INOKIM Light 2 Electric Scooter Review

INOKIM Light 2 Electric Scooter
INOKIM Light 2 Folded Electric Scooter
Top Speed
21 mph
Range
15-20 miles
Motor
350W
Weight
30 lbs
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With a bit more power than the Inokim Mini 2, the Inokim Light 2 offers good speed, range, and features like front and rear lighting and an LCD on the throttle. It’s best for short or medium-length commutes, especially if you keep the speed around 10 mph or so. Thanks to its lightweight, portable design, it’s easy to take on a bus, train, or store in the trunk of a car. For its size, it’s got a lot of great features. Let’s dig into its specs:

Range and speed

The Inokim Light 2 has a rear-wheel drive. The motor delivers 350 watts of base power, with peak power up to 650 watts. The lithium-ion battery is 36 volts with 10.4Ah. That size gives you at least 15 miles per charge, though INOKIM says you can get up 20 miles depending on your speed and the terrain. It takes 4-5 hours to charge the battery. INOKIM doesn’t have a specific hill incline on their product page, but this scooter can handle “slight inclines” well.

For speed, you can get up to 21 mph, which is faster than both the Mini 2 and INOKIM Quick 3, at least on paper. The Quick 3 (which we also reviewed) claims a 19 mph, so in reality, the two scooters aren’t that different on speed. Speed is always affected by factors like your weight, the terrain, and the incline level you're riding at.

Construction

Like all INOKIM electric scooters, the Inokim Light 2 is very high quality. It’s made of aluminum, a strong and lightweight material. It weighs 30 pounds, which means it's heavier than the Mini 2 but lighter than the other scooters in the series. Weight is primarily determined by the battery size. As scooters get more powerful, they get heavier. The Light 2 strikes a good balance between weight and battery power. The Light 2 is best for riders no heavier than 220 pounds.

For convenient portability, the Inokim Light 2 folds quickly. The other design feature worth noting is the deck. It’s bigger than other decks you’ll find on scooters of this size, which allows the rider to hold a wider stance. You get 18.25 x 7-inches of space, which helps with stability. The tires are both air-filled. They’re 8.5-inches, which is a good size for a variety of conditions, including bumpier roads. While air-filled tires require more maintenance and can get punctured, they provide a more comfortable ride than solid tires.

All great scooters need great construction. Check out our guide to the 13 best electric scooters of 2020 for more options.

Safety

When it comes to safety, we believe lighting and a good braking system are very important. The Inokim Light 2 has front and rear LED lights, which is a great feature. The front lights help you see while the rear ones let others see you better. They power on automatically when it gets dark. They are mounted a bit low, so purchasing additional lighting may be a good idea. Riding in the dark is always riskier than during the day, even with lots of lighting. Stay cautious and alert if you need to ride in the dark.

The Inokim Light 2 has front and rear drum brakes. Two are better than one when it comes to braking, so we appreciate this feature. They are activated by handlebar levers, so they’re easy to access if you need to stop suddenly.

Thumb throttle display

This electric scooter has an LCD. Functions include travel speed, battery status, distance traveled, speed mode, and cruise control. To unlock the scooter’s full speed, go to speed mode 3. Refer to the user manual to learn how to use the display’s full potential.

INOKIM Light 2 LCD Screen

Customer service

This scooter has the same customer service and warranty as other INOKIM scooters. If you’re buying through FluidFreeRide, the official USA retailer for INOKIM, they’ll give you a full refund if your scooter isn’t as described on its product page. Shipping within the continental US is free. Got the scooter, but decided not to ride it? You can return it (you’re responsible for return shipping) within 15 days. Manufacturer defects are covered in the 12-month warranty. Customer service is US-based.

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Downsides

If you’re looking for more power, speed, and range, the Inokim Light 2 does offer more than the MINI 2, but it may not satisfy riders looking for a significant boost. There's also no suspension on this scooter. The two air-filled tires help offset that missing feature, but on especially bumpy roads, you’ll most likely miss it.

Who should buy the INOKIM Light 2?

If you have a short commute and don’t want to pay more than $1000 for your electric scooter, the Inokim Light 2 is a good choice. If you keep your speed around 10 mph or so, you can get between 15-20 miles on one battery charge. If your commute is shorter and you want more speed, switch to a higher speed mode and get up to 19-21 mph. The speed and range are both very good considering the ultraportable design, so consider this scooter if you’re a commuter.

Like what you see on the Light 2? We reviewed the Apollo Light, an e-scooter with a similar price point and features.

INOKIM Light 2 -two air filled tires

Final verdict

The INOKIM Light 2 combines portability with decent power, making this scooter great for short to mid-length commuters. Our favorite features were the two air-filled tires, the wide deck, and the thumb throttle display. You can find cheaper electric scooters out there with similar range and speed, but INOKIM boasts better quality materials and design. That means the scooter will last longer, so it’s worth the bit of investment. Within the INOKIM series, the Light 2 is on the more affordable end of the scale, so it’s a great choice if you want the quality of INOKIM, but can’t fit the higher-end scooters into your budget.

Full Specifications

Top speed21 mph
Range15-20 miles
Motor350W base / 650W peak
Weight limit220 lbs / 100 kg
Product weight30 lbs
Tire size8.5" x 2" air tires
Charging time4 - 5 hours
BatteryLG Li-ion 36V 10.4Ah
Folded Dimensions37.4 x 14.2 x 9.8 inches
Warranty 12 months
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Last updated October 19, 2020
Paul Strobel
Paul Strobel

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