I wrote to the author of that news article and received the following reply:
Thank you for your feedback. The article is indeed referring to motorized
scooters, not mopeds. If I'm not mistaken, GO-PED is a copyrighted name and
refers to scooters made by that company. But we are in fact referring to the
scooters that look like a skateboard with handlebars. Mopeds are definitely
a different category. Also, in the photograph we picture a young man with
one of these scooters to help clarify for readers. I hope that helps. Please
write again if you have any further questions.