E-Runner electric scooters have piqued the interest of the
environmentally conscious. Because of the great demand for
green vehicles, many companies have shifted focus. They are
now into production of electric scooters that best appeal
Although recent models are far from perfect, at least
huge amount are now placed for the research and development
of future generation electric powered scooters. The future
may see a world community that is devoid of fossil fuel pollution,
richer population and above all a cleaner environment.
A company that invested resources into this endeavor is GreenEMotors
Inc., based in Santa Clara, California. Several E-Runner models
had been already produced by the company to enjoy brisk sales
in the market today.
One model is the E-Runner 160 and the other, E-Runner 220.
Both vehicles are powered by a 1600-watt and 2200 watt battery
respectively. Recharging time for batteries is 4 hours (80-percent)
and full charge within 6 hours.
What are the other features of the E-Runner
The E160 runs at a maximum speed of 30mph, while the E220
checks in at 42mph. Of the two, the E160 has a more basic
design (analog dials on the dashboard, no clock, different
headlight), while the E220 displays a more sophisticated cosmetic
appeal. The two models run on a sealed brushless dc induction
motor, devised to be maintenance free and outlive the serviceable
life of the body frames.
Consumers are treated to a comfortable ride with sets of
oil-filled shock absorbers installed on both wheels. The front
wheel has a reliable disc brake system and the rear is equipped
with a conventional brake drum assembly. The E-Runner is street
legal with DOT approved headlights (both high and low beam),
taillights, stoplights, turn lights, rear view mirrors and
a horn. Both types of E-Runner have ample storage spaces,
a small lockable trunk under the seat and a small cargo rack
behind the seat.
How does it perform?
The E-Runner operates like a standard petrol powered scooter
as you turn a key and the powerful electric motor springs
to life. Unlike the normal scooter that has up to four-gear
configuration, the E-runner has only the equivalent low gear
that can be used during start-up and for steep climbs (up
to 20-percent slope) and the high gear when cruising at high
Should you wish to slow down, applying the brakes is not
necessary since releasing the throttle would do the trick,
while hitting the brakes stops the vehicle and automatically
shuts-off the motor. The machine is also provided with a speed
limiter, should one wish to stay on the bike lane since the
maximum speed tolerated is only 30mph.
Maintenance problem is nil, since the E-Runner has only one
moving part but special attention must be geared towards worn-out
tubeless tires, creaking brake pads and burned out light bulbs.