We scoot our way into some serious electric-powered fun with the 2020 Mercane WideWheel Pro V3. It’s the latest electric scooter model from Mercane and features some significant improvements from previous iterations, notably an LCD screen, front and rear disc brakes, a sturdier aluminum alloy build, and a larger battery for longer rides. Read on for a more detailed look at this electric smart scooter!
The WideWheel Pro’s intuitive and backlit LCD screen can provide speed readings, mileage, and battery life. The LCD also gives the rider the ability to change gears or modes as they are riding with the push of a button. Riders can shift from Eco mode to Power mode when they need to gain momentum for uphill situations. Its Dual 500W motors can easily conquer any hill or obstacle especially with this mode activated, and can accelerate the scooter to its top speed of 50kph. Cruise control is another convenient feature that allows the rider to achieve a desired speed and maintain it by letting go of the throttle, just like with a car.
The 2020 WideWheel Pro is equipped with a large 48V 15Ah Li-ion battery. Compared to its 2019 version, its range has increased by 10-15%. Mercane estimates the average range to be around 40-70km for riders up to 120kg carrying capacity. On ECO mode, the scooter can even go 70 kilometers on a single charge. The battery takes around 7 hours to reach a full charge.
Safety is a priority of the WideWheel Pro’s design. The 120mm dual-disc braking system accounts for greater stopping power and decreased braking distance. The actual craftsmanship and build of the WideWheel Pro is composed of a heftier and reinforced aluminum stem, fork, and neck. In addition, the LCD screen mentioned earlier contains dual LED lights that will brighten the roads at night.
Now on to the most important part: how the WideWheel Pro actually feels and rides on the road. With the scooter’s improved extra-wide 8-inch by 3.9-inch airless tires, the ride feels smoother than ever. Comfort with stability is achieved with the WideWheel Pro’s dual-spring suspension that stabilizes the front and rear of the scooter while riding. 5-inches of standing room width provide ample space to situate yourself on the scooter. When not in use, the 27kg scooter folds easily into a 43-inch by 9-inch form for storage whether it is in the trunk of your car or on public transportation.
Although it is built well and offers a reliably smooth experience, there are some minor cons with the 2020 WideWheel Pro. As mentioned, it is not exactly lightweight and still feels quite heavy in-hand when transporting. It is portable for shorter distances but can become strenuous to carry for longer commutes. On unpaved roads or busy streets, the braking and suspension on the scooter can be a bit inflexible so your speed will have to be managed to avoid a rough ride or worse, a spill.