Over the past 10 years many good electric scooter models have come and gone. Of those that remain, a dozen brands that probably cover 90% or more of the market have been selected for review and listing on the following 2 pages.
From this listing you can get a reasonable idea of what to expect from a stand up electric scooter today. Note that scooter models do change often. While the basic components of the scooter may remain, the name may have changed. In some cases like the Lashout 48 Volt, the model may be discontinued altogether.
A quick look at the basics: Most stand up electric scooters have the battery pack mounted
on the bottom of the board for convenience, added stability, and proximity to the motor.
The batteries are often 12 volt lead acid types wired in series, which increases the
voltage. So, if you have a 24 volt scooter, chances are that it is powered by 2-12 volt
lead acid batteries tucked under the riding board. 36 volt systems would contain 3-12 volters. This is slowly changing as more manufacturers are using Li-Ion batteries.
Speed is often controlled by a handlebar thumb or twist (motor scooter style) throttle, and power switch on/off like on an e bike. Some scooters require you to be moving manually before the motor kicks in for power riding.
The electric stand up scooter can take over 20 mph up to a range of 20 plus miles. You might want to check local regulations before zipping around too fast. The scooter speed limit in some places for example is 15 mph.
The motors on these little flat board rigs run from a few hundred to over a thousand watts. The battery packs do add weight however, and some of these scoots weigh in at 60 pounds or more.
How about the bottom line? You can spend from a few hundred up to a few thousand clams for electric scooter fun. Following is a comparison of some of the stand up rides on the market and their 2010 prices. The scooters listed are pretty main stream, with a few independent models. There are more e scooters not on the list, and some that may drop off, but it should give you a pretty good idea of the range of rigs, their performance, and their costs.
You can have fun as much on a stand up electric scooter as a kick scooter, and go uphill too! You will pay more for the power though. Interestingly, most stand up electric scooters come with an optional seat. This is page 1 of 3 on electric scooters, descriptions, and prices. The next two pages have stand up scooter prices listed. Read on for scooter basics.