Faster than a bicycle, easier to use and generally not very pretentious, the electric scooter is one of the most purchased mobility solutions currently on the market.
Electric scooters, or e-scooters as they are also called, have given birth to an entire new industry, not unlike that of car sharing. A great deal of companies, the likes of Lime, Bird or Spin, offer scooters for rent by the minute to all those planning to cover this or that distance faster.
Online stores big and small currently sell an extremely wide variety of e-scooters, and the huge offer brought prices down to levels affordable enough for most people looking for a way out of the gridlock.
If you happen to be in the market to buy a new e-scooter, we compiled a list of 5 such devices for you or your kids, selected based on the number of positive reviews they received from other buyers.
The Mi is foldable, meaning it will not take up as much space as other scooters, and it only weighs 26.9 lbs (12 kg) because it is made of “aerospace-grade aluminum.” The scooter is fitted with 8.5 inch tires both at the front and the rear, complete with shock absorption and anti-slip threads.
On Amazon, the price for this scooter is $399.
This machine takes its power from a 12V sealed lead acid rechargeable battery and thanks to integrated electric motor can keep going at speeds of up to 10 mph for a little over one hour.
The Razor is not foldable and can support riders weighing up to 120 lbs (54 kg), making it suitable mostly for children. The Razor Power Core E90 sells on Amazon from $144.
For Adults - Glion Dolly (ad) - Also of American design, the Glion Dolly is an electric scooter for adults that uses a 7.8ah lithium-ion battery and a 250W motor to move along. With a top speed of 15 mph (24 kph) and a range of 15 miles (24 km), this machine is at the top of online shopper preferences this year.
Being capable of carrying people weighing as much as 255 lbs (115 kg), the 28 lbs (12 kg) Dolly folds to occupy less space when needed and comes with charger, headlight, rear reflector and pedestrian bell included.
The price for the whole package is $499.
Priced at only $99, Hoverstar might be the perfect introduction to the world of electric scooters for the younger generation, provided the rider does not weigh more than 120 lbs (54 kg).
For Adults - Qiewa Q1 Hummer (ad) - if you’re in the market for a heavy-duty electric scooter, than this Qiewa here might be the thing for you. Packing a 24 Ah lithium batter and an 800W electric motor, the Q1 develops a staggering speed of 55 kph (34 mph) for a total range of up to 65 miles (104 km).
The 10-inch tires can easily go up inclines as steep as 35 degrees, there’s an USB charging function and even a remote key fob.
For some, this scooter could prove prohibitively expensive, as it sells from $1,399. Enough people seem to be quite happy with it though.
Before purchasing any electric scooter, inform yourself about your country’s specific legislation for owning and operating such machines.