Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a motorcycle or a scooter?

In the United States a two wheeled vehicle that has more than 5 horsepower is considered a motorcycle. Our bike is considered a “maxi-scooter” as it has the step through design of a traditional scooter but the power of a motorcycle. For comparison, the Current Motor Super Scooter with the high performance option is equivalent to a 250cc gas engine motorcycle.

Do I need a special license?

Check with your state, but most will require both written and riding tests to obtain a motorcycle endorsement.

What about registration?

As your Current Motor Super Scooter is considered a motorcycle you must follow your state’s vehicle registration requirements. When you purchase online, you will be sent a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) that you will need to present during the registration process.

What about insurance?

Insurance is available from most major carriers.

Can I ride on the freeway or interstate?

Yes. The Current Motor Super Scooter (standard model) has a top speed of 55 mph and the Current Motor Super Scooter (high performance option) has a top speed of 65 mph.

What is the warranty?

12 month/10,000 miles “wheel to wheel” parts only warranty. Everything except normal consumables (for example, brakes and tires) is covered and the warranty is transferable. Batteries have a 3 year/30,000 mile pro-rated warranty. There is no extended warranty coverage at this time.

How long does it take to charge the battery pack?

If they are completely empty, less than 6 hours. Note that the batteries have no memory – meaning you can charge them if they are not fully drained. In fact, they will last longer if you charge them after each use.

Are the batteries safe?

The batteries are Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4). They are safe and can be recycled.

How big is the battery pack?

The Current Motor Super Scooter (standard model) has 24 individual 60 amp-hour cells in its battery pack, resulting in a system voltage of approximately 77V and approximate capacity of 4.6 kWh. The Current Motor Super Scooter (high performance option) has 30 cells with a pack voltage of 96V and a capacity of 5.76 kWh.

What is the range on the single charge?

The Current Motor Super Scooter (standard model) has a range of approximately 40 miles per charge. The Current Motor Super Scooter (high performance option) has a range of approximately 50 miles per charge. Exact range may vary subject to driving conditions and driver behavior.

Why are there differences in the range?

Range is dependent on many factors, including battery pack size, speed, road grade, starts and stops, wind and driver/passenger weight. Our range is based on “real world conditions” which means vary speeds and road grades while keeping pace with traffic.

How much does it cost to charge the bike?

Less than two cents per mile. But you can do your own calculation using the following formula based on the cost per kWh which is available on your latest household electric bill. [Cost per kWh] x [kWh size of battery pack] = [approximate cost per charge]

How long does the battery pack last?

50,000 or more miles. The pack is maintenance free and continuously monitored by our proprietary Battery Management System.

How much does it cost to replace the battery pack?

Currently a battery pack costs over $2,000 to replace, however, battery costs are expected to decline substantially over the next 5 years. But you should not have to replace the entire pack during the life of your Current Motor Super Scooter. A more likely scenario is some battery cells will deteriorate and must be replaced, at the cost of $100 per cell. The Current Motor Battery Management System will detect cell and pack failure.

Can I carry a passenger?

Yes, the Current Motor Super Scooter can comfortably carry a passenger, as it is equipped with a rear seat, hand and foot rails.

What about service?

Many simple repairs (replacing a light bulb, etc.) can be done following the instructions in our Owner's Manual. A local scooter shop or motorcycle mechanic can handle any problems with brakes and tires. We will ship parts to you or the mechanic. Should you develop problems with the electric powertrain, which includes the rear wheel’s hub motor, please contact Current Motor to arrange service from one of our service hubs.

Can I get a test drive?

Yes, please contact us for an appointment.

Do you offer financing?

Apply for a loan online with Nationwide. We will have additional financing options shortly.

Are there tax incentives available?

Check both at your respective state and the federal level to see what incentives are available.