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Electric Motorcycles and Scooters Introduction
- Apr 18, 2018 -

Electric motorcycles and scooters are plug-in electric vehicles, powered by two or three wheels. Electricity is stored on a rechargeable battery to drive one or more motors. Electric scooter (unlike motorcycles) has a through frame.

The early history of electric motorcycles is not quite clear. In September 19, 1895, Ogden Bolton Jr. of Canton filed a patent application for electric bicycle in Ohio. In November 8th of the same year, another patent application on electric bicycle was submitted by Hosea W. Libbey of Boston.

In 1896, the bicycle maker Humber exhibited an electric double man bicycle at the Stanley Bicycle Show in London, England. The battery is supplied by a battery, and the motor is placed in front of the rear wheel. Speed control is achieved through resistance on the handle. This kind of electric bicycle is mainly used for runway.

In October 1911, Popular Mechanics magazine mentioned the introduction of electric motorcycles. It claims that each charging distance is 75 miles (121 kilometers) to 100 miles (160 kilometers). The motorcycle has a three speed controller at a speed of 4 miles per hour (6.4 kilometers), 15 miles (24 kilometers) and 35 miles (56 kilometers).

In 1919, Ransomes, SimsJefferies created an electric motorcycle prototype battery installed in the side of the car. Even if the vehicle has been registered for road use, it has never surpassed the test stage.

In 1936, the Limelette brothers established an electric motorcycle company named Socovel (Soci e t e pour l'e tudeet La Construction de Vehicules Electriques or manufacture, responsible for the research and manufacture of electric vehicles). They continued to produce and get their permission during the German occupation. Because of fuel rationing, they have achieved a certain degree of success. But after the war, they turned to traditional patterns. The electric model has been used until 1948.

During the Second World War, Mel Williams, in Long Beach, California, invented a two - wheel electric motorcycle that towed a single - wheel trailer in the United States. Because of the popularity of vehicles, Williams began to build more cars in his garage. In 1946, it led to the establishment of Marketeer company (today's ParCar company).

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Editor’s Note: This post was Published by Proffy.com on 18 Apr,2018.

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