Taking An Ego Trip

The eGo isn't about to top the Segway as a headline grabber. But as far as personal transport goes, this retrostyle electric bicycle is really cool. Although some other electric bikes still require pedaling, the eGo ($1,400 at egovehicles.com takes about as much effort to ride as an office chair. Unlike the moped, the eGo uses no gasoline: it runs for 25 miles on a battery that charges in five hours and costs less than 20¢ a charge. The eGo's speed (up to 23 m.p.h.) is controlled by twisting the right-hand throttle grip; it slows and stops automatically (as...

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