Hardly anything is more annoying than tormenting your way to work in the morning through the heavy traffic. If the sheet metal avalanche then stops and nothing works, many a working day is over before the office or university is even reached. Relaxed is definitely different! But it is much more convenient – and above all faster: with an electric scooter. The e-scooter pushes past the traffic jam elegantly and silently. Alternative: By bus and train to the vicinity of the office. Then unfold the scooter and whiz the last kilometer to your destination on the electric scooter – without the hassle of looking for a parking space.
Not only the way to work or to university can be easily mastered with the electric scooter. The electric scooters are also useful for getting from A to B quickly on vacation, at the campsite or at the port. As a recreational pleasure, the scooter brings one thing above all: driving fun. But which electric scooters are actually suitable for everyday use? In our comparison, we take a close look at 11 different models. But be careful: not all electric scooters on the market are approved for road traffic!
In a comprehensive guide, we then go into the most important features of e-scooters and give consumers useful tips on how to find the right vehicle. In a detailed FAQ area, we answer the most frequently asked questions about electric scooters. Finally, we take a look at the test winners from Öko-Test and Stiftung Warentest.
4 compact e-scooters in a large comparison
1. Xiaomi Mi 1S electric scooter with app connection and a range of up to 30 kilometers
The Xiaomi Mi 1S electric scooter is compact and light around the corner. The elegant China import from our comparison weighs in at a solid 12.5 kilograms. A light aluminum alloy from aviation technology is said to have been used in the frame. According to the manufacturer, the Mi 1S can be set up within 3 seconds. Folding it should also be possible in seconds.
What is an electric scooter?
An electric scooter or e-scooter is a battery-powered two-wheeler without pedals. The structure of an electric scooter is similar to a conventional scooter. Instead of constantly having to push off with one leg, the electric scooty in india has a built-in battery that supplies an electric motor with energy. E-scooters are now playing an important role in the electric mobility network – especially in large cities. They are particularly popular on short journeys.
Efficient KERS system: The Xiaomi Mi 1S electric scooter is equipped with the kinetic system for energy recovery, or KERS for short. A principle that converts the kinetic energy from every braking process and every freewheel without motor support into usable electrical energy.
How is an electric scooter constructed?
The heart of an electric scooteris a brushless electric motor. A lithium-ion or lead-acid battery provides the necessary energy. Via a controllerthe speed of the motor is regulated. The battery and rechargeable battery are usually built into the e-scooter. The e-scooter itself consists of a step mounted on two wheels with tires. An electric scooter is controlled via a handlebar with handles. We have summarized further details on the structure and functionality of an e-scooter in the detailed guide following the product comparison.
2. Miweba eFlux Lite Two electric scooter with a range of up to 30 kilometers
The Miweba eFlux Lite Two electric scooter is one of the lightest in our comparison at 10.8 kilograms. A lift motor built into the wheel hub with a maximum output of 500 watts and a continuous power of 350 watts accelerates the scooter to a maximum speed of 30 km / h according to the manufacturer. The machine is powered by a 36-volt lithium-ion battery, which provides energy for 25 to 30 kilometers and is fully operational again within 6 hours. The frame was made of an aluminum alloy and can be loaded with up to 120 kilograms.
The eddy current brake mounted on the front wheelworks with the already mentioned KERS system. A classic foot brake on the rear wheel completes the braking system of the eFlux Lite Two. The developers have equipped the 8-inch solid rubber tires with a shock absorber system. With the compact LED headlight at the front and a total of five LEDs on the rear wheel, the running board and the handlebar ends, the eFlux cannot be overlooked even at dusk or at night.
3. Segway Ninebot ES1 electric scooter with a range of up to 25 kilometers
The Segway Ninebot ES1 e-scooter is a short-haul specialist. The 250 watt electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery accelerates the scooter up to 20 km / h. The battery has to be plugged in after a maximum of 25 kilometers. A remarkable 3.5 hours later, the memory is full again and the user can focus on the driving experience again. Unless users upgrade the Ninebot ES1 with a second battery. Then they can travel around 45 kilometers at a maximum of 25 km / h.
The developers of Segway have given their kickscooter a so-called one-push folding system. The 11.3 kilogram scooter can be folded up with just one movement.
What does the IPX protection class say?
The International Protection Codes, or IP codes for short, provide information on water tightness and protection against foreign bodies and contact. For electric scooters, the (splash) water resistance and protection against foreign bodies are primarily relevant. The first digit after the abbreviation IP indicates how safe the device is from foreign bodies such as dust and dirt. The second digit stands for the water protection class. If only one of the two digits is important, the other is assigned an “X”. With e-scooters you usually come across the combination IP54.
4. Miweba eFlux Lite One electric scooter – robust and light
The Miweba eFlux Lite One electric scooter is the little brother of the Lite Two. At 10.8 kilograms, it is one of the lightest in our comparison. The electric motor built into the wheel hub with a maximum output of 500 watts and a continuous power of 350 watts accelerates the scooter to up to 30 km / h according to the manufacturer. The machine is powered by a 36-volt lithium-ion battery, which provides energy for 25 to 30 kilometers and is fully operational again within 6 hours. The frame was made of an aluminum alloy and can be loaded with up to 120 kilograms.
The eddy current brake mounted on the front wheelworks with the KERS system. A classic foot brake on the rear wheel completes the braking system of the eFlux Lite One. The developers have equipped the 8-inch solid rubber tires with a shock absorber system. A compact LED headlight integrated into the handlebar display can be switched on. Thanks to the “EasyFold” function, the electric scooter can be folded up in just a few seconds and is available in four different color designs, including black-blue and black-yellow.