Electric scooter for the city

What are the advantages of an electric scooter in town?

The electric scooter takes more and more space in the urban landscape. It is gradually replacing fossil fuel scooters and brings many benefits to those who have already opted for this ecological solution.

Many advantages to choose the electric scooter

Choosing an electric scooter guarantees you a real plus for your travels.

Cleaner scooters

The thermal scooter has become a real calamity for our environment. It rejects a high rate of carbon dioxide, but also fine particles and nitrogen oxides, vectors of significant pollution in cities that has even seen the vignette Crit'air. To replace it, the electric scooter is the future du urban displacement. Much more ecological, this type of scooter is composed of an electrical system and a battery. Thus, it does not release any polluting gas nor is it an oil consumer for the engine.

No CO2 emerges from an electric scooter and you will not be bothered by polluting fumes. Cities will benefit from a healthier atmosphere and less charged with harmful particles for our body. In addition, a European directive dating from 2006 requires the recycling of at least 50% of the components of batteries containing lithium and at least 65% if they are composed of lead.

Electric scooter

Greater autonomy

No more running out of fuel with the electric scooter. For your trips in the city, opt for this mode of transport which offers a great autonomy of use. Charge times are improved to make it easier to charging in electrical energy.

With a quick charge, it takes half an hour to leave as soon as possible: for short trips to your job, this is the best solution. It is really wise to use an electric scooter to move over restricted distances. Most French people work within 10 km of their work. The use of an electric scooter is therefore strongly recommended!

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Move more easily

Leave the caps behind while moving with an electric scooter! Move easily with this type of vehicle very handy: the electric scooter has more torque from the start of the vehicle. You have to adapt to this power if you are used to driving thermal scooters. The power is immediate with the electric scooter unlike the thermal scooter, which needs more time to obtain optimal power.

You'll have to learn how to adjust the acceleration, but once you're used to driving it, you'll love this mode of driving! With the electric scooter, you have the opportunity to reassemble the caps without any difficulty. You save as much time as energy ! Spending time in congested corks in the morning and evening is a lot of stress and fatigue.

Less noisy and more discreet

This is one of the most enjoyable benefits of your electric scooter! He is particularly silent. Forget the noises that damage your eardrums and attack your ears, both yours and those of other road users who cross you. The electric scooter is quiet and does not tire you anymore.

You move discreetly in the streets of your city, you must also be more attentive to pedestrians who may not hear you arrive so your scooter is quiet. Driving an electric scooter is really relaxing for both you and a passenger. The inhabitants of the cities also appreciate not hearing the violent noise of thermal scooters!

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Easier maintenance of your scooter

If you are not an ace of mechanics, the solution of the electric scooter is for you. Indeed, there is no need to provide a maintenance as complete only for a thermal scooter. The electric motor is located at the rear wheel, it is for this reason that there is no timing belt or chain. No need for oil to grease or drain. The electric scooter does not require either spark plugs or filters to be replaced regularly.

Its system is therefore simpler and stronger, because there are few removable parts. The electric motor is very reliable. The scooter whether it is thermal or electric, however, needs regular maintenance of the brake pads, a change of tires or dampers when necessary. It also depends on the type and regularity of use of the thermal scooter.

Save money

City scooter

By switching to an electric scooter, you will be able to see that you are making big savings. With less repairs and less maintenance, these are your expenses at the garage who will melt like snow in the sun. Breakdowns are also less regular than with a thermal scooter. In addition, the price of fuel continues to increase, while to recharge your electric scooter, you will consume very little electricity whose price is still the most interesting.

In order to further reduce expenses and enjoy greater autonomy, you can adopt certain actions:

  • conduct in a reasoned way staying under the speed limit
  • drive smoothly and without giving big acceleration shots
  • driving on a rough terrain and good quality surfacing
  • en anticipating the changes (stop, traffic lights, pedestrian crossing ...)
  • avoiding to charge too much your scooter

The consumption of the scooter is also related to the weight of the driver or the number of people he transports. It is also associated with its own weight. The heavier a scooter is, the more energy it will be. And if you are in the mountains with many slopes, you will also consume more than in a city in a flat area.

You should know that each battery has a different life that must be indicated before purchase. It is expressed in number of recharge cycles. As a general rule, a lithium battery runs approximately during 800 recharge cycles. This represents between 48 000 and 50 000 km traveled throughout the life of the battery. For use in the city, it is particularly suitable because the battery allows you a range of about 60 km per charge. So if you are a few kilometers from your job, go to the electric scooter!

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