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Electric scooters are a great way to cover short distances or to get from a Metro station to a bus stop. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

It's neither a bicycle nor a motorbike, but it's just as convenient, especially if you don’t own a car. E-scooters are efficient ways to zip around town without expending too much energy or money. For instance, on the way to work, you could hop on one after getting off the bus to catch the metro just in time. Not to mention, there are dedicated e-scooter lanes around Dubai for leisurely cruising. Before you hit the road, always remember to wear a helmet and a reflective vest when riding one.

Electronic scooters are up for sale on Amazon, some with prices slashed up to 20 per cent. Refer to our best picks below to cruise around town without harming the planet, on a budget. Subscribe to Amazon Prime to have your e-scooter delivered to you the next day!

1. Xiaomi Electric scooter Pro 2 Upgraded

Pros

  • Best-selling e-scooter on Amazon
  • Rides fine on unpaved roads

Cons

  • Mi Home app connectivity issues

Xiaomi electric scooter’s 2020 model will let you ride 45km on a full charge, withstanding up to 100kgs in body weight. Tell the e-scooter if you’re on the way to work, cruising in a park or riding close to pedestrians using three speed modes, from S to D. Not only does it have a bright headlight, inclined to keep the scooter from distracting oncoming traffic, but also a red tail light for when you brake. Speaking of braking, both 8.5-inch wheels use one braking system each to ensure extra safety. When not in use, fold in the stem and carry it with you in three seconds!

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh141.50 for 12 months with select banks. Get 10 per cent off on your first Amazon app order by using code MOB22.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a one-year warranty.

2. Segways Ninebot E45 Electric Scooter

Pros

  • Shock absorption tyres
  • Triple braking system
  • Digital dashboard

Cons

  • Maximum speed is 30km per hour
  • Heavier than others on the list; weighs 16.4kgs

Segway’s stylish Ninebot e-scooter might be a little slow for some, riding at a maximum 30km per hour, but it employs a triple braking system. Besides electric braking, you get 45km on a single charge on sturdy tyres that measure nine inches. Equipped with bright rear and front lights, Segway happens to have lights under the deck, too, so pedestrians can spot you easily at night. A sweet bonus? Your scooter comes with a handy external battery for on the go, so you never have to worry about being stranded.

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh166.58 for 12 months with select banks. Get 10 per cent off on your first Amazon app order by using code MOB22.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a one-year warranty and free maintenance.

3. eVA X2 High Performance Electric Scooter

Pros

  • Lighter than others on the list
  • Detachable battery
  • Triple braking system

Cons

  • Four-hour charge to full
  • Bulky design
  • No Bluetooth connectivity

This one gets all the rave reviews for its 10-inch wheels, smooth riding experience and swift customer service. It’s not going to be a bumpy ride with eVA’s X2 e-scooter. Accelerate to up to three different speeds using a convenient lever. For added safety, the vehicle triggers a triple system to stop – pedal brake, disc brake and an electronic lever brake. Weighing only 13.5kgs, it can support a weight load of up to 150kgs. And the scooter is completely resistant to water.

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh133.25 for 12 months with select banks. Get 10 per cent off on your first Amazon app order by using code MOB22.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a six-month warranty and a door-to-door after sales service.

4. Maserati E-Scooter 8.5" - Folding Electric Scooter (White)

Pros

  • Water-splash resistant
  • Trendy design

Cons

  • Single charge gives you 20km

In dazzling white, the design is a refreshing change from the typical black and grey e-scooters around. You get to stand out from the crowd and enjoy all the basic features of a modern scooter. Maserati’s deck can support a load of 140kgs but rides a little slowly at 25km per hour. A small digital screen lets you keep tabs on your battery power and speed at all times.

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh149.92 for 12 months with select banks. Get 10 per cent off on your first Amazon app order by using code MOB22.

5. Kugoo S1Plus Electric Scooter for Adults

Pros

  • Stem height is adjustable
  • Lightweight design
  • Supports 120kgs of load

Cons

  • Maximum speed of 25km per hour

Kugoo's electric scooter is a modest purchase that packs everything a beginner needs. With three different speed modes, slim digital display, shock absorption springs and front and rear lightings, you're all good to go. A single charge lets you cruise around for a solid 30km, so on shorter distances, it will be days before you charge it again.

Bonus: Buy with zero per cent instalments and pay Dh116.58 for 12 months with select banks. Select the coupon offer on checkout to save Dh300. Additionally, get 10 per cent off on your first Amazon app order by using code MOB22.

Warranty: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty.

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