Buying a scooter in China can be a big decision. Before you go to buy a scooter in China, read these 5 things to look for in your purchase.
Buying a scooter in China is a decision that many people weigh in their minds during their time in the country. For the negative aspects, a scooter is a financial investment costing anywhere from 2000-4000 RMB by the time you buy the scooter, bike locks, helmet, and any other accessories. Also, there is always the possibility of the scooter getting stolen, which while rare, does happen. On the other hand, having a scooter in China will bring all sorts of conveniences to your life. You can commute to work or school faster, long walks to the grocery store are turned into a quick ride, and generally, your area and mobility are greatly increased. The 5 things you NEED to consider when buying a scooter in China: 1. Battery type This is the most important factor, because it will determine what types of scooters you can buy. It shouldnt come as a surprise that, because scooters are electric, they need to be recharged after a certain number of uses. The batteries will either be removable or they will be built-in (built into the bike body). To charge built-in batteries, you will have to park your scooter near an electrical outlet and run the supplied cord from your bike directly to the outlet. For removable batteries, you will take the batteries out of the bike, carry them to your apartment, and...Read More