Electric scooters are becoming increasingly popular due to the many advantages they provide over traditional petrol or diesel-powered scooters. In addition to being more affordable when fuel prices are rising daily, they are also more environmentally friendly and have lower maintenance costs. However, in India, electric scooters are still a relatively new type of vehicle. With this blog, our objective is to let you know how to choose the best electric scooters among all available options.
Now the question is, what are those parameters on which you can decide which are the best electric scooters? Now here, the word best is very subjective. It can vary from person to person. There might be a possibility that what you think is best is not the best for you. For example, some electric vehicles have speeds of more than 100 kmh while some have a max speed of less than 100 km. It all depends on your comfort and the objective of that electric scooter.
There are mainly 4 parameters on which you have to check electric scooters: speed, range, battery life, and price. Let’s have a look at each of them and understand them.
Electric Scooter Speed:
Regarding speed, there are 3 variants of the electric scooter. The first is low-speed electric scooters, the second is medium-speed electric scooters, and the third is high-speed electric scooters.
The low-speed electric scooters run at a speed of 25 kmh and don’t need any license. All they need is a simple registration. For example, Vegh e scooters, Vegh S25 and Vegh L25 have a max speed of 25 kmph.
Then comes the medium-speed electric vehicles. Their speed range varies between 50 mph to 80 mph. And after that comes high-speed electric vehicles. Their top speed is more than 100 kmph.
Now it’s up to you which electric scooter you want to buy. If you love speed, you can go for high-speed electric scooters; if you want something comfortable and pocket friendly, you can go for medium or low-speed electric scooters.
The range is an essential aspect of electric scooters. Range anxiety is one of the leading causes of people’s hesitation to buy electric scooters in the first place. But thanks to government and corporate collaboration on setting up multiple EV charging stations, this issue of the range will not last for long.
First, you have to understand the range of your daily commute. Is it less than 80 km or more than that? If your office is within 30 kilometers, then back and forth will be 60 kilometers. If we add another 10 kilometers to your daily commute, it becomes 70 kilometers. So now you need an electric scooter of 70-80 kilometers. Luckily Vegh e-scooters Vegh L 25 and Vegh S 25 both have a range of 70+ kilometers.
Now, if your daily commute is more than 80 kilometers, you can go for the higher range variants of electric scooters.
The battery is one of the essential parts of electric scooters. It won’t be wrong to say that the battery is the backbone of electric scooters. As of now, the majority of batteries for electric vehicles are based on a lithium-ion chemistry and mainly NMC and LFP. But in the case of electric scooters, the battery is made of NMC.
There are 3 voltage platforms of electric scooter batteries, which are 48V, 60V, and 72V. The cost of the battery is defined by the watt-hour, or in simple terms, its capacity. Of course, the high-capacity battery will give more range to the electric scooters but will also add up to the cost.
All the parameters we have gone through define the price of the electric scooter. If you want an electric scooter with high speed and high range will cost you more than an electric scooter with low speed and medium range. Many electric scooter manufacturers offer you financing options like Vegh Automobiles. Vegh e-scooters come with financing options. For any electric scooter financing-related information, you can contact Vegh Automobiles.
Based on all of these parameters, you can decide among all the available electric scooter options which are the best for you.