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  1. Added Kingsong 14d fire after hopping off a curb.
  2. The V12 is looking very promising as a rain wheel / daily commuter. Does anyone have information about the following? How does the touchscreen perform in the rain? Even my smartphone messes up with water droplets on the screen. How easily accessible are the manual light controls? Can they be toggled on/off without looking at the screen? Is pedal deployment friction or magnetic? How noisy is it? Can start-up/shutdown beeps and voices be turned off?
  3. The 67V 420Wh version of the MTen3 has a top speed of 20mph / 32km/h The 86V 512Wh version of the MTen3 has a top speed of 23mph / 37km/h Keep in mind that these top speeds are usually only attainable when the battery is relatively full, with a medium-lightweight rider, on a smooth flat road, without a headwind, in warm temperatures. The safely attainable top speed will diminish as conditions degrade. This article explains the battery tech in EUCs fairly well: For your goal of 30km/h for 10 km, assuming you are not a heavyweight, I'd recommend any EUC with a minimum 800Wh
  4. The smaller battery versions of the MCM5 have a lower top speed. You're looking at 21.5 mph (34 km/h) for the 340Wh version. I doubt you'll be able to hold that speed for 10km due to battery sag. Battery sag on eSkate means going slower. Battery sag on EUC means lower top speed and increased risk of cut-out. If possible, I'd recommend saving up a few hundred dollars more to get the 650Wh or 800Wh, or look to get a used wheel.
  5. InMotion hasn’t created a compelling alternative for me since the V8, so yeah, I guess I’ve missed out on being part of such a welcoming InMotion community.
  6. Driving Mode and Pedal Sensitivity If Pedal Sensitivity is the same as Hard mode and Soft Mode, then I welcome the gradient selection. Looking forward to feeling how soft the extreme “Soft” can get. Driving Mode - I can’t make out what the second and third options are, but if previous versions of the UI suggest anything, then it’s Commute and Off-road, although it’d be hilarious if it said Feather and Whale. 😂 I’m impressed that InMotion is allowing for user-adjustable riding characteristics.
  7. Did anyone else notice that the V12 has gone through a bunch of certifications? CE, FCC, ETL I'd assume Ninebot did this as well, but has any other EUC manufacturer certified their wheels to this extent?
  8. Two different drive modes: Commuting and Off-road I wonder what the differences are? My guess would be that Commuting offers a higher top-speed (70 km/h) due to assumed air-flow for cooling the heat-sinks. Off-road might imply lower-speed high-torque requirements, so they might limit the top speed (60 km/h) to account for the reduced air-flow heat dissipation - maybe the fan kicks in sooner too?
  9. InMotion is aiming for the sweet spot in the market with the V12. The specs suggest a good upgrade path for V10F owners. Think of this as a slightly slower RS, but with good build quality. Or an 18XL with better acceleration, range and top speed. Enthusiasts will always want more battery, but the trade-off is weight and $$$. While it remains to be proven if they can make a durable, weather-resistant hollow bore motor, the potential benefits are smooth, powerful acceleration and braking. Those who have ridden the V11 can attest to the ride feel. InMotion have talked about a
  10. I would say that the five points CAN be achieved today, but manufacturers are currently not implementing all of them in any wheel. The closest might be the Ninebot Z10 and InMotion wheels, but I don't know any manufacturer that monitors individual cells. Current Gotway wheels might score 2/5 if their assembly line is having a good day I accept this risk as well. My worry is that governments won't, after a few fires make the headlines.
  11. Yeah, the problem is that there isn't an inexpensive, convenient, fool-proof solution currently. So the next best thing is to have multiple layers of mitigation and response. IMHO, fire stickers can be one of those layers. I'm definitely not relying solely on fire stickers to put out a battery fire! I have not tested them under duress. I'm guilty of being convinced by YouTube videos, reading some online information, and messaging the owner of the company with some questions. The stickers do seem small, but if you trust the specs a 100mm x 50mm sticker is supposed to be
  12. @Hsiang nice coverage on the recent Gotway fires. I've been considering storage units as well, but that just moves the problem to another location - unless the storage facility uses fire-proof containers. There is no way PEVs are going to gain mass adoption if people feel like they're living with ticking time bombs. Can you imagine if every household had multiple PEVs? Even a 0.001% fire rate would be reason to have them banned from multi-residential and business buildings. Fire extinguishers, balls, bags, particulate, stickers, blankets, coatings, etc are all layers o
  13. This is a great idea. Please provide a link to such a product.
  14. I like the new annual release cycle. I hope that the June release date is a real consumer-ready date, and not a pre-beta release for YouTubers that requires another 6 months to QA, recall, and fix production issues. V12 Expectations: 60 kph stable top speed that can be achieved from 100% to 25% battery. Powerful braking that won't cause wobbles - looking for overall good weight balancing and stability. Weather-resistant design, allowing for daily commuting in rainy climates - without having to replace bearings or worrying about control boards and batteries catching
  15. Begode should just install the stickers on every new wheel. I'm sure there'll be a fire video testing their effectiveness soon enough
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