TL;DR Suggestion: Fully test and review the shared scooters so they can be included in the side-by-side comparison grids and search filters (by weight, top speed, hill speed, etc) to help new people transition into scooter ownership.
I’ve just finished researching using this site, and made my first scooter purchase. I originally thought I wanted an e-bike after moving to San Francisco, but after using the Lyft electric bikes, Lime scooters, and Spin scooters, I decided the scooter was my preference by far.
I noted however that none of the shared scooters can make it up SF hills. Plus most of the old knackered Lime scooters have nasty stem wobble, bad brakes, etc. Toward the end of the battery, these scooters wheeze along uselessly.
All of my research was based around these couple ‘test drive’ models that I’ve become familiar with. I know that I want certain relative upgrade in power and braking. However, there’s scant little data here on ESG to compare my known scooter experience with all of the great review and test data.