Looks like I'm the first to get the new scooter.
It arrived a couple hours ago. I had a Tank brand 250cc gas scooter and this was shipped uncannily the same. It took a grand total of 15 minutes to assemble, the hardest part was to lift it off the metal restraining bars it's shipped in. I still haven't found a graceful way to do that. Only six pieces to bolt on. The batteries came mostly charged. Breaks were quite good. I grabbed my girlfriend and off we went.
The first thing I noticed is there is a low grumble when the motor is starting off. It sounds about the same as if there was a chain drive. My gf asked if the sound was put there intentionally. As you pick up speed it goes away and becomes nearly silent. The suspension is soft, it makes for a very smooth ride. Acceleration is moderate, nothing that jerks you back in your seat like my Tank, but it's not weak either. The hardest part is to gently increase the throttle if you want to creep forward. just a few millimeters twist and you're accelerating fast.
I tried economy mode, and regular power modes. Economy mode has slower acceleration, lower top speed, but I never drove it past 30mph in either mode yet.
As for the regen breaking, I haven't figured it out yet. It's all integrated with the break levers, once you squeeze, even with the throttle engaged it cuts off power to the wheel. Reports are that the regen only adds 1-2% range. I have to see if the batteries can absorb the regen power, I suspect some capacitors are needed. The regen should save me on break pads though.
Construction was as expected, thin cheap vacuum molded plastic parts, fitting close, but not exactly right screwed together on a metal frame.
I am happy to report the scooter came with everything working perfectly. I wiped the (I assume) imported Chinese factory dust off the plastic with a damp rag. There were no skuff marks on any of the plastic. I was impressed at that. The mirrors don't have excessive vibration while you ride. Just for fun I drove on the grass. There were no sound of rattling except for the soft sound of springs creaking.
So, there you have it, I'm so far very pleased. For $2,000 this is the best deal out there short of converting your own scooter.
For your viewing pleasure, I'm enclosing a link to the new scooter's pics.