The Short Answer is No
At LOCO Scooters, we are well used to answering this question from customers who visit our showroom in Blanchardstown. Sure, it may be tempting to buy an electric scooter for €250-300, but hold that thought. What starts as a small financial outlay, will likely cost you more than you bargained for.
The Biggest Issue with Cheap Electric Scooters is the Battery
Consider this. We sell high-quality lithium-ion batteries for around €200 on their own. Buying an electric scooter for €250-€300 is a sure sign that the battery is of low quality. These batteries will likely fail quickly, leading to a costly repair bill for you. How appealing does that "bargain" electric scooter sound now?
Electric Scooters are a Mode of Transportation, Not a Toy
It is natural to want to cut costs where possible. But it is key to remember that your electric scooter is a mode of transport and not a toy. Having an e-scooter that reliably gets you from point A to point B is a simple way to enjoy peace of mind. Cheap electric scooters are not built to last and are likely to break down quickly. The old saying "you get what you pay for" certainly applies here.
The Costs of a Cheap Electric Scooter
The maintenance and repair costs of a cheap electric scooter can quickly add up to equal or even exceed the cost of the scooter itself. This is especially true if you use the scooter regularly. You may save some money upfront, but in the long run, it will likely cost you much more.
Invest in a High-Quality Scooter
If you are ready to buy an electric scooter, it is vitally important you invest in a high-quality scooter that will stand the test of time and keep you safe while riding. While the price may be higher upfront, you'll be saving money on the long run by avoiding costly repairs and replacements. Don't buy twice by resisting the allure of that cheap scooter you saw online - you will thank yourself in the long run.
Our very own LOCO Motion Pro is the best commuter level electric scooter on the market and has been built for the streets and weather of Ireland. Unlike most electric scooters, the LOCO Motion Pro is waterproof straight out of the box - meaning you can ride confidently, no matter what the conditions are.