Riding an electric kick scooter isn't the coolest way of getting around. There you are, standing stock-still and upright, gliding around like a meerkat on wheels. But reducing our reliance on gas-guzzling cars is cool and important. If bikes or electric bikes aren't your thing, escooters are another eco-friendly way to travel short distances without burning fossil fuel. They're easy to fold up, lighter than ebikes (usually), and you don't need to wait on public transportation.
We've spent nearly three years testing more than 35 electric scooters, and these are our favorites. There are a mind-melting number of companies and escooter models coming out every month. We're testing 'em as best as we can, so check back if you don't see a scooter you like. Need a helmet, bell, or phone mount? Our Best Biking Accessories guide has you covered.
Updated October 2023: We've mentioned the LaScoota X Pro.
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Electric scooters will work a bit differently for everyone. That's because the rider's weight greatly impacts range and performance, as will the weather and road conditions. For reference, I'm a 6'4" human and I weigh around 240 pounds, which means if you are shorter and weigh less, you'll get longer range and potentially faster speeds out of some of these escooters.
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