Saturday, September 18, 2010
Finally: My first electric motobike in Laos
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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