Cars get stuck in traffic. Buses and trains don't get you all the way to your destination. Walking is slow, and bikes take up too much room. What should you try instead? I've found that when you need to get from A to B in a hurry, a folding electric scooter can kick some serious ass.
I've been testing out folding electric scooters for over a year, and the E-Twow / Uscooter S2 Booster is the very best I've found. It's the only one I'm tempted to buy for myself.
At $999 (roughly £800 or AU$1,300), the Booster S2 isn't cheap, nor particularly lightweight at 23.8 pounds. It's not the very fastest, or the most durable. But it is the strongest, most reliable ride, rain or shine, of any I've tried so far. (You can buy it direct from Uscooters here.)
Why might you buy or avoid the Uscooter / E-Twow? Let's go in-depth.
Why do I keep calling it by two different names? Uscooters is the primary distributor for E-Twow in the US.
There's plenty of room to improve the Uscooter / E-Twow S2 Booster, but the pros far outweigh the cons. It's still heavy and expensive at $1,000, but I doubt you'll find a better folding electric scooter anywhere right now.
Among the competition, few have suspensions suitable for both the sidewalk and the road, brakes suitable for both rain and shine, or enough range for more than a very short commute. None of them seem nearly as practical for commuters, with features like headlights and cruise control.
The Uscooters / E-Twow S2 Booster pretty much does it all, and that's why it's my primary recommendation when anyone asks. Even though the E-Twow is the only scooter that's broken on me so far, it's also the first one I turn to now when riding home from work.
But I'm still looking for a worthy competitor.