|Motor:250W||Speed: 15.5 mph|
|Battery: 280 Wh||Range: 15 miles|
|Capacity: 255 lbs||Weight: 28 lbs|
|Waterproof: –||Incline: –|
|Tire Size: 8″||Position: Entry-level|
|Unique folding stand-up design||Small-sized tires not reduce bumps|
|Portable enough to roll like a suitcase||Suspension is not good enought|
|Slightly high weight limit of 255 lbs|
Glion Dolly Electric Scooter Overview
If you’re looking for a scooter for a last-mile commute to class or to work in the city, the Glion Dolly scooter is a pretty good option. The compact and ultra-portable design allows you to take it to anywhere you desire, and you don’t even need to put much effort to carry it around. You can actually roll it like a travel case.
The Glion Dolly features a sturdy frame and platform, supporting a ride up to 260 pounds with a maximum 255-lb load capacity.
It’s a pity that this scooter has two small tires, which can’t assure a comfortable ride. But this doesn’t have much negative effect on Glion Dolly to earn it’s popularity among the commuting electric scooters.
Power Performance – Good for Its Price
Motor and Speed
Featuring a 250-W brushless motor, the Glion Dolly is certainly not a powerful electric monster as those premium models. But it still performs well compared to the same-level scooters like Xiaomi M365.
The 15.5-mph speed is not fast, nor slow, but just good for the positioning the manufacturer gave to it – a solid commuting two-wheel vehicle. Most cities restrict a scooter’s speed if you want to ride it on pavements. Furthermore, too fast riding speeds are not safe if you want to use it as a last-mile transportation tool. You may kick it off after getting off the bus or train when there is a crowd.
Some reviewers complain about its slow speed and acceleration. However, at the point of riding safely, we prefer this performance. This is just in case you plan to ride it along with pedestrians on sidewalks. For skilled scooterists who would love to experience a fast scooter, Glion Dolly is not the best choice.
The manufacturer does not indicate Dolly’s ability to deal with slopes or hills in its specifications. They may not test with real stats to tell the users about the thing, after all, they just position the Glion Dolly to be a short-distance transportation vehicle. But this doesn’t mean the Glion Dolly scooter is not able to climb hills. After testing, a rider of 180 lbs is able to get up small hills under 10-degree with no problem.
Just a reminder, riding the scooter uphill will consume its battery at a faster speed. If you’re living in hilly area, you’d better pay attention to the overall distance, or find another option that can go longer with a better ability to climb hills.
Battery and Range
The manufacturer boasts that the Glion Dolly packing with an LG 36V 7.8Ah lithium-ion battery for a 15-mile range on a single charge. Don’t expect your Dolly will go as far as 15 miles. The real riding distance might be shorter, based on the rider’s weight and the riding environments.
This is the least impressive point for the scooter, not as good as those long-distance electric scooters. But it’s understandable and acceptable for its price.
Luckily, you can get it fully charged in a very short time. It takes about 3.5 hours. If you need to commute 10 miles one way, you can easily put it under your desk and charge it for the way back home. Even though most of its users prefer to use it for a daily short commute basis.
Battery is one of the deciding factors for the scooter’s performance and it always plays an important role in a scooter’s lifespan. Luckily, you can change it if the battery is useless. With good maintenance, the Glion Dolly’s battery supports 1000+ cycles. This means you can use it for about 3-5 years if you don’t need to charge it every day.
Glion Dolly comes with 8.0-inch solid rubber tires. This is the biggest drawback that a few users complain about because this will result in a bit bumpier riding than those with air-filled larger tires. But solid rubber tires have one benefit – You don’t need to worry about getting flat tires during a trip and filling them up.
Even worse, the Glion Dolly electric scooter seems to feature no good shock absorption. This makes you feel every bump on the road. So it’s recommended to avoid big dips, rugged alleys, or potholes.
Speaking of the brakes, the Glion Dolly features an electric brake on the front wheel. This is less efficient as the disc brakes in the high-end scooters. The poor braking performance causes some users giving it negative feedback. However, some users gave it a good rating on brakes, as they managed to break a full stop in seconds efficiently even when driving down steep hills. So this might be dependable related to the rider’s skill and experience.
If you’re going to own a Glion Dolly electric scooter, you may try a few times to get used to it before riding it on the roads.
Build – Unique Folding and Sturdy
The Glion Dolly features machined aluminum construction, with thick welds and a bulky body. At the first glance, you can feel it is well built for stable riding. The spacious platform takes the major part of its weight, adding stability on the roads. Moreover, there is a mysterious weapon under the deck. That’s why the deck seems a bit thicker than the same price-range scooters, giving an impression that the Glion Dolly is a kind of muscled scooter.
One of the good points is the adjustable stem, which can be adjusted to three different heights to fit different people. Along with its sturdy baseboard, the Glion Dolly is good for heavy adults. It can even support a heavier rider that it’s advertised of maximum load capacity. On Amazon, a user of 280 pounds said it’s okay to get around with a Dolly scooter, slightly heavier than the expected 255 lbs of the high weight limit.
On the handlebar, the display only shows the battery information of how much battery power remains for rest riding, lacking the speed and miles details. The current riding speed is not a big deal as you can feel it when riding, fast or slow, all at your control. But if you want to know the distance you have traveled on the scooter, you’ll need to download the companion app, with which you can also adapt the riding speed.
Of all the features, the Glion Dolly’s portability earns a lot of compliments. According to the company’s intention, the Glion Dolly electric scooter is a last-mile commuting tool or transportation vehicle that will let you travel around to meet friends. So they designed the Glion Dolly with the most portability.
It’s lightweight, weighing only 26 lbs, great enough for carrying around if needed. Or you don’t even need to carry it up with hands upstairs or downstairs, you can directly roll it like a travel suitcase. This allows you to take it with you anywhere you go. It’s compact enough after folding so that you can store it with less space even in crowded public transportation like on a bus or train.
The Glion Dolly features a unique folding and stand-up design and it will stand alone without your effort to hold it. On both sides of the rear tire, there are two smaller wheels, which provide the supporting strut for the Dolly scooter to stand, along with the scooter’s rear tire.
Thanks to these two wheels, combined with the Glion Dolly scooter’s mysterious weapon – the Dolly handle, you can roll the scooter with ease, no matter getting off the station platform or walking with friends on sidewalks.
The company didn’t say about Dolly’s waterproof grade, so you can’t find this data in the specs part. But this does not mean you can’t ride it on wet roads. Actually, the 8-inch tires don’t provide a high clearance for the Glion Dolly to stay far away from the splashes, it’s not recommended to ride the Glion Dolly scooter in rain. Though some Amazon users praised its performance for travel in light rain circumstances.
The headlights located at the bottom of the stem. The lower position near the front tire will allow you to have a clear view of the road. The downside is that the headlights won’t deliver a far-distance insight to you for knowing the overall riding environments on the roads, especially at night.
- Motor: 250W brushless gearless motor with a 600W peak power output
- Battery: 280Wh
- Charging time: 3.5 hours to 100%, 2 hours to 75%
- Distance: Approx. 15 miles
- Dimensions: 37 x 12 x 8 inches/95 x 30 x 20 cm Folded; 38 x 45 x 16 inches/97 x 12 x 41 cm unfold
- Weight: Approx. 28 lbs (12 kg)
- Tire Size: 8-inch rubber
- Color: Black
- Top Speed: 15.5 mph
- Max Incline: –
- Applicable terrains: streets, bike lanes, sidewalks, trails
- IP Rating: –
- Recommended age: 18 to 60 years old
- Max load: 112kg/ 255 pounds
- Brakes: electronic brake
If you want budget alternatives for Glion Dolly scooter, there are many cheap options out there at this price point. If you want premium models for alternatives, there are also a lot of great options. But no one will feature the stand-up alone design and roll-to-go function.