So, you’re looking to choose the best electric scooter with a seat. Well, you’re in the right place.
My name is Josh and I run this site. I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching, reviewing and ranking the best electric scooters with a seat so I can share my first hand experiences and recommendations of which electric scooters I think are best, with you.
Unlike normal standing electric scooters there aren’t as many seated versions on the market. This, along with my reviews, should help you to narrow down your choice and find the best model for your needs.
If you’ve visited my site before you’ll know that the reason I started Electric Scooter Insider was because, like you, I was once in your position and unsure of which scooter to choose. None of the online resources that I visited really helped me to choose one so, instead of just compiling a basic top 10 or 20 list of the best electric scooters, I categorize the models into the things that people like you and me care about to make it easier to pick.
I have categorized the scooters into 6 lists (click on the links to view the rankings for each):
Don’t have time to read through the rankings and reviews?
Here is the list of the best overall electric scooters with a seat:
Best Overall Electric Scooters with a Seat:
INOKIM Light 2
Designed with the daily commute in mind, the INOKIM Light 2 is portable and easily foldable with a stellar reputation for reliability. The seat attachment is easily clipped on and the added suspension makes for a comfortable ride. This isn’t the cheapest commuter scooter, but the price you pay delivers top quality that’ll last. Available in a range of colors.
Big power, big speed, and big wheels- the WideWheel Pro has it all. With a sleek, edgy aesthetic the WideWheel is a masterclass in style and the comfortable seat attachment fits in perfectly. Dual 500W motors deliver impressive torque, making it the perfect scooter for inclines, whilst the innovative foam-filled tires provide a beautifully smooth ride.
INOKIM Quick 3
A great all-rounder that will go the distance, the INOKIM Quick 3 is a great long-range option, delivering 28 miles on a single charge. The Quick has a top speed of 19 mph and has been perfectly designed for daily use. Featuring a simple, minimalist design, it’s very portable and ticks all the right boxes. Available in a range of colors.
The Ninebot ES2 excels as a straightforward, does-what-it-promises scooter at a wallet-friendly price. It might not be the fastest or more powerful option out there but don’t let that put you off. Delivering a top speed of 15.5 mph and a max range of 15.5 miles, the lightweight ES2 is perfectly suited for urban living and guarantees top quality through and through.
The E300S is the upgraded version of the E200S and although it weighs the same as the E200S (46 lbs), it comes at a cost. The E300S is slightly faster and can support heavier riders, but if you’re looking for a reliable scooter for a fraction of the price then the E200S is a better option.
Speed and power are important when it comes to choosing an electric scooter, but the big test is whether your choice is one you can rely on, especially if you’re going to be using it for regular commuting. The INOKIM Light 2 is the king of reliability, and for very good reason.
INOKIM is one of the biggest scooter brands and they’ve got a stellar reputation for delivering high performance without compromising on safety or comfort. INOKIM is a brand you can trust in. Let me show you why.
Firstly, this is one of the most portable seated electric scooters. Weighing in at just 30 lbs, it’s light and easily foldable, perfect for commuters who use public transport or weekend explorers who want to throw their scooter in the trunk of their car and take off.
Hang on, though… what about the seat?
The Light 2 might not look like a seated scooter from the off, but that’s because it’s multi-functional. That’s right, the Light 2 comes with a custom-designed detachable seat so you can outfit your scooter dependent on what sort of ride you’re in the mood for. The seat itself features a quick-release clamp, meaning you can transform your stand-up scooter to a seated one in under 2 minutes. Pretty handy, right?
Even more impressive is the fact that the Light’s seat also comes kitted out with rear inbuilt suspension to help absorb those bumps and lumps in the road, as well as adjustable height to suit your individual needs. You won’t need to worry about feeling uncomfortable if the terrain gets a little hairy underfoot! I wouldn’t recommend using this scooter for off-roading though. It can handle smaller inclines but the lack of suspension means that it’s far better suited to a smoother urban environment.
The Light 2 is by no means a budget option. Retailing at $1,199, it’s not the cheapest scooter out there. On top of that, the seat attachment has to be purchased separately at an additional cost of $159. That being said, the quality and reliability of the Light 2 make it well worth the cost. Plus, FluidFreeRide is currently running an introductory deal that gives you $100 worth of free scooter accessories when you purchase an INOKIM scooter. That’s a massive saving if you think the Light 2 could be the perfect match for you.
To make that decision, you’re going to want to have a full rundown of the Light’s specs. So let’s dive right in.
As I previously mentioned, the Light 2 is the champion of both longevity and safety. Built using CNC manufacturing, the body of this scooter contains almost no welds, which means it’s as sturdy as they come because it has far fewer weak points than other scooters. This is particularly important given that the 350W motor delivers a top speed of 21 mph, which is no mean feat when compared against other scooters at this level. The last thing you want is to be riding along at 20 mph on something that could fall apart at any minute.
It also features dual drum brakes that have a reputation for top performance in wet weather conditions as well as both front and back LED lights to keep you safe when riding at night.
The Light 2’s penchant for top-quality materials extends to its battery. A standard battery isn’t good enough for this scooter. Instead, INOKIM has opted for a high-efficiency option manufactured by trusted technological powerhouse LG that delivers a realistic range of 15 miles (INOKIM quotes a maximum range of 20 miles). This is perfect for short to medium commutes and it’s exactly what the Light 2 is designed to offer. Even better is the fact that this scooter can achieve a full recharge in as little as 5 hours, meaning you can be back out on the road sooner.
Embodying a stylish urban vibe, the Light 2 is available in a variety of colors and has been specifically designed with daily commuting in mind. Its lightweight structure and foldability make it an extremely versatile choice, as does the ability to take it from a seated scooter to a standing one. The champion of quality and safety, the INOKIM Light 2 is the perfect commuter scooter and it’s definitely an investment that will last the test of time.
Do you like the sound of the INOKIM Light 2 but aren’t too crazy about the price tag? The Ninebot ES4, built and designed by well-known personal transport providers Segway, is another fantastic option if you’re looking for a seated scooter that is purpose-built with commuters in mind.
The ES4 is almost $400 cheaper than the Light 2, and will only cost you $799.99, which is a great saving if you don’t want to break the bank when choosing your scooter. If this still feels a little pricey for you, you might want to check out the Ninebot ES2. The ES4 uses the ES2 as a base for its design, so the two have many of the same features, but at $499.99, the ES2 is a much more affordable option.
Like the Light 2, in order to transform the ES4 into a seated scooter, you’re first going to need to purchase the additional seat attachment — unfortunately, it doesn’t come included in the $800 price tag.
The cost of the seat is cheaper than that of the Light 2, but it’s still pretty pricey at an extra $119.99. Having said that, this is one of the best quality seats out there. It’s clear that a lot of time and care has gone into ensuring it’s fit for purpose. Considering the ES4 was awarded the IF Design Award in 2019, it’s really no surprise that their accessories embody the same quality.
So what sets this seat apart from the others? Well, to begin with, it’s been designed with comfort in mind. Cushioned with high-elastic foam, the seat has been treated with a special coating process that protects the leather and stops premature wear and tear so you can ride in comfort for longer. It also comes with increased shock absorption in the form of two balls underneath the seat which soak up bumps in the road, alongside seat post suspension for increased stability.
Unfortunately, this seat isn’t as quick or as easy to attach as the Light 2, and is connected via four small screws. There’s no drilling necessary but it does take a little longer than 2 minutes to put together and you probably won’t want to do this when you’re out and about or on the move. The likelihood is, if you’re going to attach the seat, it’ll have to stay that way until you want to go through the process of unscrewing it again. If you’re after a scooter that is predominantly seated, this shouldn’t a problem for you.
The ES4 packs a punch when you look at its speed, power, and range. Offering a top speed of 18.6 mph, the ES4 might be slightly slower than the Light 2, but it’s more than fast enough for commuting purposes and has enough torque to conquer inclines of up to 15-degrees. Plus, the Light 2 can’t come anywhere close to the ES4 when you consider the range on offer. The ES4 promises an astounding 28 miles on a single charge which is impressive on a scooter at this price but realistically delivers 21-23 miles when putting your thumb on the throttle.
The reason the ES4 can offer this kind of range is that it comes with not 1 but 2 Lithium-ion batteries: an internal and external one.
The extra juice is vital for those with a longer commute. There are two small caveats to this though, the first being that the inclusion of a second battery doubles the recharging time, so you’ll have to wait 7 hours for the ES4 to fully juice up. The second is that, unfortunately, the scooter can’t be folded with both the external battery and the seat attachment fitted.
This makes it sightly inconvenient if you want to use the seat during your daily commutes and need to fold it down in a hurry to get on public transport or stow it away at work. However, with the weight of 30.9 lbs, you can still carry the scooter, making it somewhat portable. Don’t panic though — if having a seated scooter is a bigger priority for you than a larger range, the external battery can be removed, allowing you to fold the ES4.
As I’ve said, this scooter is made primarily for the commuter, which is made even more apparent by the choice of solid non-pneumatic tires. Although the scooter does include front and rear shock absorption to deal with small bumps and cracks, it wasn’t made for soft surfaces like grass and sand. The ES4 performs at its best cruising along city sidewalks.
When it comes to safety, Segway doesn’t drop the ball. Featuring a dual electric and mechanical braking system, this scooter is well-designed to provide effective stopping power in all conditions. It also comes outfitted with protection against overheating, short-circuiting, overcurrents, and over-charging so you can rest assured your battery (or batteries) will last the test of time.
The ES4 also has an LED display, allowing you to view your speed and battery stats as you go, as well as a Bluetooth-connected app containing all your ride data from day one. Through the app, you can turn on the headlight as well as change the color of your rear and sidelights to suit your style.
For the price, the ES4 is a great commuting option. Not only does it have the potential to convert into a seated scooter, but it also doesn’t compromise on speed and power. That’s without mentioning the astounding range on offer. If you’re looking for a top-quality commuter scooter to go the distance at a price that is a bit kinder on your wallet, the ES4 is a prime contender.
Speed, Big Wheels & Off-Roading
You might be thinking that seated scooters are built for leisurely rides, but I’m here to tell you quite the opposite. If you’ve got an appetite for hill climbs and challenging off-road terrain, look no further than the WideWheel Pro.
This is possibly my favorite scooter to look at out of all those on the market. That’s a big statement to make, I know. But the chunky tires and sleek paint job create an edgy aesthetic that’s perfect for anyone who’s looking for a bit of style with their ride. If you’re worried that the detachable seat might reduce the Pro’s cool attitude, let me assure you, that’s not the case. Designed specifically to match the Widewheel, once attached, the scooter looks as though it was built with a seat all along, fitting seamlessly into the design.
But is it as comfortable and easy to use as it is stylish? The answer to that is a big fat yes.
The seat attaches easily to the foot deck with included fasteners that won’t damage the board in the process. It also comes with added suspension for extra comfort. Similar to other models in this list, you’ll need to pay an extra $99 for the seat attachment on top of the scooter’s price of $1,319.
The Pro’s price tag is quite steep, however considering the speed, power, and range of this baby, I think it’s well worth the money. Without a doubt, this is one of the most powerful scooters on the market in this price bracket. Boasting dual 500w motors, make sure you hold on when you hit the throttle because the Widewheel is raring to go. This guy puts out insane torque and acceleration, storming hills with a rise of up to 30-degrees. It has no problem eating up more notorious inclines like those you might find on the streets of San Francisco.
The dual motors also put out a top speed of 26 mph which is no joke when compared against other electric scooters. The Pro is seriously speedy and delivers extraordinary acceleration, reaching 20 mph in less than 6 seconds. Having reviewed tons of scooters, I can tell you for sure that’s quicker than most models available.
Although the speed and power are pretty awesome, for me, the standout feature of the Pro is the wheels. Most scooters nowadays opt for pneumatic tires because of their cushioning quality, but the Widewheel Pro’s super chunky 8 x 3.9 inch tires are filled with polyurethane foam that does a similar job but without the threat of getting a flat. Combined with excellent front and rear suspension, riding this scooter feels somewhat similar to how I’d imagine it would feel to ride over clouds: smooth, seamless, and sort of like floating. It might take a while to get used to, but seeing as how the Pro offers up to a 30 mile range on a single charge, you’ll have plenty of time to get accustomed to it.
It is worth bearing in mind that the Widewheel Pro isn’t built for serious off-roading. It has no problems soaking up the bumps and cracks of city sidewalks, and it even makes a good effort of absorbing minor potholes, but bigger pockmarks and mountain trails aren’t its forte. It’s best to stick to trails, forests, and hiking paths.
Most importantly, the Pro prioritizes safety, promising high-quality in everything from its build to its dual 120 mm disc brakes. It comes with a thicker stem than previous models, and the fork and neck have been reinforced to increase durability and stability when riding at top speeds. Because of this, the Pro isn’t lightweight, weighing 54 lbs. However, it is compact when folded which makes it easier to carry should you need to. The attachable seat can also be folded as part of the scooter, adding to the convenience.
Does all this sound great so far? Well, we’re not finished yet…I haven’t even got to the fun extras.
The WideWheel Pro comes with ultra-bright LED front and rear lights that are perfect for nighttime riding. In addition, it features a centrally located display that is visible even in bright sunlight. Keep track of your speed, total mileage, and voltage all in one place. You can also set your cruise control preferences and flick between the two gear settings, Eco, for increased efficiency, and Power, perfect for maximum torque and hitting top speeds. Putting the scooter in Eco mode will get you that 30 mile range, while in Power mode you’ll get less – more like 18-20 miles.
The WideWheel Pro is an all-round star, delivering a thrilling ride for the adrenaline junkies amongst you. Its trademark chunky tires guarantee a dreamy ride across most city streets and are perfect for weekend exploring. Sleek, stylish, and high-quality, I’d recommend the Pro for anyone looking for a seated scooter that has a good bit of power under its belt.
Picture this: it’s been a long day of urban exploring on your scooter. You’ve had a blast and the sun is just going down but as your thoughts turn to heading home and the adrenaline starts to fade away, you suddenly feel an aching in your legs and the urge to rest your weary pins. Luckily for you, your scooter comes with a seat attachment that’s perfect for instances like this.
The newest long-range offering from well-known Scooter experts, INOKIM, the Quick 3 is the perfect combination of power and portability. Featuring a 450W motor, the Quick 3 hits a top speed of 19 mph and has great hill-climbing capacity, although it can’t quite rival the WideWheel’s incline-stomping attitude.
The best bit about this scooter is its ability to hit 28 miles on a single charge. This is largely down to the fact that INOKIM hasn’t skimped on the battery. They opted for a high-efficiency model from LG which is guaranteed to deliver top-quality performance for years to come. It also features an innovative auto-engine cut when the brakes are engaged which helps to extend battery life and boosts efficiency. When it comes to charging, expect to wait 7 hours for a full recharge, which isn’t quick by any means but is more than reasonable considering the range on offer.
As I’ve mentioned, there’s nothing better than relaxing after you’ve been out for a long ride, except for relaxing whilst you’re still riding. Thankfully, that’s easy to do with the INOKIM’s custom-designed seat attachment. Made with comfort in mind, the cushioned seat comes with extra rear suspension and includes quick-release clamps for easy installation in under 2 minutes. You’ll have no problem fitting this seat whilst you’re on the move.
As with most scooters on this list, the attachment comes at an additional price of $159 which is one of the more expensive seats I’ve reviewed, especially when it comes on top of the INOKIM’s base price of $1,299. If you’re looking for something a bit easier on the wallet, I’d recommend considering the Ninebot ES4 which also offers a 28-mile range for only $800, or if the INOKIM’s price tag is within your budget, you should also consider the WideWheel Pro since it has similar mileage and can also be ridden off-road.
So, what other features has the INOKIM Quick 3 got on offer to make it a good long-range scooter? I’m glad you asked.
The Quick 3 comes with wide 10” pneumatic tires which soak up bumps and sidewalk imperfections with ease. Plus, their increased size makes them the ideal tires for poor weather conditions due to their increased traction and stability. You might think that tires this big would look out of place on an electric scooter, but the Quick’s design is less futuristic than other models, so the chunkiness suits its simple aesthetic perfectly.
It is worth noting that although this scooter’s tires provide excellent cushioning and comfort, it doesn’t have any suspension. What does this mean for you? Well, I wouldn’t recommend taking it off-road. The tires will do their best to absorb as much impact as they can, but mountainous trails might be a little beyond their capabilities.
Having said that, the quality of this scooter shows that it was built for the hard knocks of daily road usage, making it a great urban choice. Weighing in at 36.4 lbs, its superior portability makes it extra attractive to commuters. It features one of the best folding mechanisms I’ve ever seen. Quick, simple, and secure, this scooter folds down into one compact and easy to carry package — even the handlebars fold in.
Similar attention has been paid to its safety features, too. The rear disc and front caliper brakes deliver extra stability and perfect stopping power so you’ll never feel out of control even when riding along at top speeds. That goes for nighttime riding too. The Quick 3 has bigger and better front and rear LED lights for extra bright illumination whenever you need it.
Available in a variety of cool colors trimmed with stylish black accents, the INOKIM Quick 3 is worthy of its reputation as an excellent long-range scooter. It’s a great all-rounder and if you’re looking for something that’ll fit into an urban setting and go the distance, this is a great option.
Cheapest, Foldable & Lightest (For Adults)
The world of electric scooters is not a cheap one but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more affordable options out there that don’t compromise on extra features.
Renowned for its exceptional build quality and sturdy frame, the Ninebot ES2 is a great entry-level scooter that won’t break the bank at $499.99. It has many of the award-winning features you’d find in the ES4, its older sibling, but for $300 less. I’m always on the lookout for the best deal, so if you’re anything like me, this is a key selling point.
Like its more expensive brother, the ES2’s detachable seat comes at an extra cost of $119.99. Featuring a foam-padded cushion as well as added seat post suspension and dual shock-absorbing balls underneath the core of the seat, you’re guaranteed a comfortable ride. The specially treated leather also extends the longevity of the seat, so it’ll keep going for longer even with constant use.
As with the ES4, the one downside to this seat attachment is that it’s certainly not an on-the-go kind of job. It’s attached using four small screws rather than quick-release clips like you’d find on the INOKIM range. This means that once the seat is on, it’s on… at least until you’re ready to unscrew it again. This isn’t a deal-breaker if you’re looking for a predominantly seated scooter, but is something to consider if you’d like the option of swapping easily between the two.
Weighing 27.6 lbs, the ES2 is the lightest scooter on this list which makes it easy to carry around as well as being especially good for public transport. The simple one-click folding system also takes the stress out of stowing it on buses and trains or storing it in your car, even with the seat attached. Convenient, right?
Part of the reason it’s so much lighter than some other models is due to the high-strength but exceptionally lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum alloy frame. You’ll also be pleased to know that this is one of the best quality materials you can get and gives the ES2 a premium feel despite the lower price tag.
Despite the high-grade build, if you’re after a speed fiend that puts out nonstop power and chomps up hills for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then the ES2 probably isn’t the scooter for you. Nor is it built for serious off-roading. It comes with decent front and rear suspension that does a good job of neutralizing most bumps, but the 8 inch solid tires, whilst ruling out the risk of flats, aren’t suited to uneven terrain. Similarly, the dual electric and mechanical brakes give great control but aren’t the best for repeated emergency stops. The ES2 is most comfortable on hard, smooth paths and sidewalks in an urban landscape.
It delivers a top speed of 15.5 mph which is perfect for city-riding where speed control is essential when navigating bike lanes or pedestrian-filled sidewalks. Similarly, the max 15.5 mile range is ideal for those hoping to use their scooter for short to medium commutes, or as a means of exploring the city over the weekend. As with all scooters, the hard you push the ES2 the quicker the battery drains. Realistically, you can expect to get about 12 miles out of the ES2 if you push it to its speed limits.
If you were hoping to extend your range, for an additional cost Ninebot offers an extra battery expansion pack so you can go further for longer (max 28 miles). It is worth noting that folding the scooter with both the seat and extra battery attached isn’t an option, so it’s worth deciding which is your main priority. If the extra battery sounds appealing to you, I’d also recommend looking into the ES4, where it comes included in the price, rather than as an extra additional purchase.
With a convenient button-style throttle and centrally located LED display showing speed and battery life, the ES2’s cockpit is attractive and fits the sophisticated and minimalist aesthetic of the scooter. As with most Ninebot scooters, the ES2 is compatible with the easy-to-use mobile app where you can set the cruise control, turn on the front LED headlight, and even change the color of your sidelights.
The Ninebot ES2 is a great quality scooter at a wallet-friendly price. It’s perfect for smooth urban commutes, durable enough to stand the test of time, and light enough to carry. This is also a great scooter to consider if you’re not sure you need the extra battery power of the ES4 but want the same standard of build.
Best Seated Electric Scooters for Kids
Firstly, I should let you know that although the E300S will only set you back $359.99, you might want to consider the Razor E200S, which costs $45 less. Despite the E300S being marketed as an ‘upgraded version’ of the E200s, the two scooters have a few minimal differences, such as speed and load weight, but essentially their base features are the same.
Now that’s out the way, let’s look at what the E300S has to offer.
This scooter is as strong and durable as any parent would want, guaranteed to give your kids a thrilling ride. Delivering top speeds of 15 mph, Razor recommends the E300S for ages 13 and up. This is understandable, considering 15 mph may be too fast for younger riders, so if you’re looking for something a bit slower, the E200S has a top speed of 12 mph.
Powered by a chain-driven motor rather than the newer and more expensive hub motors seen on other scooters, the E300S can go for 40 minutes on a single charge, which is just about the right length of time for your kids to get out and about exploring with their friends. Of course, riding at slower speeds will push the battery life even further, although it only takes 4 hours for the E300S to fully recharge.
It’s worth mentioning that the E300S is built primarily for flat surfaces and will struggle with inclines. The twist-grip throttle delivers smooth acceleration but the motor doesn’t have the torque necessary to get you up and over anything significant. In addition, the E300S doesn’t come with any headlights, so I’d recommend purchasing a clip-on LED light just in case.
One bigger and more substantial difference between the E300s and the E200s is the increased rider load the scooter can handle. The E300S can accommodate riders up to 220 lbs, which is 66 lbs more than its cheaper counterpart. Alongside the wider, sturdier deck, it also means that this scooter isn’t just for children, but adults can get in on the fun too.
The Razor E300S is a great seated scooter option for kids who are starting to outgrow younger scooters and are looking for something with a bit of a step up. It ticks all the boxes including speed, increased rider load, and durability.
As mentioned above, the Razor E200S is the younger brother to the E300S and does largely the same as its upgraded counterpart. At $314.99, this is definitely better value for money.
So what are the main differences between the two?
Well, the first thing is the speed. The E200S is 3 mph slower than the E300S, the 24-volt chain-driven motor delivers a top speed of 12 mph. This isn’t a deal-breaker but actually a point in favor for the E200S. Many adult scooters like the Ninebot ES2 deliver top speeds of around 15 mph and above, and they’re designed primarily for adults. On a scooter aimed at children, 12 mph might feel a bit safer to most parents, without reducing the speed to the pace of a tortoise. Plus, although the hand-operated rear brake is more than fit for purpose, the lower speed reduces braking time should its riders need to stop more abruptly.
Like the E300S, the E200S has a wide, sturdy deck and the same durable build which means this scooter will last a long time. Add in the seat, and you’ve got yourself one pretty nice ride. It is worth bearing in mind, this scooter will only take riders of up to 154 lbs, whereas the E300S can support up to 220 lbs. If your children are a little older or you’re secretly buying it for yourself (honestly, I don’t blame you), then this could be the difference between purchasing the E300S over the cheaper version.
Other than the two points above, the E200S is remarkably similar to the E300S, delivering the same 40-minute runtime and 4 hours to recharge. It’s also very kid-friendly, from a scooter company with a great reputation behind them. There’s a bit of assembly to do when you first receive the scooter but it’s quite straightforward and very easy so it won’t pose a problem.
I recommend the Razor E200S for anyone looking for a child-friendly scooter that’s sturdy, reliable and can get you from A to B with minimal fuss. It’s a solid choice for more adventurous types and is well-suited to solo explorations or more leisurely outings with friends and family.