Electric scooters have quickly become one of the most popular modes of urban transport. These scooters give you the mobility to cruise around cities and towns very easily without the hassle of dealing with traffic and parking. All you need to do is plug and charge these awesome machines for a few hours and will be able to ride for miles hassle-free. And just like a regular kick scooter, these electric machines have a foldable design which makes them easy to carry around or store away. If you’re looking for the best electric scooters on the market, then these are the best options that are out there.
Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite
The Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite is one of the very few affordable scooters that can support up to a 320-pound rider, which is very impressive. Riders are able to get a very smooth rider thanks to the Elite 5’s shock-absorbent spring and an air-filled front tire. Additionally, this e-scooter is equipped with a collapsible chassis and a phone mount so you can use your phone to monitor your speed and battery life with the Swagtron companion app. The downside about this scooter is the range, you only get 11-miles and will it will also struggle to go up hills.
It features regenerative braking for an efficient ride. Three powerful LED lights at the front and two at the rear for optimal visibility in traffic or on nighttime rides. Protective, extra-long mudguards and the option for customizations, this is a sturdy and safe option while still packing quite a punch. This Horizon electric scooter is the perfect choice for urban transport.
GOTRAX GXL Electric Scooter
The GOTRAX GLX Electric Scooter is one of the cheapest scooters on our list so it shouldn’t come as no surprise that it doesn’t have the most impressive spec sheet when compared to the more expensive scooters. But it’s a scooter that does offer good performance and reliability for first-time buyers or those buyers on a small budget.
It has a top speed of 15.5 mph and can travel as far as 12 miles on a single charge. The GLX is capable of handling up to a 220-pound rider so it’s a good option for adults. There’s also a backlit display screen that will help you to track your speed and battery life when you’re on the move. The GOTRAX also has a very useful LED headlight that allows you to ride in the dark.
If you’re looking for a scooter that can go the distance the APOLLO Explore electric scooter is one of the best around. This scooter with its very compact and portable design is a high-performance long-range scooter that can conquer any urban street.
This new version delivers a very fast and comfortable ride thanks to a 52V 18Ah Dynavolt battery and a 1000W motor with 3 speed settings that help to propel this scooter to a top speed of 32 mph and that’s commute up to 34 miles on a single charge. So, you can cover a lot of miles without the need for charging every day.
The APOLLO also now has improved suspension and brakes in combination with 10-inch pneumatic tires to provide the safest and most comfortable for daily commuters or urban explorers. Finally, what makes this lightweight scooter have the upper hand over1 many comparable scooters of the same size, is its portability. Its foldable stem and handlebar let you easily carry the scooter, take it on a train, or quickly store it out of sight.
Segway-Ninebot ES4 Electric KickScooter
Segway is known for building impressive two-wheel electric rides and this can be said about this Segway-Ninebot ES4 Electric KickScooter. It’s a surprisingly affordable scooter that can go up to 28 miles on one charge and reach a top speed of 18.6mph, so it’s not as fast as the Horizon scooter.
When it comes to your safety, the ES4 has an electrically-assisted braking system to slow you down gradually and if you need to stop suddenly there’s a fender brake that will stop you in a hurry.
Segway has also designed the footplate on this e-scooter to be reasonably wide with a non-slip surface to make sure you always have comfortable secure footing even on damp days.
The newly upgraded Widewheel Pro electric scooter now has a bigger battery, reinforced design, enhanced display, and dual brakes. The dual (500W) motor offers strong torque and extra acceleration. For this 1000W electric scooter, inclines of 30% are no big deal and top speeds are a comfortable 26mph with a fairly impressive range of 22 miles (10-15% higher than the previous version).
Aptly named, the Widewheel Pro sports ultra-wide foam-filled tires, guaranteeing no punctures. You might find that airless tires result in a much less smoother ride but the front and rear suspension counter this and it works very well. Folding down with ease and 54lbs in weight it can be stowed in a luggage rack or car boot for portability.
This is a bit of an all-rounder, built for reliability, versatility and great riding satisfaction. The only thing to be mindful of is the speed is marginally affected by the weight of the rider (as with all-electric scooters).