Best Electric Scooters Under 500
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- By Matt Malmlund
- Updated Mar 17, 2023 at 5:11pm
Personal electronic transit devices are the crux of the micro-mobility revolution. If you live in a metropolitan area, you have probably already seen electric scooter and bike rental services like Bird, Lime, and Skip accumulating on every street corner. In the long run, though, it is always cheaper to buy your own scooter, especially given the abundance of cheap electric scooters available on Amazon. Check out our picks for the best electric scooters under 500.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Most of these scooters were cheaper when we first released this article several years ago, so don’t be surprised if you have to spend a little more than we originally promised for a last-mile commuter scooter.
EDITOR’S CHOICE: Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter
The Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter stands out from other scooters in its price range because it fits a powerful 350 Watt into a small and maneuverable form factor. This added power output translates into quicker acceleration and an impressive max speed of 20 MPH, making this the fastest scooter we reviewed.
When I ride the sample unit of the X7 Pro that Turboant sent me to review, I can get it up to 17 MPH and I weigh 220 pounds. So bigger folks rejoice because this scooter’s 275-pound max rider weight really makes a difference when it comes to performance. That said, this scooter will struggle with slopes steeper than 15 degrees even with the optimal load weight. However, this is a problem that can’t really be avoided without spending more money.
The X7 Pro has three different braking systems, which you’ll want to take full advantage of if you plan to ride around at max speed. The scooter’s handlebars have a single brake lever to engage both the front electric brake and rear disc brake. The electric brake takes a half-second to fully engage but when they do they bring you to a full stop quite suddenly. They can feel a little jerky but you can smooth out the experience by also using the manual stomp brake.
The scooter’s 10-inch pneumatic tires handle bumpy terrain well without any added shock absorbers and the rider deck has a healthy 4.7 inches of clearance underneath it. But don’t get too crazy with the off-roading as the X7 Pro’s tires aren’t indestructible. Bumpy terrain and crowded sidewalks are both good reasons to use the scooter’s electric gear system to reduce your max speed to either Low or Medium power modes, which improve battery life and control in tight situations.
The Turboant X7 Pro is powered by a 36V battery that delivers roughly an hour of ride time off one charge. Your results may vary depending on operating conditions but Turboant boasts a max riding distance of 30 miles. The battery recharges in 4 to 6 hours and the battery is easily removable so you don’t have to bring your entire scooter in to charge.
The removable battery makes this scooter great for commuting, as do its included 3W LED lights in the front and the rear. The rear light even blinks when you are braking. For the icing on the cake, the X7 Pro even has a built-in bell so you can politely inform people you are passing them on your baller scooter.
With all of these features and a hefty aluminum frame, the Turboant X7 Pro is still surprisingly portable. It folds down easily and locks shut so you can carry it onto a bus or train, but you wouldn’t want to walk it farther than a mile because of its weight. The scooter is IPX4-rated to withstand splashes but shouldn’t be used in anything more than light rain.
All in all, the Turboant X7 Pro is one of the top-performing electric scooters under 500. If you are comfortable climbing up to the higher end of this price range, then the X7 Pro is sure to leave you wanting for not.
Hiboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter
The Hiboy S2 Pro is the latest and greatest scooter from this brand, which is at least three generations into the product line. It is overall well-built but its sturdiness makes it one of the heaviest scooters we reviewed at 36.3 pounds.
It is comfortable to ride because of a padded standing deck and handlebars that accommodate riders of almost any height. The scooter’s solid 10-inch honeycomb wheels don’t need to be air-inflated, which is great if you fear maintenance but not so great if you need to ride on a rough sidewalk. Thankfully, the Hiboy S2 Pro has a shock absorber built into the rear so you have some basic suspension to cushion bumps, but it’s still rough.
One of the best qualities of this scooter is its high max speed of 19 MPH. When you pair this with its respectable battery life, you can get decently far off a single battery charge. The 500 Watt motor is stronger than other scooters in the same price range but this doesn’t translate to any extra acceleration or torque because the scooter’s frame is heavier as well.
The scooter has an LED dashboard that displays basic information such as your current speed, rider mode, and battery level. The Hiboy S2 supplements this dashboard with the Hiboy App for Android and iOS. This app is the only way to cycle between the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced rider modes (which have different max speeds). It is also used to toggle the headlights, check the battery power, and toggle the cruise control. There is even a system self-check so you can anticipate maintenance that needs to be done over time.
The Hiboy S2 Pro packs a dual braking system that makes braking fast and consistent. It combines a manual disc brake with eABS regenerative anti-lock braking, which also charges up the battery as you ride your brakes.
Disclaimer: all electric scooters on this list are only for riding on flat (/- 15 degrees) surfaces, and can be permanently damaged by riding them down steep hills. Yes, I learned this the hard way.
The scooter folds down easily for storage but it weighs enough to be a hassle to carry around. It has a decent front LED light but the rear light only comes on while braking. If you plan to ride this scooter at night, you should definitely invest in a supplementary set of lights.
The scooter gets about 50 minutes of ride time off one charge, with conditions like weather, incline, and rider weight potentially cutting this figure short. It has a fairly standard 5-hour recharge time, which is comparable to most other scooters we reviewed. The charge port is a little harder to get to than on other models but it is still acceptable. All in all, the Hiboy S2 Pro is a pretty solid scooter especially considering the price.
Looking for an even beefier scooter? You can also consider the Hiboy S2 Max, which has a vastly improved battery capable of 40 miles of travel on one charge. It is definitely outside of this roundup’s budget, though.
Turboant M10 Commuting Electric Scooter
While the Turboant X7 Pro remains our pick for the best cheap electric scooter, a representative from Turboant reached out to me to make me aware that their M10 Commuting Electric Scooter actually meets the price limit for this article without sacrificing on performance. So I gave it a try and I was not disappointed.
First, let’s talk about the form factor. The M10 scooter is IP54-rated against intrusion by water and dust, which is a welcome upgrade over other scooters I’ve tested. It has a nice built-in front light and a bell, both of which are good for night rides. This scooter is a little larger than some of the other scooters we reviewed, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. Sure, it will be a little harder to store but the larger handlebars and wider rider deck are a welcome addition to a larger user such as myself.
The recommended max rider weight is on the lower end but I’m not sure why, as this scooter has a 350W motor and 10-inch pneumatic tires, the same as the X7 Pro. Considering I am a hair over the max rider weight of 220 pounds, I found the handling to be pretty solid. The acceleration was a little more sluggish compared to other scooters I’ve tried, but once you get to max speed it’s smooth cruising. The scooter has three different riding speeds plus a cruise control mode.
Braking is convenient too, as the M10 uses both a front electric brake and a rear disc brake. Both are triggered by the same lever on the left side of the handlebars. The braking is fairly smooth though this model does not have a manual stomp brake, so I would advise riders to come to a complete stop at any intersections and to only ride where it is legal to do so.
The Turboant M10 is powered by a 36V battery that delivers roughly an hour of ride time off one charge. Your results may vary depending on operating conditions but Turboant boasts a max riding distance of about 30 miles. The battery recharges in 4 to 6 hours.
All in all, this scooter has a lot to offer despite being neither the fanciest nor most portable scooter option out there. It is a comfortable mode of transportation for riders of (almost) any size and it performs on par with some of the best scooters around.
Gotrax XR Elite Electric Scooter
The Gotrax XR Elite is a performance-focused scooter that offers great speed and solid battery life at the cost of a few luxury features. The main reason you’ll be interested in this scooter is its 300 Watt motor, which gives it significantly more pep than previous-gen scooters that run on 250 Watts. The scooter runs in two “gears” (this electric scooter obviously does not have a transmission). Gear 1 is Eco Mode, which caps out at 10 MPH and saves power for longer rides. Gear 2 caps out at 15.5 MPH and is ideal for short commutes.
The XR Elite has two 8.5-inch air-filled tires that provide some light shock absorption but this scooter is definitely not meant for off-roading. The tires will need to be replaced after a few years of riding, so if you are intimidated by maintenance then you may want to consider a scooter with solid rubber tires instead.
The XR Elite uses both an electric ABS brake in the front and a manual disc brake in the rear to provide some very quick braking. The electric brake is very sensitive, though, so it does take some getting used to. They are activated by a brake lever and they use regenerative braking to send power back to the battery.
The battery life is another strong point of the scooter, with Gotrax advertising a max 18.6 miles of travel off of one charge. In reality, this figure will vary a lot based on road conditions, rider weight, and weather. It charges in about 4 to 6 hours and you can easily track the remaining charge with the onboard LED display panel.
The XR Elite has basic front and rear LEDs and lots of reflective stickers to help with visibility but you should probably invest in an additional light source if you wish to ride safely at night. And while we’re on the subject, I would like to point out that the power button (which you single press to turn on the lights and hold for 5 seconds to change gears) is placed so awkwardly that you have to pull over to turn them on. It is certainly an odd choice.
But it is these minor gripes that set the XR Elite back. None of them alone are deal-breakers but together they make it clear how this scooter is able to offer so much horsepower at this price range. If I could change one thing about it I would definitely opt for more comfortable handlebars. But that said, the scooter itself is well-built, as its aluminum frame is sturdy and IP54-rated for water resistance. It also folds up nicely despite weighing quite a bit. It might not be a luxurious ride but the XR Elite packs some serious value at an impressive price point.
Top speed: 15.5 MPHBattery life: 80 minutesCharging time: 4 hoursMax travel distance: 18.6 milesMotor power: 300 WattWeight: 31.9 poundsMax rider weight: 220 pounds
Segway Ninebot KickScooter ES2
Robotics company Ninebot is an absolute juggernaut when it comes to personal transportation devices. Not only does Ninebot own the Segway brand, but they also provide their electric motors to numerous competitors. You’ll even find their hardware in the Xiami M365, another e-scooter reviewed on this list.
Most of Ninebot’s scooters are well outside of the target budget of this round-up, but their Segway Ninebot KickScooter ES2 is pretty much in the ballpark. It forgoes some premium features but makes up for it with pure performance.
The ES2 uses a front shock absorber to make for a smooth ride when crossing rough terrain. This e-scooter has solid rubber tires, which are maintenance-free though typically less shock absorbing. The front shock pad helps make up for this. The front tire is 8 inches and the rear tire is 7.5 inches.
The ES2 has zippier acceleration than we saw from other scooters because of its 300 Watt motor. If you want the max performance, you’ll want to put the scooter into Sport Mode, which sacrifices some of its 60-minute battery life for improved acceleration. It won’t go faster than 15.5 MPH in either Sport or Normal Mode but if you want it to go slower you can set a manual limit in Beginner Mode by setting it up through the app. Segway does make an expansion battery, which increases the max speed to 18.6 MPH. It also, unfortunately, breaks the bank.
If performance is important enough for you to consider that, though, you’ll also want to be aware of the max payload (max rider weight), which is 220 pounds. Unfortunately, that is my exact weight. The more you weigh the harder the motor has to work regardless of the size of its battery. There’s simply no cheating the laws of physics.
This scooter has a decent battery life, though, allowing you to get an average 15 miles of travel distance from one charge in Normal Mode. (The battery pack improves the max travel distance to 28 miles). The ES2 has an electric ABS brake on its front wheel that uses regenerative braking to convert kinetic energy back into charge for the battery. This helps you to get even more ride time if you are riding downhill.
The electric anti-lock front brake is smooth and responsive, but the ES2 does not have a cable disc brake for its rear wheel. Instead, you have an old-fashioned manual brake to stomp on if you need to come to a sudden stop. Most will prefer the disc brake but the manual stomp brake gets the job done.
Most parts of the ES2 feel well-built except for the low-quality foam handlebars. Those can be easily replaced if you don’t like them, of course. Because of the way the front post folds down for transport, this scooter feels just a bit more compact than other models. It is also a few pounds lighter and a bit lower to the ground. Another minor complaint is that this scooter doesn’t have a rear LED light, making it harder to spot from behind. Its front LED headlight is decently bright, though.
All negatives aside, there are a number of compelling reasons to go with Ninebot’s ES2 scooter over the competition. But it should also be noted that Segway also makes the hoverboard-style miniPRO, which is an equally viable option for a “last mile” commuter device. You can find a review of that device in our roundup of the best hoverboards.
Top speed: 15.5 MPHBattery life: 60 minutesCharging time: 4 hoursMax travel distance: 15 milesMotor power: 300 WattWeight: 27.6 poundsMax rider weight: 220 pounds
Razer EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter
Some may write off the EcoSmart Metro preemptively because it is made by Razor, the same company that kickstarted the push scooter fad of the ’90s. Well, Razor actually makes many high-quality e-scooters and the EcoSmart Metro should be at the top of your list if you are looking for an inexpensive scooter with a seat.
The cushioned seat post is the standout feature of the EcoSmart Metro, as it makes longer rides much more comfortable. The seat post also houses a detachable rear fender and luggage rack. The rack is great for carrying a few school books or a bag of groceries. The wide footpad makes it easy to sit however you find most comfortable.
Because the EcoSmart Metro has tall 16-inch pneumatic tires and positions the driver facing forward, it almost looks more like a compact e-bike than an e-scooter. However, its lack of pedals and slower acceleration really make it apparent that this is still a scooter when you ride it.
Even with a stronger 500 Watt motor, the EcoSmart Metro is sluggish to accelerate because its frame is weighed down by large lead-acid batteries. It does reach an impressive 18 MPH top speed, but it takes a few seconds to get there and struggles to climb hills just like a smaller scooter would.
Its air-filled tires make for a decently smooth ride, but a shock absorber on the seat post would be a very nice upgrade. The scooter has a variable speed throttle control, which makes it easy to maintain a slower speed while you navigate a crowd. Its rear disc brake is connected to a cable lever on the handlebar, but no front brake. Consequentially, the EcoSmart Metro won’t stop as quick as scooters with two brakes.
This scooter’s power switch is found under the footpad near the batteries. It only has a primitive battery status indicator, which simply lights up when you need a charge. The battery is good for around 40 minutes of go-time, which is enough for a couple of short rides. The biggest shortcoming of this scooter is that it charges back up incredibly slowly.
The manual says to charge for up to 12 hours and a max of 24 hours for the best battery health. You can keep riding day to day with just a few hours of charging here and there, but in the long run, this will negatively impact its battery life.
If you can work around the EcoSmart Metro’s slow charging and bulky design, it is a capable city commuter that has the unique privilege of being the only seated electric scooter available for under 500.
Top speed: 18 MPHBattery life: 40 minutesCharging time: ~12 hoursMax travel distance: 11 milesMotor power: 500 WattWeight: 67 poundsMax rider weight: 220 pounds
Glion Dolly Foldable Electric Scooter
The Glion Dolly is a full-sized electric scooter that has a unique self-standing design that allows you to comfortably tow it along with you to places that you wouldn’t carry other scooters. Rather than sport a conventional kickstand, the Dolly has small runner wheels that allow you to roll it like a piece of luggage — hence the name.
It can be switched from dolly to scooter mode in seconds. Simply use the lever and pull up or down then make sure it locks into position. The adjustable handlebar locks into position tight and is indicative of an overall high build quality. The scooter still weighs 28 pounds, so it’s not like you can hop up a flight of stairs just because it’s in dolly mode, but it still makes a difference if you have to bring it on a crowded train or bus.
And while it’s mildly fun to tote the Dolly around like a piece of luggage, the real reason you’re reading this review is probably to find out how the scooter handles. With a 250 Watt motor, the Dolly doesn’t have a very robust acceleration, but that is typical of e-scooters of this class. Once it gets going it can reach a top speed of 15 MPH but this could be reduced depending on how close you are to the max rider weight of 255 pounds. The motor also struggles with inclines of 20 degrees or higher, regardless of rider weight.
The Glion Dolly has two 8-inch honeycomb tires that are basically maintenance-free. They grip the pavement pretty well but they don’t provide proper shock absorption, and consequently, will handle offroading very poorly. This e-scooter doesn’t have much ground clearance either, making it even hard to navigate rough terrain.
The Glion Dolly’s control scheme is a bit unorthodox but still easy enough to figure out. It has a twist throttle on the right for accelerating and another twist throttle on the left for braking. Where it gets confusing is that the right twist throttle is variable speed while the brake twist throttle is on/off. So while you can gradually accelerate into full speed, the brakes immediately engage in full, so stopping feels a little jerky.
Although the stopping is jerky, that is only because the Glion Dolly’s braking system is robust enough to bring you to a stop in only about 13 feet. The Glion Dolly uses a combination of front electric ABS braking and a rear disc brake for maximum stopping power. Its front eABS brake is capable of regenerative braking, so it can convert your excess kinetic energy back into power for the battery.
The Glion Dolly has a fairly solid battery life, advertising up to an hour of ride time off one charge and charging in as little as 3.5 hours. Realistically, you probably won’t have enough charge to reach Glion’s claimed 15 miles of travel distance unless you are coasting downhill for a good portion of that, but this is still in line with other scooters in its price range.
As for other benefits to this scooter, it has an LED display that shows battery life but no other information. This is a strange design flaw as I really can’t imagine why Glion couldn’t at least add a speedometer to this screen. Still, it’s better than nothing. The scooter also has a bell and a so-so set of LED lights on the front and rear.
If you want the Glion Dolly to be a capable last-mile commuting tool, you should probably invest in some secondary lights to improve your visibility. But other than that, it is a solid pick for those who want to cut out the walk to the rail station.
Top speed: 15 MPHCharging time: 3.5 hoursBattery life: 1 hourMax travel distance: 15 milesMotor power: 250 WattWeight: 28 poundsMax rider weight: 255 pounds
Swagtron Swagger 5T Electric Scooter
The Swagtron Swagger 5T Scooter might have the most embarrassing branding on the market, but this OEM clone of the Xiaomi Mi M365 holds its own against the original. In a few key respects, it even outperforms it.
One of the main ways it outperforms the M356 is its price point. The Swagger 5 is an incredible value, especially since it performs about as well as the industry-standard Xiaomi M365.
The Swagger 5T weighs a fairly average 27.5 pounds and its front post folds down so you can carry this scooter up a flight or stairs or bring it onboard a train. It is made of durable aerospace-grade aluminum and feels about as sturdy as branded models from Bird and Spin.
Its whole design is very user-friendly and provides the rider with every tool they need to navigate a longer commute. The Swagger 5 is equipped with front and rear LED lights plus reflectors on the side, making it safe to ride at night. It comes with a bell, a phone mount, and a water bottle holder, all of which can really enhance the comfort of your ride.
All of the controls you need are conveniently located on the handlebar, right next to an LED display that shows your current speed, gear, and battery status. The power button can be used to turn the scooter on and off, as well as toggle the LED lights and change gears. You can also mount your phone on the handlebar and use the free Swagger app to get more detailed information about your trip stats, battery status, and riding mode.
When it comes to how the Swagger 5T rides, there are a lot of factors that will affect its performance, so take my figures with a grain of salt and keep in mind that the max rider weight is technically 220 pounds. Even if you meet or exceed this weight figure, the Swagger 5T is still a fun ride, but keep in mind that it will have limited performance and travel distance.
Even if you are fairly light, the Swagger 5T doesn’t have very robust acceleration. However, once it does get going it is quite zippy. It has a max speed of 18 MPH, which is an improvement over the Xiaomi M365, and about the most you could reasonably expect from a 250 Watt motor.
Using the app or by double-pressing the power button, you can shift between three different riding modes called gears. Note that these aren’t literally gears, as electric devices don’t have transmission systems. Instead, think of it as an electronic power limiter. The lowest gear, Eco Mode, will have the least strain on the battery but also the lowest max speed. The middle mode is better for beginner riders. Unless you need to, you’ll probably want to stick to the fastest mode, as speed is a major perk of this scooter.
The Swagger 5T has large 8.5-inch tires that offer decent ground clearance for navigating curbs and other bumps. The front wheel is air-filled while the back wheel sports an airless honeycomb design. This means you’ll have improved shock absorption on the front while only having to worry about replacing the much more accessible wheel in the case of a flat.
I appreciate that Swagtron made an effort to keep users from having to remove the rear tire, which is much more difficult to remove because of the disc brakes. However, many users reported that their scooter did not come with an air valve extender, which is necessary for keeping your front tire at the optimum 28 PSI.
This e-scooter has both a front electric ABS brake and a rear disc brake. The combination of the two makes for a fast and smooth braking experience that won’t skid or lock your tires up. The rear brake is controlled by a cable lever on the left side of the handlebars, while the front brake automatically kicks in to provide regenerative braking when you are going downhill. Regenerative braking turns your excess kinetic energy back into power for the battery, extending the Swagger 5T’s battery life beyond its 50-minute rating.
This battery rating is calculated using optimal conditions, so realistically, you probably won’t get anywhere close to the max travel distance rating of 12 miles. However, the battery life is still up to standards with other scooters in this price range.
Flaws aside, the Swagger 5T is one of the best deals you’ll find on an electric scooter under 500. It is almost as high-quality as the rentable scooters you may have encountered before, but several hundred dollars cheaper to own.
Top speed: 18 MPHBattery life: 50 minutesCharging time: 3.5 hoursMax travel distance: 12 milesMotor power: 250 WattWeight: 27.5 poundsMax rider weight: 220 pounds
Jetson Eris Folding Electric Scooter
Though it bears many similarities to more popular and more aggressively-priced scooters, the Jetson Eris is still a viable micro-mobility device. The Jetson Eris is made from aerospace-grade aluminum and feels incredibly durable. It folds up in a matter of seconds, making it easy to take up the stairs or on the subway. It is also loaded with all of the accessories that you would want for an urban commute.
The front post houses a bright LED headlight and there is a small LED tail light that flashes red for better night-time visibility. There is also an LED strip of underglow which illuminates the ground beneath you. These can be turned on by short-pressing the power button once you’ve turned the scooter on with a long-press. It has a thumb throttle for acceleration on the right and a thumb throttle for braking on the left.
The handlebars also house an LED display that shows your current speed, remaining battery charge. It will also briefly flash what speed setting you are in when you toggle through them. This screen is necessary as there is no app compatibility for this scooter.
There is a button above the left brake throttle that can be used to cycle through different speed settings. You can set the max speed to 15, 11, 6, or 0 MPH. I have no idea why they added a “neutral gear” to these settings but you’ll likely want to leave it P3, the fastest setting, for most rides.
The two benefits of the lower max speed settings are to teach new riders and to preserve battery for longer rides. For the most part, this isn’t an issue either, as the Jetson Eris is capable of about 40 minutes of ride time. They claim you can get about 18 miles out of a single charge, but this is only assuming optimal ride conditions, which you aren’t likely to experience.
The biggest factor in the Eris’ performance is rider weight. The max rider weight of this e-scooter is 220 pounds and being anywhere close to that figure will impact the max speed you can reach. This is especially true riding uphill, as the scooter’s 250 Watt motor isn’t designed to handle inclines steeper than 20 degrees. Thankfully, this scooter’s rider deck is fairly low to the ground so you can easily give it a little push to make it over tough hills.
The Jetson Eris sits on 8.5-inch solid rubber tires, which are virtually maintenance-free. Hard tires will typically make riding on rough terrain a painful experience, but the Eris has a front shock that helps smooth things out. Tires this small aren’t designed for rutty dirt roads, though, and you will lose a lot of speed riding on them.
As for how the scooter handles on smooth pavement, it is fun and easy to ride. The acceleration feels a little sluggish, but riding is steady once you get to top speed. The Eris has both a front electric ABS brake and a rear manual stomp brake. I would have preferred a proper disc brake but the manual brake gets the job done while keeping this e-scooter competitively priced. Plus, the electric brake is smooth and works fine on its own.
All in all, if you are looking for a truly compact e-scooter, the Jetson Eris is an easy choice. It is an ideal travel companion for “last mile” commuting and riding across town alike.
Top speed: 14 MPHBattery life: 70 minutesCharging time: 5 hoursMax travel distance: 12 milesMotor power: 250 WattWeight: 30 poundsMax rider weight: 220 pounds
Razor E325 Electric Scooter
The Razor E325 scooter is not quite as commuter-friendly as Razor’s larger EcoSmart Metro (reviewed above), but this colorful electric scooter is just as capable of getting you from point A to point B. It may lack some premium features, but the E325 still sits among the most capable budget electric scooters because of its smooth handling and decent battery life.
Its colorful design and marketing may make this scooter look like it is for kids, but it accommodates adult riders about as well as the competition. This scooter has a wide deck that is accommodating for riders up to 220 pounds. As usual, you can get away with exceeding this rider limit but it will impact the performance of the scooter.
This scooter isn’t particularly portable because it uses heavy lead-acid batteries. They aren’t as light as the Li-ion cells used in more modern scooters but they deliver about the same battery life of about 45 minutes.
The E325 folds down for storage, but you won’t be able to carry this 55-pound easily up the stairs. Even when it is folded down it still takes up more space than normal because of its wide footpad and high vertical clearance.
Bulkiness aside, the E325’s air-filled 10-inch tires are actually a big draw for those who live around rough terrain. They are extra wide and provide great traction. On top of that, their tall profile also gives the E325 solid ground clearance. It is easy to drop down curbs and navigate crowds. Just keep in mind that after a few hundred miles a flat tire is bound to happen.
The scooter’s 250 Watt motor delivers chain-driven power to the rear tire. This design makes the scooter louder than other e-scooters but not quite as loud as a minibike. It reaches a max speed of 15 MPH all the same. The motor is controlled by a twist grip throttle, but it is on/off instead of variable speed.
A variable speed throttle would feel nicer to use, but the E325 doesn’t really need this as it will accelerate gradually with an adult-weight rider onboard. To that point, the E325 struggles to go uphill, which to be expected from a motor of its class. Again, be mindful of the max rider weight (220 pounds), as if you meet or exceed this figure, going up hills is even more difficult.
The handlebars have a single brake lever that goes to a disc brake on the rear tire. The front tire does not have any brake system, so stops take a bit longer on this ride. While we’re mentioning potential safety hazards, this scooter also doesn’t have any built-in LEDs, which is an issue if you want to ride at night.
One more commuter inconvenience is that the E325 is slow to charge. Razor recommends leaving it to charge for at least 12 hours, so don’t expect to be able to juice it back up once you get to work.
With these flaws in mind, the E325 is ultimately better suited for recreational purposes than for a commute. However, it is designed to deliver a fun and comfortable rider experience and that is exactly what you get. Whether or not you can call it a proper urban explorer, it gets the job done.
Top speed: 15 MPHBattery life: 45 minutesCharging time: ~12 hoursMax travel distance: 9 milesMotor power: 250 WattWeight: 55 poundsMax rider weight: 220 pounds
Folding Mobility Scooter / Foldable Electric Scooter for Elderly Users
Folding electric scooters aren’t just for the handicapped; elderly individuals find that they too can use these devices to maintain their active lifestyle. Older people need not worry about their mobility problems interrupting their ability to travel, because AvaCare Medical carries a wide selection of scooters that fold for easy storage in a car, plane, or any other form of travel. Read more.
EW-20 Long Range High Speed 3 Wheel Scooter
eWheels EW-18 Stand and Ride Folding Mobility Scooter, 3 Wheel
eWheels EW-19 Sporty Mobility Scooter, 3 Wheel
ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter, Blue
ZooMe Three Wheel Recreational Power Scooter
To better understand which foldable electric scooters are available, continue reading to see exactly what AvaCare Medical has to offer.
Foldable Electric Scooters
Foldable electric scooters offer senior citizens a modern alternative to a power wheelchair at a much lower price. These devices navigate by using a mechanical tiller system that features direction and speed controls.
Foldable electric scooters sport swiveling seats to make it easier to exit the machine. They also have a long-distance capacity battery capable of distances that range from 15-25 miles per charge, depending on the model.
Foldable scooters are recommended for people who cannot walk long distances safely but who are able to sit and stand independently. Further, these scooters are engineered for those who have good sitting balance and have enough hand and finger coordination to operate the tiller.
The Benefits of a Folding Electric Scooter for the Elderly
A foldable electric scooter offers many benefits to the elderly that no other device can. While no mobility solution can quite rival the ability to walk confidently, the benefits of using an electric scooter far outweigh the liabilities.
One of the advantages is the freedom to go from point A to point B in a fast yet safe manner, while maintaining the option to fold or fold the scooter when needed.
Another advantage to having a foldable electric scooter is the ease of storage of the device. Some electric scooters will fold down to fit into many tight spaces; a function one cannot get from an electric wheelchair. Many electric scooters also offer an area under the seat or a basket out front where one can easily store and carry bags and packages with comfort. With these models, the slim folded profile and the convenient amenities combine to create an exceptional mobility option.
The Types of Foldable Electric Scooters
Foldable electric scooters are revolutionary for those who wish to travel long distances but do not want the expense of a traditional electric wheelchair. There are a wide range of electric scooter styles to choose from. When making the decision, you’ll want to ask yourself the following questions:
- Does the scooter need assembly and disassembly?
- Does the electric scooter fold down?
- What is the range of the battery?
- How fast can the electric scooter go?
- Is there a scooter for larger seniors?
These questions are vital for one to figure out which features are most essential for their foldable electric scooter to have. Below are three foldable electric scooters offered at AvaCare Medical which will show the differences in the types available.
The ZooMe Flex Ultra Compact Folding Travel Scooter
One of the most highly sought electric scooters available from AvaCare is the ZooMe Flex Ultra Compact Folding Electric Scooter. This scooter features an ultra-light design that is perfect for on-the-go seniors. The “Flex” feature is the single-motion folding and unfolding action that can be performed without assembling or disassembling the chair. Simply fold the scooter up, and it is ready to be transported wherever the person wishes to go.
The ZooMe Flex Ultra Compact Folding Electric Scooter is a 4-wheel scooter that offers optimal stability no matter the terrain. It also comes with an angle adjustable delta tiller that allows for positioning of the controls so that the driver can use the throttle controls with confidence and ease. This scooter has a range of 14 miles on a charge and a top speed of 15 miles per hour.
The ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter
The ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter boasts a lightweight design with a frame made from an aluminum alloy. This makes it ideal for someone with a busy lifestyle. A premium “Flex” feature involves single-motion folding and unfolding to take it anywhere. There is no assembly or disassembly required; simply fold the scooter down and place it in the trunk of a car. The four-wheel design makes certain the scooter is stable on all terrain types.
The ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter includes an angle-adjustable delta tiller for efficient and comfortable driving that ensures easy throttle control for those with limited dexterity. It also sports a wireless key fob and an airline-safe lithium battery. This scooter weighs 60 pounds, has a range of 13 miles per charge, and can reach a top speed of 4 mph.
The eWheels EW-18
The eWheels EW-18 Wheel Stand and Ride Folding Mobility Scooter is a workhorse scooter offering a smooth ride. It is excellent for shopping or going any place seniors might want to go. This product has a removable seat that allows riders to sit or stand when using this versatile scooter. The scooter comes with an optional basket and can reach a top speed of 15 miles per hour, is able to travel up to 25 miles on a single charge, and can safely hold riders weighing up to 300 pounds.
The AvaCare Medical Wheelchair Guide
Choosing the correct mobility device can be a daunting task, but AvaCare Medical offers a guide to help their customers understand what options are available so that they can make the right choice. In this guide is all the information needed to select the correct chair, scooter, or other mobility devices.
Be sure to check out the full selection of electric foldable scooters that AvaCare Medical has to offer, and choose from their many options. AvaCare’s guide is always available free of charge.
If you have any questions regarding which foldable electric scooter to choose, contact our customer service representatives who can assist you in choosing the best foldable electric scooter for you. Call 1.877.813.7799 now!
DISCLAIMER: The information and product categorization on this page are not intended as a substitute for medical advice. We have made every effort to create an accurate and user-friendly category, however, it is the user’s responsibility to review each product and determine its suitability for their intended use.
Folding Scooter Lock
All of our electric scooters come with a six month warranty covering manufacturing defects. If your scooter malfunctions during the warranty period, Levy will repair the affected product at no charge, exchange with an equivalent replacement, or supply a replacement part depending on the issue.
Items damaged due to misuse of the scooter, or incidental issues due to normal wear and tear, are not covered under the warranty replacement program. However, parts can be purchased directly from our website in these situations. For more information on our warranty and return program, see here.
Items specifically excluded under the warranty include:
- Flat Tires
- Normal wear to break pads
- Normal reduction in battery capacity over the life of the battery cells
If you are interested in extending your warranty, we offer extended plans through our partner Mulberry.
Our Levy electric scooters come with the option of standard tires that contain inner tubes, tubeless tires, and solid rubber tires. There are tradeoffs to each of them, and we don’t recommend one over the other, but rather leave it up to your personal preference.
The most common set up found on electric scooters and bicycles, they use an inner tube to inflate pressure inside the tire. The main issue with inner tubed tires is in dealing with flats, as it will require you to remove the wheel / tire and replace the inner tube (or patch it) in order to resolve the issue of a punctured tube.
The benefit here, however, is that you don’t need to replace the whole tire in addition to the tube, as long as the puncture point is relatively small and not a large gash. Just replacing the inner tube (which is cheaper) will suffice. You also can inflate inner tubes with a standard bicycle pump, as it doesn’t require the high pressure needed to properly install a tubeless tire.
Tubeless tires provide the same pneumatic shock absorption as tubed tires (as they are also air filled), with the added benefit that they can be easier to maintain (provided you have the right tools).
When a tubeless tire develops a puncture, which will inevitably happen over a long enough time horizon owning an electric scooter, it can usually be repaired without having to remove the wheel or tire.
Since tubeless tires don’t use inner tubes, and instead rely on a vacuum tight air seal around the rim of the wheel, you can often repair the tire puncture by using tire slime or other tire sealants to stop the leak. However, using tire sealant requires the valve of the tire to be removed, thus fully deflating the tire and unseating it from the rim.
To re-inflate the tire and properly set the bead of the tire around the rim, you will need a high pressure air compressor, usually only found in bike shops. A pressure of at least 120 PSI is needed to inflate these. as outlined in our install video here.
Solid Rubber Tires
The main benefit of solid tires is that they are puncture proof and require no maintenance. However, because they are not pneumatic, these tires do not provide any shock absorption compared to air filled tires (the tubed and tubeless versions).
The ride won’t be quite as smooth with solid tires, especially if you are riding on rough pavement. Additionally, since these tires don’t provide as much natural grip as air-filled tires, traction on wet surfaces will be reduced.
Converting Tubeless tires to Tubed Tires
If you have a scooter with tubeless tires and want to convert it to use inner tubes, it is possible. We have inner tubes available on our website that can be purchased and installed on a wheel that is currently using a tubeless tire. To install the tube, you’ll have to remove the tire from the rim, place the inner tube around the wheelbase, and re-seat the tire onto the rim.
Converting the pneumatic tires to Solid Tires
Solid tires can be retrofitted on existing wheels that are currently using the tubeless or tubed tires, for both the 8.5 and 10 models. We recommend having them installed by an experienced mechanic, as they require the proper tools and heating methods to put on your rims.
The Levy and Levy Plus electric scooters both feature unique swappable battery systems. Batteries can be interchanged and charged separately outside of the scooter.
Apart from the convenience in extending the range of your scooter by carrying additional battery packs, another major benefit is prolonging the life of your electric scooter.
Most scooters have batteries built into their frames, making replacements much more costly or not possible at all. Being able to purchase replacement batteries separately is a major benefit of owning a Levy.
X7 Pro Folding Electric Scooter
Our multiple warehouse locations offer free shipping to the 48 contiguous states of the US and Canada. Orders will be delivered within 5 business days.
Our professional service continues long after your purchase. Feel free to contact TurboAnt’s technical support team at email@example.com, or call 1-833-310-2205.
Our warranty policy covers all electric scooter orders for up to 12 months after sales, and the 30-day return and refund policy allows you to buy with peace of mind.
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Detachable Battery, Rich Benefits A superior choice for efficient and sustainable urban mobility.
10 Ah Detachable Battery 30 Mi Maximum Range 350 W Brushless Motor 20 mph Maximum Speed 275 lb Load Capacity 3 sec Quick Folding Triple Braking Disc, electronic foot brake 15° Climb Capability
Innovative Design, Heightened Performance
275 lb (125 kg) Maximum Load Spacious Deck
The X7 Pro is compact yet sturdy to carry weight, and its wide, anti-slip deck allows both feet in a secure, comfortable position.
30-Mile (48 km) Maximum Range
A morning ride to your workplace, a noon meet-up with friends blocks away, and an evening visit to the supermarket, all on a single full charge.
20 mph (32 km/h) Top Speed
It is the right speed for you to beat the heavy traffic and arrive at work on time, even after a quick stop at your favorite coffee shop.
350 W Powerful Motor
The motor releases remarkable power when quick acceleration is needed, while its balanced throttle response offers a smooth everyday ride.
Convenient Use, Enjoyable Experience
10-inch pneumatic tires maximize shock absorption for added riding comfort.
The on-board computer displays speed, battery status, and riding mode.
Eco Mode permits travel at an energy-efficient speed to extend battery life.
Comfort Mode delivers an ideal riding performance for most daily trips.
Sport Mode boosts your ride with a maximum speed of 20 mph.
Cruise Control Maintains your desired speed automatically to avoid hand fatigue.
3-Step Folding Mechanism Makes your e-scooter ride both time-saving and space-saving.
Lightweight Frame Allows easy transportation whenever portability matters.
15° Climb Capability Handles hilly streets effortlessly at a press of the throttle.
Thoughtful Features, Enhanced Safety
3 W LED Headlight The front-facing LED light illuminates the path far ahead, helping with early detection of adverse road conditions such as water puddles and loose rocks. It also increases the rider’s visibility to other vehicles and pedestrians.
Triple Braking System A responsive rear disc brake and front electronic brake, both activated by the hand lever, work jointly with an auxiliary foot brake mechanism to achieve a short braking distance of 16.4 feet. The taillight blinks in red when braking to alert people nearby.
- 1 x X7 Pro Electric Scooter
- 1 x Charging Adapter
- 2 x Handlebars
- 1 x M6 Hexagon Wrench
- 1 x User Manual
What makes the X7 Pro folding electric scooter a best-seller?
The X7 Pro folding electric scooter for adults is a great commuting e-scooter that delivers good value for money. With a top speed of 20 mph and an extensive range of 30 miles on a single charge as well as a detachable battery design, the X7 Pro is the top choice for commuters who want to be more efficient, all while being healthier and greener. Its twin model X7 Max with a longer 32-mile range does the same. But if you want to ride further, then the 50-Mile Dual Battery V8 Long Range Electric Scooter is worth taking a look at.
Are the X7 Pro and the X7 Max folding electric scooter the same?
The X7 Pro is TurboAnt’s classic model of folding electric scooter for adults. It is known for its detachable battery design that allows for fast battery change and convenient recharge. The X7 Max is quite similar to the X7 Pro but with some adjustments: an increase of 2 miles in range, a battery lock, and an elevated deck.Both models are an ideal option for commuting, daily activities, and leisure riding. Riders can choose either one depending on their own preferences and needs.
Or you can go to Electric Scooters for Adults for more advice on which folding scooter is right for you.
What is the load capacity of the X7 Pro folding electric scooter?
The maximum load capacity of the X7 Pro is 275 pounds, making it able to carry both heavy riders, or riders carrying extra weight with them. If you are not sure about which kind of e-scooter is suitable for you, read the article to learn more. Best Heavy Duty Electric Scooters for Heavy Adults (275 to 350 lb)
You can also read this article to learn more about the e-scooter‘s weight limit. A Guide to Electric Scooter Weight Limit
What is the size of the X7 Pro’s tires?
The X7 Pro’s tires are 10-inch pneumatic tires with good shock absorption performance. There are other tire types available on the market, and you can read The Guide to Electric Scooter Tire to learn more.
What PSI level should I keep the tires inflated at?
What is the recommended rider height for the X7 Pro?
Is the handlebar adjustable?
What is the X7 Pro handlebar width?
What is the length and width of X7 Pro’s deck?
What is the weight of the X7 Pro?
What is the weight of the X7 Pro battery?
What do riders like most about the X7 Pro E-Scooter?
Urban commuters love it for its detachable battery design that makes transportation and battery change recharge easy. They also enjoy it for its powerful performance which allows it to be used for various riding purposes such as daily errands and leisure riding. Click here to see what other riders say about the X7 Pro and why it is trusted and recommended.
Can the X7 Pro E-Scooter handle hills/inclines?
The X7 Pro E-Scooter can climb up to a 15° slope. However, the actual degree that the X7 Pro Electric Scooter can handle will be affected by factors such as the rider’s weight and the riding speed.
Can I ride the X7 Pro on gravel paths?
Riding on gravel paths or other uneven surfaces will affect the riding experience. We highly recommend riding the X7 Pro on smooth, hard surfaces for a more comfortable ride and to keep the tires in good condition.
How long is the X7 Pro’s warranty?
Our warranty policy covers all electric scooter orders for up to 12 months after sales, and the 30-day return and refund policy allows you to have peace of mind when you buy. Click here to learn more.
Can I ride the X7 Pro in the snow or rain?
The X7 Pro is an IP54 rated electric scooter, but we do not recommend riding in the snow or rain for your safety and to keep the e-scooter in good condition.
Do you have accessories for the X7 Pro E-Scooter?
Are there any product reviews of the X7 Pro E-Scooter?
Where can I find more information about the X7 Pro?
Click here to explore user guides for the X7 Pro Electric Scooter.
Are the detachable batteries of the X7 Pro, X7 Max, and V8 interchangeable?
The batteries of the X7 Pro, X7 Max, and V8 are all detachable but cannot be used for another e-scooter model due to their different inner structures. Please double-check your e-scooter model before ordering the battery.
“The TurboAnt X7 Pro is like a real ant: small and light with surprising ability. Discover how it stacks up against other budget commuters in this TurboAnt X7 Pro review.“
“In my opinion, the Turboant brand is synonymous with bringing excellent value to consumers who don’t necessarily have a thousand bucks to splurge. They’ve done an excellent job at making Smart design decisions that would yield the absolute best bang for your buck possible.”
“The ability to swap out the battery adds significant, meaningful functionality to the scooter. We love the ability to ride 15 or 20 miles out without having to worry about how much range was left in the battery. It was also helpful to ensure we always had a fully charged battery ready and waiting at home.”
Very easy to put together. It seems to be built very sturdy. Only been using it for a week but my daughter loves it so far.
I recently purchased the Turboant X7 Pro Scooter, and I am thrilled to share my experience with this outstanding electric scooter. From its exceptional value to its remarkable performance, this scooter has truly exceeded my expectations. One of the standout features of the Turboant X7 Pro is its suspension system. this scooter effortlessly glides over bumps and uneven terrain with minimal feel of the uneven roadway, providing a comfortable and enjoyable riding experience.
One of the best scooters I have bought! I have been searching for a birthday gift for my son and I came across this and I immediately ordered it. Right when it got delivered, my son fell in love with it. Their customer service is amazing!
Used for a few days now and can confirm the scooter works well for commuting on the flat roads in my area. Battery life is decent too as long as there aren’t any steep inclines.
I love it because you can also fold it and have it with you. Works great. I had to charge it up all night before I used it to make sure the battery was fully charged.
I got one of these right when they came out almost 3 years ago now and it still works perfectly fine. As I’m a e-scooter enthusiast having owned models made by most of the most prominent players in the industry (Segway/Emove/Hiboy/Hoover-1) in terms of bang for the buck you just can’t beat Turboant X7 PRO as it offers a very responsive zippy ride in an aesthetically pleasing package with pivotal innovative features such as a detachable battery and last but not least unheard of range at this price point!
I bought this for my Grandaughter in Decemeber. we all enjoy it so much we just purchased a new one same exact model. It has been very reliable. We take it everywhere, camping to the beach and just all around the neighbor hood
We always get lots of compliments when we go out with our scooters. They are so much fun and we get lots of miles off of a fully charged battery
This is very fun and easy to ride! It’s very lightweight I am so happy that I picked this one. So easy and comfortable to ride and has plenty of power. Very happy with this scooter.
I love the scooter. It’s build quality and design is perfect for my work. I love the specs and price is fair. Very easy and comfortable to ride it.
I ride my scooter daily to work in the mornings. It’s solid, but I’m not jumping off curbs and stuff like that. I try to be gentle with it, and get my moneys worth. This scooter has been worth it so far. I’m happy with it
Great electric scooter, very easy to assemble. The scooter was already charged and ready to go as soon as unboxed.
This scooter is absolutely worth every dollar. I use it for work and scoot 10 miles per day saving me hours of walking.
Probably the best e-scooter on the market right now. I spent hours doing my research before purchasing this and I’m so glad I didn’t give in to other models or brands.
Very good scooter. Lightweight, yet can get to 20mph. Range is 20 miles. I use it everyday and it saves money on gas if I have to use a car. Very convenient to get to places within 3-7 miles. With Metro (subway), I can get anywhere in Washington DC area that is about 10 miles from the Metro station. I ended up buying 3, one for me and the other two are for my son and daughter and they also love it!
We are satisfied with the scooter purchase. Going to Walmart, Lowes. UPS, and other places without the necessity of driving a car is amazing. It does contribute to save gas and reduce emissions.
I bought this scooter as a way too cut down on my gas bill. I live in town and ride it too work and back every day. So far it has been wonderful!
I use my scooter to commute most days now, and it’s so fun! I go about 30 min one-way at the most, and for that distance it’s perfect. My legs and arms get a little tired, but I’m sure I’ll build up the stamina if I keep riding. The cruise control is really nice when I’m on a smooth bike path. When I’m on the street with cars I just go slowly and carefully. I was worried about carrying it up down stairs, but it is not too heavy. Folding and unfolding are super quick. I charge the battery back to full when I get home, and that’s been working great so far. I got a portable air compressor to keep the tires in shape- it’s only been about a week of consistent riding, but the tires have been staying in the recommended psi range so far. I really can’t think of anything to complain about! It’s small and lightweight, and goes as fast as I need it to. Unless it’s raining I ride it every day. I am looking forward to using it right up until we get snow on the ground this winter.
Super nice scooter. I bought this for my daily commute to campus and it turns to be a very useful vehicle that I would like to take with me. It arrived folded but very easy to assemble and took me only 5 minutes. It’s a little bit heavy for me to carry but still you can walk with it if you don’t want to ride on it.
Have had it out a few times since I purchased it and pretty impressed overall. The battery in speeds are a little bit lower than advertised but also I’m larger individual on it. Would definitely recommend. Sounds like I might also need to buy another one.
I love it so far. Great speed, great road quality and overall a very good ration on price/quality. I am glad I got this. The only reason I gave it 4 stars, is that the second time i used it I started hearing a clicking constant sound while riding. The reason is the small hook used to fold/unfold the scooter. While riding it keeps rubbing on the base of the tube and makes a kind of annoying sound. I hope there is a way to fix it and I would make my review 5 stars. Thank you !
My son loved his birthday gift! The shipping was quick and TurboAct service was great. I recommend this scooter.
I delivered it last week and installed it in two minutes! You don’t even have to charge it the first time, and it’s full battery. I rode it around the community experience a circle, very satisfied. And it has lights and bells. It’s perfect. The speed is good, the braking system is sharp and the safety measures feel very good. It’s also small and folds up easily enough to fit easily in the trunk. This car is perfect. I think I like it more and more.
I love too ride it it’s so much fun could be a little faster but 20mph it ok but overall it’s amazing
I love the freedom the scooter provides. Being able to fold it up was super important to me and it’s easy to get in and out of my Venza. I’ve been able to hit 20 mph on the straight away so that’s cool. I’m 6’1 and 198 pounds, just to give some reference. I’ve only used it a few times but so far I’m happy with it!
The review are pretty much exactly what we expected my daughter and can wait to take the scamping. they r the perfect weight for our travel trailer and the fold up so nicely the will fit in the car or trailer…
I have used the scooter a few times to ride back and forth between offices in the city. I mostly am on a bike path, and it does the job. Gets moving fast, especially when going downhill.
The scooter is great. However, I erred in not getting a stronger scooter that could really climb hills. No scooters at this size and strength motor can do that. I hadn’t done my research properly because I live in a very hilly area. If you do not live in a very hilly area, this scooter is a fantastic introduction to e-scooting. It accelerates rapidly, battery lasts a long time, it’s a hoot to ride and easy to learn. My adult daughter family who live in flatter terrain just might get it and I’ll get a stronger one to manage hills. Don’t forget a helmet and you’ll have a blast on this inexpensive scooter.
I just took my X7 turbo ant electric scooter for the first time about 8 Miles on variable Terrain mostly flat surface some rough Stone area but felt confident even with a heavy backpack. After the Lost of my e-bike the comparison is somewhat different as the e-scooter does require more cautious grip and FOCUS but with a wide deck and plenty of platform for my feet, a safety helmet, elbow pads I feel safe using all safety precautions. I am a senior so it is somewhat heavy to pack under the grocery cart but fits well. It is well worth the safety measure of a larger heavier scooter than a lightweight which I was going to buy, I’m very happy with my choice of the X7 as it’s comparable to the e-bike. I can pack it easier on Rv and trunk of car, quicker access and storage in house where it is safe from theft. I only would like the availability to lock it up at a bike rack but I haven’t figured that out yet. An added locking feature for a bike rack would be nice. The removable battery is a biggie, I can take the battery off and charge it when I go camping or home, one of the main purchase decisions that was important for me along with the larger dock, heavier frame. throttle ,cruise control,speed monitor and larger tires. So far I feel very confident with the strong tires as I live in the desert where there is a lot of thorns that go through bicycle tires easily you have to watch the terrain very careful in the desert.
okay, i have to say this scooter is awesome. i got it for my son to ride back and forth to school and the store or wherever because his bike got stolen and this is easy to store inside.