User Posts: Tobias
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Segway/Ninebot ES1 vs ES2 vs ES3 vs ES4 – Side-By-Side Comparison
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There are in my opinion only 2 different electric scooter models from Segway/Ninebot and those are the ES1 and the ES2. Another model named by Segway ...

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Segway ES2 Electric Scooter Review – What does it have to offer?
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The ES2 electric scooter from Segway/Ninebot is an upgraded model from its successor the ES1 which both have had very successful sales numbers since their ...

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Imax S1+ review – A beast of power among e-scooters?
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The Imax S1+ model is a lithium-ion powered electric scooter with a great track record. It’s been providing ever smooth rides to its users for years. However, ...

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Dongchuan electric scooters reviewed – Seated e-scooters for all sizes
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The Dongchuan Electric scooter actually comes in 3 different models. These three models have some similarities but the thing that stands out the most is a ...

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Xiaomi Mijia M365 electric scooter review
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The Xiaomi m365 electric scooter also called Xiaomi Mijia scooter is a high-quality product that I’ve been very interested in getting my hands on for a while. ...

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Razor EcoSmart Metro Review – Razors adult/teen commuter
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Razor doesn’t make a lot of electric scooters catering to the needs of commuting adults, with one exception. The Ecosmart Metro is a bike looking electric ...

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Qiewa Q1 hummer – Who is it for and how good is it really?
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The Qiewa Q1 Hummer has some of the best specifics on paper. But how good is it really? We’ve done an extensive test-ride on it over the course of a week ...

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Qiewa Qmini Review – What 38 miles distance and 38 mph look like
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Ever seen an electric scooter that goes faster than 38 mph and can take you up towards 38 miles on a single charge? Well, here you have it, the Qiewa Qmini ...

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Megawheels S1 Review – Affordable and lightweight electric scooter
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Today we are reviewing the Megawheels electric scooter which is a cheaply priced, lightweight scooter. We are at the moment on the hunt for the best ...

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Speedway Mini4 Pro review – A lightweight scooter with crazy speed and distance
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The Mini 4 pro is another electric scooter from Speedway/Minimotors that has just insane performance packed into a small and lightweight package. It weighs in ...

Browsing All Comments By: Tobias
  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 πŸ™‚

    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. πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ˜€

  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 πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜›
    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.