e-Go Cycle 2
With the trend toward reducing man's carbon blueprint, eGO
Vehicles Incorporated has designed the eGO Cycle2 electric
scooter that runs on a charge and that is totally environment
The eGO Cycle2 is an electric scooter that fills the need
of every Tom on the street. The eGO Cycle2 will serve as an
alternative mode of personal transportation, especially when
running errands. The design of the eGO Cycle2 has been
culled from the motorcycle; only that this type runs on electric
power. The eGO Cycle2 is safe, efficient, runs on an even
surface at 23 - 24 mph, has a carrying capacity of 250 pounds
(rider and cargo or a 100 lb. trailer cart) and can travel
distances of up to 25 miles.
Consumer's are aware that electric powered vehicles have
been in the market for quite some time, and the only drawback
has been the unreliable powertrain and battery pack that seems
to lose effectiveness as it ages. Not with the eGo Cycle2
because all known negative attributes have been addressed
and improved. In fact, the new model according to Andrew Kallfelz,
President of eGo Vehicles, "it (eGo Cycle2) makes the
mundane exhilarating" to give a new dimension to electric
What makes the eGO Cycle2 different
from the rest?
The eGO Cycle2 has been envisioned to go fast and really
far. It is powered with a 1.5 kw motor (2.0 hp) or delivers
4,320 W and with carbon brush contacts. The drive system is
supported by the patented eGO Whisper belt drive, a right
hand twist grip throttle, a 10 segment LED display that continually
monitor battery life, and to extend battery power has a built
in 6 amp internal charger. While idle, you can plug the eGO
Cycle2 to a 100V to 250V 60 hz socket, charging will attain
80-percent power in 3 solid hours while a 100-percent power
can be had in 4 hours. The entire charging process costs a
meager $ 0.08 dollars.
Among the safety features that comes natural with the eGO
Cycle2 is the automatic braking system (front disc brakes
and caliper rear brakes). The wheel is built with a 48 spoke
double wall alloy rim and hubs. The headlight that is DOT
compliant, and the eGO Cycle2 has a tail and brake light,
front and rear directional signal lights, a horn, rear view
mirrors and reflectors. The frame of the eGO Cycle2 is made
of anodized aluminum (strong and lightweight) and units are
available in green, red, black, blue and silver. Price ranges
from a low of $1199 to a high of $1999.
Best in Class ...
This is the only vehicle in its class to meet DOT / NHTSA
requirements that allows users to safely and legally ride
on the streets and mingle with traffic. The manufacturer provides
warranty for the chassis good for 10 years, the two battery
packs for 6 months and the rest of the components for a year.
You can charge and discharge your battery hundreds of times,
but ideally batteries need to be replaced after 8,000 miles.