.. 50 would make them faster than car limit in many places. Which seems illogical.
What I meant was to follow same speed limits as cars and motorbikes... But most of the scooter riders including me, won't go faster than 35-40 km/h anyway.
From mairead earlier:
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) considers that an electric scooter may be a mechanically propelled vehicle which if in a public place is subject to all of the regulatory controls applying to other vehicles which include that it be roadworthy, registered, taxed and insured. A user of an electric scooter must hold an appropriate driving licence and a crash helmet. It is illegal for a person under the age of 16 to use a mechanically propelled vehicle in a public place.
So looks like you'll need to get it VRT'd (tiny cost), then a license plate which will look comical, then taxed (tenner a month), and even then it still won't be road worthy as you won't get insured on it by anyone.
As for the won't go faster than 35/40, that is simply rubbish. People are people, if it can get upto 50kmph without obstruction and people can handle it, they will do it.
‘ pedelec ’ means a bicycle or tricycle which is equipped with an auxiliary electric motor having a maximum continuous rated power of 0.25 kilowatts, of which output is progressively reduced and finally cut off as the vehicle reaches a speed of 25 kilometres per hour, or sooner if the cyclist stops pedalling;