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Best Electric Scooters for Adults | 2019 Picks

Do you find yourself doing lots of boring short distance travels everyday?

And can’t help but wonder how you can make these commutes a fun experience?

Or perhaps you have a hard time walking to places or even moving because of your weak bones and  age.

Whichever the reason for you it be.

Electric scooters for adults can solve your problem.

Now just to help you pick the right product. We’ve compiled a list of top 10 electric scooters for adults that we believe would serve you the best.

The recommendations are divided into two types of adults scooters. The first 5 are compiled for young adults who want to have fun with electric scooters with great overall features. And the other half is for elderly looking to use these for mobility purposes.

NANROBOT D4 Electric Portable Scooter

The first product in this list is the NANROBOT D4 Electric Portable Scooter.

NANROBOT D4 Electric Portable Scooter

This scooter is on top of the list when it comes to longer rides on paved streets and are also perfectly suitable for both city tours and on campus movements.

This scooter has two powerful 1000 W motors that work independently and control the front and rear wheel. While the All Wheel driving mode enables the motors to reach 2000W and utilize the full power.

The Lithium battery used in this scooter is of 23.4Ah 52V which makes it great and reliable.

A 8-10 hours charge is enough to recharge the battery fully and with that, the scooter can travel up to 45 Miles or 3 hours.

The 10” pneumatic tires combined with the 6 shock absorbers,  make your journey less bumpy, comfortable and safe even when you are traveling on roads with not so levelled terrains.

This powerful scooter configurations means nothing if the emergency braking system is not good. Because the failure of braking system can cause major accident.

Well for that, the scooter is equipped with powerful disc brakes for both front and rear tire.

Also the front fork is made of strong carbon steel to handle the shock. It is because the use of both disk brakes in emergency stops the scooter so suddenly that the fork might break.

Quick folding mechanism of this scooter allows folding in seconds and makes it the best electric portable scooter.

Bonus point with all these features, the scooter can reach the top speed of 40 MPH and handle the weight up to 330 lb. /150kg.

Overall Specs

  • Exterior: Before folding 47H*43L*8W –
  • after folding 12H*43L*8W
  • Product Dimensions:49*45*10 inchesItem
  • Weight: 70lb
  • Controller current: 25A * 2

Pros

  • Two 1000 W independent motor
  • 40MPH top speed
  • High strength carbon steel front fork Disc brakes for both wheels
  • 150kg/330lb weight capacity
  • 6 shock absorbers
  • 10” pneumatic tires
  • 23.4Ah 52V Lithium BatteryWater resistant

Cons

  • Anti-theft alarm is not available
  • Carrying handle is not available


QIEWA Qmini Electric Scooter

Qiewa Qmini Electric Scooter

Qmini is a mini design scooter by QIEWA with 12cm chassis height making it less likely to damage batteries or wear off.

The Qmini can be used with a 500 Watt Motor for riders that weigh less than 80 kgs. Any riders above that number are recommended the 800 Watt Motor for optimum performance.

With its mini design, the scooter is perfectly suitable for cruising in the city and enjoying your travels while having the benefit of speed, smoothness and mobility.

The 16MAh 5c powered Lithium battery makes the battery more efficient and also allows the scooter to reach the top speed of 60 KM.

Along with that, the electric scooter once fully charged (takes about 8-12 hours), can travel the distance of around 55-60 KM.

Even though, these figures are reliable. But the actual  distance covered is dependent on your weight and factors like wind resistance and slope etc.

The folding mechanism is also very good and quick. After folding it, you can easily put it in the car trunk without occupying a lot of space.

Qmini has 8” solid tires along with 45 angular double shock absorber design. This makes the ride smoother and fun as it lets the person drive on roads of different terrain without facing any bumps.

The amazing thing, this electric portable scooter has an anti-theft function which can be controlled through a remote to lock the ride.

This electric scooter is though water proof enough to ride it on a rainy day.

Overall Specifications

  • Product Size: 42*25*41 inches
  • Folded-42*6.3*13
  • Max weight support: 330lb
  • Recommend rider weight: 180lb (to have the best driving experience)
  • Product weight: 17kg

Pros

  • Mini design
  • Anti-theft feature with siren and remote control
  • 60 Km top speed
  • 55-60 KM distance travel after fully charging
  • Water proof5c powered LithiumCan be folded

Cons

  • No carrying handleRequires motor change from 500W to 800W
  • if the rider weighs more than 180lb

Glion Dolly Foldable Electric Scooter

Glion Dolly Foldable Electric Scooter

Third product on this list is the Glion Dolly Foldable Electric Scooter. 

Sturdy, energy efficient, light weight and portability, this scooter has it all

Made primarily for short distance travels and ease of mobility within the office space or on campus movement. Dolly certainly is the best value for the money being paid.

With premium 36V, 7.8Ah Lithium Ion battery and 250 W gearless, brushless and chainless DC hub motor, this product is one of the most efficient portable electric scooters.

The battery is also said to be good for 1000 + cycles which means that for next 2-5 years, you don’t have to worry about changing the battery.

3.5 hours charging time is enough to charge the battery fully. Once done with the charging, the scooter can be driven for almost 15 miles.

Along with that, the scooter can reach the max speed of 15 Mph or 25Km/h depending upon the terrain.

The tires that come with this scooter are honeycomb never flat tire which are military tech and airless.

It has electronic anti-lock braking system which is located in the rear hub of the motor helps to stop easily even in emergency situation.

After folding this electric scooter, it turns into the shape of a roller bag suit case which allows you to walk freely by grabbing it only from the handle.

Additional features include pedestrian bell, rear reflector and headlight.

Overall Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 37.4 x 7.9 x 11.8 inches
  • Weight: 27.3 poundsWeight Capacity: 255lb

Pros

  • Anti-lock electronic brakes
  • Aircraft grade aluminum alloy material
  • 25Km top speed
  • 3.5 hours’ time for full charge
  • 36V, 7.8Ah Lithium Ion battery
  • Honeycomb never flat 8” tiresWater resistant
  • One year limited manufacturer warranty
  • Handle for carrying it along after foldingApp pairing

Cons

  • No shock absorbers
  • Distance meter is not available on dashboard(So you have to download companion app)


Xiaomi MI Electric Scooter

Xiaomi MI Electric Scooter

Ultra-light weight, built with aerospace-grade aluminum frame and perfectly suitable for in-town cruising, Xiaomi MI Electric scooter is certainly a good choice for both youngsters and adults.

This portable electric scooter comes with a 250W motor and 18650 lithium battery that has 280Wh capacity.

This powerful combination allows the user to reach the top speed of 15.5 MPH while the travel range of the scooter is around 18.6 miles.

The battery can be fully charged in 5 hours and after that, you are good to go for next 30 KM’s.

One amazing thing about this electric scooter is that it stores the kinetic energy and from that it regenerates the electric power.

That not only extends the battery life but also improves the emergency braking.

This electric scooter has been awarded as “best of the best” for its extremely attractive and innovative design.

Power button controls, anti-slip handle, battery power indicator on the dashboard and the controlled accelerator, this scooter surely provides the opportunity of riding to all age groups.

To make the braking more efficient and responsive, it has double braking system which includes disc brake and eABS regenerative anti-lock braking system.

Meanwhile, the 8.5 inch front and rear tires with shock absorption and anti-slipping treads provide great road grip and let user enjoy the perfect and smooth riding experience.

Apart from all that, the MI electric scooter can be paired with your smartphone and provide real time riding stats.

This scooter also has 1 year hardware while 6 months battery and accessories warranty.

Overall Specifications

  • Dimensions: 42.5 x 16.9 x 44.9 inches
  • Product Weight: 26.9 pounds
  • Weight capacity: 55-220lb
  • Power: 30 x 18650 lithium battery units

Pros

  • aerospace-grade aluminum frametop speed of 15.5 MPH
  • 18.6 miles range
  • 5 hours charging time
  • One year warranty
  • Water resistant
  • 250 Watts motor

Cons

  • Changing tires is a problem (in case they go flat)

GOTRAX GXL Commuting Electric Scooter

Gotrax GXL Commuting Electric Scooter

This scooter has been claimed to be the best scooter for commuting on daily basis.

With its 250W motor, it can reach the top speed of 15.5 MPH which certainly is dependent on the user weight and terrain conditions.

Battery provided for this electric scooter is 36V which can last for around 12.5 miles

Charging time for this battery is 4 hours which is good and faster but if compared to other good scooters, is average.

This portable electric scooter has 8.5” pneumatic tires which are not just good for street riding but save from bumps and work as shock absorbers.

Good thing, this scooter has double braking system.  Using both disc brakes and regenerative anti-locking braking system, it provides more safety and control.

Some other features include 2 gears that allow the user to set the max speed, LED headlights and battery life indicator on the dashboard.

Along with all that, the folding mechanism has been made faster and easier with lever folding mechanism.

Overall Specifications

  • Product dimensions: 41 x 6 x 44 inches
  • Product weight: 31 lb.Battery: 36V
  • Max weight limit: 220lb

Pros

  • 250W motor
  • 12.5 Miles range
  • 15.5 MPH top speed
  • Double braking system2 gearsPneumatic 8.5” tires
  • 4 hours recharge time
  • Water resistant

Cons

  • Tires can go flat and removing them is hectic and painful
  • No shock absorbers apart from the air filled tires
  • Mid quality materials used

Electric Scooters for Mobility

As these upcoming scooters are made specifically for elders, one important aspect to consider in these electric scooter is the safety and ease of mobility.

These electric portable scooters have low top speed because you do not want to risk a ride with high speed which in turn might harm your elders.

Shoprider Sun runner 4 Wheel Scooter Color: Burgundy

Shoprider Sun runner 4 Wheel Scooter

When it comes to best portable electric scooters for elders, sun runner 4 wheel is certainly the best and perfect choice you can make.

It comes with two batteries that have the capacity of 25 miles and the max speed that can be achieved is 5MPH making it perfectly safe.

For ease and comfort, this electric scooter has deluxe captain seat which swivels and slides. This allows the user to turn around and see, without turning the scooter.

Good thing about going for Sun runner 4 is that it has been manufactured by keeping small aspects of elders in mind.

It has a wicker basket, so they can keep their things in that.

The rear view mirror, which allows them to have everything under the eye while making a turn.

Adjustable tiller, so they don’t have to feel troubled while riding and can adjust it as per their arm length.

Headlights, so they can have a better look on the road in case they are riding it in the evening and many more.

Overall Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 49 x 22 x 38 inches
  • Product Weight: 215 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lb

Pros

  • 300lb weight capacity
  • Deluxe captain seat
  • Battery capacity is 25 miles
  • 5MPH top speed
  • Adjustable tiller
  • 4 tires, providing great stability
  • Swiveling seat that can slide too
  • Safe, stable and smooth riding experience

CONS

  • Headlight is low
  • User manual is difficult to understand

BUZZAROUND EX Extreme 4-Wheel

Another amazing option in electric portable scooters for elders is BUZZAROUND Ex Extreme.

With two U1 batteries, these scooters have amazing charge to miles ratio with 1:18.

Which means that after one full charge, the scooter can go up to 18 miles.

Along with this battery capacity, Ex Extreme has top speed of 5MPH, making it faster than average 4 wheel scooters meanwhile allowing it to be as safe for elders as possible.

For smooth and comfortable riding experience, this electric scooter features larger 9” tires with suspension springs.

Also the weight capacity of 330lb allows almost everyone to ride this scooter without any difficulty because it can support higher weights.

This scooter generally comes with 18” seat but 20” seat option is also available on consumer’s choice.

The height of the seat can also be adjusted easily with the simple removal of single bolt. While the seat swivels too, to make riding experience better.

A good thing about choosing this electric scooter is that it provides great portability with being light weight than most of the respective models. It can be assembled and disassembled easily to take it anywhere in the trunk of the car.

Overall Specifications

  • Dimensions 35.5 x 22.8 x 22.5 inches
  • Scooter weight: 150 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lb.
  • Battery: 2 U1 batteries
  • Tire size: 9 inches

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Easy disassembly with greater portability
  • 330lb weight capacity
  • Ultra-bright LED headlights and tail lights
  • Water resistant
  • 18 miles range
  • 8-12 hours charge time

Cons

  • Leg space is congested


Drive Medical Scout Spitfire

Are you looking for an electric portable scooter for elders that is extremely comfortable and safe to ride?

Then Drive Medical Spit Fire is the scooter you should be checking out.

This scooter comes with delta shaped steering handle which can be operated easily, even with limited dexterity and strength.

With its easy and quick disassembly function, this scooter offers the great portability which you desire.

Featuring 16.5” seat width, which can be adjusted easily along with performing other functions like swiveling and folding down the back rest.

The arm rests of the seat are also well padded to provide greater comfort to elders. In general, the bike can handle the weight of up to 300lb.

This electric scooter has a 24V x 270W x 4700rpm motor with the combination of high quality battery. The combo allows the scooter to reach max speed of 4.25MPH and entertain rider with the total mileage capacity of 9 miles.

The batteries can be removed easily from the scooter and charged separately.

Another notable feature in this bike is interchangeable color panels. These not only save the scooter from scratches but also give a new look whenever changed.

Manufacturer’s warranty for this product is as follows:

The Warranty on frame is lifetime

On Electronic Controller/Drive Train Components-24 Months

On the Batteries- 12 Months

Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 42.5 x 20.5 x 36 inches
  • Weight: 94 pounds
  • Climbing Angle: 6 degrees
  • Turning Radius: 53.75″;
  • Weight Capacity: 300lb.

Pros:

  • Very lightweight
  • 9 miles Mileage capacity
  • Top speed – 4.25MPH
  • Plastic Carry basket
  • Delta shaped steering handle
  • Easy disassembly
  • Manufacturer warranty

Cons

  • Seat is a bit smaller if we keep comfortability in mind
  • Not water proof (Electrical equipment might be damaged in a rainy ride)


Go-Go Traveler Elite Plus

Go Go Traveller Elite Plus

Go-Go Traveler elite plus is an electric scooter that offers great mobility and extensive portability.

Scooter breaks down into 5 easily transportable pieces which makes it easier to load and unload and takes a lot less space than other portable scooters.

For the elders who have difficulty in moving even inside the house, this electric portable scooter is a good option.

Delta-style tiller control with wraparound handle makes driving easy and allows the rider to control steering even with limited dexterity.

You can also change the colors and style by simply changing the interchangeable shroud panels which are complimentary with this electric scooter.

Battery takes about 8-14 hours to fully charge and after that, you are good to go for 15 miles while enjoying the top speed of 5MPH.

This Elite Plus model also offers increased rider capacity of up to 325lb while having the scooter weight of 116 pounds.

Size of the rear wheels has also been increased for better riding experience and easy mobility.

This scooter also has limited three year warranty for its frame and steel parts.

Overall Specifications

  • Scooter Dimensions: 42 x 21 x 21 inches
  • Weight: 116 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 325lb.
  • Top speed: 5MPH

Pros

  • Extended Battery life
  • 3 years limited warranty
  • 15 miles range
  • 8-14 hours charge time
  • Delta-style tiller
  • Offers great portability by being disassembled into 5 parts
  • Easy re-assembly
  • Maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Sturdy and decent design

Cons

  • Doesn’t do well in water
  • Not suitable for hilly areas with roads that require climbing


Go-Go Ultra X 3-Wheel

Go GO Ultra X 3 Wheel

Highly preferred for inside usage and offering great mobility, this 3 wheeler is certainly a life saver.

For people with minor disabilities or the ones who can’t walk easily anymore, Ultra X is a perfect choice.

Having 2 12v SLA batteries which provide charge range of 6.9 miles and featuring top speed of 4MPH, this electric portable scooter is perfectly safe and suitable for older people.

It has also been designed with front frame mounted seat post which provides rider with greater stability.

The Auto-latching mechanism allows easy one handed disassembly of the scooter into 5 parts, making it more feasible for transportation and handling.

Overall, this electric scooter weighs 92 pounds while supporting the weight of 260 lb.

In the congested space of home and residential sidewalks, this scooter is easy to ride because being a 3 wheeler, it doesn’t require a lot of space like 4 wheelers do.

One caution that is noteworthy for this electric scooter is that “It is recommended to use this scooter for indoor usage”. If you want a scooter that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor rides, you can go for traveler Elite plus 4 wheeler.

Overall Specifications

  • Scooter dimensions: 43 x 22 x 22 inches
  • Weight: 92 pounds
  • Weight capacity: 260 lb.
  • Charge range: 6.9 miles

Pros

  • Highly preferred for indoor usage
  • Light weight
  • Easy assembly and disassembly
  • Offers better portability
  • 4MPH top speed
  • Weight Capacity is 260lb.

Cons

  • Not suitable for busy sidewalks and longer rides

Conclusion

Though these electric scooters have something unique and are suitable for different rider groups, certainly not all of them are equivalent.

 After our comparison and careful analysis of all the features, here are our winners from each category.

First one, the top picks is the Glion Dolly Foldable Electric Scooter.

If you are looking for a safe ride and sturdy with a strong frame and reliable brakes. This electric scooter is something you should spend your money on. With top speed of 25KM/H, it is not just thrilling but controllable too.

But if you’re not willing to trade safety with low speeds. Then QIEWA Qmini Electric Scooter is a good option for you. You can read its full review here.

Since, it is the fastest electric scooter in this list. And can travel with speeds of 60 KM/H.

We do strongly recommend you to ride safely, and only travel at speeds that you’re comfortable with.

The second recommendation comes for elderly with mobility issues. For this specific category, The Drive Medical Scout Spitfire makes the cut.

Apart from being light weight and safe, this scooter has many other things that make it worthy. Its delta shaped wrap around steering handle allows the riders to drive easily even with low dexterity. (Which ultimately is the case with many aged people).

Also the 4.25MPH top speed and 9 miles mileage capacity makes it very suitable for indoor and light outdoor usage.

Other recommendation that we have is concerned mostly for outdoor usage. If you or your elder can move around easily but faces difficulty while going out, Go-Go Traveler Elite Plus is the one you should go for.


Electric Scooters Buying Guide

What to look for in an Electric Portable Scooter!


Battery life/ Mileage

Battery life or mileage is very important! Why? Because better is the battery life, more time you will have to enjoy the rides and for longer distances too.

If the mileage is not good, you will have to go through the trouble of charging your electric scooter again and again. With tie, it becomes very hectic because instead of freely enjoying the rides, you are always worries about charging it.

In the case of electric scooters for elders, this becomes more important. So many older people who depend on their scooters for mobility would have to be limited to one place until the battery charges fully.


Top Speed

Many of the young riders demand higher top speeds because that’s the thrill they look for when they choose something like an electric portable scooter. As they can handle speed easily, a top speed of up to 20MPH is good and stable for them.

Case is different when it comes to older people. They demand more stability and safety so require top speed of around 5MPH (Standard).

So before choosing a portable scooter, look for what are your requirements in speed context.

Choose carefully and have fun!


Portability

This one is very critical for both categories.

Easy portability means you can take your ride wherever you want by placing it easily in the trunk of your car. If the electric scooter of your car allows it, be sure to get it.

In the case of elders, portability means they can move freely without being bound to their own space and city. Their scooter can go anywhere with them and where ever that is, they won’t have to be limited to bed.

So before finalizing an electric scooter, be sure to check out whether it’s easily transportable or not. Many electric scooters like GO-GO Traveler Elite Plus allows disassembly into five pieces, making it very easily portable.


Seat and Seat Features

This one is specifically related to electric portable scooter for elders.

For better user experience and comfortability, a wide seat is the one much preferred. Seat width of more than 16” is recommended.

Extra features with the chair should be like adjustability option through which you can easily adjust the height of the seat. Also the swiveling function and backrest reclining or adjustment feature is also a good one for better riding experience.

Padded armrests are also an extra which can boost it all up.

While choosing the electric portable scooter for elders, do keep these points in mind and pick the one that would offer most of these.


Handle/ Steering Option

For both category riders, steering or handle is very critical for having the ride in control.

Ergonomic grips allow the young riders to have a firm grip and should be checked out before buying. While the elders prefer delta style steering option because it allows them easy controls.

Delta shaped tillers that allow low dexterity riders are very preferable for older ones.


Frame style and Frame materials

Frame material that is reliable and sturdy is a wish of everyone because that means long term usage.

Generally scooters with Aluminum or Carbon frame are the sturdiest ones because of the strength of the material.

Frame style is also very necessary because things like leg space and ground clearance differ when the overall design changes.

So better watch out before spending money on an expensive but worthless item.


Tires and Shock Absorbers

These two things are important when it comes to smoothness of the ride and stability on bumpy roads.

Recommended tire size is 8” and more.

These tires work as shock absorbers too in some models. But don’t rely on only tires and focus on models that provide shock absorbers separately.

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