Last mile scooter

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    We are seeing significant price reductions in adult capable, electric scooters:
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    This one used to be closer to $600. Between Amazon points and a $30 discount code, I ordered one for $156:

    • Battery: 18650 Li-ion Battery Pack
    • Max. Mileage: 30 KM (18 mi. Depends on Road and Driver Weight)
    • Max. Speed: 25km/h (15 mph)
    • Max. Load: 120KG (264 lbs)
    • Light: Front Lamp, Tail Light
    • Permissible Gradient(Depends on Your Weight): 15 degree
    • Battery Capacity: 6AH
    • Battery Voltage: 36V
    • Motor Type: Brush-less DC Motor
    • Motor Rated Power: 350W (0.47 hp)
    • Max. Motor Rotate Speed: 700R/Min
    • Motor Rated Voltage: 36V
    • Max. Torque: 13.3N.M
    • Charging Time: 4H
    • Waterproof: IP54
    • Climbing Gradient: 15 Degree
    • Wheel Size: 8 inch Solid Rear Anti-Skid Tire
    • Braking Distance: 4M
    • Weight & Dimensions
    • Product Weight: 11kg (24 lbs)
    • Package Weight: 15kg
    • Product Dimensions: 1050 x 450 x 930/1070/1160mm(Unfold)
    • Folding Size: 960 x 210 x 330mm
    • Package Dimensions: 1030 x 210 x 405mm
    • Package Contents
    • 1 x Folding Eletric Scooter
    • 1 x Charger
    • 1 x Adapter
    • 1 x User Manual
    The operational scenario: drive to work and unload what is needed. Then drive a couple of miles away to free charger(s) and use the scooter to return. I already have the helmet, safety goggles, knee pads, and will add a yellow, rain suit.

    Bob Wilson

    ps. For the athletically inclined, there are kick scooters for ~$100.
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Out of retirement already? ;)
     
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    I rode motorcycles for a bit over 50 years.......and eventually got to the point where I wasn't comfortable on 2 wheels.
    I'm pretty sure that thing would make me even LESS comfortable.

    Being in your "second childhood" does not really qualify you as an "adult teen". :ROFLMAO:
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Do you know how expensive a girlfriend can be?

    My late wife taught me two can live as cheaply as three.

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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    I've heard.

    I've always said that when I'm no longer comfortable riding that I will NOT "upgrade" from a bike to a trike.
    I have no problem with a scooter.....I just don't confuse them with transportation appliances.

    However (comma!) some do.

    I remember when I was working at a CO that was large enough to have many people working in it and one of our technicians lived close enough to use an e-scooter when they very first came out.
    He left it charging in the office spaces during the day, and NATURALLY one of the other employees questioned the honesty of "stealing electricity from Big Bell" to charge the scooter.
    That same person....literally kept an electric heater under her desk running 24/7 because the office used to be too cold for her (and she couldn't be bothered to turn it off) AND there are no fewer than 3 full sized refrigerators and ice makers in the building.

    Her observations fell on unsympathetic ears.

    Back when I transferred to my present office Big Bell experimented with buying hippie cars for techs who aren't on the muscle end of the business....which is why I'm on my second G3.
    I got written permission to plug-in if (when) I ever get a PHEV.....and since I know how to sling wire....I will NOT be limited to L1 charging.

    BUT....if I ever get a PHEV/BEV before I get retired....I will be traveling from door to door with it.
    It's 32 and sleeting as I type this.
    In a few months it will be 90+ BOTH temperature and humidity.

    I'll save my riding for the weekend for now. ;)
     
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    I always said that too.
    But it looks a little different when you actually GET there.
    I now ride a CanAm Spyder.
    It's not quite the same but is WAY better than nothing.
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    There is THAT.....

    The Spyder riders I've seen kinda DIG the three-wheel thing, instead of a wanna-be Harley rider that is more than a few years beyond their sell-by date. As a guy who is closer to November than May, I could defend either flag in the discussion....

    I'd actually LIKE to ride a Spyder.
    An H-D trike is sorta like a mo-ped.
    Fun to ride - but you're going to want to wear a full-faced helmet. ;)
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Their next model up with bigger battery is a limited time deal right now for $280.

    Would be great if could be charged by the car itself, though you might not need to actually charge it every day.
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    It probably CAN be, but it would be more...ah...."efficient" to charge at work if they allow for it.

    YMMV
     
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    I’m partial to the enclosed, 3 wheelers. Something that my girlfriend would enjoy keeping hair, nails, and dress nice with heat. Give a good power to weight ratio and my lead footed babe will take it away from me.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    I was thinking of when using it for destinations beyond work. Depending on route from charger to work, you'll may only need to hall it inside for charging once a week. Needing to do that more frequently, and it starts becoming a chore. The scooter isn't heavy, but a person is likely carrying other things from the car; work bag, groceries, pizza, etc.
     
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