Best Electric Scooters for Kids & Young Teenagers

It wouldn’t be fair if adults got to have all the fun, would it?

Thankfully, when it comes to electric scooters, there’s no need for kids to miss out. I have many happy memories of racing around my neighborhood on my little blue kick-scooter and I can imagine you’ll have fond thoughts of similar times too.

However, the scooter game has changed quite a bit since then and manual scooters just don’t cut it anymore. The electric scooter is the gadget to have. Thankfully, there are lots of options out there that have been designed with kids in mind.

I’ve split the following scooters into four age brackets: Under 10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15+. This way, you’ll have an easier time narrowing down your options to find the best electric scooter for your child.

GoTrax GKS

Award: Best for Under 10 Year Olds

A great first electric scooter option. Affordable and safe, the GOTRAX GKS has a kid-friendly speed limit of 7.5 mph, will keep your children entertained for up to 4 miles of playtime with a safety start and braking technology that makes it an excellent choice for smaller children.

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$99.99 $199.99

Ninebot ZING E10

Award: Best for 11-12 Year Olds

The Zing E10 is an upgraded version of the E8, aimed at children over the age of 10. It has a higher top speed of 10 mph, can handle a taller, heavier rider (up to 132 lbs), and has a more grown-up feel to it. Luckily, it still includes everything that makes the E8 awesome, such as the three riding modes and spring suspension.

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Ninebot E22

Award: Best for 13-14 Year Olds

The E22 is a scooter with a grown-up attitude. This is a big step-up from traditional ‘kid’s’ scooters, and this is reflected in the speed, range, and features on offer. It’ll tick that cool-gadget box as well as being a practical investment for your teen.

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INOKIM Mini

Award: Best for 15+ Year Olds

One of the most portable scooters on the market, the INOKIM Mini 2 is well-known for being compact, stylish, and extra reliable. The adjustable handlebars make this a great choice for teenagers who are still growing and the top speed of 15 mph will satisfy any cravings for a swifter ride. However, you’ll pay a lot for the features you get – the price mostly justified by the weight of the INOKIM reputation.

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Now that we have covered the best overall electric scooters for each age bracket, lets take a look at the in-depth reviews and runner ups.

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Under 10 Years Old

1. GoTrax GKS

GoTrax GKS
Award: Best for Under 10 Year Olds
A great first electric scooter option. Affordable and safe, the GOTRAX GKS has a kid-friendly speed limit of 7.5 mph, will keep your children entertained for up to 4 miles of playtime with a safety start and braking technology that makes it an excellent choice for smaller children.
$99.99 $199.99

Let’s start with the GoTrax GKS. Available for just $99.99, this is a great scooter for younger riders.

The 150W motor allows a top speed of 7.5 mph which is just fast enough to make them the coolest kid on the block, but not too speedy they’ll be at risk of falling off and hurting themselves.

GoTrax GKS Rear Wheel and Fender

If they do find the top speed too much, it’s easy to stop thanks to the pressure sensor brake. What does this mean? Well, the foot deck features two buttons, one at the back and one at the front. To stop the scooter, take your foot off the back button to kill the motor and press down on the wheel brake to halt it completely.

GoTrax GKS Deck and Safety Start Technology

Those buttons also make sure the scooter will never take off before your child’s ready. For the scooter’s motor to engage, both buttons need to be pressed at the same time. This way, your child can step on the first button, secure their balance, and give the scooter a kick to get going, before pushing the second one to engage the motor.

Having an assisted kick start is much safer than an automatic start system. It means the scooter only engages when your child is ready and not before so they’re less likely to lose their balance and take a spill.

GoTrax GKS Grippy Handlebars

We’ve all had that one toy we never wanted to stop playing with, and the GKS is a solid contender for this sort of attention. Luckily for you and your kids, this scooter can keep going for 4 miles on a single battery. This makes it perfect for neighborhood explorations and relaxing afternoons out as a family. Plus, it only takes 5 hours to fully recharge so it won’t be long before your little one is back out playing, showing off their favorite gadget, and cruising through the local park.

So, it’s safe and it’ll keep them entertained for hours. What else is there?

Well, one of the coolest things about this scooter is how it looks. You can purchase it in one of five dual-tone color combinations, including pink, blue, and green. It has a cool tread pattern on the foot deck to help with balance and grip, whilst the black, solid rubber tires ride seamlessly over cracks in the pavement.

GoTrax GKS Front Wheel

It’s also very lightweight. At just 17.8 lbs, this is perfect for small hands to pick up and move around, which is crucial considering the GKS isn’t foldable. Despite its small size, it can support a load weight of up to 154 lbs, which means it can grow with your child and will last them for many years to come.

It’s fair to say that the GKS is a firm favorite amongst younger riders. It’s speedy, can keep going for miles, and it looks good. That’s not to mention that the safety start technology makes it an excellent choice for smaller children. Parents will also be glad to know that it doesn’t take a lot of assembling once it arrives, so your kids can hop on and begin their scooter adventures almost immediately.

GoTrax GKS Parts and Assembly

2. Segway ZING E8

Segway ZING E8
This is a great scooter for children under 10 who are just learning to ride, thanks to the three ride modes guiding them through the basics of electric scooters. Available in eye-popping blue or pink, this scooter can reach up to 8.6 mph and has a range of 6.2 miles. A triple-braking system also makes the E8 a safe choice, however, you’ll pay more for the extra features on offer.
$219.99

Younger kids shouldn’t have to miss out on all those cool techie features adult scooters have and it looks like personal transport brand Segway agrees. That’s why they’ve designed the Ninebot ZING E8, a scooter that’s fun by the bucket loads and will keep your children occupied for hours at a time.

Segway Zing E8 Frame

Firstly, I’ve got to mention how cool these scooters look. Available in pink or blue, their vivid design is sure to catch the eye of even the pickiest kids out there. The curved handlebars and low-lying foot deck also provide great stability so staying balanced is easy.

Segway Zing E8 Blue and Pink

Similarly to adult scooters from Segway, the ZING E8 is made from aerospace-graded aluminum alloy. This is both durable and lightweight, and as a result, the scooter only weighs 17.6 lbs. It’s extremely portable too. Unlike the GKS, it can be folded, so storing it in the trunk of your car won’t be an issue.

Segway Zing E8 Folded in Trunk

The E8’s 130W motor allows your kids to reach a moderate top speed of 8.6 mph. Does this sound a little fast to you? Don’t worry, Segway has already thought ahead. The E8 comes with three riding modes: safety, cruise, and throttle.

The safety setting is perfect for beginners, as speed is limited to 6.2 mph so your kids can get to grips with the basics. When they feel more confident, they can move on to cruise mode. This setting doesn’t require the throttle but instead uses your child’s starting kick to move into a constant glide. The more power behind the kick, the faster the scooter goes! If you have older children, or they’re more confident riders, switch into the third setting to unlock the throttle and hit the top speed.

This scooter is suitable for children between the ages of 6 and 12, but the inclusion of three riding modes makes it a particularly good option for younger children. The different levels allow them to get to grips with the basics of riding before moving onto faster settings and gives them more control over the scooter.

Segway Zing E8 Power Button and Rear Fender

Segway knows that safety is the most important factor when it comes to kids’ scooters, which is why the ZING E8 comes with a triple braking system. Just so you know, most adult scooters only have two brakes, which makes this extra impressive. Kids have the option of choosing between a handbrake, which operates the dual electric and mechanical brake or stepping on the rear fender to bring them to a halt.

The E8 also has a smart battery management system that prevents the battery from overheating and keeps it in better condition for longer. It also means your child will be able to hit that 6.2 mile top-range, so they can zoom around your neighborhood to their heart’s content.

What’s really impressive about the ZING E8 is that it features front spring shock absorption. Again, this is something that you don’t even see on some adult scooters. What this means is that your kids will be able to use their scooter across a variety of surfaces including grass and dirt roads without losing their balance or being shaken all over the place. Plus the solid rubber tires can easily deal with sidewalk cracks or bumps.

Segway Zing E8 Front Tire and Shock Absorber

Another tick in its favor is that the E8 also comes with hill-climbing power. It can easily deal with inclines up to 7% so gently sloping streets will be a breeze. It does have a load limit of between 44 and 110 lbs, so you might find that the closer your child is to the top end of this, the more the scooter will struggle on the upward climbs.

The ZING E8 has a long list of advantages, but you’ll have to pay for them. It’s over double the price of the GKS, retailing at $219.99. Having said that, you do get a lot for your money and all the added extras will definitely keep your kids busy. I guarantee they won’t be able to wipe the smiles off their faces.

11-12 Years Old

1. Segway ZING E10

Segway ZING E10
Award: Best for 11-12 Year Olds
The Zing E10 is an upgraded version of the E8, aimed at children over the age of 10. It has a higher top speed of 10 mph, can handle a taller, heavier rider (up to 132 lbs), and has a more grown-up feel to it. Luckily, it still includes everything that makes the E8 awesome, such as the three riding modes and spring suspension.
$229.99

Do you like the look of the ZING E8 but worried it might be a bit too small for your kids? Don’t sweat it. Take a look at the ZING E10. Like the E8, this scooter is designed by Segway but has some small alterations that make it the ideal choice for children over the age of 10.

Firstly, let’s take a look at the similarities. If the E8 was up your kid’s street you’ll be pleased to hear that the E10 shares many of its standout features. Segway has used the same lithium-ion battery in both models so the ZING E10 offers a maximum range of 6.2 miles, meaning it has enough juice to keep your kids entertained. They’ll also be able to tackle a variety of terrain thanks to the patented anti-skid tires and spring shock absorption, which helps deliver a top-quality, smooth ride.

Segway Zing E10 Front Wheel and Deck

Additionally, it has enough power to deal with 7% slopes like its smaller counterpart. They both share the same IPX4 waterproof rating too, so riding in the rain won’t damage the scooter. Of course, I’d recommend sticking to more pleasant conditions, mostly because rain increases the risk of accidental slips and slides.

Speaking of safety, the ZING E10 features the same triple-braking system seen on the E8, giving riders multiple options when it comes to braking and slowing down. This is especially important if your little thrill seekers like to ride in the fastest mode, with their thumb firmly on the throttle.

The last similarity lies in the trio of riding modes that make both the E8 and E10 such great options for kids. This allows them to either ride at a slower speed, use the kick-start mechanism to ease into a constant glide, or hit the throttle for top speeds.

Riding the Segway Zing E10

So what about the differences? Well, the biggest and most practical one is that the ZING E10 has been designed to take a heavier load of between 44 and 132 lbs. Not only that, but it can also support a taller rider too, accommodating children between 4.3” and 5.3”. Although the scooter is officially marketed for children above 8, I think the E10 is perfect if you’ve got kids between the ages of 11 and 12.

With the increased age capacity comes the responsibility of an increased upper speed. The Zing E10 features a 150W motor which allows the scooter to reach 10 mph. This is pretty nippy for an electric scooter and definitely ups the fun factor.

The bigger motor also adds to the overall weight of the scooter, increasing it to 18.7 lbs. Luckily, thanks to the fact it’s made with durable aviation-grade aluminum alloy, this is still light enough for small hands to grip and lift. The one-step folding system means it’s still as portable as the E8. It’ll fit comfortably in your trunk when your little adventurers are begging you to let them take it on vacation with you.

Segway Zing E10 Folded and Being Carried

The Zing E10 feels like a more grown-up scooter. Gone are the flashy pastel colors, to be replaced by a sleek black frame trimmed with understated blue accents. It’ll appeal to children who are after a more stylish and adult look.

The increased speed and load capacity do result in a slightly higher price tag of $229.99, which is $10 more than the E8. Considering this scooter is aimed towards those heading into their young years before becoming a teenager, I think the extra price is more than reasonable. Speed, range, safety, and a stylish grown-up look – the ZING E10 has everything your pre-teen is after.

13-14 Year Olds

1. Segway Ninebot E22

Segway Ninebot E22
Award: Best for 13-14 Year Olds
The E22 is a scooter with a grown-up attitude. This is a big step-up from traditional ‘kid’s’ scooters, and this is reflected in the speed, range, and features on offer. It’ll tick that cool-gadget box as well as being a practical investment for your teen.
$499.99

Reaching your teen years means saying goodbye to the more childish options and hello to something with a bit more of a cool, sophisticated edge. That’s where the Ninebot E22 comes in.

There’s a noticeable step up when it comes to this scooter. This is largely because it’s designed for adults, although is more than suitable for children between the ages of 13 and 14. Plus, the added features are sure to satisfy that teenage thirst for cool gadgets and cutting-edge technology, two things Segway is known for delivering on.

Segway Ninebot E22 Frame

Amongst adult commuter scooters, the top speed on the E22 is considered a bit slow, but in my opinion, 12.4 mph is a great starting point for a teen’s first electric scooter. Plus, for a 13 or 14-year-old, it’s going to feel pretty fast.

Of course, you don’t have to hit the top thresholds and the inclusion of three different riding modes makes it easier to regulate speed. The cruise setting has a limit of 9.3 mph, whereas normal mode lets you creep up towards 12.4 mph. Sports mode brings the extra thrill, allowing you to tackle 15% inclines with ease and delivering sharper acceleration when you do engage the throttle. Thankfully, the E22 has a kick-start, so riders can get their balance first before the motor gets going and accelerates up to top speed.

Segway Ninebot E22 Throttle

Does your teen want to escape the bus or ride in Mom’s car while on the way to school? Well, now they can.

The ZING E8 and E10 both have relatively low ranges, making them great for sticking close to home, but the E22 comes with almost double the mileage, delivering 13.7 miles on a single charge. This is perfect for getting older children to and from school safely. Plus, it has an astonishingly low recharge time of 3.5 hours, minimizing the risk of running out of battery accidentally.

You also have the option of purchasing a second battery pack which extends the range to a whopping 28 miles. However, it also boosts the top speed to 15.5 mph which is pretty rapid compared to what younger scooters offer.

If you do attach the external battery pack your scooter will end up looking like the Ninebot ES4 seen below:

Ninebot ES4 Folded

This has its pros and its cons. Longer journeys are a nice addition, but the top speed might be too fast for comfort. One big bonus of the extra battery pack is that this scooter can grow alongside your teen.

It is important to note that an extra battery pack increases the weight of the scooter. As it is, the E22 is already quite a hefty scooter compared to others on this list, weighing in at 29.8 lbs. The simple, one-step folding mechanism makes it easy to carry on public transport or pop in the trunk of your car but your teen will have to put a bit of muscle into it — this is not the lightest option.

Segway Ninebot E22 Folded in Trunk

A faster ride requires reliable safety features, and Segway won’t let you down. The E22 comes with a dual brake system featuring an ABS (anti-lock braking to prevent skidding) electronic brake and a rear fender brake, ensuring your child can come to a safe stop.

Here’s a look at the electronic brake:

Segway Ninebot E22 Electronic Brake

And here’s the rear fender brake:

Segway Ninebot E22 Rear Wheel, Fender and Side Lights

Plus, the addition of a bell as well as a front and rear LED light makes riders more visible to pedestrians.

Segway Ninebot E22 LED Headlight

The E22 is an extremely well-built scooter, and Segway is renowned for making high-quality, safe machines with durable materials. They’re also known for using innovative tech like their 9” patented dual-density tires. What does this mean? Let me explain: these tires aren’t solid rubber or air-filled. Instead, they contain PU foam. It might sound crazy, but this delivers decent shock absorption, soaking up any hard knocks and keeping riders balanced, which is vital on a scooter like the E22 which doesn’t have any suspension.

Segway Ninebot E22 Dual Density Tire

Unlike scooters for younger children, the E22 comes with an LED display in the center of the handlebars. This is great for monitoring speed, mileage, and battery life as well as turning on cruise control if your teen needs a break from the throttle. Plus, did I mention the E22 features an integrated mobile-app? Connect the scooter to your teen’s phone and they can store all of their ride data in one place.

Segway Ninebot E22 LED Display

Robust construction, innovative premium features, and a sleek matt-black design… surely a scooter with this many grown-up specs is going to set you back a fair bit? Well, I’m happy to tell you that you can get it all for under $500. Considering the step up in quality and features on offer, this is a great price for a scooter that can grow with your teen and provide fun and practicality for many years to come.

15+ Years Old

1. INOKIM Mini 2

INOKIM Mini 2
Award: Best for 15+ Year Olds
One of the most portable scooters on the market, the INOKIM Mini 2 is well-known for being compact, stylish, and extra reliable. The adjustable handlebars make this a great choice for teenagers who are still growing and the top speed of 15 mph will satisfy any cravings for a swifter ride. However, you’ll pay a lot for the features you get – the price mostly justified by the weight of the INOKIM reputation.
$799.00

When it comes to picking a scooter for your teenager, the chances are they’re only going to care about how fast it goes and how cool it looks, whilst you, as the parent, want something high-quality, safe, and easy to transport. Well, what if you could have it all in one compact package? Take a look at the INOKIM Mini 2.

The Mini 2 is one of the most compact scooters on the market, weighing just 23 lbs. When folded, it has some of the smallest dimensions I’ve seen at just 11.8” x 14.2” x 15” so transporting it in the trunk of your car or taking it on to public transport isn’t an issue.

INOKIM Mini 2 Folded

There are plenty of things about the Mini 2 that make it ideal for 15-year-olds and above, the first being that it’s easy to carry and simple to fold.

Secondly, kids grow. They come in all shapes and sizes, especially when they’re going through their teenage years. Growth spurts are common and, quite frankly, can be a bit of a nightmare when it comes to buying products you want to last a long time. With the Mini 2, this isn’t an issue because the handlebars are adjustable so you can alter them to suit your child as they grow.

A sudden growth surge won’t signal the end of this scooter’s use and this is something you don’t see on other models.

INOKIM Mini 2 Frame

Okay, we’ve talked about the practical stuff, but what about the exciting bits?

When it comes to speed, the Mini 2 is an improvement on the Ninebot E22, reaching a maximum of 15 mph. That’s pretty fast. The 250W motor also has pretty solid acceleration once you’ve kicked to get it going and the throttle is very responsive. Saying that, the Mini 2 isn’t built for hills, so stick to flat, smooth surfaces if you want to get the best from this scooter.

If you’d prefer a slower ride, the Mini comes with two riding modes. Simply hold down the power button for a few seconds to swap between 1st and 2nd gear. 1st has a slower speed threshold and helps to preserve battery for longer, whereas 2nd gear has a bit more bite to it and lets you hit that top speed.

The Mini 2 is great fun to ride, but it’s not been designed for long journeys. With a maximum range of 10 miles, this scooter is best for trips closer to home, or those involving elements of public transport. Luckily, it has a relatively short recharge time of between 3 and 4 hours, so your teen won’t need to wait for ages to get back out on the road. If you’re looking for a scooter with a longer range, consider either the GoTrax XR Elite or the Ninebot ES2, both of which have more to offer.

INOKIM Mini 2 Rear Tire and Foot Deck

When it comes to riding comfort and safety, INOKIM tick all the right boxes. The Mini 2 features a front air-filled tire with a solid one in the rear. Air-filled tires provide much softer ride quality and help to soak up all those bumps and cracks on city sidewalks.

This is helped along by the rear damper, which takes the strain off that solid back wheel. Why is this important? It’ll help your child keep steady and balanced, preventing them from falling off if they take a hard hit. I should mention, though, that the Mini 2 is not an off-road scooter, so make sure they stick to roads and paths.

INOKIM Mini 2 Rear Suspension

A front electric and rear step-on brake provides two ways to bring the scooter to a safe stop and both are responsive enough to deal with sharp braking in case of an emergency, or a more gradual halt. Sadly, the Mini 2 doesn’t come with lights and instead features reflectors which won’t provide as much illumination as necessary for a truly safe ride in low-light conditions. I’d recommend purchasing additional lights to remedy this.

Although the Mini 2 has some advanced features like the USB charging port for a phone, there are some downsides. For instance, it doesn’t have a speedometer to monitor how fast you’re going. For the price point, I’d expect to see something like this included.

INOKIM Mini 2 Folded View From Above

Which brings me to another sticking point: the price. The INOKIM Mini 2 costs $799, making it the most expensive on this list. Looking at the specs on offer, the only feature that justifies the steep price is the adjustable handlebars that allow you to alter the scooter to suit your child as they grow.

Having said that, the weight of the INOKIM name does play a large part in this scooter’s attraction. INOKIM is well-known for producing some of the most durable scooters. You’ll have no doubt that your child is in the safest hands when it comes to this brand.

Available in black or white and featuring a sleek, minimalist design, there’s a lot to like about the INOKIM Mini 2, not least the excellent quality and portability, as well as its ability to grow alongside your teenager. If you’re looking for something you can rely on and transport easily, without the bells and whistles, this is a great choice. However, be prepared to pay extra for the INOKIM name.

2. GoTrax Xr Elite

GoTrax Xr Elite
The GoTrax XR Elite is an excellent budget scooter that’s a great match for an older teenager because of the long-range (18.6 miles) and extra speed (15.5 mph) on offer. It’ll give them a taste of independence without having to break the bank. It is on the heavier side, so wouldn’t be suitable for smaller children, but is still portable for those that can handle the extra weight.
$399.99

Low-cost and packed with high-end features? Yes, please. The GoTrax Xr Elite is sure to put a smile on your teenager’s face and I guarantee you’ll also be pretty happy once you catch sight of this scooter’s low price tag.

So how much does this scooter cost? The XR Elite is a bargain of a scooter, retailing at an astonishingly low price of $399.99. This is almost half the price of the INOKIM Mini 2 and it’ll definitely make your bank balance happy.

Because of the speed and mileage on offer, it’s best to keep the Xr Elite for teenagers above the age of 15. The structural build of the scooter is also better suited to older teens because of the wider 6.6” foot deck and the fact it can support heavier riders of up to 220 lbs.

GoTrax XR Elite Deck and Stand

So how fast can it go? This scooter has a 300W motor which allows it to reach a top speed of 15.5 mph, which is slightly faster than the INOKIM Mini 2. It also gives it enough power to conquer hills of up to 15-degrees, making most routes doable for this budget powerhouse. The power wrapped up in the motor is ideal for older riders who might not be content with sluggish acceleration but at the same time, don’t want a scooter so fast that they could lose control. It sits in the middle ground perfectly.

Plus, if they do find themselves going a bit too fast for comfort, the dual power of the disc brake and anti-lock electrical brake provides quick and responsive stopping power. Safety is always a big concern when it comes to choosing an electric scooter, but GoTrax has you covered so you won’t need to worry about your kids coming home with any scrapes.

GoTrax XR Elite Handbrake

It’s important to note that the XR Elite has been designed for road usage, rather than off-roading. This is because it comes without in-built suspension, so would struggle on loose or rough surfaces. It does feature 8.5” air-filled tires, which help to cushion against harsh hits but I’d recommend sticking to smooth roads and sidewalks if you want your kids to have a safer and more comfortable ride.

A big bonus of the Xr Elite is the long-range it has to offer. Delivering 18.6 miles on a single charge, this scooter is ideal for those teens who have a longer commute to school in the morning, or just enjoy being out and about with their friends. It allows them the extra bit of independence they’ll be looking for now they’re a bit older, and they’ll only have to wait between 3 to 4 hours for the Elite to recharge when the battery does run low.

A longer-range could see your teen staying out beyond sunset, so good lighting is a vital safety feature. Luckily, the Xr Elite features bright front and rear LED lights as well as 6 additional reflectors. This adds great visibility and helps illuminate dark paths, but for extended nighttime riding, make sure to purchase additional mounted torches.

Compared to the INOKIM Mini 2, the Xr Elite is on the heavier end of the scale, weighing in at 31.9 lbs. This could be a problem for younger or smaller riders. However, older teens shouldn’t struggle too much with the added pounds given that the Elite has a one-step folding mechanism that makes it very easy to carry.

GoTrax XR Elite Folded

The Elite isn’t short on added extras either and features a modern handlebar-integrated display for monitoring speed and battery life. Not to mention, the Elite also comes equipped with cruise control which is a great feature for a scooter under $400.

GoTrax XR Elite LED Display

If you’re on a tight budget and your teenager needs a bit more than what the INOKIM Mini 2 can offer, the GoTrax Xr Elite is an awesome entry-level scooter at a wallet-friendly price. In fact, it can match more expensive scooters when it comes to specs, whilst still guaranteeing a safe and high-quality ride that gives young adults a taste of independence and freedom.

3. Segway Ninebot ES2

Segway Ninebot ES2
The slower acceleration and moderate range on the ES2 makes it perfect for less confident riders but isn’t suitable for those who want long-range rides or hill climbs. Its sleek and smart aesthetic will appeal to anyone with an urban vibe and the added seat accessory is a nice touch that isn’t available with other scooters, although it will need to be purchased separately.
$649.99

Fashion and style are two things most people remember when they look back on their youth. There’s always that one hairstyle or piece of clothing we all had (and might faintly regret) and it’s no different for kids today. If your teenager has a carefully cultivated look, the Ninebot ES2 will complement any style situation.

Why? Well, quite frankly, it’s a great scooter to look at. With large wheels, a clean design, and an effortlessly cool charcoal body accented with silver, the ES2 doesn’t feel like a child’s scooter. Instead, it channels grown-up sophistication.

Ninebot ES2 Frame

This is echoed by its stats. The ES2 can reach a top speed of 15.5 mph, with three different ride modes to choose from (sport, standard, and limited) which allows riders to decide how fast they want to go and the type of battery life they want (e.g. the faster you go, the less mileage). This is a great feature for less experienced riders, helping them grasp the basics.

In the past, the acceleration on the ES2 has been a sticking point for scooter enthusiasts as it is slower to engage than other machines and can be sluggish. But I see this as a positive when choosing a scooter for an inexperienced rider as it allows them to get their balance after they’ve kicked off without rapid acceleration causing them to wobble.

Plus, you’ll be glad to know that the electric brake and mechanical foot brake do a good job of slowing the scooter down at all speeds. Braking power is important on all electric scooters, but even more so when you’re buying for younger and less confident riders.

Ninebot ES2 Rear Wheel and Fender

The ES2 has slightly less range than the GoTrax Xr Elite, offering an advertised 15.5 miles on a single charge. This is still decent, although, in reality, you’ll see slightly less than this depending on how aggressively it’s ridden. Choosing standard or limited drive mode will extend this battery considerably. Thankfully, it only takes 3.5 hours to recharge.

Scooters are for stand up riding only, right?

Well, not always and not with the Ninebot ES2. With the detachable seat accessory, your teen can turn their scooter from a standard ride to a seated one in a matter of minutes. All it takes is a simple process of screwing the seat onto the deck and your kids can sit back and give their legs a rest.

Featuring a high-elastic foam cushion, seat post suspension, and two shock absorption balls, the ES2’s seat has been designed to deliver maximum comfort. However, it isn’t something that can be attached on the go since it’s secured with four small screws. Instead, it’ll have to be set up at the beginning of the ride, even if riders want to spend part of it standing up. Additionally, it doesn’t come as standard and is available to purchase for an extra $119.99.

Ninebot ES2 Shock Absorber

When it comes to comfort, the seat isn’t the only feature that sets the ES2 up nicely. Large solid rubber tires glide over smooth sidewalks and deliver a low-maintenance ride because riders are never at risk of getting a flat tire. However, they don’t provide any cushioning so venturing onto grass, sand, or rocks is a bit risky, although the front and rear shock absorbers help with this a little. For the safest and most comfortable ride, make sure your teenager sticks to well-maintained asphalt and paving.

The ES2 is lighter than the Xr Elite, weighing 27.6 lbs. Regardless of the weight increasing slightly with the seat attached, it’s manageable for most younger riders and easy to carry thanks to the simple folding mechanism. It even folds down with the seat attached for maximum portability.

Ninebot ES2 Folded

The centrally-located LED dashboard channels the same smart urban vibe as the rest of the scooter, and displays your speed and battery, as well as allowing you to operate the bright headlight.

Ninebot ES2 LED Display

To top off the sleek design, the ES2 comes with under-deck lighting that can be customized from the IOS and Android-friendly Bluetooth app. Riders can also store all of their ride data here, as well as access riding tips and instructions for beginners.

Ninebot ES2 Front Headlight at Night

The Ninebot ES2 sits in the middle of the INOKIM Mini 2 and GoTRAX Xr Elite when it comes to price, costing $649.99. It’s not a scooter for speed enthusiasts or anyone who’s looking for something with a long-range or hill climbing ability. Instead, it’s perfect for the less confident rider who wants a stylish aesthetic, decent specs, and the option of adding a seat.

By Type (Cheap, Foldable, Fastest etc)

When buying an electric scooter for your kids, one thing you need to be certain of is that it’s light enough to be lifted by small hands.

The best folding, light, and portable electric scooters for kids are:

  1. Segway ZING E8 – 17.6 lbs and 34.4 x 13.2 x 12.6 inches when folded
  2. Segway ZING E10 – 18.7 lbs and 38.6 x 15.7 x12.6 inches when folded
  3. INOKIM Mini – 23 lbs and 11.8 x 14.2 x 15 inches when folded

The first thing your kid is going to ask when they see their new scooter is: ‘How fast does it go?’ And you don’t need me to tell you that the faster it is, the more they’re going to love it.

Of course, you want something speedy that’ll get their adrenaline going, but you also need it to be safe. The scooters listed below have high speeds and are therefore more suitable for older riders.

The fastest electric scooters for kids are:

  1. GoTrax Xr Elite – 15.5 mph
  2. Ninebot ES2 – 15.5 mph
  3. INOKIM Mini – 15 mph

Does your teen commute to school, or do they just love being out and about exploring?

If the answer to either of these is yes, you’re going to want a scooter with a long-range. Below are the best options, but it’s worth noting that the maximum range on offer can be shortened depending on riding conditions and rider weight.

  1. GoTrax Xr Elite – 18.6 miles
  2. Ninebot ES2 – 15.5 miles
  3. Ninebot E22 – 13.7 miles

What’s so good about big wheels? Well, the size of a wheel affects how much shock absorption it has and therefore, how comfortable the ride is. When it comes to kids scooters, bigger tires also help to keep them more balanced.

The best kids scooters with big wheels are:

  1. Ninebot E22 – 9 inches, dual-density rubber
  2. GoTrax Xr Elite – 8.5 inches, air-filled
  3. Ninebot ES2 – 7.5 inches, solid rubber
  4. Segway ZING E8 – 7.5 inches, solid rubber
  5. Segway ZING E10 – 7.5 inches, solid rubber

The addition of a seat means your kid can choose between a standing cruise or a more relaxing seated ride. None of the scooters on this list come with a seat already attached, but you can purchase an additional add-on for extra luxury and versatility.

The best seated kids scooter is:

  1. Ninebot ES2 – seat available to purchase for an additional $119.99

There are plenty of options out there that are easy on your bank balance whilst still delivering top quality.

The cheapest on this list are those for younger children, so it is worth bearing in mind that the older your child gets, the more you’ll have to pay.

The cheapest electric scooters for kids are:

  1. GoTrax GKS – $99.99
  2. Segway ZING E8 – $219.99
  3. Segway ZING E10 – $229.99

Further Information:

Best Cheap Electric Scooters

FAQs

This depends entirely on which scooter you choose and the specs on offer.

There are a ton of different scooters on the market that cater to all sorts of age groups. For example, scooters like the Ninebot Zing E8 and GoTrax GKS are specially designed for children as young as 6 years old. More generic models like the Ninebot E22 or GoTrax Xr Elite have more power under their belts and are better suited to older riders in their early to late teens.

In short, yes.

Kids electric scooters are designed with age-appropriate features to help keep them safe. These features include:

  • Kick-to-start technology – the motor will only turn on once the child has built up some pace as opposed zooming off as soon as they hit the throttle.
  • Speed settings – most kids scooters limit the speed through several settings. For example, some scooters have 3 settings: one that will limit the scooter to a slow ‘beginners’ speed so kids can get to grips with the basics, the second that ups the limit, and the third that unlocks the throttle to hit the top speeds.
  • Multiple braking options – from hand brakes to rear fender brakes and even technology that cuts the motor once the brakes are applied.

As with all scooters, there is the risk of injury, but it’s the same level as that associated with a bike or manual scooter. The safety of children can be improved by making sure they wear a helmet and protective clothing when riding to protect them against falls and spills.

Hi, I'm Josh, I started Electric Scooter Insider because, just like you, at first, I wasn't sure which electric transport device to pick. There's a variety of different models out there and it can be quite confusing to choose between them. So, I created this site to share my first hand experiences, research and findings to help you find the best option for your needs.

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  1. Josh, I would like to purchase the ZING E10. Where and how do I purchase for the price you list?

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