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Scooters Offer A New Inexpensive, Ecologically Friendly Way
(ARA) - People of all ages are zipping around towns and cities
on scooters these days. Back in the early 1960's, scooters were
considered merely a toy for boys to get around their immediate neighborhoods
before they had a license. Yet today, scooters have transcended
the sexual divide and are now being used as a serious form of transportation.
With reasonable pricing, members of all economic classes -- from
school children to ecologically minded commuters to Wall Street
types who don't have time to wave down a cab at rush hour -- are
new scooter converts. There have even been reports of companies
purchasing scooters for their workforce to cut down on the time
it takes to walk between departments!
As some people are not content with using their own muscle for
propulsion, a whole new motorized scooter breed has materialized.
One company has capitalized on this trend and has been selling an
electric powered scooter called the Zappy in the U.S. and abroad.
Able to reach cruising speeds of 13 miles per hour for up to 20
miles -- the scooter has reached a new level as a worthy contender
among transportation choices.
But are they a fad? Good question. Considering recent research
performed by Business Communications Co. reveals that the U.S. electric
vehicle market will grow at a rate of 27 percent through 2005, when
it is estimated to become a $7 billion dollar industry -- it's doubtful.
ZapWorld, a Nasdaq publicly traded company (ticker ZAPP) and the
maker of Zappy, has seen their sales of electric vehicles in 1999
reach $6.5 million and the company's 2000 sales doubled, coming
close to $13 million.
ZAP, which stands for "Zero Air Pollution," has created a complete
line of electric and inline scooters, bicycles, motorcycles and
electric-powered water propulsion products. Contributing to hot
sales is the fact that towns in Colorado and California offer $250
rebates to buyers of electric powered vehicles, which makes the
total cost of owning your own electric scooter quite reasonable.
The best thing about electric-powered products is that they provide
personal transportation without the noise and pollution of gasoline-powered
vehicles. They are not going to completely replace cars, of course,
but they are starting to change the way people get around in cities,
in suburbs and rural areas.
Scooters continue to sell briskly worldwide, not only for use
by school children, but also for high school and college students,
young adults, ecologically minded commuters and executives. Seniors,
too, are a growing segment that wants an inexpensive, safe, ecologically
friendly, fun way to go further faster.
For more information, or to order your EV today, visit www.ZapWorld.com.
Courtesy of ARA Content, www.aracontent.com,