Personal Light Electric Vehicles (Specs Comparison Charts)

Here is an attempt at providing the most rigorous, objective and accurate evaluative comparison of LPT (lightweight portable transport) gadgets to date (2020). They are rated as commuting tools using an extension of the ‘Pugh matrix’ known as the Group Average Matrix Evaluation (GAME) system invented by the author (Luc). Transport tools are in the left column & factors (considerations) are on the top row. Each factor has a weighting (importance value) which is the average importance number given by participants. For example, participants saw the portability factor as important so gave it high importance numbers with an average of 8.6 (weighting). The top speed factor was seen as less important & the average is just 5.8 (weighting). For each factor a gadget is given an achievement score which is how well it performs in that factor area. For example, the Urmo with a handle gets a perfect achievement score of 10 for the portability factor because it’s so light, small & can be pushed by the handle. The achievement score is multiplied by the weighting to produce a weighting x achievement score. So for the Urmo in portability it’s 8.6 (weighting) x 10 (achievement score) = 86 (weighting x achievement score) . The overall score for each gadget is the sum total of all weighting x achievement scores.

This will likely be regularly updated in future so best to come back to this page once in a while.PLEVs LPT Transport gadgets comparison chart table 1PLEVs LPT Transport gadgets comparison chart table 2PLEVs LPT Transport gadgets comparison chart table 3To view or download a PDF of the above chart click HERE


So which gadget is right for you personally or for your rental scheme? Simply click on the interactive chart below & enter your own weightings (importance values) for the factors. The scores automatically adjust every time you enter a value & when complete each tool will have an overall score to show how suitable it is likely to be for you.  We’re attempting the impossible – it will never be 100% accurate or comprehensive but should give you a clear objective picture on which to base your intuition. Just replace the default weighting of 5 with your own weighting (from 1 to 10).  Works best with a touchscreen – just swipe within the chart to move around. You can also use the scroll bar within the chart or arrow keys to move around. Your amendments will be reset if you leave this page. For more exact instructions swipe or scroll to the top of the chart.

For scooter rental schemes

If you are looking here for a scooter to use in a rental scheme with a capped speed lower than all the top speeds of the scooters shown then you should enter ‘0’ as a weighting (importance value) for the speed factor. Likewise, you may wish to give ‘portability’ a lower weighting given that most users will dock their scooters rather than push or carry them around. We advocate giving ‘manual use’ (pushing with feet) a high weighting given the importance of exercise, convenience of carrying on if out of charge. Using electric scooters manually can also help oncoming pedestrians to feel more at ease (personal experience) and a lightweight scooter suitable for manual use may also translate into enhanced pedestrian safety. Factors contributing to  ‘manual use’ but not included in the matrix are ‘deck height’ and ‘degree of roll resistance’. A low deck and minimal roll resistance allow a scooter to be used manually.  Among others ET-WOW scooters (AKA uscooters) seem especially suitable in this regard and they are being promoted as suitable scooters for rental schemes. Furthermore some of the ET-WOW scooters have received top ratings from users – see HERE.

If you would like us to make a revised matrix with additional factors specific to your rental scheme just let us know – happy to help. 

UPDATE JULY 2020 – The ‘Zoom’ company seems to be out of business now. Also various other scooters not included here have been highly rated on Electric Scooter so check them out as well HERE if interested. 

We believe that we now need to embrace lightweight portable transport to help slow global warming, boost people’s well-being through cleaner air & maintaining a safe social distance while avoiding enclosed spaces with others. If you agree & wish to see more electric devices such as scooters legalised for personal use as well as in rental schemes then please sign this petition:

To see mindmaps showing pros and cons of different transport gadgets click HERE

Some older gadgets – a comparison chart made in 2015

ELPT, Electric Lightweight Portable Transport Tools, Electric Mobility Devices  Download
PDF: Transportables
Word File: Transportables

So what should we call these things? I suggested:
Transportables‘ (transport tools that are portable)
& also ‘Lightweight Portable Transport‘ (LPT).
Here are some competing names:
Personal transport gadgets (PTGs?)
Personal Light Electric Vehicles‘ (PLEVs) (the term used by the UK government),
Powered Transporters‘,
Rideables‘ (possibly from Wired magazine).


此對比表是2015年做的.我們以後會更新. 雙電機雙輪腳角車, lean machines, Inventist, hovertrax, Solowheel, Balance Boards, Balance Scooters, Foot Scooters, chic-smart, esway, iohawk, Monorover R2, SmartraxS5, Phunkeeduck
上面的資訊是按照公司提供的資料而不是按照自己的經驗或研究。Phunkeeduck 的資料還沒確定是對的。如果看到任何什麼錯誤歡迎您連絡我們。謝謝!


看英文版 (see this in English)  



如果要學會用平衡車那一定要看一下的安全學習的方法說明。它是按照我自己的學 Hovertrax 的經驗寫出來的。


電動自平衡車好玩也很方便,但是除非用得很拿手並沒那麼安全。您一定要先去安全的場所把一下的十個步驟學會再能騎在大馬路旁邊或其他有挑戰性的環境。千萬不要到大馬路邊學習。安全的場所算是運行軌跡,籃球場, 網球場, 遊樂場等等。好了好了, 開始了。




一腳走下放在車後面, 另一腳保持平衡在車上面 。
長練習停車的方法。普通停車的方法就是後傾斜。 如果高速時要很快的停下來可以後傾斜同時往下蹲伏, 手與地面平行。要多練習看一看您在多麼短的距離能停車。Hovertrax 應該能 1米到1.5米之內停下來。
練習專車在一個位置(一個腳前傾,另一個腳後傾) 和 轉彎 (一個腳前傾,另一個腳平衡)。
在崎嶇地形上面一些自平衡車容易卡住或突然轉向所以您需要練習高速緊急走下的防法喔。注意! 要很小心,如果走下時腳下推平台車就會隨著移動。
開始的時候要往前慢慢跑,然後第一腳快速的垮到車前面, 然後 第二腳跨到最前面。
step off foot scooter 2
10. 速度和穩定性
當您其他的步驟完全學會了在能做高速保持穩定的測試。注意: 一些車容易突然轉向所以要特別小心。
一次接著一次您可以逐漸增加速度, 每一次更快一點。如果自平衡車的速度控制向後傾斜,或它發出噪音或震動要降低車速, 不要繼續增加速度因為如果車沒辦法更快那有跌到的危險。


1. 理解機器和概念
2. 完全學會基本的動作
3. 最後再可以學習更高級的動作




精彩 Solowheel、Hovertrax、Phunkeeduck、 zBoard Pro 的審查。它也說明安全的重要

自平衡車 (自平衡單輪與兩輪車) Self-Balancing Electric Wheels & Foot Scooters 

Specs for some of the latest eWheels & electric foot scooters

Viewable PDF format 


MS Word: 自平衡車的對比表 (二月2015)

PDF:自平衡車的對比表 (二月2015


Word File: Electric Wheels Compared (February 2015)

PDF: Electric Wheels Compared (February 2015)


金牌: Solowheel Orbit 和 Solowheel Extreme 贏了在三個部類不過它們也是最貴的。

銀牌: Firewheel 和 Rockwheel 表現也不錯 因為贏了在兩個部類。 (Hovertrax 贏了兩個輸了四個 - 要看那一些因素比較重要。)

銅牌: 你覺得呢?(可能是 Freeman A4。)

最近非常受歡迎的自平衡單輪車是 Gotway。 未來的對比表更新版會包括 Gotway。

Winners Podium   

Gold medal: Solowheel Orbit and Solowheel Extreme each are the winners in three categories, but they are also the most expensive.

Silver medal: Firewheel and Rockwheel also do quite well with each one winning in two categories. Hovertrax wins two categories as well but loses in four – just depends which categories are more important for you.

Bronze medal: What do you reckon? (Perhaps Freeman A4)

Update: Recently a very promising and popular eWheel has been the Gotway which will certainly appear in the next edition of this table.


我自己覺得兩輪自平衡車很好。它們更容易學所以我買了Hovertrax – 好玩, 品質也很好, 可是高速不穩定而且不適合不平衡的地。


Author’s advice

Personally I like the electric foot scooters because they’re easier to learn (apparently) so I bought Hovertrax which is great fun and very well built although it lacks stability at speed and only works well on smooth surfaces. If you have enough money and you value patent ethics you might wish to buy from Inventist seeing as they hold the patents.

很好的自平衡車的影片   Great Electric Wheel Videos

精彩 Solowheel、Hovertrax、Phunkeeduck、 zBoard Pro 的審查。它也說明安全的重要 Fantastic review of Solowheel, Hovertrax, Phunkeeduck & the zBoard Pro. Also shows how important it is to ride carefully!

好玩 Solowheel 的廣告  Fun advert for the solowheel

Solowheel 在倫敦  The Solowheel in London

好玩 Ninebot 1 的廣告  Fun advert for Ninebot 1

好看 Ninebot 1 的廣告  Super slick super cool ad for Ninebot 1

好完 IPS F400 的廣告  Fun advert for IPS F400

郵差用 Airwheel   Airwheel Mail Delivery

特技 Airwheel  Airwheel stunts

更多特技 Airwheel  More Airwheel stunts

兩輪自平衡車的影片 Foot Scooter videos


Chic-smart的影片  Chic-smart video from Korea

鏈接   Links

輕便交通工具的對比表 (包括 Solowheel 與 Hovertrax)  Transportables:comparison chart of lightweight portable transport tools including the Solowheel & Hovertrax

沒有車子的路很好走:如果我們選一些路開放給輕便交通工具會怎樣?     Green Lanes: car-free streets open to eWheels, bikes, and other forms of LPT (lightweight portable transport)  

新的英文的稱號 New terminology


The new inventions are great, but our names for them are not. Here are some suggested names:

Electric wheel or eWheel 自平衡單輪車
Electric Foot Scooter 兩輪自平衡車
LPT (Lightweight Portable/Personal Transport)
Transportable 可提的交通工具