[Oeva-list] Free E-bike: Q-Electric "Expresso"

aaron at bavariati.org aaron at bavariati.org
Wed Jan 22 11:37:56 PST 2014

I'm interested.  As an EV fanboy and motorcyclist, I've always wanted to
play with an e-scooter.
I'd also be glad to help someone else get it off your patio - I have a
pickup and ramp.

I've heard that http://www.mr-scooterboost.com has faster ESCs.


> It's technically an electric-assist bicycle, 20mph, 500w motor, so no
> registration or insurance requirements.  It retailed for $1000 in
> 2006.
> I don't really have room for it in my apartment, and it's
> unfortunately just not practical at my suburban location with higher
> speed limits.  Great for residential streets or 20mph city-center type
> streets.  My next bike will be a far more expensive one.
> 4 12volt Sealed-Lead-Acid (SLA) batteries
> Brake cable
> Headlamp (not required for daytime riding)
> Pedals are in the storage compartment, I never used them.  There's
> also storage under the seat.  Turn signals and brake lights all worked
> last I rode it.  The left mirror broke near the base, it could
> probably be bonded back on or the company may have an identical
> replacement for not a whole lot of money.
> I have a week to get it off my patio per apartment complex
> regulations, and I figured an OEVA member/follower would be most
> likely to make use of it as a project/gift sort of thing.  If no
> response quickly I'll post to craigslist.
> Thanks for reading,
> Greg
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