Pure Air vs Pure Air Pro Review 2021

Review Summary

The Pure Air is an incredible value electric scooter, with exceptional ride quality from 10 inch wheels and a rare IP65 water resistance rating (on both Pure Air and Pro). The Pro has a bit more power and range which is important for some, but for overall value, the newer cheaper Pure Air would be our recommendation (unless you are very heavy or regularly go up hills, in which case go for the Pro).

Speed: 15.5 mph Range: 18.6 miles (Pro 22.4 miles) Weight: 16.5 kg (Pro 17 kg) Power: 250 Watt (Pro 350 Watt)

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Pure Air Specification Score

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Pure Air Pro Specification Score

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Note: All scores are calculated directly from scooter specifications using consistent and carefully calibrated formula. This enables an objective assessments and easier comparisons between alternative products.

Pure Air vs Pure Air Pro Specification

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PROS (Pure Air)

  • Large wheels deliver smooth ride
  • Good range for price point
  • Class leading water resistance
  • Outstanding overall value

PROS (Pro Version)

  • Large wheels deliver smooth ride
  • Respectable range and power
  • Class leading water resistance

CONS (Pure Air)

  • Heavier than close rivals
  • No suspension
  • Sensible, but uninspired
  • A little low on power

CONS (Pro version)

  • Heavier than close rivals
  • No suspension
  • No bluetooth unlike cheaper cousin
  • Not as good value as the Pure Air

Who SHOULD buy? If you want a smooth riding entry level scooter that is totally resistant to heavy rain then both the Pure Air and Pure Air Pro beat almost all rivals at in their price range. 10 inch wheels make them among the safest entry level scooters on the market.

Who should NOT buy? The only major downside to these scooters is they fall short on portability, being heavier and more bulky than close rivals. So if portability is important there are better options.

Alternatives to the Pure Air and Pure Air Pro

  • Xiaomi M365: The M365 is the current global best seller and as a result there is an entire ecosystem of information and accessories on this scooter. It is also that little bit lighter and more portable than the Pure Air models. However, the Pure models do offer a slightly better ride due to the 10 inch wheels and is often priced below the M365.
  • Hiboy S2: A cheaper alternative, and very similar to the M365. The main difference is that the Hiboy S2 has solid wheels, which eliminates the risk of punctures but delivers a much harder ride on uneven ground.

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Pure Air and Pure Air Pro Overview

These are the first branded scooters by the UK based Pure Electric (previously Pure Scooters). The company is expanding fast having opened stores across several UK cities and shipping all across Europe. Now they are really getting in on the action and releasing their own model. It’s worth highlighting that counter to what you would expect, the Pure Air Pro came out prior to the cheaper Pure Air which may explain why some elements on the newer standard model are improvements on the Pro version.

Key difference between the Pure Air and Pure Air Pro:

  • Pro has more power at 350 W compared to 250 W
  • Pro has slightly larger battery capacity meaning slightly longer range of 22.4 miles compared to 18.6 miles
  • Pro has separate display module where as the standard Pure Air has inbuilt display with Bluetooth
  • Pro is 0.5 kg heavier and has a few differences in the frame shape, particularly where the stem meets the base
  • Slight differences in their shape where the stem meets the base board
  • The Pure Air is rear wheel drive whereas the Pro has its motor at the front

Otherwise these scooters are almost identical and based on their current price difference the Pure Air offers a little better overall value for money. It seems likely that the Pure Air Pro will get Bluetooth and integrated display incorporated in future versions.

A true Xiaomi M365 challenger: By having 10 inch wheels instead of the m365 8 .5 inch both Pure Air models overtake the M365 in comfort and ride quality, while matching or exceeding its range. Add to that its IP65 (waterproof) rating puts both Pure Air models ahead of the M365. The standard Pure Air even manages this at a lower price point to the M365. This is a huge achievement given the M365 is the worlds best selling electric scooter by a long way. The M365 still has a weight advantage, not to mention a long established brand and huge range of accessories. But with make no mistake, the Pure Air will justifiably be a big hit!


The overall design is very similar to the M365 frame. The Pro in particular shares an almost identical shape, although access to the battery compartment is via the top of the deck, not from underneath. The Pure Air on the other hand has a notable curved profile at the place where the base meets stem.



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Performance (Pro)


61 %

Speed: Both have a top speed of 15.5 mph

Range: The standard Pure Air has a range of 18.6 miles and the Pro has a range of 22.4 miles. It is worthy of note that both specify test conditions of 75kg / 12st rider at 25 degrees Celcius ambient temperature, on a stable surface (although don’t stipulate speed).

Power: At 350W the Pro has edge on the Pure Air’s 250 W motor making it slightly more capable of climbing hills, carrying heavier riders and accelerating.

Max Load: Both can support riders loaded weigh of 120 kg max which is above the standard 100kg norm. This is excellent news for heavier riders who only want an entry level scooter.

Ride Quality

Pure Air and Pure Air Pro have the same ride quality

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Wheels: 10 inch wheels guarantees a smoother, safer ride compared to the vast majority of electric scooters on the market. To have this size wheel on an entry level scooter is almost unheard of and this is probably the biggest differentiator between similarly priced rivals. These larger than average wheels gives a big advantage for riding over small pot holes and cracks.

Tyres: Pneumatic tyres come with puncture prevention fluid preinstalled. Whilst this does not make them puncture proof it does help reduce occurrence of punctures. Add to this the fact that larger 10 inch tyres are also likely to be easier to change which is a big advantage over competitors like the M365.

Suspension: Neither the Pure Air or Pure Air Pro have suspension. However, the larger wheels and pneumatic tyres means it is still able to deliver a smooth ride.



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Portability (Pro)


44 %

Size: Both the Pure Air and Pure Air Pro almost identical in size. They are both quite bulky and not ideal for folding to store in small places, although they will still fit in the boot of most cars

Weight: The Pro weighs 17 kg which is a little more than the Pure Air weight of 16.5 kg. This is acceptable for carrying short distances but unappealing for carrying up stairs on a regular basis. Compared to rivals (the M365 is just 12.5 kg) these scooters are definitely on the heavy side.



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Battery (Pro)


69 %

Capacity: Figures for the exact capacity of these scooters is not provided so these we have been estimated as 280 Wh for the standard Pure Air and 400 Wh for the Pro. These estimates are based on comparisons of range of scooters with similar power.

Charging: Both scooters take approximately 4.5 hours to charge.



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Features (Pro)


69 %

Display: The newer Pure Air has a small round display unit mounted in the centre of the handlebars showing speed (in km/h), a battery level indicator, riding modes switch and indicator of (15.5, 12.5 and 9.5 mph) and a light indicator.

The Pure Air Pro on the other hand has a display unit bolted on

Bluetooth / App: Whilst the slightly older Pro does not have Bluetooth but the Pure Air does. However, this scooter is so new tha app is still in development.

Lights: High mounted light which is slightly brighter than the M365 and adequate for most nigh time riding.

Brakes: Both have drum front breaks and electronic rear anti-lock brakes