Monday, June 23, 2008

The old Sachs moped rolls again

Sachs Moped 1979
Originally uploaded by mymountain
Just got the 30-year old Sachs moped back from the shop and rode it to work today. I love driving it.

I see ads everywhere today for mopeds and scooters that get up to 100 miles per gallon. Considering that my Sachs gets 150 mpg, I wonder why 30 years of innovation has not brought about better fuel efficiency for scooters.

I'd love to have one of these hot new electric scooters, just as I would love to have a phev electric car.

Until I find the products on the market that I actually want to buy, I've decided to forgo small incremental benefits. I'll drive the old Mountaineer until I can trade for a PHEV. And I'll drive the old Sachs moped until I can get a 300 mpg scooter, or a semi-affordable electric scooters.

1 comment:

Fritz said...

I have the exact same model. I used it in college for one year in 1981. It has sat in my garage ever since. It only has 460 miles on the odometer. I am planning on taking it to the shop. Hopefully it can be brought to life so that I can use it.