Best Buy's New Green Offerings


In addition to DVDs and HDTVs, you may be able to pick up an electric motorcycle or Segway at your local Best Buy store this summer.

The electronics retailer has quietly started selling electric scooters, bicycles and Segway transporters at 19 of its stores in California, Oregon and Washington, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

In addition, Best Buy (Stock Quote: BBY) plans to offer the Brammo Enertia Electric Motorcycle, which can run for 45 miles at up to 50 miles per hour, and you can charge it by plugging it into a standard wall outlet for about three hours.

Best Buy wouldn't disclose when it will begin selling the motorcycle, but Brammo representatives said it would debut in a Portland store this month, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Whether it becomes a big seller or goes the way of the GM (Stock Quote: GM) EV1 electric car is another question, especially since the motorcycle carries an $11,995 price tag.

This isn’t the first time Best Buy has ventured outside the realm of your average home electronics. The company had some initial success selling electric guitars and other instruments, and started selling them in its stores nationwide last summer.

“The introduction of musical instruments is a natural progression for Best Buy,” the company said in a statement at the time. And as CDs and DVDs become virtually obsolete, electric vehicles may not be such a surprising next step either.

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