Top 6 Best Electric Scooters

An electric scooter is a small vehicle, which is powered by a battery. The battery drives an electric motor that spins a wheel. This drives the vehicle forward. A scooter is stood on and steered with a steering bar. These devices are usually used in the city, and are designed for smooth urban roads. These scooters are also very compact, and they are great for getting to work and back in a city. Some are also very powerful, and have no problems going up hills, even if the user is carrying groceries home.

The diversity of brands and models makes picking one pretty hard, which is why we have assembled a list of 6 best models, including two kids’ models, which are as popular with children as with grown-ups. All models display a great combination of price and quality.

Adult models
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
#1
Segway Ninebot MAX
9.9
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
Gotrax GXL V2
9.7
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#3
Hiboy MAX
9.6
/
10
UNIVERSAL CITY MODEL
#4
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter
9.4
/
10
VERY LIGHT AND PORTABLE
Kids models
Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
#1
Razor Power Core E90
9.7
/
10
Most Popular
#2
Razor E100
9.4
/
10
STURDIEST FRAME
Adult models
Segway Ninebot MAX
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.9
/
10

This model has a powerful motor, which gives up to 350 watt, and the machine can achieve speeds up to 18.6 miles per hour. The maximum use weight is 220 pounds. The battery is used at a slower rate, and it lasts longer because of the Smart Management system.

It is possible to quickly fold up the model in under three seconds, to make it more portable. The machine is so small and light, that it can easily be taken aboard public transport. The braking system uses both mechanical and electrical methods for stopping. The wheels, being 10 inches in diameter, are large enough to pass over most small bumps and obstructions, and because they are inflatable, they make driving the scooter more comfortable.

The LED display, Bluetooth chip and cruise control make this model very easy and comfortable to use.

The year-long warranty makes this a safe purchase.

Pros:

  • The compact size allows this one to fit into the rear of a small car
  • The machine is built with good attention to quality, and it is very sturdy
  • Can carry a lot of weight, so it will be good for bringing groceries back from the store

Cons:

  • Goes much slower when going up a hill

Gotrax GXL V2
#2
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

This model has a very strong reinforced body and large 8.5 inch wheels. The inflatable wheels absorb almost all shock, and the handbrake allows you to quickly stop your scooter. The motor gives 250 watts, which is enough for a speed of 15.5 MPH. The machine can go up to 12 miles on a single charge, and it can carry a user up to 220 pounds in weight. The 36 volt battery can charge back up to full power in 4 hours. The overall height is 38 inches.

The frame folds easily, making this an easily storable model.

The waterproof design allows the device to handle any puddle or wet place without damage.

Pros:

  • Simple and affordable, while being moderately powerful and quick
  • Ergonomic grip and comfortable shape
  • Light and foldable – easy to transport

Cons:

  • The throttle is too sensitive

Hiboy MAX
#3
UNIVERSAL CITY MODEL
Editor’s Rating:
9.6
/
10

The motor here gives up to 350 watts, which allows it to travel at speeds up to 18.6 miles per hour. The large accumulator allows a travel range of 17 miles, and the motor can scale hills up to 15 degrees in steepness.

The model folds to conserve space during transportation. It is so small and light, that carrying it with one arm is not a problem. The brakes are very smooth and even a quick stop feels soft and controlled. The Bluetooth chip allows a lot of new functionality, such as cruise control and travel statistics. Can integrate with both Android and Apple phones.

The foot pads are covered with sticky rubber, the texture of which prevents slipping. The dual lights do not draw too much power, but are always sufficient for seeing the road.

Pros:

  • Bright dual headlights
  • Ergonomic and easy to control
  • Great shock absorption

Cons:

  • The model is pretty hard to fold, especially the first few times

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter
#4
VERY LIGHT AND PORTABLE
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

This is a very light and fast model – with a 250 watt motor it can go at speeds up to 15.5 MPH, and the large accumulator gives it a possible range of 18.6 miles, if the conditions are right. The entire machine weighs only 26.9 pounds.

The disc brake actually has an ABS system, which makes stopping much quicker and safer. The braking distance is barely 13 feet. The wheels have a standard diameter of 8.5 inches. The controls are exceedingly easy, and even a totally unacquainted person can get going very soon. The design is another strong point – even though it is simple, it is beautiful. The whole model is made of a very sturdy aluminum alloy.

Pros:

  • The center of mass here is perfectly balanced, so the device is amazingly controllable
  • Very light for a scooter, mostly because of the material
  • 15 mph is just the right speed for traveling on a scooter

Cons:

  • The handlebar is not adjustable, so people taller than 6 feet might have issues with height

Kids models
Razor Power Core E90
#1
Most Popular
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

The new battery and design features increase the travel range of this model and allow the battery to hold 50 percent more energy than the battery of the E90. The model is totally maintenance-free, as it has no chains, no need for alignment and no tensioning needed. The 90 watt motor gives speeds up to 10 MPH.

There is a kick-starting pedal, a button for throttle and a handbrake. The wheels are made of polyurethane. The kickstand is retractable.

The machine is applicable to children older than 8 years and can hold riders up to 120 pounds.

The model relies on rear-wheel drive, so it has better traction and controllability.

Pros:

  • This model comes pre-assembled, except for the handle, which simply inserts from the top
  • The model can go at speeds up to 10 MPH
  • The battery lasts a whole 80 minutes of riding

Cons:

  • The accelerator is not very easy to use – it is a button

Razor E100
#2
STURDIEST FRAME
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

The entire frame is made of steel, including the steering bar. The front wheel is extra-wide – it has a diameter of 20 cm. The motor is driven by chain transmission, and has a kick-starter. The model holds up to 120 pounds of weight, and is suited for kids over 8 years of age. The battery gives up to 40 minutes of runtime.

The model relies on rear-wheel drive for better control and speed. The height of the model is 36 inches.

The large LED lights make the entire model light up, both illuminating the road and allowing the user to be seen at night.

Pros:

  • The LEDs on the scooter’s body light up when it is turned on, and that makes it looks very stylish
  • Very affordable for the level of quality
  • With a maximum speed of 10 MPH it is plenty fast enough for a children’s scooter

Cons:

  • It takes up to 12 hours to fully charge the battery