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OKAI Beetle Review [My Personal Experience]

In this review of the OKAI Beetle, I will present my experience with it. We will take a closer look at one of the most uniquely designed electric scooters in the world, a model combining the characteristics of an electric scooter and an e-moped to deliver the best of both worlds.

OKAI Beetle Review

The OKAI Beetle is an electric scooter that comes with a built-in seat and a removable battery. The scooter is powered by a single-rear-wheel motor with a top speed of 16 mph / 26 kmh and has a range of 25 Mi / 40 km. It features an ultra-comfortable memory foam seat with an integrated suspension system on both the seat and the wheels, as well as vacuum pneumatic tires for better ride comfort.

  • OKAI Beetle Review
  • Should you buy the OKAI Beetle?
  • Buying
  • Ordering and shipping
  • Warranty, return policy, and customer support
  • Unboxing and assembly
  • Folding and unfolding
  • Ride experience
  • Design and colors
  • Materials
  • Speed and acceleration
  • Motor, power, and climbing
  • Weight limit and usage by heavy adults
  • Batteries and charging
  • Range and commuting
  • Weight, dimensions, and portability
  • Waterproofing and riding in the rain or snow
  • Seat
  • Brakes
  • Tires, wheels, terrains, and environments
  • Suspension
  • Lights and night use
  • Screen, handlebars, and controls
  • OKAI Beetle vs NanRobot D5
  • OKAI Beetle vs Hiboy S2
  • Can you ride the OKAI Beetle scooter in rain?
  • Where are OKAI scooters made?
  • How do you turn on an OKAI Beetle scooter?

Should you buy the OKAI Beetle?

The OKAI Beetle is one of the cheapest and most reliable electric scooters with a seat. It has tons of upsides over most of its competitors, mainly in its great feature package that includes a removable battery, and its unmatched ride comfort.

Unboxing and assembly

  • Toolkit
  • Charger
  • User manual
  • Headlight
  • Pedals
  • Safety reflector

As you’ll see, the scooter comes fully disassembled so there will be some set-up required before it’s ready to ride. You can start by unfolding the stem and mounting the handlebars on top of it. The handles are secured with two screws that you’ll need to tighten with an Allen key provided in the box.

Similarly, you’ll need to mount the seat on the seat holder at the back of the deck. The final steps include placing the headlight on the front, and checking if all other parts are tightly put in place.

It is also recommended to fully charge the scooter before riding. Once the battery is at 100%, you can go out and test your new OKAI Beetle on the streets.

Folding and unfolding

One of my most positive surprises about the scooter is that it’s not only foldable at the stem, but at the seat as well. That makes the scooter quite more portable than it might seem. You’ll first need to fold the seat down on the standing surface and then fold the stem, locking it on the seat holder.

Both parts use a simple one-step folding system with a clamp, so the whole process doesn’t take more than ten seconds.

Ride experience

Design-wise, this scooter is what you can call “the Vespa in the world of electric scooters”. Its body has a strong resemblance to the classic Piaggio motorcycle, but the design team took some inspiration from the timeless Volkswagen Beetle as well, which is where the name comes from.

You can order the OKAI Beetle in three different colors: black, white, and pink.

Overall, the scooter has a wide, oblong shape, coupled with smooth edges and a somewhat bulky build.


The OKAI Beetle’s body, including its base, deck, and stem, is made of aluminum alloy. The material makes the scooter both light and durable.


Designed as a city commuter, the OKAI Beetle scooter puts a lot of emphasis on range over pure speed and power.

Speed and acceleration

The OKAI Beetle should be able to reach a top speed of 16 mph / 26 kmh, although I maxed it out at 15.5 mph / 25 kmh.

This is not some insane speed level, but most of the e-scooters in this price range have roughly the same top speeds anyway. The main idea behind this vehicle is for it to be used around the city, mainly in crowded areas, so there won’t be any need for higher speed anyway.

The acceleration of the OKAI Beetle is a bit better, as the scooter starts up quite fast and reaches a decent speed in just a few seconds.

Motor, power, and climbing

The OKAI Beetle is equipped with a single motor mounted on the rear wheel. The motor provides 350 W of real power, and up to 560 W of peak power output.

While it may not be among the strongest motors, even for this price range, it’s more than enough to satisfy the urban riders that would use this scooter. The motor also provides a 20% climbing angle, which is great news for people that often commute through hilly areas.

You can further control your ride on the OKAI Beetle by selecting one of the 3 riding modes:

  • eco mode – better battery life
  • standard mode – balanced battery life and power
  • sport mode – higher speed and faster acceleration

Weight limit and usage by heavy adults

With such a robust build, the OKAI Beetle can be ridden by people weighing up to 220 lbs / 100 kg. This is the standard limit for most modestly priced e-scooters.

Since most riders would be below this limit, it allows some extra space for additional items that you can put on the OKAI Beetle.

You can mount a basket on the front, reserve some space on the deck for groceries bags or a backpack, and all sorts of other accessories that you would love to have on your scooter.

If you need an electric scooter with a better weight limit, check out my guide on the best electric scooters for heavy adults.

Batteries and charging

The battery of the OKAI Beetle is probably its strongest point. The scooter features a sizeable removable battery stored inside its deck.

The 36 V, 10.4 Ah, 374.4 Wh Li-ion battery can be removed from the deck and charged inside your home while you leave the scooter outside. It takes about 4 to 6 hours to fully charge, depending on what type of charger you use.

The battery weighs only 8 lbs / 3.6 kg, and anyone can carry it around easily. It allows the user to ride the scooter to their office, charge it there, and then ride with a full battery back home without going through the trouble of carrying the scooter upstairs. Besides, you can always just order a second extra battery and use both of them simultaneously for double the range.

Range and commuting

The big battery provides the OKAI Beetle with around 25 Mi / 40 km of range. That was exactly the range I got in my range test.

Even a single charge would be more than enough for a full day of riding. Since charging takes no more than a few hours, you can safely charge the scooter overnight and not worry about the range for the whole day after.

Urban commutes are the main use case of this scooter, although it could easily handle some long-range trips if you don’t mind its modest speed.


For an averagely priced scooter, the OKAI Beetle is surprisingly well packed with great features: a highly comfortable seat, decent waterproof rating, and nice suspension, to name a few.

Weight, dimensions, and portability

One drawback of the chunky design of this scooter is its considerable weight. The OKAI Beetle weighs around 64 lbs / 30 kg, meaning you won’t be carrying the scooter around too much.

The removable battery helps here as you won’t need to take the scooter upstairs for charging every time, but it’s still a notable issue you’ll need to have in mind.

Even though the whole design of the OKAI Beetle looks bulky, its dimensions are still fairly standard. When it’s unfolded, the scooter measures 45 x 21 x 41 in / 114.3 x 53.3 x 104 cm (L x W x H). Once you fold the scooter down, these dimensions come down to 45 x 21.8 x 24.2 in / 114.3 x 55.3 x 61.5 cm (L x W x H).

Waterproofing and riding in the rain or snow

The OKAI Beetle comes with an IPX5 waterproof rating which will keep the scooter protected from all water splashes that come from any direction.

This means you can ride the scooter in rain without a problem, as all parts (including the motor and the battery) will not be damaged by the raindrops or water splashes from puddles on the streets. Riding in the snow, however, is not advised as the scooter does not have the equipment necessary to handle winter conditions.


The seat is one of the main features of the OKAI Beetle. This is one of the rare electric scooters that come with a built-in seat, as this feature is usually sold separately.

The seat is made from top-quality memory foam for greater comfort, and is designed with a smooth arc for the best body posture during your ride. It also features spring shock absorbers that make sure your ride stays smooth when you go over bumps on the road.


There are dual brakes, one electronic and one mechanical that help stop this scooter smoothly.

The electronic braking system is found on the rear wheel where the motor is, while the mechanical brake is up on the front.

The brakes were very good in my experience, they provided just the right balance of safety and smoothness.

Tires, wheels, terrains, and environments

In order to maximize riding comfort, OKAI has opted to go with air-filled tires for the OKAI Beetle. The scooter comes with 10-inch tubeless vacuum tires which are rarely seen on an electric scooter.

The big upside of these tires is their lack of an inner tube, so flats will be less common, and maintenance will be easier in some situations. They also have a great cushioning capacity and better shock absorption than solid tires, but are still best used only in an urban environment.


The OKAI Beetle features two suspension springs mounted above both of the wheels, as well as additional shock absorbers in the seat. This great suspension setup allows the rider to have full comfort during the ride and almost fully neutralizes any potholes on speed bumps encountered on the road.

Lights and night use

Night use is just as great as day use with the help of two bright headlights, one on the front and one on the back. These headlights illuminate the road and signal those behind you when approaching.

The scooter also comes with side reflectors on the stem which you can put on yourself.

Screen, handlebars, and controls

The final piece that completes the modern and sleek design of the OKAI Beetle is its display. The scooter features a flat LCD screen placed right in the middle of the cockpit. The screen shows the current speed, battery life, and other indicators that you can customize via the OKAI phone app.

You can connect the scooter to the app (available for both iPhone and Android), and you can even use it to unlock the scooter. You can also unlock the scooter using a key, keeping it extra safe at all times.

Bluetooth connection is also available for this model, as well as cruise control and Smart detection which can all be activated via the same app.

In addition to the apps created for this scooter, make sure to check out my universal scooter app.

Accessories and customizations

The first thing you can buy for the OKAI Beetle aftermarket is a second battery. Having a backup battery is almost essential with any scooter that allows you to remove the main one and swap it with another one. This will practically double the original range of the scooter and make it extremely worth the money.

One of the best scooter accessories for the OKAI Beetle might be a basket. You would most likely use the scooter to go to work and grocery shopping, and a spacious basket to hold your bags could always be of great help.

Even though it’s not an expensive scooter, the OKAI Beetle draws a lot of attention because of its unique look, and it may be a target of thieves because of that. Check out my guide on the best electric scooter locks to find a suitable lock for this scooter and to see how to lock it properly.

And finally, although the OKAI Beetle has a modest speed and rides very safely, having some extra protection is never a bad idea. I always recommend riding with a helmet on, and you might want to also put some pads and gloves on for extra safety. You can check out my detailed guide on the best scooter helmets for more information.

Price and value

At the end of the day, the feature package of the OKAI Beetle alone provides an excellent value for the 699 you’ll have to pay for it. Its swappable battery is one of the best features you can ask for, and one that you rarely see in this lower price range.

But the true value of this scooter comes from its design, which includes a highly comfortable seat as its most distinctive and useful feature. With it, the OKAI Beetle could basically be characterized more as an e-moped, rather than an e-scooter, and would be loved by those who go on long daily commutes.

By buying an extra battery which will make the total price of the scooter somewhere around 999, the OKAI Beetle can be a highly valuable long-range electric scooter for those who would prefer to ride while sitting down.

How does the OKAI Beetle compare to other electric scooters?

These are some of the comparisons that are often made against the OKAI Beetle.

OKAI Beetle vs NanRobot D5

The NanRobot D5 is another great electric scooter with a seat. Compared to the OKAI Beetle, the NanRobot D5 provides much better performance with a top speed of 40 mph / 64 kmh and a max range of up to 50 Mi / 80 km with a single charge.

Furthermore, all of its parts are fully modifiable and can be customized to your liking, although the design of this scooter is very much different. The NanRobot D5 has a slimmer frame and standard thin deck, and unlike the OKAI Beetle, it can be used without the seat.

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All of these upsides come at a larger cost, however, since the NanRobot D5 costs around 1380, almost twice the OKAI Beetle.

You can check out the NanRobot D5 at Amazon UK if you’re interested.

OKAI Beetle vs Hiboy S2

The Hiboy S2 is a much more affordable choice for people who want an electric scooter with a seat. This model currently costs merely around 439, while providing a much more similar performance level to the OKAI Beetle.

The Hiboy S2 has a top speed of 18 mph / 30 kmh, and a max range of 17 Mi / 27 km, which is what you can expect from a scooter of this price.

Some of the disadvantages of this scooter include a smaller build, a fixed and non-removable battery, and solid tires instead of air-filled ones. All of this means that the riding comfort might be significantly worse, which is the sacrifice you’ll have to make for the lower cost.

Who should not get the OKAI Beetle Electric Scooter?

First and foremost, this scooter is not designed to be ridden without its seat. You can remove the seat if you need to when doing maintenance or cleaning, but it’s still hard to ride the scooter without sitting, as it hasn’t been designed for that type of use.

The next type is people who have a much smaller budget and can’t afford a scooter priced upwards of 500. Even though the OKAI Beetle is far from a premium choice, getting the scooter with a second spare battery would cost you almost 1000, a price not everyone can afford. Check out my guide on the best electric scooters under 500 if you’re looking for something more affordable.

Off-road riders are also one of the most obvious types of people that wouldn’t see much use in the OKAI Beetle. With its specific design made for urban areas, and the lack of specialized off-road tires, this scooter cannot be ridden anywhere but on the city streets.

I also wouldn’t recommend the OKAI Beetle to people who plan on carrying their scooter upstairs each day. The somewhat heavy weight is one of the major disadvantages of this scooter, and only some will be able to carry this scooter up to their apartment.

Who should get the OKAI Beetle Electric Scooter?

I would highly recommend the OKAI Beetle to people who commute a lot during the day, as it has one of the most comfortable ride experiences you can find right now. The suspension system, along with the memory foam seat, enables an immensely pleasant ride regardless of the road conditions.

People who are looking for an electric scooter with a seat will also love this scooter. This model is one of the rare scooters in this price range with a built-in seat. You won’t have to order it separately and spend extra money.

Another group of riders that would love this scooter is people with a garage. Because of its heavy weight, but the removable battery, you can simply park this scooter downstairs, get the battery out, and charge it in your home without worrying about carrying the scooter inside.

The removable battery would also be a great feature for people working far from home. You can ride the scooter to your workplace, charge it there while leaving the scooter outside, and then have a full battery for your way back home again, not to mention that you can effectively double the range by getting an extra battery.

Where to buy the OKAI Beetle from?

The OKAI Beetle is best bought through Amazon, as you will not only get free and fairly quick shipping, but get the best deal overall.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the answers to the most common questions about the OKAI Beetle.

Can you ride the OKAI Beetle scooter in rain?

You can ride the OKAI Beetle in light rain due to its IPX5 waterproof rating. Rides in snow, heavy rainstorms, or any spray from strong-pressure water jets can damage the scooter.

Where are OKAI scooters made?

OKAI is a Chinese e-scooter company, with production facilities located in Jinhua, Zhejiang.

How do you turn on an OKAI Beetle scooter?

You can turn the OKAI Beetle scooter on using the remote key. You just take the key up close to the wheel and “touch” the central display with it. Another way to unlock the scooter is to just click the “unlock” button on the key, and then press the “function” button on the left handlebar to enter riding mode.


OKAI Beetle Specifications

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The electric scooter of the proven Chinese manufacturer OKAI is designed especially for companies that share scooters and other vehicles. OKAI ES400A is one of the most popular scooters and has been on the market for a long time.

Its features: mileage up to 55 km per charge, speed 30 km/h, replaceable battery, cast aluminum case and anti-vandal protection.

Technical Specifications

The model is designed for use in various weather conditions and it is perfect for any European city:

Specifications Indicator
Power reserve 55 km
Replaceable battery Yes
Battery cell manufacturer Unknown/Panasonic
Charge time 6-7 hours
Maximum speed 30 km/h
Branding capability free for orders of 300 items or more
Maximum load 100 kg
Suspension Shock absorber

Scooter frame

OKAI ES400A is a single structure made of aviation aluminum alloy, made in a classic black version. The anti-vandal protection is the complete concealment of all wires and cables in the frame construction.

The double parking stand is responsible for the stability of the scooter in the parking. There is a bell on the steering column, which is turned by a swivel handle. LEDs are used as the front and rear lights. The protection class IP55 indicates the possibility of using vehicles in adverse weather conditions.

The maximum load is 100 kg. Weight – 29.7 kg. Dimensions: 120×50,5 x122 cm.

Moving part

The wheels consist of rubber tires with a polyurethane coating that protects them from abrasion. The front wheel is 12 inches in diameter. The rear motor wheel is 9 inches. The size of the wheels increases the driveability of the model while keeping the speed on a small off-road in the form of gravel roads and rough terrain.

Mudguards reliably protect the rider from dirt flying from the wheels. The rear wheel is covered with an aluminum casing, on which it is convenient to put your foot while riding.

The OKAI ES400A is activated by pushing off at the start.


The 350-watt electric motor allows you to accelerate the scooter up to 30 km/h. The front wheel is equipped with a double-cushioned shock absorber.

The brake system consists of a drum brake on the front wheel and an electronic brake on the rear. The brakes work in tandem, providing smooth, reliable and fast braking.


Brand replacement lithium battery 47V 15.5Ah. Charging takes 6-7 hours from a “native” OKAI 1.0 charging station or a 4A universal charger. You can control the battery charge with the installed Smart system.

The battery also has a self-diagnostic function. It is hidden in the electronic lock compartment. It is recommended to charge the battery at a temperature of 10°C to 35°C. The battery protection class IP67 assumes the possibility of immersion up to 1 meter without liquid penetration.

– more reliable Panasonic 47V 15,5Ah 700Wh battery can be installed for an additional charge.

Scooter customization option

If you order more than 300 units at once, we will give you the coloring of the scooters in the colors of the brand of the sharing company.

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Okai Neon 36v 250w Lithium Electric Scooter White

Introducing the Okai Neon 36v 250w Electric Scooter, the ultimate commuter ride, high quality and high style. Powered by a 36 volt 9.8ah lithium removable battery pack and a 250 watt brushless motor. Comes standard with large 8.5 inch tires, built-in deck suspension, foldable handlebars, Color Changing LED lights on handlebar post and foot deck, 1.4 inch LCD screen with multi-style meter, cruise control, front electronic and rear disk brake. Unlock the scooter with NFC key, button on scooter or phone app.


Motor: 36v 250w Brushless Front Hub (450w peak)Batteries: 36v 9.8ah Lithium IonThrottle: ThumbLED Lights: YesCruise Control: YesLCD Display: YesCharger Included: YesTop Speed: 16 mph (3 speeds: 3mph,10mph,16mph)Range: Up to 25 miles (weight dependent)Max Incline: 20 degreesIPX Rating: IP55Max Rider Weight: 220 lbsCharging Time: 4-6 hoursBrakes: Electronic Front(ABS) Rear DiskTires: Front Pneumatic, Rear Solid Honeycomb (8.5 inch)Foldable: Yes (45x18x16 inches)Scooter Dimensions: 45x18x44 inchesScooter Weight: 35 lbsBox Dimensions: 47x11x18 inchesBox Weight: 43 lbsWarranty: 1 Year: Motor, 6 Months: Battery. Charger. Brakes, 3 Months: All Other Parts

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OKAI Neon: Light Up Your Ride, And Your Life

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OKAI is pushing boundaries in the market and on the roads, in the very best of ways. Worldwide kingpins in convenient, eco-conscious transport, OKAI is about as trailblazing as it gets. Creators of the coveted (but oh-so-accessible) OKAI Beetle, this forward-thinking company not only drives innovation at a lightning rate but helps you zoom around leaving far fewer carbon emissions in your wake, too.

Possessing back-of-hand knowledge of city roads and culture from Paris to Phnom Penh, OKAI operates with a committed team of over 500 employees from all four corners of the globe. Not to mention, they come from a wildly successful background in creating shared e-scooters (like the ones you’ll have encountered everywhere, from Bristol to Budapest). So, you could say they know their stuff. And, with a primary FOCUS on sustainability and eco-friendly transportation, they’re firmly a company of our times.

Amalgamating sleek, contemporary design with state-of-the-art technology, OKAI’s modus operandi—indeed, their special talent—is unbeatable attention to detail. With their e-scooters, no stone has been left unturned. So, there’s no surprise that the latest addition to the OKAI clan—the OKAI Neon—carries those same dominant genes:

OKAI’s Neon e-scooter: customizable, portable and street Smart

Naturally, we all need our transport (whatever it may be) to be reliable, functional, and comfortable. This trio is the basis on which the rest of the pyramid of needs sits. However, nobody wants an unsightly old-school (unless it’s firmly retro) whizz-around, only reducing your street cred and having you dreading your journey. Enter: the Okai Neon. Combining epic style with innovative functionality, the Okai Neon will not only illuminate the road ahead, but it’ll light up your life, too:

The first e-scooter to feature entirely customizable neon lighting, you can paint the town red—or indeed, whichever colour floats your boat—making this model the life (and light) of the party.

But no fear: the jazzy lighting is not to distract from an inferior operation; no, you’ll also benefit from top-class motoring power, ensuring the OKAI Neon ES20 is plenty more than just a pretty face. Oozing street attitude, panache, and enviable style, you’ll be lighting the way (literally) and inspiring others to jump on the e-scooter wagon.

Luminous, by design

So how does it work? Wait: put away your screwdriver, please. All you’ll need to set those twinkling lights to your preferred shade is the OKAI app. And it doesn’t stop at colours, either. Customize the brightness, display face (pick from Tech, Classic, or Vintage), and more with just the touch of a button.

Not only will this moveable discotheque look all the rage, but of course, your visibility on the roads will vastly improve, too. Riding at night has never been safer or sleeker. Picking up a pizza at 1am? No judgements here—arrive in style with the Neon. Heading out for a pre-dawn ride? (Again, you do you)—you’ll glow like a firefly for those early-morning drivers.

While safety is of the utmost importance, naturally, the customizable nature of this e-scooter allows you to express yourself on the road in entirely new ways. Sure, you could add a sticker or two (joking, this is not 1996), but tailoring those lights to your unique preferences is—well, the 2020s equivalent of plastering your ride with your favourite Band stickers—only much, much cooler.

Yep, you’ll find dual, wide-spectrum neon light bars on both the stem and undercarriage. And, all that’s asked of you is this: simply hightail over to the app and start experimenting until you find your very own signature lighting design. It’ll be yours, and only yours.

Ride quality

Looking for a sweet ride? OKAI’s your guy. Boasting an 8.5-inch air-filled front tire with a talent for shock-absorption (bye-bye bumpy rides), and a rear—also 8.5-inch—tubeless tire, you can hit the road with peace of mind thanks to the puncture-proof design, too.

Not just sweet, but smoother than a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffle, you’re in for a breezy ride with the OKAI Neon. With a helping hand from the uniquely engineered hidden suspension, Front Electronic Braking System, and rear disc braking, this ultimate trio ensures you enjoy a seamless and responsive journey every time you hit the road.


With our on-the-go lifestyles in full swing, portability is truly of the essence. The good news? OKAI has you covered: with the OKAI Neon weighing in at a featherlight 35 lbs (16 kg), you’ll be able to get up and go without breaking a sweat. Simply use the one-click folding system to neatly compact your e-scooter, and carry it in, out, and out and about with airy finesse.


Like we said: it’s not just a pretty face. If the OKAI Neon was human, it would be of Alma Clooney’s ilk: breathtakingly beautiful, and sharp as a tack:

Running on a powerful 500W engine, you can cruise up 20% hill inclines like you’re freewheeling across a flat plain—it won’t show signs of struggle, giving the notorious “uphill climb” a refreshingly positive spin. Complete with a 9.8Ah Smart battery, you can meander (or zoom, if you’re late for work) for up to a generous 25 miles (40 km) on a single full charge. Trust us, as far as e-scooter range goes, this is impressive.


The e-scooter equivalent of, say, the Tesla Model Y, the OKAI Neon is brimming with hi-tech features. Not one to stay behind the times, you’ll find a smorgasbord of slick tech to make travel even easier:

With OKAI Smart App control (compatible with both iOS and Android), you can even change up your lights on-the-fly. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to more practical settings like locking, battery health, and ride metrics, you can stay in-the-know (and in control) at all times. It’s as simple as connecting your e-scooter to your phone via Bluetooth or NFC.

Of course, with an e-scooter so light-centric, it’s a no-brainer that the safety lights would be on-point, too. Featuring an ultra-bright LED headlight, rear-lit tail-light, and integrated brake lights, you’ll set off in a luminous safety net of visibility. Not limited to daytime driving, you’ll feel confident zooming off in the darkest hours, so you can enjoy true freedom of movement no matter what the clock says—or, in fact, what the weather is up to:

Yes, finished with a water-resistant (IPX5-rated) construction, your new e-scooter will hold its own against drizzle, so you can get to cover quickly come the unexpected rain. Yes, your OKAI Neon will still perform at an A-star standard, but we can’t speak for your hair.

Range: Up to 25 miles / 40 km Max speed: 16 mph / 25 km/h Hill grade: up to 20% Charge time: 6 hours Weight: 35.27 lbs / 16 kg Max rider weight: 220 lbs / 100kg Foldable: Yes Removable battery: No

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