They are fun, fast and the latest in luxury scooters. Amanda Kelly from The Carousel asked four people to take the Unagi E500 for a spin on Miami Beach in the Gold Coast, Queensland, to get their verdict.
Far from being naff, these days commuting to work on the latest eBike or eScooter is trendy and not to mention, sustainable. At The Carousel, we’ve been having some fun testing out the latest models available from Panmi and we think the Unagi E500 scooter will appeal to a wide audience with its chic design and dual motor that will propel you up hills without breaking a sweat. Consider this your call to be carefree and scoot.
The minimalist deign of the Unagi comes from the creative brain of entrepreneur David Hyman, former CEO of Beats and pioneer in the landscape of technology and media. Pegged as the leading electric scooter by major publications, Unagi has been described as the Tesla of scooters.
We asked a group of four friends to take the Unagi E500 for a spin and rank its performance for versatility, sustainability and fun. Here’s what they had to say.
With its minimalist design and light weight carbon frame, the Unagi E500 is the perfect companion for on-the-go. It’s easy to use, foldable design with just one click means you can carry it with you or store away when not in use. This is definitely an urban dwellers dream.
Tanya Rose, business owner from the Gold Coast, says: “I can see me and the girls getting on these and going from the Pilates bar to an actual bar.”
Photographer Carlo O’Brien, said it would be perfect for commuting. “I’m a travel photographer so if I had this scooter I would take it around, stop, take my camera out, take some photos, hop back on it and ride away. It’s convenient, it’s great for the commute, I love it”, says Carlo.
It’s no secret that going electric is the way of the future. The Unagi E500 lives up to its reputation of being a luxury scooter with a powerful dual motor, enough to ride up hills and replace the need for a car or bus on your morning commute. The zero-emission scooter can ride up to 25km and has three different riding modes.
Nicole Rowles, journalist from Brisbane, says: “I drive every single day and I spend so much money on petrol. I would love to use the Unagi because I know that it would save me on petrol costs, it would be really efficient for those days that I know I’m only making short trips and I know as well that it would get me out of traffic which is such a huge blessing when saving time.”
Luxury and style is the cornerstone of Unagi’s design, and also what makes it so fun. It comes in four colours and sports three driving modes: Eco (14-18 km/h) for the leisure riders, Standard (18-21km/h) for the commuters and for the speed demons, Professional (24-25 km/h).
“I was really nervous but I was surprised by how easy it was to ride, I felt safe”, says Nicole Rowles, journalist from Brisbane.
Photographer Carlo O’Brien, says: “I really love the design, it’s sleek, the colours are awesome, it’s a really nice looking scooter and it’s not like those other ones that are a bit bulky, it’s nice. I feel like if you owned one you would probably want to take a photo of it.”
Marissa Gillham, personal coach from Gold Coast, said it was fund to ride. “This is the first time I’ve ridden Unagi and it’s pretty wonderful, it’s just fun”, says Marissa.
The Unagi E500 Dual Motor is priced at $1,699.00, available now at JB Hi-Fi.
Find out more about Unagi here.
Unagi was founded in 2018 in California, USA. David Hyman, the CEO and founder of Unagi, has pioneered revolutionary start-ups over a 20-year span that have changed the landscapes of technology and media. He was the CEO of Beats Music, founder, and CEO of MOG, co-founder CEO of the MOG Music Network, Co-founder CEO of Gracenote and co-founder of Addicted to Noise. Unagi is a manufacturer of electric scooters intended to provide users the freedom of movement.
Panmi is an Australian founded company, established in 2018. They are the sole brand agent and business development partner of Xiaomi in Australia as well as other innovative tech brands from around the globe. Panmi’s vision is to bring new and exciting technology with uncompromising quality and performance to Australian consumers, helping Australians to enjoy advanced technology in their daily lives. Panmi is the exclusive distributor of major tech brands in Australia including Xiaomi, Segway-Ninebot, Viomi, Unagi, Surron and many more. Panmi’s expertise is in micro-mobility and personal transport, Smart Home, Smartphone and various other categories.