Firebox launches electric Ego Street Scoota for £999

Firebox has launched a fully road legal, electric scooter for less than a £1000.

The Chinese-made Ego Street Scoota will let you zip around the city using bus lanes, avoiding congestion charges and cutting out queues, all without buying petrol or paying for road tax.

Powered by an onboard battery that's recharged via the mains, it boasts a range of up to 40 miles with a top speed of 30mph and it the claim is that it only costs 8 pence to charge (8 hours needed for a full juice up) and of course, is super eco-friendly.

If you passed your driving test prior to February 2001, you do not need a license to ride the Street Scoota, otherwise you'll need to take the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course.

The bike measures 189 x 73 x 100cm, weighs 104 kilograms, comes complete with a back box and is on sale now from Firebox for £999.95.