the moped was the eBike of its time... and the moped operators were calling them bikes and the people on bikes were just as disgusted

 when I was a kid there was a joke about the gas powered eBike of its time.. the moped

no... not the one that said Moped is the past tense of Mope

but the one that said...

mopeds are like fat chicks... they are fun to ride until your friends see ya