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GoTrax Xr Electric Scooter Review

GoTrax Xr Electric Scooter

The GoTrax Xr is the next in line of well priced electric scooters offered by GoTrax. The Xr has big shoes to fill as it’s replacing the GoTrax GXL V2 which held the top spot on Amazon as the top selling electric scooter for adults.

The Xr is one of the most cost effective forms of human transport available. Offering speed and quality design at a low price.

Who Is This Electric Scooter Meant For?

The Xr was designed with commuters in mind. It’s compact size of 15” x 44” x 6” makes it ideal when combined with public transit as a last mile solution.

Most large cities have public transport but not all are accessible to a rider’s starting or ending destination. The GoTrax Xr solves this problem by offering a scooter that leaves a rider refreshed after miles of riding and light enough to easily carry when not in use.

With longevity in mind, GoTrax made the Xr waterproof against splashes. Allowing the rider to commute in the rain without worrying about damaging the scooter.

GOTRAX Xr profile view

GOTRAX Xr headed your way

What’s Included?

From the moment your Xr arrives it’s ready to ride. You’ll find a scooter requiring minimal assembly, charger, and owners manual tucked away in the box.

Owners have 30 days to return the scooter and a 90 day limited warranty. Free shipping and US based support demonstrates how GoTrax stands behind their products.

Overview of the Features

Motor Power

Powered by a 250w front motor the Xr is able to reach it’s electronically limited top speed of 15.5 mph easily on a flat surface. The top speed is on par with all scooters in this segment and in place to meet electric scooter laws in cities around the world.

Battery life

The battery has been upgraded in the Xr to an LG lithium ion battery. Rated at 36v, 5.2aH it gives a rated range of over 12 miles. Real world testing, like most scooters in this segment, is about half that.

To help keep it out of harm’s way the battery is positioned in the neck. This battery location results in a higher center of gravity versus deck mounted batteries and makes the scooter feel slightly less stable.

Braking System

The most important safety feature on any motor vehicle are the brakes. The rear disc braking system stops the scooter and gives the rider the assurance of a mechanical brake. In addition, the GoTrax Xr has a front electronic brake that also regenerates the battery to help maximize your range.

Ride Quality

Often on long rides an electric scooter rider can become fatigued by the constant jarring of the road and need to constantly hold the throttle. The air filled tires of the XR easily absorb bumps in the road compared to the solid tires offered by many of the Xr’s competitors.

Combine this with standard cruise control and you’ll be arriving refreshed at your destination.

Display

When going full speed it’s important for a scooter’s display to quickly give the rider information they need. The Xr accomplishes this with a big, bright display showing current speed and battery life in a simple layout.

Pros

Improved design from industry leader

A lot of scooter for the money

Weighs only 27 lbs

Cons

Some riders may find the range limiting

Air filled tires prone to puncture

GOTRAX Xr Cockpit

GOTRAX Xr Folded

How to Get the Most Out of It

As the battery runs low electric scooters will start to lose some of the pep they have when fully charged. Starting your commute with a fully charged scooter will have it running at peak performance. For riders with longer commutes we recommend getting a second charger to keep at your destination or carrier the provided charger with you.

Air filled tires provide a cushy ride but require maintenance. Keep an eye on their air pressure to ensure they are properly inflated. To help prevent flats give your tires some slime before your first commute.

Verdict

GoTrax had a tough challenge to improve on the popular GoTrax GXL V2. The Xr is proof they were up to the challenge.

 

Customers have many options for electric scooters in the sub $400 price segment. GoTrax is the first manufacturer to take the lessons learned from their first model and apply them to a brand new design.

The build quality, features, and engineering is unmatched by any similar price scooters. If you’re searching for the most scooter for your money the GoTrax Xr needs to be at the top of your list.

Best Electric Scooter with Seat for Adults of 2020

Do you want a little vehicle, something to get you from point A to point B, while also allowing for a bit of fun and adventure? If so, an electric scooter might be right up your alley.

To make it easier for you, let’s take a look at some of the best electric scooters with seats for adults on the market right now!

Best Electric Scooter with Seat for Adults

Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter

Here we have a mid-range range electric scooter, one that is battery powered and comes in at quite an affordable price. It’s comfortable to ride, fairly durable, comfortable, and super user-friendly as well.

Product Highlights

First off, we do think it is important to note that this scooter does use a very high-quality electric battery, which is built in an eco-friendly way, so you are doing your part to help protect the environment. Now, the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter can go to a top speed of 18 mph or 29 kmph, which is pretty fast for a small electric scooter. That said, when driving at top speed, beware that you will get around 40 minutes of continuous use out of the battery before it needs to be recharged.

Another good feature here is that the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is quite durable, as it has a stainless steel frame, with other high-quality components, and a bamboo deck to rest your feet. This electric scooter can handle a maximum load of 220 pounds, which is pretty impressive considering its size.

Speaking of resting your feet, the platform is pretty wide, so you should have enough legroom, plus you also get a really wide, plush, and well-padded seat that should keep you comfy for the duration of your ride. The handlebars have some pretty decent padding, as well.

The Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is also very easy to use. It comes with a simple twist-grip accelerator, and a hand-controlled rear brake. For your convenience, it even comes with a little rack in the rear to carry some small belongings. The kickstand definitely comes in quite handy as well. All in all, considering the fairly low price of it, combined with a high level of comfort, durability, and a decent top speed too, the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is a good investment to make.

The Good

The good part about the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is that it is actually quite affordable, which is surprising considering how high quality it is. It’s a convenient little vehicle to travel short distances, and without hurting the environment either. All around, it’s just a comfy, convenient, and quite the speedy little scooter with a seat.

The Bad

Something which we don’t really like about the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is that it does not fold down easily, so easy storage is not its biggest attribute. Moreover, the battery life just isn’t that good either.

You can check out our full review here.


Pros

Durable build
Comfortable seat and foot area
Fairly high weight limit


Minus

Does not fold down easily

Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter

Here we have a nice little electric scooter, one designed to look European and built for short distances. It’s a bit smaller, lighter, and slower than the one we just looked at, but also much less expensive, which is a fair trade as far as we are concerned.

Product Highlights

The Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter is a pretty comfy little scooter. That much we can say for sure. Its European style design means that it has a super large, plush, and comfortable seat, one that should be fine to sit on for any prolonged period of time. This scooter is also designed to prove you with a massive foot platform, so you never have to worry about finding enough space for your feet. The handlebars are also designed in such a way to be both ergonomically friendly and comfy to hold.

The Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter has a maximum speed of 15 mph, or around 24 kmph, which is alright. No, it’s not super speedy, but it will get you from point A to point B, no problem. Now, as is the case with these things, battery life is not stellar, but you should be able to get around 40 minutes out of it at full speed, or about enough to travel 10 miles or 16 km on a single charge. For the super low price, it’s not bad.

Moreover, the Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter is made to be fairly durable, although no, it’s not the toughest kid on the block. It can hold a user of up to 170 pounds, which admittedly is quite light. We would say that this scooter is ideal for women and children, but probably not for your average full-grown man. It’s a very small and lightweight scooter, one you could pick up with a single hand. Now, although it doesn’t really fold down into a smaller package, it’s so small that it’s still easy to fit in a tight space.

The Good

The good part about the Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter is how ideal it is for kids and small people, plus how affordable, lightweight, and easy to store it is. Even for such a small scooter, it still goes pretty fast.

The Bad

What’s not great about this scooter is actually what makes it so great. It’s a double-edged sword. In other words, this scooter is not large enough for a full-grown man, especially a large man. Moreover, the battery life just isn’t fantastic either.

If you’d like to check our full review, you can visit this post.


Pros

Made for comfort and ergonomic friendliness
Lightweight and fits in tight spaces
Has a convenient kickstand


Minus

Battery life is not stellar

Here we have another fairly affordable electric scooter, and although it is small, it is strong enough to hold a fully grown man with ease. It comes with a comfy seat, it’s super user-friendly, and if nothing else, it just looks like a whole lot of fun to zip around on.

Product Highlights

The Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter is quite small and lightweight, which is a bonus if you don’t have much storage room. Moreover, the handlebars can be removed for even easier storage, and at the very least, the handlebars can be easily adjusted for height. On that same note, the hand grips are made to be soft, but also to provide you with good grip. Also, in terms of comfort, the Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter comes with a really nice padded seat, a very plush one. That said, just beware that it doesn’t have that much room for your feet.

In terms of the weight capacity of the Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter, it can hold up to 220 pounds with ease, making it ideal for adults, kids, and everyone in between. We do think that this electric scooter has a fairly durable build, although we would not be too rough with it. The stainless steel frame is durable enough for basic use. The inflatable tires are quite durable and are shown to be able to roll over some pretty rough terrain without popping or taking too much damage.

When it comes to speed, the Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter can go up to 15 mph or 24 kmph, which for such a small, lightweight, and affordable scooter is quite impressive, especially with a heavy person sitting on it. Now, the battery life, as seems to be the case with these electric scooters, is not great. It will last for about 40 minutes of continuous use before it dies, and it takes almost a full 24 hours to recharge, which is not great at all. However, for a simple point A to point B trip, it works just fine.

The Good

The good part about the Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter is that it’s a fun little toy as well as a means of transportation, one that can go a decent distance at a decent speed, and is fairly comfortable to sit on, not to mention that it can hold a pretty heavy person. It doesn’t even cost that much either.

The Bad

The bad part about the Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter is that it takes 24 hours to recharge, but you’ll only get around 40 minutes of use out of 1 charge. Moreover, it seems like the footrest is very small, maybe too small to fit two big feet.

Pros

Decent speed for its size
Comfortable design
Good weight capacity

Minus

Not much foot room

E-Wheels Sporty EW-19 Electric Scooter

So here we have what is so far the most expensive electric scooter on our list today. Yeah, it is very pricey, but with that said, it also has a longer-lasting battery life than most models, it can travel further, and hold a much heavier user as well. It’s well worth the investment if you need a scooter for going longer distances.

Product Highlights

The E-Wheels Sporty EW-19 Electric Scooter is a pretty impressive scooter. First off, this thing is made with a super durable frame. This thing is made to hold up some pretty heavy people, so the frame, and all components, are made with this in mind. This scooter has a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds, which is well over anything else we have looked at today, so yes, it can hold large adults, with ease. It’s something that you get for the long run.

Speaking of the long run, the E-Wheels Sporty EW-19 Electric Scooter has well over twice the battery life of any other scooter we have looked at today. This electric scooter can drive up to 21 miles or up to 33 km, which is much further than any other scooter we reviewed up until this point. It has a top speed of 15 mph or 24 kmph. What also stands out about this scooter is that it has 3 wheels instead of just 2, which is great because it means that you don’t have to balance. It’s much easier and comfier to ride than other scooters.

On that same note, in terms of comfort, the E-Wheels Sporty EW-19 Electric Scooter comes with a super ergonomically friendly seat, one that is very wide and soft, and yes, this is the only option we have looked at which has a real backrest. Moreover, it also comes with tons of foot room, and it has a very large basket in the rear for transporting some goods. All in all, although the E-Wheels Sporty EW-19 Electric Scooter is pricey, it is hands down the best option we’ve looked at so far.

The Good

This really is a cool scooter, mainly because it goes further than most others, it has great battery life, it’s way more comfortable than most other options, and it can hold up some pretty hefty adults too. It’s durable, fast, and designed for long distances, plus you don’t even have to balance thanks to the third wheel.

The Bad

The bad part about the E-Wheels Sporty EW-19 Electric Scooter is, of course, that it is very expensive. Moreover, it’s not exactly a space saver either.


Pros

High weight capacity
Can go long distances
Large basket included


Minus

Very expensive

NANROBOT Electric Scooter

Here we have an electric scooter that is pretty expensive. Now, it’s way more expensive than the first three we looked at, but still a few hundred bucks cheaper than that big one reviewed above. Make no mistake about it, because this scooter is fast, it has great battery life, and a high weight capacity too.

Product Highlights

First off, the NANROBOT Electric Scooter is a little speed devil, as it can travel as fast as 25 mph, or about 40 kmph, which makes it the fastest electric scooter on our list today. Moreover, this scooter also has a great battery life, better than most others. The 48V 10.4AH lithium battery can go for up to 20 miles or 32 km on a single charge, which is pretty good. When running at full speed, continuous use, you’ll get almost an hour out of it. What’s also nice is that the NANROBOT Electric Scooter charges in about 5 hours, which is fast as well.

What’s also impressive about the NANROBOT Electric Scooter is that it has a maximum load capacity of 264 pounds. This is impressive considering how small and lightweight this item is. Yes, this thing is very lightweight, so light that you can easily lift it with a single hand. On that same note, it’s also very convenient in terms of storage and carrying around, as it can easily fold down into a neat little package.

However, this does not mean that the NANROBOT Electric Scooter lacks comfort. It does have a nice seat, one that is very wide, plush, and well padded, plus it can be adjusted for height, and it even comes with a spring in the bottom to absorb some shock and impact. The NANROBOT Electric Scooter even has a kickstand and a little headlight at the front.

The Good

The good part about the NANROBOT Electric Scooter is that it can carry some pretty heavy folks while maintaining a super fast top speed, plus it can go a long distance as well. It might not be the least expensive option out there, but it certainly is a good one.

The Bad

Something that’s not great about the NANROBOT Electric Scooter is that it has fairly small wheels, which are only good for flat and smooth terrain, plus it just doesn’t have the most ergonomically friendly design either, and yes, it’s a bit pricey.


Pros

Very durable
Good battery life
Foldable design


Minus

Quite expensive

Electric Scooter Buyers Guide

Before you go out and buy an electric scooter with a seat, there are some important aspects you should keep in mind, ones that will decide just how happy you are with your purchase.

Portability

The electric scooter in question should, of course, be quite portable. More than anything else, this means that it should be fairly lightweight. This is the kind of thing you might have to carry up and down stairs, so it should be light enough to do that, or if need be, fit onto public transportation.

Foldability

Something else that will definitely come in handy with an electric scooter is if it is foldable. Now, not all electric scooters do this, and it does depend on the frame shape and design, but some of these scooters can fold down. In other words, many feature the ability for the seat and handlebars to fold down, making them much easier to store in a tight space or to carry around.

Load Capacity

Perhaps one of the most important purchasing factors to keep in mind with electric scooters is that they need to have a decent load capacity. Today we are looking for scooters for adults, and adults can be pretty heavy. Our recommendation is that you look for one with as high a weight capacity as possible, at least a few pounds over your own weight.

Speed

Yes, the speed of the scooter is important too. Now, as you might be able to tell, these things can actually go pretty fast, some up to 25 mph, which is pretty speedy. Just make sure you get one that can suit your speedy needs, but is not so fast that it will pose a danger to you or those around you.

Braking System

Every good electric scooter needs to have brakes, good brakes. Generally, and easy handlebar brake is the best to go with. Some scooters have normal pad brakes, and the better ones might even have disk brakes, something work looking into.

 

FAQ

How Far Can An Electric Scooter Travel?

Your average electric scooter is going to be able to travel between 10 and 15 miles at most, with the best ones getting up to 20 or maybe even 25 miles out of a single charge.

How Much Weight Can An Electric Scooter Withstand?

This all depends on the exact scooter you get. Some are made for kids and can only hold 160 pounds, while others are specially designed for adults and may hold up to 300 pounds or more.

How Fast Can These Electric Scooters Go?

The top speed of most electric scooters is going to be around 25 mph or 40 kmph, but most won’t even go that fast.

Is it more eco-friendly to travel by an electric scooter?

It is certainly more eco-friendly to use an electric scooter than to drive a car or to take public transportation, but less eco-friendly than biking or walking.

What Safety Equipment Do I Need with Electric Scooters?

In some places, there is no required safety equipment. However, if you feel the need to be safe, you definitely want a helmet, and maybe some elbow pads too.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, we personally would recommend either the NANROBOT Electric Scooter or the E-Wheels Sporty EW-19 Electric Scooter, as they are the biggest, fastest, and toughest options around. However, if you just want something small and highly affordable, any of the first three electric scooters with seats for adults that we reviewed are great as well.

Best Electric Scooter for Heavy Adults of 2020

If you are into electric scooters, but also consider yourself quite heavy, there are some options for you, although they might be limited.  We have managed to put together a list of the 5 best electric scooters for heavy adults, so let’s take a closer look at them.

Best Electric Scooter for Heavy Adults

QIEWA QPOWER Duble Motors Off Road Scooter

Here we have a super high-end electric scooter, and yes, it is an expensive one, but it also has an extremely high weight capacity, it can go far on a single charge, and it is super speedy too.

Product Highlights

The QIEWA QPOWER Duble Motors Off Road Scooter is definitely an impressive little machine. This thing is very fast, as it has a max driving speed of 55 mph, or about 88 kmph. That is seriously fast for an electric scooter, almost fast enough to match a car driving on a highway! It’s definitely something you’ll want to wear a helmet when riding. This is thanks to the dual 1600 watt motors included here. Yes, that’s right, this scooter has two motors.

On that same note, the QIEWA QPOWER Duble Motors Off Road Scooter has some pretty impressive batteries too, as it has the ability to travel up to 56 miles, or about 90 km on a single charge, which is also impressive. If you drive at top speed, you can get about an hour of use out of a single charge, which is very nice for this kind of item. It does have a power-saving mode to make it last longer, plus it has a special charging system too, one which allows it to charge much faster than most other options.

In terms of durability, the QIEWA QPOWER Duble Motors Off Road Scooter is designed for off-road use, so it’s about as durable as it gets. This scooter can hold a person of well over 600 pounds, which is nothing short of awesome. This item is designed to last, to be durable, and yes, it has some really nice off-road tires on it too. It’s got a foot platform that is fairly large and easy to stand on, one with good grip, plus it features some pretty comfortable handles as well.

The Good

The good part about the QIEWA QPOWER Duble Motors Off Road Scooter is, well, more or less everything. This scooter has an insanely high weight capacity; it can go really fast and really far, it’s quite comfortable, and super tough as well. It’s got to be one of the best scooters for heavy adults out there.

The Bad

Really, the only bad part about the QIEWA QPOWER Duble Motors Off Road Scooter is that it’s going to cost you well over $2,000. Yeah, it is very pricey, so it better be an investment worth making for you.


Pros

Superior durability
High weight capacity
High quality off road tires


Minus

Quite expensive

NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter

Here we have a more affordable electric scooter, one that is not quite as expensive as the other one we just looked at, but also not quite as fast, quite as far traveling, or quite as durable. It’s a good mid-high range model to keep in mind.

Product Highlights

One thing that does stand out about the NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter is that it is very lightweight, more than light enough so you can easily carry it around with a single hand. On that same note, this scooter also has a folding mechanism, so you can easily fold down the seat and the stem to create a compact little package, ideal for taking on public transportation or storing in tight spaces.

Now, although the NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter is lightweight and foldable, it still has a decent weight capacity. This scooter can hold an adult of up to 330 pounds, which is not too bad considering it’s small and lightweight design. Moreover, the stainless steel frame, and various other high-quality components, are designed to last for a very long time. It’s not an off road scooter, but it still has some pretty decent tires that should keep you upright.

In terms of the speed, the NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter can go up to 40 mph, or about 66 kmph, which is pretty speedy indeed. This is thanks to the dual 1000 watt motors which it comes with. Also, thanks to these motors, which happen to be fairly energy-efficient, you can travel nearly 60 miles of 100 km on a single charge. That said, this scooter does need over 10 hours to achieve a full charge. All in all, we would say that the NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter is a very nice option to go with, maybe not quite the fastest, but it definitely holds its own.

The Good

What we like about the NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter is that it is indeed very fast, and it can travel long distances on a single charge, all while holding up a fairly heavy person. Moreover, it comes complete with a comfy seat, an ergonomic design, and is just very user-friendly.

The Bad

Something that is not fantastic about the NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter is that it has virtually no space for your feet. It’s a bit cramped in that sense. We think for the price it comes in at, it could definitely have more foot room.


Pros

Decent weight capacity
Comfy seat and handlebars
High-quality tires


Minus

Not much space for feet
Expensive

This is by far the most affordable electric scooter on the list so far today. Now, it cannot hold nearly as much weight, go as far, or as fast as either of the other scooters we have reviewed today, but that said, it’s also not nearly as expensive.

Product Highlights

One of the biggest highlights of this Glion Dolly Electric Scooter is that it is super lightweight and easy to transport. It weighs under 30 pounds, so you can easily lift it up with a single hand and carry it up and down stairs, or whatever your transportation needs are. It’s also a very convenient option because it has a folding design, which makes it very compact and easy to store in a tight space.

Now, it does not have a seat, which some people may not like, but this also cuts down on the weight and size of it. It does have plenty of space for your feet, and it has comfortable and ergonomically friendly handlebars too, but yes, you do have to stand up on it. When it comes to weight capacity, the Glion Dolly Electric Scooter can hold a person of up to 255 pounds, which is OK, but not great. There are much heavier people out there than 255 pounds, so this is borderline. However, the frame is aircraft aluminum alloy, so it is quite durable.

Now, in terms of the top speed, the Glion Dolly Electric Scooter can go up to 15 mph, or around 24 kmph, which is alright. No, it’s not as fast as the others we looked at, not nearly, but it is ideal for traveling on sidewalks and smaller roads. In terms of the range, it can go about 15 miles or 24 km, which is ok. Once again, it’s not as far as the others we have looked at, but it’s a decent range for such as small, lightweight, and super affordable electric scooter. What is really nice, however, is that the Glion Dolly Electric Scooter charges in about 2 hours, which is very fast.

The Good

The good part about the Glion Dolly Electric Scooter is that it is super affordable, it’s very lightweight, user-friendly, and easy to transport. It’s an inexpensive scooter that’s convenient for traveling short distances.

The Bad

The bad part about the Glion Dolly Electric Scooter is that the weight capacity is really not all that high, and when compared to other options, it’s not that fast, and it can’t go that far.

Pros

Decent weight capacity
Comfy seat and handlebars
High-quality tires

Minus

Not much space for feet
Expensive

TOMOLOO Electric Scooter

Here we have another very small and lightweight foldable scooter, one that is ideal for short distances. It doesn’t cost all that much, yet it can still go pretty fast. No, it’s not like either of the first two we looked at, but for the low price, it’s a good buy.

Product Highlights

The TOMOLOO Electric Scooter is a very small and lightweight electric scooter to go with, perhaps one of the most convenient options out there. This thing weighs under 30 pounds, making it very easy to carry around with you. Moreover, it is designed to the front bar can fold down, thus creating a compact package which is ideal for taking on public transportation or just for easy carrying too. Now, we do want to say that the TOMOLOO Electric Scooter is designed to be durable, although it’s probably not quite as tough as some of the others we have looked at.

The TOMOLOO Electric Scooter has a max weight capacity of 220 pounds, which is decent, but not great when compared to some others. If you are very heavy, this scooter may not be able to support you. That said, the 8.5 inch pneumatic tires are indeed very tough, they are durable, and they can handle some pretty bumpy terrain, although it’s definitely not any sort of off road vehicle.

In terms of speed, the TOMOLOO Electric Scooter can travel as fast as 15.5 mph, or around 26 kmph, which is not lighting fast, but still quick considering its small size. The brushless motors are very long-lasting though. Speaking of long-lasting, the battery here is not too bad either, as it can last for nearly 20 miles or 32 km, which is actually better than most, plus it’s fairly quick charging too.

The Good

We like the TOMOLOO Electric Scooter because it is very affordable. No, it’s not the fastest or toughest, but it costs a fraction of the price of some of the other scooters we have reviewed today.

The Bad

The bad part about the TOMOLOO Electric Scooter is that it’s just not all that fast, and it can’t carry all that much weight.


Pros

Solid braking system
Plenty of room for feet
Lightweight and foldable


Minus

Limited speed and range

HOVER-1 Journey Electric Folding Scooter

Product Highlights

Just like the previous scooter we looked at, the HOVER-1 Journey Electric Folding Scooter has a weight capacity of 220 pounds, which is decent, but not great. We aren’t quite sure how to define a “heavy adult”, but there are definitely people over 220 pounds. That said, the HOVER-1 Journey Electric Folding Scooter is built to be durable, and yes, it has a steel frame, plus nice tires too, so there is that. It’s not like this scooter is not durable, but it just cannot hold super heavy people.

When it comes to speed, the HOVER-1 Journey Electric Folding Scooter can travel up to 14 mph, or around 22 kmph, which is alright. No, it’s not the fastest around, but it should be more than fast enough for zipping around a city or small town. What is pretty nice about this scooter is that it can go continuously for about 16 miles, which means that its battery life is about 1 hour, or a little more actually. What’s also nice is that this scooter can charge in about 5 hours, which is not too long.

We do like the HOVER-1 Journey Electric Folding Scooter because it is super lightweight, more than light enough to carry with a single hand. On that same note, it does also have a folding design, so you can fold the stem down to create a compact package, making it convenient for transportation and easy to store in a tight space. It may not be exactly the most impressive electric scooter, but for the super low price it comes in at, it definitely holds its own.

The Good

The good part about the HOVER-1 Journey Electric Folding Scooter is its price. When compared to other options, it’s much cheaper. Sure, it might not be as heavy-duty or as fast, but it performs alright for short distances.

The Bad

The bad part about the HOVER-1 Journey Electric Folding Scooter, at least when compared to other models reviewed here today, is that it cannot hold up as much weight, go as fast, or go as far.


Pros

Lightweight design
Lots of foot space
Foldable


Minus

Comparatively slow to other models

Buyers Guide

Before you go out and buy any old electric scooter, there are some fairly important considerations for you to keep in mind. So, what do you need to look out for before buying an electric scooter for heavy adults?

Weight Limits

Since today’s piece is all about scooters for heavy people, the most important factor for you to keep an eye on is what the weight limit of the scooter in question is. Now, if you weight 200 pounds, a weight limit of 220 or 230 pounds is recommended. Whatever your weight is, try to go for a scooter that can hold more than just you. Generally, the more weight the scooter can hold, the better it will perform.

Battery backup

Something that is convenient is if your scooter comes with a battery backup. In other words, a spare power bank, an extra battery, or something similar always comes in handy. Keep in mind that most of these electric scooters cannot go very far on a single charge. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these items do not come with battery backups.

Motor & Power

You do want to look for an electric scooter that has a lot of power and a strong motor. The first option we reviewed today came in at 2400 watts, which for this kind of thing is about as high as it gets. Remember, folks, the better the motor, the faster the scooter will go, the more weight it can handle, and the further it can go.

Construction

Simply put, if you are a heavy adult, you need a scooter than can support you. In all reality, a strong stainless steel frame, or at least steel, is what you should go for. Now, in terms of a seat, whether you need one is totally up to you. Either way, if you are very heavy, you do need something that is rated for a high level of durability.

Suspension

The other thing you might want to look out for here is whether or not the electric scooter in question features suspension. Some will come with it, and some do not. Usually, the pricier options will have suspension in the front and rear, and sometimes under the seat, if there is a seat. The suspension will definitely make your ride more comfortable.

FAQ

Are electric scooters allowed on the sidewalk?

Unfortunately, in most places, you are not allowed to use an electric scooter on the sidewalk. Now, in Canada, for instance, many places do not strictly prohibit it, but the USA is a little more strict when it comes to this.

How far can an electric scooter go on one charge?

How far an electric scooter can go on a single charge all depends on the quality of the battery and the power of the motor. Some can only go 10 or 15 miles, while some can go nearly 60 miles on a single charge.

Can electric scooters go up hills?

The more powerful electric scooters, such as the first two we reviewed, can definitely go up hills, maybe not mountains, but some pretty decent inclines. That said, the other three electric scooters we looked at, while they might be able to deal with some slight inclines, hills are another story.

How to maintain an electric scooter?

To maintain an electric scooter, for one, always drain most of the battery and then fully charge it. Never charge them halfway. Moreover, be sure to lube the gearbox, the chain, and any other moving parts on a regular basis.

What are the advantages of electric scooters?

For the most part, electric scooters end up being a fairly cost-effective means of transportation. Moreover, you don’t need a driver’s license for them, you never have to worry about gas, and most of them are super portable too.

Conclusion

The bottom line is that electric scooters are pretty convenient for a variety of reasons. That said, if you are a heavy adult, you do need to look for one that can support your weight, and then some. Personally, we would recommend either of the first two we reviewed, as they are the biggest, fastest, furthest reaching, and with the highest weight capacity, but are also very expensive. If you are looking for something decent, but also cost-effective, any of the other three reviewed today will do just fine as well.

How Fast Does A 50cc Scooter Go

You are interested in buying a brand new scooter, sometimes referred to as a Moped. Yes, these are some really nifty machines, no doubt, for a variety of reasons nonetheless. Scooters are, of course, much more fuel-efficient than cars, which means that you can save a heck of money on fuel costs, compared to using a car.

Moreover, because Mopeds or scooters use so little fuel, when compared to other transportation methods, they are also comparatively cost-effective. There is, of course, also the fact that using a scooter is much easier and faster than walking or biking.

Now, with that being said, there are various sizes of scooters out there, and here, by size, we are referring to the size of the engine, which is measured in CCs. Today, we want to find out how fast a 50cc scooter can travel, as well as some other important facts about CCs, engine size, horsepower, fuel consumption, and other related points.

What is CC?

Before we get into talking about how fast 50cc scooters go, as well as other sizes of scooters, let’s first talk about what exactly a cc is. CC stands for “cubic capacity” in engines, or in other words, the volume of the engine cylinder measured in cubic centimeters.

This is the engine size, and it determines the volume of fuel that can be combusted in the engine at any given time. The higher the cc is of an engine, the more fuel can be burned at once, the faster and more powerful the scooter will be. Be sure to keep in mind that CCs apply to gas-powered engines, so today we are talking about gas-powered scooters, not electric scooters.

CCs & Horsepower

On a small side note, in case you are interested in converting those CCs into horsepower, around 15ccs will equal roughly one horsepower. So, for instance, a 50cc scooter will have somewhere around 3.3 horsepower. It’s a pretty simple calculation.

How Fast Does A 50cc Scooter Go

How Fast Do Scooters Go?

Alright, so generally speaking, 50cc scooters are the smallest gas-powered scooters that you will come across. Therefore, 50cc scooters will be the slowest and least powerful of all gas scooters. So, let’s talk about how fast these little 50cc scooters go, as well as how fast other engine sizes can power you to.

50cc Scooter

First off, let’s start with the smallest of scooters, the 50cc variety. A 50cc scooter will usually top out at around 40 miles per hour, or about 66 kilometers per hour. Keep in mind that heavier riders will cause the scooter to not be as fast. A very heavy rider may achieve a top speed of only 30 miles per hour or 58 kilometers per hour on a 50cc scooter. These are great for driving around in small towns or on less traveled city roads. These are great for people who just need a small and fuel-efficient scooter to travel relatively short distances.

150cc Scooter

Next, you have the 150cc scooter (yes, there are a few 100cc scooters, but these are actually quite rare, so we decided to skip those). At any rate, the 150cc scooter is usually the next size up from the 50cc scooter. A 150cc scooter may be able to travel as fast as 60 miles per hour, or just about 100 kilometers per hour. A heavier rider, a very heavy rider, may only get about 50 miles per hour or around 80 kilometers per hour out of a 150cc scooter. These are great if you need to move a bit faster, even for the occasional trip on the highway.

250cc Scooter

While there are a few scooters out there which may have larger engines than 250cc, this is usually where most of them top out, so it’s where we will end our list. Undoubtedly, due to a large engine size, 250cc scooters can go faster than the others. Here, you can achieve a top speed of roughly 75 miles per hour, or about 120 kilometers per hour. This is something you would get if you plan on traveling fast and going fairly long distances. This is really the only viable option to go with if you plan on engaging in regular highway travel.

Scooter CC & Gas Mileage

Something you might also be interested in knowing is how far a 50cc can go on a gallon of gas, as well as the other sizes of scooters to, so let’s take a closer look at this.

50cc Scooter

On average, with a 50cc scooter, you can get around 100 miles per gallon. Yeah, you heard that right, up to 100 miles per gallon. Now, this does depend on the rider and the amount of acceleration going on, but you can expect anywhere from 90 to 110 miles per gallon with these small scooters, making them super fuel-efficient and thus also cost-effective.

150cc Scooter

With a 150cc scooter, you can expect to get around 70 miles per gallon. Of course, this does depend on the rider and various other factors. On average, expect anywhere from 60 to 80 miles per gallon out of a scooter with a 150cc engine.

250cc Scooter

Due to the increased amount of engine power and speed, these more powerful 250cc scooters also have the worst fuel efficiency out of all options. Your normal 250cc scooter will get around 60 miles per gallon at the most, but realistically, expect this number to be even lower.

Conclusion

There you have it folks, everything you need to know about the engine size of scooters in relation to their overall speed and gas mileage. When it comes down to it, a 50cc scooter is more than enough for most people.

The average person will use these to zip around a city, to do some shopping, and to go back and forth from work. However, if you need a scooter with more power and speed, maybe even something that can go on the highway, a 50cc scooter will not be enough.

How To Become A Bird Mechanic

Just to clear up confusion, a Bird mechanic is somebody who travels around a city or town repairing electric scooters from the Bird rental company.

If you like electric scooters, have some time to spare, have a decent knowledge of tools and mechanics, and need to make some money on the side, being a Bird mechanic might be a good fit for you. How to become a bird mechanic, as well as some other facts, is what we will find out right now.

What is “Bird”?

Bird is actually a really cool brand name, or should we say, an electric scooter rental company. This is an electric scooter rental company with locations in over 100 cities across the world, including North America, Europe, the Middle East, and more.

It’s a really cool way of doing things, because it costs riders roughly $1 for the scooter, and then about 15 cents per minute of riding. It’s cost-effective, it’s environmentally friendly, and it makes traveling much faster too.

Now, Bird is a pretty big time employer, and they love hiring mechanics to fix their electric scooters. This is not to say that the electric scooters which bird supplies to renters are low quality, but they do get used a whole lot, so there are often problems with them due to the sheer amount of use which they get. This is why the Bird brand name hires mechanics that are ready to go fix a scooter whenever needed.

What is a Bird Mechanic & What do they do?

No, being a bird mechanic has nothing to do with caring for living birds, but with repairing broken down electric scooters from the Bird rental service. Simply put, as a Bird mechanic, it would be your duty to go repair broken down electric scooters.

There is a special app that you will have on your phone or tablet. With this app, as a mechanic, you will get a notification of a broken down scooter, which will often come directly from renters who are in trouble. It will then be your duty to travel to the location of the renter and the broken scooter, and then fix it. Sometimes you may also get calls directly from a Bird rental location to go fix electric scooters in store, but this is fairly rare.

Most of your repair jobs will be on the road, servicing scooters that are in use by renters and have broken down on the road. It’s not like Bird scooters are rockets or Teslas, so the usual problems include broken accelerators, popped tires, tightening brake lines, and other such basic repair tasks. You do have to know about basic mechanics, specifically of the scooters themselves, but no, it’s not rocket science.

Just on a side note, keep in mind that Bird does require that mechanics perform a quick 2 minute safety inspection with proper documentation, just to assess the extent of the damage and required repairs. Yes, you may encounter electric scooters that are too heavily damaged to be fixed on the spot, in which case you will bring the scooter to a designated location for heavy repairs or disposal.

How Much Money will You Make as a Bird Mechanic?

You might be wondering how much cash you stand to make from being a Bird mechanic. Ok, so you aren’t going to be a Rockstar or start swimming in gold coins like Scrooge McDuck, but that said, it can be pretty lucrative. If you live in a big city where the Bird company rents out a lot of scooters on a daily basis, you can make some pretty good money.

Now, it might not equate to a full-time job, but it can definitely provide you with some decent supplementary income. For the most part, for a small repair for partial damage, you will get around $5 per repair. If the scooter has heavy damage that can be fixed by the mechanic on the spot, you may get up to $10 or even $15. So, how much money you can make in a day depends on the amount and type of repairs you get.

How to Become a Bird Mechanic

Becoming a Bird mechanic is not all that hard, but yes, you do still have to know a thing or two about making basic repairs, specifically for electric scooters. Now, the easiest way, at least the first step to becoming a Bird Mechanic, is to go online, to the official Bird website, and fill out an application to be a Bird mechanic.

Of course, here you will be asked to enter a plethora of information and answer a variety of questions to ensure that you are up to the task. There are some requirements of being a Bird mechanic, as listed in the official field technician application. Here are the requirements as dictated by Bird (taken directly from the official application).

How To Become A Bird Mechanic

Requirements

  • Desire to work with Bird in a high growth environment.
  • A passion for technology and vehicles.
  • Comfortable with navigating and using smartphone apps.
  • Problem-solving mentality.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt.
  • A strong understanding of hand tools.
  • Ability to be very active: bend, stoop, and lift up to 40 pounds up to 3 feet off the ground on a frequent basis.
  • Excellent time management, communication, and organization skills
  • Flexible availability and willingness to regularly work on weekends
  • Ability to be both self-directed and work well in a team environment
  • Keep work station clean and organized.
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours/day

Preferred Experience

  • Previous mechanical or related experience
  • Experience in delivery/transportation, logistics, warehousing, and inventory

Conclusion

If you are mechanically inclined, you know your tools, you have some knowledge of electronics, you are familiar with delivery and transportation, and are interested in electric scooters, becoming a Bird mechanic is something which you may want to look into. 

The pay is pretty decent considering that it’s easy work, plus the hours are quite flexible. Check out the requirements for becoming a Bird mechanic, because if you like making some decent money on the side, it’s a good opportunity, no doubt.

How Much Does an Electric Scooter Cost

Electric scooters are increasing in popularity, and for good reason. These are some pretty nifty little devices. Sure, some people think that they are toys for kids or lazy adults, but this could not be any further from the truth.

Electric scooters are very eco-friendly when compared to many other transportation methods, they are fast and convenient, and can help you save money too. With that said, money is always an important purchasing factor in today’s economy. So, how much does an electric scooter cost?

The Benefits of Owning an Electric Scooter

Before we get into talking about the cost of an electric scooter, let’s just take a quick look at some of the main reasons why you may be inclined to purchase one of these neat little things.

  • Electric scooters are, of course, much faster than walking or even biking. Some of these scooters can reach speeds of nearly 100 kmph, with lower-end models still reaching speeds of 25 kmph. It’s just a fast and easy way to travel.
  • Unlike biking, walking, or rollerblading, not only is using an electric scooter much faster, but also much more comfortable and less energy-intensive. Unlike biking, when you go to work with an electric scooter, you won’t arrive a sweaty mess.
  • Electric scooters, especially new and modern ones, are much more eco-friendly than taking the bus, the train, or a car. Most have high-quality batteries, with many being made to last a long time to come, and specifically designed for environmental benefits. At the very least, an electric scooter won’t create toxic emissions and greenhouse gasses.
  • For the most part, using an electric scooter is a very cost-effective means of transportation.

How Much Does an Electric Scooter Cost?

How much an electric scooter is going to cost you all depends on a variety of factors, many factors actually. Now, you can find a low-end electric scooter for anywhere between $200 and $400, with mid-range options costing up to $1,200 or more, and high-end options using topping out at around $3,000, although some may cost up to $4,000 or more. As we said, it really all depends on the brand name of the scooter, the size, the quality, and the various features the scooter comes with.

Best Electric Scooter with Seat for Adults

Factors that will Influence the cost of an Electric Scooter

Alright, so now that we have covered about how much various electric scooters are going to run you, let’s talk about the various factors that are going to influence how deep into your wallet you have to diver for the model that you want.

Battery Power & Distance

One of the biggest factors that will influence the price of an electric scooter has to do with the quality and lifespan of the battery, as well as how far the scooter in question can go on a single charge. Low-end scooters may only be able to go for 30 or 40 minutes on a single charge, as they usually don’t have the best batteries, where some high-end scooters may be able to last for nearly 2 hours on a single charge. Yes, of course, this also affects how far it can travel, with some only getting 15 miles out of a charge, and others reaching nearly 100 miles on a charge.

Charging Time

Something else that will influence the price of the electric scooter is how fast the battery charges. Lower end models may take a full 24 hours to charge, whereas the best in the business may only take 3 or 4 hours to achieve a full battery charge.

Motor & Speed

Another huge factor that will determine the overall cost of your electric scooter is how powerful the motor is and how fast the scooter can go. Lower end models usually only have single motors that top out at a few hundred watts. These may be able to achieve 15 or 20 mph. Mid-range models may have motors of 1,000 or 1,200 watts, and these can usually go up to 40 mph. The higher-end models may top out at as much as 3,000 watts, may have two motors, and can sometimes reach speeds of 60 mph.

Durability & Weight Capacity

The next difference maker in terms of the cost is going to be how much weight the scooter in question can handle, as well as the overall durability. For instance, a high-end scooter than support 500 pounds is going to cost much more than a smaller option that can only support a couple hundred pounds. We would recommend going with something mid-range, something made of steel that will last for quite some time.

The Tires

Yet another difference maker is going to be the tires, specifically the size, type, and quality of the tires. Generally speaking, larger tires that are made for off-roading, and have great traction, are going to cost you more. However, a small city scooter with generic tires should not be too pricey.

A Seat

Yes, some electric scooters have seats, and some do not. If you want an electric scooter with a decent seat, it can easily make a difference of a few hundred dollars.

The Brand Name

Yes, the brand name is also going to make a difference. If you buy some generic or not well-known scooter, you can easily save a lot of money. Of course, that said, bigger brand names usually have higher quality items, with better customer service, and better warranties too. Some of the most popular electric scooter brand names include GOTRAX, Glion, ZPRIT, NANROBOT, and Razor.

Conclusion

So, if you want a low-end electric scooter, just for basic transportation, you are looking at around $500 at most. However, if you want something super durable, with a high weight capacity, that can really zip around and high speeds, you can easily spend several thousand dollars.

Australian Startup Launches Stylish Electric Scooter

Raine electric scooter has great visibility

If you walk in any major city in Australia, it won’t take long before you see an electric scooter passing by. Electric scooter popularity has increased tremendously in Australia. They are generally preferred due to their cost-friendly, convenient, time saving, fun, and environmentally friendly nature. 

Although e-scooters in general have many benefits, many owners find it hard to find a model that ticks all the boxes. One model may have speed, but lacks range. The other may have range, but weighs a tonne in order to accommodate a larger battery. This feeling of needing to compromise on the scooter’s tech specs is common amongst electric scooter owners. 

One of these frustrated commuters was design engineer, James Murphy. After wanting to purchase an electric scooter for his daily commute, he failed to find an electric scooter that had the design, speed, range, and power, he was looking for. From this frustration, James decided to create his own, which is how the idea of the Raine One electric scooter was conceptualized. 

As the co-founder of the BajaBoard – an off-road electric skateboard – James was no stranger to designing innovative transport. Combine this with his passion for electric scooters, he was confident that he was designing something special when he began creating the Raine One electric scooter from his garage in Melbourne. 

However, James did not walk through this journey alone. To help bring Raine to life, he teamed up with Marc Alexander – a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the smart lighting startup LIFX. He also partnered with Michelle Manning – an award-winning content marketer and Dell’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year. 

Together, the team has spent the past two years designing the Raine One electric scooter. However, the journey has definitely had its challenges. For instance, it took the team about 12 months to perfect the Raine’s signature X-fold system, which allows the scooter to be folded down without compromising its structural integrity. 

After two years of hard work, the trio have just launched the Raine One – and you can already tell that this is one of the best electric scooters out there.

A man rides a Raine electric scooter across the street.

The Kickstarter funding success to date

James and his team knew that the electric scooter industry was very competitive they had to compete with other well-established brands that had more resources. However, knowing they had a superior product, they were determined to infiltrate this competitive market by launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Having launched numerous products on Kickstarter (including LIFX), the team were fully aware of the platform’s benefits. They knew that a Kickstarter campaign would not only raise funding that would help deliver their first production, they were also aware that this was a great opportunity to get important feedback from their target customers. This invaluable information would be used to make necessary changes to the design before the final delivery. 

The Kickstarter was officially launched on 11 November 2019, with the Raine One team’s goal being to raise $50K USD. Just 43 minutes after the Kickstarter campaign was launched, the target amount had already been raised! 

After two hours, that amount had already doubled. At the time of our writing, the team have now already raised over $300,000 USD, which is ~500% of their initial crowdfunding target. On top of that, the Raine One team have also secured $500,000 AUD in seed funding from Blackbird Ventures.

According to co-founder Marc Alexander, the reason behind their huge success has not only been the quality of their product, but also how they have invested a lot of time and effort into building and connecting with their community and backers. He also pointed out that this success is also a clear sign that the Raine One will perform well on the market once it is officially launched.

Raine electric scooter's carbon fiber neck is a dual threat of looks and strength..

Features of Raine One electric scooter

Speed and Range

With a maximum speed of approximately 50km/h (31mph) and a range of 40km (25 miles), the Raine One will take you further and faster when compared to other scooters of this class.

Premium display

The Raine One features a 5.1-inch premium display that will show you everything that you need to know, including the scooter speed, battery percentage, time, and much more. The large display can be seen clearly even during the daytime.

In-Built GPS

The Raine One’s in-built GPS will not only guide you to your destination, but will also help you know where your scooter is at any time.

Night and day lighting

The Raine One features a personalized LED lighting that will keep you safe during the day and night. The featured LED lights are not only bright, but also durable. Additionally, you can customize the light sequence and colors as per your taste and preference.

Heated handlebars

Are you tired of arriving at our destination will cold hands? If yes, then the Raine One team has solved that issue for you. The heated handlebar feature will enable you to arrive at your destination with warm hands.

Quality ABS braking

Braking is critical in electric scooters. Although incidents are rare, one of the leading causes of scooter accidents in Australia is failed brakes. The Raine One is equipped with one of the most powerful braking systems – ABS braking. This braking system is smooth and reliable to ensure you stop safely in all conditions.

Poly-shock suspension

The poly-shock suspension ensures that you have a smooth and comfortable ride even when riding on uneven surfaces.

Lightweight frame

The sturdy lightweight frame makes the Raine One incredibly easy to carry when not in use. You can take it anywhere without feeling weighed down.

X-fold system

The unique X-fold system, makes storage easy. The fold feature also makes the Raine One convenient to carry on public transport.

You can tell from these features that the Raine One is not your ordinary scooter.

If you want to learn more about Raine and their Kickstarter campaign, you can visit their page here: https://raine.co/​

Rent out your electric scooter with Kik Mobility

Brand new company KiK is not just another electric scooter provider getting ready to hit the streets of your local city, far from it. The European-based, family-led start up is aiming to revolutionize the market by building a community based on truly sustainable and shared mobility. 

Instead of flooding a city with brightly colored scooters and bicycles and watching their profit margins soar, KiK is instead giving the power and control to individuals within the local community. Unlike other electric mobility providers, with KiK people can purchase their own electric scooter to not only use and enjoy but rent out to other users; which in turn will allow them to earn money. 

The state-of-the-art scooters have been specifically designed and built for the shared mobility market, which ensures they are highly durable and able to take anything the city might throw at them. Featuring the latest in mobility technology, the scooter pairs with an easy to use mobile app that will allow users to manage the availability of their own scooter as well as be able to unlock and hire other KiK vehicles around the city. 

The rate to rent the scooter is set at $9 an hour (that’s just $0.15 per minute!), making it an affordable option for riders looking to get around town whilst simultaneously helping to put money back into the wallets of owners. By renting out their KiK for just a couple of hours every day, owners will be able to earn over $500 a month. 

The best part however is that owners will not have to worry about retrieving their scooter or having to maintain it. With the KiK app, owners can track their scooter via the app and when they wish to stop renting it out, simply turn off the function and choose the boomerang option; this notifies KiK you would like the scooter to be returned. From there, KiK’s team will collect the scooter, service it and return it to your predetermined drop off point fully charged! A 25% service charge is added to each rental to cover these costs. 

Taking pre-orders at the moment, KiK will be launching in cities across the globe shortly. Requiring just 1,000 sign ups before launching, pre-orders for the KiK program are live now. To get involved, budding riders can register their interest today and secure their space in the production queue for just $199.00, with the remaining balance being due nearer the launch date of KiK in their city. 

By pre-ordering, customers can guarantee they will be the first in their area to be part of the KiK community. The start-up is also letting people earn more be joining their recharging scheme – which will see them earn a fix charge rate of $6 for every vehicle they help to recharge. 

KiK is not just helping individuals either. Their whole ethos is to empower the community; which is why they will be creating initiatives to help local groups as well as offer riders unique benefits from businesses in the area. 

Find out more and get involved by visiting kikmobility.com and stay up to date with them across social media by searching ‘KikMobility’.

Rent out your electric scooter with Kik mobility

Heading into winter Berlin based shared scooter company Circ announces layoffs

Circ's electric scooters with solid tires and swapable batteries
Circ's scooters are designed to reduce the cost of maintenance with swappable batteries and solid tires.

The Berlin-based shared electric scooter operator, Circ (formerly flash), has made several layoffs in its HQ and regional operations. The exact number of employees let go hasn’t been confirmed but expected to be 50 employees or less than 10% of its total headcount.

The cause of layoffs was driven by seasonality, operational learnings, and the move to put swappable batteries into their e-scooters. Despite these layoffs Circ has a long list of open positions posted on their site.

During colder months Circ expects scooter rides to decrease 50% compared to summer months.

In the beginning Circ and other shared scooter operators were in a land grab to expand into as many cities as possible. With this phase of the business winding down as the temperature cools off Circ is looking how to run their operations more efficiently.

The recent move to introduce swappable batteries into the scooter fleet has allowed Circ to limit the frequency scooters need to be moved. Scooters no longer need to be taken off the street to charge. Instead a drained battery is swapped out for one with a full charge. Doing this limits the number of employees needed to maintain the fleet.

Circ is claiming its scooters are profitable in five out of 14 cities where they operate. It has 3 million registered users averaging 3.3 rides each. Circ plans to be profitable across all territories in 2020.

Circ scooter with swappable battery
Swappable batteries in Circ's scooters have led to a reduction in employees needed to maintain the fleet.