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Electric scooter advice

  • 29-10-2021 12:42am
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    Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ Doublebusy
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    Hi

    This may be the wrong thread

    Please move if necessary

    Looking for advice/suggestions

    Soon to be teenage girl

    Wants an electric scooter for xmas

    Any recommendations €300/400 or so

    Ive looked online and so many choices would like help with picking a decent one

    Appreciate the help



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  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ Doublebusy
    Registered User


    Anyone a link to electric scooter thread

    Search is hard to find one

    Thanks



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,424 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling
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    There is definitely an e-scooter thread on boards somewhere.


    I bought the Xiaomi 365 last Christmas but I haven't taken it on to the road yet until the legislation passes it as legal. Just nipped around the local estate on it and it's fairly lively alright.



  • Registered Users Posts: 73,837 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn
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    Xiaomi seems to be the one I see recommended all the time, I'd not go with any obscure brand as would fear a battery fire. I think though the Xiaomi are starting at €450ish.

    In Ireland you have more consumer rights buying a pair of Nike Air Max than a €400k home.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,119 ✭✭✭ Joe1919
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    "Soon to be teenage girl ........Wants an electric scooter for xmas"

    I think the intended new law as presently drafted makes 16 the minimum age.

    Quote from draft of act below.

    Supply of powered personal transporter to person under 16 years of age

    34. The Act of 2004 is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 30: “30A. (1) A person shall not supply a powered personal transporter to a person who is under the age of 16 years. (2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both.”.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,330 ✭✭✭ The One Doctor
    Registered User


    Wear a hiviz and a helmet unless you want to be rushed to the graveyard.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ Doublebusy
    Registered User


    Thanks for the replies

    Escooter idea called off



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,362 ✭✭✭ amber2
    Registered User


    I know this is resurrecting an old thread I have seen quite a few kids in our local town just today dodging between traffic going through the town behind trucks and vans with these scooters and no helmets on, they are an accident waiting to happen. Probably a serious one at that before anything is done though.



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 32,019 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo
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    eScooters are old news here now in my area, they’ve moved on to eBikes!



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,041 ✭✭✭ homer911
    Registered User


    With throttles and 35kmh speed limits I expect..



  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ Doublebusy
    Registered User


    Op here, happy with my decision not to buy one for now. Only this morning I seen what looked like a father and son doing the school run together on the 1 escooter - weaving in and out of traffic very dangerously. No helmets, lights - nothing



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