Frequently Asked Questions
This is the last section of our review. This section is for the curious type of buyers – those who usually have lots of question before they buy anything. In this section, we have talked with hundreds of potential buyers, have listened to their concerns and queries and have come with the best solution. Read on to learn everything about the Electric Scooter (also, read the study here)
How Fast Do Electric Scooters Go?
The speed of an electric scooter is one of its highlight, especially when you talk about the best e-scooters for grownups. The fastest scoot for commuting has a top speed of around 30 mph. Here we would like to inform our readers that speed should not be the only consideration when buying one of these. 30 mph sounds exciting but we think that it is not the safest speed.
When using a motorized scooter for your daily commute, safety must be at the top of your priority list and we think that 30 mph is way too fast. An ideal speed must be within 15 – 25 mph.
The speed of an electric scooter for grownups also depends upon the weight of the rider. For example if your scoot has a top speed of 25 mph, a rider who weighs 100 lbs might be able to achieve that, however if the rider weighs more than 150 lbs, the top speed for him would be lower than 25 mph.
Many scooter in our list above have an average speed of 15 – 20 mph as we care about your safety. The faster you go, the more chances of injury will be there.
For those who are looking for some extreme and speed is the only thing they are after – we recommend all the safety accessories to them. These include helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, glasses, etc.
How To Charge an Electric Scooter?
The recommended battery charging procedure varies with manufacturers to manufacturers. However, this is not a huge variation. The procedure below is likely to work with most of the e-scooters – petty things like charging indicator, charging light, etc might be different in your scooter.
While charging there is often a light indicator which shows how much the battery has been charged. Mostly this indicator turns solid green when the battery is fully charged. The best practice is to keep the charger plugged in for a 15 to 30 minutes even after the battery has been fully charged. Almost all e-scooters take around 8 – 12 hours to charge a battery from 0 – 100%, even the best. If you put your electric scooter on charge and it shows that full battery signal after a couple of hours, you should keep it plugged in for at least 12 hours in total. The charge in battery sometimes misbehave, messing up with the battery indicator.
We also recommend to charge your battery after each use, no matter the battery has been fully drained or not. In fact charging the battery from 0 – 100% can sometimes wear off the battery sooner. And charging your scooter after each use also charges the battery quickly.
Below is out step by step guide on how to charge your battery the right way.
+ First make sure that you have the correct charger. Always try to use what is recommended by the manufacturers – this usually means charging the battery with the original charger. Unsupported chargers mai claim to charge faster but they can result in short circuit, which in turn could permanently damage the battery or the electrical systems of the scooter.
+ Plug in the charger to the outlet and if there is power it should give green light.
+ Now connect the charger to the battery in your scooter and the light show now turn red.
+ If the battery is at 0% – charge for at least 12 hours (14 – 15 is you are charging it for the first time).
5- Once done, remove the charger from the power outlet first and then from the scooter.
You’re good to go now. Just hop on it and go have fun! Scooters are a great way to exercise – see the study here.
How To Make an Electric Scooter Faster?
To be honest you can’t really make your scooter break the top speed set by the manufacturer. If the top speed of your scooter is 25 mph, the chances are you will usually be staying under that mark. When it comes to making your scooter run faster – we recommend that you take good care of it and always keep it well-maintained.
There are many ways you can do that. Keeping the scooter neat and tidy and away from dust as much as you can will go a long way. Dust can damage the scooter in more ways than you can think – bringing the top-speed down is one of them.
Always use the recommended accessories by the manufacturers and it’s always best to make sure that the battery is fully charged before the use.
Avoid the bumps and other physical damage to your scooter to keep it performing at top speed.
Who makes the Best Off Road Electric Scooter for Adults?
Off road scooters have become a highly desirable item in the last year or so, with many commuters looking for cheaper and more exciting ways to travel to work in the mornings. That being said, off road scooters are also used as a great outdoors activity when the weekend arrives.
Our personal favourite off-roader is the UberScoot 1600. Why? It’s great for commuting; the reliable wheels will take you far with no issues, you’ll feel more stable with the wider width. The UberScoot 1600 has also got an adjustable/removable seat, so if you commute slightly further – you’ll be rest assured that you can take a seat at any point. What’s more, is that there is an Economy setting – if you’d like to reserve power on these longer journeys. And guess what… You can travel as much as 12 miles of range! This is, of course, dependent on the weight of the rider, and the terrain of the path and/or road.
Is an Off Road Electric Scooter for you? That’s something you’ll have to decide… But if you like getting out in the fresh air, have been looking for a different way to commute, or you simply enjoy getting outdoors; the off road e-scooter might be the one for you.
Where To Buy a Street Legal Electric Scooter for an Adult Online?
There are many online retailers selling online. Wherever you buy these from, it’s best to make sure that the seller is trustworthy and have some kind of goodwill in the market. Also, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the warranty offered by the online sellers. Scooters are fantastic as alternative methods of getting around (read the study).
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