Australian company Benzina Zero has finally launched their electric scooter range for sale after almost five years of development.
The three-model range (launched in Brisbane recently) is led by the Sport, currently priced at $A7250, plus on-road costs.
The Sport can go up to 90km on a single charge (with a top speed of 75km/h) and features a twin-speaker Bluetooth audio system and USB charger.
That’s a far cry from the base model, the $A4250 City, which can go up to 80km on a single charge and has a top speed of 45km/h.
I personally particularly like the look of the macho adventure Duo crossover model, which you can get at $A4650. It can reach speeds up to 65km/h with a range of about 105km. It has more than 20 different attachments so you can attach luggage or even a surfboard.
All Benzina Zero scooters are powered by quiet Bosch motors, can be charged anywhere like a phone, include an anti-theft system and audible alarm, and have keyless ignition.
A performance version of the adventure scooter, called the Duo+ ($A5250) and a Vasto commemorative edition start production next year.
Australian customers can buy Benzina Zero scooters at 10 Australian dealerships (one in Sydney, two in Adelaide and the rest in Queensland).
Longtime motorcycle and scooter industry stalwarts Joe D’Ercole and Ben Silver have developed the scooters with a Chinese factory.