Shropshire entrepreneurs looking to corner the market in stylish and carbon neutral electric motorcycle scooters
Two Shropshire entrepreneurs are aiming to stylishly revolutionise commuter and leisure travel in the region, while at the same time promote a carbon neutral, green future, through the introduction of a range of electric scooters.
Chris Allen and Adam Knight spotted the potential while on a business trip to China with Allen’s agency Red Step Marketing. Based on their experience of working with Chinese companies and organisations, they decided to import direct from the manufacturer and so established their new business, e-Scoot.
At a starting price of £1999, they plan to introduce three models to market – ES1, ES2 and ES2GT – as part of e-Scoot’s introductory Beagle series, ES1 has a fixed battery and is perfect for people with a garage where the scooter may be stored and charged overnight. ES2 has a removable battery and is ideal for owners living in a flat or apartment or need to park the scooter outside an office, where they can then remove and easily charge a battery as required. Both have a top speed of 30mph and a 45 mile distance limit on one charge. The ES2GT houses two removable batteries, can run for 70 miles and has a faster acceleration speed. All models are fitted with an alarm and steering lock. As an incentive the first 20 scooters purchased will include free delivery to anywhere in the UK and free DVLA registration.
Director Chris Allen, who believes e-Scoot is currently the only business of its kind in the West Midlands region, said: “Electric scooters are very popular in China, and a suitable antidote to the issues of pollution the country is now facing. They are very cheap to run and can be fully charged using a household plug socket for only £0.17p. Similar in design to traditional Italian scooters we think they will appeal to people looking for a mode of transport that is clean and easy to maintain, ticks all of the environmental credentials boxes and is very stylish. Buyers can choose a combination of seat and body colours, available to view on the e-Scoot website. For added security, we are aiming to develop a GPS tracker mobile phone app and additional accessories on a range of commercial e-Scoots include an oven for the benefit of hot food delivery businesses.”
The lead time from date of order and payment for an e-Scoot is currently eight to ten weeks. For more information visit www.e-scoot.co.uk.
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1 Adam Knight and Chris Allen (seated) with an e-Scoot Beagle ES1 scooter.
2, 3 and 4. E-Scoot Beagle electric scooters.