Neat Little Electric Scooter - ET Smart

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  1. Wombles

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    Looks nice but where would one ride it? I don't think it is street legal in the UK is it? Not without tax & insurance anyway.
     
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    I have visions of Funsters whizzing around big campsites in Benidorm in the winter months :cycle: but don't know so will message seller & see what they say :)
     
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    It reminded me of those electric scooters sold at shows with removable pedals. Legal with the pedals (electric bikes) but not when they were removed :)
     
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    The ad says it has CE approval, but I can't see hat given that it is twist and go
     
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    Twist and go so not street legal anywhere in the EU

    Shame really because it looks like fun.
     
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    Plastic/abs body yet still weighs in at 50kg

    My new conventional leccy bike weights 24kg including the battery and luggage rack.

    But then, with a stated max load of just under 1/2 ton it needs to be heavy.
    Why 1/2 ton....theres nowhere to put that much weight on it.

    Also states a 48v motor yet only a 36v battery !
     
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    50kg
     
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    o_O Says 18kg on eBay listing & manufacturer website.
     
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    Just had reply from eBay seller but don't shoot the messenger :imoutahere::)
    "Common sense prevails here. Technically nothing with two wheels and fully electric is road legal however I have put this in front of a few bobbies and they love it. In all cases, they have asked me what the legal stance is and again it is at their discretion if they want to give you an on the spot fine but again highly unlikely unless you are causing a disturbance or being a menace. Their stance on it seems to be, if you are not being a public nuisance then they can't see a problem. I am transparent about this fact and you use the scooter at your own discretion. Please remember these bikes are speed restricted to 12mph so they are extremely safe to ride and don't pose an immediate risk or problem to other road users. When De-restricted they can achieve 18mph but again nothing like a moped. Currently the Home Office are unable to categorise this type of product which is why they say if it's not an EPAC (electric pedal assist cycle which conforms to current legislation, then it's illegal. 50% of electric bicycles are illegal as most exceed the stated 15mph. This is a micro ride on scooter weighing only 18kgs and also foldable so it's ideal for the camp site, marina and making short runs on the cycle or tow paths.

    Hope this info is useful.

    Best Regards,
    Barney"
     
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    On the manufacturer website it says 18kg in the main description then if you click on Additional Info it says 50kg :confused:
     
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    i.e, it's totally illegal for use on roads but I want to sell as many as I can so I'll make up any stories I can to convince purchasers they can get away with it :D
     
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    Barney has messaged to confirm that it is definitely 18kg :) - he rides one around all the time - presumably in Bath as that's where the listing shows his location.
     
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    Wheels that size, it's sooner rather than later before it bites you.

    Looks great fun though.
     
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    Not at that price.(n)
     
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    You want to find out if it's OK to use in the UK? Try riding one around a CC Club Site - I'll give you 6 minutes max before the Stormtrooper arrives. :)
     
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