Electric mopeds are cheap, fun and an emission-free way to get around writes Geraldine Herbert
- Electric mopeds are 100% zero-emission and are powered by an electric battery.
- They can achieve a top speed of up to 45km.
- Charging is simple and can be done using a standard three-pin socket.
- No driveway? no problem as the battery can be easily removed and charged indoors overnight, just like a mobile phone.
- With ranges varying from 30km up to 100km on a single charge, Electric mopeds are suitable for long commutes.
- Unfortunately, unlike electric cars, E-mopeds do not qualify for any government grants or incentives.
- Electric mopeds are required to be licenced, insured, taxed and helmets are mandatory.
- To drive a moped you must complete 16 hours of Initial Basic Training (IBT), this is a course that teaches basic riding skills to learner motorcyclists.
- Maintenance is also straightforward so you can be reassured that they should last for many years.
- Prices of Electric mopeds vary depending on performance, range etc but generally start from less than €3,000