Reviewing the Glion Dolly Foldable Scooter
The Glion Dolly is an easy to use affordable electric scooter that offers a comfortable ride. It features top speeds of up to 15 miles per hour, along with a range of 15 miles with each charge. It is well built and is a good mid-range model scooter.
The portability on the Glion Dolly is excellent and convenient. It folds easily, and you can pull it as you would a rolling suitcase.
It’s definitely a gliding electric scooter geared towards adults. The scooter is dependable and can be used daily. At only 28 pounds, including the battery, the scooter is fairly lightweight.
Highlights of the Glion Dolly Electric Scooter
- The Glion Dolly electric scooter runs on a 36 volt 7.8ah rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a 250-watt brushless gearless electric hub motor in the rear wheel. It features a safe and durable design. With this electric scooter, there are no gears, no chains, and no grease.
- The scooter can travel up to 15 miles per hour and a maximum of 15 miles distance at slower speeds. It can also accommodate a maximum weight for riders of up to 250 pounds.
- The electric scooter features a patented dolly and upright self-standing mechanism, and there is a one-second foot activating fold. It’s a fairly light electric scooter at only 28 pounds, and it has a trolley handle and luggage-style wheels so it can be carried like a rolling suitcase for added convenience. There are electronic anti-lock brakes, and a backup rear fender foot-activated press brake.
- It has front fork suspension that helps the scooter ride smoothly and comfortably. It’s the perfect scooter for commuters on the go. It’s also ideal for people who take public transportation and need a reliable electric scooter to travel the last mile over a sidewalk or side street.
Motor and Battery
The engine in the Glion Dolly can be found in the rear wheel. It’s a powerful 250-watt brushless hub motor that gives the compact scooter it’s smooth even ride.
There are no gears or chains, and it is remarkably quiet. The boost of power you get can take an average rider to a top speed of 15 miles per hour.
The battery is a 36 volt, 7.8Ah LG lithium-ion. It charges up to 75 percent in two hours, and 100% in 3.5 hours. The charger input voltage ranges from 100 – 240 volts.
Range and Speed
The Glion Dolly electric scooter has a 36-volt battery and a 250-watt brushless hub electric motor. It charges fast to 100% in 3.5 hours. The battery is of high quality and can last up to three to five years before a replacement is needed.
Together the battery and motor can deliver maximum speeds of 15 miles per hour and a good distance of a 15-mile range when traveling at lower speeds.
If you are riding faster, or the rider is closer to the 250-maximum weight, the electric scooter can travel up to 10 miles in distance. It’s energy-efficient as you can travel 500 miles with this scooter on $1 worth of electricity.
The Glion Dolly weighs only 28 pounds, and it’s a durable scooter crafted from state-of-the-art aircraft-grade aluminum. The aluminum is coated in a powder that makes it resistant to rust and corrosion.
There is an LED screen on the handlebars that provides information on the battery levels, and the tires are approximately 8 inches around. They are airless, and the inside uses a unique honeycomb interior, making them very sturdy. You won’t have any problems with flat tires. The scooter also has an anti-lock braking system so that it stops when needed.
The folding feature on the Glide Dolly is what everyone really loves about this electric scooter. It’s fast and easy, and you can stand it up and tote it around as you would a rolling suitcase.
It’s an added advantage to have the ability to roll an electric scooter around, especially when taking public transportation in and around the city.
The kickstand is small and convenient and remains out of the way until you need it. The fenders are great to shield your scooter from excess water.
The braking system has a rear electric brake that will slow the scooter down in almost any kind of weather so that you have almost no risk of skids.
The brakes are located inside of the rear hub motor, so braking is more secure and smooth.
For safety, the Glion Dolly electric scooter features an extra bright headlight and a tail reflector light. Because of the brightness of the lights, it’s a good scooter to take out for an evening ride.
The kickstand is unobtrusive as well, and convenient when you need it. There are also no chains, gear, or grease, which increases rider safety. The whole design of the Glion Dolly is safe and durable, as it’s meant for a comfortable ride.
This electric scooter comes with a limited warranty for the first year or 1,000 miles, whichever happens first. It does not cover normal wear and tear, or any damages happening from storage or improper maintenance on the scooter.
You can reach customer service by phone and email, making it convenient if you need to reach support.
People who own the Glion Dolly electric scooter note that unless you are riding on smooth pavement, the ride can be bumpy because of the tires. It has no suspension, and the single rear brake can be weak when attempting to stop.
The handlebars are very compact and not padded for comfort, and there is no cruise control. The LED screen is limited and only displays the battery power. It doesn’t tell you the speed or distance traveled. Some owners also state that the control panel doesn’t seem to be accurate either.
It’s also not the ideal electric scooter for climbing hills as it slows too much at inclines because of the lower 250-watt engine.
Who Should Buy This Scooter
The Glion Dolly electric scooter is for the commuter who frequents public transportation and could use a good ride during the last mile or so. It’s compact and folds easily for great portability. You can simply roll this scooter around as you normally would with luggage at the airport. You can also purchase a convenient cover for it separately.
It might be slower in comparison to other models of electric scooters, but it really makes the commute faster than walking. It also charges quickly so you can get to where you’re going on time.
It’s best to understand the product you are getting when you decide to buy the Glion Dolly. It’s a good midrange scooter for short trips around town. It’s not an overly expensive high-end scooter. It’s a scooter designed for getting around when you are taking the bus or train to work. It folds up quickly, making it a good choice for these kinds of short trips.
While it doesn’t have suspension or a large control panel, it is made of very durable materials, offers good lighting for safety, and the battery is exceptional.
Overall, we like the Glion Dolly electric scooter.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the range on this scooter before you have to charge it?
It is estimated that the electric scooter has a range of 15 miles per charge at its top speed of 15 miles per hour. There are other factors involved as well as when to charge this scooter. These factors include wind speed, riding style, terrain, the weight of the rider, and more. The company noted that it’s ideal to top off the battery after each use as the lithium-ion batteries don’t lose their capacity with more small charges.
What is the lifespan of the battery, and how much will a replacement battery cost?
The battery is premium lithium-ion, and the company proudly states that they have not sold a single replacement battery, although they do estimate that it lasts over one thousand or more charge cycles. The cost of a replacement battery is approximately $200.
Will this scooter work as well in the rain or in cold weather?
While the Glion Dolly is water-resistant, it’s not waterproof, so it is a good idea not to ride it in the rain. Roads are often slippery in rain and colder weather, so it’s not recommended to ride under these weather conditions. The company suggests not storing the scooter in temperatures below 23 degrees F or above 110 degrees F. Taking the scooter out in colder temperatures could possibly reduce the distance you can travel because of the battery.
Can we lock this scooter on a bike rack?
Yes, you can lock the scooter onto a bike rack using a U-lock or a cable lock wrapped around the neck of the scooter.