The best electric scooter for NYC 2020
Traffic in NYC is some of the buzziest in the world.
The bike lanes in NYC are great and they lend themselves very well to riding on them with an electric scooter. You do have to be very alert to other bikes and the busy traffic.
Don’t drive too close to parked cars because they will slam open their doors without looking.
Make sure your scooter has a bell on it, you’re gonna need it, trust me.
To ride through busy New York traffic you’re gonna need an electric scooter that doesn’t go over the speed limit, is not too big and doesn’t have wide handlebars.
Since July 2019 electric scooters and E-bikes are officially legal in NYC. They were already in NJ but now you can ride your electric scooter or E-bike in all of NYC 🥳.
So here is our top pick for the best electric scooter for NYC:
#1. The Best City Commuter
Glion Dolly Review
The Glion Dolly is our top choice for the best electric scooter for NYC. It is an awesome electric scooter to commute(or just ride) in the city.
The Glion Dolly has got to be the most portable electric scooter, thanks to its unique telescoping stem and folding handlebars. You can roll it behind you like a suitcase.
This is also a very durable scooter. I haven’t had any maintenance on it whatsoever which can’t be said about most electric scooters.
The narrow (compared to other electric scooters) handlebars make it perfect for zigzagging/riding in the city between busy traffic
The Glion Dolly has a 250w motor with a top speed of 15mph (24km/h).
Thanks to its 250w motor the Glion Dolly is able to climb hills up to 15degrees,
The 36v LG battery is ensures a 15-mile (24km) range (We achieved 11 miles)
Charging time is 3 to 4 hours.
The Glion Dolly features just one brake in the rear, which is its only downside. This one brake is activated by a twist motion which takes some getting used to.
The brake is also very fiddly, it’s either full on or off, nothing in between. Be prepared for that in the beginning because it can create a sketchy situation.
There is no display but it does feature a control panel that only displays battery life, no speed or range.
The Glion Dolly has no suspension.
This scooter has air (inflatable) tires that are very comfortable but can leave you with a flat tire if you’re not careful. The tires on the Glion Dolly are road tires.
Weight and maximum load
The Glion Dolly is very portable with a weight of only 27.3lbs (12.5kg)
The maximum load this scooter can take is 255lbs (115 kg)
The Glion Dolly is the best choice for an electric scooter for commuting in the city or general city riding thanks to its narrow handlebars and lightweight. It’s light, easy to fold and carry with you, and offers a very smooth and safe ride thanks to its pneumatic tires and lever-operated rear disc brake.
Specs of the Glion Dolly:
- 250W 15mph (24km/h)
- 36V LG Battery (range 15 miles (24km)
- One rear electronic brake
- No Suspension
- Road Tires
- LED Light
- Climbing Grade 15°
- Scooter weight 27.3lbs (12.5kg)
- Maximum load capacity 255lbs (115 kg)
- This is by far the most portable E-scooter on the market
- Easy to carry and perfect for the city
- High load capacity
- Quite a hard ride due to the lack of air tires and suspension.