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Hi all

I’m your average Joe, who was simply bowled over when I read about the new Ego Electric Scooter that is blessing our shores very soon. With rising petrol prices and everyone trying to be as green as possible, I feel that these scooters really are the next big thing, and so I wanted to document my experiences with one. From the original “I would like to get me one of those!” to it arriving through my door after purchase and beyond to the no doubt hairy riding adventures that I will be partaking in with my new trusty steed 😀

I hope that you read on and feel inspired to save yourself some serious cash in the long run, whilst also doing your bit for the environment, and of course to have some quality fun along the way zipping in and out of all the gas guzzlers stuck in traffic jams 😛

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Thanks

MD

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6 Responses to “About”

  1. cbee Says:

    Hi all, have read all the reviews and think the bike sounds great, I can feel you enthusiasm. I past my test in a car before 2001 but not on a bike so would I be able to ride the Electric Scoota without taking a CBT any answers would be much appeciated.
    Thanks again for yout time

  2. egoelectricscooter Says:

    Hi Cbee

    Many Thanks for the kind comments.

    The answer is Yes you can. So long as you passed your car driving test pre 1/2/01 then you are able to ride the scoota without L plates.

    I have done the same – I have no CBT etc. Although I suppose it couldn’t hurt if you wished to be fully trained up. I am used to riding a pedal bike in London and the like though so I’m guessing that those awareness skills are being helpful.

    Here’s what the DVLA have to say to back me up:

    “If you have a car licence…

    If you obtained your full car licence before 1 February 2001 you are automatically entitled to ride a moped without L-plates (D-plates in Wales).”

    It really is an excellent purchase and I know that once you’re on it and nipping around you won’t be dissapointed! I just love the thought of getting somewhere knowing that it has cost me a few pence 😛

    Let me know how you get on. Should you feel like purchasing then feel free to clear your cookies and click on any Firebox link I have on here 😛

    Cheers

    D

  3. Shaun Says:

    Hi – this wordpress of yours possibly contains more information about the ego scooter experience than any other site I’ve found so I guess it makes sense to direct this question at you.

    There is a fairly steep hill just outside town I’d be wary of trying to tackle if I bought one of these things, would the hill be manageable or should I not chance it?

    I guess the response to this question will dictate if I go ahead with the purchase or not.

    Thanks for taking time to share your experience with us. 🙂

  4. egoelectricscooter Says:

    Hi Shaun

    Thanks for your kind words.

    It all depends – I have not personally had any problems with hills, however, I am 10 stone and have hardly any hills around (just the odd bridge to go up and over).

    If you are around 10 stone then it should be ok, although the bike will certainly slow to about 20ish (depending on steepness and length etc). IMHO if you are really worried about it then I would most likely wait to purchase a slightly more powerful scooter, as it’s quite an expensive outlay if it’s not to your liking.

    I will endeavour to find a nice steep hill (with a good bit of length) and see how I get on going up it.

    I shall let you know my findings hopefully after the weekend.

    (You’d have great fun coming down it though! hehe).

    Cheers

    D

  5. Gavin Horricks Says:

    De-restricted is something you kind of don’t like talking about. You say the scooter is not for you if you would want it derestricted.. Well I bought one and I live in a hilly area… not too bad though.

    My street scooter slows down too much on the hills and the disabled boost button that is on the right side of the dash board is just a horn.

    At one point it was designed to boost the scooter up hills… I suggest that people focus thier attemps on getting this feature working.

    🙂

    Gav

  6. egoelectricscooter Says:

    Hi Gav

    I’m not trying to shy away from the derestricting, It’s just not something that I want to do myself to my scoota (mostly because I’m not exactly Mr DIY!) – Wouldn’t say no to chucking a few quid to someone and getting it done though. It’s certainly a great idea if you can get it up to 40mph – that can make all the difference.
    I’m mostly going shortish trips and only have short hills to climb, so am finding the 30mph fine for what I need.
    There is a few comments on here from “Nick” who has ways of derestricting. It works for him.

    Cheers
    D

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