Why Get an Electric Scooter for City Commuting is just Smart

I’m sure you’ve seen those electric scooters for commuting all over the city. They are often used as a quick and easy way to get from one place to another, especially if you live in a high-density area like New York City, Tokyo, Sydney or London. But what makes them so great? And which is the best electric scooter for commuting on the market today? Let me go ahead and answer these questions for you!

Straight off the bat let me tell you the best electric scooter and commuter scooter I’m most excited by.

It’s the CHARGEPRO developed by Charge By Hixon that has innovative battery technology with a fast charger system. This little guy has a 60V 30AH Lithium-Ion Battery which means that you’ll be able to get 60 miles in each and every charge and be able to hit 30 mph. This electric scooter for commuting has front and rear lights, high battery life, pneumatic tires and a controllable weight limit.

Now I know that doesn’t sound very fast/go very far compared to a motorcycle but this thing is TINY and absolutely sips power.

I’ll explain more below while we dive into why electric scooters are good for city commuters.

Electric Scooter is so cost-effective

Commuter Scooters

Power vs. Gas

Let’s take our CHARGEPRO as an example, it comes with a 60V 30AH, 2000W battery. According to Electric Choice, the average electricity rate is 13.19 cents per kilowatt-hour in the USA. That means that for $0.27 (I rounded up) you can travel 60 miles.

According to Fuelly, the average 2021 CBR125R uses 86.7 miles per gallon. with a gallon of fuel costing $3.18 per gallon (gasprices.aaa.com) that means that the same 60 miles would cost $2.20 on a CBR125R. That’s ridiculous! Because I don’t know about you, I’m not currently riding a 125!

With this same logic, let’s say you’re travelling 48 miles a day 5 days a week, that’s 240 miles a week. And let’s say you work 48 weeks a year. Seems like a standard commute to me.

Let’s see how much it would cost:

On the CHARGEPRO = $1.08 per week or $51.84 per year

On the 2021 CBR 125R = $8.80 per week or $422.40 per year

Ease of Use when Commuting

I, like every motorcyclist, love the feeling of riding, the freeness of punching it, cornering, and the feeling of perfectly shifting gears with a tingle of adrenaline while moving effortlessly through traffic.

An electric scooter features a wide range of applications such as dual suspension, solid tires, anti lock brake, thumb throttle, and three different speed modes for a comfortable ride.

But when it comes to commuting and being in traffic there are a few things that might just sway me towards an electric scooter like the CHARGEPRO over a motorcycle. Especially when it comes to ease of use when commuting. Let’s break these down:

Connected Front and Rear Braking

Kick Scooter More Expensive Models

I can hear it already “connected front and rear brakes are dangerous! Well actually, the CHARGEPRO has got split braking, with a single brake. It’s a single braking system but in emergencies the brakes are split to separate the force between the mechanical disc brakes, reducing stopping distance and ensuring safe braking at high speeds. The rear disc brake and the rear drum brake for most electric scooters in the e scooter market control the weight limit and motor power to enable a dual braking system. Pretty smart right?

No Gears

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to changing gears on commutes, I hate it. Don’t get me wrong, on joy rides, changing gears are all part of the experience, but on commutes, I just want to set and forget. With an electric scooter like the CHARGEPRO you don’t need to worry about gears because… there are none!

No Licence Required

Electric Scooter for Commuting

If getting a motorcycle license was the thing stopping you from getting a motorcycle for commuting, look no further, with an electric scooter you don’t even need a motorcycle license to ride. You still need your car license though.

Benefits of an Electric Scooter over a Gas Scooter?

Electric Scooters are:

  • Cheaper to run, maintain, and service than gas scooters
  • Are quieter than gas scooters
  • Include significantly more features for both comfort and safety
  • Better for the environment

In Summary

If you are a daily commuter riding no more than 50 miles a day going and purchasing an electric scooter like the CHARGEPRO is a no-brainer. How can you compare $422 per year on gas to $51 per year on power? Plus the reduction in maintenance costs, they’re quieter, better for the environment, and offer much much more features than their gas counterparts.

The best electric scooters have air filled tires for a smooth ride. An electric kick scooter or an adult electric scooter has a limited maximum speed. Electric scooters for commuting are roughly half the size of other bikes but can climb steep inclines, and ride on paved surfaces and under low light conditions easily. This is because of a user-friendly control panel, eco friendly features and large tires offer easy commute in real world conditions.

A traditional bike is different from other scooters and has a different braking mechanism as well. The GLX V2 offers excellent top speeds for more experienced riders. This comfortable scooter is one of the budget models that has a number of riding modes with eco mode, LCD display, pedestrian bell, standard charger and shock absorbers for bumpy roads. Evade traffic jams and reach your destination on time.

Choose a reliable electric scooter with a Gotrax GLX V2 battery with a mechanical disc plate and excellent top speed. Select an appropriate riding mode with an excellent battery pack, dual spring suspension, cruise control function, LED headlight, LED Display, and excellent safety features at an affordable price to enhance your ride quality.

I will say, I have not personally ridden a CHARGEPRO, but have completed a lot of research into this subject, both about the CHARGEPRO and other e-scooters and from my point of view buying an electric scooter for city commuting is just smart.

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