I have taken it apart to figure out the inner workings, and this is what I know so far:
It activates via a GSM-module in the front of the stem. The GSM module also provides tracking, and can be disabled in less than 5 minutes by removing it and disconnecting the small battery found inside. You scan the qr-code with the app, which sends a signal to the scooter that then activates for use.
So to convert this scooter, its should be as simple as bypassing the GSM-board, no? Connecting the right wires and then installing a switch so that I can manually turn it on/off seems like the logical approach. Does anyone have any experience with these scooters?
I will document my findings in this thread as I go.