The Electric OjO Commuter Scooter is a brand new entry into the electric scooter market. It is aimed directly at adult and millennial riders. It has a 25 mile range and a top speed of 20mph. The Electric Ojo Commuter Scooter debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and went on sale via Amazon in January 2017. I see the Electric Commuter Scooter as the perfect solution to environmentally friendly transportation for cruising the causeway, college campus, the country club, your gated community, campground, trailer park, in the pits and paddocks at the races, or even for shuttling workers around the company grounds.
The Ojo Commuter Scooter is what I call a gateway vehicle. This high-tech two-wheeler introduces people who would otherwise never consider a motorcycle or gas powered scooter because of perceptions of motorcycles and motorcycle culture. The electric powertrain removes the need for mechanical aptitude in order to repair or maintain. The lines of the bodywork remind me of the classic Italian made scooters such as the Vespa. It’s simple elegant style is unintimidating to the average person. The Electric Ojo Commuter Scooter opens the door to powersports and motorcycling to a far wider audience.
The future of powersports is electric. The purist bugs in the teeth motorcyclists will vehemently disagree with me about electric motorcycles and their place on the road. Combustion powered fossil fuel burning hydrocarbon spewers will be on the road in two and four wheel forms for the foreseeable future. As battery technologies improve, charging times decrease and range increases, we will hit a tipping point. The manufacturers will be ready with electric powered powersports vehicles and will over a period of time, eventually phase out their less environmentally friendly counterparts.
For decades purist racers have sworn by two-stroke power plants for their rides. Environmental concerns have led to manufacturers producing four-stroke powered machines. Bikes that have bigger displacement to generate the same levels of power as their two-stoke counterparts. The same pressures that led to the phasing out of two stroke machines will continue to push for cleaner running more environmentally friendly electric vehicles.
The Ojo Commuter Scooter is a Zero Emission Neighborhood cruiser. It uses a 500w hub mounted electric motor, The Ojo features a 48v Lithium Ion Battery that gives the Commuter Scooter an approximately 25 mile range on a charge. The Ojo has a built in charging system that plugs into any standard 110v outlet.
The OjO Scooter is more stable than many of the other options available. The Commuter Scooter employs more rearward inclination in the steering head and an increased trail length over its more vertical, toy-like competitors such as the razor. Increased Trail and Rake makes the Ojo Commuter Scooter a far more stable ride than many other scooters.
The OjO Commuter Scooter has a lightweight and sturdy eleven-gauge aluminum frame and automotive grade ABS farings which are both stylish and durable. Front and rear disc brakes and rear suspension for a safe and comfortable ride.
- ATV inspired Thumb Style throttle control.
- Sport bike inspired tubeless tires.
- Removable seat and post. It can be ridden in either sitting or standing positions.
- LED Headlight, Brake Light and Turn Signals.
- Waterproof BlueTooth Speakers and a USB port for charging your phone.
- Keyfob control and a security system.
- 65 pounds curb weight.
- Available in seven colors.
Here’s a playlist of short videos about the Scooter and Ojo CEO that I think you’ll enjoy. The brand new OjO Commuter Scooter debuted at CES-2017 in January. The OjO-500 is a lightweight electric commuter scooter. Check out Dale Seiden on the floor at CES and an Focus Magazine interview in the hangar. Ride along with CNBC as they highlight several of the new electric commuter scooters that were at CES-2017. Get a good look at the OjO and learn how to operate this new commuter scooter with the team at Blue Monkey Bicycles.
The Ojo Commuter Scooter is not a motorized bicycle, nor is it an electric motorcycle. It is a lightweight electric scooter designed for use in bike lanes and paths. I’d suggest checking with your local law enforcement about where you are permitted to ride, if there are any licensing requirements, and if safety gear is required.
Even if a helmet is not required, I suggest you wear one. A fall onto pavement from 20mph can be catastrophic. Please ride responsibly. Use a little common sense and use the appropriate safety gear while operating any motorized vehicle or equipment.