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E-step Basic review

Here we go for another review of our Mobile Future Basic on a sunny day at the Belgian coast at Knokke, Duinbergen and Heist.

In fact, I have done this test twice in the past few days. Both tests where similar.

Since the official range of the Mobile Future Basic is 20 km, I notice that this is the first time an electric scooter has exceeded this officially communicated range.

elektric e-scooter mobile future basic test drive
E-step Basic review - Knokke june 13 2021

The production always communicates the range based on a weight of 65 kg in the economic mode (15 km/h). So these results were surprisingly positive. I don’t know any e-scooter that goes more distance than the one communicated, except as of now the Mobile Future Basic. With this scooter we covered 21 km with many stops and little wind.

21,08 km

Distance

1:30:21

Time

14 Km/u

Average speed

Mobile Future Basic - The results

With the second test, we were able to prove that you can drive up and back the entire seawall and do so from the end of Heist to the end of Knokke. Translated, this means from the end of the seawall (or the first terminal of Zeebrugge) to the Rabbit (or the beginning of the Zwin) and backwards.

During this second test there was slightly less wind than the previous day. The distance was also shorter and the confidence to reach the goal was almost 100% secure throughout the trip. The first two charge indications disappeared early (I believe after 6 km) before the 3rd remained for almost 10 km. This second test drive was on a sunny Sunday with over 20 degrees in June. So the number of people at 3 or 4 keyspots was much larger which meant that I occasionally had to slow down or at least brake more often for the (inattentive) crossing pedestrian.

At the end of this trip, started from Rubens Square, there was still enough battery capacity left for another 2 to 4 km range. Back from the Rabbit, I took some more time to take pictures.

Surprising are not only the statistical results. Driving this Mobile Future Basic is also very comfortable. This is in contrast to the tires used. Those were honeycomb tires, which means they are in full rubber and can’t go flat. So comfort should go down, but was compensated for by the suspension on the rear tire.

In fact, during both rides I was a big fan of this scooter. From the moment you have used the Mobile Future Basic on normal quality roads, you will not experience any inconvenience. And at no time did I experience an unpleasant moment while riding the Basic scooter. The braking power even gave me confidence that I could stop in time if I needed to.

The light weight (12kg), the nice speed up to 30km/h, the great brakes, the looks combined with the absolutely interesting price of 320€ makes this e-scooter a perfect option for your second stay at the Belgian coast.

For home use, the Mobile Future Basic can also please many steppers and should be considered when you want to buy one.

The maximum load of this scooter is 100 kg.