There’s nothing worse than having to walk somewhere.
Not all the time, but you catch my drift.
We’ve all been there before. Work is just a few blocks away, but it’s that awkward distance that’s too far to walk. The store is just around the corner, but it would be easier to just check the empty fridge again and again, hoping somehow it will miraculously fill with food instead of putting on your shoes and walking to the store. Walking places can, sometimes, be somewhat exhausting.
And then, one day, it hit me that I didn’t have to walk to all these places. I could just get an electric scooter and ride there. It’s cut back on commute time, energy expended, and time spent in the bathroom at work after trying to make it look like I didn’t just walk four blocks in the middle of the sweltering heat in June.
Because purchasing an electric scooter made my commute and general life so much better, I wanted to put this list together to help people like you.
I’m Josh and I’ve taken the time to share my experiences, research and recommendations of the best electric scooters for commuting. In fact, I’ve spent hundreds of hours reviewing commuter scooters so you don’t have to.
I’ve categorized the best commuter scooters into 4 lists:
Want to see the best overall electric commuter scooter for each list? No problem. I’ve listed them below:
Best Electric Scooters for Mileage and Long Commutes
- It may not look like a traditional electric scooter but it packs a punch when it comes to mileage, at 15.5 miles on a single charge. The SwagCycle Pro is 3 times cheaper to travel on than it would to travel the same distance by car.
- Feature packed, including cruise control - making longer journeys a breeze
- 15.5 mile travel range
- Top speed of 18 mph
If there is one thing that will make the difference between a good and great electric commuter scooter, it is mileage. After all, you want to be able to easily commute to and back from work, right?
Bearing this in mind, you can’t go wrong with the SwagCycle Pro. Impressively, you’ll be able to commute 15.5 miles on a single charge.
You may be looking at the picture of the SwagCycle and thinking ‘That is a bike, not an electric scooter’. That’s an easy mistake to make. Although the SwagCycle does not fit the form of what you would an electric scooter to look like it is in fact labelled as a scooter. I’ll tell you why.
This bike-like scooter has no pedals, meaning it can’t be a bike. Instead, think of the SwagCycle as a uniquely designed commuter scooter that is sure to turn heads as you ride along to work.
You may be here looking for a scooter that looks like a scooter and that’s fine, just scroll past this review and take a look at the GoTrax GXL 2.
However, what you should know is that the SwagCycle Pro is one of the most advanced electric scooters on this list, packed full of features that make it an excellent choice for commuting.
Sound good? Thought so! Let’s take a closer look.
With a top speed of 18 mph, the SwagCycle not only holds the title for the greatest mileage, it is also one of the fastest electric commuter scooters. Simply sit on the comfortable padded seat, place your feet on the built-in foot pegs, twist the throttle and let the scooter do the hard work for you.
As you can probably tell, this is a seated electric scooter. If you plan on travelling large distances on the electric scooter, the seat comes in very handy. However, you should be aware that it is quite hard to ride this scooter standing. So, if you would rather stand while gliding through the city streets on your way to work then the GoTrax GXL 2 will be a better option for you.
Earlier I mentioned that the SwagCycle was one of the most advanced electric commuter scooters. Now it’s time to see why.
The scooter has a full array of features including the Swagcycle app that lets you track your speed, record travel time, and much more, a USB port so you can charge your devices on the go, an LED headlight for travelling home late at night after that long day at the office, and cruise control to make longer journeys a breeze.
Finally, the Swagcycle is the most cost-effective commuter scooter.
Let me show you why:
The SwagCycle Pro takes 4.5 hours to reach a full charge.The average price people in the U.S. pay for electricity is about $0.12 per kilowatt-hour. So, the cost of charging the scooter costs about $0.54.
That means, you are only paying $0.54 to travel 15.5 miles.
If you were to travel 15.5 miles by car it would cost you about $1.55.
So, it’s more than 3 times less to travel on the scooter than it would to travel the same distance by car.
If you are considering a seated scooter then you should see my List of the Top Seated Electric Scooters
2. GoTrax GXL 2
- Capable of reaching 12 miles, the GXL 2 is a great commuter scooter. Not to mention, the matte black, fortified, frame that is sleek, fashionable and easy on the eye.
- Speed of up to 15.5 mph
- 4 hours charge time
- Handlebar LED display lets you monitor speed, battery life, make gear changes and switch on the LED headlight
Rolling into second place is the GoTrax GXL 2.
Capable of reaching 12 miles, the GXL 2 is a strong contender.
This is the newest electric scooter from GoTrax and it is been specifically designed for commuting, hence its name – the GXL Commuter Scooter 2.
Like the SwagCycle Pro, this scooter is feature plentiful, ranging from a lever-activated folding frame making it easy to carry on the go, to dual speed settings letting you ride at 10 mph or bumping it up to the top speed of 15 mph, to an LED headlight which you can turn on to ride at night.
Out of all the electric commuter scooters that I have reviewed, the GXL 2 has, in my opinion, the best design. The matt black, fortified, frame is sleek, fashionable and easy on the eye.
Unlike the SwagCycle Pro, the GXL 2 follows the form of a traditional scooter and because of this, it does not come with a seat. Whether you want a seat or not is up to you. Personally, I prefer standing while riding but I know others that love being able to sit down.
Interestingly, this scooter comes equipped with 8.5 inch air-filled tires that have been specifically designed for commuting. Often you’ll find that electric scooters come fitted with solid rubber tires so, the fact that the GXL 2 has pneumatic ones plays to your advantage by being much better shock absorbers.
One more thing, whenever I review scooters I always like to pay attention to charging times. It’s great having a scooter that has loads of features, can go fast and has a great mileage but if it takes a long time to charge it kind of renders all of that stuff useless. In true quality design, the GXL 2 only takes 4 hours to fully charge, meaning you’ll be able to use this electric scooter on the same day that you get it and even better, you’ll be able to easily charge it up at work ready for your next journey!
3. GoTrax GXL
- The GXL shares the same mileage as the GXL 2, at 12 miles, but for a fraction of the price. Be aware though, the GXL has less safety precautions than its slightly more expensive counterpart, the GXL 2.
- Top speed of 15.5 mph
- Rear foot brake instead of the hand-brake on the GXL 2
- A speedometer, battery life monitor, gear changer and LED headlight on the LED handlebar display
Yup, you guessed it. The GXL is the downgrade of the GXL 2.
The GXL doesn’t just share the same mileage, it is pretty much an exact replica of the GXL 2. The fast, fold and release level, the dual speed settings, the LED headlight, the LED display screen, the air-filled tires and everything else.
But, the GXL has less safety precautions. Of course, the GXL is safe but it doesn’t, in my opinion, give the same level of safety as the GXL 2.
The GXL uses a rear foot-brake. The GXL 2 uses a hand-brake on the handlebars.
This may seem like a small difference but it is noticeable. Imagine you are travelling at 15 mph and you need to stop quickly. It is much easier to pull on a handlebar hand-brake than to scramble round trying to find the rear foot-brake to push down on. That being said, if you think you’ll feel safe using the rear foot brake then go for it. It’s more on personal preference than anything.
The only other difference between the GXL and GXL 2 is its durability. From experience, you’ll want a scooter that is durable and going to last you a long time, especially if you plan on using it to commute often. The GXL 2 has a stronger baseboard which has been reinforced, making it a far more durable commuter scooter.
Nevertheless, considering the mileage, charge times and speed of the GXL, it still remains a fantastic option and is an ideal choice if you want to save a bit of money.
Lightest and Most Portable Electric Scooters for Commuting
- The GoTrax Glide is not only the lightest electric scooter, weighing in at 20lbs, it is also one of the cheapest electric scooters for commuting. The Glider charges fast (3 hours), runs fast (16 mph), and goes far (9 miles).
- Fast fold and release lever activated system makes folding the scooter up incredibly easy
- Small and slender commuter scooter
- One of the fastest electric scooters - 16 mph
Weighing just 20 lbs, the GoTrax Glider is the lightest electric scooter.
When I first saw the weight of this scooter I didn’t believe it. I mean, it weighs pretty much the same as a small dog. You could literally hold a sausage dog in one hand and the GoTrax Glider in the other and not know the difference.
I hope that puts the weight of this scooter into perspective for you!
Despite also being one of the cheapest electric scooters for commuting, the fast fold and release lever activated system makes folding the scooter up incredibly easy. All it takes is a simple pull of the lever, and then the entire scooter folds down, just like that.
Whether you need to take your scooter on public transport, store it under your desk at work or carry it through a crowd, you’ll have no problems with this lightweight scooter.
The 250w battery allows the electric scooter to charge fast (3 hours), run fast (16 mph), and go far (9 miles). In fact, I want you to pay special attention to the charge time. This is the shortest charge time for a scooter that I have ever come across. The power that the battery can provide is second to none. This is one scooter that you will not regret buying.
On top of that, because the GoTrax Glider is so light, it can easily be used as a kick scooter if you fancy getting a bit of exercise and pushing the scooter yourself.
Usually with cheaper electric commuter scooters you’ll find that they tend to be a bit bulkier and less sleek than their more expensive counterparts. This couldn’t be any different for the GoTrax Glider.
It is a small, slender commuter scooter and comes in three colors – black, red and pink. No matter your aesthetic, the Gotrax Glider electric scooter is sure to fit what you’re looking for.
These cosmic bright colors are only enhanced by the LED lights built into the commuter scooter.
While this commuter scooter works well for an adult, it’s also a good choice for a teenager that needs to get home from school without using the bus, get to sports practice, or just wants a bit more freedom rather than walking everywhere.
2. GoTrax G2
- The GoTrax G2 weighs just 24 lbs, making this scooter extremely easy to carry and store. However, if you want to save some money then I recommend that you opt for for the GoTrax Glider - it is both cheaper and lighter.
- Travel up to 7 miles at a top speed of 15 mph
- Stylish, modern, frame
- LED display in the handlebar lets you change gears, track speed, monitor battery life monitor and turn the LED headlight on/off
The GoTrax G2 scoops second spot in my list of the lightest electric scooters for commuting, weighing just 24 lbs.
Before I get into reviewing the G2, you should know something.
If you’ve read any of my articles before you’ll know that I am always looking for the best deals so I can give you the best advice to get the most value for your money.
So, with that in mind I would advise you to opt for the GoTrax Glider (G1) over the GoTrax G2.
Firstly, the G2 is more expensive than the Glider (G1) and weighs 4 lbs more.
Secondly, the G2 is slower – not by much (15 vs 16 mph), but it’s still something to consider.
Thirdly, you’ll be able to travel a max of 7 miles on the G2, compared to 9 miles on the Glider (G1).
Fourth and finally, the G2 will take around 4 hours to reach a full charge. This is an hour slower than the Glider (G1).
However, one area where the Gotrax G2 outperforms the Glider is in wheel size. You’ve probably read that and thought ‘Great, I’m so excited about bigger wheels’, right?
I joke. I know that bigger wheels aren’t going to seal the deal for you and turn your head to the G2 but, you should know that larger wheels and tires equal a more comfortable ride, which is beneficial if you’re commuting relatively long distances or rolling over uneven terrain.
In the case of the G2’s increased wheel size I doubt you’ll feel the difference that the additional 1 inch of solid rubber tire will give you. Therefore, going back to my first point in this review, I recommend that you opt for the Glider (G1).
- The Swagtron City Commuter weighs just 26 lbs and is loaded with a range of smart features ranging from cruise control to a poerful motor that will propel you at 18 mph.
- Easy to fold, carry and store
- Throttle speeds up to 18 mph for 12 miles.
- Long lasting, sturdy aluminum frame
Despite weighing 6 lbs heavier than the lightest electric scooter in this list (20 lbs), the Swagtron City Commuter is still very light, especially considering that some commuter scooters can weigh up to 67 lbs.
The City Commuter is Swagtron’s flagship electric scooter. Swagtron is the market leader for e-ridables. They take great care in every step of product development, right from the initial design all the way through to distribution. So, as you can imagine, if you decide to opt for this scooter you’ll be in good hands.
One thing I admire about Swagtron, is their commitment to building electric scooters with smart features. The City Commuter is one of those scooters.
The integrated iOS and android app will let you wirelessly connect your phone to your scooter, where you can effortlessly check you location using GPS, change your gears or set cruise control to maintain a constant speed hands free, turn on your headlight so you can ride at night and finally, put your scooter into sleep mode to preserve battery life. Oh, and before I forget, the scooter comes equipped with a phone mount.
Similar to the other two scooters mentioned in this list, the GoTrax Glider (G1) and G2, this scooter is easily foldable and portable. Simply lift the lever at the bottom of the handlebars, fold them down and click them into place on the rear wheel and you’re good to go.
What makes the City Commuter stand out from the other commuter scooters in this list is the fact that it is also the fastest and has one of the greatest mileage. The supercharged motor propels the scooter at 18 mph for a distance of 12 miles letting you zip past cars stuck in traffic.
Flat tires. We all get them. More often we get them while riding bikes. But, you can get them while riding an electric scooter, depending on the type of tires you have.
How great would it be to not get a flat tire? Pretty awesome, right?
Well, the City Commuter’s rear tire will never go flat thanks to its airless honeycomb design. Not to mention, it also gives a smooth ride over bumpy surfaces.
Want to be more impressed? Read on.
This scooter comes equipped with a handlebar display screen that not only looks cool, but lets you check your speed and battery life.
Finally, this scooter can be easily ridden by anyone. The sturdy aluminum frame will support riders up to 320 lbs.
Fastest Electric Scooters for Commuting
- With a top speed of 18 mph, a range of 10 mile and the detachable luggage carrier, the Razor EcoSmart Metro is not only a fast electric scooter but is also the most practical for commuting.
- Comfortable padded seat and detachable luggage carrier
- Designed and manufactured by the #1 global brand for action wheeled sports, Razor
- One of the most environmentally conscious scooters
This is the first Razor scooter that I have reviewed on this list. Generally, Razor scooters are marketed as more of fun transport devices as opposed to commuter scooters. But, the Razor EcoSmart Metro breaks the mold.
You may have heard of the Razor brand before but if you haven’t, let me introduce them. They the #1 global brand for action wheeled sports and known globally for their scooters. Known for producing high quality electric scooters you can’t go wrong with a Razor product (depending on what you need it for).
With the introductions covered, let’s take a look at why I chose to rank the Razor EcoSmart Metro as the fastest electric scooter for commuting.
To kick off, it has a top speed of 18 mph. It can travel for 10 miles. It is seated. And lastly, it has a very safe and stable design.
Now, if you have read some of the other reviews on this page then you may have noticed that the Razor EcoSmart Metro is not the only scooter that goes 18 mph. In fact, all three of the scooters in this list can reach 18 mph (the other scooters are the Swagton City Commuter and Swagtron SwagCycle).
So, why did I rank it as the best fastest electric scooter for commuting?
I’m glad you asked.
Well, it’s pretty simple. You may have noticed from the picture that the Razor EcoSmart Metro is a seated electric scooter and that it has a detachable luggage carrier attached to it behind the seat.
I love the fact that you can sit down on the generously padded seat, turn the throttle and jet past traffic for an easy commute to work. The seat, for me, is a game changer, especially if you plan on travelling a relatively long distance. Comfort is key.
If you’re like me, you’ll always have a bag with you – whether it’s full of gym kit, your laptop for work or your lunch – and so, the detachable luggage carrier with basket transforms this commuter scooter into a transport device that is practical to use. Simply strap your bag into the luggage carrier and be on your way.
In addition to the above, the Razor EcoSmart Metro is one of the most environmentally conscious scooters. Even the deck of the scooter is made from bamboo, one of the world’s most renewable resources. Not only will you get to work fast but you’ll reduce your carbon footprint in the process.
If you are considering a seated scooter then you should see my List of the Top Seated Electric Scooters
- If you're looking for an electric scooter that you can ride while standing and jet past traffic, then the Swagtron City Commuter, with a top speed of 18 mph and 12 mile range, is the best choice for you.
- Easy to fold, carry and store
- Throttle speeds up to 18 mph for 12 miles.
- Long lasting, sturdy aluminum frame
Understandably, not everyone wants any electric commuter scooter with a seat. Some people, maybe like you, prefer to opt for a fast scooter that you can ride while standing up.
If that’s the case, then the Swagtron City Commuter will not disappoint.
With a top speed of 18 mph, a range of 12 miles, a light weight of 26 lbs and a shed load of features, this scooter is an excellent choice.
In my review of the City Commuter as a one of the lightest electric scooters for commuting I listed the features that make this scooter so advanced. To recap, I’ve mentioned these again below.
The City Commuter features bluetooth mobile app integration letting you activate cruise control, select your speed, plan your route with GPS and turn the LED headlight on, as well as having regenerative braking technology that makes your commute more efficient, not to mention the smooth riding, maintenance free, rear tire that will never go flat thanks to its innovative airless honeycomb design.
When your journey ends and you arrive at work or the college campus, the lightweight aluminum frame, can be easily folded and stored to ensure it doesn’t take up too much space.
With it’s a simple, elegant, aesthetics, range of smart features, and top speed of 18 mph, the City Commuter is the best fastest commuter scooter for those of you who would like to ride to work standing.
- The SwagCycke Pro, a uniquely designed, bike-like, electric commuter scooter, is not only one of the fastest scooters (18 mph) it also has the greatest mileage at 15.5 miles. If you want the luxury of being able to sit will you take advantage of speed, smart features and mileage then the SwagCycle is by far the best option for you.
- A USB port so you can charge your devices on the go
- Cruise control to maintain your speed hands-free
- An LED headlight for travelling in the dark
I’ve already reviewed the SwagCycle Pro as the best electric commuter scooter for mileage, but it is also up there with the Razor EcoSmart Metro and Swagtron City Commuter as one of the fastest electric scooters for commuting.
Previously I explained why this bike-like transport device is in fact an electric scooter. For those of you who have already read that, you can skip onto the next paragraph, but for those of you that haven’t read it, here is a recap.
Thinking that the SwagCycle is a bike is an easy mistake to make. Even I made it. But, the SwagCycle is pedal free, meaning it can’t be a bike. Instead, it is an electric scooter, albeit it’s a unique design.
In my opinion, the SwagCycle is on a par with the Swagtron City Commuter for smart features. So, if speed and features are important to you then the City Commuter will be a better choice as it is about $50 cheaper.
If you would prefer to ride fast while standing, then, the City Commuter would also be the best option.
And finally, if you want the luxury of being able to sit will you take advantage of the speed, features and mileage then the SwagCycle is by far the best option for you.
With a mileage of 15.5 miles on a single charge, an app that lets connect your phone to your scooter to track your speed, record travel time, and much more, a USB port so you can charge your devices on the go, an LED headlight for travelling home late at night after that long day at the office, and cruise control to make longer journeys a breeze, the SwagCycle serves as a fun way to explore your city and commute to work.
All you need to do is sit back, turn the throttle and accelerate through the city streets.
Are you are considering a seated scooter? You should see my List of the Top Seated Electric Scooters
Cheapest Electric Scooters for Commuting
- Weighing in as the lightest electric commuter scooter (20 lbs) with a top speed of 16 mph, a range of 9 miles, the fast, fold and release mechanism, and the LED display and headlight, you will not regret choosing the Glider to commute to work.
- Simple, modern, design, and slender enough to use no matter what your commute
- It only takes 3 hours to fully charge
- The lightest electric scooter, weighting just 20 lbs
Not all of us want to fork out a lot of money and prefer to find the best deals out there so we can save a little. If that resonates with you then you’ll be glad to know that taking top spot in the cheapest electric scooters for commuting is the GoTrax Glider, coming in at $199.99.
All Gotrax products are designed by top engineers with high quality materials to ensure the highest safety standards. In fact, all of Gotrax’s scooters, including the Glider, have been tested and certified to UL safety standards. So, you can be confident that although this scooter is cheap, it is of high quality and safe to use.
Combining GoTrax’s reputable brand with the performance of this scooter (which I’ll cover next), the Glider is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an affordable commuter scooter.
Weighing in as the lightest electric commuter scooter (20 lbs) with a top speed of 16 mph, a range of 9 miles, the fast, fold and release mechanism, and the LED display and headlight, you will not regret choosing the Glider to commute to work.
Usually with cheaper electric commuter scooters you’ll find that they tend to be a bit bulkier, less sleek and take hours upon hours to charge compared to their more expensive counterparts. This couldn’t be any different for the GoTrax Glider. It’s the opposite.
The Glider is compact, has a simple modern design, and is slender enough to use no matter what your commute – whether you need to zip through the tight city streets or pick your scooter up and carry it through a crowd or onto public transport.
Additionally, what sets this scooter above the rest is the incredibly short charge time. It only takes 3 hours to fully charge!
Oh, and one final thing, the Glider comes with a 90-day warranty and a 30-day no hassle return policy – great for first time buyers.
2. GoTrax G2
- With slightly larger wheels than the GoTrax Glider (which give a smoother ride), a nicer looking matte black finish with red highlights and generally has a more modern, appealing design, the GoTrax G2 is another fantastic, cheap, option.
- Max speed of 15 mph and a ride time of 7 miles
- Stylish design with a handlebar display
- 4 hours to charge
Do you want to spend more money and get less performance? Wait. I know you’re answer, it’s a no. Same here.
Let me lay it out for you:
The G2 costs around $40 dollars more than the Glider.
The G2 can reach a top speed of 15 mph vs the Glider at 16 mph.
You’ll be able to travel a max of 7 miles on the G2, compared to 9 miles on the Glider.
It’ll take around 4 hours to reach a full charge for the G2, the Glider takes 3.
So, why I have I included in the list?
Although it may perform slightly worse than the Glider it is still a fantastic commuter scooter at an affordable price. And, more importantly, if you want an electric scooter that looks good, then the G2 may actually be better for you. At least, I think it looks better than the Glider.
It has slightly larger wheels (which give a smoother ride), a nicer looking matt black frame with red highlights and generally has a more modern, appealing design. It looks more like an electric commuter scooter than a scooter that a kid would ride.
3. Razor E300
- The Razor E300 is best for teenagers or kids commuting to school or the college campus. This chunky scooter go reach 15 mph for a distance of 5-7 miles while the extra large 10-inch tires mean serious business as they act as great shock absorbers on bumpy roads and uneven terrain.
- Extremely quiet motor
- Weighs 42 lbs
- Easy to use twist grip acceleration and hand-operated rear brake
Razor scooters are extremely popular and for good reason – they are reputable and will get you from A to B. This holds true for the Razor E300.
Although this scooter is not equipped with the mod cons that the Glider and G2 feature, it is a fairly good all round model for teenagers and adults.
The Razor E300 matches the GoTrax G2 for speed at 15 mph and mileage at around 5-7 miles but it does take significantly longer to charge. In fact, it takes about 10-12 hours. Considering that you may need to charge your scooter while you are at work ready for the journey home I wouldn’t recommend this scooter if you are an adult commuting to work, but I would recommend it if you are a student that has a short commute your college campus.
With the bulky frame and non-collapsible handlebars, there other scooters on this list are much more portable and easier to carry than the Razor E300.
Where this big chunky scooter does perform is how smooth it rides. The extra large 10-inch tires mean serious business as they act as great shock absorbers on bumpy roads and uneven terrain. For me, this is the only real highlight of this scooter. I don’t think it comes close to the other two in this list but it could make a great transport device for a teenager or kid commuting to college or school (especially as it is very robust and can easily withstand being knocked about).
Electric Commuter Scooter Buyer Guide
How to Choose the Best Electric Scooters for Commuting?
Now that you know which are the best electric scooters for commuting, it’s time to start figuring out which one is best for you.
When picking an electric scooter specifically for commuting from one place to another, there are several things that you’re going to want to keep in mind.
How much time do you need to allow yourself to get from one place to the next? If you’re only goal is cutting back on the time spent traversing your path, this is the defining feature that you want to look for.
Fast scooters tend to have a longer mileage per charge as well, so that should be looked into when you’re perusing these commuter scooters.
How far is your commute? If you want to be able to make a long trip, you’re going to need to get an electric scooter made for a long commute. On the upside, electric scooters with a high mileage capability tend to have the ability to go faster than some other models. Speed and distance almost always pair well with each other.
How many times on your commute are you going to need to pick up your electric scooter? If there are a lot of stairs around or you need to do part of your commute on public transport, this is something you might want to pay attention too. No one wants to spend their day lugging around a fifty pound electric scooter!
Will you be folding the scooter down and storing it in your office? Will you need to put it into the back of an Uber or other small vehicle, tucking it out of the way? Then make sure you get an electric commuter scooter that offers a quick folding system.
5. Charge Time and Durability
How often are you going to need to use this electric scooter? If you plan on making a commute with the electric scooter on a very frequent basis, you’re going to want to avoid models that take 10-12 hours to charge. Instead you’ll want to opt for a scooter that takes only a few hours to charge (3-6 hours).
Durability is often pushed aside and disgredard, but you want to opt for a scooter that is going to last a long time. Lucky for you, I make sure I only review scooters that meet this criteria.
As you can tell, there’s an electric scooter for pretty much every type of commute you might need to do. The only big challenge is that you’re going to need to decide what factor is the most important in your mind. That, or you can just pick up more than one commuter scooter! After all, when has it ever been a bad thing to have a back up?
Pros of Electric commuter scooters
It’s easy to see where an electric commuter scooter might come in handy. There are so many pros but here are my top ones.
They will save you money. In fact, they’ll save you a lot of money (see my notes below on how much you can save by using one to commute to work, below). They are environmentally friendly. They are one of the most portable electric transport devices. They are super easy to store. And finally, they are fun to ride and, frankly, they look cool.
Cons of Electric commuter scooters
To be honest, there aren’t that many cons. The only one I have encountered is how long some of them take to charge. It can be frustrating if you buy a scooter and realize it takes 12 hours to fully charge, especially if you plan on using the scooter very often.
Also, make sure you buy a scooter that is going to last a long time. You don’t want to have to fork out more money for a new replacement scooter down the line. I always consider this in my reviews so you can be confident that any of the scooters in my lists are of high quality.
How Much do Electric Commuter Scooters Cost?
Electric commuter scooters come with a wide and varied price tag depending on their performance and features.
At the cheapest end of the spectrum, you can pick up an electric commuter scooter for about $199.99.
But, if you want to go all out and get a top of the line model, something that hits on every point mentioned in the above checklist, you’re going to be spending around $399.99.
See my Complete Guide on Electric Scooter Costs to understand how much you can expect to pay.
How Much Travel Money Could I Save by Using an Electric Commuter Scooter?
The simple answer? A lot.
One of the biggest perks to purchasing an electric commuter scooter is that they’re going to save you a lot of commute money. Sure, you’ll need to pay the initial purchase price of the electric scooter, but it is well worth it.
Let me put it into perspective for you.
Say you decide to opt for a scooter that can travel for 12 miles and takes 4 hour charge.
The average price people in the U.S. pay for electricity is about $0.12 per kilowatt-hour.
4 hours x $0.12 = $0.48 to travel 12 miles on your electric scooter.
Now, let’s see how much it would cost to travel by car.
The average price of gas per gallon in the U.S.A is $2.54 and the average miles per gallon is 24.7.
$2.54 per gallon of gas / 24.7 miles per gallon = $0.1 per mile traveled by car
$0.1 per mile * 12 miles = $1.2 to travel 12 miles by car.
It is 60% cheaper to travel on an electric commuter scooter than by car.
If you are planning on using your scooter to commute regularly, you could save a considerable amount of money.
Electric Commuter Scooter FAQs
The fastest electric commuter scooter can go 18 mph. More commonly, electric commuter scooters tend to average out at around 15 mph. The speed varies depending on the terrain you’re traveling on. The electric commuter scooter is going to run a little slower if you’re taking it up a steep incline.
On the high end of the spectrum, you’ll be able travel 15.5 miles. Again, they tend to average out at between 5-10 miles per battery charge. This might be lower if you’re taking the electric commuter scooter consistently over rough terrain or up steep inclines. This is because during these moments, the engine has to work harder.
Yes. All of the scooters reviewed in this list are built and designed by reputable brands with some known globally for their products.
All electric scooters come equipped with a braking system. Some of the more advanced scooters have dual disc brakes on both wheels to ensure your safety. There are also a multitude of other safety features such as built in LED headlights that make it safer to travel at night.
This depends on the scooter you opt for. It can range from 3-12 hours for a single full charge. The amount of times you’ll need to charge your scooter will be dependent on how fast, how far and how often you are using it, as well as the terrain that you are travelling on.
Replacement batteries for an electric scooter generally don’t cost much. In fact, depending on the brand, you can get one for as little as $15! Most of them don’t go up past $40, either.
Both an electric scooter and an electric unicycle have their perks. Personally, I’m partial to an electric scooter because it’s easier to find one with a seat and my commute is on the longer side.
One of the main things you need to consider when making this decision is the how safe you’ll feel riding them. Generally, scooters are much easier to ride and feel a lot safer.
Another perk to having an electric commuter scooter for city commuting is that it’s more noticeable – this means you’ll have less of a chance of getting knocked off while maneuvering through large crowds.
Make sure that you go over the following points.
- How far do you need to travel? – The further the distance, the greater the mileage needed
- How quickly do you need to get there? – The faster you want to get there, the more speed you’ll need
- How long will you be carrying it? – The more often you carry it, the lighter it needs to be
- How often will you be using it? – The more often you use it, the quicker the battery needs to charge
By asking yourself these questions, you should easily be able to decide which electric scooter is best for your commute and particular lifestyle.
Some of the top electric commuter scooter brands include Razor, Gotrax and Swagtron. These brands are well known within the electric commuter scooter community, and are hailed as some of the most popular.
These brands produce some of the best electric commuter scooters. They are known for putting out quality products, having great customer support, and always keeping the consumer in mind when crafting their products.