ENGWE S6: Unboxing
The ENGWE S6 electric scooter comes in typical ENGWE packaging. Large cardboard box with a lot of packaging waste for safe transport and an e-scooter that is almost ready to go.
In addition to the e-scooter, the scope of delivery includes an active 54,6V 3.0A charger with fan, the typical tool, consisting of 4 Allen keys and a very brief set of instructions.
Well packaged but lots of packaging waste.
Detailed operating instructions are not required for assembly. Folding up the seat and handlebars and securing them is enough. The battery was already half charged, so you could jet off straight away for your first test drive.
ENGWE S6: features and finish
The ENGWE S6 is hardly comparable to the rental e-scooters that are on almost every street corner. Starting with the tires, we are dealing with tubeless 10" tires with a coarse off-road profile.
There are also disc brakes at the front and rear and full suspension with a suspension fork and rear wheel dampers on both sides.
A look at the rear wheel of the ENGWE S6.
An unmistakable feature of the ENGWE S6 is the pre-assembled and particularly soft seat, which is also equipped with a damper. The seat itself is foldable, removable and adjustable in height.
It is fixed via a quick release in a foldable device, which in turn is held via a quick release with locking. If you don't need the seat, you can unscrew the device completely.
At this point the seat is folded.
The running board is 45 cm long and 22 cm wide, so that both feet can be placed next to each other. A centrally placed griptape sticker with ENGWE print provides a slightly better grip when driving. The 48V 15,6Ah battery is hidden inside the running board. It is charged via a charging socket on the side, which has a plastic cover to protect it from water.
The entire scooter is protected against splash water according to IPX4. The ENGWE S6 can withstand driving in the rain.
The indicators of the ENGWE S6. Two in the front and two in the back.
On the other side of the footboard is a fold-out stand. In addition, there are illuminated indicators on both sides of the running board at the front and rear and an RGB LED light strip on both sides, which turns the ENGWE S6 into a moving disco ball. More on that later.
Charging takes place below the running board, where the RGB light strip is also located.
At the front are handlebars with a width of 60 cm and a fully extended height of 90 cm, measured from the footboard. Both handles can be folded for transport.
Use the arrows to pull out and fold.
When folded, the e-scooter, which weighs around 25 kg, can be lifted and carried using the handlebar. A safety hook prevents the handlebar from loosening when carrying. Set up and take down takes just 20 seconds.
The handlebar is folded in no time at all.
The throttle grip and the front wheel brake are on the right of the handlebars, with the LC display next to them and the ignition lock underneath. On the left of the handlebars we have the rear brake, the paddle for the indicators, a button for the electronic horn and another button for the lights.
ENGWE has implemented the cabling so well that it is not noticeable while driving.
The LC display provides information about the remaining battery (5 bars), the speed in km/h, the voltage, the trip and the ODO. There are no buttons to make settings. Last but not least, there is a front headlight with 4 LEDs. The brake light on the rear fender is also illuminated.
The LCD is buttonless.
The processing quality of the ENGWE S6 is okay. The construction of the scooter leaves an overall stable impression. The quality of the control surface on the left of the handlebar could be improved. The turn signal switch in particular feels wobbly.
ENGWE S6: practical test
After we have dealt with the features of the ENGWE S6, we now come to the actual practical test. For the test, the e-scooter was able to prove itself in various disciplines. One thing first: The e-scooter is not street legal and may not be operated on public roads within Germany.
I really liked the handling of the ENGWE S6. The e-scooter is extremely manoeuvrable and glides gently thanks to the extensive suspension. The e-scooter handles off-road trips quite well.
The rattling holding device on the handlebars, which is attached to the seat when folded, was noticeable. A really annoying issue that ENGWE would have preferred to solve differently.
The wide tires put away a lot.
Another point of criticism is the handlebars, which are a bit too short despite the height adjustment. Persons taller than 1,80 m have to reach down unusually low when standing. When seated, the height of the handlebars does not cause any problems.
The acceleration of the ENGWE S6 is impressive. The throttle reacts directly and precisely. The speed can be regulated very well. In the test, the top speed on a straight stretch was around 35 km/h. The 45 km/h promised by the manufacturer was only just reached downhill.
Details about the ENGWE battery are visible on the scooter.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to switch the 3 speed levels manually, which is why the e-scooter only switches to the highest driving mode from a speed of approx. 25 km/h.
Especially when going uphill, the power is lacking to automatically switch to the last speed mode, so that you are throttled to under 20 km/h even on a flat incline. The engine can be locked using the ignition lock.
And here again the e-scooter in all its glory.
The 60 km range specified by ENGWE was not achieved in the test. This is also not surprising, since most manufacturers refer to information that was recorded under laboratory conditions. When driving moderately over mostly flat terrain, a range of 35 km is a realistic value. It takes about 7 hours to fully charge the scooter.
When it comes to lighting, ENGWE has not saved. Anyone who switches on the light using the button on the handlebars moves like a lighted Christmas tree from now on. The LED headlight is linked to the RGB side lighting, which rhythmically switches back and forth between red, blue and green.
Switching the headlight and the RGB lighting separately does not work. Either party light or no light!
The brightness of the headlight is good, so that nothing stands in the way of driving in the dark (if you like party lights). The flashing lights are also a nice-to-have, but due to their lateral position, they are hardly noticeable from the front and rear.
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