WHAT DIFFERENCES ARE THERE BETWEEN THE ES1 AND ES2?
The eS1 and eS2 are both 100% electric scooters that produce zero emissions. The main differences are: the former is a single-seater, while the latter can also carry a passenger; as standard, the former is equipped with one lithium ion battery, and the latter has two; the former delivers 1500 W power, while the latter delivers 3000 W; the former has a maximum torque of 100 Nm at the wheel, while the latter has 130 Nm at the wheel. Moreover, the eS2 comes with a spacious storage compartment at the front as standard, with a 12V socket that can be used to charge your phone.
WHAT DIFFERENCES ARE THERE BETWEEN THE ES2 AND ES3?
The eS2 and eS3 are practical, easy to manoeuvre two-seater scooters with double battery as standard. The power delivered and vehicle class set them apart: the eS3 scooter is a class L3 vehicle comparable to a 100cc bike, i.e. a vehicle with a motorcycle license plate, while the eS2 is a class L2 vehicle comparable to a 50cc bike, i.e. a moped with a small license plate.
IS THE ES3 A MOPED (EQUIVALENT TO A 50CC BIKE) TOO?
The eS3 is comparable to a 100cc endothermic bike: it can reach 70 km/h and travel up to 90 km on a single charge. Unlike the eS1 and eS2, with the eS3 you can ride on non-urban roads (excluding A roads and motorways) and you need a category-B licence to ride it.
WHAT MAJOR DIFFERENCES ARE THERE BETWEEN THE ES AND ESPRO RANGES? E.G. BETWEEN THE ES3 AND ESPRO 70?
The eSpro range is aimed at professional, VAT-registered clients (delivery companies for food and other goods, security and safety services, and many other businesses): they are 100% electric vehicles, with special features more suited to the professional activities for which they are used. The eS1, eS2 and eS3 are designed for our private customers.
ARE THERE SCOOTERS THAT I CAN RIDE WITHOUT INSURANCE AND A HELMET?
In Italy, the only vehicles allowed to travel without insurance and road tax are electric bicycles with a maximum speed of 25 km/h, a motor with a maximum power of 250 Watts and assisted rather than independent pedalling. All vehicles with higher speeds and/or motor capacity must have a number plate and be insured. There are some "scooters" on the market that are actually modified electric bicycles given the appearance of a scooter and with the addition of a manual accelerator. If a manual accelerator is fitted, the vehicle is a moped, and must by law carry a number plate and insurance.
HOW MANY KILOMETRES CAN I TRAVEL ON ONE CHARGE?
The eS1 electric scooter has a range of up to 40 km, and the eS2 up to 71 km, while the eS3 has a range of up to 96 km (in accordance with regulation (EU) 168 / 2013).
IS IT TRUE THAT COLD WEATHER REDUCES THE RANGE OF A SCOOTER?
Lithium-ion batteries are affected by the cold, so on the coldest days of the year, we recommend removing them from the vehicle and keeping them indoors (e.g. in your house): If you do this, the capacity of the batteries will remain intact when you put them back into the scooter. If you tried to start the vehicle with batteries left outdoors in sub-zero temperatures, the capacity would be depleted.
HOW LONG DO THE BATTERIES LAST IN KM?
Battery life depends on many factors and is affected by the use of the vehicle, so charging cycles cannot be calculated precisely. That said, the batteries allow you to travel tens of thousands of miles. After years of frequent, regular use, their range will deplete slightly: they will remain efficient and continue to work, but you will have to charge them more often.
CAN I RECHARGE THE BATTERY FROM ANY POWER SOCKET?
Yes, Askoll Lithium-ion batteries can be easily charged from any power socket at a cost of just 30 cents (based on an average nighttime rate of €0.15/kWh). Simply recharge the battery directly on the scooter, or take it out of the compartment under the saddle and connect it to the battery charger.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FULLY CHARGE THE ES1 BATTERY?
The battery for the eS1 takes approximately 3 hours from 0% to 100% charge, thanks to its powerful battery charger. The battery does not have to be totally empty before being connected to the power supply, nor does it have to be fully charged before disconnecting; partially charged batteries will not affect the performance of the vehicle in terms of torque and speed.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME TO RECHARGE AN ES2 SCOOTER BATTERY?
A full charge for the eS2 electric scooter battery costs €0.30 (based on an average nighttime rate of €0.15/kWh).
DO I NEED A LICENCE TO DRIVE AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER?
Yes, anyone, adult or minor, who intends to ride a moped (eS1 and eS2 models), must obtain a category AM driving licence, while to ride a motorcycle (eS3 model) a category A or B driving licence is required.
IS IT COMPULSORY TO WEAR A HELMET WHEN RIDING A SCOOTER?
Yes, to ride an electric scooter you must wear a helmet.
I CAN RIDE A BICYCLE IN LIMITED TRAFFIC ZONES; WHAT ABOUT A SCOOTER?
The regulations governing the circulation of electric vehicles in limited traffic zones vary from place to place: in some places, you can ride freely, while in others you either have to apply to the local council or riding may be prohibited (fortunately, this is rare). We recommend contacting your local authority: they will provide all the information you need.
CAN I RIDE MY SCOOTER ON MAJOR ROADS AND MOTORWAYS?
The eS1 and eS2 can only be used on urban roads. The eS3, however, can also be used on non-urban roads, except major roads and motorways, so it cannot travel on the Rome ring road, for example.
DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE INSURANCE TO RIDE AN ASKOLL SCOOTER?
Yes, to ride our scooters, you need insurance, but it is much cheaper when compared to an endothermic scooter. Moreover, road tax is free for 5 years.
WHEN SHOULD I GET MY FIRST SERVICE DONE? AFTER HOW MANY KM?
The first service should be done when you reach 1000 km, then repeated annually or when you have travelled another 1000 km.
WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR ASSISTANCE WITH MY VEHICLE?
If you purchased it from our online store, you can contact us at email@example.com. Alternatively, you can find a list of service centres at www.askollelectric.com under the “support centres" tab, and choose the one closest to your home.