The best electric scooters 2018: Ideal for commuting (and having fun)

Get from A to B the fun way with an electric powered scooter

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Scooters aren’t just for kids. In fact, these days the electric scooter has become a popular form of transport, with speeds up to 25 MPH. Whether you think they look ridiculous or not, it’s hard to deny you want to have a go on one, right? 

Well, we’ve brought to you a list of the best electric scooters for speed and play and more.  

If you’re looking to jump on the bandwagon ( or scooter, shall we say) and try this new means of transport, then we think the best on the market right now is the E-Micro One. This make and model features everything you could want including a lightweight body, long battery life and good speed; perfect for your morning commute. 

However, if you think scooters are best left for the playground, then the Razor E100 Electric Scooter is a great option for kids to whizz around on at the weekends. 

Other things to look out for in an electric scooter are the miles per charge, to ensure you can make it from A to B, and the weight of the scooter, as the heavier it is the more control is required when turning corners and braking.

The best electric scooter

1. E-Micro One

Lightweight and easy to control, the E Micro One is a breeze to ride

Best for: Motion control
Max Speed: 15mph
Battery life: 7.5 miles
Weight: 7.5kg
Reasons to buy
+ Charges in 1 hour + Auto on/off for power saving 

The E-Micro One is currently leading the way when it comes to adults using scooters as a form of transport. This innovative design is incredibly smart and easy to use, and your commute to the office just got interesting. Some scooters have been known to be tricky to control, but this lightweight model is rated highly for motion control; with slope support for going uphill and customised speed settings to suit your journey. 

It has up to 7.5 miles worth of battery life in it, and charges in just 1 hour. The regenerative braking system also means the scooter charges on braking, meaning you’re unlikely to ever run out of charge when on the go.  

E-Twow S2 Booster

2. E-Twow S2 Booster

A fold-up scooter for storing away easily

Best for: Compact
Max Speed: 18.5mph
Battery life: 10-13miles
Reasons to buy
+ Folds away + Cruise control function 

Wondering what you’re supposed to do with your scooter once you reach your destination? Well the E-Towow S2 Booster is a compact scooter which folds up to make it easy to carry with you into the office or elsewhere. 

It’s a little heavier than the E-Micro One, but still pretty lightweight and also benefits from regenerative braking. The scooter also features LED brake and tail lights and a zero start function which is a safety feature to stop the electric scooter from accelerating unexpectedly. To start the scooter, simply use your foot to start the scooter in motion and the motor will start.  

Razor E100 Electric Scooter

3. Razor E100 Electric Scooter

A reliable yet powerful scooter for kids to play on

Best for: Kids
Max Speed: 10mph
Battery life: 7 miles
Weight: 4kg
Reasons to buy
+ Suitable for 8 + years + Push button throttle 

This little electric scooter will certainly get children out in the fresh air. With up to 40 minutes continuous run time, the Razor E100 is a powerful scooter but is restricted to 10mph so it is much more suitable for play than for transport. 

It’s easy to operate, with a push button throttle and a kick start for moving off safely. There is some assembly required with this scooter but parents have said it’s very simple and the kickstand is also handy for storing the scooter in the garden or elsewhere.  

Inokim Light

4. Inokim Light

A long-lasting battery for going greater distances

Best for: Mileage
Max Speed: 16mph
Battery life: 16 miles
Weight: 13kg
Reasons to buy
+ Folds away + Long-lasting battery 

The Inokim Light is a reliable electric scooter that can stay powered for up to 16 miles. It has a sturdy build but is also foldable so you can pack it away once you’ve reached your destination, and it’s not too heavy to carry, either. 

If you are looking for an electric scooter which boasts the longest battery life, then you can expect this one to get you from home to the office and back again with ease.  

EVO Powerboard 48V

5. EVO Powerboard 48V

The fastest on our list, the EVO Powerboard is a legit form of transport

Best for: Speed
Max Speed: 24mph
Battery life: 15.5 miles
Weight: 43kg
Reasons to buy
+ Features a seat for comfortable riding + Front and rear lights 

If you really want something with a bit of power behind it, this electric scooter is the fastest on the list, and features a saddle so you can really get comfy when zooming around. It can go up to 24 miles per hour and can be legal to ride on the roads. 

It has a front and rear light for clear visibility and even though it looks quite bulky, it folds up nicely and has a quick-release folding mechanism for simple stops and starts. 

Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter

6. Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter

A retro scooter for kids to play in style

Best for: Retro design
Max Speed: 15mph
Battery life: 10 miles
Weight: 26kg
Reasons to buy
+ Twist start grip throttle + Storage compartment under seat 

Kids can really get a feel for the road with this retro-style electric scooter. It comes in either black or pink, with a handy storage compartment under the seat, and is designed for easy scooting up to 15 miles per hour. 

There is a hand operated rear brake for complete control of this electric scooter, and a direct start twist-grip throttle to get you started with ease. It’s suitable for ages 13 + and it is always recommended to wear a helmet with this type of electric scooter.