InMotion MoGo™ FAQ
How hard is it to learn to ride a MoGo™?
As long as you can stand and walk, then you can learn to glide in 15 minutes or less. To become proficient out in public, with changing conditions and unknown hazards, we recommend two to three hours of practice in smooth, open areas, without obstacles. Because control is intuitive and similar to the control used for walking, it’s significantly easier, faster, and safer to learn than most other vehicles we’ve seen. Bicycles take tens of hours to learn, and so does driving a car, skateboarding, rollerblading, and pretty much any other vehicles you can think of. In fact, it’s so easy to learn in just a few minutes, that most people want to hit the streets right away, but we recommend that beginners don’t start trying to do high speed turns and maneuvers until they have at least 15 minutes of experience.
How far will it go and how long does the battery last?
Like any vehicle, it depends on weight and how you use it, but the larger capacity MoGo™ battery will need to be recharged after between 10 and 17 miles of use. At the MoGo’s™ maximum weight capacity of 265lbs, you will get approximately 10 miles. People who are at the minimum weight capacity of 55lbs, will get approximately 17 miles. If it takes 2 hours for you to go 10-17 miles, then the battery will last two hours. If it takes you 12 hours to go 10-17 miles, then the battery will last 12 hours. The standard battery gets between 8-12 miles per charge. Constant uphill or downhill gliding will significantly change the distances. With regenerative braking, downhill gliding is infinite, and constant uphill gliding at the maximum grade of 15 degrees, will reduce the distance by more than half.
How is the MoGo™ steered and Controlled?
Passers by may think the MoGo™ is controlled by magic or by remote control, but it is actually controlled by a combination of weight distribution to move forward and backward. With the hands free steering column, rotational control is achieved through subtle side to side movement in your legs and with the full length steering column, rotational control is achieved with the hands. Contact us to try it yourself and see how easy it is.
Won’t I fall off without something to hold on to?
When we are gliding with the hands free steering column, people often say things like, “I’d fall off that thing so fast, without the handle.” This is a big misconception that disappears quickly, in 15 minutes or less. We’ve taught hundreds of people how to glide hands free, and we’ve never seen anyone fall off. Anything that can happen while you are walking, can happen on a MoGo™. While walking, people do sometimes trip on ground obstacles, and that is also a possibility with the MoGo™. One of the things that makes the hands free column so great, is that your natural pedestrian response automatically kicks in if you collide with an obstacle . . . you naturally step off. The problem with the full length steering column is that when gliders feel unsure, which is nearly always part of the learning process, they often grab the steering column for stability and inadvertently steer themselves off the device. This is not a safety issue while we are supervising, but it does hinder the learning curve, and sets up the customer for bad habits when they are practicing without supervision. This is why we initially teach everyone with the hands free column and reserve the steering column for more experienced riders.
Can I drive the MoGo™ on sidewalks?
Most places don’t have regulations to prohibit riding the MoGo™ on sidewalks, but regulations vary, depending on where you live. Although the State of Nevada has never seen a MoGo™, or created laws directly applying to the MoGo™, the MoGo™ is likely protected in state of Nevada as an EPAMD (Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device). EPAMDs require no insurance, licensing, and is only allowed where pedestrians are allowed, which means it’s allowed on sidewalks. Depending on where you plan on gliding, you should consult local authorities before gliding to become familiar with applicable laws and regulations.
What’s the difference between the InMotion SCV and the InMotion MoGo™?
“InMotion SCV R1EX” is the manufacture’s name for the product. We get asked frequently what we call the device that people see us gliding on, and we feel that “MoGo™” is easier to say and remember than “InMotion SCV R1EX.”
Electric Vehicle FAQs
Aren’t electric vehicles more expensive than internal combustion cars, scooters, or motorcycles?
Not if all the costs are added up, and cost is calculated over the total cost ofownership (TCO). The
“sticker” price on electric vehicles can sometimes be more expensive than other vehicles, but other vehicles often require higher maintenance and fuel costs, which when added up, cost significantly more over time and cost more per mile of use. Although there are several hybrid cars on the market that have done quite well in competition against their internal combustion engine (ICE), counterparts, there still is a very limited selection of electric-only vehicles that one can choose from, and in the car industry, they are still not yet as inexpensive as their gasoline or hybrid competition. In smaller, personal sized vehicles, the price barrier has already been broken. Our personal electric vehicles are cheaper to drive, per mile, over the lifetime costs of the vehicle, or the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).