Electric scooters are one of the hottest new trends in personal transport across the globe. With the rise in popularity of electric-powered bikes, skateboards and scooters there are lots of options to choose from. The question is, why should you buy an electric scooter? Here are a few reasons why riding an electric scooter is a no brainer!
Environmental benefits of electric scooters
One of the main reasons to go for an electric scooter is how eco-friendly they are. It’s estimated that 24% of all our carbon emissions come from transportation. E-scooters use a battery pack and an electric motor which is far more environmentally friendly than fuel.
Electric scooters such as the Xiaomi Pro 2 also come with an energy recovery system. This means that when you brake, energy is recycled back into the battery so you can ride longer on a single charge.
Improve your health
The transport you choose can make or break your health. Most transport involve sitting down, often for long periods of time. This has been proven to have detrimental effects on the body, especially for people who spend lots of time working in offices or at a desk. Electric scooters let you stand and enjoy the fresh air while you’re on the move, which is a nice change of pace if you have spent all day sitting in a desk chair. Another health benefit of electric scooters is that they are great exercise. If you are looking for a bit of a workout, you can easily turn the electric motor off and use foot power to move around. Which is good for cardio and a great lower body workout.
Great fun and entertainment
As well as the many other benefits, electric scooters are great fun to ride! Whether you are looking for kids or adult e-scooters, there are many hours of entertainment to be had on an electric scooter. Most electric scooters boast an impressive top speed and some electric scooters like the Ninebot Segway Max G30 can go up to around 20 mph.
Not only are they fast but also very nimble and easy to control, this kind of performance makes them great fun to ride.
Easy to maintain and charge
One of the last things you want in personal transport is something complicated and difficult to maintain. The advantage of electric scooters is that they are great for everyday users, as they require very little effort to use on a daily basis. The battery packs are easy to remove and will have a full battery if left plugged in overnight. Electric scooters also have very durable frames and decks which makes it very difficult for them to warp or bend. Tyres on electric scooters are also highly resistant to puncture which makes them ideal for a variety of terrains.
Lightweight and foldable for easy storage
This is where electric scooters have a definite advantage over electric bikes. Once folded their compact design means they take up very little room. An electric scooter can be easily stored in a cupboard at home, a locker in an office or in the boot of a car.
Models like the Unagi Model One E500 have a one-click folding mechanism to make it easy to fold and unfold your electric scooter.
If you are looking to buy an electric scooter, we have a great range of kids and adults e-scooters. At Scooter Hub, we stock a range of top brands including Xiaomi Electric Scooters, Unagi Electric Scooters, Ninebot Electric Scooters and Razor Electric Scooters. All our e-scooters come with 1-2 days standard UK delivery and are available with to buy now and pay later.
In the UK, it is against the law to rise electric scooters on footpaths, cycle lanes or roads. Privately-owned e-scooters can only be used on private land with the owner's permission and a rider should always wear appropriate safety equipment.
It is the customer’s responsibility to ride their e-scooter within local laws and therefore assume all liability and risk associated with the use of electric scooter products. Read more about navigating through the UK law on electric scooters.