So I've been interested in an electric commuter vehicle for a while. They sound super cool, but my GT is paid for, costs basically nothing, and is super optimized for commutes like mine, so I wasn't ready to take the plunge. Vespa released the electriccca and I was like "meh."
Then we interviewed Erik Buell on the show and his hypnotoad-like powers got me falling in love with the idea of the Flow specifically and the idea of electric machines in general.
And then some battery experts on reddit were talking batteries and concluded we're at around $125-150s/kwh realm, and that their math (which was convincing) said the deflection point where we'll see things aggressively go electric lives around 100/kwh. (It becomes cheaper to make power and store it at that point than constant generation, which makes renewable stuff punch in the same class with Burning Stuff.)
I see all this smog here in Salt Lake that's sludging up my kids lungs, listen to Buell again... and the Fuell pre-order pops up.
CLICK. And like that electric is in my future. More builtin storage than the GT, moronic acceleration, and mad cool design. I have tons to learn about electric vehicles but fortunately have time to learn (2020... oh god the waiting.)
The Fuell will, realistically, take over my "Second Bike" slot presently occupied by the GT, and I'm a lot more ok with that than I expected. (the fact that the GT costs me like 100 bucks a year to own and operate helps me be ok with it as a third bike)
The writing on the wall seems to be that internal combustion is on notice, but it hasn't sunk in yet. Are ya'll ready for Even Quieter Vespas? Is an electric bike in the garage and solar power on the roof going to be the new normal? (Sorry Seattle and Burlington)