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    Advantages and Disadvantages to Use Electric Scooter In 2019

    Advantages and Disadvantages to Use Electric Scooter In 2019

    If you read our blog often, you should have already seen several articles in which we talked about the features of our electric scooter. It has a good contribution to the care of the environment, reduction in pollution that is causing so many health problems to people who live in urban centres, saving on fuel, and more. 

    Today, we are going to talk about one of the electric vehicles most demanded by companies and professionals. Moreover, thousands of tourists who want to enjoy their holiday also use these two wheels vehicle: the electric scooter. 

    First of all, you must know that an electric scooter is not a toy. It is a means of transport, yes, with a lot of fun. Some models are capable of reaching speeds above 60 km/h; even if they only reach 25 km/h, the accidents can provoke a lot of damage, both the driver and the potential person run over.

    Disadvantages of the electric scooter

    Like everything in this life, a vehicle with as many features as the electric scooter also has certain disadvantages. As you can see, these are not big problems, but it is essential to at least know about them: 

    • Low speed: This disadvantage is not common to all electric scooters. However, it should be noted that in some models, the electric bike has smaller wheels than a traditional motorcycle which can affect its cruising speed.
    • The charging time: Charging the battery of an electric scooter takes more time than refuelling for a scooter with a combustion engine. It is not a common disadvantage to all electric bikes, but in some cases and models, the battery of an electric scooter can be discharged more quickly at low temperatures.
    • Recharging points: the extension of the network of charging points for electric motorcycles is a pending issue that many countries still have, including the United States. However, with a large battery capacity in EMOVE Cruiser, you can travel up to 62 miles on a single charge.
    • Laws: Countries like Singapore, has strict laws such as registering the electric scooter with the local transport authority, in order to get a license and permit to use the electric scooter in public. 

    Advantages of the electric scooter

    Let's see how some of the main advantages of choosing to buy an electric scooter in 2019: 

    • Storage space: The electric scooter has an area under the seat that allows us to carry bags, packages or backpacks in any comfort.
    • Fuel savings: One of the significant advantages of the electric scooter is substantial for the pocket of the final consumer: the considerable savings in gasoline.
    • Freedom: Get from Point A to Point B fast, no more waiting for the bus, waiting for the taxi. Simply unfold your scooter and you are ready to go.
    • Ecology and respect for the environment: Every time we use an electric scooter we are contributing our bit to that ecological spirit that should be present in our daily lives.
    • Lower maintenance cost among many other differences with gasoline engines: The electric motor does not need to spend time or money on maintenance tasks such as oil changes, filters, etc.
    • Lower acoustic impact: Although some detractors of the electric scooter wield the argument that "it does not make noise" we have to keep in mind that noise pollution is one of the severe problems of the current urban society. It has been shown that street noise reduces between 30% and 40% the productivity of people working in the environment. However, the constant noise suffered by the motorcyclist affects his concentration on the road over time and to their levels of stress, anxiety, and aggression. Electric scooter, on the other hand, is less noisy.

    I don’t know what you think about the electric scooter, but for us, it is a clean, fast and agile way to get around the city. There are many advantages offered by this way of driving through large cities. It makes more and more people prefer to move in this way.

    If you want to know more about the scooters make sure to check out our catalogue on Voro Motors. We provide best-in-class electric scooter with safety lighting and ergonomic design. Get yours today!

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    4 Practical Reasons To Get An Electric Scooter TODAY!

    4 Practical Reasons To Get An Electric Scooter TODAY!

    The electric scooters are extremely popular because they are considered to be a practical commuting tool. Usage of escooter differs among users, no matter what you are looking to use it for, chances are, we will have an e-scooter that fits your needs. Still on the fence whether you should get one? Perhaps this article will be very useful for you!

    Here are the TOP 4 REASONS why you should own an e-scooter today, very practical reasons. 

    1. BUDGET BUDGET, BUDGET!

    The price of an e-scooter can range from as low as $350 – $2000. (quality ones, anything below $350 you should be very skeptical) As the price increases, so does the size, functions and specification of the e-scooter. The most expensive e-scooter is still cheaper than a regular motorcycle, which explains its popularity here. Not to mention, it is free from petrol and parking fees.

    2. Easy to maintain

    Couldn't stress this point enough, there are not much you need to do in order to "maintain" your E-Scooter. Apart from the once-in-the-blue-moon unlucky punctured tires, there are almost nothing much you need to do except keeping it safe from water splashes. We know many users that do not even change their tires after 2 years of usage. It's completely up to you!

    3. Eco-friendly alternative transport 

    Especially in cities, where parking lots are scarce and the air is particularly polluted by exhaust gases, electric scooters make an environmentally friendly contribution in terms of mobility. On average, a car emits 164.2 grams of CO2 per kilometer traveled. An electric scooter does not emit CO2 and consumes very little electricity. 

    For people who have a commute that is not more than 30 kilometers, it is worth the purchase. The range of the electric scooter is with a fully charged battery between 30 and 100 kilometers - and rising. If you want to play it safe, take the scooter charger to work and charge the battery on site, easy peasy.

    4. Timer saver - Get around places fast

    No more waiting for buses or squeezing into packed trains early in the morning. Thinking of going to the Mcdonald's to pick up a burger but it's 5km away? Turn on your electric scooter and you can be there in 10 mins. How does that sound?

    3 Simple tips on how to select your first adult electric scooter in United States and how to compare escooters from Bird, Spin or Xiaomi scooters?

    3 Simple tips on how to select your first adult electric scooter in United States and how to compare escooters from Bird, Spin or Xiaomi scooters?

    Where do you buy an electric scooter in United States?

    Tips on getting my first electric scooter?

    How to you compare the gopeds/mopeds and escooters to them?

    Any tips on how to select my first electric scooter?

    Let's first take a look in Bird, Spin and Limebike electric scooters. 

    where should I buy a bird scooter

    xiaomi electric scooter sticker

    It is an open secret that Ninebot manufactures the escooters that are being used for scooter sharing program in US (Mainly Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter)

    XiaoMi Mijia Electric scooters are usually ideal for short-travel, about 2-4 miles. It's not ideal for riders who wants to go high speed, travel far, or heavy users. 

    Due to the narrow deck and lack of power, you might find these Mijia scooters ineffective for pillion riding. 

    So.... What are the specs differences and tips on what to look out for when buying an electric scooter?

    1. Battery Capacity 

    Battery capacity plays a big part in your travel mileage, if you're getting a scooter that has a small battery capacity, you won't be able to travel far, vice versa. 

    Xiaomi Mijia Electric Scooter Battery Capacity: 7.8AH (6 miles travel distance)

    eMove/Maxspeed IV/Speedway 4 Electric Scooter: 26AH - 30.5AH  (49 - 62miles travel distance) 

    All other electric scooters: At least 10.4AH (18 miles travel distance)

    There might not even be a need for you to own an electric scooter if you only need to cover a short travel distance daily, 2-4 miles. Escooter Sharing programs are everywhere on the streets to solve your last mile problem.

    However if you need to travel longer distance, stronger electric scooter, you might consider owning one electric scooter. Given the long endurance mileage, you will get lots of value for your money spent.

    2. Weight and Power of the Scooter

    Heavier scooters are able to hold heavier adult riders, they also tend to have wider deck and wheels, providing stability during your usage.

    If you're looking for an electric scooter that is light and portable, you may find eMove 2.0 ideal. 

    The higher the power, the stronger your scooter is. If you travel environment tends to overcome slopes often, you will like to get the eMOVE Cruiser, Maxspeed, Speedway series. The smaller scooters will not have enough power to push the rider to overcome slopes.

    powerful and high speed electric scooter

    rider on a speedway series

    3. Purpose

    • Work - If your scope of work depends on the electric scooter, example a delivery rider, you might want to look for an electric scooter that has large battery capacity. It enables you to carry out your delivery task without being afraid that your battery might go flat.
    • Leisure - If you're looking for something just for fun, easy on your wallet, you could go for eMove Touring series or Xiaomi Mijia.
    • Long-distance travel - Choose something with a bigger battery capacity (xx AH)
    • Short-distance travel - Choose something small and light, it will be easy for you to carry around as well. 

    Credits: Youtuber Russio

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