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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER

Are Electric Scooters Safe?

  • Electric scooters today offer a safe way to travel, thanks to the never-ending innovation and technology that exists. They are primarily supposed to be equipped with efficient and safe braking systems for protection and one of the ways to make sure your e-scooter is equipped with one is to buy from the certified Ride Hub Australia shop.
  • Riders are also encouraged to wear the approved helmet and safety gear for maximum protection.
  • Last but definitely not least, you hold the handlebars which means you also play a big factor in determining your safety. The best way to also stay safe in an e-scooter is to learn how to ride an e-scooter properly to avoid accidents and injuries.
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What is the Recommended Age to Ride an Electric Scooter?
  • There are e-scooters that are recommended for youngsters as young as 14 years old, like the classic Mearth S e-scooter, sold at Ride Hub Australia


  • However, it is always best to check with your city’s e-scooter law as the age restriction could change anytime.
What is the Speed Limit for Electric Scooters?
  • The general speed limit in Australia is 25 kph. However, the top speed in Western Australia, Victoria, and parts of Queensland is 10 kph.


Avoid going over the speed limit to prevent incurring a penalty or fine. 


  • The correct answer is always subject to change and may change anytime now. Check with your city’s e-scooter law to know more about the allowable speed limit in Australia per state.
Are Electric Scooters Legal in Australia?

Most states and territories in Australia allow e-scooters on private and public property. However, only ACT and Queensland allow commuters to ride private e-scooters.



Currently, the rest of the states only allow the approved shared e-scooter platform to be used in public. Some states only allow private e-scooters in public if it meets specified requirements.


The correct answer is always subject to change and may change anytime now. Check with your city’s e-scooter law to know more about the electric scooter laws in Australia per state.

Are Electric Scooters Allowed on Footpaths?

Most states in Australia allow riders to ride on footpaths. These include ACT, Queensland, Northern Territory, Victoria, and Tasmania.



Riders living in New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia should ride on designated lanes, paths, and areas for e-scooters.

The correct answer is always subject to change and may change anytime now. Check your city’s e-scooter laws to ensure which areas allow e-scooters.

Do I Need a License to Ride an Adult Electric Scooter?

States such as South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland allow e-scooter riders to ride with their regular driver’s license.


Meanwhile, riders in New South Wales, ACT, Tasmania, and Victoria must undergo training and must have an e-scooter that meets the law’s requirements.


The correct answer is always subject to change and may change anytime now. Check with your city’s e-scooter law before buying an e-scooter.

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Where Can I Park My Electric Scooter?

You may park your e-scooter in bike racks or at any designated e-scooter parking spot.

ALWAYS PRACTICE COURTESY

Do not park the e-scooter on private and public property unless permitted by rules & regulations.

Do not park or leave the e-scooter at bus stops, pathways, doorways and emergency exits. Do not block footpaths.

Do not leave the e-scooter lying flat on the ground, as it will block the path of pedestrians.


Can Electric Scooters Go Uphill?

Yes. Electric scooters are powerful devices that can help you conveniently ride uphill. However, please note that each e-scooter has different degrees when it comes to hill climbs. Before buying an e-scooter, make sure to find out the max hill climb it can achieve.

Can I Ride an Electric Scooter in the Rain?

It is best to keep your e-scooter dry. 


While electric scooters may be water-resistant, it is definitely not waterproof. This means your electric scooter is built to prevent water splashes from getting into your electronics and battery, but it is not protected from being submerged or soaked.

It is a known fact that technology and water are not the best of friends so it is not advisable to keep it in a wet condition which can cause damage regardless of its specs or IP rating. Stay safe and stay dry!

What is the Lifespan of an Electric Scooter?

An average electric scooter lasts around three to five years. If maintained properly and taken care of, it may last longer. So keep your e-scooter in top shape and mint condition by knowing how to love it and care for it.

We’ve prepared some tips to guide you how to show some TLC (tender loving care) to your e-scooter.

SHOW SOME TLC - MAINTENANCE

Store your electric scooter properly.

When it comes to Ride Hub Australia‘s electric scooters, all are foldable and compact, convenient to store anywhere.

Just make sure that you DO NOT store it under cold, humid, or rainy weather conditions because of the powerful batteries e-scooters store within that produces the magic throughout.


Electric scooters with batteries are easily affected by temperature.

Clean your e-scooter surely but safely.

Electric scooters are water-resistant, not waterproof. This means your electric scooter is built to prevent water splashes from getting into your electronics and battery, but it is not protected from being submerged.


The best way to clean an electric scooter is to use a microfiber cloth, wheel and tire cleaner, and WD40 degreaser. Alternatively, you can use a mild detergent or dishwashing liquid.

Routine check-ups.

Check your entire electric scooter before and after every ride - from head to toe, from screws to important components. Ask all the questions before your ride.


Are there any loose bolts? Is the stem wobbly? Is the tire pressure adequate? Is the front wheel aligned? Is your disc brake making a noise? Are your wheel threads already worn out?

INSPECT. MAKE SURE. CHECK.


While electric scooters are simple devices, the most basic and simplest problems can still affect your ride performance.


Identifying problems early on will help you in the long run. They can avoid potential accidents and will not leave you stranded midway your commute.

Maintain your electric scooter tires.

Avoid the mishap of having to change a punctured pneumatic tire with proper maintenance. Use a tire sealant and do routine check-ups to reduce the chances of a flat tire.
When your electric scooter tires get worn out, schedule them for a change, for your own safety.


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