Tips for choosing cheap electric scooters
In our modern society, most users have long preferred to get around town quickly and easily - with an electric scooter. It is a low-cost, environmentally friendly means of transport that is available to many people. Before you buy an electric scooter, you have to know its key features:
- power reserve;
- type of fuel system.
Power and weight
The power rating of the electric scooter motor will dictate how easily and quickly the vehicle can handle rough terrain, how smoothly the ride will be when climbing, and so on.
The most compact electric scooters have a capacity of 350 to 800 Watts, they weigh comparatively little at 80-90 kilograms and have an admissible payload of about 150 kilograms. The more powerful -1000-1500 Watt electric scooters can carry a load of two passengers and can easily climb up hills. They weigh 100 kg or more.
Fully-powered electric scooters - from 1800 watts and over. These motorcycles can easily carry two passengers and a small load. They accelerate quickly and are easy to handle on difficult roads. The Bec of these electric scooters is 190-200 kilometres.
Speed and range
The maximum speed of electric scooters is not very high - 60 km/h, but this is quite sufficient for moving around town quickly. Electric vehicles consume electric power very intensively, therefore the maximum speed is also determined by this value. The speed also determines the range of the scooter: this means the distance the vehicle can travel on a level road. The average range is also calculated by taking into account the engine power, the load on the scooter, the battery and the battery's capacity, and is equal to about 60 kilometres per hour.
Topmost reliable performance
The safety of the user depends on the reliability of the brakes. Two types of brakes are used on co-designed electric scooters: drum brakes or disc brakes. The first type is simple in design: a drum circuit includes a tension rope, shoes and a handle. In other words, when the handle is pressed, the cable pulls and compresses the soft shoe. This will cause the scooter to stop moving. Drum brakes are easy to operate and reliable and are used in lighter weight electric scooters.
The disc brake is a more serious design. It consists of a steel disc, a piston, brake pads and a brake fluid hose. In this version, the electric scooter is driven by pads, which cover the brake disc under the pressure of the piston and the fluid. This type of brake is used in heavier and faster scooters and is efficient and reliable even at high speeds.
Electric scooters for adults
This category caters for users with a capacity of 100 to 120 kilograms. After all, getting to work in the office, especially during the warm season, is much more convenient and faster on an electric scooter. For high users, the first thing to look out for are powerful and efficient electric scooter models, with a high level of power and an excellent battery.
When riding on roads with heavy traffic, you must wear a head protection helmet, as well as knee pads and elbow pads. For regular electric scooter riding, it is important to always keep the rear and front lights clean, check the scooter's battery and look in the side mirrors.
Convenient side steps allow you to park the electric scooter for adults near the office and the optional alarm system provides security and safety of the vehicle.
Electric scooters prices
The price of the electric scooter mainly depends on its features. If a user wants to purchase this transport at a low price, mid-power scooters (from £ 1200) will be available. The price of high-speed and high-powered scooters starts from £ 2000. But if a customer is interested in a more powerful and reliable purchase, the price will be much higher, around £ 3000 and more.