Important Features Of Electric Scooter
An electric scooter is much like a push scooter, but it […]
An electric scooter is much like a push scooter, but it features an electric, battery-powered motor to propel you along, instead of you pushing yourself along with your foot. With some electric scooters, you get on, turn on the motor, and off you go. With others, you need to push off with your foot to start and then the motor kicks in automatically.
An electric scooter should have a few important features. Here’s what to consider when selecting an electric scooter:
Speed. How fast do you want to go on your electric scooter? Some models can go as fast as 25 MPH, whereas models designed for kids usually have a top speed of 5 to 10 MPH. Average adult scooters manage around 15 MPH. Of course, you can go slower than the top speed if you choose. It’s also worth noting, you might not be able to reach the top speed if you’re close to the maximum weight limit.
Battery life. The battery life, or run time, usually refers to the length of time an electric scooter can run continuously. So, if your scooter has a 40 minute battery life, you could do 20 in the morning and 20 minutes in the afternoon before you need to recharge, it doesn’t have to be all in one go.
Range. The range is how far you can go on a single charge. If the range isn’t listed, you can work it out roughly by looking at the speed and the run time. For instance, you can expect a scooter with a 15 MPH top speed and a one-hour run time to have a range of around 15 miles. This isn’t exact, however, because some scooters have a slightly shorter run time when you go at full speed.
Weight limit. All electric scooters have a maximum weight limit. If you a scooter when you exceed the weight limit, you could damage the scooter and injure yourself.
Portability. There may be times when you get caught short and run out of battery before you get home. As such, your chosen scooter shouldn’t be too heavy or bulky to carry for a few blocks. Some high-end models let you roll them along while they’re folded up, which is great for taking your scooter on public transport.
Seats. While you might expect to stand on an electric scooter, some models have seats. Not everyone wants a seat on their scooter, but it can be good for longer journeys or for older riders.