While the pandemic harmed society, no one can deny that it has made a positive impact on reducing air pollution. Cities are starting to encourage people to limit the use of motor vehicles, and they are beginning to permanently open up more roads for cyclists and pedestrians’ exclusive use.
So if you’re looking for alternatives to bicycles, which we’ll also be making a list of, here’s a list of affordable electric scooters you can buy as your new means of transportation.
Xiaomi’s M365 Mi Electric Scooter
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Get your errands done in style with the sleek and foldable Mi Electric Scooter. The M365 Scooter features a 3-second quick-folding design, flip, fold and clip, 4 LED notification lights on the dashboard indicating remaining battery life, and a single control button wherein you can use a single press to switch on, long press to shut down. When Mi Electric Scooter is on, a short single press will switch headlights on/off. Double press to switch between normal and power-saving modes. The max speed approx. 15.5 mph.
It weighs just 26.9 lbs, which is a great portable size and weight for carry-ons and maneuvering stairs and pavements. The sturdy frame is made of aerospace-grade aluminum, which has a low density and high structural strength. It also has excellent thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance for added durability.
It retails for PHP 18,995.
Uber Scoot 300w
The more massive Uber Scoot 300W is a modified version of the junior 100W, offering the same great design and upgraded power unit for traveling distances beyond 12km. With this more powerful 300W motor, 9″ inflatable wheels, and upgraded brakes for more controlled stopping, the 300W can offer unrivaled handling at higher speeds on any terrain. Uber Scoot 300w model has a max speed of 17.5km/h. It packs a 7Ah battery and charges about 4-6 hours.
It retails for PHP 19,500.
EcoRide 2 (2nd Gen)
EcoRide is a company that aims to build a vehicle to help reduce pollution, congestion, and traffic. EcoRide 2 has a maximum speed of 30 km/h, with a maximum range of 30 km for every load. The 7.8Ah battery pack can sustain the strength of the 500W motor and charges 5.5 hours. For its features, there is a 4 LED monitor screen displaying the battery capacity, Speed and Bluetooth connection, three speed modes: Low, Medium and High, and 3 seconds quick folding design, making it both stable and convenient.
EcoRide 2 retails for PHP 20,500.
A small and light Electric Scooter with Dual Suspension, the Kaabo AIR supports a 7.8Ah battery and a max speed of 30km/h and up to 30km range. The design is inspired by manual kick scooters with improvements on the design, portability, and functionality of the scooter. Kaabo AIR is the perfect Electric Scooter for Bi-modal commuters where you can fold and carry the scooter inside the Train, Bus, and even Jeepney.
This retails for PHP 28,995.
Equipped with a 48V 500W motor, the ZERO 8 can hit a top speed of 40kmh, travel up to 50km per charge, and a battery of 48v 13Ah. The Zero 8 scales at 40 lbs and is quite portable. It is light enough for most to carry up a flight of stairs or lift occasionally.
Zero 8 is the least expensive entry into the Zero line of electric scooters. It is a well-rounded model with a powerful motor, powerful battery capacity, and great range.
It retails for PHP 33,000.
So, are you ready for the new normal? Let us know in the comments below.