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Twip Electric Scooters

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Twip Electric Scooters were marketed by FAR of Bologna in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was the first electric scooter to gain European road approval. The folding scooter, which has a maximum speed of around 10 kp/h, became quite popular with boat owners and campers.

The firm, originally named FIAR (Fabbrica Italiana Accessori Ricambi) produced spares for Piaggio and Innocenti scooters. In 1958, they opened a motorcycle dealer division selling Moto Mondial, MM, Bartali and Devil brands.

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