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How to persuade your boss to let you e-scoot to work (and park it there!)

At Personal Electric Transport, we believe that e-scooters are the future. Not only for a ride around the city or an afternoon with your friends but for travelling from A to B and reducing your impact on the environment. Indeed, it’s much better on the planet to ride around on an e-scooter than hailing an Uber or taking your car to the Post Office. Scooting makes sense

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However, if there’s nowhere to store your scooter, it can be tough to get by and use it on a daily basis – especially when you’re spending most of your time at work. Below, we’ve put together some of the best ways you can persuade your boss to let you e-scoot to work…

Show them your e-scooter

Although e-scooters have exploded in popularity, many still don’t understand what they are or how they work. If you want your boss to get behind you and offer you space for a scooter, then show them. Bring your scooter into the office, explain how portable and lightweight it is and put across your passion – they should quickly get behind it and offer up a cupboard!

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Explain the health benefits

E-scooters are not only better for the environment, but they’re good for your health, too. It’s a myth that e-scooters don’t require physical exercise. Sure, you can power up a scooter and take it easy when you’re riding through town, but you’ll still need to use your legs to absorb shocks from the ground, and your arms to stay balanced. If your boss knows you’re going to be more alert and productive, then they’ll naturally want to support your e-scooter decision.

Give up a parking space

Another way to persuade your boss to give you some room in the office is to forfeit a parking bay. Making the jump from car to e-scooter can be tough, so weigh up the pros and cons and remember that you may not always want to ride your Zero X10, especially if it’s raining. Use this as a last resort and think twice before you sign over your parking spot to someone else!

Create a bay in your spare time

If your boss is happy for you to park your scooter in the office, offer to create a bay or make room in your own time. Stay back at the end of your shift to clear out an unused cupboard for your scooter, create an area behind reception where you can charge your scooter, and find a spot where your scooter won’t get in the way so that your manager doesn’t change his mind.

Show them it was the right decision

Finally, show them that giving you space for your e-scooter was the right decision. Arrive at the office a couple of minutes early, tell your colleagues that you’re enjoying riding to work, and get other people involved in the action. You could offer an e-scooter demonstration in your lunch breaks, or post your scooter on social media to show customers that you’re a fun, energetic and dynamic bunch. Who knows? You might create another e-scooter convert!

Scooting to work offers numerous benefits to your health, stress levels, and the environment, so give it a go and let us know how you get on. If you’re looking for an upgrade this year, or you want to treat yourself to some accessories, like a travel bag or shopping basket, you’ll find it all right here on the Personal Electric Transport website. Click here to start shopping.


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ZERO Scooters. ZERO Emissions.

The ZERO series represents a simple yet powerful message: ZERO Emissions.

With a budget to match that simplicity, the ZERO electric scooters follow a signature black, white and red color theme, and their design is as eye-catching as they are impressive in performance.

The ZERO series is every e-scooter rider’s dream. It checks every box that both a newbie and a seasoned scooter rider would desire in their electric ride…

 

ZERO 8 — A Value E-Scooter

An entry-level high-performance e-scooter that rivals any other e-scooter in the market in the sub-£700 price bracket. It’s got all the basic bells and whistles a beginner rider would need in an e-scooter.

With dual suspension, a 35-45km range and a powerful 48V 500W motor, there is no other electric scooter in the market that gives you more bang for your buck.

Zero 8

How does it compare to its closest competitor, the Speedway mini 4 PRO?

The ZERO 8 is very similar in terms of performance with the Speedway mini PRO, at a much lower price. Both are 48V drive train systems with 500W of power.

Ride comfort is very similar. Both have front air tires and front spring suspension. However, the ZERO 8 uses a pair of air shocks for its rear suspension instead of the Speedway’s double spring suspension.

This suspension is absolutely necessary due to the solid rubber tires on both these e-scooters which would make the ride extremely bumpy without the rear suspension. The ZERO 8’s air shocks trump the Speedway’s rear springs in terms of look and functionality, providing a softer cushion for every bump.

Both e-scooters are equipped with single rear drum e-brakes as their braking mechanism.

 

ZERO 9 — An Upgraded ZERO 8

 

The ZERO 9 is basically an amped-up ZERO 8 with a higher power output (25A controller), air tires front and rear to provide more ride comfort and double brakes (rear drum brakes and front disc brake). With a range of up to 45km per charge, this e-scooter is a great choice for riders who need to go the distance but still want something compact.

Whether you commute directly from home to work everyday or work as a delivery rider, the ZERO 9 will guarantee you a comfortable ride throughout your long journey.

Zero 9

How does the ZERO 9 compare to equivalent models like the Inokim Light 2?

On the design and weight scale, the Inokim Light 2 beats out anything in the market. Although similar in size and compactness, the Light 2 is comparatively more portable at 13kg while the ZERO 9 weighs considerably more at 18kg.

When comparing performance, the ZERO 9 stands a head above the Light 2. Whether it is torque and power (500W vs 350W), top speed (40kmh vs 35kmh) or ride comfort (dual suspension on the ZERO 9 vs none on the Inokim Light 2), there isn’t anything in the market like the ZERO 9.

Both e-scooter models are equipped with front and rear air tires for added comfort. The Light uses dual drum brakes as opposed to the ZERO 9’s front disc and rear drum brake system.

 

ZERO 10X — All Terrain 2 Wheel Drive

The highest performance and fiercest e-scooter in the ZERO series with dual spring shocks, dual 800W motor (for a peak power of 3200W on max load) and a whole lot of beautiful design features.

This is not an electric scooter for the faint-hearted. Engage the dual motor mode and you will feel like you are in a drag race. The ZERO 10X’s instant acceleration can be felt as soon as you press down the throttle.

Zero 10X

 

The ZERO e-scooter series is now available on pre-order with limited units available, please don’t’ hesitate in contacting us for more information.

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Egret-TEN V2 vs Egret-TEN what’s new?

The EGRET-TEN V2 is the latest model from Egret but what are the differences to the predecessor EGRET-TEN?  We compare both scooters to give you a detailed overview. Of course, the two look very similar to the usual elegant design and the 10 ” pneumatic tires. So let’s take a closer look!

 

Engine power

The new geared motor of the EGRET-TEN V2 has an even higher torque than the engine of its predecessor. It accelerates much faster and slightly louder than the EGRET-TEN, the new model manages almost every gradient without manual assistance.

 

Range and speed

The EGRET-TEN V2 can now travel up to 42 km on one charge with a top speed of 30 km / h. The EGRET-TEN managed 35 km / h, but the maximum range is 35 km.

 

Handlebar and folding mechanism

The new handlebar construction of the EGRET-TEN V2 makes it easy to adjust and additionally optimizes stability. In addition, a bayonet lock in the folding mechanism as standard, this prevents the wrong folding and folding of the scooter by the user and locks the mechanism in its position.

 

Display and Throttle

The EGRET-TEN V2 is equipped with a compact display on the handlebar and a new integrated throttle grip. This model now has a thumb throttle grip so both brakes can be applied simultaneously while driving.

Five speeds limits can be adjusted with the new contoller. The mobile phone can also be charged via a USB port on the new display. The rear light can also be switched on and off directly from the display.

 

Kickstand

The EGRET-TEN V2 has a newly designed side stand, which now folds automatically. If the folding of the stand is forgotten, it automatically returns to its position. This increases safety and minimizes service cases.

 

Charger

The charger for the EGRET-TEN V2 is not technically different from its predecessor and is compatible. However, we have supplemented the three-pin connector with a fourth pole. This prevents the breaking off of the poles by the inaccurate insertion of the charging connector.

 

Battery

It uses the same 48V and 11.6AH battery on both EGRET-TEN models because it has proven itself over the years as a reliable source of POWER!!!

 

 

Egret TEN V2

 

 

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New Ninebot Kickscooter by Segway

Segway, the king of personal transportation devices, has released a new Ninebot series of scooters, as part of its Segway KickScooter arm. There are two scooters in the series; the ES1 and ES2, with the latter offering a higher top speed and a more comfortable ride. The ES1 and ES2 KickScooters will be marketed under the ‘Ninebot by Segway’ brand, which was established following Segway’s acquisition in 2015 by Chinese transport robotics start-up Ninebot.

Leisure, shopping or commuting – With a total weight of 11.3kg the KickScooter can be carried anywhere one-handedly, making it the ideal travel companion. The front wheel shock absorption and large diameter tires provide a high level of rider comfort, and the anti-lock mechanical and electrical brake ensure a safe braking distance.

The ES1 has a maximum speed of 12.5mph, with a range of around 15.5miles depending on payload, riding style and terrain. It also features an LED digital display, anti-lock brake system and cruise control.

The higher-spec ES2 has a higher maximum speed of approximately 25km/h with similar range and is equipped with rear shock absorption and customisable ambient and rear lights. An optional second battery increases the scooter’s range to a potential 27 miles and enables ES2 riders to reach speeds of up to 19mph.

 

Thanks to the easy one-push folding system, all of the Ninebot by Segway KickScooters can be folded in no time and stored easily in your car or on public transport, taking up a minimum amount of space. During your ride, the eco-friendly energy recovery system makes sure no power goes to waste, while the Smart Battery Management System closely monitors battery performance.

Segway has taken great care of the smallest details so that your traveling comfort and safety can be guaranteed.

The new scooters will be available in Europe from mid-November.

Pre-order price:

Ninebot ES1 by Segway £450

Ninebot ES2 by Segway £570

 

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EGRET New e-Scooters Coming to UK

The New EGRET TEN V2

The Egret TEN, for those who don’t know it, is the “Mercedes” of electric scooters. It has all or almost all: Big wheels inflated in 10 inches for perfect comfort on any surface: with it, even the paving stones disappear. The sober elegance of the brand: A wide wooden stand board dyed on a structure in matt black aluminum alloy. An astonishing compactness for a scooter with large wheels, folded it hardly take more room than the Etwow Scooters.  A 42km range on one charge and a speed that can reach up to 35km/h. To take advantage of all these advantages, it is necessary to make a small concession to the portability with a weight of 17kg.

So what else you might ask?

The new version of the EGRET TEN V2 electric scooter will now feature two disc brakes, front and rear, the cherry on the cake, it is hydraulic at the rear for more precise braking, both more efficient and softer. The other advantage and not least of this type of brakes is that it no longer needs any adjustments. To integrate this second brake handle and remains easily accessible, Egret abandons the trigger at the index finger for a new accelerator with the thumb. The same type as the version Egret GT which also has two brakes.

We will also appreciate his new engine: With 60% more torque, it will delight people who seek a more sporty driving and further improve its behavior even on harsh hills.

The Egret TEN will be connected: An application will be available on your smartphone. Its features have not yet been revealed, but it is hoped that it will include a long-awaited anti-start system.

We also note a few small optimizations such as a stand with automatic folding by spring to avoid forgetting and breaking or a new system of a hook for its lighting.

Talking of accessories, the Egret basket will be compatible with the handlebar of the egret Ten and it will have its own carrying bag coming soon.

The last good surprise is that its price will be the same £1340. ETA mid-September

The New EGRET EIGHT

In its range, Egret has two 6-inch urban scooters and a 10-inch ultra-comfortable scooter. It is quite natural that the brand has decided to complete its offer with an 8-inch scooter so it comes to fight on the grounds of Inokim, Etwow … This intermediate version, the Egret Eight, comes with a front inflatable wheel, shock absorbers front and rear springs for comfort. In terms of features, the new urban electric scooter will have up to 30km of range (36V 8.7Ah) and a speed that will reach 28Km/h on a total weight of 14Kg. Braking will be similar to that of the Egret One GT with has two front and rear drum brakes. We find the large rear mud guard type Egret Ten with integrated lighting great in terms of comfort on rainy days. The display and throttle control will be identical to its big brother the EGRET TEN V2.

Egret Eight: £1040.

With the egret TEN V2 and the Egret Eight, the Germans make it clear that it has heard the dreams of its customers! its evolutions reinforce the EGRET in its position of a high-end e-scooter brand.

LIMITED TIME ONLY: £50 discount (plus FREE delivery) when buying an electric foldable scooter in our store! Simply enter the coupon code: S1C007er  at checkout.

 

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New E-Twow Booster Plus 2018

The E-twow electric scooter has it’s 5 years anniversary this year from the S1 series of scooters, then improved it to create the S2 model, now E-Twow took client’s suggestions and the latest legal provisions, and they present the S2 BOOSTER PLUS model!

The new BOOSTER PLUS is a new and improved version of the S2 Booster, which comes to make the E-twow rides even smoother and safer.

 

Here is a list of improvements coming with the new model:

New Controller:

The BOOSTER PLUS was designed around the new controller, which has an updated control unit that allows for the Booster Plus to accelerate smoother and braking stronger in a shorter distance. So, when the accelerator is pushed, no matter if it is pushed all the way, the acceleration will go slowly to the maximum speed, not sudden as the normal Booster. The maximum speed is still 30 km/h, the torque still 15 Nm. With a design modification, the new controller support solves the wire abrasion issue and allows for the controller to be easily mounted.

New Display:

The BOOSTER PLUS comes with a new type of display. The aesthetics and the software are updated. The display features a new colored appearance and the software allows the battery level to be more accurate. Also, the new display allows for the speed and cruise control settings to be easily set. (refer to manual enclosed).

New Rear Wheel:

The rear wheel of the BOOSTER PLUS is now more flexible, offering a better adherence and a smoother ride. It is airless but has multiple layers of rubber that allow for the wheel to be softer and stronger.

New Charging Port:

The BOOSTER PLUS comes with a new charger and an improved charging port, that is not only waterproof but also allows the charger to be inserted in a simpler and safer method protecting the charging pins.

Side and Rear Reflectors:

The BOOSTER PLUS features 4 side reflectors, 2 on each side and 2 at the back, easier to spot in traffic.

Thicker Platform:

The platform becomes thicker in order to accommodate the side reflectors.

New Motor Cable Tie:

The motor cables have a new binding system so that it looks better and also protects the cables from being damaged.

New Batteries for 2018:

Depending on riding style, route and range there are 3 options at the moment.

  • 33V 6.5Ah Booster Plus: It is the standalone battery inherited from the powerful Booster S2, perfect for riders from 60kg up to 80kg. Handle hills great and offers a long and trusted cycle life. Max speed 30kpm, total range *25km
  • 36V 7.5Ah Booster S: The extra capacity gives you 5km more range, *30km in total. Max speed 33kph but more voltage means more torque. Perfect for riders over 80kg or hilly commuting journeys.
  • 36V 10.5Ah Booster V: 5th-anniversary celebration, *38km range up to 38kph. maximum torque option for demanding routes.

*Real range in our test, 70kg rider, summer.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about the different product options or which one is the right one for your journey.

 

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Unboxing EGRET ONE GT Electric Scooter

Technical Details

Top speed 35 km/h
Range approx. 25 km
Charging time for 70% approx. 2 hours
Charging time for 100% approx. 4-6 hours
Throttle Thumb control
Max. load 120 kg
Total weight 13,5 kg
Motor rated power 250 W
Max output 700 W
Battery Li-Ion • 36V • 8Ah
Light Front & Rear
Brake Front & Rear
Wheel size 6´´Full Rubber
Size 90 x 56 x 116 cm
Size folded 89 x 29 x 16 cm

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Battery Capacity – Wheel Buying Guide

Overall, an electric micro-mobility device consumes 10Wh per km at 20 ° C on flat and smooth ground without wind, at a constant speed, with a user of 75kg and a tire inflated to the recommended pressure (firm tire).

The amount of energy contained in your battery is expressed as Wh. Some will tell you about Ah for Ampere-hour. Simply multiply the Ah by the Volts V (the battery voltage) to get the Wh.

Under the conditions described above, a battery of 200Wh will generally offer 20km (12.5 miles) of autonomy, while a battery of 850Wh will theoretically offer 85km (53 miles) of autonomy. A more capacitive battery may seem ideal, but be aware of the following:

  • A more capacitive battery recharges less often, and thus lasts longer
  • A more capacitive battery is longer to recharge (downside…)
  • A more capacitive battery increases the weight of the vehicle
  • The North and South Circular Roads together form the second ring road around London, averaging 10–15 miles (16–24 km) in diameter., so it will be necessary to analyze your daily journeys

A question often comes up: is it better to start with an electric wheel of 340Wh or 680Wh? We advise 680Wh, especially to enjoy the power much longer.

  • A 340Wh electric monowheel offers approximately 20km (12.5 miles) of range if you start driving in a sporty way, meaning that the last 10 km will be limited (the wheel will decrease in speed and acceleration, notifying you by premature beeps) The battery will have decreased in voltage and current intensity deliverable after the first 10 km.
  • A 680Wh electric single-wheel offers about 40km of range if you start driving in sporty driving, which means that the last 10 km will be quieter because your instantly deliverable current is initially doubled: 680Wh batteries are composed Of 2 packs of 340Wh mounted in parallel, which doubles the amperage deliverable when the battery is 100%. After 50% of battery consumption, you will still have the same amperage as a 340Wh. After 75% battery consumption, you will have dropped amperage and will have to slow down.
  • Moreover, 680Wh recharges 3 times less often and therefore undergoes 3 times less the effect of the 1000 cycles of maximum life.

The capacities widespread to date are the following: 260Wh, 340Wh, 520Wh, 680Wh, 840Wh up to 1600Wh

Be careful, however, the delivered power drops when the battery empties. On the electric wheel, stabilization becomes less strong or less reactive. It is for this reason that we advise to accelerate smoothly once passed below the 50% charge of the battery of the electric unicycle.

Don’t hesitate in contact us for more information or advice

 
 

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Electric Scooter Maintenance | How to

Electric Scooters still an expensive item and should be properly maintained to ensure that you get the highest possible value from your investment. By maintaining your e-scooter correctly you can extend the life of your vehicle and save yourself the headache of having to pay for replacement parts.

General Cleaning

Keeping your electric scooter clean is essential preventative care. By cleaning your e-scooter after each ride, you will prevent buildup of debris and dirt that could lead to more serious issues.

When cleaning, make sure to not use high power water or jet stream hoses as the water will infiltrate the electrical components and cause damage. Also, you don’t want the water to remove the lubricant from the bearings, which will cause them to move slower and possibly corrode.

Use a toothbrush and warm water to wash away any dirt, sand, or other debris that has gathered under the deck. Once complete, remove all remaining moisture with a dry towel.

Another preventative step that you should take is not to leave your scooter out in the elements. Exceedingly hot weather could cause the battery to degrade as well as disturb the electrical components. Also, any precipitation could harm the electrical components or cause the body to rust.

General Inspections 

The main things that you’ll want to check are all of the bolts, check to see that they are all properly tightened and that nothing is coming loose. For the brake pads, (Egret TEN)  you’ll want to inspect for excessive wear to prevent damage to the tires.

It’s also a good idea to read through the instruction manual that came with your electric scooter and see what other preventative care the company who manufactured the scooter recommends.

Tires 

Most brands of electric scooter comes with hard rubber wheels and does not require to much attention. Inflatable wheels makes the ride much more comfortable but it also requires much care, in your instruction manual, you will find the proper psi for your tires. Check them weekly to ensure that the psi is correct.

Lights

Check all lights works properly, we do recommend to turn the lights always on, even in day light, it’ s really important make your self visible to others .

Battery

Taking steps to prevent battery degradation will result in a much better functioning electric scooter.

Always keep your battery fully charged when not in use. Also, store your battery at room temperature. If the battery is exposed to prolonged heat or coldness, it could result on decreased functioning.

If you notice that your battery is working poorly, perform a full conditioning cycle. To do this, run your battery until it is completely empty and then charge it back to full power. This will fix many small problems, similar to a computer reboot. You may have to do this two or three times to achieve the desired effect.

After riding in wet or rain it’s important to remove all remaining moisture with a dry towel before storage.

Now that you got your head around the basics of e-scooter maintenance, enjoy the ride!

 

 

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How hard is it to ride an Electric Unicycle?

Most people find it quite difficult to get their head around the mechanics of an electric unicycle. The forward-backward movement is not much of a problem, because the unicycle’s gyroscopes and sensors look after that extremely well and after using the stabilizers/learning wheels for a very short time, most people have absolutely no problem with it.

The big problem, though, is to learn to master the sideways balancing, because that is completely left to you and the unicycle will not help you with it. There has been another time in most people’s life when you had to learn the sideways balancing, but that was a loooong time ago when your body was learning faster and you were less afraid of falling: Learning to ride an electric unicycle is like learning to ride a bicycle again! But the good news is that you managed once before, so you will manage it again! Give yourself some time and check out the learning resources are providing in another section of this website and trust your abilities! It is definitely worth it!

Everybody who has normal balance and normal use of legs and arms can learn it and a generalized rule could be: If you can cycle a bicycle, you can also ride a unicycle.

The good thing about human beings is that everybody is a little different and everybody has some strengths and some weaknesses. That also means that there are fast learners and others need a bit more time. We also run classes for people that want to learn it and we have seen huge differences. Some people learn the basics within 5-10 minutes, other need days or even weeks. Be consistent and keep working on it, but also leave breaks! Our brain sometimes needs a little extra time to build new connections in the brain.

Like you mastered cycling, you will also eventually master riding an electric unicycle and once you can do it, you will never forget it again.

Do you want to try? Join us in our open training and testing days.