Micro Merlin Electric Scooter Review

Micro Merlin Electric Scooter

If you're searching for a lightweight, nimble scooter it's difficult to go wrong with the Micro Merlin.

Exceptionally well designed and built with suspension for a comfortable ride, this scooter is jam-packed with top-notch features.

A 15 mile range and quick 3 hour charge, makes the Merlin an excellent scooter for adults.

Its compact size makes it an excellent choice if you need to take it on public transport, put in the boot of a car or store in a tight space.




The Merlin has an impressive top speed of 15mph which is similar to other scooters in this price range.

What sets it apart is it has 4 different speed modes which you can adjust according to the purpose of your journey. The speed modes are:

1.) Pedestrian mode
Pedestrian mode mimics the walking speed of adults which is about 4mph. It's ideal when there are a lot of people around.

2.) Eco mode
The speed on eco mode is 10mph. Use this mode when you want to maximise the battery life. It allows you to optimise distance above speed. Ideal for longer commutes.

3.) Standard mode
This is the best choice for cruising. It's the mode you are most likely to use for the majority of the time. The top speed is 15mph.

4.) Sports mode
Sports mode will give you a bit of extra power. It's ideal when climbing steep inclines and also has a maximum speed of 15mph. It uses more battery power so it's important to turn it off when you are on flat ground.

Additionally, the Merlin has the option of cruise control so you can set the speed you want and not have to worry about pushing the throttle for the whole ride. Just lean back (not literally of course) and enjoy!

Foldability and Portability

One area where the Merlin excels is portability. Weighing just over 11kg (25 pounds), it's one of the lightest electric scooters out there making it easy to pick up and carry. As it quickly folds, it's an ideal electric scooter if you need to take it on public transport or throw it in the boot of a car.

Additionally, being so lightweight makes the scooter easier to manoeuvre and control.

There are three positions in which you can fold the Merlin. Fully folded, upright and camel mode.

What is camel mode, I hear you ask. Camel mode is a partially folded position which allows the Merlin to stand up without a kickstand as seen in the picture below.

Micro merlin scooter camel mode

The Merlin scooter in camel mode


It's easy to fully fold the Merlin. Just engage the blue foot button with your foot whilst giving the handlebars a slight push forward.

Additionally, the handlebars fold down. This is very helpful for storage.  The Merlin is a brilliant choice if you need something that will fit into a tight space, perhaps under a desk. The folded dimensions are 95 x 15 x 35cm.

LCD Display and Controls

The LCD display is easy to read at a glance and sits between the two handles. The display will tell you the details you need to know to optimise your ride. They include your speed, battery life, how far you've travelled and even the outside temperature.

Just beneath the LCD screen are three buttons. The power button (far right), the odometer button (in the middle) and the headlights (far left). These are easy to toggle with your thumb.

The accelerator is to the right of the power button and the electric brake is on the left of the headlight button.

Charge Time and Battery Life

One thing that we really like about this scooter is it has a super quick charge time of just 3 hours. This means you could potentially charge it during the work day so it will be fully charged for the ride home. And if your battery is at 25% it will take just 1 hour to fully recharge.

Impressively, the scooter has a range of up to 15 miles. However, do bear in mind that the range will be affected by conditions such as whether you are travelling up inclines, the weight of the rider and the conditions of the roads you are riding on.

As already mentioned you can see the battery level indicator on the LCD screen. Please note that to get the most accurate battery level reading it's important to stop the scooter moving and stand it still.

When you receive your scooter it won't be fully charged and you will need to fully charge the battery before using the scooter for the first time. 

Wheels and Suspension

The Merlin features solid rubber wheels. The advantage of rubber wheels is that riders don't have to worry about punctures.

The downside is that pneumatic tyres are better at giving traction on wet surfaces (so will be better if it has rained).  Bear in mind, that it isn't recommended to ride most electric scooters when it's raining.

Pneumatic tyres also tend to absorb the bumps and shocks from the road better.

However, what the Merlin does have to add comfort to the ride is integrated dual suspension. The suspension will make a huge difference in comparison to scooters which don't have it. It ensures a smooth ride and will help absorb and reduce the shock from any bumps along the journey translating into a comfortable, smooth ride.


Another innovative feature to assist your ride is the smart regenerative braking. Basically each time your brake, the energy is poured back into the battery to add to the battery life. The braking is on both the front and rear wheels. So each time your brake, you will get a small charge to your battery.

You can engage the brake using the electric brake by the left handlebar or use the foot brake. The red tail lights become brighter when you engage the brake with either of these methods.

The brake is very responsive and can stop you quite abruptly. Therefore it's a good idea to practise using the brake at slow speeds when you first get the scooter.

More Features

Automatic Lights

Another unique feature is the automatic lights. There is both a front and rear LED light which will come on automatically when the light outdoors becomes dim. So you don't have to think about when to put on your lights or worry about pulling over to do so.

Hand Grips

Micro are well known for their attention to detail and high quality and this can be seen via the handgrips. The handgrips are one of your main points of contact with your scooter and it's important they are comfortable and hardwearing. The contoured rubber grips are designed for long lasting comfort while riding and your hands will thank you for it.

Adjustable Handlebar

The handlebar can be adjusted to your optimum height. It's easy to do. There is a lever at the front. Push to release fully and adjust to the desired position. There are two preset heights which you can use. It's advised to choose one of these if possible. But you can also adjust to any height in between these positions if you prefer. When you have the desired height, close the lever.

Specifications at a glance

FeatureMicro Merlin Electric Scooter
PriceCheck Price on amazon
Age Recommendation18 plus
Max Speed15mph (25 km/h)
Motor Power250 watts
Weight of scooter11kg
Wheels7.8" rubber tyres
BrakeRegenerative front wheel brake & rear wheel foot brake
Maximum rangeA riding distance up to 15miles / 25km
Charge Time3 hours
Scooter Folded Dimensions95cm x 15 cm x 35cm.
Scooter Dimensions110cm x 39cm x 110cm

Important Things To Note For Scooter Maintenance

Save the box and interior packaging in case you need to have the scooter serviced

There are many ways you can help preserve battery life. Micro advise that you always store the scooter indoors at a temperature between approx 5 to 26 degrees Celsius. Fully charge the scooter at least once every 3 months during the off season. Fully charge the scooter within 3 days anytime the scooter battery has been completely drained.

Keeping the scooter clean, dry and properly tightened will help keep your scooter performing optimally.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal to use the Micro Merlin on the Road? 

Currently, UK legislation means it's illegal to ride an electric scooter on the road or pavement, being only legal on private roads. However, this legislation dates back to 1835 and the government is currently set to run trials of electric scooters rental in cities which could lead to an overhaul of UK laws in the near future.

Does the scooter come with a warranty? 

Yes, the scooter comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty which covers any defective components such as the footboard, complete front assembly, brake pedal, motor, display and controller. All wearing parts, small parts and screws are excluded from this warranty. There is also a warranty period of one year on the battery. All warrenty claims need to be accompanied by proof of purchase.

Xiaomi M365 Pro Electric Scooter Review: Worth the money?

Xiaomi m365 pro electric scooter review - A Review

The Xiaomi M365 pro is a popular entry / mid-range electric commuter scooter.

It's a worthy upgrade to the already popular M365 but with more range and power.

Reaching up to 15mph with a maximum range of 45km, it’s perfect for short and mid length commutes.

And it packs a punch with its many, detailed, well-thought out features.

Everything You Need to Know About the Xiaomi M365 Pro Scooter

Do you have unanswered questions about the Xiaomi M365 Pro?

It can be difficult to know if you're investing in the right scooter when you're unsure what all the specs mean and how they will affect your ride.

That's why we have come up with an easy to read and understand guide explaining the pros, cons and specs of this remarkable e-scooter.

Specifications at a glance

FeatureXiaomi M365 Pro
PriceCheck Price on amazon
Age Recommendation16 plus
Rider Height120cm to 200cm
Motor 300W
Max Speed25km/h
Weight of scooter14.2kg
Wheels8.5" pneumatic tyres
BrakeDual braking system
Battery LifeA riding distance up to 45km
Charge Time8 to 9 hours
Scooter Dimensions113cm x 43cm x 118cm
Scooter Folded Dimensions113cm x 43cm x 49cm

Is the Xiaomi M365 Pro E-scooter for you?

The Xiaomi M65 Pro been designed with adults who are looking for an e-scooter for commutes and all round journeys with a purpose.

If you're looking for a scooter with an excellent range and decent power at a competitive price, this is a good choice

If you want a recreational electric scooter, it will also work. Although you may find something cheaper which will fulfill your requirements.


Let's start with the spec most of you want to know! The Xiaomi Pro has an impressive top speed of 15mph (25km/h). Bear in mind, like with most electric scooters, the closer you are to the 100kg maximum weight capacity, the more likely you will see a drop in the top speed of the scooter. But speed wise it offers so much more than a top number.

There are three speed modes. Firstly the energy saver mode (ECO). The default mode for this scooter is ECO mode and this will reach a top speed of 10 miles per hour. This mode can be very useful when driving on busy roads. Obviously, the eco mode is best for extending the battery life on each charge.

The other two modes are drive mode (with a top speed of 12 mph) and sports mode (15mph). Riders easily switch between modes by double-pressing the power button.

A gentle kickstart is required to start up the scooter. When you are moving to around walking pace (about 2mph), hold the accelerator button and speed away!  The Xiaomi Pro has excellent acceleration on flat ground.

The M365 Pro is Bluetooth enabled so it can be paired with a smartphone app. The app gives extra features including a cruise control feature. When switched on, this feature automatically maintains a constant speed when it detects that you have been riding at this speed for a significant period. This allows riders to take their thumb off the throttle when riding longer distances.

Control Panel / LCD Display

The control panel is outstanding. It's bright, easy to read (even in full sunlight) and has 6 displays. This display includes your speed and the speed mode you are currently in. The remaining power display will remind you when it's time to charge your battery. It also displays repair warnings and bluetooth.


The power button 

The power button is between the handlebars and below the display. Tap the power button to turn the scooter on and hold it for three seconds to turn it off. While the scooter is on, tap once to turn the light on/off, or tap twice to switch between speed modes.

Design and Build

If you want an e-scooter that is visibly pleasing, you'll like the Xiaomi Pro's striking grey/black colour highlighted with distinct red accents. The scooter is covered in a super durable powder-coated finish which enhances the look.

The build quality is excellent, solid, well designed and built to last.


In a word, the deck is spacious. It has 19 by 6 inches of useable space for your feet. This helps increase comfort and is particularly good for riders with larger feet.

What you'll also like about the deck is that it has a rubber lined footboard with added grip and durability. Although it’s not advised to use the scooter in the rain, it can help keep you on the road during the cold or wetter winter months.


Safety is paramount with the Xiaomi Pro. It features built-in front and rear lights to keep you be visible in the dark.

The red tail lights flash distinctively as a warning to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road.

The ultra bright LED front headlight is mounted high up and can light up the road ahead. Added safety for riding at night or in the dusk.

There is also an auto dimming function when the lights are turned on

Extra design features

The scooter is jam-packed full with extra design details which include a bell and a handy kickstand. The rubber handle grips are high quality and durable which is another nice added touch. These kinds of features mean the Xiaomi Pro doesn't feel cheap.


Foldability and Portability

Is it easy to fold and carry? 

Weighing just 14.2kg (31 pounds), the Xiaomi Pro is fairly light compared to many electric scooters. Having said this, it's hefty to carry the pro while you are walking. But taking just 3 seconds to fold with a single lever, it's easy enough to lift up and take on public transport as well as put in the boot of a car.

When folded, the scooter's dimensions are 1130mm x 430mm x 490mm which is small enough to fit in the boot of a standard car. It should also be easy to find enough storage space at work and/or at home.


One minor gripe is that the handlebars themselves can't fold down, which makes the folded dimensions bigger than they otherwise could be. Perhaps an improvement Xiaomi could consider for future scooters.

Bluetooth and Smartphone App

As already mentioned earlier, the scooter can be paired with a smartphone app via bluetooth. You don't need to use a smartphone app to use the scooter, but it opens up some exciting features if you do

Cruise control is one feature that can be unlocked with the smartphone app but the app also allows you to turn the lights on and off and lock the scooter.

The app also lets you effectively turn your smartphone into a dashboard. Update the firmware, view mileage, remaining power and current speed,
or enable cruise control to save energy and give your wrist a break.

Motor and Battery Performance

Perhaps one of the most impressive specs on the Xiaomi M365 Pro is the extensive battery life. Featuring a highly safe 18650 power lithium battery, 474Wh capacity, large power supply and efficient acceleration, the scooter can take you up to a whopping 45km on a single charge. Additionally, you can easily check the health of the battery via the mobile app.

The battery takes about 8.5 hours to charge

The deck houses the charging port. The LCD display will show you how much the scooter is charged while it is plugged into the charger. This can be useful for charging the scooter just enough for short journeys.

If you're worried about noise, you don't have to be, the motor on the scooter is quiet. It does get a little noiser when going faster or uphill but is never excessive.


The scooter has efficient, responsive braking with two braking systems, a mechanical disk brake for added braking power which is also assisted by regenerative braking. If one fails you’ll still be able to stop which gives added peace of mind when whizzing around.



The 8.5" by 2" pneumatic tyres are superior to airless tyres on performance
Pneumatic tyres offer better ride quality. They allow you to stop faster, turn harder and maintain better traction in wet conditions. They absorb the shock when going over bumps and potholes.

Perhaps one of the biggest downsides of pneumatic tyres is they are prone to getting flats, but this is pretty much outweighed by the superior ride quality of air filled tyres.

The tyres aren't suitable for off road use, but they should handle bumps in the road without a problem.

Weight Limit

The max rider weight is 100kg. Bear in mind, the closer you are to the weight limit the more likely you'll notice a drop in mileage, slower acceleration, a slower top speed and longer stopping distances.


How Does the Xiaomi Mi M365 Pro cope with hills?

Due to the scooter's extra power most urban hills won't be a problem, although they may affect performance. Gentle hills are absolutely fine. The scooter may slow on steep hills but can generally keep going. Officially the maximum hill climbing angle is 12 degrees (which is fairly steep) so only the steepest hills will stop it. A kick can help the scooter along in these cases. Expect the scooter to perform slower on hills the nearer you are to the weight limit.

Where Could the Xiaomi Pro be Improved

In a perfect world, we would have liked the Xiaomi Pro to feature suspension to add to the comfort of the ride. However, suspension would have meant a more expensive scooter and it would have added to the weight. So it's a compromise worth making in our opinion.

It is worth adding, that if you plan to drive the scooter on roads with a lot of bumps and potholes, it may be worth looking at an electric scooter with suspension. But for roads which are generally looked after and smooth, the Xiaomi Pro should be fine.


Perhaps the most obvious alternative to the Xiaomi M365 Pro scooter is its predecessor, the Xiaomi M365 scooter.  The previous version is less expensive but also less powerful which is noticeably slower when going uphill. You will also find the battery life is longer on the Pro but the earlier version is lighter to carry. So there may be reasons why a rider would prefer the original version.

Xiaomi M365 Pro VS Xiaomi M365 Comparison

FeatureXiaomi M365 Pro Xiaomi M365
PriceCheck Price on amazonCheck Price on amazon
Age RecommendationAdultAdult
Motor 300W250W
Max Speed25km/h25km/h
Weight of scooter14.2kg12.5kg
Wheels8.5" pneumatic tyres8.5" pneumatic tyres
BrakeDual braking system
(Electrical + Mechanical)
Dual braking system
(Electrical + Disc brake)
Battery LifeA riding distance up to 45km A riding distance up to 30km
Scooter Dimensions113cm x 43cm x 118cm108 x 43 x 114 cm
Scooter Folded Dimensions113cm x 43cm x 49cm108 x 43 x 49 cm



Top 3 Electric Scooters With Seat For Kids Reviews

Best 3 Electric Scooter With Seats for Kids Reviews

Electric scooters with seats are fun! Check out three excellent, zippy electric scooters with seats below. Perfect for kids who want a fun ride while chilling out at the same time.

The electric scooters featured can all also be used as a stand alone electric scooter, so there's the option of not using the seat and then changing your mind and sitting down again. Some scooters do need tools to make the conversion, whereas others do not.

Razor Power Core E100S Scooter.

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This is a nippy seated scooter with a top speed of 11mph. It features Razor's Power hub motor which gives riders better acceleration and a higher top speed.

The motor is maintenance free unlike previous models of electric scooters with no chain tension or alignment needed. What's really awesome about the E100S is that it can be used as either a stand up or sit down scooter.

The padded seat is detachable so it can be ridden as a normal scooter or chill out on your ride and sit down. Scoot manually up to 3mph to kick start the scooter. Once achieved, twist the throttle to engage the motor.

A hand operated brake and anti-slip footplate keep every rider safe.

There is quite a significant charge time of 12 hours to use the scooter. However, once charged riders can get up to 60 minutes continuous use before charging again. The maximum user weight is 54kg, so this model really is for kids.

Razor E300S Seated Scooter

If seated and going at speed is your think, the E300S is an super quick electric scooter with a seat. Going up to 15mph you can really go far on this thing.

It has an 100kg weight capacity so adults can enjoy a ride on the E300 but lighter kids will be more likely to reach the top speeds and maintain better velocity when going up inclines. It will slow on steep hills as most electric scooters do.

It's well built with a sturdy super- sized deck and frame making it a good choice for teens in particular.

Like with the E100S, the seat is detachable so you can swap between using the scooter standing up or sitting down an enjoying the ride.

The wide front and rear pneumatic tyres make it a speedy, comfortable and smooth ride. The air filled tyres will give you better stopping power, won't get stuck in the pavement cracks and offer superior traction on wet surfaces (don't ride it in the rain though!).

It does have a long charge time of 12 hours, however one charge will allow up to 40 minutes of continuous use.

The scooter is recommended for ages of 13 plus, although reviews show much younger riders do use the scooter. It will be up to individual judgement about whether it's suitable.

VIRO Vega 2 in 1 Transforming Electric Scooter

The VIRO Vega 2 in 1 Transforming Electric Scooter describes itself as first and only transforming electric scooter-to-mini bike. Although it could also come in the category of electric seated scooter.

What's really good about the Viro is that it's easily transformed - no tools are required.

With a maximum speed of 10 mph and performance brakes, the Viro Vega is super fun.

It can easily fold and be put away for easy storage or to fit in a car boot but at 22kg, bear in mind that it's heavy.

There is an anti-slip footplate and performance brake for peace of mind.

The charge time is long, with a charge of 10 to 12 hours needed for a range of up to 6 miles. But at a speedy 10mph, this is to be expected.

It also includes LED lights, 100W chain drive, height-adjustable handlebar and kickstand.


Razor E200 vs E300

Razor E200 vs Razor E300 - Which is the Best Electric Scooter?

Looking for a speedy scooter for an older child, teen or even an adult? You may have come across the Razor E200 and the E300 scooters and be unsure which one would suit you the best?

Both models are great for speedy rides across the neighbourhood to catch up with friends, leisurely rides at the park or short journeys (perhaps to the corner shop). But with slightly differing specifcations and price points it can be hard to decide which is best.

To help you decide read our comparison of the Razor E200 vs E300.

Age Recommendation13 plus13 plus
Price Check Price on amazonCheck Price on amazon
Tyres/Wheels8 inch pneumatic wheels (front and rear)10 inch pneumatic wheels (front and rear)
Ride Time40 minutes40 minutes
Acceleration ControlTwist grip acceleration Twist grip acceleration
BrakeHand operated rear brakeHand operated rear brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight70kg100kg
Batteries24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)
MotorHigh torque, chain driven motorHigh torque, chain driven motor
Assembled Product Dimensions37"L x 16"W x 42"H41"L x 17"W x 42"H
Top Speed12mph15mph

Age Guidance

Both scooters are recommended for kids aged 13 plus. The Razor's smaller size, wheels and lower speed do make it a better choice for younger kids and the E300 for older and bigger kids, teens and adults.

Even though the age recommendation is 13 years, there are many reviews of much younger kids using both of the scooters.

Whether a faster speed is suitable for your own child is a personal parental decision. The advice would be is to make a judgement call according to the person riding the scooter and their confidence and abilities.

Top Speeds

If you want a speedier scooter, than go for the E300 which has a maximum speed of 15mph compared to 12mph on the E200.

Both scooters have twist grip acceleration to control the speed.

Bear in mind that the weight of the rider will have an affect on the max speed of the scooter. Heavier riders will go more slowly. Also, the terrain may slow the scooter down as well as weather conditions.

Going uphill and on more uneven terrain will always affect the speed of the scooter whichever one you choose. Also as the scooter battery charge wanes it may cause the scooter to slow down somewhat.

Lighter, smaller kids will always go faster on these scooters than heavier adults.

How Long Do the Batteries Last?

Both scooters have a 40 minutes maximum ride time and the batteries take approximtely 12 hours to charge.

There are a few things you can do to help you take care of the batteries on both the E200 and E300 scooters which very much applies to all electric scooter batteries.

1.)  Always make sure the scooter is turned off when it's not in use.

2.) Try not to deplete the battery to completely zero charge. Try and leave some charge in the battery at the end of each ride. Even if you don't burn the battery charge over the course of one ride, charge it in the evening anyway. Charging the battery regularly and not leaving it discharged for a long time will help lengthen the battery life.

3.) Store it at an optimum temperature and in dry conditions. Don't leave it in very low temperatures such as in a garage or shed during cold nights overnight. Likewise, keeping it out in hot sun during the day won't help the battery life either.

4.) Finally, if you don't use the scooter for a significant period of time, ocassionally charge it. Once every 30 days is a good guideline.

Frame Size and Weight Capacity

The E300 is slightly bigger in size and weight than the E200. The E300 has a supersized deck and frame, making it the best choice for older, taller and heavier riders. It weighs 23.7kg so it is heavy! You don't want to have to carry the E300 for very long at all.

The E200 still features a full sized deck which is fine for teens and adults up to 70kg. It is lighter but at 18kg, it's not one to carry for long distances either.

These scooters aren't ones to get for taking on public transport as they are heavy to lift up and carry. Much better for leisure and fun use than commuting!


The E200 features a 200 watt high-torque, chain-driven motor compared to the 250 watt high-torque, chain-driver motor on the E300. Obviously the motor is more powerful on the E300 to help it reach a 15mph top speed.

The motors do make some noise when riding but aren't particularly loud.

Watch the video below to hear how much noise the E200 makes and what the rider can hear. (It also shows you the top speeds rideable by a 6ft 4 in adult - kids should go much faster due to being lighter!).

Some maintenance may be required such as lubrication and chain alignment at times.


Both scooters have pnuematic tyres which offer a comfortable and smooth ride. The pneumatic tyres will brake better than urethane tyres in the wet and on slippy surfaces. They offer more traction which is what you want at higher speeds.

The difference in the wheels between the two electrics scooters is the size. The E200 has 8 inch wheels compared to 10 inch wheels on the E300. The bigger wheels on the E300 mean that it will get you further much more quickly.

The tyres work best on smooth, flat surfaces such as pavements. They will work on other terrain but aren't really designed for that use, so don't get either of the scooters if you want a off-road electric scooter.

Other Features

Both scooters have a kickstand which will allow you to stand the scooters anywhere for while you take a break. It also means it can be stored upright.

There is a hand operated rear brake on both scooters for easy stopping and extra control.


See the E200 in Action

See the E300 in Action 


Overall Verdict

There isn't much to choose between the two scooters with the two major differences being the speed and the size.

If you want a speedier scooter go with the E300. It will also last longer for many kids and teens as it has a bigger frame to suit growing riders.

If you want something a little more steady, lighter and smaller or if budget is a top consideration go for the E200. It's a good choice for more cautious kids, teens and adults.

Razor E100 vs E200

Razor E100 vs Razor E200 - Which is the Best Electric Scooter?

Not sure about which scooter to purchase the Razor E100 or Razor E200. There is quite a significant price difference, so is it worth spending more on the E200?

The answers will depend on who you are buying the electric scooter for and what factors are important to you. There are differences in the speed, size, charge time, motor and weight of the scooters.

Compare the Razor E100 and the E200 at a glance.

FeatureE100 Power CoreE200
Age Recommendation8 plus13 plus
Price Check Price on amazonCheck Price on amazon
Tyres/Wheels8 inch pneumatic front wheel
125mm Urethane rear wheel
8 inch pneumatic wheels (front and rear)
Ride Time60 minutes40 minutes
Acceleration ControlTwist grip acceleration Twist grip acceleration
BrakeHand operated front caliper brake. Hand operated rear brake
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight54kg70kg
Batteries24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)
MotorKick Start In Hub MotorHigh torque, chain driven motor
Assembled Product Dimensions33.7" L x 16.5" W x 35" H37"L x 16"W x 42"H
Weight12kg 18kg
Top Speed11mph12mph

Age Recommendation

The Razor E100 is aimed at kids from aged 8 plus. Like many scooters, there are many kids who are younger than the minimum age recommendation using the scooter. Whether you want your 6 year old or 7 year old using the scooter is a personal choice. But if you are buying for a younger child, the E100 will most likely be sufficient in speed and have many advantages including being lighter and having a greater charge time.

The Razor E200 is recommended for kids aged 13 plus. As with the Razor E100, there are many kids younger than the minimum age using the scooter with kids as young as 9 using it. Some 9, 10 11 and 12 year olds might very much enjoy the quicker speed but safety is paramount and it again is up to the adult in charge as to whether or not it will be too speedy for them. It may also depend on the size of the child. As discussed later the E200 has a bigger frame size than the E100 so it may not be the best choice for smaller kids.

Scooter Speed

The top speed of the scooter is going to be the number one factor for many on which scooter to choose.

The Razor power core E100 has a maximum speed of 11mph whereas the E200 is 12mph, so there isn't much to choose between the

What is different is the start. The E100 requires a kick start. Riders must get up to 3mph before the motor starts. In comparison the E200 does not need a kick-off. It has an automatic start which means that your child can just jump on it and go, no kicking required!

Both scooters have twist grip acceleration and both scooters have a single speed. There is no variable speed on either scooter, it's one speed or nothing.

The speed will be affected by factors such as the weight of the rider and terrain you are riding on. Smooth, flat surfaces will mean kids can pick up more speed, whereas elevation and bumpy roads can mean a slower ride.

Ride Time and Battery Charge Time

The E100 out performs the E200 in terms of battery power. The ride time on one charge on the E100 is up to 60 minutes whereas the battery won't last more than 40 minutes on the E200.

The times stated are the maximum ride times. Bear in mind that if you are using the scooters uphill or are loading the scooter with more weight than usual (such as carrying a heavy load like a backpack) this may shorten the ride time.

Both scooters take approximately 12 hours to charge. Always charge the battery immediately after riding. The other suggestion in the manual is that keep charging it for the full 12 hours even when the fully charged green battery light comes on. This will help lengthen the battery life.

Size and Weight

The E200 is longer, taller and heavier than the E100.

The handlebar measures 63.5cm (25 inches) on the E200 compared to 53.3cm (21 inches) on the E100 . So the E200 is better sized for older and taller children.

The E100 is much lighter weighing 12kg compared to 18kg. This means it will be an easier ride for younger, smaller kids. A lighter electric scooter will be easier for them to control as well as easier to carry if when kids have had enough.

The E200 has a full deck size 65cm (26") by 19.2cm (8") compared to a much smaller size on the E100 measuring 53cm (21 inches) by 18cm (7 inches).

Both decks are quite wide, which will give more stability to kids when they are riding at speed.


The E100 has a power core in-hub motor. It has a higher torque motor so promises better acceleration and a higher top speed that the previous E100 model. The advantage of the power core motor is that it's maintenance free. There's no chain, no alignment and no chain tensioner.

In comparison the motor of the E200 features a high torque chain driven motor, so some maintenance may be required such as lubrication and chain alignment at times.


The E100 has a pneumatic front wheel and a rear wheel made of urethane. The 8" air tyre at the front means the scooter offers a smoother ride than electric scooters which have two urethane tyres.

However both wheels on the E200 are 8 inches and pneumatic. This means that the ride on the E200 is superior to the E100. The two pneumatic tyres equate to a smoother and more comfortable than the E100. On the downside, two pneumatic tyres may mean more maintenance. You will need to ensure they are both inflated correctly and sort out any punctures. Air filled tyres also add more weight to the scooter, making it heavier to carry when needed.

Even though the E200 has pneumatic tyres, it's not really designed for off road use. It will go over grass and uneven terrain more comfortably than scooters with urethane tyres. However, it will slow up when going off road and works best and more quickly on smooth surfaces and pavements.


Some assembly is needed for both scooters but it's fairly straightforward and shouldn't take more than 30 minutes tops.


Both scooters have a kickstand which will allow you to stand the scooters anywhere for a quick pause. The kickstand is also good for easy storage.


See the E100 in Action

See the E200 in Action

Overall Verdict

The E100 is a smaller, lighter scooter which is better for younger children whereas the bigger frame of the E200 is more suited to older kids, teens and young teenagers.

If you're still stuck in choosing between the two. Remember the E200 will require more maintenance to look after with a chain driven motor and two pneumatic tyres as opposed to one. It's also more expensive. Having said this, it may be a better investment if your child is likely to outgrow the E100 scooter soon.

The pneumatic tyres do offer a more comfortable ride, so if that is a consideration the E200 would be a better choice.

I hope this article has helped you make a decision. Good luck

Top 10 Electric Scooters For Kids Reviews

Best 10 Electric Scooter for Kids Reviews

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.

Zinc Volt XT Electric Scooter

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This is a good option of first electric scooter for the youngest of children. It's recommended for kids aged 6 plus, has a maximum weight capacity is 50kg and comes at a very competitive price point at stores including argos and amazon. 

Conveniently, it's a hybrid scooter, so it can be used both as a kick scooter and an electric scooter. This is really useful if you are out and the scooter runs out of charge you can always just convert to using it as a kick scooter.

The top speeds on the scooter are 8mph in good conditions, so the kids can enjoy the thrill of the ride, but parents don't have to worry about them going more quickly than they can handle. It works best like many electric scooters for kids on flat surfaces rather than going uphill.

Ideally for young kids, this is light which makes it easier for them to manoeuvre and control. Adults can also carry it when needed.

The footplate isn't as wide as on some other scooters like the Razor scooters (featured below). However it should be fine for small feet to fit on side by side.

Initially, it's recommended to leave the battery charging for 12hr + even when the green 'charged' light is showing to help prolong the overall battery life. The battery can last up to 1 hour (which is a good amount for an electric scooter).

Zinc E4 Electric Scooter

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This is another awesome choice of entry level electric scooter for young kids from aged 6 upwards. In comparison to the zinc volt, it's more expensive but the E4 has a charge time of just 2 to 3 hours! Kids don't wait long and they're back on the road.

Other special features are that it folds, has a height adjustable handle and is very light to carry and control at just 4.3kg.

The top speed is 8km/h or 5mph which is ideal for little ones. They can whizz around and have fun without going at ridiculous speeds. Less worrying for the grown ups!

Kids can travel up to 6km on one charge with the expected ride time being approximately 45 minutes.

There's push n go acceleration. Kids need to give the scooter a few pushes to get going and the electric motor to kick in.

All in all a speedy, light electric scooter which has a very short charge time.


Razor E90: Recommended Age: 8 Years Old

This Razor Scooter is aimed for kids age 8 plus. However, there are 6 and 7 year olds that can used this scooter, so parents can use their own judgement as to whether the scooter is appropriate for their child.

It goes up to speeds of 10 mph. 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. But for young kids, you don't really want them travelling much more quickly than 10mph even if they are mini adrenaline seekers.

Kids will need to get the scooter up to 3mph to kick start the motor. There is a push button throttle that is easy to use for kids.

What about the wheels?

The urethane wheels are puncture proof and work well on smooth flat surfaces. Air filled tyres are better for older, heavier kids as they will provide a more cushioned ride. But for younger, smaller riders the urethane wheels should be sufficient.

The hub motor has been designed to be maintenance free unlike the chain driven motors on other Razor scooters. No alignment no chain, and no chain tensioner on the E90.

The power core technology on the scooter have increased the run time. The E90 gives about 70 minutes of continuous use on one charge. On the downside, they charge time is long taking about 12 hours to charge.

For easy braking, there's a hand operated front brake. ​

Verdict - a good first scooter for younger children.

Razor Power Core E100 Electric Scooter - From 8 Years Old

The Power core E100 is also aimed at kids from aged 8 and goes up to 11mph.

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 has up to 60 minutes continuous ride time.

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 Power Core E100 electric scooter. Check out a comparison here.  ​

Razor E200

This Razor E200 has a recommended age of 13 years and above. Having said this, there are reviews of much younger children using this scooter, so again it really is down to individual judgement as the age group the scooter is suitable for.

It has a bigger frame than the E100 but smaller than the E300, it's a good size for older children around about 11 and 12 years old.

It's features include a rechargeable 24V battery which allows the scooter to go up to speeds of up to 12mph / 19km/h. Like the E100, the charge time is lengthy, with approximately 12 hours required.

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.

No kick start is required. Hop on the scooter and off you go!

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. Although it's not really designed for off road, the air filled tyres will give a more cushioned ride over uneven surfaces when needed. It has an all steel frame and fork and a high-torque chain driven motor

Razor E300 Scooter - Recommended for age 13 plus

If you're looking for a fun and speedy option, the E300 is well worth considering. The two 12 volt batteries combined with a 250 watt, chain-driven motor makes this scooter powerful enough to travel up to 15mph in optimum conditions. It's the fastest electric scooter featured in this article.

Ultra-wide air filled tyres ensure a sturdy comfortable ride.  It has plenty of tread for urban environments. It comfortably goes over about bumps and lumps on the pavement.  Although it's not advisable to take this scooter out in the rain due to the electrical components the pneumatic tyres give traction when riding on wet surfaces.

​The scooter is heavy, it's not designed with portability in mind, so if you're looking for a light electric scooter, the E300 isn't for you. On the plus side, there is an option to fold the handlebars down so it’s easier to transport or store.

The larger frame makes this a good choice for teenagers and the wide footplate ensure a comfortable ride. It has rear brake controlled by the lever on the handlebars for peace of mind when you need to brake.

The throttle is a twist throttle, it's either on or off. There is no variation in the speed.

Micro Sparrow Electric Scooter

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The Micro sparrow is an expertly designed and crafted electric scooter. If you're looking for top notch quality and a scooter that's designed to last, this is the option for you.

It has a number of excellent features which include it begin exceptionally lightweight at 5.1kg, being designed by Micro's engineers to make it easy for children to manoeuvre and lift, it has no bulky motor, no chains and no wires.

The swift charge time of 3 hours means that kids won't have to wait long between charges to have fun whizzing around. Once out and about, the scooter has a 6km range.

The scooter is a hybrid, so can be used as both a push along and an electric. Just flick a button to make the switch.

The Sparrow enables children to gradually build their speed - pushing along with their foot to get going, then intuitively picking up pace. With a max speed of 9mph and a smart brake that brings the scooter to a controlled halt.

It's designed for the 8 to 15 year old age group with an 82cm handlebar height and a maximum weight capacity of 75kg.

Like all micro scooters, the sparrow is designed to last being  made of replaceable parts to last a lifetime of scooting.

Zinc T-Motion 3 Wheel Electric Scooter

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Looking for a solid, safe 3 wheel electric scooter for a young rider? The Zinc T-motion could be just what you are looking for. A short charge time and super fun on 3 cool light up wheels with speeds up to 7km/h or 4mph makes this a good choice for young thrill seeker.

The rapid charge time of just 2 hours is a big plus point of the Zinc t-motion. Kids can be back out playing before they know it! And it goes up to 6km before the next charge is needed.

It folds for easy storage and transportation and at 4.2kg it's light enough to easily carry.

With an anti-slip footplate and easy grip handlebars, little ones can feel safe and secure when riding while being the envy of their friends with the light up wheels. The wheels are friction powered so do not use any of the battery.

Just a few kicks are required to start the scooter with the push n go acceleration making it easy for young kids to get going. Going uphill may need a few extra kicks giving kids an additional workout.

This 3 wheeler may not be speedy enough for some, but it's the ideal choice for young kids who want the security of 3 wheels but the thrill of a fun ride!


Marvel Spiderman Electric Scooter

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Recommended for the 8 plus crowd, the Marvel spiderman electric scooter is a cool choice for young superhero fans. It reaches speeds of up to 8km/hour.

It has a higher maximum weight than the zinc scooters at 70kg. It's frame size is also slightly bigger at 90cm tall by 46cm wide. But it is quite a bit heavier (at 12kg) and the charge time is longer at approximately 8 hours.  The ride time from one charge is around 40 mintues.

The scooter is powered by a chain driven motor an 80w high-torque motor and the 140mm PU wheels offer a quick, smooth ride.

Young adventurers will find it easy to use with twist 'n' go grip acceleration, a fully printed, anti-slip footplate and a reactive rear footbrake and handbrake for responsive stopping power.  And use the spring kick-stand for easy storage and when taking a break!


Buying A Kid's Electric Scooter - A Guide To Features and Specs


Electric scooters will have either urethane or pneumatic tyres. Urethane wheels are fine for lighter use and for younger children but older kids and adults will definitely require pneumatic tyres to give them more tread when riding, provide a smoother ride and to take the extra weight. However, pneumatic tyres will cost more.

Urethane wheels will only be suitable for use on smooth surfaces such as pavements but they won't puncture. If you intend to use the scooter for long commutes or for use off road, choose a scooter with pneumatic tyres.

Battery Life and Charge Time

Batteries on electric scooters for kids have traditionally been lead acid batteries that you will see on most Razor electric scooters. The downside to the lead acid batteries is that they are generally heavy - adding weight to the scooters.

However, more recently electric scooters for kids have used lithium-ion batteries, which are lighter and more energy dense. They don't need as long to charge and have good longevity. However, they will be more expensive which is why the faster kids scooters such as the Razor E300 still tend to use a lead acid battery. The more powerful lithium ion batteries will cost a lot more than a lead acid battery.

Lead acid batteries take much longer to charge than lithium-ion batteries.

Ride Time

The average ride time on a scooter varies from around 40 to 60 minutes. Most scooters offer a ride time of at least 40 minutes on one charge. However, the ride time will depend on a variety of factors such as the weight of the scooter rider. The heavier the rider, the quicker the battery will drain. Also the terrain will affect the ride time. A battery will always last longer on smooth and flat terrain compared to inclines and uneven paths.

Different factors will affect the ride times on each charge. Razor have developed a hub motor on their range of power core electric scooters for kids. This has doubled the ride time on one charge on many of their scooters with the power core E90 and E100 having around 60 minutes continuous ride time on one charge.


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 shouldn't have any trouble getting a scooter up to 3mph. Generally it's just a few kicks of pushing power.


The speed of the most common and popular electric scooters for kids tend to range from 5mph to 15mph. The speeds advertised tend to be the top speeds a scooter will reach in optimum conditions with smooth, flat surfaces to ride and with a lighter rider.

Push Button Vs Twist Acceleration

Some scooters feature a button which will start and stop the electric scooter. whereas others have twist grip acceleration.

A push button may be easier for younger kids to control and get used to whereas older children may prefer the feel of twist grip acceleration. Many electric scooters for kids only offer one speed whether they have a twist grip acceleration or a push button. However, some electric scooters offer variable speed with the twist grip acceleration. These tend to be higher end models.

Maximum Weight

Pay careful consideration to the maximum weight of the rider. Some scooters have a fairly 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.


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


Why are you buying the scooter, the purpose 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

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. Check out some electric scooters with seats for kids.


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


Some electric scooters have the capacity to fold. This makes them easier to transport and store. It's also useful when you want to transport the scooter in the car boot and if you want to they could be taken on a train or bus as well. 

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.


Power Core E100
Age Recommendation
8 plus
8 plus
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
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
24V (2x 12V)
24 V (2x12V)
Kick Start In Wheel Hub Motor
Kick start chain driven motor
Frame Height
Frame Width
Scooter Weight

Pros and Cons of the Power Core E100

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

It is slightly lighter than the E100 and is cheaper too

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

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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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Best electric scooter for 11 year old


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.

Razor E90 Scooter

The Razor E90 power core scooter is designed for kids aged eight and up.

Run Time
One of the plus points of this scooter is it's long run time. The scooter has up to 80 minutes continuous use which is double the time of other Razor models (where the battery lasts for around 40 minutes).

Kick Start and Speed
It requires a kick start to start the motor. It has button acceleration control on the handlebar.  There is one speed on the scooter and no variable acceleration. So it's on (at one speed) or off. The max speed is 10mph (this may be affected by the weight of the child and whether they are going up or downhill)


The urethane front wheel tyre absorbs the worst impacts. The rear tire is made from TP for a smoother ride and increased traction.

Weight Limit
There is a weight limit of 54kg.


It's one of the least expensive electric scooter for kids currently.

✔️ 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.

Power Core E100

A step up from the Power Core E90 is the slightly more powerful Razor Power Core E100. It's also aimed at the age 8 plus group but there are a few differences and it's slightly more expensive.

Motor and start

Like the E90 it features an in hub motor instead of a chain run motor. This means the motor is lower maintenance and quieter.

Kick start the scooter to get going. There is twist grip acceleration and there is one continuous speed.

It's maximum speed is 11mph (which is 1mph faster than the E90).

Run Time
It has a continuous run time of 60 minutes which is about 10 minutes less than the E90.

It features a pneumatic tyre at the front and a urethane rear wheel. The pneumatic tyre just gives the scooter a bit more comfort and a smoother ride over the bumps and cracks in the pavement.

✔️ Tyres - You will generally see either urethane / PU wheels and / or pneumatic tyres on electric scooters. Urethane wheels have the advantage that they are puncture proof. However, pneumatic tyres offer more comfort over bumps and cracks in the pavement. They generally give a smoother ride.  Pneumatic 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.

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.


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

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.

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.

Micro Sparrow (Kids Electric Hybrid Scooter)

The Micro Sparrow scooter has ingeniously been designed as both as a push scooter and an electric scooter. This hybrid design makes the scooter a unique option aimed at the 8 to 15 year old age group.

Speed and Run Time
It has a maximum speed of 9mph and the scooter can build up speed gradually. It requires push power to kick start the motor, but once you've got going the electric motor kicks in for safe speed.

Electric and Push power

A push of the button can easily switch the scooter between a kick scooter and an electric one.

Scooter weight
The scooter is much lighter than all the other electric scooters at a very impressive 5.1kg. The allows the scooter to successfully work to be pushed along as well as used with its motor.

Charging Time
Amazingly, the scooter charges in just 3 hours and the battery lasts for 30 minutes or a range of 4 miles (6km). Plenty of time to whizz about. And of course, when the battery runs out, just switch to push power mode to keep the scooter moving.

Frame size
There's a fixed height of 82cm. .

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

✔️ 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

ScooterE90E200E300HOMCOMPower Core E100
Age Recommendation8 plus13 plus13 plus7 - 14 years8 plus
SpeedUp to 10mphUp to 12mphUp to 15mphUp to 7.45mphUp to 11mph
Tyres/WheelsUrethane front wheel
Rear tyre made from TPU
8" pneumatic front and rear tyres10" pneumatic front and rear tyresPU wheels8" pnuematic front tyre
Urethane rear wheel
Ride Time80 minutes 40 minutes40 minutes 50 minutes (approx)60 minutes
Acceleration / ControlButton ControlTwist 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
Battery12V lead acid rechargeable battery24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)24V (2x12V)
MotorKick start in wheel hub motorChain driven Chain driven High torque, ultra quiet driven motor Kick Start in wheel hub motor
Frame Height32.9"41.3"44.5"29-36"33.7"
Frame Length33"37"40"30"35"
Scooter Weight 12kg18kg23.5kg10kg12kg
Folding handlebarNoNoNoYesNo


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 E100 and the Power Core E100.

They are similar in many regards, They are both recommended for kids aged 8, a kick start in hub motor and the same maximum rider weight capacity.  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.

Comparison at a Glance

FeatureE90 Power CoreE100 Power Core
Age Recommendation8 plus8 plus
Price Check Price on amazonCheck Price on amazon
Tyres/WheelsUrethane8 inch pneumatic front wheel
125mm Urethane rear wheel
Ride Time80 minutes60 minutes
Acceleration ControlPush buttonTwist grip acceleration
BrakeHand operated front brakeHand operated front caliper brake.
Frame and fork materialAll steel frame and forkAll steel frame and fork
Maximum rider weight54kg54kg
Batteries12V24V (2x12V)
MotorKick Start In Hub MotorKick Start In Hub Motor
Assembled Product Dimensions32.5" L x 16" W x 36" H33.7" L x 16.5" W x 35" H

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 is slightly 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.

The maximum speed is 10mph compared to 11mph on the E100.

A cool advantage the E90 has over the E100 is a significantly longer ride time at 80 minutes.

Verdict - a 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 pneumatic tyre is important to you.

Razor E100 Power Core - Summary

It is slightly quicker than the E90 with a top speed of 11mph.

One area where the E100 supersedes the E90 power core scooter is the front pneumatic tyre. Air filled tyres offer a more comfortable ride over pavement cracks and bumps than urethane wheels. They also offer better traction over wet surfaces when it's been raining.  On the downside, you may need to deal with a puncture.

The ride time is a lot shorter than the E90 power core scooter with 60 continuous minutes on the E100 compared to 40 minutes on the E90, so you will need to charge this scooter more often.

​Verdict - The pneumatic tyre is also a big plus point, and this may be the deciding factor.  If you want the comfort and smoothness a pneumatic tyre offers, this is the choice for you. It's slightly quicker too although the battery life is shorter.

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 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

Both the E90 and the E100 have an in hub 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.

Kick Start and Acceleration.

Both scooters require a kick start of 3 km/h in order to get started. Once the motors have started 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 E90 weighs slightly less than the E100 at 10kg vs 12kg.

The difference is minimal but a lighter scooter should be easier for younger kids to control. It's also easier to pick up and carry when needed.

The frames are very similar in size. The differences are minimal so are not a major factor in deciding which is the best scooter. Suprisingly the E100 is an inch shorter than the E90 but it is slightly longer in length and width.

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 more 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 60 continuous minutes.

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.

More Reviews

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

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