Category: Electric Scooter Reviews

Why The Adult Electric Scooter Is a Legit Form Of Transport

Posted on February 25, 2019 by

The word is starting to get around that electric scooters are now a legit form of transport. Here in Ireland just yesterday one of the main Irish newspapers the Irish Times had a half page article on the benefits of using an electric scooter. This is great press for the electric scooter industry and it also covered the topic of electric bikes also known as ebikes as they have being getting a lot of press recently also. This is because they are now popping up in major cities around the world as a form of bike rental rather than using traditional bikes.

Cost Saving:

This is the biggest factor when deciding whether an electric scooter is for you. Most adult electric scooters have a range of between 20 – 30kms so if you live near enough to your work place then an adult electric scooter could be a legit way to save a fortune. Think about how much you spend on fuel for your car as well as insurance and NCT? Or how much you pay to use your leap card each week. If you can replace these forms of transport with an adult electric scooter then surely it is a wise investment.

adult electric scooters

Eco Friendly:

For those of you who are keen to help save the environment then this is a great direct way to cut down on your own emissions. Instead of driving to work or the shops you can now use your electric scooter which of your emit no emissions. This too can be said if you are a user of the bus or train or even use taxis to get around. If a large percentage of people were to use an electric scooter instead of using other forms of transportation then think of the impact on your local city?

Traffic:

If a percentage of people move to electric scooters instead of using the forms of transport mentioned above then think of the impact on our roads? We could take a huge amount of people off of our roads even in the next year but encouraging people to move to electric scooters. This is a legit option for our government and something that we hope will be looked at as a serious short term solution.

So these are 3 great reasons for you to at least consider using the electric scooter as a form of transport. As mentioned above the article in the Irish Times mentioned www.escooterstore.ie as a leading retailer of these scooters and somewhere you can get more information.

 

Best electric scooters for Students on a budget

Posted on February 5, 2019 by

Electric scooters are a great way for students to get around. Whether commuting from off campus or zipping from dorm to class within the college grounds, electric scooters are a quick and fashionable way for students to get from point A to point B. They’re also inexpensive and environmentally much friendlier than a car. Though some degree of responsibility is required – drinking and driving for example on any vehicle that goes 40+ miles per hour is a pretty obviously bad idea, and electric scooters don’t come with airbags – as long as a reasonable degree of common sense and caution is used electric scooters are also easy to drive and pretty safe.

Honda Metropolitan: This particular little electric scooters is close to my heart. It was my high school graduation gift and served me well all through college. It gets great gas mileage, going upwards of 100 miles on just one tank of gas. With a maximum speed of 40 mph it’s also a great beginner electric scooters, since it doesn’t go too fast for students to handle. The speed means it’s not highway friendly, but it works just fine for residential and campus areas. To top it off it costs under $2,000, which makes it appealing for parents and students alike. It’s easy to load up into a minivan to transport to where it needs to go as well, weighting only around 150 pounds.

Vespa: This is the classic electric scooters. In fact, the Honda Metropolitan looks like it was probably modeled after a Vespa. Depending on the model, there are a range of speeds, though generally it goes a little faster than the Honda (from 39-80 mph). It also gets great mileage, making it environmentally friendly, and there are a range of prices to meet any budget. Vespa electric scooters are definitely crowd pleasers, and for electric scooters lovers probably the first brand that comes to mind.

Xiaomi M365 is a sportier option. There are a variety of electric scooters in this brand as well, with a variety of prices and power. The Xiaomi M365 is particularly environmentally, getting a 26km range. I haven’t seen as many of these out on the road, but Yamaha is a respected brand and has some name brand cache that a lesser known company might miss out on.

Gotrax: A lesser known brand, they nevertheless have a popular electric scooters option of their own. The Scarabeo comes in a three different colors and a couple different power options, so the option is there for either a gentler campus ride or a more powerful road-ready vehicle. While it’s a little more expensive than the Honda electric scooters (exact price depends on which model is selected), it’s a sleek option for someone wanting a road less traveled.

Ninebot: This popular electric scooters brand has a few different options as well, so as with many of these other companies some personal tailoring is possible. The ES2 is a good student option, being powerful enough to get around but not too much to handle as a first buy. The price is just over €599 from www.etech.ie making it a mid-price electric scooters and a good deal for young adults. For those who like to make a statement, one of the colors offered is a bubblegum pink, which will definitely stand out on any campus.

Whether a Honda, Vespa or any of the multitude of other electric scooters options, these two wheeled vehicles are great for students and adults alike. With space for groceries or a backpack in the seats, and with two seater models offered for carpooling options, electric scooters are more practical, cheaper and greener than cars. They’re a fun and fashionable alternative for any student who’s ready for them.

electric scooter laws

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.

 

 

 

ninebot electric scooter

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.