How to Choose an Electric Scooter

Transport with electric motors is entering our life by leaps and bounds. Its environmental friendliness and low noise are the properties that everyone likes without exception. Electric scooters look stylish enough even when compared to fancy sports bikes. They are not afraid of any traffic jams and narrow roads. Modern models can cover up to 100 kilometers without recharging. This is the best individual city transport.

In addition, the advantages of these bikes include ease of use and low cost power supplies. Charging a battery is much cheaper than filling a vehicle with gas. Electric scooters do not need oil change, they can be installed in residential premises, they do not emit a gasoline smell, and are not fire hazardous objects.

Selection rules: advice from professionals

To buy a suitable model, you need to know where you will be driving (features of the road surface), what distances you plan to cover daily (kilometers), what kind of luggage you are going to carry. Only by answering all these questions can you choose the right electric bike.

We recommend paying special attention to the technical characteristics of the product:

  • Motor power;
  • Speed;
  • Power reserve;
  • Battery type and charging time;
  • Brake system;
  • Device weight;
  • The presence of accessories (headlights, side lights, etc.);
  • Carrying capacity.

Each potential buyer will have to figure out what properties the models that occupy the first lines of the user rating should have.

Power and speed

The first thing those who choose an electric scooter pay attention to is the engine power and speed parameters. The more the motor power, the higher the speed. If you plan to ride in the city for short distances without load, then models with a low power up to 800 watts are suitable for you. For country or forest roads, more power is needed.

Experts distinguish three groups of electric scooters:

  • Models with engine power from 350 to 800 W are designed for one person with small luggage. The speed does not exceed 35 km / h;
  • More powerful devices with a 1000 to 2000 W motor can be used to carry two passengers, accelerate quickly and reach speeds of 50 km / h. 
  • High-speed options for two passengers and a small load with an engine with a power of 2000 watts. Vehicles can easily overcome hills and can travel at a speed of 60-70 kilometers per hour.

Along with the speed parameters, you should always ask about the power reserve. You should know what is the maximum distance on normal road surface the model drives without recharging. This figure is influenced by engine power, battery capacity and loads. 

Batteries, braking system and weight

Modern batteries ensure long walks. In electric scooters, 2 types of batteries are used: gel lead acid and lithium ion. The former have a resource for 350 charging cycles. Lithium ion batteries are more expensive, but they can withstand over 500 cycles and are resistant to temperature changes and vibration. The battery needs 6 to 8 hours to fully charge.

Drum brakes include a tension cable, handle and pads. When you press the handle, the cable releases the brake pads. This type is easy to operate, you release the handle and the pads return to their previous position, the scooter goes on.

A steel disc, brake pads, a piston and a hose with brake fluid take part in the operation of the disc system. When you press the brake lever, the piston, which is extended by the fluid pressure, presses on the pads, and they wrap around the brake disc. This system is reliable and provides a short braking distance. The manufacturers install it on high-speed and heavy electric scooters.

Electric scooters can be of different weights from 50-90 kilograms and even higher. When choosing, consider your weight category. The greater the weight of the model, the higher its carrying capacity. If the carrying capacity allows, the scooter can be equipped with a luggage compartment. It is usually located at the back. Vehicles can be equipped with side mirrors, built-in radio tape recorders, footrests and protective covers.

Where to buy an electric scooter?

You can choose the best personal electric transport in our online store . We have a large selection of electric scooters. Call us at 0086-139 2210 7769 or fill out an application on our website. We will answer all your questions about the configuration, operation and technical characteristics. We carry out delivery.

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