Our first experience with an electric rideable was in Los Angeles. Wondering how to interact with the dozens of e-scooters leaning against walls or left outside shopping malls, a colleague from New Zealand pulled out his smartphone, scanned the QR code, and shot off into the distance.

For the uninitiated, the rental system seemed like a dream come true: use a smartphone to track down a scooter that wasn’t in use, and then hop off and on as required.

Riding an e-scooter for the first time tapped deep into nostalgia. “It’s like riding a speeder bike through Endor,” yelled one travel companion as he hurtled down Hollywood Boulevard.

The increasing popularity of e-scooters in Australia is impossible to ignore and while laws do differ from state to state, more and more riders are choosing to ditch the car in place of an electric scooter.

But it’s not just e-scooters hogging the rideable limelight. Electric bicycles are now proving to be a popular alternative to traditional bikes. Many older cyclists are returning to two wheels, buoyed by the knowledge that the little bit of extra help needed to get up a hill comes in the form of electric pedal assist.

Europe has long since recognised the benefits of electric bikes and the same is happening here in Australia. So, whether you’re looking at an e-scooter to cruise the streets, throw on the train to travel that last mile to the office or home, or an e-bike to tackle the entire commute to work (dispensing with the car in the process), we’re taking a good look at the latest electric rideables to land at JB.

Whatever you need in a rideable, we’ll get you on the road!

 

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Please note: Each state and territory in Australia has a different set of rules and regulations pertaining to the usage of e-scooters and e-boards (including where e-scooters and e-boards can legally be used and whether e-scooters and e-boards need to be registered with the relevant road traffic authority).  Any user of this product must ensure that that they check and abide by their local by-laws and use responsibly.  Ride with caution and always wear a helmet and protective gear when riding your e-scooter and e-board.