I was browsing scooters for about a year, uncertain if I was getting a luxury item. I wondered if I were buying myself an urban jetski I'd seldom use and then for only recreation. I was wrong. I live close to my work, but this scooter cuts my commute time in half because I have no stops and can zip through parking lots.
This scooter folds up nicely and is well hidden and out of the way at my workplace. It's light enough to carry down the stairs of my apartment comfortably. In my option, it's the kind of weight that is healthy for a man to be comfortable carrying with one arm down a flight of stairs. It also fits perfectly in the back of my small SUV, and it looks incredibly cool when you pull a smaller vehicle out of your car like you are from the future. I might get a second one. Two will fit in the back of my car for sure.
There is an app. Despite other reviews, YOU DO NOT NEED THE APP. You can turn the headlight on by double pressing the power button and quickly shift gears without it. It is cool to have the app, though.
You can lock the scooter with the app. Without the app, you can't lock it, making the wheels not move properly.
There are 3 gears. ECO, which tops out at 10mph and seems most safe. Then there's "D,." It tops out at 15mps, and things start to get dangerous downhill, but it's fun. Then there's "S" mode, maybe "Sports" mode. The manual says 18 or 20mps, but you can gain momentum. Be careful with S Mode. I'm not trying to show off or race competitively. I use ECO mode almost exclusively, and the battery life is great for my short commutes. I should be charging it more than I do, but I use Eco mode. I barely have to charge it once or twice a week and then only if I feel like it. It's never gone dead on me.
I know this thing is reducing wear and tear on my car. I've made so many trips on it; if I translated it into starting and driving my car plus gas consumption, it seems beneficial. I don't know if it is saving me money, but I suspect it probably is.
Reviewed by: Tony from SC on 7/7/2023