If you’re looking for a Black Friday electric scooter deal, you’re in the right place. We’re rounding up all the best offers right here, along with expert advice so you know what to look out for when shopping for your new ride.
This year, Black Friday lands on November 26, though lots of the big retailers are expected to start slashing prices sooner, with some even extending their sales events for several weeks. We’re expecting some big discounts on a wide range of electric scooters, including some of the best models from brands like Segway, which might normally be outside your budget.
As far as we know, the big electric scooter brands haven’t been affected seriously by the current chip shortage, but there may still be a delay receiving your scooter if you live in the UK due to the shortage of delivery drivers. Pure Electric, for example, has explained that it’s currently experiencing delays, but advises that it will contact you if your order is likely to be held up.
Can’t wait? There are already some great offers available on e-scooters if you know where to look, and we’ve rounded them all up right here.
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When will the best e-scooter Black Friday deals start in 2021?
We often see the smaller electric scooter stores start their Black Friday sales the week before Black Friday itself, so in the run-up to the dark weekend, it’s worth checking around.
The bigger shops will likely start their discounts over the weekend itself, and we might see some new deals unveiled for Cyber Monday on November 29, so it’s definitely worth keeping your eyes out.
At TechRadar we’ll be covering the best electric scooter Black Friday deals, so bookmark this web page for updates over the sales season.
Where will the best Black Friday electric scooter deals be found?
That said, we find the specialist shops can be better for electric scooter Black Friday deals, and these can be specific depending on your nation or state. Right now – before Black Friday – we’d recommend looking up local shops near you that sell electric scooters, and keeping tabs on these retailers’ websites during the sales period.
Tips for buying an electric scooter
If you’re thinking of buying an electric scooter on Black Friday, first take a moment to check the law in your local area. Electric scooters are legal to ride in most of the US, but you’ll need to be certain about the top speed permitted in your city and state, and where you’re allowed to ride. In the UK, e-scooters are currently illegal to ride on public roads unless they’re part of an authorized hire scheme.
When you’re browsing e-scooters make sure you check out the range of each one that catches your eye. You want one that will allow you to make a typical return journey with plenty of juice to spare to account for factors like uneven terrain. Dialling the speed up a notch or two will also reduce your scooter’s range, so bear this in mind as well.
We also recommend sticking with established brands. E-scooters from tiny companies listed on Amazon might be cheap, but you won’t get the same after-sales service you would if you stuck with a bigger brand, and you might find that the build quality isn’t as good if the manufacturer doesn’t have to stick to certain guidelines and local laws.
If a deal looks too good to be true, take a close look at the scooter’s specifications before adding it to your cart. Kids’ and adults’ electric scooters look identical in photos, without anything for scale, and that super cheap e-scooter you’ve spotted may only be suitable for riders under 16 years old.
3 best electric scooters to look for on Black Friday
The second-generation Pure Air Pro takes our top prize for the best electric scooter of 2021. It’s a big upgrade from last year’s model, with a longer range, more powerful battery and – surprisingly – a smaller price tag, even outside the sales. It can hit a top speed of 15.5mph at full throttle, but offers a very impressive maximum range of 50km (about 31 miles) if you’re willing to cut back the speed and ride at a slightly more sedate pace.
Read our full Pure Air Pro (2021) review
The Xiaomi M365 Pro (also known as the Mi Electric Scooter Pro) is a mid-priced scooter with specifications that rival much more expensive models. With a large platform, non-slip handlebars, built-in lights and reflectors, it’s one of the most practical scooters in its price bracket, and feels safe and comfortable to ride even in bad weather and after dark.
Read our full Xiaomi M365 Pro review
The experts at Segway know a thing or two about getting around on two wheels, and that experience has helped it build one of the best electric scooters around, while keeping its price surprisingly affordable. Its real world performance will depend on how and where your ride, but the Segway-Ninebot ES4 Electric KickScooter has a quoted range of 28 miles and a top speed of 18.6mph, making it one of the fastest scooters in this price bracket.