Battery cost of electric scooter

Finding the best Battery cost of electric scooter and best battery for electric scooter can be hard if you’re unaware of what features to look for especially that there are so many of them to find around. For this reason, we’ve put up a guide highlighting the top scooter battery price ranges in the category.

Our team has researched and reviewed these products to help you come up with a better decision. 

Battery cost of electric scooter

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12 Volt 5Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 5 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery12V/12 Volt 5Ah/Amp hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. 1/4″ tab connectors. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty. Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 4Ah, 4.5Ah, 5Ah, and 6Ah batteries.
Size: 3-1/2″ long x 2-3/4″ wide x 3-15/16″ high
(90mm x 70.1mm x 101.1mm)
Weight: 3.09 lbs
Item # BAT-12V5A
More Information
BAT-12V5A
$16.95

 

12 Volt 7Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 7 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery12V/12 Volt 7Ah/Amp hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. 1/4″ tab connectors. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty. Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 7Ah and 7.2Ah batteries.
Size: 6″ long x 2-1/2″ wide x 3-3/4″ high
(151mm x 65mm x 94mm)
Weight: 4.52 lbs
Item # BAT-12V7AMore Information
BAT-12V7A
$24.95

 

12 Volt 8Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 8 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery12V/12 Volt 8Ah/Amp hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. 1/4″ tab connectors. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty. Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 7Ah, 7.2Ah, 7.5Ah, 8ah, 8.5Ah, and 9Ah batteries.
Size: 6″ long x 2-1/2″ wide x 3-3/4″ high
(151mm x 65mm x 94mm)
Weight: 4.96 lbs
Item # BAT-12V8AMore Information
BAT-12V8A
$24.95

 

12 Volt 9Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 9 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery12V/12 Volt 9Ah/Amp hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. 1/4″ tab connectors. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty. Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 7Ah, 7.2Ah, 7.5Ah, 8ah, and 8.5Ah batteries.
Size: 6″ long x 2-1/2″ wide x 3-3/4″ high
(151mm x 65mm x 96mm)
Weight: 5.17 lbs
Item # BAT-12V9AMore Information
BAT-12V9A
$27.95

 

12 Volt 10Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 10 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery12V/12 Volt 10Ah/Amp hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. 1/4″ tab connectors. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty. Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 9Ah and 10Ah batteries.
Size: 5-7/8″ long x 2-1/2″ wide x 4-5/16″ high
(151mm x 65mm x 111mm)
Weight: 6.83 lbs
Item # BAT-12V10AMore Information
BAT-12V10A
$35.95

 

12 Volt 12Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 12 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery12V/12 Volt 12Ah/Amp hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. 1/4″ tab connectors. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty. Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 10Ah, 11Ah, and 12Ah batteries.
Size: 6″ long x 3-7/8″ wide x 3-3/4″ high
(151mm x 99mm x 96mm)
Weight 8.1 lbs
Item # BAT-12V12AMore Information
BAT-12V12A
$39.95

 

12 Volt 12Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 15 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery12V/12 Volt 15Ah/Amp hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. 1/4″ tab connectors. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty. Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 10Ah, 11Ah, and 12Ah batteries.
Size: 6″ long x 3-7/8″ wide x 3-3/4″ high
(151mm x 99mm x 96mm)
Weight 8.5 lbs
Item # BAT-12V15AMore Information
BAT-12V15A
$44.95
 

12 Volt 18Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 18 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery with Post Connectors12V/12 Volt 18Ah/Amp Hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. Nut and bolt connector posts. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty.Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 15Ah, 17Ah, 18Ah, 20Ah, and 22Ah batteries.
Size: 7-1/8″ long x 3″ wide x 6-5/8″ high
(181.1mm x 76.5mm x 167mm)
Weight 11.9 lbs.
Item # BAT-12V18AMore Information
BAT-12V18A
$54.95

 

12 Volt 18Ah Bolt Down Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 18 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery with Bolt Down Connectors12V/12 Volt 18Ah/Amp Hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. Bolt down connector posts with 6mm bolts. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty.Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 15Ah, 17Ah, 18Ah, 20Ah, and 22Ah batteries.
Size: 7-1/8″ long x 3″ wide x 6-5/8″ high
(181.1mm x 76.5mm x 167mm)
Weight 11.9 lbs.
Item # BAT-12V18A-BDMore Information
BAT-12V18A-BD
$54.95

 

12 Volt 18Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 18 Ah/Amp Hour Electric Scooter and Bike Battery with 1/4″ Tab Connectors
12V/12 Volt 18Ah/Amp Hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. 1/4″ tab connectors. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty.Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 15Ah, 17Ah, 18Ah, 20Ah, and 22Ah batteries.Size: 7-1/8″ long x 3″ wide x 6-5/8″ high (181mm x 76mm x 167mm).Weight 11.9 lbs.
Item # BAT-12V18AF2
More Information
BAT-12V18AF2
$54.95

12 Volt 22Ah Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 22 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery with Post Connectors12V/12 Volt 22Ah/Amp Hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. Nut and bolt connector posts. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty.Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 15Ah, 17Ah, 18Ah, 20Ah, and 22Ah batteries.
Size: 7-1/8″ long x 3″ wide x 6-5/8″ high
(181.1mm x 76.5mm x 167mm).
Weight 13 lbs.
Item # BAT-12V22AMore Information
BAT-12V22A
$59.95

 

12 Volt 22Ah Bolt Down Electric Scooter Battery12 Volt 22 Ah Electric Scooter and Bike Battery with Bolt Down Connectors12V/12 Volt 22Ah/Amp Hour electric scooter, bicycle, and go kart battery. Bolt down connector posts with 6mm bolts. UL® approved. Includes 12 Month battery replacement warranty.Warranty Details
Replaces all similar sized 12 Volt 15Ah, 17Ah, 18Ah, 20Ah, and 22Ah batteries.
Size: 7-1/8″ long x 3″ wide x 6-5/8″ high
(181.1mm x 76.5mm x 167mm)
Weight 13 lbs.
Item # BAT-12V22A-BDMore Information
BAT-12V22A-BD
$59.95

 

26Ah – 200Ah Electric Scooter Batteries

12 Volt 50Ah Electric Scooter Battery
12 Volt 55Ah Electric Scooter Battery

26Ah-200Ah Electric Scooter Batteries

Electric Scooter Battery Maintenance and Recycling

Battery Care and MaintenanceBattery Recycling Locations

Electric Scooter Battery Compatibility Charts


12 Volt 5 Ah Battery Compatibility

12 Volt 5Ah Electric Scooter Battery
Fits the following electric scooters plus many others:
Bladez Ion 150 electric scooter
E-Wheels EW-280 electric scooter
eZip 150 electric scooter
iZip I-130 electric scooter
iZip I-135 electric scooter
iZip I-150 electric scooter
iZip I-200 electric scooter (check size)
Mongoose M-130 electric scooter
Mongoose M-150 electric scooterPulse Charger electric scooter
Razor E100 electric scooter
Razor E125 electric scooter
Razor E150 electric scooter
Razor E175 electric scooter
Schwinn 2006 S-150 electric scooter
Schwinn S-200 electric scooter
X-Treme X-140 electric scooter
Replaces the following batteries plus many others:B.B. batteryBP4.5-12Bosfa BatteryGB12-4.5CSB batteryGP1245Enduring battery6-DW-5First Power battery or
FirstPower batteryFP1240, FP1245
FP1250, FP1260Fullriver battery or
HGL batteryHGL4-12
HGL5-12GPS batteryGPS4.5-12Gruber batteryUB1245Kung Long batteryWP4-12Leoch batteryDJW12-5.4MK batteryES4-12Palma batteryPM4A-12Panasonic batteryLCR12V5PPower SonicPS-1250Power SourceWP4.5-12PM batteryPM1245, LA1245Rhino batterySLA4-12Toyo battery6FM4.5Yausa batteryNP5-12Yueyang batteryCB5-12

12 Volt 7Ah and 8Ah Battery Compatibility

12 Volt 7Ah Electric Scooter Battery
12 Volt 8Ah Electric Scooter Battery
Fits the following electric scooters and bikes plus many others:
Bladez eLite 250
City Mantis electric scooter
GT GT-200 electric scooter
GT mini-e electric scooter
iZip I-200 electric scooter (check size)
Mongoose M-200 electric scooter
Mongoose Micro-3 electric scooter
Mongoose mini-e electric scooter
Rad2Go Sunbird electric scooter
Razor electric chopper
Razor Rebellion electric chopper
Razor E200 & E200S electric scooter
Razor E300 & E300S electric scooter
Razor Ground Force electric go-kart
Razor Ground Force Drifter electric
go-kart
Razor Pocket Mod electric scooter
Razor PR200 Pocket Rocket electric
pocket bike
Razor MX350 & MX400 Dirt Rocket
electric dirt bike parts
Schwinn electric scooters (check size)
Silver Bomber electric scooter
Star II electric scooters (check size)
X-Treme X-400 electric scooter
Z-Scooter electric scooters (check size)
Zappy 3 electric scooter
Replaces the following batteries plus many others:B.B. batteryBP7.5-12CSB batteryGP1272ECO batteryGS12V7AHEnduring battery6-DW-7
CB7-12First Power battery or
FirstPower batteryFP1270
FP1272
FP1275
FP1285
FP1290Fullriver battery or
HGL batteryHGL7.2-12
HGL8.5-12GPS batteryGPS7.2-12High / Hgh battery or
Zhejiang / Hangzhuo
Haijiu battery6-DFM-7
6-DFM-9Kung Long batteryWP7-12WP7.2-12MK batteryWP7-12Panasonic batteryLCR12V7.2PPM batteryPM1270
LA1270Rhino batterySLA7-12Shaoxing Huitong battery
MGM battery6-DW-7
EV1270Yausa batteryNP7-12Yueyang batteryCB7-12

12 Volt 10Ah Battery Compatibility

12 Volt 10Ah Electric Scooter Battery
Fits the following electric scooters and bikes plus many others:
City Bug e2 electric scooter
Currie electric bicycles (rack mount)
Currie electric scooters (check size)
E-Raser electric scooter (check size)
EVO 300W Powerboard electric scooter
E-Wheels electric scooters (check size)
eZip 4.0 electric scooter
eZip 400 electric scooter
eZip 500 electric scooter
eZip 1000 electric scooter
GT 750 electric scooter
HCF models: 701, 705, 707 Pacelite, 735, and 737 electric scooters
iZip I-750 electric scooter
iZip I-1000 electric scooter
LashOut electric scooter
Mongoose electric scooter
Pacelite electric scooter
Phat Flyer electric scooter
Razor 131E electric scooter
Schwinn electric scooters (check size)
Schwinn F-18 electric scooter
Schwinn Missile FS electric scooter
Schwinn S-400 electric scooter
Schwinn S-500 FS/CD electric scooter
Schwinn S-750 electric scooter
Schwinn S/ST-1000 electric scooters
Star II electric scooters (check size)
Viza Volt electric scooter
Whizbang electric scooter
Xport SLX electric scooter
Replaces the following batteries plus many others:B.B. batteryBP10-12Contender batteryCTN-12-10F2Currie TechnologiesWP-10-12SCSB batteryGP12100ECO batteryGS12V 10AhEnduring battery6-DW-10Enduring batteryCB 10-12First Power battery or
FirstPower batteryFP12100A
FP 12100AFullriver battery or
HGL batteryHGL10-12
HGL 10-12Huangshan Wagma6-HDZM-10GPS batteryGPS10-12High / Hgh battery or
Zhejiang / Hangzhuo
Haijiu battery6-DFM-10AKung Long batteryWP10-12MGM batteryEV12100MK batteryWP10-12Palma batteryPM10A-12Panasonic batteryLCR12V10PPower Sonic batteryPS-12100PM batteryPM12100
LA12100Power Source batteryWP9-12Tianneng6-HDZM-10AK, BIK, Kstar, Liban,Luyuan, MCA, Nanhan,New Energy, Seaflo,Shunhong, So, Sunbright,Toyo, Yinxin, Zhen Ya,& Super Power batteriesplus many others.6FM10
6-FM-10
6DZM9
6-DZM-9
6DZM10
6-DZM-10Yausa batteryNP10-12Yueyang batteryCB10-12

12 Volt 12Ah Battery Compatibility

12 Volt 12Ah Electric Scooter Battery
Fits the following electric scooters and bikes plus many others:
Bladez models: XTR 450, XTR 500, 807 XTRS, XTR COMP, XTR COMP II, XTR SE,  Power Trans, Street, Street II, Paverunner 450EX, Paverunner 450EL, and Transport electric scooters
Boreem electric scooters (check size)
Charly electric scooter
Citybug and Helper electric scooters
Currie electric bicycle (frame mount)
Currie Electro-Drive electric bicycle kit
Currie electric 3-wheel tricycle
eBike 24 Volt electric bicycle
E-Raser electric scooter (check size)
E-Scooter scooters (check size))
ETC Express electric bicycle kit
EVO 500W and 800W Powerboard electric scooters
E-Wheels electric scooters (check size)
eZip 750 electric scooter
eZip 900 electric scooter
Giant LaFree Sport electric bicycle
LashOut electric bicycle
PB 806 and SM 806 electric scooters
Python Electric Bicycle
Rad2Go Great White E-36 &
Leopard Shark E5 electric scooters
Razor MX500 & MX600 Dirt Rocket
electric dirt bikes
Razor E500S electric scooter
Scoot-N-Go electric scooter
ScooterX Dirt Dog electric scooter
Spartan Sport FS-102 and FS105
Sporty electric scooter
Star II electric scooters (check size)
Synergy Cycles electric bicycles
Xport electric scooters
X-Treme X-360 electric scooter
X-Treme XP-700 electric pocket bike
Zooma electric scooter
Replaces the following batteries plus many others:B.B. batteryBP12-12Contender batteryCTN-12-12F2CSB batteryGP12120ECO batteryGS12V12AHEnduring battery6-DW-12Enduring batteryCB 12-12First Power battery or
FirstPower batteryFP12100
FP 12120Fullriver battery or
HGL batteryHGL12-12
HGL 12-12GPS batteryGPS12-12High / Hgh battery or
Zhejiang / Hangzhuo
Haijiu battery6-DFM-12AKung Long batteryWP12-12MK batteryES12-12Palma batteryPM12-12Panasonic batteryLCR12V12PPower Patrol batterySLA1104SLA1105Power Sonic batteryPS-12120Power Source batteryWP12-12PM batteryPM12120
LA12120Rhino batterySLA10-12Shaoxing Huitong battery
MGM battery6-DW-12
EV12120AK, BIK, Kstar, Luyuan,
MCA, Nanhan, New Energy,
Seaflo, Shunhong, So,
Sunbright, Toyo, Yinxin,
Zhen Ya, & Super Power
batteries plus many others.6FM12
6-FM-12
6DZM11
6DZM12
6-DZM-11
6-DZM-12Universal batteryUB12120Yausa batteryNP12-12Yueyang batteryCB12-12HangYue batteryDZM 12-6

12 Volt 18Ah and 22Ah Battery Compatibility

12 Volt 18Ah Electric Scooter Battery
12 Volt 22Ah Electric Scooter Battery
Fits the following electric scooters and bikes plus many others:
3-Wheel “leaning” electric scooters
Badsey Hot Scoot electric scooter
City Express electric scooter
Currie electric scooters (check size)
Cute and Nomad 2 wheel and 4 wheel electric scooters
E-Boarder electric scooter
EV Warrior electric bicycle
Mongoose Fusion electric scooter
Numo Pacer electric scooter
Rally electric scooter
Phantom 500 electric scooter
Pukka electric pocket mini-bike
QElectric Q-Chariot electric scooter
Rad2Go Q Chariot electric scooter
Rad2Go Tiger Shark E-10 electric scooter
Schwinn X-Cel electric scooter
Star II model 051 electric scooter
Street Jammer electric scooter
Sunpex Tracker electric scooter
Tomb Raider electric scooter
Urban Express electric scooter
X-Treme XA-1000 E-ATV
Zappy Classic electric scooter
Zappy electric bicycle (12V/12 Volt models)
Zappy electric bicycle kits
Replaces the following batteries plus many others:B.B. batteryBP17-12CSB batteryGP12170ECO batteryGS12V18AHEnduring battery6-DW-17First Power battery or
FirstPower batteryFP12150
FP12170
FP12180
FP12200Fullriver battery or
HGL batteryHGL18-12
HGL 18-12
HGL22-12
HGL 22-12GPS batteryGPS18-12High / Hgh battery or
Zhejiang / Hangzhuo
Haijiu battery6-DFM-17
6-DFM-20Kung Long batteryWP17-12MK batteryES17-12Panasonic batteryLCR12V18PPower Sonic batteryPS-12180Power Source batteryWP17-12PM batteryPM12180
LA12180Rhino batterySLA17-12So batteryFM12170Sunpex battery12200Success battery12200AK, BIK, Kstar, Luyuan,
MCA, Nanhan, New Energy,
Seaflo, Shunhong, So,
Sunbright, Toyo, Yinxin,
Zhen Ya, Globe Tools, &
Super Power batteries plus
many others.6FM17
6-FM-17
6DZM17
6-DZM-17
6DZM18
6-DZM-18
6DZM20
6-DZM-20
6DZM22
6-DZM-22Yausa batteryNP18-12Yueyang batteryCB18-12

Electric Scooter Battery Recycling

  • for an interactive online map with over 30,000 electric scooter and bicycle battery drop-off locations in the USA and Canada please visit: www.Call2Recycle.com

Electric Scooter Battery Care and Maintenance

  • Electric scooter batteries and electric bicycle batteries can last 2-3 years or more if they are properly cared for and maintained.
  • To get the longest life out of your electric scooter batteries and electric bicycle batteries recharge them after every ride, even very small rides. After short rides you can recharge the batteries immediately, however after long rides it is best to wait around 30 minutes to let the batteries cool down before recharging. Leaving an electric scooter or electric bike battery in a partially discharged state for more than a short amount of time lowers the useful lifespan of the battery.
  • When replacing electric scooter and bicycle batteries replace all of the batteries at the same time and with the same brand of batteries. If different brands of scooter batteries are mixed together the different battery chemistries may cause internal oxidation of the batteries and lower the lifespan of the battery pack.
  • When an electric scooter or electric bike is in storage recharge the batteries every month. If scooter batteries are not recharged every 30 days the batteries will internally oxidize causing a shortened battery lifespan and a lower mileage range for the vehicle.
  • Do not throw your old electric scooter batteries in the trash. Drop off your old scooter batteries at a local recycling center that accepts used batteries or at any auto parts store for proper disposal. When you recycle your electric scooter batteries they will be made into brand new batteries again. T

Electric Scooter Categories

Budget Electric Scooters (<$300)

GOTRAX Xr Elite electric scooter
The Xr Elite is a no-frills, but capable electric scooter with pneumatic tires and a disc brake

Most scooters that fall into the budget e-scooter class are not recommended for anything but minimal or light recreational use. At this budget price point, expect under-powered motors, low capacity batteries, and weak brakes. However, there are some excellent and very functional electric scooters in this category. They are worth taking a look at if this fits your budget.

See Editor’s Choices for Best Electric Scooters Under $300

Commuter Electric Scooters ($300 to $1200)

The commuter class of electric scooters is the biggest one and therefore divided into three categories. At these price points, we generally find that scooters are fairly balanced in terms of features, quality, and performance.

Budget Commuter ($300 to $600)

Xiaomi Mi M365 electric scooter on dock of lake
The Xiaomi Mi M365 is one of the most popular, value-priced scooters in the world and helped launch the sharing market.

These scooters are great for traveling shorter distances, have a reasonable range, and suitable build quality for daily commuting. Expect occasional repairs over the few years expected lifetime. Budget commuter scooters are best when your commute has relatively smooth surfaces and not a lot of steep hills. They are light enough that you can fold and carry them up stairs once in a while.

See ESG Editor’s Choices for Best Electric Scooters Under $600

Mid-ranged Commuter ($600 to $900)

Man crouching with a folded Ninebot Max electric scooter
The Segway Ninebot Max has become the go-to scooter for many scooter rental fleets, due to its range and strong build.

A mid-ranged commuting electric scooter will have a slightly larger battery for more range and possibly more motor power than the budget commuter. You won’t see any dual-motor scooters at this price, but you will see the incorporation of suspension into some models.

See ESG Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Scooters Under $900

Premium Commuter ($600 to $1200)

EMOVE Touring Electric Scooter
The EMOVE Touring is a premium commuter electric scooter with great power, range, and brilliant suspension.

Scooters in the premium commuter class typically add suspension, larger motors, bigger batteries, and better brakes to the budget and mid-range offerings. The ride will be more comfortable, safer, and have a better range due to these upgrades. However, there is a tradeoff with increased weight (around 40 lbs) that makes loading into a car or carrying upstairs more difficult.

See ESG Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Scooter Under $1200

Performance Electric Scooters ($1200 to $1600)

Apollo Explore electric scooter
The Apollo Explore is a balanced Performance Electric Scooter with a single motor, comfortable ride, and long range.

Performance electric scooters start to offer either serious speed or ultra-long range. Many of these scooters incorporate dual motors and sizable battery packs. The longest-ranged scooter in this category can deliver up to 50 miles of real-world range. At this price point, which ranges from $1200 to $1600, you will also start to see some premium features including large tubeless pneumatic tires, semi-hydraulic or hydraulic brakes, powerful lights, and turn signals.

See ESG Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Scooters Under $1600

Extreme Performance Electric Scooters ($2500+)

Man riding the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
The Wolf Warrior 11 is an extreme performance electric scooter capable of exceeding 40 mph.

Extreme scooters like these are the highest performing in every category except portability. They have massive, dual motors (some reaching speeds above 40 mph), extended battery life for extreme range (>40 miles), top-notch suspension, and hydraulically-activated disc brakes for stopping at fast speeds. Although still suitable for daily commuting, their larger tires are the only ones built for off-roading. These extreme performance scooters are the heaviest as well (typically +70 lbs), so if you need to fold and carry these scooters, make sure you are comfortable with the weight.

See ESG Editor’s Choice for Best Electric Scooters Under $2500

Electric Scooter Features

What else should you know before buying an e-scooter? Now that we’ve gone over some important factors to think about, let’s dive into some other topics that will likely influence which scooter you choose to purchase, including price, range, weight, top speed, rider weight, and IP rating.

Price

There are always going to be better and worse values in purchasing electric scooters, but basically quality and features improve with price. You won’t be buying an extreme off-road beast scooter for $200. Refer to the electric scooter categories for price brackets. 

You can use the comparison database to set min and max limits for the price to a budget range that suits your needs. This will return all scooter options available in that range, and you can jump to our detailed reviews (written and video) for most.

Range

Range refers to the distance a scooter can travel before it runs out of battery power. The range of your electric scooter will depend on various factors, including motor power, rider weight, scooter weight, weather, mode, and average speed. We perform a real-world range test on all scooters to determine a realistic assessment of range. 

Our ESG certified range test is performed by the same rider on the same urban route with frequent stops, rough roads, and uphill climbs in the scooter’s highest performance mode. The 165 lb rider pushes the scooter to its limit, maxing out the throttle and riding until the battery dies completely.

A cautious rule of thumb is to take whatever the manufacturer advertises and divide by two. Results from the 2018 electric scooter survey show most manufacturers overestimate by 30% in their range claims.

Like all batteries, as time goes on your battery capacity (and scooter range) will diminish. Most batteries will maintain their integrity for at least 300 to 500 charging cycles, with the best batteries enduring up to 1000 charging cycles before beginning to degrade. Think about your commute and how far you travel in a typical day. Remember that when your scooter runs out of power, no matter the size, you can still kick to push it.

Pro Tip: You can also bring your charger with you or buy an extra charger to leave at your destination. Some high performance scooters have dual charging ports, cutting charge time in half when using two chargers.

Weight

Weight can be a big consideration if you need to fold and carry your scooter, especially on a regular basis. 

Most scooters with a reasonable range (>15 miles) will weigh over 25 lbs. Scooters far exceeding 30 lbs will be fairly difficult to carry for long durations. Having a handle or shoulder strap will help bear the weight. Some scooters have extra wheels or a folded configuration that allow them to be rolled like the compact, commuter-friendly Glion Dolly. However, scooters will still have to be carried up stairs or lifted into a vehicle when transporting. Even the highly portable Dolly has folded dimensions of 37 in by 12 in by 8 in and weighs 28 lbs, which can be awkward for some to carry. 

If you are in the market for recreational joyriding or beast mode off-roading and not focused on its portability, the weight is not as important a factor as build quality and top speed. If you are looking for a commuter electric scooter to solve the last mile problem on your everyday route, its weight is important to consider.

Think about your commute: 

  • Will you need to walk up stairs? 
  • Does your destination have an elevator? 
  • Do you have permission and space to store your scooter inside (primarily in workplaces)?
  • Do you have alternate transportation when poor visibility and/or inclement weather occur? 
  • Are you able to lift the scooter into a trunk? 

Some conditions, like rainy weather, may call for you to take public transportation or a rideshare home. Most drivers will allow you to put your scooter in the trunk, but you still need to be able to maneuver it into the vehicle yourself.

Pro Tip: For comparison, the average weight of a household standup vacuum cleaner is 12 lbs to 18 lbs and many have similar dimensions to large folded scooters. Alternatively, visit a sporting goods store and pick up a few dumbbells or kettlebells to test what weight you can comfortably manage.

Top Speed

Top speed is not a huge factor for most commuters as long as the scooter can reach 15 mph. In fact, some municipalities have laws against going over 15 mph on electric scooters and most restrict scooters from driving on pedestrian sidewalks. 

Riding in a car or even on a bicycle at 15 mph feels different than riding an electric scooter at that speed because of the tires and acceleration. In reality, when traveling on roads or in bike lanes, 15 mph to 18 mph is fast enough. If riding in urban traffic regularly, scooters with good acceleration and top speeds in this range can help you avoid accidents. If you are interested in extreme performance scooters, those can go up to 50 mph (like the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11) and we recommend wearing serious safety gear when traveling at those speeds.

Pro Tip: Always wear a helmet when riding your scooter at any speed.

Rider Weight

The max load or max rider weight is the weight limit that the electric scooter can support. For most scooters, this limit ranges from 220 lbs to 270 lbs. If you weigh more than this, you’ll want to make sure you’re looking at scooters that can support your weight. For safety reasons, you shouldn’t exceed the weight limit specified by the manufacturer.

Keep in mind that even if the scooter is rated for your weight and you’re at the top of the limit, it will be slower and have less range compared to a lighter rider. Also consider if you’ll be carrying a backpack or anything else that will add to the overall weight the scooter will bear. For riders near or above 220 lbs, you should focus on electric scooters with at least a 500-watt motor.

Pro Tip: You can filter the comparison database based on rider weight.

Motor Power

Adult electric scooters have hub motors, which are brushless direct current (BLDC) electric motors that are built into the hub of the wheels. All electric kick scooters have at least one motor while more powerful ones will have dual motors.

Electric motors are rated based on their power consumption, which is expressed in units of watts (e.g., 600 watts). More powerful motors will have greater wattage. Motor power generally starts at 200 watts and goes all the way up to 6270 watts on the Dualtron X.

An average budget commuter scooter, like the Xiaomi Mi M365 has a 250-watt motor; a mid-range commuter scooter like the Fluid FreeRide Horizon has a 500-watt motor; and an extreme performance scooter, like the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11, has dual 1200-watt motors (or 2400-watt motor power).

For adults, we do not recommend anything under 250 watts for daily commuting. This will be adequate for flat surfaces and very small hills. If you live in an area with steeper hills, think about going to 350 or 500 watts. Even with 500 watts, your scooter will slow down on medium-sized hills. Larger motors will not only help with powering up hills, but they will also get you up to top speed more quickly.

Suspension

Suspension, similar to that in a car, smooths out bumps and indentations in the road and improves ride quality. Without it, and especially if you have solid (airless) tires, you will feel every bump that you travel over. If your commute is longer or has rough terrain to cross, strongly consider purchasing a scooter with suspension. 

There are three main types of suspension systems that are typically found on electric scooters: spring, hydraulic or air piston, and rubber suspension. Scooters with the best suspension will have some combination of spring and piston — a combination called coil-over-hydraulic or coil-over-air.

Suspension can be attached to the front, rear, or both wheels. Scooters in the premium commuter class should have either front or rear suspension.

Close up of Apollo Pro Ludicrous suspension
Many electric scooters have no suspension, while high performance ones, like the Apollo Pro feature a beefy spring suspension.

Many scooters forgo suspension in favor of large pneumatic tires that provide damping effects. These can offer a better form of suspension than cheap spring suspensions.

Lighting

Close up of red LED taillights of the EMOVE Touring
Some scooters, like the EMOVE Touring have corner “button” LEDs which help with visibility but aren’t bright enough to stand on their own.

Scooters, like bicycles, can have a white front light and a red rear light. If you ride after dark, it is necessary to have both a front and rear light. Due to the design of electric scooters, they typically do not have very visible rear lights. If you are going to ride at night, strongly consider adding some flashing red rear lights to your helmet or backpack.

Read our guide to electric scooter lighting.

Brakes

Qiewa QPower front disc brake and wheel
The Qiewa QPower has massive fully-hydraulic disc brakes that give very strong stopping power.

A quality braking system is essential for staying safe and in control while riding an electric scooter. Like those on a car or bicycle, brakes are what slow the electric scooter down. Electric scooter brakes can be broken into two categories: mechanical and electronic.

Mechanical brake systems are those that rely on a physical mechanism to slow the scooter down and include foot, drum, and disc brakes. The typical 15 mph stopping distance for mechanical systems is 20 feet, with the absolute best being under 10 feet. 

  • Foot brakes, which are activated by pushing your foot down on the rear fender, cause it to rub against the rear tire, slowing it down. This type of brake has stopping power but is not as effective as drum or disc brakes.
  • Drum brakes are enclosed inside the wheel hub, are generally lower maintenance than other braking types, and have consistent performance in wet conditions.
  • Disc brakes have the most stopping power and are lighter than drum brakes. They are typically found on higher-end premium commuter and high-performance scooters, but may appear on better quality budget commuter scooters as well.
  • In our real-world road tests, we found disc and drum brakes to be the most effective. 

Electronic braking systems rely on using the motor itself for braking and include strictly electric and regenerative braking systems. Electric and regenerative brakes are the weakest. If you are traveling at 15+mph and need to stop quickly, these alone will not do the job. The typical 15 mph stopping distance using an electronic brake alone is 30 to 40 feet. 

Mechanical braking systems will offer much stronger braking than electronic systems. However, electronic systems benefit from not requiring any periodic adjustments or maintenance. Many scooters will have a combination of both electronic and mechanical braking systems. For safety reasons, we recommend scooters that have at least two braking systems in case one fails.

Learn more in our technical guide to electric scooter brakes.

Tires

Close up shot of Thunder electric scooter LED taillights

Tires come in two types: solid (airless) tires and pneumatic (air-filled) tires

  • Solid tires There are a few varieties of airless tires and these include honeycomb, polymer-filled, and solid. Solid tires are inferior to pneumatic in every way except they have virtually no maintenance required. When riding on solid tires, you’re more likely to feel every bump and even stumble over lines of paint on the road. 

Pneumatic tires We always recommend pneumatic tires because they give better ride quality (with or without suspension) and their supple rubber performs much better in adverse road conditions. Some air-filled tires have inner tubes that can be replaced if damaged; other air-filled tires are tubeless. Pneumatic tires have the advantage of shock absorption and better handling (especially in bad weather). 

The downside to pneumatic tires is there is more maintenance required than the airless variety. Pneumatic tires are prone to punctures and need to be filled with air when they have low pressure. Pneumatic tires, with tubes and tubeless, are common in all price classes except the budget range, where tires are almost exclusively solid.

Pneumatic tires are common in all price ranges, except the Budget range, where tires are almost exclusively airless (solid).

Pro Tip: Do not underestimate the improved ride quality you will get with pneumatic tires. These will make a huge improvement when rolling over even minimally bumpy terrain, where road vibration can be very uncomfortable on your feet and legs. Additionally, you can prevent flat tires by following a few simple tips.

Learn more about the differences between pneumatic and solid tires in our electric scooter tire guide.

IP Rating

The ingress protection or IP rating tells you how resistant an electric scooter is to dust and water. The IP rating consists of two numbers, but we focus on the second because it tells you how water-resistant the scooter is. The greater the number is — the more resistant it is to water and moisture.

Not all scooters have an IP rating. If you are planning on riding your scooter in all weather conditions, you will want to invest in one with at least IPx4 water-resistance.

IP RATINGMEANING
IPx0No protection
IPx1 to IPx3Very limited water resistance
IPx4 to IPx6Suitable for riding in the rain
IPx7+Can be fully submerged in water

Pro Tip: You can sort our electric scooter comparison database, based on IP rating (the column is titled “Water”).

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