The future is now: Electric riding scooters are widely available, they’re compact and convenient, and they’re accessibly priced (well … sometimes). For adults, electric riding scooters are a smart (green) solution when it comes to commuting or running errands around town, plus it’s cheaper than buying and maintaining a car. For teens and older kids, they’re just a ton of fun — an exciting way to get around as well as to learn coordination and balance. Whether your priority is finding an electric riding scooter for your teen that’s small and budget-friendly, or one that’s powerful and fast for you, our list includes options from top brands like Segway, Razor, Gotrax, and more. So move over, dirt bikes, hoverboards, and go-carts — there’s a new toy in town for those with a need for speed.
Editor’s Note: Many of these scooters are marketed toward adults, so choose at your own discretion. We classified the “best scooters for kids and teens” as those with lower maximum speeds and price points.
Best Electric Riding Scooters For Kids & Teens
Ah, good old Razor — the scooters we grew up gliding on have gone electric. This beginner electric scooter is perfect for cruisers ages 8 and up, with a max speed of 10 mph and a weight capacity of 120 lbs. Your kid will love that it can run for up to 80 minutes on a single charge, and you’ll love that it’ll keep them entertained over an hour. It features a hand-operated front brake and a kickstand, plus it’s durable with a lightweight steel frame and an airless rear tire that won’t go flat. Another popular choice among Amazon buyers, you can get it with either hot pink or lime green accent colors.
This popular scooter comes in at a much lower price point than some others on the market, but it has some solid bells and whistles: cruise control, a reinforced frame, and 8.5-inch pneumatic tires for tackling city streets. A 250-watt motor makes this the most powerful Gotrax scooter yet; it goes as fast as 15 miles per hour and carries loads up to 220 pounds. A 36-volt battery travels as many as 12 miles and recharges in about four hours. The frame folds and locks and it only weighs 27 lbs, so it’s a solid choice for commuting.
With its substantially-sized deck and frame, the Razor E300 electric scooter is a durable, rugged, all-steel pick for adults and teen riders up to 220 pounds, including gear. A 250-watt chain-driven motor powers this scooter, which reaches top speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. A rechargeable 24-volt battery system allows up to 40 minutes of continuous use. Larger nine-inch pneumatic front and rear tires provide a smoother ride over urban terrain.
Here’s one that’s just for the kiddos. Geared toward riders ages 6-12, the Gotrax GKS Electric Scooter goes up to 7.5 miles per hour, holds up to 154 pounds, and can cruise for roughly 4 miles on a charge. It’s designed for safety with a kick-start motor, and both feet need to be squarely on the deck before it takes off. The other cool thing is that it can also be used as a manual scooter. All in all, it’s a smart first step into the world of electric scooters, and it’s a popular choice among Amazon buyers. Get it in a handful of fun colors: blue, green, pink, and classic black.
Segway’s E10 has a suggested rider height of 4-foot-3 to 5-foot-3 and a max load of 132 pounds, so it’s suitable for kids and teens (and sure, small adults, too!). It can reach 10 miles per hour, traveling 6.3 miles on a charge. It operates using a handbrake system, and the front wheels have a spring damping system to create a smoother ride. This scooter is compact and light — it weighs 18.7 pounds and folds up easily, so it’s quite portable. Just kick to start, and the scooter continues to glide without pressing the throttle, then kick harder to accelerate faster. It comes in dark grey, blue, and pink.
Best Electric Riding Scooters For Adults
This bestselling, highly-reviewed Segway can reach 18.6 miles per hour, take you more than 40 miles on a battery charge, and carry a load of up to 220 pounds. It folds in just one step — it’ll take just three seconds — so you can carry it with you easily, wherever you go. It has an LED display, Bluetooth capabilities, mobile app connectivity, and even cruise control. The whole thing weighs 41.2 pounds and is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Head on over to the Black woman-owned electric vehicle retailer DT Scooters to check out the tricked-out, mid-price X2. Portable and compact, it has a sophisticated vibe that’s ideal for commuters, thanks to its digital display, dual suspension, and integrated front, rear, and side lights. With a weight capacity of up to 280 pounds and a max speed of 20 miles per hour, it holds more weight and goes faster than the other scooters on our list. It has a charge time of about three hours and a range of up to 20 miles on a single charge.
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This is a sleek, chic, good-looking scooter, plain and simple: no visible wires, and no bulky silhouette. Unagi uses carbon fiber from Japan — the same material used by SpaceX rockets — to craft its lightweight but heavy-duty scooters. It features an ergonomic lever and dual electronic anti-lock brakes for a safe and steady ride. And the controls are variable, meaning pushing down further increases their action. This scooter reaches a max speed of 25 miles per hour and has a max range of 15 miles. Intuitive controls integrated into the top bar include the throttle, brake, horn, and an LED headlight. Unagi offers a theft and damage insurance guarantee, plus access to a responsible customer service team.
This Mercane scooter comes with a top-end price point but it will get you where you want to go — fast. It reaches a top speed of 26 miles per hour and has two 500-watt motors to get you up those hills. It features dual disc brakes and bright LED lights to keep your ride safe in treacherous city conditions. A new smart display is intuitive, showing speed and mileage and allowing for easy gear selection. This ride comes with cruise control, extra-wide wheels, and dual spring suspension for a convenient, comfortable ride.