Electric scooters are basically your favorite childhood mode of transportation with a funky new makeover. I’m sure all of us remember taking our scooters out with our friends and going to explore the world. Now, the electric scooter has become the choice of transportation for people who love an environmentally conscious way to commuting, and also adding an extra element of fun to their day to day activities.
In this article, we will go in great detail about the GoTrax GXL Commuter V2. If you are thinking about buying this scooter, then I would highly recommend reading this review thoroughly if you want an unbiased opinion, and then going ahead with your purchase.
While electric scooters are a fun way to commute, they can also be quite an investment. What we loved about the GoTrax GXL V2 electric scooter is that it is super budget friendly! In under $300, you can now buy an awesome electric scooter which is almost as good as all the high-end electric scooter which are its competitors. A new and improved version of the GoTrax GXL Commuter, the V2 has everything an electric scooter enthusiast would want, and more. There are a few minor drawbacks but given the price point, it can very well be overlooked, in our opinion. Apart from the necessary safety features that this scooter has, the dimensions of this scooter too are perfect, which make it an awesome buy. It is lightweight, which means it is easy to carry around and super portable.
Some features that we absolutely love –
- Highly portable design
Weighing just 26 pounds and having dimensions of 39 inches x 6 inches x 14 inches when folded, this electric scooter is easy to fold up and keep in any storage cabinet or under furniture. The dimensions coupled with the weight make it very easy for people to take it along with them on public transport as well. The shell of the electric scooter is very durable and strong as well and is designed for rough and tough use. With a minimalistic approach to the aesthetics, the GoTrax GXL V2 is still quite impressive and has a sleek and classy look.
- Super functional cockpit
While some may think that the cockpit of this electric scooter is way too basic, we beg to differ. The GoTrax GXL V2 aims at keeping things simple and easy to understand and only displays information which is absolutely necessary as the speed of the electric scooter and the battery. Located on the top of the handle, the handle of the scooter has the brake and accelerators to control the speed at which your scooter is running. It is very compact but also very functional.
- Awesome disc brake
This electric scooter comes with a front regenerative brake and also a rear disc brake. And boy do we love the rear brake! It is an awesome feature that we did not expect to see in such an affordable electric scooter. The rear brake is operated by a hand lever and also ensures the safety of the rider.
- 8.5-inch Pneumatic tires
The manufacturers of this scooter have kept in mind that the demographic that would be most interested in buying this electric scooter would be from the cities. This information made them realize that adding appropriate tires is a must. Pneumatic tires are the best for use on city roads. These tires are air-filled and have an inner core which is airtight. This inner core has pressurized air in it. This makes sure that the tire stays inflated even with a lot of weight on it. It also makes the ride a lot smoother than regular tires.
- Great range
For an electric scooter under the budget of $300, it offers 12 miles when fully charged, which is not bad at all. Ans the worst case scenario if the scooter does run out of charge is that you can always just use it as a regular scooter.
Drawbacks of the GoTrax GXL Commuter V2 –
- It does not have a brake light
Although this scooter has a front LED light which makes riding in the dark safer and easier, there are no brake lights. This addition would have been great.
- The latching system can be improved
For people using the scooter for the first time, latching the electric scooter into its portable position can be a little tricky, but eventually, they get a hang of it.
GoTrax GXL Commuter V2 Electroc Scooter Specifications –
- Weight – 26 pounds
- Folded dimensions – 39”x6”x14”
- Power of the motor – 250 watts
- Range – 12 miles
- Top speed – 16 miles per hour
- Battery capacity – 36 volts
- Time to fully charge the battery – 4 hours
- Maximum weight capacity – 220 pounds
- Type of brake – Regenerative at the front, disc at the rear
- Type of tires – Pneumatic tires (both front and back)
- Lighting system – Has a light at the front end but not at the rear end
- Water Resistant – Yes
- Warranty – 90 days
Final Verdict –
Coming at an impressive price point, this electric scooter has some amazing features which are only present in some high-end electric scooters. We absolutely love the rear disc brakes and all the safety features. While we also really enjoy how lightweight this electric scooter is, our only concern is that new users might have some difficulty in manoeuvring it easily. All in all, we feel this is an awesome scooter which has great value for money and does not disappoint unless you’re being super picky.
Frequently Asked Questions –
1.What if I am unhappy with the electric scooter?
The GoTrax GXL V2 comes with a 30-day return policy and you get 100% of your money back. If this isn’t a safe bet, then I don’t know what is!
2.What is the warranty policy ?
In case you find any defects in your product, then the 90-day warranty has got you covered. You can even apply for an extended warranty to stay on the safer side.
3.Where can I get replacement wheels from?
You can check the GoTrax official website or Amazon.
4.Where can I get replacement batteries from?
You can check the GoTrax official website or Amazon.
Comparison Table –
|GoTrax GXL V2||XIAOMI MI||Glion Dolly Foldable Electric Scooter||NINEBOT SEGWAY ES2|
|Motor||250 watts||250 watts||250 watts||700 watts|
|Top Speed||16 miler per hour||15.5 miles per hour||15 miles per hour||15.5 miles per hour|
|Weight||26 pounds||26.9 pounds||28 pounds||28 pounds|
|Range||12 miles||18.6 miles||15 miles||15.5|
|Charging time||4 hours||5 hours||3.5 hours||4 hours|
|Brakes (front/rear)||regenerative/disc||disc/disc||Electric, regenerative, twist grip||Electrical with anti-lock|
|Top Feature||High portability||Lightweight yet sturdy aluminum frame||Can stand vertically||Great shock absorbers|