Peugeot has come a long way since their first scooter they launched in 1996. Meet the battery-powered e-Vivacity, the perfect people mover in an urban environment.
Since the 1996 Scoot’elec, the folks at Peugeot have been working hard to come up with a green machine that made to take on the mean city streets – and they’ve accomplished that with the e-Vivacity. The French motor company outfitted the e-Vivacity with an advanced lithium-ion pack (made by Saft) that only takes four hours to power up (using a standard European 230-volt plug). And if you’re in a hurry, you can also choose to go with the fast two hour charge that gives it an 80% full battery.
This little scooter can reach speeds of around at 28mph within a 60 mile range before it needs a recharge (that’s about the same as the conventional 50cc gasoline-fueled scooter). No word on a price just yet, but with gas prices rising the way they are, the e-Vivacity is a viable option if you’re looking to cut your transportation costs.