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August 13, 2018
The Top 5 Best Smart Electric Scooters for 2018
Scooters aren’t just for kids anymore. If you’re looking for a convenient way to commute, and alternative to bicycling, or just want a new way to get outside and have fun, a smart electric scooter might be just the thing you’re looking for. You’ll find electric scooters that can sync with your smartphone and other that are even equipped with features like cruise control. Here are some of the most high-tech options available in 2018.
The Xiaomi Mi is one of the most high-tech choices available and it’s minimalist design has even won several awards. This electric scooter has a maximum speed of 15.5 mph and a battery range of up to 18.6 miles. That’s roughly five times walking speed. It folds in three easy steps and weighs only 26.9 pounds making it really easy to carry and store once you’ve arrived at your destination. Large 8.5-inch tires provide impressive shock absorption. There’s even a double braking system, ultra-bright headlights, and red rear brake lights help you stay safe while out and about.
The controls are really easy to learn which makes this a great choice for people of all ages. And here’s the best part: there’s a corresponding app that keeps track of current speed, power, and distance traveled as well as other statistics. The battery takes about 5 hours to charge completely which means if you ride it to work and plug it in when you get there, you’ll have plenty of juice to get home. It can hold up to 220 pounds and includes a nozzle adapter, screws, hexagon wrench, warranty card, and quick start guide.
The eZip Electric Scooter from Currie Technologies has the option of using it as either a sit-down or standing scooter. Changing between the two is easy and everything you need is included. The aggressive design can travel at up to 15 mph and approximately 8 miles with a fully charged battery, depending on the weight of the rider and terrain. The front suspension and 10-inch low profile tires make for a smooth ride. This scooter’s steel frame will withstand a lot of abuse and its bright green paint and graphics will get you noticed.
The battery takes about 8 hours to charge fully and lasts a pretty long time. This electric scooter is recommended for ages 13 and up with a maximum weight of 180 pounds. It also includes a 90-day warranty. One more thing, some assembly is required but it’s minimal and doesn’t take too long.
Another seated option is the Razor E300S Seated Electric Scooter. Razor is a huge name when it comes to scooters and with products like this, it’s easy to see why. This is the brand’s fastest electric scooter yet, up to 15 mph. The soft rubber gripped handlebars are equipped with both the twist grip throttle and rear hand brake. You can use this as a standing scooter, too, all you have to do is quickly remove the padded seat and post and you’re ready to go.
The steel frame and deck are generous and made for almost any rider under the maximum weight of 220 pounds. There’s a spring loaded retractable kickstand for convenience and extra-wide 10-inch tires that give you a smooth ride. The initial charge time is about 12 hours and subsequent ones should take about 8 hours for approximately 40 minutes of riding time.
This is the most powerful electric scooter that Uberscoot makes and it has a lot of really awesome features that improve your ride. For one, it has an economy mode button that can slow down acceleration and cap top speed to extend battery life. Speaking of the battery, it powers about 12 miles per charge depending on the weight of the rider and the terrain. Total charge time is 6 to 8 hours and battery life is about 250 cycles. This scooter has been clocked at a top speed of 29 mph and it can travel about 10 miles with a full charge.
If you were looking for a scooter that was able to handle some off-roading, this one has got you covered. Large 11-inch air-filled tires have some serious tread and can handle off-road riding, just be sure to use the appropriate safety gear. Also, keep in mind that more vigorous riding will drain the battery more quickly. No matter where you ride, front and rear disc brakes, headlights, and tail lights help you stay safe and seen. That’s not all, it also includes a quick release seat that goes on fast if you’re going for a longer ride or if you’re tired at the end of the day and way an easier commute home.
Last up is the Segway ES1 eScooter. The slick, modern design is simple and effective. It features a no-chain engine that has a maximum range of 15.5 miles per charge at a speed of up to 12.4 mph, this is one of the best rides in its class. The tires are lightweight and shock absorbent for a smooth ride, even on long-distance riding. Both an anti-lock and mechanical braking system and built-in front LED headlights help you stay safe, too.
One of the coolest things about this electric scooter is, it has cruise control. Set your speed and go without worrying about using the accelerator paddle on your journey. The frame is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, a strong and lightweight metal that makes this scooter both durable and easy to carry. In fact, it weighs less than 25 pounds. That’s not all, it’s also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. Download the app onto your smartphone and you can view battery life, diagnostics, and other stats right in the palm of your hand.
In the end, a scooter is a stylish, fun and environmentally friendly way to get around quickly. Not only can you enjoy time outdoors, but you can zip around quickly and efficiently on roadways, bike paths and even sidewalks. Quit walking and start scooting today with one of these funky and smart scooters.