Why weight matters
Since these are e scooters, it requires a lot of energy to carry riders up and down busy streets. That is why it is essential to look at weight capacity when choosing a scooter. Scooters designed to carry heavier passengers generally are better made and won’t require a ton of maintenance down the road.
You may see a lot of scooters advertise their impressive battery range, but that is generally for lighter riders. If your scooter isn’t designed for heavy riders, its true battery life is expected to be less.
Luckily most scooters like the Qiewa Q-POWER2 Electric Scooter 38AH and the HOVER-1 are designed for heavy adults.
Make sure you always check the weight capacity before purchasing your e scooter.
Choosing the right scooter
It’s tough to always choose the “best” of something because it’s relative to you and your needs. However, there are a few things to consider when shopping for an e scooter that can make your life a lot easier.
- Manufacturer – Always choose from a reputable brand that is backed by tons of positive online reviews. This way, if your scooter runs into trouble down the line, you will have the support to get you back on the road in no time.
- Weight Capacity– As mentioned above, you want to be sure your scooter has the power to carry you. Make sure to check the weight capacity to see if it’s suitable for you to ride before purchasing.
- Cost – Usually, the better brands cost more, and that’s just the way it is. An e scooter is something you will be using daily, for your own safety and convenience. It’s important to look at the overall best price and quality. You don’t want to price shop and just go after the cheapest options, as they usually are not safe.
- Speed – Most scooters will be fast enough. Unless you are competing in some underground street race, you will never need to go faster than its top speed. The average speed is between 5-20 mph.
How much weight can an electric scooter hold?
The weight limit of an e scooter depends on the brand and model. On average, scooters can carry between 220 lbs and 265 lbs. You shouldn’t ride an e scooter if you exceed the maximum load capacity.
What happens if you exceed the weight limit on an electric scooter?
When you exceed the weight load, you can damage the e scooter. The extra weight can damage the E-scooters frame, tire wear, speed, and battery lifespan.
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