Razor's latest electric scooter looks like an electric bike at first glance. Until you realize there are no pedals. The EcoSmart Cargo scooter can support two riders and a total weight of 300 pounds and is designed to be used seated and operated by a twist-grip throttle.
The padded front seat is adjustable and equipped with a quick release. The passenger seat has a storage compartment underneath it, but if that's not enough space, it is removable and can be swapped out for a basket. There are foldable foot pegs by the scooter's rear wheel for passengers.
The scooter is powered by a 48-volt battery and a 1,000-watt chain-driven motor that can hit a top speed of just under 20 mph. There are five-speed levels to choose from. The scooter is predictably heavy, weighing 75 pounds and runs an estimated 50 minutes or just under 17 miles on a full charge.
The main deck of the scooter is a combination of plastic and bamboo inlay. The frame and fork are steel, and the scooter rolls on spoked 16-inch extra wide pneumatic tires. A single rear disc brake is what brings the EcoSmart to a stop. Front and rear lights also make the scooter more visible in low-light situations.
Razor recommends the EcoSmart for riders 18 years and older. It appears to be a great scooter for running errands or dropping the young one off at school. I'm sure I will start seeing many of these soon. The Razor EcoSmart Cargo is $1,100 and will be available from Razor's site (converts to £960, AU$1,640) later in September.