About Us

Our mission is to lead the proliferation of electric scooters worldwide by spreading awareness about their social and environmental benefits, helping people buy the right models, and providing critical reviews to help the industry improve.

The unbiased authority in electric scooters.

We have pioneered a ​rigorous hands-on review and road testing process that has helped demystify the electric scooter market.

81

Scooters Tested

20,112 mi

Distance Ridden

59.4 mph

Top Speed Record

53.3 mi

Range Record

Our Team

ESG is a small team that has spent hundreds of hours riding thousands of miles, performing rigorous real-world testing of over 77 electric scooters since 2019.

Chuck

Co-Founder

  • Riding Style Smooth Criminal
  • Preferred Speed 25 mph
  • Size Medium Rider
  • Scooter Turn Ons Big Deck, Thumb Throttle
  • Random Fact Pickleball Rating: 4.0 (Men’s)

Two Red Bulls and two hours – we can do anything!

Paul

Hardware Program Manager

Paul Somerville - head shot
  • Riding Style Fast + Furious
  • Preferred Speed “…Can we make it go faster?”
  • Size Medium Rider
  • Scooter Turn Ons Rubber Suspension
  • Random Fact Has owned over 1,000 motorcycles

Racing is life; what happens before and after is just waiting.

Ramier

Lead Videographer

Ramier Jones - head shot
  • Riding Style Fast + Cool
  • Preferred Speed 30 mph or above
  • Size Alpha Big Dawg
  • Scooter Turn OnsBig Deck, Thumb Throttle
  • Random FactOnce stayed up 24 hours playing “GoldenEye”

If you ain’t first, you’re last!

Richard

Lead Photographer

Richard Sanchez - head shot
  • Riding Style Low + Slow
  • Preferred Speed Under 20 mph
  • Size Medium Rider
  • Scooter Turn Ons Thumb Throttle
  • Random Fact Never removes helmet

I wambo, you wambo, he/she/me wambo.

Trina

Lead Writer

Trina McManus - head shot
  • Riding Style Leisurely Cruiser
  • Preferred Speed Under 20 mph
  • SizeShort/Medium Rider
  • Scooter Turn OnsSmooth Start + Finish
  • Random Fact Unlocked all songs in “Guitar Hero: Rock the 80s” in 4 hours

If you’re going to throw your life away, he better have a motorcycle!

Vosk

Social Media

  • Riding Style Fast + Furious
  • Preferred Speed 35 mph
  • Size Big Dawg
  • Scooter Turn OnsAnything shiny and new (and fast, and worthy of big dawgs)
  • Random FactOfficially knighted as Sir Vosk by the community

Silence is golden, duct tape is silver.

Justin

Co-Founder

  • Riding StyleSlow, but on the fastest scooters
  • Preferred Speed 25 mph
  • SizeTall/Skinny
  • Scooter Turn Ons Dual motors
  • Random Fact Lives in the cloud

Of course, I talk to myself… Sometimes I need expert advice.

Our Location

We are located in Berkeley, California, USA.

Our Sponsors

Our long-term growth goal is to be 100% community supported.  That is, supported entirely through our audience and not through 3rd parties or retail sponsors. However, the PEV community is currently too small to support the rigorous level of review and testing we currently do.

ESG has the most rigorous, quantitative process for evaluating electric scooters. We are one of just a few sites that actually does hands-on reviews and the only that uses precision Racelogic equipment for scientifically rigorous and statistically repeatably performance tests which includes acceleration, top speed, and an often grueling range test. We collectively spend 100s of hours per scooter riding, testing, and evaluating.

In order to support this level of depth, we rely on a diversity of income sources, including YouTube ads, sponsored links, and affiliate programs. Without these income sources, we would not be able to support the level of rigor that we have now.  

We rely heavily on numbers and hard data to tell our story and “show our work.” This means you get to decide.