Electric Scooters are simply kick scooters without the kick! Even though the first-known reference to an "electric scooter" was in an article published by Popular Mechanics in the 1900s, it wasn't until the last 10 years or so that improvements in electric motor and battery technology made electric scooters not only popular, but a great transportation alternative. Whether you're looking for an inexpensive kid's model like our Uber Scoot 100w Electric Scooter or a more adult transportation option like the Uber Scoot 1000w Electric Scooter, we've got the choices for you.
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There are many models of adult electric scooters. It's true that electric scooters for kids are a lot of fun and, therefore, very popular, but because they are easy to ride and do a great job of getting you where you want to go, more and more adults are buying electric scooters. From eco-friendly city scooters to neighborhood cruisers, our electric-powered scooters are the perfect way to put some zip in your ride. And save you some gas money in the process. Whether you're looking for an inexpensive kid's model like our Uber Scoot 100w Electric Scooter or an more adult transportation option like the MotoTec MiniMAD 36v 800w Electric Scooter, we've got the choices for you. So, browse around our store; you're sure to find the best electric scooter for adults or for kids that is perfect for you!
There are two different definitions of "best" when it comes to determining the best electric scooter: Best, as in quality, or best as in perfect for YOUR particular needs and wants. We'll address both. First, here at ElectricRideables.com, we only sell quality scooters that come with a manufacturer's warranty from a reputable company. Yes, there are cheap electric scooters out there that would be risky to buy, but you can depend on ElectricRideables.com to only sell quality products.
As far as which one is the best electric scooter for you, it just depends on what you are going to do with it. Kids are focused on fun, whereas adults may be more concerned about comfort or how easy it is to ride or how far and fast it will go on a single charge. Kids are usually thrilled with a basic 2-wheel electric scooter like our Uber Scoot 100w Electric Scooter. When it comes to shopping for an adults electric scooter, on the other hand, you may lean towards a more powerful model with a seat, such as our Uber Scoot 1600w Electric Scooter. Yet others may be looking for something even easier and more stable to ride such as the MotoTec Electric Trike 500W. It just depends on your wants and needs.
Regular leg-powered kick scooters have been around for well over 100 years, most likely having been invented by creative-minded kids who wanted something different to ride on. By simply attaching roller skate wheels to a piece of wood and then adding a wooden handlebar, the first scooter was born. But scooters didn't really catch on until the late 1990s when a Swiss banker by the name of Wim Ouboter breathed new life into the kick scooter. Ouboter invented a modern version of the kick scooter to help him travel back and forth between his favorite sausage shop. His company, Micro Mobility Systems, became the manufacturer of the now well-known Razor kick scooter. Millions of them have been sold since 1999.
With the popularity of the kick scooter, it's not surprising that someone would want to attach a motor. According to Wikipedia the first motorized scooter was manufactured by the Autoped Company of Long Island City, New York in 1915, but that was a sit-on gas-powered scooter, not at all like a kick scooter. It wasn't until 1985 when Steve Patmont of Patmont Motor Werks, patented the first 2-wheeled electric scooter. That scooter was called a Go-Ped and they are still around today.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that electric scooter riders, especially children, wear proper safety gear, including a helmet and knee and elbow pads, to help prevent injuries. CPSC recommends the following safety tips to prevent injuries:
The laws and regulations that govern the operation of electric scooters vary from state to state. In addition, enforcement may vary from city to city. Before purchase, we recommend contacting your local law enforcement agency, DMV and insurance carrier to obtain the most up to date and accurate information for your area.
In addition, check local laws for motorized scooter, electric bike and pocket bike helmet certification requirements. They may require that helmets adhere to ANSI, Snell or DOT certification standards. CPSC certified helmets are approved for use with push scooters, skateboards and bikes, but may not be considered sufficient head protection when riding motorized scooters.
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