Taking an E-Ride

Electric bikes and scooters are suddenly hitting the streets. Here are two that are worth a look

As someone who is exceptionally lazy and proud of it, I am always on the lookout for things that will make my life even more friction free, which is why the sudden proliferation of all manner of electric bikes and scooters thrills me (in a low-affect, let's-not-unduly-elevate-the-heart-rate kind of way). You've probably heard about the E-Bike, the brainchild of erstwhile Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca, which went on sale (for $995 and up) at car dealerships in warm-weather states two weeks ago. I'm certain Iacocca is on to something, but even if I lived in a warm-weather state, the thought of going...

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