30 May '11, 9am

Best Buy Switches Off Electric Motorcycles

Best Buy Switches Off Electric Motorcycles

Plenty of issues lie behind the disappointing sales. Despite Best Buy’s commitment to educate customers on the facts and myths about electric vehicles (EV), commuters were still confused. Claims about recharge time, charge and cost fell on customers’ deaf ears. Some vehicles were just impractical. Currie Technologies’ E-Zip electric scooter, for example, boasted a 36V charger that allowed you to travel at speeds up to 15mph for a range of 12 miles. To move around for less than an hour is great for a put-put golf course or to channel Will Arnett’s character Gob Bluth from Arrested Development , but for commuters who want a real commuting solution, US$600 was a high price to buy a big cool toy. Meanwhile, US$4 to $5 gas did wonders for the sales of gasoline-powered scooters and human-powered bicycles–just not for anything that required a battery charge.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/best-buy-switches-ele...

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