Glion Dolly Electric Scooter Review
Well-built with decent range and speed, the Glion Dolly electric scooter is a mid-range model with some unique features. One of them is how the scooter folds; it can be pulled around like a rolling suitcase. It’s rare to find a scooter with portability that good. The Glion Dolly is perfect for last-mile commuters and riding around a city for fun.
Range and speed
The Glion is equipped with a 250-watt brushless hub motor and 36-volt battery. It can be charged fairly quickly in 3.5 hours, and it has an excellent charge and discharge cycle rating. This means the battery lasts 3-5 years before needing to be replaced. Once that time comes, Glion has a replacement battery.
The motor-and-battery system provides a max speed of 15 mph and a 15-mile range if you ride at slower speeds. Most companies overestimate their range, so when shopping, you should always reduce the max range in your mind.
Realistically, the Glion’s max range is probably more around 10 miles. If you’re riding fast or are closer to the max weight limit, expect less.
At just over 27 pounds, the Glion isn’t the lightest scooter around, and it can hold up to 250 pounds. It’s a sturdy scooter made from aircraft-grade, powder-coated aluminum which resists corrosion. The handlebars are on the small side, and the LED screen lets you know the battery level.
What about the tires? They’re airless and 8-inches. Their interior uses a honeycomb interior developed by the military, and you don’t have to concern yourself with pumping them. The braking system is anti-lock.
The most unique construction feature on the Glion is how it folds up. It’s a very quick process, and then it can stand up vertically and be pulled around like a suitcase. With most scooters, you have to carry the full weight of it, but not so with the Glion.
The fenders and kickstand are also good features. The fenders help shield you from water on the road, while the kickstand is small and convenient.
The main safety features on the Glion Dolly are the lights. It has a very bright headlight that’s easily turned on with a red button and a built-in tail reflector.
If you’re riding at night, cars and pedestrians will definitely see you. We didn’t see anything about UL 2272 certification, however.
The Glion Dolly is sold with a limited warranty covering the first 12 months or first 1,000 miles, whichever comes first. Like all limited warranties, it doesn’t cover the usual wear-and-tear of riding, or any damages that are a result of misuse.
We couldn’t find a lot about how people feel about the customer service. The company is relatively new.
The tires seem to be giving riders some problems. They are supposed to replace a traditional suspension system, but riding feels pretty rough unless you’re on smooth pavement. As a commuter scooter, this is what the model is designed for, so that it doesn’t handle bumpy ground very well isn’t a big surprise.
The other downside is that the control panel is pretty stark. The screen only displays your battery life, and not range or speed. People have also reported that the panel isn’t even very accurate, and they don’t always know what the true battery percentage is.
Who should buy this?
For what it is, the Glion Dolly is a really good electric scooter. It’s best for last mile commuters since it’s range is probably more around 7-10 miles than the advertised 15, and that folding-suitcase design is really innovative and useful.
You can speed up your commute and then pull the scooter around the city, take it on the bus or train, and keep in standing upright in your office. It has a pretty quick charge time, too, so charge it at your workplace and get it ready for your commute back home.
If you’re looking to supplement your bus, train, or car ride with something greener, the Glion Dolly is a great choice.
Final verdict on the Glion Dolly
The Glion Dolly might have some weaknesses (it doesn’t have suspension, the control panel is bare, the range is short), but if you buy it understanding what to expect, it’s a solid electric scooter.
We’re giving it 4 out of 5 stars as a last mile commuter scooter, and because of how portable it is.
Most scooters need to be carried around in a bag on your back or under your arm, but the Glion Dolly is rollable and can stand up on its own. It’s small handlebars also make it more compact.
Overall, with that rolling feature on top of the very durable construction, great safety lighting, and a good battery, we’re impressed with this scooter.
See how the Glion Dolly holds up to the competition in our best electric scooters comparison.