From end June 2020, all non-UL2272 certified e-scooters will be automatically de-registered and banned from being used on public paths in Singapore. With the deadline looming near, there is a growing need for both UL2272 certified and LTA approved e-scooters. Ones that can offer mileage, battery safety and technical after-sales service. We have scoured online for the top three UL2272-certified escooters in Singapore. These offer maximum distance mileage, great value for money and assured technical service.
1. Segway-Ninebot MAX electric scooter
The Segway-Ninebot MAX features the longest mileage from Segway-Ninebot. It has a whopping range of 65km per charge. With such an incredible maximum range, the MAX is the perfect choice for escooter riders. This includes food delivery professionals such as FoodPanda, GrabFood and Deliveroo Food delivery riders.
Choose the powerful MAX for commuting to work or to carry out your dedicated work in food delivery. You will be able to use the MAX every day to travel up to 65km on a single battery charge. Without having to worry about charging the battery every few hours while working.
The Segway-Ninebot MAX e-scooter can travel long distances. But, it is also perfect for your first and last-mile commute. Its one-click folding system is designed to let you fold the Ninebot MAX quickly and easily. It is UL2272 certified and compliant with the Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s size, weight and handlebar limits. These LTA regulations are for electric scooters when used on public paths and park connectors. Furthermore, it meets the size limit set by LTA for both foldable bikes and foldable electric scooters on public transport. This means you can bring the Segway Ninebot MAX escooter onto trains and buses every day all day.
The Power of MAX for food delivery professional work
The Segway Ninebot MAX electric scooter is 18.9kg and can take a maximum human load of 100kg.
This scooter is a great all-rounder and is the ultimate choice if you want to get an e-scooter that gives you the best bang for your money!
Many are also not aware that there are also the IndieGoGo model (the US model which is not LTA compliant and not UL2272 certified) . This IndieGoGo USA model is also available in Singapore and does not have the UL logo sticker on the electric scooter. This means you cannot register it if you buy the wrong version of the Segway Ninebot MAX,
The UL2272 certification for the Singapore model of the Segway-Ninebot MAX is from TUV Rheinland, one of the seven certification bodies approved by LTA. The UL logo sticker is also found on the undercarriage of the Segway Ninebot MAX. You take a photo of the sticker to register online at www.onemotoring.com.sg for your scooter.
Make sure to always check the UL2272 logo is found on the MAX e-scooter before making your purchase.
The Segway-Ninebot MAX comes in more than 20 designs and customised frame wraps and retails for only $1,099 (U.P. $1,199). It comes with a 12-month warranty when you buy from Mighty Velo at 259 Lavender Street OR www.OhMyBike.com.
Mighty Velo is the official distributor and technical service centre for Segway-Ninebot Singapore. The mechanics are all carefully trained by Segway-Ninebot headquarters to troubleshoot their electric scooters.
2. Segway-Ninebot ES2 escooter
The Segway-Ninebot ES2 is another one of the few UL2272 certified e-scooters in the market. Unlike the Ninebot MAX, the Segway ES2 is suitable for those who are looking for an e-scooter for their first and last-mile commute as it has a shorter maximum range of 25km.
It’s great for your work commute, especially those who want to ride an e-scooter to the MRT station from their homes, and from the MRT station to their workplace. The Segway-Ninebot ES2 can be folded and brought onto trains and buses. This ensures a smooth commute to work. It is 12.5kg, which is significantly lighter than the Segway-Ninebot ES2. Like the MAX, the ES2 can take a maximum load of up to 100kg.
The Segway Ninebot ES2 is also LTA compliant and UL2272 certified. What this means is your e-scooter can be ridden on public paths past June 2020. June 2020 is the deadline to dispose all non UL2272-certified as well as non-compliant escooters.
The ES2 e-scooter is cheaper than the Segway-Ninebot MAX and a good bargain for those who only need an e-scooter for short-distance commutes.
So if you’re looking for an e-scooter to travel short distances, the ES2 is your best choice. You don’t have to burn a big hole in your pocket.
The Segway-Ninebot ES2 is retailing for $649 (U.P. $799) and comes with a 12-month warranty when you buy from Mighty Velo, the official distributor and repair centre for Segway-Ninebot Singapore. Get your Segway ES2 at 259 Lavender Street and on www.OhMyBike.com.
3. DYU seated electric scooter
The DYU seated electric scooter is a more family-friendly option for those who want to share their e-scooter with children. However, it has a maximum range of 20km, which means it cannot go far per charge.
The e-scooter weighs 14kg and can take a maximum load of up to 120kg, which is reasonable as it is meant to hold more than one rider at a time.
The good thing about the DYU is that it’s customisable as you can add on a child seat or even a front grocery basket. It also comes with 12-inch wheels for maximised comfort while riding, great for parents with children.
Overall, there are many factors to consider when purchasing an e-scooter, but most importantly, you have to ensure that you are getting value for money when it comes to mileage. The Ninebot MAX may be more pricey compared to the other two e-scooters, but it has a mileage of 65km, which is triple of the Segway ES2 and DYU e-scooter.
Not only is the Segway Ninebot MAX a reliable scooter that can travel long distances without having to charge again, it also saves you plenty of time without having to charge it too often throughout the day when you are doing food delivery or having to do many errands. Consider whether you’re willing to pay a bit more for a longer distance mileage and save time from having to charge the battery often.