Things to Consider When Choosing Electric Scooter

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As urban areas become increasingly congested and the push for greener modes of transportation gains momentum, electric scooters have risen to prominence as a flexible and eco-friendly solution to personal mobility. However, with the market flooded with myriad options, picking the right electric scooter requires more than just being swayed by style or speed. Let’s explore the factors you should consider to find the perfect electric scooter for your daily commutes or leisurely rides.
Start by asking yourself some initial questions: What will be the primary use of the scooter? Are you planning on daily commutes, weekend explorations, or running errands? Will you need to carry it on public transport or climb stairs? Your intended usage scenarios will determine which features are essential and which ones you can compromise on, helping you narrow down your choices.
Electric city scooter

Range and Battery Capacity

The range is often the top concern for scooter buyers. It indicates how far your scooter can travel on a single charge. Range depends on battery capacity (measured in watt-hours), as well as several real-world factors like the rider’s weight, the terrain, average speed, and even the weather conditions. For peace of mind, look for a scooter with a range slightly higher than your average trip length. This ensures that even with battery degradation over time, your scooter remains viable for your needs.

Power and Performance

Power output, generally indicated in watts, directly affects an electric scooter’s performance, especially its ability to accelerate and climb inclines. A scooter with a motor rated at 250-350 watts is sufficient to navigate flat surfaces, but hilly terrains may require 500 watts or more. Additionally, the scooter’s torque is essential for smoother starts and hill climbs, making it important to consider, especially if your area is not entirely flat.

Speed Limit

While speed is undeniably thrilling, it also raises safety concerns that must be taken into account. Most commuter scooters offer speeds up to 15-25 mph, which is sufficient for urban environments. High-speed scooters can go above 30 mph but are best for experienced riders and appropriate settings where you can safely enjoy the speed. For example our hyper scooters INFINITY XGTR and INFINITY X URBAN SCOOTER can easily reach 62 mph.

Construction Quality

Durability is paramount when choosing an electric scooter. A robust frame made from high-quality materials like aircraft-grade aluminum or steel ensures long-lasting performance. Additionally, inspect the scooter’s suspension system; a well-engineered suspension can significantly reduce the impact of rough urban terrain, delivering a smoother and more stable ride.

Portability Factors

If your daily routine involves taking the scooter on public transport or you have limited storage space, a foldable and lightweight design becomes essential. Some scooters feature a one-click folding mechanism which makes them extremely convenient for mixed-commute travelers. However, it’s important to note that lighter models may sacrifice some range and performance capabilities.

Safety and Braking Systems

Effective braking systems are essential for safe riding, especially in crowded cities. Most electric scooters are equipped with a various brake options, such as disc brakes, drum brakes, and electric (regenerative) brakes. Models featuring multiple braking systems offer improved control and shorter stopping distances, which are crucial for avoiding accidents..

Tires and Comfort

The type of tires on your scooter can significantly impact the comfort of your ride. Pneumatic (air-filled) tires provide better shock absorption and hence a comfier ride, while solid (airless) tires are puncture-proof but tend to transfer more road vibration to the rider. Larger tires also improve stability and can navigate various terrains with ease.

Lighting and Visibility

An often-overlooked aspect when selecting a scooter is the lighting. Proper visibility to and from the scooter is vital, especially for nighttime use. A bright front light, a rear brake light, and side reflectors are essential for safe nighttime rides. Some scooters even feature under-glow lights enhancing visibility and adding to the scooter’s and aesthetic appeal.

Maintenance and Repair

The ease of maintenance and availability of replacement parts are crucial factors to consider. Check if the scooter’s design allows easy access to its parts and whether the manufacturer offers robust support. Inquire about the average lifespan of key components such as the battery and motor, and consider opting for models that have dealers or repair shops nearby.

Additional Features

Modern scooters may offer connectivity features, such as Bluetooth and GPS, enabling connection to apps providing tracking, security features, and ride statistics. Other notable features to consider include adjustable handlebars, water-resistance, and the capacity to carry cargo or additional batteries.

Budget and Brand Reputation

Electric scooters come with a wide range of price tags, and choosing a reliable brand with positive reviews is often worth the additional cost. Investing in a renowned brand means you are more likely to get a quality product supported by excellent customer service and warranty coverage.

Legal and Compliance Issues

Before finalizing your purchase, it’s vital to check local regulations regarding electric scooter use. Some regions have specific laws dictating speed limits, helmet usage, and areas where riding is permitted. Ensuring your scooter is street legal not only keeps you compliant but safe as well.

Environmental Impact and Efficiency

If environmental impact is a concern for you, look into the efficiency of the scooter’s motor and battery, and try to ascertain how the manufacturing process and materials align with eco-friendly practices. Some companies may also offer recycling programs for their scooters’ batteries, which is a significant environmental benefit considering the battery is often the most ecologically costly component to produce and dispose of.

Customer Reviews and Community Feedback

Utilize customer reviews and community feedback to gain insights into the real-world usage of the electric scooters you are considering. Pay attention to common praises and complaints and try to understand if any noted issues would significantly affect your use case.

The Test Ride Experience

If possible, test ride your chosen models. A hands-on experience can give you a lot of information about acceleration, handling, balance, brake effectiveness, and overall comfort. No amount of research beats personal experience when it comes to judging whether a particular scooter is the right fit for you.

Remember that the deal electric scooter for you isn’t just about meeting functional requirements but also aligning with your lifestyle and personal preferences. While features and specifications matter, your sense of confidence and comfort while riding are equally important. Take your time, research thoroughly, and select a scooter that will be a long-term investment into your personal mobility and enjoyment.

By approaching your decision with a clear understanding of what matters most for your riding comfort and convenience, you’ll be well-equipped to make an informed purchase. This ensures satisfaction and effectively addresses your commuting challenges with confidence.

Beginner’s Electric Scooter Buying Guide: Summary

In conclusion, selecting the right electric scooter is a crucial decision that requires thorough consideration of several factors. These factors include range, budget, weight, motor wattage, brakes, tire type, and the purpose of the scooter. As a first-time buyer, it is essential to prioritize these aspects to ensure that you purchase a scooter that aligns with your needs.

To begin with, scooter’s range should be at least 15 miles to ensure that it can cover your daily commuting needs. Moreover, the top speed of the scooter should be above 13.5mph to provide a smooth and efficient ride. Furthermore, consider the scooter’s weight, as a lighter model will be more manageable and maneuverable.

In terms of brakes, a dual braking system with at least one quality braking system (either drum or disc) is essential for safe and secure riding. A front or rear pneumatic tire (or preferably both) with a wheel size of at least 8.5 inches is also important for stability and control.
Finally, the IP rating of the scooter should be at least IPX4 to ensure that it can withstand wet weather conditions.

For those looking to upgrade their current scooter or purchase their first one, we’ve compiled details on various price categories along with our top three to four recommendations in each. Additionally, we have included specs and purchase links for each scooter, along with exclusive discount codes for your convenience.  

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GTR

Battery

72 Volts 30 Ah (2016Wh charge)
Equipped with a long-lasting battery for extended rides and adventures

Motor Power

Dual 3000W BLDC Hub Motors
Powerful dual-engine setup delivers dynamic performance for performance seekers

Charging Time

6 hours fast charging so you can spend less time waiting and more time exploring

Maximum Speed

110 km/h
Top-tier speed capabilities for the rush of wind and the thrill of pace

Range

100 km
Ready for long journeys with a generous range that keeps you moving

Maximum Carrying Weight

120 kg
Robust build accommodates significant weight, ensuring a ride for all

Braking System

Disk brake with dual 8 pistons (Front and Rear), E-Brake Included

Tires

PMT Italian Slick & Stradale 11-inch tubeless
High-quality tires designed for optimal traction and control in various conditions.

Scooter Length

1230 mm
Streamlined design ensures a compact footprint for agile urban navigation.

Scooter Height

1290 mm
Elevated stance provides a commanding view of the road ahead.

Scooter Width

266 mm
Narrow build offers convenient maneuverability through tight spaces.

Folded Height

540 mm
Quick-fold mechanism reduces the scooter to a compact form for easy storage and portability.

Frame Material

Carbon fiber and CNC 6061 aluminum

Water-Resistant Construction

IPX67-rated components

Aerodynamic Build

Optimized for minimal air resistance

Lifetime Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty covering your scooter

Complete Kit

Complete with essential accessories, get everything you need to hit the road immediately

Controllers

Two 150 AMP Nano Elite X5K
Precision control at your fingertips with advanced, customizable settings."

Silver

Choose from classic color options to match your style

GT

Battery

72 Volts 30 Ah (2016Wh charge)
Equipped with a long-lasting battery for extended rides and adventures

Motor Power

Dual 3000W BLDC Hub Motors
Powerful dual-engine setup delivers dynamic performance for performance seekers

Charging Time

6 hours fast charging so you can spend less time waiting and more time exploring

Maximum Speed

110 km/h
Top-tier speed capabilities for the rush of wind and the thrill of pace

Range

100 km
Ready for long journeys with a generous range that keeps you moving

Maximum Carrying Weight

120 kg
Robust build accommodates significant weight, ensuring a ride for all

Braking System

Disk brake with dual 8 pistons (Front and Rear), E-Brake Included

Tires

PMT Slick Italian 11-inch
High-quality tires designed for optimal traction and control in various conditions.

Scooter Length

1230 mm
Streamlined design ensures a compact footprint for agile urban navigation.

Scooter Height

1290 mm
Elevated stance provides a commanding view of the road ahead.

Scooter Width

266 mm
Narrow build offers convenient maneuverability through tight spaces.

Folded Height

540 mm
Quick-fold mechanism reduces the scooter to a compact form for easy storage and portability.

Frame Material

Carbon fiber and CNC 6061 aluminum

Water-Resistant Construction

IPX67-rated components

Aerodynamic Build

Optimized for minimal air resistance

1 Year Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty covering your scooter

Controllers

Two 150 AMP Nano Elite X5K
Precision control at your fingertips with advanced, customizable settings."

Black

Choose from classic color options to match your style

Urban

Battery

60 Volts 30 Ah (2016Wh charge)
Equipped with a long-lasting battery for extended rides and adventures

Motor Power

Dual 3000W BLDC Hub Motors
Powerful dual-engine setup delivers dynamic performance for performance seekers

Charging Time

6 hours fast charging so you can spend less time waiting and more time exploring

Maximum Speed

110 km/h
Top-tier speed capabilities for the rush of wind and the thrill of pace

Range

100 km
Ready for long journeys with a generous range that keeps you moving

Maximum Carrying Weight

120 kg
Robust build accommodates significant weight, ensuring a ride for all

Braking System

Disk brake with dual 8 pistons (Front and Rear), E-Brake Included

Suspension

Front and Rear Single Absorbers
Smooth rides guaranteed with a suspension system that absorbs shocks and jolts

Tires

PMT Italian Stradale 11-inch tubeless
High-quality tires designed for optimal traction and control in various conditions.

Scooter Length

1170 mm
Streamlined design ensures a compact footprint for agile urban navigation.

Scooter Height

1250 mm
Elevated stance provides a commanding view of the road ahead.

Scooter Width

241 mm
Narrow build offers convenient maneuverability through tight spaces.

Folded Height

470 mm
Quick-fold mechanism reduces the scooter to a compact form for easy storage and portability.

Frame Material

Carbon fiber and CNC 6061 aluminum

Water-Resistant Construction

IPX67-rated components

Aerodynamic Build

Optimized for minimal air resistance

1 Year Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty covering your scooter

Complete Kit

Complete with essential accessories, get everything you need to hit the road immediately

Helmet

Safety first with a helmet that combines comfort with protection

Controllers

Two 150 AMP Nano Elite X5K
Precision control at your fingertips with advanced, customizable settings."

Silver

Choose from classic color options to match your style

Venture

Battery

60 Volts 30 Ah (2016Wh charge)
Equipped with a long-lasting battery for extended rides and adventures

Motor Power

Single 3000W BLDC Hub
Powerful dual-engine setup delivers dynamic performance for performance seekers

Charging Time

6 hours fast charging so you can spend less time waiting and more time exploring

Maximum Speed

100 km/h
Top-tier speed capabilities for the rush of wind and the thrill of pace

Range

100 km
Ready for long journeys with a generous range that keeps you moving

Maximum Carrying Weight

120 kg
Robust build accommodates significant weight, ensuring a ride for all

Braking System

Disk brake with dual 8 pistons (Front and Rear), E-Brake Included

Suspension

Front and Rear Single Absorbers
Smooth rides guaranteed with a suspension system that absorbs shocks and jolts

Tires

PMT Italian Stradale 11-inch tubeless
High-quality tires designed for optimal traction and control in various conditions.

Scooter Length

1170 mm
Streamlined design ensures a compact footprint for agile urban navigation.

Scooter Height

1250 mm
Elevated stance provides a commanding view of the road ahead.

Scooter Width

241 mm
Narrow build offers convenient maneuverability through tight spaces.

Folded Height

470 mm
Quick-fold mechanism reduces the scooter to a compact form for easy storage and portability.

Frame Material

Carbon fiber and CNC 6061 aluminum

Water-Resistant Construction

IPX67-rated components

Aerodynamic Build

Optimized for minimal air resistance

1 Year Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty covering your scooter

Controllers

One 150 AMP Nano Elite X5K
Precision control at your fingertips with advanced, customizable settings."

Black

Choose from classic color options to match your style

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GTR

Battery

72 Volts 30 Ah (2016Wh charge)
Equipped with a long-lasting battery for extended rides and adventures

Motor Power

Dual 3000W BLDC Hub Motors
Powerful dual-engine setup delivers dynamic performance for performance seekers

Charging Time

6 hours fast charging so you can spend less time waiting and more time exploring

Maximum Speed

110 km/h
Top-tier speed capabilities for the rush of wind and the thrill of pace

Range

100 km
Ready for long journeys with a generous range that keeps you moving

Maximum Carrying Weight

120 kg
Robust build accommodates significant weight, ensuring a ride for all

Braking System

Disk brake with dual 8 pistons (Front and Rear), E-Brake Included

Tires

PMT Italian Slick & Stradale 11-inch tubeless
High-quality tires designed for optimal traction and control in various conditions.

Scooter Length

1230 mm
Streamlined design ensures a compact footprint for agile urban navigation.

Scooter Height

1290 mm
Elevated stance provides a commanding view of the road ahead.

Scooter Width

266 mm
Narrow build offers convenient maneuverability through tight spaces.

Folded Height

540 mm
Quick-fold mechanism reduces the scooter to a compact form for easy storage and portability.

Frame Material

Carbon fiber and CNC 6061 aluminum

Water-Resistant Construction

IPX67-rated components

Aerodynamic Build

Optimized for minimal air resistance

Lifetime Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty covering your scooter

Complete Kit

Complete with essential accessories, get everything you need to hit the road immediately

Controllers

Two 150 AMP Nano Elite X5K
Precision control at your fingertips with advanced, customizable settings."

Silver

Choose from classic color options to match your style

GT

Battery

72 Volts 30 Ah (2016Wh charge)
Equipped with a long-lasting battery for extended rides and adventures

Motor Power

Dual 3000W BLDC Hub Motors
Powerful dual-engine setup delivers dynamic performance for performance seekers

Charging Time

6 hours fast charging so you can spend less time waiting and more time exploring

Maximum Speed

110 km/h
Top-tier speed capabilities for the rush of wind and the thrill of pace

Range

100 km
Ready for long journeys with a generous range that keeps you moving

Maximum Carrying Weight

120 kg
Robust build accommodates significant weight, ensuring a ride for all

Braking System

Disk brake with dual 8 pistons (Front and Rear), E-Brake Included

Tires

PMT Slick Italian 11-inch
High-quality tires designed for optimal traction and control in various conditions.

Scooter Length

1230 mm
Streamlined design ensures a compact footprint for agile urban navigation.

Scooter Height

1290 mm
Elevated stance provides a commanding view of the road ahead.

Scooter Width

266 mm
Narrow build offers convenient maneuverability through tight spaces.

Folded Height

540 mm
Quick-fold mechanism reduces the scooter to a compact form for easy storage and portability.

Frame Material

Carbon fiber and CNC 6061 aluminum

Water-Resistant Construction

IPX67-rated components

Aerodynamic Build

Optimized for minimal air resistance

1 Year Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty covering your scooter

Controllers

Two 150 AMP Nano Elite X5K
Precision control at your fingertips with advanced, customizable settings."

Black

Choose from classic color options to match your style

Urban

Battery

60 Volts 30 Ah (2016Wh charge)
Equipped with a long-lasting battery for extended rides and adventures

Motor Power

Dual 3000W BLDC Hub Motors
Powerful dual-engine setup delivers dynamic performance for performance seekers

Charging Time

6 hours fast charging so you can spend less time waiting and more time exploring

Maximum Speed

110 km/h
Top-tier speed capabilities for the rush of wind and the thrill of pace

Range

100 km
Ready for long journeys with a generous range that keeps you moving

Maximum Carrying Weight

120 kg
Robust build accommodates significant weight, ensuring a ride for all

Braking System

Disk brake with dual 8 pistons (Front and Rear), E-Brake Included

Suspension

Front and Rear Single Absorbers
Smooth rides guaranteed with a suspension system that absorbs shocks and jolts

Tires

PMT Italian Stradale 11-inch tubeless
High-quality tires designed for optimal traction and control in various conditions.

Scooter Length

1170 mm
Streamlined design ensures a compact footprint for agile urban navigation.

Scooter Height

1250 mm
Elevated stance provides a commanding view of the road ahead.

Scooter Width

241 mm
Narrow build offers convenient maneuverability through tight spaces.

Folded Height

470 mm
Quick-fold mechanism reduces the scooter to a compact form for easy storage and portability.

Frame Material

Carbon fiber and CNC 6061 aluminum

Water-Resistant Construction

IPX67-rated components

Aerodynamic Build

Optimized for minimal air resistance

1 Year Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty covering your scooter

Complete Kit

Complete with essential accessories, get everything you need to hit the road immediately

Helmet

Safety first with a helmet that combines comfort with protection

Controllers

Two 150 AMP Nano Elite X5K
Precision control at your fingertips with advanced, customizable settings."

Silver

Choose from classic color options to match your style

Venture

Battery

60 Volts 30 Ah (2016Wh charge)
Equipped with a long-lasting battery for extended rides and adventures

Motor Power

Single 3000W BLDC Hub
Powerful dual-engine setup delivers dynamic performance for performance seekers

Charging Time

6 hours fast charging so you can spend less time waiting and more time exploring

Maximum Speed

100 km/h
Top-tier speed capabilities for the rush of wind and the thrill of pace

Range

100 km
Ready for long journeys with a generous range that keeps you moving

Maximum Carrying Weight

120 kg
Robust build accommodates significant weight, ensuring a ride for all

Braking System

Disk brake with dual 8 pistons (Front and Rear), E-Brake Included

Suspension

Front and Rear Single Absorbers
Smooth rides guaranteed with a suspension system that absorbs shocks and jolts

Tires

PMT Italian Stradale 11-inch tubeless
High-quality tires designed for optimal traction and control in various conditions.

Scooter Length

1170 mm
Streamlined design ensures a compact footprint for agile urban navigation.

Scooter Height

1250 mm
Elevated stance provides a commanding view of the road ahead.

Scooter Width

241 mm
Narrow build offers convenient maneuverability through tight spaces.

Folded Height

470 mm
Quick-fold mechanism reduces the scooter to a compact form for easy storage and portability.

Frame Material

Carbon fiber and CNC 6061 aluminum

Water-Resistant Construction

IPX67-rated components

Aerodynamic Build

Optimized for minimal air resistance

1 Year Warranty

Enjoy peace of mind with a comprehensive warranty covering your scooter

Controllers

One 150 AMP Nano Elite X5K
Precision control at your fingertips with advanced, customizable settings."

Black

Choose from classic color options to match your style

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