Saw the segment last night on electric scooters which are supposedly going to be coming to Australia: http://www.urbanmover.com/UMroad.htm Seems the technology's improved but is still far from perfect. First problem would be the 45kph top speed coupled with the painfully slow acceleration (11 seconds to get to 45kph) - dangerous I reckon to not be able to keep up with traffic, especially since (legally) you can't use bicycle lanes. 70km range's not too bad for city use but I notice they don't mention charging time, with 4 47Ah batteries I'm guessing that even charging all four batteries at once you'd still need a good 3-4 hours minimum. Only advantages I can see over a 50-100cc petrol scoot would be the obvious lack of emissions (although electricity does mostly come from burning coal) and the lower running cost. But then I'm sure the show mentioned a sale price of around $7,000 so you'd still be better off buying a cheap petrol scoot and using the money saved for petrol I reckon.