Frequently Asked Questions
+ How far and how fast can I ride the Solowheel?
You can ride for approximately 10 miles, at 10 miles per hour, and the lithium-ion battery can be fully recharged in 1 hour. As with hybrid cars, the battery recaptures energy when going downhill or slowing down.
+ What kind of battery is in the Solowheel?
LiFePO4 (lithium-ion), 122 watt hours. Developed at MIT.
+ Is there a minimum age one has to be to ride the Solowheel?
We strongly recommend that children under the age of 15 do not use the Solowheel. Children 15 and up should use the Solowheel only with adult supervision.
+ Is there a weight limitation?
The maximum capacity is 250 lbs.
+ Is it legal in my country?
We encourage all consumers to check the rules and regulations of transportation devices of their country. For more detailed information please check with your local government transportation department.
+ How safe is it?
As with any transportation device, riders must use proper safety precautions. All riders should wear sneakers and approved helmet and other safety gear such as knee pads when operating the Solowheel. Always ride under control at a speed that is safe for you and those around you. Please consult the manual for additional safety information.
+ On what type of terrain can I ride the Solowheel?
The Solowheel is highly maneuverable and allows you to easily navigate over rough pavement and around obstacles. However, to prevent the loss of traction, you must always be careful when riding and learn to identify and avoid slippery, wet surfaces, steep slopes and loose materials or objects.
+ Where can I ride my Solowheel?
Solowheel enthusiasts all over the world are enjoying riding to work, around campus, tourist destinations, golf courses, malls, airports and skateparks.
+ Is there a life expectancy for the Solowheel?
The Solowheel battery lasts for over 1000 cycles.
+ Is there a warranty?
The Solowheel has a one-year warranty.
+ Where is the Solowheel developed and manufactured?
The Solowheel was developed by inventor Shane Chen in Washington state, USA. It is manufactured in China.