E-scooter NZ: Legalise e-scooters in cycleways.
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by Jen Hobbs
4d ago
Nothing beats a ride on a sunny day. Out on the road with the wind in your hair. The freedom to go where you want, when you want. The only restriction is how brave you feel and how much muscle power (or battery ?) you have.  I’ve been cycling in Auckland my whole life. When I discovered e-scooters I felt a bit sheepish in the cycle lane. It is the cycle lane after all. But no one really seems to mind. According to a recent poll conducted by Freed Electric Scooters, E-scooters in NZ are welcome in cycle lanes. E-scooters are great for shorter trips where bike parking might be problematic ..read more
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Are E scooters legal in NZ?
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by Jen Hobbs
2M ago
Are E scooters legal in NZ? Yes… well not entirely, but also yes. Kind of. In New Zealand, e scooters for adults are covered by the Cycling Code of Conduct and are otherwise outside current legislation in NZ. Most of them are simply not covered by existing legislation. There is an exemption in place that regulates electric scooters with a maximum output of 300watts. “In order to meet the requirements for a low-powered vehicle, the wheels must not exceed 355mm and the motor … not exceeding 300w.” Those e-scooters are exempt from being considered a motor vehicle and can be ridden on the ro ..read more
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Safe charging of lithium batteries at home
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by Hobbs Hobbs
3M ago
Safe E scooter charging at home There has been some bad press about Lithium battery fires and electric scooters lately, but the truth is we are surrounded by lithium batteries. Every rechargeable device in the home will likely have a lithium ion cell in it. Laptops, phones, powertools, your kid’s night light…   The truth is they rarely catch fire, and just as well as it seems they are here to stay. In 2023 a number of news reports in NZ suggested that most e scooter and e bike fires are related to charging. Yet many people do not follow best practice when it comes to charging. Until I got ..read more
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New release E scooters 2024 - reviewed
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by Hobbs Hobbs
3M ago
The best electric scooters 2024          I googled ‘best electric scooters 2024’ and the results were surprising. There was not a single 2024 release model on any review I found. And yet true innovation in electric scooters is happening. The latest releases arrived in New Zealand late 2023 and early 2024. Freed Scooters services a wide range of electric scooter brands so we get to try everything on the market and we select and stock only what we think is the best. Here they are. Best ultralight Scooter E Twow Booster Plus S: Weighing in at just 11.5 kg the E ..read more
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Electric Scooters for sale in NZ at Specialist Scooter Store
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by Hobbs Hobbs
5M ago
Cheap electric scooter NZ Electric scooters for sale nz E scooters Hamilton.  E scooter Dunedin. Buy electric scooter New Zealand. Have you tried a Lime scooter and found it is good but it gets expensive quickly?   Adult electric scooters are every where these days and its easy to see why. E-scooters, mopeds, and e-bikes can quickly recoup their cost through low travel expenses. And you don't need to buy the cheapest electric scooter in NZ to save money. These vehicles can pay for themselves in just a few months. Travel costs can be as cheap as 2 cents per kilometre making them ..read more
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Electric Scooter Maintenance Tips
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by Hobbs Hobbs
7M ago
Nothing beats a sunny morning ride, zipping through the city on your electric scooter, effortlessly navigating traffic while enjoying the fresh breeze. Electric scooters offer a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation, but, like any other vehicle, they require proper care to ensure a smooth and safe ride. Let’s go through the journey of electric scooter maintenance, from cleaning and inspection to battery care. Whether you're a seasoned scooter enthusiast with an ultra performance electric scooter or a newbie looking to make the most of your ride, these essential electric scooter ma ..read more
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How Much Does an Electric Scooter Cost?
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by Hobbs Hobbs
9M ago
Planning to go the eco-friendly route of getting around? Electric scooters have emerged as one of the most popular and convenient modes of transportation in New Zealand. If you're contemplating buying one, you probably want to know, how much does an electric scooter cost? Electric scooter costs can vary significantly depending on various factors. But don't worry; there is an option for everyone, including ultra-portable electric scooters for commuters and leisure riders. Below, we explore all the expenses of electric scooters, from initial purchasing costs to maintenance. What a ..read more
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The Best Accessories for Electric Scooters
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by Hobbs Hobbs
10M ago
In recent years, a quiet revolution has been taking place on the streets and sidewalks of cities around New Zealand. Electric scooters have swiftly risen in popularity as eco-friendly and convenient modes of transportation. With this emerging solution for commuting and urban travel, electric scooter accessories have also entered the scene to promote responsible and enjoyable e-scooter usage. Let’s explore the best accessories for electric scooters and how they can enhance your overall riding experience. Are Electric Scooter Accessories Necessary? You already own a great performing electri ..read more
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The worst thing you can do with Lithium batteries
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by Hobbs Hobbs
11M ago
Lithium Battery fires You may have seen the recent news pieces about E-scooter fires and like many people you may be wondering if you should be worried about your scooter battery. Hopefully this blog will give you some tips on battery care and some reassurance too. Lithium ion batteries are not new. Neither are battery fires. In 2016 Samsung issued a recall on their Galaxy Note 7 phones which were bursting into flames. Some of the phones had a faulty battery that overheated during charging and this made them a fire risk. Occasionally we see the same thing with an e-scooter on YouTube. Though n ..read more
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Electric Scooter – How it Works
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by Hobbs Hobbs
11M ago
Electric Scooter – How it Works Many New Zealanders are turning their heads to electric scooters because they are fun to ride and a practical mode of transportation. With a quality electric scooter, such as the Blade electric scooter, you can navigate city streets with ease! They are simple in design, convenient to carry, easy to maintain, and often seen as a sustainable alternative to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, making them even more attractive to riders.  Today, we explore how an electric scooter works so you can understand how to operate them better ..read more
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