- May. 20th 2019 10:54 am ET
Just when I thought I had seen all there was to see in the electric scooter industry, the VeloMini Scoot and T1 trailer popped up on my radar. I’ve seen bicycles pull trailers before, but I’ve never had an electric scooter that I could do all of my grocery shopping with… until now.
VeloMini Scoot and T1 trailer combo
The VeloMini Scoot is an electric scooter model offered by VeloMini, an electric micromobility company in Santa Clara, California.
While the VeloMini Scoot is available on its own, combining it with VeloMini’s T1 trailer makes it an awesome errand running machine. I used it mostly for groceries, but it also worked great for running a few boxes over to the post office and even lugging my camera gear around during the review (don’t forget to check out the video review below!).
But as always, before we jump too far into the review, let’s get a rundown of the specs.
VeloMini Scoot tech specs
Motor: 250 W continuous
Battery: 36 V 7 Ah 252 Wh (non-removable)
Top speed: 15 mph (25 km/h)
Range: Claimed 20 miles (32 km), actual range lower when hauling a trailer
Weight: 26 lb (11.8 kg)
Load capacity: 250 lb (113 kg)
Brakes: Stomp brake and regenerative brake in rear
Tires: 8″ airless
Suspension: Front suspension stem
Climbing angle: 15º
Extras: Front and rear lights, electric horn, LED speedometer, and battery meter
T1 trailer specs
Weight: 11 lb (5 kg)
Load capacity: 66 lb (30 kg) – though I definitely loaded it with more and it worked great
Interior volume: 60 L
Fabric: Water-resistant Nylon
Attachment: Quick release
Tires: 8″ inflatable
Folded size: 30” x 20” x 12.5” (76 cm x 51 cm x 32 cm)
Extras: Safety flag, folding wheels, outer shell cover, folding handle, reflective strips
Don’t forget to check out my video review of the Velomini Scoot and T1 trailer below. Then read on for the rest of my review!
How does it ride?
We’ll start with the VeloMini Scoot electric scooter by itself, since you don’t have to pair it with the trailer. On its own, the VeloMini Scoot is a $599 electric scooter that competes well against the rest of the pack of electric scooters. It accelerates decently fast, though a 250 W motor is never going to blow you away. The ride is also fairly smooth, aided by the front suspension stem.
The 8″ wheels are airless, which has both pros and cons. On the upside, you never have to worry about getting a flat tire. But the rigid tires also transfer more vibration from sidewalk cracks and bumps in the road. The suspension helps prevent some shock from traveling up to the handlebars, though riding over pockmarked roads will definitely reveal the limits of the suspension. But like most scooters in this class, it glides perfectly smooth over properly paved streets and bike lanes. So as long as your city does a decent job keeping up with the road surface, the ride will be just fine.