Lean, Green Transport Machines

Record gas prices and an increasing interest in preserving the environment have motivated consumers to search for affordable and clean transportation alternatives to the family car for getting around town.

In recent years, innovative companies have been developing modes of transportation that promote monetary, fuel and environmental conservation.

Best Magazine Senior Editor David Gregg

of the new-fangled personal transportation vehicles to The Early Show Friday.

RAZOR E500S ELECTRIC SCOOTER
This is the latest addition to Razor's line of electric scooters. The model boasts an all-new, high-tech design, a larger frame for teens and adults, a travel distance of 15 miles on a single charge and speeds up to 17mph. It also has 16-inch spoke wheels a long deck, which offers plenty of room for the rider, and a variable speed motor with a chain drive. The E500S is only for use by riders 14 and up, with a maximum weight of 220 pounds. Check and obey local laws about the use of electric scooters on public property before you ride. Cost: $299.99. Go to razor.com.

TRAILMATE FUN CYCLE
You steer this sleek, pedal-driven vehicle with your body, while your legs get a great fitness workout. The Fun Cycle features a heavy-duty steel frame, weather resistant nylon bucket seat, rustproof mag wheels, and a front coaster brake. Height/Weight Capacity: 5'2" - 6'1" / 220 lbs. Cost: $515. Go to trailmate.com.