To provide some background, I am the proud owner of a 2020 Emove Cruiser Electric Scooter in which I intuitively purchased in the Fall of 2020. Since then, I’ve had zero problems (knocks on wood) with the scooter, meanwhile my truck has had a few repairs and of course its standard pricey maintenance.
The scooter itself reaches a max speed of 25 mph and has a range of 62 miles per full charge. I’ve BEEN preaching for everyone to purchase one of these $1400 BEAST for a while now, here’s why:
1. Rising Gas Prices
I don’t know if you’ve stepped outside recently, but here in Florida, gas has OFFICIALLY reached the $4 per gallon price point! This is something I thought I would never see. Keep in mind, this is coming from someone who’s lived through multiple hurricanes, the 2008 financial crises, the war in Iraq, and any other significant event that drives the price of gas.
I’m not saying that this scooter can replace a car, but it can damn SHOLE help! When I’m in Miami, I rarely drive unless I have to travel somewhere that requires my appearance is non active wear (not slightly sweaty lol), if I have a passenger/someone riding with me, or the distance is entirely too far and I simply don’t feel like riding a scooter there.
So essentially, I use the scooter the Cruiser for quick trips under a few miles. For example, going to Publix, visiting nearby family, going to the nearby park, etc.
2. Transportation Options
When Uber/Lyft dropped, and most people were using these services for “After The Club” rides, I was simply using them for “I don’t have my car” rides. Most notable, whenever I had to visit the mechanic.
For me, whenever I get an oil change or any type of service. Instead of waiting in an uncomfortable waiting room or paying for an Uber/Lyft back home, I merely unfold my Cruiser and take the quick trip BACK TO THE CRIB! .. “call me when y’all ready”.
I think owning an electric scooter is actually an effective emergency transportation option.
3. The Fun Aspect
Of course its HELLA fun zooming past everyone downtown on those dilapidated rental scooters. Depending on what city you live in, its pretty cool parking and just taking a ride in an interesting area.
In Tampa, I managed to ride on the Riverwalk/Downtown during all of the Super Bowl festivities, which was very interesting to see.
In St. Aug, I was able to visit multiple sites and ride along the street that sits alongside the beach (I forget the name).
In Orlando, I rode downtown and was able to fully enjoy Sunday Funday w/o paying the exuberant parking prices.
In Miami, I’ve rode past Sunday’s Eatery just to see the line. The fact that Trick Daddy has people traveling to Miami Gardens is absolutely mind blowing to me! I’ve also tried riding around Wynwood, but the parking on the streets actually makes it somewhat dangerous.
In summation, .. get a scooter …