Most frequest questions and answers
Can you ride electric scooters on dirt or gravel road?
Electric scooters come with either solid or inflated tyres. Solid tyres have the advantage of never getting punctured but they do give a rougher ride.
Inflated tyres are perfect for all terrains, especially bumpy surfaces as they help absorb shocks. Generally, the more off-road you want to go, the bigger the wheels should be. The best scooters have sophisticated suspension for a better ride experience too.
Can eScooters be pushed manually?
All electric scooters can be used manually and are partly designed for this purpose.
For safety, the throttle and electric motor only work when the scooter is in motion. Most e-scooters have to be moving at least 1.8 mph (3 km/h) for the electric motor to engage. In order to start moving, the rider must first kick or push it, while applying the throttle. Once moving, the electric motor starts and the scooter will accelerate.
This mechanism helps prevent injury to those standing nearby by avoiding mishaps caused by pressing the throttle by accident.
Since this safety feature is present in nearly all electric scooters, they can be used manually… in theory at least. They are not comfortable, nor easy to push for longer distances.
Can you use an eScooter in the rain?
It’s advisable that that you check the instruction manual for each scooter. Try and keep the battery dry and don’t ride through deep water. The electronic systems on an e-scooter are usually well-protected. Users who ride in extreme conditions often protect the electricals with waterproof tape.
Where should I store and charge my eScooter?
Keep your electric scooter in a dry place if you are not using it frequently. Make sure you charge it monthly for 30 minutes and keep them away from flammable materials.
Do not charge your scooter near to where you sleep at night.