You would be surprised at how long electric scooters have been around. There are videos going back as far as the early 1960’s that show people using scooters. We have come a long way since then and of course now you can use the electric scooter to get to work in a cost effective manner. The electric scooter is still a relatively new idea and people are still getting used to seeing them on the roads. One of the most popular of it’s kind is the Gotrax GXL electric scooter.
Gotrax have been around several years and they have a range of hoverboards and other personal transport electric devices also. They are based in Germany and luckily we have had the chance to give the scooter a go as we were contacted by them last November to review the GXL scooter.
One of the first things we noticed is that it is a bit heavier than other electric scooters we have tried such as the Xiaomi M365 but it is also about €200 cheaper so that is to be expected. It has a great set of 8.5 inch tyres that are inflatable. Being from a quality brand like Gotrax the build quality is of a high standard. It comes with a built in head light which is decent but it could be a bit brighter.
Some of the positives of the scooter are the fact that it is very powerful and it gives a smooth ride. With a top speed of 25km/h it is plenty fast and it has a good distance of 20km/s which is not far off it’s more expensive rivals such as the ES2 ninebot scooter.
All in all it is a very good electric scooter and most importantly it is much cheaper than its rivals. If we were to be shopping for a electric scooter and it was between this and the Xiaomi M365 I would probably go for this due to the €200 savings and to be honest the cons are only small issues and nothing major. Sure the M365 is lighter and it has a better head light but these are things that I can do without. Now for someone who many not be physically strong or want to carry around a heavier scooter then I would recommend going for the Xiaomi M365. After all it is the best electric scooter on the market but it is also quite expensive.
If you are looking to pick up the Gotrax GXL electric scooter in Ireland then the only place we could find it (well Gotrax told us) you can get it is at the it-directory.ie electric scooter store who are based in Dublin. Their prices are actually a bit cheaper than Amazon and the warranty is covered by Gotrax.