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Up close with the Emicro One folding electric scooter (pictures)

At just 16.5 pounds, the Emicro One is an electric scooter you can actually lift.

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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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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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

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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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

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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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

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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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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Emicro One folding electric scooter

Another picture of the folding mechanism.

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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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

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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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

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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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

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Emicro One folding electric scooter

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

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Emicro One folding electric scooter

A pair of the scooters standing up.

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