Low-Emission Noiseless Green Scooter
A scooter is a motorcycle with step-through frame, a footboard and protective leg shield. Scooter has smaller wheels amongst the various categories of motorcycles. Scooters are sub categorized as gas scooters, electric scooters, mobility scooters, motorized scooters, and kick scooters.
Gas scooters are the most common in the market as well as the street. They engines come with a wide range in terms of power from 50cc to as high as 250cc. The gas scooters usually have the step through frame. But then there are also gas scooters that come with sportier looks. Most are meant for city driving while there are those that are specially meant also for driving on highways. Of all the vehicles on the road, scooters beat them all in terms of fuel economy. They give you as much as 75 miles to a gallon. Being easily maneuverable, they are easily driven through congested roads. They need very little place to park as they are small. Mobility scooters are specially designed for use by the elderly and the handicapped. They are safe and slow. Their speed is as low as 5 to 10 miles per hour. Teenagers have been specially targeted with the motorized scooters which are also known as segways, standup or gas scooters, seated scooters and mopeds. They are less in cost and also give a good mileage. They are stylish and come in a variety of designs. Kick Scooters which are also called Push scooters are meant for school kids. They do not sport an engine and so are totally non-polluting. The scooters glide over the roads with a push with the leg on the ground. They can easily be transported that the kids can even take them to school. They are very cheap.
Electric scooters are another type of scooters. Its uniqueness is that instead of gasoline it runs on battery motor. No longer is there any need to be concerned about the constant hike in gasoline price. There are a variety of models in electric scooters such as Eped Sport/City, ZAP Zapino, Vectrix VX-1, Yo Speed, E-Solex, E300S Razor scooter, Peugeot Scoot'Elec, EVT-4000e, Ezip Electric Scooters and Io-scooter.
Electric scooters are eco-friendly with low emissions and noiseless. But its speed is lower and need to be recharged every now and then as it runs a shorter distance after each recharge. The battery has to be plugged in to recharge. Though costlier than gas scooters, some models are cheaper.
New York City Marathon Will Go On, Despite Hurricane Sandy And Outraged New Yorkers (Huffington post)
New Yorkers expressed outrage this week over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's
announcement that the ING New York City Marathon will go ahead as scheduled
Sunday, even as much of the city remains without power and the death toll
continues to rise following Hurricane Sandy.
Politicians from hard-hit areas, including state Sen. Liz Krueger and city
council members David Greenfield and James Oddo, all called for the race's
postponement or cancellation, arguing the city's resources shouldn't be
diverted from hurricane relief.
> Many elderly/disabled trapped w/ no food or electric! Tell @mikebloomberg
@nycrr to move marathon, focus on recovery. nyti.ms/Wb69u3
> — Senator Liz Krueger (@LizKrueger) November 1, 2012
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