Why you'll love it: Designed especially for kids, the Razor E100 Electric Scooter
is fun, safe, and durable for little ones or anyone just starting out in the electric scooter world.
Recommended for riders age eight and up, the Razor E100 is a scooter you can feel confident about when your kid is zooming around outdoors.
Having won a Parent's Choice Award, this scooter was named "Best Electric Scooter for Kids" by The Strategist of New York Magazine and highly rated on Top Ten Select. More than 1,400 Amazon reviewers rated it five out of five stars.
With a top speed of 10 miles per hour and a kick-start feature — the scooter must be moving up to three miles per hour and the rider pushes a button before the motor engages — the Razor E100 Electric Scooter prioritizes safety.
The handlebar adjusts to different heights and houses the handbrake and twist-grip accelerator/throttle. Some people feel reassured by this scooter's slow acceleration while others think it accelerates quickly, but not too quickly for concern.
After twelve hours of charging, the 24-volt lead battery can provide up to 40 minutes of continuous ride time. Although the Razor E100 Electric Scooter has a maximum weight capacity of 120 pounds, many "big kids" weighing much more than that have tried this model for short rides with satisfactory results.
This model is easy to assemble, a godsend for parents of kids eager to hop on and ride right away. It has an eight-inch pneumatic front tire, a urethane rear wheel, a sturdy all-steel frame that holds up well, and a handy kickstand. A drawback of the frame's low clearance is that the underside and motor can scrape the ground when your kid makes sharp turns and rides over curbs.
If the Razor E100 Electric Scooter seems too small, try the highly rated Razor E300 Electric Scooter. Recommended for riders age 13 and older, this model is the next step up, with similar but some larger features: wider (nine-inch) pneumatic front and rear tires, a taller frame, and a greater maximum weight capacity of 220 pounds. Teens will love this model that zips up to 15 miles per hours and engages the motor from a standstill position (i.e., no need to kick/push start).
Pros: Safety features like a kick-start motor and maximum speed of 10 miles per hour; very good battery life
Cons: Low clearance; may be too small for growing tweens
Buy the Razor E100 Electric Scooter on Amazon for $132.99 to $169.99 (depending on color)
Buy the Razor E100 Electric Scooter at Walmart for $129.00 to $169.99 (depending on color)