The TAO 49cc is a CARB approved moped aimed at budget buyers who need a cheap, reliable commuter vehicle. It\u2019s not the most powerful nor is it the fastest moped on the block, but it has an attractive price point and it\u2019s a great fit for commuters in urban areas. As it\u2019s an older model, it\u2019s gas powered, so if you\u2019re looking for the best electric moped, you\u2019ll probably want to look at alternatives.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - TAO 49cc\r\nThe TAO 49cc is a reasonably priced street legal moped with great range for short commutes or running errands. For its target audience, it\u2019s a very solid buy, but its low speed means it\u2019s inherently not for everyone. As far as gas-powered commuter scooters go, though, the TAO 49cc is a solid entry-level option.\r\n\r\nRange\r\nWith fuel efficiency of about 100 MPG and a 1.32 gallon tank, the TAO 49cc\u2019s range is around 132 miles, though your mileage will vary based on speed driven. It makes for a very nice commuter vehicle or errands machine for small town or inner city use, particularly if your commute is short.\r\nSize\r\nThe TAO 49cc is a compact moped with a fully automatic 50cc engine. It\u2019s dense thanks to its steel rims and air cooled internal combustion engine, but it\u2019s still small and compact, making it ideal for drivers looking for a small, manageable vehicle. If you\u2019re looking for a compact ride for a child, the Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro is a better pick, as it\u2019s smaller and geared towards children.\r\nHandling\r\nHandling is decent, if unspectacular. It accelerates slowly and takes wide turns, but it\u2019s by no means unwieldy, and its top speed is in-line with other 50cc engines. Given its speed, if you\u2019re looking for something manageable for a child, you\u2019re better off with something like a Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter, which tops out at 10 MPH and comes in a kid-friendly form factor.\r\nRide Comfort\r\nThanks to its large tires and double back shocks, the TAO 49cc provides a decently smooth ride for its small size. It\u2019s well-suited for driving down small roads in urban centers, and it provides a usable experience on less-maintained backroads.\r\nRecharging\r\nBecause it uses a combustion engine, the TAO 49cc doesn\u2019t feature a rechargeable battery, though it is user replaceable. You can either start it via a key using the battery\u2019s electric start, or through kickstarting it if the battery is dead, giving it a failsafe in case the battery runs out of juice while you\u2019re out and about.\r\nTAO 49cc Wrap-up\r\nLow pricing, decent range for its intended use, and secondary kickstarting as a failsafe all make the TAO 49cc a solid buy for the price it goes for. While $940.00 doesn\u2019t seem that cheap, it\u2019s significantly cheaper than a car, making it a solid buy for prospective buyers that live in city centers. It\u2019s a very, very poor pick for anyone that lives out in the suburbs or uses either highways or the interstate regularly, but if you\u2019re in a city center where the speed limit is low and your commute is short, it\u2019s very close to the perfect pick.