As electric scooters evolve, so does the need we have for them. Scooters have quickly changed from something people just used to have fun with and get around the block to something they can use to commute. But why has this shift been so rapid and precise?
First of all, scooters are much cheaper than many modes of transport while offering the same speed. Getting a car is not cheap for many people, and yet they still need to move around. Simultaneously, you might think that using the bus or the train is a cheaper alternative. However, the cost adds up very quickly, and in a year, you can end up spending the same amount you would on a car.
Convince is another thing people look at when choosing a long-range electric scooter. You can weave through traffic almost seamlessly and get to work before your workmate “barry” with his hammer stuck in traffic.
Storage is another thing that points to many people from using scooters. With a car or even a motorbike, you will need to park it. This can be expensive with parking fees. Even if you do not find parking fees expensive, the hustle of actually getting a parking spot can be brutal. With a scooter, you can simply fold it and put it in a room or your office.
Scooters can also be intermediate forms of travel. By this, I mean, in case you are going for a long-distance that scooters are not viable anymore, you can use them to get to trains, busses, or even planes. Simply store it or carry it for the rest of the trip in your hands.
With the world moving towards more eco-friendly means of transport, you will be doing your small part in preserving the earth by using a scooter. Scooters mostly use electricity, and not a lot of charging is needed. Therefore you will be able to conserve the natural resources that cause global warming. While also reducing the amount of energy usage as a whole.
What is the correlation between the motor, the battery, weight, and speed in regards to long-range scooters
The correlation between the four aspects and long-range scooters cannot be denied. First of all, the larger the battery, the longer the scooter can run. Therefore if you are looking for a long-range scooter, the first thing you should look at is the battery's size.
But even with a large battery, long-range scooters need a large motor to offer the marriage and the speed. The problem with this is that a larger motor uses more energy; hence will drain the battery quicker. So if you are looking for a long-range scooter, you need to look at the motor's size in relation to the size of the battery and strike a good balance between the town.
As we have mentioned, the scooter's speed also affects the longevity of the battery life, and hence the mileage it can go without charging. As a result, you should look at the maximum speed that the scooter can go. After this, you should understand what distance you want to cover and how quickly you want to cover it.
Finally, you need to check the weight of the scooter and yours. The weight can often reduce the speed of the scooter, building strain on the battery leading to battery drainage. However, many scooters have been designed better today and can accommodate this demerit. But at the end of the day, the combined weight of you and the scooter will in some shape or form affect the overall distance you can travel on the scooter.
As you can see, there are quite a several things you should look at before selecting a scooter. We have looked at all the factors for you and created a list with a fine balance between speed, long-range rides, and safety.
One of the best and most impressive scooter designs for long-range travel is the Highboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter. They have seamlessly compromised on some aspects of their design to create a long-range and effective scooter. Let me explain.
Like we mentioned earlier, your weight, and the scooter overall affect both the speed and how long you can go without charging your scooter. As a result, the manufacturer built a scooter with the minimum weight for maximum longevity, weighing 16.33 kg. But how did they manage to do this?
First, they designed the frame and the deck from a super lightweight aluminum alloy. Then they made the deck longer instead of wider. Long enough to accommodate both feet for a comfortable ride. This significantly reduced the overall weight of the scooter.
Another impressive way they reduced the weight is by using solid rubber honeycomb tires instead of pneumatic tires. As you may guess, air tires are quite bulky. If you doubt this, lift any tire, and you will feel the weight. But pneumatic tires are usually quite effective, and hence many manufacturers instinctively go for them.
However, catch twenty-two is that the bulky nature of these tires can slow down the vehicle. So Hiboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter decided to go with the honeycomb solid tires. Honeycomb rubber tires have the innermost part of them being made from foam. The form also acts as a shock absorber and will significantly help with bumpy roads and portholes.
The middle part of these tires has wires running through them, making them more sturdy and less damage is made on impact. Finally, the outer shell is made from honeycomb solid rubber. This makes the tires super lightweight and has an amazing grip. In the end, you have all the functionality of a pneumatic tire without all the bulk.
Now that we have seen how they managed to make the scooter lightweight let us look at how they make it effective and efficient. The Highboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter has a 350 watts brushless motor.
You may think that having such a small motor for a long-range scooter does not make sense on the surface. But hear me out. The bigger the motor, the more power it consumes; hence the less mileage it can cover.
By having a 350 watts motor, you can extend the scooter's mileage, making it a more effective long range scooter. But this is not just any 350 watts motor but a brushless motor. Brushless motors improve the torque to weight ratio. With a smaller motor like this one, you can expect better acceleration and speed without interfering largely with the battery life.
This motor also gives the scooter a maximum speed of 19m/h. This is not the fastest scooter, but you still get around effectively. The slower speed ensures that you do not drain your battery too quickly.
But just to make sure that you are using your scooter at its optimum, the Highboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter comes with an app. With this app, you can firstly lock the scooter. This is great if you lose the scooter, or it is stolen. No one else can use the scooter in lock mode.
It is also a great feature for someone who has kids running around. It can be quite unsafe having a scooter accessible to kids. They can easily damage it, your furniture, injure you or themselves. Having a lock option from the app hence becomes one of the best safety features.
With the app, you can set the cruise control. Cruise control helps you control the scooter's speed. As a result, the overall mileage you can travel with it. The app also helps you switch the ride mode from high to low. And one of my favorite features is custom acceleration and braking.
With a custom acceleration and braking, you can select a lower acceleration rate, which helps preserve the battery. Simultaneously, a custom braking system ensures that you choose a level that makes you feel safe on the scooter while braking at a good rate to avoid any accidents.
But this would not be one of the best long-range scooters if it did not have the recharge option while you are on the downhill. This means even without going to the socket to charge this scooter; it will still get charged from the kinetic downward pull as the scooter glides. In the end, you can put in more mileage without actually plugging it in.
For many long-range scooter manufacturers, they often sacrifice speed and acceleration for battery life. However, this is not the case with the urbetter Folding Electric Offroad Scooter.
One of the first things you will notice about this scooter is how fast it can go, with a top speed of 43km/h. In normal circumstances, this would mean that its mileage before charging would go down. However, this is not the case as it can go for 45km without charging. So how did they manage to do this?
The motor is 500 watts, which means it is not one of the large motors. As a result, it can preserve energy and go for a longer distance. However, it is not just a normal motor but a brushless motor. And like we have expanded, a brushless motor offers more torque per weight ratio giving the scooter more power with a smaller motor.
A lot of the power boils down to the kind of wheels the scooter uses. It comes fitted with 10-inch pneumatic tires. Though such big wheels may add a little bulk to the scooter, it also has an amazing grip, which allows the scooter to move better, increasing its speed with a less powerful motor.
Moreover, larger wheels mean that the scooter can adapt to more difficult terrains and climb steep hills than most scooters. This is more of a hybrid scooter between an off-road scooter and a commuter scooter.
Many scooters would have difficulty climbing steep hills, which would build strain on the battery and the motor hence reducing the mileage before charging. With the 10-inch pneumatic wheels, this is not a problem and hence preservation of the battery life.
The urbetter Folding Electric Offroad Scooter has a three-speed system. The speeds allow you to choose between conserving the battery and speed. If you are going for longer distances, then it will be a good idea to lock the scooter at a speed that will conserve more power.
The speed setting also comes in handy, especially for a new scooter enthusiast. The truth is riding on scooters can be difficult and scary, especially if it is a scooter like the urbetter Folding Electric Offroad Scooter, which has so much power.
Therefore you can look at the scooter at a lower speed to help you build confidence first, learn how to balance better before moving up the gears quite literally. In the end, you become a more confident and better scooter rider.
But since you are looking for a long-range scooter, having a seat may be something that would appeal to you. The truth is standing for long distances, and bumpy rides will not only make you tired but lead to some stress on your back and spine.
The seat on this scooter helps you counter both tiredness and strain on your back. YOu can go for longer distances without feeling uncomfortable. This can also be a good feature for someone new to scooting as it offers more balance before you build enough confidence to remove the seat. When you want to remove the seat, it is quite easy, and all you have to do is unclip the seat, and you have a standing scooter.
The folding design of this scooter forms a nice neat contraption that you can easily store or carry. Foldable scooters come in handy for many commuters as they allow the scooter to be in an intermediate mood of transport, adding to its convenience.
Another powerful scooter to make an entry to this list is the Kugou KIRIN M4 Folding Electric Scooter. This is another scooter that looks to be a cross between an off-road scooter and a commuting scooter. But for a commuter, this should not be a problem because you will need to traverse different surfaces.
This is a scooter with a 500watts brushless motor. As mentioned earlier, such a small motor offers more power due to the torque to weight ratio, meaning it can go longer without straining the battery.
As a result of its brushless motor, this scooter can go for up to 45km without needing a charge. It can also reach 45Km/h making it one of the fastest long-range scooters in the market.
However, if you want to increase the battery life's longevity, you have three speeds to choose from. 15km/h, 30km/h and 45km/h. The 15km/h speed will offer more miles before charge as it consumes less power. As a result, before you start your journey, it may be a good idea to calculate how far you need to go and set the trip's appropriate speed.
What is really a stand out feature for the Kugou KIRIN M4 Folding Electric Scooter is that it can also be a kick scooter. That is, in case your battery life runs out, you can kick to move, or in case you want to preserve your battery life. This is a great feature as most electric scooters do not have that ability.
For long-distance trips knowing the condition of your scooter is paramount. Imagine scooting around with no idea of your battery life speed or any of that kind of information. Your scooter will simply stop, and you will have no idea what to do. For this reason, the Kugou KIRIN M4 Folding Electric Scooter comes with an LEd screen on the handlebar bridge, which monitors all this information. As a result, you can know exactly how many more miles you need to go before recharging it.
You will probably be competing and using the roads with a variety of other vehicles for any commuter. Having the proper safety features is important for keeping both you and other road users safe.
Therefore this long-range scooter comes with a powerful headlamp. The headlamp position allows you to see both close and far away from helping you ride better at night. However, the bright light helps other motorists spot you avoiding any accidents. If the headlamp is off, you can also switch on the deck LED lights to brighten your scooter while adding a fun factor to the ride.
Unlike many scooters, the Kugou KIRIN M4 Folding Electric Scooter has turn signals. This is especially important if you are looking for a commuting long-range scooter as it keeps you and people around you safer.
But the scooter is not just fitted with turn signals but also a taillight brake. This means vehicles behind you can easily see when you are braking, avoiding any accidents in the process.
Speaking of braking, this long-range soccer comes with a double brake disc system. This braking system is also electric making it more effective as well. The combination of the electric disc double brake system makes the scooter come to a nice halt.
However, you can also use the heal or foot brake located on the rear tire. This is particularly good when you are using the scooter as a kick scooter, or you are out of power since the other braking system is electric.
The Kugou KIRIN M4 Folding Electric Scooter comes with 10inch pneumatic tires. As we have mentioned, they add more bulk, but they also allow you to get to higher speeds and traverse different surfaces with comfort and balance.
With a detachable seat, you can enjoy long distances with more comfort. Furthermore, the seat is easily detachable, turning it into a standing scooter in seconds. Even with the standing scooter, the deck is wide enough to accommodate both your feet for a more comfortable ride.
As far as folding scooters go, the Otto Electric Scooter Adults with Removable Seat are the most innovative. The folding design is unique and convenient to use.
First of all, you do not need to bend down to fold it. Instead, there is a foot button that you can press, and the deck will come up to attach to the handlebar. This design not only makes it easier to fold but much faster.
The deck is fitted with two auxiliary small wheels to allow the scooter to balance in an upright position after folding. The small wheels also allow you to drag the scooter in the upright position giving it a suitcase kind of feeling.
These auxiliary tires fit perfectly underneath the deck when you scoot in a backward design towards the back wheel. This design ensures that even if the small wheels are not properly hanging, you will not expect an accident from hitting something as you move forward.
The electric scooter comes with a removable and adjustable seat. The seat can easily detach using a snap-on clip. At the same time, you can also adjust the seat to the most comfortable high, making your back muscles and spine more comfortable. This is particularly good if you want to travel over long distances with the scooter.
Another very unique feature of this scooter is that it comes with different capacity batteries. These are 7.5 Ah, 10.4, Ah, and 15.6 Ah. This is a great addition to the functionality of the scooter.
You can choose what battery you want to use, depending on what you want to do. If you are riding the E-scooter over a shorter distance, you can pick the smaller battery, and if you are going on longer distances, you can choose the larger battery.
But this is not just a marketing gimmick and having different batteries ultimately increases the lifespan of all your batteries. The deck’s weight reduces significantly when using a smaller battery, meaning you can hit higher speeds. Depending on which battery you are using, you can go for between 30km to 50km without recharging.
The Otto Electric Scooter Adults with Removable Seat has a 350 watts motor that allows you to go at top speeds of 25km/h. The motor stretch and overall speed you can reach allows you to climb moderately steep roads with ease.
What stands out most about this scooter is the kind of tires it has. The scooter comes with 10-inch wheels and honeycomb wheels. Most other scooters with such large wheels come with a pneumatic set of wheels.
However, the design of these honeycomb wheels is unique. The outside shell is made from porous, honeycomb looking hard rubber. In contrast, tough wires inside the while add support and sturdiness to the wheels.
The design of these wheels is quite practical as first of all, it reduces the wheels’ height and, ultimately, the scooter. By reducing the overall weight of the scooter, you can achieve high speeds. The wheels’ porous nature allows them to allow more pressure for a smoother, less bumpy ride.
But since they are not filled with air, they need less maintenance and can last longer without you needing to change them. Furthermore, since they are air-free, they are anti-puncture, meaning even if you hit something sharp on the road, they will not explode.
The scooter comes with a double-disc braking system for the front wheel and another for the back wheel. It also comes with what the manufacturer calls a shock mitigation system fitted with the brake system. This Shock mitigation system is used to ensure that you come to a gradual yet strong halt. And even if you pull emergency brakes, the scooter will still halt without any jerking.
The magicelec Electric Scooter has a very sleek design created for both functionality and portability. What really stands out first with this scooter is its folding design. It has a clip on the rear wheel and also at the center of the handlebar bridge.
If you want to fold it, all you have to do is undo the lever at the handlebar’s base and collapse it until you hear a clicking sound when the handlebar snaps in place in its collapsed state.
This folding mechanism will form a triangular shaped frame. This is not by accident but by design as you can conveniently carry the E-scooter easier in this shape. It also allows you to drag the scooter with one wheel on the ground to move it easily. Furthermore, it fits better in smaller areas so that you can store it.
Another stand out feature on this scooter is its wheel design. It has a set of 8.5-inch wheels. These wheels are made from three materials. The innermost layer of the wheels is made from the tough form. The form acts as a shock absorber and makes the ride more comfortable and stable.
The wheel’s center is fitted with wires that add durability and hold all the pieces of the wheel together. They also make the wheels more sturdy, giving them the ability to take pressure from the roads and weight from your body.
Finally, the outermost part of the wheel is made from tough rubber. This makes it more durable and needs less maintenance. As a result, you can stay longer without damaging the wheels. Since the wheels are not filled with any air, your scooter is lighter and can get high speeds easier.
The Magical Electric Scooter has a 250 watts motor that allows it to go up to 15.6 m/h. The scooter can also go up to 15 miles an hour without recharging. Yes, this may seem like a short distance, but the scooter has fast charging capabilities that allow you to charge it in 4 hours fully. Meaning you will be back on the road in no time.
The scooter is fitted with disk brakes at the back wheel. In comparison, the motor is fitted on the front wheel. While braking, the motor on the front wheel stops; you apply the brakes to the back wheel leading to a smoother halt.
With a two-year system to extend the battery life or the scooter’s speed, you can be sure if a beginner will find using this scooter easily. At the lower gear, your battery life will be greatly extended. However, the maximum speed you can go is only 9.3 miles per hour. This can be a great feature, especially if you are new to electric scooters. You can easily learn how to use the scooter before switching to a higher speed at this speed.
Once you get used to the scooter, you can switch it to a faster speed, which will drain your battery faster, but you can also move around quicker.
How far will an electric scooter go?
This entirely depends on the manufacture and the specs that have been put in place. Many scooters go for around 30 to 40 miles before they need to be recharged.
How can I increase the range of my electric scooter?
There are a couple of ways you can improve the range of your scooter. One and the best is to use the scooter at its optimum speed depending on the roads and the road's steepness. Another good way is to inflate the tires completely, as this reduces drag. YOu can also reduce your weight or the things you carry. Finally, you can clean and oil the scooter to ensure that the moving parts' friction is reduced.
Why won't my electric scooter hold a charge?
This may be a defect on the scooter or down to the scooter's poor management by you. The best way to ensure your scooter maintains its battery life is by following the manufacturer's manual.
Our number one pick has to be the Highboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter. This is a long-range scooter that seems to be able to do it all. Despite the compromises that you will see the manufacturer made to ensure it can do long range riding with ease, it is still fast and durable.
The app is one of the best features of the Highboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter as it not only allows you to monitor the scooter's speed and battery life and helps you control the scooter remotely.
Its lightweight nature and honeycomb tires make it ideal for long-range shooting making it one of the best scooters in the market today.