Well, after driving every electric scooter manufacturer bughouse crazy with my research questions, I had to go with the Martin EVD @ 2,399 shipped. There was no way around it, all the others are either almost bankrupt, don't return calls, or have no track record so to speak. The EVD, whatever R. Martin's long term plans are, has thousands of units out in the field, many reviews, many spare parts, and was just too good a deal to be ignored. I will set about getting LifePO and BMS installed ASAP - Andy, you are on call.
I had actually pulled the trigger on a Native A6, the dealer, a Harlan Flagg at Hollywood Electrics was very knowledgeable, patient to a fault, but....a unit labeled "in-stock" should not ship in 4-6 weeks. Other than that misunderstanding, he is guy that you can deal with, knows the product, knows the market, knows the manufacturer (Todd at Electric Motor Sport, aslo very knowledgeable. I plan on ordering two Native A6 without batteries and having Andy build the LifePO packs and BMS.
You have to be realistic when buying this stuff. One guy in Nevada with a "fleets worth" of 5KW scooters....what am I supposed to do , whip out a credit card for someone I cant get on the phone, cant get another owner's endorsement? And. I will not own a LifePO bike without BMS...those cells are fragile.
So, I bought the EVD. Could have put the money toward a big gas scooter like my old Aprilia 500, and still might buy one too. Its only money, why save on the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse. ?