How to choose an Electric Scooter that will satisfy your needs?

Are you looking for an electric scooter, but there are so many models out there that you’re not sure which one to get? This happens to a lot of us. We created this guide to help you find out about the attributes of an electric scooter and to discover which one fits the best with your personality.

Electric scooters are becoming a trend in day to day in general transportation. Because of its portability and compact look, it’s ideal for short-distance rides,  as you can smoothly avoid heavy traffic, especially in the busy city of London. Being simple to use, to fold or to ride, makes it ideal for carrying it around literally everywhere. They’re perfect to get you to see your friends, to do some shopping or to the closest pub.

Benefits that Electric Scooters bring to your life:

  • Smart transportation – Riding an electric scooter, you can get everywhere there is a road, and not only. It’s a versatile vehicle that adapts to most of the environments, especially in larger urban areas. They are super useful when you need to travel for a short distance, thanks to its compact size and simple controls. Off-road built scooters are able to get on the next level.
  • New type of fun – Riding an electric scooter is not only a simple way to get around town, but it’s also a fun leisure activity. You can buy it for yourself or your kids, and it will provide hours of entertainment for you and your family, whether at home or on vacation.
  • Environment protection – Electric scooters are powered by batteries, as the title indicates. Within a few hours, the battery will be fully charged, and you will be able to begin another adventure. As a direct consequence, riding an electric scooter protects the environment.
  • Folding frame – Electric scooters are designed to be folded easily and quickly. You may simply fold the scooter and continue walking if you no longer want to ride it or if the power runs out.
  • Simple use – An electric scooter is simple to operate. It’s as simple as turning it on, pushing off the ground, and taking off. You’ll have entire control of the scooter thanks to an easy-to-read display, simple speed adjustment, and effective braking.

What to look for when you’re choosing an Electric Scooter:

If you’ve decided to get an electric scooter, think about what you want to get out of it first. Other factors are important besides design, such as maximum range, motor power, maximum speed, etc. The followings should familiarise you with the elements that will help you in identifying which scooter is best for you.

1. USE

Think on how and how often you want to use the scooter at first. If you require a reliable form of transportation to work or school, you should choose for a more advanced model with a larger battery capacity and higher motor power output. If you’re buying a scooter for pleasure and infrequent journeys, however, you can get a cheaper one.


The maximum range for one battery cycle is another significant consideration when choosing an electric scooter. Compare the features of several scooters and select one with a maximum range that matches your needs. No doubt, the most expensive models with high-quality batteries have the longest range.


The maximum range of the scooter is proportional to the battery capacity. Generally, the maximum range is between 15 miles and 60miles. However, battery capacity is also affected by terrain, riding style, and the weight of the rider. On the scooter’s display, you can see how low the battery is. In general, the longer the maximum range, the higher the battery capacity (Ah).


The sturdiness of an electric scooter’s structure determines its weight limit. Electric scooters can all handle an adult’s weight, however some are more robust than others. Depending on who you’re buying them for, we provide scooters with weight limits ranging from 120 to 150 kg.

Most of electric scooters have a foldable frame that makes them simple to transport. Even so, it’s a good idea to find out how easy it is to fold the scooter and how much it weighs. When choosing a scooter, consider how often you’ll be carrying it and how much time you’ll have to fold and unfold it.


Most electric scooters have throttle levers on the handlebars that allow you to accelerate.  The number of selectable speeds may vary, but the method for adjusting speed remains the same.  We also have models with cruise control, which allows the scooter to maintain a set speed while riding.


The braking system on an electric scooter comes in a variety of configurations. Some of the models are equipped with a foot brake located on the rear mudguard, allowing you to quickly stop the scooter.  Some others have a built-in  electric brake that makes the scooter slow down in a smoother way. But most of the times, you’ll find a standard rear brake (drum brake or disc brake) actuated by a lever on the handlebars, just like on a bike.


Inflatable and tubeless wheels are the most common types of wheels used on electric scooters.  Tubeless wheels are built of durable materials, so there’s no risk of punctures. They must be replaced if they become worn. Inflatable wheels have the advantage of adapting to the road and better absorbing shocks caused by uneven terrain. Some models may also have a shock absorber on the front wheel to help reduce impacts.

There are a variety of wheel sizes to choose from. Larger wheels are more stable and better for riding on uneven terrains in general.


The motor of an electric scooter is linked to the battery that powers it. The more powerful is the motor, the better the riding experience.  The motor’s output ranges from 250 to 5000 watts. Higher-output motors are better for heavy people or cycling uphill.


All of the information above should make it easy for you to choose a new electric scooter and choose which model is best for you. It’s also a good idea to think about the scooter’s lights and reflective features. If you know you’ll be riding the scooter in poor visibility, make sure you take the necessary measures. We provide specific accessories for certain models that might make riding your electric scooter even more enjoyable. You can, for example, connect a seat to your scooter or hang a bag from your handlebars to carry all of your essential supplies or your shopping. Always double-check the compatibility of such accessories with your scooter.

You should always wear protectors and a helmet while riding an electric scooter.
While electric scooters are legal to own in the UK, it is illegal to ride an electric scooter on public roads and side pavements. Local councils have been working with rental providers to test the viability of electric scooters as a safe and effective mode of transport on road. The trial period has been extended until the end of November 2022 so that the most comprehensive evidence possible can be gathered. We’ll keep you updated.