Electric scooters are a fantastic way to get yourself to work or school but not every scooter is a great choice for commuting.
What Makes A Great Commuting Electric Scooter?
- Foldable – you need to be able to stash it away easy in the classroom, office, or some other smaller location
- Lightweight – You’re likely to need to carry it up steps at some point. You are also not likely going to be able to ride it indoors to your specific office so having the scooter be light enough so you can carry it comfortably is important.
- Quick To Charge – What if you’ve forgotten to charge the scooter overnight and you barely have enough of a charge to get to work? The charging process for your scooter needs to be fast enough to get a solid charge within a few hours so you can get back home.
Electric scooters for commuting are going to be more simple and have less options than many higher-end scooters on the market. You simply don’t want a heavy scooter that will be difficult to carry around on a regular basis.
That being said, I’ve assembled a list of the best electric scooters that are perfect for the commuter rider.
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GOTRAX GXL Commuting Electric Scooter
- Amazon’s featured electric scooter
- Weighs 27 lbs
- Range of 12.5 miles
- Charging time of less than 4 hours
- Top speed of 15.5 mph
The GoTrax GXL is one of the most popular commuting electric scooters on the market with good reason. It’s solidly built, capable of carrying a rider weighing up to 220 lbs. The 8″ air-filled tires give the electric scooter rider a smooth, steady ride.
Worried about puddles? Well, this electric scooter is water resistant! How about the braking system? A dual braking system allows for a smooth and safe stop at your destination.
If you’re looking for a solidly built, great-riding electric scooter, the GoTrax GXL is a great choice.
Glion Dolly Lightweight Electric Scooter
- Weighs 28 lbs
- Range is up to 15 miles
- Charging time – 100% in 3.5 hours; 75% in 2 hours
The Glion Dolly has similar specs to the above GoTrax GXL electric scooter but is considerable more expensive. What makes it a more pricey option?
For one, the frame is built from 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum. One of the absolute toughest materials that an electric scooter can be constructed from. A powder coating is applied to prevent corrosion.
The tires are a special military design that are designed to never go flat. They are airless and have a honeycomb-style interior that never need to have any kind of maintenance.
The rear brake is anti-lock ensuring a safe and smooth stop every time. Once you get to your destination, there’s a patented vertical self-standing mechanism that keeps the scooter folded and upright next to you and out of the way of others.
There’s also a handle and roller wheels so you can dolly it through hallways as a folded scooter to keep yourself mobile and get yourself quickly and efficiently to your destination.
Segway Ninebot ES2 Electric Scooter
- Weighs 27.6 lbs
- Riding range up to 15 miles
- Max speed is up to 15 mph
- Charging time is 3.5 hours
This electric scooter is a fantastic option for the average commuter but it also has some great features for those wanting just a bit more from their scooter experience.
The ES2 has dual shock absorbers which makes for a more comfortable riding experience. It also has a dual braking system for adding safety and control.
I love the app that comes with this scooter. Being able to remotely diagnosis any issues that the scooter is having is great for the tech savvy rider. You can also set a cruise control function or manage your top speed from the app as well.
Razor E Prime Electric Scooter
- Weighs 26.7 lbs
- Range is up to 40 minutes of riding time
- Top Speed of 15.5 mph
Razor is perhaps the best-known name in the field of electric scooters. They’ve put out multiple products in the past few years, but the E Prime is one of their best and most professional-looking.
A slick and classy look sets this scooter apart and makes it a viable option for the serious commuter who works in a corporate environment.
Thumb-operated throttle and brake controls give the rider maximum control and the handlebar grips are soft molded rubber for comfort.
Volvotta Rave Folding Electric Scooter
- Weighs 23 lbs (the lightest on our list)
- Range of up to 10 miles
- Max speed up to 10 mph
- Charges in under 4 hours
This Volvotta Rave is the lightest electric scooter on our list. This makes it a great choice for those that may have difficulty carrying these scooters up flights of stairs or into an office building because of physical limitations.
Because of the lighter-weigh nature of this scooter, you’re not going to get the power or speed of some of the other commuting scooters on this list. However, you are going to get a cheaper ride that is smooth and functional.
It also comes with a Bluetooth speaker and a USB charger so you can charge your phone on the go.
Electric Scooter From Felimoda
- Weighs 24 lbs
- Max range is up to 18 miles
- Max Speed is up to 12 mph
- Charging time of 3-6 hours
This electric scooter is a fairly generic option in the scooter market, but it’s a good option for those that don’t want a lot of extras that can add to both the weight and cost of a scooter.
The 6.5″ tires will make it have a slightly more bumpy ride than many of the other scooters on this list with their 8″ tires, but there’s also a bit more maneuverability because of this.
This is an excellent starter scooter for someone who just wants to try the concept out without putting too much money into it at first.