A LOOK AT THE BEST ADULT E-SCOOTERS AVAILABLE IN THE UK
Written by Ed Wiles, Scootered Founder
As the best electric scooters are designed for adults, the question is essentially "What are best e-scooters in the UK?". It is a question open to interpretation, but Xiaomi and Segway are the two brands that dominate the UK adult e-scooter market. Though each sell variations of one e-scooter model: the original Xiaomi Mi M365 and the Ninebot-Segway ES2, respectively. There is a reason for this domination, and it is the same reason why the American scooter-sharing companies Lime and Bird have used the Xiaomis and Segways across the globe. Simply put, the e-scooters delivered great specs at a great price.
Xiaomi is now bringing out a new scooter range based on the highly successful M365, while Segway brought out the Max and the ES4 (although the ES4 is just the ES2 with an extra battery). The new Xiaomi scooters are the Essential, 1S and Pro 2. Although less aesthetically pleasing (in my view), the Inmotion LF8 is perhaps the nearest rival to the Xiaomi and Segway scooters. Inokim is another brand that sell e-scooters in the UK. I just don't like the look of them but it's subjective of course.
However, if mobility - and thus the weight of your scooter - is a top priority, then you may want to look into carbon fibre electric scooters. For instance, some of the Swagtron Swagger e-scooters are ultra light-weight. Unfortunately, these have not been terribly well reviewed (hence we do not stock them) despite good specs. The ultra light-weight ones tend to look more like a child's scooter too.
So which is THE best?
But which is the better e-scooter I hear you cry. From August 2020, the Pro 2 is probably the best e-scooter you can buy in the UK for the price. The 1S is essentially the new version of the M365 and, although does not have the range or climbing ability of the Pro 2, it is worth consideration: the question is how far do you need to go on your scooter? You can read a full comparison of the new Xiaomi range.