The Comparison of Electric Scooter and Self-balanced Vehicle

1. Performance comparison of electric scooter and self-balanced vehicle

(1) Portability

The electric scooter is composed of frame, wheels, battery, brake system, lighting system, instrument panel, etc. The net weight of a portable electric scooter with 36V 8A lithium battery is about 15 kg, and the length after folding generally does not exceed 1.2 meters in height, no more than 50cm in height, can be carried or put in the trunk.

The self-balanced vehicle is composed of wheels, pedals, motors, batteries, brakes and other decorations, as well as various electronic chips. A 72V 2A lithium battery wheelbarow weighs about 12 kg, and its appearance is similar to a small car tire.

(2) Passability

The wheel size of the self-balanced vehicle can reach 15 inches or more, which can adapt to many types of road conditions and have unique advantages in passability. The tire size of an urban electric scooter is generally no more than 10 inches. It is relatively easy to face ordinary urban roads, but when the road conditions are poor, the passing situation is not ideal, and you must be extra careful when driving.

(3) Security

Electric scooters and self-balanced vehicles are non-motor vehicles without additional safety devices. In theory, they are only allowed to drive in non-motorized lanes at low speeds. The light weight electric scooter and the self-balanced vehicle will take advantage of their low center of gravity and lightweight to create a safer and more convenient travel experience for users.

2. Function comparison of electric scooter and self-balanced vehicle

(1) Bearing capacity

There is not much difference between the carrying capacity of the self-balanced vehicle and the electric scooter, but because the pedal of the electric scooter is wider, it can carry two people when needed, so in terms of carrying capacity, the electric scooter has relatively more advantages.

(2) Endurance

The self-balanced vehicle has only one driving wheel, and the difference in maximum speed and driving mode is usually better than electric scooters with the same battery capacity in terms of endurance. The longer the endurance of electric scooters or balance vehicles will correspondingly increase the weight, at this point, the two are more consistent.

(3) Driving difficulty

The driving mode of an electric scooter is similar to an electric bicycle, and it is better than an electric bicycle in terms of stability, and it is easier to operate. The self-balanced vehicle has no control device itself, and only relies on the self-balancing function of the computer and the vehicle's sensing of the driver's driving intention to brake. Although the driving style of the self-balancing car is relatively new and it is easier to learn, it still takes a period of practice to achieve very precise control.

(4) Speed

The electric scooter has two wheels, and the acceleration and braking devices of the electric scooter can be controlled manually. The control is more direct, so the reasonable driving speed will be higher, but for safety reasons, the speed of the electric scooter is generally 20km/h is more appropriate, more than this speed is prone to dangerous situations.

Although a self-balanced vehicle can theoretically reach a wider driving speed, based on safety considerations, manufacturers usually control its speed within 20 kilometers per hour, so the speed difference between the two in actual driving is not very obvious.

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