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9 Best Electric Scooters for Adults (Based on 136 Hours of Tests)

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After hand-selecting the top-performing models from a choice of 120 adult electric scooters and testing them for 136 hours, we can reveal that the best electric scooters (ordered by price) are:

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Best Electric Scooters For Adults

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Beginner:

These scooters minimize cost while maintaining as many key features as possible. They have simple, easy-to-use controls, and reach top speeds of up to 25 mph.

Under $400
Turboant M10 Lite
Turboant M10 Lite
Sale: $299.98 $399.98
Under $600
Turboant X7 Max
Turboant X7 Max
Sale: $419.98 $599.98
Under $800
Horizon V2
Horizon 10.4
Sale: $719.00 $899.00

Intermediate:

These scooters have more motor power, bigger batteries, and are packed with extra features. The top speed of these reach up to 40 mph.

Under $1,250
SPLACH Titan
SPLACH Titan
Sale: $1,399.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
Under $1,500
EMOVE Cruiser S
EMOVE Cruiser S
Sale: $1,399.00 $1,499.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
Under $1,750
Mantis V2
Mantis V2
Sale: $1,599.00 $1,899.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

Expert:

These scooters are perfect for riders that want to experience immense power, range, and the highest level of ride quality. These can exceed speeds of 45 mph.

Under $2,250
Mantis King GT
Mantis King GT
Sale: $2,095.00 $2,495.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Under $2,500
NAMI Klima
NAMI Klima
Sale: $2,299.00 $2,499.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100
Under $3,500
NAMI Burn-e 2
NAMI Burn-e 2
Sale: $2,999.00 $3,699.00 – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ESI100

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Comparison

Compare Adult Electric Scooters

The table below compares the best electric scooters for adults based on performance, specs, price, and more.
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Turboant M10 LiteTurboant M10 LiteTurboant X7 MaxTurboant X7 MaxHorizon 10.4 V2HorizonSPLACH TitanSPLACH TitanEMOVE Cruiser SEMOVE Cruiser SMantis V2Mantis V2Mantis King GTMantis King GTNAMI KlimaNAMI KlimaNAMI Burn-e 2NAMI Burn-e 2
Where to BuyTurboantTurboantFluid Free RideSPLACHVoro MotorsFluid Free RideVoro MotorsFluid Free RideFluid Free Ride
Price$299.98$419.98$719$1,399$1,399$1,599$2,095$2,299$2,999
CategoryBeginnerBeginnerBeginnerIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateExpertExpertExpert
Best UnderUnder $400Under $600Under $800Under $1,250Under $1,500Under $1,750Under $2,250Under $2,500Under $3,500
ReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReview
Performance
Top Speed16 mph20 mph23 mph37 mph33 mph40 mph43 mph42 mph45 mph
0-15 MPH7.8 s6.9 s4.7 s2.5 s3.8 s2.1 s1.9 s1.9 s1.8 s
0-25 MPHn/an/an/a4.9 s10.3 s4.7 s4.0 s2.9 s3.2 s
Max Range15.5 miles32 miles23 miles44 miles62 miles33 miles56 miles50 miles90 miles
Tested Range10 miles18 miles17 miles29 miles48 miles28 miles38 miles39 miles50 miles
Braking2.9 meters3.0 meters5.0 meters2.4 meters2.6 meters2.0 meters2.1 meters2.1 meters1.8 meters
Max Incline15 degrees15 degrees15 degrees20 degrees20 degrees30 degrees30 degrees30 degrees35 degrees
Optimal Incline7 degrees9 degrees9 degrees12 degrees12 degrees18 degrees18 degrees18 degrees21 degrees
Specs
Motor36V 350W36V 350W48V 500W52V 1000W (x2)52V 1000W60V 1000W (x2)60V 1100W (x2)60V 1000W (x2)72V 1000W (x2)
ThrottleThumbThumbThumbFingerFingerFingerThumbThumbThumb
Battery36V 6.6Ah FST36V 10Ah FST48V 10.4Ah FST52V 20.8Ah FST52V 30Ah LG60V 18.2Ah FST60V 24Ah Samsung60V 25Ah FST72V 28Ah FST
Charge Time5 hours6 hours6 hours6 hours12 hours12 hours6 hours6 hours7 hours
BrakesDisc, ElectronicDisc, ElectronicDrum, ElectronicDiscs (x2), ElectronicSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs 2-Piston (x2), Electronic
SuspensionNoneNoneSprings, Air ShocksSprings, SwingarmsSprings, Air ShocksSprings, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Shocks, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Springs, Swingarms
Tire Size8.5 inch10 inch8 inch9 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch11 inch
Tire TypeAir (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube), Solid (Rubber)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)
Weight30.9 lbs34 lbs40 lbs64 lbs52 lbs65 lbs79 lbs79 lbs100 lbs
Load220 lbs275 lbs265 lbs220 lbs352 lbs265 lbs265 lbs265 lbs330 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at StemFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at Stem
LightsHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGBHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Customizable RGB, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Deck, Turn Signals
IP RatingIP54IPX4NoneIP54IPX6IPX5IPX5IP55IP55
TerrainStreetStreetStreetStreet, Off-RoadStreetStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-RoadStreet, Off-Road
By Type

Best Adult Electric Scooters By Type

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Off-Roading:

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Commuting:

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Hill Climbing:

Suspension:

  • Beginner: Horizon – Front and dual rear springs
  • Intermediate: SPLACH Titan – Springs and swingarms
  • Expert: NAMI Burn-e 2 – Adjustable hydraulic springs and swingarms

Waterproof:

Optional Seat Attachment:

  • Beginner: None
  • Intermediate: EMOVE Cruiser S – Available for $65
  • Expert: None

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Testing & Analysis

How Did We Choose the Scooters?

From power to ride quality and design to extra features, there are many factors that determine the performance of an electric scooter. To identify the scooters that represented the best value for money, we hand-tested the top-performing models across 8 performance metrics and assessed their design across 13 spec categories.

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Performance Reports

See how the electric scooters stack up against each other across the metrics of top speed, acceleration, maximum range, tested range, and braking.

Top Speed:

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
45 MPH
Mantis King GT
$2,095
43 MPH
NAMI Klima
$2,299
42 MPH
Mantis V2
$1,599
40 MPH
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
37 MPH
EMOVE Cruiser
$1,399
33 MPH
Horizon
$719
23 MPH
Turboant X7 Max
$419.98
20 MPH
Turboant M10 Lite
$299.98
16 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH):

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 s
Mantis King GT
$2,095
1.9 s
NAMI Klima
$2,299
1.9 s
Mantis V2
$1,599
2.1 s
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
2.5 s
EMOVE Cruiser
$1,399
3.8 s
Horizon
$719
4.7 s
Turboant X7 Max
$419.98
6.9 s
Turboant M10 Lite
$299.98
7.8 s

Maximum Range (Riding Slow):

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
90 miles
EMOVE Cruiser
$1,399
62 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
56 miles
NAMI Klima
$2,299
50 miles
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
44 miles
Mantis V2
$1,599
33 miles
Turboant X7 Max
$419.98
32 miles
Horizon
$719
23 miles
Turboant M10 Lite
$299.98
15.5 miles

Real-World Range (Riding Fast):

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
50 miles
EMOVE Cruiser
$1,399
48 miles
NAMI Klima
$2,299
39 miles
Mantis King GT
$2,095
38 miles
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
29 miles
Mantis V2
$1,599
28 miles
Turboant X7 Max
$419.98
18 miles
Horizon
$719
17 miles
Turboant M10 Lite
$299.98
10 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH):

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
NAMI Burn-e 2
$2,999
1.8 meters
Mantis V2
$1,599
2.0 meters
Mantis King GT
$2,095
2.1 meters
NAMI Klima
$2,299
2.1 meters
SPLACH Titan
$1,399
2.4 meters
EMOVE Cruiser
$1,399
2.6 meters
Turboant M10 Lite
$299.98
2.9 meters
Turboant X7 Max
$419.98
3.0 meters
Horizon
$719
5.0 meters
Reviews

Adult Electric Scooter Reviews

Turboant M10 Lite

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Turboant M10 Lite
Category: Beginner
Award: Best Under $400

The Good:

The Bad:

Summary:

Turboant is to the budget scooter market what Al Pacino is to gangster flicks. It’s the undisputed don, having built a formidable reputation on the back of models such as the X7 Pro, X7 Max, V8, and M10.

The M10 Lite is the latest blue ribbon addition to this esteemed roster. Harnessing the durability and portability that made the M10 such a popular scooter, it brings a clutch of refinements to the design while offering a softer ride for newcomers and casual scooterists.

And most importantly, it’s cheaper. The M10 Lite is a model high in quality and low on wallet impact.

Turboant M10 Lite Disc Brake

Why We Recommend It:

So, how do you go about reinventing an already much-loved scooter by making it both better and cheaper? This was the challenge Turboant faced when developing the M10 Lite.

The answer, it turns out, was beautifully simple. First, reduce the top speed from 20 mph to 16 mph. The brand knew that this would be fast enough for its target audience, and so it proves. Propelled by its 350W motor, the Lite whizzes along straddling that happy place between fun and controlled. Its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 7.8 seconds isn’t too shabby for a budget scooter, either.

Turboant M10 Lite Motor

The other money-saving lever at Turboant’s disposal was to make the M10 Lite’s battery 14% smaller. The new 36V 6.6Ah unit now has a maximum range of 15.5 miles – or 10 miles if you factor in real riding world conditions. This capacity is still more than sufficient for everyday journeys to the office and shops. And what’s more, the battery can be fully recharged in just 5 hours.

Josh's Feet on the Turboant M10 Lite Deck

While Turboant cut back in some areas, it added in others. The rear disc and front electronic brakes have both been calibrated better this time around to deliver a more responsive performance. From 15 mph, you can expect to come to a complete stop in 2.9 meters, which is quite sensational for a scooter under $400.

Turboant M10 Lite Brake Lever

Elsewhere, the controls are ergonomic. The hero of the hour here is the new thumb throttle, which is considerably easier to use than the finger throttle found on the M10.

I was also impressed by the width of the handlebars. At 19.7 inches, they’re broader than most other budget scooters. With improved rubber handgrips at either end, the scooter oozes balance and stability.

Turboant M10 Lite Cockpit

And in the center of the handlebars, you’ll find the anti-glare display. This is a real touch of quality that belies the M10 Lite’s price tag, offering access to all your key riding stats come rain or shine.

But look below the numbers – quite literally – and you’ll find an even bigger treat. That’s because there’s a USB charging port underneath the display. This is a fantastic feature to have in your possession when out on long rides. With it, you can charge your phone on the go.

Turboant M10 Lite USB Charging Port

Being a Turboant scooter, you can also bet your bottom dollar on the M10 Lite taking the rigors of daily use in its stride. Its frame is lightweight yet durable, while the cable management is tidy and the stem free from wobble. There’s even an IP54 water-resistance rating to cap everything off, rendering light showers and puddle splashes inconsequential.

Turboant M10 Lite Sleek Frame

And then there are the 8.5-inch air-filled tires that supply enough shock absorption to cushion your ride on urban roads.

Turboant M10 Lite Front Wheel

When it comes to portability, this apex scooter has you covered. The 3-step folding mechanism allows you to collapse the stem super quick, though you need to be careful to ensure that the latch is locked into the rear fender, as it can sometimes come loose.

Once folded, it easily fits in a car trunk or under your desk. And weighing just 30.9 lbs, carrying it won’t result in any unwanted strain.

Josh Carrying the Turboant M10 Lite

So, does the M10 Lite have any weaknesses? Well, while it’s nice to have cruise control, I found it tended to kick in uninvited after a few seconds. This is mildly irritating – especially since the only way to break free from it is to pull on the brake lever or to take your thumb completely off the throttle and then push back down on it.

The deck is also on the short side, but there’s enough room to adopt an L-shaped stance.

Turboant M10 Lite Deck

These are relatively minor quibbles, though. The fact is, the M10 Lite is a budget scooter adorned with quality that far exceeds its price. If it’s an everyday scooter that offers serious value for money you’re after, I cannot recommend Turboant’s latest crowd-pleaser enough.

Turboant M10 Lite Lights

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Turboant X7 Max

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Category: Beginner
Award: Best Under $600

The Good:

The Bad:

Summary:

It’s time to spotlight the model that’s been voted the best for adults and the best overall by thousands of our readers: the Turboant X7 Max.

The product of the brand’s tried-and-tested process of dusting off existing designs, listening to customer feedback, and applying it to deliver an upgrade, the Max takes the celebrated blueprint of the X7 Pro and adds improvements across the board.

Coming with a detachable battery, chart-topping performance, and a supremely inclusive design, the X7 Max is a scooter any adult could love.

Josh With Turboant X7 Max

Why We Recommend It:

So, why did our readers feel compelled to vote for the X7 Max as the best e-scooter for adults?

Let’s start with its detachable 10Ah battery. It has a maximum range of 32 miles – or 18 miles if you’re going full pelt – and because it’s removable, you can feasibly double this with the purchase of a $220 spare. It’s also equipped with a key lock to prevent theft or any unfortunate detachments.

Turboant X7 Max Battery Being Detached

The mileage it achieves is unrivaled in the sub-$600 category, and this is the result of its refined drivetrain hardware and software, meaning energy usage is efficient.

Another huge improvement is the bigger frame. The handlebars now measure 41 inches high from the deck, which is good news if you’re over 6 ft.

Turboant X7 Max Handlebars

With a width of 16.5 inches and newly improved rubber handgrips, they also afford more than enough control and stability at the high end of the Max’s 20 mph top speed. When we compared its top speed to the pool of scooters that sit within a $500 bracket around its price, only the Turboant V8 and Horizon 10.4 were faster – yet both cost around $200 more.

The 350W motor will get you to 15 mph in 6.9 seconds, which is good going for a scooter within the Max’s price class. For context, it’s 14% faster than the GoTrax GMAX Ultra, which is considerably more expensive.

Turboant X7 Max Motor

As well as the tall handlebars, the frame is now 2.7 inches longer, while the newly tapered deck is bigger than the one featured on the X7 Pro. Combined with a load-bearing capacity of 275 lbs, they enhance the scooter’s suitability for big riders.

Turboant X7 Max Tapered Deck

Another standout feature is the plush 10-inch pneumatic tires that do an excellent job of absorbing shocks and smoothing the road. They also have thick sidewalls, making them less prone to pinch flats.

Turboant X7 Max Rear Tire

Longevity is Turboant’s specialism, and the X7 Max is perhaps the scooter that encapsulates this best. From the sleek chassis and immaculate cable management to the IPX4 water-resistance rating, everything about this scooter is built for low maintenance and durability.

Turboant X7 Max Sleek Frame

This extends to the brakes. We’re delighted to see that Turboant has jettisoned the rear foot brake this time around, as this had a habit of degrading the tire over time. Instead, it has a rear disc and front electronic brake. Together, they deliver a safe and responsive stop.

Turboant X7 Max Disc Brake

Despite its larger profile and weight, it also scores top marks for portability. Borrowing a similar design as seen on the M10, the new folding mechanism is a marked improvement on the X7 Pro. Collapsing the scooter takes mere seconds.

Turboant X7 Max Folded Frame

The final big upgrade comes in the form of a new display. While the design is largely the same, it’s now clearer and brighter. Through it, you can monitor your speed, battery life, and mileage, while also using the thumb throttle to toggle between three riding modes – including eco, comfort, and sport. These cap your speed at 6 mph, 9 mph, and 20 mph, respectively.

Turboant X7 Max Display

And like all scooters worth their salt, the X7 Max comes with a headlight and taillight. The former is mounted high on the stem but isn’t quite bright enough to prevent the necessary purchase of extra lighting for dark streets.

This is perhaps the only real criticism I have because the X7 Max is a real triumph whichever angle you look at it. Sleek yet robust, graceful yet powerful, this is a budget scooter that has redefined the boundaries of what’s possible for a sub-$600 model. It’s wholly deserving of the accolades it receives.

Turboant X7 Max With Lights On at Night

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Horizon 10.4 V2

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Horizon V2
Category: Beginner
Award: Best Under $800

The Good:

The Bad:

Summary

We’re ramping things up a notch now with Fluid Free Ride’s Horizon, a scooter that will thrill newcomers while satisfying more experienced riders who want a low-maintenance pair of everyday wheels.

Sporting front and rear suspension, a telescopic stem, ergonomic controls, and the accelerative power to give pricier models a run for their money, this expertly crafted scooter has deservedly become one of the market’s biggest sellers.

The Horizon is a value-busting statement of intent that, perhaps more than any other model, poses a serious threat to Turboant’s supremacy in the budget arena.

Josh Standing on Horizon V2

Why We Recommend It:

The original Horizon sent shockwaves rippling through the entry-level market when it was launched. Offering ultra-portability while packing a punch, Fluid Free Ride forced rival brands to up their game.

And now they’re at it again with the V2, a scooter that builds on the success of its predecessor while delivering a clutch of excellent upgrades.

Horizon V2 Sleek Chassis

Among these is a carry handle that also functions as a footrest, a new IP66 water-resistant display, and an ergonomically superior thumb throttle.

The throttle is your gateway to the surprisingly strong accelerative power. Armed with a 48V 500W motor, it can reach 15 mph in just 4.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 23 mph. Among scooters under $800, only the EMOVE Touring can top this level of performance.

Horizon V2 Handgrip

Its peak power output of 800W also makes it a top climber of hills with its price category. While it’s not going to conquer steep slopes, it can handle undulating neighborhood streets with minimal fuss.

The Horizon’s stature diminishes somewhat when we switch the focus to range. The 10.4 model has 23 miles in its locker (or 17 miles under realistic conditions), which is some way behind its closest rivals. However, the Horizon more than makes up for this with better build and ride quality.

Josh on the Horizon V2

If range is important to you, though, you can purchase the Horizon with a 13Ah battery for an extra $80 to take advantage of 7 more miles.

On the other hand, if portability to key to your considerations, then you’ll be a fan of this scooter. At 42 lbs, it’s not the lightest scooter around, but thanks to its foldable handlebars and cantilevered folding mechanism, it’s exceptionally portable. It easily fits in small spaces when compacted down; and the carry handle makes it much easier to, well, carry.

Horizon V2 Being Carried

Another major draw to the Horizon is the fact that’s the cheapest scooter with a full suspension system. Its dual-pronged rear springs dovetail with the single spring at the front to even out bumps in the road. The result is a ride that’s unrivaled by any model of a similar price.

Horizon V2 Front Spring

There are also wide handlebars, a wobble-free stem, and a spacious deck as part of the bargain. Together, they ensure your experience on the Horizon is a balanced, controlled one. Its weight distribution is what truly sets it apart, however. While many scooters succumb to being either top or bottom-heavy, the Horizon avoids both, meaning you always feel stable whatever your speed.

Horizon V2 Brake Lever

Adding to this stability is the telescopic stem, meaning that the handlebars can be adjusted to your height. The 265 lbs load capacity also makes it suitable for heavier riders. Working in unison with its robust frame, it’s a tough, low-maintenance workhorse designed to withstand the wear and tear of daily life.

Horizon V2 Deck

Perhaps the only area of its build that isn’t as durable, is the lack of an overall water-resistance rating. However, while filming our review, it managed to perform despite encountering snow and rain.

Horizon V2 Frame

Likewise, the Horizon’s lights are sub-standard for night rides. The headlight is mounted too low and is not bright enough. You’ll need to purchase an extra clip-on light to navigate poorly-lit streets. The deck-embedded button LEDs certainly improve safety, though, by illuminating the chassis.

Horizon V2 Lights From Side

The brakes could also do with a tune-up. Although a stopping distance of 5.0 meters from 15 mph is on par with its most fierce rivals, we were expecting a little more. This isn’t a deal-breaker, though. The rear drum is exceptionally long-lasting and low maintenance.

Horizon V2 Drum Brake

While the Horizon has a couple of flaws, it excels when considering its overall performance. From its power to exceptional ride quality, this is an entry-level scooter with a lot to offer.

Horizon V2 Being Ridden

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Horizon V2 Review

SPLACH Titan

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SPLACH Titan
Category: Intermediate
Award: Best Under $1,250

The Good:

The Bad:

Summary

SPLACH has a knack for making premium scooters and selling them at budget prices – as demonstrated by the hugely popular Twin. But the all-new, all-conquering Titan is perhaps the most crystalline expression of this ethos.

Sporting dual 1000W motors, sumptuous suspension, a large battery, and an array of dazzling features, the Titan has trampled all over its rivals with a spec sheet you’d assume was reserved for models edging towards double its price.

If you count yourself as a rider with some experience and it’s an all-terrain value-busting juggernaut that you seek, this giant of the SPLACH clan has cleared a path you’d be well-advised to follow.

Josh on SPLACH Titan

Why We Recommend It:

So, just what is going on here? How can such an impressive scooter be available for so little? Well, SPLACH decided that to maximize the value and attractiveness of its products, it had to sacrifice some of the profit it makes. Thus, you get a model that should cost a lot more than it does.

And what a model the Titan is. Its dual 52V 1000W motors produce a peak power output of 2600W and a top speed of 37 mph, placing it well ahead of all the competition when it comes to raw pace in the sub-$1,500 class.

SPLACH Titan Rear Motor

It’s rapid out of the blocks, too, hitting 15 mph in 2.5 seconds and 25 mph in 4.9 seconds. To put this into perspective, it’s even quicker beyond 25 mph than the popular Apollo Ghost, a model that costs significantly more.

Shifting our attention to range, we can see that it again excels within its price class. Armed with a 52V 20.8Ah battery, the scooter can tear through 44 miles on a single charge – or an impressive 29 miles under real-world conditions. This once more trumps the Apollo Ghost, as well as every other model that costs under $1,250.

SPLACH Titan Swingarm

As for hills? Let’s just say you won’t have to worry about them. There’s enough torque and power in play here to grind all but the very steepest inclines down.

Ah, yes, off-roading. The Titan can take on every terrain in its stride. This is largely due to its plush suspension. With front and rear springs, rubber bushings, and juicy 10-inch air-filled tires, it scores an impressive 8.5 on our shock absorption scale. This is better than the considerably more expensive Wolf Warrior X GT, a scooter that’s never far away from the receiving end of misty-eyed adoration.

SPLACH Titan Off-Road Tire

The Titan is also titanic when it comes to build quality. At 27 inches, the handlebars are some of the widest we’ve ever tested – this makes handling the scooter so much easier.

They’re tall, too. The deck-to-handlebar height of 42 inches is great news for riders over 6 feet, and there’s zero stem wobble, making it feel rock-solid no matter how aggressive you ride.

SPLACH Titan Cockpit

In fact, stability permeates all through the Titan. The frame – made from aviation-grade aluminum – is lightweight yet robust, while the kickplate has been reinforced. This comes in handy, as the deck – though grippy – is a little on the short side. There’s enough width to assume a comfortable riding position, but you may want to make use of the kickplate if you’re used to a longer deck.

SPLACH Titan Rubber Deck

And fear not, if you get caught in a light downpour: the IP54 water-resistance rating means you’ll have no problems when it comes to rain and puddle splashes. As with all scooters, however, I recommend keeping it at home if the heavens open.

Wet weather is also no problem when it comes to braking. Armed with front and rear discs, it comes to a stop from 15 mph in just 2.4 meters. This is both outstanding and surprising, as such a level of performance is usually reserved for hydraulic brakes.

SPLACH Titan Brake Lever

Yet another example of this scooter delivering beyond expectation is its intuitive folding mechanism. Simply undo the latch at the foot of the stem and you’ll have it folded down in a couple of seconds. And, thanks to a hook on the back of the handlebars, it even locks into the kickplate when collapsed.

SPLACH Titan Folded Frame

There will be times when you need – or want – to ride at night. The good news is that it comes with one of the best lighting rigs we’ve ever tested. The headlight could bring ships safely to shore, while the taillights improve your visibility to others. There’s even a suite of snazzy LED lights that run the entire length of the deck and stem. These can be customized via a mobile app.

SPLACH Titan Mobile App For Lights

So, any weaknesses, other than the short deck? Well, the tires are interesting; though great for traction, their squared front profile does impede your ability to carve and turn corners at speed.

Aside from this, the load-bearing capacity of 220 lbs is slightly underwhelming. Though in line with a lot of other scooters, I was expecting a little bit more on this front from such a robust scooter.

SPLACH Titan Yellow LEDs

But these negatives don’t change the fact that the SPLACH Titan is a seriously impressive scooter that offers incredible value for money. It’s not often I’m floored by a model these days, but having such an assortment of high-performance features available for under $1,250 is one of those moments.

SPLACH Titan Display

Further Information:

SPLACH Titan Review

EMOVE Cruiser S

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EMOVE Cruiser S
Category: Intermediate
Award: Best Under $1,500

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When the original EMOVE Cruiser was launched back in 2021, the electric scooter community sent itself into a frenzy. Here was a single-motor model that could deliver a simply unbelievable range – and at a cost that left many enthusiasts convinced that Voro Motors had made a typo.

Well, this most popular of scooters has been upgraded – and we’re pretty excited about it. That’s because the EMOVE Cruiser S – among a raft of other features – now has a Sine Wave controller that delivers buttery-smooth power delivery, a thumb throttle that significantly improves ergonomics, and self-healing air-filled tires that promise a low-maintenance, yet comfortable ride.

Josh With the EMOVE Cruiser S

It builds on what over 50,000 riders already thought was a winning formula – and best of all, it doesn’t cost a penny more.

EMOVE Cruiser S Rear of Chassis

Why We Recommend It:

Well, let's start with range. This scooter, like its predecessor, has lots of it.

The 52V 30Ah unit can deliver a maximum range of 62 miles on a single charge when you ride slow, and based on our tests an impressive 48 miles when ridden fast. Office commutes, weekend frolics, and trips to the shops are all within your grasp before the battery will even think about getting thirsty.

Josh on the EMOVE Cruiser S

Needless to say, this amount of mileage is unrivaled by any other scooter in the Cruiser’s price class. But what about power? Well, the top speed of 33 mph does fall short of the SPLACH Titan – but let’s face it, it's still fast enough for the vast majority of riders. The 1000W motor also has a peak power output of 1600W, making it a better hill climber than the original.

And then we have one of the most striking upgrades: the 25A Sine Wave controller.

EMOVE Cruiser S Cockpit

This is a first for a single motor scooter – and a real plus in my book. Not only does it make the motor quieter, but the throttle response is more controlled and gradual. Allied with the new thumb throttle, the overall ride is smoother as a result.

EMOVE Cruiser S Display and Throttle

This leads me to the dual suspension system. The front coils and rear shocks ensure that it’s one of the most comfortable scooters for urbanites.

This system works in tandem with the tubeless, car-grade tires to absorb shocks and vibrations from roads; and because the tires are now self-healing, you don’t need to worry about flats.

EMOVE Cruiser S Front Suspension

Nor do you need to be concerned about the weather. Thanks to the IPX6 water-resistance rating, the scooter is safeguarded against damage caused by light showers and puddles.

Another major plus point of this scooter is its inclusivity. The stem is telescopic and can be adjusted to suit your height, while the handlebars are predictably wide and the grippy deck suitably vast. Then there’s its exceptional load-bearing capacity of 352 lbs. This blasts practically every other scooter out of the water, distinguishing the Cruiser as a champion for heavier riders.

EMOVE Cruiser S Deck

And if this wasn’t enough, it’s also compatible with an optional seat attachment. I’d suggest splashing the extra $65 to nab yourself this accessory, as it transforms the journey on those days when you want to give your legs a rest.

Elsewhere the Cruiser comes with an improved stem clamp that makes it more secure and less prone to wobble, while the semi-hydraulic brakes remain gloriously responsive, allowing you to come to a complete stop within just 2.6 meters from 15 mph.

EMOVE Cruiser S Semi-Hydraulic Disc Brake

The final big upgrade can be found with the new 4-color display. Clearer than the one found on the original, it allows you to keep tabs on all your key stats while granting you access to a host of P-settings that enable you to customize your ride. And because all the electrical components are plug-and-play, you can easily switch them out when it comes to replacements.

EMOVE Cruiser S Sleek Frame

Sure, the EMOVE Cruiser S – like its predecessor – is quite bulky. Its weight of 52 lbs is heavy, so you won’t want to lift it for long durations. Yet it does have both foldable handlebars and a reasonably quick and easy folding mechanism, so you can store it at home or in a car trunk with no fuss.

EMOVE Cruiser S Folded

And to cap everything off, it comes with powerful lights, turn signals, and a horn.

Seriously, what’s not to love about this scooter? This is a model that makes a mockery of its affordable price tag.

EMOVE Cruiser S Front Tire

Further Information:

EMOVE Cruiser S Review

Mantis V2

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Mantis V2
Category: Intermediate
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Summary

The Mantis V2 is one of those scooters that fits its name like a glove. Like those most singular of insects (or aliens, if you ask me), it fuses ninja-like grace with ruthless power to dominate any environment it chooses.

Voted as one of the best electric scooters of 2022 by thousands of our readers, Kaabo’s latest game-changer represents a profound upgrade on the original Mantis, bringing 60V 1000W motors, 25Ah Sine Wave controllers, silky smooth suspension, and a new lighting rig to the table.

Mantis V2 Chassis

Indeed, the Mantis V2 has something for everyone. It does everything well, leaving many scooters with bigger price tags in its wake. If it’s a true all-rounder you’re after then the V2 is here to answer your prayers.

Josh Standing on the Mantis V2

Why We Recommend It:

Don’t be fooled by its price tag. Though it sits firmly within the boundaries of what an entry-level performance scooter should cost, the Mantis V2 boasts devastating power that will leave your gums numb.

Its dual 1000W motors produce a peak power output of 3000W and a top speed of 40 mph, leaving its comparatively priced competitors with mouthfuls of dust.

Mantis V2 Chassis In Motion

But where it truly rises above the rest is in its accelerative power. It zooms from zero to 15 mph in a G-force inducing 2.1 seconds and to 25 mph in 4.7 seconds.

Factor in its exceptional hill climbing capabilities and steep slopes like those found in San Francisco are well within its grasp.

Josh Riding the Mantis V2

For the sheer power on offer, it’s peerless in the sub-$1,750 category.

But untamed, the Mantis V2 is not. The throttle response, for one, is super smooth and measured. The Square Wave controllers found on the original Mantis could make moving through the gears feel jerky, but there is none of that here. Despite its power, the V2 always oozes an aura of control.

Mantis V2 Brake

This sense is furnished further by the exceptional build quality. The handlebars are both tall and wide, which is fantastic for six-foot-pushers and anyone who values stability when riding a scooter (so everyone, then). And what’s more, the old foam handgrips have now been replaced by rubber alternatives that flare at the ends to better the ergonomics.

Elsewhere, the grippy deck delivers the space to support riders weighing up to 265 lbs, while the aluminum alloy frame is protected – like the rest of the scooter – by an IPX5 water-resistance rating.

Mantis V2 Deck

Then we have the imperious ride quality. Equipped with front and rear suspension that’s unmatched in its price class, it excels on roads and trails alike, with a pair of plush 10-inch, air-filled tires helping to absorb shocks.

Mantis V2 Suspension on Dirt Track

Now, the Mantis V2 is available with either an 18.2Ah or 24.5Ah battery. This review is focusing on the former, which is cheaper but also uses lower-quality FST cells rather than the LG ones found in the latter. If you have an extra $400, then I’d recommend taking the plunge on the larger battery.

That said, the 18.2Ah model still performs admirably, It promises a maximum range of 33 miles (or 28 miles under our tests).

Mantis V2 Durable Frame

With this being a Mantis scooter, you can also bet your bottom dollar on it delivering when it comes to safety. Its hydraulic brakes will bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.0 meters, which beats many of its rivals.

Mantis V2 Hydraulic Disc

And when it comes to riding this beaut at night, it has you covered. A new and improved headlight illuminates the road ahead, while the deck LEDs are super bright and give the scooter a Fast & Furious-esque aesthetic.

Mantis V2 Lights at Night

Another addition I’m pleased to see is turn signals. Not enough scooters have them, which is a huge bugbear as they improve your safety in busy city centers.

The only area of its build that would benefit from a redesign is its clunky folding mechanism. It uses a collar clamp that requires you to tighten one lever, before tightening the other, and so on until you achieve an all-around snug fit. Nevertheless, the mechanism does a good job of keeping the stem rock-solid with zero wobble. Besides, this is a model made for aggressive all-terrain riding, as opposed to ultra-portability.

Mantis V2 Folded Frame

Further Information:

Mantis V2 Review

Mantis King GT

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Mantis King GT
Category: Expert
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Think of the Mantis King GT as the grand emperor of the Mantis line. Bigger and faster than its stablemates, this pound-for-pound Goliath voted as the best all-terrain model of 2022/23 by our readers succeeds in bridging the gap between finesse and force with a rare panache that perhaps only the NAMI Klima can rival.

Featuring dual 60V 1100 motors, 30A Sine Wave controllers, and a suspension system that can be adjusted to your exact requirements, the King GT is a triumph of design. It’s purpose-made for adults who want to take their scooter journey to the next level.

Why We Recommend It:

The thing that separates the Mantis range from lesser mortals is the ability to meld all-around ride and build quality with performance into one cohesive whole.

Josh With Mantis King GT

The Mantis King GT encapsulates this perfectly. It represents a quantum leap forward for the Mantis range, with dual motors able to conjure an enormous peak power output of 4200W.

This power translates into a snarling top speed of 43 mph; and with the outstanding controllers entering the fray, you can expect an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in a mind-melting 1.9 seconds and 25 mph in 4.0 seconds flat. This is faster than the Wolf Warrior X GT, with only the more expensive NAMI Burn-e 2 capable of coming out of the blocks quicker.

Mantis King GT 1100W Motor

But this accelerative ferocity is also thrillingly smooth and controlled. Unlike, say, some of the Dualtron’s models, you never feel like you’re going to be thrown off the scooter when moving through the gears.

Then you have the 60V 24Ah Samsung battery. Comprising of 21700 cells, it ensures efficient energy use for long periods. This manifests into a mammoth maximum range of 56 miles, or 38 miles when putting the pedal to the metal.

Mantis King GT Thumb Throttle

Needless to say then, with the motors, controllers, and battery all working in unison, the Mantis King GT is capable of crushing even the steepest hills. No city – not even San Francisco – is beyond its slope-slaying grasp.

Kaabo describes the King GT as a “luxury commuter scooter” – considering its raw power, we can only assume this is tongue-in-cheek. Yet there’s no denying that the ride quality on show here is eminently luxurious.

Mantis King GT Swingarm

Coming equipped with a dual hydraulic suspension system that you can adjust to fit your weight and environment, riding this scooter is akin to stepping foot on a hovercraft.

With a simple turn of a dial, you can tweak the rebound damping and springs to either completely soak up rough terrain, or be more rigid for burning rubber in the city. We scored it a superb 9 out of 10 on our shock absorption scale.

Mantis King GT Adjustable Hydraulic Suspension

The ride quality is further enhanced by the plush 10-inch air-filled tires – and because they sport a hybrid all-terrain tread, they perform just as well on the roads as they do on off-road tracks.

What’s more, with ultra-wide 26-inch handlebars and a spacious, grippy deck, it’s a doddle to steer and maneuver. You always feel stable and balanced even when both motors are turned up to eleven.

Mantis King GT Handlebars

The same can be said when it comes to applying the brakes. The Zoom hydraulics will bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.1 meters – this is one of the best stopping distances of any Kaabo scooter.

Mantis King GT Hydraulic Disc

By now, you may be cottoning on to the fact that this scooter does everything well. But, there’s more.

In addition to granting you easy access to all your key stats like speed, battery life, and mileage, the anti-glare TFT display allows you to tailor a host of settings to refine your riding experience.

Mantis King GT TFT Display

There’s also a convenient button pad that gives you quick access to your lights, turn signals, and horn, as well as allowing you to switch between modes like single/dual motor and eco/turbo mode.

Mantis King GT Button Console

Among a wealth of extra features are a lighting rig that’s among the best we’ve ever tested, an IPX5 water resistance rating, and password protection, which prevents wannabe thieves from rolling your scooter away. Just make sure you purchase a U-Lock, too.

Overall, it’s a high watermark in design and substance from a brand that isn’t short on triumphs. Its price tag may, at first, sound pricey, but compared to its closest rivals, it's significantly cheaper. Besides, you’ll soon be repaid in full by the sheer joy of riding this beast.

Mantis King GT Lights

Further Information:

Mantis King GT Review

NAMI Klima

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NAMI Klima
Category: Expert
Award: Best Under $2,500

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Take the legendary NAMI Burn-e 2 – a scooter that we crowned the best in the world – make it lighter, more compact, and take hundreds off its price tag, and what do you get? Answer: the Klima – and it’s another certified show-stopper.

Offering everything a rider could want, this top-tier model retains many of the outstanding features that its predecessor brought to the table.

Exceptional ride quality and handling, adrenaline-inducing power, and near-unbeatable performance in the sub $2,500 class are all par for the course.

NAMI Klima Frame

Now and again there’s a scooter that'll blow us away, and we can count on one hand a select group that have the IT Factor. Well, the NAMI Klima just joined that band of industry-leading electric scooters.

Why We Recommend It:

For all that I love about the NAMI Burn-e 2 (and trust me when I say it’s one of my favorite scooters of all time), there’s no denying that it’s an absolute beast in performance, profile, and price.

NAMI Klima Hydraulic Disc Brake

The Klima makes some small sacrifices in the first area to make gains in the latter two. Its dual 60V 1000W motors deliver a top speed of 42 mph instead of 45 mph, yet with more powerful 40Ah Sine Wave controllers, it still manages to hit an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in a hair-raising 1.9 seconds and 25 mph in 4.0 seconds.

Josh Riding the NAMI Klima in a Woodland

Concessions have been made with regard to the battery, too. The Klima carries a 60V 25Ah unit that has a maximum range of 50 miles. This is 40 miles less than what the Burn-e 2 can deliver – but, compared to other scooters in its price category, this is an outstanding level of performance.

As for hills, this is where it continues to shine. It produces immense amounts of torque, making it one of the best scalers of inclines.

NAMI Klima Rear Wheel

The Klima, unlike the Burn-e 2, is also pretty portable. It’s lighter and more compact than its bigger sibling and has an even simpler folding mechanism ensuring it can swiftly be compacted down.

NAMI Klima Folded Frame

But don’t be mistaken – it’s no shrinking violet. It can support a rider weight of up to 265 lbs and has the frame to prove it. The ergonomically designed handlebars are expansively wide to maximize control and stability, while the grippy deck is large enough for big feet despite not being the biggest out there.

NAMI Klima Large Deck

NAMI being NAMI, the brand has constructed every part custom for the Klima, enhancing the scooter’s longevity with the added aid of an IP55 water-resistance rating, which will safeguard you against damage from rain.

Elsewhere, it retains much of what sent shockwaves crashing through the scooter industry upon the Burn-e 2’s release. The one-of-a-kind adjustable hydraulic suspension system is one such feature that’s been carried over. By turning a small dial above each spring, you can tweak the rebound and damping to your exact specifications, making the scooter stiffer on roads and more cushioned on rough terrain. You can even change the preload of the shocks.

NAMI Klima Hydraulic Spring

Coupled with juicy 10-inch tubeless tires, it delivers an unbelievably smooth ride that’ll leave you drooling. The traction and handling they afford make it extremely nimble, too.

The Logan 2-piston hydraulic brakes that wowed riders on the Burn-e 2 have also been retained. Together with the regenerative braking system, they’ll bring you to a complete stop from 15 mph in a sharp 2.1 meters, placing it in the top 10% of all electric scooters.

NAMI Klima Disc Brake

And then there’s the anti-glare IP65-rated display. It’s similar to the one found on other NAMI models (why fix what isn’t broken), granting you quick access to all your key stats and a suite of riding modes. There’s also a button pad for your lights, turn signals, and motorcycle-grade horn, located next to the ergonomic thumb throttle.

NAMI Klima Anti-Glare Display

The Klima is destined to be yet another roaring success for NAMI. It’ll appeal to anyone who values top-end design and performance but wants a model that is more lightweight, portable, and – crucially – far less expensive than what you get with the Burn-e 2.

NAMI Klima Lights in Woods

Further Information:

NAMI Klima Review

NAMI Burn-e 2

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NAMI Burn-e 2
Category: Expert
Award: Best Under $3,500

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I can’t help myself with the NAMI Burn-e 2. It’s the Michael Jordan of electric scooters. Imperious. Ground-breaking. One of a kind.

It’s a model teeming with features that you won’t find anywhere else (except for the NAMI Klima). 30Ah Sine Wave controllers. A fully adjustable, rulebook-shredding suspension system. LOGAN hydraulic disc brakes. An industry-leading display with a dizzying array of p-settings. The Burn-e 2 is not one, not two, but several steps ahead of the chasing pack.

Sure, it’ll cost you. But if you’re looking for the apex of performance, every dime of the NAMI Burn-e 2’s price tag will feel like money well spent.

Josh on the NAMI Burn-e 2

Why We Recommend It:

Let’s start with power. Armed with dual 72V 1000W motors and powerful Sine Wave controllers, it can hit a top speed of 45 mph without barely breaking a sweat.

Meanwhile, its acceleration to 15 mph in an incredible 1.8 seconds is both savage and 

NAMI Burn-e 2 Swingarm

serene in equal measure. It wastes no time in rocketing to 25 mph in 3.2 seconds, either.

Wielding a gargantuan 72V 28Ah battery, its stamina is as mesmerizing as its 5,040W of peak power. Delivering an astonishing maximum range of 90 miles – or 50 miles when riding fast – it puts 90% of all other scooters to shame.

Where the Burn-e 2 truly makes history, however, is with its peerless ride quality. Take my word for it: there is no other scooter that can fully match the unbelievable shock absorption and rebound damping. With the simple turn of a dial, you can adjust the suspension to perfectly suit your weight and terrain. Whether it’s roads, dirt tracks, forest trails, or mountain routes, the end result is the same: a silky smooth ride. It scores 10 out of 10 on the shock absorption scale and was deservedly voted the scooter with the best ride quality by thousands of our readers.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rebound Dial

The suspension is supported with complete aplomb by the 11-inch tires. Nylon options come as standard, but you can also fit the scooter with far superior PMT tires. Regardless, you’ll find they do an outstanding job at maintaining traction.

NAMI Burn-e 2 PMT Tire

The exceptional ride quality is bolstered by an expansive, grippy deck – one of the biggest we’ve ever reviewed – and a wobble-free stem that’s perfect for tall riders. The frame, meanwhile, is made from a one-piece aluminum cast and can support riders up to 330 lbs. It may be on the heavy side at 100 lbs, but everything about the Burn-e 2 screams indestructible.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Deck

The brakes are also extraordinary. Before getting the Burn-e 2 I had never tested Logan hydraulics before, but I can confirm they leave Zoom and NUTT brakes in the shade. With a stopping distance of just 1.8 meters from 15 mph they’re easily the most responsive brakes we’ve ever tested.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Rear Disc Brake

And I haven’t even bowed down to the next-gen display yet. This is just one of the numerous features that set the Burn-e 2 apart from its rivals. The display is clean, clear, and anti-glare – but what elevates it is the sheer breadth of customization options.

Unlike many scooters, the display allows you to view, modify, and personalize practically every performance setting. Alongside a plethora of riding modes and p-settings, you’re guaranteed to find a way of customizing this mini spaceship to perfectly suit your environment and preferences.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Display

There’s also a 4-digit security password and a hidden USB charging port – soft furnishings that nevertheless are welcomed additions for security and convenience.

And as you’d expect from NAMI, the lighting rig is show-stopping. The headlight is blindingly bright and the taillight is perfectly positioned, while a coterie of deck LEDs adds something for the Instagram generation to get excited about. There are even turn signals for urban adventurers.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Light Package

The NAMI Burn-e 2 is the crowning glory of electric scooters. It’s both the present and future, a beacon for what can be achieved when the best designers and engineers come together with a unified vision. Sure, it won’t appeal to everyday riders who just want a set of wheels to get from A to B (the Klima may be a better bet), but for those who want to own the very best the market has to offer; who want to push the limits of what scooters can do, there’s only one contender in my book.

NAMI Burn-e 2 Frame From Rear

Further Information:

NAMI Burn-e 2 Review

Answering Your Questions

Adult Electric Scooter FAQs

What Is The Best Electric Scooter For Adults?

After hand-selecting the top-performing models from a choice of 120 adult electric scooters and testing them for 136 hours, we can reveal that the best electric scooters (ordered by price) are:

How Much is an Adult Electric Scooter?

The price of an adult electric scooter can vary significantly depending on what type of scooter you choose.

You can expect to pay anywhere from $400 at the lowest end for a reliable scooter and up to $6,500 for an ultra-performance model. While there are some exceptional budget scooters, in general, the more you pay, the better quality and higher performance you get. Which one you decide to go for will depend on your budget and what features you want.

There are five main categories of electric scooters, each with a different price range:

Budget scooters: $400-$800. These are ideal if you want to keep your costs low.

Commuter scooters: $800-$1,500. These tend to be portable, easy to maintain, and have a well-rounded profile of performance.

Performance scooters: $1,500-$2,000. These have bigger motors, higher top speeds, and better battery life than commuter scooters. The top speed tends to be around 30-40 mph.

High-performance scooters: $2,000-$3,000. These up the ante by delivering greater levels of performance and can hit speeds of up to 50 mph.

Ultra-performance scooters: $3,000+. These are the most expensive type of electric scooters. They are the highest performing scooters in every category and can top speeds of 60 mph and beyond.

Are Electric Scooters for Adults Legal?

In most cases, electric scooters for adults are legal.

However, they are governed by various restrictions and legal requirements that may be different from state to state. The best way to get to grips with how to stay legal is to check out our comprehensive state-by-state guide to electric scooter laws.

Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

From basic budget and feature-packed commuters to all-terrain trailblazers and ultra-performance behemoths, I've spent the last 5 years testing every type of electric scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so that I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another. See how I test electric scooters or check out my guide to the best electric scooters. Contact me anytime: josh@electricscooterinsider.com

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