We’ve made it to 2021 which calls for a fresh look at the best electric scooters available on the market. Whether you’re looking for a ride that’s light and portable, fast and furious or built to go the distance, I’ve scoured the internet to bring to you my top picks for the year.
Check out the video below to discover my favourite e-rides and in the meantime, here’s a few things you should know before buying an e scooter.
Do make sure to check the rules and regulations in your country as they differ wherever you go. Here in the UK, privately owned e-scooters are only allowed to be ridden on private land with permission from the owner. Riding on public roads is illegal and if the police catch you, you could be faced with a fine, your ride confiscated and 6 points on your licence.
Here at Electroheads we are all about the suspension. Not only does it make you safer as it soaks up unexpected potholes and bumps, but it also means you’re going to have a much more enjoyable ride. Although the addition of shock absorbers can bring your scooter into the upper three figure price range, if you can afford it, it really is worth the extra cost.
The wheel size also plays a big part into your overall ride experience. Smaller wheels give a rougher ride and are more prone to catching in potholes – something you really don’t want to do when riding on a busy road around cars and larger vehicles. Aim for at least a size of 8 inch diameter wheels.
When looking at types of wheel you’ll usually see two options: solid and air-filled. Both have their perks and downfalls, so let’s take a look at what each of these are.
Solid tyres are puncture resistant and incredibly low maintenance. Changing wheels are much tricker on an e-scooter than, say a bike, so if you’re looking for reassurance when going over rougher terrain, this could be your winner.
Air-filled tyres are better all-round for ride quality and improved grip. It’s strongly recommended to use puncture protection fluid to help avoid having to change tyres, which as I mentioned is more of a faff.
The key thing to remember is that everyone’s got their own wants and needs and it’s important you get the right machine for the task at hand. So really ask yourself what you’ll be using your scooter for, visualise how you’ll be using it and you’re already halfway there.
If you haven’t already, check out my video to discover the e-scooter of your dreams.