Road race for electric scooters

Electricity is a fuel source that changes the game and transforms movements. It is no coincidence that the term intelligent mobility is often synonymous with that of electromobility.

However, the development of electric scooters is significantly behind the innovations of the respective four-wheeled vehicles. There are some unique challenges to developing electric scooters, which has hindered progress. However, some big brands have new model presentations, or are designing them, for the electric scooter market.

Electric scooters compared to traditional scooters

The design and development of any product is accompanied by individual challenges and electric scooters are no exception to this rule. Among them, finding the right balance between battery capacity and the corresponding range (autonomy) is perhaps the most important. Car and truck manufacturers can always equip their vehicles with batteries large enough to achieve sufficient autonomy, due to the spaciousness of the four-wheeled chassis.

Instead, electric scooter designers have to face several specific difficulties here, with space constraints. The extra weight that comes with the larger batteries affects the handling and overall driving characteristics of the electric scooter, which is much more important when the driver has to balance and tilt the scooter to perform turns. One possible solution to this problem is to adjust them as low as possible, which reduces the center of gravity. However, this is sometimes difficult to do on an electric scooter.

Immediate torque performance is one of the most important factors determining any vehicle that uses an electric motor. In addition to improving performance and driving ability, this also requires some adjustments to keep power under control. This explosion of power from the beginning may come as a surprise to drivers accustomed to traditional engines. To address this potential disadvantage, most manufacturers incorporate various forms of traction and stability programs into their scooters.  However, this safety feature should not usually be to the detriment of performance, as this could upset potential buyers who often buy scooters for their capabilities.

A common concern for all electric vehicles is autonomy and charging, which can be a real barrier to some movements. After all, the advanced technologies that make these electric scooters possible come at a cost, making them more expensive to buy. Maximum speeds for many of them are lower than those offered by traditional scooters, which can be a major drawback for some riders.

There are also many advantages that become apparent when comparing electric scooters with traditional ones, with their user-friendly nature being one of them.

In particular, the need to change gears is eliminated, which makes driving much easier for beginners. And this instantaneous torque output is an added advantage, as it improves the throttle response and ensures fast accelerations. Also, features such as simple maintenance and non-pollution are probably the most important points that electric scooters offer. This not only helps reduce operating costs, but also gives access to urban areas with local emission restrictions.