Well, right here in eco-Seattle a new electric scooter company is sprouting up: Fremont Motors. They're unveiling their first concept here in the Emerald City tomorrow. I'd love to attend, but a friend is visiting this weekend and I may not be able to. It's founded by the owner of Soundspeed Scooters, a local scooter repair shop/electric scooter dealer. (Soundspeed is located in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, thus the company name). They've been selling electric scooters for a while, including electric conversion vintage Vespas. Their "About Us" page has this to say: And their homepage has this quick blurb: Certainly an appealing idea! I will say their battery idea (removable for recharging) sounds a lot like the recently-unveiled Zero XU, which sacrifices battery power & capacity compared to other Zero models in favor of it being hot-swappable. If I have a chance to get to the release party tomorrow I will do so and report back what I can, but that's pretty unlikely. Orin from Scootin' Old Skool says he'll be there, so check out his site this weekend. I am VERY excited to see what they've come up with and how feasible it is. I'd ride a stylish, metal-bodied, home-repairable-but-won't-need-it electric scooter made by a company based where I live. Hell yeah!