Arthur The Electric Scooter Is Better Than A Car – CleanTechnica

It’s been a six-month love affair and Andy Brown of Dark brown & Co luxury rentals is still over the moon about her FONZ Moto Arthur 2 electric scooter. FONZ Moto (the Australian electric motorbike maker formerly known as Fonzarelli) has recently increased its production fivefold. Not satisfied with producing “green” bikes, FONZ prides itself on producing high-performing two-wheel EVs in a carbon-neutral factory.

In addition to a renewable power source to power manufacturing energy requirements, the new site is also designed to optimise light and space as well as provide improved ventilation. LED lighting with dimmers, sensors, plus timers also reduce energy consumption.

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FONZ Moto carbon-neutral micro manufacturing plant. Photo courtesy of FONZ Moto.

FONZ founder Michelle Nazzari says FONZ has never wanted in order to offshore the motorcycle. They source as much while possible from local suppliers within 200 kilometres of their premises to minimise the environmental footprint. Although, some parts do come from offshore. “It makes sense to manufacture, particularly bulky components, locally to reduce our footprint and we have great local talent that have the skills to work with more specialised materials. For example , the particular skill in order to work along with chrome alloy in the bike’s rock-solid frame — the likes of which is also used in roll cages plus light aircraft for its strength and lightweight properties, ” she adds.

Switching from a car to a scooter has saved Ms. Brown hours associated with time travelling between the particular luxury holiday homes the girl manages like part of her bespoke concierge business. What’s not to like? Arthur has stunning aesthetic, zero-emissions credentials and efficient running costs of less than $1 a week. Ms. Brown joins Sam the surfer as another satisfied customer.

Andy Dark brown riding Arthur. Photo courtesy of FONZ Moto.

Brown & Co. has been operating in Noosa for four years and battling traffic jams to ensure properties are at an impeccable standard plus ready with regard to hand-over. This has long been one associated with the challenges of the job.

“To get through place to place it’s much better to be on two wheels than four. On the Arthur I can take the property supplies I need on the particular back, I can make handsfree calls easily — given the bike is silent — and We can avoid Noosa Hills notorious traffic jams!

“This model’s got enough power to easily conquer those and furthermore blends with our company values. Brown & Company values both eco-friendly choices and beautiful design, so the vehicle’s a perfect fit for us. ” Andy has long been the two-wheel enthusiast, having resided in Bali and spent more than her fair share of time enjoying the freedom that comes with living life off the back of a scooter.

“I’ve had petrol scooters, motorbikes, e-bikes, the smaller, standing scooters and this is by far the particular best solution to run a business along with. It’s fast enough in order to travel seamlessly through mainstream traffic and small enough to be able to get ahead at the lights.

“I’ve obtained my licence for the pillion passenger and I love taking my daughter, Izzy, on the back with me. There’s nothing like the freedom associated with being upon two tires and feeling the rush of air on your face. With the silence of the particular Arthur it reminds me of the fun days back in Bali … it is just a bit more peaceful now. ” Andy says the lady heard about FONZ though a friend and buying a trusted, Australian brand was important to the girl.

“I knew the bike would be quality plus I’m not really disappointed. I actually can literally plug this in anywhere to charge it up, I’ve never had any issues with range — despite the Noosa terrain — and it’s become quite the talking point around town. Everyone loves how it looks and many people are usually surprised this handles the hills so well but it’s just been great all round. I like in order to orbit close to town in a matte Moon Grey colour sort of way. ”

 

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