Your Comprehensive Electric Scooter Buying Guide Is Here
The e-scooter industry might still be in its infancy, but these electrically-powered machines are enjoying an increasing amount of popularity by the day. People living in big cities have rushed to adopt this new trend out of purely practical reasons - with so many cars stuck in traffic, e-scooters are the shortcut more, and more people are willing to take. Factor in their relatively low maintenance costs and the fact that you can easily fold them for storage or transport purposes, plus the advantage of not getting to your destination with a sweaty back, like it happens with bicycles or kick scooters, and you get an unbeatable recipe.
But with high demand comes high offer. With more and more people looking to get an e-scooter, companies that produce them have multiplied like rabbits, and others are joining them as we speak. This means that you, the buyers, now has hundreds of options to choose from, from low-end, cheap e-scooters to performance and off-road-oriented ones. So, which one is best for you? Well, only you can decide that, but we’ll give you a hand with a guide that touches on what key aspects you should consider before placing that order.
Hiboy MAX Electric Scooter Review
Electric scooters are still booming although some governments are coming up with restrictions and sanctions for those who don’t ride them appropriately – as in with a helmet and not on crowded sidewalks, to start with. Also, don’t ride an e-scooter while drunk. Just don’t.
Now, there are a lot of options you can choose from in the under-$500 e-scooter niche, including the versatile Xiaomi M365. In this review, however, we’ll focus on the Hiboy MAX electric scooter.
Segway Ninebot ES1 Gen 2 Electric Scooter Review
Segway upgraded the Ninebot ES1 electric scooter so the Gen 2 now packs a 300-watt e-motor instead of a 250-watt one. What’s more, Segway is adamant that the scooter (which is of the kickscooter ilk) passed a trial phase that included 6,000+ miles of road ride testing. The Ninebot ES1 is Segway’s entry-level scooter, the lightest it currently offers, and one of the lightest on the market. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at it.
GOTRAX Xr Electric Scooter Review
GOTRAX has a new under-$400 scooter coming to replace the very-reliable GXL V2. It’s called the Xr and you can also have it in Ultra guise, with a more potent e-motor and larger battery pack. Its main rivals are the likes of Swagtron Swagger 5 ($299), Xiaomi M365 ($349), and Segway Ninebot ES2 ($589) - as you can see, pretty rough competition. We had a go at the GOTRAX Xr and here’s what we can report.
Segway Ninebot Max Electric Scooter Review
The Segway Ninebot Max electric scooter is powered by a 350-watt e-motor and trumpets a maximum range of 40 miles. That’s quite impressive, but at the same time, the Ninebot Max is a rather large scooter with few folding options, which puts a dent in practicality. In fact, it could be more destined to e-scooter fleets than personal daily use, although if space is not a commodity for you, the Ninebot Max will not disappoint. Check out the review below to see if this is the e-scooter you’re looking for.
Turboant X7 Electric Scooter Review
The entry-level electric scooter niche is a cutthroat affair right now. Companies that are more or less known in the scooter industry are battling for a piece of the pie as more and more riders are looking at e-scooters as a solution to avoid clogged city traffic or simply as an alternative to shabby public transportation networks that don’t properly cover their areas.
Enter Turboant and their X7 electric scooter, a contraption that’s looking to dethrone the hugely-popular Xiaomi Mi M365 and steal some of its customers. Turboant was kind enough to send us the X7 for reviewing purposes, so inevitably, we took it for a spin. Our impressions are for you to read in the hands-on review that continues below.
Goplus Electric Scooter Review
Did you think there’s not much room for innovation when it comes to electric scooters? Well, think again. Goplus is offering an e-scooter that transforms to let you either stand up or sit down. What’s more, it has a Bluetooth function that lets you play music and its frame build is suitable for both teenagers and adults.
With that in mind, we’ve come up with an overview of the Goplus electric scooter, so that you know what to expect before making the acquisition. Check it out below.
Emaxusa Electric Scooter Review
Not every electric scooter out there is about all-out performance. In fact, most commuters don’t need souped-up e-scooters to cover that last mile from the underground or bus station to their home, so this is where the Emaxusa e-scooter comes into play.
It’s definitely not the most tech-ladden, high-performance electric scooter on the market but it comes wrapped in a sleek, no-nonsense package destined for adult riders that want a particular dose of comfort first and foremost. Let’s find out more about the Emaxusa e-scooter.
NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter Review
China-based NANROBOT has been rapidly expanding its electric scooter portfolio over the past years so that it now includes the D5+. Marketed as an adult-oriented e-scooter, the D5+ ticks a lot of essential boxes that customers are more inclined to consider, including the likes of performance and comfort.
What’s more, the D5+ also looks very good in comparison to most of its peers, but keep in mind that all these qualities are reflected in the price tag. Stay with us to find out more about the NANROBOT D5+ electric scooter as we take a closer look at what it brings to the table.
2019 Vintage Electric Shelby Cobra Bike
We dare you to name a car that looks, drives, and sounds more American than the Shelby Cobra. We’ll wait. In the meantime, boutique electric bike maker Vintage Electric was busy working with Shelby USA on what is touted as “the perfect take on an electric bike.” It comes as a limited edition model that complements Vintage Electric’s current lineup, which means it won’t last forever on the online shelves. It’s not a slouch either, as it can reach a Vmax of 36 miles per hour in Race Mode. Did we get your attention? Good. Here’s all you need to know about the Vintage Electric Shelby Cobra limited edition bike.
Ramsmobile’s 999-Horsepower RM-X2 Is Out For Rezvani Tank Blood
There’s no shortage of alien-looking SUVs and supercars/sports car looking for eccentric owners. The Rezvani Tank is one of the first contraptions that come to mind, but so does the 1,200-horsepower Zenvo TSR S and its active rear wing or the Apollo IE.
But there comes a time when a crazy manufacturer you thought you never heard of concocts a devilish vehicle that brings more questions than answers. Ramsmobile is one such carmaker. In fact, Ramsmobile describes itself as “a manufacturer of luxury off-road vehicles,” but it also produces Hybrid-X doors made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and stainless steel. The company is rooted in Belarus but makes its SUVs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We, however, stumbled upon them thanks to the RM-X2 bulletproof SUV. Well, it’s not exactly an SUV, but bear with us while we clear the air for you.
Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser Skateboard Brings “The Thrill Without The Bill”
The world is not lacking electric skateboards and places to buy them these days. It goes the same for electric scooters and electric bikes. It’s like people will try to come up with just about any sort of invention to avoid walking altogether. But let’s get back to electric skateboards. Now, some say they put a massive dent into the whole skateboard idea and, based on their ethos; we might as well see electric rollerblades making their way into online shops. Purists aside, electric skateboards can provide a cheaper, easier-to-haul alternative to chunky e-bikes and e-scooters. As you’d expect, they’re available in all shapes and sizes (also prices, for that matter), and they’ll keep coming like that.
One such new e-skateboard design is Headless Boards’ Electric Cruiser. The Seattle-based company argues that its product is “substantially different” from other offerings for a simple reason: it doesn’t have a handheld controller, which means you’ll get the electricity flowing by pushing it the old-school way, and all the electric motor will do is maintain the speed you’ve achieved. Let’s get into more details.
Ford’s Flexibus Is Your New Cute and Affordable Camper
Campers are making a comeback in various shapes, as trailers or as fully fledged vehicles. So there’s no surprise that carmakers will, now more than ever, look to secure a piece of that pie. They’re currently doing just that when it comes to e-scooters, which have showed enormous lucrative potential over the past years and show no sign of slowing down. All that despite governments beginning to launch laws that would moderate their use.
Coming back to the topic at hand, Ford has just introduced its own version of an affordable camper. It’s called Flexibus (pretty suggestive, don’t you think) and was unveiled at this year’s Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Germany. Essentially, the Flexibus is an entry-level RV, if you wish, that addresses those customers who want a vehicle they can go camping with but one that’s also usable for daily errand running. This is where Flexibus comes into play.
Hyundai Wants an Electric Scooter in Every New Car It Sells
The electric scooter industry is booming, despite the fact that these things have pushed governments into considering banning them or come up with a new set of laws to regulate their use in urban areas. As it turns out, when used incorrectly, electric scooters can leave their riders with serious injuries, not to mention other innocent people. We’ve covered the topic in greater detail here. However, today’s piece is not about safety issues.
Long story short, Hyundai is launching a new electric scooter that might end up in every new car the Koreans sell, as the company wants to look at ways to improve last mile mobility, a logistical living hell that’s forced carmakers like Ford to develop its own delivery robot.
These Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bikes Are For Kids Only
Harley-Davidson, just like many other motorbike makers and even carmakers that are trying to stay relevant today and tomorrow, is looking at ways to expand its range into previously unexplored niches. One such step for the American company is the introduction of the $30,000, 2020 LiveWire all-electric motorcycle, a machine that’s powerful and torquey enough to take you from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. But how about the little ones? Well, as of recently, Harley-Davidson has them covered as well, thanks to two new electric balance bikes dubbed Irone12 and Irone16. Let’s see what they’re made of.
Here’s What the McLaren GT Was Missing In the First Place
It’s been a while since McLaren lifted the veils off its GT and we are not going to lie, we’ve been wondering when the carmaker would see fit to introduce some sort of accessories that would complement the car’s luxurious ethos. Honestly, we were hoping for a GT-inspired watch that McLaren would come up with as a nice way of saying here, thank you for buying our cars, we’re giving you this matching, unique-to-you timepiece to go with it. That’s not off the table yet but, for now, McLaren is settling for a new bespoke luggage collection developed by its MSO arm to go with the new GT.
The SUV of Electric Bikes: Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition
The electric bike realm didn’t use to have an SUV niche like the car world does. But we guess that was bound to happen sooner or later. And it did; that’s why we can present you the Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition electric bicycle. Sure, it does remind us of a beefed up enduro motorbike thanks to the chunky tires and a frame that looks like it’s been manufactured out of Robocop’s spare parts but overall, this is a cool product to look at. Plus, we’re guessing riding one is just as fun, especially on rough terrain. So let’s find out more about Moto Parilla’s Carbon bike.
As the new 2020 Land Rover Defender is rapidly heading towards its debut, we can’t help but look back at the Defenders of old. With the new one already promising a lot of high-tech gear and all the whatnot that will make life easier for modern drivers once they run out of asphalt, we cannot think at what would happen with all those rusty Defenders retired in barns or simply left to bear the mark of time in God knows what junkyard. Land Rover’s thinking about that too, in case you missed the news. The company is now offering a set of packages and upgrades through its Classic arm. They’re inspired by the Defender Works V8 70th Edition and give owners a chance to breathe new (also fancy) life into their beloved Defenders. But that’s not the reason we brought you here. In fact, we think there’s a better alternative to look after your Defender: getting it to a restomodding specialist and let the experts work their magic.
This Australian Company Will Turn Your Jeep Wrangler JL Into an Overlanding Beast
Jeeps and overlanding are a match made in heaven. They go hand in hand like pancakes and maple syrup, which is something that companies are looking to explore to the fullest. One such company is ARB, which can fit every post-2018 Jeep Wrangler JL model with a bucketload of overlanding-focused parts. As if the Wrangler wasn’t tough enough, ARB’s Overlanding Package touches on literally every base you can think of. It’s pretty much like giving Hulk a gamma-ray potion, so let’s check out what’s what.
Steve McQueen Would Be Proud of SCG’s Baja Boot
If you happen to be a fan of Steve McQueen and a petrolhead (sometimes these two are intertwined) then you surely know the man used to hoon a Baja Boot every now and then. His first appearance in the wacky off-roader happened during the 1968 Stardust 7-11 race, a 320-mile liver-punching off-road spree that allowed the participation of both cars and motorbikes. Without possessing the status of the Dakar Rally, Stardust 7-11 didn’t lack the element of danger as it crossed the Amargosa desert. But Steve McQueen’s middle name was danger so there he was, steering a Chevy-powered 450-horsepower contraption that leaned on a space frame architecture, sent power on all four corners, and abused sand dunes with an independent suspension setup. Five decades later, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus brought the Baja Boot back with a modern twist.
The Polaris RZR Pro XP Is a Whole New Kind of Off-Road Beast
When it comes to extreme off-roading, as in pedal-to-the-metal off-roading, there are a couple of companies that manage to delight with their products, as well as some newcomers that are willing to bet on electricity to power their off-road beasts. One such company is Nikola, which has already developed the NZT buggy and its Rambo-like cousin, the Reckless OHV. Today, however, we brought you here to tell you more about the 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP. This, too, promises to abuse off-road courses and deliver high surges of adrenaline, so let’s check it out.