Electric scooters or E-Scooters are most popular nowadays and if you know how to ride a scooter/motorcycle then it is easy for you to ride an electric scooter. Even an electric scooter is easier to ride than a bicycle but tricky. If you are a beginner and don’t know how to ride an electric scooter then we will strongly recommend you read this guide before riding on an electric scooter because it is vain if you have the best electric scooter but don’t know how to ride it.
How To Ride An Electric Scooter
It is easy to ride an electric scooter but it is also very dangerous if you will ride an electric scooter without safety gear. So always keep these safety tips in your mind before riding an electric scooter.
- Electric Scooter Helmet
- Knees Pads
- Elbow Pads
If you are a beginner then all these helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads are necessary for you but when you got experienced then knees pads and elbow pads are not necessary for you the helmet is also compulsory for all beginners and experienced.
Read Manual Book
Before how to ride an electric scooter, must read the manual book of your electric scooter. Like other vehicles, all-electric scooters are not the same that’s why the use of electric scooters is a little bit tricky. The manual book will provide you with details about the assembly, battery, brakes, controller, cruise control, lights, horn, maintenance, folding mechanism, motor, and wheels.
With this manual book, you will come to know all the basic features of your e-scooter operation and you can ride your electric scooter with more confidence.
Now Riding an Electric Scooter: Step-by-Step
As we know it is not easy to ride an electric scooter. You need to follow these guidelines to safely drive. Here is a step-by-step guide.
Electric Scooter Control
You can change/control your electric scooter’s speed, and riding moods while riding. You can select the single or duo motor mode and put your electric scooter in eco or turbo mode. For beginners, we recommended always using eco mode with a single motor. Remember, don’t change your electric scooter mode while riding fast, this will destroy your motor. Always slow down your electric scooter before changing the mode.
Find an Open & Safe Place for Practice
For beginners, it is better to go for practice in an open and safe place before your first ride on the paved area. Firstly try to balance your electric scooter with one foot and both feet. Practice and learn more to balance your e-scooter and don’t forget to wear safety gear.
Raise the Kickstand & Use Scooter Kick Stance
Before using your electric scooter raise the kickstand of your e-scooter and hold it tightly to the handle of your electric scooter.
Use the scooter kick stance to keep your weak leg on the deck of your electric scooter with your feet facing forward. Hold the handle tightly and lean forward.
When you move forward then keep your strong leg on the deck of your electric scooter behind your weak leg and move forward, and this will allow you to keep your balance.
Electric Scooter Throttle
Every model of electric scooter has a different type/shape of throttle but the technique of using and working of all throttle are same. Start slow to smoothly moving of your electric scooter.
Turn and Brake Safely
Sometimes you need to turn your electric scooter while riding. For safe turns always try to reduce the speed near (7 mph) and simply turn your electric scooter handle if your speed is more than 7 mph then with the handle also move your body position to the turning side.
For correct braking technique, always use the rear brake first then the front brake when you want to stop your electric scooter. If you will apply the front brake first, your electric scooter can slip and you could be lost your balance.
Common Electric Scooter Riding Mistakes
- Don’t push the throttle so hard
- Don’t pull hard the brake lever
- Don’t turn the handlebars too far
- Not wearing the safety gears
- Leaning the electric scooter