The electric scooter market offers so many different models that it is able to satisfy any type of user need, including how much one is willing to spend on this innovative means of transport. As there is, therefore, a great deal of choice, electric scooters are, nowadays, within everyone’s reach. The cheapest models don’t always offer the best speed, range or quality of materials, but they are functional nonetheless. In fact, cheaper products often guarantee much better performance than expensive ones and this is because there are no general rules on prices. There is a tendency to think that the price of a product is always determined by its quality, but this is not always true.
Let’s say that, in principle, the price of an electric scooter is determined by:
performance such as speed and autonomy
general quality of the materials used
type of software that controls driving modes
These are exactly the elements that need to be evaluated when you intend to buy a certain model of electric scooter. The design is obviously also important, because the eye also wants its part, but the choice of the right model cannot be based only on this.
Cheap or Expensive: Pros and Cons
In general, the most expensive scooter should guarantee a better quality, a more efficient ride and greater comfort. This doesn’t always happen, but most of the time the price is a good indicator. Very often, the low price brings some unavoidable inconveniences, such as the inability to find spare parts or the short battery life.
As for the cost of scooters for children, this is between 80 euros and 150 euros approximately. The models differ on the possibility of adjusting the heights of the handlebars and the saddle or on the presence or absence of a folding system. In the adult models, on the other hand, the more expensive models guarantee an excellent braking and shock absorbing system, excellent quality anti-puncture and vibration-absorbing tires, a powerful motor and a high-capacity battery. A medium-quality electric scooter for adults generally costs around € 300 but there are also more advanced products that cost € 2,000. If you want high speed and a good number of kilometers that can be traveled on a single charge, it is best to choose a high-priced electric scooter.
In conclusion, to decide the type of economic investment you want to make it is important to evaluate:
whether the scooter will be used for daily commuting or just for fun;
how much you could save in the long run by avoiding refueling, insurance, maintenance and parking expenses;
if you want to support sustainable micro-mobility, with a lower emission of carbon dioxide in the air;
if you really want to have and use an electric scooter;
if the price of the electric scooter you want to buy is proportionate to your earnings.
Very often we focus on products with a well-known brand, because unlike electric scooters of lesser-known brands, we are sure of being able to find spare parts, to obtain the guarantee and support service.
Now that you know exactly what to evaluate for choosing the right electric scooter for your needs, decide well what type of investment you want to make, how much is more right, for you and for your finances, to spend on the purchase of your scooter.
Once you have carefully considered all the strengths and weaknesses of each model, you will be able to determine which electric scooter is worth your money. We also want to remember that, in any case, it will be a long-term investment.