Razor EcoSmart Metro is the most highly recommended electric scooter for adults, even with all the new designs and new scooters popping up almost daily. This scooter will appeal to those that appreciate simple design and affordable price.
EcoSmart Metro is a one step above the basic electric kick scooters Razor is known for. That’s one thing that differentiates this model from other Razor products -it is designed to serve primarily as a personal transportation vehicle, rather than just for fun.
The design of Razor EcoSmart Metro is very simple, which not only looks appealing but also makes the scooter lighter. With a bamboo deck and classic white, powder-coated frame, this ride looks like a vintage moped that you would love to go sightseeing on.
The scooter does no come assembled, but all tools are included and you will able to assemble it easily without breaking a sweat.
Power & Range
Underneath the bamboo deck is a 500W high-torque motor that can reach top speed of 18mph. The handles come with two levers that allow you to control it. The lever on the left side activates the brakes, while the one on the right is used to control speed. Maneuvering this electric scooter is virtually no different than turning a bike, which is great.
On a full charge you can expect to get about 45-60minutes of continuous use. This electric moped is designed for quick, short trips rather than longer commutes.
The features include ultra-padded seat, rear disc braking system, adjustable handlebar rake and seat, a kickstand, bamboo deck, and standard bicycle size 16” pneumatic tube tires on spoke wheels. EcoSmart Metro comes with the very useful rear cargo rack and a basket included. So if you go grocery shopping on this scooter, you wouldn’t have to worry about where to put all those bags.
The seat is heavily padded and contains 2 shock absorbing springs, making it a comfortable ride even during long distances. The seat and handlebar are also adjustable, allowing both short and tall people to ride comfortably.
The huge flaw on EcoSmart Metro is that it doesn’t have an ignition key, it turns on by pressing the ON/OFF button that is located on the battery case. This means that you will need to secure it in public, because anyone could just turn it on and go. Also there is no LCD display or an indicator that would tell you how fast you are going, or battery level, other than a low charge indicator that does not work very well.
UPDATE: The EcoSmart series now comes with a maintenance free hub motor. The quiet, high torque, 350 W motor boasts an up to 15.5 mph speed with a range of up to 12 miles. Here is a video of a brand new Eco Smart Metro HD:
Battery & Charging
The battery is a 36V, 7.5 Ah seal lead acid. The manual suggest charging for 12 hours. It’s not that you HAVE to charge batteries for 12 hours, with just few hours of charging you will be able to get 7-8 mile range out of them, but wilt SLA batteries it is better if you can leave them charging overnight. A great thing about batteries is that they are located inside the bin that is under the deck, so they are quite protected from the rain.
The size is comfortable for adults to ride
Adjustable seat and handlebar
16″ large pneumatic tires
Rear luggage rack with basket included
It is very affordable
WE DIDN’T LIKE:
Maximum recommended load is only 220lbs
No ignition key, only the ON/OFF button
Who is this scooter for?
Razor EcoSmart electric scooter definitely serves its purpose of being a convenient scooter for adults. If you’re looking for a comfortable seated ride that can help you get around town, get your groceries or just have fun, this is a solid, affordable option. This is probably a perfect ride for the whole family to share or an excellent substitute for a bicycle if you are an older rider.