Reviewing The Unagi Model One Electric Scooter

Unique construction, high-quality design, and performance make the Unagi Model One part of the next evolution in electric scooters.

The Unagi Model One Electric Scooter is a high-quality dynamic original. Unique construction, high-quality design, and performance make the Unagi Model One part of the next evolution in electric scooters.

It is considered to be the world's first luxury electric scooter for adults or the Tesla of electric scooters. Those monikers alone should give you an idea of the high performance this scooter delivers. It's also lightweight, sleek, and portable for convenient storage. The one-click fold has us mesmerized, and it's effortless to carry around.

This high-end scooter has two models, the E250 and the E500. The E250 is their more economical model, while the E500 is the upgrade with a few more bells and whistles.

Here are some of the features on the Unagi Model One we absolutely love:

Highlights of the Unagi Model One

The highlights of the Unagi Model One include high performance, premium design, and easy portability. It's a lightweight scooter on the small side. Three ride modes will take you from economic to pure speed, and it quickly moves between the single and dual motor drives. This scooter is fun and attractive because it comes in a few different vibrant colors.

It comes with built-in lights and a state-of-the-art kickstand and has a more than decent battery life. Its sleek modern frame is made from carbon fiber, aluminum, and magnesium, making it lightweight and easy to carry.

You won't have to worry about flat tires with this high-performance scooter. It features 7.5-inch wheels that have been coated in rubber for a smooth and even ride.

Motor and Battery

The engine in the Unagi Model one is brilliant, and there are two different custom-built motors available. The E250 has a strong 250-watt motor that propels the front wheel. It's a good motor for riders who ride in the city over flat terrain.

The E500 has a doubly strong 500-watt dual motor with 32-newton meters of torque to get riders up hills on inclines up to 15 degrees. The custom-built motors rely on genius technology that uses a monitoring system and rare neodymium magnets to keep the engines from overheating.

Both models feature high-quality LG electric batteries, and the battery life is impressive. The company works on improving battery quality; however, the Unagi Model One has the lowest charging time and highest energy density for any battery of its size.

These batteries are designed to last for years, even with daily use, and they can be replaced easily.

Range and Speed

As we previously mentioned, the Unagi Model One comes in two different styles, the E250 and the E500. The E250 has the 250-watt front-wheel motor, which can climb up to 6-degree hills. Both models reach speeds up to 15.5 miles per hour, with a 15.5-mile range as well.

The E500 can have the power to advance up to 15-degree inclines and has two motors. The 200-watt engine is located in the front of the scooter, and there is a 250-watt motor on the back.

The three different riding modes that control your top speed and acceleration are on both models. These are beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Beginner mode begins at 9 miles per hour so that you can get used to riding your new electric scooter. The intermediate mode will travel up to 12 miles per hour, and the advanced setting takes your scooter to the top speed of 15.5 miles per hour.

You will love the scooter's dashboard on the handlebars as it displays your speed, distance traveled, battery levels, and allows you the convenience of headlight control.

Braking System

The braking system uses dual electric anti-lock brakes so that where is variability allowing you to come to a steady and safe stop. Variability is an advantage because it makes the brakes more responsive and stronger for a much smoother stop.

The brakes have a lever that is ergonomically designed so that pushing down more will increase braking.

The automatic friction brake lets riders switch over to the standard foot braking position when needed for added safety.

The scooter will signal when the brakes are applied. The rear brake lights also flash. The lights are essential for maximum visibility so that riders can be seen and are safer when taking a ride in the evening or at night.


There are a few key safety features on the Unagi Model One. These include a motor monitoring system that checks for overheating. There are built-in lights for rider safety. These scooters offer both front and rear LED lights, and a horn to get attention from others if needed.

Speed control is an essential safety feature, and you can select your speed from beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The advanced technology in these scooters will remember your speed preferences, and the processor will control your top speeds and acceleration.

Customer Service

Unagi lets potential buyers try a scooter for thirty days, and if it's not for you, you can return it to the company free of charge. They also have excellent warranties on their scooters.

There is a one-year warranty on parts. A two-year warranty is included on the electronics and the battery, and a lifetime warranty on the frame of the electric scooter. They also have an automatic 30-day money-back guarantee on the scooters. If there are any problems with your new scooter within the first three months, Unagi will be happy to ship you a brand-new scooter to replace it.

Within nine months, the company will use its discretion to ship either a new or refurbished scooter if you have found problems with your existing scooter. They are easy to do business with and are always ready to help with viable solutions.

The website is packed with information on these scooters with a useful quick-start guide to get you off and riding on your new ultra-luxurious scooter.


Honestly, there are not a lot of disadvantages to the Unagi Model One electric scooters. The higher price is one of the only negatives to the scooter as it is pricier than some of the others. With both models of the Unagi Model One scooters, you are paying for high quality.

It is often noted that performance can be enhanced for the price, mainly speed and range. As with most scooters, it's also not ideal for rougher terrain. It is more suitable for a comfortable ride around the city, or to the corner store in your neighborhood.

Who Should Buy This Scooter

These scooters are absolutely designed with adults in mind. They are high-performance scooters designed with solid construction and lots of extras. The Unagi Model One is created for everyday use and made to last.

Grown-ups will generally appreciate an attractive, high-performance electric scooter much more than kids. It's also a scooter that you will have for many years; it's not something that you would want to hand over to a child.

It's really for those who appreciate luxury and are serious fans of electric scooters.

Final Verdict

The Unagi Model One gets our vote as one of the top electric scooters on the market.

The only conceivable drawback is the price, but it just might be worth it considering all of the fantastic features on this attractive scooter. Sometimes you just have to pay more for quality.

It's an impressive electric scooter that enthusiasts love.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do both models of the Unagi Model One electric scooter have kickstands, and if so, how do they work?

Absolutely, both models of the Unagi Model One electric scooter have kickstands. Kickstands are a must and an important safety feature on an electric scooter. Unagi designs their unique kickstands in-house so that they will integrate seamlessly with the deck of the scooter. You will find their kickstands to be sturdy, functional, and it conveniently stores out of sight while you enjoy your ride.

What colors does the Unagi Model One electric scooter come in?

The vibrant color and perfect finish on these electric scooters will get you hooked. Unagi takes pride in adding three rich coats of paint, including a paint that resists abrasion and scratches, and a laminate for shine. Your Unagi Model One is guaranteed not to rust, and the four beautiful colors for both models include a bright cosmic blue, scarlet fire, sea salt, and matte black.

What is the deck of the Unagi Model One scooter made of?

The deck on both models of Unagi Model One electric scooters is unique. It's crafted for speed and durability from a single piece of aluminum ingrained with silicon for extra traction over the surface. The design is both functional and comfortable for the rider. There is no harsh metal finish that distracts from the ride as with some other scooters.

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