Electric scooters are one of the best options for portable electric transportation. They are nimble on the street and bike lanes, yet can be quickly folded and carried with you when you arrive at your destination. And while some heavier scooters can be a bit more challenging to lug around, the EMOVE 2.0 electric scooter from Voro Motors stands out as one of the lightest electric scooters in the market.
At just 7 kg (15 lbs), this scooter is the lightest I’ve ever seen. Check out my full analysis and video review below.
EMOVE 2.0 electric scooter
The EMOVE 2.0 electric scooter is one of those rare electric scooters that is somehow lightweight without feeling flimsy.
The scooter is built from aluminum and carbon fiber, which help to shed pounds while retaining rigidity.
And at just $433, this electric scooter is also one of the most affordable out there.
If you’re thinking “what’s the catch?” then you’re not alone. Those were my exact thoughts when I first got my hands on it. And the answer: it’s fairly slow and low-powered compared to other electric scooters, especially its 1,600 W big brother the EMOVE Cruiser that we previously reviewed.
Let’s check out the full tech specs.
EMOVE 2.0 tech specs
Motor: 250 W
Top speed: 16 mph (25 km/h) claimed, closer to 12 mph (19 km/h) actual
Range: 18 miles (30 km) claimed, 15-ish miles (25 km) actual
Battery: 24V 10.4 Ah (250 Wh)
Charge time: 4 hours
Max load: 264 lb (120 kg)
Max incline: 15%
Deck thickness: 0.35 inches (0.9 cm)
Frame: Carbon fiber and aluminum
Suspension: Front spring suspension fork
Brakes: Regenerative braking front, foot brake rear
Extras: Easy to read dot matrix-style LED speedometer and battery gauge, kickstand, front LED headlight, two speed settings
EMOVE 2.0 Video Review
How well does the EMOVE 2.0 perform
The scooter works well, but it isn’t fast. The small diameter motor in the front wheel doesn’t have as much torque as larger motors, so it takes a while to get up to speed. If you’re on the road with cars around you then you’ll be wishing for more speed. If you’re in the bike lane or other relaxed environment then it feels just fine.
The top speed was slower than most other scooters, and often clocked in at around 12 mph (20 km/h). Slight downhills helped bump the speed higher, but uphills caused a noticeable drop in speed. This scooter is definitely best used on flat terrain or areas with minor hills.
The main benefit of a lower top speed is a higher range. At 250 Wh, it has a bit bigger battery than many scooters. However, the range is much higher than larger scooters. I struggled to get past 8 miles (16 km) on the GoTrax GXL electric scooter, but blew past that on this EMOVE 2.0 scooter. With around 15 miles (25 km) of range, the EMOVE 2.0 is well suited for those that don’t want to worry about charging every day.
One area that was a bit underwhelming was the braking. The motor is so small that the lower torque means that motor braking isn’t quick or powerful. You can stop yourself with just the motor, but you’ll want to leave a little more distance than normal. For quicker stops, you’ll need to stomp on that rear foot brake.
When possible, I always prefer to have a hand-activated mechanical brake like on bicycles. But at just $433, I can see how that is a feature that had to be left off of this scooter. And since the motor braking alone is adequate for most daily stopping needs, it’s hard to complain too much.
The front suspension did a surprisingly good job of absorbing road vibrations, even over brick paths. With these small airless wheels though, you’ll want to avoid roads with big cracks and pot holes, or at least be looking ahead to steer around them. The suspension adds some comfort to the ride but won’t be much good for serious obstacles.
I really liked the front headlight and LED display. The headlight isn’t going to light your path, but it will definitely get noticed by cars and bikes. And that’s all you need from scooter lights. If you’re riding in pitch blackness then no built-in headlight is going to provide enough illumination to safely light up the path. You’re looking at higher-powered add-on lights for that job.
The dot matrix-style LED display is also a nice touch. I’m tired of old-style LCD screens with tiny digits found on many scooters. The big numerals on the EMOVE 2.0 screen are easy to read and give a fun retro feel.
Plus, I’ve reviewed $1,000 scooters that have no display at all, so don’t assume that a display is a given.
Note: the missing dots are just from the camera’s shutter effect
The scooter also folds easily and quickly with a confidence inspiring and securely locking click. At just 7 kg (15 lbs), it’s super easy to lift and carry around one-handed. It’s almost weirdly light, but I love that.
The EMOVE 2.0 electric scooter is definitely a fun scooter for riding around. It would be great for college campuses or urban areas where you won’t be mixing it up with traffic. This is not a scooter for roadway riding in areas where traffic moves faster than about 15-20 mph.
The scooter does not offer a thrilling ride due to its slower speed, but it’s a still a good time. The EMOVE 2.0 electric scooter is well made, the bars feel good in your hands, and the suspension works better than I expected.
The scooter did everything I asked of it, just without the standard speed and power that I’m used to. For such a low price though, how much can you really ask for? It goes far, stays together, and is incredibly lightweight.
For anyone who actually needs to carry their scooter around a decent amount, such as for down into the subway or taking up into your office, the EMOVE 2.0 would be an excellent choice.