There’s a simple fact that you must know by now. The less you have around you when commuting the more fun the commute. In other words, a convertible is more fun than a car, a motorcycle is more fun than a convertible, and scooter is more fun than a motorcycle. In sunny weather, less is always more when it comes to your ride.
That’s why the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter is perhaps the most fun you can have on a short 3.6 mile round trip commute to the bank.
I recently saddled up the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter for a short commute on lovely fall day in Colorado. Now to be clear, at an M.S.R.P of $999.00 the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter is not inexpensive. You can get a very well used Honda Ruckus gasoline scooter for the same price, but you won’t get that mean green all-electric ride or the range anxiety that comes with it. The good news: if you run out of juice you can still power the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter the old fashioned way, by pushing it with your feet.
On my short ride to the bank I decided to not push the scooter and just use the electric motor to power the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter.
EcoReco says you can get up to 20 miles of range on a full charge depending on how much you push. I used up half the battery in just 3.6 miles of non-pushing commute. But keep in mind that I weight 225 pounds, which is close to the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter’s 250 maximum weight limit.
As you can see by the picture above the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter has a handy all-in-one LED display, odometer, trip meter, speedometer and simple to use finger throttle. The EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter also comes with solid rubber wheels and front suspension that looks like it could have been designed for a heavy duty Traxxas Remote Control truck.
In order to cross the local railroad tracks on my way to the bank, I had to take the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter off-road. After a few feet I decided that the small all rubber wheels were better suited for pavement and not dirt. The EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter is most certainly an on-road only scooter.
Best of the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter folds up quickly in just two easy steps, but at just about 35 pounds it is not light nor easy to carry, especially for long periods of time.
EcoReco says it takes 4.5 hours to fully recharge the scooter’s Lithium Iron Phosphate battery. This seems reasonable for a small scooter that can easily live in your garage or next to your work desk when charging.
I found the scooter’s all electric performance to be a bit slow and sluggish….especially when going up hills. The electric power is best used when cruising on flat ground. However the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter’s rear mounted brake is firm and powerful. Overall, the scooter is well constructed from stainless steel and made easy work of my substantial 225 pounds.
I think EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter should come standard will all electric cars. What a fun way to alleviate a bit of range anxiety for electric cars owners. If your Nissan Leaf runs out of juice on the commute home just unfold the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter, and you’ll have 20 more miles of care-free and fun electric range to get home.
Please stay tuned for a complete TFL Mashup video review when we compare the EcoReco M3 Electric Scooter to other more traditional scooters.