- Electric Scooters
Whether you’re looking for a cool, fun way to tempt your children out of the house for some fresh air and exercise, or you’re looking for a fun way to skim your way around your back garden, an electric scooter is for you! Explore our e scooters category today!
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About Electric Scooters
Electric scooters (or e scooters, as they’re often known) are a fun and exciting way to get from A to B. They’ve been adopted in cities around the world as cheap, fast transport with low emissions. The UK hasn’t caught up to that trend just yet (for reasons we’ll explain a little later on) but you can start practicing now thanks to our range of adult electric scooters and electric scooters for kids!
Everything you need to know about e scooters
An electric scooter is fairly simple in theory. It’s a traditional push scooter with a battery-powered electric motor screwed on underneath the foot plate. This motor is connected to one or both wheels and powers the scooter - no pushing required! The power of the motor is controlled via the handlebars like a motorcycle.
Electric scooters for adults are the most common variety, and these machines can reach speeds of up to 15 kilometres per hour! A set of powerful brake disks and electronic components to control speed are also fitted to the bike to keep you in control.As well as electric scooters for adults, you’ll also find plenty of electric scooters for kids here too. These e scooters are much smaller and less powerful than their adult counterparts, so you don’t need to worry about handing over the handlebars to your child. These make a fun alternative to children's bikes.
Zipping around on an electric scooter is definitely a lot of fun, but the nippy speed that makes riding around on them such a joy can also make them quite dangerous if you don’t ride them properly. The first step to enjoying an electric scooter safely is to grab a cycling helmet. This absolutely essential piece of safety equipment will protect your head if you fall from the scooter. You should also grab a pair each of knee and elbow pads to protect these other vulnerable parts. For young e scooter pilots, you can buy children's helmets and protective pads which are sized to fit kids aged up to 16.
Beyond buying protective equipment there are a few safety tips you can follow to reduce the chance of injury when you ride an e scooter. Keep a good posture while riding, with your feet spaced apart one in front of the other and away from the handlebar. Speaking of the handlebar, always keep a good grip on it with both hands. Always ride your scooter at a safe speed, and practice braking before you start serious riding.
Before you kick off on your brand new e scooter, please bear in mind where you can and cannot go on an electric scooter. Unlike a bicycle, electric scooters aren’t allowed on cycle lanes, as they’re classed as a ‘powered transport’ by law. This means that they’d need to qualify for road tax and other laws the same way a motorcycle is. Unfortunately, right now they can’t. In order to drive your electric scooter in the UK, you must stick to private land only. The same rules apply for both adult electric scooters and electric scooters for kids.