Frequently asked questions about Electric Scooters

We have gathered 28 of the most common questions riders have about electric Scooter.


About 80km/h for the fastest electric scooters.

Some electric scooters have a range of 50+ km (please note that it greatly depends on how fast you ride and break!).

Anyone as long as you do it safely for you and others.

It really varies based on the type of electric scooter you choose, but the fastest can go up to 80km/h

From 2h to 6 hours depending on the model

The main difference is that the e-bike use the electric engine as an additional way to power the bike (on top of pedalling). The e-scooter will no longer run if the battery is depleted


It is usually quite natural to learn as most people will get the way it works quickly. The position the the electric scooter is also quite natural as well. You can probably learn between 5 to 15 minutes.

This depends on the country, city or even the city. Most likely the answer will be yes if e-scooters are legal where you ride.

The best approach is to learn in a safe environment where there is no traffic, no cars or other vehicles. A park on grass is a good idea but grass has a tendency to slide.

Yes, some retailers are offering either free or paid introduction to riding an e-scooter


The range is a very 'up-in-the-air' figure, as it will depends a lot on how you ride the e-scooter. A mid range scooter can do 30 to 40km on a charge if ridden cautiously

Around 120km maximum for most models

You can if it has weatherproofing, but be really mindful that water and electricity don't mix well. Rule of thumb: avoid rain unless you really don't have a choice.

This varies greatly from one model to another, and also from one country to another. Some e-scooters are a lot cheaper in some countries.

This depends a lot on the country. In most countries, you need to be over 16 to ide by yourself. Check the government websites for this.

Roads, bikes lanes and dirt roads are all suitable. Just be careful with traffic and dangers (e.g. check for danger before riding there)

Absolutely, most electric scooters are suitable for commuting. There are a range of spots or adventure scooters too

The most important features are probably the safety features. Range and speed are important, but keep you safe while riding is paramount.


There is a lot of demand for second-hand electric scooters. As long as the scooter is in a good condition, you can re-sell it. Sometimes, people are after parts only (in case you crashed)

Electric vehicles hold their value quite well if they are well maintained. A rule of thumb is to look at your usual online marketplace to see what other people are selling their electric scooter for


This is almost impossible to tell unless you look at your local council and state. Indeed there are so many variations of laws even from one city to another

In some countries yes, but generally this is considered the same as a bike. Check on the official website of your country, state, city to check!

The more the merrier! Falling on concrete or asphalt is not nice for your skin. Your head is precious, protect it!

No, they are meant to only carry one person. In most countries, you will get fined if you do so!

There are plenty of tools and devices you can use: locks, chains… Remember, the best way it probably to bring it with you where you are going.

No, check for local regulation and signs. There are many places you can park as per other vehicles, however there are not yet a lot of designated areas for PEVs.


You will need to change the tyres, clean the main parts and repair any cables or parts if you crash.

There are many things you can do to improve the battery life but storing your scooter in a dry environment and not fully depleting your batteries are the most important.

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