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Offline Ratt

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Re: Zero S review on Wheels24
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2015, 01:59:25 pm »
R16 a day for charging.
Petrol R16 a liter

My gomoto 250 gives me 26-32km/l...
R12999 new.

Over 3 years and 6 bikes (Cheaper to buy new than fix) I would probably still come out cheaper. Now if you can make the scoot last 2 years(like it's supposed to) then electric is by far not a better option.

I'm pro electric scoots. But the price is still ridiculous for what you get and cost to run

What wut?

Author was doing 114km/day, which cost him R16 in electricity = 14c / kilometer
Gomoto at 30km/litre at R16/litre = 53c / kilometer

114km/day * 5 days/week * 52 weeks * 3 years = 89000km * 14c = R12,460 in electricity
Same equation for the Gomoto = R47,170 in fuel

Add the Zero's purchase price (R160k) and the 60% buy-back (R96k) and you come out at R76,460 for three years of commuting.
On the Gomoto, even if you made only two bikes last the three years AND exclude servicing and repairs, you still come out at R73,170, and you're riding a Gomoto 250 instead of a bike that "would probably out-accelerate most sub-1000cc bikes", never mind the cool value and warranty aspects.

IMO the price is far from ridiculous. In fact throw a solar panel + inverter into the mix and it gets downright awesome.

I hear you on solar and inverter.

I didn't calculate on buy back
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