Which scooter to choose: propane, gas or electric (2018 Guide)

If you are wondering about buying a low-cost, safe and comfortable means of transport, a great option for you would be a scooter. But here comes another question – Which type to choose as now there are three options available in the market: propane, gas or electric?

Major producers of gas and propane scooters, despite the high demand for their products, have been working on the development of manufacturing technology of environmentally friendly vehicles for many years. This is not only due to an increase in gas and propane prices, time dictates the need for the production of electric vehicles.

There are several contradictory points of view: some believe that electric transport is a new start for the intellectual movement, while others doubt this because they think it unsuitable for today’s roads and argue that modern battery technologies are developed poorly. And therefore, it is too early to talk about the full replacement of gas and propane transport by electric ones.

Contrary to the belief of many people, electric scooter leads the global market for over 10 years, and it is even more successful than electric and hybrid vehicles. Electric scooter, as well as electric bike, has clear advantages over their gasoline or propane counterparts. But not everything is so easy, as electric scooter has also some disadvantages.

Which scooter is better?

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There are a couple of criteria that you need to mind if you decided to buy a scooter and cannot determine which one is better: a gas, propane or electrical one scooter. Let’s stop at each of the criteria.


Scooters on gas and petrol are much cheaper than electric ones, but fuel costs are higher because electricity is cheaper than gasoline and gas. The electric scooter is cheaper to recharge, but it costs more. In addition, this type of transport requires changing the battery every 2-3 years, as it is worn out quickly. Scooters on gas or petrol are more expensive than electric ones. This is mainly due to the improvement and development of technology in the creation of new models.


Electric scooters are not in dire need of maintenance. They have no engine, and hence the cost of spare parts is not expected. Scooter with a gasoline engine, though more complex, is very suitable for repair, as the repair information abounds in the network.


Gas\propane scooter is noisier than an electric one. But most people prefer scooters that are noisy, as it is believed that the noisy vehicle is better visible on the roads for pedestrians, and therefore, it is safer.


Propane and gas scooters are lighter and therefore, maneuverability on the road. They do not have heavy batteries, unlike electrical scooters. Ultimately, no matter what you choose, the main thing is that the scooter should be safe to operate.

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It all depends on the circumstances. Electric scooters are convenient because they can be recharged at home in the garage all night. Gas and petrol scooters are quickly refueled at the gas station. If you have nowhere to put the scooter and have to store it in the apartment, electric in this case, is better because it does not have a specific smell.


If you want to buy environmentally friendly vehicles, the electric scooters are out of competition, because they do not pollute the atmosphere. Choosing between petrol or gas, think of what use you can bring to your planet.

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Electric scooter can start running in the morning at once even in cold weather. Scooter on petrol or gas takes time for the warming up.

Eco-friendly transport

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When it comes to eco-friendly transport, as a rule, electric transport wins. However, it is still characterized by a limited autonomous mileage, long charging and to be honest, the overall high cost of living. The main drawback, which is marked by the users with regard to electric vehicles, is a short time of operation and the subsequent long-term expectation of replenishing forces.

For this reason, ProGo Recreation has decided to offer a different solution for daily transport – a propane-powered ProGo PS 3000 scooter. According to the company, ProGo complies with EPA and CARB (California Air Resources Board) and can be used almost anywhere, even where gasoline vehicles are not allowed. Propane, certainly, is the “green” fuel which is cleaner than gasoline and has a higher energy density. Critics say that it is impossible to call propane an absolutely ecologically clean fuel, but its advantage over gasoline is that no final combustion products are present in a propane-powered scooter, as well as, in view of the high density, it will take much less fuel for exactly the same amount of work. After emptying the tank with propane, it is possible to refill the gas scooter.


The popularity of electric scooters is growing due to the increase in gasoline and propane prices. Battery production technology is constantly improving, making this form of transportation more practical. Electric scooter has clear advantages over their gas or propane counterparts. Electric scooters, unlike gasoline or propane, are easier to manage, they are more economical in operation and maintenance. Their batteries can be quickly recharged from an ordinary power outlet. Still, we have to accept the fact that over the years this kind of vehicle will completely replace the gasoline or propane ones. If you want to keep pace with the times, do not give up the opportunity to get a personal electric scooter.

Hopefully, these tips will help you make the right choice.

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By Norberto Kinsey on Nov 25, 2016

Propane scooter is a cool thing. There is virtually no difference where you are driving, it pulls normally for its engine volume, and you can easily speed up to the maximum. It is a very reliable scooter and it is easy to manage it. Good for those who are just beginning or who has already had experience.

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By Trey Mallory on Nov 30, 2016

The best model of the scooter, in my opinion, is a propane scooter. That is why it is so popular. It is easy to drive, easy to repair. The location of devices on the panel is the most convenient. I like the fact that it is not too noisy and has a convenient location of the seat.

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By Dewitt Newcomb on Dec 05, 2016

Today was given an electrical scooter ride on it and I decided to share my impressions. It is unusual but interesting. First of all, no noise at all starts to move easily (3kW power on the passport). Its landing is higher than what I was used to, and it is heavier, but judging by the fact that I was not dropped out of the flow says a lot. But it is less stable at high speed compared with the petrol scooter. Acceleration is not felt. No failures nor grabs just goes. The brakes are in order. Front and rear disc, do not need to get used to. In general, not a bad option.

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By Jamaal Rector on Dec 09, 2016

Frankly speaking, easy and inexpensive electric scooter is my dream (I was finally evicted from the house to the garage, with all my motor technique because of the smell of gasoline). All that I have seen until then, is either very expensive, but inefficient, because of the small margin of the run. This difference is due to the use of different types of batteries, lead-acid and lithium-ion, respectively.

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By Rico Varela on Dec 14, 2016

I am a fan of propane scooters. They are easy in handling, with good maneuverability. Low fuel consumption. It is easy to drive and even a child of 12 can cope. You will not believe this but I can transport this scooter to the country in a car Toyota Ipsum without any problems. It is great for the city roads as well as the country ones.

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By Wilton Carmona on Dec 20, 2016

I have a propane scooter. This nice, attractive and fast scooter is more suitable for young people. I have been riding it for a year. It is perfect for trips in the city, quick and convenient. The suspension is soft on it only if you ride through the countryside and the gully, this scooter is not very suitable.

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By Brant Hawley on Dec 27, 2016

The main problem of electric scooters are not very cheap to ride, it is even more expensive than a conventional petrol battery as the normal cost is about 800 bucks and how much fuel you can buy for this money? Think about it, and consider the fact that acid batteries usually work for about 3 years, lithium batteries work longer – for 6-7 years, and then again a costly replacement of them.

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By Josiah Hoff on Jan 09, 2017

A trump card in electric scooter, in my opinion, is the service life of the motor if not to ruin it, it will be possible to ride without the repairing (with the exception of lubrication or bearing replacement every 2-3 years) most of your life, as the life of contactless electric cars is about 10,000 hours of use. It is approximately 300 thousand kilometers based on the calculation of 30 kilometers per hour, while a gasoline micro engine’s lifespan is only about 500 hours!!! As to other characteristics, electrical transport loses much compared to conventional gasoline or propane vehicles.

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By Lyman Li on Jan 31, 2017

Personally, I have 2 scooters: an electrical one for small daily trips (not more than 30km) for work and on business, and ordinary petrol scooter when I need to carry passengers, cargo bicycle trailer towing or travel to far distance!!!

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By Owen Cobbs on Feb 13, 2017

As for me, a propane scooter is a good option! Good price and fuel consumption ratio. Does not eat a lot of propane, accelerates adequately. Breaks very rarely. Pulls up the hill perfectly. But of course, there is not enough place for a passenger. But I am quite satisfied.

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By Kevin Higgs on Feb 24, 2017

It was pretty hard for me to decide which scooter to buy, and I’ve brushed through millions of forums comparing electric scooter vs gas scooter – it seems like each one has something good and bad to consider. I’ve stopper on the gas one though as I’ve counter the electric one would cost me even more further on the go.

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By David Treiber on Mar 15, 2017

Personally, I prefer propane scooters. And yes, I am aware of all the electric vs gas scooter hustle including the eco-friendliness of the electric ones. But keep in mind that the batteries used in the electric scooter will need the replacement in several years of the use, and they are not as eco-friendly as you might think. Propane ones are much lighter, they are easy to repair and also, they need less fuel for the same distance.