Zinc Volt 120 Neon Electric Scooter £70 @ Halfords
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Zinc Volt 120 Neon Electric Scooter £70 @ Halfords

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Found 22nd Oct
Zinc Volt 120 Neon Electric Scooter
Treat you child to hours of fun with the Zinc Volt 120 Neon Electric Scooter. Powered by 24 volts it can reach up to 12mph with 60 minutes of running time and features a handbrake to ensure safe stopping.
Zinc Volt 120 Neon Electric Scooter Extra Info
2x 12V 4.5AH rechargeable batteries
100W chain driven motor
Initial charge 12 hours, recharge 5 hours
Push and go motor
Handbrake operated disc brake
Built in Kick-stand
PU wheels.

Free C&C
Free delivery over £40.

33 Comments

Original Poster

Seems alot of scooter for only £70, also has a weight limit of up to 70kg allowing some of us older kids the possibility of having a go.
Sadly not me :'(.
Edited by: "christophershort507" 22nd Oct

so am I allowed to ride this in public without getting into trouble and how much noise does it make?

Original Poster

Yup all good.
I think it's only classed as a Moped when the motor is over 250watts.
Not positive on that thou.

However the scooter has an age rating of between 8-12.
Edited by: "christophershort507" 22nd Oct

It is illegal to ride it on the road or on the pavement.

Bought 2 of these for my lads last week at this price for xmas.

christophershort5075 h, 4 m ago

Yup all good.I think it's only classed as a Moped when the motor is over …Yup all good.I think it's only classed as a Moped when the motor is over 250watts.Not positive on that thou.However the scooter has an age rating of between 8-12.


I'm pretty sure these aren't legal for use in public places (or places with public access, such as supermarket car parks).

In order to qualify as an electric bike, and be exempt from all licencing, tax, insurance etc requirements, the "vehicle" (for want of a better word), has to have pedals as well as its motor being sub-250w. The sub-250w motor alone is not enough, unfortunately.


gov.uk/ele…les

Seems a good deal to me

Crazyspender5 h, 13 m ago

Anyone think this is a good idea for a 4 year old. Trying to think of …Anyone think this is a good idea for a 4 year old. Trying to think of early Xmas presents


I hope you are joking..!!!

Good deal for the kiddies regardless of H & Safety!

This is still £150 at argos .. brilliant deal

matt1011011 h, 29 m ago

I'm pretty sure these aren't legal for use in public places (or places …I'm pretty sure these aren't legal for use in public places (or places with public access, such as supermarket car parks). In order to qualify as an electric bike, and be exempt from all licencing, tax, insurance etc requirements, the "vehicle" (for want of a better word), has to have pedals as well as its motor being sub-250w. The sub-250w motor alone is not enough, unfortunately. https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules


I saw some kid about 12 or so using one on the pavement recently forcing people to either walk on the road or tuck in to let it go past. I would have had the urge to knock the idiot off but of course that would have landed me in trouble instead. Unless the very unlikely chance a police car is passing at the time kids can ride these in public with impunity.

xenophon20 m ago

I saw some kid about 12 or so using one on the pavement recently forcing …I saw some kid about 12 or so using one on the pavement recently forcing people to either walk on the road or tuck in to let it go past. I would have had the urge to knock the idiot off but of course that would have landed me in trouble instead. Unless the very unlikely chance a police car is passing at the time kids can ride these in public with impunity.


Sadly, you're totally right. These, along with other not-so-legal electric "vehicles", seem to attract a certain type...

I'm quite surprised these electric scooters were never outlawed in the UK. Very few people own, rent or have permitted access to enough flat, smooth private land to warrant buying one and everyone else must be using them illegally in public places. They're hardly worth buying to scoot around the back garden of an average 3-bed semi-detached house on!

matt1011017 h, 27 m ago

I'm pretty sure these aren't legal for use in public places (or places …I'm pretty sure these aren't legal for use in public places (or places with public access, such as supermarket car parks). In order to qualify as an electric bike, and be exempt from all licencing, tax, insurance etc requirements, the "vehicle" (for want of a better word), has to have pedals as well as its motor being sub-250w. The sub-250w motor alone is not enough, unfortunately. https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules

Using that rationale wouldn't electric mobility scooters be illegal for not being classed as bikes? As far as I'm aware you don't have any sort of licensing or certification for them?

Very low Handel bar on this but still hot

christophershort50716 h, 22 m ago

Seems alot of scooter for only £70, also has a weight limit of up to 70kg …Seems alot of scooter for only £70, also has a weight limit of up to 70kg allowing some of us older kids the possibility of having a go.Sadly not me :'(.


It's also "a lot" of scooter for £70 too.

jameswalker4573 h, 16 m ago

Using that rationale wouldn't electric mobility scooters be illegal for …Using that rationale wouldn't electric mobility scooters be illegal for not being classed as bikes? As far as I'm aware you don't have any sort of licensing or certification for them?


There's a different set of rules entirely for mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs.

gov.uk/mob…les

5 hours charge for 60 min play -

Always the same with these kind of things lots of charge for little play
Edited by: "The.Crew.Designs" 23rd Oct

I doubt these can get to 12 mph, my daughter has one with far higher amp batteries and a 380 watt motor and it does not do 12 mph,so 100 watt motor I think would really struggle(maybe on a good downhill).

Pretty decent scooters regardless of power and electric side of things. You'd pay £50-70 for a scooter like this without electric motor! Well done. Awesome deal.

vclaw13 h, 54 m ago

It is illegal to ride it on the road or on the pavement.


Just be sensible with it. I bought two of these for daughters. I'm 75kg. I "tested" them and they work well. Bargain

PascalVolant14 m ago

Just be sensible with it....


...is really bad advice.

You don't have to be riding carelessly or dangerously for these to be illegal for use in public places.

You can be riding it in the safest, most courteous manner imaginable and you're still breaking the law if you're using the scooter anywhere the public have access to or somewhere they don't, but you don't have permission to be.

Sure, it's not the most serious contravention of the law, but that doesn't mean people shouldn't be aware that what they're doing is illegal.

Of all the things going on is this world, there is a law for something as trivial as a kid trying to have fun on an electric scooter 😔

shaun86mitch2 h, 11 m ago

Of all the things going on is this world, there is a law for something as …Of all the things going on is this world, there is a law for something as trivial as a kid trying to have fun on an electric scooter 😔


...until one of those kids on one if these scooters collides with someone while riding it (illegally) on the pavement.

The vast majority of laws exist for good reason.

elbs11 m ago

...until one of those kids on one if these scooters collides with someone …...until one of those kids on one if these scooters collides with someone while riding it (illegally) on the pavement. The vast majority of laws exist for good reason.


A scooter with no motor probably capable of reaching the same speeds. People want kids going out doors more these days but anything this generation of kids may find remotely fun gets banned. Pretty sure a group of friends using these would have a great time together riding round and 99.9% no harm bar a grazed knee would be done. People need to lighten up.

shaun86mitch1 h, 52 m ago

A scooter with no motor probably capable of reaching the same speeds. …A scooter with no motor probably capable of reaching the same speeds. People want kids going out doors more these days but anything this generation of kids may find remotely fun gets banned. Pretty sure a group of friends using these would have a great time together riding round and 99.9% no harm bar a grazed knee would be done. People need to lighten up.


The person who it collides with could potentially end up with a lot worse than a grazed knee. My point was that it could endanger pedestrians, IMO the likely reason for the law, esp the elderly. A 10kg object going at 12mph could certainly do some damage if it hits someone.

As for trying to link this to kids not going outdoors - there's a disanalogy if I've ever seen one. There are plenty of equal / more fun alternatives that are safe, legal and actually more healthy as this provides minimal exercise.

Average men Are 70kg and it is carrying maximum 70kg, that means if you are under 60 kg boy it is good for you, or skinny,

shaun86mitch4 h, 0 m ago

A scooter with no motor probably capable of reaching the same speeds. …A scooter with no motor probably capable of reaching the same speeds. People want kids going out doors more these days but anything this generation of kids may find remotely fun gets banned. Pretty sure a group of friends using these would have a great time together riding round and 99.9% no harm bar a grazed knee would be done. People need to lighten up.


A couple of straw men put up there. Who says they should be banned? Nobody. And no one said a kid shouldn't ride on one because they might injure themselves so the grazed knee argument is redundant. The point being made was that they shouldn't be used on roads or pavements for surely quite obvious reasons. If it still isn't obvious why, it might take you being fined and/or sued for personal injury before understanding why your kid shouldn't be allowed to ride in public places. I don't think you or the person that was injured will be that lightened up.

shaun86mitch6 h, 57 m ago

A scooter with no motor probably capable of reaching the same speeds. …A scooter with no motor probably capable of reaching the same speeds. People want kids going out doors more these days but anything this generation of kids may find remotely fun gets banned. Pretty sure a group of friends using these would have a great time together riding round and 99.9% no harm bar a grazed knee would be done. People need to lighten up.

I feel your pain, bud.
Think most of the negativity come from people that wake up thinking they're in the movie Final Destination.

vclaw22nd Oct

It is illegal to ride it on the road or on the pavement.


I think after 7 years of crippling Tory cuts the police will have more pressing matters than a little kid on an electric scooter.

xenophon11 h, 34 m ago

A couple of straw men put up there. Who says they should be banned? …A couple of straw men put up there. Who says they should be banned? Nobody. And no one said a kid shouldn't ride on one because they might injure themselves so the grazed knee argument is redundant. The point being made was that they shouldn't be used on roads or pavements for surely quite obvious reasons. If it still isn't obvious why, it might take you being fined and/or sued for personal injury before understanding why your kid shouldn't be allowed to ride in public places. I don't think you or the person that was injured will be that lightened up.


If I was walking and saw a child riding one I’d step to the side and if they for whatever reason did accidentally hit me (extremely unlikely) I would get over it and ask them to just be a little more cautious when pedestrians are near by. I get the impression a lot on this site are those who keep the ball when it goes in their garden 😔

I always kick the ball back. A ball over the garden will not hurt anyone. If you got hit by a 10 year old riding one on a pavement then some bruising you might accept, others might not; I'd be fairly pissed off myself. Especially if it compromised my job. An elderly person could be seriously hurt. But you probably think they are close to dying anyway so why spoil a kid's fun.

shaun86mitch5 h, 37 m ago

I would get over it and ask them to just be a little more cautious when …I would get over it and ask them to just be a little more cautious when pedestrians are near by.


Judging by the types who seem to be attracted to these (and other such small, electric "vehicles"), you'd likely get a mouthful of abuse and told to "get out the *insert your expletive of choice here* way".

I really don't get the attraction of these over a bicycle anyway. A bicycle is faster, vastly more capable on grass or rough ground, doesn't run out of battery after an hour, doesn't need charging before you can use it and is legal to ride in public. Not to mention the fact that being able to ride a bicycle is a useful skill, whereas riding one of these in public is just a contravention of the law.

Banned

its ok for scooter not the best they work ok when first months and after the scooter make funny sound not sure why
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