I’m guessing you’re here because you want to go fast? Well, you’re in the right place.
My name is Josh and today I’m going to show you the fastest electric scooters on the market. I like to make my articles as easy to digest as possible to make your choice of electric scooter as simple as possible.
I have divided the scooters up into three categories, Super Fast, Very Fast and Fast. In each category, I have reviewed the top 3 electric scooters but, for those of you that want to dive straight in, I have listed the top choice for each below to give you a quick snapshot of what you can expect.
Before we get into the list, I just want to dispel the ‘myth’ that electric scooters can go 30 mph and more. There are some scooters out there that can apparently go 30 mph but I highly doubt that these will be road legal. They can effectively go as fast as a car in a 30 mph area, which to me is crazy.
It may seem like a good idea at the time to buy an electric scooter that can go 30 mph but think about how dangerous it can be to ride one of those things. Besides, they cost an outrageous amount. Often they are about $800 – $1300. You may as well buy a car!
With that in mind, I’ve picked 9 electric scooters which don’t cost the same as a car, are safe and deliver on speed.
Ready. Set. Go!
Super Fast Electric Scooters
For all you adrenaline junkies out there that want to twist the throttle, propel at super fast speeds and glide effortlessly across the city streets, the Swagtron City Commuter will not disappoint. You won’t want to put this scooter down. Reaching a top speed of 18 mph, you’ll get from A to B in no time at all.
For all you adrenaline junkies out there that want to twist the throttle, propel at super fast speeds and glide effortlessly across the city streets, the Swagtron City Commuter will not disappoint. You won’t want to put this scooter down.
Reaching a top speed of 18 mph, you’ll get from A to B in no time at all.
Of course, whizzing down the streets at 18 mph is great fun but what’s better is all the fun features that this electric scooter offers.
So, what does the Swagtron City Commuter have to offer?
Firstly, it has 8.5 inch tires, that make riding the scooter as smooth as butter. In fact, the rear tire is completely maintenance free thanks to its airless honeycomb design, meaning you’ll never get a flat. On the other hand, the front tire is air filled (as most electric scooter tires are) but the combination of both deliver a smooth riding experience even over bumpy terrain.
Secondly, it is one a lightest electric scooters you can buy. With its light weight, folding frame and compact design, you can easily carry the City Commuter, making it convenient for people on the go, especially those of you looking for an electric scooter for commuting.
And, as you would expect from being able to fold the scooter, it can be stored in your trunk, under your desk at work or in a closet with ease.
Thirdly, you can ride this bad boy at night!
Let me set the scene for you, you’ve just finished a late shift at work on a Friday evening and need to rush home to get ready to go out for the evening. You pick up your City Commuter electric scooter from under your desk, unfold it, twist the throttle and navigate your way home in the dark while the bright LED headlight illuminates the path ahead.
Aside from looking cool, the LED headlight is a great addition to the scooter. And, on top of that, a brake light on the back of the scooter keeps you visible in low light.
Starting to like the sound of the City Commuter? You should! It’s one of my favorite models.
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For me, I love all things tech, so when I saw that the City Commuter had an LED display I was stoked. Your going to love it too.
The display not only plays up the aesthetics of the scooter but provides an overview of the speed you’re travelling at, your remaining battery life and whether or not your headlight is on/off.
Also, you can download the iOS/Android app to control the City Commuter’s speed, headlight and even put the scooter into an energy saving mode through your phone. It is as simple as connecting your phone via bluetooth (like you would with a bluetooth speaker) and then using the phone mount on the handlebars to essentially use your phone as a another LED display. You could even turn your phone into a real-time GPS navigator. I haven’t had the opportunity to do this yet but I can imagine it would be extremely useful.
The best part of all, you can use the app to turn cruise control on.
Say what? cruise control? Yup, cruise control.
One more time for luck. Cruise control.
Considering how many times I’ve repeated ‘cruise control’ I think I’m beginning to paint the picture for you as to why this is so great.
Often, as you’ll know, cruise control is a feature of modern cars, yet this electric scooter breaks the mould of having a basic electric motor that allows just allows you to get from A to B. Instead, it will allow you to maintain a constant speed without having to keep your hands gripped on the throttle.
This is awesome! It makes your journey so much more enjoyable.
One final feature, the City Commuter can support pretty much anyone, considering that the aluminum frame can withstand riders up to 320 lbs.
Given all of the advanced features of the City Commuter and its raw power to propel you at 18 mph for an 11 mile range on a single charge, the City Commuter is by far the best ‘super fast’ electric scooter.
For those of you that like to take life easy, sit back, relax and enjoy every moment, this scooter is the one for you. You can simply, sit on the scooter’s big, comfortable, padded seat, turn the throttle and whizz down the road at 18 mph
The Razor EcoSmart Metro is capable of reaching a top speed of 18 mph.
If you’ve already read my review of the Swagtron City Commuter you’ll know that can also go 18 mph. In fact, all three of the electric scooters in this ‘Super Fast’ list have a top speed of 18 mph.
But, they all have different attributes which make them unique from one another – that is why I included them all.
What makes the Razor EcoSmart Metro so great?
Let’s find out.
You may already be aware of the Razor brand as a global scooter company so I will not bang on too much about how reliable their scooters are but instead jump straight into the features and benefits that the EcoSmart Metro has.
It has a seat.
You’re probably thinking – ‘Great, whitwhoo, it has a seat’ (sarcasm). I know this may not seem like the most exciting feature but it is one of the most practical.
For those of you that like to take life easy, sit back, relax and enjoy every moment, this scooter is the one for you.
You can, quite simply, sit on the scooter’s big, comfortable, padded seat, hold the handlebars and go for a nice, relaxed, but fast, ride down the street.
Staying seated while travelling at speeds of up to 18 mph also feels a lot more stable than standing, but that is down to personal preference and how new you are to riding electric scooters. A lot of people are fond of the EcoSmart Metro for that reason.
Although the EcoSmart Metro doesn’t come with all the advanced features that some of the other scooters do on this list, it does come with some practical features like the detachable luggage carrier and basket.
I have to say, when I first saw the EcoSmart Metro I thought it looked like something that my Nan would ride.
I would imagine her hopping on the scooter, doing her weekly grocery shop, putting the bags in the basket on the back and riding home. But, the looks of this scooter have actually grown on me. I actually quite like it now!
If you often carry a bag with you, you’ll have no worries bringing it with you while you ride this scooter. You can literally place your bag in the basket on the back of the scooter and off you go. Or if you needed to, you could remove the basket and just use the luggage carrier. The point I’m trying to make is that the detachable luggage carrier and basket make this scooter extremely practical.
On the other hand, if you think basket makes it look like something your Nan would ride then you can completely remove it.
To finish up, the Razor EcoSmart Metro is the forerunner for the most environmentally friendly electric scooter. The deck of the scooter is constructed from bamboo, one of the world’s most renewable resources, and as you would expect, it doesn’t create any emissions due to its electrical motor.
You’ll not only be able to jet down the road on this scooter for 10 miles, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint in the process.
If you want an electric transportation device that is a bit different from your average electric scooter, will turn heads, give you 18 mph and a 15.5 mile range, the SwagCycle is a great choice.
‘What is that! That’s not an electric scooter’
I thought that too.
Why have I included this bike-like electric scooter in the list? Let me tell you.
The SwagCycle Pro may look like a bike but, as we all know, bikes have pedals and electric scooters don’t. Take another look at the picture above. Notice anything? It doesn’t have pedals.
So, in my books, and from my experience with electric scooters, I am going to refer to the SwagCycle Pro as an electric scooter / bike hybrid.
You can reach up to 18 mph on the SwagCycle so it’s super fast.
The speed isn’t the only reason why I included the SwagCycle Pro in my list though.
I always have to remind myself of how good the SwagCycle’s performance actually is. It can travel continuously for 15.5 miles on a single charge. That is furthest out of any electric scooter that I have ever reviewed. This is a key reason why I chose to list it as one of the best super fast electric scooters, especially for those of you looking for a fast option to commute on.
Additionally, its strong frame will not only support riders up to 264 lbs, the large 12 inch front and 10 inch rear air-filled tires are able to handle bumpy terrain to ensure a comfortable ride.
Like the City Commuter (the top placing super fast electric scooter), the SwagCycle Pro comes from the same brand, Swagtron, and as a result, is packed full of exciting features that make it stand out from the crowd.
You can monitor battery life from the battery display on the handlebars. You can use the mobile app to connect your phone to the scooter to turn cruise control on to maintain a constant speed handsfree and switch the LED headlight on when it gets dark out. You can plug any device into the USB port on the scooter to charge on go – very useful if you are like me and consistently have low battery on your phone. You can do a lot with this hybrid electric scooter.
Of course, speed is of the essence. We know that you can go fast on the SwagCycle Pro but going fast sometimes isn’t the make or break. Instead, it’s how fast can you fold up your electric scooter, especially when you are 10 mins late to work and need to run up to the second floor for that 9 a.m. meeting.
Well, the Swagcycle handlebars and handlebar post can be easily folded making it quick to maneuver, carry and store.
If you want an electric transportation device that is a bit different from your average electric scooter, will turn heads and give you hours upon hours of fun, then the SwagCycle Pro is a great choice.
Very Fast Electric Scooters
Whether you are looking for a fast electric scooter for yourself, for your child or as a gift, the GoTrax Glider is a winner for everyone. You'll be able to glide along at 16 mph for 9 miles on a single charge, as well as having the lightest and most portable electric scooter.
The GoTrax Glider is the most cost effective option if you want a fast electric scooter.
You’ll reach a top speed of 16 mph on the GoTrax Glider for a cheap price of $199.99.
Miles per hour isn’t the only thing that this electric scooter delivers on though. The speed at which the Glider chargers is phenomenal. It takes just 3 hours. After 3 hours you have a fully charged battery that can fuel the electrical motor to run for a distance of 9 miles.
To put how fast this charge rate is into perspective, a similar scooter, like the Razor E300, which can reach 15 mph for about 10 miles, takes 12 hours to fully charge.
Most people tend to overlook how long it takes to charge electric scooters but this is crucial, especially if you want to use it every day. I always bear charge times in mind when reviewing electric scooters. You’ll be glad to know that all the scooters I have reviewed in the ‘Super Fast’ and ‘Very Fast’ lists all charge within 4.5 hours.
Aside from going fast and charging fast, the Glider is the lightest electric scooter I have ever reviewed. It only weighs 20 lbs and has a fast folding mechanism making it a dream to carry and store.
Given its light frame, you may think that the scooter may less durable than its counterparts. But, it actually copes really well with wear and tear and will support riders up to 220 lbs. The frame is also waterproof which is a bonus, especially if it starts raining while you’re out riding on it.
The sleek design of the scooter is highlighted by both the LED display on the top of the handlebar post, which indicates speed and battery life, and the oval shaped headlight on the front of the scooter, which lets you ride safely in the dark.
Something to bear in mind is that, unlike some of the other scooters on this list, you operate the Glider using two spring-loaded levers either side of the handlebar post, one for speed and the other for braking. If you’d prefer to use a twist grip throttle and a traditional pull brake then the GXL 2 will be a better option for you.
Whether you are looking for a fast electric scooter for yourself, for your child or as a gift, the GoTrax Glider is a winner for everyone.
You can kick sail along at 15.5 mph for a range of 12 miles while you take advantage of the large 8.5 inch air filled tires which absorb the uneven ground below you to deliver a comfortable riding experience.
Get ready to fly through the streets at 15.5 mph on the GoTrax GXL 2.
The GXL 2 is GoTrax’s latest electric scooter that not only looks great but delivers exceptional performance too.
You can kick this electric scooter into second gear and sail at 15.5 mph for a range of 12 miles all while the large 8.5 inch air filled tires absorb the uneven ground below you to deliver a comfortable riding experience.
Want to be able to stop quickly? Simply pull on the hand operated brake to engage the disc brakes on the both the front and rear tires. Oh, and the GXL 2 has a regenerative anti-lock brake system which essentially means that the scooter is more efficient while braking so you can conserve more energy that can be used to power the scooter.
I personally prefer the hand operated brake on the GXL 2 as opposed to the brake button / lever that you push with your thumb on the Glider. Travelling at 16 mph on an electric scooter with just a button to press to slow the scooter down made me feel a little uneasy at first but it’s easy to get used to. I just prefer feeling like I have more control over the brake, especially as I used to ride bikes quite a lot and they use hand pulled brakes – it feels more natural.
Anyway, let’s talk about the the fun stuff.
Like the Glider, the GXL 2 has a handlebar display where you can monitor your speed and check the battery life indicators. The display gives the GXL 2 a modern design that catches the eye of onlookers.
The combination of the handlebar display, all black frame with red highlights and the LED headlight gives the GXL 2 a state-of-the-art appearance – ideal for those of you looking for an electric scooter that not only delivers high performance but looks the part too.
As with all GoTrax’s electric scooters, the GXL 2 has a fast, fold and release mechanism making the scooter portable and convenient to store.
Finally, it only takes 4 hours to charge. You could take delivery of your new electric scooter, plug it in and ride it the exact same day.
If you want the performance of the GXL 2 (15.5 mph and a 12 mile ride range) but at a cheaper cost, then the GoTrax GXL is a great choice to consider. If you would prefer to have a added safety features, like the hand-operated brake as opposed to the button to brake, then opt for the GXL 2.
If you hadn’t guessed already, the GXL is the downgrade of the GXL 2.
It matches the GXL 2 for performance and features, meaning you can ride on it for 12 miles at a top speed of 15.5 mph, take advantage of its sleek, modern design with the handlebar display, LED headlight and large air-filled tires but it comes at a cost.
When I say cost, I do not mean price. In fact, the GXL is $299.00 ($50.99 cheaper than the GXL 2). Instead, I am referring to the cost of not having the same safety features.
As mentioned above, the GXL 2 has a hand operated brake that you can easily pull to slow the scooter down (which I prefer). The GXL, on the other hand, uses the same braking technology as the GoTrax Glider.
In brief, you need to push on the brake button / lever with your thumb to bring the GXL to a stop. This is still a safe way to brake but it depends on your personal preference as to which style of braking mechanism you prefer.
My advice would be, if you want a greater mileage performance than the GoTrax Glider (12 miles vs 9 miles), don’t mind the ever so slightly slower speed (15.5 mph vs 16 mph), and want a scooter that looks amazing with advanced features, then the GXL is a good option for you. It is also cheaper than the GXL 2.
Alternatively, if you want all of the above but with more safety and durability features, then the GXL 2 will be better for you.
Ask yourself what matters most to you: speed, mileage or additional safety features. Once you know which one you learn towards the most you’ll be able to make a better decision as to which electric scooter is best for you.
Fast Electric Scooters
The GoTrax G2 is great option for beginners whether you want to use it just to have a bit of fun or use it to commute to work or college. The beauty of the G2 is that it is a good all-round electric scooter that is not just fast (15 mph).
What’s better than going 14 mph?
And that’s exactly how fast you’ll be able to be travel on the GoTrax G2.
Similar to the GoTrax Glider, this scooter is fitted with a handlebar that monitors gear changes, let’s you see your speed and reports on battery life. The GoTrax G2 also has a portable design that is super simple to use. Simply pull the lever and fold it in a matter seconds.
I like to give my honest opinion when recommending electric scooters so before I get into the nitty gritty of what you can expect from the GoTrax G2, I am going to advise you to choose the GoTrax Glider over this scooter.
The Glider is faster (16 vs 15 mph), has a better mileage (9 vs 7 miles) and all of the advanced features of the G2. It is also cheaper, meaning you can save a little. You can thank me later!
But, for those of you who are still interested in the G2, I don’t blame you. I ever so slightly prefer the design of the G2 over the Glider. There isn’t much in it but the larger wheels, red highlights and plain block color deck give a more modern appeal.
The G2’s full name is actually ‘GoTrax G2 Kick Scooter’. Have you worked out why?
It’s because it needs a kick start to get going. It doesn’t take much, two or three kicks and you’ll engage the motor and be flying down the street in no time.
If you’ve ever ridden a Lime or Bird electric scooter you’ll know how fast they can go when you turn the throttle to its max. Well, their top speed is 15 mph, the same as the GoTrax G2. You can have the same fun that you’ve had on a Lime or Bird electric scooter on the G2.
Of course, the G2 is not the fastest electric scooter but it is a great option for beginners whether you want to use it just to have a bit of fun or use it to commute to work or college. The beauty of the G2 is that it is a good all-round electric scooter that is not just fast.
If you are considering a seated scooter then you should see my List of the Top Seated Electric Scooters
Razor E300 is a reliable electric scooter that will get you from A to B fast (15 mph). The E300 is best for teenagers that want an electric scooter for leisurely use
Before I start my review of the Razor E300 you should know that this scooter is best for teenagers.
The Razor E300’s quiet chain driven motor can power the scooter up to 15 mph for around 9 miles. This is impressive, considering its size.
Razor scooters tend to be slightly more bulky than the other electric scooters on the market, which makes them heavier, but it does means that they are extremely durable.
Razor traditional built their electric scooters for kids and teens and realized that they needed to be able to withstand the odd bump here and there to ensure they last a long time. Recently, Razor have begun to release some more slender models but, in my opinion, the GoTrax and SwagTron models reviewed above outperform these newer models.
Back to the Razor E300.
It is not the most advanced electric scooter, in fact it doesn’t have any of the modern applications that you’ll find on some of the other scooters mentioned in this list. It is, however, extremely reliable and perfect for leisurely use – which explains why it is best for teenagers that just want a fast electric scooter that they can use round the neighborhood.
It’s not the best choice if you are looking for a fast electric scooter to commute on. After all, you can’t fold it and it’s too heavy to carry (42 lbs).
One thing that does make the Razor E300 stand out from the crowd though, is the extra wide 10 inch tires which can handle off road terrain far better than any of the other fast electric scooters I’ve talked about. Although, it is worth noting that this is not an off road electric scooter but it can be used on the local park, for example, where the grass is short and the ground is stable (not marshy).
One other thing to be aware of is that when the hand operated brake is pulled it will cut power to the motor, which, when you are rolling along at speeds up to 15 mph, helps to slow the scooter down much quicker than if the motor was still engaged. Again, this is why it is a good choice for teenagers, especially younger ones. It will give you a greater sense that your child is safe while riding the scooter (if you are a parent).
Overall, the Razor E300 is a reliable electric scooter that will get you from A to B fast but if you’re looking for something that you can use beyond leisurely use, opt for one of the other options on this list (apart from the Razor Pocket Mod).
If you are interested in the Razor E300 you should read my list of the 14 Things You Need to Know Before Buy It.
This little Italian designed electric scooter can reach up to 15 mph for 10 miles. Choose the Razor Pocket Mod if you have a daughter that wants an electric scooter that looks stylish, goes fast and is safe to ride.
Much like the Razor E300, the Razor Pocket Mod is a kids electric scooter, but instead of being suitable for older teens it is more tailored to younger teenagers, more specifically girls.
Surprisingly, this little Italian designed electric scooter can reach up to 15 mph for 10 miles.
Unlike the Razor E300, the Pocket Mod has some advanced features. Some of the most notable ones are the storage unit hidden under the seat which is ideal for a small backpack, the headlight so you can ride in low light and the shatter resistant body that ensures durability, even if it gets bashed.
Because this scooter can travel at a fast speed of 15 mph, the shatter resistant body is a great safety feature to have. It is always a possibility that you could fall off the scooter while riding it. It is good to know that you are not going to injure yourself as a result of the body work shattering on impact.
The Pocket Mod actually has the biggest wheels I have ever encountered on an electric scooter. They are 12 inches! This makes riding the scooter enjoyable as they absorb all of the bumps and cracks in road below to ensure a stable ride, which, as you can imagine, is great when you are riding the throttle at its max speed.
Looking at the picture of the scooter above you have probably already realized that the Pocket Mod cannot be folded but, this isn’t an issue if you have enough space to store it. I would only recommend using the Pocket Mod as an electric scooter to have fun on round the neighborhood. It doesn’t need to be folded as it’s unlikely that you’re going to carry this scooter around with you. Trust me, you won’t want to try, it weighs 59 lbs.
To conclude, choose the Razor Pocket Mod if you have a daughter that wants an electric scooter that looks stylish, goes fast and is safe to ride.
Fastest Electric Scooters by Type
If you are an adult looking for an fast electric scooter, then you’ll want a model that not only delivers speed but also mileage and, if you care about it, good looking aesthetics.
Top 3 Fast Electric Scooters for Adults:
Also, the GoTrax Glider is a cheap option that ticks all the boxes above.
Kids tend to care about how the electric scooter looks more than its performance. But, if your child is an adrenaline junkie and wants to go fast then as a parent I would advise the following, safe, options:
Top 3 Fast Electric Scooters for Kids
- GoTrax Glider – Best for boys and girls
- Razor E300 – Best for boys and girls
- Razor Pocket Mod – Best for girls only
There are two factors alongside speed that make a great electric commuter scooter, these are mileage and how light and portable the scooter is.
Top 3 Fast Electric Scooters for Commuting:
- Swagtron City Commuter – Fastest
- GoTrax Glider – Lightest and most portable
- SwagCycle Pro – Greatest Mileage
The most important thing to consider when choosing the best fast electric seated scooter is how comfortable it is to ride. With that in mind, here are my top picks:
Top 3 Fast Electric Scooters with a Seat:
Having a scooter that is light but can still go fast is important, but having a scooter that can go fast, is light and is easy to carry is even better.
Top 3 Lightest and Most Portable Fast Electric Scooters:
The speed of electric scooters tends to range between 10 – 18 mph.
There are some scooters out there that can apparently go 30 mph but I highly doubt that these will be road legal. They can effectively go as fast as a car in a 30 mph area, which to me is crazy.
It may seem like a good idea at the time to buy an electric scooter that can go 30 mph but think about how dangerous it can be to ride one of those things. Besides, they cost an outrageous amount. Often they are about $800 – $1300. You may as well buy a car!
There are a number of factors that can affect the speed of your electric scooter.
Most notable, is the weight that you apply to the scooter. The heavier you are, the slower the electric scooter will go. Now, this isn’t completely true. You can still reach the max speeds of electric scooters as long as you are lighter than the maximum weight load advertised but if you are heavier than this, the scooter will run into performance issues.
Slopes. It sounds simple, but a lot of people forget that you when you travel up an incline your speed will be negatively affected (depending on the steepness of the incline). Vice versa, if you are going down a slope you’ll be able to reach the max speed and more.
The other factor is the ground below you. If you are riding the electric scooter on tarmac, so on the street, you’re going to be able to travel much faster than if you are riding over an area of grass, for example – across a park.
Finally, and this one is a given, your speed will depend on how powerful your motor is, and, of course, your battery. The more powerful the motor, the higher speeds you’ll be able to achieve. The more charged your battery is, the more power it will be able to send to the motor.
Yes. All the electric scooters that I have reviewed include safety features ranging from braking systems that use traditional hand operated pull brakes to apply resistance to the tires all the way through to electromagnetic brakes that utilise electrical power to slow the scooter down.
Some electric scooters, like the Razor E300, even come equipped with the technology to cut the power to the motor when the brake is applied to ensure further levels of safety when slowing down or stopping. Other scooters, like the GoTrax GXL 2, use anti-lock braking mechanisms to deliver high safety standards.
The fastest electric scooters cost between $349.99 and $449.99.
1600w electric scooters can reach up to about 28 mph. However, they are most probably not road legal.
Generally, a 200w electric scooter will be able to travel at speeds of between 12.5 mph and 15 mph. For example, the GoTrax G2 has a 200w motor which propels the scooter at 15 mph.
A 250w electric scooter can reach up to about 16 mph. For example, the GoTrax Glider has a 250w motor which propels the scooter at 16 mph.
Razor scooters tend to have top speeds ranging from 10 mph to 18 mph.
The EcoSmart Metro is Razor’s fastest electric scooter with a top speed of 18 mph. It’s also Razor’s most environmentally friendly electric scooter.
Lime scooters can only reach 14.8 mph.
All of the scooters that I have reviewed in my list are faster than Lime scooters. So, if you’re bored of going slow on a Lime scooter, why not take a look at my top picks of the best ‘Super Fast’ electric scooters that can reach up to 18 mph.