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Howdy folks! My name is Tyson Roehrkasse and today I'm showing you an electric scooter from Hiboy. Hiboy makes quite a few scooter models to suit different use cases. Want to see the other ones? Check out all our Hiboy reviews here. Today’s subject, the ECOM 14, is all about comfort and utility! It’s a seated scooter that feels surprisingly comfortable, and while you can switch it to standing mode… why would you? This scooter isn’t meant for off-roading and it isn’t a speed demon, so you might as well sit back and enjoy the ride. 

The ECOM 14’s design has a rugged, “rough around the edges” feel to it. The frame is thick aluminum alloy without any fancy branding or colors, with solid black wheels and accessories. It’s not meant to be a head turner; rather, it’s simply meant to be useful. It’s certainly one of the more useful scooters I’ve tested thanks to the sturdy rear rack and basket that are included at no extra cost. This makes hauling cargo a breeze, and while Hiboy doesn’t specify a cargo weight limit I’d estimate it can handle around 50 lbs (23kg) like a standard bike rack. There’s also full coverage fenders and integrated lights, and while the lights are great to have, they could be improved a bit. The headlight is decently bright but positioned too low on the frame, and it’s fixed straight ahead and doesn’t turn with the handlebars. While the rear light does have a flashing brake mode, it’s just not very bright and not visible at all during the daytime. But hey, still better than no lights at all!

Since there’s no frame suspension and the deck clearance is very low, you’ll want to stick to riding on city streets whenever possible; rough trails will not feel great, and bottoming out will risk damaging the charge port which is poorly positioned underneath the deck. I was pleasantly surprised with how comfy the ECOM 14 feels when riding on pavement; the thick foam seat is great to sit on, and the large 14” wheels roll over obstacles significantly better than the 10” wheels most scooters are equipped with. They seem to have good traction, especially when braking, bringing the ECOM 14 to a quick halt without any skidding. There’s two braking systems in use, a drum brake in the front wheel, plus a mechanical disc brake with a 160mm rotor in the rear. The combined stopping power is more than sufficient, although I probably would have put the more powerful disc brake in the front wheel where it would be more effective.

The battery capacity is 480 watt-hours which is middle of the road for scooters. Hiboy advertises a maximum range of 31 miles (50 km), and after testing I think that’s fairly accurate… depending on how fast you ride, how much you weigh, terrain, and various other factors. After a 10.1 mile ride test I still had 80% charge remaining! The battery is pushing a 450 watt rear hub motor, which feels surprisingly peppy with good off-the-line torque and “good enough” hill climbing ability. Really the only complaint I have about this motor is how loud it is; very loud for a scooter, especially as you near the top speed. It gets annoying to listen to after awhile and anyone you ride past is definitely going to notice.

All things considered I think the ECOM 14 packs in a lot of value and utility. It’s a great fit for city commuters who want something they can ride to work or school, run errands on, and stay comfortable on longer rides.



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Reasons to Buy the ECOM 14

  • Great cargo hauling utility with the included rack and basket

  • Faster than most kick scooters (especially shared rentals) with a top speed of 22 mph (35 km/h)

  • Rugged, sturdy design that should hold up well over time

  • Integrated lighting for riding at night

  • Large 14" wheels have good rolling efficiency and smooth out bumps much better than standard scooter wheels (usually around 8-10")

  • Solid range of 31 miles (50 km)

  • Affordably priced

Reasons Not to Buy the ECOM 14

  • No suspension and low ground clearance means no off-road adventures

  • The integrated lights could be better; the headlight is fixed position (doesn't turn with the handlebars), and the rear light is too small and dim to be seen during the daytime. Both lights are also mounted very low which makes them harder to see for vehicle drivers

  • The battery is not removable without the use of tools, so you will have to bring the entire scooter inside for charging

  • The motor is a bit loud and "warble-ey" at high speeds

Bottom Line

All things considered the ECOM 14 packs in a lot of value and utility at a low price point. It's not pretty or eye-catching; it's simply an efficient vehicle made for getting things done. The cargo basket is awesome, and it has enough speed and range for short-to-mid range commutes.

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Review by Tyson Roehrkasse
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Tyson Roehrkasse is a technical specialist who has worn just about every hat there is in the IT and software development fields. He began working with PEVs in 2018 as a developer for Electric Bike Review, and immediately became obsessed with learning about e-bike technology. He soon began creating his own reviews on the EBR platform and to date is the second largest contributor of review content there. After a five-year tenure with EBR Tyson moved on to work with other companies in the industry, building websites for other reviewing companies and e-commerce platforms for EV manufacturers. He also continued working as a freelance reviewer, eventually partnering with the Micromobility Industries to produce reviews and other content for their partner site, Ride Review.

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Frequently Asked Questions - ECOM 14

What is the top speed of the Hiboy ECOM 14 electric scooter?

The Hiboy ECOM 14 electric scooter has a top speed of 22 mph.
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Is the ECOM 14 equipped with a seat, and if so, is it adjustable or removable?

Yes, the ECOM 14 comes with a detachable seat.

How big are the wheels on the ECOM 14 scooter?

The ECOM 14 has 14-inch big wheels.

Is the ECOM 14 scooter foldable?

Yes, the ECOM 14 has a folding mechanism that makes it easy to store and transport.

What kind of drive does the ECOM 14 electric scooter have?

The ECOM 14 uses a Hub-Drive system.

Does the Hiboy ECOM 14 electric scooter have a foldable design?

Yes, the ECOM 14 is designed to be height-adjustable and foldable for easy storage and transportation.

Does the Hiboy ECOM 14 have a water resistance rating?

The ECOM 14 comes with an IPX Water Resistance Rating.

What is the price of the Hiboy ECOM 14 electric scooter?

The Hiboy ECOM 14 electric scooter is priced at $569.99.

Is the electric scooter by Hiboy designed to be used as a commuter vehicle?

Yes, the ECOM 14 is particularly designed for city commuting.

What type of brakes does the ECOM 14 have?

The ECOM 14 is equipped with mechanical disc brakes.

How far can the ECOM 14 electric scooter travel on a single charge?

The ECOM 14 electric scooter has a maximum range of up to 30 miles on a single charge.

Is the Hiboy ECOM 14 electric scooter suitable for hilly areas?

Yes, the ECOM 14 can handle 15-degree hills with ease, thanks to its 450W motor and 14-inch big wheels.

Is the Hiboy ECOM 14 electric scooter durable for daily use?

With its sturdy build quality, the ECOM 14 is built to withstand the demands of daily use, ensuring durability.

What is the range of the Hiboy ECOM 14 on a single charge?

A large 10Ah high-efficiency lithium-ion battery allows the ECOM 14 to last up to 30 miles on a single charge.

Can the seat of the ECOM 14 be removed?

Yes, the ECOM 14 features a detachable seat.

What is the top speed that the ECOM 14 electric scooter can reach?

The ECOM 14 electric scooter has a top speed of 22 mph.

Does the ECOM 14 scooter have any water resistance?

The ECOM 14 features an IPX water resistance rating.

What type of brakes does the ECOM 14 use?

The ECOM 14 is equipped with Mechanical Disc Brakes.

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