When buying an electric scooter, you should know that the motor power is displayed in watts (W) capacity of the battery is shown in amp hours (Ah) or Watt hours (Wh) and the voltage (V) is also important, more so when buying high-end electric scooter, simply means how much energy can be transferred to the electric motor from other components in a given moment.
The most significant metrics for electric scooter / e-scooter is of course wattage because it directly impacts the speed, climbing ability, load capacity and battery capacity which means more range. Simply when buying an electric scooter, more wattage and better battery capacity means better. For flat areas, less powerful motors are enough. We almost always recommend using an electric scooter with a bit more powerful motor (at least 500 W) to overcome smaller slopes because life is not perfect, and now battery climbing ability would come in handy.
Electric scooters with 250 W and 350 W motors can handle smaller slopes, some better than others, but they will slow down significantly or even stop on the way.
When buying electric scooters, pay attention to the constant or nominal power and maximum motor power. Maximum power means that the power can be increased in very short intervals (a few seconds), sure it can temporarily increase power, but this will not help on longer hills. Pay attention to the electric scooter / e-scooter nominal power.
Scooter performance is affected by: driver’s weight, scooter weight, wind resistance, slope, terrain, tire inflation, battery charge, battery voltage, scooter control, etc.