The Bravo electric scooter (2-wheel) is basically a toy. The specifications
for the model ES_SL380 actually look pretty good. For $200 you get:
- a 24V / 12AH power setup: looks pretty good there
- a 380 Watt motor: good enough for a tiny scoot
- weight 63lbs/29kg: not very heavy
- Built in charger will top off batts in 6-8 hrs, slow but OK
- A 11mph/6.8kph top speed: slow but fine for kids
- A FREE toolkit
For the price of $200, the specs sound too good to be true, for very
long at least. We suspect this scooter is mostly a toy. Toys do
have their place though. Just realize that you get what you pay for.
We knew a kid that had one of these scooters. It was still running
at the time, but it was starting to lose various plastic pieces here
and there. It was up for sale.
So, if you buy one of these, it will probably work fine for awhile and
then reach the end of its design life quickly. You can always sell it.
Bravo also makes Mobility Scooters. These appear to be made well.
The specs look good:
- 500 Watt Motor
- 90 minute run time
- 18mph/29kph speed
- A 36V/17AH system looks powerful enough
- A 3-4 hour charge time is good
Price: $450. This is at the lower end of the mobility scooter price range.
We have not seen one, and there are no reviews in sight. If you are
interested in a Bravo electric scooter, its probably a good idea to check it against another well regarded rig.
Scooters in the News
Here is an interesting twist to the mobility scooter: Some Brits are using them for recreation and work! Since these scooters do not require registration, insurance, or gasoline, they make perfect...er...low...speed neighborhood electric vehicles.
The mobility scooters come in two versions, a 4 mph and turbo 8 mph version. Beats walking.