Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Axle electric hybrid SUMO scooter.

"Japan's Axle Corporation has unveiled a prototype electric scooter powered by a hybrid magnetic motor, which is purportedly capable of 93 mph, with a range of 112 miles between charges. The EV-X7 uses a hybrid magnetic motor dubbed the SUMO (for Super Motor, of course), located within the rear wheel and good for 121 pound-feet of torque (not bad, really, considering the EV-X7's reasonable 420-pound weight). The company claims the bike is seven times more cost-efficient than a comparable gasoline-powered scooter. No word on production plans or projected price, but we think this one looks (and sounds) like a winner."

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