Best Electric Scooter for Kids Aged 6 Years to Teens




Best Electric Scooter for Kids (by Age)



If you are buying an electric scooter for a child, than the age you are buying for will be very important. Younger kids will want a scooter with lower speeds to make sure that they are safe. Older kids, teens and adults will want more powerful scooters.

Do you know about twist grip acceleration, expected battery life, the best deck size and the top speeds you should be aiming for? As well as recommendations of electric scooters by age there are also top tips on what to consider when buying an electric scooter.

Age:  3 - 5 year olds

There are electric scooters for kids as young as 3 but the speeds they reach will be as little as 2mph. Otherwise you are looking at scooters with the lowest speeds of 8mph.  If you're buying for a very young child, it's a good idea to buy a 3 wheel electric scooter like the iscoot featured below:

Iscoot Electric Scooter



These 3 wheel electric scooters make a perfect first motorised scooter for little kids.
The top speed is 3.5 km / h so you don't have to worry about them going too fast.
There is  one button push control and there is a run time of 40 minutes on one charge. The scooter takes about 8 hours to charge.

✔️ Tyres - Electric scooters will have either polyurethane or pnuematic tyres. Polyurethane are fine for lighter use and for younger children but older kids and adults will definitely require pnuematic tyres to give them more tread when riding and to take the extra weight. However, pnuematic tyres will cost more. 
Polyurethane wheels will only be suitable for use on smooth surfaces and it is more likely to wear quite quickly but they won't puncture. If you intend to use the scooter for long commutes or for use off road you will when to choose a scooter with pneumatic tyres. 

Razor E90: Recommended Age: 8 Years Old



This Razor Scooter is aimed for kids age 8 plus. However, ther are 6 and 7 year olds that can used this scooter.

It goes up to speeds of 10mph. If they ride a bike, they may very well go faster than this electric scooter when riding a bike so that gives you a benchmark as to how fast the scooter is and whether it would be suitable for your child.

The scooter has a kick start and also a push button throttle.
It has a puncture proof urethane front wheel.

​It gives about 70 minutes of continuous use on one charge. It takes about 12 hours to charge.
There's a hand operated front brake. ​
Verdict - a good first scooter for younger children.
✔️  Battery Life and Ride Time. Most scooters have a ride of around 40 to 50 minutes of continuous use on one battery charge. However, the more powerful scooters will require a larger battery to give the same amount of ride time. 

Razor E100 - From 8 Years Old



The E100 is also aimed at kids from aged 8 and goes up to 10mph.

It does differ somewhat in comparison to the Razor Power Core E90. The frame height and width is slightly bigger. It has a twist throttle on the handlebar rather than a push button throttle. It has a slightly higher maximum weight ride at 54kg.

It can have 40 minutes continuous ride time. The initial battery charge takes 12 hours but users report that it is quicker to charge when charged after this.

It features a 8 inch pneumatic front tyre and a urethane rear.​

Not sure whether to go for the Razor Power Core E90 or the Razor E100 electric scooter. Check out a comparison here.  ​

✔️  Speed - The speed of the most common and popular electric scooters tends to range from 10 to 15mph. There are some scooters which have 8mph as their lowest speed and  there are electric scooters that can reach speeds of up to 20mph. If you choose an electric scooter with a seat the speeds reach around 25mph depending on the weight of the rider.

Razor E200

This is another great electric scooter option with a recommended age of 13 years and above. However, there are reviews of much younger children using this scooter. It has a bigger frame than the E100 but smaller than the E300, it's a good size for older children.

It's features include a rechargeable 24V battery which allows the scooter to go up to speeds of up to 12mph / 19km/h.

It's easy to operate with a twist-grip acceleration control and a hand operated rear brake. The scooter has one speed, and no variable acceleration.

The E200 has two 8 inch pneumatic tyres (as opposed to just the front wheel on the E100) so offers a smooth and comfortable ride. It has an all steel frame and fork and a high torque chain driven motor

✔️   Push button vs Twist Grip Acceleration - Some scooters features a button which will start and stop the electric scooter. However, for finer control over the speed the scooter goes look for twist grip acceleration. A push button may be easier for younger kids to control and get used to whereas older children may prefer the functionality of twist grip acceleration. Many electric scooters for kids only offer one speed. However,
some electric scooters offer variable twist grip acceleration. These tend to be higher end models.

Razor E300 Scooter - Recommended for age 13 plus



The two 12 volt batteries combined with a 200 Watt motor  makes this scooter powerful enough to travel up to 15mph.

It has rear brake controlled by the lever on the handlebars . It has solid air filled tyres which are inflated to around 40psi. The pneumatic tyres offer a comfortable ride,  It has plenty of tread for urban environments. It comfortably goes over about bumps and lumps on the pavement.

​You can fold the handlebars down so it’s easier to transport or store.

The throttle is a twist throttle, it's either on or off. There is no variation in the speed.
It features a chain driven motor. The scooter requires a kick start. It can be used by adults and teenagers.
Not sure if the E300 is right for your child? Check out a comparison of the E100 vs E300 scooter to help you decide.

✔️   Foldable - Some electric scooters have the capacity to fold. This makes them easier to transport and store. It can also make it easier for commuting. For example, you can use a foldable electric scooter to go to the train or bus station and fold it down on public transport. 

Other Features To Consider

A Retractable Kickstand

A retractable kickstand is extremely useful. This will allow you to stand the scooter up when not in use.

Kick Start

Many scooters require a kick start of around 3mph before the electric motor starts. Some require less and some scooters don’t require any kick start for the motor to work. Kids should have and trouble getting a scooter up to 3mph but it may be something you want to consider when purchasing.

Type of Terrain

If you are likely to use a scooter off road you will want a dirt scooter with pneumatic tyres designed to withstand rougher terrain.

Maximum Weight

Pay careful consideration to the maximum weight of the rider. Some scooters have a faily low weight limit so will only be suitable for children. The weight limit of the scooter may also affect the length of time your child will be able to use the scooter too.

Brakes

Scooters should either have a hand brake or a foot brake to slow down

Purpose

Why you are buying the scooter will very much affect the one you choose. If you are buying for a child, factors such as fun, safety and battery life will be most important. However, many people now use electric scooters for the commute to and from work or via a train station. Therefore considerations will relate to top speeds, battery life, the weight of the scooter (will you have to carry it on public transport?) or whether or not to have a seated scooter will affect the decisions of which ones to buy.

Built In Light

If you are choosing a scooter for the commute another feature you may want to consider is a built in light so you can see where you are going in the dark evenings. Some have just a front light. Others feature a rear one too

How long does it take to charge?

Another consideration is how long the scooter battery will take to fully charge. Again this can be important if you intend to use the scooter daily. A fast recharge time is definitely a bonus. ​

Seat or No Seat

Some electric scooters designed for commuting also feature a seat for extra comfort. Others have the option of removing the seat.

Cost

Obviously the amount you pay will have to be weighed up into consideration to the features the scooter has. When looking at the price of the scooter make sure you have the best features for the money you are paying



Razor Power Core E100 vs E100

 

Razor Power Core E100 Vs Classic E100 - Which is the Best?

Razor sells two versions of the E100 scooter. The first is the standad E100 scooter. The second is the Power Core E100. The Power core E100 was designed to be lighter, have a maintenance free in hub motor and deliver 20 more minutes continuous use. Compare the stats between the two below.

Feature
Power Core E100
E100
Age Recommendation
8 plus
8 plus
Price
Speed
Up to 11mph
Up to 10mph
Tyres / Wheels
8" pneumatic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
8" pneumatic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
 Ride Time
60 minutes
40 minutes
Acceleration Control
Twist grip acceleration
Twist grip acceleration
Brake
Hand operated caliper front brake
Hand operated front brake
Frame and fork material
All Steel frame and fork
All steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight
54kg
54kg
Batteries
24V (2x 12V)
24 V (2x12V)
Kickstand
Yes
Yes
Motor
Kick Start In Wheel Hub Motor
Kick start chain driven motor
Frame Height
35"
36"
Frame Width
33.7"
34"
Scooter Weight
12kg
13kg

Pros and Cons of the Power Core E100

Pros
The Motor
The Power Core E100 features a different motor to the classic E100. It has an in hub motor which doesn't require any maintenence (it will have no chain aligment or tension issues).  It is a higher torque motor so promises better acceleration and a higher top speed (11mph).The motor is also quieter.

Increased ride time
​The ride time is 50% longer than the classic at 60 minutes per charge

Lighter
It is slightly lighter than the E100 and is cheaper too




Cons
On paper the Power Core E100 looks much better than the classic. However, the reviews have been mixed. Although there are some excellent reviews from many people, there seem to have been charging issues with some scooters. Check out the reviews on amazon here.

Pros and Cons of the Classic E100

Pros
Award winner since 2003.
The classic E100 has been around since 2003, so it's an electric scooter which has stood the test of time.

Design
The classic design features a kid sized deck and frame perfect for kids aged 8 plus.

Motor
It has a reliable high torque chain driven motor

Other Features
It has some great features, speed up to 10mph, a pnuematic front wheel which gives comfort to the rider.

 

Cons
Motor
Although the motor is realiable as it is chain driven it may need some maintenence such as tightening the chain.

Ride Time
The ride time is 40 minutes which is good but not as good as the power core scooter which has 60 minutes ride time.

Price 
It's currently more expensive than the power core E100

Other Points to Consider

Kick Start Mechanism
There are many similarities between the scooters. Even though they have different motors they both have a kick start mechanism. This means that the rider needs to kick the scooter along to get the motor going.

One Speed.
Both scooters have one speed. So once the motor is on, the scooter goes at that one speed. It is either on or off. For the classic E100, the speed is 10mph. For the Power Core E100, the speed is 11mph.

Brakes
Both scooters have hand operated brakes. However the power core E100 has a hand operated caliper brake. The brake on the classic E100 is also hand operated but it is a bit more basic.

Price
At the time of writing, you can pick up the E100 power core at a slightly cheaper price than the classic E100.

See The scooters in action

Best electric scooter for 11 year old

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The Best Electric Scooter for An 11 Year Old

There are numerous electric scooters that are suitable for 11 year olds. The main question you may need to answer before you choose which one is suitable for an 11 year old is how much power and speed do you think they will be able to handle?

Check out some reviews of scooters below as well as a comparison chart which shows at a glance all the scooters which may be suitable. And scroll to the end for some videos of each scooter in action.

Classic E100 Scooter



Award Winning Scooter
The classic E100 scooter has been around since 2003 and has won awards. So one thing you can be sure of is it has stood the test of time.

Kick Start and Speed
It requires a kick start to start the motor. It has twist grip acceleration on the handlebar. The max speed of the scooter is 10mph. There is one speed on the scooter and no variable acceleration. So it's on (at one speed) or off.

Run Time
It has a run time of 40 minutes on one charge.

Tyres
There is a pnuematic wheel at the front which will add some comfort going over bump and cracks in the pavement. The rear wheel is urethane.

Weight Limit
There is a weight limit of 54kg.

✔️ Speed - Most electric scooters for kids have one speed of between 6 mph and 15mph. Most 11 year olds will be fine with 10mph. It's not too slow or too fast. Most kids will go this fast on their bike. However, if you have a particular confident child, you may look at a scooter which goes a little quicker than 10mph. These are often aimed at teens but some 11 year olds may have the ability to use them. Of course, it will depend on the child, so it's your call. There are videos at the end of this article where you can see the scooters in action and this may help you make a decision.

E200 Razor Scooter

The E200 scooter is a step up from the E100, it goes slighly faster and may be a good choice for an 11 year old who wants an electric scooter with a bit more speed.

Kick Start and Speed

Unlike the E100 it doesn't require a kick start to get going. Just jump on and off you go. It can reach speeds of up 12mph (although like all electric scooters the actual speed will depend on the height, weight and balance of the child). Like the E100, it has twist grip acceleration control with a hand operated rear brake. It has no variable acceleration and travels at one speed only.

Tyres

One difference from the E100 is that both the front and rear wheel have 8 inch pneumatic tyres for a smooth ride.

Frame Size

The frame size is slightly bigger than the E100.  It's 105cm high (41.3 inches) from floor to top of the handlebars. It measures 94cm (33 inches) in length. The frame is a good size for the 10 to 13 age group.

Weight Limit

The weight limit is 75kg

Razor E300



The Razor E300 has a recommended age limit of 13 plus. However, there are reviews of 11 year olds and much younger children using it. It is quite a bit nipier than the other scooters featured on this page so it really is an adult's call as to whether this will be okay for their 11 year old.

Speed and Run Time
The max speed is 15mph and it has a run time of 40 minutes

Scooter weight
Bear in mind this scooter is a lot heavier than the other scooters featured and weighs 23.5kg

Tyres
One real plus point of this scooter is that it has a front and rear pneumatic tyres so it will offer a smooth ride over bumps and cracks in the path.

Motor
Unlike all the other scooters featured on this page, the E300 doesn't require a kick start.  It has a chain driven motor to reach the scooters 15mph speed. However there is no variable speed which may be a concern.

Frame size
The frame height is 44.5" and the width is 40". This is quite a bit bigger than other scooters on this page. For example, the E100 has a frame size of 36" by 34".

Weight limit
The weight limit on this scooter is 100kg. This means that all older kids and teens can enjoy the scooter as well as adults underneath the weight limit too.

Other features
This scooter has a handlebar which can fold down which makes it easier to store and transport the scooter.

For more information on this scooter read a comparison between the classic E100 and the E300 scooter. ​

✔️ Weight limit - Electric scooters have different weight limits that vary greatly. For example the E100 has a weight limit of 54kg whereas the E300 has a weight limit of 100kg. This may have an influence on which electric scooter to buy an 11 year old. If there is an elder sibling in the family or adults who may want a go on the scooter it may not be possible on scooters with lower weight limits. Most 11 year olds will be a way of the 54kg weight limit but if you see this scooter as lasting a few years, it may be worth going for a scooter with a higher weight limit as long as they can handle any extra speed and power.

HOMCOM Kids Electric Scooter

The Homcom scooter has a recommended age from 7 to 14 years with a height adjustable handlebar of 73-91cm. It has a maximum weight of 50kg. The average weight of an 11 year old is just 35.5kg so it should be fine for most kids this age with some growing room too.

Speed and Range
The scooter has a range of 8 to 10KM with a full charge time of 5 to 8 hours. It features 12km/h maximum speed. (just over 7mph) It's not the fastest scooter which may be fine for some 11 year olds but other kids will want a faster ride.

It's equipped with 2 rechargeable 12 V batteries.

It features a hand brake for easy and quick stop, a reatractable kickstand and it's foldable too

✔️ Tyres - You will generally see either urethane / PU wheels and / or pnuematic tyres on electric scooters. Urethane wheels have the advantage that they are puncture proof. However, pnuematic tyres offer more comfort over bumps and cracks in the pavement. They generally give a smoother ride.  Pnuematic tyres will be better the older and heavier a child gets. You won't see an electric scooter aimed at adults which has urethane tyres as they will wear down quickly with the extra weight and won't give much comfort on the ride.

Power Core E100



The Power Core E100 is a newer version of the classic E100. It differs because it has an in hub motor instead of a chain run motor. This means the motor is lower maintenance and quieter.

Speed 
It's maximum speed is 11mph (which is 1mph faster than the E100).

Run Time
It has a continuous run time of 60 minutes which is 50% longer than the E100.

Tyres
Like the E100, it features a pneumatic tyre at the front and a urethane rear wheel. The pnuematic tyre just gives the scooter a bit more comfort and a smoother ride over the bumps and cracks in the pavement.For more information, this article compares the classic E100 and the power core E100. 

✔️ Frame size - the more powerful scooters do tend to have a slightly bigger frame as they are designed for teens and adults. So, if you have a small 11 year old, a smaller size frame may be better for them.  Although there are reviews of young children using the bigger frame sizes and getting on fine.

Comparison chart

ScooterE100E200E300HOMCOMPower Core E100
Age Recommendation8 plus13 plus13 plus7 - 14 years8 plus
SpeedUp to 10mphUp to 12mphUp to 15mphUp to 7.45mphUp to 11mph
Tyres/Wheels8" pneumatic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
8" pneumatic front and rear tyres10" pneumatic front and rear tyresPU wheels8" pnuematic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
Ride Time40 minutes 40 minutes40 minutes 50 minutes (approx)60 minutes
Acceleration / ControlTwist gripTwist gripTwist gripTwist gripTwist grip
BrakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front brakeHand and foot brakeHand operated front brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and forkHi-tensile steelAll steel frame and fork
Maximum Rider Weight54kg70kg100kg50kg54kg
Battery24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)
KickstandYesYesYesYesYes
MotorKick start, chain drivenChain driven Chain driven High torque, ultra quiet driven motor Kick Start in wheel hub motor
Frame Height36"41.3"44.5"29-36"33.7"
Frame Length34"37"40"30"35"
Scooter Weight 15kg18kg23.5kg10kg12kg
Folding handlebarNoNoNoYesNo

Videos

Still Undecided?

Razor Power Core E90 Vs E100 Scooter

 

Razor power Core E90 Scooter Vs Razor E100 - Which One is Best?

If you're looking for a first electric scooter for your child, it is likely you've come across the Razor Power Core E90 and the classic Razor E100. They are similar in many regards, They are both recommended for kids aged 8 and up and they both can reach speeds of up to 10mph.  They also have a lot of differences, one being the price. They have different tyres, motors and run times. So how do you know which one will be best for your child?

Read on to compare and undersand the differences between these electric scooters. *Please note we are writing about the classic E100 scooter and NOT the power core E100.

Comparison at a Glance

Feature
E90 Power Core
E100
Age Recommendation
8 plus
8 plus
Price
Check Price
Speed
Up to 10mph
Up to 10mph
Tyres / Wheels
Urethane
8" pneumatic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
 Ride Time
80 minutes
40 minutes
Acceleration Control
Push Button
Twist grip acceleration
Brake
Hand operated front brake
Hand operated front brake
Frame and fork material
All Steel frame and fork
All steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight
54kg
54kg
Batteries
12V
24 V (2x12V)
Kickstand
Yes
Yes
Motor
Kick Start In Wheel Hub Motor
Kick start chain driven motor
Frame Height
33"
36"
Frame Width
31"
34"
Scooter Width
10kg
13kg

The table may or may not help you make a decision as to which scooter is best for your child so read on for some explanation of the different features and more comparison.

Razor Power Core E90 - Summary

The E90 has a smaller frame and is lighter so will be easier for a younger child to manage. If you are on a budget it is also cheaper although there isn't too much in the price. The push button control may also be easier for younger children to use rather than a twist grip acceleration.

The E90 features 2 urethane wheels whereas the E100 has a pneumatic front wheels. Pneumatic wheels give a smoother ride over pavement bumps but urethane wheels don't run the risk of puncture.

A cool advantage this scooter has over the E100 is a significantly longer ride time at 80 minutes.




Verdict - great choice for the younger child and if you are on a budget. If you are buying for an older child and you have more to spend it may be worth paying that bit extra for the E100, especially if having a more comfortable ride with a pnuematic tyre is important to you.

Classic Razor E100 - Summary

The frame size is slightly bigger and is heavier than on the Power Core E90 which may make it a better choice for an older, taller child.

Many other features are the same on the scooter including the top speed of 10mph. However one area where the E100 superedes the E90 power core scooter is the front pnuematic tyre. Pneumatic tyres offer a more comfortable ride over pavement cracks and bumps than urethane wheels. However you may need to deal with a puncture.

The ride time is a lot shorter than the E90 power core scooter so you will need to charge this scooter more often.



​Verdict - a larger frame makes this a good choice for an older or taller child. The pneumatic tyre is also a big plus point. However is the extra price and shorter ride time worth the extra features for your child?

Age Recommendation and Maximum Rider Weight.

The scooters are recommended for kids age 8 plus. However, there are younger kids who have used the scooter, so it may be okay for a mature 7 year old. It would be up to parents and carers to make a judgement. The E90 has a smaller frame so may be better for younger children.

The next scooters Razor make are recommended for ages 13 plus but again, 11 and 12 year olds may find these better options. So it’s worth considering the Razor E200 and E300 for these children.

The maximum weight limit for use on both scooters is 54kg, so this may give you some idea of the length of use your child will have. If you have an 10, 11 or 12 year old getting close to this weight limit. It may be worth going for another scooter.
These scooters are obviously not for use by teens or adults.

Motors and Ride Time

 The Power Core E90 has a in wheel hub motor and the E100 has a chain driven motor. The advantage of the in wheel hub motor is that there is no maintenance to worry about ( (no alignment, no chain, no chain tensioner).  It also delivers a more efficient ride. Even with a smaller battery if gives 80 minutes continuous ride time.

​However, a chain driven motor which is what the E100 scooter has is very reliable so this should be fine as well. It just has a shorter ride time of 40 minutes per charge.

Kick Start and Acceleration.

Both scooters require a kick start of 3 km/h in order to get started. Once the motors have kickstarted the E90 has a push button which kids will press in order to start the motor. The E100 has a twist acceleration on the handlebar.

Neither of these have variable speed. Younger kids may find the push button slightly easier than the twist control but it should be fine for most kids.

Size and Scooter Weight

The E100 is heavier and has a bigger frame than the Power Core E90. This won't probably make a lot of difference to most children but if you're buying for a younger, smaller child it may make be worth considering the Power Core E90 for this reason.

Also older taller children may do better with the E100

Wheels and Tyres

The Power Core E90 has urethane wheels. The main advantage of urethane wheels is that you don't have to worry about punctures. The downside is they wear quicker than pnuematic tyres. They also don't absorb the impact from bumps in the pavement as well.

The E100 does has a larger front wheel with a pnuematic tyre which will result in a smoother and more comfortable ride.

Run Time

The Power core E90 beats the E100 hands down when it comes to run time with 80 continuous minutes vs 40 continuous minutes. As the E100 is heavier and has a chain motor it needs more power to run it, which is why it's ride time isn't as long.

A good way to get around a shorter ride time is to have a spare battery which you can charge while the other one is being used.

Other Features

Both scooters have a kickstand which is really useful when storing the scooters.
The E100 comes in one red colour. There is a choice of green or pink for the power core E90.

Still Undecided?

If you're still unsure it may be worth checking out other reviews for both scooters.
Find reviews for the Razor Power Core E90 here.
Find reviews for the E100 here. 

Videos of the scooters