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:
Razor EcoSmart Metro
Whether you’re trying to get to work, need to run errands, or you are just an adrenaline junkie, you’ll be glad to know that the Razor EcoSmart Metro is the fastest seated electric scooter, reaching up to 18 mph for a range of 10 miles. Equipped with a detachable luggage carrier this is the most practical commuter scooter.
Weighing in at just 30lbs, the SwagCycle Pro is the lightest electric scooter in this list. Packed full of features ranging from cruise control to a powerful motor capable of reaching 18 mph, the Swagcycle Pro only weighs around the same as the average electric scooter without a seat.
Despite being the cheapest scooter on this list, the 24-volt, chain-driven motor will give you 40 mins of run time with speeds of up to 12 mph, the option to remove the seat so you can ride standing or sitting and a large frame and deck that can support riders of all sizes (including adults).
Razor Pink Pocket Mod
The Razor Pocket Mod Pink may have been praised by Teen Vogue for its looks, but it doesn’t just look nice, it performs too. Capable of reaching a top speed of 15 mph and a range of 10 miles, every young girl that has an eye for fashion (and pink) will be very happy.
Fastest Electric Scooters with a Seat
Whether you’re trying to get to work, need to run errands, or you are just an adrenaline junkie, you’ll be glad to know that the Razor EcoSmart Metro is the fastest electric scooter with a seat.
This scooter can reach an impressive speed of up to 18 mph!
This is the fastest electric scooter that I have ever reviewed.
If you already aware of the Razor brand you will know that Razor is a reputable company specializing in wheeled action sports. In fact, it’s the number 1 global wheeled action sports brand and has won multiple awards for its electric scooters, so you are in safe hands with them.
Not only is this the fastest electric scooter it’s also got a pretty good battery life of 40 mins, which equates to about 10 miles of ride time. This is not the longest battery life that I have seen on a scooter (some have a range of 12 – 15 miles) but, it is powerful enough to do pretty much whatever you want to do. Remember, you can always charge it up on the go.
Unlike the other scooters in this buyer’s guide, the EcoSmart Metro comes with a large, generously, padded seat which is very comfortable to sit on. Often, the seats on electric scooters tend to be fairly small in order to make them more portable. For me, comfort is key, especially for those longer journeys, this is why I rate this scooter so highly.
Although the price tag of this scooter is on the high side, don’t let this put you off it.
As I previously mentioned, this scooter has been manufactured by Razor and they are known for producing high quality, long lasting electric transport devices. You may have to pay slightly more than some of the other scooters in this list but it will be a great investment.
Trust me, you don’t want to have to buy a replacement as a result of opting for a cheaper non-reputable model that has a shorter lifespan. I know that pain all too well!
Also, running the scooter is extremely cheap.
The average price people in the U.S. pay for electricity is about $0.12 per kilowatt-hour.
So, the cost of traveling on this scooter roughly equates to:
12 hours charging time x $0.12 = $1.44 to travel for 40 minutes ride time (or 10 miles).
For extra peace of mind, this scooter comes with a 90-day warranty, which is always great!
Another great aspect of the EcoSmart Metro is the fact that this seated scooter has a very safe and stable design. With two large wheels acting as shock absorbers, you’ll be able to glide over the sidewalk and roads with ease.
This is the best electric scooter with a seat if you’re looking to purchase something that has good mileage and reaches high speeds.
2. SwagCycle Pro
You may be looking at the picture of the SwagCycle Pro and thinking ‘That isn’t a scooter, its a bike!’
Well, it’s an easy mistake to make. At first, I thought the exact same thing as you, but look closer and you’ll see that this ‘bike’ doesn’t have any pedals. This means that the SwagCycle Pro is, in fact, an electric scooter.
It may not look like a traditional electric scooter but it packs a punch when it comes to speed, matching the Razor EcoSmart Metro at 18 mph.
I chose to rank the SwagCycle second in my list of the fastest electric scooters with a seat because I know most of you will be looking for a model that looks like a scooter and not like a bike.
But, if you like the look of the SwagCycle Pro then I couldn’t recommend it any more.
You can sit back and kick the 350w, high torque, motor into action and glide along the streets at speed.
Unlike most seated electric scooters, this scooter can be folded, making it much easier to store, whether that is under your desk at the office, in the trunk of your car or in your storage room at home. You are able to lift the latch at the bottom of the handlebars and fold them down.
Featured in ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘CBS This Morning’, the Swagcycle Pro is probably the most advanced electric scooter on this list, and this is reflected in its price. The scooter comes equipped with bluetooth connectivity that will enable you to pair your scooter with the SwagCycle App where you can track your speed, adjust your gears and record travel time.
On top of all of that, it features an ultra bright LED headlight making the scooter ideal if you are travelling in low light or at night, dual disc brakes to ensure you can stop safely, and my favorite of all, cruise control.
Bear in mind though, you can only use this scooter on flat terrain e.g. sidewalks, roads etc. I wouldn’t recommend it for off-road use.
If that hasn’t impressed you and you want to know more about this scooter, then you should scroll down to my review of it as a commuter scooter, where you’ll find out how many miles you can you travel on it and some of the other advanced features that make this scooter a great choice.
3. Razor E300s
This is one of the newest models in the Razor series, and a great seated electric scooter for those of you who aren’t looking to go super fast but still want something that will fulfil your need for speed .
The biggest difference between the Razor E300S and the other two models I reviewed in this list (Razor EcoSmart Metro and SwagCycle Pro) is that, quite simply, it looks more like a traditional electric scooter.
More to the point, the E300S is pretty much a standard electric scooter that has been adapted to feature a seat. Now, what may spark your interest, is the fact that the seat is removable. Yes, you can take it off.
The E300S may only go 15 mph but the removable seat gives you the option to ride sitting down or standing up depending on how you’re feeling. From my experience, this is the most versatile type of seated electric scooter when it comes to choosing how you want to ride it.
However, it is important to know that this scooter cannot be folded. It requires you to dismantle the handlebars which isn’t ideal as you’re not going to be carrying around a screwdriver in your pocket all the time. So, if you are wanting a scooter that you can fold up and store easily, then the E300S may not be the best option for you. Instead, the SwagCycle Pro may be better.
Despite it being one of cheapest electric scooters on the market, it can run for 40 minutes on a full charge, has a super-sized deck and frame to support riders of all sizes up to 200 lbs and a quiet chain driven motor allowing you to roll along in peace.
However, if you want to spend even less then I would recommend choosing the model down from the E300S, known as the Razor E200S. It is only 3 mph slower than the E300S, making it capable of reaching speeds of up to 12 mph but, it is a fraction of the price.
Lightest Electric Scooters with a Seat
In my best electric scooters for adults article I mentioned the three most common reasons why people, just like you, want an electric scooter that is light. To recap:
- They are easy to carry
- They are, generally, able to reach higher speeds
- They can be used as a kick scooter when the battery runs out
With all of those points in minds, you’ll be happy to know that SwagCycle is the lightest scooter in this list, weighing in at just 30 lbs. This is 16 lbs lighter than the closest contender, the E200S.
Looking at the Swagcycle Pro you probably wouldn’t think of it as being light, considering it is shaped more like a bike than a simple scooter with 2 wheels. But, impressively, the Swagcycle Pro weighs around the same as the average electric scooters without a seat.
Looking back at the above points, the SwagCycle ticks the box for the easiest seated electric scooter to carry.
It also tick the second box for being able to reach high speeds. You can hop on the scooter, throttle the 350w, high torque motor and speed along the streets at 18 mph.
The only box it doesn’t tick is the third. This scooter is difficult to use when the battery dies. Because there is no deck to stand on, it is much harder to push the scooter along. You could try to use both feet to push the scooter along but I don’t think you’ll get very far!
Don’t let this put you off though. The SwagCycle is capable of traveling 15.5 miles meaning you’re going to be hard pushed to find yourself in a situation where the battery runs out. Unless your planning on doing a marathon on one!
What else do I need to know? I’m glad you asked.
This is the only seated electric scooter, that I have encountered, that can be folded. Very useful for storage and transporting it from one place to another. You can also ride this scooter at night by simply switching the bright LED headlights on. Ideal for a late night commute home.
And finally, my favorite feature on an electric scooter, you can enable cruise control to maintain a constant speed without the use of the throttle, making longer journeys a breeze.
Yes, you guessed it. Another Razor model has made it into my list.
The E200S scoops second spot, weighing in at 46 lbs.
The E200S is not the most advanced scooter as it is generally marketed at kids. Although it is pitched as a kids electric scooter, this doesn’t mean it isn’t good enough for adults. The size of the scooter presents no issues and from my experience, it can be used by anyone, even you, no matter what your age.
Also, an upside is that the E200S is far cheaper than the SwagCycle. In fact, it’s less than half the price. So, if you are looking for an electric scooter with a seat that won’t break the bank and you aren’t fussed about the advanced features of the SwagCycle, then the E200S is a great option for you.
You can usual pick this scooter up for about $189.99.
Although, this scooter is second in the list it is not the easiest to carry but can be done. The extra weight of the scooter is reflected in its max speed of 12 mph. This is 6 mph slower than the SwagCycle Pro but this is still a reasonably fast pace to travel, considering its quiet chain driven motor.
The E200S follows the form of what you would imagine an electric scooter to look like and as a result, it’s much easier to use as a kick scooter when the battery runs out. You’ll be able to ride the scooter for 40 minutes. This is going to give you less range than the SwagCycle but is ideal if you aren’t going to be travelling for longer than 40 minutes each time you ride it.
Something that may spark your interest further, is the fact that you can remove the seat depending on how you want to ride the scooter. Removing the seat will take off about 4 lbs of weight, making the non-seated scooter 42 lbs.
One thing to bear in mind, is that the E200s can only support riders up to 154 lbs, so if you weigh more than this then the SwagCycle Pro will be better for you.
3. Razor E300S
The E300S is the upgraded scooter of the E200S. It weighs the same but it comes at a cost.
Personally, I am always looking for the best deal out there so with that in mind, I would advise you choose the cheaper E200S model.
You’ll only be losing out on 3 mph of additional speed that the E300S offers (12 vs 15 mph) but you’ll have a reliable scooter for a fraction of the price. If you are leaning towards a scooter that is both fast and light then the SwagCycle is the best option.
Similar to the E200S, the E300S is, often, marketed as a kids electric scooter, but like I said previously, this doesn’t mean it isn’t good enough for adults. Razor, themselves, even say that the super-sized deck and frame is for riders of all sizes.
Cheapest Electric Scooters with a Seat
One of the top concerns I’ve seen about electric scooters, especially seated electric scooters, is that they can be expensive.
Well, not all of them come with a big price tag.
For those of you living on a budget, I’m going to share why the Razor E200S is my top pick for the best cheap electric scooter with a seat.
The Razor E200S might not be the fastest or the fanciest scooter, but it is reliable and will get you from A to B with ease.
Unlike some of the very cheap electric scooters, the Razor E200S doesn’t lose any of its functionality in face of being more cost effective.
The E200S is a fantastic all-round seated electric scooter, whether you’re buying it as a present for you kids or buying it for yourself. It comes with a large frame and deck that can support riders of all sizes.
Despite being the cheapest scooter on this list, the 24-volt, chain-driven motor will give you 40 mins of run time with speeds of up to 12 mph. However, one thing to be aware of is that it will take 12 hours to fully charge the battery, this is on the long side but is expected for a scooter that is so cheap.
Overall, I highly recommend this scooter for anyone that is looking for an affordable electric scooter that doesn’t cut an of the essential features.
2. Razor Pocket Mod
As you can see from the image, the Razor Pocket Mod, is unique in its design. It has a vintage design styled on the classic Italian moped scooter.
Before we dive into this review, you should know that this is a kids electric scooter. Unlike the Razor E200S you can’t ride this scooter if you are an adult. At least, I wouldn’t recommend riding it, unless you want to look like a giant riding a small moped.
If you are a kid, or if you are an adult that has a child that has a need for speed, then the Razor Pocket Mod will not disappoint. You’ll get a thrill from the high torque motor which can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.
Although the Pocket Mod is one of the cheapest seated electric scooters, it is packed with features. It has rear suspension and a very large padded seat to ensure a comfortable ride. Not to mention the hidden storage compartment under the seat, perfect for a backpack, lunch box or toys.
With a battery life of 40 mins, you should be able to travel up to 10 miles on a single charge.
With all of those features in mind, I’m rating the Pocket Mod as one of the best value for money seated electric scooters.
3. Razor E300S
In third place, we have the Razor E300S. By now, you should be familiar with the Razor brand of electric scooters. This production company has the widest range of electric scooters. They have a large range of seated electric scooters, too.
With a large deck, frame and air filled tires the Razor E300S is best for older teen and adult riders.
As one of the best cheap electric scooters on the market, this environmentally-friendly scooter uses a super quiet chain driven motor which makes it also one of the speediest electric scooters, able to travel up to 15 miles per hour for 40 minutes.
But, I would advise to opt for the E200S.
The E200S is a lot cheaper and has all the same features and technical specifications, expect for speed. It is only 3 mph slower than the E300S.
No matter what you plan to use your electric scooter for, whether that’s commuting or just for fun, it’s hard to go wrong with the Razor E200S.
Best Seated Electric Scooters for Commuting
In first place, is the Razor EcoSmart Metro.
From experience, you’ll want an electric scooter that is both fast and has good mileage for it to be effective as a commuting transport device.
You may have already ready seen some of my reviews of the Razor EcoSmart Metro, but if you haven’t here is a rundown.
The powerful 500W motor is the reason that the EcoSmart Metro is able to reach a startling 18 miles per hour for a range of 10 miles, when running on a flat surface.
It’s one of the most durable scooters on the market. It has a large padded seat with an extra large deck and a sturdy frame. It has the second highest price tag of all the scooters in this list but, from experience, I think that it is well worth it. It is the most comfortable seated electric scooter to ride and works well for anyone that’s looking to get somewhere fast without putting much exertion on their legs, knees, ankles, or back. The seat is comfortable, and the handles are at an easy height to hold.
There are very few downsides to getting the EcoSmart Metro. In fact, the only downside that I have encountered is its weight. It is the heaviest scooter on my list, equating to 67 lbs.
As you can imagine it can be a struggle to lift and carry the scooter for a prolonged period of time but really, when are you going to do this? Probably never, unless you plan on taking your scooter onto public transport or you live in a high rise apartment block that doesn’t have a lift.
If you are wanting a light, portable, electric scooter then you should see my list of the lightest electric scooters with a seat further up the page.
One of the main reasons why I rate this scooter so highly is because of the detachable luggage carrier with basket. The luggage carrier takes this scooter from something that is fun to ride to something that is practical. You can easily place your bag, shopping or gym kit into the luggage carrier and off you go.
Second in my list, is the SwagCycle Pro.
I know that it’s hard fitting everything into your daily routine. If you’re like me you can often find yourself in a rush to get places, especially work. The SwagCycle Pro is a great way to bridge that gap.
The unique bike-like frame of the SwagCycle Pro makes this an aesthetically pleasing electric scooter with a seat.
The SwagCycle Pro is great for adults that are looking for a commuting solution. It has a 12 inch front tire and a 10 inch back tire that let you glide comfortably as they absorb bumps on uneven terrain. The large tires make it easy to venture into rougher terrain, go up steep inclines, and provide better traction and stability. They also help play up the good looks of the scooter. And let’s be honest with ourselves, we want to look good while riding on a scooter.
By making a one time purchase of the SwagCycle Pro, you will be significantly cutting down your weekly, monthly, and yearly expenses. This is because it runs on electric rather than gas. You’ll also get a sense of satisfaction when you realize that you’re also helping the environment.
With a top speed of 18 mph and a range of 15.5 miles let’s put the money saving into perspective.
The SwagCycle Pro tends to take about 4.5 hours to fully charge and has an average rolling distance of 15.5 miles.
The average price people in the U.S. pay for electricity is about $0.12 per kilowatt-hour.
So, the cost of traveling on a the SwagCycle roughly equates to:
4.5 hours x $0.12 = $0.54 to travel 15.5 miles
Now, let’s see how much it would cost to travel 10 miles by car:
The average price of gas per gallon in the U.S.A is $2.54 and the average mile per gallon, of an standard car, is 24.7. So:
$2.54 per gallon of gas / 24.7 miles per gallon = $0.1 per mile travelled by car
$0.1 per mile * 15.5 miles = $1.55 to travel 15.5 miles by car
It costs almost 3 times less to travel on the scooter than it would to travel the same distance by car.
Not only is the SwagCycle Pro one of the fastest electric scooters on the market, this seated electric scooter has the greatest mileage of all the scooters I have reviewed and it’s also the lightest on the list. You’ll love going out and showing off this seated electric scooter as you move through your daily commute, run your errands, and make every aspect of your daily life that much easier, especially with the cruise control function.
The SwagCycle Pro is perfect for adults that want to spice up their commutes, or for those looking for an easier way to get around without constantly putting out for car pools, bus fares, or taxi rides.
Oh, and one more thing, it has a USB port built into the frame where you can plug your mobile devices in to stay charged wherever you go.
3. Razor E200S
We’ve looked at a practical, luggage carrying, scooter, a scooter shaped like bike and now it’s now time to look at a more traditional seated electric commuter scooter, the Razor E200S.
If you’re wanting an electric scooter that fits the picture of what many of us, including me, associate with electric scooters then the E200S is the best seated electric commuter scooter for you.
It may not be the fastest, and it may not have the longest travel range but if your commute takes less than 40 mins then you’ll be set. From my experience, the speed at which this scooter can travel (12 mph) alongside the battery life (40 mins) means you’ll be able to travel a distance of about 5 – 7 miles on the E200S.
However, bear in mind that this scooter needs 12 hours to reach a full charge. This shouldn’t be too much of a problem if you put it on charge as you get home from your commute, ready for the next day. But, if you are planning on using your scooter often then you may want to opt for a scooter like the SwagCycle that has a much shorter charge time (4 – 4.5 hours) or the Razor EcoSmart Metro which can reach up to 10 miles on a single charge.
Having a shorter charge time and a greater mileage for commuting is extremely useful and something you should carefully consider.
Imagine you arrive into work and realise that your scooter’s battery life is nearly dead. Having a scooter that has a low mileage and takes about 12 hours to charge could be quite problematic as opposed to if you had a scooter, like the SwagCycle, that you plug in at work and reach a full charge in a third of the time.
On the other hand, I’d recommend opting for either the Razor EcoSmart Metro or SwagCycle Pro if you have a slightly longer commute. To recap; the EcoSmart Metro is great for commutes up to 10 miles and if you want the option to have a luggage carrier. The SwagCycle is great for even longer commutes up to 15.5 miles but does not give you the option to store luggage on it. The SwagCycle also has the shortest charge time.
Best Seated Electric Scooters for Kids
I’ve featured the E200S in a few of my top lists, most notably, as the cheapest electric scooter and now, out of all the seated electric scooters that I have reviewed, the E200S presents itself as, by far, the best for boys.
Earlier in this article, I mentioned that this scooter is actually marketed towards kids. So, as you can imagine, it’s a great choice to go for.
I don’t have kids myself, but a lot of my friends and family do, and I understand that you probably want to get your kid a scooter that doesn’t break the bank. After all, they are likely to bash the scooter around while riding it.
Getting an affordable seated electric scooter that is both durable and will give your child hours of fun is essential. That’s the main reason why I decided to rate the E200S as the best seated electric scooter for kids, in particular, boys.
If your son wants a fun a set of wheels that is sure to be the hottest accessory on the block, then look no further.
The Razor E200S is available in red, features a detachable seat, and travels at speeds up to 12 mph. Not to mention, that it is powered by an ultra quiet, environmentally friendly, chain driven motor that will be applauded by your neighbors.
This scooter is among the easiest scooters to ride, meaning your little one won’t have any issues hopping on it and gliding around. While the scooter is powered by a twist grip acceleration control, Razor have taken extra precaution to fit a hand-operated rear brake so that you can rest easy while your child is out riding.
Considering this scooter is manufactured by Razor, the number 1 global brand for wheeled action sports, and the fact you can scoop one up from just $189.99, the E200S is a steal!
The Razor Pink Pocket Mod will make every young girl that has an eye for fashion (and pink) very happy.
This stylish vintage looking scooter matches advanced scooter features with an affordable price tag and, most notably, the classic Italian scooter design.
It may have been praised by Teen Vogue for its looks, but it doesn’t just look nice, it performs too.
Capable of reaching a top speed of 15 mph, this is actually one of the fastest seated electric scooters. On top of that, your child will be able ride around the block again and again and again, with the impressive 10 mile range.
Unique to the Pocket Mod, is the rear suspension. Paired with the 12 inch tires and the large padded seat, the scooter gives a comfortable ride.
Going out to the park for a picnic and want to take the scooter with you? No problem. The scooter has a hidden storage compartment under the seat meaning you can fill it with backpacks, lunch boxes, picnics and anything else you can think of.
Like with the E200S, the best seated electric scooter for boys, the Pocket Mod also features an easily accessible rear brake on the handlebars to help ensure a high standard of safety.
Although I marked this scooter as the best for girls, it is available in a range of other colours besides sweet pea (pink) – black, white, red, blue and purple – giving you more choice, especially if you are considering the Pocket Mod for a boy.
I hope this article has helped you to choose an electric scooter with a seat. If you enjoyed the article, drop a comment and show some love.
Signing out, Josh.