Top Electric Scooters To Dominate The Neighborhoods

The compact convenience of a scooter cannot be denied.

Female riding scooter on open boardwalk.
Swap your human-powered scooter with an electric option from GoTrax, Segway, or Razor.Aurelien Romain/Unsplash

It was the year 2000 when Razor changed the world of suburban children. That was the year the original Razor scooter was launched, and in just six months the brand sold five million of the folding stand-up scooters.

Soon after that the copies came. The market was flooded with off-brand urethane-wheeled scooters. Packs of children roamed neighborhoods on their fun aluminum scooters.

Today electric-powered scooters are as common as the human-powered original—and rightly so. Today’s electric Razors are priced similarly to the original Razor and feature bigger wheels and a hand brake in addition to the electric power.

Children and adults use these as much for transportation as for neighborhood fun. Ranges vary, but trips to school and the local coffee shop are within easy reach of most inexpensive electric scooters. Nicer folding models serve as last-mile mobility solutions for many young commuters.

GoTrax Commuting Electric Scooter

GoTrax Commuting Electric Scooter
Scoot to school or down the street to the coffee shop on the cruise-control-capable GoTrax electric scooter.Amazon

A budget-friendly and good-looking foldable scooter, the GoTrax compacts down making it simple to store or carry. The hand brake, cruise control, and top speed of 15 mph should make any trip around town easier. Rolling on 8.5-inch pneumatic tires, the GoTrax scooter takes you around the city with its 9–12-mile range.

Segway Ninebot ES4 Folding Electric Kick Scooter

Segway Ninebot ES4 Folding Electric Kick Scooter
The handy display on the Segway Ninebot scooter shows key information such as battery life and speed.Amazon

The dual battery and high-end motor provide a top speed of 19 mph for the Segway Ninebot ES4 scooter. The front and rear shock absorbers and large solid tires give riding comfort on the Segway, while the quality build and electric antilock braking system offer premium performance. The claimed range of 28 miles makes this a great alternative to a bike.

Razor E100 Electric Scooter

Razor E100 Electric Scooter
Get your child a modern electric scooter or relive your own childhood with an electric boost.Amazon

The E100 version of Razor’s electric scooter falls right in the middle of the price range and power range. Start this machine up with the simple kickstart motor and your kid will be down the road, coasting at 10 mph with a twist of the wrist. A rainbow of colors to choose from makes this a great value for any child 8 years old or older who wants to show off around the neighborhood or at school.