MOBOT, a Singapore personal mobility devices (PMD) brand, released its first UL2272 certified electric scooter (e-scooter) on 25 Dec 2018. The MOBOT U3 is probably the first e-scooter in Singapore to have the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) hologram certification mark. The MOBOT U3 complies with the latest Land Transport Authority (LTA) requirement where all e-scooters used on the public paths must be certified to UL2272 safety standard on 1 Jan 2021. Unlike non-UL2272 certified escooters which are allowed to be used until 31 December 2020, the U3 can be used beyond 1 Jan 2021.
The MOBOT U3 belongs to the mid-range e-scooter category. This category of e-scooters is designed for commuting and recreational use. It weighs between 10 to 15kg and can travel 15 to 25km on a full charge. It is easy to fold and can carry onboard public transport.
Aesthetically pleasing with clean edges and large display, the U3 does not have any exposed and dangling wires. But the unique design feature is actually the front lights. Moving away from conventional mini circular design, the U3 has an elongated oval design which is more commonly found on motorcycles. Coupled with deck lights, the U3 is certainly a class above the rest in the mid-range e-scooter category.
The MOBOT U3 boasts a 250W DC brushless motor with Dacromet® technology for superior corrosion resistance. This enhances its durability in a tropical climate like Singapore. Coupled with a 7.5AH li-ion battery that passed the strict requirements of UL2272, the U3 can travel up to 25km on a full charge.
The MOBOT U3 has a slightly longer stem and base to suit different riders. Coupled with 8.5” air tyres, it can handle uneven grounds with ease. All these make every ride on U3 a stable and enjoyable experience.
In terms of safety, the U3 is equipped with front, rear and deck lights. This provides visibility in all directions at night. The light’s colour and intensity can also be adjusted via the U3 app. Unlike other similar e-scooters, the U3 uses rear mechanical disc brakes for more responsive control.
The MOBOT U3 folds up easily for transportation. Therefore you can bring it onboard public transport or store it in the car boot easily.