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Up close with Fuzion's V-1000 folding electric scooter

This folding electric scooter has a seriously strong frame, beefy handlebars and an excellent suspension. Zip to work, then fold it down to fit in the trunk of your car or a luggage rack on the train.

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Sean Hollister
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
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Fuzion V-1000

The Fuzion V-1000 is one of a new breed of folding electric scooters that can fit in a car's trunk or a train's luggage rack, then unfold to zip down the street. Here's what it looks like closed...

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Fuzion V-1000

...and here's the $1,100 (roughly £900 or AU$1,450) Fuzion V-1000 open and ready for action.

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Fuzion V-1000

The scooter (designed by I-Max) stays super stable when you're riding thanks to this beefy locking mechanism and extremely strong construction. (On the downside, the scooter weighs 36 pounds.)

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Fuzion V-1000

To open up the scooter, you flip open this huge quick-release lever, then push down the second little lever on the left. It's tough to do without bending down.

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Fuzion V-1000

The V-1ooo has a nice wide, long deck which makes it easy to ride no matter where you plant your feet.

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Fuzion V-1000

The wide handlebars (with nice cushy grips) are a double-edged sword. Easy to control, but wide enough that it's hard to weave around pedestrians or pass between cars.

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Fuzion V-1000

The throttle is nice and smooth, not jerky -- but the battery indicator is extremely unreliable.

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Fuzion V-1000

Handlebars fold down easy: Just pull these two collar rings to the sides, then push them down. The rings snap into place magnetically, so they don't move while you ride.

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Fuzion V-1000

Big beefy tires and a huge rear disc brake make it easy to stop if you're being careful, but also make the scooter prone to skids if you're not.

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Fuzion V-1000

The best feature: the suspension. Front shocks and a rear coil spring keep the ride smooth.

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Fuzion V-1000

One last shot of the Fuzion V-1000.

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