Razor EcoSmart Metro Review
The Razor EcoSmart Metro is the most environmentally conscious electric scooter. It is also one of the fastest (18 mph) and most comfortable electric scooters to ride. The EcoSmart Metro is a great all-round option for adults and older teenagers.
- Comfortable padded seat
- Bamboo deck
- Detachable luggage carrier with basket
- 12 hour charge time for only 10 miles
14 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy the Razor EcoSmart Metro
If you are searching for an electric scooter that is environmentally conscious but can still deliver high performance, the Razor EcoSmart Metro will be ideal for you.
If the EcoSmart Metro sounds like a scooter that you’d be interested in, then carry on reading.
I have conducted extensive research to answer all of your questions that you may have. I’ve also shared my first hand experiences so that you can make the best decision as to whether or not the Razor EcoSmart Metro is the best option for you.
Ready? Let’s start.
Who is it Best For
Will the Razor EcoSmart Metro Be a Good Fit For You?
Are you environmentally conscious?
Do you want an electric scooter that is fast and reliable?
Do you want an all-round electric scooter? (Use it for anything and everything)
If all of your answers to those questions were yes, then the EcoSmart Metro will be a good fit for you.
From personal experience, I would recommend this scooter for adults and older teens only. It’s a bit too fast for children.
With that mind, whether you want to simply ride leisurely or use your electric scooter to commute to work, you can’t go wrong with this model.
See my guide of the Best Electric Scooters for Adults
Does the Razor EcoSmart Metro Look Good?
The Razor EcoSmart Metro is slightly different from what you would expect a traditional scooter to look like, and I think you can tell why.
It comes with a seat!
Obviously, it is down to personal opinion but, I like the EcoSmart Metro. The large wheels and crisp white frame really play up the looks of the scooter.
Also, you have the option to remove the luggage carrier and basket from the scooter meaning you can slightly modify the look of it to give a slightly more sleek look.
Looking for a seated electric scooter? Check the Best Electric Scooters With a Seat
How Fast Can the Razor EcoSmart Metro Go?
You’ll be glad to know that the EcoSmart is, in fact, one of the fastest electric scooters on the market. It can reach a top speed of 18 mph.
From experience, travelling at 18 mph on an electric scooter is very fast. You’ll definitely get a thrill out of it.
Let me set the scene, you’ve woken up to sunshine peeping through your window, you open the blinds, get dressed, head downstairs to open your front door and make your way out to a cafe for a coffee and brunch, and you decide to glide along the city streets on your electric scooter soaking in the fresh air and sun.
Sounds good, right? Damn right it does!
Mileage and Battery Performance
How Long Can You Ride the Razor EcoSmart Metro For?
Because of the powerful 36V rechargeable battery, you’ll be able to glide along for about 10 miles.
As you’ve probably already guessed, this means you could ride the scooter day after day, especially if you are just using it for leisurely use and short journeys. Alternatively, you could even use the scooter to commute to work considering its impressive mileage.
Considering the Razor EcoSmart Metro as a commuter scooter? Want to see more electric commuter scooters? See my list of the best Electric Scooters for Commuting
Weight and Weight Load
How Much Does It Weigh and How Much Can It Support?
As you would expect from the big frame, wheels and bamboo deck, the EcoSmart Metro is the heaviest scooter that I have reviewed, weighing in at 67 lbs.
Good luck trying to carry this bad boy!
Because the EcoSmart has been built to be robust and long-lasting, the sturdy frame can easily carry riders up to 220 lbs.
Foldability and Portability
Is It Easy to Fold and Carry?
If you just read the above section where I covered the weight of the scooter, you probably have a good idea about what I am going to say about its portability and ability to be carried.
Yup, you guessed it. It is super easy to carry! All you need to do is take the wheels off, put them in your backpack, pick up the frame and you’re good to go.
Did you believe that? Hopefully not.
So, is it easy to carry? The real answer is no.
Can it be folded? No again.
But wait, don’t let this put you off. Simply ask yourself whether or not you think you are going to need to fold and carry your electric scooter. If you have just realized that you do, in fact, want a scooter that you can easily fold and carry then you should see my list of the most portable electric commuter scooters.
If you aren’t bothered about folding or carrying, read on.
Features and Durability
What Features Does it Have and is it Durable?
The Razor EcoSmart Metro is one of the most advanced electric scooters from Razor.
Alongside the top speed of 18 mph, range of 10 miles and big padded seat, I’ve listed some of the standout features below that make riding the EcoSmart Metro a thrill.
- Twist grip throttle acceleration control
- Detachable luggage carrier with basket
- Large 16 inch tires deliver unparalleled comfort
- Stylish deck made from bamboo, one of the world's most renewable resources
- Quiet motor
- Retractable kickstand
Because the frame is built from steel and the deck from bamboo, the scooter is, in my opinion, one of the most durable electric scooters you can buy.
How Safe Is It?
I didn’t mention this in the features section but the scooter comes equipped with a hand-operated rear brake which will not only bring you to a safe stop but will also cut the motor to improve your ability to stop quickly.
My recommendation would be to practice riding the scooter in an open area free from obstacles until you become comfortable riding it and using the brake function.
Does the Razor EcoSmart Metro Require Assembly?
It’s very straight forward.
The EcoSmart Metro will arrive 95% pre-assembled and comes with all the necessary tools that you’ll need to finish the job (a screwdriver, allen wrench, open wrench, and spoke tightener).
To be brief, you’ll need to:
- Attach the front tire
- Attach the handlebar
- Attach the seat and luggage rack (and basket, if you want)
Altogether, it’ll take you about 30 mins to get it up and running.
Pricing and Value For Money
How Much Does the Razor EcoSmart Metro Cost and Is It Worth it?
The retail price of the scooter is $469.99. But, because Razor scooters are sold by online retailers which Razor has partnered with, you can often find it on sale for about $411.99.
I know you are probably thinking ‘Woah, that’s quite expensive’ but, really when you think about how long it will last (many years), it is, in my opinion, well worth the investment. After all, you don’t want to opt for a cheaper scooter that will stop working in a few months and have to buy a replacement. I certainly wouldn't!
Also, it is an extremely popular scooter that often scores highly in independent reviews, and if you are concerned about the environment, you’ve also got to remember that it is the most environmentally friendly scooter – making it well worth the cost.
If you’d prefer to opt for an alternative that delivers similar performance to the EcoSmart but is cheaper, then I would recommend the Swagtron City Commuter or SwagCycle Pro (I’ve provided a top level overview of these models in the ‘Alternatives’ section further down the page).
Overview of the Razor Brand
Who are Razor and Can You Trust Them?
First of all, let’s ask the question: Who are Razor?
Well, you may have heard of Razor already and may be familiar with them, but for those of you who are not, they are the global leaders in scooters.
Also, the quality of their electric scooters has been praised by many and as a result, they have won multiple awards for their product innovation.
With that in mind, I would say that you can trust Razor.
How Do I Rate the Razor EcoSmart Metro Overall?
Do I think it’s a good choice for a beginner? Yes (providing you’re an adult or older teenager)
Do I think it’s a good choice for someone who wants a scooter to ride leisurely? Yes.
Do I think it’s a good choice for someone who wants to use it to commute? Yes.
Overall, I recommend the EcoSmart Metro as a great all-round electric scooter, no matter how you want to use.
Given the speed, comfort and practicality of the scooter you will not regret buying it.
If you'd like to compare the Razor EcoSmart against some more seated electric scooters, check out my guide of the Best Seated Electric Scooters.
Where Can I Buy the Razor EcoSmart Metro?
Razor have partnered with a number of trusted online retailers to sell their electric scooters (Razor tend not to sell their electric scooters on their website – I have no idea why).
The good thing is that these online retailers is that they will often have a sale on. For example, Overstock.com have a vast range of Razor scooters and often offer discounted sale prices, you can buy the EcoSmart Metro from them.
Does it Come With a Warranty?
Yes. The Razor EcoSmart Metro will come with a 90 day manufacturer warranty.
Can I Purchase Replacement Parts?
Razor is a global brand, so not its not only their products that are easy to buy, but replacement parts too.
Is There an Owners Manual?
You should get one with your scooter but if you want to take a look at it before you buy (or already have the EcoSmart Metro and have lost it) you can access the owners manual here.
Specification: Razor EcoSmart Metro Review