Best 8 Adult Electric Scooters Under $500

Electric scooters are a great, cheap, and environmentally friendly way to get around your town or campus. If you’re looking to buy your first scooter, then you may not want to spend too much money. 

Well, don’t worry because I’ve done the research and compiled a list of 8 electric scooters on sale for under $500 that have great quality and are fun to ride.  Some of these scooters have seats, some are foldable, but all of them are a great buy! 

***The EcoSmart Razor is currently $429***

**The GoTrax is currently $248 with an Amazon coupon***

Prices accurate as of:

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter

The Xiaomi Mi is one of the most popular electric scooters worldwide on the street today. A lightweight, foldable scooter with an impressive speed and range, the Xiaomi Mi is perfect for the average commuter and student who wants a stable, strong, and durable ride.


  • Foldable
  • Max speed – 15.5 mph
  • Range – Up to 18.6 miles
  • Carries a rider up to 220 lbs
  • Double braking system
  • Charge time for the battery is 5 hours
  • Scooter weighs 26.9 lbs
  • Bluetooth app allows you to track riding statistics

Razor E200 Electric Scooter

Razor is one of the most reliable and popular electric scooter manufacturers with a great product line. The E200 is a great scooter for adults as well as older children based on its quality and features for the price.


  • Currently under $240 with a coupon on Amazon
  • Max speed is 12 mph
  • Can run for up to 40 minutes after a full charge
  • Hand-operated (level) rear brake
  • Twist-grip throttle

Razor EcoSmart Metro

The EcoSmart Metro is our only folding electric scooter on this list, but it’s overall one of the best electric scooters on the market, seated or standing. It’s got a much wider deck than most scooters as well as a soft, well-padded seat. It’s perfect for someone who lives in a smaller community where riding their scooter to the grocery store is easy.


  • Max speed up to 18 mph
  • Range is up to 40 minutes of continuous usage
  • Really large 16″ tires (more stability and comfort)
  • Removable luggage rack and basket included
  • Kick stand!
  • Can hold a rider up to 220 lbs
  • Scooter weighs 220 lbs
  • Hand-operated rear brakes

Glion Dolly Foldable Electric Scooter

With a recent price drop, the Glion Dolly is now on par with the electric scooters in this list but far exceeds most in its capabilities.


  • Max speed up to 15 mph
  • Max range is 15 miles
  • Charges in 3.5 hours
  • Made of aerospace-grade aluminum
  • Weighs just 28 lbs
  • Can fold and roll along with you like a piece of luggage; no need to carry it!

Swagtron 5 Electric Scooter

If you need a solid electric scooter but live in an area that has some hills or you’re a larger than average rider, the Swagtron 5 model would be a really good choice for you. It has the torque and strength to pull a rider up to 320 lbs up a hill that is up to a 20% grade.


  • Max speed up to 18 mph
  • Can climb inclines up to 20 degrees
  • Range is up to 11 miles
  • Can hold a rider up to 320 lbs
  • Comes with a great app that can track ride statistics and download upgrades
  • Charge time is 3.5 hours

Magicelec Electric Scooter

This slick-looking electric scooter from Magicelec is one of the few scooters on this list with a dual braking system.


  • Max speed up to 14 mph
  • Range up to 16 miles on a full charge
  • Scooter weighs just 27 lbs, one of the lightest on this list
  • 24 month warranty, easily 2x that of any of scooter on Amazon
  • Double braking system for extra safety

Hiboy S2 Electric Scooter

This electric scooter from Hiboy is very similar to many of the other scooters on this list with a few big exceptions. The cruise control mode is a great feature for those who have long commutes and want to be able to relax a bit more on the ride. Also, having the app be able to lock the scooter makes you feel safer when you leave it outside a store.


  • Max speed up to 15.5 mph
  • Range up to 18.6 miles
  • Has cruise control setting
  • Double braking system
  • Foldable
  • Has a great App that lets you lock the bike remotely
  • Rear shock absorber
  • Can purchase a separate removable seat

GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter

This GXL V2 from GoTrax is very similar to the above Hiboy model but at a significantly lower price. At that lower price, you get only one brake and a more limited range of riding (12 miles vs 18). However, for the price it’s one of the best electric scooters on this list.


  • Max speed is 15.5 mph
  • Range is up to 12 miles
  • Takes about 4 hours to charge
  • Holds rider up to 220 lbs
  • Foldable
  • Cruise control mode
  • Hand-brake controls a hybrid electric/disc brake

Homgrace Foldable Electric Scooter

I’ve saved the best for last on this list. This Homgrace electric scooter, at just $240 right now on Amazon, is easily the best scooter on Amazon for its price point. It’s the fastest scooter with the best range by far.


  • Max speed up to 12.4 mph
  • Range is up to 18 miles
  • Foldable
  • Auto-balancing scooter
  • Hand-operated rear brake
  • Charge time is up to 6 hours
  • Can climb inclines up to 20 degrees
  • Max rider weight of up to 265 lbs

What Else Do You Need To Know?

There are some additional articles on this site that you may want to check out when you are considering getting your first electric scooter.

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If you get an electric scooter, you should read the manual so you know what kind of maintenance is expected to keep the scooter running in top condition for years. Also, check out our article, How Do I Repair My Electric Scooter, for more information.