Electric Scooters are ideal for people needing get about with a minimal amount hassle or cost that’s associated with public transport & driving. For around $750, the price is practically within the reach of just about everyone; it’s also one of the easiest personal electric vehicles to operate, giving them an universal appeal.

Comfort: an Electric Scooter without either suspension or air tires will be practically unrideable on normal pavements & nearly anywhere else. Every small bump in the road is transmitted up through the handle-bar& the standing platform.

You also want to have a scooter with minimal play/give in the vertical handle-bar; a good eScooter will feel firm, predictable & stable while cruising at speed.

Battery & Range: one of the most confusing & exaggerated manufacturer statistics is the estimated ranges. The reality is that there are so many real-life variables which have a dramatic effect on the range, that it’s practically useless predicting the number of miles a particular model can achieve.  The Rider’s weight, height, head-wind, terrain, topography (hills),  how much starting & stopping you do are all vital parts of the overall calculation.

Even the scooter’s battery capacity rating is frequently misleading: most manufacturers will quote the battery size in Ah, or Amp Hours; the problem is that this information is pointless unless the nominal voltage of the battery pack is also known, & then you’ll need to multiply the two figures together to derive the capacity Watt-hours (Wh= Ah x Volts) . It would be more honest/transparent if the quoted the battery sizes were listed in Watt-hours as is the case with Electric Unicycle.