Hey guys, I just bought this ezip 750 in gray color for $199 from WalMart. Pretty decent price with shipping just $0.97. And yes, I bought the 3 years Service plan from WalMart for $19.00 in case anything happen with my scooter. Ezip 750 : $199.00 3 years Service Plan : $ 19.00 Subtotal : $218.00 Shipping : $ 0.97 Estimated Sales Tax : $ 17.91 Order Total : $236.88
If the Ezip Trailz Men's Electric Bike went on sale, it seems like it could be a better value. At least with that, you are not limited to only the batteries so you could take a longer trip. This one seems more like something for just goofing around your neighborhood.
With a 12 mile range, I could see using this to go to the farmer's market or pick up some food to go. If it saves some gas and wear and tear on the car, it could easily pay for itself in a couple years.
just to chime again for those that buy these scooters not as a toy but as viable transportation. I gone through numerous of these types of electric scooters including the "high-end" one from PMW that cost like $1K. Since these are battery operated you always have to deal with charging/discharging and the reliability issues of having a battery. You may also find yourself forgetting to charge and when you need it. Unless your ride is short and predictable, I don't see how these scooters are viable as a transport.
With that said, PMW once had a buntane operated scooter. That was interesting but looks like they no longer made them(?).
optical said: just to chime again for those that buy these scooters not as a toy but as viable transportation. I gone through numerous of these types of electric scooters including the "high-end" one from PMW that cost like $1K. Since these are battery operated you always have to deal with charging/discharging and the reliability issues of having a battery. Very good price.
I have two - the Ezip 1000 and the "Turbo Elite" - a $500 Chinese Import. The Ezip 750 is pretty common, reliable, and comes with 2 x 12v batteries. If you're 200+ lbs, you're not getting 12 miles out of it, but you're not going 1mph for .5 mile either. The advantage of the Ezip 750 over the 1000 is that it has a chain drive. The direct drive of the more powerful model (E-zip 1000) will eventually break and when you need to replace it, OEM price is $300. They don't provide internal parts for the drive. The 750 is pretty reliable. Wear parts like brakes, chains, etc are easily available.
In Texas, these qualify under the law as bicycles and can be ridden anywhere that a bike is legal. Great for down-town and places where golf-carts are common.
Like *all* electric vehicles, you have to care for the batteries... If you don't care for the batteries, you won't be happy with the results or replacement cost ($80-$100).
By a 12-mile range (varying with weight/terrain/whatever), am I understanding correctly that they mean 12-miles total? For example, that means you would only be able to do a trip that is 6 miles each way if you want to do a roundtrip on a single charge?
bytem3 said: By a 12-mile range (varying with weight/terrain/whatever), am I understanding correctly that they mean 12-miles total? For example, that means you would only be able to do a trip that is 6 miles each way if you want to do a roundtrip on a single charge? Naw dog. The 12 miles means one way. So you get 24 for real. Skoota math always doubles stuff yo.
I'm kidding. The range is the range the battery will go (highly estimated) before it dies. If your local market is 6 miles away, better carry your phone with you. Especially if you are over 140 or so pounds. You may coast home on fumes or you may have to call someone to come get you...
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