The 10 Best Electric Scooters for Getting Around Town

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Kids and adults alike have fallen in love with electric scooters. Whether they’re for having fun riding up and down the driveway or getting around your city to run errands, these scooters are pretty easy to enjoy. They can even help you get good exercise. Best of all, practically anyone can use one. They’re easy to learn and, you’ll find, hard to stop using once you get the hang of it. If you’re in the market for an electric scooter, we’ll help you narrow down your choices with this list of 10 of the best models.

Best Overall: Hiboy MAX Electric Scooter

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No matter what you plan to do with your scooter, you can’t go wrong when you purchase the Hiboy MAX Electric Scooter. It can travel at up to 18.6 miles per hour for up to 17 miles. It can also handle many hills that your average scooter can’t. Reviewers love the smooth braking system, headlights and anti-slip pedals. They also appreciate the app that allows them to check on the scooter’s charging progress.

Best Value: Lascoota Scooter Pro

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Suitable for both kids and adults weighing up to 220 pounds, the Lascoota Scooter Pro is one of the most inexpensive electric scooters on the market. You can typically purchase it for under $100. In addition to the great value, it offers plenty of safety features, a smooth ride and four adjustable heights. It even folds up so that you can take it in the car wherever you go. Reviewers say it’s fun and rides well on various terrains.

Best Scooter for Commuting: Segway Ninebot MAX Electric Kick Scooter

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If you plan to use your scooter to commute around your city, look to the Segway Ninebot MAX Electric Kick Scooter. With a weight limit of 220 pounds, it can go up to 18.6 miles per hour for 40 miles. It requires six hours of charging time. Reviewers like that it fits in the trunks of even compact cars, that it’s comfortable to ride and that it has a nice battery life.

Best Scooter for Kids: Razor E100 Electric Scooter


The Razor E100 Electric Scooter is a great choice for kids ages 8 years and older, and your youngster can enjoy up to 40 minutes of continuous ride time without stopping for a battery charge. That’s up to almost 7 miles. Reviewers say it’s easy to assemble, and their kids love that it goes pretty fast — up to 10 miles per hour. Best of all, they (and especially their kids) appreciate how quickly it charges for all-day fun.

Most Durable Scooter: Swagger 5 T High Speed Electric Scooter

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If you like to be adventurous when you ride your scooter, reviewers say the Swagger 5 T High Speed Electric Scooter is the way to go. It’s durable, rides fast at over 18 miles per hour and can handle hills with up to 20% inclines. It’s got a powerful motor and charges quickly in about 3.5 hours. One charge can last up to 11 miles. And while many electric scooters max out with weight limits of around 220 pounds, this one can hold riders who weigh up to 320 pounds.

Most Comfortable Scooter: Segway Ninebot ES1 Gen2 Electric Kick Scooter

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If you’re looking for fun and comfort — and you’re willing to pay more than you might for some of the other scooters on this list — check out the Segway Ninebot ES1 Gen2 Electric Kick Scooter. Typically priced between $400 and $450, this scooter makes up for the cost with all of its extras. Reviewers say it offers a safe and comfortable ride for up to 15 miles at 15 miles per hour. It’s lightweight, folds up easily, features cruise control and has a nice LED display. It also has a powerful motor.

Best Scooter for Apartment Dwellers: Gotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter

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Scooters and apartment dwellers tend to go hand in hand, especially when you live in a major city and want to avoid getting a car or using public transportation. If you can relate, the Gotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter is right for you. Available in both black and pink, it’s sturdy enough for commuting, and it has a powerful motor that will take you as fast as 15.5 miles per hour. One four-hour charge will give you up to 12 miles of travel distance. Reviewers love that it’s lightweight and folds up small enough that you can store it practically anywhere — a plus when you’re short on space.

Best Scooter to Travel With: Segway Ninebot Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter

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Want an electric scooter you can take to work, to the store or on vacation? Try the Segway Ninebot Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter. At 28 pounds and shorter than 2 feet tall, it’s easy to grab and take on the go, and it’s not as bulky as a kick scooter. Reviewers love that it’s sturdy and powerful, and while some say it will hold more, the official weight limit is 220 pounds. It’s recommended for riders ages 16 to 50.

Best Ride-On Scooter: Razor Pocket Mod Euro Electric Scooter

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Most electric scooters require you to stand up to ride, but the Razor Pocket Mod Euro Electric Scooter allows you to sit back and enjoy the ride. Suitable for ages 13 and up, it can go up to 15 miles per hour, and the battery will last for about 10 miles. Reviewers ranging from teens to seniors love its performance and its cool vintage look. They also love how long the battery lasts.

Best Self-Balancing Scooter: Lieagle Hoverboard

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The Lieagle Hoverboard is more about fun than transportation, but it’s a favorite among both adults and kids, according to reviewers. Use it to get around the office, take the dog for a walk or have fun on the sidewalk outside your house. Reviewers also say it’s safe, easy to control and made from high-quality materials. The light-up wheels are also a big hit. This hoverboard’s weight limit is 200 pounds.

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