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The Perfect Electric Scooter

I have been riding electric scooters and electric bikes for many years, well before the e-scooter share wave/scourge came about. I have ridden, broken, taken apart and sold quite a few scooters for personal use and for commercial gain. I have seen them come and go and I've seen them go and break. 

One of my all time favorite electric scooters unfortunately never really caught on the US. It was too heavy and too slow for the market, hilly San Francisco Bay Area, even though it was the best designed scooter I have ever seen. CityBug has changed its design and released some new models since then, but I haven't had a chance to try them. 

One of the most interesting electric scooters that has come across my desk recently is the BASECAMP H8 electric scooter. First of all, the escooter itself looks good, it is well designed and has all the right visual features. 

This is a performance scooter and designed to be fast, a good climber and suitable for adult riders. The BASECAMP H8 will travel up to 25 miles per hour on flat surface and is able to climb up 30% grades with ease. It accomplishes this with an inboard 1000 watt electric motor, which is quite a lot of power for a small board like this. 

It will hold a rider well above 300 lbs, another plus, if you are not currently in trim form. 

My understanding is that this escooter is available on a limited trial basis for now. 

Pick one up by ordering directly on the Basecamp's web site.  


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