As electric vehicles and rides begin to dominate the market, the sheer number of electric transport items on the market is growing, too. From electric cars and bikes to e-trikes and hybrid vehicles, there seems to be no limit to the number of ride types that can go electric.
Electric rides offer the benefits of fewer fumes from emissions and give you a boost of power from a motor, making these products easier to ride and saving you physical energy and strain as you commute. Electric rides traditionally powered by foot can typically go a little faster than you would with foot power alone, saving you time as you travel.
One of the latest additions to the electric ride family is the electric kick scooter. Similar to the scooters you may have ridden as a child, these motorized scooters are built larger and tougher for adult riders but are often still relatively simple in design. They also boast a motor and battery, meaning you can cruise along by pushing with your feet, using only motor power, or a combination of both. Many riders use electric kick scooters for urban commuting, as they’re nimble, minor, and can ride anywhere a bike can. They also fit into most vehicles and are great for taking with you when you travel or on vacation.
They can be charged at home using a simple wall socket, and the batteries can be replaced as needed, too. They’re well-built, rugged, designed for daily use and bumps, and can return an e-bike in some situations. They’re not toys but are fully motorized rides for teens and adults.
Let’s look at the top three best electric kick scooters and see what features they offer and what makes them unique.
The Yume X11 is a rugged, hard-working electric kick scooter meant for urban travel, and it’s designed to take a beating. It has various modern safety and convenience features and retails for about $4,000.
So, what will that money buy you? The Yume X11 is genuinely in a class of its own and is both modern and dynamic. It is a beautifully built, high-tech ride. It has an advanced suspension system and multiple lights for added safety and visibility as you travel. The 2,500-watt motor is potent and capable, making the Yume X11 capable of speeds up to 50 miles per hour. That is incredibly fast and on par with some gas-powered rides. Please always wear a helmet while riding.
The added speed means that this tiny scooter is more than capable of keeping up with most in-city traffic and can help get you to work or school quickly. The 11-inch off-road tires mean that the Yume X11 can ride capably on rough pavement, gravel, uneven terrain, smooth surfaces, and finished roads. The advanced suspension system and c-shaped shock absorbers mean that your ride will be more comfortable as well as fast and exciting. It also folds up, making transporting and storing inside larger vehicles easier.
The YumeX11 has a range of up to 60 miles per charge, making this ride great for longer trips. The powerful motor gives you an added advantage when dealing with steeper climbs, and you can go full throttle up challenging hills or inclines while expending less personal energy. While this ride is excellent for in-city riding, you can’t punish it the way you would a mountain bike. And while it can handle some rougher riding surfaces, it’s not built for off-roading or tricks. The Yume X11 is best for in-city commutes and urban drives. But it does both things well and is a powerful, rugged little scooter.
Razor EcoSmart Metro
Razor EcoSmart Metro is a retro-looking little scooter that combines some of the best features of a scooter with the best parts of an e-bike. It comes with a neat little padded seat and a handy basket in the back. Sit or stand comfortably while riding along, and carry a small bag or purse.
This ride is ideal for riding around your neighborhood or running light errands. It’s not quite as harsh or rugged as the Yume X11, but it’s nimble, well-built, and will only set you back $1,300. The 16-inch pneumatic tube tires are similar to what you’d see on a bike, complete with spokes and a gasket, and the 500 watt motor will get you up to 12 miles on a single charge and allow you to travel up to 18 miles per hour. This rounds out to about 40 minutes of continuous use on a single charge using the motor continuously, so if you need to go farther, make sure you have an extra battery pack on hand.
This cute and convenient little ride can easily replace an e-bike for neighborhood rides, touring around a new city on vacation, or trips to school. Make sure you keep an eye on battery life and bring a backup battery with you if you need to ride for longer.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the MotoTec Knockout, a large, intense-looking machine that blurs the line between scooter, moped, and e-bike. It’s a genuinely massive scooter, built for experienced riders and capable of handling off-road and paved environments. It’s enormous yet hushed and will set you back about $2,800, which is not a bad price considering everything you get.
The 18-inch inflated tires and motorcycle-like build make for a comfortable and stylish ride, and the powerful 1,000-watt motor is capable of up to 20 miles on a single charge and up to 20 miles per hour of speed. This makes the MotoTec Knockout great for commuting to school or work, and it can keep up with light urban traffic. Front fork suspension and rear shock absorbers mean you’ll be comfortable and cushioned as you ride, allowing the Knockout to handle potholes and uneven pavement easily.
It can even accommodate two riders, making this an excellent ride for date night or for taking a sibling or friend with you to school in a single ride. It charges up in only 4-8 hours, meaning you can be ready to go quicker. At 200 lbs, it can not be stored in an SUV, and you’ll have to house it in a garage or a shed. It’s a great ride, though, and can easily replace a car for urban or suburban transport.