The Schwalbe scooter was built in Easter Germany from the the 60s to the 80s and has achieved a sort of cult status. One still sees them today, even in the west. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simson_Schwalbe
There is now a new electric scooter that looks just like the original:
I see the new electric Schwalbe quite often in city traffic and the acceleration of the thing seems insane.
Genze has been shipping inexpensive e-scooters for a while: https://www.genze.com/e-scooters.