Saturday, September 18, 2010
It took a while, but finally I found a used electric bike. It looks like a Mio Fino, what is just great, because I had this scooter in Cambodia and Vietnam, so my ebike follows the tradition.
It's a no-name brand from China, cheap quality and do not expect and cruiser feeling while driving. But I need it mainly for going to come places where I pay electricity and water bill, supermarket, coffee shop, most of them with in 10 minutes of driving.
If you are looking for a ebike or electric scooter, there is a shop on Boulevard Kamphengmeuang. You pass by That Luang on Singha road, turn left on the roundabout, follow the street to the traffic light, turn right. You pass by a Kaolao shop and then on the right is a small shop selling car batteries. They also have ebikes, a brand called Lefan or Lifan, not sure. The scooters look quite cool, and the price is more than fair: 360 USD is cheaper than a bike.
And listen: If you drive a electric scooter in Laos, you probably reduce your carbon footprint to zero since most electricity here comes from waterpower plants.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
I want to buy an electric bike here in Laos, but haven't found a shop so far. I know that Sunlabob has electric bicycles, but they are quite expensive and the motor actually just supports you. There is also a shop at the morning market, but they sell only cheap Vietnamese electric bicycles. I have seen some electric scooters here. Today we went to the Chinese Market, but haven't found a shop there (instead we were fined 100.000 Kip for turning left where it wasn't allowed). So if anyone know where to buy an electric scooter in Laos, please let me know