Ten things to know about Electric Mopeds

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Electric mopeds are cheap, fun and an emission-free way to get around writes Geraldine Herbert

  1. Electric mopeds are 100% zero-emission and are powered by an electric battery.
  2. They can achieve a top speed of up to 45km.
  3. Charging is simple and can be done using a standard three-pin socket.
  4. No driveway? no problem as the battery can be easily removed and charged indoors overnight, just like a mobile phone.
  5. With ranges varying from 30km up to 100km on a single charge, Electric mopeds are suitable for long commutes.
  6. Unfortunately, unlike electric cars, E-mopeds do not qualify for any government grants or incentives.
  7. Electric mopeds are required to be licenced, insured, taxed and helmets are mandatory.
  8. 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.
  9. Maintenance is also straightforward so you can be reassured that they should last for many years.
  10. Prices of Electric mopeds vary depending on performance, range etc but generally start from less than €3,000

Geraldine Herbert


Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring Editor and Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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