The Razor e100 is probably the most popular electric scooter for kids out there right now. Razor was the main group that popularized scooters with kids in the ’90s, and the e100 is doing the same for electric scooters. The e100 has been on the market for a few years now, but has anyone else come out with a better electric scooter? We tested it out and did the research for you, so read the rest of AAB’s Razor e100 review to see what we think.
A quick aside – razor does make similar electric scooters for adults and teenagers. If you are interested in an electric scooter for someone over 13, a good place to start would be the Razor e300. Razor also makes versions of each of their scooters that have seats – they just add an “S” to the model. So if you want an e100 with a seat, you can look for Razor’s e100s.
Razor e100 Specifications
This electric scooter has a top speed of 10 miles per hour, and the battery will last for at least 40 minutes of continuous use. You control the motor with a twist grip on the handlebar.
The brake is controlled with a handlebar brake like you would find on most bikes. You can still push the board as if it weren’t electric to conserve the battery or when it runs out.
The handlebar can be completely removed for easy storage. The wheels can also be easily taken off and replaced, if necessary.
Razor has learned a lot through their decades of scooter production, and the e100’s build quality shows it. The frame is all steel and the battery and motor are both protected by additional steel panels. The front wheel is an 8-inch pneumatic tire, while the back wheel is plastic. While the e100 is definitely designed for kids (with a maximum rider weight of 120 pounds), it is also designed to take a beating and not ever require any extensive repairs.
Razor e100 Review
The first thing that stands out about the Razor e100 is the build quality. Even though electric scooters are pretty new, Razor has used their experience to make a really solid product. This is really important for anything designed for children as young as 8, but especially for an electric scooter that they are riding and when any problems with the battery or motor could be big trouble. With the e100, you can trust Razor not to have any problems that a newer or smaller company might encounter.
Most importantly, though, the e100 is pretty fun to ride. The handlebar acceleration and breaking are pretty easy to learn and get used to. You do have to push the scooter a bit before you can let the motor take over. This can be a little awkward. Razor says you have to get it up to 3 miles per hour on your own before the motor will take over.
The pretty big 8-inch front tire provides a lot of benefits for riding. First, it makes the e100 easily handle bumps in the road or any minor obstacles. It also makes it so, with the help of the motor, you can easily ride over grass and dirt. If you ever had one of the Razor scooters that were everywhere in the later ’90s, you’ll know this is a huge upgrade. With the old, non-electric Razor scooters any rock in the road could cause trouble, and you definitely weren’t riding on grass or dirt. The e100 is almost a great off-roading scooter by comparison.
The biggest drawback of the e100 is the charging time and battery life. Razor recommends 12 hours (!) of charging time, for only 40 minutes of continuous use. The 40 minutes of battery life isn’t as bad as it sounds since the e100 still works fine when pushing it. The 12-hour charging time can be really annoying if you forget to plug it in though.
- Great build quality
- Handles well on roads or on grass and dirt thanks to 8-inch pneumatic front tire
- Decent sized deck, perfect for target audience
- Easy to use even when battery is drained
- Easy to assemble and can disassemble for easy storage and transport
- Low price, starting at $100
- Comes in a variety of colors – purple, pink, red, black, blue and many more
- Long charging time (12 hours) and short battery life (40 minutes)
- 120 pounds is the maximum rider weight
Overall, the Razor e100 is a great electric scooter for its target audience – anyone from ages 8-13. If you are over 13 or over 120 pounds you’ll probably want to look at the Razor e300, which is very similar but designed for teenagers and adults. If you’re really serious about electric scooters there are certainly other high-end options out there. Still, the Razor e100 is probably the best electric scooter out there for kids, especially at the low price of around $100 – $150.