The People 50 scooter employs a two-stroke engine similar to those found in all the small Kymco 50cc models. The motor is very similar to the Honda motor found in North American scooters like the Honda Elite SR. This motor is very popular globally. Kymco, for monetary reasons, preferred to share motors across a lineup, and so the People 150 uses the same power band as the Kymco Bet & Win 150 and the Kymco Super 8 150. All of these models have four-stroke, air-cooled engines, keeping manufacturing and maintenance costs low but compromising the durability of the engine long-term. These engines are able, however, to maintain a suitable fuel economy for the scooters, driving costs down even more for consumers interested in spending little for greater value. The People 150 gets about 75-80 mpg, translating into approximately 125 miles acquired from the 1.8-gallon tank. Surprisingly, the People 50 typically garners 70-75 mpg, which is comparable to its more powerful 150cc counterpart. For this reason, many buyers might believe that the 50cc model is the more practical option for the price.