I've been doing some reading lately, and have come across this 3-wheel "device". What is it officially, by the way? An electric bicycle? A moped? A scooter?
I'm curious as to other's opinions of this model, and have some questions as well.
A) Is this device capable of dealing with San Francisco hills without popping a circuit breaker, frying wiring, burning out (relatively) expensive components, or stranding me?
B) Unlike a power wheelchair, which is exceptionally stable and difficult to tip over, this device doesn't look to be nearly as stable. Are looks just deceiving, or is it relatively unstable at higher speeds? If so, is it something that an experienced rider could learn to adapt to or counteract?
C) What is the reliability record for this device?
D) Are there any other 3 or 4 wheel rides out there I should consider over this one, and if so, what are they, and why?
E) Assuming that I removed the wire luggage thing and junked it in favor of a sturdy bag, could the device accommodate a folded up walker? (I need the walker frame to maintain my balance when walking.)
F) How does this device tolerate rainy conditions, assuming that the limitations of the tires are respected? Are all critical components sealed, or can they easily be sealed or shielded?
G) For future reference, how much of a hassle would it be to modify the device to have things like a USB power port (~5V @ 500mA, 2.5w) for a smartphone, lighter and more powerful Lithium Phosphate batteries, extended range and/or increased top speed, etc.?