5 Things To Consider Before Buying An E-Scooter
The days of the gas-powered scooter are numbered.
Electric scooters have come a long way in recent years and now they're not just an environmentally friendly alternative to cars, they're also cheaper and more convenient than renting a car or taking public transportation.
With that being said, there's still some confusion about which electric scooter is right for you. There are plenty of options out there--from ultra-cheap models to high-end luxury versions--and it can be hard to know where to start your search before you end up with a lemon that doesn't suit your needs at all! That's why I've put together this guide on 5 things you should consider when buying an e-scooter so that you can make an informed decision.
What is an e-scooter
An electric scooter, also known as an e-scooter, is a small scooter that is powered by an electric engine. They are more expensive to buy than traditional kick scooters but less expensive than other forms of electric transportation like bikes or motorcycles. They are also significantly less likely to involve an accident because you will not be traveling as fast. At speeds of about 15 miles per hour, they move quickly but not too quickly.
Advantages of owning an e-scooter
An e-scooter is a perfect way to get around without having to spend more money on gas or other fuel. It also helps keep the environment cleaner since it doesn’t emit any harmful pollutants into the air.
The best thing about an e-scooter is that you can take it anywhere and use it just about anywhere, which means you don’t have to worry much about heavy traffic or lugging it up stairs. It’s also good for people who don’t have a car and need to travel long distances.
An e-scooter can also be a great tool for getting some exercise. It’s also a fun option to take on trips with friends or family. That said, it takes careful consideration before choosing one that is right for you and your lifestyle.
Disadvantages of owning an e-scooter
The only real disadvantages to owning an e-scooter is that it relies on a battery and charger. If your battery dies or gets low, you’ll need to recharge it which might take up to a day. If you forget your charger, the scooter will be useless unless you have access to an outlet. This is especially true for people who live in apartments and don't have an outdoor outlet. It's also important to note that if the battery wears down after a few years, there isn't much you can do but buy another one at the store.
The scooters are versatile in design, but when you choose an e-scooter, it’s important that the scooter supports your body weight so that you feel comfortable while riding it without any apprehension of its performance. When checking out different models from various manufacturers, make sure there is enough information about each model clearly indicated on the manufacturer’s website such as the maximum weight capacity which could use phrases like “Recommended for user weight up to 220 lbs” or “Maximum user weight capacity: 265 lbs.” For the best fit, it is generally more advisable to choose a scooter that can support your own weight so you feel comfortable while riding it and enjoy continuous fun.
Your height and leg length
Before choosing an e-scooter, it is crucial that you take into account not only your body weight but also your height and leg length as this will have a direct effect on how each scooter feels when riding it. Taller people will most likely enjoy longer handle bars with larger deck sizes than shorter users, which may be hard-pressed to reach the pedals comfortably. Likewise, taller riders might require scooters with larger batteries and motors than shorter ones, which means a more expensive model will do.
Another thing to take into consideration when choosing an e-scooter is the condition of wherever you plan on riding your scooter. The local conditions can determine things like the type of tires your scooter uses or its range per charge. For instance, if you live in a hilly area with rough pavement, then you might want to look for a vehicle with wider tires or replaceable casters that are compatible with other types of wheels and rims to give your ride additional support as well as ensure that it rides smoothly over potholes and bumps on uneven path surfaces. If you plan on riding your scooter only around city streets and pavements then you can save some money by opting for a cheaper model with smaller tires.
Apart from your basic lifestyle requirements, you also need to consider how often you will be using the scooter and how much time you will be spending on it each day. If there are other people in your household who will also be using the scooter then the family budget needs to factor that into purchasing considerations as well as things like battery life which can have an affect on overall cost of ownership. It is highly advisable that if one person plans on using the e-scooter more frequently than others in their household to get a model with a larger battery capacity than other users since this could potentially save money over time, however it is advised that all users test the scooter thoroughly before making a final purchase decision.
Your need for speed
While e-scooters have become extremely popular in recent years, not everyone who rides them needs them to go very far or very fast. If you just want to get from point A to B without having to deal with traffic and parking or the hassle of your car’s engine breaking down then getting an e-scooter may be exactly what you're looking for. On the other hand, if you want something more akin to a motorbike but safer and better suited for riding on paved paths around town than there are two choices – a Segway or electric skateboard which are both powered by foot but do not require any physical exertion to get somewhere.
If you’ve been thinking about getting an e-scooter, now is the perfect time to do some research. With so many different options on the market it can be hard to find just one that suits your needs and wants perfectly. The 5 considerations we outline in this article should help make things a little easier for you by narrowing down the choices based on what matters most to you personally—your weight, height, where you live and what type of riding experience or terrain you want out of your scooter. Ultimately though, if there's anything else we didn't cover here which will impact your decision then don't hesitate to ask! We're always happy to chat with our customers :)