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What Is The Best Place To Buy An Electric Scooter?

With a financial outlay of anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars, an electric scooter is a significant investment. Electric scooters are different to their traditional foot-powered counterparts in many ways: they are more durable, they can go faster, there are options for more kinds of terrain. These benefits also pose risks not only to the person riding, but to people who are nearby. This necessitates the use of safety features.

When today’s generation of grandparents were children and teenagers, you could just walk into your nearest big box store and buy a scooter. Because the scooters back then were so basic, and for the most part very similar, the purchasing decision was a lot simpler.

In the case of electric scooters, a lot more thought has to go into choosing not only the model of scooter, but where it will be purchased.

Choosing An Electric Scooter

The era we live in is defined partly by the abundance of choice. With so many options to choose from, how is one supposed to decide where to make a purchase like this? To answer this question, we need to first examine what to consider when choosing the electric scooter itself.

choosing an electric scooter

What Are You Using The Scooter For?

All scooters are not created equal. Some are perfect for zipping around in the city, others are designed for rough terrain. Some should only be used in the summer months, others are the most fun when used in the snow.
Other factors to consider are:
– Whether you will be carrying things around with you on the scooter or not
– The degree of portability you need – do you need the ability to tuck the scooter under your arm to carry it, or can you put it in the back of your car?
– How far will the average scooter ride be?

Have You Used An Electric Scooter Before?

Electric scooters vary widely in terms of top speed and features. The model you get should depend at least in part on how well-versed you are in using them. If you are a beginner, your focus will be on ease of use. You will want a scooter on which you can learn the basics and get used to the vast differences between a traditional scooter and an electric scooter.

If, on the other hand, you are familiar with electric scooters, you will probably be wanting an upgrade from what you already have. You may be looking for greater range, a high top speed, or more versatility on a wider variety of surfaces.

How Much Do You Want To Spend?

The cost variance when it comes to electric scooters is immense. As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. For a few hundred dollars, you can get a sturdy but basic electric scooter that gets you from A to B but doesn’t have any additional features. For a few thousand dollars, you can get a high-performer that comes with all the bells and whistles.

Deciding How And Where To Shop

Now that you have a clearer idea of what factors to look at when choosing an electric scooter, you can start looking at where you are going to spend your hard-earned cash. There are several options available to you.

Online Shopping

online shop

Nothing could have made online shopping explode quite like COVID-19 lockdowns, and we expect this trend to continue in a post-pandemic world. There are very few things that you cannot buy online these days, and electric scooters are no exception. This may be a good option for you if you have already compared models and know exactly what you want.


– If you know what model you want, you can complete your purchase in minutes
– Your electric scooter will be delivered right to your door
– Price comparisons can be done quickly and easily


– You may incur additional charges for shipping, and your electric scooter may take a while to get to you
– Product returns are likely to involve shipping charges and delays
– The shopping process can be daunting for those who are undecided on what model they want to purchase
– You cannot try out the scooter before you buy it
– You do not have access to an electric bike and scooter expert

Big Box Retailer

If you are highly cost-conscious and you are looking for something fairly basic, a big box retailer is a reasonable option.


– Most big box retailers sell products that trend toward to the lower end of the price spectrum
– If you know what you want, and that item is in stock, the transaction is fairly quick
– Returns and exchanges are easily handled
– You may be able to get good deals on older or discontinued models


– Your choices may be limited, and the item you want may not be in stock
– Most big box retailers will not allow you to try the product before purchasing it
– There is no in-store expert who can advise you on the merits of the various choices
– Some sale products may come with no-return policies

Big Box Retailer

Specialist Electric Bike Shop

A shop such as Epic Cycles that specializes in the sale of electric bikes, electric scooters, and related accessories is by far the best option for almost everybody who is in the market for a new electric scooter. Whether you are a novice or an experienced rider, you can benefit from the selection and expertise.


– The shop is staffed only with people who have expert-level knowledge about everything to do with electric scooters
– You can walk in not knowing anything about the available models, and leave with the electric scooter that is perfect for you
– There is a wide range of products available for everyone, regardless of budget, intended use, and experience
– You will get to try out electric scooters before committing to a purchase
– Expert support is available to you even after you have made your purchase
– Returns and exchanges are easily handled
– You can also purchase accessories, protective gear, and replacement parts
– Services and tune-ups can be done at the same place you bought your electric scooter


– Shopping may take a little more time and planning, because there is not an abundance of good electric bike shops. However, if getting to a store is a problem, you can always call us to talk to one of our experts, and then place an order online. All of the same warranties and supports will still be available to you.

Come And Check Out Our Products

If you are ready to explore your electric bike options, visit one of our stores, which are conveniently
located in Vaughan and Toronto. Alternatively, you can start your journey by giving us a call. We will find
out what you are looking for in an electric scooter, and then we will talk you through the best options.
You will end up with an electric scooter that perfectly fits your needs, your budget, and your experience.
To get started, call us at (647) 715-9000.

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