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HiBoy recently released its third electric scooter model, the HiBoy Max. The new HiBoy e-scooter comes with many welcoming surprises. A more powerful motor, ...

Two scooters, similar appearance but from two different brands. Or are they? Well, no. Xiaomi has a lot of stake in Ninebot/Segway and hence it was in their ...

One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to electric scooters and how they work are its tires. There are 3 different types of tires used for electric ...

Xiaomi has finally decided to create a follow-up of their already widely loved scooter the M365. Let me introduce you to the Xiaomi M365 PRO electric ...

I’ve come across and tested quite a few Megawheels products over the years but the Megawheels S5 is the first electric scooter I review from the brand. The ...

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So for about 2 months now I’ve been testing the MacWheel MX1 throughout the Costa del sol and I'd like to think so. Get it now and I promise you won't ...

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The full and complete comparison between the TurboWheel lightning, Zero 10x, the T10-DDM and beyond. This review might look a bit different in comparison ...

The x4 electric scooter model from Nanrobot is their low-end budget alternative. Coming from a high-end professional electric scooter brand that doesn’t mean ...

Hoverstar's first electric scooter model is aimed at the younger riders. It looks like a very solid choice right off the bat and if the specifics hold true to ...

Considering taking your electric scooter to the dirt track, or perhaps on your next hunting trip? While everyone else is talking about commuting on electric ...

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  1. Hi Frédéric,
    You are absolutely right. My bad, I’ve now added the links! Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Hi Litko,
    I see your problem and I’ve (not myself but heard) noticed there are a few complaints on not only NanRobot but other similar scooters that the speedometers tend to be off sometimes. Have you reached out to the factory or nanrobot if it can be calibrated and adjusted to show you the correct speed?
    There should be a manual for the display that tells you how to adjust this I would guess.
    As with the throttle, I didn’t notice a more than usual throttle delay.
    Sorry I could not be to more help.
    If you get some info on the issue feel free to email or comment here with your solution and I can make a fix-it guide for future visitors with a similar problem.
    Best wishes and good luck, Tobias.

  3. Yeah you can kick it just like a normal scooter. It is far heavier though and has a bit of resistance thanks to the motors.

  4. Yeah, the turning radius makes you forced to using the reverse and sounding like a truck in reverse isn’t funny after the first few times.
    You can disconnect the cable going to the horn/speaker. I don’t know exactly where it’s at but it shouldn’t be too complicated when you find it. Track the beeping while reversing. If you want to keep the sound but lower it I suggest ducktape over the speaker. I’ve done this numerous times with success. It lowers the frequency by a lot.

  5. Yeah I have been trying to get my hands on some of those Zero scooters without any luck so far. Will of course not give up! 😀

  6. Thank you, Patrick, for taking the time to give us your honest feedback! I and our visitors really appreciate you for helping out!

  7. Hi Nick, great to hear you’re satisfied with your M365. I like the ES4 very much, the battery lets you forget about riding distance. 😛
    There have been some minor issues but those all should be fixed now with the 1.3 version of the scooter out in stores. It is worth it. Otherwise, you could go for the indestructible tires for the m365 which can be bought on Amazon 🙂

  8. Hi Joey, I would definitely pick the Xprit any day of the week. The megawheels review was a long time ago and the quality of it isn’t that good. I will head back in and adjust the review to reflect the competition today.
    Also I will see if I can get my hands on the new model from Xprit and do a review on it 🙂 Ty for reaching out!

  9. I don’t think there are firmware’s that will let you set it to a specific speed limit. At least not yet. Just the firmware that unlocks it from the 25km/h limit 🙂

    How old is your son if you don’t mind me asking?
    That way I can better understand what we’re working with here.

  10. Hi Niclas,
    Yeah sure. Sorry I didn’t provide those in the article. Will see if we can’t make an update as it might be very interesting to know beforehand.
    For reference, my oldest is 7 now and rides a Tao S1/Gotrax Glider in first gear giving him a top speed of 14km/h. By your name I just take it you’re Swedish too.
    The Xiaomi M365 has a top speed of 25km/h(15mph), the economy mode which is the mode it always starts in has a top speed of 18km/h(11mph).
    However, you can unlock it by upgrading to custom firmware giving it a top speed of up to 32 km/h(20mph).

    The ES2 has the same top speed of 25km/h(15mph), then you have the standard mode which gives you 20km/h(12.5mph) and last but not least we have the speed limit mode setting it to 15km/h(9mph).
    I hope that helps. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

  11. Hi Eli,
    I am a real fan of the M365 (xiaomi scooter). The es2 just doesn’t rock my world that much and it has had more issues.
    You don’t even get 25% discount by buying a used model and I think that 25 % might get costly if you get into trouble later on. For your own piece of mind, I would go and get an m365 with warranty every day of the week.

  12. Wow, that does not sound like a good problem to have. I am happy you reached out Thea, this is key information to have for our visitors.
    I wish I could give you some help at least to make it fold out so you can operate it.
    Have you read the manual, I have to think they put in some type of handle to do this manually if needed. I just hope you hadn’t taken it to the grocery store when it started to fold together. 🙂

  13. In terms of the temperature, I would say no problem. Been riding lots of electric things while I lived in Sweden with -5 to -10 during the winter season. You do get less range but if you store them in a warm place riding 1.5 miles would be no biggie.
    Riding in winter you want to keep the battery warm and while riding you keep both the motor and battery warm. Its if you stop and let it stay still in the cold that you will start to see some issues. But we’re talking hours to days then.
    Downpour is never something I recommend. Sure some rain or puddles rarely create problems, but large amounts are always a no go for me because these rides are so expensive 🙂

  14. While not the best to use on grass you can have a look at the Drive medical line-up. THose are by far the cheapest available and they work well, just not super great on slippery surfaces 🙂

  15. Perhaps your issue is of some other sort. This bug should be fixed tough :/ I would recommend that you contact SwagTron directly. Please leave a comment if you find another fix and I’ll update it here.

  16. It would be a rare case if you only got a bit more speed if you went with the expensive ones. Most have other features and increased comfort, not to talk about distance per charge (which is in my opinion more important than speed).
    Most of the time you get what you pay for with scooters, but that’s not necessarily always the case. 🙂

  17. Hi Saray, Well you are correct. I’ve heard great things about the L8F from both retailers and users. That is the Gen II version, the first one had some early sicknesses but those are from what I can tell sorted out. The specs are similar to the both the Xiaomi and the ES2. Funny you mentioned it as I often recommend people to go for the L8F if the ES2 or Mijia is unavailable. I heard only good things about it from Jason who retails it here.
    This one has been on my to-do-list for quite some time. Just sent them an email to see if I can get my hands on one in Spain where we are relocating. Stressful times 😀

  18. Hi Grace,
    It really depends if the LA batteries you use today are weared out. If they are you’ll probably be getting up hills easier due to the constant output of L-ion batteries. Though for maximal power we will probably have to wait a few years until the Graphenano batteries are fully developed 🙂 You’ll be getting further, faster and insane recharging times. We are talking minutes to fully recharge a car.
    Sadly focus has been elsewhere for many years and universities are just starting to pick up on negligence for battery power.

  19. Hi there! Yes the availability in the US these days are bad.
    However, I do not think its only the rental companies buying them up. The scooters have had their issues and I think they’re just clearing those up before the next batch in order to lower returns which in their case increases profit. Its a good scooter but they would do best by tweaking it a little.
    But it could be because that’s the reason why the Mijia m365 isn’t coming back. It’s back ordered like crazy on Amazon. 😛
    Best regards, Tobias.

  20. The speed was measured with two different mobile GPS applications that we use and the speedometer is a few mph too high in my opinion. However, the speed in our review data is correct according to both applications.

  21. Both chargers are identical from what I can tell. No news though since these scooters are produced under what Xiaomi and Ninebot call a “tactical partnership”.

  22. The lithium battery needs to have a sealed container, that means that the battery cells themselves need to be sealed to avoid leakage. When I say separated I mean it has to be disconnected from the scooter so that there are no possibility for the battery to be in use during travel. Electric spikes or electricity leaving the battery.

  23. Yeah, there are multiple lightweight units. If she is going to use it for a short period just after surgery I would suggest that you go for one of the cheaper models. They can be easily resold afterwards without a huge loss of money.

  24. Thank you, Barbara.
    You are 100% correct that foldable units are preferred by most people who need some sort of mobility aid during their travels. If you have any feedback on things we might have overlooked feel free to give us the feedback. Best wishes, Tobias.