Started in 2018, the electric scooter becomes a trend around the world, which can be considered a good choice for a short-distance commute. So some famous technology companies like XIAOMI, Lime and Bird, etc constantly entered this field and produced many good e-scooters. Unlike how it is with electric skateboards, it doesn’t really take much practice to figure out how to ride a scooter safely. You also don’t need a license as you do with a motorcycle or a car. And best of all? You also don’t have to pay for gas or insurance as an electric scooter owner.
MEGAWHEELS, a company focused on products that solve the problem who want to have a short distance trip or commute, also released an electric scooter at the end of 2018 named S5. We are very lucky to have a chance to test and use this amazing e-scooter recently, so the following are some viewpoints of this new product.
Unboxing the S5 electric scooter!
The first thing after we delivered the package was to open the package like what we usually did. In the package, there is the S5 electric scooter that is folded and surrounded with EPE and foam to protect it from damage during transportation. Besides, there is a user manual, charger, and repair set.
We take the scooter out of the box and install it. It is very easy to install, only need to unfold it and enjoy it. How to unfold the scooter? Just open the folding latch, expanse it, and lock the folding latch to the hole to get it to fasten. If you want to make the scooter stand on the floor, there is a kickstand that can be used. The next thing is to turn on the scooter with long-press the power button for few seconds. After it is powered on, the battery indicator light on the screen will light up to show you the battery capacity.
There is one thing we need to know before riding the scooter is that the scooter is non-zero started. We need to step on with one foot, kick backward with the other foot to gain an initial velocity of about 10km/h, then press the accelerate throttle to make the scooter have constant power, and at last, step your other foot on the pedal and keep balance.
Features of S5 electric scooterThe S5 e-scooter has a net weight of 12.5kg, two 8.5” pneumatic tires, brilliant front LED light, rear taillight, safe and stable disc brake. Besides, it features a 5800mAh LG battery, 250W powerful motor, which supports a max speed of 23km/h and a range of around 20km, and the max loading can be 120kg.
After several times of riding the scooter, my first impression of this vehicle is that it is rather fast and stable to stand on it. I drive the scooter on cement pavement and on the pavement made of bricks, it is quite comfortable, it has a very good shock-absorbing system. It can run through the plastic shock absorber belt and the potholed pavement very easily. The other advantage of this e-scooter is that it is foldable and lightweight. We can take it on an elevator, place it on the trunk of a car and house, it won’t occupy much space.
Above all, the S5 electric scooter is suitable for a rider who wants to go to work or school every day, and with a distance of around several kilometers. With it, we can save much time of waiting for the bus and the time on traffic jams, and we can also go to every alley that cars can not enter. And we also can ride it at night for it has a bright LED light. While the disadvantage of this scooter is that we can’t take any luggage in hand while riding it, and it is not waterproof, so we can’t ride it when it is raining. For the price of around $399, it is a rather good choice for commute using purpose, we recommend it.