In addition to things that go fast, we here at enrg.io love our lists. We’ve written about the best electric scooters with seats for adults, and brought you some sick electric scooter tricks.Today we pose the question: what are the 9 fastest electric scooters that you can buy today?
While some of the scooters on our list are designed for commuters and some for off-road use, we don’t really distinguish between types and styles. Here are the nine electric scooters that will get you there as fast as humanly possible:
This folding, 26 pound little guy features a 250W motor that allows the rider to reach top speeds of up to 18 miles per hour. The Swagger 5 also comes with an app that allows the owner to monitor battery usage, distance traveled, and average speeds. Not to shabby for around 300 bucks! User reviews are mixed on the Swagger 5, but I get the feeling that some of the purchasers had a few unrealistic expectations before buying. The couple in the ad sure looks happy, I guess they didn’t read the reviews…
The stylish and affordable ES4 from Ninebot is an attractive scooter. With top speeds of up to 19 miles per hour and a range of up to 28 miles on a single charge, the ES4 will get you where you need to go. As of the date of this writing, user reviews were unanimously positive which is a good sign. I like fact that the scooter can be folded easily by simply pressing a button. As my wife can tell you, I often have problems when directions get too difficult.
The Premium S1 from Magnum Scooters takes things up a notch. With a powerful 500W motor, this scooter can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The S1’s fixed monochrome LCD display also lets the rider know how far they have traveled and how much charge the battery has left. It’s a bit more expensive, but worth the money if you have a need for speed. Reviews for the S1 are mostly positive. Riders like the scooter’s durability and ability to handle hills and potholes.
The M5 from EcoReco has a cool industrial look to it. This scooter is fairly affordable and appears to fold up nicely. I love the reviews for this one, especially the one from user Justin Chung who writes: “This scooter goes stupid fast, and can go up hills no problems. Yeah, it can be unsafe but only if you’re an idiot about it. Overall a very well-engineered product and exactly what you’d want in an electric scooter.” I wonder if Mr. Chung would be interested in writing for us? Other reviews are all good, although there are only five of them to speak of.
Weighing in at around 117 lbs., the UberScoot 1600W is not your electric scooter of choice for commuters. That being said this scooter is well-built and durable. The on-road / off-road tires and the 1600 Watt motor will ensure that there is no hill too big to climb, just don’t try to fit one under your seat on the bus or train. Potential buyers should note that the UberScoot only has about a 12 mile range on a single charge. User reviews are mostly positive, but several buyers warn not to ride this scooter in the rain.
Styled to resemble a Harley Davidson motorcyle, the UH-ES295 2.0 from eDrift is a good looking scooter. The UH-ES295 2.0’s hydraulic disc braking system allows the rider to make sudden stops when needed. The extra fat tires give the rider a nice stable platform to zoom around on and the battery can travel up to an impressive 65 miles on a single charge! The company does recommend that you check with your city’s local laws before riding their products on the street however. I like the fact that eDrift is based in New York. Something tells me it is probably easier to deal with a U.S. based company should problems arise.
The Q1 Hummer from Taiwan-based Qiewa Scooters is an impressive offering. This heavy duty scooter features an 800W motor that the company claims can climb hills at as much as a 35 degree incline! With a max weight capacity of 550 lbs., the Q1 Hummer can accommodate riders of all shapes and sizes. The scooter’s optional regulator can even adjust to comply with local ordinances. Most buyers were happy with their purchase but several did mention that the older the scooters got, the more problems they began to have.
Nanrobot has hit it out of the park with its Power D5+. With a top speed of up to 40 miles per hour and solid front and rear disc brakes, this scooter will get you where you need to be both quickly and safely. The Power D5+ comes standard with an optional seat that can be removed easily if the rider would rather stand. Reviews for this scooter are all either 4 or 5 stars, with several reviewers commenting on how wonderful this company’s customer service is. I for one really appreciate good customer service and will go out of my way to buy from a company if they stand behind their products.
Okay, this is a tad bit on the insane side. In addition to reaching ridiculous speeds of over 50 miles per hour, the LS7 from Nanrobot has a range of up to 56 miles on a single charge! Two 1800W motors combine to power this bad boy which can be easily folded when not in use. The LS7 isn’t ideal for commuters. It weighs over 80 lbs. and the company recommends that you ask a friend to help you if you need to take it up the stairs. There are no reviews for this one, maybe because the price tag of around $3,000 is a bit scary. Still, if you’ve got the cash and ice in your veins the LS7 is the scooter for you!
What do our readers think about this list of the nine fastest electric scooters on the market today? Any other electric scooters that you have experience with and would like to comment on? Please drop by below and let us know.
Source | Images: Wikimedia Commons / Amazon.com / eDrift.com