The Merlin is a shockingly great electric scooter for anyone looking to commute. It's quite light and compact given what's inside. The battery is enough to get me to work and back (about 14km with some hills) with some power to spare. The design is sleek, and looks like most of the other Kickboard line - no gaudiness here. The scooter tops out at 15 mph, which is plenty fast! The ride is smooth and responsive. Only quirks: I wish I could select automatic cruising without having to power cycle the scooter, and learning how to close it (there's a switch at the front of the board you press with your toe while pushing the handlebars forward) takes some getting used to. But, overall, it's a fabulous ride that's saving me time and gas money. Definitely try it out: you'll be pleasantly surprised!