The Black Friday sales season is here! The best deals are not always on Amazon. The prices shown below are the best available now, though you may need to buy quickly as some deals will sell out.
In a world where everything is becoming electric, it was only a matter of time before the humble kickscooter joined the electro-revolution. Electric scooters have grown in popularity in recent years, offering an environmentally friendly way for people to commute in busy cities while also being a sweat-free alternative to bikes.
The issue is that they can be expensive if you don’t know where to look, with some boasting a price tag of over £1000 in the UK. But, like most products on the market, there are deals to be had, and you could potentially save a bundle.
We’ve used our expertise to scour the web and find the best electric scooter deals available this Black Friday – not just those that look good on the surface.
Aside from our selection of the best deals above, we’d recommend keeping an eye on Amazon for great electric scooter deals, and if you don’t mind importing from overseas, Gearbest is another great option. Other retailers that offer deals on electric scooters include:
One of the most popular electric scooters around right now is the Xiaomi M365. It’s much cheaper than many of its overseas rivals, some of which can cost well over £1000, and offers a great blend of reliability and value for money with top speeds of 15mph and a range of 18.6 miles. There is a newer Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2, but it's much more expensive with a £599 RRP.
There are plenty of other electric scooters on the market, but the main issue is that unlike with most countries, it’s illegal to ride an electric scooter on public footpaths and roads in the UK despite trials of e-scooter rental systems going live – you’re only allowed to use them on private property. We’ve got more information on UK law in our electric scooter buying guide, and we’d recommend taking a read before taking the plunge.
The restrictions on UK usage means that many of the big retailers simply don’t stock them, making deals much harder to find. In situations like this, the easiest way is to head to a dedicated outdoor specialist like those mentioned above, or import one from China via sites like Gearbest. Just be warned that buying from China will make it very difficult to return if you need any repairs.
If you’ve got your heart set on an electric scooter and want to save a bit of money, these are the best deals we’ve found online.
Best electric scooter deals
1. Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter
Now: Up to £192 (US$250) off
2. Niubility N1
Now: £229.90 (£228.50 off)
If you're happy to go for a lesser-known brand, GearBest is offering a whopping £228 off the Niubility N1 right now. It's a capable electric scooter with a top speed of 15.5mph and a max weight of 120kg, making it better for the stockier rider.
3. electriQ Active Electric Scooter
From: Drones Direct
Now: £199.97 (£150 off)
It might not be from an established brand like Xiaomi or Ninebot, but the electriQ Active's 15-mile range and 15mph top speed should be ideal for most riders. You'll also find 8.5in air-filled tyres that should provide a smoother ride than solid wheel counterparts, and most importantly, it costs less than £200 right now.
4. Xiaomi Mi Scooter 2 Pro
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £469.97 (£130.02 off)
It might be expensive, but it's Xiaomi's top-end electric scooter right now, with a 350W motor and a great range. Plus, the £130 discount from Laptops Direct makes it a little more tempting.
5. Xiaomi Mi 1S Electric Scooter
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £377.97 (£121.03 off)
Get £120 off Xiaomi's Mi 1S Electric Scooter, the mid-range variant of Xiaomi's latest scooter range.
6. Volter Series One
Now: £460 (£115 off)
Volter's gorgeous Series One has a £115 discount right now, but there's a catch - it won't be delivered until January. Still, if you can wait until after Christmas, it's a great price on a good looking electric scooter with a 40km range and IP55 water resistance.
7. Xiaomi Mi Essential Electric Scooter
From: Pure Electric
Now: £299 (£90.99 off)
Get a decent chunk of money off one of Xiaomi's new electric scooters at Pure Electric right now.
8. Kugoo Kirin S1
Now: £201.23 (£87.36 off)
Offering a combination of a 350W motor, 8.5in airless tyres, 25km range and a dual braking system, the Kirin S1 is a steal at £201.
9. Ninebot Segway E25E
Now: £429 (£70 off)
Ninebot's Xiaomi Mi 1S competitor, dubbed the E25E, has £70 off at Box right now. It offers top speeds of 15.5mph and a range of 15.5 miles, and the bigger 9in wheels should provide a smooth ride too.
When is Cyber Monday 2020 - should you wait for a better deal?
Cyber Monday is set to kick off on 30 November, days after Black Friday. It's traditionally a great day for online shopping that may yet throw up some even greater tech deals - but with so much uncertainty around finance and retail this year, and no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.