As part of my research on trying to find a better way for short trips from by home in Belmont Hills to in and around Lower Hutt City, I came across an Auckland company selling an Electric Scooter called Kero. This looks like a really great option and I found the Product Reviews written by two customers to be really informative & thought provoking.
These kind of products should be promoted by Local Authorities as part of Sustainable transport planning. Research shows that, in New Zealand, we do a huge percentage of short trips (less than 10kms roundtrip) with just one person in the car or even worse, like me lug around a huge 4WD. It just doesn't make sense.
While an Electric Scooter is not a good option if you have to use the State Highways, but it's definetely an option to consider if you are looking for a "Little Runner Around".