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Yes, but electric mopeds generally require a lot less maintenance than petrol-powered mopeds. Here are a few reasons why:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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
Yes, just like any road legal vehicle you will need insurance.
Here is a few insurers we know will give you a competitive quote:
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:
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.
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!
No you don’t. The battery/Batteries 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. The scooters will be delivered to your home or place of work registered and ready to ride!
Just like the petrol equivalent, you can ride and electric scooter at 16years of age.
You will find us at 74 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2AY