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Italy: Milan Police Dump Their 108 Electric Scooters

  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Electrical Uniformed
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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Back in 2003, the municipal police of the city of Milan Click for map, Italy bought 108 electric scooters made by Oxygen Open link in a new window, the Italian electric motorcycle maker. The 108 electric scoots were meant for the local police to patrol the streets of Milan; safely, quietly and with no pollution.

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But instead of patrolling the streets, the 108 scooters are stored in some storage area, and not used. Abandoned! The reason? The batteries do not work, and make it impossible to ride.

So instead of doing something about it, the city has binned the scooters, worth some €400,000 and bought them bicycles instead. Not bad for a country in an economic crisis.

It's strange, since the Oxygen scooters is quite popular here in Europe. Domino Pizzas Open link in a new window use them, several postal organizations have a fleet of them, and even several police units use the electric scooter with success.

Via: Motociclismo <- Roues Libres

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