In general, electric scooters don’t have keys, and work with either kick start, push start or even remotely with a mobile phone app. They are lightweight electric vehicles (EVs) with lower dimensions that can make city commuting enjoyable and readily travel through congested regions without having to wait in traffic lines.
It is preferable to not have a key in your electric scooters if you are worried about it. Keys are not included with electric scooters and are not necessary for use. Manufacturers instead employ a new form of acceleration (throttle) for e-scooters which we discuss in more detail below.
There are 3 ways to operate an electric scooter without a key: Keyless e-Scooters
- A kick-scooter requires a kick-to-start, which is a traditional method of scooting.
- High-power electric scooters instead use a push start button to engage motors and unlock the throttle for acceleration.
- If you have a smart e-scooter, you can use the app on your phone to start and then ride to your destinations.
Why don’t electric scooters have keys?
Electric scooters are popular because of their convenience. You can ride them without having to carry a key. But one question that many people have is why electric scooters don’t have keys and if exist, uncommon.
In contrast to gas scooters and motorcycles, which use ignition, electric vehicles use battery power to operate the throttle. Most electric scooter models have a console situated on the handlebars that usually includes a speedometer, a battery status screen, drive modes, and a power button that acts as the ignition starter mechanism, and uses thumb, twist, and triggers for throttle.
You can look into your scooter manual for key details and learn features.
How do you get a key for an electric scooter?
Getting a key for your high-end electric scooter is necessary if you want to ride it safely knowing that it will stay locked unless you use the key to unlock it. There are a few aftermarket kits that permit such modifications, but before you do any, please review your warranty’s terms and conditions to prevent voiding or losing it.
For most high-end models, manufacturers create key locks as an optional accessory that you can purchase for modifications, however, options are pretty limited to a few. Most e-scooters have trackers installed for location tracking, which is the embeded safety feature.
How to install an aftermarket key start system on an electric scooter?
If you want to install an aftermarket key start system on your e-scooter to deter theft and possibly an alarm sound system as well, you can do this by changing your speedometer dashboard’s display and rearranging your electric scooter’s handlebars.
If you doing it yourself, it only requires a few wire connections, which are all simple when you have experience with wire soldering and circuitry. Else, I advise seeking assistance from a professional, which can make things simpler, and for self-ease, our YouTube video is available below for assistance.