Fucare HU3 Pro is an exciting new addition to the electric seat scooter market, offering a combination of cute design and low-maintenance construction. This sit-down ride is a fun and easy way to navigate urban terrain, as I discovered during recent testing.

Lightweight and minimalistic seated electric scooters how Fucare HU3 occupies an important niche in the micromobility industry. They are more comfortable to ride than standing scooters, and they are much easier to use and maintain than electric bikes.

When I first saw the release of Fucare this summer and covered it ElectricianI knew this was something I would have to get my hands on.

It took me all summer to do it, but I finally got one and started putting up the miles to see how it goes.

Check out my test video below to see what a fun little scooter this is in action. Then read my in-depth review!

Fucare HU3 Pro video review

Specifications of Fucare HU3 Pro

  • Motor: 500W rear hub motor
  • Maximum speed: 32 km/h (20 mph)
  • range: 64 km (40 miles)
  • battery: 48V 12Ah (576 Wh)
  • Weight: 23 kg (51 lb)
  • Maximum load: 136 kg (300 lb)
  • frame: Aluminum
  • brakes: Rear drum brake
  • Wheels: 10-inch with pneumatic tires
  • Additionally: LCD display with speedometer, LED headlights and taillight, 3 speed modes, footrest, built-in seat, cruise control
  • Price: 799 dollars

Sit, don’t stand!

Standing like this 2021. These days, a seat is a place.

You still get where you’re going, but you do it more comfortably. Your ankles don’t vibrate. Your knees don’t get tired. You can easily plant both feet if you need stability at low speed. There is so much to love about scooters with a seat.

The downside is that they can often be bulky and look funny, as seats are usually an afterthought. But with the Fucare HU3 Pro, they designed it from the ground up to look good and work even with the seat.

The folding mechanism is mounted higher on the rack, allowing the bars to fold up even though the seat takes up valuable vertical real estate. This means you can still fold the scooter to fit in the boot or on the back seat.

In terms of performance, a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) seems like a good compromise between shorter trips at higher speeds and, well, not dying in a tiny wheeled vehicle. The 10-inch tires are actually decently large compared to many electric scooters with smaller wheels, but 20 mph seems about as fast as I’d like to go on this thing. Any faster and I’m not sure I’ll feel as safe.

Don’t get me wrong, the drum brake feels strong. I have no doubt that it will stop me. But it’s not the ride I choose for high-speed travel. It’s all about a small and convenient form factor that works fast enough. And 20 mph seems fast enough. Plus for only $799how fast can you expect it to go?

A fairly large 576Wh battery and a modest 20 mph top speed combine nicely to offer a good range of around 40 miles (64 km). I can never imagine driving further than that in a day – it’s just not a car for long trips. It’s for popping into campus or popping into a coffee shop. So I think this battery will last a week or more for many people using the Fucare HU3 Pro in urban environments.

For those using it in a more suburban environment, I still think you’ll get at least a couple of days of use before needing a recharge.

Some other nice touches I appreciated were the padded seat, integrated front and rear LED lights, integrated bell on the brake levers, and an included bag clip to hang your grocery bag (or gym bag, or purse, or whatever ) from the steering wheel right down the center.

Anyone who has slung a heavy bag on a handlebar knows that once you whip up the weight quickly, those handles become difficult to control. The last thing you want from a sloppy vehicle is steering wheel jerking due to unevenly weighted steering. So the bag clip is a nice inclusion.

I also like that the brake uses a drum brake setup. Of course, this is an old technique. But not only does it work great, it doesn’t require adjustment like a disc brake does. And it performs equally well in wet and dry conditions (again, unlike disc brakes).

Two-wheel braking could even shorten the stopping distance, but I never felt like I had insufficient braking. And there is always the danger that the front wheels will brake too hard and cause an accident on these short wheelbase electric scooters. So installing a rear brake on the Fucare HU3 Pro is probably a smart choice.

That being said, I do have some complaints too. Although the LCD screen is large, it is difficult to see in bright light. The contrast is just not very good.

The deck is also quite narrow. My shoes hang off both sides when I ride it. It’s not a huge problem, but it’s not the most comfortable way to ride with only half of each leg supported by the deck. Having a wider deck would solve this problem, although it would add weight.

Another interesting market for these types of seated electric scooters is for those with mobility issues. I have a friend who has done a few more trips around the sun than I have and is passionate about his e-bikes. However, he can find them difficult at times after having one hip replaced and soon starting to replace the other. After trying the Fucare HU3 Pro, he fell in love with the ease of putting it on and taking it off and being able to lower his feet just a few centimeters to touch the ground. It’s a lot more fun than traditional mobility scooters and a lot less bulky too.

fucare HU3 Pro scooter

While I can quibble with the design in places, I’m mostly pretty happy with it.

The Fucare HU3 Pro scooter is fast, efficient and fun to ride. It gets me where I need to go, takes up very little space when I’m not using it, and lets me be as lazy as possible.

Considering I run and ride my bike every day, laziness doesn’t bother me. But if you are switching from cycling to this one, then maybe choose another sport in your spare time. I hear good things about pickleball.

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