Electric Scooter – New World Record

We reported on the fastest electric motorcycle, but now Czech company Akumoto has teamed up with national Electric Company CEZ  to claim the world record for the longest distance travelled by an electric scooter in 24 hours.  Covering 1136.3 kms (  706.1 miles ) , the scooter only used 40.8 kWH of Electricity which costs 190 Czech Korunas ( about  $10.35 ).  This is the equivalent distance of travelling between Prague to Paris.

CEZ  already has a network of charging stations across the Eastern European Country and has announced it’s intention to have 200 installed by 2013.  To  assist with the record however pre-charged batteries were replaced along the route.  “The aim of the action was to demonstrate the travelling qualities and uses of electric scooters” said Akumoto’s sales Manager Lukas Drahovzal.

There’s no indications however of how far or fast you can get before having to recharge the batteries.

More information at Czechposition.

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4 comments… add one
  • RainyDayInterns September 26, 2011, 2:22 pm

    Thought the distance was done on one battery…@ less than $11 for 700 miles, still totally awesome.

  • Joan September 26, 2011, 11:01 pm

    speed isn’t the important part of the story- i really think the research and technology is the real important part of the story- it helps all electric scooters.

  • Ian Lim September 26, 2011, 11:14 pm

    @ Joan

    Agree entirely. At this point of development every win whether it’s speed or distance is a milestone. Electric scooters won’t be commercially viable however until there’s a nice balance between speed, distance and recharge time ( amongst other factors ) . I’d would have liked to know what their average speed was and how often they had to change batteries ( every 1km, 10km, 100km, 1000km ??) more for interest sake than anything.

    Truth is a bike rider, part of the allure of motobikes/scooters is the noise and feel of the thump of the pistons. I’m watching this space with great interest, but I’m not sure I’ll get the same “excitement” with the whir of an electric motor :p

    There’s no question ( especially just having come back from 3 weeks in Vietnam 🙂 ) that this will be a much greener and cheaper solution in the end.

  • Luz October 25, 2011, 1:43 am

    Nice, great to travel on electric scooters even i had one.

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