This depends on the specific e-scooter model. For Bolt scooters, the answer is ‘Yes’!
Though, of course, you’ll want to avoid extreme weather such as torrential rain, high-standing water, and flooded areas.
For typical autumn weather, Bolt scooters are safe to ride as they’ve been built to withstand rain.
Check if your e-scooter’s fit for rain
💡 If you want to know whether a scooter’s fit for wet weather riding, you’ll need to check its IP rating (Ingress Protection Rating).
An IP rating is a universal standard scale for water and dust resistance and is, therefore, highly reliable. Cheaper scooters may come without an IP rating, in which case you shouldn’t ride them in the rain.
The electronics components of Bolt scooters have an IP-67 rating.
Tips for riding a scooter in the rain
Here are our top tips on how to stay safe riding a scooter in the rain:
Lower your speed. As the pavement can get slippy, lower speeds are safer. Wet tarmac provides less traction, so be extra mindful when turning.
Brake early. Less traction also means slightly longer stopping times. All Bolt scooters have at least 2 braking systems to keep you safe, even in the highly unlikely case that 1 of them should fail.
Keep space between you and other road users so you can comfortably swerve or stop when you need to.
Stay visible. Rain also means lower visibility. Wear reflective clothing or reflectors. Use the scooter’s lights, and make sure it has reflectors. You’ll find reflectors on all sides of the scooter. There’s also a front and rear light to keep you visible.
Dress for the occasion. Keep yourself warm and dry by choosing suitable clothing for the weather. And don’t forget your helmet!