Here in Holland there's one solid rule for scooters
1. No emission vehicles allowed in wooded areas. As I went to work on my electric scooter, the shortest way is through the woods on a small road. Ofcourse, local schoolkids took this route too and all drive an emission scooter on gasoline. It is not the first time I laughing out loud because cops perodictly patrols these area's and yes, it cost 200 dollar as a bill.
It is not the first time they went me to stop like others, but all these times I may proceed my route without any costs or bill's and the boys passed me by stands still waiting for their 'speech'.
The real estate
Holland is in bussiness to promote electric driving. Special chargeparkings "mister Green" are ready in the capitals of this country and even in this desolate place I liv there are plenty of electric bicycles to see. But not any electric 45 km/h or 28 mph scooter seen than myone.
This is some strange kind of behaviour of local people here. I'm very curious how the situation is in America and how this is elsewhere on earth.
Some vehicles are not allowed on the road and the issues are sometimes ridiculous. Take the segway, it tooks a long time before "the heague" bows for this kind of transport on local bicycleroads.
It is not better here than elsewhere, but the advantage of Holland is his flatness. In my surroundings the highest top is 34 meter. The only climbs are viaducts.
I want to start a discussion about how to handle to politics to promote electric driving or dispromoting it, but who cares about peakoil, shell and other huge costwinners and pumps of the economy. Look to China, one example in kind of many.