Date of publication: 2018-03-07 14:56
The Ojo is designed to be an alternative mode of transportation for when you’re traveling too far to bike and too close to drive, Ojo Electric co-founder and president Dale Seiden told me. It goes up to 25 mph and can travel 25 miles on a single charge.
Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.
Let's start with an electric scooter that's aimed at adults rather than kids, the Xiaomi MiJia (or M865) Electric Scooter. This one is so much fun - fast, practically silent, battery power that just keeps on going and speed-trackable via a mobile app.
They're a big purchase though, and you probably don't know exactly what to look for from a scooter, so we've picked out some of the best on the market, breaking down the features and specs that you need to think about before you buy.
The scooter features street tyres, LED lights (both front and rear) as well as rear view mirrors. Riders can achieve a maximum speed of 29mph, and should achieve a range of miles before requiring a charge.
There 8217 s other things to get used to, too. There 8217 s no engine noise. It 8217 s near silent, though the electric motor can be heard when there 8217 s not traffic around. You also don 8217 t feel that comforting engine vibration while riding, which can be a bit disconcerting, but you quickly forget about it. You do have to be careful in traffic though because the S1 doesn 8217 t make a lot of noise, you need to be extra mindful to be visible, because you can guarantee that other cars and even pedestrians will not hear you coming. You will find yourself using the horn a bit to grab attention.
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The best bit? If you want to test-drive a Fonzarelli, you can. In NSW and Victoria, you 8217 ll need a bike licence to ride one of these, but in other states, you may be able to ride one on a full car licence depending on local laws. Bonus.
It will take up to 155kg of weight, which is about stone (one big adult or a medium adult and a child), and keep going up to 85km. You won't manage quite this distance if you push it to its top speed of 25km/hour, but you'll still get hours of playtime. Large tyres will allow it to manoeuvre small kerbs and some light offroading.
You can fold up your GO when you need to bring it inside and roll it like a suitcase in "stand-by" mode. It also comes with a protective carrying sleeve with straps if you need to totally pack it up.
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