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Table of Contents
- Razor E300 Electric Scooter
- Razor Pocket Mod Scooter
- The Best Choice – Renegade 1000W Powerboard 36V Rechargeable Electric Scooter
- Value for Money – Hiboy E-Scooter Folding Electric Scooter
- Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter
- Ripsar Black 24v Electric Scooter with Air Tyre
- The Cheap Choice – HOMCOM 120W Teens Foldable Electric Scooter
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Electric scooters are the most environment-friendly way to move around, economical, easy to handle and, in most jurisdictions, save you the trouble to get an insurance policy. Inspired by their ever-rising popularity, we thought that a list of the best electric scooters of 2019 would catch your attention.
1. Razor E300 Electric Scooter (for Teens & Adults)
Since most of the models in our list are manufactured by Razor, a few words about the UK’s leading scooter and ride-on brand are in order.
Razor, founded in California and initially focused on action sports, has steadily built an unmatched reputation for dedication to detail, cutting-edge technology, prime quality materials and smooth design, tailored as best as possible to modern every-day life and its constantly evolving needs.
Here, we have one of its older electric scooter models – it was first launched in 2014 – which, after several upgrades and improvements, remains one of the most reliable and popular in the market, designed mostly for kids who simply love roaming around the neighbourhood in comfort and safety.
At a Glance
- Top of Form
- Brand: Razor
- Model: 13173814
- ASIN B00TU5GAVO
- Weight: 24.6 Kg
- Age of Rider: 13+ years old (according to the manufacturer)
- Batteries: 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required – included in the package, along with a battery charger
- Max rider weight: 100 kg
- Maximum speed: 24 kmh (15 mph)
- Frame height: 5”
- Frame width: 40”
- Detachable seat model available
- Variable speed: twist throttle
- Maximum continuous use on a single charge: up to 40 minutes
- Super-sized deck and frame
- High-torque, chain driven motor
- Twist-grip acceleration control
- Hand-operated rear brake
- Pneumatic front and rear tyre
- Retractable kickstand
- Some assembly required
Razor says that the E300 electric scooter is designed for both teens over 13 years old, as well as adults weighing under 100 kg. Still, several buyers will tell you that even a child over six years old can easily handle it. Whether you decide to put it in the hands of so young a child though is your decision, and we strongly recommend to read and consider the safety instructions given by Razor in the accompanying leaflet.
Under no circumstances should you put it in the hands of a toddler under six years old, since its weight, reaching almost 24 kg, is not something they can handle safely.
As you see, the whole idea behind its design is to provide a smooth, tireless ride.
The deck is robust and surprisingly wide, allowing children, teens and adults alike to comfortably stand on it while moving. The scooter’s frame is much bigger than most of its predecessors and competitors. The scooter’s body is designed to support a rider weighing no more than 100 kg – which is pretty impressive and affords the scooter almost unmatched versatility, catering to the needs of all the family, from kids and teenagers to adults and seniors. Its motor will easily and swiftly carry you around for your daily chores or just for some fooling around with the rest of the family.
With a allow it to go up to a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour, and the speed can be easily controlled by the brake located at the front of the handlebars. The handles are easy to reach, standing on a sturdy vertical axle.
The wheels – covered with a 25-cm extra wide pair of pneumatic tires – are wide enough to ensure a balanced ride even for the inexperienced rider and the clumsy child. When properly inflated, they absorb much of the gliding bumping, making the ride even smoother.
The deck ends in a splash guard covering both wheels and the sides, protecting your clothes from dirt, mud and water in the street. There is also a handy retractable kickstand beside the rear wheel. The brake is on the left, and you will instantly see, it works perfectly, responding neither too abruptly, nor too late.
Note that the scooter requires a bit of assembling. Usually, all the tools you might require are provided. If they are not, you will have no problem finding the ones you will need – nothing fancy is required. With the proper tools, the scooter will be ready in less than 15 minutes.
Provided it is properly charged and maintained, the Razor E300 Electric Scooter will smoothly speed through streets and asphalt courts. With an adult on board weighing closely to its weight limit, it will find it a bit hard to glide up a hill – but it will make it. It’s definitely a good, sturdy, reliable toy that is worth the money if you want to give your child some extra entertainment during their outside adventures.
The chain-driving engine mounted on the Razor E300 Electric Scooter stands out for its quiet function, as well as its steady and reliable acceleration control, with a maximum speed of 24 kmh, which matches some of the fastest dirt bikes in the market and guaranteeing a smooth yet fascinating ride. Being able to glide so fast without bothering your neighbours with the characteristic – and most annoying – buzzing of most electric motors is just great.
Battery Life & Charging
Having a 24-volt battery, the Razor E300 electric scooter boasts a consecutive one-charge use of up to 45 minutes – which is more than impressive. Charge time can take 10 or 12 hours, but you would do well not to leave it charging for more than a day – it will harm the battery and severely reduce its operation life. The best way to ensure a long battery life is to recharge after every use, even when its battery is not fully exhausted.
If you or your child plan to use it regularly, you should, of course, take into consideration the burden to your electricity bills.
As usual with our “best something” lists, the first pick can easily be considered our favourite. Indeed, the Razor E300 Electric Scooter is just perfect for adults and teens who seek something fast, elegant and handy to roam around the neighbourhood in style. Whether you plan to use just for fun or for your daily chores, it will surely cater to your needs.
2. Razor Pocket Mod Scooter (for Teens & Adults)
Considered by many as the “most elegant scooter” available, with a winning, vintage-inspired look and prime specifications, Razor’s Pocket Mod Electric Scooter caters to the needs of teenagers and adults alike and is just perfect for those looking an awesome combination of fantastic features and affordable price.
At a Glance
- Dimensions: 50″ (L, 127 cm) x 18″ (W, 45 cm) x 30″ (H, 76 cm)
- Weight: 26kg
- Maximum rider weight: 77kg
- Rider at least 13 years’ old
- Maximum speed: up to 15mph
- Rechargeable battery
- Maximum travel distance on a single charge: 10 miles
- Maximum travel time on a single charge: 40 minutes
- Required battery charge time: 12 hours.
- 30cm (12″) pneumatic tires
- Under seat storage compartment
- Retractable centre mount kickstand
- Step-through steel frame
- High torque motor with chain drive
- Hand operated rear brake
- Direct start twist-grip throttle
- Twist grip acceleration control
As already mentioned, the Pocket Mod Razor electric scooter was primarily designed for teens and adults that love to blend functionality with vintage looks. Note that the maximum weight of the rider is 77 kg, which is one of the cons of this wonderful little scooter. Unfortunately, the manufacturer had to choose between its retro style and robustness under heavier riders.
No need to expand on its aesthetics; a mere glance convinces the eye and steals away the heart. Breathing this stylish and classy vintage look, it stands easily out from its competitors. Nice, colours and glossy finish, it stands on a pair of 12″ pneumatic tires, while a retractable centre mount kickstand, combined its step-through steel frame, makes frequent stops and parking easier than ever.
Light and easily manoeuvrable, and a with a very comfortable seat, it is easily handled by teenage boys and girls alike. Razor has added an under-seat storage compartment for more convenience – making it ideal for shopping around the neighbourhood, going to school or your office by your house.
Streets and smoothly paved terrains are, obviously what it is designed for. Hills and muddy grass will get you in trouble especially if you weigh near its maximum rider weight limit. Naturally, a lightweight teenager can take it to rougher terrains, but, generally speaking, the Razor Pocket Mod Scooter was meant for urban environments and asphalt streets. Anything else will take its toll on its motor, rear suspension and looks. If you do wish to try it out in tougher terrain, note that the maximum travel time and distance will not apply.
Equipped with a high speed and chain driven motor, Razor Pocket Mod Scooter reaches a maximum speed of 15 mph – pretty decent for its intended use. It accelerates pretty fast with its direct start twist-grip throttle and smoothly stops you’re your handling of the hand-operated rear brake is more abrupt than it should.
Battery Life & Charging
The Razor Pocket Mod Scooter is equipped with a pair of 12-Volt lead-acid batteries, requiring around 12 hours to recharge (just leave it plugged overnight) and deliver its nominal maximum distance and travel time – which amount to 10 miles and 40 minutes respectively. Known for its sturdiness and long operational life, Razor’s rechargeable batteries will hardly be a concern, even after many years of constant (yet proper) use.
Designed for lightweight teens and adults who love vintage looks and wish to move around the neighbourhood for their shopping and daily chores, the Razor Pocket Mod electric scooter boasts a rather convincing combination of prime construction and high-end aesthetics.
3. Renegade 1000W Powerboard 36V Rechargeable Electric Scooter (for Teens & Adults) – The Best Choice
It’s time now we moved to something a bit wilder. The new 1000W 36V Renegade Powerboard electric scooter is designed for much rougher terrains, more speed and people loving its menacing look and wooden deck.
At a Glance
- For adults and teens at least 14 years old
- Wattage: 1000 Watts
- 36V Motor
- 36V 12A Lead Acid Battery
- Battery life: 500 cycles
- 10″ Knobbly Tyres
- Wooden Deck
- Deck Size: 10,2’’ (W, 26 cm) x 19.2 (L, 49 cm)
- Charge time: 6 – 8 Hours
- Range per charge: 18 miles (30 km)
- Front and Rear Disc Brakes
- Detachable seat: height 28.7’’ (73 cm)
- Folding Handlebars: height 42.1’’ (107 cm)
- Kick Stand
- Ideal for light off-roading
- Warranty: 6 Months Manufacturers Defect (Parts Only) 3 Months Battery
- Front and Rear Disc Brakes, Folding Handlebars
Renegade’s new range of electric scooters, comprised of 4 models of different voltages and motors, features the classic sleek wooden deck inspired by a vintage skateboard design that has made its predecessors so famous and popular.
Renegade’s upgraded model is designed for riders at least 14 years old. A mere gander at its features and looks suffices as to the reasons. With a maximum speed of 15mph, it would be unwise to let anyone younger ride this one.
Maximum weight is pretty expectable for this type of electric scooters – no more than 77 kg, which allows only adults with an excellent physical condition or slim built to use it. If that seems a bit restricted, consider the manufacturer’s aim: maximising Renegade’s speed and versatility. An overweight rider would degrade its performance no matter what, and ensuring top performance for more kg would raise the cost and price too much. So, they – prudently, in our opinion – to preserve the maximum weight limit to just 77 kg.
Obviously, Renegade’s new 36-volt powerboard was not bestowed with so many and great features to serve as a high-end toy or a means to roam around the neighbourhood.
Boasting a rather impressive range of up to 18 miles (the biggest we have seen so far in our list), a top speed of 12 miles per hour, and a pair of 10″ knobbly tyres, it was designed to go off smooth streets and town roads, making moving on grass, muddy paths and hills easier than any other model of this category in our list.
Mind you though – this is not an off-road Jeep; it remains an electric scooter, a bit wilder than the rest, but just a scooter. Take it easy then with your off-road terrain selection and remember that its final speed and range depend both on the rider’s weight and type of terrain.
Bear also in mind the manufacturer’s warning not to be used on public roads and highways.
The new 1000W 36V Renegade Powerboard electric scooter remained faithful to the classic look of the range, with its wooden deck, motorbike handlebars and tractor tyres being its more distinguishing characteristics.
Several new or improved features have made this one much easier to use, more manoeuvrable (even to non-experienced riders) and practical. The detachable seat rises to 28.7’’, and its handlebars, which fold for improved portability, rise to 42.1’’, making riding a breeze. Note also the sturdy back and forth suspensions, and handy kickstand on the side.
A minor issue with this model is its difficult assembly. You will need to follow all the given instructions carefully and use several tools. If you have a friend that dabbles in such things, better ask for his or her help.
Engine & Brakes
Needless to refer to its mighty 1000w and 36v chain-driven motor yielding its impressive maximum speed of 15 mph. We rather turn the spotlight on its fantastic front and rear disc brakes, guaranteeing excellent and smooth deceleration – even with heavier riders -, no matter its speed. Disc brakes are also sturdier and have a longer operational life than conventional scooter brakes.
Battery Life & Charging
Equipped with a robust 36V and 12A lead acid battery, with an impressive battery life of 500 cycles, Renegade regains its strength surprisingly fast – in just 6 to 8 hours.
Fantastic performance even in light off-road terrain, excellent braking system, and sturdy built make the new and upgraded version of the Renegade one of our favourite electric scooters for 2019.
4. Hiboy E-Scooter Folding Electric Scooter (for Teens & Adults) – Value for Money
Moving on, we have a model that first surprises with its price, and then with its built and features, which pretty much explain – pretty convincingly – why it costs so much.
Do not let simple, chaste appearance deceive you. There is loads of value in this model, not to mention its durability and excellent functionality. Let us dig a bit deeper.
At a Glance
- Brand name: Hiboy
- Dimensions: 42’’ (106 cm) x 16.5 (42 cm) x 18.9 (48 cm)
- Shipping Weight: 13 Kg
- Weight: 12 Kilograms
- Maximum Recommended height: 72’’ (180 cm)
- Wattage: 250 watts
- Power source: rechargeable battery
- Foldable, for extra portability
- Maximum travel speed: 15 mph (25km/h)
- Maximum travel distance on a single charge: 19 miles (32 km)
- Wheel size: 8’’ (20,3 cm)
First of all, let us make clear this is a model designed primarily for adults with a heavy schedule, who need to move quickly and safely around the city centre and hate getting stuck in a traffic jam. Teens above 13 years old may also use it for their daily moving around since its operation and handling is very simple and weighs no more than 12 kg.
The Hiboy E-Scooter is designed to move swiftly and smoothly on pavements and city/town streets. It will not operate properly on mud, grass or bumpy terrain. Should you find something like that in your way, though, you can simply pick and fold it, carry it around for a few metres and then continue your course on more suitable terrain.
Being foldable, it allows the user to carry it whenever and wherever he or she wishes, without taking up much space in the car. Indeed, featuring the ideal combination of size, dimensions and weight, will make your daily travels easier and more fun than ever.
Rightly described by the manufacturer as “intuitive and easy to use,” the Hiboy E-Scooter is the definition of simplicity when it comes to looks and overall appearance. Nothing fancy, except its slim line of LED lighting in the deck’s side rim, making the rider more visible during the night. Painted in a discreet grey, coupled with black in the handlebars column and wheels, and touches of bright red in the braking system, the Hiboy will not make the adult feel childish or uncomfortable while riding it around the city centre. Yes, nothing was left to chance – although I would love to see it with a seat sometime in the feature.
The frame itself is made from light yet very robust aluminium, exhibiting surprisingly high structural strength, as well as excellent resistance to corrosion. The well-studied selection of its materials affords it unparalleled durability – the best of all in our 7-best list – and partly explains its price – “partly,” because we have not examined its mechanic features yet.
First of all, the front is equipped with an ultra-bright headlamp, and the rear with red lights activated whenever you use the brakes, making night driving safer than ever. Its front light has a range of 6 meters – more than enough to keep on track and help you avoid muddy spots or damaged parts of the street and pavement.
The wheels bear a very sophisticated for a scooter that is) suspension system, designed to absorb much more shock than you will ever find if you move it around the terrain is designed for. Note their width also – an 8.5″, on both ends, ensuring a steady and pleasant ride. The excellent cushioning and anti-slip tread add to the whole experience.
Next, we have the front and rear braking system, utilizing two different technologies, that of a disc brake in the rear wheel, and an upgraded regenerative anti-lock braking system in front, affording the rider a far better control over his or her driving, even on wet terrain and at maximum speed – an impressive reach of 15 mph!
Battery Life & Charging
Equipped with a battery of extended operational life, the Hiboy E-scooter reaches the amazing travel autonomy of 19 miles (32 km) of autonomy (which can be influenced, of course by the rider’s weight and terrain condition). It will recharge in less than 7-8 hours.
Integrating the best scooter technologies of today and a unique, adult-appealing style, it is by far the best pick for professionals who wish to move around the city centre in style and safety, even during the night.
5. Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter (for Kids)
Since Razor is undeniably the world leading electric scooter manufacturer, for the time being, it shouldn’t strike odd that our list is full of its models. We created our list with the object of presenting the best electric scooters, regardless of age, for the year 2019, not picking the best of each manufacturer.
In our number three pick-out, we have an electric scooter designed solely for kids. Still, our little riders are often much more difficult to please than adults, and, in the following model, the Power Core E90, Razor has spared neither time nor effort to tend to every little detail and factor that could have a negative or positive impact in their safety and riding quality. Note that the Power Core E90 is a much-upgraded version of the classic E90 model, featuring a new engine technology and design, increased ride time (2X longer than the classic E90), maintenance free (no alignment, no chain, no chain tensioner), fifty-percent more torque than the E90.
At a Glance
- Brand name: Razor
- Dimensions: 32.5″ (L) x 16″ (W) x 36″ (H)
- Size: medium
- Age: 8 and up
- Maximum Rider Weight: 54 kg
- Product Weight: 9.9 kg
- Maximum speed: up to 10 mph (16 kmh)
- Maximum travel time on a single charge: 70 minutes
- 12V sealed lead acid rechargeable battery (battery charger included)
- Speeds up to 10 mph
- Up to 80 minutes of continuous use
- All steel frame and fork
- Hub Motor
- Push-Button Acceleration Control (Throttle)
- Hand-Operated Front Brake
- Urethane Front Wheel
- Retractable Kickstand
- In-Wheel Hub Motor
As already mentioned, the Razor Power Core E90 is designed for kids of at least eight years old, and weighing no more than 54 kg – allowing even lightweight teens to use it, but certainly no adults.
Aside from all the engine upgrades, the new Power Core Technology needs no maintenance, such as alignment, chain, or chain tensioner, making its use and handling from children all the easier.
Preserving the conventional scooter layout, Razor added some elegant curves above the wheels and several strokes of metallic colours, making it much more appealing than its predecessor to a modern 8-year old.
Razor strived to reduce its overall weight and increase its manoeuvrability and indeed kept it under 10 kg – which is impressive considering its robust chassis and sturdy motor. Its small weight simplifies things not just for the kid-rider, but also for the parent, who may effortlessly carry it around anywhere – to the park, to the countryside, to the family’s excursions or summer holidays. Indeed, portability is one of its strong points.
Next, notice the height of the handlebars: if you know the classic E90 model, you will instantly see how much shorter they are, yielding better control to an 8- to 10-year old child. There lies a con though since the kid will finally outgrow the handlebar. Make sure to consider its height carefully before placing your order! The last thing you wish for your child is not to be able to use within a few months of purchasing it.
Razor is pretty restrictive with this model when it comes to driveable terrains. It strictly forbids its use on public highways, roads and pavements, except enclosed, landscaped spaces, like parks and stadiums. Otherwise, it is designed solely for privately owned paved terrain. Under no circumstances, This product is not intended for use as a mobility vehicle.
Naturally, there will be times when your child will use its scooter on the pavement or neighbour street, but never allow him or her to think of it as a bike and take it out on crowded streets and avenues.
Note also, that will hardly work on grass and muddy terrain – such use will put too much strain to his engine and suspension system and surely cause it to break down.
Engine & Brakes
Moving to the engine and mechanised parts, the Razor Electric Scooter E90 features a much better motor than its classic predecessor. Equipped with a standard 12v/100w kick-start motor powered by a single 12v battery (remember, it’s not for adults), it delivers more than enough power for the standard weight of a 10-year old, reaching an impressive maximum speed of 9 miles per hour. Practically, this means that you get speeds normally seen in higher models, at a much lower price.
On the other hand, the Power Core E90, due to its 12-volt battery, affords a lower torque power, which means a kid close to the maximum weight limit will find it a bit difficult to ride up an acclivity.
As to the throttle, the Power Core E90 uses a push button mounted on the right-hand grip to set off instead of the conventional hand grip twist throttle. An adult would find this feature a bit annoying, but only because he or she would be accustomed to the classic motorcycle throttle. Kids actually find it easy and fun to use, giving them better control over variable speeds – something which certain larger models (and costlier) lack. Within the first day of practice, they will learn how to achieve the right speeds.
Now, about the brakes. Several upgrades have made the Power Core E90 one of the safest and easiest to stop electric scooters available in the market today, featuring a handbrake instead of the kid-scooter conventional foot brake. For kids that love biking, its handling will be a piece of cake.
Battery Life & Charging
Maximum operation time on a single charge is around 70 minutes – maybe 80 with a child much lighter than 54 kg; pretty decent, yet slightly lower than some of the higher end models – no more than 5 – 10 minutes. Still, 70 minutes of continuous use translates to hours of fun and game for a 10-year old child that simply wishes to roam around the neighbourhood and explore the nearby park with his or her friends. Travel distance on a single charge amounts to 5 miles – more than adequate for children of this age.
Full recharging requires no more than 8 hours. So, you or, better yet, your kid, should just plug it in and leave overnight to regain its power.
Despite its low torque and relatively small height, Razor’s Power Core E90 delivers excellent value for money, guarantees the rider’s safety with its innovative hand braking system and makes life easier for parents who travel a lot and wish their kids to have their scooter with them in their holidays. Its impressive single-charge travel distance and runtime, twice bigger than the classic E90 model, will surely meet the needs and wishes of your little angel, even he or she has no prior experience with electric scooters.
6. Ripsar Black 24v Electric Scooter with Air Tyre (for Kids)
Ripsar, while not so famous Razor, has immersed as a considerable competitor in electric scooters, with a much smaller range, comprised however of robust models of prime specifications and performance.
This one an excellent example. Coming with height adjustable handlebars, the 24v Ripsar electric scooter for kids is made for fun, designed with safety as its top priority, and built for longevity, even when used by energetic boys who love to push their things and toys to their limits.
At a Glance
- Brand: Ripsar
- Dimensions: 29’’ (L, 73 cm) x 7’’ (W, 18 cm) x 38’’ (H, 96 cm)
- Weight: 13 Kg
- Suitable for: 8 years
- Maximum rider weight: 54Kg
- Wheel size: 6’’
- Wattage: 120 watts
- Batteries include
- fitted with front air tyre
- Adjustable handlebars in 3 height positions:
- Position 1 = 33’’ (85 cm)
- Position 2 = 35’’ (90 cm)
- Position 3 = 37’’ (95 cm)
- Foldable for easy transportation
- Heavy duty footplate with moulded grip
- Quality chain driven motor
- Twist acceleration
- Hand controlled rear brake
- Maximum speeds: 10 mph (16 km/hr)
Let us start with the scooter’s intended age group, which includes kids of at least eight years old and weighing no more than 54 kg. The maximum rider weight will allow your kid to ride it well into his or her early adolescence. However, adult use is strictly forbidden, unless you want to break it.
Featuring the classic, conventional scooter style and coated with an elegant black matt hue (at least the one we tried), the Ripsar 24v is equipped with a robust metal frame and a well-balanced 6-inch pneumatic tyre in the front. Much attention has been given to the footplate, who is justifiably described by the manufacturer as heavy duty, ideal for energetic boys who like to see their bikes or scooters panzers storming into battle.
Both handlebar grips are enveloped in a comfortable rubber cover. There is also a handy side stand.
Still, the most convenient trait in Ripsar’s latest model is its adjustable handlebar height, which can be set in three different height positions – 33’’, 35’’ and 37’’, thus ensuring that your child will need several years to outgrow its new scooter.
Ripsar has designed this one strictly for paved and asphalt terrains within private properties. Under no circumstances is to be considered a road vehicle, capable of moving around your kid in streets beside cars and motorbikes. Parks, smooth courts and smooth cobble footpaths are also driveable, but always with the property safety gear and under supervision, not due to some flaw in its design or construction, but to the fact that the rider is just eight years old!
Again, as with our previous model, the Ripsar 24v scooter won’t run properly on grass and muddy terrain, even though is impressive torque can take it easier uphill than almost all of its competitors. Still, constant use of this sort will only put its mechanic systems in danger and possibly cause irreparable damage.
Engine & Brakes
Now, let us briefly overview the drive and brake systems.
Ripsar wisely decided to equip it with a 24v battery system and an impressive total wattage of 120, which is superior to Razor’s previous model and delivers an impressive torque for a scooter of this size. That means that in tougher terrain or while ascending a paved hill, the Ripsar 24v will perform better than most of its equally sized competitors.
Mastering a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour, it is faster than most of its competitors. Yet it weighs a little bit more – around 13 kg – but nothing a father or a tough mother could not handle. You will easily place it in your car during your holidays or trips in the countryside since it can be folded and easily stored among your other things in your trunk.
Contrary to our previous model, the Ripsar uses the classic right-hand grip twist acceleration system, allowing the rider to steadily speed up and have full control over his driving.
No surprises with the braking system. Ripsar has much developed its handbrake system to reduce speed even smoother, allowing the child to keep both feet on the footplate most of the time.
Battery Life & Charging
Its 24-volt battery system is considered one of the most reliable in the market and requires around 8 – 9 hours for a full recharge.
While not so renowned, Ripsar knows how to deliver value, and at excellent prices too. Robustness, high torque, impressive wattage and easy handles make its 24-volt model one of the best electric scooters for kids in today’s highly demanding market. It would easily be the most portable too, had it not been for some extra kilograms. Being foldable though, it easily overcomes this flaw.
7. HOMCOM 120W Teens Foldable Electric Scooter (for teens & adults) – The Cheap Choice
We close our list with another newcomer in the electric scooter realm, Homcom. Resolved to create a blend of a great playmate and an efficient helper for your daily chores, Homcom created a scooter that can be ridden by teens and grown-ups alike.
At a Glance
- Brand: Homcom
- Suitable for: riders at least 14 years old
- Dimensions (unfolded): 32’’ (L, 81.5 cm) x 14.5 (W, 37 cm) x 35,4 (H, 90 cm)
- Dimensions (folded): 28’’ (L, 71 cm) x 6.7’’ (W, 17 cm) x 10.6’’ (H, 27 cm)
- Material: Steel, PE, PU
- Front Wheel Material: Rubber
- Rear Wheel Material: PU
- Pedal Dimension: 17.7’’ (L, 45 cm) x 12.5’’ (W, 32 cm)
- Maximum Speed: 9 mph (13km/h)
- Adjustable Seat Height: 19.7’’ – 23.6’’ (50 – 60 cm)
- Adjustable Bar Height: 31.5’’ – 35.4’’ (80 – 90 cm)
- Charging Time: 6 – 8 hours
- Max Distance on a single Charge: 6 – 9.3 mph (10 – 15 km/h)
- Battery: 2 x 12V/4.5AH lead acid rechargeable battery
- Input Voltage: 110-220V
- Motor Power: 120W
- Certification: EN71, EN62115
- Net Weight: 11.5kg
- Maximum Rider Weight: 80kg
- Stable steel frame
- Comfortable padding seat
- Hand-operating brake for extra convenience and safety
- Maximum speed: 13km/h
- Maximum riding distance: 6 – 9.3 miles (10 – 15 km)
- Adjustable bar and seat height
- Rechargeable battery system
- Retractable kickstand
- Folding function
- Assembly required
As mentioned, the Homcom 120W electric scooter is primarily designed for riders at least 13 years old and weighing no more than 80 kg, thus allowing most of the family members to use at will for their everyday obligations around the neighbourhood, near the office or back and forth to school.
The 13-year old age limit is not indicative of its operation and handling. In fact, it could be easily handled by a six-year-old – not that we recommend such action.
Note that the scooter itself weighs around 12 kg, which, combined with the fact that is foldable, make it as portable a teen and adult scooter can ever be.
Homcom’s scooter has no trouble moving around streets beside cars and motorbikes. Obviously, asphalt and paved terrain will allow it to unfold all its potential, which, provided it is properly charged and maintained, amounts to an impressive maximum speed of 9 miles per hour and a single-charge riding distance of a little less than 10 miles, depending on the weight of the rider.
With a total wattage of 120 volts, Homcom’s electric scooter has enough torque to go uphill, but it would help prolong its operational life If you would avoid pushing it to its limits.
Homcom’s scooter is made from a prime quality amalgam of steel, PE and PU, guaranteeing sturdiness for several years of proper use. Equipped with a surprisingly comfortable seat (even for adults!) a rubber front wheel and a PU rear one (it would be better if that one were pneumatic too), it features excellent stability even in bumpy roads and cobbled paths. Note that it will require some assembly upon arrival, but nothing you cannot handle with a few standard screwdrivers.
Allowing a great range of riders of both sexes to use it, it would be a shame not to have some sort of height adjustment system for its handlebars and seat. Indeed, the seat can be set in two different positions, namely 19.7’’ and 23.6’’, and so does the Bar – 31.5’’ and 35.4’’ respectively. The much needed retractable kickstand may seem a bit weak, but you will soon find out it is nothing of the sort.
Engine & Brakes
Utilising a robust chain-driven 120-watt motor and a smooth hand-operating brake, Homcom affords a most convenient and safe ride. Acceleration throttle is on the right-hand grip. It is a bit sensitive, but that is hardly an issue since it allows you to control your speed without stressing your wrist.
Battery Life & Charging
Equipped with a pair of 12V and 4.5AH lead acid batteries and an input Voltage range of 110 220 Volts, Homcom’s electric scooter requires no more than 6 – 8 hours to recharge. Just leave it plugged overnight, and it will be ready for action in the morning.
Homcom’s electric scooter is undeniably a fine, sturdy, reliable scoter, capable of moving you around your daily chores with style and safety.