The battery-powered 50cc equivalent scooters are exempt from road tax and congestion charges, and qualify for a £200 rebate, payable through the Government's Power-shift initiative direct. Branded Swap and costing from £1599, the far-East sourced machines have a range of up to 30 miles, can cruise at 25mph and are 'fuelled' by plugging them into a household socket.
“The timing couldn't have been better,” says Trevor Dodwell, managing director of Colchester-based ScootElectric, and a former director of HR Owen. “Gridlocked streets, rising fuel costs and the prospect of UK-wide congestion charging.”
Dodwell's team includes Malcolm Rash, ex-European Car Rental, former MCL director Malcolm Montgomery, and Tony Cheverall, one of the founders of AM.
For more information look at the ScootElectric website on www.scootelectric.co.uk or contact Trevor Dodwell on 01206 274041.