We’ve been thinking about getting an electric scooter for the house. Mostly for Thomas to zip up and down the hill for work, but I could imagine using it for a quick run to the shops that didn’t justify burning fossil fuels.
There’s a bit to consider, and this guy covers most of it.
Long story short, in the unlikely event that you’re in the market for one…
• Invest in good suspension
• Get a strong enough motor to handle steep hills
• Make sure it’s waterproof
• Big bouncy wheels are the go.
Also, probs, top private health insurance.
I am a scooter convert. Was passionately against them, then my wife got me a manual scooter to scoot with our 3 and 5 year old.
I LOVE it.
I'm honestly thinking about an electric scooter for running to the local shops and the train station. One more nail in coffin of my poor neglected car. Barely touch it 3 years into remote working due to pandemic.
Not many scooters here so I can’t give much of an opinion pro or con.... I did however see a dude on one waiting to cross the street a while back.... no helmet but he had a mask on.... outside...summed up the covidian period in history... head trauma apparently didn’t rattle him ...but thank God he won’t get a runny nose
I'm sure that other cities in Australia have just as many scooter to people ratios as Brisbane but this is the most Queensland thing i think i've seen. lol.
(based on hard scientific research and not totally on my anecdotal evidence of having to travel exclusively to Brissy for the past few years and not any other city in Aus)
an e-bike builders forum
or get an ebike which is safer to ride and can carry more load!
And wear a helmet!