An electric scooter is a small, lightweight vehicle that is powered by electricity and is designed for short trips. It typically has a handlebar, a deck on which the rider stands, and two or more wheels. Some electric scooters have a seat, but most are designed to be ridden while standing.
An electric bike, on the other hand, is a bicycle that is powered by electricity. It has a frame, pedals, handlebars, and two or more wheels just like a regular bike, but it also has an electric motor that helps to propel the bike forward. Some electric bikes have a throttle that allows the rider to control the amount of power being used, while others use a pedal-assist system in which the electric motor is activated when the rider pedals.
There are a few key differences between electric scooters and electric bikes:
Size and weight: Electric scooters are typically smaller and lighter than electric bikes, which makes them easier to carry and store.
Riding position: Electric scooters are designed to be ridden while standing, while electric bikes are designed to be ridden while seated.
Speed: Electric scooters can typically reach higher speeds than electric bikes, especially when the rider is standing on the deck.
Range: Electric bikes typically have a longer range than electric scooters, due to their larger batteries and more efficient motors.
Legal status: Electric scooters and electric bikes may have different legal status in different areas. In some places, electric scooters may be treated as pedestrians and allowed to be ridden on sidewalks, while electric bikes may be treated as bicycles and required to be ridden on the road.