So I have finally decided to jump on the electric scooter bandwagon along with what seems to be every second other person in Dublin. It’s like over night they have popped up everywhere and especially around where I live in the Ballsbridge area. So what do I think of them…are they any good? Well the short answer is yes! I am in love with it! It is so much better than having to drive just 5 or 10 minutes to go see my friends or even just popping down to the shop to pick up a few bits.My only issue is all the media saying that they are illegal so I am a bit paranoid about getting pulled over.
The electric scooter I decided to go for was the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter as that seems to be the most popular online judging by the reviews. It is pretty fast but it did take me a while to get the hang of it so I don’t recommend going to fast on it at the start. After an hour or so of playing around with it I was a pro at it. I have mainly just used it to go down the road to my friends house in the evening so haven’t had a proper go of it yet and I haven’t gone full speed on it just yet.
Do I think they are worth it? Definitely if you are just going on a short commute It is so much easier than having to get in the car and deal with traffic especially in built up areas like I am living in. I think they are pretty dangerous especially if you are not use to them so definitely wear a helmet and make sure you get some lights too. Mine has lights but they are not that great. Oh yeah and for anyone who is interested I got my electric scooter at escooterstore so check them out if you have any interest as they are based in Dublin.