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Getting from point A to point B happens in many ways for different people, and the Gyrocopters Flash portable electric scooter adds another fun option to your choices when deciding how you’re going to get from one place to another

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Read on to find out what cool features this scooter has, and how to enter for your chance to win one! Scooters for the 21st century I had a two-wheeled, non-electric scooter as a kid and teen. It was fun riding around town without having to haul around a bike. Being faster than walking, it meant you could hit up the video game shop, 7-11, and get home in record time. If you wanted to be the coolest kid on the block, you got a scooter. A few years later, scooters got a reboot by going electric. Instead of requiring...

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— By Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer   Dear EarthTalk: Is there any truth to the assertion that e-bikes recharged off the fossil-fuel grid actually generate fewer carbon emissions overall than conventional human-powered bikes? —Sandy McClave, New York, NY   Well, actually, there could be… E-bike pioneer Justin Lemire-Elmore argues that e-bikes are better for the environment, at least if you compare the carbon emissions associated with producing enough extra food to fuel the rider of a standard bicycle against the emissions from coal-derived electricity used to charge an e-bike. “Although counterintuitive that a vehicle fueled by something as dirty...

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