The absolute truth about electric scooters

Must read article before purchasing an electric scooter

We specialize in the small-size electric scooters, like the switch100 for the reasons below.

All scooters no matter what size they are (or electric bicycles), in accordance to Canadian law, cannot have a larger motor than 500 watts.

To compensate for the additional weight of the larger electric scooters, the battery size must be increased from 12ah to 20ah, thus increasing further the weight of the scooter and also increasing your cost to purchasing  new batteries. All SLA batteries last you the same number of years (battery life), whether 10ah, 12ah or 20ah. All lithium batteries last you the same number of years, whether you have a 36v 10ah lithium battery or a 48v 20ah lithium battery.

Of course, battery life partially depends on you. For battery maintenance you MUST follow these rules;
For SLA batteries, no matter how little the distance travelled (even around the block), you must immediately charge the batteries. NEVER stop the charging cycle until the charger led turns green. A sign of batteries reaching the end of their life cycle is when you plug in a charger to charge your batteries, but the charger's led (light) never turns green, and if you touch the batteries they are warm (or hot).  During winter, charge your batteries every month. For SLA batteries, prior to charging them, you may first discharge the batteries by adding a 48v bulb to the battery's output, or simply run the motor for a few minutes (while the bike is on the stand). For lithium batteries, you may partially charge the batteries but at the end of the day always fully charge them. In the winter, charge them every month.

When it comes to large electric scooters there are additional expenses invloved. Due to the heavy weight of the scooter, for obvious safety reasons, a pressurized brake system is installed, like the brake systems in motorcycles or cars. Additional expenses apply to such systems, like brake fluid and brake pads. In the switch100 electric scooter (but not in all models), you simply lightly press on the brake and the reverse rotation of the motor (called regenerative braking) stops the bike , practically not using any brake pads at all. You will need brake pads sooner only if you always apply hard on the brakes to stop the bike at the very last moment.

Theoretically, SLAs can be charged about 300 times, while lithium batteries can be charged about 700 times. SLAs are very heavy and very cheap (about $240 for 48v systems) to replace, while lithium batteries are very light and expensive to replace (48v20ah batteries can go up to $1000). 

You should know that the range (distance travelled per battery charge) on small or large scooters having SLA batteries is relatively the same. The larger scooters are heavier, thus they have larger, heavier batteries (eg; 20ah), to compensate for the extra weight, in order to give you the same range that a small scooter gives you. A small scooter (like our switch100) being lighter, uses smaller batteries (eg; 14ah) giving you the same range as the larger scooters.

So the size of the electric scooter comes down to personal preference, not quality or range. Now, for electric scooters that have lithium batteries the range varies. For example, a 36v 10ah battery has a shorter range than a 48v 20ah battery, and a 48v20ah battery has a shorter range than a 48v30ah battery. A 48v30ah lithium battery on a large scooter gives you an average range of 100 km.

Parking your electric scooter almost anywhere is a great convenience. The switch100 is small enough to park on any sidewalk and go to any bicycle path, while the bigger scooters definitely cannot be parked on the sidewalk, and when driven in a bicycle path, you may get some complaints from other cyclists.

The 48v20ah lithium battery on the switch100 gives you a 70km range while the 48v SLA batteries give you a 20-30km range (if the batteries are new). Although the lithium battery packs are very expensive (almost the price of purchasing another scooter) in our opinion, if you can afford paying about $1000 every 4 or 5 years (battery life) they are worth every penny.

When it comes to repairs, you will not require any repairs on electric scooters. If the bike will work for the first  month, chances are you will never need any kind of repair. The 3 major components in a electric scooter or electric bicycle are the battery, the controller and the motor.  Like we mentioned the batteries will need to be replaced when their life cycle expires. The controller might need to be replaced once, and the motor will last the life of the scooter. TIP: If the scooter does not work, the first thing to check is if the fuse has blown. The switch100 that we tested, has gone for 5 years without any repairs, so far (never driven in the rain, never left outdoors during the night, and always parked in a heated garage during the winter months).

Disadvantages of all electric scooters (small or large), if they brake down, you must walk them back home or tow them if you are far away from home. That's where electric bicycles come in. If the electric system on a bicycles will stop operating, you can always pedal your way back home.

So what are your costs to owning an electric scooter or electric bicycle?

A helmet.
The battery replacement every 3-5 years.
Brake fluid and brake pads (for large electric scooters only).
So far, no drivers license, no insurance, no license plate.

 

Electric scooter parts for Switch100 and Urban models

Switch100 parts

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48v SLA Battery box
48v bc

Battery case for 48v switch100 electric scooter |  electricbikestop.com
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$55

SPECS
    Miscellaneous info:
  • Batteries not included.
  • Shipping not included.
    Price includes:
  • Battery box only; dimensions
  • Battery size dimensions;
    12ah battery size; 15cm (W) x 9.7cm (D) x 9.5cm (H)
    5 14/16" (W) x 3 13/16" (L) x 3 3/4" (H)
  • In-store pickup only
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 dimensions

 

48v 12ah SLA battery pack
12ah SLA bp 48v 12ah SLA battery pack | electricbikestop.com
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$ 295 / $395

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  • Four 12ah SLA batteries
  • Fully assembled includes wiring, soldering, fuse, fuse holder, A/C male plug
  • Shipping not included.
    Price includes:
  • Four 12ah SLA batteries
  • Battery box
  • Batteries and box -fully assembled ready to go; $395
  • Batteries and cage only -assembly required: $295
  • In-store pickup only
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48v 15ah high rate SLA Battery pack
15ah HR SLA bp Battery case for 48v switch100 electric scooter |  electricbikestop.com
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$375 / $475

SPECS
    Miscellaneous info:
  • Four 12ah SLA batteries
  • Fully assembled includes wiring, soldering, fuse, fuse holder, A/C male plug
  • Shipping not included.
    Price includes:
  • Four 15ah HIGH RATE SLA batteries (25% more range than 12ah SLA batteries)
  • Battery box
  • Batteries and box -fully assembled ready to go; $475
  • Batteries and cage only -assembly required: $375
  • In-store pickup only
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48v 20ah lithium battery
48v20ah lbp 48v 20ah lithium battery | electricbikestop.com
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$ 1025

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    Miscellaneous info:
  • Shipping not included.
    Price includes:
  • battery pack (ready to go)
  • Charger not included
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48v 20ah lithium charger
48v 20ah LC 48v 20ah lithium charger for switch100 scooter | electricbikestop.com
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$ 235

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    Miscellaneous info:
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  • Shipping not included.
    Price includes:
  • 48v 20ah lithium charger
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Left brake assembly
LBA left brake assembly for switch100 electric scooter | electricbikestop.com
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$47

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    Price includes:
  • Left side brake assembly
PAYPAL

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Right brake assembly
RBA right brake assembly for switch100 electric scooter | electricbikestop.com
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$47

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    Price includes:
  • Right side brake assembly
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Tail light assembly
TLA tail light assembly for switch100 electric scooter | electricbikestop.com
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$ 45

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    Miscellaneous info:
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  • Shipping not included.
    Price includes:
  • battery
  • In-store pickup only
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Rear signal light
SL signal light for switch100 electric scooter | electricbikestop.com
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$ 22

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    Miscellaneous info:
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  • Shipping not included.
    Price includes:
  • Rear signal light
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Back brakes
BBsw100 back brakes for electric scooter switch100 | ElectricBikeStop.com | online retailer of electric bicycles, scooters and electric kits for bicycles.
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$ 42

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    Price includes:
  • Item's name
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Front brakes
FBsw100 Front brakes for electric scooter switch100 | ElectricBikeStop.com | online retailer of electric bicycles, scooters and electric kits for bicycles.
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$ 32

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  • Item's name
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Tube for 2.5x16" wheels
Tube Tube for electric scooter switch100 for 2.5x16” tires | ElectricBikeStop.com | online retailer of electric bicycles, scooters and electric kits for bicycles.
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$ 22

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    Price includes:
  • Item's name
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48v500w controller
48V-contoller 48v500w controller for electric scooter switch100 for 2.5x16” tires | ElectricBikeStop.com | online retailer of electric bicycles, scooters and electric kits for bicycles.
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$ --

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48v SLA battery charger
48V-chargerSLA 48v SLA battery charger for electric scooter switch100 for 2.5x16” tires | ElectricBikeStop.com | online retailer of electric bicycles, scooters and electric kits for bicycles.
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$--

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  • Item's name
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2.5x16" tire
tire Tire for switch100 electric scooters | Online retailer of electric bicycles, electric tricycles, electric kits for bicycles, assembly and installation dvds | electricbikestop.com
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$ 42

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  • Shipping not included.
    Price includes:
  • Item's name
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Other Switch100 parts

Other switch100 parts
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Electric scooters

 

Electric scooter model: Urban
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Model: Urban
Price: $1200 / $1700

    Price includes:
  • Electric scooter
  • Some assembly required.

48V 20ah lithium electric scooter | electricbikestop.com
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Green, SLA


White, SLA


Yellow, SLA



Green, lithium


White, lithium


Yellow, lithium

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  • All prices are subject to change without notice.
  • NOTE: An average shipping cost is included with the cost of each item. A refund is issued through paypal if shipping costs are below that average value.
  • NOTE: Basic mechanical knowledge is required for assembling a bicycle. We do NOT assume responsibility for injuries due to assembly errors. If not confident, purchase only bicycles that come with detailed assembly instructions DVD.

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Electric scooter model:Mayhem
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Model: mini scooter
Price: $1975 ($1399 -SPECIAL)

    Price includes:
  • Electric scooter
  • Assembly required (not included in price).
  • Specs

electric scooter model mayhem, style like honda ruskus
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SLAs / White, blue or green
blueAvenue.ca ; Mayhem

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  • NOTE: An average shipping cost is included with the cost of each item. A refund is issued through paypal if shipping costs are below that average value.
  • NOTE: Basic mechanical knowledge is required for assembling a bicycle. We do NOT assume responsibility for injuries due to assembly errors. If not confident, purchase only bicycles that come with detailed assembly instructions DVD.

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Electric scooter model:mini-scooter
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Model: mini scooter
Price: $925

mini scooter 48v, 1000w
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Motor
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SLAs / White, blue or red

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  • All prices are subject to change without notice.
  • NOTE: An average shipping cost is included with the cost of each item. A refund is issued through paypal if shipping costs are below that average value.
  • NOTE: Basic mechanical knowledge is required for assembling a bicycle. We do NOT assume responsibility for injuries due to assembly errors. If not confident, purchase only bicycles that come with detailed assembly instructions DVD.

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Electric scooter model: Honda eh2 48v 500w
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Model: Honda eh2
Price: $1265 / $1515

    Price includes:
  • Electric scooter
  • Some assembly required.
  • Specs

honda eh2 48v lithium electric bicycle | electricbikestop.com
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SLAs / Red or Blue


Lithium / Yellow or blue

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  • NOTE: Basic mechanical knowledge is required for assembling a bicycle. We do NOT assume responsibility for injuries due to assembly errors. If not confident, purchase only bicycles that come with detailed assembly instructions DVD.

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Electric scooter model: Daytona
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Model: Daytona, SLA
Price: $1899.99

    Price includes:
  • Electric scooter
  • Assembly
  • Shipping
  • NOTE: Delivered in the Montreal and Laval areas only

Electric scooter model; Daytona - electric bike stop.com
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  • NOTE: Basic mechanical knowledge is required for assembling a bicycle. We do NOT assume responsibility for injuries due to assembly errors. If not confident, purchase only bicycles that come with detailed assembly instructions DVD.

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Electric scooter model: Laurentide
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Model: Laurentide, SLA
Price: $1837.99

    Price includes:
  • Electric scooter
  • Assembly
  • Shipping
  • NOTE: Delivered in the Montreal and Laval areas only

Electric scooter model; Laurentide - electric bike stop.com
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Electric scooter model: Milano
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Model: Milano
Price: $1855.99

    Price includes:
  • Electric scooter
  • Assembly
  • Shipping
  • NOTE: Delivered in the Montreal and Laval areas only

Electric scooter model; Milano - electric bike stop.com
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  • NOTE: Basic mechanical knowledge is required for assembling a bicycle. We do NOT assume responsibility for injuries due to assembly errors. If not confident, purchase only bicycles that come with detailed assembly instructions DVD.

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Electric scooter model:SY-2035
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Model: sy-2035
Price: $1240.99

    Price includes:
  • Electric scooter
  • Assembly
  • Shipping
  • NOTE: Delivered in the Montreal and Laval areas only

Electric scooter model; SY-2035 - electric bike stop.com
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  • NOTE: Basic mechanical knowledge is required for assembling a bicycle. We do NOT assume responsibility for injuries due to assembly errors. If not confident, purchase only bicycles that come with detailed assembly instructions DVD.

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Electric scooter model: SY-2017
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Model: SY-2017
Price: $1630.99

    Price includes:
  • Electric scooter
  • Assembly
  • Shipping
  • NOTE: Delivered in the Montreal and Laval areas only

Electric scooter model; SY-2017 - electric bike stop.com
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Electric scooter model: SY-1052
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Model: SY-1052
Price: $993.99

    Price includes:
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  • Assembly
  • Shipping
  • NOTE: Delivered in the Montreal and Laval areas only

Electric scooter model; SY-1052 - electric bike stop.com
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48v 20ah lithium 500w electric scooter

Model: Switch100

Purchase a 48v 20ah electric scooter from us (model switch100) and save $100 on assembly fees. Upon purchase you may view our detailed step-by-step assembly video online for only $5. See demo below.

48v 20ah lihtium 500w electric scooter | Electricbikestop.com


Switch100, 48v20ah SLA -Green

, 48v20ah Lithium -Green

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Switch100 electric scooter going 32km/hour



 

 

 

 

SPECS

Switch100 specifications
FeaturesDetails
Dimension: (LxWxH)  1650x710x1220
Wheel Size: 18” /2.5”
Net Weight: 55 kg
Maximum Speed: 32 km/h
Travel Range: 50-70(Switch100 20L) kms*
Charging Time: 3-8 Hours (Switch100 SLA) / 3-6 Hours (Switch100 20L)
Climbing Angle: 18 Degrees
Load Capacity: 140 kg
Motor: Maximum 500W Brushless / 48V DC
Battery: 48V/14Ah Lead Acid (switch100) / 48V/20Ah LiFePO4 Lithium (switch100 20L)
Charger: AC100-120V, Smart Charger (Battery maintained while charging)
Front and rear brakes: Drum
Lock System: Remote Alarm / Remote Starter / Key ignition lock / Steer lock / Motor Lock
Meter and Indicator: LCD Screen, Speedometer, Battery Strength Indicator, Light Indicator
Lighting System: Headlight w/High Beam, Turning Signals, Brake Light, Tail Lights, Indicator Back Light
Storage: Lockable Front Box / Tail Box (option)

Switch100 48v 20ah lithium electric scooter parts