A NIU Electric Moped is the way to go.
Prices start from £1996!
If you’re looking for a smarter, cheaper and more environmentally friendly way to travel, an NIU Electric Moped is the way to go.Already immensely popular in European cities, they are effective for urban travel in beating congestion and giving people the ability to move more freely around their city.
NIU is the world’s leading provider of smart electric mobility, we want to bring that trend to Scotland’s streets and change the way people think about urban transport.
NIU was founded in 2014, has sold more than 1.5 million electric vehicles making it the world number 1 selling Smart Electric Scooter.
NIU Electric mopeds are unbelievably cheap to run. One full battery charge costs just 25p with up to 75 miles of range - that’s less than 1p per mile.
City centre parking charges also do not apply to mopeds, so the days of forking out huge amounts of money to park somewhere will be gone.
NIU also deliver scooters to all of mainland Scotland free of charge.Even better, all NIU scooters are eligible for the UK-wide initiative to pay for 20 per cent of the vehicle cost through the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles fund.
NIU Electric mopeds start from just £1,996 with flexible finance options available, meaning they cost less than a monthly bus pass!
All scooters made by NIU are 100% electric. The scooters are powered by a Removable Panasonic lithium batteries, they’re completely emissions-free and a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Along with the added benefit of not having to stop and fill the vehicle up with petrol, NIU scooters also use energy-saving technology. What’s more, NIU’s scooters are virtually maintenance-free, with fewer parts to replace and a smaller environmental impact overall.
Our scooters may be quiet but they accelerate quicker than most vehicles on the road thanks to our Bosch motor’s, with some models doing 0 – 30mph in less than 5 seconds you will be out of the blocks and away from traffic quickly.
For many people, electric vehicles can be off-putting. This can be due to a lack of charging points and with electric cars costing a minimum of 25k it’s just not feasible for most. Fortunately, the batteries in NIU scooters are fully removable and can be charged using a normal socket inside your home.
A full charge takes between five and 8 hours depending on the model, so perfect for charging overnight.
This is especially useful for those living in flats, where installing a home charging point just isn’t possible.NIU has also designed an intelligent app for scooter owners, which means it’s GPS tracked at all times, and is connected to motion sensors which will alert you if your vehicle is stolen or damaged. The app also allows users to upgrade the scooter’s software without the inconvenience of taking it to a local dealer.
With urban mobility in mind, it really doesn’t get more convenient than mopeds. Their sleek and small design means that they can easily navigate narrow streets, and they are perfect for anyone living and working in the city centre. With a maximum speed of between 28-43mph depending on the model, they are ideal for inner-city journeys.
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Yes, just like any road legal vehicle you will need insurance.
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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 (This means you can ride the UQI, UQI GT Pro, MQI + sport, NQI Sport, NQI Pro, NQI Cargo and MQI GT) 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. (This means you can ride NQI GTS Pro, NQI GTS Sport and NQI GT Pro Cargo
You past 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. (This means you can ride UQI, UQI GT Pro, MQI + sport, NQI Sport, NQI Pro and NQI Cargo) for as long as your 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. (This means you can ride NQI GTS Pro, NQI GTS Sport and NQI GT Pro Cargo) 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:
Electric mopeds are very similar to their petrol fuelled counterparts however they are powered by an electric motor through a rechargeable battery.
This means they are not only incredibly cheap to run but easy to maintain and of course Environmentally friendly! But above all else they are great fun!
NIU Electric mopeds are L1e vehicle category the same as standard 50cc/125cc petrol mopeds.
NIU’s Electric mopeds are designed for anyone looking for a new exciting, quick and cost effective way of travelling. Our scooters are perfect for the everyday urban commute and beating congestion! NIU mopeds are also being used commercially for courier and delivery work.
No you don’t. The battery can be removed. All NIU models can be charged using a standard 13 amp domestic plug socket.
Yes, NIU scooters are fully road legal in the UK.
Just like the petrol equivalent, you can ride and electric scooter at 16years of age.