Electric scooters have fast become a familiar sight in both the UK and beyond. They're a popular form of personal transport, plus they're easy to use and affordable to buy.
If you're planning to buy an e-scooter for yourself, or perhaps a loved one, you might be wondering which are the best electric scooters to get.
Why buy an electric scooter?
The main reason anyone wants to buy an electric scooter is that they are convenient ways to get around. E-scooters are small, compact modes of personal transport and are more manageable than bicycles to take in trains or vehicles.
There's also the added advantage that you don't need to pedal or exert any physical force to transport yourself; the battery and electric motor take care of that for you.
From a price perspective, electric scooters are also affordable to buy and cost a few pence to charge a battery up at home.
Which are the best electric scooters to get?
One of the reasons people view this page is because they want to know about the best electric scooters to buy. It's worth pointing out that there isn't a single model that is perfect for everyone; people have unique requirements for scooters.
For example, one person may want an adult e-scooter for commuting between home and work, while another may prefer using one for fun in off-road settings.
The following gives some examples of the best electric scooter models to buy for specific use purposes:
Electric Scooters For Beginners
If you're new to electric scooters, or even any scooters in general, you'll want a basic model to help you get to grips with its use. The last thing you need is an e-scooter that could be dangerous to use because you can't handle the instant acceleration from a battery-powered scooter.
One model to keep in mind is the Xiaomi Pro 2 electric scoter. It has a 300-watt motor and offers a range of 13.6 miles on a fully-charged battery.
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Do you have a daily commute that's up to five miles each way? Perhaps you have a long commute involving trains, but the distance you must walk is approximately three to five miles each way?
One of the best e-scooters for such commuting is the Razor E Prime Air. It boasts a top speed of 15 mph, a high-torque brushless electric motor for smooth power delivery, and eight-inch pneumatic tyres for added comfort on uneven paved surfaces.
Another option to consider if you require a longer range is the Ducati Pro III electric scooter. It boasts a range of 50 miles and weighs just 17.5 kilograms.
You can also consider purchasing a scooter lock to keep your scooter secure while you are at work.
Do you require an electric scooter solely for recreational use on private grounds and other off-road locations? If so, it makes sense to buy an e-scooter that can stand up to all kinds of challenging situations.
Inokim is thought of as the gold standard for robust, powerful electric scooters that you can use off and on the road. For example, the Inokim Oxo electric scooter boasts a powerful 800 W motor and delivers a top speed of 29 mph over a range of 56 miles.
Other features include dual-hydraulic disc brakes, 10-inch pneumatic tyres, and an adjustable dual-suspension configuration for optimal rider comfort.
Factors to consider before buying
As you can imagine, it makes sense to consider several factors to make an informed purchasing decision. With that in mind, here are a few things to look out for before you buy an electric scooter:
Electric scooters are, of course, battery-powered forms of personal transport. Each model on the market will have a different range - the number of miles you can theoretically do on a full charge.
Choose an electric scooter with as high a range as possible, especially if you'll be using yours for commuting.
Mid-range and premium e-scooters have features designed to make riding as comfortable as possible. Examples include large deck areas, suspension, air-filled tyres, and an adjustable stem.
Lastly, few people can comfortably say that price is no object to them when selecting an electric scooter. Therefore, it makes sense to review the various models on the market and choose one that best meets your budget.
The above examples illustrate some of the best models to use for specific use cases. It's always important to think about the primary use of an electric scooter before purchasing one, so you can be sure you're buying the best one for your needs.
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In the UK, the law states electric scooters should not be used on footpaths, cycle lanes or roads. E-scooters can only be used on private land with the owner's consent and a rider should always wear appropriate protective equipment.
It is the customer’s responsibility to ride their electric scooter within local laws and therefore assume all liability and risk associated with the use of e-scooter products.