After more than 25 hours of research, 50 hours of testing and considering more than 50 of different electric scooter models on the market today, we can confidently say that the Qiewa Q1 Hummer is the best electric scooter. Yes, it’s pricey, but its range, build quality and speed are unparalleled.
That said, our #1 pick just slightly edged out the GoTrax GXL 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 was the top rated electric scooter 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. That in mind, safety, especially fire safety was a top priority for our reviews.
Beyond that, we created a spreadsheet that analyzed both the cost, speed and range, allowing us to narrow our list to the top picks. It also important to note, that in some cities throughout the US, electrics scooters are commoditized products, since they can be rented from companies such as Lime, Bird, Lyft and Uber.
And while those are great, the per ride can quickly amount, in less than a few months time, to that of one of our top picks. The only caveat we’ve been able to identify is that by renting you don’t have to store the scooter upon arrival to your destination. If you’re worried about maintenance, it’s a moot issue, as most of the scooters are fairly maintenance free with the exception of tire inflation and the occasional wipe down.
So with that in mind, our #1 pick is the Qiewa Q1 Hummer 800 Watts Electric Scooter. It’s a real powerhouse with great performance and a great distance per charge. The 35 miles per hour top speed is also another great reason to give this one a look.
The Qiewa Q1 Hummer is not for the faint of heart. Recharging time is about 3.5 hours and is solidly constructed. It also packs in some really great features. This model is great for long commutes and casual riding no matter the terrain.
The Top Rated Electrics Scooters of 2019
|OVERVIEW: BEST ELECTRONIC TOOTHBRUSH 2019||OVERVIEW|
|Travels 60 miles on a single charge||Qiwa Q1 Hummer||
|Can cruise up to 15 mph||GoTrax GXL||
|Max weight capacity of 265 lbs||EVO Powerboards Uberscoot||
#1 Qiwa Q1 Hummer 800 Watt Electric Scooter – Best Electric Scooter for 2019
- Great Performance
- Great Distance Per Charge
- Long Charge Time
- On The Heavy Side
The Qiewa Q1 Hummer 800 Watts Electric Scooter is our top choice thanks to a quality build and standout features.
It can handle a maximum load of 550 lbs so just about anyone can ride. The standout power and performance come from the 800W brushless motor, which delivers a maximum speed of 35 miles per hour.
The 26Ah capacity lithium-ion battery gives you a great range of 60+ miles (perhaps more than 12 hours of riding time), though the other side of that coin is a 3.5 hour charge time. One of the features that we really liked is the ability to charge a mobile device from the battery using a USB plug while riding. It’s super portable and ready to travel with you anywhere since it folds down easily to fit in a trunk. At 55 lbs, it isn’t super light, however. Other features include 10-inch tires, dual disk brake system, and IP65 waterproof certification. It also has front and back brake lights, an anti-theft alarm system so your ride doesn’t get stolen and an optional detachable seat. Its total weight is 55 pounds, which is on the heavy side.
There’s an easy to read display on the handlebar that shows your current speed. You just can’t beat features like this combined with a rock solid build. Many consider this scooter to be the next best thing to the popular Gigabyke Groove.
#2 GoTrax GXL Electric Scooter – Best Electric Scooter for The Money
- 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
We reviewed the Gotrax GXL scooter a while back and we fell in love with it.
This electric scooter is really almost perfect in every way. The weight is just right at 31 lbs. The max capacity is 220 lbs too. This scooter is the best value for the money.
The speed, charging time and range are all decent for the rider. In fact, if it wasn’t for the Qiewa Q1 Hummer, this one would have taken top place in our rankings.
However, this model is more appropriate for everyone since it has just the right amount of power, is easy to use and has just the features that you need. It is solidly constructed and folds up easily to take it with you. It has a great looking modern design too. The LED screen is easy to read but could be brighter, which is also true of the headlight.
The GXL has a maximum speed of about 15.5 Mph with a range of around 9-12 miles on a single charge. It accelerates quickly and both front and back brakes are very responsive. Other features include 8.5″ air-filled tires, a charge time of 4-5 hours, 250 Watt motor, IP54 Waterproof rating, and the scooter weighs 26.50 lbs, which some may find heavy, but it’s very manageable when carrying it.
#3 EVO Powerboards Uberscoot 1600W 48V Electric Scooter
- 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
If you’re looking for a real beast of an off-road scooter the Evo Powerboards 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.
The 11″ pneumatic tires on aluminum alloy rims make it perfect for any terrain. This scooter will rocket you to up to 20+ mph max speed with 12 miles of range when fully charged. That’s not great range, but it’s the trade-off for that off-road power. That range can be extended with “Economy Mode” though, which caps the scooter’s acceleration and top speed.
Like our #1 pick, this scooter is built solid, which is why it weighs a hefty 117 lbs. The Uberscoot brings many other great features too, like a quick release seat, kickstand, folding design with a locking frame, both front and rear lights, and key ignition. We didn’t like the heavy weight of this model, but the solid construction and great features make it worth it.
#4 Glion Dolly Electric Scooter – Best Scooter For City Life
- 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
The Glion Dolly 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 scooter that you want. The very nice 3-4 hour charge time and the unique folding design are an impressive combination for city life.
When you fold it, you aren’t carrying it, but instead rolling it like luggage. It has a max speed of 15 Mph and a range of 15 miles per charge. The frame is made from 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum, and powder coated to resist corrosion. We like the solid construction. Other features include 8-inch airless tires with a honeycomb interior, anti-lock electronic brake in the back and a hand brake, pedestrian bell for safety and a 250-watt brushless hub motor for decent commuting power.
It weighs in at just 28 lbs and has a weight capacity of 255 lbs. This is all you need for your trip to work. We wish the range were more like 18 miles, but for city commutes, this is likely all that you need. The stand out feature is the unique folding design.
#5 Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter – Best “Take It Anywhere” Scooter
- 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
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.
Weighing just 26.9 lbs it’s a bit lighter than the GoTrax GXL, which makes it that much easier when you are taking this scooter with you in the car or lugging it around elsewhere. That difference in weight makes it much easier to carry after you fold it down. This model has a top speed of just 15.5 miles per hour which isn’t Earth-shattering, but it delivers a smooth ride for your commute.
You also get a decent 18.6-mile range, while the battery sadly takes 5 hours to charge. Given the other specs, we would prefer it if they had shaved an hour off of that charge time. Overall battery life is great, however.
Durability isn’t a problem thanks to an aerospace-grade aluminum frame. Also on board is a dual braking system, large 8.5-inch front tires, a 250W motor and it has an accompanying app for checking out speed, power, and stats. It has a 220 lb. max load capacity. The bottom line here is that you sacrifice some features for a reliable and sturdy commuting scooter that is easy to take anywhere.
#6 Razor E300 Electric Scooter – Best Electric Scooter For Kids
- Comfortable Stable Ride
- Large Tires For Great Traction
- Low Price
- Very Basic
- No Battery Charge Indicator
- Not Very Stylish
The Razor E300 Electric Scooter (the cheaper version is the Razor E100) is the perfect scooter for kids. You can hit speeds up to 15 mph (Not too fast and not too slow for little adventurers) and offers up to 40 minutes of continuous use. Other features include a very large deck and frame, a chain-driven motor and twist-grip acceleration control. This scooter has a very stable ride that your kids will love and those large 8″ tires have great traction for a smooth ride.
As you can tell from the specs, this is a very basic model, but it works. It’s enough for any kid to get on it and get going quick. If you are looking for a budget priced scooter for your child to ride around with their friends in the neighborhood, this is the one. It has a max capacity of 220 lbs. The scooter weighs around 45 lbs itself. There’s not much style here, but that oversized deck gives feet plenty of room. There are also no extras here like lights. Razor is keeping it basic and old school. It’s all about fun.
#7 NANROBOT LS7 Electric Scooter– Fastest Electric Scooter
- 52 MPH
- Two independent 1800W motors
- 56 Mile Range
Do you feel the need for speed? If so the NANROBOT LS7 electric kick scooter should be your choice. This is currently the fastest personal transport out there and it is super-powered with two independent 1800W motors to get you to speeds of up to a crazy 52 MPH. As you can imagine, climbing hills won’t be a problem at all and it has enough battery capacity to give you a 56-mile range.
It has a max capacity of 330lbs, and the weight of the scooter is on the heavy side, at about 84lbs. It also packs in a dual suspension, as well as full front and rear rubber suspension for rough terrain. The battery will take about 5 hours to charge. Yes, that is a long time, but considering that speed and range, it is well worth the wait.
Other features include 11″ pneumatic tires, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes system, EBS breaks, LED Headlights and brake lights, it’s IP6 Waterproof and has a USB mobile phone charging function as well. This scooter is all about power and speed, so if you want to get there fast the LS7 is for you. The only downside here is that it is so expensive. It is worth the price, however.
#8 URB-E Folding Electric Scooter – Best Uniquely Designed Scooter
- Great Performance
- Lots Of Features
- Light Weight
- Range and Speed Could Be Better
The URB-E Folding Electric Scooter has a unique design that you are either going to love or hate. It 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. This model folds down easily and is lightweight compared to much of the competition, weighing in at 35 pounds. In its folded state you can more easily carry it more like luggage while walking or taking public transport. You won’t see another commuter electric scooter design quite like it.
The URB-E has a 20-mile range and a top speed of 17 mph. Honestly, both range and speed should be better considering how expensive this one is, but you are paying for the convenience of the design here. It is going to make your commute much better. It also has 10” pneumatic tires and a rear mounted 350-watt motor. The frame is made of aircraft grade aluminum which keeps things lightweight and durable. It also has USB ports for charging your phone while on the go.
#9 NANROBOT D4+ Electric Scooter – Best Off-Road Scooter
- Top Speed of 40 MPH
- All Wheel Drive
- 45 Mile Range
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.
It has a max speed of 40 MPH with a range of 45 miles per charge. Charging time is only 3 hours, which is impressive for a scooter this powerful. It also gives you front and rear disc brakes with large 10-inch tires for extra traction off-road. Double shock absorption and a USB phone charging port round things out. Those disc brakes are very responsive when you need to brake suddenly. Larger riders will appreciate that it will hold riders up to 330lbs while the scooter weighs about 60 pounds.
#10 TOMOLOO Electric Scooter – Best Budget Electric Scooter For Adults
- Great Price
- 15.5 Mile Range
- Range and Speed Could Be Better
- Charging Time Is 4-6 Hours
The TOMOLOO 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 p[roblem at all. It’s the perfect budget scooter for adults with some decent features. After you’ve already spent a decent amount on your kid’s scooter, you’ll be happy that you can get one for yourself for a decent price. One feature that we really liked is that there’s one button that controls the speed and the switching of all three gears.
The 8.5″ air-filled tires give you a smooth ride even while on a road that’s a bit rough. It has the typical folding design that most scooters have and is easy to carry. The Tomoloo has a 220 lb. weight limit so larger adults may be out of luck, but most of us should be okay.
The scooter weighs in at just 28.4 lbs. It has some serious style too. The LED screen displays your speed and battery status and it has a decent mobile app that does things like change the color of the very stylized headlight. This is a very cool scooter that is priced just right for the adults who want to get in on the action.
Electric Scooter Buyers Guide
Below are the top features you should look for in an Electric Scooter.
Safety First – UL 2272 Fire Safety Certification
- Safety 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.
Tires Are Important
- 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
The Top Questions About Electric Scooters Answered
You should always buy a scooter that includes a warranty, 1 year or longer. Just in case you get a defective part, a bad battery, or it just plain stops working for no reason. A warranty is a good idea and it protects your investment. All of our top picks come with at least a 1-year warranty.
Many scooters come with Bluetooth speakers so that you can easily listen to your music while on the go. Is this a feature that you need? If not, you can save some money by avoiding models with extras like these. This also goes for models that include apps for your smartphone. These apps can add some cool functionality, like music, remote control and more, but if you are not interested or won’t use this, look for models without these features to save money.
Generally, electric scooters can cost between $100 to as much as $3000. In our research, we found that you can get a great entry level scooter for $100-$150. Otherwise, the best price for electric scooters with decent quality features is the $200 to $600 range. The price will depend on what features you are looking for. More feature heavy and high-end specs will cost you more.
If you are just getting started, you might be wondering how you actually ride one. We can help with that too. First, step onto the device with one foot Next, depending on the model, you may have to give it a send-off with your other foot to get it going. Then just hit the throttle and the engine will kick in. You’re off. Then just stand on it with both feet, always keeping one hand on the brakes so that you can use them if you need to. It’s like riding a bike that propels itself.