The Summer Of The Scoot Coupe
The ScootCoupe does have safety features such as all wheel disc brakes, overhead bars, safety belts, high visibility lighting and emergency flashers. It has only hand controls and fits into a trailer. The ScootCoupe comes in two versions, the P50 for $6299 and the P150 for $6599. The P50 has maximum power of 1.9 horsepower @3000 RPM while the P-150 has 9.28 HP @7000 RPM. Rentals vary by city but are usually in the $40 an hour range. An electric version is planned.
One city has taken action against the popular vehicles. In Ocean City, Maryland the city council opposed a proposal to allow the scooter coupes to ride on city-owned streets. Council members were concerned with the small size of the coupes and visibility issues. I haven't heard about any other Scoot Coupe bans yet. Many people rave about the unique view that is available from the Scoot Coupe's low perspective but as with any small vehicle it's important to look out for the bigger vehicles out on the road.