Summer is here, which means taking in the sun and warm weather, which is ideal for anyone who is a fan of the electric scooter. Electric scooters are great for all ages, and depending on the make and style, can be used essentially anywhere. It’s a fun alternative to walking or biking. The best part is it is excellent for environmentally conscientious people.
While some scooters can run-up to the thousands, here are six budget-friendly electric scooters great for the kid in us all.
Gotrax GXL V2
The Gotrax GXL V2 is an electric scooter that offers riders a handbrake, cruise control, and pneumatic tires. This makes the Gotrax an excellent scooter for both flat and bumpy roads. Featuring a 250-watt motor, the GXL can reach up to 15 MPH, which, while compared to other scooters and bikes, may not seem fast, offers a great cruising option.
It takes about four hours to recharge, after which it can last anywhere between nine to 12 miles. The compact yet light design of the GXL makes it perfect for traveling.
Other notable features of the GXL include the digital display on the handlebars, which lets you know how fast you are going and how much battery life is left.
Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter
If you are looking to purchase an introductory electric scooter for your kid, the Razor Power Core E90 is the perfect purchase. At under $100, this is one of the cheapest scooters on the market. The Razor features an 85W motor with a 12V battery. Additionally, the rider can get up to 13 miles or 80 minutes of use in a single charge, depending on the terrain.
Featuring rear-wheel drive, the Razor offers rider control and traction. This is great for when the Razor reaches its maximum speed of 10 MPH. Acceleration is achieved through a push mechanism on the throttle. With this electric scooter, you don’t have to worry about any flats as it uses airless tires. Hence, you can ride stress-free without disturbing what you may scoot over.
Segway Ninebot S Plus Self Balancing Electric Scooter
While this may be a bit on the higher end of budget-friendly, this electric scooter comes from the famous and well-recognized brand Segway. Reaching a maximum speed of 12.5 MPH, the Segway Ninebot S Plus Self Balancing Electric Scooter can travel up to 22 miles in a single charge.
Though we usually think of scooters as having the handle to hold on to, this self-balancing scooter offers the riders a step-by-step tutorial on gaining confidence while riding. Featuring a 400 W motor, this electric scooter requires four hours to fully charge. However, there are added perks that come with this fun and innovative take on the scooter. The Segway Ninebot comes designed with a Smart Battery Management System, which lets you know of your scooter’s overall health and battery status. It also features a remote control that allows you to program the scooter to follow you. You can also use the control as a remote control guide while on the scooter itself.
Other notable added features of the Segway Ninebot are the 11-inch tires which are shock absorbing and anti-ski, and the aircraft-grade alloy frame, which adds to the lightness of the Segway. If you are looking for a unique twist on the electric scooter, the Segway Ninebot is just that.
VIRO Rides 550E Electric Scooter
The VIRO Rides 550 E Electric Scooter makes a statement on the go for the hip and stylish kid. This particular model is made with street art covering the body and handles of the scooter. This is a step away from the usual solid black color design and style found in regular electric scooters.
The VIRO is a push start scooter; however, it can reach speeds up to 10 MPH once it’s started. There is a thumb throttle that allows riders to adjust the speed as necessary. Along with the throttle, there is the option of a hand brake or foot brake, providing the rider with optimal control. This is the perfect kids’ scooter, not because of the price, but with the small added features of the kickstand, enclosed motor, and LED lights that provide lights on the ground when in use.
A single charge for the VIRO takes over 10 hours, allowing riders to go about six miles or 40 minutes on a charge.
Hiboy S2R Electric Scooter
If your kid is looking for sleek and simple, the Hiboy S2R Electric Scooter is an ideal option. Featuring a 350W motor, the Hiboy reaches speeds of up to 19 MPH and, on a single charge, travels up to 17 miles (depending on the terrain). Designed with disc braking and an anti-lock braking system, the Hiboy was made for the safe rider in mind.
Featuring 8.5″ tires, this makes it an excellent scooter for paved and non-paved roads. If you are going long stretches, there is also the option of a cruise or speed control, all of which can be viewed on the smart dashboard located on the handlebar.
Last longer with a spare battery pack, as the Hiboy offers a detachable battery compartment, or run a diagnostic on your electric scooter with the Hiboy application.
EverCross Electric Scooter
The EverCross Electric Scooter is great for kids and adults. It features the option of sitting or standing while you scoot along the streets of your hometown. To fully charge the 48V battery, you can expect anywhere between four to six hours, after which you can expect to get up to 31 miles on a single charge.
At those distances, it’s no wonder the EverCross features a detachable seat. Other features include the unique integrated control system on the handlebar, which allows you to select cruise control, monitor the battery life, as well as check the overall status of your scooter.
Reaching maximum speeds of 28 MPH, this electric scooter is great for those looking for a leisurely ride or running errands, going to school, or working. Its compact and easy-to-store design means you can easily fold it and hide it out of sight.
Whether you are casually scootering around or if you are using it with the intent of getting from Point A to Point B, the electric scooter is an excellent mode of transportation. With the options available, there is one that is going to suit your budget and your needs.