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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.

Range: 20km-35km

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

SELF-BALANCING UNICYCLE

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