Best electric push scooter

Finding the best electric push scooter, best electric scooter 2020 and best electric scooters for adults 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 best electric scooters for commuting in the category.

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

Best electric push scooters

Best for avoiding obstaclesFuture Motion Onewheel Pint: $950

The Onewheel Pint is $950, practically half the price of the bigger Onewheel Plus XR, which costs $1,800. It weighs 26 pounds and supports riders up to 250 pounds. The Pint can travel six to eight miles on a full battery charge with the motor allowing a top speed of 16 mph. It is more maneuverable than any previous Onewheel and most other rideables. It handles inclines with ease and sports rear along with front lights for night riding. The board is operated by shifting your weight forward and back to move forward and back, and heel to toe to steer. Once you get the hang of it, it’s like riding a skateboard, and you’ll be tempted to pull off some tricks (which we do not officially endorse). 

Best hands-free premium experienceFuture Motion Onewheel Plus XR: $1,800

The Onewheel Plus XR is the bigger and older brother to the Pint. Still one of my favorites, due to the all-around freedom you feel when riding. That along with the ability to travel 12 to 18 miles on a full charge of the battery, plus the motor lets you hit a top speed of 19 mph. 

A nice feature found in the app, for iOS and Android, is while riding you’ll get a notification once the battery is at 50% so you can make it back home from wherever you may roam. The app offers a bunch of other settings from social to board riding customization. It’s not the most travel-friendly in terms of carrying around, it weighs about 30 pounds, but is easy to store. In addition, it only takes about two hours to fully charge the battery. 

Brains and beautyUnagi E500: $990

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Premium scooter manufacturer Unagi adds new color customization options and a dual 250-watt motor to this update to last year’s E450 model, our previous pick for the best all-around electric scooter. Why call this one the E500? Because that’s the new total motor output wattage. 

Due to the dual 250-watt motors, the E500 required a slightly larger battery (28.8 volts) than the E450 to maintain the same travel distance. It makes the carbon fiber and aluminum body about two pounds heavier, at just a hair under 27 pounds.

The display is bright and easy to see in sunlight and instead of sticking a bell on the scooter, they’ve put on an electric horn that’s loud enough to be heard through a closed car window. 

The electric scooter can support riders up to 270 pounds, hit a top speed of 18 mph, and a travel distance of 15 miles. To stop the scooter just use the ABS electric brake or put a little pressure on the rear spoiler brake for those steep hills. 

For a closer look at this electric scooter, check out our gallery of the Unagi E500. Read more on the Unagi E500.SEE AT UNAGIA cool and cost-effective scooterLevy Electric Scooter: $499

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The Levy Electric Scooter slides into this list due to its price-to-practicality ratio. An electric scooter that can hit 18 mph, costs around $500, weighs just under 30 pounds and has a removable battery is a pretty good all-around deal. Levy also has scooters available for rent through its iOS and Android app. 

The Levy has air-filled tires that make for a comfortable ride. The battery is located in the steering tube, unlike a lot of other scooters, so you get some body flexibility similar to a longboard for those bumpy roads. I really appreciate that the battery is removable as well. Anyone with a yard or stairs can leave it locked, and remove the battery to take into charge. 

The Levy is rated to travel about 15 miles on a full charge but that’s not at top speed. I would say most riders would get realistically about 7 to 10 miles. But because it is removable, you can buy a second battery for $139 and carry it with you.

For a closer look, check out our gallery of the Levy Electric Scooter.SEE AT LEVY ELECTRIC SCOOTERSMade to go the distanceApollo Pro Scooter: $1,849

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Out of all the scooters in this lineup, this is the one that can most closely replace your car. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Apollo Pro made running errands and checking on the family the fastest and safest way to get around New York City. 

This is a comfortable ride, due to its dual 10-inch air-filled tires and spring suspension, which you really need for a scooter that can hit 40 mph. 

The Pro can travel close to 50 miles on a full charge and is powered by two 1,000-watt motors. You can ride the electric scooter in single- or dual-motor mode (balancing longer life versus more power), or get extra green with an eco mode. Read our Apollo Pro Scooter hands-on.SEE AT APOLLO SCOOTERSGo further for lessSegway Ninebot KickScooter Max: $799

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The Segway Max is a reliable electric scooter that can take you very far. It’s rated to go 40 miles on a full charge (if you’re driving slower and on flat ground), which is a bold claim by Segway. In real-world conditions, I was able to go 7 miles (my daily commute before working from home) at top speed using 45% of the battery. That’s still pretty good considering the scooter itself is rather hefty, weighing 41 pounds and I frequently got it up to 18mph. 

The air-filled tires make for a more comfortable ride than the ES series from Segway. One feature I really appreciated was the charging cable. It’s a generic power cord with no brick, making it easy to carry around or replace. The 551-watt-hour battery can be fully charged in 6 hours. 

To stop, riders can just use the handbrake. There’s also a bell built into the handlebar to alert pedestrians you’re coming. And if you’ve got big feet, like I do, I loved the long riding deck, which gave me plenty of room to get comfortable. See our Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max gallery.SEE AT AMAZONBest for electric scooter for the cosmopolitan adultBoosted Rev: $1,599

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Boosted is best known for its motorized skateboards, but it’s now getting into the e-scooter market with the battery-powered Rev, the best electric scooter for the sophisticated set. This smooth ride has a powerful dual 1,500-watt motor and air-filled 9-inch pneumatic tires for a top ride speed of 24 mph. Due to its motor power and speed, it’s best as an electric scooter for adults and not exactly a scooter for kids — though if you’re looking for an electric scooter for kids, there are plenty of options out there.

The $1,599 Rev (and its pneumatic tires) supports riders weighing up to 250 pounds, which is 30 more pounds more in weight capacity than some other scooters in this list, which makes it the best electric scooter as far as weight capacity. Bonus: For those with larger feet, the board is wide enough to get them side by side.

For a closer look at the electric scooter, check out our gallery of the Boosted Rev. Read our Boosted Rev hands-on.SEE AT BOOSTED USABest electric scooter for modest budgetsSwagtron Swagger 5 Elite: $300

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The Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite is the least expensive product on this list, and that’s its greatest feature. This folding e-scooter doesn’t outperform any of the products mentioned here, but at $299 it’s hard to complain about it not being the best electric scooter in the overall marketplace. It has a single 250-watt motor that doesn’t put out much torque but can reach a smooth ride speed of 14 to 16 mph. The listed travel distance is approximately 11 miles on a fully charged battery, with a lithium-ion battery will charge in 3.5 hours. The maximum weight supported is 320 pounds and the e-scooter weighs 26 pounds. Although it supports larger riders, due to its low-powered motor, you may get a slower takeoff and slowdowns on inclines. It may also lose its charge faster. See our gallery of the Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite.SEE AT SWAGTRONBest electric scooter for long haulsNinebot by Segway ES4: $800

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The ES4 Kick Scooter sits atop the Segway consumer scooter chain, with a secondary battery to make a long distance ride or a lengthy ride time a breeze. It can travel an estimated 28 miles on a single battery charge, and the electric motor allows for a top speed of 18 mph (which I was able to hit). The folding point on this e-scooter is different from the others in this roundup. The entire front post folds down, wheel and all. While braking, I would shift my weight back over the rear wheel, pushing down on the spoiler brake along with hitting the handlebar brake (which is an antilock brake), but without much of the front headtube flex you’d feel in some other scooters. There are also shock absorbers that help with shock absorption when you ride over bumpy surfaces. 

The dual-battery model weighs just over 30 pounds, and it supports riders weighing up to 220 pounds. The scooter has some good power and can put out 300 to 800 watts depending on the riding mode. Single charge time is longer than the average, about 7 hours. If you run out of battery life and don’t have time to charge, it can also work as an old-fashioned kick-and-go scooter. It also sports some customizable LED lights under the deck between the tires. Those and some other settings can be adjusted in the iOS and Android apps. See our Ninebot by Segway ES4 gallery.SEE AT SEGWAYBest electric scooter for speedstersMercane Widewheel scooter: $1,099

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The Mercane Widewheel scooter is the best electric scooter when it comes to motor power in this lineup. Powered by dual 500-watt motors, it has some serious takeoff power and torque. 

Most models are locked to a top ride speed of 15 mph, but there’s an advanced mode where you can unlock its full battery power and ride it to 25 mph (but you do so at your own risk). It has a dual suspension and weighs a whopping 50 pounds. The range is up to 20 miles on a single battery charge, and it support riders weighing 220 pounds. The riding deck is longer and wider than your average scooter, making it easy to get both feet on the board comfortably. It has an IPX4 rating.

The scooter gets its name from its 8-inch wide tires. The tires are great for staying upright during a ride, but turns take some getting used to with the tires. Unlike most of the honor-system devices here, this one needs a key to start. See our Mercane Widewheel gallery.SEE AT FLUIDFREERIDE.COMBest for small space and small budgetsSwagtron EB5 Pro electric bicycle: $500

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Great for a commuter with limited storage space. The Swagtron EB5 Pro is a folding pedal-assist bicycle with an electric motor that also has its own throttle (so you don’t really have to pedal at all). With a full battery, it can travel up to 15 miles at a speed of 15 mph. This folding electric bicycle is a single speed, and you can even turn all the powered features off and use it like a regular bike. It weighs a solid 37 pounds and the seat supports riders up to 264 pounds, but when the seat is folded down, this ride is surprisingly small. See our Swagtron EB5 Pro gallery.SEE AT AMAZONBest for a premium splurgeTrek Super Commuter Plus 8S: $3,600

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Even though it’s been replaced by the Allant Plus 9.9S at the top of this story, I decided to leave the Super Commuter on this list because it’s available at a deep discount. I originally tested this bike in the 2019 TD 5 Boro Bike Tour. First, I wanted to see how it performed as a normal seat bike. It’s heavy at 54 pounds, and I had to see how it would fare against some of the sleeker bicycles. The 11 speeds made it easy to maintain a comfortable pace. When I came across a few inclines, the pedal assist (Bosch Performance Speed, 350-watt motor, integrated into the frame) worked perfectly. 

Eco was my preferred assist mode. It gives the least assistance of the four settings, so it has the best battery life for long distances. The bicycle does not have a throttle; it is strictly pedal assist. Eco, Tour, Sport and Turbo each progressively give you a more spice in your ride, and the estimated distance that the battery will let you travel in each mode shows on the display. Pedal assistance on the Trek coincides with rpm — the faster you get the cranks around, the more the Bosch system will progressively increase your speed to get those tires moving.

During my daily commute around the city, I found myself riding in the streets more so than the bike lane. I was coming up too quickly behind other cyclists, and battery-powered delivery bikes too. Fortunately, the Trek SC Plus 8 comes equipped with a bell, reflectors and rear as well as front lights, so hopefully they’ll see (or hear) you coming on your commute. For those instances where they don’t, the S8 comes with 180-centimeter hydraulic disc brakes that stop on a dime, and the wider tires make bumps on the ride hardly noticeable. The S8 has an IP54 rating.

WHAT SCOOTER SHOULD I BUY?

The focus of this site has always been to help scooterists find the best machine. This entire site is designed to be a comprehensive resource on every scooter from all the main manufacturers, but it still can be difficult to get started. This article will help you do just that by asking some of the key questions.

What displacement is right?

To get started, ask yourself what sort of power or engine size you’re after. Small scooters (50cc) will be good for 30-50mph, which means around town use only unless you’re crazy. There aren’t many scooters between 50cc and 125cc, which is where the mid sized scooter market starts (125-170cc). Mid-sized scooters add enough power to hang with traffic on backroads and slower highways (i.e. 50-70mph), but you have to move up to 250cc+ to be fully capable of cruising on highways with 60-70mph speed limits.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&client=ca-pub-2266364363711860&output=html&h=193&slotname=6338535260&adk=1718823971&adf=2570314566&pi=t.ma~as.6338535260&w=770&fwrn=4&lmt=1613030213&rafmt=11&psa=0&format=770×193&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.motorscooterguide.net%2Fwhat-scooter-should-i-buy%2F&flash=0&wgl=1&adsid=ChEIgMiTgQYQ-tTk1PKKj-jUARI9AIICxrIiriQ39QEeXxgaL_j4FYyq06Z-qIZ3Rv5elexSVhhjHUN4dsUDai0oVKD9uRxQfuibrbXy3A3tbw&dt=1613031487367&bpp=26&bdt=45557&idt=45454&shv=r20210208&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3Dfaac32180c595fc4-228476cf6eba0090%3AT%3D1613031396%3ART%3D1613031396%3AS%3DALNI_MbV-Fhm0ojtExueDgdQX5TvlK0SqQ&prev_fmts=0x0%2C1265x721%2C1200x280&nras=2&correlator=381962572989&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1917307634.1613031491&ga_sid=1613031491&ga_hid=2094725738&ga_fc=0&rplot=4&u_tz=60&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=800&u_w=1280&u_ah=732&u_aw=1280&u_cd=24&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=4&adx=48&ady=1831&biw=1265&bih=721&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=21067981%2C21068769%2C21068893&oid=3&pvsid=2592509680143583&pem=272&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&rx=0&eae=0&fc=1920&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C1280%2C0%2C1280%2C800%2C1280%2C721&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CeEbr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8320&bc=31&ifi=2&uci=a!2&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=4s1k4HsKUz&p=https%3A//www.motorscooterguide.net&dtd=45565

Opting for a bigger motor certainly adds power, but it also means a machine that is more expensive to buy, insure, maintain and fill with gas. Bigger scooters are also a bit more of handful for smaller riders looking for something light and nimble. So carefully consider what size of scooter meets your realistic needs, and then ask yourself if such a scooter also meets your budget. The challenge is might be finding the right balance between what’s practical economically and what gets you excited. Opting for a scooter that is impractically too small in a bid to save money often ends with dissatisfaction, while selecting a bigger machine than you need ends up being a costly lesson.

Why are you buying?

Consider what your main motivation is. If you’re buying because you’re a scooter enthusiast looking for a blast on two wheels then you probably already have a favorite brand and you’re not reading this article, so if you are reading this then maybe you’re buying a scooter for practical reasons.

The danger if you are buying a scooter to save money is to wrongly assume all scooters are economical and then purchase some attractive machine which might end up costing more to operate than you planned. I did just that when my wife and I purchased two mid sized scooters – a Vespa LX150 and a Yamaha BWS 125. We figured it would be a fun and cheap way to travel but once we actually got the scooters I realized that our combined gas usage was the same as just taking our car, plus any money saved by diverting wear and tear off the car was lost because we were spending an extra $70 per month on insurance for the scooters plus they were depreciating. Our car only cost us $2500 a few years earlier and the total depreciation on these two scooters by the time we sold was over $3500.

To put it simply, any scooter will save money if you’re buying it instead of a car. But if you’re buying a scooter in addition to your car then only a 50cc will really save enough money to be worthwhile. Even then you have to use it a decent amount. So the take away lesson here is that if you are buying a scooter for practical reasons then make sure it’ll really save money. To do that, you’ll want to think about which brands hold their resale value and what scooters cost the least to own and maintain. To answer that, start by mulling over the next question.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&client=ca-pub-2266364363711860&output=html&h=193&slotname=6338535260&adk=1718823971&adf=3439371510&pi=t.ma~as.6338535260&w=770&fwrn=4&lmt=1613030213&rafmt=11&psa=0&format=770×193&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.motorscooterguide.net%2Fwhat-scooter-should-i-buy%2F&flash=0&wgl=1&adsid=ChEIgMiTgQYQ-tTk1PKKj-jUARI9AIICxrIiriQ39QEeXxgaL_j4FYyq06Z-qIZ3Rv5elexSVhhjHUN4dsUDai0oVKD9uRxQfuibrbXy3A3tbw&dt=1613031487394&bpp=4&bdt=45584&idt=45888&shv=r20210208&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3Dfaac32180c595fc4-228476cf6eba0090%3AT%3D1613031396%3ART%3D1613031396%3AS%3DALNI_MbV-Fhm0ojtExueDgdQX5TvlK0SqQ&prev_fmts=0x0%2C1265x721%2C1200x280%2C770x193%2C300x600&nras=2&correlator=381962572989&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=1917307634.1613031491&ga_sid=1613031491&ga_hid=2094725738&ga_fc=0&rplot=4&u_tz=60&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=800&u_w=1280&u_ah=732&u_aw=1280&u_cd=24&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=4&adx=48&ady=3048&biw=1265&bih=721&scr_x=0&scr_y=1140&eid=21067981%2C21068769%2C21068893&oid=3&psts=AGkb-H-6s1P5KZP8oJQikRpfJmTS_OHwDMw_w77oXJOJvtJtROpRET_U8nYw4yn7ozlT7DpW2Bw5w2D0&pvsid=2592509680143583&pem=272&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&rx=0&eae=0&fc=1920&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C1280%2C0%2C1280%2C800%2C1280%2C721&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CeEbr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8320&bc=31&ifi=3&uci=a!3&btvi=3&fsb=1&xpc=zCeTkcTayH&p=https%3A//www.motorscooterguide.net&dtd=50669

How long will you own it?

Purchase price is a big factor in any buying decision, but resale value is also important if you don’t plan on keeping it forever. The difference between the purchase price and the eventual resale price is what you really spent to own it.

Well known and highly regarded brands like Honda, Piaggio, Suzuki and Yamaha typically have very good resale value, so you can sell a scooter for over 50% of what you paid for it even after 5 years. Conversely, poorly known and lower quality brands like Chinese machines have very little resale value so the upfront price savings can be lost when you try to sell it. In between are brands like the Taiwanese (Kymco, Genuine, PGO, SYM) which depreciate at moderate rates. Vespa’s are another thing entirely, with depreciating typically quite slow except for the grand or so you lose when you roll it out of the showroom.

If you think you’re only going to own the scooter for a few years, stick with a trusted brand that will be easy to sell. Honda is the best in this regards, but Yamaha, Suzuki, Vespa, Piaggio and Aprilia sell pretty good as well. If you plan on owning it longer then a Taiwanese built machine (Kymco, Genuine, PGO, SYM) could be the right call because these brands make pretty good machines but they aren’t well known enough to have decent resale value. Over a time period of more than 5 years they can be cheaper in total cost.

Almost everyone would do well to stay away from Chinese scooters. They have no resale value yet they don’t last long enough to earn their purchase price. The only owners who can come out ahead with a Chinese machine are those who are willing to do quite a bit of wrenching if necessary. If you’re willing and eager to get your hands greasy and you can’t afford at least a Taiwan built machine, then a Chinese scooter will be an interesting experience if nothing else.

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You might have seen some tempting 20 year old scooter on Craigslist for $200, which has you pondering where the optimal intersection is between age and price. Depreciation for scooters is typically about 50% in the first 5 years and then really slow after that. Even a machine from 1990 will probably fetch $500 if it’s running well, which is probably 50% of it’s new MSRP.

The lesson here is that you don’t save much money opting for scooters that are older than about 5-7 years. There are older scooters that are much cheaper, but these are typically not running or not running well, which is the real reason why the price is low. Consider that a 1995 Honda Dio typically sells for $800, while a 2007 Honda Ruckus goes for maybe $1000. Those extra $200 for a 11 year newer machine are very well spent.

So most people should look for machines that are somewhere between new and 7 years old depending on their budget. People with really small budgets and who are mechanically inclined can look for scooters that are non-running but supposedly ran well when they were parked 5-15 years ago. These machines are always a gamble, but the home mechanic can often get them running for under $200 so they’re a fun project if you buy them cheap and invest sparingly in them.

Making a short list

By now you should have narrowed down the engine size you’re after to a pretty small range and hopefully focused in on 1-3 manufacturers. The scooter market really isn’t that big, so if you also know roughly how old of a scooter you want to buy then you’re all set to go make a short list. If your list is 50cc scooters from Japanese brands sold from 2009 thru 2012 then you’re probably only looking at 4-5 machines.

So browse through the main pages for each brand your interested in to identify candidate models and then go read the individual pages for all the info. If you’re looking at 50cc then also consider if you want a 2-stroke or 4-stroke. Otherwise, if you’ve chosen your list based on practical criteria then now may be the right time to listen more to other side of your brain and select the machine that appeals to your passion. The scooter with the cool looks is probably going to make you happier than the one with 25% more storage. Buy the one you love and you won’t regret it.

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