In a world where everything is becoming electric, it was only a matter of time before the humble kickscooter joined the electro-revolution. Electric scooters have grown in popularity in recent years, offering an environmentally friendly way for people to commute in busy cities while also being a sweat-free alternative to bikes.

The issue is that they can be expensive if you don’t know where to look, with some boasting a price tag of over £1000 in the UK. But, like most products on the market, there are deals to be had, and you could potentially save a bundle.  

We’ve used our expertise to scour the web and find the best electric scooter deals available this September – not just those that look good on the surface.

Aside from our selection of the best deals above, we’d recommend keeping an eye on Amazon for great electric scooter deals, and if you don’t mind importing from overseas, Gearbest is another great option - although beware of potential importing fees, especially post-Brexit. Other retailers that offer deals on electric scooters include:

One of the most popular electric scooters around is the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2. It’s much cheaper than many of its overseas rivals, some of which can cost well over £1000, and offers a great blend of reliability and value for money with top speeds of 15mph and a range of 18.6 miles.

There are plenty of other electric scooters on the market, but the main issue is that unlike with most countries, it’s illegal to ride an electric scooter on public footpaths and roads in the UK despite trials of e-scooter rental systems going live – you’re only allowed to use them on private property, and if you get caught, you run the risk of being charged with driving with no insurance, receiving a fine or having your scooter confiscated.

We’ve got more information on UK law in our electric scooter buying guide, and we’d recommend taking a read before taking the plunge.

The restrictions on UK usage means that many of the big retailers simply don’t stock them, although the tide is slowly changing. In situations like this, the easiest way is to head to a dedicated outdoor specialist like those mentioned above, or import one from China via sites like GearBest. Just be warned that buying from China will make it very difficult to return if you need any repairs, and you may have to pay import fees too.

If you’ve got your heart set on an electric scooter and want to save a bit of money, these are the best deals we’ve found online.

Best electric scooter deals

1. Xiaomi Mi 1S Electric Scooter

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £499

Now: £314.97  (£184.03 off)

This is Xiaomi's mid-range electric scooter, and heaps of fun as a toy or as an essential travel gadget. Do check out the legality of riding electric scooters in the UK.

2. Xiaomi Mi Scooter Pro 2

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £599.99

Now: £417.97  (£182.02 off)

It might be expensive, but it's Xiaomi's top-end electric scooter right now, with a 350W motor and a great range. Find out more in our Xiaomi Mi Scooter 2 Pro review, but do check out the legality of riding electric scooters in the UK.

3. The-Urban #HMBRG V2 Electric Scooter

From: Pure Electric

Was: £799

Now: £649  (£150 off)

Offering speeds of 18mph, a 15.5mph range and large 10in wheels, the #HMBRG V2 is a durable scooter ideal for everyday use. With £150 off at Pure Electric, it's a bargain right now. 

4. Ninebot Segway E25E

From: Box

Was: £499

Now: £349  (£150 off)

Ninebot's Xiaomi Mi 1S competitor, dubbed the E25E, has £150 off at Box right now. It offers top speeds of 15.5mph and a range of 15.5 miles, and the bigger 9in wheels should provide a smooth ride too. 

5. Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter

From: Turboant

Was: $699.98

Now: $549.98  ($150 off)

Save up to $150 (around £108) on the excellent Turboant X7 Pro right now, which received 4/5 stars in our review.

6. Xiaomi Mi Essential Electric Scooter

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £399

Now: £279.97  (£122 off)