Busy city areas are becoming increasingly difficult to negotiate by car. Sitting in a long traffic jam while your exhaust spills out carbon monoxide isn't very appealing, which is why electric motorcycles and scooters are becoming so popular. They offer a great way to get around, particularly in urban areas.
Most 2-wheel electric vehicles have a battery stored on the back of the vehicle. The battery needs to be charged, and can be connected to mains power. The battery can often be removed from the bike in order to be recharged. Electric vehicles can very quickly reach their top speed, and "start up" much more quickly than traditional cars and motorbikes. There are also some vehicles being produced which use fuel cells rather than batteries - these convert fuel such as hydrogen and oxygen into electric power. They require no charging, and could be very common in the future, but fuel cell vehicles are still very expensive.
Electric scooters and motorcycles vary in cost between around £1,000 and £10,000. There are many variables, such as storage space, battery capacity (this affects how regularly the scooter needs recharging) and of course top speed.
Electric motorcycles and scooters are plug-in electric vehicles with two or three wheels that can be recharged from any external source of electricity, and the electricity stored on board in a rechargeable battery powers one or more electric motors to attain locomotion. Electric motorcycles, as distinguished from scooters, do not have a step-through frame.