We spent 153 hours testing and reviewing the 9 best electric scooters from a field of 54 long-range models.
With 4 years of testing under our belts, we can clearly distinguish the wheat from the chaff when it comes to electric scooters that are good long-range performers.
We've tested electric scooters that have a maximum range of 30 miles, while also ridden those that have gigantic 100+ mile ranges. But one thing is for sure, a big mileage figure isn’t enough to win a place on our list alone. Ride and build quality, design, and overall performance all need to be met to qualify a scooter as a good long-range option.
Designs keep improving, tech is becoming more integrated, and the capabilities are electric scooters are expanding. To keep on top of all that’s new, we consistently update our guides – including this one – to ensure you get the very latest picks of the scooters that we recommend.
Take a closer look at our recommendations by viewing the scooters in the categories below.
Or, if you'd rather view the long-range scooters by performance data, your budget, or by type (e.g. for heavy adults, fastest, etc), click on either of the below.
Maximum and Realistic Range
Before we dive in, it’s important to note that the maximum ranges quoted by manufacturers are based on a best-case riding scenario. Often, this includes a 165 lb rider, flat terrain, and keeping the scooter in its slowest speed setting. Under realistic conditions, you should expect less mileage.
As a rule of thumb, if you ride aggressively (i.e. at top speeds), you’ll see a 35-45% drop in range. Don’t sweat it – this is just a fact of life when it comes to electric scooters. To help, we’ve included the realistic ranges alongside the maximum for each scooter.
Long-Range (20-40 Miles)
Turboant X7 Max
Where else to start but with Turboant, a brand that consistently pushes the envelope of what’s possible from a budget scooter. The X7 Max is perhaps the purest distillation of what these guys are all about: listen intently to customer feedback; apply the recommendations shared; and deliver a new product that surpasses what came before it in every conceivable way.
The Turboant X7 Max is the continuation of a legacy that found its roots in the hugely popular X7 Pro. The show-stopping, mileage-extending removable battery remains – opening up the possibility of an indefinite range – but the Max comes with enhanced drivetrain hardware and software that facilitates greater energy use and extends its real-world range.
And the improvements do not end there. In fact, the X7 Max is a superior scooter all around: from its refined brakes and revamped folding mechanism; to the modernized interface and fortified frame. If it’s a fun and reliable budget scooter you’re after, the X7 Max is an absolute steal.
Why We Recommend It:
If you’re here reading this guide then range will be important to you. So let’s cut right to the chase: when it comes to value-for-money, the Turboant X7 Max has few peers.
The hero of the hour is the removable battery. Armed with this game-changer, you can feasibly double or triple your nominal 32-mile top range (or 18 miles if going hell for leather) with the purchase of spares (one battery costs a reasonable $219.98 on the Turboant website). When you need to recharge any one of your batteries, you can expect it to be fully juiced up in 6 hours.
The freedom that the swappable battery adds to your experience while riding the X7 Max cannot be overstated. For everyday scooterists who need a plucky set of wheels to get from A to B with minimal aggro, having a detachable means you can add C, D, and E to the equation with no possibility of battery sweats rearing their ugly, clammy head. The Max also comes with a secure battery key lock, so there’s no chance of an envious passerby running off with it.
The Turboant X7 Max isn’t all about its removable battery pack, of course. For starters, there’s its spirited 36V 350W motor, which powers it into the top three scooters when it comes to ranking the fastest models within a comparative price range. A top speed of 20 mph may not leave adrenaline junkies in a daze, but it’s more than enough oomph for everyday journeys where getting to a destination is the primary motivation. Its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 6.9 seconds is a whole 14% zippier than its close competitor, the GoTrax GMAX Ultra, too.
With a scooter that offers such long range, rider comfort is of course vital. The first thing to take note of here is the handlebars. Whilst the X7 Pro’s were a little too low for riders over 6 feet, the Max addresses this flaw by raising them to 49.2-inches. The frame is also 2.7-inches longer, while the deck is simply bigger and better all around. Combined, the revamped design significantly improves the X7 Max’s handling; it feels like a sturdier, safer specimen.
Then there’s its new and improved folding mechanism that elevates the Max above the X7 Pro as a portable scooter option. Whereas the Pro employed a hook on the back of its handlebars that had a habit of detaching itself from the latch embedded in the rear fender when lifted, the Max takes a page from its cousin’s book, the Turboant M10, by using a protruding latch that faces to the side. The hook on the back of the handlebars then slides through the latch, eliminating any possibility of the stem detaching itself from the rear fender when folded.
Weighing in at 34 lbs, the Max is also light enough to be carried – though be warned: you may find the stem to be quite a handful if you have small mits. Still, it’ll easily fit in your trunk or under a desk.
Being a budget scooter, you won’t be left dumbfounded by the news that the Turboant X7 Max comes with no suspension. This is mitigated by and large, however, by its juicy 10-inch pneumatic tires, which provide ample absorption from shocks thrown up by city streets. They also come with thicker sidewalls this time round, offering better protection from pesky pinch flats.
The durability of the tires extends to the rest of the frame, too; it’s generally bigger, sleeker, and more robust than the X7 Pro – a scooter that itself has a lot going for it in terms of longevity. The cable management is excellent, the frame is formidably solid, and the tire-damaging foot brake found on the X7 Pro has been jettisoned in favor of a solid fender.
Similarly, the Max this time relies solely on its dashing duo of a rear mechanical disc brake and front electronic brake that together do a fine job in bringing you to a smooth, controlled stop.
Keeping tabs on your ride via the display has also undergone a makeover. The display appears clearer and sleeker. It lets you monitor your speed, battery life, and mileage. You can also use the ergonomic thumb throttle to switch between three riding modes. All of this amounts to everything you’d expect from a budget scooter – though it must be said that Turboant does the basics very well.
Finally, you have your 3W LED headlight and taillight. We’d suggest investing in some extra lighting at the front if you plan on riding at night. Though bright, the headlight won’t sufficiently illuminate the darkest streets.
So, there you have it. The Turboant X7 Max. Best scooter under $600? It’s an enthusiastic yes from us.
Apollo Ghost 2022
The Apollo Ghost 2022 doesn’t mess around with vanity features or fancy trimmings. No, this frightful spook is all about delivering exceptional performance at a price that won’t haunt your dreams.
From its otherworldly top range of 39 miles and adrenaline-inducing powerful dual 52V 1000W motors; to the reinforced stem and reinvented folding mechanism: the new Ghost is a case study of why listening to your customers and acting on their feedback should be the hallmark of any scooter brand worth its weight in gold.
Best scooter under $1,800? Numero uno when it comes to entry-level performance models? The Apollo Ghost 2022 will strike fear into pretenders who have their eyes on either throne.
Why We Recommend It:
Firstly, this is Apollo. That means nigh-on unmatchable build quality, exceptional ride quality, and sizzling performance. All three of these elite traits are crucial when it comes to talking about long-range scooters.
Clocking in with a top range of 39 miles, or a still hugely impressive 25 miles at high speeds, the Ghost 2022 wields a 52V 18.2Ah lithium battery you can hang your hat on for 946 Watt-hours. Importantly, it comes complete with a smart power management system that protects from short-circuiting, overheating, overcharging, and undervoltage. This prolongs the life of the battery while enhancing its efficiency.
Standing on a scooter for up to 39 miles, however, has the potential to be about as fun as a poltergeist haunting. A good design is vital for the well-being of your back, shoulders, and joints – thankfully, the Apollo Ghost 2022 excels in this area.
Standing at 50-inches, the handlebars are high enough for taller riders to avoid uncomfortable crouching, while short enough for other riders to retain control. Crucially, the newly designed stem is 50% stronger than that sported by the Apollo Ghost 2021. This mercifully eliminates bone-shuddering wobbles at higher speeds.
The fortified robustness on show here is a critical improvement, especially considering the beefed-up dual 1000W motors that have replaced the previous Ghost’s 800W offerings. Together they produce a rip-roaring top speed of 37 mph, which may at first feel profoundly supernatural if you’re new to performance scooters. We’d suggest going easy on the throttle if that’s the case.
Predictably, the combined battery and motor strength wielded by the Ghost make it a certified hill-eater. Steep inclines are well within its ice-cold grasp, though this will depend on how close you are to its 300 lbs load capacity.
One area that will not be impacted by such factors, however, is the silky smooth ride quality. The adjustable front and rear suspension work in tandem with plush 10-inch tires to deliver a cushioned ride that will leave you feeling like Casper the Friendly Ghost as you glide down streets and dirt tracks. You’ll be craving more – even at mile 39.
Elsewhere, the deck is spacious enough for riders of all sizes to feel safe and secure. The one thing we would say, though, is that it comes with just two grip strips, and you may want to buy some additional tape for added security.
A standout feature of the new Ghost is its new and improved folding mechanism. Aided by a built-in latch and easy-to-use lever, you can now have the stem folded down in mere seconds. This is in stark contrast to the previous clunky collar clamp, which was onerous to deal with.
Interestingly, the handlebars are also foldable. This places the Ghost 2022 at a unique intersection between portability and performance, which will appeal to riders seeking to inject their daily routine with added thrills.
Though weighing a relatively hefty 64 lbs – making the Ghost difficult to carry for any sustained length – its foldability does mean it can easily be stored under a desk, in a trunk, or at home.
As is to be expected from an Apollo scooter, there are no shortcuts when it comes to braking. The Ghost 2022 can be purchased either with regular discs or, for $200 extra, hydraulics.
While this guide focuses on the regular version, we would seriously recommend investing the extra money in hydraulics if your budget permits. With them, you can come to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 3.0 meters – this is a match for the 2021 hydraulic model and is nearly two feet shorter than what you’ll achieve on the regular Ghost. That said, the mechanical brakes still do an ample job.
Living up to its “no frills, high thrills” billing, the Ghost 2022 comes with a pretty basic QS-S4 display. This isn’t necessarily a criticism; it’s simple and pretty unassuming, supplying stats on your speed, battery life, and odometer with no fuss. The screen is bright, colorful, and unlike others that we’ve tested, can be seen in direct sunlight.
Using the console’s button, you can toggle between three riding modes, as well as activate the scooter’s radiant lighting rig, which consists of deck-embedded headlights, taillights, and a strip of LEDs. The one thing it's missing is a high-mounted headlight for more visibility.
When all’s said and done, the Apollo Ghost is a triumph for a brand that refuses to rest on its laurels. This ceaseless drive to improve has culminated in a model that is better than its previous incarnation in every way. It stands alone as a unique blend of portability and power – and for that, it’s well worth its $1,599 price tag.
One of the most anticipated scooters – and for good reason – the Apollo Phantom dials up the range, speed, and stakes of its little bro, the Ghost.
With 40 miles of range, a quadruple suspension system, and a blueprint influenced by the clamorings of Apollo’s vocal fanbase, the Phantom is more than a set of wheels – it’s the harbinger of a next-gen scooter experience.
There’s a multitude of reasons why the Apollo Phantom has already acquired legendary status in the scooter world, but fundamentally it boils down to one of the best brands raising the bar on what’s possible when design and performance are treated as one.
Why We Recommend It:
Like the look of the Apollo Ghost, but fancy something with a slightly longer range, more power, more premium specs, and a more luxurious finish? Say no more – because the Apollo Phantom will be right up your alley.
Of course, all that extra quality doesn’t come cheap. After all, it costs $400 more than the Apollo Ghost and only scores you one extra mile of range. On the face of it, that doesn’t look a great deal – at least, until you take a closer look at the Phantom’s battery. While it uses the same high-quality Dynavolt cells as the Ghost, the Phantom boasts a 52V 23.4Ah conqueror of worlds, outstripping its little brother’s 52V 18.2Ah unit. This, ultimately, lends itself to a longer realistic range (28 vs 25 miles).
Like the Ghost, the Phantom’s battery has up to 600 charge cycles in its locker, and – providing you’ve either got two standard chargers plugged in, or are using the fast variety – can be fully juiced up within 6 hours.
Alright, so it’s clear that the Phantom has slightly more range in its locker than the Ghost, but why does the Phantom cost so much more?
There are a bunch of reasons, but let’s start with its proprietary design. The Phantom introduces a brand new HEX display panel, which takes pride of place between the scooter’s handlebars. This screen features 20 adjustable settings that allow you to customize the display’s brightness, start style, and measurement units, as well as tinker with the strength of the acceleration and electronic brake.
The HEX display also does everything you’d expect it to. It offers insights into your speed, riding mode, and range. But it’s the latter we’re most interested in – more specifically, the predicted mileage feature.
It can estimate (with uncanny accuracy) the number of miles you’ve got left before your battery dies. This isn’t just a super handy feature on long journeys, but – to put it into perspective – isn’t something we’ve seen on any other scooter, period…even after reviewing over 100 of them.
Even just a passing glance at the Apollo Phantom is enough for its pedigree to shine through. With curving, ergonomic handlebars and a seductive black and gray color palette, this thing oozes class. Its lighting array is better than most other models we’ve reviewed, too. It sports a super-bright 1000-lumen headlight and a couple of front deck LEDs, as well as a dedicated brake light and turn signals at the rear.
Mercifully, though, the Phantom never overlooks the basics. A wide, silicone-coated deck, sturdy aviation-grade aluminum alloy frame, and chunky tires provide the requisite sturdiness. As for the tires, they play an important role in the Phantom’s shock absorption setup – so let’s unpack them a little more.
At 10 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide, it’d be easy to dismiss the tires as being too chunky. Such a blanket suggestion, however, would overlook a key aspect of their functionality. With a slightly deeper and more rugged tread than your average tire, they are designed to soak up the stresses of more strenuous surfaces while maintaining traction throughout. They effectively deal with not only the predictable paved sidewalks of the city but with forest trails, too.
We’ve talked at length about how the Phantom is a poster child for Apollo’s famous innovation – but with the quadruple suspension, the company has outdone itself.
Yep, you heard that right – a never-seen-before, hype-worthy, delirium-inducing quadruple shock system that blows everything else out of the water. Four springs – all facing downward at a 45-degree angle – combine with swingarms that allow for plenty of travel. These springs also come equipped with a rubber bushing at their base to absorb some of the bouncing action, meaning the suspension never feels too springy or spongey.
Wave goodbye to vibrating wrists, rattling arms, and shaking knees. Say hello to smooth rides.
Safe rides, too. The regular version of the Phantom comes kitted out with a strong set of mechanical disc brakes, which provide stopping power that’s on a par with the Ghost (3.4 meters from 15 mph). There’s also a regenerative brake, which you can customize the intensity of to your liking.
Since getting your hands on the Phantom will mean that you’ve already paid an extra $400 to trade up from the Ghost, you’ll be glad to hear that it comes with superior hydraulic disc brakes. These allow you to stop on a dime (3.0 meters from 15 mph).
As we touched on earlier, the Phantom doesn’t add much in the way of range compared to the Ghost. What it does add, however, is motor power. The Phantom can hit a top velocity of 38 mph. Again, we can trace this back to the numbers – the dual 1200W motors dwarf the Ghost’s 1000W, providing a peak output of 3200W.
Ultimately, the Phantom is the result of a huge amount of research, customer feedback, and extensive stress testing, with the final product screaming pioneering refinement. Its specs are to-die-for and its understated aesthetic gives it a stylish, slick edge that will appeal to anyone with a passion for electric scooters. Available for $2,099, the Phantom is perfect for anyone seeking cutting-edge tech – and a whole lot of miles to show it off.
Super Long-Range (40-60 Miles)
GoTrax GMAX Ultra
GoTrax is a brand synonymous with reliable entry-level scooters that are perfect for commutes and weekend frolics. They are dependable but basic. So, what makes the GMAX Ultra such an intriguing deviation away from the norm? The answer: new premium components that together, elevate GoTrax into new territory.
With a beefed-up LG battery, refined build quality, and finessed ride quality all breathing new life into a blueprint that’s the definition of a tried-and-tested winning formula, GoTrax has delivered a model that has brought a fascinating new player to the super long-range category.
Is it worth $849? If you’re looking to move beyond budget scooter level but aren’t yet ready for performance specs then the answer is a resounding yes.
Why We Recommend It:
Where else to start than with the GMAX Ultra’s headline-grabbing top range of 45 miles? Yes, you read that right: a GoTrax scooter capable of traveling the length of Manhattan three times over in a single outing. It’s worth noting, however, that under realistic conditions the range will be closer to 24 miles.
The protagonist in this power play is the 36V 17.5Ah LG battery, which holds 75% more energy than its closest competitor, the Turboant X7 Max. The superior LG cells also mean that the battery delivers optimal performance for hundreds more charge cycles.
Allied with this quantum leap in range is the GMAX Ultra’s subtle build quality improvements. The handlebars – though quintessentially GoTraxian in their straight, functional design – are wider than those found on cheaper models. This makes quite a difference to the handling of the Ultra. There’s an enhanced nimbleness to this model that I found quite refreshing. One thing you can be sure of with a GoTrax scooter, of course, is the ergonomic layout of all the main controls.
As for the frame, it’s reliably sturdy and comes in an edgy matte black finish that will certainly impress bored bus passengers as you scoot on by. The deck ticks all the boxes you’d want from a long-range ride, too. It’s grippy and spacious, allowing you to plant your feet comfortably in a position that’s right for you. Just be aware not to hit the underside of the deck with too much force since this is where the battery is stored.
Unfortunately, the GMAX Ultra does not signal the beginning of a new relationship between GoTrax and suspension systems. You’ll find nothing but its plush 10-inch tires to absorb shocks from the road, though this isn’t to say this scooter is a poor ride. On the contrary, the wheels do a great job at soaking up those bone-rattling vibrations. They may not feel so effective after mile 45, however, so best to have the deep heat on standby.
My other main grumble is with the GMAX Ultra’s relatively meager 36V 350W motor, which produces a top speed of 20 mph. For nearly the same price, the popular Horizon is 15% faster, while it can also deliver an acceleration of 0-15 mph in 5.2 seconds – that’s 35% quicker than the GMAX. Needless to say, hill-climbing also isn’t one of this scooter’s strongest suites; it can scale gentle slopes but struggles with anything more challenging.
These grumbles, however, must be viewed in light of all that is great about the GMAX Ultra. The 350W motor makes it a fantastic option for first-time riders, while its top speed is perfectly suited to busy city environments. When these factors are considered alongside its exceptionally long range, its performance can be viewed in a better light.
As for its braking performance, the GMAX Ultra sports an identical setup to the Turboant X7 Max with a rear disc brake and front electronic brake. However, the mechanical brake isn’t as well calibrated resulting in an average stopping distance of 5.3 meters from 15 mph.
The scooter, does, however, recoup some kudos with its simple-yet-effective LED display. Large and bright, it shows your speed, distance, battery life, and cruise control status. Through it, you can also apply the digital lock and activate the front and rear lights. Everything is controlled using two simple plus and minus buttons. I’m a fan of this system – it’s super easy to use, allowing you to focus on the enjoyment of riding.
Another great feature is the dual-locking system. This is a real highlight of the Ultra, especially as security is criminally overlooked – even on many pricier scooters. A digital lock immobilizes the wheels to ensure the scooter can’t be rolled away, while a cable lock ensures you can secure the scooter to an immovable object.
GoTrax certainly isn’t playing it safe with the GMAX Ultra. It’s an ambitious statement from a brand looking to ramp things up a notch. With superior battery power that is more commonly found on scooters more than double its price, the GMAX Ultra more than justifies its price tag. Besides, it consistently tops the charts when compared to a host of other scooters in its price and weight classes.
Mantis V2 (24.5 Ah)
Looking to raise the stakes in your journey through the world of performance scooters, but on a limited budget? The Mantis V2 is your ticket to Mecca. One of the new flagship models of Kaabo’s celebrated range, this balletic bottle rocket melds brawn with beauty to deliver a thrilling riding experience for its price point.
Everything about the V2 screams premium. LG battery cells; sinewave controllers; outstanding dual spring suspension: quality is on show wherever you look. Together, these standout components rewrite the rulebook on what’s possible from an affordable performance scooter.
At $2,299, there’s no alternative in our 140+ strong database of electric scooters that represents better value for money. If it’s the beauty and length of the ride you’re after, this range-guzzling superstar is hard to beat.
Why We Recommend It:
Armed with a 60V 24.5Ah LG battery (you can also purchase an inferior FST 60V 18.2Ah variant for $400 less), the Mantis V2 truly knocks it out of the park when it comes to power and quality.
The LG cells produce longer-lasting performance than lower-quality battery cells, while the greater power on offer delivers a superior maximum range of 45 miles (compared to the 33 miles of the 18.2Ah version). Realistically, however, the V2 is capable of 27 miles at higher speeds.
Working in sweet, sweet harmony with the battery are dual 1000W motors that come complete with sinewave controllers. While the Mantis V2’s top speed of 40 mph isn’t going to send tremors rippling through the scooter world, it’s still a blistering pace for all but the most extreme of adrenaline junkies. Its acceleration, on the other hand, is awe-inspiring: the V2 can hit 15 mph from a standstill in just 2.1 seconds. And thanks to those controllers, what could be one heck of a scary couple of seconds instead feel smooth and measured, with a side helping of torque thrown into satisfying effect.
With all things considered, it’ll be no surprise to learn that the Mantis V2 is a demon when it comes to climbing hills. Extremely steep inclines are within its grasp, meaning regular undulations are easy prey for this relentless predator.
But an urban dandy, the Mantis V2 is not. Thanks to its attention-grabbing dual spring suspension and plush, air-filled tires, this scooter is just at home on dirt tracks, forest trails, and grassy terrain, as it is on city streets. We’d go as far as to say that the combination of suspension and tires qualifies the V2 in the upper echelons of the buttery smooth ride scale.
We’ve established that the Mantis V2 is one powerful customer, but of course, with great power comes an even greater need for safety. Thankfully, its braking system is second to none. Sporting Zoom hydraulics, the V2 can come to a complete stop from 15 mph in just 2.7 meters.
As the second installment in what is now a hugely popular line of scooters, you would expect the Mantis V2 to come loaded with a slew of upgrades. And when has Kaabo ever let us down? Aside from the motors and battery, it now comes with an IPX5 water resistance rating – granting you much more protection from Mother Nature’s outbursts – while the rear fender extender is a welcome addition. We’re also pleased to see a new headlight has been mounted up high on the handlebars, though its brightness still leaves a little to be desired. And finally, Kaabo has done away with the somewhat cheap foam grips and replaced them with the ergonomically shaped rubber variety that we’ve tested on its line of Wolf models, including the King GT.
Elsewhere, however, much of what we loved about the V1 remains. Despite carrying a hefty battery and two motors, the assuredly sleek frame is relatively lightweight at 65 lbs. In fact, it’s one of the lightest performance scooters that we’ve tested. Sure, you won’t want to carry it up six flights of stairs, but lugging it onto a train or into the office isn’t too much hassle.
With so much going on in terms of sheer ride quality, it’s practically impossible for us not to recommend the Mantis V2 as a long-range scooter option for intermediate scooter riders. Bringing power, grace, and stamina in spades, there’s simply no way you won’t glean endless joy when stepping foot on this exquisite piece of engineering. A standard-bearer? We enthusiastically think so.
Mantis King GT
What do you get when you take all that is great about a Mantis scooter and feed it steroids? The Mantis King GT – that’s what. This new and improved titan of Kaboo’s beloved range has upped the ante in every conceivable way, and we couldn’t be more blown away.
Take, for instance, the Samsung 60V 24Ah battery that can deliver a monumental maximum range of 56 miles. Or the upgraded dual 30A sinewave controllers that grant you jaw-dropping accelerative control. Perhaps the adjustable hydraulic suspension will be what captures your heart?
Everywhere you look the King GT is a real statement of intent. Priced at $2,495 – just shy of $200 more than the impressive but lower-key Mantis V2 – if it's unbridled power you’re after then this behemoth represents incredible value for money. The best Mantis scooter yet? It might just be.
Why We Recommend It:
First, let’s look at a battery that may one day go down in folklore. The Samsung 60V 24Ah unit has a pool of 21700 cells in its armory, meaning it can deliver ultra-efficient power for a long period. This exceptional performance gives it the capacity to deliver a maximum range of 56 miles off one charge, though realistically you’re looking at closer to 38 miles when riding in the fastest settings.
Think of everything you can do within that range. That’s pretty much your entire weekend sorted. Plus, it takes just 6 hours to charge. Thankfully, it comes with two chargers to make that happen.
And with dual 1100 motors and those 30A sinewave controllers, what a weekend it will be. The King GT can reach a top speed of 43 mph and delivers a barely believable super smooth acceleration; it’s like putting a saddle on a tiger or capturing nuclear fusion in a jar. It has to be seen and felt.
The Mantis King GT is billed as a “luxury commuter” scooter, but we think this is doing its credentials as a performance scooter a huge disservice. Perhaps this description is driven by its buttery smooth dual hydraulic suspension, which you can adjust to fit your preferences. This is supported by 10-inch pneumatic (and hybrid) tires that caress all but the rockiest of surfaces – indeed, the King GT isn’t just made for city streets, but off-road trails, too.
For such a hefty scooter, the GT is as good to steer and control as it is on the eyes. Its 26-inch wide handlebars – an improvement on the 24-inches offered by previous models – really add to the sense of stability you get when whizzing along at high speeds, while the grippy, spacious deck allows you to find a perfect standing position. It also comes with a kickplate that lets you lean into turns for even greater nimbleness.
This inherent agility is supplemented in no small part by the Zoom hydraulic brakes, which go toe-to-toe with the V2’s best-in-class offerings to deliver exceptional stopping power.
And the mic-dropping highlights don’t end there. The TFT display is next-level awesome; besides giving you easy access to all your key stats like speed, battery life, and mileage, you can program a host of custom settings. And crucially, the display remains clear in even the brightest of sunshine.
Weighing in at 74 lbs, it would be a stretch to claim that the Mantis King GT is lightweight. It can, however, be carried in short bursts, while its easy-to-use folding mechanism means it can be transported and stored with relative ease.
Did I mention that this beauty comes with password protection? That’s right: to power up this bad boy, the correct digits have to be entered. This won’t stop somebody from lobbing it into the back of a van, however, so make sure you secure it with additional measures.
Coming complete with an IPX5 water-resistance rating, it’s safe to say the Mantis King GT is no fair-weather friend. It will withstand downpours and can be ridden through puddles, but, as we always say, it’s best to avoid pushing any electric scooter too hard when it comes to rainy days.
If there’s a criticism, it’s that, for all the snazzy lights, the headlight is a little on the dim side. While we’re big fans of the deck lighting that lines the sides, the headlight needs some support from extra purchases.
But we’re splitting hairs here, as without doubt, the King GT is a high water mark in the evolution of the Mantis range. If it’s an all-terrain juggernaut you’re after, this scooter will have you covered for miles and miles. For $2,495, the GT is a no-brainer for those who want to take their performance scooter obsession to the next level.
Extreme Long-Range (60+ Miles)
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Pound for pound, no scooter offers more range than the 62 miles of the EMOVE Cruiser. Priced at a bargain-basement $1,499, the Cruiser offers value in every department.
Not only does it support a near industry-topping rider weight, but its foldable handlebars and telescopic stem make it portable. An optional seat attachment offers extra comfort on long rides, while large springs and air shocks deliver a riding experience that is perfectly primed for urban terrain.
Why We Recommend It:
As we get closer to the end of this list – and the truly titanic ranges in it – so too do the price tags tend to inflate.
More mileage, of course, doesn’t come cheap – or does it?
With the EMOVE Cruiser, it does. With a 52V 30Ah LG battery equipping this scooter with a 62-mile range that most scooters can only dream of, the Cruiser is a rare, beautiful anomaly in the electric scooter world – a long-range model that’s affordable.
Not only is the Cruiser’s extended range super convenient, but it’s great news for your battery. Charging it less frequently will prolong your battery’s health, and help extend its shelf life for many rides to come. When your battery does run dry, a full recharge takes between 9 and 12 hours – which, all things considered, isn’t too bad.
Every facet of the Cruiser’s build has been engineered specifically to provide a long-range. Even the battery pack is protected, courtesy of a smart battery management system. By regulating the amount of electricity flowing in and out of the battery, this savvy system helps guard against the perils of overheating and overcharging and aids the long-term prospects of your scooter’s insides.
Helpfully, you’ll always have a near-granular insight into how much ride time your Cruiser has left, thanks to a neat battery voltage meter. This helps you to avoid running out when you’re on the go and relieves range anxiety.
Here’s a quick rundown of what the numbers you’ll see on your voltmeter equate to for a 52V scooter like the Cruiser:
|Battery Percentage||Voltmeter Reading|
The EMOVE Cruiser comes with a wealth of extra features. A QS-S4 console displays your speed, riding mode, and distance, and includes an odometer for keeping tabs on your all-time riding stats. A key-start ignition is handy for deterring thieves, while a comprehensive light setup and turn signals help you stay safe in traffic.
But the features we love most are the ones most relevant for keeping you comfortable on the long rides you’ll be enjoying.
Firstly, there’s the Cruiser’s (aptly named) cruise control. This feature – which you can access by navigating to setting P17 via the QS-S4 display – allows you to travel at a constant speed, without having to engage the finger throttle in perpetuity.
Secondly, there’s the optional seat attachment, which you can get your hands on for $65, and your bum on after just four simple steps of installation. Large, plush, and comfortable, the seat is essential – particularly if you’re planning to milk your Cruiser for the maximum heights of its 62-mile range.
The EMOVE Cruiser backs up its impressive mileage and comfortability credentials with its safety and suspension setups. Its front and rear 140 mm semi-hydraulic brakes – which you’ll observe on just a slim handful of scooters in the Cruiser’s price class – give it a laudable braking distance of just 3.4 meters from 15 mph.
As for shock absorption, this comes courtesy of two large springs at the front and a duo of air shocks at the rear. Combined, they offer superb levels of ride quality. Plus, the pneumatic car-grade tires – which, with a whopping profile of 10 inches, are as large as those on some of the electric scooter industry’s top models – offer lots to love in the way of shock absorption and agility.
When it comes to durability, the frame is constructed of a dependable aluminum alloy and sturdy steel, with rubber, grip tape, and reinforced plastic for cosmetic finishes. The scooter also folds in half via a particularly intuitive and secure S-knob mechanism, while collapsible handlebars and a telescopic stem outline this scooter’s portability properties. The stem also allows you to adjust the handlebar height.
Unlike some of the top models on this list, the Cruiser also comes with an IPX6 water-resistance rating, so it can safely withstand subpar riding conditions. It also supports up to 352 lbs of weight, making it an industry-leading electric scooter for heavy adults.
Considering its price tag, we’ve established that the EMOVE Cruiser punches well above its weight when it comes to range. But what about pace? Its 30 mph top speed performs admirably, too. While its single 52V 1000W motor lacks the same power as the market’s dual-motor alternatives, its torque and acceleration are perfect for beginners that want a scooter that is at the top-end of entry-level scooter capability.
Combining power, speed, and range – all wrapped up in a beautifully exotic exterior – the INOKIM OxO delivers on every front. Every component has been purpose-built to work seamlessly together, giving the OxO dependability and durability reminiscent of its (almost) namesake, the ox.
With a stupendous 60V 26Ah LG battery, sublime adjustable rubber suspension, and a high-functioning hydraulic braking system all sweetening the deal, the OxO is one powerhouse you won’t want to miss out on.
Why We Recommend It:
Do you want an extra-long 68-mile range? Smooth, gradual acceleration up 40 mph? How about luxurious, buttery-smooth ride quality – with sharp braking power to match?
If that description has got you smacking your lips and rubbing your palms together with anticipation, listen up – because the INOKIM OxO might just be the scooter you’ve been searching for.
If the name rings a bell, that’s probably because you may already be acquainted with the INOKIM Ox – the OxO’s little brother. With the OxO, though, INOKIM has ratcheted up the dial even further to boost the power and range of the original model, all without compromising the ride quality, intuitive handling, and quality design it’s known for.
Fuelled by a powerful LG battery, the INOKIM OxO offers 68 miles of range off a single charge – a noticeable 12 more miles than its predecessor. Of course, that’s during optimal riding conditions. Realistically, it’s going to be difficult not to enjoy the top speed this scooter has to offer, meaning you can expect a realistic range in the region of 45 miles.
Luckily, the OxO’s been built to cater to the demands of long-distance rides. Its foot deck is wide enough to provide excellent balance and ensure a comfortable stance, while its ergonomically-shaped handlebars and kickplate render it a solid, stable ride. Perhaps the OxO’s only drawback – from a comfort perspective, at least – is the lack of a grippy material covering its deck. Instead of enjoying traction-inclined silicone or grip tape, your feet will be forced to grapple with a hard plastic surface, which isn’t ideal in wet conditions.
The less patient riders out there will likely take issue with the INOKIM OxO’s charge time, too. The OxO requires being plugged in for around 12-14 hours to reach a full charge – longer than a lot of the other distance-designed scooters we’ve reviewed in this list.
This is a shame, but it’s no deal-breaker – particularly as there are several ways in which you can preserve the OxO’s battery. Toggling the handy button positioned beneath the scooter’s left handgrip, for instance, lets you swap between its single and dual motor modes. This enables you to hit those fizzing top speeds when you need to and swap that thrill for prolonged battery life when a slower pace will suffice.
Purchasing an electric scooter is a serious investment. And everyone wants their investments to last, right?
Luckily for you, the OxO is easy to care for. Sporting both a generous warranty and a solid reputation to back it up, you’ll be able to get the most out of your scooter for years to come. All of the OxO’s features enable easy maintenance, too. Its single-sided swingarms, for instance (the arms that connect the wheels to the mainframe, enabling the scooter to travel up and down in response to the suspension system), make wheel maintenance a cinch.
Similarly, the OxO – like all INOKIM scooters – is vertically integrated. This means that, rather than pilfering parts from multiple manufacturers, INOKIM owns every single component. Pair this with the 12-month warranty and it makes any repair or replacement a breeze.
INOKIM also uses CNC (computerized numerical control) manufacturing, meaning each of its components has been cut from a single piece of stress-tested aluminum alloy. Technical stuff aside, this is responsible for the precision finish – with no welding, there are no weak points.
Thankfully, the OxO retains the Ox’s smartly-designed thumb throttle. This serves to look after your hands and wrists on longer rides and reduces the fatigue of having to keep your finger in a claw-like position for 68 miles. The OxO also hangs onto its predecessor’s uniquely designed rear tire hugger – keeping you dry on long, muddy rides – and its innovative two-step suspension system. The lower setting is ideal for riding at faster speeds; the higher setting provides more travel, resulting in superb clearance for off-road tracks.
But, as we alluded to earlier, the OxO doesn’t simply keep the Ox’s good stuff – it improves on it. In contrast to the Ox’s single motor, the OxO features two near-silent 60V 1000W brushless motors that deliver a fast top speed of 40 mph and decent hill-climbing capability. This is a serious step up from its younger sibling, but it must be noted that the OxO has a relatively sluggish acceleration rate compared to like-for-like dual-motor scooters. However, the throttle response picks up once you gather momentum.
If you happen to find your speed getting away from you, there’s nothing to worry about – INOKIM has you covered. The OxO is outfitted with best-in-class front and rear hydraulic brakes that deliver highly responsive braking power on all terrain. With the slightest pull on the brake levers, the OxO will respond, giving you precise control over your speed.
Power and speed are great, but what’s exciting about this scooter is its versatility. INOKIM has equipped the OxO with everything it needs to provide superior ride quality: whether you’re going off-road, on an urban adventure, or cruising along your routine commute route.
In addition to the sublime suspension system, the OxO’s 10-inch pneumatic tires come in two interchangeable varieties. You can slip out the street tires that come as standard for a more adventurous knobby off-road variety. All told, the OxO’s shock-absorbing profile can be likened to a hot knife cutting through butter.
Finally, the OxO sports LED lights at the front and rear, which – thanks to Photocell sensors in the throttle which detect when it’s dark out – turn on automatically when the light wanes.
These serve to illuminate the road ahead and behind you, as well as make you more visible to others. However, it’s worth noting that the lighting setup lacks flair, and won’t be winning any beauty pageants – nor is it the strongest on the market.
NAMI Burn-e 2
The NAMI Burn-e 2 is to scooters what Tom Brady is to quarterbacks. It’s simply the best there is and ever has been. You’d need an afternoon to get through its highlight reel.
But we have a job to do here, so let’s dissect this special, game-changing scooter. A scooter that took the rule book, reimagined it and sent powerhouses like Dualtron running home crying for their mommies. A scooter that boasts a realistic range that 99% of other models could only dream of.
From its outstanding hydraulic suspension, integrated steering damper, and extraordinarily large frame, the NAMI Burn-e 2 achieves its title of best-in-class ride quality. Combined with its formidable range credentials, it’s worth every cent.
Why We Recommend It:
Propelled into the stratosphere by a gargantuan 72V 28Ah battery, the Burn-e 2 has a ridiculous 90 miles in its tank. Yep – ridiculous. As for realistic conditions? You can still expect a staggering 50 miles even when unleashing the full fury of this monster.
Expect a recharge time of 6-8 hours, which is remarkable considering other batteries of a similar size would usually take around 16-20 hours to be fully juiced up. Even the charger comes with an inbuilt fan for temperature regulation. Stop showing off, NAMI.
Joining the battery in this onslaught are dual 72V 1000W motors and a pair of powerful sinewave controllers. This formidable quartet delivers a level of performance that we are yet to see from another scooter in its price class. Aside from its extraordinary range, the Burn-e 2 can hit 15 mph from a standstill in a peerless 1.8 seconds, and reach its top speed of 45 mph effortlessly. The secret sauce is in those 72V motors. No other scooter in our list has this rating, which puts the NAMI Burn-e 2 into a league of its own when we boil things down to pure power.
As for hills… What hills? The Burn-e 2 will make you forget they exist. Get over yourself, San Francisco.
But Tom Brady isn’t the greatest quarterback of all time because of his power and stamina alone. Likewise, the Burn-e 2 has tonnes more in its locker. Let’s start with its best-in-class ride quality that’s built on the foundations of a stunning adjustable suspension system that revolutionizes the mechanics behind rebounding and compression. The result of this ground-breaking setup is a perfect 10 out of 10 score on our scale of shock absorption. No other scooter comes close.
The dual hydraulic springs are effectively supported by the 11-inch tires, which offer outstanding grip and control. As standard, the scooter comes with basic, but reliable nylon tires. We, however, urge you to get PMT tires fitted as they transform its capabilities. Think better grip, faster cornering, and less wheel spin.
As for build quality? Again, the Burn-e 2 has no equal. It’s the best-built scooter we’ve tested – and we’ve tested a lot of scooters. The level of detail on show is astounding: from extra wide handlebars and built-in steering damper; to waterproof motor connectors, turn signals that can be seen from all angles, and the matte black aviation-grade frame melded to menacing girders; to the ginormous, grippy deck and carbon fiber stem. Everything about this model is sheer quality.
All of this would be wasted without some serious brakes, of course, and the Burn-e 2 ensures no corners are cut. Working in cahoots with the tires and re-gen brakes, the LOGAN hydraulics utilized here are exceptional. Expect to come to a complete stop from 15 mph in a preposterous 1.8 meters, which is again, industry-leading, as with everything associated with this miracle machine.
Guess what else is industry-leading? The next-gen interface. Think you know customization? Think again. This scooter will floor you with the sheer breadth of possibilities available at your fingertips. Practically every node of this scooter can be personalized to create a riding experience tailor-made for you.
The cockpit also includes a hidden USB port, as well as a secret turbo mode button that adds an extra thrust of power to the motors to summon every morsel of their 5,040W peak output.
Even the NAMI Burn-e 2’s headlight is next level; it has an elongated shape that dissipates light in the center to cast a wide, blinding beam. The supporting cast includes swaggy deck lights that would silence Snoop Dog, along with hugely impressive turn signals. Quite honestly, there’s no lighting rig like this.
And if all of that wasn’t enough, it also comes with not one, but two water-resistance ratings – IP55 and IP56 – which together protect every nook and cranny from the effects of rain and splashes.
As a result of listening to customer feedback, the NAMI Burn-e 2 has it all: style, substance, and a wealth of industry-leading innovations. Take a bow, NAMI. This scooter raises the bar to a level we’ve yet to see another scooter come close to reaching.
Our Top Picks by Maximum Range
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||90 Miles|
|INOKIM OxO||$2,599||68 Miles|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||62 Miles|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||56 Miles|
|Mantis V2||$2,299||45 Miles|
|GoTrax GMAX Ultra||$849||45 Miles|
|Apollo Phantom||$2,099||40 Miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||39 Miles|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||32 Miles|
Our Top Picks by Realistic Range
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||50 Miles|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||46 Miles|
|INOKIM OxO||$2,599||45 Miles|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||38 Miles|
|Apollo Phantom||$2,099||28 Miles|
|Mantis V2||$2,299||27 Miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||25 Miles|
|GoTrax GMAX Ultra||$849||24 Miles|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||18 Miles|
Our Top Picks by Speed
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||45 mph|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||43 mph|
|Mantis V2||$2,299||40 mph|
|INOKIM OxO||$2,599||40 mph|
|Apollo Phantom||$2,099||38 mph|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||37 mph|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||30 mph|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||20 mph|
|GoTrax GMAX Ultra||$849||20 mph|
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Scooter||Price||0-15 MPH (Seconds)|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||1.8 s|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||1.9 s|
|Mantis V2||$2,299||2.1 s|
|Apollo Phantom||$2,099||2.5 s|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||2.5 s|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||3.4 s|
|INOKIM OxO||$2,599||3.5 s|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||6.9 s|
|GoTrax GMAX Ultra||$849||8.0 s|
Our Top Picks by Braking Performance
Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.
|Scooter||Price||Braking From 15 MPH|
|NAMI Burn-e 2||$3,499||1.8 meters|
|Mantis King GT||$2,495||2.9 meters|
|Mantis V2||$2,299||2.7 meters|
|Apollo Phantom||$2,099||3.0 meters|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||3.4 meters|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,499||3.4 meters|
|INOKIM OxO||$2,599||2.7 meters|
|Turboant X7 Max||$600||3.0 meters|
|GoTrax GMAX Ultra||$849||5.3 meters|
- Long Range: Turboant X7 Max – $600
- Super Long-Range: GoTrax GMAX Ultra – $849
- Extreme Long-Range: EMOVE Cruiser – $1,499
- Long Range: Turboant X7 Max – 275 lbs
- Super Long-Range: Mantis V2 – 265 lbs
- Extreme Long-Range: EMOVE Cruiser – 352 lbs
- Long Range: Apollo Phantom – 40 mph
- Super Long-Range: Mantis King GT – 43 mph
- Extreme Long-Range: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 45 mph
- Long Range: Apollo Phantom – 10 x 3.25 inches
- Super Long-Range: Mantis V2 – 10 x 3.0 inches
- Extreme Long-Range: NAMI Burn-e 2 – 11 x 3.5 inches
- Long Range: Apollo Phantom – Quadruple springs
- Super Long-Range: Mantis King GT – Adjustable hydraulic springs
- Extreme Long-Range: NAMI Burn-e 2 – Adjustable hydraulic springs
- Long Range: Turboant X7 Max – IPX4 water-resistance rating
- Super Long-Range: GoTrax GMAX Ultra – IPX4 water-resistance rating
- Extreme Long-Range: EMOVE Cruiser – IPX6 water-resistance rating
Optional Seat Attachment:
- Long Range: None
- Super Long-Range: None
- Extreme Long-Range: EMOVE Cruiser – Available for $65
What's the Best Long-Range Electric Scooter?
Based on 153 hours of testing and reviewing the top-performing scooters from a field of 54 models, the best long-range electric scooters are as follows:
- NAMI Burn-e 2 ($3,499) – 90 miles
- INOKIM OxO ($2,599) – 68 miles
- EMOVE Cruiser ($1,499) – 62 miles
- Mantis King GT ($2,495) – 56 miles
- Mantis V2 ($2,299) – 45 miles
- GoTrax GMAX Ultra ($849) – 45 miles
- Apollo Phantom ($2,099) – 40 miles
- Apollo Ghost ($1,699) – 39 miles
- Turboant X7 Max (600) – 32 miles
Which Electric Scooter Has the Longest Range?
The Dualtron Storm Limited has the longest range of all the electric scooters in our 140+ model database. However, while it has a maximum range of 137 miles, it is uncomfortable to ride for prolonged periods.
As a result, we crown the NAMI Burn-e 2 as having the longest range (90 miles) since its sublime ride quality makes it a pleasure to ride non-stop.
How Far Can You Travel on an Electric Scooter?
This depends on the type of battery. There are two areas of a battery that determine the maximum distance that you can travel, and these include:
- Power (Voltage)
- Size (Amp-hours)
Multiplying power (Voltage) by size (Amp-hours) provides a Watt-hour (Wh) figure. Watt-hours is a way to measure the capacity of the battery and therefore gain insight into the amount of energy it holds. The higher the Wh figure, the greater the maximum range.
For instance, an entry-level scooter like the Turboant X7 Max has a 36V 10Ah battery that holds 360Wh of energy and 32 miles of maximum range.
On the other hand, a top performing scooter like the NAMI Burn-e 2 has a 72V 28Ah battery that holds 2016Wh of energy and 90 miles of maximum range.
It's also important to note that controllers (the devices that control the flow of energy from the battery to the motors) and other factors like the payload, terrain, and speed that you travel all affect battery performance.
Plus, the maximum ranges quoted by manufacturers are based on a best-case riding scenario that often includes a 165 lb rider, flat terrain, and keeping the scooter in its slowest speed setting. Under realistic conditions, you should expect less mileage. As a rule of thumb, if you ride aggressively (i.e. at top speeds), you will see a 35-45% drop in range.
How Can I Increase the Range of my Electric Scooter?
There are a couple of things you can do to make your battery last longer and improve the mileage of your electric scooter, but it mostly comes down to your riding style.
If you like to hit top speeds as often as you can, this will use more power and drastically reduce how long your battery will last. Moderating your speed and slowing down will prolong battery life, letting you ride further. For example, on most high-performance scooters you can choose the riding mode and select if you want both motors or just one engaged. Putting the scooter into the lowest speed setting with just a single motor will significantly improve range. Alternatively, if you have a need for speed, turn both motors on but keep the scooter in the slowest riding mode for more rapid acceleration curves whilst prolonging battery life.
Can You Overcharge an Electric Scooter?
As with all battery-driven electronics, electric scooters are at risk of overcharging if they’re plugged in for longer than the stated charging time. This means that in the long run, your battery won’t hold its power for as long and you’ll likely have to replace it.
Many scooters come with battery management systems to help prevent this from happening. However, it’s still important to only charge the battery when you need to and only as long as the manual states.
How Long Do Electric Scooter Batteries Last?
This depends on the scooter you choose and the battery it’s fitted with. Each battery has a different cell type.
Cell type plays an important role in how many times a battery can be recharged before its peak performance declines.
Chinese FST batteries are often used by manufacturers to bring the cost of the scooter down, however, this comes at the cost of the battery not holding its peak performance for as long as higher quality LG, Samsung, Panasonic, and Dynavolt batteries.
Good quality batteries, like those mentioned, typically deliver 500-600 charge cycles without compromising performance. Based on this data, if you were to charge two times a week, your battery would remain at full capacity for around 5-6 years. On the other hand, cheaper Chinese FST batteries deteriorate faster giving you around 1-2 years less performance compared to their higher-quality counterparts.
Those with battery management systems will also last longer. These systems are designed to optimize battery performance by protecting against short-circuiting, overcurrent, overcharging, and over-discharging.
Why Won’t my Electric Scooter Hold a Charge?
There could be a few reasons for this, the first being that there’s a problem with the battery itself. This could be because it’s old, damaged, or needs replacing. It could also occur as a result of overcharging, which can cause the battery to lose power more quickly. On the other hand, leaving long periods between charges (3 months or more) can cause battery damage.
The problem may also lay with your charger. If it isn’t charging your scooter correctly, you aren’t getting the fresh surge of power you think you are when you connect your scooter to the mains.
In both instances, it’s best to seek professional help to diagnose the issue and take the correct steps to fix it.
How Often Should I Charge my Electric Scooter?
The amount of time varies from model to model, but the exact time for each is usually specified in the scooter’s manual.
It’s important to make sure that you don’t exceed the number of hours stated as this can lead to overcharging, resulting in battery damage.
Similarly, make sure you don’t leave it too long between charges either. Even if you aren’t using your scooter, it’s important to keep the battery level topped up. Letting it drain and leaving it that way can cause just as much harm as overcharging it can.
How Much Does an Electric Scooter Battery Cost?
The cost of a battery depends on the type of battery you’re buying. Several factors affect price, including power (Voltage), size (Amp-hours), and cell type (Chinese FST, LG, Samsung, etc).
Smaller batteries, like those found in budget scooters like the Turboant X7 Max (36V 10Ah FST), can cost as little as $220, whereas large high-quality batteries found in performance scooters, like the Mantis V2 (60V 24Ah LG), can cost upwards of $600.
When Should a Scooter Battery Be Replaced?
High-quality scooter batteries (including LG, Samsung, Panasonic, and Dynavolt) will hold their peak performance for 5-6 years (if you were to charge them twice a week). Cheap Chinese FST batteries last for 3-4 years at the same rate of usage.
Based on the data above, if you want to continue to enjoy the maximum performance your electric scooter has to offer, then it's best to replace them once the battery has begun to deteriorate. Alternatively, swap out the battery once it no longer performs beyond 70% of its peak.
Which Battery is Best For an Electric Scooter?
Lithium-ion batteries are the preferred battery for electric scooters. They deliver a superior performance thanks to their increased power and longer lifespan. You’ll find them on the majority of scooter models. The best brands available are usually those provided by big tech companies like LG or Samsung. Apollo is particularly fond of using Dynavolt batteries, which are often found on motorcycles.