A Kiwi’s Fun Guide to the Electric Scooter Lifestyle


Have you ever dreamed of zipping through the city streets on a sleek and silent yet powerful e-scooter, feeling the breeze on your face and the thrill in your heart? Are you a Kiwi who loves to explore new places, enjoy the fresh air, and have a bit of fun? Time to try out the e-scooter lifestyle then.

Electric scooters are eco-friendly, economical and exciting!

Easy to ride, charges fast and what do you know, they’re low maintenance. E-scooters are also great for reducing your carbon footprint, even saving you money because you don’t need to ride in a public transport and also put an end to parking fees. Given this information. electric scooters are then super fun to ride indeed!

But wait, how do you get started with the e-scooter lifestyle in New Zealand? What do you need to know before buying and riding an e-scooter? And how do you make the most of your e-scooter adventures? Here are some tips to help you out:

  • Choose the right electric scooter for you

There are different types and models of e-scooters available in the market. Better do your research before buying one. What to consider:

  • Your Budget: E-scooters can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on the quality, features and performance. You should set a realistic budget and look for an e-scooter that meets your needs and expectations.
  • Your Purpose: Why do you want an e-scooter? Is it for commuting, leisure, fitness or something else? Different e-scooters have different capabilities and specifications, like speed, range, battery life, weight, size, portability and safety. Choose an e-scooter that suits your purpose and lifestyle.
  • Your Preference: What kind of e-scooter do you like? Is it a sleek and minimalist design, or is it a flashy and colorful one that you prefer? Do you want a simple and entry-level, basic, easy-to-use e-scooter, or a smart one with advanced features? Do you want a foldable, portable, compact e-scooter? Do you want a single or a dual motor e-scooter? Do you want a solid or an inflatable tire e-scooter? Y
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Think. You should choose an e-scooter that matches your personality, personal taste and purpose.

  • Learn the basics of riding an electric scooter

Are you an experienced rider? If not, before hitting the road with your e-scooter, you need to first learn how to ride an e-scooter safely, so you can ride it comfortably.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Charge your Electric Scooter: Fully charge your e-scooter before riding it. The battery indicator on the e-scooter shows the remaining power level. Check the charger and the plug for any damage or defects.
  • Wear Protective Gear: Always wear a helmet when riding an e-scooter. Wear gloves, elbow pads, knee pads and other protective gear to help prevent injuries in case of mishap. Wear bright and reflective clothing to increase your visibility on the road while riding.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice: Look for a flat, smooth and open area where you can practice riding your e-scooter without any traffic or obstacles that can halt your practice. Go to a park, a parking lot or a quiet street — avoid crowded or busy places to avoid interruptions while you practice. Practice till you gain more confidence and skill.
  • Balance, steer and Brake: To balance on your e-scooter, stand on the deck with one foot and push off with the other foot. Then place both feet on the deck and hold the handlebar firmly. To steer your e-scooter, lean slightly in the direction you want to go and turn the handlebar accordingly. To brake your e-scooter, use the brake lever on the handlebar or press down on the rear fender with your foot. Practice these actions until they become natural and seamless.
  • Follow the rules of the road
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Always follow the road rules and regulations that apply in New Zealand. Don’t forget to check the local laws as different regions and councils may have different laws regarding e-scooters. Some may allow electric scooters on footpaths.

Now you can enjoy the benefits of the electric scooter lifestyle

Ready to go around? Riding an e-scooter is not only a practical and convenient way to get around town, but it’s also a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy life. Look at the benefits of your newfound e-scooter lifestyle:

  • You Save Time and Money: Riding an e-scooter can help you avoid traffic jams, parking fees and public transportation delays. You can also save money on gas, maintenance and insurance costs. You can use the time and money you save for other things that matter to you.
  • You Improve Your Health and Fitness: It’s slowly getting noticed. Did you know that riding an e-scooter can help you burn calories, tone those arms, calf muscles and improve your balance and coordination? You’re exercising without being conscious about it. Riding an e-scooter helps reduce stress, enhances your mood and your well-being too. The e-scooter is a great tool for exercise as well as a stress reliever.
  • You Explore New Places and Experiences: Are you a nature buff? Riding an e-scooter can help you discover new places and experiences that you may have otherwise missed. The e-scooter as a means of transportation or adventure, you can explore, visit new neighborhoods, parks, shops, restaurants or attractions riding your e-scooter.

It would be a good thing to also join e-scooter clubs, events or tours with other like-minded people. You can exchange new ideas, tips and personal experiences with fellow e-scooter enthusiasts.

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It is simple but the fun part is what makes it well worth repeating. The e-scooter lifestyle is a fun way to enjoy the benefits of modern technology while respecting the environment and yourself.

In summary, by choosing the right e-scooter based on your needs and purposes, and learning how to ride it safely, comfortably, as well as consistently following the rules of the road, you, as the rider can experience and enjoy the numerous benefits of the e-scooter lifestyle, turning most of your e-scooter trips into memorable adventures.

So, go and grab an e-scooter and join in the fun! Ride safely!

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