The summer sales are just in time for sunny days! If ever there was a time to transition to a softer, more eco-friendly mode of mobility, it’s this season. During the coming weeks, many models of scooters and electric bikes will be sold off at Cdiscount!
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Electric is on the rise! Less effort, shorter travel times and a reduced carbon footprint. Why deprive yourself?
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The best promotions for scooters and electric bikes at Cdiscount
Electric scooter offers
- the Micro electric scooter €349.90 instead of €599.90
- the UrbanGlide Evercross Pro Boost all-terrain electric scooter at €799.99 instead of €1449.90
- the Kugoo Kirin M4 Pro electric scooter at €549.99 instead of €729.99
- the One Revoe electric scooter at €199 instead of €219
- the Xiaomi Essential electric scooter at €319 instead of €415.81
Electric bike offers
- the Velobecane electric bike at €699 instead of €810.15
- the Moma Bikes folding electric bike at €899.99 instead of €1800
- Fafrees Hailong-One electric mountain bike at only €779.99
- the BK1 electric bike at €799.99 instead of €1299.99
- the Velair foldable electric bike at €599 instead of €687.99
Electric scooters, the new standard-bearers of soft mobility
Very popular in city centers, electric scooters are invading cycle paths and roads. But with such a large offer, how do you find your way around? The size of a scooter’s motor is important because it essentially determines the power of the scooter. This affects its ability to accelerate and climb hills. For example, 250 watts of power is usually enough to move on flat ground. But you should aim for a more powerful motor if you plan to climb hills regularly.
All electric scooters have an advertised range. This is the distance a scooter can travel on a single charge. The further you plan to ride, the more range you will need. You should also aim for longer battery life than you plan to use. The range of a scooter is based on the distance traveled on flat ground. It also assumes that the battery is fully charged. Many electric scooter batteries begin to lose power during charge and discharge cycles.
All scooters have a maximum speed. This is generally around 25 km/h and is sufficient for most uses. If you’re commuting around town, you’ll likely spend a lot of time driving slower than that.
Electric bikes, the kings of versatility
More established than e-scooters, with more regulations and standards underpinning general designs, e-bikes can generally be said to offer good build quality (as long as they comply with those regulations!) and reliability. E-bikes can weigh between 10 and 11 kg (in the case of high-end road e-bikes) and up to around 25 kg for large hybrid e-bikes. In the latter case, transporting them (in trains, for example) can be quite difficult. That said, the extra weight and sturdiness can make it easier to navigate potholes and rough roads.
Just like driving a car, the range of an e-bike depends on how you use it, so manufacturers’ advertised ranges should be taken with a grain of salt. If you use it constantly in its most powerful mode, the battery will drain much faster. Also, on hilly terrain, the engine will likely be stressed more often, depending on the mode it is set to.
As we mentioned, some systems come with companion apps that can give you insight into how to get the best battery life. But, ultimately, your potential range is a simple equation of your battery capacity, motor power, and how you drive.
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