The test crew aged from 16 to 66 years was en-route on city, flat and mountain test tracks Equipped with on-board computers, they were checking out distance ranges and top speeds and climbing capability.
In the City Test, seven riders rode over a 2,2 km long test track through Tanna, Germany, until the batteries were dead. The road surfaces changed from asphalt to gravel, to cobblestone. There were stretches that were flat, up hill and down hill.
In the Flat Track Test the scooters were ridden in almost ideal conditions for maximum range. With that in comparison to the City Track we discovered that inclines, gravel and stop & go, decreased the range by an average of 23 %.
Hills really showed what the scooters have got, or what they don’t.
In the Hill Test in the Saale Valley the scooters were tested for speed on two tracks with an average incline of 6% and 10%.
In the Incline Test the scooters started on hills with weights from 50 to 120 kg.
More about the Incline Test
After each test, not only data - average speed, total distance, trip distance, and time traveled - was recorded, but also comments and opinions from the test riders. They also tried to fold the scooters and hooking up the charger without reading the owners manual first.