Q: Why don't you call the Flux EM1 a moped or a scooter?
A: We did for quite a long time but have found that term doesn't do the Flux EM1 justice. Gas scooters/mopeds are used very differently than the Flux EM1, typically looked at as just a small motorcycle. The Flux EM1 is a vehicle built for small communities, great for commuting and getting around town. It’s different. Actually, so much so that our long term strategy is to change our name to Flux Motors.
Q: What about riding in the winter in the northern states?
A: Riding the Flux EM1 is awesome. The winter issue is specifically related to snow and road condition, not necessarily temperature, and it is an issue that affects all two wheel vehicles equally, including bicycles and motorcycles.
Q: Can the Flux EM1 be titled and registered?
A: Yes. The Flux EM1 has a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and can be titled and registered in all 50 states.
Q: Can the Flux EM1 be insured?
A: Yes, the Flux EM1 can be insured by all major carriers.
Q: Is the Flux EM1 100% electric?
A: Yes. The Flux EM1 is 100% electric. It is not a hybrid and doesn't use any gasoline.
Q: Do you need a motorcycle's license?
A: No. In most states the Flux EM1 is considered a "moped" and a drivers license is satisfactory. Please check with your state's DOT to confirm.
Q: What is the Flux EM1's maximum speed?
A: The maximum speed is 38 mph. Most state's require that a "moped's" speed be regulated to 30 mph, but each state's laws are different.
Q: Is a passenger allowed to ride behind the rider?
A: The Flux EM1 is built for two people. However, you must first check with your state's DOT as each state's law varies in regards to if a "moped" is allowed to have a rider with a passenger or just one rider.
Q: Can I buy an EM1 if I don't live in Wisconsin?
A: Yes. Flux has sold a number of EM1s out of state. We ship it to you and you are responsible for registering it in your state and paying sales tax.
Q: What type of battery does the EM1 use?
A: The Flux EM1 uses a proprietary, rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery. The composition of the cells is Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (LiNiMnCo).
Q: Is there a Battery Management System?
A: Yes. The battery is managed and protects from over and under voltage. It also has thermal protection.