My son started in a school which is located to the center of the city. Usually my wife is taking and picking him up, but sometimes I need to do it as well. The first time I drove there with my car, it took me an hour to get there and another hour to get back due to the rush hour. I had been thinking about getting an electric scooter for some time already, and now I had the perfect reason to get one!
I decided to get Ninebot G30D II which is produced by Segway. It has a very sturdy frame and rides like a dream, but it doesn’t have any indicators and the speed is limited to 20km/h due to the local legislation. I decide to fix some of the things that I think needed improvements.
Beside the changes described above, the scooter is now also running a custom firmware. I will not go into detail how that was done as it makes it illegal. It was not a simple procedure as I needed to program the speed controller with an in-circuit programmer, and I doubt that there are many people who would be doing that on a whim.
I made a “stock” profile which keeps the legal speed limits, but the scooter is also able to reach a top speed of 40km/h with a “power” profile. That is of course only used on closed track. 😬
Overall I’m very happy with the modifications. It was an amazing scooter from the start, but now it is simply incredible.