The electric scooter is an innovative means of transport. It stands out as an urban mobility solution that is practical, economical and ecological. Thanks to its small size, it allows you to move freely and safely in tight spaces. In addition, it stands out for its compact appearance and reduced weight offering excellent maneuverability.
Currently, the electric scooter market is shared between several renowned brands such as Inokim , E-TWOW , Xiaomi, Ninebot, or Egret. The choice is therefore really very wide. In this article, we will present our complete test of the Inokim Light electric scooter .
Presentation of the Inokim Light electric scooter
Launched in 2009, Inokim Light is a light and foldable electric scooter produced by the manufacturer MyWay. Renowned for its robust models, this manufacturer has become one of the world references in the sector of electric micro-mobility. Moreover, MyWay is constantly working to improve its technology and devotes more than 30% of its profits to research and development!
However, the Inokim Light Super has a reinforced structure and displays a superior autonomy . In addition to the "Light" range, Myway markets three other series of Inokim electric scooters: OX, Quick, and Mini. In this test, we will focus more specifically on the Inokim Light Hero.
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Design and structure and the Inokim Light
At first glance, the Inokim Light inspires confidence with its compact design and sturdy structure . The proportions and shape have been designed to lower its center of gravity to make it even more stable on the road.
The frame is made of 6061 T6 aluminum alloys, which gives it great strength and excellent resistance against corrosion. In addition, it is covered with a non-slip coating to prevent skidding.
The Inokim Light is equipped with an LED lighting system that includes a front light and a rear light. The handlebar is telescopic. It is height adjustable according to the size of the user. The handles are comfortable and fold down easily thanks to a system of threaded locking rings.
On the handlebars, there is a multifunctional LCD console that displays all the road information and the basic functions of the scooter:
- Setting parameters.
- The start-up.
- The distance traveled (daily and total).
- The battery charge level.
- The selected speed mode.
- Real-time speed.
- Front and rear lighting management.
The folding system is easy to handle thanks to a double safety mechanism (patented). It allows you to fold the scooter easily in three movements and in less than 5 seconds .
The dimensions of the Inokim Light are 96 x 18 x 37 cm in the folded position and 106 x 110 x 47 cm in the unfolded position.
The scooter offers a good compromise between lightness and solidity. It weighs only 13 kg. At less than 1000€, it offers good value for money.
Engine and acceleration of the Inokim Light Super
The Inokim Light Super scooter is powered by a synchronous electric motor (brushless or brushless) developed in-house by the brand's engineers. Its supply voltage is 36 V and its rated power is 350 W.
Integrated in the rear wheel, it is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 10.4 Ah and a range of 30 km . The engine is equipped with a kinetic energy recovery system which recovers a good part of the energy generated during braking. This energy is then stored in the battery thus boosting the autonomy of the scooter.
The Inokim Light comes with an external charger that can be plugged into a household outlet. It still takes 4 to 5 hours to fully charge the battery!
Powerful and above all torquey, the engine offers a towing capacity of 120 kg. Theoretically, it is designed to drive the scooter to a maximum speed of 35 km/h.
The good news is that Inokim gives you the option to select the top speed of the scooter within a range between 6 and 30 km. It also offers 3 modes allowing you to choose the maximum speed according to the road conditions:
- Speed mode 1: At full throttle, the top speed is less than 10 km/h.
- Speed mode 2: At full throttle, the maximum speed is 70% of the top speed defined in the scooter settings. For example, if the chosen top speed is 20 km/h, by selecting mode 2, you will drive at a maximum speed of 14 km/h (20x70%).
- Speed mode 3: At full throttle, the scooter rolls at 100% of the pre-configured top speed (up to 35 km/h).
For general safety reasons, the engine can only be started when both wheels are moving. To start, you must therefore press the "Power" button and use your foot to move the scooter slightly forward.
To accelerate, just press the thumb throttle, located just below the LCD console. Note that the Inokim Light is also equipped with cruise control (Cruise Control). However, this function must first be activated from the LCD console. To deactivate it, simply press the brake handle or the thumb throttle.
Wheels and braking system of the Inokim Light
The Inokim Light has 8.5 inch inflatable (tube) tires for easy climbing on sidewalks. This design also makes it possible to drive on any type of road surface while ensuring good stability on the road.
The inflation pressure recommended by the manufacturer is 3.0 bar on each wheel. The scooter is equipped with a magnetic brake system at the front and a drum brake system at the rear.
The advantages of the Inokim Light Super electric scooter
- A good range of up to 30 km.
- Reliable and efficient engine.
- Effective braking system.
- Top speeds of 35 km/h
- Compact design.
- 120 kg pulling capacity.
- Ergonomic folding system.
- Good value for money.
Cons of the Inokim Light Super electric scooter
- The charging time is relatively long.
- Although it is light and foldable, it is relatively bulkier compared to some models.
- Tube tires, risk of punctures.
Inokim Light electric scooter test: Verdict!
In conclusion, we really enjoyed the Inokim Light Super scooter . It stands out as an innovative and very practical urban micro-mobility solution. Its engine is very powerful and offers good traction capacity. Its autonomy is largely sufficient in urban areas.
It is stable, compact, and light. In addition, its folding system is very ergonomic. All these qualities make it one of the best electric scooters on the market.