Electric scooters have really taken off in popularity in the last few years. They’ve become much more efficient and lighter. Instead of being just toys for children, great adult electric scooters now exist as well.
Electric scooters are now so advanced that they may be a great option for your commute. They are environmentally friendly, easy to ride and recharge, and some of the best options are still very affordable. They can also be a lot of fun – if you are looking for an electric transportation device, you definitely need to take a look at these scooters.
While electric scooters for children can be found for close to $100, most electric scooters suitable for adults start closer to $400. The very high end options can even cost a few thousand dollars. We’ll be taking a look at a few different options at all price ranges.
If you are looking for an efficient and affordable way to make your commute, or just a fun electric assisted method of transportation, one of these adult electric scooters might be for you. All of the electric scooters we’ve reviewed below are designed and built for adults. If you are under 150 pounds, you might want to take a look at some of the electric scooters marketed for children as you can probably save a bit of money.
Swagtron Swagger Pro
Swagtron’s Swagger Pro, even with its ridiculous name, is a great middle of the road option for a commuter electric scooter. It has a top speed of around 16 mph with a battery that can take you up to 18 miles on a full charge. It’s carbon fiber and steel build mean it can take a beating and you won’t have to worry about it breaking. It also can fold up, and at an easy to carry 16 pounds it isn’t too cumbersome to carry into your office or on the train.
The Swagger Pro has an MSRP of $600, but you can usually find it for much less (while writing this, it is $399 on Amazon). The best part about the Swagger Pro is that it compromises in all the right areas if you are looking for a last mile commute option. It might not reach the advertised top speed or maximum range except under ideal circumstances, but it has a simple design that works and has a great build quality.
If you want to try out an electric scooter but aren’t sure where to start, you can’t go wrong with the Swagger Pro. There is also a non-Pro model available for about $100 less, which the only main difference being a slightly smaller battery. If your commute is under 5 miles round trip, you might want to look into that version. If you are interested in the Swagger Pro, you can take a look at our full review as well.
Razor is the most popular and successful maker of scooters in the world today. They popularized scooters as children’s toys in the ’90s, and now have a variety of electric scooter models available. They mostly still make scooters for children, but Razor’s E300 is the a larger version that is suitable for adults.
The best part of the Razor E300 is definitely the price – it has an MSRP of only $300, but depending on the exact configuration you want you can probably find it for between $225 and $250. It has a similar design to the Razor scooters that were everywhere 20 years ago – this adult electric scooter is basically just a bigger version. Still, it is a bit bigger and more heavy duty looking than many of the other scooters on this list. The larger size and bigger wheels make it better on grass or other rough surfaces. This also makes it a bit harder to deal with though – I wouldn’t plan on taking this on the train every day, for example.
The E300 is a great buy, especially if you plan on riding your electric scooter off the road or sidewalk. It comes in a ton of options too – different colors, with a seat or without, etc. You can find out more about the E300 in our full review.
OjO Commuter Scooter
The OjO Commuter Scooter is the most expensive adult electric scooter on this list at $1,999. Designed just for commuters, it looks similar to a slimmed down Vespa. It uses a lot of the same advancements in batteries and electric motors that enable the other scooters on this list, but this isn’t a scooter you would want to take on the train. It is designed for a bit further of a ride than the other scooters on this list though, with a top speed of 20 mph and a range of 25 miles on a single charge.
OjO’s scooter looks slick and has a great build quality and a smooth ride. If you don’t mind the price tag, it is definitely an option worth checking out.
Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter
This adult electric scooter option is pretty heavy duty, even more so than the Razor E300. It has large wheels and suspension capable of handling going off road, and can carry up to 255 pounds. The Glion Dolly is made of mostly brushed aluminum, and definitely is made well. It can still fold down to make it relatively easy to carry, but weighs just under 30 pounds (almost twice what the Swagger Pro weighs).
The Glion Dolly adult electric scooter is a great option for commuting if you need to ride on some rough roads, or even off road, but still want to be able to fold up and carry the scooter. Still small enough to easily throw in your trunk or take on the train, the Glion Dolly is also heavy duty enough to handle a rough ride. You will pay a bit of a price for this though, as the MSRP for this scooter is $800.