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Zero 8 Summary
Our Take: Entry-Level Scooter with Performance-Level Quality
The Zero 8 is a tuned-down budget version of
Zero 8 Review
For comparison, a typical shared scooter like the M365 accelerates to 15 mph in 6.3 seconds. and tops out at 6.7 mph.
Compare the tested performance of this scooter with others we've tested on our
For even more power and better hill climbing capability, consider the Zero 9 which has a 600 watt motor and 624 watt battery pack.
We test all scooters on the same urban loop, which includes stops and hills, with a 165 lb rider. The scooter is ridden as quickly as possible in the fastest (least energy-conserving) mode.
You can compare with the tested range of other electric scooters on our
Where the Zero 8 really shines is in its various mechanisms that allow it to fold down into a very compact 39 in by 7 in by 39 in package.
The Zero 8, like the Zero 9, its beefier older brothers, has multiple mechanisms for reducing the size of the scooter. These are:
- Folding handlebars
- Stem folding mechanism
- Stem telescoping mechanism
We note that these mechanism are all of excellent quality. When fully expanded and locked into position, they are solid and you won’t notice any slop or wobble. The folding handlebars, once expanded, use an additional screw mechanism to lock solidly into place. The folding mechanism connected to the stem and deck collapses quickly via a beautiful anodized tab. When fully expanded, this mechanism is tight and completely solid. Finally, the telescoping stem also collapses down completely, further reducing the dimensions of the Zero 9.
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Additionally, the handlebar height is completely adjustable via the telescoping neck of the electric scooter.
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