How do Gotrax G2 Electric Kick vs. EcoReco S5 stack up?

electric scooter comparison Gotrax G2 Electric Kick
Gotrax G2 Electric Kick
electric scooter comparison EcoReco S5
EcoReco S5

The electric scooters we have head to head here are the G2 Electric Kick, manufactured by Gotrax, versus the S5, manufactured by EcoReco. We’ll take a deep dive into the specs of both brands, to help you decide which is better depending on your needs, and what you will mostly be using your electric scooter for.

Electric scooters are all about ease of use, versatility and convenience. They are designed to make urban commuting easy, which makes their weight one of the key characteristics to take into account.

The Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has a total weight of 24 lbs (11 kg), whereas the EcoReco S5 has a total weight of 28 lbs (13 kg). There is not a significant difference between both model weights, they are both good options for a commute with stairs or a with a portion on public transport.

Equally important when considering the ease of your commute is the folded dimensions of the electric scooter, as these make a huge difference when transporting or storing the scooter. Gotrax G2 Electric Kick folds down to 41.5" x 12.4" x 17.0", and EcoReco S5 folds down to 35.0" x 6.0" x 13.0".

Of course, convenience and portability is only one part of the puzzle. It is important to know how an electric scooter actually rides, and whether it will be able to handle your specific commute.

If your commute is a hilly one, then you’ll want to pay careful attention to the motor power, as this is key in getting you and your scooter up hills.

Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has a motor power of 200W, versus EcoReco S5’s motor power of 250W. Neither model is designed to take on inclines, and both models will struggle if your commute is a hilly one.

Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has a top speed of 15 mi/hr (24 km/hr) versus a top speed of 20 mi/hr (32 km/hr) for EcoReco S5. Both models have a very similar top speed, so there’s not a lot to distinguish between them in this category.

When it comes to distance travelling, however, then the range of the electric scooter is going to be a key factor. Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has a range of 7 miles (11 km), while EcoReco S5 has a range of 20 miles (32 km). If your commute is more than 20 miles (32 km), then

Battery life and recharge time are also important factors to take into account. Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has a battery capacity of 200W, and EcoReco S5 has a capacity of 288 wh (10 Cells at 1,000 mAH)Wh. Gotrax G2 Electric Kick will recharge fully from empty in 4 hours, and EcoReco S5 will take 2-4.5 Hours to fully recharge.

An electric scooter also needs to be able to support the weight of the rider. Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs (100 kg), while EcoReco S5 can support a maximum weight of 249 lbs (113 kg).

Now onto safety. Brakes are one of the most important safety features of an electric scooter, and may be the only difference between a safely completed journey and a trip to the emergency room. There are a number of different brake options available for electric scooters, all of which have their respective pros and cons.

Disc brakes have the best braking power, give excellent control and perform well in all conditions, although they do require maintenance, and are usually the most expensive. Foot brakes are lightweight, simple, and require no maintenance, but tend to perform poorly when compared to other types, are slower to activate and need a specific riding position. Drum brakes are also low maintenance, and better performing, particularly in wet conditions, but are heavier and complicated to disassemble.

Both electronic brakes and regenerative brakes add no extra weight at all, and require no maintenance, but again both types produce less effective braking performance, and can be prone to failure. Regenerative brakes can also fail to work when the battery is fully charged.

Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has Foot brakes, and EcoReco S5 has Drum brakes.

When it comes to tires, there are two options, pneumatic or solid. Pneumatic tires are more comfortable, but can burst if punctured by glass, thorns or nails. Solid rubber tires however are far more durable (and puncture-proof) but will give a more bumpy ride.

Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has Solid and EcoReco S5 has Solid.

Suspension can also help achieve a smoother ride, and although not all electric scooters come with suspension, many models come with front or rear suspension, or both. Gotrax G2 Electric Kick has None, and EcoReco S5 has Both, making ${model_two} the comfier ride.

These days, plenty of electric scooters come with built-in lights. Options vary with lights available at both front and back, just front lights, or just rear lights. Gotrax G2 Electric Kick comes with front lights, and EcoReco S5 comes with rear lights, so EcoReco S5 is suitable if driving after dark and safety are high priorities.

The final thing to keep in mind is the warranty. This protects you in the unlikely event of a fault with the electric scooter. Gotrax G2 Electric Kick comes with a 90 day limited warranty, and EcoReco S5 comes with a 2-year warranty.

And there you have it, a full round up of Gotrax G2 Electric Kick Vs. EcoReco S5. Hopefully this comparison gives you an idea of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Gotrax G2 Electric Kick and EcoReco S5, and helps demonstrate which electric scooter will best suit your needs. Whichever scooter you pick, remember to always be safe, and have fun!

Side By Side Comparison Chart:
Gotrax G2 Electric Kick EcoReco S5
Top Speed 15 mi/hr (24 km/hr) 20 mi/hr (32 km/hr)
Range 7 miles (11 km) 20 miles (32 km)
Weight 24 lbs (11 kg) 28 lbs (13 kg)
Rider Weight 220 lbs (100 kg) 249 lbs (113 kg)
Tire Size 6.5 inches 6.0 inches
Tire Type Solid Solid
Motor 200W 250W
Brake Type Foot Drum
Battery (WH) 200W 288 wh (10 Cells at 1,000 mAH)Wh
Recharge Time 4 hours 2-4.5 Hours
Suspension None Both
Lights Front Lights Rear Lights
Frame Material Aluminum 6061-t6 aluminum alloy
Standing Dimensions 37.0" x 17.0" x 43.0" 35.0" x 21.0" x 46.0"
Folded Dimensions 41.5" x 12.4" x 17.0" 35.0" x 6.0" x 13.0"