Have you heard of electric kick scooters? Do you know the difference between it and a normal kick scooter? Below is my list of 10 questions you might want to know about electric kick scooters.
What is an electric kick scooter?
Externally, an electric scooter looks very similar to a scooter, but it has more features. Electric scooters are powered by batteries, so speed is determined by acceleration on the accelerator. Electric kick scooters require a kick to start the motor.
What is a kick scooter?
A manual scooter is a two-wheeled vehicle with handlebars and a deck to place the feet. The scooter requires a person to push it off the ground with one foot to drive it. Scooters are easier to ride than bikes, and they're a lot of fun. There are scooters designed for kids, but you can also find many scooters designed for adults.
What is the difference between a kick scooter and electric kick scooter?
The main differences between kick scooters and electric scooters can be divided into 3 parts:
1. Drive method
On a scooter, people have to push the scooter forward, but on an electric scooter, they just use the thumb throttle, it will be moved by the motor.
2. Brake system
The braking method of the kick scooter is mainly the rear wheel foot brake. The main braking methods of electric skateboards are electronic brakes and foot brakes.
3. Lighting system
The kick scooter has no power supply, so there is no lighting system other than the rear wheel reflector. In addition to brake lights, front headlights, some electric scooters also have turn signals and deck side light bars.
When riding at night or at dusk, electric scooters are relatively safer.
Can you kick on an electric kick scooter?
Yes, electric kick scooters can be used manually as a kick scooter.
When the power of the skateboard is not turned on, or the battery is dead, you can ride it as a normal scooter.
Since electric scooters have more batteries and motors than ordinary skateboards, the resistance is greater when kicking.
Additional kicks can also be used with the scooter's motor to tackle steeper hills or to increase acceleration off the start.
How do you kick start an electric scooter?
To start the electric scooter, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds (please follow the user manual for specific operations). To activate the throttle, remember to kick the scooter first. It needs to be moving more than 2 mph before the motor is engaged.
Electric kick scooter for Adults
Electric scooters for adults are one of the best means of transportation for commuting and short trips. You can plan your route freely without traffic jams, providing a perfect solution for sweat-free transportation.
Should I buy an electric kick scooter for commuting?
It depends on your commute and the local climate.
- Most electric scooters are designed for urban flat roads, if you live in mountainous or hilly areas, then electric scooters may not be suitable for commuting.
- When you ride the electric scooter, there is no cover, it is very cool to ride. But if you live in a cold area, or where it rains a lot, then electric scooters are not very suitable for commuting, otherwise you will feel that nature is not friendly to you.
In addition, please wear a helmet when riding and obey local traffic laws.
Electric kick scooter for kids
Different from the adult electric kick scooter, the children's electric scooter is more of a toy than a means of transportation.
Electric kick scooters for kids don't have a throttle, but instead have a pressure sensor. Put one foot on the sensor and kick the other foot to start the scooter. The motor will not work until the scooter speed is over 2 mph, and it keeps running. When you take your foot off the sensor or when you put your foot on the brakes, the motor stops working.
Should I buy an electric kick scooter for kids?
It depends on how old your child is. Generally speaking, children's electric scooters are not suitable for children under 6 years old. Even most people think it is not suitable for children under the age of 8.
According to the different needs of children, Gyroor has designed 3 electric kick scooters for kids with handlebar height adjustable.
When picking a scooter for your child, make sure that the handlebars are no higher than waist height when the child is standing on the deck.
With safety in mind, please assist your child to wear a helmet and protective gear for each ride.
GYROOR is committed to solving the short-distance travel problem of family members. We have designed and generated different scooters for adults and children. If you're interested in them, visit Gyroor electric scooters.