What are the advantages of choosing an e-scooter?
The operating costs for electric scooters are approx. 0.70Fr./ 100km and are much cheaper than all other means of transport. The maintenance costs of an electric scooter are only about 20% of the maintenance costs of a petrol-powered scooter, as the gearbox and chain are not needed.
Can I charge the electric scooter at any socket?
Yes, the battery of the TWHEELS scooter is removable and can be charged at any household socket.
What driving licence do I need for the electric scooter?
From 16 years, none. At 14 - 16 years, a moped licence (category M).
How do I admit an e-scooter?
Can be ridden like a conventional bike without a number plate!
20 km/h vs. 25 km/h
In Switzerland, vehicles that have electric assistance are allowed to travel between 20 - 25 km/h. With pedal assistance, for example on an e-bike, you may drive up to 25 km/h. Without pedal assistance, electric vehicles, for example our TWHEELS scooter, are allowed to travel up to 20 km/h. Anything above the speed of 20 - 25 km/h must be driven with a number plate.
Is there a helmet requirement?
Wearing a helmet is not legally binding. Nevertheless, we recommend that you wear a helmet for your safety while riding.
Is tyre pressure important for consumption?
Yes, the more optimal the air pressure, the lower the rolling resistance, the more economical the consumption. We recommend 0.5 - 1.0 bar.
I hear the brakes dragging, is something broken?
No. It is normal with e-scooters that the brakes are slightly audible. With a scooter, you don't hear this because of the engine noise.
Up to what gradient can I use the scooter?
The TWHEELS scooter can be used up to a road gradient of 15%.
Do I need insurance for my e-scooter?
No. In Switzerland, insurance is not mandatory.
You should note the following information on the subject of insurance:
You touch a car during your ride? When choosing your personal liability insurance, make sure that damages that occur during your ride on your e-scooter are covered.
Is your e-scooter stolen even though it is locked? This is where household insurance from certain providers can help out. Make sure whether this case is covered by your insurance.