Electric scooters burst onto the main stream in 2018 after several years in the shadows due to a combination of factors. These factors included the price of the electric scooters as well as the not so cool looking designs that were on show for the first couple of electric scooter models. Now electric scooters are a legit alternative to offering people a way to travel that is far quicker than walking and a lot of times quicker than getting the bus or being struck in traffic in a taxi/car. As well as that you are also not out of breath and sweaty like you can be after riding a bike!
So now that you know the benefits of an electric scooter for adults, what are the things to look for when purchasing an electric scooter. Well there are a number of factors to consider when getting an electric scooter some of which are the speed, range, quality, battery and of course the price of the electric scooter. We have been selling electric scooters since 2018 so we have built up quite a good knowledge of them and as well as that more importantly we know which models are high quality and which ones are not. First thing to declare is that we only sell high quality electric scooters. We get offered various brands all the time and 90% of them are not up to our high quality standards. So let’s take a look at the most important factors when getting an electric scooter.
Ride Quality and Wheels:
Funnily enough this can often be overlooked as all the electric scooters look quite similar however they are not all equal. Some of them have shock absorption and some of them do not. We would only recommend ones that have shock apsorbers built into such as the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter or the Kugoo S1 which has a built in suspension system.
Another factor or ride quality is the size of the wheels. We recommend anything with 8 inch or more wheels on it again like the Xiaomi M365 or the Kugoo S1 linked to above. Both of these models come with inflatable tires which although they can get a puncture from time to time they do offer a much more comfortable ride.
Speed and Range:
This is obviously quite an important thing to pay attention to! The speed on all of our electric scooters is at least 15mph. It then comes down to what range is needed for your commute or what range you would like to have. The Kugoo S1 and the Xiaomi M365 have a range of approx 15 miles depending on the terrain, inclines and the weight of the rider. If you need more than that then the Xiaomi M365 Pro is the one to go for and it is the best in our opinion long range electric scooter.
Braking and Safety:
Safe braking is one of the most important factors when selecting your electric scooter. Models like the Xiaomi M365 have E-Abs anti lock braking for safe braking. This stops the wheels from locking up when you brake hard and is for safe stopping. The Kugoo S1 also has a safe braking system but it is not as effective as the Xiaomi M365 disc anti lock braking system.