7 Tips to Tell You How to Choose the Best Electric Scooter?

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Electric scooters are derived from the design of traditional scooters. They are added with batteries, motors, lights, and other components. In addition, the wheels, brakes, frames, and other structures of electric scooters have been improved.

The electric scooter is popular as a personal transportation vehicle in recent years thanks to its portability, weight, and convenience. The e-scooters are especially favored by young people. And the purpose of electric scooters is to solve the "last mile" and create green travel conditions.

So, how to choose the best electric scooter? Here are 7 tips to tell you how to choose the best electric scooters.

Clarify Your Needs

Before buying an electric scooter, you should know about your riding conditions. If you want to find an electric scooter for commuting, then a regular electric scooter is great for you. But if you want to find the best electric scooter for hills or the best electric scooter for delivery, you should take more factors into consideration.

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Size of Electric Scooter Wheels

Many riders often ignore the importance of wheel type and size due to a lack of awareness of how pivotal they are in determining overall scooter performance.

Electric scooter wheel sizes range from 6″ to 16″ inches. With such a wide range of tires to choose from, it can be pretty daunting to choose one that fits your exact needs. Here are some tips about how to choose the right wheel size.

If the rider is a youth, choose the electric scooter which with a 6 inch or 6.5 inch wheel.

An adult should choose the e-scooter with an 8.5-inch, 10-inch, 11-inch, or 12-inch wheel.

8.5″ and 10″ foldable electric scooters are usually suitable for city driving, going to the office, going home, and going to the park.

If you like the cool feeling, you may choose a large wheel, such as an 11-inch size or bigger. Larger wheels carry more momentum, roll smoother, and offer greater ground clearance, suitable for a more aggressive type of riding. These qualities make them ideally suited for intermediate & advanced riders.

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Types of Electric Scooter Tires

Electric scooter tires can be divided into:

  • Inflatable tires (also called Air-filled tires /Pneumatic tires)

  • Solid tires (also called Puncture-free tires/Honeycomb Solid Puncture Proof tires)

Sometimes it can be difficult for you to choose the right tire types. To make the choice easier, here's a description of the pros and cons of both air-filled tires and solid tires.

Inflatable tires


  • The damping effect is good

  • Better cushioning and driving comfort

  • Better grip (specific on wet surfaces)

  • It is possible to switch to puncture-free tires at a later date

  • Better for off-roading


  • Can puncture

  • Air pressure must sometimes be checked and replenished

Solid tires


  • Maintenance-free

  • No puncture


  • Harder than inflatable tires

  • Poorer driving comfort

  • Minor grip (specific for wet surfaces)

  • Must take it extra easy over holes, edges, and other road obstacles to minimize the chance of damage to the electric kick

  • It is not possible to switch to air wheels at a later date. (Then the engine and rim at the rear must also be replaced)

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Are Electric Scooters Waterproof?

The electric scooter's waterproof level affects the riding conditions of e-scooters. There are many waterproof electric scooters for adults on the market and in general, IPX4 and IPX5 are enough for daily use.

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Brakes of Electric Scooters

One of the most important components of an electric scooter is the brakes. Since most e-scooters can ride at high speeds, it's important to have reliable electric scooter brakes to help you stop at crucial moments and keep you safe from accidents.

However, do you know the types of electric scooter brakes? Electric scooter brakes are generally classified into Disc brake, Foot brake / Pedal brake, Electronic brake, and Drum brake.

Top Speed

If you want to ride the electric scooter to work, top speed is an essential consideration. In general, the top speed of electric scooters on the market ranges from 20 to 30 mph. And the top speed can be affected by the weight of the rider and scooter as well as the tire.

If you ride on a flat road, the speed cannot be so fast, but if you need to ride uphill or over rough roads, you need a faster electric scooter. Remember to wear your protective gear when riding.


One of the major factors that e-scooter riders consider is the distance that an e-scooter can travel on a single charge. Most commuter e-scooters have an average maximum range of 25 km, which is great for traveling short distances.


Electric scooter weight is one of its most important properties. It has a big impact on how user-friendly and portable the scooter is, but also how much energy it expends to cover distances, how stable and robust it is, etc.

On average, popular commuter electric scooters for adults will weigh 28.3 lbs/12.8 kg. Electric scooter weight can vary from 15 lbs/7 kg up to 155 lbs/70 kg.

Most electric scooters can load the rider whose weight is no more than 120 kgs, this kind of rider can choose a 6.5-inch electric scooter, 8-inch electric scooter, 8.5-inch electric scooter, 10-inch electric scooter, 11-inch electric scooter.

While if you are overweight, you should choose those electric scooters for heavy adults.

Motor Power

Motor power is an important factor that needs to be considered.

For a regular adult electric scooter, the motor power is 250watts, 350watts, or 500watts. In general, motor power is a coarse way to compare the performance of different electric scooters. The scooter with the more powerful motor should accelerate faster and carry heavier loads.

Compared to a single motor, dual motors provide higher power and they can be more expensive.

Electric Scooter Cost

If you want to buy an electric scooter for a kid, you can spend between 200$ and 550$.

If you want to have fun riding an electric scooter, or a high-end electric scooter, you can spend more than 3,000$ for added comfort.

And if you want to ride the electric scooter to work, you need one that is foldable, portable, faster, and fast-charging, you can spend between 500$ and 1500$.

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