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The Segway Ninebot MAX G30 | Source: Segway

Convenient Commuting: The Best Electric Scooters in 2021

There’s no doubt that electric-powered travel is the future. From companies like Volvo, Mercedes and Audi launching new electric cars to the latest on-water toys like electric surfboards and electric jet skis, society is making a clear move towards sustainable travel.

While there’s no shortage of electric options for long distance travel, if you’re making a shorter commute there’s only one way to do it – on portable personal transport. And there’s nothing better than an electric scooter to conveniently, and sustainably, get from A to B – they’re quick, quiet and far more portable than carrying a bicycle.

Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced city rider or a casual neighbourhood cruiser, there’s an electric scooter to fit your needs. Here’s a look at the best commuter scooters on the market right now.

Segway Ninebot MAX G30

Max Range: 65km
Charging time:
6 Hours
Price
: A$1,399 via JB Hi-Fi

Boasting the ‘longest range on the market,’ Max G30 is perfect for commuters making longer journeys. The larger build provides an extra deck space and 10″ pneumatic tyres for a comfortable ride. The 350W motor is quiet yet powerful enough to tackle a 20 per cent hill grade and propel the electric scooter up to a maximum of 25km/h. It also comes with an LED front light, a one-step folding mechanism and three riding modes.

Segway Ninebot MAX G30
Segway Ninebot MAX G30 | Source: Segway

Pure Air Pro Second Generation

Max Range: 50km
Charging time:
8.5 Hours
Price
: Approx. A$1,110 via Pure Electric

Evolving from Pure’s award-winning top-tier model, the Air Pro Second Generation features a new powerful 500W motor and high-capacity battery. With a 50km range, class-leading IP65 waterproofing, quality steel frame and 10-inch puncture-resistant tyres, this is the electric scooter for long distance, all-weather commuting. The modern machine also features three speed modes, an integrated display and built-in USB port.

Pure Air Pro Second Generation
Pure Air Pro Second Generation | Source: T3

Apollo Ghost

Max Range: 23km at full power
Charging time:
12 Hours
Price
: A$2,299 via Electric Kicks

If you’re after a faster commute Canadian company Apollo’s Ghost is one of the quickest electric scooters. The dual 1000W motors accelerate to 25km/h in just 3.1 seconds and will take you all the way up to speeds of 60km/h. Although it weighs 29kg, the detail-oriented design is easily portable featuring a built-in fold and lock mechanism and a key lock ignition means you can feel comfortable leaving this electric scooter outside.

Apollo Ghost
Apollo Ghost | Source: Apollo Scooters

Unagi The Model One

Max Range: 24km
Charging time:
4-5 Hours
Price
: A$1,699 via JB Hi-Fi

Unagi’s flagship model claims to be one of the best designed scooters in the world. The stylishly minimalist design maintains a fine balance between comfort and power with the E500 model featuring two 250W motors, one on each wheel. The sleek scooter will reach a top speed of 32km/h, has a rider weight limit of 125kg and also features a one-click folding mechanism and a speed control setting.

Kaabo Mantis 10 Elite

Max Range: 80km
Charging time:
6-8 Hours
Price
: A$2,999 via Kaabo

Kaabo is known for its tough, well-built electric scooters. Its Mantis 10 Elite is equipped with dual 1000W motors with industry leading MiniMotors electrics and controls to provide a customisable ride. The Samsung battery allows for an incredible 80km range, and the large pneumatic tires and quality dual suspension ensures precision riding on both the road and dirt.

Bird One Electric Scooter

Max Range: 40km
Charging time:
4-6 Hours
Price
: A$1,549.95 via Scootcity

One of the trendiest electric scooters on the market in 2021, the Bird One is intended to keep commuters looking stylish in the urban environment. A 40km range is more than satisfactory for city use and the front mounted 300W motor is capable of reaching 29km/h. The overall design is light and efficient featuring an aluminium frame and tubeless wheels as well as convenient smartphone connectivity.

Bird One Electric Scooter
Bird One Electric Scooter | Source: Expert Reviews

Segway Air T15

Max Range: 12km
Charging time:
4 Hours
Price
: A$1,299 via Electric Kicks

If light, portable and stylish is what you’re looking for in an electric scooter, the Segway Air T15 is one of the lightest on the market, weighing just 10.5kg. The perfect answer to the future of personal mobility, the award-winning design is created for the urban commute with an energy efficient design that folds to just 22cm. The 250W motor will reach 20km/h for a range of 12km but it’s the sleek, compact build that makes this electric scooter easy to store and convenient to carry on the train or bus.

Segway Air T15
Segway Air T15 | Source: Man of Many

E-TWOW GT 2020 Smart Edition

Max Range: 50km
Charging time:
4-4.5 Hours
Price
: A$1,399 via E-TWOW Australia

“It is the most powerful, fastest and longest-range electric scooter under 14kgs” – Electric Scooter Guide rates the E-TWOW GT as one of the best. If lightweight and reliable are your two must-have attributes, this electric scooter weights just 13kgs and has a seamless design with a one-step folding mechanism. The 500W motor packs a punch reaching 40km/h on a decent range of 50km and the IPX4 Water Resistance level makes this e-scooter a dependable ride in any weather.

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