Well, now that there's a dedicated subforum to pollute...
I spent my afternoon at the DMV. To complete the registration, I needed to have the vehicle inspected. The vin is on the outside of the battery case on the right side and on the left side of the frame underneath the seat, removed with four phillips screws. The engine number is six digits on the rear left wheel that might be hidden between say 8 o'clock and 12 o'clock.
That the vehicle is pure-electric caused a moment of confusion when the guy started talking about an emission sticker, thinking it was hybrid but with that clarified everything was okay.
Insurance from the motorcycle people affiliated with esurance was great. I guess just this summer they received training and a special binder for electric two-wheel vehicles. They had efun listed so I had no problem with them accepting my scooter.
The scooter did everything I need it to going up the Big Hill from the coast to inland and the ride back down to just above sea level was so fast I wish my iPhone had GPS. It also kept up with the rush hour traffic in front of me on a perfectly flat stretch just outside of Seaworld that's signed at 50 and runs at 55-65 generally.