There isn’t much consistency in the labelling of light electric vehicles. We’d be inclined to call Razor’s new sit-down e-scooter an e-moped – but then mopeds originally got their name because they had pedals, so that wouldn’t actually any more logical a description of the EcoSmart Cargo.
Razor has long been known for its scooters, so you can see why they perceive their latest creation this way. Their first (unpowered) model went on sale in 2000 and millions have been sold since then – mostly in the US.
More recently, the firm has been developing e-scooters and this has resulted in a broadening of its target market to include adults as well.
The EcoSmart Cargo is specifically sold for over-18s and with a 1,000W motor and a 20mph top speed, it’s pretty clear why.
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Other than the seat, the defining feature of the vehicle is the rear rack which can be configured in two main ways: as an adult passenger seat with a built-in storage compartment, or for carrying cargo in some way or other. A detachable basket is one option or there’s a customisable rack. All the relevant gear’s included in the $1,099 price.
Other than that, you get integrated LED lights, folding foot pegs and a battery they reckon is good for, “up to 16.6 miles,” which doesn’t sound too amazing.
The Razor EcoSmart Cargo’s not actually listed for sale on the UK website at the minute, quite possibly because it doesn’t easily and obviously fit an existing vehicle category. Perhaps it’ll be recognised as a powered transporter when that legislation is eventually introduced.