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Josh Frisby

Get to know the person behind Electric Scooter Insider

Josh Frisby - Founder, Tester & Reviewer

After owning, testing, and spending the last 5 years reviewing every type of electric scooter - ranging from basic budget and feature-packed commuters to all-terrain trailblazers and ultra-performance behemoths - I've acquired a high level of expertise that’s allowed me to put over $119k worth of models through their paces.

I also firmly believe that as an independent sole reviewer, I have owned and tested more electric scooters than anyone else in the industry. This allows me to clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another.

Ultimately, my mission is to separate the wheat from the chaff to help you find the best model for your needs. To do this, I hold my testing, review, and editorial process to a very high standard. I achieve this through the following:

Standardized Tests

The scooters that I review undergo tests that can be repeated scientifically

Constant Refinement

My test & review processes are constantly refined to ensure the accuracy of my reporting

Impartial Advice

I don’t just focus on the good, I also highlight the bad to let you be the judge

Strict Editorial Policy

Strict editorial policy to ensure that the content I produce is factually correct and helpful

Award-Winning Testing & Review Process

Electric Scooter Insider recently won the "Best Scooter Reviews" category in the Rider's Choice Awards 2024.

This award was voted for by the micro-mobility industry as a whole, including consumers and industry experts.

Rider's Choice Award Winner - Best Scooter Reviews - Electric Scooter Insider
Rider's Choice Award Winner - Best Scooter Reviews - Electric Scooter Insider

Award-Winning Testing & Review Process

Electric Scooter Insider recently won the "Best Scooter Reviews" category in the Rider's Choice Awards 2024.

This award was voted for by the micro-mobility industry as a whole, including consumers and industry experts.

Expertise

What qualifies me as an expert?

5+ Years

Years Testing Scooters

52.7 mph

Fastest I’ve Ridden

42.8 miles

Longest Non-Stop Ride

Award

Best Scooter Reviews - Rider’s Choice Awards 2024

118

Scooters Reviewed

85

Buyer Guides Written

84

YouTube Videos

My Impact on the Industry

Learn about how I built Electric Scooter Insider into an Industry Leader

Electric Scooter Insider's Stamp of Approval

My testing and review process has been recognized as the best in the industry (more information can be found above).

Each year I shortlist, select, and award the best models that I’ve tested. You can see these awards on the manufacturer/retailer/brand websites and boxes of the scooters (see the video for examples) .

This is one of my greatest achievements as it means major brands and retailers seek to have Electric Scooter Insider’s stamp of approval.

I also get invited every year to attend MicroMobility, which is the world’s largest and fastest-growing electric vehicle conference.

Equipment I Use To Test

Tools I Use For Data Collection

Dragy GPS Performance Box (DRG70)

This is a high-performance GPS data logger that allows me to accurately record and measure acceleration within 1/100th of a second.

Dragy GPS Performance Box Resting On An Electric Scooter Insider Hoodie

Garmin Edge 130 Plus

This is a compact GPS computer that uses multiple satellite systems to record real-world range (including distance traveled, time elapsed, and average speed), hill climbs (including grade, elevation, and ascent), and top speed.

Garmin Edge 130 Plus Resting On An Electric Scooter Insider Hoodie

Measuring Tape

Simple yet effective, I use a measuring tape to record the distance that it takes each scooter to stop from 15 mph.

Measuring Tape on Top of Electric Scooter Insider Hoodie

More Info About Josh

Get to know me better

Whenever I buy something new – whether that’s camera equipment for my YouTube channel, GPS data loggers that’ll improve my testing process, or even electric pumps to keep the tires of all my scooters at their recommended PSI – I put a ton of research into what I’m looking for.

Luckily, I’ve been able to turn my compulsive, and in some cases, obsessive, research behavior into a career. This allows me to produce electric scooter reviews that are substantial, complete, and comprehensive.

This extends to how I create the content for the Electric Scooter Insider website and YouTube channel. Before anything is published, I heavily review, audit, and edit it to ensure the utmost accuracy.

To maintain Electric Scooter Insider’s reputation as the premier source for trustworthy, no-nonsense electric scooter reviews, I ask that you inform me of any suggestions for improvement.

Readers and watchers are part of the Electric Scooter Insider community, and the strength of that relationship is the ultimate test of our success. I promise to strive for excellence and will continue to refine my industry-leading testing and review processes.

Contact: josh@electricscooterinsider.com

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