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Where to buy and ride electric scooters in NZ: Discover stores and trails in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, Taupo, Tauranga, Rotorua and Nelson.
Electric scooters are the new cool, eco-friendly way to zip around town while leaving zero emissions in your wake – talk about a win-win! With electric scooter sales skyrocketing across the country, it's clear that more and more Kiwis are embracing the thrill of these sustainable machines.
But with this rising popularity comes some questions. Are electric scooters legal in NZ? Can you ride them in bike lanes or on the road?
Auckland, the City of Sails, is also the city with the highest number of electric scooter dealerships in NZ. The Storm Rides flagship store at 29C Taylors Rd, Morningside, is one of the best of these, with the biggest collection featuring nearly 30 different e-scooters available to view and test ride!
are our five favourite places to ride an e-scooter in Auckland:
Wellington, with its hilly terrain, is becoming a hub for electric scooter enthusiasts. Join the growing electric scooter community; test ride and buy Storm Rides electric scooters from ELECTRIC BIKES PLUS - PARAPARAUMU at 28 Amohia St, Paraparaumu.
The top five places to ride an e-scooter in Wellington are:
To see the complete list, go to - Best Places To Ride Electric Scooters In Wellington.
Christchurch has witnessed a surge in electric scooter usage as more people opt for eco-friendly transportation. To test drive an e-scooter in Christchurch, get in touch with Storm Rides dealers George at 021 025 46489 or Julie at 027 573 1929.
Take your new e-scooter for a ride in these top spots:
To see the complete list, go to - Best Places To Ride E Scooters In Christchurch.
Hamilton boasts the highest average speed of electric scooter riders in New Zealand, making it an ideal place to join the trend and enjoy swift, efficient commuting. To get in on the action, simply shop online for a Storm Rides electric scooter, and with the convenience of doorstep delivery, you'll be gliding through Hamilton's streets in no time.
Tauranga proudly holds the record for the most electric scooter riders per capita in New Zealand, with a thriving community of e-scooter enthusiasts. Easily become part of this community by having your very own Storm Rides e-scooter delivered directly to your home in Tauranga.
Explore these beautiful e-scooter trails in Tauranga:
To see the complete list, go to - Best Places To Ride E Scooters In Tauranga.
Taupo's stunning lake views provide a breathtaking backdrop for your electric scooter adventures. Meanwhile, Rotorua's natural landscapes and trails make it a perfect playground for electric scooter enthusiasts.
To uncover the full scoop on riding in these fantastic locations, head over to our dedicated page on electric scooters in Rotorua and Taupo.
The Nelson-Tasman region, celebrated as the 'Heart of Biking' in New Zealand, welcomes electric scooter riders, especially with the recent changes to the local council bylaws.
The city is a vibrant blend of art and nature, which makes scooting around it a fun and dynamic experience. Explore the Nelson Market, where local artisans showcase crafts, jewellery, clothing, and tempting treats. Enjoy live music and absorb history at the Centre of New Zealand Monument.
For a more nature-infused ride, head over to these beloved trails:
Visit this guide to riding electric scooters in Nelson for more details.
Dunedin has embraced electric scooters as a dynamic mode of urban transport and off-roading. It's a fantastic way for locals and tourists to experience the city's rich history and beautiful landscape. Top spots to scoot around Dunedin include:
For more details, check out our guide to riding electric scooters in Dunedin.
Yes, electric scooters are legal in New Zealand as an eco-friendly and convenient mode of transportation. They fall into the category of 'low-powered vehicles,' defined by having wheels that do not exceed 355mm and a motor with a maximum power output not exceeding 300W. This classification ensures that they meet the necessary safety and regulatory standards, making them a reliable and accessible choice for urban mobility.
For more details, go to our guide on Electric Scooter Laws In NZ – The Ins, The Outs, And The Idiocy
Absolutely! You can ride e-scooters on the road or the footpath in New Zealand, except for designated cycle lanes, which are reserved just for our two-wheeled cyclist pals. So, hit the road (or footpath) and enjoy the ride!
Yes, you can ride e-scooters in parks and public spaces, but keep those wheels under 355mm and the motor's power under 300W. You're good to go on the footpath and road; just stay near the edge and remember to leave the cycle lanes for the bikers!
The speed limit on e-scooters in NZ matches the road speed limit in the area you're riding. For specific details on low-powered vehicles like e-scooters, visit the NZTA website – go see our guide to e-scooter laws in New Zealand here.