Motorized scooters are becoming the go-to mode of transportation for the hip, young, 21st century urban commuter, though their appeal to the college student cannot be denied. Cheaper and cleaner than cars and safer than bicycles because they are not normally allowed in traffic lanes, they've come a long way since the original Autoped kicked off. Many companies peddle these scooters, offering a wide array of styles and pricing. Some of them are clearly for kids and are little more than marginally dangerous toys. Others are high performance rides and, with proper licensing, street legal, like the Uberscoot 800W Citi. The Glion Slalom is a highly practical light scooter and, because the company only offers a very limited line, is an example of top-notch manufacturing on a small scale.
Razor is a California-based company that is synonymous with the reinvented scooter, having introduced its A-model kick scooter back in 2000. The EcoSmart Metro is another e-scooter option from its massive, kicky repertoire. Like the Currie Technologies 750 eZip and the Uber Scoot, the EcoSmart is a standing/sitting scooter. It might in actuality be better suited for seated riding because it looks more like a bicycle than a conventional e-scooter.
The Eco Smart Metro is targeted towards riders who are 16 years and older but still young at heart. It weighs 67 pounds and has a hefty 220-lb. capacity. Three 12-volt, SLA rechargeable batteries provide up to 40 minutes of continuous use. Its frame is constructed of sturdy steel, and it has a wide bamboo deck for stretching out. With 16-inch pneumatic tires on spoke wheels, the EcoSmart Metro has a padded, height-adjustable seat and a retractable kick stand. The EcoSmart possesses a high torque motor, twist-grip acceleration control for speeds up to 18 mph, and hand operated rear brakes. It also comes with a battery charger as well as a luggage rack and basket, both of which are fairly unique in scooters. User consensus for the EcoSmart is highly positive.
Packing was very good. Assembly was fairly easy... The seat did not hold together very well but I would have replaced it if I would have kept the scooter...
This purchase of the new ecosmart scooter has rocked my world! I need this specifically for my mobility. I injured my knee and can't walk distances or pedal a bike.
We bought two of these scooters. We love them... Way better than the smaller wheel scooters some way more expensive.
Scooter arrived and works as advertised. It arrived as estimated and was easy to unpack and assemble. I purchased it for its strong and simple frame...
This is an excellent item! Comes in sturdy shipping box... I am six foot and the scooter is very comfortable to sit on... You don't feel cramped in at all.
Battery life is much better than expected. Have not discharged the battery yet in one day of on and off riding. Overall am pleased with the quality for the money spent.
We bought two of these scooters. We love them... Overall, you can't beat this scooter for the money. Way better than the smaller wheel scooters some way more expensive.