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8TEV B12 Best Waterproof Electric Scooter UK Weather 

 October 4, 2020

By  Rando

Electric scooters are very fun to ride, convenient and practical as well. Lots of people who were initially skeptical of electric scooters have become addicted to these fun vehicles. There is a wide range of e-scooters you can buy and very often it is very tricky to pick the ideal scooter for your needs. One specific category that is seriously lacking is waterproof electric scooters.

What is the best waterproof electric scooter for UK weather?

There are many e-scooters that have some water resistance ratings but they have not been designed to be ridden in heavy rain. Their warranty does not cover riding in the rain or if the scooter has any water ingress. If you live in the UK then it is a pretty serious problem because it rains constantly. 

Luckily the manufacturers of electric scooters have become increasingly more aware of the fact that waterproof scooters are in high demand. The 8TEV B12 electric scooter has the highest waterproof rating you can get, plus many other features that makes this a formidable scooter for UK roads.

8TEV B12 Electric Scooter

 8TEV B12 Waterproof Electric Scooter Specs

  • Maximum Speed of the 8TEV B12 is 35 km/h or 21.7 mph. 
  • The 465Wh Panasonic battery has a maximum range of 32 km/h or 19.8 miles. 
  • It has a Aikema SW100 350 Watt motor.
  • The weight of the scooter is 37.5 pounds or 17 kg-s.
  • Water resistance rating is IPX6.
  • Charging time of the battery is 6 hours.
  • Throttle display: Aikema System Compatible Display & Throttle unit with 3 Power modes, Eco, City, Sport.
  • Frame: One piece TIG welded frameset, Aircraft grade Chromoly 4130, forged rear dropouts, fully sealed 6061 T6 aluminium battery casing, powder coated paint finish.
  • Integrated front and rear LED lights.
  • Ergonomic 8 Tev Grips.
  • Maximum rider weight is 120 kg-s.
  • Maple 7-ply deck with reinforced carbon upper.
  • Tektro hydraulic dual piston disc brakes.
  • Large magnesium alloy cast wheels with Japanese sealed bearings.
  •  Pneumatic tires for comfortable riding.
8TEV B12 Waterproof Electric Scooter for UK weather

8TEV B12 Electric Scooter Review

There are many more features, and aspects other than the waterproof rating, that make the 8TEV B12 electric scooter stand out. It is a whole package that is ideal for city commutes.

The 350 Watt motor produces a top speed of 21.7 mph, which is plenty of speed for daily commutes. It is faster than the very popular Xiaomi M365 for example. The 465Wh Panasonic battery has a range of up to 20 miles, which again is right up there with the best e-scooters. 

The stand-out feature of this electric scooter is the big 12-inch magnesium alloy wheels with air-filled tires. The standard tire size for en electric scooter is 8 inches. Those big 12-inch wheels with Japanese sealed bearings make the ride quality much smoother. The bigger the wheels, the easier it is to tackle rough roads and potholes. 

The weight of the scooter is 17 kg or 37.5 pounds, which is a bit heavy but the 8TEV B12 electric scooter has not been designed to be folded together. It can be carried along and it has a folding stem. It can be stored in a car trunk for example. The frame itself one piece TIG welded and made of ircraft grade Chromoly 4130. It is a very strong and sturdy frame that can take some pounding. 

Another feature of this scooter is the Tektro hydraulic dual piston disc brakes, which provide lots of stopping power. The deck is very strong and made out of maple and reinforced with carbon. The deck has strategically-positioned grip tape to ensure safer footing and is resistant to various wear and tear.

The integrated front and rear LED lights make the rider visible in low light conditions. The lights can be controlled from the display unit on the handlebar. The handlebar bar itself is ergonomically designed with high quality grips, easy to use brake levers and throttle unit with 3 Power modes: Eco, City, Sport.

The weight limit of 120 kg makes it possible for heavier riders to ride the scooter as well. Most commuting e-scooters, such as the Xiaomi M365, have a 100 kg weight limit. 

There are plenty of features that makes this scooter not only one of the best waterproof electric scooters for UK weather but the best scooter in general.

8TEV B12 Waterproof Electric Scooter for UK
8TEV B12 Waterproof Electric Scooter UK

8TEV B12 Electric Scooter Pros and Cons

Just a Waterproof Electric Scooter for UK weather?

Pros:

  • IPX6 water resistance rating. (Can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water.)  
  • Large 12-inch air-filled tires make riding very smooth.
  • Frame, deck and handlebars are strong and very robust.
  • Ergonomic design makes riding very comfortable.
  • Has good range and top speed for daily commutes.
  • 120 kg weight limit.
    2 dual-piston Tektro hydraulic brakes work really well.

  • Comes in many different color design.

Cons:

  • The weight of 37.5 pounds is a bit heavy.  
  • Does not fold together.
  • £1,400.00 price tag is substantial.
  • Doesn't have a suspension, although the large wheels do compensate for it.

Conclusion:

This scooter is ideal for those looking for a waterproof electric scooter for UK weather. It is very sturdy with plenty of speed and range. The large wheels are a stand-out feature. Brakes are throttle are really solid and the design is also impressive. 

It is not your typical folding e-scooter though and it is certainly not very cheap. But if you need a safe, reliable urban scooter that can handle rain and some pounding then this is the scooter for you.

It is exclusively available at PureElectric, which has many payment plans available, if you don't want to pay the whole some up front.


Rando


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