10 Best Electric Scooter For Kids in 2017

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Electric Scooters are one of the hottest toys that are currently available and are lot better than so-called hover boards because they provide optimum balance through the use of a handle bar which kids can hold onto. They are also better than kick scooters because your child will be more focused on enjoying the ride of his or her life without necessarily having to worry about having to propel the scooter with his or her feet. It’s as easy as riding a motorcycle except that there’s no seat. And of course, it’s primarily designed for kids and kids at heart.

Following on from customer feedback and popularity, we have listed here the top 10 electric scooters to give you a head start on which of the hundreds of products currently available. As in all our other best product categories, we have endeavoured to provide you with our favourite recommendations of 2017. After all, we only want to share with you what we believe to be the best in their class.

10 Best Electric Scooters For Kids 

PictureElectric ScooterBrandAge Range
Razor E300 Electric ScooterRazor12 Years +
Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro 24 Volt 250 Watt Electric Retro ScooterRazor12 Years +
Razor E100 Electric ScooterRazor8 Years +
Razor E300S Seated Electric ScooterRazor8 Years +
UberScoot 1000w Electric Scooter by Evo boardsEvoPowerboards12 Years +
Super Turbo 1000watt Elite 36v Electric ScooterSuper Cycles & Scooters12 Years +

1E300 Electric Scooter by Razor (Our Top Pick)

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Age Range: At least 12 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 220 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 15 miles per hour
Runtime: 40 minutes

With a super-sized deck to provide optimum footing surface and stability, the E300 is one of the most sought after electric scooters in the market today. It’s one of those gadgets that even beginning pros use to train especially in the performance of a variety of tricks. The frame is also wide allowing for superb stability, there simply is no way your child’s feet will be slipping off the surface of its well-designed non-slip deck. Speaking of stability, the large 10-inch tires are not to be messed with. Unlike the solid plastic wheels in some rides, the E300 features a fully pneumatic set of tires to help absorb impact forces as your child soar through the air performing spectacular jumps and other tricks that only pros are known to do with absolute ease.

Part of this prowess is in the 2-unit 12-volt battery system giving the E300 a power output of 24 volts. The rechargeable battery is lead acid but is completely sealed for unparalleled safety. The battery system provides power to its chain-driven motor with its high torque characteristics yet with a very distinct mechanism allowing it to run purring like a kitten. Acceleration is provided by a twist-grip mechanism that is characteristics of motorcycles and other similar performance vehicles. The rear brake system can be initiated from a caliper that is also fitted into the handle bar. Constructed of lightweight yet super durable materials the E300 is every aspiring scooter pro’s dream ride.

What We Like about It – The E300 is an engineering marvel designed specifically for kids. However, because it can really go fast, we strongly recommend completing your gift with a set of protective gear to really let your child enjoy riding on his or her smaller set of wheels.

2Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter by Razor

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Age Range: At least 12 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 170 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 15 miles per hour
Runtime: 10 miles on a single charge

One of the most iconic scooters in the world is the Italian-made Vespa. First manufactured in the year that followed the end of World War II in 1946, Piaggo designed the Vespa as a really preppy, trendy, and colorful motorcycle for the masses. It features a unibody that is made of pressed steel, a flat floorboard, and a front flairing that has become one of its signature characteristics. It still runs to this very day and for people who want a piece of history, the Vespa offers such a benefit.

The first time we saw the Pocket Mod Miniature Euro we cannot help but be transported back in time to the late 40s and the early 50s when the Vespa ruled the streets. You were considered hip and trendy then if you rode one of these babies. And we knew right away that the Pocket Mod Mini Euro is going to be a real hit this coming holiday season; if not for children, we’re pretty sure adults, too will love it.

It features a high performance electric motor that allows it to cruise at 15 mph with a range of 10 miles on a single charge with typically takes 12 hours to complete. The 12-inch pneumatic tires allow for a comfortable ride while its ultra-quiet chain-driven motor will never disturb your neighborhood. In fact, it’s so quiet they won’t even notice that the Pocket Mod is already alongside them. Just like the Vespa, the Pocket Mod also has a storage compartment underneath the fully padded and cushiony seat. It’s ideal for storing your kid’s things while he or she is busy roaming the streets of the neighborhood.

What We Like about It – The fact that it brings memories of the 50’s era, this is one great way to share with our kids such classic and timeless design. Perhaps they will be able to appreciate the evolution of today’s motorcycles and scooters.

3E100 Electric Scooter by Razor

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Age Range: At least 8 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 120 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 10 miles per hour
Runtime: 40 minutes

The E100 is a scaled-down version of Razor’s E300. You can look at it as the E300’s little brother designed specifically for younger riders. But don’t underestimate the E100 because it still can pack a punch with its 24-volt battery-operated, high-torque, high-performance, and chain-driven ultra-quiet motor. It’s so quiet you can literally sneak around the neighborhood unnoticed. This is perfect if you live in a neighborhood where it’s loud motor or engine noise are strictly prohibited.

Need a comfortable ride for your kid? The E100 features an 8-inch front tire that is fully pneumatic allowing for smoother rides. Its rear wheel is made of high grade polyurethane, however to extend the durability of the E100 allowing your kid to take it wherever his or her hands will be steering the scooter to. Like its bigger brother, the E100 features the same hand grip-attached acceleration and brake system. There is no need to use one’s foot to put the E100 to a halt. It’s just a matter of squeezing the calipers and your kid can either stop or go.

What We Like about It – The E100 is suitable for younger kids who are not fit to handle the speed of the E300. It’s essentially made of the same materials and has the same design. Plus, it’s from Razor, a company that has slowly established itself in kiddie performance rides.

4E300S Seated Electric Scooter by Razor

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Age Range: At least 8 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 220 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 15 miles per hour
Runtime: 45 minutes

Imagine an ordinary-looking electric scooter with a single tube sticking up from its deck and a comfy seat attached on top. Or, imagine a Vespa scooter but remove all the front flairings and the unibody design. However you want to view the E300S, it’s still an electric scooter you would not dare miss this coming Black Friday or the holiday season. You can also give it as a birthday gift, if ever.

The E300S has almost the same features as Razor’s E300. The only difference is that it has a built-in comfy and removable riding seat so kids won’t have to be standing all the time while riding the E300S scooter. Then can conveniently and comfortably take a sit like what motorcycle riders do. This helps relieve the pressure off the legs which may be noticeable after prolonged standing. The feet can be rested squarely on the wide deck of the E300S. If your kid doesn’t want to use the riding seat anymore, you simply have to remove the seat attachment and the E300S goes back into its original E300 form.

That said, it features the same 10-inch pneumatic tires, a chain-driven ultra-quiet motor powered by two units of 12-volt battery system made of sealed lead acid, and an acceleration and braking system fully integrated into the handlebar of the E300S.

What We Like about It – The removable rider’s seat is a big plus especially if your child easily tires. Our only lament is that, since this is the only difference from the E300, then, why not just sell a separate rider’s seat attachment for the E300? Well, who are we to argue?

5UberScoot Electric Scooter by EvoPowerboards

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Age Range: At least 12 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 265 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 26 miles per hour
Runtime: 10 miles on a single charge

One of the most unique scooters in our list is the UberScoot. It features a remarkable Posi Lock system that allows the steering column to be folded down onto the deck and frame. This helps address storage issues which we have encountered in many consumer comments. Unfortunately, at 99 pounds, it’s rather heavy for kids to bring along with them on its folded state. Nevertheless, the system is one of the most unique we have seen so far.

Additionally, it features 3 units of a 12-volt battery system giving it top-of-its-class speed of 42 kilometers per hour. And if you think the foldable design will have an effect in its sturdiness, think again. It can carry a full-sized adult weighing up to 120 kilograms. That’s how tough the UberScoot is. This is why it also needs a 36-volt battery system because you will never know just how heavy the next rider will be. It’s got 10-inch pneumatic front and wheel tires with a revolutionary front and rear, professional-grade disc brakes for phenomenal stopping power.

Oh, we almost forgot. The UberScoot also comes with a rider’s seat which can be easily attached onto the sturdy frame. And if your kid doesn’t want the seat, you can simply remove it and it’s good to go.

What We Like about It – Evo may not be a well-recognized brand but it’s clearly making a name for itself especially with the UberScoot. One particular reviewer said he has used the Evo in Afghanistan and that it has served him exceptionally well. If the UberScoot can be an excellent transporter in war-torn Afghanistan, just imagine how great this gizmo will be if used in the neighborhood of urban communities.

6Trikke E2 Electric Scooter by Razor

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Age Range: At least 8 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 120 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 9 miles per hours or 14 kph
Runtime: 40 minutes

Designed for the younger rider and those kids who may have problems stabilizing or balancing themselves on 2-wheeled transporters, the Trikke E2 from Razor is the perfect solution. Able to carry even a 55-kilogram adult, the Trikke E2 is powered by a two-unit 12-volt system that drives the gentle-purring electric motor. At least, there’s no way your neighbors will be complaining every time your kid takes his E2 down the neighborhood. Just make sure he or she has the appropriate safety gear, though.

What is really impressive about the Trikke E2 is its lean-to-steer mechanism giving young riders the feel of skateboarding and surfboarding in a scooter platform. Also providing stability is the two cambering platforms that come with non-slip surfaces so kids won’t be at risk of falling off the E2.

What We Like about It – The lean-to-steer system allows kids to practice different tricks. It should also be phenomenal to watch them make those G-force-intensive cornering maneuvers. Who knows, your kid might as well be the next scooter-riding sensation?

7Super Turbo 1000-Elite Electric Scooter by Super Cycles & Scooters

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Age Range: At least 12 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 300 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 26 miles per hour
Runtime: 18 miles on a single charge

The Super Turbo 1000-Elite may look like an ordinary scooter but it’s not. Like the Trikker E2 in our list, the Turbo 1000-Elite is one of the heavyweights. It has a massive-looking set of tires that will remind you of those used by all-terrain vehicles. The tires are fully treaded and are exceptionally wide allowing for excellent traction on any type of terrain. If we can have our way, we’d call the Turbo Elite the scooter version of an ATV or a dune buggy or even a motocrosser.

The company says the maximum weight limit is 250 pounds. However, if you attach the hill kit accessory, you can increase the load limit to a whopping 300 pounds. That is roughly the weight of two average-sized adults. Talk about strength and durability. Driving with this load around requires incredible power which is provided by its 36-volt battery system that is composed of 3 units of deep cell batteries. Unlike an ATV that makes a distinct growl, the Super Turbo 1000-Elite, as powerful as it is, can only manage to elicit a gentle purr so driving around the neighborhood with the 1000-Elite should be really fun.

It also features a heavy-duty chain drive, a swinger mono shock on the front wheels and dual shocks on the rear, performance disc brakes on both wheels, a headlight, and a solid steel frame. It also has a turnkey ignition system to complement its Turbo and Econo Mode functions built-in into the throttle system. This allows your kid to select performance or fuel efficiency in driving the Super Turbo 1000-Elite. And here are 2 other very interesting things about this product from Super Cycles & Scooters – it’s foldable and comes with an easy-to-install rider’s seat. Now, isn’t that amazing?

What We Like about It – If you really want a remarkable gift for your kids, this is clearly one of the best options for you; that is, if you don’t mind the hefty price tag. But it’s quite understandable. With the technologies that have been integrated into the 1000-Elite, we’d happily pay any price for it.

8RX200 Electric Off-Road Scooter by Razor

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Age Range: At least 13 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 154 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 12 miles per hour
Runtime: 40 minutes

A heavily-modified version of Razor’s E200, the RX200 was designed with the young 2-wheeled off-road warrior in mind. With extra-wide dirt tires that come with well-designed tread patterns, the RX200 was built to conquer any terrain. To really enjoy its phenomenal features, your kid will have to ride it anywhere but the pavement. The RX200 has heavy-duty and high-quality alloy wheels complete with 60 PSI on- and off-road tires. Power to the wheels is provided by a 2-unit sealed lead acid battery for a combined output of 24 volts. This drives the high-torque electric motor that is as powerful as any other engine but is as quiet as a purring kitten. It also features a rear sprocket drivetrain that comes with a freewheel perfect for coasting.

The RX200 has a lightweight design at only 46.4 pounds. However, don’t let this figure fool you as the scooter is as tough as stainless steel. The acceleration system is initiated by a twist-grip throttle mechanism while its braking is provided by calipers on the handgrip that connects to performance-grade rear disc brakes. It also feature soft rubber grips so your kid won’t be complaining of sore palms and hands.

What We Like about It – The RX200 is an impressive scooter that you can give to your kids this coming holiday season. It is lightweight so carrying it around will not be a really big issue. If it were also foldable, then that would definitely up its value.

9Power Core E90 Electric Scooter by Razor

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Age Range: At least 8 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 120 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 10 miles per hour
Runtime: 80 minutes

You can liken the Power Core E90 by Razor as a tamer, yet equally powerful, little brother of the E100. There are some very obvious differences, though. For example, the E100 can only last about 40 minutes of continuous use while the Power Core E90 doubles that. And you know what this means, right? Your kid will simply have a full hour and twenty minutes of continuous fun riding the innovatively-designed Power Core E90. Aside from its newly-patented technology, this Razor scooter also features up to 50 percent more power than its predecessor, the E90. That is why it can perform double the E90’s performance.

It’s a cross between the E90 and the E100 albeit with more outstanding features. It features a push-button throttle instead of the twist-grip mechanism that has become the standard in most scooters of this design. At the very least, you will not have to worry about children complaining about their wrists feeling numb from the twisting motion on the handgrip. The throttle opens up the power of the high-torque hub electric motor. And unlike other systems, this is truly super quiet so it makes for a really convenient ride without the annoying engine sound. The brake system is located on the front wheel and is activated by a caliper located in the handgrip. The front wheel is also made of polyurethane instead of steel or alloy to give it superior lightweight characteristics.

What We Like about It – The Power Core E90 is ideal for young riders. It’s tough and durable and provides just the right level of excitement for kids of this age.

10E325 Electric Scooter by Razor

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Age Range: At least 12 years old

Maximum Weight Limit: 220 pounds
Maximum Speed Limit: 15 miles per hour
Runtime: 45 minutes

A notch above the Razor E300 is the E325. So what differentiates it from the E300? Instead of a uniform speed, the E325 allows for variability. This is perfect for kids who really would like to have absolute control over their riding adventures. This means kids can go fast when they want to or even decelerate without hitting the brakes. Another difference is the run time of the E325 at 45 minutes; although this is quite negligible if you consider E300’s 40-minute runtime. But here’s one thing you will definitely love – the E325 can be folded unlike the E300. This effectively solves the issue of transport and storage.

The E325 also features a quitter electric motor and wider tires although it retains the standard 10-inch pneumatic design of the E300. The deck is also wider giving riders superb stability while riding it.

What We Like about It – The foldable characteristics of the E325 is one of the best things about this scooter. Additionally, the variable-speed and acceleration feature is what clearly separates it from the rest of the pack.

How We Chose the Top Electric Scooters in Our List

Choosing an electric scooter should not be really difficult. However, the products we just presented to you come with electrical parts that can pose a danger to the safety and health and even life of your child. As such, when we tasked our research team to perform the task of determining the top 10 electric scooters for kids, we had one very specific instruction – include only those that have passed the rigorous testing of both federal and third party testing organizations and that these have been duly certified by the same institutions. This is very important because we simply don’t want your kid to be riding in one of these scooters only to have it blow up right under his or her feet. Additionally, we don’t want you to worry about your home getting burned in an electrical short circuit or even an overheating charging mechanism. The safety of these products is a paramount concern for us and we are pretty sure you do to.

One of the ways we have established the safety of the product is by associating it with the brand image of the company that made it. We had to make sure that the company has had no history of product failures. If in case there are, we carefully examined how they were able to handle it because it shows their sense of responsibility to their customers. And their primary customers in this regard are the children.

When it comes to the developmental appropriateness of the electric scooter, technically every product is the same, unless there is an inherent built-in feature that is not found in other scooter systems. If such is the case, then we made sure that our researchers took this into consideration by carefully examining its implications in the overall development of children.

Choosing the top electric scooters should have been easy if we only looked at the customer ratings for each of these products. However, we do have to emphasize the value of product safety. Nonetheless, we also took note of what consumers are saying especially if they ever had any negative experiences with the product. This way, we can create a more meaningful understanding of the overall value of the electric scooter.

Safety in Electric Scooters

Childcare experts don’t necessarily recommend giving scooters to children because of the risks involved. In fact some experts consider these gizmos as particularly dangerous. Similar to learning how to ride a bike, riding a scooter can result in fall-related injuries. This is especially true in kick scooters where balance is an absolute requirement.

But is it the same with electric scooters? One of the major issues raised by concerned consumer groups and childcare advocates is the inherent danger of exploding batteries and short-circuiting electronic components.

With news of exploding batteries and overheating electrical elements being reported right and left, it is not surprising to be particularly cautious in our selection of electric scooters or anything electronic, for that matter. Even tech giants like Samsung has not escaped glitches as what happened to their exploding Galaxy Note 7 units which prompted the tech stalwart to recall roughly a million of its premium unit for replacement. While Samsung is a giant in the telecommunications industry, they do have something in common with the products we have presented in this article – rechargeable batteries.

If memory serves us right, there was a time last year when hover boards or self-balancing boards were a huge hit during last year’s Black Friday madness. Unfortunately, it was marred by incidents of boards overheating and exploding which led to several homes gutted down by fire. This also prompted the recall of those products and a stiff warning against products coming from China. Since then, all batteries and charging mechanisms had to be tested and certified by the Underwriters Laboratories or the UL.

It is therefore important to make sure that the electric scooters that we buy for our children have passed the rigorous testing and certification from credible third party organizations and then reevaluated by federal agencies. This should minimize incidents such as exploding batteries and electrical fires.

It is equally important to follow the manufacturer’s recommended use and charging times of the electric scooter. Overcharging the system can often have disastrous consequences, not to mention an increase in your electric consumption. Failure to use the appropriate charging device can also lead to problems.

Here are other tips you can observe to help your kids have a safer scooter ride.

  • Make them wear their helmets every time they ride their scooters even if it’s only around the neighborhood or even in your backyard.
  • Make them wear elbow and knee protectors as well as appropriate gloves.
  • Make them wear appropriate non-slip shoes with thick outsoles and ample ankle support.
  • Always heed the height and weight recommendations of the scooter manufacturer and never go beyond what is recommended.
  • Teach your child to obey traffic rules.
  • Encourage your child to scoot with friends as it is always better to have someone ride alongside you.
  • Encourage your child to practice stopping on a dime. This should help them avoid obstacles as well as make very quick turns and sudden stops.

The Bottom Line

The electric scooter is one of the best gifts you can give to your child this holiday season or even on his or her birthday. With our list of the top 10 electric scooters, you now have an idea which model to buy.

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Selina Marie
Selina Marie is our head of content for MyKidNeedsThat.com, mum of two and a self proclaimed toy geek. When she isn't juggling the madness at home, on a school run or baking her world famous blueberry muffins, you will find her product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest toys and fun for our readers!
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2 COMMENTS

  1. You’ve got some great picks there, I recently bought a Razor scooter for my 12 year old for Christmas. Looking forward to giving it to him as I think he’s going to love it!

  2. I would agree that the Razor is a fantastic scooter brand for kids. The E300 would be my top choice too.

    Thanks for the informative article.

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