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Performance of gas scooter + Eco friendliness of electric scooter = The ProGo 3000 Propane Powered Motor Scooter. Read more

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Performance of gas scooter + Eco friendliness of electric scooter = The ProGo 3000 Propane Powered Motor Scooter.

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 The Inspiration

What inspired us here at ProGo started with a question. "Why are small motor scooters not a popular mode of transportation?" They are easy to carry and store. They are extremely cost efficient, especially with todays high gas costs. They are easy to maintain, cheap to own, and a whole lot of fun!!

So why are motor scooters, CURRENTLY, not a popular mode of transportation? To answer this question we have to take a look into both types of motor scooters currently on the market, electric and gas. 

Problem with Electric Scooters:

  • Long charging downtime (6-8 hours)
  • Gives you 45 minutes of riding (with the last half losing power as the battery drains) and then your back to the outlet.
  • More power means more batteries. Batteries are heavy, making them harder to carry and store
  • Expensive battery replacements, they don't last forever!

Problem with Gas Scooters:

  • Illegal in many places due to bad environmental emissions
  • Constantly need to drain the tank because of carburetor gumming
  • Potent gas smell 

Problem with Gas AND Electric Scooters:

  • If you run out of power or gas and you are not near an outlet or gas station, that makes for a long walk of shame all the way home...

Now take away all these problems and you get The ProGo 3000

25cc 4-stroke engine
25cc 4-stroke engine

Plus, if you ever run out of propane, the tanks are so small you can carry a spare in your backpack, ensuring that you never have to walk home!!

Features

EPA AND CARB Approved / California Legal

Easy pull start

Lightweight

2-3 hours run time per 16.4oz propane canister

Folds for convenient carrying and storage

No Choke, No priming, and No carburetor gum-up

No winterizing

Rugged steel frame

Front and rear disk brakes

Disk Brakes
Disk Brakes

Technical Specifications

Engine:                       25cc 4-stroke

Fuel Type:                   Propane

Start up:                      Pull start engine

Acceleration:              Thumb throttle

Brakes:                       Disk

Tire size:                     8 inch 

Speed:                        Up to 20 mph

Dry Weight                  35 lb.

Frame:                        Steel 

Max Weight:               275 lb.

Run Time:                   2-3 hours / 30-40 miles

Folds for easy carrying and storage
Folds for easy carrying and storage

Aside from all the advantages the scooter has from a small motor scooter standpoint, I would really like to point out one more very important aspect of this product coming to market. It will help build awareness of propane's "clean and green" attributes. There are so many other propane products out there and we just hope this scooter, through the convenience and fun it brings, will inspire people to use more propane energy products. I will start by building awareness right here on our Kickstarter Campaign Page.

Propane is an eco-friendly choice you can make today.

  • Energy Efficient - Propane has a high energy density. Its unique, natural properties means it work harder and more efficient with less waste.
  • Clean - Propane is clean burning, non-toxic fuel that has both lower emissions and cleaner emissions compared to other energy choices.
  • Low Carbon Content - Propane has a low carbon content that not only makes it clean and efficient, but also low in greenhouse gases.
  • Recyclable - Propane tanks contain a high percentage of recycled steel and are reusable.

The majority of propane used in the U.S. is produced domestically! 

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Risks and challenges

After 2 years of designing, testing, modifying, designing, testing, modifying, and then some more designing, testing and modifying (you get the point) we are proud to say we have the scooter ready for production! It has finally past all its test and we cannot be more excited. We have got the scooter this far and now we are asking for your help to do the first production run.

Considering the fact that the next step for us is production, and nothing else is in the way, we are confident that with your support we can and will bring this product to market. Although we do not anticipate any set backs or see any other further obstacles, if anything were to arise you will be kept informed and we will do our best to work through them quickly and efficiently.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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FAQ

  • The propane canister is NOT included with the scooter. The scooter runs on a standard size 16.4oz propane canister (i.e.. for camping, portable grills etc..) and are readily available all over the US. They are sold at hardware stores, grocery stores, and many other retailers. There are both one time use and refillable canisters available in this size.

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  • The length of the footboard is 19 inches long on each side and 15 inches long where the handlebar shaft protrudes (reference picture above). Measurements of the length do not include the part of the footboard where the propane canister lies. They were taken strictly to measure the available space for standing.

    The width of the footboard is 9 1/2 inches.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    10 backers

    You truly are a friend of the environment. You have earned a Thank You from current and future inhabitants of our planet! As a Thank You from us, we will keep you informed on the latest PROGO updates.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    0 backers

    Receive (1) set of ProGo stickers for your helmet, pads, and anywhere else you want to stick them. We will keep you informed on the latest ProGo updates as well.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    0 backers

    We will send you (1) Limited Edition ProGo 3000 t-shirt. This t-shirt will ONLY be available to you, our Kickstarter backers. The t-shirt will have the words "ProGo Backer" on it, so people know you were apart of the making of this innovative product. Pictures of the t-shirt coming soon! We will also keep you informed on the latest PROG updates.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $349 or more

    23 backers Limited (2 left of 25)

    THE SPEEDSTER (Early Bird): Receive (1) ProGo 3000 Propane Motor Scooter for far less then what it will be retailing for ($449). We will also send you the Limited Edition ProGo 3000 t-shirt, ONLY available to our backers. Of course, you as well will be kept informed on the latest PROGO updates.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $375 or more

    34 backers Limited (1 left of 35)

    *NEW REWARD* WOW! The $349 reward level went quick! We are creating this reward so we can give more people a chance to get it for far less then what it will be retailing for ($449). Receive (1) ProGo 3000 Propane Motor Scooter. We will also send you the Limited Edition ProGo 3000 t-shirt, ONLY available to our backers. Of course, you as well will be kept informed on the latest PROGO updates.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $399 or more

    15 backers

    THE QUICK ONE'S: Receive (1) ProGo 3000 Propane Motor Scooter for less then what it will be retailing for ($449). We will also send you the Limited Edition ProGo 3000 t-shirt, ONLY available to our backers. Of course, you as well will be kept informed on the latest PROGO updates.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $399 or more

    14 backers

    *INTERNATIONAL REWARD* Receive (1) ProGo 3000 Propane Motor Scooter for less then what it will be retailing for ($449). We will also send you the Limited Edition ProGo 3000 t-shirt, ONLY available to our backers. Of course, you as well will be kept informed on the latest PROGO updates.
    **Warning for International Backers** We are unaware of the availability of the 16.4 oz propane canisters (that the scooter operates on) in other countries. While they are readily available in some countries they may not be in others. Please educate yourself on the availability of this size canister in your area.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $700 or more

    17 backers

    THE QUICK TWO'S: Receive (2) ProGo 3000 Propane Motor Scooter, a future retail value of $898. We will also send you the (2) Limited Edition ProGo 3000 t-shirt, ONLY available to our backers. Of course, you as well will be kept informed on the latest PROGO updates.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    AT YOUR OWN SPEED: You will have a one-on-one consultation with our lead designer to customize (1) ProGo 3000 scooter. Your favorite color, your name, and many more options all on your very own ProGo 3000!! We will also send you the (1) Limited Edition ProGo 3000 t-shirt, ONLY available to our backers, with YOUR NAME on it!! Of course, you as well will be kept informed on the latest PROGO updates.

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    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)