How does delivery work?
Delivery is free and if you order by 5pm, the scooter is usually delivered to you on the following working day. You will receive a tracking number after you have placed your order that you can use see where your order is in transit. Further, you will be able to select a pick-up point nearby if you are not going to be in.
How fast can I go?
The Elka Model-T has 3 speed settings, allowing you to cruise at anywhere up to 25kmph. Please note that speed varies according with the weight of the rider. Be aware of pedestrians and other road users at all times.
How long can I ride for?
Depending on your speed and your weight, you can travel distances anywhere up to 15km on a single battery. Worried you’ll run out of charge? Take a spare with you and swap it in.. the potential range is unlimited!
What is the difference between the Elka Model-T Electric Scooter and the Xiaomi M365?
We saw a few ways in which Xiaomi could improve upon their m365 (although it is a great scooter). We added a replaceable battery, meaning you can take a spare with you and won’t be caught walking in the rain! You’ll also enjoy the extra comfort provided by our vacuum sealed tires - unlike the Xiaomi’s these are tubeless, meaning punctures are pretty much a thing of the past. They can still happen though, on a rare occasion. Finally, we opted for a strong motor for improved torque and acceleration. Our motor has a max output of 700W (but it’s capped at 350 in the EU) - the m365 has 200W.
Is the Elka Model-T Electric Scooter waterproof?
The design is IP54 water resistant and will not be damaged by rain. However we recommend storing the scooter indoors and avoiding large bodies of water while travelling.
How long does the battery take to charge?
At the heart of The Elka Model-T Electric Scooter is a Tesla-grade lithium battery, manufactured by Panasonic. It takes 2-3 hours to charge.
What happens if my scooter is faulty?
At Elka we focus on quality above all else. Product faults are covered by a 12 month warranty on all our products - if you are unhappy with your scooter, get in touch and we’ll arrange a refund, provided the product isn’t damaged.
Is the scooter safe?
We thoroughly believe in the integrity of our products and the Elka Electric Scooter is safe for use. However we encourage you to wear a helmet and be aware of your speed and road conditions at all times.
Who can use the scooter?
Anybody can use our scooter comfortably and easily. However, due to the rapid acceleration and speeds of up to 28kmph we strongly advise that under 16s use the scooter under adult supervision.
Is the Model-T Electric Scooter legal on UK roads?
The Model-T is in line with speed regulations in the UK, capped out at 15.5mph. However, under the 1835 Highway Act, police do have the right to stop you for using the scooter on public land. This law is in review and due to be changed in the UK’s future of mobility package (2020). After multiple conversations with police officers, we find that if you ride sensibly, wearing a helmet and paying respect for other road users, generally you will not have any issues.