As with any new industry, unknown brands and precedents, coupled with a precarious legal landscape can make your electric scooter purchase somewhat overwhelming.

We've put this guide together to help make sure you invest in the perfect commuter companion.


The first thing you need to look at is the scooter's range. Most of today's electric scooters can range anywhere from 15 miles to 25 miles on a single charge. From our experience, we've found that the sweet-spot is a weekly re-charge. Anything more and things can become somewhat inconvenient. While it depends on your daily usage, a weekly charge will help stave off any range anxieties, wondering if you will make it to your next destination with enough juice to return.

If you are purchasing an electric scooter for your daily commute, then work out your daily miles and make sure you pick a scooter with a little bit more range than advertised to ensure you make your journey. Once you have made your purchase check out our battery guide, which we've written to help you optimise the lifespan of your scooter's battery.

TOP TIP: Some models, such as the Inokim Light 2 are equipped with a battery indicator in the handle bar display.