Juiced Releases new Electric Scooter

#2
Received an email from Juiced about their new electric scooter:

https://www.juicedbikes.com/products/electisan-electric-scooter

Wow. $1200. For a scooter. I've never been on one of those things and never want to be on one. But that price amazed me.
I also don't get the appeal of a high speed scooter, seems like a death trap and not very comfortable. But they are apparently all the rage. The specs on the Turbowheel Dart appear better in every respect than the Juiced, and $200 cheaper. https://electrek.co/2019/03/11/turbowheel-dart-electric-scooter-review/
 

Dunbar

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#3
I’ve used the ride share scooters quite a bit. They are super convenient for shorter 2-3 mile trips although part of the convenience comes down to not needing to worry about locking them up at your destination. They feel perfectly safe to me up to about 20mph. I can’t imagine going 25+mph on those little wheels however. It looks like the Juiced scooter comes with a pretty big battery (36V/12.8ah) which is probably why it’s so expensive. I live in a big city and, if I ever go car-less, I’d need something like a folding scooter or electric skateboard to get from my apartment to/from the myriad of car rental options I have in my area.
 
#5
Honestly it looks like they just flat out picked a scooter from an Alibaba supplier and added it to their lineup. I found this here. Looks almost identical (Except this one folds too!) and can be customized to have the same power. $250 USD in bulk. Considering I can buy a decent scooter from best buy for $300 I cant see why they think this is worth $1300 (Or even the $999 its on sale for)
 
#6

Asher

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#10
Juiced did not make it; they have an exclusive distribution deal with Electisan.

That said, the price is shocking. Electisan has been selling similar scooters to scooter-sharing fleets, for around $500 supposedly (plus ~$50 in GPS electronics needed for sharing). I'd expect a $100-200 markup here, not $500-$900.
 

bob armani

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#11
I also don't get the appeal of a high speed scooter, seems like a death trap and not very comfortable. But they are apparently all the rage. The specs on the Turbowheel Dart appear better in every respect than the Juiced, and $200 cheaper. https://electrek.co/2019/03/11/turbowheel-dart-electric-scooter-review/
The Dart looks very impressive compared to many others on the market today. Love the dual suspension in the rear and lights, etc. One of the best I have seen. At 1K, looks like it is worth it if you plan on heavy use to justify cost. I also am a big fan of the Inboard Glider that also looks like a good competitor. Thanks for sharing!