The scooter is a fast, safe and economical means to move around the city. In addition, it is a sustainable transport, so you can move from one place to another in a clean, agile and fun way, being responsible with the environment. When choosing the most suitable electric scooter for you, it is important that you take into account different aspects according to your needs:

6 points you should take into account before choosing



10 points that you should contemplate when choosing the best scooter that suits your needs.

1. Range

Ask yourself which is the best electric scooter for you. That will depend mainly on your needs and the transport goals you have. Do you want to have fun with it or make a more functional use for your day to day? In this guide we are going to indicate a little the main reflections that you should do when it comes to getting your electric scooter; And there is a wide range of models of electric scooters. The ideal is to choose the one that best suits what you are looking for.

2. Compact

You will need an electric scooter that is practical for day to day; Easy to carry, fold and store. The size of the scooter when folded will determine whether you can carry it with one hand, place it in the trunk of the car or store it under your desk. We recommend a scooter with folded dimensions up to 113 x 46 x 50 cm.

3. Maximum load

Electric scooters have their limitations in terms of the weight they can support. Keep these limitations in mind and adapt the purchase to the weight of the person who will use the scooter. Forcing the charging of a scooter or making use of a scooter as a child by an adult can generate breakdowns and problems with the warranty derived from misuse.

4. Weight

Your travel companion should be compact and lightweight. Will you need to take it up the stairs? Sometimes bad weather or other factors may require you to carry the scooter, so you should choose a model that is easy for you to transport. Most scooters with a reasonable travel (25 km) weigh more than 11 kg. The recommendation is that most people can easily handle weights up to 12.5 kg. Anything larger than 13 kg can be difficult to transport over longer distances.

5. Maximum range

You also have to take into account the battery, the autonomy it provides you and the charging time it requires. The most advisable thing is that you look for a model that offers you a large capacity battery to provide you with maximum autonomy, although what you have to take as a reference mainly is the distance you plan to travel with a single charge on a regular basis. The autonomy will always depend on the use of the engine, the speed and the slope of the route. Tip: Leave a spare charger at your common destinations. Just in case!

6. Speed

The speed you need depends on the use you are going to give to your electric scooter. Choosing the fastest and most powerful model is a mistake if you are not going to get the most out of it. In addition, faster and more powerful motors typically also consume more energy. To give you an idea, the maximum speed of the most popular electric scooters designed for use in the city is between 20 and 25 km / h for adults and between 10 and 15 km / h for children.

7. Water resistance

If you want to drive your electric scooter in any weather situation, the ideal is that it is water resistant. Our M5 Pro scooter range boasts an IP64 rating, meaning they can be driven in the rain and through puddles without worrying about water ingress and component damage.

8. Motor power

A scooter with a motor power of 250W is suitable for flat surfaces and small reliefs, but if your ride is likely to be hilly or uneven terrain, you should consider motor power as an important feature. We do not recommend that it be less than 300 W for daily use in areas with steep climbs. Remember! It is essential to know your local legislation regarding electric scooters before making the decision to buy a scooter with a motor greater than 250 W. In HoneyWhale we have the most powerful 500 W twin-motor scooter, the H2 off-road model.

9. Type of wheel

There are two types of tires: traditional tires (with air) and solid rubber (without air). Air-filled tires have the advantage of absorbing impacts and have better traction and handling, but they are prone to punctures and require more maintenance. Scooters with solid wheels require almost no maintenance, but they are less smooth to handle, so you will feel more bumps and vibrations. If you opt for air-filled tires, just like a car, you’ll need to regularly check the air pressure and refill it when it’s low. Correct tyre pressure is vital for safety, braking efficiency and grip. Insufficient air pressure will cause wear and tear, halve the battery life range, and prevent you from reaching speed. You can buy an electric air pump for your scooter.

10. Security

Safety is paramount in your electric scooter. Look for models built with good quality materials, a sturdy chassis, effective brakes, built-in light to see at night and other features that ensure you’ll travel safely. Also, don’t forget to bring your helmet!