UPDATE [6 Aug 2019]: The PMD safety certification deadline has been moved forward to July 2020. All non-UL2272 certified devices will be auto-deregistered and cannot be used in public after July 2020. Users can continue to ride only UL2272 certified PMDs beyond the July 2020 deadline.
Why opt for the electric scooter?
If you live, breathe and exist in Singapore, the chances are that you don’t really need a car to make your life easier.
We suggest you opt for the electric scooter instead.
For its petite size, the bustling city-state is packed to the brim with many bus transport routes and an expansive MRT network that sends you to all of the country's remote corners.
Oh, not forgetting park connectors. Pavements. Public paths. All of them are perfect for e-scooter riding.
Some of us have aspirations of being a car owner. That’s valid. However, you cannot underestimate the electric scooter's small size and build. You are guaranteed to save tons of money in the long run (as compared to maintaining the four-wheeled vehicle).
Let's do the math:
Reasons why the electric scooter is a pocket-friendly choice:
1) Electric scooters run on electricity
The best thing about powering your personal mobility device with electricity is not having to keep paying for petrol or gas. When the battery is running low, just fix your electric scooter with a charger and give it some time – it’ll be as good as new.
Our ES2 escooter only needs a charge time of 3 to 4 hours to go from zero to fully charge.
Expert tip: Don’t ever, ever leave your e scooter to charge overnight or leave it unattended for hours on end as there are huge consequences to pay (such as the possibility of electrical hazards.
2) They have low upfront costs
An electric scooter will cost you much less than a car (obviously). In Singapore, a mid-range car costs a whopping S$100,000. Moreover, that money still doesn’t include the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) cost, which will cost you an additional S$30,000. Whew.
What about e scooters? You can easily own one for under S$600 if you know where to look. That's a massive discount!
Besides the low cost, the learning curve of an electric scooter is much less compared to a car. You can totally scoot off on the escooter in a matter of minutes, versus the months to master driving.
(Ahem...the cost of driving lessons is another factor to consider before you commit to one).
A word of advice: not all e scooters are equal. The Segway-Ninebot ES2 escooter is the perfect fit for you if you’re looking for the most bang for your buck.
Advantages of the ES2:
It has the UL2272 safety certification = can be used for many years ahead past end-2020 (Owners of non UL2272-certified e scooters have to switch to a certified one as these e scooters will be banned from January 2021 onwards).
Foldable in one smooth step: The ES2 escooter can be brought into public transport like MRT and buses if you’re taking a break from your ride.
Minimalist and slick design:
Unlike most other e scooter models sold in Singapore, there are no ugly wires sticking out of the ES2’s front stem.
Moreover, the ES2 is extremely lightweight at just 12.5 kg, a huge contrast from its big and bulky peers. This makes it suitable for riders of all ages.
3) Save on a bunch of hidden costs
No more parking fees! No more yearly car maintenance! And no more hefty repair costs! There are so many hidden costs that come with a car that an e scooter just doesn't have.
Electric scooters are lightweight, portable and in some rare cases, foldable. You don’t have to pay for parking – it is convenient enough to bring around with you wherever you go.
There are many benefits that comes with choosing the electric scooter as your main mobility device. You can save big on your next UL2272-certified and LTA-approved e scooter if you shop from us at 259 Lavender Street or from our online store.
PS. We offer you express local delivery within Singapore if you order the ES2 online!