High gas prices could cause scooter shortage

10:31 AM, Mar 13, 2011   |    comments
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LAKEWOOD -- With current gas prices at $3.50 a gallon, Phil Waters Jr., the owner of Pride of Cleveland Scooters in Lakewood, is preparing to sell a lot of scooters.

During the last gas price spike in 2008, he sold out his entire inventory of fuel 'sippers.'

The $4 gas prices forced people to find alternative ways to get around town. Scooters average about 85 miles to a gallon.

Some models get over 100 miles to a gallon and are big in Europe and large metropolitan areas where accessibility is an issue.

Unlike motorcycles and mopeds, scooters are easy to ride and very functional.

WKYC Photojournalist George Payamgis brings you the story.


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