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New Birmingham Electric Scooter Retail Store

At last, a long time waiting we’ve opened our first retail store in Selly Oak Birmingham. Initially selling our best selling S85 electric scooter but with an uprated 350W motor. What’s more this upgraded electric scooter as a special store opening offer comes with a FREE lock, worth £15.

 

electric scooter special offer

This electric scooter has LED lighting front and rear, Disk brakes, puncture proof 8.5inch tyres, LED display showing speed, distance travelled etc and powerful battery delivery a range of up to 25km (16 miles) with a top speed of 25km/h (16mph), all driven by the powerful 350W motor, which makes hill climbs much easier.

This offer is ONLY available in store. You can find us at eScooter Planet, 574 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6BE

Whilst there we can discuss with you our other range of electric scooters, e-bikes and electric skateboards with our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

The S85 Fast, Reliable, Convenient

Electric Scooter – S85 (Similar to Xiaomi 365)

So, you’ve seen people whizzing about your neighbourhood on electric scooters. They seem pretty fast, they seem reliable and they seem convenient; that’s because electric scooters embody all of these things. They’re fast, reliable and a convenient means of transport at an affordable cost, no scooter embodies this more than the S85. 

The S85 isn’t the fastest scooter out there, on our website we offer some that can go up to 55 km/h, the S85 sticks to a modest 25 km/h, enough to get you around on time at a reasonable pace. If you’ve seen any Xiaomi scooters out there like those sold by pure electric or Halfords? this is the same top speed, you’ll see there. The main difference however is the motor power, top speed is one thing, but achieving it can be another. Do you go up hills a lot on your commute? Will you be travelling with a heavy bag? These things impact how fast your scooter can go and having a powerful motor is the most important thing in negating that. This is where the S85 pulls away from it’s direct competitors with a 350w motor, that’s 100w more than the M365, meaning the scooter will pull you along just fine. 

Reliability is another key feature of any transport, the S85 meets this category as well, all of our scooters are tested by our supplier before being shipped over to us, this means each should withstand the daily usage many put them through on their daily commute. Just be careful not to get them wet! Riding through puddles on wet days can lead to water getting inside of the battery and causing damage, so unless you are being extra careful, I’d stay out of the rain. These scooters are water resistant, not waterproof.

Finally, the main reason everyone seems eager to get an e-scooter these days, is the convenience. Do you live somewhere where parking space is always fought over? Do you live in a flat and a bike is cramping your house? Is it simply costing too much to refill your car for a short commute each week? Well the S85 is a solution to all these issues. With a sturdy range of 25 kilometres, you needn’t worry about running out of battery on your way to work or study, if you do however, it only takes 4-5 hours to fully charge, and since it’s electrically powered, that means it takes 8p to fully charge one of our scooters. You could even fold it flat to charge under your desk at work or to keep it compact while stored at home.

Electric Scooter – S85 (Similar to Xiaomi 365)

So, you have seen all that the S85 has to offer, and perhaps most importantly you are wondering how much does a scooter like this cost considering what it’s capable of? Well, that might be the single best feature of the S85, it is only £299! That puts it a whopping £169 cheaper than Pure Electric’s M365, for a scooter that is more powerful and almost identical in all other features.  Can’t wait to buy one? Well you can order one today at escooterplanet.com

Your First Electric Scooter

For those of you in the UK you’ll soon be seeing a site many others around the World have been seeing for a while now. The electric scooter!

In many cities around the globe the electric scooter is the perfect mode of getting from A to B, quickly, cheaply and green. No taxi. No car journey. No bus. Just pick up an electric scooter usually lying around nearby, pay the hire fee with your phone and off you go. Click finished when done with it and you’re charged for your time. Simple.

Finally, the UK is waking up to this green form of transport and encouraging people to avoid public transport, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and use a bike instead to get to work. But also they are looking to finally legalise electric scooter use in the UK. Whether that is just for hire or private use that is still under discussion but we are already seeing people out and about on their own electric scooter whether just for fun or their travel to work. But what is the ideal first electric scooter or e-scooter?

For many it’s the standard 25km/h (15mph) model commonly seen. For example the S85 as seen in our shop. It has 2 modes with top speeds of 15 or 25km/h, good range of around 20km (12 miles), is light, foldable, well lit with front and rear lights and very safe with brake light and disk brakes. Most importantly it’s affordable. It’s the reason it’s one of Europe’s top sellers.

But for other’s they want something faster. Some go up to 45km/h (28mph) and have side LED lighting, full suspension, bigger tyres, bigger battery which means greater range of up to 50km (30miles) such as the L002 which has dual 600W motors or the Kugoo Kirin M4 with one 500W motor, with or without a seat. Both very very good and well built scooters.

Whatever you choose you have to weigh up what you need it for? Do you just need it for the commute to work, or to hop across town? In which case the S85 is perfect. Why pay more for features you don’t need. But if you want fast, and your commute is perhaps a bit further away and a seat would be nice, then go for the Kirin M4 or L002, plus others I hasten to add, we’ve a large selection on our website.

Whatever you need, we are here to help and advise. So Scoot Your Commute today with eScooterPlanet.com

The future of city travel – the electric scooter.

With the start of a new decade certain perspectives are put in hindsight and new ideas are brought forwards, with the increased scrutiny of daily lifestyles and their contributions towards climate change, many people are looking at alternatives to their daily travel needs, greener and less wasteful solutions than driving. This is no less the case in the UK, with taxes being introduced in cities and congestion charges and even car bans being planned for future town centres. This begs the question of how people will travel to work in a world that won’t let them drive, and in situations where public transport just won’t cut it. Is the electric scooter the answer?

Many cities are grappling with solutions to the issues of commuters and the inability to get to work without a car, it being either too far to drive or bike, arriving to work sweaty during the summer isn’t ideal, and with record temperatures each year the need for a more efficient and smooth way to travel is necessary and cities and countries are finally starting to realize that E-scooters and electric transport is likely going to be the future. 

New York recently announced plans to legalize E bikes and electric scooters in a move that’ll make commuting throughout the city much easier. Similarly with the current outbreak of Coronavirus, the use of E-scooters in the city is rapidly growing as people seek to deliver food and supplies to those who need it without access to a car.  Similarly in the UK the government is airing discussions on whether to legalize the use of Ebikes and electric scooters (e-scooters) to ensure people can travel to work and that pollution goals are achieved.

What this essentially means is that now is the perfect time to get an e-scooter or E-bike, it’s new technology that’s going to become integral in the movement of people throughout cities, ontop of that, it’s fun to ride and helps reduce pollution without the cost of an electric car that locks people into fossil fuels.  

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