E-scooter companies are preparing to enter the Irish market with laws regulating the technology expected later this year.
One such company is Wind Mobility, which already operates in cities like Berlin, Tel Aviv and Osla and whose scooters have several outstanding features.
In his review Extra.ieAndy O’Donoghue said the “big, chunky” scooter can travel up to 50 miles while the built-in suspension allows for a smoother ride.
The standing area is very large and the scooter is equipped with front reflectors and taillights, which are controlled by a push button, as well as fenders and a stand.
There is a bracket for your smartphone that first requires you to unlock the scooter in order to remove it from the rack by scanning a code on the top of the bar.
As soon as you have taken the scooter out of the luggage rack, you can use the wind mobility app to unlock a corresponding helmet on the front of the scooter.
A wind mobility scooter in action at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Image: Shiho Fukada / Bloomberg via Getty Images
From there you can start shooting and accelerate with the throttle on the handlebars.
There is still no word on when Wind Mobility scooters will be available on Irish roads, but when they are you can be sure they will get noticed.