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, 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 breaking a sweat.
Electric scooters are now a common sight in cities worldwide. But what do you need to know if you want to join the e-scooter revolution? With so many brands available, buying the right scooter for your needs can be challenging. 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 scooters: At a glance
- Apollo Ghost – Best for comfort
- Kaabo Mantis 10 Pro Plus – Best premium
- Wolf King GT – Best for durability
How we picked
For this roundup, we looked at multiple e-scooters available in North America, Europe, and beyond. We’ve analyzed features such as battery life, top speed, endurance, and portability. We’ve selected our best recommendations for multiple types of buyers, such as budget-minded buyers and beginners. Price has been a major consideration in our selection process, but not the main one. If you’re constrained by a limited budget, we have a dedicated article covering the best affordable electric scooters. Where available, we’ve linked to our hands-on coverage and to our other resources covering electric scooters.
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Segway Ninebot Max – Editors choice
Delivering a big battery in a sleek and slim frame, the Ninebot Max is one of the best bang-for-your-buck scooters out there. The 550Wh battery will give you up to 40 miles (65km) of range on a single charge. The scooter also has three different speed settings for beginners to get acquainted with riding, with the highest mode maxing out at 30 mph (48 km/h).
The scooter is easily foldable, has bright LED headlights, and has a rear wheel 350w motor that can scale inclines up to 20% grade. For less than a thousand dollars, it’s no wonder this is one of the most spotted scooters on city streets, perfect for commuters and delivery drivers alike. Check out our review of the Segway Ninebot Max for more details.
Razor E100 – Best for kids
If you’re looking for a scooter for the little ones that will ease them into two-wheeled transportation, look no further than Razors E100. It’s been the top pick for kids’ electric scooters for over a decade, and for good reason. It has a modest 100w, single-speed, chain-driven motor for fun and safe riding at speeds up to 9 mph (16 km/h). The rear-wheel drive system also makes it easier for kids to balance and gain traction.
The Razor E100 also features an all-steel frame and fork for a solid ride that will withstand rugged use for years to come, so your kids can pass it on to their younger siblings once they outgrow it. The only downside is that it takes a while to charge, and the 24V battery will only get you 40 minutes of riding time. Though, that may be enough to tucker the young ones out.
The Razor E100 comes in various colors and only costs a couple of hundred bucks. Check out our review fo the Razor E100 for more details.
Gotrax Gmax Ultra – Best security
If you want safety and security at a reasonable price, Gotrax’s Gmax Ultra is a great deal. The scooter is larger and sturdier than most in this class, with 45 miles (72 km) of range and up to 20 mph (32 km/h) top speeds. But you also benefit from premium features such as real plastic reflectors and a built-in combination lock with a cord to secure your scooter for quick stops.
That all amounts to a slightly heavier scooter, but it is foldable and easy to carry. The sturdy components will also make you feel safer riding on the road. Check out our review of the Gotrax Gmax Ultra for more details.
The Canadian company has made a name for itself by creating unique scooters that balance performance and design. The recently revamped Apollo City scooter only gets better with IP56 water resistance and its strongest 21700 lithium battery. With a dual 500W motor to carry you through the city with over 37 miles (60 km) of range. The triple-spring suspension also makes for a comfortable ride, however bumpy the roads get.
While the Apollo City is designed for city streets, it won two ESG awards in 2022 for “Rain or Shine” and “Integrated Design,” a testament to its reliability in various environments and weather conditions. Take a look below.
This exceptional electric scooter ticks all boxes, from the battery range, top speed, water-resistance rating, powerful brakes, and acceleration to riding comfort. Specifically, this Emove Cruiser has a battery range of 62 miles (92 km) and a high top speed of about 50 mph (80 km/h). If you’re one of those big fellas and you’re worried about the weight capacity, it has a maximum weight limit of 352 pounds.
But that’s not all; you get to experience a peak power output of 1600W, enough to drag you from 0 to 15 mph (24 km/h) 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.
This scooter has quickly become a favorite of city and long-range commuters because of its impressive hill-climbing power, capable of traversing hills with 30 degrees of incline with ease. The 675Wh battery will have you riding around all day, with up to 59 miles (95 km) of range on a single charge. It also has dual suspension to glide through bumpy and rough streets comfortably.
If you are riding around at night, The S1F has all the visibility features you could want, from a bright headlight, active rear brake light, automatic turn signals, and even customizable LED deck lighting. The digital display on the handlebars is also bright enough to read during any time of day. If you want the perfect speedy, comfortable city commuter, look no further than the InMotion S1F.
If Batman rode a scooter, this would be it. Besides looking extremely cool with its sharp edges, the Ghost is Apollo’s best-selling scooter for a reason. It packs some serious performance with two powerful 1000W motors, meaning you can ride the Ghost through the city or trails as fast as 37 mph (60 km/h). There’s some pretty reliable range as well, up to 37 miles (60 km), thanks to the big 947W battery.
The dual spring system and adjustable suspension make this scooter so smooth that you might just feel you’re floating like a ghost. However, unlike a Ghost, you won’t be unseen thanks to LED lights on the front, rear, and sides. You also don’t need to be light like a ghost for this sturdy ride, given the max weight load of 285 lbs. Okay, enough Ghost quips, check out the scooter for yourself below.
Kaabo Mantis 10 Pro Plus
Kaabo’s Mantis 10 Pro+ is one of the best-reviewed & best overall electric scooters on the market right now. The combination of price, size, speed, and ride quality is perhaps as close as you can get to perfect. Boasting dual 1000W motors, the 10 Pro+ will get you to 24km/h in two seconds and up to 48km/h in under six seconds. You can easily switch between single or dual motor riding with the press of a button. And there’s no need to worry about range since the 1470Wh LG battery will keep you cruising for up to 55 miles (90km).
As for safety features, there are no shortcuts here. The Mantis 10 Pro+ has a dual full hydraulic disc and an electronic ABS braking system. You can also communicate your intentions to those around you with the built-in turn signals. Lastly, the front dampening system disperses almost all of the energy from bumpy impacts you may encounter before reverberating through the frame.
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
If you’re searching for a high-performance electric scooter for on and off-road riding, you should consider the Wolf Warrior 11. What makes it special? The front stem has motorcycle-grade inverted hydraulic shock absorbers and rear spring brakes to absorb the bumps of any terrain.
It’s equipped with dual 1200W motors, in combination with two 40A controllers, or a powerful peak output of 5400W. It also has ABS braking system for safe and accurate braking power to tame this beast. Despite weighing 105 lbs, you will be impressed that the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 can achieve a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) and a range of 60 miles (96 km).