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Best Off-road Electric Scooter – 5 Powerful Heavy-duty Models 2019
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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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Fastest electric scooter – 5 most powerful models to buy in 2019
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One of the most commonly asked questions that I get is: What is the fastest electric scooter? Here’s the simple answer: There are reports of multiple ...

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Swagger Pro (SG3) Review – Range and performance upgrade
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Swagger Pro 3 is an electric scooter from Swagtron that caters to those of us who need a good city commuter to ride around on. The first Swagger Pro (SG1) ...

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Xprit Electric Scooter review – Bargain or trash?
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I’ve been on the hunt to find a few really good bargain models in order to update our top list here with some great deals. Will the Xprit electric scooter be ...

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Heres The Top Black Friday & Cyber Monday Electric Scooter Deals
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The week we have all been waiting for all year. When most of our Christmas shopping dreams come true, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here! If you're ...

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5 Reasons why adults should utilize electric scooters
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Adults of today have less time on their hands. Juggling a 9-to-5 or even worse 9-to-who knows how late. People want faster, easier and more convenient ways of ...

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Laws and Legislation on Electric Scooters
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You're here either because you bought an electric scooter or you are looking to make a purchase and are now wondering if they are street legal? Unfortunately, ...

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Can an adult ride electric scooters?
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Only a few years ago, the term“electric scooter” was a term used in describing a kids’ toy. Times have since then changed and, today, the electric scooter has ...

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Gotrax GXL Review – A price-worthy commuter from Gotrax
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Gotrax has been expanding their line-up of electric scooters lately in a process to be aid most customers needs. Whether you’re an adult, a young child or a ...

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Speedway Mini 4 vs III(Swift) vs IV – Side-by-Side comparison
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Minimotors have been in the electric scooter business for years and have a strong line-up of models. Their Speedway line-up consists of the Mini 4 pro, IV and ...

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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 😀

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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”.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.