What to look for when buying an electric scooter
At a time when many people are looking to avoid public transport, electric scooters provide a fast and fun way of getting from A to B.
Electric scooters are also being seen as a solution to our clogged roads and traffic delay, with the micro mobility market predicted to be valued at $15 billion annually in the United States and Europe by the year 2025.
If you’re in the market for an electric scooter, you might be wondering what makes a good electric scooter? There are many models available on the market, so we’ll explain what to look for in an e-scooter. The features you’re looking for in an electric scooter include:
- Carrying capacity
- Brand reputation
We’ll go into each in further detail below.
Electric scooter speed
The average electric scooter can reach a top speed of 25 km/h, but this can vary greatly with some e-scooters, like the Raine One, able to reach a maximum speed of 50 km/h. In Australia, every state and local jurisdiction has different laws surrounding electric scooters, so it’s important to check what speed you’re allowed to travel at when you’re riding one.
Check the IP rating of an electric scooter model before you buy it. This tells you how protected the e-scooter is against moisture and dust. The IP rating will be two numbers, with the first number corresponding to the protection it has against solid objects and the second number the protection it has against moisture. 0 or X means no protection guaranteed and anything over 5 is good. For example, an IP55 rating means that the electric scooter has good protection against both solid objects and moisture.
The range of an electric scooter refers to how far it can travel without needing to be recharged. The average range of an e-scooter is about 24 km, but some can travel much further. It depends on the power and the battery of the electric scooter. The Raine One, for example, has a range of 40 km.
Good suspension can make all the difference to your ride. An electric scooter with poor suspension can make even the smoothest road seem bumpy. A good electric scooter will have both front and rear suspension to give you a more enjoyable ride.
The average Australian male weighs 87 kg and 72 kg for females, so most electric scooters can accommodate this, as the average e-scooter can carry a person weighing up to 100 kg. If you’re on the heavier side, there are some electric scooters that can carry heavier weights. The Raine One can hold up to 120 kg.
It’s always good to know that you’re buying from a company that other people trust. Read reviews online and talk to people you know who have an electric scooter to get a better gauge of what the good e-scooters are on the market.
Raine One electric scooter
If you’re going to buy an electric scooter, it should be the Raine One. No other scooter offers the combination of safety paired with the enjoyment of riding it. It’s got great range, speed and is made of durable, lightweight materials making this e-scooter foldable so it can be carried onto public transport or into your office. The Raine One has got plenty of power so it’s great going uphill and on rough terrain.
The Raine One has in-built GPS to help you navigate and the screen tells you how fast you’re going, your battery level and what scooter mode you’re using. Its LED lights are also incredibly useful to help you see at night and for other vehicles to see you too. It has front and rear poly-shock suspension to give you a smoother ride and the scooter itself only weighs 12 kg.
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