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Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

Emicro One folding electric scooter

The Emicro One folding scooter won't break your back: it weighs far less than the competition at just 16.5 pounds, or about 7.5kg.

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$999.99 MSRP

The scooter folds down fairly quickly with a quick-release lever and pair of spring-loaded buttons on either side.

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$999.99 MSRP

The scooter charges fully in an hour, and has regenerative braking efficient enough to fill the battery in 15 minutes of downhill. (Realistically, you'll get a tiny bit back each time you hit the brakes.)

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$999.99 MSRP

The grips don't fold down on either side, unlike on other scooters.

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$999.99 MSRP

There's a tiny spring-loaded kickstand on the left side.

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$999.99 MSRP

The integrated 500W electric motor has no power button. Just kick off, and it'll come to life and increase your speed.

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$999.99 MSRP

Another picture of the folding mechanism.

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$999.99 MSRP

The tires are soft inside to smooth out bumps, but hard on the outside to wear slowly.

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$999.99 MSRP

It's hard to tell the Emicro One is an electric scooter.

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$999.99 MSRP

Tap the rear break three times to turn off the motor completely, making it a normal kick-scooter.

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$999.99 MSRP

It's extremely well-built, with nice wide comfortable grips on its telescoping handlebars.

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$999.99 MSRP

A pair of the scooters standing up.

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$999.99 MSRP
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