Best Electric Scooters in the UK: Get around easily – all day, in every way!

While public transportation is an option and petrol vehicles certainly provide some privacy, electric scooters continue to grow as a safe, cost-effective alternative. That is why this review presents the 10 best electric scooters in the UK, highlighting what each one does best, as well as provide a helpful buyer’s guide.

 

Best Electric Scooters in the UK

Uber Scoot 24v 300W Black Kids Electric Scooter

Uber Scoot 24v 300W Black Kids Electric Scooter

 

The list kicks off with the Uber Scoot which comes from a company that specializes in scooters of various power sources with over 30 years of experience. The Uber Scoot ES04 electric scooter is the company’s flagship junior scooter and is one of the best electric scooters for kids.

For starters, this electric scooter provides the most powerful motor on this list, pushing 300 watts through two 12-volt batteries for a total of 24 volts. This motor and battery pack arrangement allows the Uber Scoot ES04 electric scooter to achieve a max speed of 17 ½ km/h– the second-fastest junior scooter reviewed.

Even better, the powerful motor does not reduce the maximum range of this electric scooter thanks to the dual-battery setup, providing up to 12 km per charge. That said, the Uber Scoot ES04 electric scooter’s dual batteries take a bit longer to recharge than many other kids’ scooters requiring 5 to 8 hours.

It is also worth noting that due to the max speed of this electric scooter, you likely should not let young children use it as the suggested rider age is 13+ years. However, more mature children and adolescents should have no issues with the Uber Scoot ES04 electric scooter thanks to its maximum weight capacity of 75 kg.

Thankfully, safety and durability are not really a concern for this scooter as it comes with rear disc brakes and features a steel frame. As if that were not enough, the Uber Scoot ES04 electric scooter provides the largest tyre on the list at 9” which makes it significantly easier to control at top speeds.

 

What We Like

 

  • Has a fast 17 ½ km/h max speed
  • Has a large max load at 75 kg
  • Uses a powerful 300-watt motor

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Is expensive for a kid’s electric scooter
  • Takes longer to charge than most
  • Not made for younger children

 

Chaos 24v 200w Black Kids Folding Electric Scooter

 

Chaos is a brand of scooters owned by MotoTec which comes with over a decade of experience and can boast of being made in America. The Chaos AKX200 electric scooter may well be one of the best electric scooters for kids thanks to specs that place it above the competition in a number of important respects.

For instance, this electric scooter can handle larger, heavier kids and adolescents with ease thanks to a maximum weight capacity of 75 kg. As if that were not enough, the Chaos AKX200 electric scooter also boasts the fastest maximum speed out of the junior scooters reviewed at 24 km/h.

However, these two great qualities come with a number of downsides as well such as this electric scooter riding for shorter distances than others with a maximum range of only 10 km. On top of that, the Chaos AKX200 electric scooter is only suitable for older kids with a recommended age of 13+ years.

An interesting quality of this scooter is the 200-watt motor which runs on a 24-volt battery, allowing it to achieve its high speeds and weight capacity. Unfortunately, this also means that it takes longer to charge the Chaos AKX200 electric scooter than other junior scooters at 5 to 8 hours.

Like other fast electric scooters, this model comes with a larger tyre, measuring 8” to ensure that your child can control the scooter even at top speeds. Finally, the rear disc brake combined with the steel frame keep your child safe and the Chaos AKX200 electric scooter in one piece.

 

What We Like

 

  • Has a fast 24 km/h max speed
  • Has a large max load at 70 kg
  • Uses a powerful 200-watt motor

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Has a shorter maximum range
  • Takes longer to charge than most
  • Not made for younger children

 

Gotrax 25v 150w Lithium Green Kids Electric Scooter

Gotrax 25v 150w Lithium Green Kids Electric Scooter

 

GoTrax is easily one of the newest and least experienced companies on the list but wasted no time getting a solid foothold in the entry-level market. The Gotrax GKS electric scooter fits in perfectly with this approach as it is not only reasonably-priced but still offers decent specs and features.

While it does not boast the same maximum weight capacity as models made for adolescents, this electric scooter can still carry a solid max load of 70 kg. Also, while not as impressive as some of the other junior scooters on the list, the Gotrax GKS electric scooter comes with a 150-watt motor powered by a 25-volt battery.

This arrangement has two important effects, the first being that this electric scooter does not take as long to charge as more powerful models, requiring only between 4 to 5 hours. On top of that, the Gotrax GKS electric scooter also boasts a top speed of 16 km/h which is quick for a child’s scooter but not too fast.

The combination of a solid, but not blistering, top speed and a decent maximum weight capacity makes this electric scooter a good choice for a wide range of children, reflected in the recommended age of 8+ years. Though, the Gotrax GKS electric scooter has a somewhat smaller tyre for less control, measuring only 6”.

The safety of this electric scooter is further tested due to the use of a rear foot brake which can be tricky if a younger child tries to engage it while throttling. Thankfully, the Gotrax GKS electric scooter comes with a sturdy steel frame and is the only model on the list to come with a lithium battery.

 

What We Like

 

  • Charges quicker than most
  • Has a large max load at 70 kg
  • Good for most ages of children

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Not as easy to control with a smaller wheel
  • Stops by using a foot brake
  • Does not hold up under heavy use

 

Chaos 12v 30w Orange Kids Electric Scooter-min

Chaos 12v 30w Orange Kids Electric Scooter

 

The last junior scooter is the Chaos 12v 30w electric scooter which firmly positions itself for a younger user, though this can be a bit deceptive when you consider some of the specs. That said, there is no getting around the fact that this may not be the best model if you want a scooter that will grow with your child.

On the positive side, this electric scooter can still get up to a top speed of 12 km/h which may be slow, even for a child’s electric scooter, but is good for young children. This focus is clearly reflected in the Chaos 30w electric scooter’s recommended age at 6+ years– the lowest on the list.

The top speed is a bit surprising when you consider that this electric scooter is powered by a 30-watt motor run on a 12-volt battery– both of which are the least powerful reviewed. However, this combination of motor and battery pack works well to increase the maximum range of the Chaos 30w electric scooter to 12 km.

It also does not hurt that the motor and battery combination reduce the amount of time it takes to charge this electric scooter down to 5 to 6 hours. Another great quality of the Chaos 30w electric scooter being made for younger children is that you do not have to pay as much for this model as others.

However, your child still needs to have a good grasp of control as this electric scooter employs a rear foot brake and has the smallest tyre reviewed at only 5 ½”. It also does not help that the deck is made of ABS plastic, though this at least reduces the weight to 8 kg, making it easier to carry.

 

What We Like

 

  • Has a good range of 12 km
  • Perfect for a child’s first electric scooter
  • Is inexpensive for a kid’s electric scooter

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Not as durable with an ABS plastic build
  • Not as fast with a top speed of only 12 km/h
  • Has a less powerful motor than most

 

Zero 11X 72v 32AH 3200w Twin Motor Electric Scooter-min

Zero 11X 72v 32AH 3200w Twin Motor Electric Scooter

 

This entry begins the adult electric scooter reviews, and Zero, owned by Falcon P.E.V., sits as one of the top options available. When you want a high-end traditional scooter, the Zero 11X electric scooter covers all of the bases and then some, easily making it one of the best electric scooters for adults.

No matter where you look, this electric scooter gets high marks, starting with dual 1600-watt motors that combine to push 3200 watts total. This arrangement produces the fastest top speed on the list with the Zero 11X electric scooter able to achieve lightning-fast speeds of up to 95 km/h.

It also does not hurt that the motors run on a 72-volt LG/Samsung lithium battery that provides enough push to climb slopes of 20° for better off-road capability. The Zero 11X electric scooter doubles up on that off-road capability with 11” off-road tyres– the largest reviewed and offering more control at top speeds.

As if that were not enough, you do not have to worry about those fast speeds creating too much risk thanks to the inclusion of front and rear fully-hydraulic brakes. Durability is also not an issue thanks to the use of a forged aluminum frame combined with brushless motors for maintenance-free care.

One thing that may take some of the wind out of this electric scooter’s sails is its charge time of 15 to 20 hours with one charger or 7 to 8 hours with two chargers. It is also worth noting that the Zero 11X electric scooter is an expensive option and, at 60 kg, more difficult to carry than some of the competition.

 

What We Like

 

  • Has a fast 95 km/h max speed
  • Has a long 120 km max range
  • Has plenty of advanced extra features

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Is expensive for an electric scooter
  • Takes longer to charge than most
  • Is a heavy adult electric scooter

 

Kaabo Wolf II 2400w 60v 35AH Twin Motor Off Road Electric Scooter-min

Kaabo Wolf II 2400w 60v 35AH Twin Motor Off Road Electric Scooter

 

While not necessarily the top of the market, Kaabo sits among the best in the business with just under a decade of experience backing them. However, the Kaabo Wolf II electric scooter demonstrates why it is one of the best commuter scooter UK in terms of raw performance.

For starters, this electric scooter offers a great arrangement with two 1200-watt motors for 2400 watts total pushed by a 60-volt battery– both ranking second. This combination allows the Kaabo Wolf II electric scooter to achieve the second-fastest top speed on the list at a blistering 80 km/h.

Thankfully, that top speed does nothing to limit this electric scooter’s maximum range which tops the list at an extensive 150 km, suitable for commuting. Granted, it takes the Kaabo Wolf II electric scooter a bit longer to recharge than most of the competition at 9 hours with one charger and 11 hours with two.

Still, this electric scooter offers plenty of other high-end features like a forged aluminum frame and hydraulic disc brakes for safety and durability. Further increasing the Kaabo Wolf II electric scooter’s safety and durability is the use of brushless motors for low maintenance and a large 11” tyre.

Granted, if you want all of the performance and features this electric scooter offers, you will have to pay a pretty penny. But the Kaabo Wolf II electric scooter is for pretty much anyone as it boasts a maximum weight capacity of 150 kg and is easier to carry than similar top-tier adult electric scooters.

 

What We Like

 

  • Comes with dual 1200w motors
  • Has a fast 80 km/h max speed
  • Has a long 150 km max range

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Is expensive for an electric scooter
  • Does not have a gradual acceleration
  • Takes longer to charge than most

 

Velocifero MAD Lithium 60v 2000w No78 Adult Electric Scooter-min

Velocifero MAD Lithium 60v 2000w No78 Adult Electric Scooter

 

As the name might imply, Velocifero is an Italian brand owned by Nox S.R.L., specializing in scooters of all types including petrol mopeds. Following this approach, it should come as little surprise that the Velocifero MAD No78 electric scooter uses a different design than most of the competition.

Specifically, this electric scooter can only be ridden while sitting down as the uneven deck prevents standing while riding even if you remove the seat. Of course, if you want to use the Velocifero MAD No78 electric scooter as a vehicle for getting around local areas, this is a perfect arrangement.

It also does not hurt that this electric scooter comes with a 2000-watt motor powered by a 60-volt lithium-ion battery for the most powerful single motor on the list. Unsurprisingly, this powerful motor allows the Velocifero MAD No78 electric scooter to achieve a solid top speed of 50 km/h.

Even better, this motor ensures that even larger riders should not have much issue as it can support a maximum weight of 140 kg. On the other hand, being able to support larger riders means that the Velocifero MAD No78 electric scooter also employs a larger frame which makes it more difficult to transport.

Still, this is an extremely durable electric scooter with brushless motors for lower maintenance and a frame made out of high-tensile steel. While the Velocifero MAD No78 electric scooter might come with front and rear disc brakes, it also comes with 145/70-6 tyres for excellent control at top speeds.

 

What We Like

 

  • Has a fast 50 km/h max speed
  • Is more durable than most electric scooters
  • Is much easier to control than most

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Not good for doing scooter tricks
  • Is extremely large for an electric scooter
  • Is exclusively a sit down electric scooter

 

FunBikes Road Legal Red Electric Fat Wheel Adult Scooter-min

FunBikes Road Legal Red Electric Fat Wheel Adult Scooter

 

Though FunBikes might be more well-known as a retailer, the company also makes a couple of models to sell with plenty of insight into what makes a good scooter. The FunBikes Road Legal electric scooter is also one of the best commuter scooter UK due to its unique qualities.

Specifically, this is the only electric scooter on the list that is, as the name states, street-legal– though you still have to register and insure it like any other vehicle. Thankfully, FunBikes takes a lot of the legwork out of that process with the necessary paperwork and certificates provided on their website.

In terms of its road performance, the FunBikes Road Legal electric scooter is decent without being impressive with a top speed of 50 km/h. It also boasts a maximum range of 60 km, but with only a 3 to 4 hour recharge time, this electric scooter is more than capable of getting you to work and back.

The FunBikes Road Legal electric scooter is also easier to control than most other options thanks to the inclusion of 12-185-30 and 12-218-30 tyres. Though, you still want to be careful while riding this electric scooter as it employs disc brakes instead of the superior hydraulic brakes.

Still, pretty much everyone can ride the FunBikes Road Legal electric scooter without issue as it offers the largest maximum weight capacity reviewed at a whopping 200 kg. However, this is not a great electric scooter to transport otherwise as it is both extremely heavy and larger than most.

 

What We Like

 

  • Has a fast 50 km/h max speed
  • Has a long 60 km max range
  • Has a large max load at 200 kg

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Getting it street legal can be a hassle
  • Is extremely large for an electric scooter
  • Is a heavy adult electric scooter

 

Chaos 48v 1600w Hub Drive Off Road Adult Electric Scooter-min

Chaos 48v 1600w Hub Drive Off Road Adult Electric Scooter

 

MotoTec makes its first appearance on the electric scooters for adults list with the only “hybrid” electric scooter reviewed. This approach allows you to choose how you want to ride the Chaos 48v 1600w electric scooter, though the brand’s focus on entry-level and mid-tier models shows up in other ways.

One of the more surprising aspects of this electric scooter is its low maximum range of only 20 km– the shortest maximum range on the list. To top it all off, the Chaos 48v 1600w electric scooter is also one of the slower adult scooters reviewed with a top speed of only 40 km/h.

The reason these specs surprise so is that this electric scooter comes with a presumably solid 1600-watt motor pushed by a reasonable 48-volt battery. However, the Chaos 48v 1600w electric scooter’s maximum weight capacity is 120 kg which is fine for most but not for larger individuals.

On the other hand, this electric scooter is also the only model reviewed that employs a hub direct-drive motor for quicker acceleration. On top of that, the Chaos 48v 1600w electric scooter’s motor design is chainless which is not only more reliable but more durable as well.

It is worth noting that this electric scooter features a Chromoly steel frame which is not only durable in its own right but also resists corrosion better than other materials. The Chaos 48v 1600w electric scooter is also the only model reviewed that allows you to ride it standing or sitting.

 

What We Like

 

  • Can ride standing or sitting
  • Has a good motor and drive system
  • Is inexpensive for an adult electric scooter

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Has a disappointing range
  • Not as easy to control with a smaller wheel
  • Is a touch slow for an adult scooter

 

Gotrax G4 36v 10.2AH 300w Lithium Black IPX6 Waterproof Electric Scooter-min

Gotrax G4 36v 10.2AH 300w Lithium Black IPX6 Waterproof Electric Scooter

 

The final entry on the list sees GoTrax make its first appearance with adult scooters, though it does so with the flagship model. The GoTrax G4 electric scooter may not be the most impressive in some respects, but it offers some extremely uncommon features that make it unique.

The most important quality of this electric scooter is its IPX6 waterproof rating which is more than enough for even the heaviest of rains, but not submersion. To ensure that you do not have difficulty controlling the GoTrax G4 electric scooter in water, it comes with a large 10” tyre– though it is not knobby.

That said, this electric scooter does not boast one of the better motor arrangements, pushing only 300 watts and powered by a 36-volt battery. Though the GoTrax G4 electric scooter at least uses a lithium battery, and the smaller capacity reduces the recharge time down to only 4 hours.

Still, there is no getting around the fact that this electric scooter is closer to a kids model than an adults with a top speed of only 25 km/h. As if that were not bad enough, the GoTrax G4 electric scooter also has the lowest maximum weight capacity for adult scooters at only 100 kg.

Of course, if you want an electric scooter for occasional recreation as opposed to heavy use, the low cost of this model may appeal to your most. It also does not hurt that the GoTrax G4 electric scooter is lighter than most other adult scooters, making it easier to take with you on the go when not riding.

 

What We Like

 

  • One of the few waterproof electric scooters
  • Is easier to carry around at only 17 kg
  • Is inexpensive for an adult electric scooter

 

 

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Is slow for an adult electric scooter
  • Has an underpowered motor for adults
  • Has a surprisingly low max load

 

 

FAQ

 

How Much Power Do You Need?

 

This can be a bit tricky as it often depends as much on the size of the rider as much as it does the reason for riding. With children, this question is a bit easier to answer and generally falls under “how fast do parents want their children to be able to ride” with the answer often depends on the child’s age.

For adults, on the other hand, both recreational and commuting purposes tend to require more power as well as the ability to handle heavier loads. As such, you want to make sure that the electric scooter comes with a powerful motor and a battery with enough voltage to push the motor to its limit.

 

What Design Do You Need?

 

This question tends to favor adult scooters far more than children’s scooters given that children almost exclusively ride scooters for recreational purposes. However, if an adult wants to use an electric scooter for commuting, they may not be interested in standing the entire trip to work.

Thankfully, there are a number of different electric scooters that come with seats, though some of these models can only be ridden while sitting down. If you want an electric scooter that can be used for commuting during the workweek and transition for recreation on the weekend, look for a “hybrid” model.

 

What Makes an Electric Scooter Safe?

 

There are a number of different features that can make scooters more or less safe, but the main thing to consider is how easy it is to control the scooter. Keep in mind, controlling an electric scooter is not relegated exclusively during the ride as being able to safely start and stop is just as important.

For the former, an electric scooter with larger tyres is easier to control than one with smaller tires as it maintains contact with more of the road and absorbs bumps better. While few electric scooters include unique throttle designs, making sure that the brakes stop smoothly but quickly is extremely important.

 

Conclusion

 

In the end, the best electric scooter will depend on how you intend to use it as much as who intends to ride it. With children’s electric scooters generally being for recreation, adult electric scooters can run the gamut from recreation to a genuine substitute as a commuter vehicle.

For kids, the Uber Scoot ES04 and Chaos AKX200 stand out in terms of performance, but they should not be used by younger children. Thankfully, younger kids still have great options in the GoTrax GKS and Chaos 12v 30w models, though older kids may find them a bit lacking.

For adults who want an electric scooter for recreation, the Chaos 36v 1600w and GoTrax G4 are suitable, though unexciting, options. On the other hand, an adult looking to transition to a commuter electric scooter might want to look at the FunBikes Road Legal or Velocifero MAD models.

Finally, for the adult who wants both an exhilarating ride as well as a potential commuter option, the Zero 11x and Kaabo Wolf II race at lightning-fast speeds while also offering a long maximum range.