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 set out on the individual model pages. in the TS and TC (not the TC Max or the CUX) 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 varies according to model – please refer to the individual model pages and click ‘Technical Specification’.
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 TS, TC or CUX 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.
TC Max requires a CBT even if you have a pre-2001 car licence.
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. You need to respond to V11 forms from the DVLA as usual, but there is no charge.
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 dealers are available for after sales service, inspections and servicing.
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
All Super Socos comprise an external charger and removable battery and can be charged at any common household socket.