Although scooters were first designed and developed in Italy in the late 1940’s their style and economy along with modern technology are alive and well all over the world, including in China.
Many people in the USA may not realise that private companies in China have been making and exporting scooters for many years now. With the advantage of cheaper labour than European and other manufacturers Geely the Chinese car and vehicle manufacturer has been rapidly making inroads into not only the Far Eastern market, including China of course, but in the good old USA as well.
The technology used in China by Geely is every bit as good as its western counterpart countries, and the designs of Geely scooters are the same as their western equivalents. The main difference between whether your scooter is made in China or Europe is the cost to you in the US.
Geely, over the years has put together a ‘portfolio’ of scooters that people want in the West, manufactured them to the highest specifications, and started to sell them in China, then for the export market over 10 years ago.
The native Chinese market has taken off. In busy cities the modern ‘yuppie’ market is growing every year, particularly with China’s wish to not only emerge into but in future perhaps even dominate world trade. Long term thinking maybe, but any country of 2 billion people cannot be ignored.
With the rise of the Chinese ‘yuppie’ and the idea of materialism, so has come the love of gadgets. Whether it’s a stereo or a scooter the Chinese manufacturing industries have expanded in the last years to provide high quality goods for both home and export markets.
In the USA we are now able to take advantage of this high technology boom in terms of pricing. If you buy a Geely scooter you will be buying the same machine as you could buy from other countries but cheaper. Servicing and parts are also freely available for these machines from US dealers, and this is helping the USA catch up with the rest of the world in terms of increased purchases and the use of scooters.
Scooters have many advantages over other forms of transport, not least because they are inexpensive to buy, run and insure. Particularly in large cities where traffic is a problem scooters are becoming increasingly popular not only to give you a comfortable, cheap ride to work, but to be able to beat the traffic and arrive their on time.
Cities in Europe, Asia and the Far East have been taking advantage of scooters for years. Whether you live in Rome or Paris, Madrid or London, Bangkok or New Deli these classy machines will be all around you. They are much quieter than a motorbike, more sedate perhaps, and you are just as likely to be female as male if you are riding one.
Geely scooters come in a large variety of designs, colouring at your option, with the further option of scooters larger than the standard 49cc. The gas consumption is tiny compared with most cars and 4 wheeled vehicles. They are also very good fun to ride.
Check out the range of Geely scooters to find the one to suit your tastes. It will bring you into the 21st Century mechanically and mentally.
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