The M3 E-Scooter follows the design of a traditional push scooter but integrates a battery pack in the deck and an electric motor in the rear wheel.

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The lithium-ferrophosphate battery is large enough to give the M3 E-Scooter a range of 20 miles. It takes 4.5 hours to charge it from zero to 100 percent capacity.

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The aluminum frame makes for a stable riding platform, but airless rubber tires and minimal suspension lead to a harsh ride.

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The handlebars have brake and accelerator levers.

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The LCD shows speed, battery level, and an odometer.

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A hinge structure at the front of the M3 E-Scooter allows it to fold up.

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The rear wheel includes a 250-watt electric motor, but it lacks the power to tackle hills.

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The M3 E-Scooter's steering column folds down to the deck.

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At 34 pounds, the M3 E-Scooter is too heavy for frequent trips up and down stairs or to carry across town, but it is fine for a walk across a train platform or subway station.

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