If you are looking forward to buy your kids a scooter, am sure you are torn between buying electric or gas powered scooter. There are several factors to consider before purchasing any motorized scooter. The first factor is whether to purchase a gas or electric scooter. In this article, you will be able to know the pros, cons and scooter details. This will help you to make a right decision.
The following are some differences between kids’ electric powered scooters and gas powered scooters:
Amount of speed
Gas powered scooter offers greater speed compared to electric scooters. Most of the electric scooters have varying speed ranging from 8mph up to 25 mph. Those with a speed above 20 mph are very few and it is difficult to get one. On the other hand, gas powered scooter offer varying speed, between 16 mph up to 30 mph and these scooters are readily available.
Electric scooters are better in this sector. This is because they require an electric outlet to source power while gas scooters demand fuel handling. Normally, gasoline is a mixture of different oils, and the mixing is done using two-stroke engine for it to fuel a gas scooter. In case you are not comfortable working with flammable liquids, then scooters that are gas powered may not be best for you.
Level of noise
Electric powered scooters are winners as they are quieter than gas powered scooters. Gas scooters are a bit loud as they produce noise like that of a lawnmower or a motorcycle. Electric scooters produce very low hum sound making them the perfect choice when it comes to noise levels. However, if you want a gas powered scooter that is quieter, look for one constructed using California Tier 2 (C.A.R.B.) exhaust.
Gas scooters last longer compared to electric powered scooters. This is because, gas scooters are constructed to handle high speeds so they tend to be stronger compared to electric scooters. Also gas scooters are commonly used off road so they must be strong enough to handle the task.
Impact in the environment
Electric scooters are environmental friendly since they do not use any fuels. This allows them to protect the planet as they do not produce any harmful emissions. On the other hand, gas scooters release some harmful emissions that results from fuel combustions. Therefore, if you are looking forward to purchasing a scooter that will not only be beneficial to your kid but also to the environment, then you should go for electric one.
Electric scooters are cheaper to purchase compared to gas scooters. Although cost differs from one brand to the other, purchasing an electric scooter with similar specification as for gas scooter will be much cheaper.
Electric scooters have more advantages compared to gas scooters. It is also easy to operate electric scooters. However, when you want to purchase a scooter, you should always first know the purpose of the scooter and your personal preference. With this in mind, you will be able to select the best one that satisfies your needs.