Most individuals affiliate electrical scooters with the low-end fashions utilized by ride-sharing providers which have inundated cities all through the world. Then there are the acute scooters, hulking autos able to hitting over 40 miles an hour, however too huge and heavy for multimodal commuting and out of most purchaser’s value vary.

However there’s additionally a center floor in scooters just like the Mercane WideWheel, distributed solely by FluidFreeRide within the US. Able to hitting 25 miles per hour and 20 miles of vary, the WideWheel is likely one of the most well-rounded scooters in the marketplace, with few caveats. It received’t break the financial institution in comparison with similarly-powered scooters, coming in at $999 or $1,200 relying on whether or not you go for the only (500W) or dual-motor (1000W) configuration, respectively. (Furthermore, it’s on sale for $899 on the time of publishing).

The scooter‘s declare to fame is in its identify: the extra-wide, 8×4-inch tires that make for a steady journey that feels nothing like your typical scooter journey. The expertise in some methods extra akin to using a snowboard or surfboard than your typical scooter, asking you to make use of extra of your physique to make tight turns round corners, and making for an enticing journey.