The best electric scooters you can buy
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- Electric scooters provide a fun, quick, economical, and environment-friendly way to get around town.
- The Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter is our top pick because it has a smooth, powerful ride and a convenient fold-up-and-roll-it design.
I used to try my kids' kick scooters and wondered if I could use one to get around. Enter the electric scooter. Electric scooters are convenient for running errands and commuting short distances. Although I haven't given up my car yet, I can't ignore scooters' advantages.First, electric scooter ownership is definitely less expensive than automobile ownership. Because they are battery operated, electric scooters do not require trips to the gas station for costly fill-ups and have zero emissions to boot.
Also, you won't need to worry about finding or paying for a parking spot. Scooters are a small enough to park almost anywhere and most fold up for easy portability and storage. Finally, you can enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and wind (well, breeze) while coasting around on your electric scooter.
Before taking your scooter for a spin, don't forget to don protective gear like a helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads. The US Consumer Products Safety Commission strongly recommends an appropriate helmet, especially if you're cruising along at 15 miles per hour or faster.
Also, check local laws regarding the use of electric scooters. In reaction to the invasion of fleets of electric scooter rentals, some cities have banned them, while others allow them. They are a boon to some people for personal transportation but a bane to other people dodging ones scattered around or avoiding them zooming in and out of traffic.
But if you ride responsibly and safely, you'll reap the rewards of an electric scooter. We read over ratings and reviews by many scooter aficionados and owners in order to present the best ones for different purposes.
Here are the best electric scooters you can buy:
- Best electric scooter overall: Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter
- Best budget electric scooter: Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter
- Best electric scooter for commuting while sitting: Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter
- Best for electric scooter commuting while standing: GOTRAX GXL Commuting Electric Scooter
- Best electric scooter for kids: Razor E100 Electric Scooter
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.
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