Gotrax GXL Review

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Updated December 13, 2020
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The Gotrax GXL V2 E Scooter is considered a best electric scooter for adults street legal for good reason. The 8.5” pneumatic tires give you a guaranteed smooth ride and it’s lightweight and foldable design means you can carry it around with you when you’re touring campus or need to quickly just on a subway.

Why We Like It – Gotrax GXL

The Gotrax GXL contains a dual disc brake so stopping without falling will be nothing short of a guarantee. The cruise control is a nice added feature you don’t normally see with scooters of its class, which is a nice perk, and the reinforced frame adds extra durability to an already durable scooter.

  • 8.5” Pneumatic Tires
  • Lightweight
  • Top Speed of 15.5 MPH
  • Can Possibly Only Travel 9 Miles


Gotrax GXL Electric Scooters feature a powerful 250 watt motor and can reach a top speed of 15.5 MPH. Although this may not seem like a lot, it’s actually a little bit faster than average. But if you’d like faster, consider the Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter. The scooter can also hold a minimum of 220 pounds making it much more durable than other scooters in its class.


The Gotrax GXL Electric Scooter features a dual disc brake and EABS anti-lock braking so you can brake responsively and efficiently. With both a front and rear disc brake you won’t go flying off the front handlebars or fall backwards because both wheels stop, not just one. The scooter also has 8.5” pneumatic tires, same as the Gotrax XR, so you won’t lose control if you hit a bump or small rock. You can also check out the Razor Ecosmart Metro Electric Scooter review if you want bigger tires.

Battery Life

The Gotrax GXL V2 Kick Scooter contains a 36 volt battery and can travel anywhere between 9-12 miles on a single battery charge. While this isn’t bad, a difference of three miles can really make a difference, so we’re curious how to make it last for 12 instead of nine. The battery does only take four hours to charge though, so you can get a few rides out of it a day if need be.


The Gotrax Scooter features a reinforced frame and lock mechanism for added security and durability. The Folding mechanism allows the scooter to fold one for easy storage and carrying. And speaking of carrying, the scooter only weighs about 27 pounds making it one of the lightest scooters available. If lightness is your thing, you can also consider the Razor E200 Electric Commuter Scooter.


When it comes to the V2 vs the original, the reason the Gotrax GXL is considered one of the best electric scooters is because it comes with a handbrake and cruise control. You don’t actually see cruise control on many scooters, believe it or not, and the only other one I can think of off the top of my head is the Xiaomi MI M365.

Gotrax GXL Wrap Up

The Gotrax GXL has a lot going for it, and the battery could possibly be one of them. If they could just figure out how to guarantee 12 miles of ride instead of a possible nine then Gotrax would be a force to be reckoned with. Still, it’s top speed of 15.5 MPH is impressive. And while it’s not the highest we’ve seen, it’s still a few miles above the competition.

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