Munich (ots) - Hardly any other vehicle is as well suited as the scooter to move electrically in an urban environment. Portable batteries and city-wide ranges mean that the sales figures for electric scooters are constantly increasing. For this reason, the ADAC has tested five models that can be driven with the A1 driving license class (“125 ccm”). The focus was on everyday suitability, ergonomics, drive and driving characteristics. The gratifying result: No scooter failed. However, no model with the top grade “very good” was convincing. Two of the scooters tested performed satisfactorily, three gave good results.
The winner is the latest model in the test: the Silence S01 (grade 2,2). The 6.490 euro Spanish model was particularly convincing with its well thought-out concept: the large battery, which ensures a decent range of 90 kilometers, can be easily removed and transported. After removing the battery, it becomes a trolley and can be conveniently pulled into the house or apartment for charging. The best braking distance and good results in acceleration and range as well as storage space under the seat for two helmets ensure good marks in all test areas. The Schwalbe from Govecs and the Vespa Elettrica from Piaggio followed in second place with a grade of 2,5. Both are similar in price to the test winner. This means that the three most expensive models in the test can also be found in the top three ranks.
However, the Vespa disappointed the testers with the moderate top speed of 67 km / h and the extremely slow acceleration. Apart from the average range (68 km) and the permanently installed battery, the electric Vespa convinces with its driving characteristics and great comfort. The Schwalbe from Govecs offers the best driving performance, a balanced chassis and, as the only scooter in the test, at least optionally an anti-lock braking system. Especially with the braking distance, the test scooter failed without ABS - it was the worst in the test field with 12,3 meters from 50 km / h. The high power consumption also had a negative impact, the battery only lasted for 67 kilometers.
The best-selling electric scooter in Germany, the NIU NQi GT (2,7), was only able to secure fourth place. Above all, the uncomfortable sitting position, the long charging time (9,2 hours to full charge) and the small storage space attracted attention. The last one in the test, at a clear distance, is the Trinity Uranus R. In addition to the price, the optional second battery also increases the range, but it cannot compensate for poor headlight illumination, the poorly legible display and the longest charging times. The result: grade 3,3.
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