Best electric scooters 2017 UK Buying Advice & Electric Scooter UK Law


Electric scooters have seen a huge resurgence in popularity over the last year or so, both with kids and adults, who’ve discovered they can be a surprisingly convenient way to shave some time off the morning commute.

They’re a big purchase though, and you probably don’t know exactly what to look for from a scooter, so we’ve picked out some of the best on the market, breaking down the features and specs that you need to think about before you buy.

Are electric scooters legal in the UK?

Before you rush out and buy an electric scooter you should know that electric scooters – kick-scooters that also build in a low-power motor – are classified as PLEVs, or Personal Light Electric Vehicles. They are not subject to taxes or registration, but neither are they legal for use anywhere other than private land in the UK.

That said, if you are riding an electric scooter responsibly and showing due care to pedestrians and road users, we find it unlikely that you will be pulled over by the police.

See also: Best kids cars

Xiaomi MiJia (M365) Electric Scooter

Xiaomi MiJia (M365) Electric Scooter

Emicro One

Emicro One

Razor E100

Razor E100

Razor E300

Razor E300

Zinc Volt 120

Zinc Volt 120

EVO Powerboard 48V

EVO Powerboard 48V




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