The In-Depth Buyer's Guide 2019

Best Electric Scooters for Adults

Over 75+ Hours Testing & Researching 50 Electric Scooters

Top Electric Scooter


After 25 hours of research, 50 hours of testing and considering 50 of the top scooter models on the market today, we can confidently say that the GoTrax GXL Electric Scooter is the best electric scooter for adults and teenagers especially for commuting. It's under $300 and its range, build quality and speed are unparalleled.


Our #1 pick just slightly edged out the Glion Dolly Electric Scooter (our #2 pick), which boasts solid reviews and a price point that awards it with the best motorized scooter for the money.

To determine which were the top-rated electric scooters for adults on the market of 2019 (see more about our top picks for the latest vehicles
 on the market today), we first removed any scooters with poor consumer reviews and a questionable safety record. Safety, especially fire safety, was a top priority for our reviews.

Winner: GoTrax GXL Electric Scooter

9.8 out of 10


Test Results and Ratings

- October 2019

How We Decided


4 main factors come down to picking the top electric scooters.

​Range
Max 30 Miles

​Speed
15-20 MPH


​Weight Limit
24-33 Pounds

$250-$2000
Value

The Best Choice for The Money

 GoTrax GXL Electric Scooter

Pros
Cons
  • Smooth Ride
  • Great Performance
  • Great Tires
  • May Be A Bit Heavy For Some
  • LED Headlight Needs To Be Larger and Brighter
  • Charge Time Of 4-5 Hours

Why We Like It: We reviewed the Gotrax GXL scooter a while back and we fell in love with it. This scooter is not only affordable but an AMAZON CHOICE product that can cruise up to 15 mph.

Best For City Life

 Glion Dolly Electric Scooter

9.4
out of 10
Pros
Cons
  • 3-4 Charge Time Is Decent
  • Very Nice Airless Tires
  • Self Standing Feature
  • Not For Speed Demons With Max Speed Of 15 MPH
  • Made For The City So Not So Great On Bumpy Roads

Why We Like It: The Glion Dolly foldable lightweight scooter is made for city riding and it fills that role exceptionally. If you’re looking for a way to commute to work, this is the commuting electric scooters for adults that you want. The very nice 3-4 hour battery charging time and the unique folding design are an impressive combination for city life.

Best “Take It Anywhere” Scooterr

 Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter

8.9
out of 10
Pros
Cons
  • Smooth Ride
  • 18.6 Mile Range
  • A Tad Lighter Than Most Which Is Great For Transport
  • Max Speed Of 15.5 MPH
  • Not Many Extra Features

Why We Like It: The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter is actually one of the ones used in the Bird scooter rental service. It’s easy to see why they choose this model. It’s very middle of the road but easy to take with you. Although it is very comparable to other scooters in its class, (and falls short in some features) the design is what makes it stand out from the rest. Especially when it comes to portability.

 The Best One For Kids

Razor E300 Electric Scooter

Pros
Cons
  • Comfortable Stable Ride
  • Large Tires For Great Traction
  • Low Price
  • Very Basic
  • No Battery Charge Indicator
  • No Battery Charge Indicator
  • No Battery Charge Indicator

Why We Like It: This is the best electric scooter for kids. While scooters like the Razor ecosmart metro electric scooter have more style, the E300 is more for everyone and looks more like the Razor e200 and e100 electric scooter. If your kid loves electric skateboards they will love this model.

Best Electric Scooter with a Seat

Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter

8.5
out of 10
Pros
Cons
  • 18 MPH
  • Super comfortable seat
  • Included onboard storage basket
  • 500 Watt motor
  • Battery doesn't last super long

Why We Like It: Do you want a scooter that also offers a seat? If so, the Razor EcoSmart Metro electric scooter should be your choice. This is currently the best scooter with a seat out there because of its super comfortable seat and included carrying basket. As you can imagine, this scooter is perfect for commuters who are always carrying something with them.

Best Uniquely Designed Scooter

 URB-E Folding Electric Scooter

Pros
Cons
  • Great Performance
  • Lots Of Features
  • Light Weight
  • Expensive
  • Range and Speed Could Be Better

Why We Like It: The URB-E Folding Electric Scooter has a unique design that you are either going to love or hate. It’s a seated electric scooter that performs extremely well and has nice power going up hills. The URB-E has a lot of great features, but the star of the show here is the design.

Best Off-Road Scooter

 NANROBOT D4+ Electric Scooter

8.1
out of 10
Pros
Cons
  • Top Speed of 40 MPH
  • All Wheel Drive
  • 45 Mile Range
  • Expensive

Why We Like It: If you’re looking to take your electric scooter off-road the NANROBOT D4+ electric scooter has to be your choice. It’s all about power that will handle any terrain. This scooter has two powerful 1000W electric motors with one 1000W motor powering each of the two wheels for all-wheel-drive capabilities that make this scooter a beast off-road.

Best Budget Electric Scooter For Adults

 TOMOLOO Electric Scooter

8
out of 10
Pros
Cons
  • Great Price
  • 15.5 Mile Range
  • Range and Speed Could Be Better
  • Charging Time Is 4-6 Hours

Why We Like It: The TOMOLOO adult electric scooter has a max speed of 15.5 MPH and a range of 18.6 miles on a charge. Rolling over inclines as steep as 20 degrees are no problem at all. It’s the perfect budget scooter for adults with some decent features.

Best 1000W Electric Scooter

 UberScoot 1600W 48V Electric Scooter

9.7
out of 10
Pros
Cons
  • Quick Release Seat Allows You To Have A Seat Or Ride Standing
  • Max Weight Is 265 Lbs.
  • Nice Off-Road Power
  • Charge Time is 6-8 hours
  • Total Weight Is 117 Lbs
  • Range Could Be Better At 12 Miles

Why We Like It: If you’re looking for a real beast of an off-road scooter the UberScoot 1600w 48v Electric Scooter will not disappoint. It is definitely at the high-end of the scooter market and perfect for larger weight riders with a max capacity of 265 lbs. It’s powered by a 1600 watt motor that delivers over two horsepower.

Best Scooter for Commuting 2019

 Qiwa Q1 Hummer 800 Watt Electric Scooter

9.8
out of 10
Pros
Cons
  • Great Performance
  • Great Distance Per Charge
  • Powerful
  • Long Charge Time
  • On The Heavy Side

Why We Like It: The Qiewa Q1 Hummer 800 Watts Electric Scooter is our top choice thanks to a quality build and standout features. This scooter can travel a massive 60 miles on a single charge and has endless features

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Electric Scooter Buyers Guide

Below are the top features you should look for in an Electric Scooter.

1

Safety First - UL 2272 Fire Safety Certification

Safety, as we always say at Gadget Review should be your priority. Several years ago, hoverboards were known to catch on fire, but since then the industry has made them and scooters safe. Always look for UL 2272 Certification on any electric scooter that you buy (all of our top picks have this rating). This means it has passed all safety tests and is safe for any rider to use.

2

Tires Are Important

When buying an buying an electric scooter make sure that you choose the right tire size. Scooter wheels come in a variety of sizes. There are small, others large, and some are air filled. Tire size affects not only the stability of the ride but also what kind of terrain you can ride on. If you looking for an electric scooter for commuting or just riding on the sidewalk, smaller tires are fine, but for off-road you want larger tires with more tread. Also, keep in mind that air-filled tires generally offer a smoother ride, but you will need to pump them up now and then.

3

Battery Life and Charging Times

We all want longer battery life, but there’s more to consider. You want to balance long battery life with speed, performance and charge time. What you want is a long battery life that also delivers the speed that you want as well as charging times that you can live with.

Charging times vary from scooter to scooter and you will have to choose one that suits your needs. Don’t buy a scooter that will make you wait 4 hours to charge your battery if it is only going to give you 1 hour of riding time and a very small 2-mile range, for instance.

4

Choose The Proper Range For Your Situation

The range that your vehicle delivers on a single charge is very important. You want the best range you can get from your battery, just as you would want the best gas mileage from your car. A great range with short charging times is the best.

5

Durable and Lightweight Construction

Like any other vehicle, one of your top concerns for a scooter should be durability. You want a tough and rugged frame that will last. But you also want it as light as possible for when you have to carry it. A durable build means that it will have a longer lifetime on the road, while a lighter model means more speed and better battery capacity. It also makes for a smoother ride. Also, pay attention to the weight limit so that the riders weight does not exceed it.

6

A Powerful Motor

The more powerful the motors, the more powerful your scooter is. Naturally, a 1000 watt motor is better than a 500-watt motor. It means more speed and better performance overall. The bigger the better. Speed for scooters comes from the motor. Who need an electric bike these days when you have powerful scooters?

7

Portability

Even though you are riding your vehicle almost all of the time, there are times that you need to pick it up and move it. Maybe you are putting it in your trunk or carrying it on a bus. So you definitely want one that has a folding feature, because this makes it much easier to carry around.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Top Questions About Electric Scooters Answered

answers

Does a warranty come with an Electric Scooter purchase?

Are Bluetooth speakers and apps something that you need? 

How much does an electric scooter cost?

How do you ride an electric scooter?

Who Contributed to this Review

​Conner Flynn

Editor

Jordan Goodson

Contributor

Josh Noriega

Editor

Kyle Schurman

Editor

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