There really is only one questions when it comes to deciding whether to buy an electric scooter – ‘why on earth not?’
These nippy little rides are fast becoming the transport of choice for commuters of all ages.
Tired of the morning tailback? A scooter will race past the morning traffic; you’ll be on time – every time!
Fed up with the cost of filling up or frustrated with yet another fare hike? Scooters have very low operating costs. The batteries cost very little to charge and the only ongoing expenses are the occasional tyre change or break pad replacement.
Peeved with parking? When you arrive at your destination – simply fold the scooter up and store it away!
Not to mention that they are environmentally friendly, easy to use, quiet and great fun.
Let’s see which one might suit you:
Weight: 12kg| Speed: 25km/h| Maximum Range: 17-20km | Wheel Size: 8.5”
A stylish well-priced scooter – great for the commute.
This is a nippy little scooter that can zip along at speeds of up to 25km/h.
It has a helpful LED display that shows battery capacity as well as battery life. The battery will charge back up to full from empty in 3hrs.
It features a one-step folding system that mean you can pack it away in seconds and store it under your desk, in your car or carry it along with you on public transport.
It has a dual-break system that enables safe and very responsive braking.
In addition, it has a bright headlight and sturdy, air-filled rubber wheels that are great for shock absorbency. All in all, a very smooth ride!
• Bright headlight
• Easy to read LED display
• Double breaking system
Pure Air Pro
Weight: 16.5kg| Speed: 25km/h| Maximum range: 36km | Wheel Size: 10”
A powerful, robust scooter that goes and goes.
This is a hardwearing scooter that is designed to stand up to real world conditions.
It has achieved an IP65 water resistance rating and is more than capable of zipping through a rainy commute.
It features three different power settings which enables greater control over acceleration; providing an easy, safe ride.
It has a reinforced chassis and a non-slip deck allowing superb underfoot stability.
The air filled tyres even benefit from the addition of puncture prevention fluid which greatly reduces the worry of a ride-ending puncture.
• Puncture prevention fluid
• Great in the wet
• Long 36km range
WIKEE E9 PRO
Weight: 12.5kg| Speed: 25km/h| Maximum Range: 20-25km | Wheel Size: 8.5”
A lightweight foldable scooter with sturdy, solid tyres.
This scooter weighs in at a very light 12.5kg. It is made from aircraft-grade aluminium which makes it very tough and hard-wearing.
It has solid, wear resistant front and rear tyres that are particularly effective at absorbing the bumps and shocks of the road. The comfort of the car without the worry of the traffic jam!
The high capacity battery charges to full in 4-5 hours and can travel up to 25km on a single charge.
A robust yet agile little scooter that will get you to and from work every day without ever having to worry about the dreaded puncture!
• Solid tyres
• Aircraft-grade aluminium
• Very comfortable
XIAOMI MI PRO
Weight: 14.2kg| Speed: 25km/h| Maximum Range: 45km | Wheel Size: 8.5”
A high end, sophisticated scooter for the city.
If you are looking to spend a bit more on a scooter then you could do a lot worse than the XIAOMI PRO.
The sleek, elegant minimalist design is crafted from high end aluminium and robust alloys.
It uses an innovative cruise control function that enables the scooter to maintain a steady speed making for a relaxed easy journey every time.
It has three speed modes – energy saver, standard and sport – and the LED display shows you the remaining power and your speed in real time.
It connects via Bluetooth to the MI HOME app allowing you to check the battery life from your phone without assembling the scooter itself.
Best of all, it has an incredible range of up to 45km. Enough power to go out for a gentle spin around the town even after the commute is done!
• Great looking
• MI HOME app compatible
• Enormous 45km range
Weight: 12.4kg| Speed: 30km/h| Maximum Range: up to 25km | Wheel Size: 8.5”
A three-speed, foldable scooter with intuitive controls that are great for all ages.
This scooter features three, easily adjustable speed modes – deputy, normal and sport.
In sport mode, it can reach impressive speeds of up to 30km/h.
It has an ultra-bright headlight and LED tail lights that will help you stand out on an evening commute.
It features a disc braking system that provides a very efficient, responsive braking distance of 13.2ft.
It is available in both black and white and looks great in either colour!
It only takes 4 hours to charge from empty and has a very comfortable 25km range.
This is an impressive product at a reasonable price.
• Bright headlight and tail lights
• Choice of colours
• Very fast
• Takes a bit of practice to master acceleration in sport mode
Weight: 34kg| Speed: 85km/h| Maximum Range: 110km | Wheel Size: 11”
A rugged, off-road scooter – perfect for the safari.
This scooter might be a little more than you need for nipping into town however, if you need to commute to your job as a mountain climber or lumberjack – this is the one for you!
It races along at a staggering 85km/h and will travel a range of up to 110km on a single charge.
The front and rear twin engines are perfect for pounding through the rough and the rugged, heavy duty tyres will keep you rolling over the most treacherous of conditions.
For the gentler journeys, it even comes with a removable seat that enables you to buzz along sedately when you’re not off-roading!
Probably a little more than you might be looking to spend but, for those wanting something a bit special for their morning commute, this is the one for you.
• Races along at 85km/h!
• Superb off-roader
• Removable seat
• Very expensive