Some of you may have seen the new Evader scooter models that were up for sale on Ebay. Well, I bought one for $550 plus $100 shipping and it arrived today. At this price they are an amazing bargain! This is a well built, well designed scooter with a 48V, 45AH battery pack and a 1000W hub motor, so it will do only 30 mph (which is reaches fairly quickly if you use the "hyper drive" button), but the range is 40-45 miles on a charge. The dashboard is all digital with a real-time ammeter built in, and there are numerous other unexpected features such as automatic sensors that turn on the dashboard lights whenever it gets dark and a cell phone "call coming in" feature I haven't tried yet. There is also a seat switch that prevents one from accidentally turning the throttle while standing next to the scooter and having the thing take off on its own.
The scooter has bigger wheels than most full size electric scooters have, and the whole thing just seems to be built much better than my old Evader or the Emax scooter I test rode a while back. It is heavy - over 300 lbs, and it came bolted to a welded steel frame which I had to remove to get to the scooter!
I'll post more info and some pictures once I have had a chance to do some more riding.