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Electric Motorcycle Price Guide (UK)

On this page we aim to list all electric scooters, electric motorcycle, electric mopeds & electric trikes available in the UK. Please remember, the use of any of these electric machines is covered by UK electric scooter licensing laws, and most prices do not include registration costs (c £100). Prices are the latest available on […]

Eco City

Welcome to the lowest powered vehicle you can buy in Britain, this side of an electric bicycle. The Eco City musters just 800 watts, which is less than one of those old one-bar electric fires, let alone e-scooter rivals, most of which offer 1.5-2.0Kw. Performance is so modest that for many cyclists, a pedelec will […]

Peugeot & Zero Leave UK

Peugeot & Zero Leave UK

Two of the biggest names in electric two-wheelers – Peugeot and Zero – have decided not to sell their bikes in Britain. The shock announcement from Zero in October 2013 stated that the UK market for electric motorcycles was ‘lagging behind’ that of other EU countries, and ‘not yet in readiness.’ This comes after Zero […]

European E-Scooter Sales Boom

Sales of electric scooters are booming on mainland Europe, according to ACEM, the Motorcycle Industry Association of Europe. Sales in Britain continue to plunge downwards, with just 9 e-scooters registered in May this year – it’s hardly surprising that the UK’s Peugeot scooter importer has decided not to bring the e-Vivacity to Britain. Our EU […]

Rieju Mius on sale in UK

Spanish manufacturer Rieju is the latest to join the ranks of electric scooter makers. The new Mius is made in Spain, not imported, with Spanish running gear, Portuguese bodywork, German motor and Japanese battery. Hence the price of £3199. Rieju was moved to design and build the Muis after the Mayor of Barcelona announced that […]

KTM Freeride E Arrives Summer 2012

KTM’s Freeride E – the first electric motorcycle launch by an established manufacturer – is a step closer to going on sale. Five hundred pre-production bikes will be built in July or August 2012, with full production following towards the end of the year. KTM is renowned for its off-road bikes, and the Freeride is […]

First ever electric motorcycle?

Was the Socovel of 1930s the world’s first electric motorcycle? Probably not, but it was referred to (in faintly dismissive terms) by ‘Nitor’ the pseudonymed columnist of The Motor Cycle in December 1959. Built in Belgium, the Socovel consisted of a conventional lightweight frame, with three 12-volt batteries (presumably lead-acid) mounted crossways. A 48-volt motor, […]

Electric Motorbike & Scooter Laws

Once upon a time, any 17-year-old could ride any powered two-wheeler of unlimited size and performance – now it’s a little more complicated. The law applying to your electric motorbike depends on the maximum speed of the machine, see below for details. If an electric motorbike is restricted to 15mph, has a motor of 250 […]

Yamaha EC-03 on sale September 2012

25 June 2011 Yamaha’s EC-03 electric scooter will go on sale in the UK in September 2012. It’s a lightweight machine with 1.4Kw motor and all-up weight of just 56kg. In concept, it looks similar to the Ecity e-MO and E-Max City, virtually a halfway house between an electric bicycle and a full-size e-scooter. The […]

BMW unveils electric scooter

25 June 2011 In September 2011, BMW became the latest big name brand to unveil an electric scooter, alongside Honda, Peugeot and Yamaha. But whereas those are 30mph moped-style scooters, BMW is more ambitous, designing a bigger 60mph scooter that aims to rival 400-600cc petrol equivalents. That puts it up against the pioneer in this […]

Brammo coming to Europe

25 June 2011 Brammo, the electric motorcycle made in the USA, has just started production at Sarvar in Hungary. ‘The new factory will make bikes for Europe, including the UK,’ said a Brammo spokeman. The Brammo Enertia, which appears to have about the same range and performance as a Vectrix VX-1, should be in European […]

E-city Emo+

Until now, the distinction between electric bicycles and electric scooters has been clear-cut and unambiguous. On the one hand, electric cycles typically weigh less than 30kg, have pedals, power assistance up to 15mph and in the eyes of the law are bicycles. On the other, battery-powered scooters weigh over 100kg and are limited to 30mph […]

Peugeot E-Vivacity

Peugeot is the first high street brand to launch an electric scooter, and it goes on sale in the UK in July. Until now, the electric scooter market has been dominated (apart from the Vectrix) by cheaper Chinese bikes – the new e-Vivacity, with a four-year battery warranty and available from Peugeot scooter dealers, looks […]

Elecscoot 4

Most electric scooters, as you can tell from A to B’s listing, are restricted to 30mph. In a way, that makes sense. Most of them are bought for the same sort of trips as a 50cc moped – a few miles into town and back, all within 30mph speed limits. But some electric scooters do […]