Electric scooters are the perfect solution for those who need to travel within the city and whose distances between office and work are not large. These vehicles are powered by rechargeable batteries and have brushless direct current (BLDC) electric motors that are integrated into the wheel axle. Depending on the model, electric scooters can have one or two motors and can travel up to 40 miles on a single charge. The motor of an electric scooter should be mounted on the frame of the vehicle, and the energy stored in batteries is channeled through electrical cables to the motor to induce movement.
Other components of electric scooters include the platform (on which you are standing), the LCD screen (shows your speed, mileage, battery levels, etc.), and the stem or neck (the long tube that connects to the front wheel and extends to the handlebars). Electric scooters intended for children or teenagers are usually smaller, lighter and less expensive than their adult counterparts. However, it's worth noting that these vehicles are usually not much more than toys and should be used as such. On the other hand, electric scooters for adults have a higher weight capacity (usually around 100 kg or 220 lbs), more powerful motors, a larger battery, a larger platform and a higher stem.
When buying an electric scooter, it's important to consider safety equipment such as a helmet. Speed is also an important factor, but braking is just as important, if not more so. Locking an electric scooter on the street for an extended period of time is not optimal, as it appears to be more prone to theft and vandalism and is more difficult to block due to the lack of locking points. Electric scooter travel is part of the new trend in micromobility that solves the so-called last-mile problem. Everyone should read about how dangerous electric scooters can be and how to protect themselves when using them.