What is the Best Brand of Electric Scooter to Buy?

Looking for an electric scooter? Check out our reviews & buyer's guide for the best models from Segway Ninebot Kickscooter Max & GoTrax GXL V2.

What is the Best Brand of Electric Scooter to Buy?

If you're looking for a scooter that can take you the distance, the Segway Ninebot Kickscooter Max is the one to beat. This powerful model weighs more than 40 pounds, but it has a battery that can last up to 40 miles on one charge - twice as much as many other scooters. Its dual 250-watt motors make it capable of tackling steep hills with ease, and it can reach speeds of up to 15 MPH. Read our full review of the Segway Ninebot Kickscooter Max. For those with more modest needs and budgets, the GoTrax GXL V2 is an excellent choice.

It's not the fastest or longest-range scooter, but its 250 W motor is powerful enough to get you around comfortably. We especially liked its large 8.5-inch air-filled tires, which softened the ride, and its brakes with good grip that will stop you in no time. Read our full review of the GoTrax GXL V2. The Unagi Model One is another great option for those who need a bit more power. With its dual 250-watt motors, it moves twice as fast as other single-motor scooters and can handle hills with ease.

However, using both motors causes battery life to drop significantly below the scooter's advertised 15-mile range. Read our full review of Unagi Model One. The Apollo City is a fun and fast electric scooter with a good built-in safety feature. It weighs 57 pounds, so it's not our first choice if you have to carry it up a flight of stairs, and its locking mechanism is more delicate than what you'll find on many other electric scooters. But otherwise, this is a great model to consider.

Read our full review of Apollo City. The Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite is another affordable scooter, although this one is slightly faster at a top speed of 29 km/h. It's well equipped with a foldable chassis, a 250-watt motor and an air-filled front tire for a smooth ride. It also comes with a shock-absorbing spring and a phone holder that allows you to monitor the Swagger's maximum speed and battery charge through the Swagtron add-on app. However, its range is slightly more limited and it costs more to climb hills than scooters like the Glion Dolly.

Read our full Swagtron Swagger 5 review. Thanks to its ultra-foldable design, the Glion Dolly is the best electric scooter for those who have to carry it on public transport. The Dolly platform is foldable and weighs 27.3 pounds - light enough to climb a flight of stairs on the way home - and can reach maximum speeds of 15 miles per hour and takes approximately 15 miles of roaming, making it a good choice for residents of small cities. Read our full review of Glion Dolly. The Apollo Explore is another great option for those who need speed. Thanks to its 1000 watt motor, it can reach speeds of up to 31 miles per hour - fast enough to keep up with local traffic - and takes you up hills with ease thanks to its double suspension and air-filled tires for a smooth ride.

We also liked its colorful screen, but it was difficult to read in daylight. Read our full review of Apollo Explore. The GoTrax XR Ultra won't win any drag races, but this affordable electric scooter will get you where you need to go. Its 8.5-inch air-filled tires provided a comfortable ride, even without additional suspension, and its 300-watt motor was powerful enough to get us going. Weighing 26.5 pounds, the XR Ultra doesn't weigh much, so most people should be able to carry it up a flight of stairs.

However, we found the locking mechanism of the rear fender to be a bit temperamental - but overall, it's a good electric scooter at a good price. Read our full review of GoTrax XR Ultra. Finally, if you're looking for an electric scooter for your child, the Razor E100 is available in a variety of colors and styles so you should be able to find one that suits their personality. Just remember to buy them a helmet! One caveat of the E100 is that it uses a chain drive motor which can be louder than hub motors and may require some maintenance over time; in addition, it lacks bells or reflectors so you'll want to buy some at a bike store for added visibility on the road. Read our full review of Razor E100 electric scooter. And if you're looking for something that isn't technically an electric scooter but still offers many of the same features - such as top speeds around 20 miles per hour - then check out the Segway EmoPed C80.

It has an estimated range of 40 miles (less in hilly terrain) and comes with several safety features such as headlights and taillights for added visibility on the road.