Electric scooters are becoming more common and desirable both for fun and for work.
There are a wide range of scooters for sale and many people are now using them as alternatives to public transport and cars.
If you are considering one then there are lots of guides available online and in stores but this may be too time consuming and you might be looking for quicker information.
So how to choose an electric scooter quickly? Our quick guide will point you in the right direction so that you make the right choice of electric scooter.
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Simply put an electric scooter is a scooter that is powered by an electric motor.
Most look like regular scooters (note: when I say scooter I do not mean the Vespa type motorcycles, I’m referring to the scooters that you propel with your feet).
Many electric scooters come with seats, allowing you to sit down while being propelled by the electric motor.
An electric scooter is charged via a regular mains supply which means that if you commute to and from work with one, you’ll probably need to charge it at home and at work in order to have enough charge to make the journey.
There are several reasons why you might consider getting an electric scooter.
Many people use them as they are becoming more cost effective than using public transport such as buses. Having a scooter means no more waiting at bus stops for example, and provides freedom and convenience.
Then there is the cost saving. Rather than filling a car with gas or paying fares on trains or buses, your only cost is the electricity that you charge your scooter with.
Scooters emit no fumes or pollutants so when you travel with an electric scooter you are not adding dangerous gases to the air.
Special attention should be paid to the deck.
This is the main part, the platform, on which the feet are placed.
In most cases, it is combined with the frame. The question for most beginners is the width of the deck.
It is believed that it should be large enough so that the two legs can be placed side by side.
Ground clearance and wheels
Low ground clearance significantly facilitates the process of movement and saves energy.
Also, you should pay attention to the wheels. The most popular option is polyurethane.
It’s pretty tough, durable and very high-speed wheel.
The inflatable option allows you to ride as much as possible with softness, but the speed suffers.
Rubber wheels are a compromise between the two options.
For urban scooters, the most optimal variant of wheel size is from 15 to 20 centimeters.
At this wheel size you’ll find the ride to be much more comfortable and the scooter will be more efficient in it’s use of power, it will also be faster.
Many electric scooters will fold up and this can be an advantage for both storage and transport.
A folding scooter can be more easily carried and takes up less room at home or the office, it also means that should you decide to use the subway or bus, then your scooter can be easily carried without taking up lots of room.
Most folding scooters also come supplied with handy carry bags to make it easier.