Types of portable electric vehicles
ELECTRIC KICK SCOOTER
Description: A kick scooter with its front wheel powered by an electric motor. Modern versions use high-capacity lithium polymer batteries.
Top speed: Up to 30kph
Power: Versions with motors producing more than 250 watts are available.
Brakes: Disc/drum or electric brake.
Weight: About 10kg
Description: Requires some practice to use. Balanced by an internal gyroscope, it moves forward when the user leans to the front.
Range: Up to 30km
Top speed: Up to 20kph
Power: The most powerful models have a 1,500-watt electric motor.
Brakes: To slow down, the user must lean backwards.
Weight: Less than 10kg
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TWO-WHEELED ELECTRIC VEHICLE
Description: Used in Sentosa and Changi Airport, the twin-wheeled self-balancing transporter moves in the direction the user leans.
Range: Up to 20km
Top speed: Up to 10kph
Power: Electric motor of about 1,500 watts.
Brakes: Lean backwards to slow down.
Weight: Around 30kg