Best Electric Scooter for Adults in NZ

Buying an electric scooter can be a life changer. I know so many people now who swear their lives are better simply because they ride an electric scooter. They love the freedom and the fun. If you travel in rush hour traffic at all switching to an alternative form of transport such as an electric scooter is revolutionary. As well as saving time and money you can reduce your carbon footprint. And best of all, they cents to charge!

As with all kinds of purchases, take the time and effort to find the most suitable option for your lifestyle and needs. With so many great electric scooters in the market, how do you know which one is the right for you? If you're looking for the best electric scooter for adults in NZ, check out these tips.

How to Choose the Right Electric Scooter

Finding the right electric scooter will depend on what you are using it for. Here are a few important factors to consider:


Are you buying for recreation, or do you need it for your everyday commute? Electric scooter models vary in features, and there is something for everyone! For example, if you need it for commuting, a scooter with basic features and a good range that can go long distances is your best bet. 

If you are using it for recreation you will be looking for big tyres, big battery, spring suspension and all the features, so you can play around with it. If you're a newbie and want to try an electric scooter for fun, try an entry-level electric scooter with medium power that feels good to ride, is low maintenance, and is easy to use.


Consider the terrain you'll be riding on. If you need to get up steep or long hills, a scooter with a bigger motor will handle the inclines, and a bigger battery, as hills and speed drain the power quickly. If you plan to ride on flat terrain, a scooter with a less powerful motor and a smaller battery might be a better choice.


How far you need to travel has a major affect on your choice? We usually suggest the largest battery you can afford as this will mean you charge it less and it will last longer. You'll definitely want to look for one with longer battery life if you love the thrill of speed or if you need it for long distances. Bear in mind that speed, frequent acceleration and hills drain the power faster than flat and steady speeds. 

If you need to use your scooter every day you might be charging it daily so this may be come a maintenance expense later. Most batteries are expected to last for a minimum of 350 cycles (or charges). There may be a choice between a larger battery that will last longer or a smaller one that is cheaper to replace.


If you need to take your scooter on public transport or travel with it often, look for a scooter that's lightweight and easy to fold. One of the best things about electric scooters is that they are designed to be portable. With Freed's range of portable electric scooters in Auckland, you can easily hop on and off trains with your folded electric scooter without issues. 

Best adult electric scooter nz - man carrying a folded portable electric scooter with one hand


Electric scooters can vary in price, so there's an electric scooter for every budget! Electric scooters can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. More expensive scooters tend to have more features and power. Still, plenty of affordable options are available that can be good for beginners or entry-level riders.

Look at the Features

Now that you know what specific electric scooter you're looking for, it's time to examine the features. Electric scooters contain various features that ensure a reliable and safe ride. Different models offer varying top speeds, motor power, and range, and often these features are mutually exclusive. For example, lightweight portable scooters will necessarily have smaller batteries and motors. Choosing a scooter that suits your needs can mean choosing between features you like. For a smooth and comfortable ride, you want air tyres, for zero punctures you want solid tyres. Regarding safety, look for powerful headlights, side wheel lighting, and rear brake lighting to ensure other vehicles can see you on the road. Other important safety features include visibility, and good brakes.

New advancements in electric scooters are also coming every year. Thanks to the great minds of electric scooter engineers, designers, and manufacturers, smaller, lightweight, dual-motor scooters are the next thing to watch out for. 

Freed offers an extensive range of the best electric scooters for adults. Check out our range online to learn more about the different models and their features.

Do Your Research

Before buying your scooter, talk to professionals at Freed's electric scooter store for reliable, informative advice. We will ensure you choose the best adult electric scooter that fits your requirements. You can also research reputable electric scooter brands and models available in New Zealand, read reviews from other buyers to get an idea of the scooter's performance, features, and build quality and come in for a test ride.

The Best Electric Scooter is Out There Waiting for You!

Buying an electric scooter is exciting so, understand what you need, maybe read a couple of read reviews, consider the various features, and compare models to help you narrow down your options! If you need help determining what electric scooter is right for you, we are here to help.

Freed is an expert in all things electric scooters. Our team will guide you to find the best one that answers your needs and ensures you get the best ride experience possible. Contact us today!

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