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We are pretty excited to be trying out the Hover-1 electric folding scooter around our neighborhood. We are fortunate that we live in an area that has great roads and sidewalks for bicycling, jogging, and walking. So, why not add riding an electric scooter to that list of activities?

Hover-1 Journey Scooter

This light-weight, folding scooter has an impressive range of 16 miles before it needs a charge. It can tackle hills at angles of up to 15 degrees effortlessly. We can ride it almost anywhere. The 8.5-inch tires can handle rough terrain, which is great for the girls when they want to venture off the road or sidewalk. And, they do just that. 

I like the 14 MPH top speed and the electronic and foot brakes that help the scooter come to a complete stop safely. The bright LED headlight is awesome for the additional safety it provides. The capacity of this scooter, at 220 pounds, makes this a perfect scooter for the entire family.

As with any set of wheels for the kids, we do encourage the girls to wear bike helmets when tooling around the neighborhood or heading over to a friend’s house on the scooter.

Storing and Charging

At only 27 pounds, I can easily lift and stow the scooter in our garage. The fact that it folds up means I can place the scooter out of sight when we aren’t using it. I can also put the Hover-1 in the back of the car and take it with us when we go camping or head to the park for an outing. The 36V UL certified battery pack and cable make charging a breeze.

The Hover-1 is a great electric scooter and much more fun than the manual ones, which the girls seem to be outgrowing. I totally like that my wife and I can use it as well. Though, we haven’t yet mastered walking the dog with it. 

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