With gas prices continually on the rise, more and more consumers look toward alternative modes of transportation. Enter the electric scooter, a compact and eco-friendly vehicle perfect for staying on the go, gas-free. While a scooter might not work for a long highway commute, you can save gas money by hopping on your scooter for shorter trips across campus or down to the convenience store.
Here at College Scooters, LLC, we sell gas-powered and electric scooters. Call 410-929-6402 with any questions you have about our inventory. We’re the Mid-Atlantic’s top scooter dealer, and we’d be happy to help you find your ideal electric scooter. Explore our scooter inventory or call (410) 929-6402 to talk to a scooter expert.
How Much Does Charging An Electric Scooter Cost?
The exact cost to charge an electric scooter will depend on your local electricity rates and the scooter itself. On average, charging a low-capacity scooters costs just 2 cents, while high-capacity models cost 45 cents for one charge.
Compared to the cost of filling up a car’s tank with gas, e-scooters are clearly the more cost-effective option! You can charge an electric scooter for less than it costs to run one washing machine load or to run a space heater for an hour.
How Much Does It Cost To Charge The Niu Mqi+?
For example, consider a 1400-watt base model scooter, the NIU MQI+. This electric scooter gets an estimate 30 to 40 miles per charge. At an average electricity cost of $0.15 per kilowatt-hour, it costs an average of $0.21 per charge.
Is Charging A Scooter Cheaper Than Gassing Up A Car?
The national average gas price changes daily, but let’s work with an even $3.50 per gallon as an example. At this price, filling up the average 18.5-gallon gas tank costs $64.75. Based on an average fuel economy of 24 miles per gallon, a car costs about $0.15 to travel one mile.
Comparatively, the NIU MQI+ will travel an average of 35 miles per charge. If each charge costs $0.21, the electric scooter costs $0.006 to travel one mile. Based on this per-mile comparison, charging an electric scooter costs much less than gassing up a car.
Can I Reduce Electric Scooter Charging Costs?
If you want to lower the costs of charging your electric scooter, consider these tips:
- Don’t charge the battery during peak hours between 4 pm and 9 pm when electricity is more expensive.
- If possible and acceptable, charge the battery at work.
- Use a clean energy source to charge the battery.
- Complete regular maintenance on your scooter to maintain maximum efficiency.
The electric scooters available here at College Scooters all feature removable batteries, so you can conveniently charge them whenever, wherever.
Do Electric Scooters Have Other Benefits?
Riding an electric scooter around town over a car has many advantages other than keeping your gas money in your pocket.
Many consumers prefer the simple operation of an electric scooter over driving a car. Rather than learning how to shift through gears, scooter riders only need to know how to accelerate and brake to operate the vehicle safely. Most find balancing the scooter easy, thanks to the low center of gravity.Riders looking to remain within the speed limit or at a comfortable speed can use a scooter’s cruise control feature if applicable.
Cheaper Purchase Price
A car can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more, but electric scooters boast more reasonable purchase prices. For example, the NIU MQI+ model costs $4,499 (before tax; price subject to change), which is much more affordable than an automobile.
Many people prefer electric scooters over other car alternatives because they offer a more comfortable ride. Even at maximum speed, an electric scooter provides a smooth and comfortable riding experience. The small size means riders also feel comfortable riding on the road or in bike lanes.
Ditch The Gas-Guzzling Gar And Save Money With An Electric Scooter!
Shop our inventory of electric scooters to find your new ride, or call us with any questions at 410-929-6402. We want every rider to have a transparent, honest, and fun experience owning an electric scooter, and that starts with shopping at College Scooters.