Part of Unagi’s standard in their batteries is its intelligent management system that protects it from short-circuiting, temperature abnormality, overcurrent, and over discharge.
And speaking of charging, you can find the power inlet on the left side of the rear-end of the scooter.
A little downside to the Model One though is the maximum range it offers. Despite its large battery capacity, you’re only given 15.5 miles as its maximum range.
It’s not impressive if you factor scooters that can be upgraded to have an extra battery back, such as theSegway Ninebot E22.
However, standard scooters are left in the dust against the Unagi Model One.
The Unagi Scooter we are reviewing here has dual motors. This means that both wheels have a motor.
It seems excessive, but this dual motor is what gives the Model One the ability to tackle hills and inclines that most scooters dread.
A single motor produces a nominal output of 250W. If you use both then it bumps up to 500W and is very quiet.
There is also a cheaper version of the Model One with only one motor.
The 7.4-inch wheels that Unagi’s design team developed are said to function as front and rear shock absorbers.
In their specifications Unagi says that it should be used on surfaces with no more than 0.78-inch bumps.
We all know that this is quite utopian.
It’s best to be prepare for a rather bumpy ride as that’s what you will get if you bring the Model One on any rough tarmac road or cement sidewalk.
However, despite the rather bumpy ride, at least you won’t have to suffer a flat tire that will completely ruin your commute.
In the Unagi Model One, its wide LCD display is smoothly integrated into the intersection of the handlebars and the handlebar stem.
This is certainly the most outstanding feature of this electric scooter. I mean, look at it! Simply beautiful.
It projects the speedometer that can be changed from kilometers to miles, the different ride modes, distance covered and an indicator for when you’re using both motors.
Of course it also has a battery charge indicator as well as a few other indicators that lets you know the scooter’s condition. It’s truly intuitive!
With a press of the right button, it will change its riding modes. Even after turning it off, it will remember your preferred riding speed when you turn it back on.
The left button is simply the horn. Pressing both the horn and the riding mode button at the same time changes the speedometer from kilometers to miles.
The levers on each handlebar are the brake lever and power throttle.
Finally, the power button is the one you can see at the bottom, seamlessly embedded into the wide LCD display. Beautiful!
Combined with the cockpit, Unagi’s Scooter’s handlebar is this vehicle’s highlight.
Made from a magnesium alloy that not only gives it its strength but also adds to its visually pleasing aesthetic and lightweight construction.
In addition, Unagi’s engineering team created a seamless transition from cockpit to handlebar grips, making it look like one single unit. This not only serves to be visually appealing (though it is) but also to provide comfortable gripping.
Thinking about it, it’s a wonder that it only took them 30 prototypes until they were able to perfect it.
The Model One has a front and rear LED light.
The headlight is a 1.8 watt power LED light that produces 47 lumens. You wouldn’t be able to see it at first glance as it is flush-mounted into the cockpit.
What you will see though is its bright red taillight that’s always on whenever you’re using the Model One.
The taillight also flashes when you are braking to alert those behind you to pay attention.
Another element of style that the Model One prides itself on is its flawlessly designed deck. Made from aluminum with embedded silicone for traction that replaces the standard sandpaper grips.
The deck of the Model One is made by combining machined aluminum with embedded silicon on the top to replace the sandpaper grips you usually find in regular scooters to provide traction.
Despite being made from lightweight materials, the Model One can hold up anyone around a 100kg and still maintain a constant speed of 15mph.
They settled for a TORAY carbon fiber stem to keep the scooter lightweight while also giving it heavy-duty strength.
Even when tackling 15 degree hills, the Model One will smoothly go up the hill with barely any loss in speed.
But the Model One is by no means a heavy-duty scooter. If you are above a 100kg then we recommend the EMOVE Touring 2020.
The Unagi Model One has certified IP54 water resistance. This ensures that the Model One is safe from splashes and rain. However this does not mean that it will come out fine if its dunked in water.
Outside of its amazing paint job that is. On the note of its paint job, the Model One was treated like a luxury car with its triple-coat that Unagi says will make the Model One rust-free.