Editor’s note: In this roundup of the best electric scooters to pick, we’re looking at electric kick-scooters. Some people refer to mopeds or small motorcycles as scooters. If you’re looking for that, we have a roundup of the best electric mopeds here.

Unlike a manual scooter, you don’t need to use your feet to propel yourself on an electric scooter. All you need to do is charge the battery of an electric scooter, and the motor will thrust you into motion as soon as you engage the throttle control. That means you can commute just about anywhere without soaking in sweat.

Also read: The best cheap electric kick-scooters

In this article, we’ll be reviewing the best electric scooters you can buy right now. Let’s get down to it, shall we?

The best electric kick-scooters: At a glance

Emove Cruiser (Our editor’s choice)

This is an exceptional electric scooter that ticks all the boxes, from the battery range, top speed, water-resistance rating, powerful brakes, and acceleration to riding comfort. To be specific, this Emove Cruiser has a battery range of 62 miles and a top speed of about 50 mph. If you’re one of those big fellas and you’re worried about the weight, it has a maximum weight limit of 352 pounds.

But that’s not all; you get to experience a peak power output of 1600W which is enough to drag you from 0 to 15 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Even more impressive, it’s fitted with powerful hydraulic disc brakes and comfortable pneumatic tubeless tires. Not to forget, you can ride it in any weather condition even when it’s raining or snowing.

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The downside? It’s heavier than most e-scooters which could be a problem if you prioritize portability. Then again, it’s designed with easily foldable handlebars.

What we like about the Emove Cruiser

  • Waterproof scooter
  • Anti-theft locking key
  • Pneumatic tubeless tires
  • Long-range on a single charge
  • Fast speed and acceleration
  • Powerful hydraulic disc brakes
  • Seat option available
  • Easily foldable handlebars
  • Better than average torque

What we don’t like about Emove Cruiser

  • It’s heavy

Emove Cruiser specs

  • Motor power: 1600 W
  • Range: 62 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 352 lbs/160 kg
  • Top speed: 50 mph
  • Unit weight: 52 lbs

Swagger Cali Drift (Best low budget e-scooter)

If you’re looking for the best low budget electric scooter, you should consider the Swagger Cali Drift. For starters, it’s a lightweight e-scooter with a fold-and-go design that makes it portable. It has a motor power of 250 watts, a range of 12 miles and a top speed of 15.5 mph; that’s not bad for an e-scooter sold for less than $300.

What’s more, it’s designed with a U-shaped handlebar that offers a secure grip and quick access to the throttle, handlebar, and battery indicator. Another cool thing about it is that you can adjust the stem height and there is plenty of space on the deck to support the rider with a weight of up to 264 pounds.

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Unfortunately, this e-scooter is not comfortable if you’re riding on uneven terrain with bumps and potholes. This is because it uses airless solid rubber tires. However, solid rubber tires don’t require maintenance.

What we like about Swagger Cali Drift

  • Lightweight
  • Fold-and-go design
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Height adjustable stem
  • Fast charging time
  • Quick access control
  • Non-puncture solid rubber tires

What we don’t like about Swagger Cali Drift

  • Not comfortable on uneven terrain
  • No cruise control

Swagger Cali Drift specs

  • Motor power: 250 W
  • Range: 12 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 5 lbs
  • Top speed: 5 mph
  • Unit weight: 22 lbs

Dualtron X II (Best premium electric scooter)

The Dualtron X II is what we would call a super e-scooter, but on steroids. It comes with a dual hub motor with a combined peak power output of 8,300 watts; that gives it the juice to deliver a top speed of 68 mph and a climbing angle of up to 35 degrees.

In fact, you should be able to accelerate from 0 to 24 mph in just 4 seconds. If you’re going too fast, the hydraulic disc brakes in both wheels can slow you down in a second with little effort. Thanks to its 3,024Wh lithium-ion battery, it has the longest range (93 miles) we’ve seen so far on an electric scooter.

Of course, you can’t miss the LED lights that are installed on all sides to make the scooter more noticeable at night. Not to mention, it’s fitted with ultra-wide 13-inch tires to improve stability and comfort.

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The thing is, the Dualtron X II is one of the most expensive electric kick scooters on the market. It’s also too heavy to carry around.

What we like about Dualtron X II

  • Dual hub motor
  • 35 degrees hill inclination
  • Exceptional range
  • Super-fast acceleration
  • High maximum load capacity
  • Foldable handlebar
  • Super-fast speed
  • Adequate safety lights
  • Very comfortable
  • Powerful brakes

What we don’t like about Dualtron X II

  • It’s heavy
  • It’s expensive

Dualtron X II specs

  • Motor Power: 8300 W
  • Range: 93 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 330 lbs
  • Top speed: 68 mph
  • Unit weight: 5 lbs

Razor EcoSmart Metro (Best e-scooter for comfort)

It looks like an e-bike but because it doesn’t have a pedal, it’s categorized as an e-scooter. What makes the Razor EcoSmart Metro unique is that it comes with a padded seat and a detachable cargo basket. Besides that, it’s fitted with 16-inch pneumatic tires that improve shock absorption on rough and terrains.

Talking about the performance, Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter is engineered with a 500-watt chain-driven motor that can deliver a top speed of 18 mph. The maximum range after a single charge is 12 miles equivalent to 40 minutes of riding.

This is one of the easiest electric scooters to steer due to its rear-wheel-drive system. Not to mention, the throttle and brake controls are fitted on the handlebars.

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Its biggest snag is that it uses a rechargeable lead-acid battery to power the motor instead of a lithium-ion battery. That means it takes longer to re-charge.

What we like about Razor EcoSmart Metro

  • Very comfortable
  • Soft padded seat
  • Convenient for carrying cargo
  • Smooth handling
  • Suitable for both kids and adults
  • Easy to assemble

What we don’t like about Razor EcoSmart Metro

  • It takes too long to charge

Razor EcoSmart Metro specs

  • Motor power: 500 W
  • Range: 12 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 220 lbs
  • Top speed: 18 mph
  • Unit weight: 65 lbs

Apollo Explore (Most durable electric scooter)

The company behind the Apollo Explore is so confident with its durability it offers the longest warranty for an e-scooter in North America: you get a warranty of 24 months. This is no surprise considering that the manufacturer uses Dynavolt-powered batteries that can last about 7 years if you charge on a daily basis. To top it off, the scooter is made of forged aluminum, which doesn’t rust or corrode.

Once you’re on the road, you can take the Apollo Explore up to a maximum speed of 34 mph and a range of 34 miles. The pneumatic tires are complemented with a dual spring suspension system so that you could ride them on all types of terrain. What about the weight limit? Well, as long as you don’t weigh more than 265 pounds you should be fine.

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It’s almost perfect except that it doesn’t have a dual motor. Of course, that is not a deal-breaker for some people but we just wonder if it could do better than 20 degrees inclination angle with a dual motor.

What we like about Apollo Explore

  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Folding handlebars and stem
  • Fast acceleration
  • 24 months warranty
  • Dual spring suspension system
  • Ideal for uneven terrains
  • Short recharge intervals

What we don’t like about Apollo Explore

  • No dual motor

Apollo Explore specs

  • Motor power: 1000W
  • Range: 34 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 265 lbs
  • Top speed: 31 mph
  • Unit weight: 52 lbs

Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 (Best for safety features)

If you’re searching for a high-performance electric scooter with the best safety features, you should consider the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11. What makes it special? It’s designed with powerful hydraulic brakes on both the front and rear wheels, plus you get an optional ABS. What’s more, the electric kick scooter is fitted with LED lights on the front, side, and rear to improve visibility.

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, you would be impressed that the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 can achieve a top speed of 50 mph and a range of 70 miles. It’s equipped with dual brushless motors with a peak power of 5,400 watts that makes it possible to climb up to 30 degrees.

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However, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 is too heavy to get points for portability. It’s also more expensive than most electric kick scooters on our guide.

What we like about Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11

  • Safety LED lights
  • Dual motor
  • Full hydraulic brakes with ABS
  • Long-distance range
  • Super-fast acceleration
  • 30 degrees incline ability

What we don’t like about Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11

  • It’s expensive
  • It’s heavy

Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 specs

  • Motor power: 5,400W
  • Range: 70 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 330 lbs
  • Top speed: 50 mph
  • Unit weight: 101 lbs

Pure Air Pro (Best waterproof electric scooter)

This electric scooter has an IP65 rating. That means, it’s water-resistant and you can ride it when it rains or through a puddle without a problem. Beyond that, the Pure Air Pro is fitted with 10-inch pneumatic tires attached to mudguards; that tells you this kick scooter is built for muddy off-road terrain.

The 500-watt motor power can achieve a maximum speed of 15.5 mph. If you want to charge the battery to full capacity, it should take you about 9 hours but that should get you a range of 31 miles. The cool thing about it is that you can charge your smartphone through a USB port on the handlebar. Better yet, you can connect your smartphone to the e-scooter via Bluetooth.

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Even though the Pure Air Pro Electric scooter is lightweight, we’re disappointed that you can’t fold the handlebar and adjust the stem.

What we like about Pure Air Pro

  • It’s water-resistant
  • Fast acceleration
  • Comfortable pneumatic tires
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Charge smartphone via USB port
  • Visible LED lights

What we don’t like about Pure Air Pro

  • Non-foldable handlebar

Pure Air Pro specs

  • Motor power: 500 W
  • Range: 31 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 264 lbs
  • Top speed: 5 mph
  • Unit weight: 36 lbs

Unagi Model One (Best portable e-scooter)

How about a scooter with a one-click folding feature that weighs only 23 pounds? It’s made up of aluminum and carbon fiber material that makes it one of the best portable electric scooters on the market. It comes with a 250 watts motor with a top speed of 17 mph; but if you want, you can choose the dual motor option that improves the inclination angle to 15 degrees.

Quite impressive, you can charge for 5 hours and it will give you a range of about 15.5 miles. Moreover, anybody that is between 5 to 6.5 feet tall but weighs less than 265 pounds can comfortably ride this e-scooter.

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The only fly in the ointment about this scooter is that it’s fitted with airless solid rubber tires. Sure, the rubber tires are puncture-proof but they’re not suited to be used on off-road or bumpy terrains.

What we like about Unagi Model One

  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Durable material
  • Foldable handlebar
  • LED safety lights
  • Puncture-proof tires
  • Fast charging time
  • Two options available

What we don’t like about Unagi Model One

  • Not suitable for off-road

Unagi Model One specs

  • Motor power: 250 W
  • Range: 5 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 275 lbs
  • Top speed: 17 mph
  • Unit weight: 23 lbs

Xiaomi Mi M365 (Best electric scooter for beginners)

If you’re a beginner, the Xiaomi Mi M365 is one of the best electric scooters to start with before you upgrade to a powerful model. It comes with a maximum speed of 15.5 mph and a battery range of 18.6 miles. But what makes it beginner-friendly is the anti-slip handle, controlled acceleration, ultra-bright headlights, and double braking system features.

You can pair the Xiaomi Mi M365 with your smartphone and monitor the speed, mileage, and battery level through an app. Similarly, you can activate the cruise control and tailgate remotely through your smartphone. Also, its pneumatic tires help to improve traction and comfort, something that is important for a beginner.

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Its biggest weakness is the 14 percent inclination grade. We wish it could have a better hill climbing performance, but that is more than enough for a beginner.

What we like about Xiaomi Mi M365

  • Shock absorbing pneumatic tires
  • 12 months warranty
  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Easy to ride
  • Ultra-bright headlights

What we don’t like about Xiaomi Mi M365

  • Only average inclination grade

Xiaomi Mi M365 specs

  • Motor power: 250 W
  • Range: 6 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 220 lbs
  • Top speed: 5 mph
  • Unit weight: 9 lbs

Razor Power Core E90 (Best e-scooter for kids)

The Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter is ideal for kids between 8 to 14 years of age. However, the maximum rider weight is 120 pounds. Since it’s a scooter designed for kids, it’s fitted with a low power 85 watts motor that can achieve a maximum speed of 10 mph.

A full charged battery can cover a range of 13 miles or up to 80 minutes of continuous riding. Most importantly, it’s designed with a rear-wheel drive system which makes it easier for kids to balance and gain traction. Not to mention, the brake and throttle controls are hand operated and the kickstand can be retracted for support.

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On the downside, this electric scooter uses a lead-acid battery which takes too long to re-charge. It also weighs 21 pounds which could be too heavy for some kids to carry.

What we like about Razor Power Core E90

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy to control
  • Maintenance-free tires
  • Low budget
  • Durable frame material

What we don’t like about Razor Power Core E90

  • It takes too long to recharge

Razor Power Core E90 specs

  • Motor power: 85W
  • Range: 13 miles
  • Rider weight limit: 120 lbs
  • Top speed: 10 mph
  • Unit weight: 21 lbs

Final thoughts

There are a lot of options you could choose from when it comes to the best electric kick-scooters on the market. If you want the best overall scooter, we recommend the Emove Cruiser. However, if you want one of the most powerful electric scooters ever made, the Dualtron X II would be your best bet.

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But if you’re on a tight budget, you should consider the Swagger Cali Drift or Xiaomi MI 365. You can even pick a fun birthday present for your kid like the Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter. Well, whatever tickles your fancy. Just don’t forget to wear your full safety gear when riding an electric scooter.