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What is a Lightweight Scooter?

Lightweight scooters are designed to be portable and compact, which makes them ideal for urban commuting or travelling shorter distances. They are particularly popular in cities, where navigating streets and public transport can be challenging. These scooters generally weigh between 7kg and 15kg, making them lighter to carry, and they are designed for easy folding, which means they are easier to take on public transport, into buildings or for storage in small spaces. Despite being lighter than other options, quality electric lightweight scooters are still durable and offer various speed and motor power options. To keep these models lightweight, they’re usually made with aluminium or carbon fibre, which helps to balance strength and weight.

Benefits of a Lightweight Scooter

Lightweight scooters offer several benefits that make them an attractive option for commuters. Their portability is a major advantage; they can be easily folded and carried into public transport, offices, or stored at home without taking up much space. They are generally easier to handle and ride, which makes them suitable for people of all ages, including teenagers and older adults. Also, electric lightweight scooters typically have a faster acceleration thanks to their reduced weight, which provides riders with a faster and more enjoyable riding experience. Electric lightweight scooters also contribute to reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions, making them an environmentally friendly choice.

What are the different kinds of Lightweight scooters available from Segway Online?

Segway Online offers a variety of electric lightweight scooters catering to different needs, including:

  • KickScooter E2: This model is perfect for urban commutes, offering a blend of affordability, efficiency, and portability. It weighs 14.4kg.
  • KickScooter E2 Plus: Enhanced with additional features and slightly more power, this scooter is designed for those who seek a little extra in their daily commute. It weighs 14.4kg.
  • C2 Pro Electric Scooter: A lightweight option (10.7kg) that is tailored for young riders, offering safety features and easy handling.
  • C2 Electric Scooter: Another great choice for younger users, this scooter combines simplicity and safety for everyday use. It weighs 10.4kg.

How do I choose the perfect lightweight scooter for me?

To choose the perfect lightweight scooter, you have to consider your needs and preferences. To start with, what is the primary use? Do you want to use the scooter for daily commuting, short trips or leisure only? Check the range quality suits the distances you’re planning on travelling. Portability is also key, particularly if you need to travel on public transport or have limited storage space. Manoeuvrability is important if you ride in busy city settings. Battery life and terrain compatibility also need to be considered. Weight capacity is crucial when shopping for lightweight options. And of course, safety features are paramount. Look for LED lights, reflectors and reliable brakes.

Are lightweight electric scooters legal?

It depends on where you live in Australia as the rules vary for each state. In the ACT, riders must be at least 12 years old, with speed limits set at 15 km/hr on footpaths and 25 km/hr on shared paths. Riding on bike lanes and roads is not permitted. In NSW, private electric scooters are illegal, although rental scooters are allowed for individuals aged 16 and above. Victoria requires riders to be at least 16 years old, with a speed limit of 20 km/hr on footpaths, shared paths, bike lanes, and roads. Queensland allows riders aged 12 with parental supervision or 16 without, with speed limits of 12 km/hr on footpaths and shared paths, and 25 km/hr on bike lanes and roads. In South Australia, riders must be 18 years old, with a 15 km/hr speed limit on footpaths and shared paths, and no allowance for bike lanes or roads. Western Australia mandates a minimum age of 16, with speed limits of 10 km/hr on footpaths and 25 km/hr on shared paths, bike lanes, and roads. Tasmania requires riders to be at least 16 years old, with speed limits of 15 km/hr on footpaths and 25 km/hr on shared paths, bike lanes, and roads. In the Northern Territory, only rental scooters are legal, while privately owned electric scooters are prohibited. 

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for general reference only, accurate as of May 29th, 2024. Local regulations regarding electric scooter use and purchasing may vary. We strongly encourage you to conduct independent research and consult with your local transport authority before purchasing or operating an electric scooter in your state.

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