Electric scooters have being hitting cities around the world by storm! It is similar to the hoverboard craze that came out of nowhere a few years ago only this time the electric scooters are for adults and they are actually quite practical. Many people who used to bike to work are now starting to use these electric scooters as you can get into work just as quick and without being drenched in sweat by the time you get into the office!
There is not a huge range of electric scooters available yet but we have had a look at the best options available in Ireland for commuting to work. It seems the main supplier here in Ireland for electric scooters is the it-directory.ie and they have 2 main scooters on their website it-directory.ie electric scooter store.The main features to look for are of course distance, speed and how quickly they can be charged.
Gotrax GXL Electric Scooter:
Looking at the reviews online it seems the Gotrax GXL electric scooter is leading the way and is being sold at €425.00 which is surprisingly affordable. It has a range of 25kms and a max speed also of 25kms. This is perfect go getting in and out of town and it is a folding scooter so you can fold it up and bring it into the office with when you get there. The one con of this scooter is that is seems a bit heavier than it’s competition so that is something to bare in mind but it is also quite a bit cheaper.
Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter:
Next on their list is the M365 scooter. This seems to be the most popular all of the web but it is over €100 more costly than the Gotrax GXL and it has a similar range and speed. The main difference is that it has an app and it weights about 2kg less. This can also folded when not in use.
As you can see there is not much in them and the Gotrax GXL seems better value. There are other options on the market but these are the 2 most sought after and the other ones have a similar spec and are roughly the same price.