This is our 3rd scooter. The first was wonderful, but was too slow for my husband's taste. Second, we got a motor scooter that needs a license plate, and drives on the roads at 45 mph; and that was too fast. This scooter is perfect! It comfortably goes about 20 mph, but you have complete control over the speed with the speed dial and the brakes. We always drive it at 50% on the speed dial. It is comfortable, easy to drive, and has ample storage (storage under the seat, and a large basket on the back with a lid that snaps closed.) The EW36 Elite came fully assembled. The little rear stability wheels caught on the palette when we were trying to roll the scooter off the shipping palette, so a piece of plywood or other board is needed when you go to roll the scooter off the palette. Then you attach the rear view mirrors, and go! The scooter came fully charged, so there was no waiting. This scooter does not come apart for transport; but we have found that we are not interested in transporting it. My husband just drives where he wants to go, and we live within a half mile of several small shopping plazas, so there are things to do. We are planning a little longer trip out to the State Park. The description on Amazon says it comes with a weatherproof cover; but we didn't get that. The salesman from the company spoke with us several times on the phone before the scooter arrived, so there was good communication there. I understand that the difference between the EW36 and the EW36 Elite is that the Elite has electromagnetic brakes that stop the scooter immediately if you let go of the accelerator, which is a really nice safety feature. It is snazzy looking, comfortable, goes fast enough, is quiet, and the headlight and turn signals work well. The turn signals have an annoying beeping sound when used, but that is a safety feature. We are so pleased.