Econogo electric scooter hits UK

Posted on May 11 2010 - 7:35am by simon

An electric scooter which is the first of its kind to come with a removable battery pack has arrived in the UK.

Manufactured by Econogo, the scooter has a detachable battery which uses the lithium ion technology found in most modern portable devices.

Econogo is based in the UK and the YoGo scooter’s detachable battery represents a significant update from the previous generation of electric scooters. This is because rather than having to bring electricity to the scooter, you can now take its battery directly to the power source.

Finding the right socket to which you can connect a scooter with an integrated, non-removable battery pack can be a pain, but detaching the YoGo’s battery means that you can take it with you and plug it in anywhere to charge.

The batteries that power the YoGo will take just an hour to charge up, which is an incredibly short period when you consider the charging time of most battery-powered vehicles.

Econogo supplies two spare batteries with the retail version of the YoGo scooter and according to promotional material this will increase the range of the scooter by 44 miles.

With a top speed of 38 miles per hour achievable from the 1500 watt electric engine, the YoGo is no slouch when it comes to performance. It will also significantly reduce running costs in contrast with those you would see with an equivalent petrol-powered scooter.

The basic YoGo costs £2000 and its restricted 27mph top speed means that you do not need any form of official license to take it out for a spin.

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