Updated:11/30/2020 10: 26h
A comparative analysis of the OCU highlights four scooters for their good quality / price ratio: Cecotec Bongo A Connected, Cecotec Bongo Serie A, Olsson Rhino and Xiaomi 365
The association recommends choosing models with disc brakes, inflatable wheels and an anti-theft system. In addition to assessing the weight and autonomy of the battery depending on the use that is going to be given
Although you do not need a license to drive them, the OCU reminds that you can only drive on the road and no more than 25 km / h; and at night, with light and wearing reflective clothing.
A recent comparative analysis of electric scooters conducted by the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) reveals that good models can be found for a sale price of between 299 and 390 euros. The information, published in the OCU Compra Maestra magazine, highlights four devices, all of them with standard disc brakes, taillights, inflatable wheels and an anti-theft system.
Cecotec Bongo A Connected (349 euros). Autonomy: 13 km. Weight: 13 kg.
Pros: Excellent brakes and equipment (brake light and cruise control), good battery (removable), clarity of the information on the screen, includes app. Against: Poor accessibility to the inflation valve.
Cecotec Bongo Serie A (299 euros). Autonomy: 13 km. Weight: 13.3 kg.
Pros: Excellent brakes and equipment (brake light and cruise control), good battery (removable). Against: It does not have an app to check its location or battery charge from the mobile.
Olsson Rhino (390 euros). Autonomy: 20 km. Weight: 15.7 kg.
In favor: Its driving, good brakes, clarity of the information on the screen, excellent equipment (cruise control, regenerative brake), easy to fold, includes app. Cons: The battery is not removable; it’s heavy.
Xiami 365 (350 euros). Autonomy: 20 km. Weight: 12.8 kg.
In favor: Its driving, excellent brakes, good equipment and very good weight / range ratio, includes app. Against: The battery is not removable and its charging time is long.
In any case, the OCU recommends prioritizing those models that include certain basic characteristics: rear disc brake, as it is the most effective; Inflatable wheels and as large as possible, as this will better cushion the holes in the road; and some kind of anti-theft system, either on the wheel (electronic) or on the scooter’s app. Yes, the app is another piece of equipment to consider. The same as the weight and the real autonomy of the battery depending on the use that is going to give it.
Finally, the Organization recalls that, although you do not need a license to drive an electric scooter, it is mandatory to drive on the road no longer than 25 km / h; at night, with light and wearing reflective clothing. In addition, you cannot carry a passenger or use your mobile or headphones while driving. And the police can demand a breathalyzer or drug test. The penalties for breaching the regulations can reach 1,000 euros (parents must be liable for the actions of minors in charge).