How to find the best Electric Scooter for youApril 26th 2019
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned enthusiast, it can be difficult to know where to begin when choosing your new electric scooter. The large (and growing) selection of different models with their assortment of features can at first seem intimidating, but fear not, the perfect scooter is out there...
Just follow our guide to find the best electric scooter for you. The first thing to consider is what you plan to use your electric scooter for? Urban trips? Will you need to carry it on/ off public transport? What distance do you need to cover between charges? Or maybe you’re looking for something that can handle off-road terrain? Once you know what you intend to do with your electric scooter, you can check the features of each model to see if it meets your needs.
Electric Scooter Size
Getting the right size will be key, especially if you intend to carry it or store it in small spaces - so check the scooter’s dimensions while it’s folded. You’ll need to store your scooter while it charges, either at home or in the office so consider if you’ve got the room for it to stay unfolded or if you’ll need to tuck it away under a desk.
If you need to carry the e-scooter on/ off public transport or upstairs you should check the weight of your potential new ride. You probably don’t want to carry anything much over 15kg for very long. E-scooters are supposed to help you travel more efficiently, so you don’t want to end up - struggling with one that’s too heavy for you, so be sure to check before you buy. The Xiaomi M365 electric scooter weighs in at 12.5kg - perfect for carrying whenever needed!
Will you be riding your e-scooter at night? If so, it’s worth looking at models that come with inbuilt lights. This will help you feel more confident riding in the early hours and will help ensure oncoming and tailing traffic can see you. If you’ve found your perfect e-scooter only to discover it doesn’t have lights then fear not - are also available at our store.