By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
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At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, compact electric scooters and stylish electric bikes with ranges of at least 20 miles caught the spotlight. But price points of $1,500 or more for products still in prototype may brake riders' enthusiasm. Fortunately for frugal urban dwellers, there are cheap, petrol-free personal transportation alternatives, from electric scooters and bicycles to bike-share programs.
Electric Bikes. Electric bikes get riders to their destination with minimal effort and cost little to refuel. Charging is as simple as plugging the bicycle or removable battery into a wall outlet. Electric bikes come pre-built or as kits that transform a standard two-wheeler. "Bike commuting allows you to get to your destination without harming the environment, spending money on gas, or contributing to already congested roadways," assertsRead More »from Save Money with These Motorized Alternatives to Cars