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The Smartest Electric Scooter for 2019

Inboard Technology, the creator of the best-selling M1 Electric Skateboard, recently announced its newest product, the Glide Electric Scooter Inboard recently raised $8 million in Series A funding to develop pioneering urban transportation solutions.

The Glide Electric Scooter will be the most technologically advanced electric scooter on the market, featuring regenerative braking, a swappable battery, pneumatic tires, a headlight and rear brake lights. The Glide’s wide makes it easy to ride, and the foldable design make it convenient to carry and store also the Inboard’s phone app allows for wireless firmware updates.

The Glider was specifically designed to improve upon the shortcomings of the most popular electric scooters on the market, such as the Xiaomi M365 scooter used by companies like Bird and Lime.

The Glider is one of the few electric scooters that allows user-swappable battery packs. Each battery should be good for 12 miles (20 km) of range.

It also sports a higher power 750W motor, which should help it conquer hills that have stalled out scooters from other manufacturers which are usually rated for just 250 W. On flat ground, the motor is enough to reach speeds of 18-20 mph (29-32 km/h) It is a suitable scooter for heavy riders, which many other electric scooters in the space currently never consider.

The Glider also sports oversized pneumatic tires, which roll over bumps and potholes easier than smaller wheels and help absorb bumps and holes in the road.

But to add an even smoother ride, Inboard has included coilover suspension in the design – another feature rarely found in electric scooters.

“We believe that small electric vehicles are the future of urban transportation,” said Inboard co-founder and CEO, Ryan Evans. “Our goal with the Glide was to create the safest and most innovative scooter on the market. Owning a scooter means you don’t have to worry about finding a rental, and it’s a truly fun way to flow through an urban environment.”

Inboard is offering both a consumer model electric scooter and a fleet version for companies. Inboard say that the Glider can connect to any network, so they’re catering to businesses looking to offer scooter rentals and people wanting to build apps and fleets of scooters. They have also built an open API which will allow developers to build their own apps – the possibilities really are endless. The Inboard Glider is set to be one of the smartest electric scooters released in 2019 and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Inboard’s Glide Scooter will launch in February of 2019 coming to Europe by March/April 2019, we expect to offer presale orders by February 2019. Full specs and most important price still not confirmed, stay tuned

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ZERO Scooters. ZERO Emissions.

The ZERO series represents a simple yet powerful message: ZERO Emissions.

With a budget to match that simplicity, the ZERO electric scooters follow a signature black, white and red color theme, and their design is as eye-catching as they are impressive in performance.

The ZERO series is every e-scooter rider’s dream. It checks every box that both a newbie and a seasoned scooter rider would desire in their electric ride…

 

ZERO 8 — A Value E-Scooter

An entry-level high-performance e-scooter that rivals any other e-scooter in the market in the sub-£700 price bracket. It’s got all the basic bells and whistles a beginner rider would need in an e-scooter.

With dual suspension, a 35-45km range and a powerful 48V 500W motor, there is no other electric scooter in the market that gives you more bang for your buck.

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How does it compare to its closest competitor, the Speedway mini 4 PRO?

The ZERO 8 is very similar in terms of performance with the Speedway mini PRO, at a much lower price. Both are 48V drive train systems with 500W of power.

Ride comfort is very similar. Both have front air tires and front spring suspension. However, the ZERO 8 uses a pair of air shocks for its rear suspension instead of the Speedway’s double spring suspension.

This suspension is absolutely necessary due to the solid rubber tires on both these e-scooters which would make the ride extremely bumpy without the rear suspension. The ZERO 8’s air shocks trump the Speedway’s rear springs in terms of look and functionality, providing a softer cushion for every bump.

Both e-scooters are equipped with single rear drum e-brakes as their braking mechanism.

 

ZERO 9 — An Upgraded ZERO 8

 

The ZERO 9 is basically an amped-up ZERO 8 with a higher power output (25A controller), air tires front and rear to provide more ride comfort and double brakes (rear drum brakes and front disc brake). With a range of up to 45km per charge, this e-scooter is a great choice for riders who need to go the distance but still want something compact.

Whether you commute directly from home to work everyday or work as a delivery rider, the ZERO 9 will guarantee you a comfortable ride throughout your long journey.

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How does the ZERO 9 compare to equivalent models like the Inokim Light 2?

On the design and weight scale, the Inokim Light 2 beats out anything in the market. Although similar in size and compactness, the Light 2 is comparatively more portable at 13kg while the ZERO 9 weighs considerably more at 18kg.

When comparing performance, the ZERO 9 stands a head above the Light 2. Whether it is torque and power (500W vs 350W), top speed (40kmh vs 35kmh) or ride comfort (dual suspension on the ZERO 9 vs none on the Inokim Light 2), there isn’t anything in the market like the ZERO 9.

Both e-scooter models are equipped with front and rear air tires for added comfort. The Light uses dual drum brakes as opposed to the ZERO 9’s front disc and rear drum brake system.

 

ZERO 10X — All Terrain 2 Wheel Drive

The highest performance and fiercest e-scooter in the ZERO series with dual spring shocks, dual 800W motor (for a peak power of 3200W on max load) and a whole lot of beautiful design features.

This is not an electric scooter for the faint-hearted. Engage the dual motor mode and you will feel like you are in a drag race. The ZERO 10X’s instant acceleration can be felt as soon as you press down the throttle.

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The ZERO e-scooter series is now available on pre-order with limited units available, please don’t’ hesitate in contacting us for more information.

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EGRET New e-Scooters Coming to UK

The New EGRET TEN V2

The Egret TEN, for those who don’t know it, is the “Mercedes” of electric scooters. It has all or almost all: Big wheels inflated in 10 inches for perfect comfort on any surface: with it, even the paving stones disappear. The sober elegance of the brand: A wide wooden stand board dyed on a structure in matt black aluminum alloy. An astonishing compactness for a scooter with large wheels, folded it hardly take more room than the Etwow Scooters.  A 42km range on one charge and a speed that can reach up to 35km/h. To take advantage of all these advantages, it is necessary to make a small concession to the portability with a weight of 17kg.

So what else you might ask?

The new version of the EGRET TEN V2 electric scooter will now feature two disc brakes, front and rear, the cherry on the cake, it is hydraulic at the rear for more precise braking, both more efficient and softer. The other advantage and not least of this type of brakes is that it no longer needs any adjustments. To integrate this second brake handle and remains easily accessible, Egret abandons the trigger at the index finger for a new accelerator with the thumb. The same type as the version Egret GT which also has two brakes.

We will also appreciate his new engine: With 60% more torque, it will delight people who seek a more sporty driving and further improve its behavior even on harsh hills.

The Egret TEN will be connected: An application will be available on your smartphone. Its features have not yet been revealed, but it is hoped that it will include a long-awaited anti-start system.

We also note a few small optimizations such as a stand with automatic folding by spring to avoid forgetting and breaking or a new system of a hook for its lighting.

Talking of accessories, the Egret basket will be compatible with the handlebar of the egret Ten and it will have its own carrying bag coming soon.

The last good surprise is that its price will be the same £1340. ETA mid-September

The New EGRET EIGHT

In its range, Egret has two 6-inch urban scooters and a 10-inch ultra-comfortable scooter. It is quite natural that the brand has decided to complete its offer with an 8-inch scooter so it comes to fight on the grounds of Inokim, Etwow … This intermediate version, the Egret Eight, comes with a front inflatable wheel, shock absorbers front and rear springs for comfort. In terms of features, the new urban electric scooter will have up to 30km of range (36V 8.7Ah) and a speed that will reach 28Km/h on a total weight of 14Kg. Braking will be similar to that of the Egret One GT with has two front and rear drum brakes. We find the large rear mud guard type Egret Ten with integrated lighting great in terms of comfort on rainy days. The display and throttle control will be identical to its big brother the EGRET TEN V2.

Egret Eight: £1040.

With the egret TEN V2 and the Egret Eight, the Germans make it clear that it has heard the dreams of its customers! its evolutions reinforce the EGRET in its position of a high-end e-scooter brand.

LIMITED TIME ONLY: £50 discount (plus FREE delivery) when buying an electric foldable scooter in our store! Simply enter the coupon code: S1C007er  at checkout.

 

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New E-Twow Booster Plus 2018

The E-twow electric scooter has it’s 5 years anniversary this year from the S1 series of scooters, then improved it to create the S2 model, now E-Twow took client’s suggestions and the latest legal provisions, and they present the S2 BOOSTER PLUS model!

The new BOOSTER PLUS is a new and improved version of the S2 Booster, which comes to make the E-twow rides even smoother and safer.

 

Here is a list of improvements coming with the new model:

New Controller:

The BOOSTER PLUS was designed around the new controller, which has an updated control unit that allows for the Booster Plus to accelerate smoother and braking stronger in a shorter distance. So, when the accelerator is pushed, no matter if it is pushed all the way, the acceleration will go slowly to the maximum speed, not sudden as the normal Booster. The maximum speed is still 30 km/h, the torque still 15 Nm. With a design modification, the new controller support solves the wire abrasion issue and allows for the controller to be easily mounted.

New Display:

The BOOSTER PLUS comes with a new type of display. The aesthetics and the software are updated. The display features a new colored appearance and the software allows the battery level to be more accurate. Also, the new display allows for the speed and cruise control settings to be easily set. (refer to manual enclosed).

New Rear Wheel:

The rear wheel of the BOOSTER PLUS is now more flexible, offering a better adherence and a smoother ride. It is airless but has multiple layers of rubber that allow for the wheel to be softer and stronger.

New Charging Port:

The BOOSTER PLUS comes with a new charger and an improved charging port, that is not only waterproof but also allows the charger to be inserted in a simpler and safer method protecting the charging pins.

Side and Rear Reflectors:

The BOOSTER PLUS features 4 side reflectors, 2 on each side and 2 at the back, easier to spot in traffic.

Thicker Platform:

The platform becomes thicker in order to accommodate the side reflectors.

New Motor Cable Tie:

The motor cables have a new binding system so that it looks better and also protects the cables from being damaged.

New Batteries for 2018:

Depending on riding style, route and range there are 3 options at the moment.

  • 33V 6.5Ah Booster Plus: It is the standalone battery inherited from the powerful Booster S2, perfect for riders from 60kg up to 80kg. Handle hills great and offers a long and trusted cycle life. Max speed 30kpm, total range *25km
  • 36V 7.5Ah Booster S: The extra capacity gives you 5km more range, *30km in total. Max speed 33kph but more voltage means more torque. Perfect for riders over 80kg or hilly commuting journeys.
  • 36V 10.5Ah Booster V: 5th-anniversary celebration, *38km range up to 38kph. maximum torque option for demanding routes.

*Real range in our test, 70kg rider, summer.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about the different product options or which one is the right one for your journey.

 

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Unboxing EGRET ONE GT Electric Scooter

Technical Details

Top speed 35 km/h
Range approx. 25 km
Charging time for 70% approx. 2 hours
Charging time for 100% approx. 4-6 hours
Throttle Thumb control
Max. load 120 kg
Total weight 13,5 kg
Motor rated power 250 W
Max output 700 W
Battery Li-Ion • 36V • 8Ah
Light Front & Rear
Brake Front & Rear
Wheel size 6´´Full Rubber
Size 90 x 56 x 116 cm
Size folded 89 x 29 x 16 cm

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Electric Scooter Maintenance | How to

Electric Scooters still an expensive item and should be properly maintained to ensure that you get the highest possible value from your investment. By maintaining your e-scooter correctly you can extend the life of your vehicle and save yourself the headache of having to pay for replacement parts.

General Cleaning

Keeping your electric scooter clean is essential preventative care. By cleaning your e-scooter after each ride, you will prevent buildup of debris and dirt that could lead to more serious issues.

When cleaning, make sure to not use high power water or jet stream hoses as the water will infiltrate the electrical components and cause damage. Also, you don’t want the water to remove the lubricant from the bearings, which will cause them to move slower and possibly corrode.

Use a toothbrush and warm water to wash away any dirt, sand, or other debris that has gathered under the deck. Once complete, remove all remaining moisture with a dry towel.

Another preventative step that you should take is not to leave your scooter out in the elements. Exceedingly hot weather could cause the battery to degrade as well as disturb the electrical components. Also, any precipitation could harm the electrical components or cause the body to rust.

General Inspections 

The main things that you’ll want to check are all of the bolts, check to see that they are all properly tightened and that nothing is coming loose. For the brake pads, (Egret TEN)  you’ll want to inspect for excessive wear to prevent damage to the tires.

It’s also a good idea to read through the instruction manual that came with your electric scooter and see what other preventative care the company who manufactured the scooter recommends.

Tires 

Most brands of electric scooter comes with hard rubber wheels and does not require to much attention. Inflatable wheels makes the ride much more comfortable but it also requires much care, in your instruction manual, you will find the proper psi for your tires. Check them weekly to ensure that the psi is correct.

Lights

Check all lights works properly, we do recommend to turn the lights always on, even in day light, it’ s really important make your self visible to others .

Battery

Taking steps to prevent battery degradation will result in a much better functioning electric scooter.

Always keep your battery fully charged when not in use. Also, store your battery at room temperature. If the battery is exposed to prolonged heat or coldness, it could result on decreased functioning.

If you notice that your battery is working poorly, perform a full conditioning cycle. To do this, run your battery until it is completely empty and then charge it back to full power. This will fix many small problems, similar to a computer reboot. You may have to do this two or three times to achieve the desired effect.

After riding in wet or rain it’s important to remove all remaining moisture with a dry towel before storage.

Now that you got your head around the basics of e-scooter maintenance, enjoy the ride!

 

 

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Stigo, lightweight e-scooter that can be folded in 2 seconds.

The Stigo e-scooter, an Estonian invention, was formally presented to an international audience in Beijing. This event marks the launch of a mass production and international sales of the world’s most lightweight and fastest-folding e-scooters that Stigo developed over a number of years. The first Stigo e-scooters will reach end customers in June 2017. In Beijing, Stigo e-scooters were presented by the company’s CEO Ardo Reinsalu, designer Matti Õunapuu, and representatives of the Chinese joint venture Yizhou He and Yi Sun.

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Stigo electric scooter is designed mainly for urban use, people who need a vehicle that is lightweight (13.9 kg), and can be quickly folded so it can be trolled or taken indoors. Stigo is an environmentally friendly commuting means for urban users, caravan owners, yacht owners and can also be used, for example, in large factories, hospitals, and university campuses. It runs purely on electricity and costs only a few cents per mile. In addition to its unprecedented compactness, Stigo has received a lot of media coverage because of its streamlined pure design. In 2014, Stigo e-scooter prototype won the prestigious EDF Pulse Award in the category of Electricity & Smart Living.

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The Stigo e-scooter is type-approved in Europe, is E-marked, and is a street legal vehicle. The basic idea of Stigo is to solve mobility problems of urban residents. The concept of the product is ingeniously simple – the lightweight e-scooter can be folded in 2 seconds can be trailed behind like a golf bag or a suitcase on wheels. The dimensions of the package are only 48×40 cm. Therefore you can take Stigo anywhere with you, there is no need to look for a parking space, and you can charge it from a regular outlet. The e-scooter invented by Estonians is available in 250W motor and its top speed is 25 kmh. Depending on the model, the e-scooter can drive up to 30 kilometers on a single charge.

 

Stigo is a Class L1e street legal electric scooter.

 

WILL MY NEW ELECTRIC SCOOTER NEED TO BE REGISTERED?

If you intend to only use your electric scooter on private property, then no registration is necessary. When used on public highways, however, your electric scooter must be registered as a new vehicle with the DVLA. You will need to complete a V55/4 application form which is available at your local DVLA office. The registration fee is currently £55.00. Stigos come supplied with a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and Import Document to help with this process.

DO I NEED TO TAX MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER?

No, electric scooters are exempt from road tax.

DOES MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER REQUIRE AN MOT?

Yes, but only after 3 years, and then every year thereafter. Electric scooters have very few moving parts with virtually no maintenance required. But wearable parts such as brakes, tyres and lights will need to be checked regularly.

DOES MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER NEED TO BE INSURED?

Your electric scooter must be fully insured. Your insurance company will use the same classification as a 50cc motorbike.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A HELMET?

Legally you are responsible for wearing a motorbike helmet when riding an electric scooter.

DO I NEED A LICENCE TO RIDE AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER ON PUBLIC ROADS IN THE UK?

Yes. You must have a valid provisional or full driving license covering mopeds or motorcycles to ride electric scooters (which are classified as mopeds). If you already have a full licence covering cars you may be able to use it automatically as a license for riding our electric scooters.

As with all mopeds and motorcycles, you may need to complete a compulsory basic training course (CBT) to validate your license before you can ride on the road.

If you obtained your full driving license before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete CBT.
If you obtained your full driving license on or after 1 February 2001 then CBT is required after which you can ride without L plates.
If you have a provisional moped license then CBT is required and you must display L plates until you qualify for a full license – provisional entitlement with CBT is valid for two years after which CBT must be retaken.
CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £70. More information about Driver Vehicle Licensing including CBT can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring.

If you need more information please contact us in sales@personalelectrictransport.co.uk

More info: www.stigobike.com.

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Citybug2 won the ISPO award 2016.

Congratulations, the CITYBUG2 team has been named a Gold Winner by the jury of the ISPO AWARD 2016 in the category “Products, Hardware, Action, Scooter”. The prize is an impressive confirmation that the clever e-scooter is exactly the right answer to the challenges of modern urban mobility. By bestowing the annual ISPO AWARD, the internationally leading sport business network ISPO pays tribute to outstanding products from the sports industry, whereby independent juries of experts judge several hundred entries according to exactly defined criteria.

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Citybug2 was designed with the utmost care, with a less-is-more philosophy in mind. Citybug2 is already becoming an icon of the New Mobility era. A fun product for everyone and a great solution for environmentally friendly mobility.

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Inmotion V3, The twin wheeled electric unicycle

InMotion V3 stands out from any other electric wheel simply because the learning process is much shorter and for most of the beginners will take just a couple of tries. Thick leather side panels make InMotion V3 one of the most comfortable wheels for both learners and advanced riders. It should also be noted that most people complain about quite painful learning on some of the other models currently available on the market, whereas InMotion V3 very well differentiates itself from this crowd.

The quality is unbelievable , sleek, with great features including a suit case style handle to wheel it along and not carry, and also on board speaker (V3) that are quite good sounding. It also speaks to you, says hello when turning on, warns you of over speeding, among other things. The voice is very clear.

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Has a front and back light, which alternate in colour, so the front is white, but for backwards it turns red. The ride is somewhat different to a single wheel, sloping surfaces does require a differ approach to ride on, but you soon get to grips with it. Loads of power, and a silky smooth ride with little sound.

InMotion V3 promises to cover a distance of up to 14 kilometres on a single charge with the top speed reaching 18 kph. At a moderate pace a rider of 85 kg can manage to use it for up to 3 hours.

On an even surface InMotion V3 performs quite well, it is smooth, powerful and safe. Maneuverability is reduced because of the twin wheel design, however it is not that much of an issue as riders can compensate by having more stability when it comes to turning at slow speed.

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All in all the is a classy wheel and very simple to ride. Anyone who’s trying to learn to ride electric unicycles should look at buying one of these. Pro users can even perform tricks and jumps which is quite unusual for a dual wheel model. It is quite impressive, we must say we applaud SCV for InMotion V3 and cannot wait for company’s next products to come out.

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What are Rideables?

ridable

or rideable

adjective

  1. capable of being ridden, as a horse.
  2. capable of being ridden over, through, etc., as a road or a stream.

 

Electric skateboards, unicycles, scooters, rocketskates, hoverboards, ebikes: high tech rideables have arrived. Personal transportation comes in an ever-growing number of forms these days. Sure, we’ve had bikes and scooters and skateboards for a while, but now we can add motors (and the internet?) to anything with wheels. This progress could be revolutionary, but so far, no one has lived up to the Segway hype of changing how city planning is done.

Portable Vehicles or Rideables are a category of transportation that is emerging . Is bycicle a rideable? No. Well, in general terms, it is. But not within the context of this trend. For us a product to be considered a rideable it needs the following characteristics:

  • Weight less than 10 kgs (this is a limit for what people can carry)
  • Aside from the weight, it needs to be carried with a hand easily if you cannot ride on it
  • Fits easily under the seat on a bus/train/public transit or it can be carried on your legs or between your legs
  • Self-powered/electric or use any energy source other than the human that is riding on it
  • It can go on roads, sidewalks or inside buildings (malls)
  • It can go for at least 10 kms without the need to be recharged
  • Fast enough to cover 3 kms (the last-mile) in less than 25 mins
  • Comfortable enough to ride it for 25 mins without feeling tired or unconfortable
  • Easy to learn and ride for the first time in no more than 5 hours
  • Can go through obstacles that are at least 4 cms height