My Ezip 750 was delivered to my local Walmart a little over two months ago and I've been riding it every day since Day #1. I am a 46-year-old woman and although I am not in the habit of sharing my weight with others, in this case it might come in handy for other hefty people who are looking for a scooter, so I shall hesitantly state that I weigh 235 pounds. The weight limit on this scooter is 260 pounds. I was aware of the fact (because of my plus-size frame) that I wouldn't get the 12 mile range that is stated in the specs as the maximum range, but since I bought this to get to and from work, and since work is less than five miles from home, I felt fairly confident that I could make the trip without fear of running out of power. When I first brought the scooter home, it took me about 30 or 40 minutes to get it assembled. It wouldn't have taken this length of time if it hadn't been for the fact that the illustrated instruction sheet was printed in a foreign language. However, the manual is in English, so between the pictures on the instruction sheet and the manual, it wasn't too bad. (The scooter comes almost completely assembled, except for a few minor details.) After I finished the assembly, I plugged it up to charge up the battery. The manual suggests an eight to ten hour charge, and about twelve hours for the initial charge. However, the red light on my charger (which indicates "charging") had turned to green (which indicates "charged") within two hours. I called the hotline and told them about this and asked if I should continue to charge for the suggested 12 hours. They told me to leave it on for another hour or so after the light turned green and then it should be ready to ride. I have followed this rule ("green" plus one hour) ever since. Although the charger states an 8 to 10 hour charge time, the green light almost always comes on after 3.5 to 4 hours, so I usually charge it for 5 hours and have been happy with the results. As I said, I bought the scooter for work transportation and haven't tried to take it longer distances very often for fear of running out of power, but recently a friend who lives a little farther away than my job asked me to house- and dog-sit for a couple of days. It's about seven miles to her house, so I was a little unsure of whether I'd be able to make it there without walking it part of the way, as I sometimes slip into "low battery mode" simply going to or coming home from work. I now realize that the reason for this is because I ride it to work at full power / full speed. When going to my friend's house, I rode at a much slower speed and was able to conserve the battery well enough to get to her house without running out of power. This makes me think that even at my weight, I could probably ride 8 to 9 miles at a lower speed before the battery dies and needs to be recharged. Riding at full speed, as I often do when going to work, gets me there faster but wears the battery out much quicker. I was a little nervous about the scooter at first, because I've never operated a scooter or motorcycle and for several years had been relying on my mountain bike as my only means of transportation. Even though the specs list the top speed as 12 m.p.h., "motorized power" had me a little nervous. I probably top out at 10 m.p.h. on flat surfaces, much less when going up-hill, and 15 m.p.h. (or more) when going down-hill. I know this was a long review, but I thought it might come in handy for other plus-sized people who are in the market for a scooter. I am very happy with mine! I even use it to go grocery shopping and have added a tote to the back for carrying items. I know that I've exceeded the weight limit a few times on heavy shopping days, but I haven't noticed any problems, with the exception of a little less speed. I would highly recommend the Ezip 750!
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