The SCOOTER Store Surprises Union Hill Volunteer Firefighter With Scooter

Friday, October 30, 2009 Admin 0 comments
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Hill Fire Department firefighters save
the lives of total strangers on an almost daily basis. It is no surprise they will do
everything they can to change the life of one of their own, volunteer firefighter 
Marty Blakely.

During a vacation with his family this summer, Blakely suffered a blood clot, which 
led to the discovery of a cancerous tumor and the amputation of one of his legs, 
which has confined him to a wheelchair. The fire department held a benefit to help 
the Blakely family cover medical bills and raise money to complete home renovations 
to accommodate his wheelchair.  
As the benefit began on Sunday, The SCOOTER Store and the fire department surprised 
Blakely at the Damascus Shrine Center with a three-wheel Revo electric scooter. On 
hand from The SCOOTER Store's Rochester operations were Distribution Center Manager 
Josh Hernandez, Mobility & Service Specialist Paul Little and Healthcare Relations 
Consultant Mike Krym to make the presentation.
The scooter was donated under The SCOOTER Store's "Gift of Mobility" program, which 
provides mobility equipment and assistance to those who do not have the resources or 
insurance to obtain power wheelchairs and scooters.
 
Blakely met his wife Mary Ann while working for the fire department where she is the
fire prevention coordinator. He has served as captain, assistant chief and a member 
of the board of directors. When he was not volunteering, he worked for Kaman 
Industrial Technologies and Yamaha Motor Sports as a demo snowmobile rider.
 
"Marty is a young man with a young family who is going through an incredible journey
right now," said Fire Department Chief Brian Ball. "A past chief and dedicated 
volunteer, he is now in a day-to-day struggle at just 41 years old.
Mobility is a huge issue since he lost his leg. His inability to care for himself 
without aid is a major physical and emotional obstacle."
 
The power chair will help Marty regain his freedom and independence. He can once 
again get around the garage to build or repair his vehicles and continue to 
participate in the scout events with his family.
 
"One of our distribution center managers contacted us about Mr. Blakely and the 
benefit for his family, asking for a unit to raffle, but we knew we could do so much
more to help," said Doug Harrison, Founder, President and CEO of The SCOOTER Store. 
"We started the Gift of Mobility program because we understand that mobility, and the
ensuing independence, is truly a gift. We are so glad to give independence back to a 
hero like Marty."
 
Harrison and his wife, Susanna, started the Gift of Mobility program in December 2002
to help people like Marty Blakely improve their quality of life by assisting in their
independence and mobility. Since then, the outreach program has worked with nonprofit
groups around the country to donate power wheelchairs, scooters and manual 
wheelchairs valued at more than $200,000 a year to individuals and community service
organizations, enabling them to provide freedom and independence to people with 
limited mobility.
 
About The SCOOTER Store 
Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more people with limited mobility than any other company in the nation. Forty percent employee-owned, the company primarily offers power mobility equipment, including power wheelchairs, scooters, lifts, ramps, and accessories, in 48 states and Puerto Rico. The SCOOTER Store currently holds more than 30 percent of the current U.S. market in the DME industry and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. The goal of The SCOOTER Store is to create an opportunity for every American senior to live their entire life safely and confidently at home

Who else wants a three wheel electric scooter?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Admin 0 comments
So you want a three wheel electric scooter? If you been asking yourself "What kind of a three wheel electric scooter will I get"? Here are my top 10 products listed in Amazon:

1. Currie eZip Scoot-E 3-Wheel Electric Scooter

Amazon.com Product Description:
Easy to drive and simple to maintain, the eZip Scoot-E three-wheeled scooter offers a terrific way to scoot around the neighborhood. The scooter is equipped with a powerful 600-watt, high-torque DC earth magnet motor and a 24-volt rechargeable battery pack, giving you plenty of power when riding to the grocery store or visiting a friend's house. The scooter's range, meanwhile, extends to 18 miles (depending on the rider weight), with a top speed of 10 miles per hour. Perhaps the most convenient feature, however, is the comfortable height-adjustable seat, which includes an upright seatback for added support. The seat and the three-wheel design make this scooter a nice choice for riders with slight walking disabilities or people who prefer a more leisurely ride than a two-wheeled scooter can offer.

Other details include a folding frame that collapses for easy transport and storage, rear disc brakes an alloy brake inhibit lever, exclusive Currie five-spoke wide mag wheels, Innova 10-by-30inch Street Slick tires, and an easy-access charger port in the frame console. Designed for riders 13 and older, the Scoot-E measures 26 by 43 by 52 inches (W x H x D) and boasts a 260-pound weight capacity. You can get it here.

2. Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter (Sweet Pea)

Amazon.com Product Description:
Get around with power and style on this cool electric scooter by Razor. Featuring a super-size deck and frame for riders of all sizes, the E300 can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour thanks to its high-performance, ultra-quiet chain-drive motor. The scooter also includes a pair of extra-wide 10-inch pneumatic tires to ensure a smooth ride while you zip around the neighborhood. And riders will love the adjustable, foldable handlebars, which extend or lower depending on the height of the rider. Made just for girls, this Sweet Pea version of the E300 comes in a bright metallic pink color.

The charger and tools are included with the E300, though riders should note that some assembly is required. Other details include variable speed acceleration, a twist-grip throttle, and a rechargeable battery that delivers up to 45 minutes of continuous use per charge (the battery requires roughly eight hours of charge time).

The E300, which offers a weight maximum of 220 pounds, is also backed by a 90-day warranty. You can get it here

3. Stand N Ride, Segway Alternative, EV Rider Stand-N-Ride Stand Up 500 Watt 24 Volt Electric 3-wheel Electric Scooter SNR-1000

Product Description:

This is a great 3-wheel scooter for anyone. EV Rider Stand-N-Ride is a simplified mobility scooter work-horse with a tiller that turns almost 360 degrees. Has a Forward & Reverse option. Also, a High/Low speed option. Ideal for use by anyone - Adults & Children (age 12 & up) or by pre-mobility candidates. EV Rider Stand-N-Ride is excellent for warehouse applications, school/college campus, shopping complexes, enclosed parking garages, security officers for patrol, or just about any application that you need silent (no emission) transportation. ONE YEAR MANUFACTURER LIMITED DEFECTIVE PARTS ONLY WARRANTY INCLUDED. You can get it here.


4. Wheelchair Lift - Mobility Scooter Lift and Electric Wheel Chair Lift.

Product Description:
Wheelchair Lift - Mobility Scooter Lift and Electric Wheel Chair Lift with 300 lb capacity and Easy-Glide finger tip arm rotation, effortlessly loads the scooter or chair into the trunk or truck bed. Use this motorized chair lift in cars, trucks, SUV's and vans. This wheelchair lift has a 3-way boom adjustment, length adjustment from 30" to 44", angle adjustment from 0 to 45 degrees and height adjustment from 17" to 21". The Mobility Scooter Lift has an easy swivel boom that locks for transport, can be easily removed, and folds for easy storage or travel. The remote hand pendant is included. You can get it here.

5. Invacare Lynx L-3 3-Wheel Scooter - Blue

Product Description:
The three-wheeled Lynx L-3 scooter takes portability to a new level. The L-3 model conveniently disassembles into four compact pieces for easy transport. Pick the destination, stow it in the trunk and go...the L-3 model will do the rest! With an estimated seven miles of range, a plug-in battery charger and flat-free tires, consumers can plan their schedule around what they want to do, not around the limitations of their scooter. Color: Blue Indoor and Outdoor Travel Ready 0 - 5 MPH Speed Range 7-Mile Travel Capability 4-Step, 5-Piece Quick Disassembly Dimensions: Arm Width: Adjustable: 15" - 18" Battery: 12 volt, 12 AH (2) Incline Capability: 8 degrees Overall Height: 36" (Seat incl.) Overall Width: 26" Product Weight: 103 lbs. Product Weight Capacity: 250 lbs. Seat Back Height: 16" Seat Depth: 14.5" Seat Height: Adjustable: 14", 15", 16" Seat Width: 16.5" Warranty: 1 year limited warranty on frame, electronics and transaxle. Wheels: Flat-Free, Foam-Filled Tires. You can get it here.

6. X-Treme Scooters XB-420M Elite Electric Mobility Scooter

Amazon.com Product Description:
The X-Treme Scooters Elite Electric Mobility Scooter is the fastest mobility scooter on the market, traveling at up to 15 miles per hour at full power. Providing a fun and comfortable transportation option, the Electric Mobility Scooter is eco-friendly and inexpensive to operate. The Elite Mobility Scooter is equipped with four 20-AMP batteries and a one-piece mobility electric motor in the rear axle with a differential unit and can drive for 15 to 20 miles per battery charge. The scooter comes with a wheelie bar for the not so old drivers, and for those who prefer a gentle ride, a speed control unit can be used.

The Elite Mobility Scooter is street legal everywhere and street ready with strong drum brakes, hydraulic shock absorbers, and 16 by 2.5 inch wheels. The scooter is also equipped with a reverse gear and large cushioned seat with arm rests for maximum comfort. The scooter motor starts a key and a variable speed control twist throttle, and has a sealed rain and weatherproof controller. The scooter has a kickstand, tool kit, and convenient cargo rack.

Please note: The Elite Mobility Scooter is fast. It will ride a wheelie if the speed limiter is turned up to maximum. X-Treme Scooters recommends that the owner/driver of the scooter be capable of driving a high-powered scooter before attempting to operate this machine. You can get it here.

7. Go-Go Elite Traveller 3 Wheel Scooter - 17-amp

Product Description:

** Product Options-> Battery Type: 17-amp ** Includes 3 sets of easily changeable colored panels in 3 exciting colors - Red, Blue and Silver. The Pride Mobility Go-Go Elite Traveller 3 wheel scooter, offers unbeatable ease of transport, tight space maneuverability and the versatility to change your color style in a snap. The Go-Go Elite Traveller's compact size allows it to negotiate narrow hallways and tight spaces while also providing stable outdoor performance. Take the guesswork out of travel with ultra-simple assembly/disassembly and impressive performance. Go where you want to go, easily, with the Go-Go Elite Traveller. Click here to view interactive demo: Go-Go Elite. You can get it here.

8. Celebrity X 3-Wheel Scooter - Color Candy Apple Red

Product Description:

The all new Celebrity X Scooter available in a 3 or 4 wheel format, offers elegant simplicity, unmatched reliability an impressive, easy to use performance and operation. The next generation styling of the Celebrity X is fresh and exciting, while the many standard features, developed directly from customer feedback, are extremely practical in everyday use. The Celebrity X is a perfect blend of style, performance technology, convenient standard features and affordable pricing making it the best over all luxury scooter value in its class! Comfortable, soft touch vinyl, seat is fully rotational and has a fold down back. Seat post adjusts 3 inches in either direction and the arms adjust in or out to give you a custom fit. The battery life is 20 to 25 miles per charge, or approximately 2 days of riding. All Pride Mobility scooters purchased online at Electric Mobility Aids store come with a 1 year in home labor warranty. Shipping is always free at Electric Mobility Aids, even for parts! This product is available at the manufacturers lowest allowed pricing on our web store, Electric Mobility Aids. You may also purchase directly from our store on Amazon. Please see literature at our website for complete descriptions and specifications. Parts for most mobility products plus vehicle lifts, stair lifts, ramps, racks, accessories and more are all available at Electric Mobility Aids online store! You can get it here.

9. Spitfire 1310 Series 3-Wheel Mini Scooter PLUS FREE BAG

Product Description

** Product Options-> Color: Sports Red ** Untitled 2 Untitled 1 .style1 { text-align: center; color: #FF0000; font-family: Verdana; font-size: x-large; } .style2 { text-align: center; } LIMITED TIME ONLY! BUY ANY PILOT OR SPITFIRE SCOOTER AND GET A FREE BONUS BAG (A $50 value) The ActiveCare Medical Spitfire 1310 Series 3-Wheel Mini Scooter is lightweight and responsive to help you perform daily activities more easily. Take a seat and bring up the infinity adjustable tiller controls to precisely where you need them for the most comfortable operation of any scooter in its class. Holds up to 300 lbs weight capacitythe highest in its class! Its extra compact 19" width passes more easily through the narrowest of spaces. The quick disconnect feature lets you separate the frame and disassemble the components with ease, opening your world to all things possible! For a special price Activecare offers you a 1-year in-home service contract on all power mobility products for Wheelchair & Scooter Repair(Additonal Charge Applies). You can get it here.

10. Pride Mobility Victory 10 - Three Wheel Scooter

Product Description:
The sleek, sporty Victory 10 scooter, available in 3 and 4-wheel models delivers high performance operation, all-new features and Feather-touch disassembly. With a full complement of advanced standard features like exclusive low-profile tires, backlit battery gauge, and wraparound delta tiller, the Victory 10 is a greater value than ever before. Plus, the Victory 10 Scooter uses new lightweight, non-marking tires, manufactured exclusively for Pride. A traditional foam-filled tire is rigid and inflexible whereas these state of the art tires have some give, just like an air-filled tire, for a smoother, more comfortable ride. These great looking black tires are flat free and won't scuff floors or walls. Even in areas where the tire has been subjected to significant wear, it still doesn't scuff. No matter how deep the tire wear is, the floor and wall stays clean. You can get it here.

Hope this information added valuable to you when selecting a three wheel electric scooter. Share your thoughts on the comment.







What everybody ought to know about the leading Scooter Company plans

Sunday, October 25, 2009 Admin 0 comments
Here is interesting news on a National scooter manufacturing company that will be help Nacogdoches economy by making and selling Electric scooters, of course that includes three wheel electric scooters.

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USA's 'only scooter manufacturer' could be in Nac by 2011
By Trend Jacobs
Sentinel Staff

Could Nacogdoches be "The Oldest Town in Texas" and the "Scooter Capital of America?"

Actually, yes, it is very possible. That is if everything goes according to plan, says CEO of the National Scooter Company Greg James, who already owns the Lonestar Scooters store off of North Street.

James told The Daily Sentinel that he is hoping to break ground next March on a scooter manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters after he secures some federal grant money and finalizes negotiations to purchase a portion of Twist N' Go Scooters, based in Seattle, Wash. The company could be pumping out fuel efficient and electric vehicles right here in Nacogdoches by March of 2011.

According to James, who has nearly 30 years experience in the motor vehicle business, there is not a single other scooter manufacturing company that actually makes and sells scooters and other electric vehicles inside the U.S.

While many economists are saying that the country is pulling out of the recession, inflation is expected to drive prices up for the next couple of years due to low consumer demand coupled with high government spending, James said. That could be good news for James who said, "As prices go up, it's going to be painful for consumers and they're going to start looking for transportation alternatives. So I think scooters, motorcycles and other electronic vehicles are a very viable alternative."

The manufacturing side of the company will be moved from China to Nacogdoches, as will nearly every other aspect of the business, including product design, engineering and marketing. He estimates that there will be at least 60 jobs created by the National Scooter Company by the end of the third year, and by the end of the seventh year, James estimates that more than 100 jobs will be created directly and indirectly with domestic suppliers. The short-term employment gain from the construction phase is estimated to add 50 jobs for nine to 12 months.

James said that one employee will remain in Shanghai, China, and a web developer will remain on his payroll in Seattle.

On Nov. 2, James will attend a public hearing at city hall where it is expected that city commissioners will give their blessing for his efforts to obtain the federal grants needed to bring the business to Nacogdoches.

"It's simply just very inexpensive to build things in Asia and the only way we can offset that cost and bring those jobs to the United States is for the federal government to get involved," James said, likening the situation to the Harley-Davidson Motor Company who also received federal grants to help them assemble their motorcycles in the United States with imported parts.

There will also be opportunities for white collar jobs alongside assembly line jobs, and James said that he is looking to partner up with Stephen F. Austin State University to possibly create a co-op and internships down the road.

"I just think this is a really good opportunity for Nacogdoches to diversify its economy. I think the grant funding is a strong win for the community, in that it's outside dollars and will help create new jobs that I think will be a really good match with SFA."

Because the gas powered scooters get such high mileage, 75 miles per gallon and up, and other models will run entirely off electricity, James said he will be eligible for government grants that are aimed to help green industries like his grow.

Eighty percent of the scooters and other products are already being shipped from Seattle to the central and eastern parts of the country, James said, and moving the assembly plant to Texas would offer a more central location for distribution.

Because of a number of logistical advantages, including the proximity to the Port of Houston, and the state and city's pro-business environment, combined with his "strong affinity" for the area, James feels that Nacogdoches is a relatively ideal place to set up shop. One possible location for the company could be the Research and Industrial Park located in the north of town which, so far, has failed to attract any other businesses, and remains little more than an empty lot.

But one of the main reasons James wants to start the business in Nacogdcohes is the low labor costs relative to major urban cities like Houston or Dallas. And once the company is up and running, James expects that suppliers will flock to Nacogdoches, therefore creating even more jobs.

"Job growth is not just going to come from the National Scooter Company," James said. "It's going to come from the suppliers that we buddy-up with. This is exactly what happens with automobile plants, like when Toyota opened a factory in San Antonio. It wasn't just the Toyota jobs that came to San Antonio, it was the glass, tire, steel and electrical jobs. That's going to be the real peripheral growth."

As renewable energy and other sustainable technologies become a bigger part of the country's consciousness and overall economy, James thinks there will be a significant market for high-mileage gas powered vehicles and rechargeable electric vehicles.

James is looking to create innovative modes of transportation that will include large three-wheeled vehicles, collapsible vehicles, five-wheelers, off-road two-wheelers for hunters and street-legal neighborhood electric vehicles. He is even looking into electric motorcycles, and as battery technology continues to improve, James projects that 70 percent of the models manufactured by the National Scooter Company could be electric by 2018.

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Enjoy your three wheel electric scooter and I hope you have found this post useful.

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Get a Three Wheel Electric Scooter like the Kiwanis Club

Thursday, October 22, 2009 Admin 0 comments
Last few days ago. We talked about police officers trying the three wheel vehicle.

IT GETS EVEN BETTER.

Here is another interesting article about a three wheel electric scooter for the police:

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Club seeking to buy scooter for police


The Westminster Police Department may have a larger presence in the community if a fundraising effort by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Westminster gains steam.The Kiwanis Club is fundraising on behalf of the Westminster Police Department to raise $9,000 that would pay for the purchase of a T-3 scooter.

“It’s quick and easy access to streets, alleys and sidewalks,” said Lyndi McNulty, vice president of the Kiwanis Club.

The three wheel electric scooter is similar to the two-wheeled Segways that were introduced in the early 2000s and is being touted as the “Next Generation Law Enforcement Tool” by the manufacturer, T-3 Motion Inc.

It can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and is electrically powered, according to the Web site. It’s also quiet, according to Westminster Police Chief Jeff Spaulding.

“It’s pretty stealth. It’s silent in essence. They’ll be able to move around very efficiently,” Spaulding said.

Officers would most likely use it in the downtown business district and neighborhoods close to that area, he said. The police department currently uses officers on foot and bicycles in the downtown area, but Spaulding said a T-3 would allow them to patrol the area faster and give officers greater visibility.

While all Westminster police officers are involved in community policing, Spaulding said, no officer is assigned full-time to the downtown business district where he envisions the T-3 being used most often.

Lt. Patrick Bassler, community liaison officer for the Pennsylvania Avenue area, said the scooter would enable officers to do things they could not do in a police cruiser.“I suspect every community would like to see more police officers. A lot of them operate out of their vehicle, which allows them to get out into the community, but there are some automatic barriers when you’re riding in a 4,000-pound vehicle,” Spaulding said.

The Kiwanis Club began placing change jars in local businesses as one way to start raising the money, and it plans to get some local sponsors as well, according to McNulty. She estimated it would take about 10 months to raise the funds.


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We may be seeing a lot of this in the future in the police department. What do you think? Should every police department use a three wheel electric scooter?


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Long and winding road to 'green' motorbikes

Monday, October 19, 2009 Admin 0 comments
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Only tentative steps made toward electric and hybrid power

It's a popular misconception that motorcycles burn cleaner than cars: most of them don't.

In fact, the only reason that they spew fewer greenhouse gas emissions into the air than four-wheeled passenger vehicles is because their smaller engines consume less fuel per kilometre than even the most fuel-efficient compacts.

As for smog-forming particulates? They're even worse than the dirtiest cars.

Yes, there are also fewer of them on the roads, and they remain parked throughout the winter, but motorcycle manufacturers — even the ones producing clean cars like Honda and Suzuki — lag when it comes to providing environmentally friendly two-wheelers.

Most motorcycles sold in Canada lack catalytic converters and many still use inefficient carburetors, something cars haven't breathed through since the mid-1980s.

Bikes don't have to be cleaner than they are, as all current models meet North American emissions standards, which are more relaxed for motorcycles than they are for cars, and are not as stringent as current European standards.

In recent years, however, we've seen some tentative steps toward the development at least of more environmentally conscious, alternative fuel motorcycles, using electric, hybrid and even fuel-cell technology. Some of these experiments will be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show, which opens next Saturday, and the annual Milan motorcycle show next month.

Electric motorcycles are a relatively new endeavour, the most promising examples coming from California-based Zero motorcycles.

The firm's latest model, the street-oriented Zero S claims a modest 122 kg weight — not bad considering 36 kg of that is for the battery pack. The biggest disadvantage an electric motorcycle has is its meagre range between charges: the Zero S maxes out at 80 km. A longer range would mean more batteries, and this poses packaging problems on a two-wheeler, not to mention the added weight.

BMW recently brought back the ill-fated C1 enclosed scooter, at least in concept form. The C1-E uses lithium-ion batteries to supply power to an electric motor made by electric scooter maker Vectrix.

The C1-E, which has a roof and seatbelts, is only a concept designed to contribute to the eSum project (European Safer Urban Motorcycling), which is looking at ways to increase motorcycle safety in European cities, and production is not planned.

Hybrid technology incorporates the benefits of zero-emissions electric power as a supplement to the internal combustion type for clean running in stop-and-go city traffic, while providing the added benefit of a useable range.

The problem with incorporating this technology into a motorcycle that already uses a gasoline engine is that there's not enough space available for the batteries needed for sufficient electric-only operation.

And electric-only operation is the main selling point of a hybrid, be it two-wheeled or four, especially in congested urban areas.

In 2007, scooter conglomerate Piaggio developed a prototype hybrid scooter drivetrain, to be used in the Vespa LX, and the Piaggio X8 and three-wheeled MP3, but it uses the electric motor mostly to enhance off-the-line acceleration. This helps reduce emissions and improves city-driving economy somewhat, as the engine works less when assisted, but the engine doesn't shut off when idling like a true hybrid, and when switched to electric-only operation, range is limited to 20 km.

Yamaha, a motorcycle maker that has also produced automobile engines for Ford and Volvo, introduced the Gen-Ryu concept vehicle at the 2005 Tokyo Motorcycle Show. That outlandishly styled hybrid promised cleaner emissions by using a YZF-R6-derived inline four accompanied by an electric motor, though the technology has yet to make it into a production bike.

"Hybrids are a stopgap on the way to something else," said Honda Canada's senior marketing manager, Warren Milner. "They're not cost effective, and even though they're cleaner, there are batteries that will eventually need replacing."

According to Milner, fuel cell vehicles have more potential than hybrids, but mass production is probably still decades away.

The most cost-prohibitive and least practical method of producing pollutant-free power, at least using readily available technology, is using fuel cells. A fuel cell uses an electrochemical reaction to convert stored chemical energy in a fuel into electrical energy.

This electricity can then be used to power an electric motor, the exhaust byproducts being water and heat, both of which are harmless to the environment.

The most commonly used fuel for this, however, is hydrogen, which isn't yet available by the roadside, and needs a disproportionately large storage tank to attain a reasonable range.

At the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show next week, Suzuki will be showing a zero-emissions fuel cell Burgman scooter. The water-emitting scooter boasts a hydrogen tank with twice the pressure of conventional tanks (conventional being used in a prototype sense), which should give it a modest range.

Honda recently introduced the most viable emissions- and fuel-consumption-reducing technology — at least by motorcycle standards — in the 2010 PCX 125 cc scooter. Called an idle-stop system, this electronically controlled feature shuts the engine off if the vehicle remains stationary for more than three seconds. The main component of this system is an advanced alternator, which also acts as a starter motor that re-fires the engine silently after the throttle is twisted to go.

Tested previously in Honda's bizarrely named Crea Scoopy-i 50 cc scooter, this relatively simple system improved city fuel economy by 5.5 per cent, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 5.2 per cent, carbon monoxide emissions by 8 per cent and hydrocarbons by 2 per cent.

"If we apply all the [hybrid] technology but the batteries and electric motors to a normal engine, we'd see a significant improvement in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions," said Honda's Milner.

Prohibitive costs and packaging improbabilities aside, probably the biggest limiting factor in producing alternative fuel motorcycles is the rider.

It's unlikely that most riders care about their carbon footprint, at least while riding their favourite two-wheeler, which most believe is an environmental asset. Most riders think they're doing the environment a solid favour by riding to work, and if we're talking about reducing fuel consumption — and to some extent traffic congestion — they are.

But the fumes emitted by those dual, upswept mufflers are still not up to the standards that they should be, especially if every motorcyclist's wish is to see more motorcycles on the road.

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I can't wait till they make it to three wheel electric scooter. Can you imagine how helpful will that be on three wheel electric scooters. Leave some comments and tell me what you think.

Enjoy your three wheel electric scooter and I'll talk to you soon,

Michael

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Police officers are now trying to use a Three Wheel Vehicle!

Saturday, October 17, 2009 Admin 0 comments
The popularity of three wheel electric scooter in the planet is increasing. One of the best things in a three wheel electric scooter is the stability it provides compared to two wheels. There have been questions if there is really good to use aside from helping disabled persons like the Zip'r Zipr Break down Electric Travel Mobility Scooter


Here's really interesting news researched by Richie Rathsack, Record-Journal staff that PROVES that even Officers will benefit from a three wheel electric vehicle. Check it out:


Southington Officers try out three-wheel electric vehicle


By Richie Rathsack, Record-Journal staff


SOUTHINGTON - Visitors to the Apple Harvest Festival may have noticed a police officer riding around on an unusual three-wheeled scooter - the T3 Personal Electric Mobility Vehicle.

It was on loan from MHQ, a company that provides the Southington Police Department with police equipment.

"It's a product that is fairly new to the East Coast," said Steven Hershmen, MHQ branch manager. "We are trying to get that rolled out and introduced as a more stable platform of vehicle. We're interested in getting feedback about it."
Three Wheel Electric Scooter Vehicle
Several police departments across the country have been using the two-wheel Segway vehicles. But Hershmen says the T3's third wheel adds stability. Instead of leaning to turn the Segway, which can be problematic in a crowded situation, the T3 turns with handlebars, Hershmen said.

"The way that it is steered, the handlebars control the left to right. On the Segway, if you got bumped and the handle goes left, you go left," Sgt. Lowell DePalma said about the T3 vehicle. "The movement doesn't work like that. You turn it with the handlebars like you would a bicycle or a motorcycle."

The electric-powered vehicle's motion is controlled by a throttle on the handlebars, similar to a motorcycle. It does not have a reverse, but officer Michael Kahn, who rode the T3 at the festival, said reverse isn't needed because of the vehicle's turning radius.

Southington police thought the festival would be a great place to try out the new vehicle and had an officer riding it for both weekends.

Kahn, who is also trained on police bicycles, said it was great. He said the T3 has many advantages over a bicycle.

"I'm above the crowd, so you have a lot more visibility," Kahn said as he stood a few feet above many of the festival goers on Sunday. "It really helped on parade day."

A drawback is the price tag, which DePalma said is about $12,000.

DePalma said the department probably doesn't have money in its budget to buy the vehicle, but has received donations from the community in the past for special purchases such as this, and hopes to go that route again.

Lt. Edward Pocock stood next to Kahn as he was on the T3 Sunday afternoon, talking with curious people who came up to get a closer look. Pocock said he was impressed with the T3 operation and thinks it would be an asset to the department. He said the vehicle would be great for patrolling places such as the linear trail or downtown Southington during Music on the Green.

"It's worked out phenomenally," Pocock said Sunday. "One of the main advantages over the bicycle is when you get to your destination, you are not exhausted. Plus you can carry an AED (automated external defibrillator) on there, which you can't do on a bicycle."

He was also impressed with the simple training it takes to operate. Kahn said it was basically just starting it up, trying it out and he was ready to go out.

"It's green, it's practical and really increases the visibility of the officer," Pocock said.

The vehicle operates on a battery that has a 10- to 14-hour charge, which Pocock noted was about the same time as an officer's shift. The vehicle can also be programmed to have a varying range of speeds, depending on the needs of the officer, from 8 miles per hour for heavy traffic areas to up to 25 miles per hour in other areas.

The vehicle also comes with flashing red and blue lights, a siren and headlights for night operation. Hershmen said attachments such as trailers can be purchased for the vehicle, as well.
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It’s great to see even the police officers are now trying three wheel electric vehicle. We may be seeing a lot of them in the future. Of course not everyone will be using it but you see the benefits of using a three wheel electric scooter. It’s environmental friendly and it has great stability.


If you missed the electric travel mobility scooter I posted last few days ago, here it is again. They still have 4 new and used stocks.


You can get it here:

Zip'r Zipr Break down Electric Travel Mobility Scooter


Enjoy your three wheel electric scooter and I'll talk to you soon,

Michael

Why a Three Wheel Electric Scooters can be a good choice

Friday, October 16, 2009 Admin 0 comments
Today, three wheel electric scooters are getting popular especially in Asia. Three wheel electric scooters are really conservative gas guzzlers and efficient to use. A scooter can offer you a great fuel savings; the rising fuel rates will really put a great dent on your transport budget. One of best things in three wheel electric scooter is the real noiselessness! Almost every three wheel electric scooter is designed to make no noise and the most you will notice is a mild whirring noise just like an electric wheel chair.

Great thing about three wheel electric scooters is the stability you get compared to the two wheel electric scooter. It also environmental friendly (no exhausted at point of use). It has good maneuverability, plenty of leg room, more comfortable than compact models, recommended for indoor and paved outdoor use.
Most of all, the best part of a three wheel electric scooter is that it helps elderly persons. A three wheel electric scooter is one of the popular innovations for people with mobility problems.

Three wheel electric scooters are designed for maximum maneuverability and are mainly used indoors. The three wheeled mobility scooter is very popular and one of the major advantages of this type of scooter is its low turning radius. Three wheel electric scooters are the best choice for indoor use, on paved streets, and in stores.

Three wheel electric scooters are mainly designed for individual use, and can usually carry a minimum of 220 and a maximum of 250 pounds. Earlier models of three wheel electric scooters were heavy and large. With the advance of technology, compact and lightweight three wheel electric scooters have been introduced in the market. Most commonly, lightweight metals such as aluminum are used for making lightweight three wheel electric scooters.

Three Wheel Electric ScooterA 3 wheel mobility scooter is a lightweight and maneuverable solution to your mobility needs. This type of medical scooter features two wheels in the back and a separate, articulate wheel in the front. A 3 wheel mobility scooter is more solid and durable than a compact mobility scooter, while still retaining the ability to make tight turns thanks to the independent motion of the front wheel. Here is one I've found: Zip'r Zipr Break down Electric Travel Mobility Scooter


The three wheel electric scooter is a very popular choice and is available in a wide variety of designs, colors and styles from many different manufacturers. You can also change and upgrade with different features in case you do cannot find exactly what you are looking for.

Electric motorcycles and scooters are rising in popularity because of higher gasoline prices. Battery technology is gradually improving making this form of transportation more practical.

Don’t travel without a helmet and be safe,

Enjoy your three wheel electric scooter and I'll talk to you soon,

Michael

P.S. Here is the link again to Zip'r Zipr Break down Electric Travel Mobility Scooter

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Thursday, October 15, 2009 Admin
Hi, I’m Jan Michael Buyco and I write Three Wheel Electric Scooter Blog to help people know more about Three Wheel Electric Scooters.

I started Three Wheel Electric Scooter Blog in 2009 that started as a new interest and I'm trying to help people who are planning to buy a three wheel electric scooter or who already own one get the latest news, reviews & tips to make the best of the three wheel electric scooter like upgrades and repairing three wheel electric scooter. I don't claim myself to be an expert yet in this field but I plan to explore more of this.

Prior to this new found interest in Three Wheel Electric Scooter, I spent over five years as a IT Technician, I constantly research the internet and spend a lot of time trying to learn new things.

To contact me, please email MikeBuyco@gmail.com.

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