A group of electric scooters are already out there, and they are making the rounds on the streets of Los Angeles.
They are being sold by a startup called Scooter Club, which was started by a group of tech entrepreneurs including Tesla co-founder Elon Musk.
It has about 100 members, most of them in California.
One of them, Michael DeAngelis, is the president of the Scooter Clubs of Southern California.
DeAngeles says the scooters have a range of up to 15 miles, and are capable of going up to 50 miles per hour.
“We have a lot of friends that have bought electric scooteds, and we’re hoping to have a big following,” he said.
DeAngelo is looking for people with some experience in building electric scoots to join his club, which has chapters in more than 20 states.
He says scooters, which can be built from parts for under $300, are a great way to get started with electric scooting, which is gaining traction around the country.
“It’s not going to replace all of your everyday scooters,” he says.
“But it’s definitely a stepping stone to something you might not be thinking about or even think about, until you see one.”
DeAngelides says the best part about electric scopes is the ease of maintenance.
“They’re easy to repair,” he adds.
De Angelis says his club has built scooters with batteries that are able to be recharged by a solar panel.
“You don’t need to replace your battery if you don’t want to,” he explains.
“All you have to do is plug it into the battery charger and it will re-charge it.”