Govecs GiGi Electric Scooter Offers Nice Alternative To Walking
Electric vehicle manufacturer Govecs has pulled the covers off of the GiGi concept, the company’s newest go-go-gadget electric scooter that promises to remain true to Govecs’ “true electric mobility” tag line.
To be clear, the GiGi isn’t what you’d call a traditional electric scooter. Part of that can be tied into the GiGi’s minimalist looks and spartan features, but you could also point to its relative lack of power compared to what most electric scooters provide.
Call it a novelty if you wish, but the GiGi also has a lot to offer to owners who prefer the more economical way of going to places that traditional engine-powered vehicles can’t get access to.
The GiGi is powered by a 500W brushless motor, good enough to offer 11 pound-feet of torque. Combine that with either 400W or 600W lithium-ion battery packs and you have a ride that’s capable of reaching a top speed of 15.5 mph. That might not sound like much compared to other electric scooters, but rest assured, the GiGi can get you where you need to go, provided of course you have the patience to allow it to reach your intended destination. Those batter packs also have a range of anywhere from 18 to 25 miles depending on the charge so at the very least, you know you get the most out of the GiGi anytime you feel the need to use it.
Its weight - 66 lbs - and the batteries’ recharge time of four hours might be a problem for on-the-go owners, but you can still make to with these so-called issues as long as you know how to maximize the GiGi’s capabilities to fit your convenience.
Continue reading to read more about Govecs’ GiGi electric scooter.
Why it matters
You have to take the good with the bad when it comes to the Govecs GiGi, but if you’re a glass-half-full kind of guy like me, I prefer to see the GiGi for what it can do as opposed to what it can’t do.
For starters, the GiGi is arguably one of the most eye-catching electric scooters I’ve seen in a while. The boxy design isn’t going to blow you away, but it does have a splash of futuristic appeal that’ll reel in a lot of eyes to it. Based from experience, it’s a good thing if the vehicle you’re in catches the attention of a lot of people. That’s why their called head-turners, right?
Moving past its rather peculiar looks, you’ll also realize that the GiGi makes for quite the handy companion when you’re out and about in tight places. It’s minuscule size and decent maneuverability allows it to squeeze into crowded areas, freeing you from the perils of congestion bigger electric scooters might find themselves subjected to.
Let’s face it, you could do a lot worse than the Govecs GiGi electric scooter. It may not be ideal for those who may want a faster and slightly more powerful e-scoot, but for what it can give you, the GiGi deserves your full and undivided attention.
The only thing missing at this point is an actual price tag for the GiGi, something Govecs has yet to tell us. Hopefully, the number comes out soon enough.