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campurvis

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Electric Scooters
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:24:39 PM »
Times are rapidly changing.  Electric scooters were once rare in Taiwan but they have improved dramatically in the past few years and are becoming much more common.  Now the post office is interested in them, as the following news article shows. 
‘Chunghwa Post rolls out electric fleet for carriers’

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/01/16/2003685851

I kind of like gas powered bikes the best for a multitude of reasons, but it doesn't matter what I think.  People are buying them and the world is clearly moving in a new direction.  Much of the impetus for that here (a crowded country) is to improve air quality, and even I, a dedicated, life-long, fossil fuel burner, have to admit that I'd rather breathe clean air than dirty air. 
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Re: Electric Scooters
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 11:29:20 PM »
Neat to see.
I wouldn't mind an electric, but I think they're about one solid battery generation off of being usable for my purposes.
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Re: Electric Scooters
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 05:17:16 AM »
Wonder how this https://www.caranddriver.com/features/faking-it-engine-sound-enhancement-explained-tech-dept is going to be adapted to the 2-wheeled crowd? i'll miss the 'vroom-vroom' with the electric motor.😜


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CDafMzo4HO8 👍🏻🙃

On a semi-serious note...with all the hybrid and electric cars around Los Angeles, it's getting pretty dicey just walking across a parking lot (keep your head on a swivel, or lose it) ...you just can't hear these cars coming. How about some kind of ominous sound emanating from these silent predators https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BX3bN5YeiQs 🙄
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Re: Electric Scooters
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 09:29:00 AM »
I sure agree on the noise factor. Human beings use sound as well as sight to alert them to danger.  If motor vehicles are allowed on the road that make no sound at all, pedestrian deaths and injuries will probably soar as sales rise.
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Re: Electric Scooters
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 06:11:56 PM »
Late reply I know Cam, but I do wonder about that.
I don't see a lot of pedestrian & bicycle collisions, & whereas bikes don't go as fast (that's arguable in heavy traffic, in a designated bike lane) they also don't have as good of a braking system usually.
I doubt the statistics are compiled in any way we could access them, but it's be interesting to get the stats from China for scooter/ped accidents a five years ago (a lot of noisy smelly 2 strokes) vs. now where electrics are coming in heavily there.
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