The Best Electric Scooters to Buy!
Posted 19th May 2020. Category: General.
The best electric scooter to buy will depend on the riders requirements. For example; if the rider needs to carry the scooter a lot (on public transport or up stairs) then the best scooter would be a lightweight model - such as the Unagi. On the other hand, if carrying is not a requirement, then a longer range scooter such as the Ninebot Max may be more suitable. Either way, in this blog post, we will go through generally the best electric scooters on the market today, and available to buy in Australia.
Now, as the countries have started to ease down the lockdown measures to restart the economic activities, major cities have proposed numerous ways to ensure the safety and security of their citizens who are keen to join the workforce. Companies have started rolling out various rules and regulations to practice safe social distancing amidst the pandemic. However, commuting to work has been a major concern for them as many employees rely on public transport for commuting daily.
1. The Xiaomi M365 Pro
The Xiaomi M365 Pro is our best selling eScooter model at WalkSmart - it's the model we recommend to customers in the store, and the product we are most experienced with and carry the most parts for. It is the best supported, best value all-round eScooter! The Xiaomi M365 Pro features a long-range battery - up to 45km, excellent torque for hills up to 15 degrees with speed, and a powerful front single motor capable of driving the rider up to speeds of 25km/h. Additionally, a sturdy and durable design along with an OLED dashboard for speed and battery display while riding. A quick 3-second folding mechanism with a rear locking mechanism making it easy to pick up and carry if need be. You can't go wrong with the Xiaomi M365 Pro - it's our favourite motorised scooter at WalkSmart!
What is the best thing about the Xiaomi M365 Pro? Value for money!
2. The Unagi Model One
The Unagi is considered a pricy scooter - nearly twice the price as the similar Xiaomi counterparts. However, price aside, it is an incredible piece of engineering and art. A sturdy design, aircraft-grade aluminium frame, LED dashboard, dual-motor power and an innovative folding mechanism make it unique and position it as (what we think) the best 'premium' eScooter available on the market today.
What is the best thing about the Unagi Model One? Refined quality and the power to weight ratio!
3. The Ninebot Max
Remove your range anxiety with the Ninebot Max. Keep riding for as long as your heart can bear. With an extremely long (and accurate) 65km range, it far outweighs many other eScooters in the market. This, combined with a torquey rear-drive motor and front braking system, enable a responsive drivetrain. Large pneumatic tyres make it comfy - riding it feels smooth and refined - the driving experience is extremely luxurious. The Ninebot Max was designed for public shared free-roaming eScooter use, with the priorities of ease of use and durability. The Ninebot Max is the most durable scooter on the market today.
What is the best thing about the Ninebot Max? The battery range and durability.
4. The Xiaomi M365
The Xiaomi M365 was the first electric scooter by Xiaomi, and it has been the most successful in terms of sales volume. It's cheap, yet still a piece of excellent quality kit. It gets going at about 25km/h, but does struggle on the hills. The battery range isn't as long as the Pro variant, but still a hefty 25km. Cheaper internal components make it a bit more costly in the long run if you need to replace parts - for example; the use of cheaper Chinese battery cells means less life than other counterparts.
What is the best thing about the Xiaomi M365? The price.
The best way to see what eScooter is best for you is to try them all! Rent from WalkSmart and see which one best suits. Then if you decide to buy, get 50% of your rental payments are store credit!
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WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.