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Top two things to consider when buying an Electric Scooter

April 27th 2019

Although the price tags of budget electric scooters can be alluring, are they really worth it in the long run? Whilst it may seem like a bargain right now there can be a whole host of problems in the future costing you time, money and hassle. Here are the top things to look out for when purchasing an entry level e-scooter.

1. Scooter Quality

The quality of your electric scooter may be jeopardized if you do not buy from a trusted retailer.  Some manufacturers use low-quality parts which in turn gives the scooters a plastic feel and look. Battery life can also be a problem with low-cost scooters. To cut costs, a cheaper and less effective battery is fitted meaning that it will not last as long as a reputable one would. This will mean longer and more frequent charging time, and you will not be able to enjoy your electric scooter as much as intended. By carrying out comprehensive tests, we can ensure we stock only the best electric scooters.

You will also need to be aware of fake models of e-scooters out on the market. Whilst it might seem like you are getting a great deal, you could actually be purchasing a knock off version of a high-quality e-scooter. The Xiaomi M365 scooter is currently the most popular worldwide, unfortunately resulting in an influx of copies. Whilst it can be very difficult to spot this online, it can be avoided completely by buying from a trusted seller. Like all the electric scooters we stock, our Xiaomi Mi M365 is sourced specially as well as tried and tested to ensure it is of the highest quality and legitimate.

2. Retailer Reliability

Some sellers may boast their cheap e-scooter prices only to reveal hidden costs further down the line. There have been cases where buyers have had to pay an import cost in order to retrieve their purchase from customs. The combined total of VAT and import tax can even be as much as 30% of the original price of the e-scooter. After all the hassle and extra cost, you will be left wishing you bought from a proper seller in the first place. There can also be costs in the form of postage which will not always be completely clear from an unknown seller. We offer free delivery and often on the next day. You can always find our postage costs on our product pages so there are no nasty shocks.

Although a warranty is a great way to give you peace of mind when purchasing, it is vital to look into it further to see if it will actually be beneficial. Check where you will need to return your e-scooter. Some warranties require you send your e-scooter to China to be repaired, which costs considerable time and money. Also, it is worth considering the legitimacy of the seller, and if they will be around to honour the warranty. We are a trusted etailer that offers up to a two-year warranty with the purchase of an e-scooter. All our products have a UK specification and UK warranty.  In the unlikely event that a fault arises with your e-scooter, you will easily be able to return it to us so we can swiftly resolve any issues.


It is always better to be safe than sorry, and purchasing an electric scooter is no different. When you buy with us, you are buying from one of the best electric scooter retailers in the world. We source and test each one to ensure we only sell the very best. Based in the UK, we can guarantee you a high-quality product and ongoing support after your purchase should you need it.

A purchase from Pure Electric is a guarantee of an electric scooter which is expertly made, tried and tested and with a valid warranty, To shop our full range or find out more about us, click here.

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