Electric Scooters have grown in popularity lately, especially with growing gas prices. With current gas prices why spend 200 to fill your gas tank when you can get an electric scooter for one-half of one percent the cost of a normal vehicle? Not only are electric scooters efficient on fuel but they also come standard with quiet running motors under sound abatement ordinances.
Electric scooters are also environmentally friendly as they don’t give fumes, gas, or smoke. The Battery of a scooter is also recyclable making them very friendly to our current global state. The motors of these scooters normally have a belt or chain mechanism. Direct drive models apply energy directly to the wheel or hub. Direct drive machines are more efficient and reliable however they require more maintenance.
Another great feature these vehicles have is no more trips to the gas station; you just plug it in and let it charge when not in use. And if you are planning a day in a place that allows them, they can be used indoors as well. Because of the type of scooter, there is also a lower maintenance fee when you need it worked on, and there is never an oil change needed.
Electric scooters have their limitations, however; they don’t normally exceed 30mph. They are sometimes classified by mopeds and motorized bicycles. There are however many customizations you can get with an electric scooter. You can also have it detailed in the colors you want. Electric scooters make great gifts to young adults because they can go around your apartment complex, or around parks, virtually any place that your child might want to go a scooter can take them.
Of the many accessories available, one of the most convenient is the scooter gear bag which measures 8.5’” tall, 3″ wide, and 2.5″ thick. This bag may seem bulky but it can attach to either the seat or Handlebar. You can also get a rearview mirror for a scooter, or even a lock to keep your scooter safe for when you have shopping to do.
Of the many models out there, they can be costly depending on the personal style you wish to obtain. However due to the number of scooter stores available you can always find something you want. There are models that stand only that look almost futuristic. For the girls, there are electric scooters that are in shades of pink and have other accessories.
They have made electric scooters for children 6 and older that only go about 4.5mph. However, a parent or guardian should always be present when a child or young adult is riding one. These scooters only last a few hours per charge however they do come in many styles as well. A few of these special scooters can look like motorcycles or other bipedal vehicles. The elderly can also benefit from electric scooters, lately, they have been being advertised a lot more. These scooters can help get those who are unable to walk or have a hard time being mobile. Most of the scooters that are used for this purpose have a larger battery and longer charge life. But they should still be plugged in when not in use.