FAQ2018-07-31T16:23:27+00:00
Why should I buy a Super Soco?
Super Socos are environmentally friendly as they do not emit polluting gases like petrol or diesel engines. Running costs are extremely low compared to petrol motorcycle, as while the purchase price is approximately the same as an equivalent petrol motorcycle, electricity costs a lot less than petrol per mile, there is no road tax to pay, lower insurance policies and free parking in some London boroughs. A 13A plug socket is all that is required to charge our motorcycles.
How much does electricity cost?
Currently, electricity costs approximately £0.12 to £0.18 per kWh, depending on your energy supplier. This means that using a Super Soco electric motorcycle you will spend less than £1.00 per 100 miles.
How far can I go on one charge?
The range of a Super Soco depends on factors such as road condition, hills, temperature, weight of the rider and tyre pressure. Super Soco battery range is 30 to 40 miles and two batteries can be installed for twice the range.
How long will the battery last?
Super Socos batteries are rated to maintain a capacity of 80% of their initial capacity after 3 years. Keeping up with our recommended charging and storage practices will ensure optimum battery life. If your battery loses more than 20% capacity before this time then, subject to compliance with the warranty conditions, we will replace it free of charge.
How long does it take the battery to charge?
Charging time depends on how depleted the battery is and the power source available. The Super Socos battery takes 7-8 hours to fully charge from 0%.
Do I need a license to ride a Super Soco on UK public roads?
You must have a valid provisional or full driving licence covering mopeds or motorcycles to ride Super Socos.
Generally, if you passed your (car) driving test before 1 February 2001 you can ride a Super Soco without further training or L plates, although it is a good idea to obtain some training prior to riding.
If you have a provisional moped licence or passed your car driving test later than 1 February 2001 then you are required to pass your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) and you must display L plates until you qualify for a full licence.  Provisional entitlement with CBT is valid for two years after which CBT must be retaken.
CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £100.00. More information about Driver Vehicle Licensing including CBT can be found at https://www.gov.uk/motorcycle-cbt/book-cbt-course
Do Socos need road tax, registration document, number plates and MOT tests in the UK?
Electric motorcycles are exempt from vehicle tax but, like all road vehicles, electric motorcycles must be registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and display number plates.
Every vehicle in the UK that is more than three years old needs an MOT test and electric motorcycles are no exception. This will cover all the standard tests for a motorcycle.
What does the Super Soco warranty cover?
At Super Soco your warranty covers the repair or replacement of any part, which is defective in material or factory workmanship under normal use for the applicable warranty period. Warranty cover in relation to the battery is 3 years or 50,000 km whichever occurs first. Otherwise it is two years.
What can I expect from working with Super Soco UK?
At Super Soco UK we will respond immediately to any of your requests and support you. Our service and maintenance partner is available for after sales service at any time and we offer regular inspections and servicing. We can provide training to your internal technicians if needed.
What are the delivery times for Super Socos and parts?
Motorcycles and spare parts from Super Soco UK stock can be delivered to your door within 3-5 working days. If you require a custom-built Super Soco, the delivery time from factory is 90 days.
How does the Super Soco compare with other electric motorcycles?
  • Super Soco was designed from the ground up as an electric motorcycle, following a $15m crowdfunding campaign
  • Super Socos are homologated for the entire European market
  • Each Super Soco is tested for functionality and quality before it leaves our factory
  • All our Socos that are delivered from UK stock are quality checked in the UK again to ensure we offer a quality product and reliable delivery
  • All Super Socos comprise an external charger and removable battery and can be charged at any common household socket.