Here's the electric scooter I'd use to avoid the train and Tube strike

Thinking of getting an electric scooter to commute to work? Here's the one I'd recommend you buy

Pure Air Pro (2nd Gen)
(Image credit: Pure Electric)

The planned rail strikes will go ahead across the UK today, with thousands of workers across Network Rail and London Underground expected to walk out. This means much of the rail network will be running a special timetable, causing travel chaos for much of the week.

Network Rail has warned that these strikes could cause six days of disruption due to the knock-on effect on services on the days in between.

So, in response to the planned disruption, if you live in a city that is badly affected by the strikes, you might be thinking of different ways to get around. Luckily, I think I have the answer… an electric scooter!

Electric scooters are the ideal way to get around a city. They're portable, so can easily be stored at work and at home, and they don't require much physical exertion to ride (so unlike cycling into work, you won't arrive dripping with sweat).

They're also reasonably affordable and are completely legal if you hire one using an approved rental scheme.

Using a privately owned electric scooter is set to become legal later this year, so you might be wondering what the best electric scooter to buy is. Well, I have some good news for you, as Travel Editor at T3, I spend a lot of my time messing around on electric scooters, sorry, I mean reviewing electric scooters, so I'm very well placed to recommend the right electric scooter for you.

My favourite electric scooter right now is the Pure Air Pro (2nd Gen):

Pure Air Pro Electric Scooter 2nd Gen: Buy now for £499 (save £100) from Pure Electric

Pure Air Pro Electric Scooter 2nd Gen: Buy now for £499 (save £100) from Pure Electric
You can ride further on the second-generation Pure Air Pro. Designed with Pure Electric's new powerful 500W motor that delivers responsive acceleration and superior hill-climbing ability. The high-capacity battery gives you a 31-mile one-charge range.

Of course, it's worth noting that electric scooters aren't legal just yet, so, if you want to be fully compliant with the law, you'll have to wait for more information from the government on when you can start to use privately owned e-scooters on public roads. 

What makes the Pure Air Pro (2nd Gen) so good?

The second-generation Pure Air Pro has been developed using real customer feedback from the first generation.

The range-topping Pure Air Pro features a powerful 500W rated motor, and a larger battery cell that can produce a massive 50km range (a 28% increase over the first generation Pure Air Pro), perfect for longer rides and multiple journeys between charges. 

It benefits from a premium 'click-lock' locking mechanism, designed to make folding even quicker and easier while holding the stem in place more securely when on the move. 

The Pure Air Pro features a durable steel frame quality and hallmark 120kg load limit, waterproof to IP65 standard for wet weather riding and Pure’s one-year comprehensive warranty coverage. 

If the Pure Air Pro isn't right for you then check out the best cheap electric scooter deals or our other best electric scooter recommendations.

Spencer Hart
Style and Travel Editor

As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that's cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He's been a part of T3 for over seven years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he's driving up and down the country in search of the greatest driving roads, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or testing the latest fragrances.