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Below we look at ways electric scooters have found their way into these records.
Over the past decade or so, electric scooters have become a popular means of transport mainly because they are practical, ecological, and economical compared to cars. Students especially use them more than any other category to commute to school. They are so popular that they hold records for several reasons.
Longest Distance Covered
Mark Newton from the UK achieved the longest journey on an electric scooter. He rode around the UK mainland between 7 April 2013 and 23 November 2014. His starting and ending points were Kilmichael Glassary, Lochgilphead, Scotland, and his two cats, Smudge and Missy, were with him the entire distance. Mark’s electric mobility scooter was a Beamer Tramper TWS.
Mark is a Gulf war veteran who held Guinness World records before for being charitable and travelled the country raising charity funds. For example, he once travelled for 11,000 miles on the UK coastline and raised thousands of pounds for charity.
Largest Parade of Electric Scooters
Gogoro Taiwan Limited (Chinese Taipei) entered the Guinness World Records for the largest parade of electric scooters. This was on 7 October 2018.
The parade of scooters had four rows with 1303 vehicles in total. The riders on Gogoro scooters went on a route between Taipei City hall and Taipei Bridge. The route’s length was 4.2 km and consisted of the main traffic roads in Taipei. At 5.15 am, the parade of scooters commenced before completing the short journey at around 5.40 am.
Since 2015, Gogoro has been a seller of electric scooters in Taiwan, which is ranked third in the world per capita ownership of these vehicles. To reduce carbon emissions, the Taiwan government offers financial help to use electric scooters and has sold over 90,000 electric scooters in the country.
The inspiration was from the daily “waterfall” of motorbike riders commuting to work, which became international news. Gogoro started a flash mob activity in 2016, and 2018 marked the fourth edition of the annual event.
Fastest Electric Scooters
Dualtron X2 and Ron2 RE90 are ranked as the two fastest electric scooters when it comes to speed. While the Guinness Book of Records is yet to recognize them, their speeds and motor power are breathtaking:
Dualtron X2 is one of the most complete electric scooters in the world right now that’s both fast and a long-ranger. It is a premium and newer version of the already popular Dualtron X.
Its dual motors combine to push 8300 W worth of power. The result? X2 can hit top speeds of up to 68mph/109kph (some riders say it surpasses this).
It is highly executed with a powerful motor configuration as a cutting-edge electric scooter. Its hydraulic brakes combined with the adjustable hydraulic suspension give you extra control even on challenging terrain.
This scooter comes with a speed limit of 80mph/128kph. That speed limit, once removed, allows it to move at a speed of 100mph/161kph (although this remains unproven mainly).
RE90’s motor is just as powerful as that of the Dualtron X2. The scooter prides itself as the “world’s fastest hyper-production scooter.”
Its lightweight body contributes to its supersonic speed. The low weight is attained by using a carbon fibre body, pole and handlebar and sub-aluminium front and rear arms. Its battery management system produces 600 amps per channel when you want to halt it.
Most Electric Scooter Pre-bookings in 24 Hours
Ola scooter, a product of Ola Electric, became the most pre-booked scooter in the world in July 2021. It opened the bookings on 15 July, and within 24 hours, it had received a record-shattering 100,000 pre-orders.
The scooter has a range of 150 kilometres, and an Ola hyper charger fully charges its two electric wheelers in two hours. It can also be charged at home using a 5A socket.
The scooter’s leading features were an ample boot space, segment-leading range, and app-based keyless access. Its standard features are a front disc brake, full LED lighting, and fast charging.
Fastest Time to Deconstruct and Reassemble an Electric Scooter
Zhao Zhanju from China broke the world record by deconstructing and reassembling an electric scooter in 32 minutes and 39.8 seconds. The event took place in Jinhua, Zhejiang, China, and was organized by Zhejiang Luyuan Electric Vehicle co. Ltd.
This was a high record considering that it would have taken an average user at least a few hours to deconstruct and get everything back in shape. He removed every piece down to the last bolt then assembled them again.
However, a scooter ordered from the shop takes less time to assemble because only the handlebar and tires are put together.
World’s Longest Scooter
An English plumber, Colin Furze, broke the record for the longest scooter. It is 14 meters long and can seat 25 passengers. Its speed reaches 114 km/h. He used one and a half 125cc mopeds and a long aluminium frame to build this scooter of 25 passengers.
To have this scooter make it into the Guinness World Records, he had to ride it for 100 meters. He, however, outdid himself and rode it for 56km. However, he later admitted that it was really straining on the arms due to its heavy steering.
Another scooter that broke the record was a scooter built by Luke and Roy Finch on 26 July 2020 in London, UK. The scooter was 3.10 meters (10ft 2in). Building it took six weeks and two extra weeks for the final touches, with the entire project costing less than £100.
Longest Journey on Electric Scooter
The longest journey on a scooter was achieved by Song Jian on 28 December 2020. He covered 25,547.413km (15874.426 miles) in an event sponsored by Yadea Technology Groupco. Ltd in Dali, Yunnan, China.
It is worth noting that Song Jian held the previous two records, including 5,558.7 km in 2018 and 10,087.2 km in 2019.
This latest record took him 134 days to tour around China. He started on 12 August 2020 from Dali, Yunnan, then returned to Dali and ended the journey on 23 December 2020.
Song Jian crossed 25 provinces four municipalities, and arrived at the Everest base camp. He had to do a nucleic test and show his health code at every destination due to the Covid19 pandemic.
So there you have it! The top 7 electric scooter world records you probably didn’t know existed. Did we leave anything out? Let us know, and we’ll be happy to add it here as well.
Nely is an adrenaline junkie and one of her life goals is to sky dive, but until that day she gets her kicks from testing fast electric scooters. Part time scooter fanatic & part time SEO analyst. Nely’s favourite scooter is the Dualtron X.