by Blog Hub

Covid-19 made significant behavior changes throughout the recent years but many of which are positive like the possibility of working from home more regularly (resulting in shorter and local journeys), spending more family time and supporting more local establishments, helping the community.


However, there were also negative outcomes such as isolation because of the fear of contracting the disease. Now, people felt safer in their own car “cocoon” resulting in a higher traffic rate, even above 100% compared to pre-COVID levels in many cities.


Micromobility Devices

The goal is to still provide transport for people but to shift their mindset to a more eco-friendly option, to use micromobility devices more. Micromobility devices are a range of small, lightweight vehicles without internal combustion engines and driven by the users themselves because they can only carry one person at a time. One of these convenient devices are electric scooters.


What are electric scooters?

Electric scooters, e-scooters or electric kick scooters, whichever name you’ve come across with, generally have two wheels, a platform called a deck and handlebars for maneuvering the ride. They differ from the non motorized kick scooters of the 1990s due to the addition of a battery, electronics, larger tires and an electric motor. There are even more upgrades to the modern e-scooters, some running as fast as 80 km/hr (off-road). 


Today e-scooters have definitely grown popular, even being fondly used in the present days since they are one of the safer alternatives ever since the pandemic scare. It is very much a growing demand and very well part of the vehicle system. 


So let’s get down to business on the types of e-scooters to choose from at Ride Hub. (Note: Prices are all in Australian Currency)


The Different Types of Electric Scooters that You Can Ride


  • Commuter Electric Scooters ($579-$1,349 AUD)


The commuter class of electric scooters has the most variety and so can be divided into three price range categories under Ride Hub. 


  • Budget Commuter Electric Scooters ($579-$649 AUD)


The two e-scooters in Ride Hub that fall into the budget category are entry level e-scooters. Generally these cheap scooters are fairly balanced in terms of features, quality, and performance. They are functional, reliable and will get you where you need to go however it is encouraged to be used mostly for commuting or for light recreational use. Best of all, they are lightweight e-scooters, easy to take around.


Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3 $ 579.00
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 1S $ 599.00
Bolzzen Atom Lite $ 614.00
Mearth S $ 649.00


  • Mid-Ranged Commuter Electric Scooters ($650-$988 AUD)


The other two e-scooters in Ride Hub that fall into the mid-ranged category are still value-priced e-scooters at $650-$988 AUD but with an upgrade. They are definitely the go-to e-scooters that helped launch the e-scooter market. 


Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 $ 748.00
E-Glide Swift Electric Scooter $ 849.00
Mearth S Pro $ 849.00
Bolzzen Atom Pro $ 899.00
E-Glide D15O V2 Dual Motor Electric Scooter $ 949.00
Kaabo SKYWALKER 8 Electric Scooter $ 949.00
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition $ 949.00
Xiaomi M365 Pro 2 $ 949.00
Segway Ninebot eKickScooter F40A *added $ 949.00
Segway Ninebot Max G30LP Gen 2 Global Edition $ 988.00


  • Premium Commuter Electric Scooters ($989-$1,349 AUD)


Premium commuter electric scooters typically add suspension, larger motors, bigger batteries, and better brakes to the budget and mid-range offerings. The ride may be more comfortable, safer, and have a better range due to these higher upgrades but of course this also means heavier e-scooters.


E-Glide Ultra Electric Scooter $ 1,149.00
Ducati PRO III (799€) $ 1,165.00
Bolzzen Magneto $ 1,210.00
Kaabo SKYWALKER 8s Electric Scooter $ 1,249.00
Mearth RS $ 1,249.00
Mearth RS Pro $ 1,349.00


  • Performance Electric Scooters ($1,350-$1,849 AUD) 


Performance electric scooters or better yet, the adventure e-scooters, is the ride you want to get you places you’ve never been, terrains you’ve never tried. These powerful e-scooter offer either serious speed, ultra-long range, large tubeless pneumatic tires, semi-hydraulic or hydraulic brakes and powerful lights. Many of these scooters incorporate dual motors and sizable battery packs. 


Mercane Wide Wheel Pro Dual 15Ah Electric Scooter $ 1,469.00
Mercane Wide Wheel Pro Dual 10Ah $ 1,505.00
Inokim OX Eco Electric Scooter $ 1,549.00
Inokim Quick4 Electric Scooter – Silver $ 1,698.00
Inokim OX Balance Electric Scooter $ 1,738.00
Bolzzen Commando $ 1,838.00
Mearth GTS $ 1,849.00


  • Extreme Performance Electric Scooters ($1,850 to a whopping $6,249 AUD


Extreme scooters are the best in class, the highest in performance in every category except portability because they are massive. These mighty rides have enormous motors (mostly dual), powerfully extended battery life for extreme range, top-notch suspension and brakes for stopping at fast speeds as it still prioritizes safety. 


For big boys and tough girls, it is still suitable for daily commuting however these performance scooters are naturally the heaviest given it is in this category. So when it comes to portability, do think twice if you are able to carry it long enough, because it will surely be your pre-work out or maybe even the work out. Even the tires are larger and made specially for off-road.


Kaabo Mantis 10 Solo $ 1,949.00
E-Glide Mach 10 Electric Scooter $ 2,049.00
Bolzzen Gladiator – 52V $ 2,134.00
Inokim Ox Super Electric Scooter $ 2,239.00
Kaabo MANTIS 10 DUO Dual Motor Red/Black $ 2,300.00
Inokim OX Hero Electric Scooter $ 2,349.00
Mearth GTS Max $ 2,549.00
Bolzzen Gladiator – 60V $ 2,599.00
Kaabo MANTIS 10 ELITE $ 2,640.00
E-GLIDE MACH 10R $ 2,749.00
Kaabo Mantis 10 Pro Dual Motor Black $ 2,949.00
Kaabo WOLF WARRIOR X PLUS Electric Scooter | Gold *added $ 3,049.00
Kaabo WOLF KING 11 GT Electric Scooter $ 6,249.00


With such an extensive list, conveniently offered to e-scooter enthusiasts, it should now be easier to make a decision on what e-scooter to buy that even fits your budget. 


But to make things even more exciting, this October, Ride Hub Australia is offering $150 off on ANY electric scooter that you might fancy. This promo will definitely give way for customers to buy their dream e-scooter!


Order online or head on over to the Ride Hub mall store at the Macquarie Centre (open from today until February 25, 2023, Monday to Sunday from 6am to 9pm) or at the Chatswood branch, both in NSW.


To know more, it is best to stay updated through the social media accounts of Ride Hub.