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Electric Scooter Laws To Change In 2018 in Ireland

Posted on December 13, 2018 by

A fine Gael minister is seeking clarity on a bill that tells the law of electric scooters on public roads in Ireland. Like many new pieces of technology over the last decade the laws are behind the times and leave certain technologies in a grey area.

Noel Rock saws that this law to is a grey area when it comes to the electric scooter. Now this is not to be confused with a kids electric scooter but the law for electric scooter for adults on public roads here in Ireland.

The adult electric scooters have grown hugely popular in Ireland and in other countries in Europe and could be the answer to taking traffic off of our under pressure road network. The Gardai however say that as the electric scooters are propelled by an electric motor that they will fall under the road traffic law. This would mean that the scooters would need insurance, a license and tax.

Mr. Rock is now pushing a bill through the government to change the law specifically for the electric scooters and this bill will hopefully come into effect in early 2018. For more information on the laws on the electric scooter please visit this RSA link.

 

 

 

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Product Review: Ninebot ES2 Electric Scooter

Posted on December 10, 2018 by

The Ninebot ES2 is a basic electric scooter designed for those that are eight years or older. The scooter can accommodate riders that weigh up to 125 pounds. You can find the Ninebot ES2 for an average price of $100. Let’s take a look at some of the other features offered by this electric scooter.

*Check out our review of the ninebot electric scooter rival – the Xiaomi M365 Review here*.

The Ninebot ES2 is equipped with a 125-watt variable-speed motor. The motor can power the electric scooter up to speeds of 10 miles per hour. you can easily control the speed of the Ninebot ES2 using a twist-grip throttle. You will also have no trouble stopping the scooter easily thanks to the hand-operated brake.

The Ninebot ES2 electric scooter is equipped with a long-life rechargeable battery. The battery can provide enough power to operate the unit for up to 40 minutes during each charge. The battery provided with the Ninebot ES2 takes about eight hours to recharge completely. The scooter is packaged with two 12-volt sealed lead acid batteries and a charger. You are also provided with the tools when you buy the scooter.

Most designs are equipped with motors that can propel the scooter from a standing position. This isn’t the case with the Ninebot ES2. You will have to travel approximately three miles per hour on your own before the motor will start providing power. You will have to press a trigger on the Ninebot ES2 in order to engage the motor.

The Ninebot ES2 is also equipped with an adjustable handlebar. This enables the electric scooter to accommodate riders of various sizes. Also, you can easily fold the handlebar on the Ninebot ES2. This allows you to store and transport the electric scooter much easier. The front tire of the scooter is a pneumatic tire that measures eight inches in diameter. The rear wheel is made from polyurethane and measures 125 mm.

If you’re in the market for an entry-level electric scooter, then you should take a look at the Ninebot ES2. This design is equipped with a 125-watt variable-speed motor that can power the scooter up to speeds of 10 miles per hour. Also, the Ninebot ES2 has an adjustable handlebar in order to accommodate users of different sizes. You will have to power the machine up to three miles per hour before you can use the trigger to engage the motor.