September 15, 2016 — Electric vehicles are the way of the future. Over the past decade, hundreds of electric powered, personal mobility devices have sprung up all over the market. They’re currently being ridden in places all around the world by people from all walks of life. Electric scooters are in the process of taking the largest portion of the market share away from self-balancing scooters and electric bicycles. The reason for that is their easily manageable size and weight compared to electric bikes and more practical design compared to Segway-like vehicles. E-scooters are the perfect balance between the two.
E-mobility vehicles are ideal for weaving through traffic jams, and you don’t need to worry about finding a parking spot. Just fold your scooter up and bring it with you to the office, class, or anywhere else. Not all electric scooters cost top dollar. There are some reasonably priced options that have excellent build quality. Here are our top five picks on the market today, based on urban mobility, price, specs, customization and availability.
5. UberScoot 1600 48 volt
Uberscoot is an ideal transport vehicle for short trips, commuting to work or simply have fun. Electric scooter is powered by 1600 Watt motor, can travel 12 miles on a single charge and has a removable seat. It features economy mode button to slow down acceleration and top speed to conserve battery life for those long rides. Four 12V/12AH batteries can be charged in 6-8 hours and has a life span of 250 cycles.
The Xcooter is a foldable, stylish, sleek, modern and compact vehicle, that provides an alternative to conventional forms of transportation. Vehicle can drive 15 miles on a single charge and maxes out at 15 MPH. E-scooter is made of aluminium alloy, weights 40 pounds and has a 265lbs maximum load. It also comes with LCD display, which is mounted on the back of the frame.
3. TuTu SL350 with foldable seat
TuTu SL350 is powered by Lithium-ion, 48 V / 12Ah battery. Electric scooter has a foldable seat and integrated security alarm system, which can be switched on or off using remote control key. Model SL350 can reach speeds of up to 17 mph, and travel 34 miles on a single charge. TuTu SL350 also comes with LCD display, that shows speed, battery level, trip drive, miles odometer and light symbol. Available in green, blue, white, red or orange.
2. Scoot E Bike
Scoot-E-Bike has gained major celebrity support and is making its way to the mainstream. P Diddy, Snoop Dogg, J.R. Smith, Chris Brown, and Ray J are among the top celebrities promoting the electric vehicle. Scooter is packed with a broad variety of features such as keyless start, fully functional alarm system, Bluetooth, USB port and others. It has a range of 28 miles and goes up to 15,5 MPH.
1. Best choice – URB-E
URB-E is by far the best foldable electric scooter on the market.URB-E’s multi functionality and unique design sets it apart from its competitors. “Weighing just 35 pounds and built from carbon fiber and aircraft-grade aluminum, it’s the ultimate last-mile transportation solution,” says manufacturer, URBAN626 LLC. The URB-E has 250 Watt brushless electric motor that is capable of speeds of up to 15 mph and can travel 20 miles on a single charge.Electric scooter has 120 lbs, single shock, suspension and cross drilled rear disc brakes. URBAN626, the California-based company that manufactures URB-E, also offers a wide range of accessories such as shopping baskets, cup holders and helmets.