Once you decide you want to get an electric scooter, we know you’ll want to know how to go about getting the best one for you Having an electric scooter is a very much needed eco-friendly decision since it doesn’t emit carbon. It’s also cheaper than having a car while still providing the main function of getting from point A to point B, faster when traffic is heavy. It is easy to recharge, easy to park, and best of all it is just plain fun!
Most likely, you’ll be seeing them more and more on the roads. When it’s your turn to buy yours, eRideHero points out that you’ll want to put the motor, construction, speed, range, and weight all into consideration. You can then compare the features and prices of individual scooters to get the one that suits your needs. So here are some main factors to consider before purchasing.
The type of riding you’ll be doing will dictate what kind of motor you need. Commuting within crowded city streets doesn’t need that much of a powerful motor, unlike using it for long distances or needing it for more hilly areas. For city use, a 500-watt powered one would be a good choice, and you can even go lower to 250-watts. Both will make the scooter agile. For wider roads or roads with lots of ups and downs, you might do better with 1000 watts. There are also scooters that even support 5000 watts.
Put into consideration your size and height to get the construction and dimensions of the scooter that suits you. Many manufacturers put heavy adults in mind when constructing scooters. That would mean the scooter doesn’t slump. You also might want one with a larger deck, making more room for both your feet. It’s your decision to have one that is light and foldable, or a heavier build. You might also want one that uses slip prevent material, which would be safer for your ride.
You can find speeds ranging from 8mp to 50mph. Here’s a general guide that could help you:
●Beginner kids: 8 mph
●More experienced kids and teens: 10-15 mph
●Adults who go farther distances: 20-50 mph
Range refers to the distance you can travel before the battery runs out. Since manufacturers can exaggerate their claims, you could take the range they give you and divide that by two to get a more accurate number.
Most scooters with a reasonable range of 15 miles or less will weigh over 25 lbs. Anything above that is going to be difficult to carry if you have to. Most of the time it will depend if you’re looking for a lightweight, foldable one, and if that’s not your concern, you can go for heavier models.
Since there are quite a few choices, after reading this, you might be able to narrow down your options. We’ve told you about some common things to look for in a scooter. You can learn more about other factors such as the braking system, lighting, and expected maintenance to further cut down your choices to get your hands on the perfect electric scooter.
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