I appreciate that your post is a bit old but I feel I should post a comment on this folding scooter as my wife had more than a demo on this item.
She first saw this folding electric scooter in Inverness before we set off for Lanzarote on an apartment search with a view to permanent residency in Puerto Del Carmen. We bought the scooter (£2500) and first impressions were good as it folded up to a manageable size and performed well (on the flat!). It drew quite a bit of attention as, at the push of a button it would fold up to a small suitcase size at the aircraft departure gate and would be taken on board separately by the airline staff, as most disability aids are when boarding.
We spent five weeks in Lanzarote so we had ample time to give the scooter a thorough “work out”. The first problem became quite apparent when my wife attempted to use the scooter on some of the steep pavements in Puerto Del Carmen. Useless! Being a front wheel drive, the front wheel would simply spin with the scooter starting to roll backwards. This meant that she could not go out on her own as she felt it was not safe and I had to walk at the rear for the sake of confidence. On one occasion we had to board a small ferry, folding the scooter up and walking it down the gang plank like a small suitcase. When the scooter travelled over the wooden treads, the bumps caused the battery to jump out of its socket and almost fall into the harbour.
After about week three of our five week trip, the scooter then refused to fold up properly as the cog wheels attached to the folding motor and folding mechanism became misaligned due to poor quality bearings. This had other consequences when unfolding the scooter. It would unfold but did not stay locked as when pushing my wife up one of the steep pavements, the scooter would fold up, together with her! In the end in order to get around I had to push my wife’s back directly in order to get up hills!
The final straw came when my wife negotiated a flight of steps with a disability ramp built in at the side. The scooter took off with my wife using the electric stop/start control as normal but when she released the forward control, the electric braking effect of the motor that should have kicked in didn’t and she ended up half way across the zebra crossing at the foot of the stairs.
Needless to say this piece of junk was returned to the supplier for a full refund upon our return. It is a pity that a bit more thought and quality parts weren’t used in the design and construction of this scooter as it was just the job for travelling abroad as well as at home.