Seen someone else riding an e scooter and are now thinking of giving one a go yourself? Here are some tips and tricks on where you can get your hands on an electric scooter to try before you buy.
A convenient way to see whether an electric scooter will suit your needs is to sample a hire e-scooter. Some popular electric scooter rental companies in Melbourne include Lime and Neuron. If your local council is doing the electric scooter trial, you can find one quickly and start riding in a few minutes.
However, these scooters don’t have a seat, have limited power and no suspension. Using a rental scooter is primarily about determining if an electric scooter can enhance your travel experience. It does not focus on exploring the various options available in the industry.
If you’re past this stage or want to purchase an escooter for fun, visit escooter stores in Melbourne.
To learn more about buying a private e scooter, consider trying out one at a store like Voltrium. Stores are knowledgeable not only on the latest and greatest products but also on escooter laws in Victoria.
The Victorian Government considers Private e-scooters in Victoria as personal mobility devices. Riders need to wear a helmet and usage on footpaths and shared paths are restricted. A speed limit of 20 km/h applies in public, however there are no restrictions for usage on private property.
Equipped with valuable information about scooter laws and scooter models, you may finally consider buying an electric scooter.
However there is one final method to sample electric scooters in Victoria, geared more towards enthusiasts.
You can also join an electric scooter club / community to further research an electric scooter model you are considering. The advantage is that you will get frequent and heavy users of electric scooters who will give you feedback based on their ownership.
Some scooter communities such as ScootMasters also provides demo scooters for members to test on their weekly adventure rides. You can have first hand experience of what it’s like to cruise on escooter trails.
Voltriums are available for test riding through the ScootMasters scooter club.
We have our full range of scooters available for test riding at our Clayton facility. Simply give us a ring to book a time with us and come down for a good time.
Remember to bring your ID as we will need a photocopy for security purposes.
Now you know where to test ride and buy your electric scooter in Melbourne