NYPD Pilots Electric Scooters

BusinessWeek.com brought us an Associated Press story that NYPD is testing out electric scooters this month. The plug-in Vectrix scooters may seem an unlikely police vehicle, but the AP story says the force already uses traditional Piaggio and Yamaha scooters to patrol parks and street demonstrations.

Vectra MaxiThis isn’t motorcycling news, obviously, but there are a number of electric motorcycle projects underway and it will be interesting to see how far two-wheeled electric vehicles make it into the mainstream. Getting them on the streets in NYC seems like a pretty good start.

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