March 24, 2021
For the last few years, electric scooters have seen a huge surge in popularity. And for a good reason. In addition to being a convenient and eco-friendly transportation solution, e-scooters are great fun to ride! Given their popularity, the market has quickly become flooded with new manufacturers and models, all claiming to be the very best that money can buy.
So whether you’re seriously considering buying an e-scooter of your very own, or just “seeing what’s available”, you’ve probably wondered to yourself, “Which electric scooter is the best?”
Short answer? It totally depends!
In this article, we’ll break down all the important details to consider before you make a purchase. That way, next time you find yourself wondering, “Which scooter should I buy?” you’ll be well on your way to making an informed decision!
For most individuals reading this blog post, the answer will be easy, “It’s for me, of course!”
But considering the popularity that scooters — both electric and ambient — have found within the youth demographic, it’s a question well worth asking. While scooters for adults are built for sophistication, speed and stow-ability, scooters for kids are designed with specific safety features and, shall we say, a particular youthful aesthetic.
Some models even include customisable handles so that as your child grows, their scooter can grow along with them!
One of the biggest use cases of the scooter renaissance are the commuters who have found a happy medium between expensive, environmentally unfriendly vehicles/hours spent sitting in traffic and the bike commute that leaves them drenched in sweat before their workday has even begun.
E-scooters are the ideal happy medium between these two options, as they are fast, convenient, easy to stow, and don’t require any physical exertion. So you’ll want to consider all these options if you’re looking to upgrade to a scoot commute!
If you’re looking for a scooter that’s less business more pleasure, then there are numerous varieties that can be found online whether you’re a kid, or just a kid at heart.
If you’re not looking to invest a significant amount of money into your new ride, you can find a number of e-scooters on the market priced at €100 or below.
Keep in mind that you get what you pay for, so if you go for a lower-priced model, remember to keep your expectations low, too!
Currently, the median price for a scooter is around €300, but the models on the higher end for adult riders can cost up to €1000.
While considering how much you should spend, you should of course consider how much your budget will allow. It’s also important to consider how much you’ll be using the scooter, and what you’ll be using it for.
If it’ll be used to commute to the office every day, it might be worth splurging on a higher-quality model. And if you’ll just be using it as a newfound hobby that you’re not quite sure will last long-term (we’re looking at you, hoverboards!), it might be wise to stick to a more moderately-priced model.
Again, that completely depends on your situation. While the best deals can undoubtedly be found online, you’ll want to do your research to ensure the product that arrives on your doorstep matches the scooter you thought you were buying when you clicked “Add to cart”.
If you’re a first-time scooter buyer (or even if you’re not), a quick google search for “e-scooters near me” is a great place to start.
Being able to confer with a knowledgeable e-scooter salesperson who will be able to assess your needs and point you in the right direction can make all the difference when it comes to finding the scooter that best fits your lifestyle and your budget.
Also, once you become a scooter owner, your local scooter shop will be an important resource when it comes to maintaining your ride.
As you’ve probably realised by now, buying and owning an e-scooter can mean investing a lot of your time and money.
If you’re looking for an easy, fast, greener way of getting around and don’t want to fork out a huge amount of cash for something that may end up collecting dust in your garage — rent a scooter with Bolt!
We’re proud to offer our customers access to the highest quality, most durable, safe scooters in town — with absolutely no strings attached.
If you see one of our scooters on the street (they’re bright green, so you can’t miss them!), simply open your Bolt app, scan the scooter’s QR code, and ride for as long (or as short) as you want! It’s all the benefits of e-scooter ownership with none of the inconveniences — a win/win! Try it now.