As time passes, we become more and more aware of the fact that the environment needs caring for. We start recycling and use less chemicals. We try to limit car usage as much as possible and find ways to stop wasting resources. We turn our attention towards green energy. It comes as no surprise, then, that in the wake of eco-friendly cars, green scooters followed.
The ProGo Scooter is one such invention. The vehicle is powered by propane and wishes to raise the popularity of small motor scooters with the help of its green-friendly, gasoline-free design. The scooter uses a 16.4-oz (465-g) propane cylinder, similar to the ones used for camp stoves. That cylinder is attached to the rear deck of the scooter, in front of its 25-cc four-stroke engine. With one such cylinder, the owner of the ProGo Scooter can drive for about 30 to 40 miles (48 to 64 km). Time-wise, the propane will last enough for two to three hours. The fastest speed ProGo has been able to reach is 20 mph (32 km/h).
The other features of the scooter include a folding steel frame and an engine start that is easy to pull. It also has front and rear disc brakes. The ProGo Scooter is sturdy and can carry up to 275 lb (125 kg). Talking about their invention, the members of the company said that the scooter was approved by both EPA and CARB (California Air Resources Board). It is also legal to ride “everywhere that gas scooters are not.”
Unfortunately, propane is not a completely green fuel. However, it is cleaner-burning than gasoline and the cylinders can be reused by the manufacturers. The company is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. The planned retail price of the ProGo Scooter is $449, but pledges can now be made at US$375. Would you like to try this vehicle?
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