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We help you choose the right e-scooter

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If you still dream of wheeled mobility, find a car too expensive and feel that a bike takes too much energy to power, you may have considered getting an e-scooter.

With a huge variety of electronic vehicles out there, how do you pick one that best suits your needs? Do you go heavy duty or lightweight?

Heavy duty e-scooters are heavier, but have bigger batteries, more power, more standing room on the board and larger wheels to ensure a more comfortable ride.

But they are also bulky and not that easy to carry.

Here are some worth considering:

MOBOT STARLITE

$1,299

PHOTOS: INOKIM MOBOT, MOBOT, MOTOCYCLE

This 360 degree rotatable e-scooter can be lifted with one hand.

Its design is ergonomic and its speed is also impressive, comparable to its heavier counterparts.

However, the solid rubber tyres and small board may not present the most comfortable experience and it may be a bumpy ride over rough terrain.

  • Weight: 6kg
  • Loading Capacity: 125kg
  • Max Distance: 32km
  • Max Speed: 25kmh

INOKIM LIGHT

$1,499

PHOTOS: INOKIM MOBOT, MOBOT, MOTOCYCLE

Inokim is one of the most popular e-scooter brands in Singapore, and the Inokim Light treads the delicate line between power and portability.

Its build is beautiful and at 12kg, it is not difficult to carry.

The three-gear mechanism helps regulate speed well and the acceleration is surprisingly fast yet smooth.

  • Weight: 12kg
  • Loading Capacity: 100kg
  • Max Distance: 25km
  • Max Speed: 25kmh

MGEAR M12X

$1,000

PHOTOS: INOKIM MOBOT, MOBOT, MOTOCYCLE

Motocycle's M12X might be a touch heavier than most e-scooters and doesn't have the highest loading capacity.

However, its waterproof design and foldable build are its selling points.

The M12X's unique design allows it to stand like luggage when folded, making it convenient to take on public transport without taking up much space.

It can also smoothly ride up a steep slope at an angle of up to 20 degrees, making it an ideal all-terrain vehicle.

  • Weight: 16kg
  • Loading Capacity: 120kg
  • Max Distance: 35km
  • Max Speed: 25kmh

MOBOT SWIFT PRO

$1,599

PHOTOS: INOKIM MOBOT, MOBOT, MOTOCYCLE

This powerhouse is capable of carrying up to 160kg and travelling 50km on a full charge.

It is powerful and fast, and if the Swift Pro's highest gear speed of 35kmh seems too high, you can adjust the lower gears to a maximum of 25kmh and 15kmh.

  • Weight: 14kg
  • Loading Capacity: 160kg
  • Max Distance: 50km
  • Max Speed: 35kmh
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