We've all seen those goofy handle-less segways that look totally fun as a novelty. I'll admit it, I've wanted one as soon as I saw it. Also a product called the OneWheel, which is like a segway-skateboard. Someday... However, if you look up some more recent motorized scooters and bicycles, they seem like they are made to be a legitimate mode of transport more than they are made to be toys. I live about 16 miles from where I work, certainly even closer as a crow flies. However, because of where I live, the traffic can get pretty messed up. With optimal traffic, it's only a 30 minute drive, but at 5pm every weekday it's often 60 minutes. Sometimes longer if there's an accident. I'd say on average I'm door to door in just barely under an hour. Which isn't so bad, but let me tell you that it can feel frustrating to only travel 16 miles in an hour's time. With how much gas my SUV uses commuting (through stopped traffic) every day, I bet I could stand to save a lot of money if I commuted by electric motor. It would at least pay for itself within the first 6 months, probably 20 miles is just about the distance that most seemingly good quality small electric motors can take you on a scooter, bicycle, etc. One product called the EcoReco has a version which can go 40 miles. That ought to get me to work without having to worry at all about running out of juice. Have any of you ever owned or ridden one of these things? What do you think about them? As someone who lives in a city where bikes are considered roadway vehicles that are prohibited from traveling on the sidewalk, these scooter type ones have an added appeal. IDK if I will ever really [have the spare money to] buy one, but if anyone has interest or experience with these kinds of products lets talk about them in this thread!