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When do you choose between an ebike and escooter? Here is part 2 of the ebike vs escooter debate adapted from E-Mobility HQ following our first part series here.
If you are still unsure after reading our first article, we have created a list of pros and cons for each product category to help you answer the question of: Ebike OR Escooter?
Based on the manual kick scooter, many manufacturers now offer two-wheelers with a small electric drive. Simple but proven technologies are making the Escooter a very viable commuting device.
Escooters are a great choice if you are looking for the following features:
Here are a few examples when the Escooter can be a good choice for you:
Escooters, in general, are a great way to have a taste of the electric mobility lifestyle without paying too much. Of course, there are Escooters which can cost thousands of dollars but they mostly serve some special purpose which is not required by the everyday riders.
In most countries, Escooter usage is generally unlicensed and unregulated. That means you do not need to get a license to use an escooter, but you may need to register. In most places, escooter specification is also regulated by authorities to a certain speed.
Just like conventional bikes, the possibilities of electric bicycles are countless. Almost any bicycle can be converted into an ebike. Either you choose to buy a complete bike, or you would like to build your own, there is a wide selection to choose from ranging from compactly foldable bikes to full suspension mountain bikes.
Electric bikes are your choice if the following features are important for you:
Examples when an electric bike can be a good choice for you:
For most ebikes there are no special licenses required, and they can be used like regular bikes and go where bicycles can go.
The downside to owning an ebike in places like Singapore is that you do need to get your ebike inspected and tagged according to the LTA regulations and register yourself as an ebike rider.
This is vastly different from Escooters, where you do not need to have your escooter inspected and tagged but you do need to register yourself as an EScooter rider.
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