LockH wrote:Hey MJ. Mass produced? Check.
If I recall my Physics 101, physically speaking, the heavier a mass, the more energy needed to start from zero RPMs/speedup, and to escape gravity (up hills). Yes?
And recently China elected to phase out lead? (As used in betteries, eg seen on the electrific bicycle.)
NA folks have been terming some made-in-china bikes "scooters". A certain design that harkens back to the Vespa et al. And some eg riding the pedal-only antique Victorian-era bi-cycle are maybe less than impressed.
`Round here it may be an "issue" for some at least. Many rolling around "scooter" style are often not EVen from the same/established bike "community". For some the vestigal pedals are just an "inconvenience". A "legality". (Without regarding the advantages in electric traction to pedal from starts and to assist up hills, aka "smooth the spikes".)
Anyway. Just sayin'. Some may be less than impressed w/China-made design.
(PS. "MJ" = Master John)
Ahh, but don't let the known-corrupt bumbling fool lawmakers harm causing BS prevent you from appreciating a functional lightweight electric vehicle my friend. With or without pedals, and with or without some scooter shaped body plastics, it's still a radically more sustainable and practical human transportation option than perhaps anything else, even your own feet.
I spent many hours last week cycling in moving seas of electric scooter/ebikes in China. I like it much better than cycling in large groups of non-electric bicycles, even though I was on a pedal-only roadbike myself. Also, they put the bulk of the scooter to good use! I saw whole families, with there groceries all riding on the same one together many times.
In the USA that would likely be some D-bag in a multi-thousand pound steel cage of death that pukes carcinogens in your face as it goes by. Welcome the e-scooter, it's a radically better alternative. The fact corrupt moronic lawmakers have an issue with them should be more proof they are a good positive thing for the world rather than a deterrent from the use of a radically better-than-cars/suvs viable human transportation option.
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