a huge leg up on the competition and the issue of range disappears.
3 & 4. Mentioned above
5. I work from home so travel is for errands and pleasure/leisure riding. Most of my trips are within 8 to 24 miles round trip, but I have done a few 75+ mile trips.
Motorcycle: ZEV 6100, 77V, 40AH, 60+mph; CA, halogen head lights, and faster charger added
Cost to date: $1730, MSRP $6550 - $4120 tax credit - $1200 referrals + $500 mods
Big EV Grin.