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Electric scooter review: EVT 168

My Verdict of this Electric Scooter.

The EVT 168 was the second scooter I tried when I visited Green Machines in Dublin. It is built by EVT Technology Ltd. - a company set up in Taiwan in 1999. It's based on the Italian Vespa styling and looks very nice - even VERY PRETTY!

Unfortunately - it was a little TOO pretty and clean and I wasn't able to take it for a drive in the wet and dirty yard. However - I have been told that it's handling and characteristics are very similar to it's stablemate - the EVT4000e Scooter - which I did have a chance to drive and review.

Like other electric scooters - there is no electric starter or kick start needed for an electric engine which is great as after driving a petrol moped I realise it's the hardest part is getting it started.

Like the EVT4000e it has a top speed of 45-55 Km/Hr and a range of 40-50Km before you need to charge up again. The charge time is 4-6 hours then which you can easily charge at night.



EVT 168 electric scooterHowever, there were some drawbacks though to the EVT 168 - the biggest one being that, for me, it is a fairly small scooter and turning is hard (my knees get in the way). Probably the biggest problem is again like the EVT4000e and a lot of the smaller Electric Scooters, when they get to a hill of 14° the top speed is only 10Km/hr which really won’t cut it where I live.



My Verdict.
The EVT 168 can be bought for around €2500 in Ireland. Like other Electric Scooters it has many advantages like:

  • No noise
  • No pollution
  • Low maintenance
  • No petrol (gas) - only low-costing electricity


But also has major drawbacks:
    EVT 168 electric scooter
  • Low speed
  • Low ability on hills
  • Battery replacement costs
  • High price compared to internal combustion engine mopeds
  • Small size for my long legs!
  • A little too pretty for me - but I know my sister would love it (in fact she already has her eye on it!!!


So - those last two points mean that it's not for me!




Have a Look at my Other Electric Scooter Articles:


EVT 4000e
A nippy and fun electric scooter.

Vectrix
The big daddy of electric scooters! With a top speed of 100km/h.

EMax 90s
A medium size electric scooter and a great all-rounder.

Stand-up Electric Scooter
These electric stand-up scooters are a big step up from the push scooters and are incredible fun!

Electric Scooter Batteries
Want to know what type of battery you need for your electric scooter or how it works? It's all right here!




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