Electric scooters have changed urban mobility by offering a last mile transportation solution for commuters. As cities get bigger, the distances that people have to travel get from one location to another, increase as well. This means that traffic and traffic jams increase as well. This results in people spending lots of precious time sitting in traffic while polluting the environment.
Electric scooters have come along way in the last few years to solve this problem. Long range water resistant electric scooters, such as the 8TEV B12 Roam, are very practical and reliable. You can quickly and effectively get from point A to point B even when it rains, which saves you time and reduces the impact on the environment.
The 8TEV B12 Roam electric scooter is just one example of the many different types of e-scooters that have recently become available. There are many reasons why the 8TEV B12 Roam scooter is a much better choice than many other e-scooters that are more popular but not necessarily better.
In this review I will quickly go over the features and specs of the 8TEV B12 Roam e-scooter, as well as the pros and cons. Maybe this scooter is the one that is the best for your needs and wants.
8TEV B12 Roam Electric Scooter Specs and Features
8TEV B12 Roam Long Range Electric Scooter Review
Power, Speed and Range
The 8 TEV B12 Roam has 350 Watts of power, which is not that much but this 250 Watt motor is able to generate a top speed of 35 km/h or 21.7 mph, which is pretty impressive. 35 km/h is plenty of top speed of daily commutes around the city and there is no need for more top speed. In many places the top speed on bicycle tracks is limited to 15 mph.
The 8TEV B12 Roam is a long range electric scooter with a max range of up to 42 km or 26 miles. This is due to the high capacity 624Wh battery. This means that you can use the scooter for multiple small rides, or for a longer single outing without worrying about running out of battery power.The charging time for the battery is 6 hours.
The 12-inch magnesium wheels and air-filled tires provide lots of grip and comfort when riding over bumps. Generally electric scooters have much smaller tires at about 8-inches, which makes them much harder to ride. These are also air-filled tires at 40 PSI tire pressure, which are significantly more comfortable to ride on that solid tires.
The hydraulic brakes of the B12 Roam offer safe, reliable, performance-oriented braking with great modulation. Due to the hydraulic brakes, the B12 is capable of producing higher braking forces, while delivering outstanding control.
Strong carbon-reinforce maple deck has been covered with strategically-positioned grip tape to ensure safer footing. The deck is resistant to wear and tear, while helping to keep rough, uncomfortable surfaces in check in tandem with its large wheels.
Many other features, such as rubberized hand grips on a raised curvature alloy handlebar and easy-to-reach brake levers are just some examples.
Build Quality and Lights
The frame of the 8TEV B12 Roam has been made out of high grade Chromoly 4130-grade alloy, which is very strong and reliable. The folding mechanism is also very robust and easy to use.
The 8TEV B12 Roam has integrated LED lights which together offer much improved visibility so you can be seen whilst out riding in low light conditions. The light can be controlled from the display unit on the handlebar.
Portability and Water Resistance
The portability of this scooter is excellent. First of all it is a lightweight scooter at only 17 kg. It also has adjustable stem and easy folding mechanism. The scooter folds to a compact H 120 x L 115 x W 23 cm, which allows you to store the scooter in the trunk of your car or carry it along to public transport.
The maximum carrying capacity of the Roam is 120 kg, which makes it more suitable for heavier riders as well.
All of the B12 electric scooters have a high IPX6 water resistance rating, which means the scooter can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water. Also the battery management system is waterproof. Not many electric scooters have a IPX6 water resistance rating but having a high water resistance rating is very important if you happen to live in a rainy climate.
The scooter has 18 month warranty and the warranty is backed by the the distributor, 8TEV Limited.
8TEV B12 Roam Electric Scooter Pros and Cons
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There are numerous benefits to the 8TEV B12 Roam, such as long range, sturdy frame, ergonomic design, large air-filled wheels, high water resistance and hydraulic brakes to name a few.
It does also have some negative aspects, such as lack of suspension (although 12-inch air-filled tires act like suspension), no accompanying app, no reflectors for safety. Although it weighs 17 kg, it can be somewhat heavy for women to carry for long distances. The price at around £1,500 is also not cheap.
But the benefits of the 8TEV B12 greatly outweigh the few drawbacks. This type of electric scooter is much more comfortable to ride and it will last much longer as well.