How do Gotrax GXL Commuter vs. EvoMotion Street 1800W stack up?

electric scooter comparison Gotrax GXL Commuter
Gotrax GXL Commuter
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electric scooter comparison EvoMotion Street 1800W
EvoMotion Street 1800W
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The electric scooters we have head to head here are the GXL Commuter, manufactured by Gotrax, versus the Street 1800W, manufactured by EvoMotion. 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 GXL Commuter has a total weight of 26 lbs (34 kg), whereas the EvoMotion Street 1800W has a total weight of 108 lbs (34 kg). Both models are quite heavy, neither is a good option for a commute where you’ll need to carry your scooter.

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 GXL Commuter folds down to 44.0" x 6.0" x 15.0", and EvoMotion Street 1800W folds down to 17.72" x " x ".

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 GXL Commuter has a motor power of 250W, versus EvoMotion Street 1800W’s motor power of 1800W. EvoMotion Street 1800W is good for hills, as it has enough power to take on any inclines you are likely to encounter.

Gotrax GXL Commuter has a top speed of 16 mi/hr (26 km/hr) versus a top speed of 28 mi/hr (45 km/hr) for EvoMotion Street 1800W. So if you are looking at long, flat stretches on your commute, and if speed is your thing, then EvoMotion Street 1800W is the best choice.

When it comes to distance travelling, however, then the range of the electric scooter is going to be a key factor. Gotrax GXL Commuter has a range of 12 miles (19 km), while EvoMotion Street 1800W has a range of 19 miles (31 km). If your commute is more than 20 miles (32 km), then neither model would be a good choice.

Battery life and recharge time are also important factors to take into account. Gotrax GXL Commuter has a battery capacity of 187whWh, and EvoMotion Street 1800W has a capacity of 576 Wh. Gotrax GXL Commuter will recharge fully from empty in 3-4 hours, and EvoMotion Street 1800W will take 6 - 8 hours to fully recharge.

An electric scooter also needs to be able to support the weight of the rider. Gotrax GXL Commuter has a maximum rider weight of 220 lbs (34 kg), while EvoMotion Street 1800W can support a maximum weight of 264 lbs (34 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 GXL Commuter has Disc breaks, and EvoMotion Street 1800W has Disc breaks.

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 GXL Commuter has Pneumatic and EvoMotion Street 1800W has Pneumatic.

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 GXL Commuter has None, and EvoMotion Street 1800W 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 GXL Commuter comes with front lights, and EvoMotion Street 1800W comes with both lights, so EvoMotion Street 1800W 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 GXL Commuter comes with a 90 day limited warranty, and EvoMotion Street 1800W comes with a 90 days warranty.

And there you have it, a full round up of Gotrax GXL Commuter Vs. EvoMotion Street 1800W. Hopefully this comparison gives you an idea of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Gotrax GXL Commuter and EvoMotion Street 1800W, 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 GXL Commuter EvoMotion Street 1800W
Top Speed 16 mi/hr (26 km/hr) 28 mi/hr (45 km/hr)
Range 12 miles (19 km) 19 miles (31 km)
Weight 26 lbs (34 kg) 108 lbs (34 kg)
Rider Weight 220 lbs (34 kg) 264 lbs (34 kg)
Tire Type Pneumatic Pneumatic
Motor 250W 1800W
Brake Type Disc Disc
Battery (WH) 187whWh 576 Wh
Recharge Time 3-4 hours 6 - 8 hours
Suspension None Both
Lights Front Lights Both Front & Rear
Frame Material Aluminum High tensile steel frame
Standing Dimensions 43.8" x 17.0" x 42.0" 42.13" x 48.82"
Folded Dimensions 44.0" x 6.0" x 15.0" 17.72" x