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Do electric mopeds require maintenance

Yes, but electric mopeds generally require a lot less maintenance than petrol-powered mopeds. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. No oil changes: Electric mopeds don't have an engine that requires oil changes, so you don't have to worry about changing the oil or oil filter.
  2. Fewer moving parts: Electric mopeds have fewer moving parts than petrol-powered mopeds, which means there are fewer components that can break down or wear out.
  3. Lower maintenance costs: Because electric mopeds have fewer parts that require maintenance, the overall cost of maintenance is a lot lower than for petrol-powered mopeds.
  4. Regenerative braking: NIU electric mopeds has a regenerative braking system that help to recharge the battery while slowing down or stopping. This can reduce wear and tear on the brakes and extend their lifespan.

While electric mopeds do require some maintenance, such as tyre changes, brake pad replacements, and battery maintenance, the overall maintenance requirements are generally less than for petrol-powered mopeds which means you can enjoy lower maintenance costs and greater peace of mind.

Can I ride an electric moped in the rain?

Yes, electric mopeds can be ridden in the rain, but like any vehicle, it's important to take certain precautions to ensure safety. Here are some tips for riding a moped in the rain:

  1. Wear appropriate gear: Make sure to wear waterproof gear, including a jacket and waterproof trousers, gloves, and boots to keep yourself dry and comfortable.
  2. Check your tyres: Check your tyre pressure and make sure your tyres have enough tread for wet conditions. Wet roads can be slippery, so it's important to have good traction.
  3. Reduce your speed: Wet roads can be slippery, so it's important to reduce your speed and give yourself extra time to stop and maneuver.
  4. Use your lights: Make sure to turn on your headlights and taillights to increase your visibility to other drive
  5. Windshields can also be purchased to give yourself extra protection in wet conditions

Are electric mopeds eco-friendly?

Yes, electric mopeds are eco-friendly because they emit no greenhouse gases and have a lower carbon footprint than traditional gas-powered vehicles. They also produce less noise pollution and require less maintenance than traditional vehicles.

How much does cost to charge an NIU Electric Moped?

The cost to charge an electric moped in the UK can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the battery and how you are charging the batteries. However, here are some rough estimates based on the average cost of electricity in the UK:

  • A small electric moped with a battery size of 1.4 kWh should cost around 50 - 60 pence to fully charge from empty.
  • A larger electric moped with a battery size of 2 kWh could cost around 70 -80 pence to fully charge from empty.

How fast can an NIU electric moped go?

The top speed of an NIU electric moped varies depending on the model. Our 50cc Equivalent Mopeds have a top speed of 28mph where as our 125cc Equivalent mopeds have a top speed of between 43mph - 62mph depending on the model

Do electric scooters need to be insured?

Yes, just like any road legal vehicle you will need insurance.
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Electric moped insurance usually works out around £80 - £200 per annum depending on your license.

What license do I need to ride an NIU eletric scooter?

You passed your driving test before the 1st of February 2001

This means you can ride electric scooters restricted to 28mph (45kmh) on your car license and you DO NOT have to take a CBT course and you DO NOT have to display  L Plates. You can ride electric mopeds that are restricted to 28mph for as long as your car license lasts.

However if you want to ride Electric scooters that are capable of speeds in excess of 28mph / 45kmph these are classed as L3e-A1 so you will need to sit a compulsory basic training course and display L Plates. You CBT certificate will last 2 years, and it will need renewed unless you pass your A2, A1 or A motorcycle test.

You passed your driving test on or after the 1st February 2001

If you want to ride a electric mopeds restricted to 28mph (45kmh) you will need to take CBT course and can be ridden by any rider 16 or over (who has passed the CBT) as you hold a current driving licence you will not need to take further theory and practical tests or take CBT again, It will last as long as your driving license lasts.

If you are looking to ride Electric Scooters that are capable of speeds in excess of 28mph / 45kmph  this are classed as L3e-A1 and you will need to take a CBT and be over 17 and display an L Plate.  Your CBT certificate will last 2 years, and it will need renewed unless you pass your A2, A1 or A motorcycle test.

You have a provisional license.

Don’t worry You can still ride any of our NIU Electric scooters, however you will need to sit a CBT Course and display L plates. This is the case for both types NIU scooters  that have a maximum speed of 28mph and 45mph. However if you pass you driving test within 2 years of sitting your CBT you will not have to renew your CBT to ride any electric scooters with a maximum speed of 28mph. If you wish to ride any of our scooters capable of 45mph, you will need  to renew your CBT after 2 years unless you pass your A2, A1 or A motorcycle test

How the CBT Course works

The compulsory basic training (CBT) course usually lasts a full day. It can take longer depending on how quickly you learn.

There are 5 parts to the course:

  • introduction and eyesight check
  • on-site training
  • on-site riding
  • on-road training
  • on-road riding

What is an electric moped?

An electric moped is a type of two-wheeled vehicle that is powered by an electric motor instead of a traditional gasoline engine. It is similar to a traditional moped in terms of size and design, but it runs on rechargeable batteries instead of fuel.

NIU Electric mopeds are L1e and L3e vehicle category the same as standard 50cc/125cc petrol mopeds.

How far can an NIU Electric Moped go on a single charge?

The range of an NIU electric moped depends on several factors, including the battery capacity, the weight of the rider, weather conditions and the terrain. NIU electric mopeds have a range of between 30 and 65 miles on a single charge depending on the model. The average total daily commute for drivers in the UK is only 9.4 miles! 

Do I need a special charging point?

No you don’t. The battery/Batteries can be removed. All NIU models can be charged using a standard 13 amp domestic plug socket.

Are NIU mopeds road legal?

Yes, NIU scooters are fully road legal in the UK. The scooters will be delivered to your home or place of work registered and ready to ride! 

At what age can I ride and electric scooter?

Just like the petrol equivalent, you can ride and electric scooter at 16years of age.

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