Electric Scooter Buying Guide: 5 Features To Look For
What are the features to look for when buying an electric scooter?
You may have seen people breezing by you with their newly-bought electric scooter in the Philippines and you may think it can be a great alternative personal transportation choice for you. After all, electric scooters offer riders an easy way to avoid traffic-congested roads while keeping costs down. But with all the options available out there, how do you choose the right one? Read on this electric scooter buying guide to ensure you choose the one that meets your travel needs! Range, speed, safety, age, weight limit, and ride quality are just some of the features to consider.
The range of an electric scooter determines how far it can reach in one full charging session. The ideal range would depend on the distance you travel during your daily commute.
An average electric scooter can travel between 6 to 25 miles (10 to 40 km). But if you need more range to get to work or to travel around the city for errands, the Ninebot KickScooter E45 is a high-performance electric scooter in the Philippines that offers a 28-mile (45 km) range. Rest assured it will meet your travel distance requirements.
Electric scooters are known to have speed limits, making them ideal personal transport choices for safely commuting in cities. With low speeds, riders also do not need a driver’s license to ride an electric scooter. The average speed of common electric scooters is 24 km/hr (15 mph). But if you need to travel faster, the Ninebot KickScooter E45 comes with a maximum speed of 30 km/hr 19 mph.
Thanks to its customized 700W peak power motor, the Ninebot KickScooter E45 has the same maximum speed as traditional electric bikes. This is the electric scooter model in the Philippines for people with on-the-go lifestyles. Let’s say you need to travel from one area of the city to another regularly, then the Ninebot KickScooter E45 can keep up with your commuting needs.
If you’re buying an electric scooter for the first time, then considering the ride quality is a good place to start. Many people stop using their electric scooters because they provide a rough ride.
So, if you want a smooth-sailing and safe journey, keep in mind these 3 main factors affecting ride quality:
Wheel size - Smaller wheels typically provide a rougher ride and they are more prone to getting stuck in potholes. As a rule of thumb, you should check for wheels that are at least 8 inches in diameter.
Suspension (shock absorb) - On electric scooters, suspension works the same as in cars. They improve ride quality by absorbing shock from the bumps on the road. With the improper suspension, you will find your ride very uncomfortable. If your daily ride involves passing through rough terrains and road bumps, you should consider buying an electric scooter with quality suspension. Suspensions can be attached to either the front, rear, or both wheels.
Tire type - There are two main types of tires: solid tires and air-filled tires. If you want to benefit from a smoother ride, going for air-filled tires is the better choice. But if you are going to pass bumpy roads, going for solid tires offers better ride quality.
The Ninebot KickScooter E25 is a great example of an electric scooter that offers excellent ride quality. It is equipped with 9-inch anti-puncture, highly-elastic tires.
For over three years, Segway has developed this electric scooter’s tires to offer higher resilience over ordinary solid tires. The electric scooter features the comfortable suspension of pneumatic tires and the flat-free function of solid tires. The pneumatic tires are filled with an inner tube of new PU foaming materials. For this reason, the Ninebot KickScooter E25 provides a comfortable ride both on smooth and rough terrain.
The weight limit refers to the maximum weight the electric scooter can carry. Electric scooter manufacturers will typically indicate the weight limit for their models.
For example, the Ninebot eKickScooter E10 has a weight limit of 44 to 132 lbs(20kg to 60kg) because it is a model designed for children aged 8+ years old.
If you weigh more and you are an adult, then the Ninebot KickScooter E22 may be the better choice. It has a weight limit of 55 to 220 lbs (25 kg to 100 kg) and it is recommended for people aged 14 to 60 years old.
Keep in mind that going over an electric scooter’s weight limit may not instantly break it, but it will affect its braking system and overall performance. It will not last as long as it should and may cause accidents.
Electric scooters are equipped with all kinds of safety features nowadays. Make sure to choose one that ensures your safety the most.
For utmost rider safety, the Ninebot KickScooter E45 is equipped with a triple braking system, 3'3'' braking distance, bells, and front spring shock absorption. It also comes with a high-brightness front, side, and tail light. For maximum visibility at night, the Ninebot KickScooter E45 also features LED chassis lighting with over 9 flashing effects and tens of thousands of color choices.
Look for range, maximum speed, ride quality, weight limit, and safety features when buying your own electric scooter. We hope this electric scooter buying guide can help you choose the best model.
When it comes to the best electric scooter in the Philippines, few come close to the Ninebot Segway KickScooters. Check out the Simply Moving website to find the best Ninebot KickScooter. For more inquiries, you may also contact us.