Why do mopeds and scooters get low mpg?
Considering the small engine and low weight of the vehicle shouldn't they be getting more mpg?
- Anonymous10 months agoFavourite answer
Most of the scooters use a carburetor which is not very efficient. Fuel injection is alot more efficient but it would drive up the price of scooter alot.
- Trump 2020Lv 710 months ago
Because they're run at wide open throttle and ten million RPM as a rule. Kids on here are always asking how they can make their little 50cc moped go faster
- Jay PLv 710 months ago
What do you consider "low mpg"?
- The DevilLv 710 months ago
150 mpg isn't enough for you....be patient.....they'll improve from that in 50 years.
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- regeruggedLv 710 months ago
Those engines are designed to get maximum power out of small packages.
- KayleenRLv 710 months ago
probably because you are looking at a 2 stroke. Look for a 4 stroke
- AntonLv 610 months ago
What do you call "low mpg?" My Vespa 150 does 67+ MPG average, did a 40 mile run in the Mojave getting over 120mpg.
- PearlLv 710 months ago
maybe cause theyre not the same as cars
- Anonymous10 months ago
Because you live under a rock and obviously have no idea about any of that
- DzeLv 710 months ago
some of them get pretty good mileage, but i would say most have a mechanically metered fuel system .. theyre not particularly efficient ..