Go-Ped Scooters: 2010 Review


Go-Ped

So what’s a Go-Ped? Go-Ped is a line of scooters, electric, gas and human powered, designed and manufactured by Patmont Motor Werks. With their award winning technology, Go-Ped scooters are geared for the short distance commuter interested in reducing their carbon footprint. Manufactured in Nevada, the founders of Go-Ped are dedicated to providing jobs for Americans and supporting domestic manufacturers wherever possible to create high-quality products. With zero emissions, Go-Ped electric scooters are an energy efficient option for those short rides to work, to and from the train station, local errands, or zipping around your college campus. They are also great for kids who want to scoot around the neighborhood.

All of the Go-Ped electric scooters are made with airplane grade materials, strong enough to carry up to 250 pounds, feature an easy to maintain chain drive system, and boast a reliable electric motor power, capable of producing over 1 HP and able to tackle hills. Go-Peds are the only electric scooters equipped with a computerized variable-speed controller which allows the user to perform on-board diagnostics and customize performance. Riders can choose between economy or turbo mode. The platform deck is made of lightweight Latvian birch plywood and offer the perfect compromise between low height and safe ground clearance. All Go-Peds fold easy for transport and storage. They also offer a trade-in program for up to a $350 value if you trade in your old Go-Ped for a new one.

Go-Ped ESR750Ex Electric Scooter

Goped ESR750Ex Electric Scooter

Goped ESR750Ex Electric Scooter

The Go-Ped ESR750Ex Electric Scooter runs on sealed lead acid batteries. In economy mode you can go for 8 miles with a top speed of 12 mph or hit the turbo for a top speed of 20 mph with a 5 mile range. Weighing in at 59.5 pounds, this model offers the best power to weight ratio of any other electric scooter in its’ class. Other features include an on-board “smart charger” that plugs into any household outlet, an auto-adjusting chain tensioner, and a front disc brake with optional rear brake kit. This model is also available with a lithium-ion battery with several battery configurations to choose from. This particular technology offers greater energy savings and reduces the weight of the scooter by 15-20 pounds, however it also doubles the price, retailing at $2208. You can learn more about the ESR750 Li-Ion here.

You can get the SLS powered Goped ESR750Ex for around $1,006.00 on Amazon.

Go-Ped ESR750H Hoverboard Electric Powered City Scooter

Go-Ped ESR750H Hoverboard Electric Powered City Scooter

Go-Ped ESR750H Hoverboard Electric Powered City Scooter

Go-Ped transports us to the future by presenting the Hoverboard as their “Cadillac” of electric scooters. The Hoverboard comes equipped with an adjustable suspension system that offers 2.7″ of travel in the front and 3.5″ in the back that can be tweaked from plush to firm allowing the rider find the perfect balance. Features both a rear and front fender for protection. The economy speed will take you 12 miles with a top speed of 12 mph, while the turbo mode goes up to 20 mph for a range of 8 miles. The “Flux-Capacitor”, located on the ergonomically designed handlebar, keeps the rider informed of their charge status to eliminate guesswork, though all these scooter will still glide with human power. The Go-Ped Hoverboard weighs 67 pounds.

Sells for $1,230.88 on Amazon.

Go-Ped I Ped 16 Scooter

Go-Ped I Ped 16 Scooter

Go-Ped I Ped 16 Scooter

Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the Go-Ped I Ped 16 is a lighter weight option that still offers an impressive 18 mile range in economy mode with a top speed of 18 mph. The lighter weight Li-Ion battery technology allows for easier transporting and stowing options. Features both the on-board smart charger and also comes with a 6 amp off-board charger and conditioner that will re-charge the battery in under 2.5 hours. Go-Ped says this is their sleekest and most maneuverable option.

Retails for about $1900 and can be purchased through Amazon.

Go-Ped I Ped 8

Go-Ped I Ped 8

Go-Ped I Ped 8

The I Ped 8 is Go-Ped’s entry level commuter scooter and lightest in weight. At 22 pounds, it’s light enough to carry up stairs or stow on a bus or train or under a grocery cart. The I Ped 8 is Go-Ped’s most affordable Li-Ion powered scooter. Can go 9 miles in economy mode with a top speed of 18 mph and a 5 mile range for turbo. Just like the I Ped 16, the I Ped 8 offers both on-board and off-board charging options.

The Go-Ped I Ped 8 sells for around $1,551.49 on Amazon.

Go-Ped Know-Ped Push Scooter

Go-Ped Know-Ped Push Scooter

Go-Ped Know-Ped Push Scooter

If you’re looking for a recreational scooter designed for adults, check out the Know-Ped Push Scooter, made from the same high end materials as the electric scooters and folds easy for storage. Weighs 13 pounds and can hold up to 400 pounds. Features front and rear brakes for an ultra-safe design. The Go-Ped Know-Ped has received an average 4 star rating on Amazon and a 4.7 star on Buzzillions. Reviewers raved about the sturdiness, while some were surprised by it’s size, complaining that it was too big and bulky. The Know-Ped is designed for adults and you can compare the size with their smaller version for kids here. Comes in blue, pink, red, or green.

The Go-Ped Know-Ped Push Scooter sells for $159.04 on Amazon.

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