A couple of days ago, I realized that electric scooters have something in common: they are like the typical two rods in a perpendicular ratio, with wheels and motor and other features.Apparently, I was in a search for an alternative type. And that is then when I found the one I called a ‘hybrid’: the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter.
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As I mentioned above, I described the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter as a ‘hybrid’. Aesthetically speaking, it has the features of a scooter but has a general build of an electric bike.
Aside from the steel frame that comprises the whole scooter frame itself, it also has a textured bamboo deck for larger feet space. The texture actually helps in attaining friction from the deck to the shoes’ soles to avoid slipping off.
I like how they incorporated the designs on the deck. As stated, it is made from bamboo – a material that is apparently one of today’s efficient renewable resources. In addition, it is finished with a genuine lamination including a stylish design that largely complements the whole appearance.
The electric scooter also comes with their large 16” pneumatic tube tires to ensure a smooth driving experience. This also would make it easy for every user to replace tires when needed.
As for the removable parts, this scooter comes with a luggage rack that you can manually remove or include depending on your preference or target location. I would love to have it with me all the time as I always use this scooter for my grocery shopping and the like.
Electric Motor and Speed Performance
When it comes to the electric motor specifications, it features a powerful 500W high torque motor. Accordingly, it can speed up to a maximum of 18 to 20 miles per hour and has a run time of around 40 to 60 minutes of continuous use.
Such specification of the motor itself is a great indication that it is really great for traveling at a constant pace on a smooth concrete road. Just remember: be wary of downhill roads, since it is really perilous to go travel on an unprecedented pace.
I have a few experiences on slopes and downhill roads and believe me when I say that they are not fun at all! It’s like not knowing where I will end up after. Nevertheless, it’s quite good and cozy when you just want to travel around the neighborhood.
Also, if you’re the type of person who wants to regulate speed – the right handle actually functions as a throttle feature. With a simple twist on the handle, you can control the variable speed that you want. So, it’s more like having a vibe of a typical motorcycle.
Although the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter doesn’t really support a built-in dashboard, all you can do is use a smartphone and install a detachable phone holder.
Of course, you would need a system that can support your travel on the go’s, right? Let’s see if the battery can help you decide.
The battery equipped in this electric scooter is a sealed lead acid. It is also rechargeable!
In totality, the battery is a 7 amp-hour type on a 36 volt electric system – three 12 volts carriers together. This equipment makes it possible for the electric scooter to travel at a speed of 18 to 20 miles per hour. Take note that it may depend significantly on the weight you are carrying as the most recommended is around 220 lbs.
Obviously, if you weigh more than this or if you carry too much things with you during the travel, you may run a little slower than the normal rate. And so far, I have never attained that weight yet (wishing not too!) – so, I don’t have the exact figures what would be the rate when the recommended weight is exceeded.
Basing on all of the equations, you are capable of running to a maximum of 60 minutes on a single charge considering that you are running at a constant speed of 18 to 20 miles per hour.
Looking for an electric scooter that can take you anywhere? I guess not!
Sticks Long Time
Well, this electric scooter takes a really long time to charge. And when I say “really long time”, I meant that you need to wait like a day or overnight to fully recharge the vehicle. You need to plug it for an average of 6 to 12 hours of constant charging.
This sums up that long charges are really might not that be worthy for a short-lived maximum usage.
Personally, I think that the battery performance is not that very attractive. But who knows if this the suitable one for you, right?
Comfortability of the Unit
Convenience, comfortability, and ease-of-use are only some of the primary factors that affect my preferences. If I find a product very convenient and comfortable to use, I would immediately go for it.
But then again, that’s me! And I find this electric scooter very comfortable to use on a daily basis.
Unlike other electric scooters in the market, the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter features a pretty large padded leather seat for you. This would allow you to have a comfortable seat while cruising within your town.
In addition to comfortability and convenience, the removable luggage rack can be easily removed and attached whenever deemed necessary. You can bring with you some of your light valuables like books, groceries, and bags. But, you have to consider still the weight limit since the rack can only hold 5 to 10 lbs of total weight.
Did I mention to you that the battery weight is efficiently balanced on the centerline of frame of the scooter? This only means that the weight of the battery will never be a cause of problem to your short travels since it is stable.
Zero Emissions and Pollution
As a huge fan of eco-friendly vehicles and electric scooters, I find the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter a very great addition to the list.
While the zero emissions is already an established feature of most electric scooters and rechargeable battery-powered vehicles nowadays, I can’t help it but to give emphasis on this part.
Not to mention that the motor used in this scooter is a great innovative solution to the common noise problems of every vehicle in the market. By and large, the equipped motor is virtually silent.
It produces no alarming sounds at all when in use. As a result, it reduces the noise pollution that is very rampant in the recent times.
In totality, I find this electric scooter very nice for my personal use. But the real question is —
Is the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter For You?
Normally, I would have to say that this scooter is perfect for those who want to take on the road without sacrificing the line for public transport just to get to school or to office work. But be sure that your school or office is just around the neighborhood.
Strictly speaking,this is for you if you are finding a comfortable vehicle that can take you around the neighborhood. If you like short trips to the market or to the nearest store, then having one of these scooters is very efficient.
In a nutshell, this is made for you if your travels are short, direct, and you wanted no part in polluting your surroundings.
On the other hand, the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is not suitable for your regular needs if you are always on the run for long trips – both time and distance matters.
The same is true for matters concerning rough roads and slopes. You would not surely enjoy the risks since this scooter is largely made to move smoothly on plain and straight courses only.
I mean, this electric scooter is pretty decent, efficient, and convenient, sure. But, in terms of using it for long and rough travels, and you don’t want to wait for 6 to 12 hours before you can use it – you may want to look for other types that are available in the market.
Overview on the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter
With a price range of below $400, it is without a doubt that the Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is one of the ideal electric scooters in the recent times. It is great for any age group that simply wants to have a merry-go-round the neighborhood.
From kids who want to go have a friend hitch a ride, to the young adults who need to buy daily necessities and groceries from the nearest market, all the way to the golden-aged people who wants to escape monotony by visiting the nearest local park, this electric scooter is just as right.
Considering the comfortability, style, convenience, and cost-efficiency that this vehicle caters, it pretty much attracts anyone who would see it. And even if the battery is only limited, I would still see this as an ideal electric scooter for everyone. Besides, electric scooters are largely meant for short and direct trips only!