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Old 28-08-2017, 11:55 AM   #1
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Hi folks, I've searched everywhere but couldn't find an electric scooter thread (there is a bicycle thread though).

I've thought of buying my first electric scooter for nearby supermarket and makan trips. However, I've checked out several reviews and models but most of which are just technical representation of the vehicle.

I am more interested in the practicality of such a scooter. Is it really useful or it's just a gadget that turns white elephant after awhile.

I'll like to hear your frank opinions on the problems, or recommendations on what to buy, price, range and stuff.

I think this thread will also serve as a good consolidation for all those who are looking to buy or already own an electric scooter or any PMDs.
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Old 28-08-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
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Oddly enough, i was searching for a similar thread... but found yours instead.

The difference is that I have just purchased my first 2 scooters in the past few weeks.

1 lightweight (7kg) carbon fiber version, 250W motor (5 inch wheel) with 10.4AH battery. I have ridden it over 20km (average 22km) from my office to home over various paths and it is easy to carry on MRT and buses. It is fairly quick (up to 25kmh which is the LTA limit) and is able to handle most surfaces, except steps above 1 inch.
It is supposed to cover up to 30km, but I am not that light, and I tend to travel at maximum speed where possible.

However, after 3 weeks, I conclude that it is best for last mile warriors and Park Connectors.

Which is why I just ordered my next scooter which has 500w motor, 15.6AH battery and larger wheels. It is larger (15kg) but takes up about the same space when lying flat, but most importantly, it should cover at least 45km (rated at 60km)

I am getting this because my route home includes some hills and the smaller motor is unable to make it up the hill when the battery is low...

My first scooter cost 669 (at suntec) and the second one was 660 on qoo10.

Hope this helps


(p.s., I will probably get a larger one next year with better all round suspension and bigger battery)
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Hi folks, I've searched everywhere but couldn't find an electric scooter thread (there is a bicycle thread though).

I've thought of buying my first electric scooter for nearby supermarket and makan trips. However, I've checked out several reviews and models but most of which are just technical representation of the vehicle.

I am more interested in the practicality of such a scooter. Is it really useful or it's just a gadget that turns white elephant after awhile.

I'll like to hear your frank opinions on the problems, or recommendations on what to buy, price, range and stuff.

I think this thread will also serve as a good consolidation for all those who are looking to buy or already own an electric scooter or any PMDs.
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Old 28-08-2017, 05:22 PM   #4
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Oddly enough, i was searching for a similar thread... but found yours instead.

The difference is that I have just purchased my first 2 scooters in the past few weeks.

1 lightweight (7kg) carbon fiber version, 250W motor (5 inch wheel) with 10.4AH battery. I have ridden it over 20km (average 22km) from my office to home over various paths and it is easy to carry on MRT and buses. It is fairly quick (up to 25kmh which is the LTA limit) and is able to handle most surfaces, except steps above 1 inch.
It is supposed to cover up to 30km, but I am not that light, and I tend to travel at maximum speed where possible.

However, after 3 weeks, I conclude that it is best for last mile warriors and Park Connectors.

Which is why I just ordered my next scooter which has 500w motor, 15.6AH battery and larger wheels. It is larger (15kg) but takes up about the same space when lying flat, but most importantly, it should cover at least 45km (rated at 60km)

I am getting this because my route home includes some hills and the smaller motor is unable to make it up the hill when the battery is low...

My first scooter cost 669 (at suntec) and the second one was 660 on qoo10.

Hope this helps


(p.s., I will probably get a larger one next year with better all round suspension and bigger battery)
This is the kind of post I am looking for!

I think the cheapest ones in the market covers only barely 10km. Anybody uses it for nearby shopping centers? Need to lug while shopping?

So is range the most important criteria? Weight seems to be one but if you're not going to lug it around then it shouldn't be a problem right?
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Old 28-08-2017, 05:24 PM   #5
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The threads in EDMW is just mixed up with plenty of other "interesting" threads so I guess this is a better place since there is a bicycle thread anyway.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:17 AM   #6
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Anybody knows where to buy this other than PassionGadgets?

I am looking for a 3 wheel electric scooter for my wife for stability.

The people in PassionGadgets just doesn't seem to bother about customers. Impossible to get in contact with them and even if I did, the respond is usually "for the sake" of it. Maybe because their business is too good I guess.

Anyway, where can I buy this 3 wheel electric scooter?

Thanks folks!
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Anybody knows where to buy this other than PassionGadgets?

I am looking for a 3 wheel electric scooter for my wife for stability.

The people in PassionGadgets just doesn't seem to bother about customers. Impossible to get in contact with them and even if I did, the respond is usually "for the sake" of it. Maybe because their business is too good I guess.

Anyway, where can I buy this 3 wheel electric scooter?

Thanks folks!
This doesn't look very speedy. You should go down to the escooters shops to test it out yourself. I have a Jackhot X which I use to commute to work/home (approx 1 km) daily. A lightweight carbon fiber model should be good enough for your for neighbourhood commute. Suggest you could also check out the Inokim Mini/Mini Plus which can fold and stand up like a trolley. Otherwise, you may want to consider installing trolley wheels so you can stand the escooter upright.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:47 PM   #8
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Jackhot or the inokim mini better?
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:14 AM   #9
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Inokim Mini, Jack Hot, Zero 2, Carbon Aero are all light weight models, all are lightweight and easy to carry around. Some things you may want to review include:
Trolley wheel - currently only available on the Inokim Mini, for others, may have to pay and do additional modifications.
Battery capacity - If your distance to travel is generally 10 km to/fro, you may probably need at least 10.4 mah battery for 20 km travel. Bigger the battery, the heavier your scooter becomes.
Aesthetics - General look of the scooter, size and length of the step board, etc.

Maybe you want to join the EIK Singapore group if you have FB account. Thousands of eScooter users there and you may see something that meets your needs.

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Ya inokim mini with the trolley wheels really can stand on its own and super light! But can it travel fast at 25km/h safely with all the pavement bumps and cracks?

What about steep upslope?
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:28 PM   #11
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Taobao cheapest - my fren got a 500w PMD with seat at S$300 (all in). This is even cheaper then my fastwheel.

Turn out - I seldom use fastwheel, occasionally go buy food or pizza.... Bought out of impulse. My daughter love it also. Never test the max distance but I have never use it till batt flat anyway.
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Ya inokim mini with the trolley wheels really can stand on its own and super light! But can it travel fast at 25km/h safely with all the pavement bumps and cracks?

What about steep upslope?
If need to travel very far with lots of bumpy roads and up/down slopes, speedway or mustang gx pro would be better choices.

Light escooters only good for short travel.
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Old 16-10-2017, 09:44 PM   #13
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Any one know of places to repair china-made e scooter?

Hi,

Anyone knows where I can repair my e scooter? Got one from china yesterday but it was controlled by anti-theft device. Cannot even activate to start the scooter
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Old 20-10-2017, 09:25 AM   #14
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GG! I think you lost the key or the unlocked wireless key.
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http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...in-yishun-flat

Another one of those reminders to buy reputable brands with safety mark batteries.
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