My name is Phillip Gray and I love going outdoors riding on skates and scooters. I work as a graphic designer and I love creativity. This is why I appreciate the different creative scooter’s designs. I’ve been riding on kick scooters ever since I was 5 and one of my early scooters had grown-up together with me.
Kids should not be limited only to playing electronic games and gadgets like consoles and mobile phones. They should also play outdoors to help them develop their mental, psychological, and physical strength.
Most of the kids today are addicted to playing games and this is posing a big problem to modern parents. The lack of physical and mental exercise leads to a multitude of problems both mental and physical.
Excessive use of gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, and computer desktops can cause physical and mental damage to children.
According to a study, a child will likely become overweight and develop seizure and vision problems when they spend too much time using gadgets. In Central Visayas, one of the regions in the Philippines, a National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region 7 study reported that 3% of children are considered obese and overweight.
A health article also states that the thinking and emotional development during the first five years of a child is crucial. Allowing them to spend more than two hours a day can impact irreversible damage such as slow cognitive development and attention deficit.
This is why mobility toys and devices like scooters, skates, and bicycles are very important. Not only kids can have their needed physical exercise and psychomotor development, but they can also improve their mental strength. Riding on a balancing ride needs serious mind and body coordination and this is where scooters are needed most.
What is an electric scooter for kids?
An electric scooter for kids is either a two-wheeled or three-wheeled battery-powered scooter specially designed for kids and lighter riders. Unlike an ordinary kick scooter, your kid can ride comfortably without kicking. They are easy to use and fun to ride. There are several types of electric scooter for kids. There are two-wheeled like an ordinary kick scooter, three-wheeled which are usually made for toddlers, and other specialized ones called mobility scooters. Their power and capacity differ based on design, size, range, and purpose.
Most two-wheeled electric scooters are foldable, adjustable, and others have detachable seats. Foldable models are made for easy carrying and storing
Mongoose React Kids Electric3.8
Swagtron Swagger 8 Folding3.9
Razor Power Core E904.6
Gotrax GKS 6+4.5
Razor E100 Glow4.6
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Table of Contents
- What is an electric scooter for kids?
- Mongoose React Kids Electric
- Swagtron Swagger 8 Folding
- Razor Power Core E90
- Gotrax GKS 6+
- Razor E100 Glow
- Mongoose React Kids Electric
- Swagtron Swagger 8 Folding
- Razor Power Core E90
- Gotrax GKS 6+
- Razor E100 Glow
- Hover-1 Journey
- Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter
- VIRO Rides 550E Electric
- Razor Power Core E100
- Razor RX200 Electric Off-Road
- Segway Ninebot S-Plus Smart
- Razor E300S Seated
- Razor Power A2 Electric
- Gotrax XR Ultra
- Razor E200 Kids Electric
- Allek Kick Scooter B02
- Upgrade Your Kids Scooter
- Dmob Electric Scooter Bag
- How fast is kids electric scooter?
- Are kids electric scooter safe?
- What is the difference between an electric scooter and an electric bicycle?
- Is a seated electric scooter better than without a seat?
- Can a scooter help my kid stay away from electronic gadgets?
- What if my kids electric scooter runs out of battery while they are away from home?
- Where can I buy replacement batteries and other parts?
- I want my kids scooter to last long, what should we do?
Mongoose React Kids Electric
- Manufactured by a respectable company and a highly-rated brand
- Has a wide-non-slippery deck for both feet
- Looks bulky especially the motor found attached to the rear wheel
The Mongoose React for Kids is a sophisticated riding toy designed specifically for kids aged 8 years and older. React is the top product from Mongoose in this category and is a very popular machine for parents.
Kicking is needed to start the device followed by adjusting the throttle in order to accelerate. The belt-driven motor can top up to 6mph (9.6kph). It is a perfect ride for young kids around the neighborhood or going to nearby schools a few miles away. The machine has a capacity of up to 120lbs (54kgs) which is great for any kid under 14 years old. This toy is not recommended for kids younger than 8 years old.
Having a fully-charged lead-acid battery, this motorized scooter for kids can travel a maximum distance of 7.5 miles (12 kilometers). If your kid’s school is just under 2 kilometers away from home then the device can be used for 3 days without charging.
The machine is fitted with durable 145 mm urethane wheels that offer a smooth and stable ride, rear foot brake disengages the motor to make stopping safe and simple. The frame is made of lightweight aluminum with a kickstand that makes it easy to transport and store. It can be used as a kick scooter for resistance-free riding if the battery runs out.
Swagtron Swagger 8 Folding
- Sleek and colorful designs
- A wide deck that can hold both feet
- Moderate range good for use as a school service
- Sharp deck corners could cause an accident (design flaw?)
Swagtron is one of the most trusted brands and I am proud to include the Swagtron Swagger 8 in this list. I have a very long experience using their products and I’m not shy recommending them.
The Swagtron Swagger is a powerful, quiet, and solid – whisper-quiet motor power this motorized scooter up to 15 mph (24kph) for 10 miles (16 kilometers) on a single 3-hour charge. And its ultra-durable frame, made from aerospace-grade aluminum, supports young riders up to 150 lbs (68kgs). The device offers a smooth riding experience. Its rolls on maintenance-free 5. 5″ rubber tires can handle rougher pavement like a boss. The spring-coil suspension delivers a liquid-smooth ride you’ll have to feel to believe.
The battery can be conserved by manually engaging cruise control while increasing your range-per-charge between 10% and 25%, and by activating “kick-start” (off by default), which auto-engages the motor once you reach 1. 8 mph (2.8kph) manually.
The Swagger 8 provides reliable stopping power, thanks to a unified braking system that includes a push-button e-brake, rear friction brake, and unique “Autoguard ”, which automatically disengages power whenever you brake. It is fitted with a powerful rear-braking system for full stop safety.
Razor Power Core E90
- Has long range compared to the majority of its competitors
- Highly affordable for such a popular brand
- Wide deck for both feet
- Only 2 color options available (green and pink)
As a leading kids electric scooter brand, you’ll see a lot of Razor models here and this Power Core E90 is the very first Razor on this list. The Power Core E90 kids electric scooter rolls out an amazing 80 minutes of continuous ride time! Its innovative kick-to-start hub motor delivers an efficient ride and increased torque to take performance to the next level.
This machine features a rear-wheel-drive that delivers greater traction, stability, and control. Just kick off and push the throttle to feel the smooth acceleration and cruise at speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h). It is made of an all-steel frame and fork and a flat-free, airless rear tire for maximum durability. The 90-watt, Power Core hub motor delivers a more efficient, maintenance-free ride with no alignment, chain, or belt to adjust.
This innovative Power Core technology features an 85-watt, maintenance-free, high-torque, hub motor that delivers smooth acceleration to up to 10 mph (16 km/h) with the push of the throttle. Its 12V sealed lead-acid battery can last up to 80 minutes of continuous riding when fully charged – one of the longest so far among its competitors.
Gotrax GKS 6+
- Beautiful, simple, and neat design
- Highly affordable for such a popular brand
- Strong deck and frame
- A very limited range at 4 miles (6.3 kilometers) on a single full charge
This Gortrax GKS 6+ scooters for kids boys and girls is a perfect gift not only for your own kid but also for your friends’ kids and family members. This model from a top brand is very popular and something that every parent wants their kids riding on.
The GKS requires both feet to be placed securely on the deck before the motor engages. Making sure your child is ready and in a good position before riding off. Its 25.2V high capacity battery can reach distances of up to 4 miles (6.3 kilometers) per charge. The GKS is ready for any long-range riding adventure. The 150-watt powerful motor can boost your speed up to 7.5mph (12kph). Combined with 6″ solid wheels the motor safely navigates sidewalks and neighborhood streets.
At only 17lbs (79kg) the Gortrax GKS 6+ is one of the lightest kids electric scooter available. Making it easier for your kids to tote them along, load them into the car or carry them upstairs. Just because the GKS is for kids doesn’t mean it should be built tough. The 6″ Hard rubber tires are great for bumpy sidewalks and neighborhood streets and smaller adults can enjoy riding too!
Razor E100 Glow
- Wide deck and solid PU wheels
- Moderate price suited for many people
- Unique deck with illuminating LED lights
- The steel frame could be prone to corrosion
The Razor E100 Glow is a real fan favorite among Razor models and is designed to perfectly fit the needs of every kid 8 to 12 years of age. What separates this machine from other Razor models is its LED lights on the deck that provide illuminating effect at night time allowing total visibility. This is very important for safety. With the blue LEDs that light up each time you twist the throttle, the electric-powered ride fun is elevated to the next level.
The 100-watt, chain-driven motor provides speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h), just enough speed to thrill riders aged 8 years old and up. Razor E100 Glow features intuitive twist-grip acceleration control and a hand-operated brake that help younger riders to build confidence in this electric-powered ride.
The high-grade engineering plastic deck is wide enough to carry both feet while gliding through busy city streets. The frame is made of alloy steel allowing total durability and strength, with polyurethane wheels that are fitted with ABEC bearings.
There is not much you can ask from the Razor E100 Glow as it provides almost everything the rider needs.
- One of the fastest scooters and has a high capacity
- Available in 6 color options (great selections)
- Big wheels and a wide deck
- Has a higher price tag compared to most of its competitors
The Hover 1 journey is a great kids electric scooter and is often mistaken as a clone of the much more expensive Xiaomi M365 due to the uncanny resemblance and similar features. This machine is very fast and is able to hit 18mph (28.9kph) which is really good for a lightweight electric vehicle.
Since the device can carry an average of 220lbs (100kgs) of electric scooter weight limit, it is important to note that it does not have an age limit and is both suitable for kids and smaller adults alike. All that is required is for you to read the manual beforehand and decide whether you want it to be used by your child. Although this scooter is considered a lightweight scooter, it supports an astonishing maximum weight of 145kg (320 lbs.) but for safety reasons, the manufacturer sets a standard weight capacity to 220lbs (100kgs).
The machine is fitted with a 36V UL 2272 Certified battery pack which is simple to charge with the provided easy-to-use charger. The 300 W motor reaches speeds up to 18mph (28.9kph). This motorized scooter for kids, both boys and girls, and adults is foldable and easy to store and carry, and has both an electronic and foot brake capability.
Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter
- Gotrax’s most powerful electric scooter
- Suited for both children and adults
- Fast and efficient with a longer range
- The metal and steel parts of the device can be susceptible to corrosion
The Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter is one of the best electric scooters parents can buy for their kids right now. It is fairly priced and seems affordable for most people and has all the features a standard-to-luxury e-scooter has.
The machine is fitted with a handbrake, cruise control, reinforced frame, and lock mechanism. Not many scooters feature cruise control. The handbrake allows you to perform braking without moving your feet. The frame is strong and sturdy and can hold the total weight of the rider. The lock mechanism will protect your device from thieves.
Powered by a 250-watt motor, the Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter is considered by Gotrax their most powerful scooter yet, the GXL has a top speed of 15.5mph (24.9kph), and holds a maximum of 220 lbs. (100kgs). The disc braking and EABS anti-lock braking system provide an efficient, responsive braking effect.
The digital display at the center of the handlebars provides clear status of your speed, battery life, and on/off the headlight. The GXL V2 frame folds down and locks for easy storage and perfectly fits at the back of your car even if it is placed sideways.
VIRO Rides 550E Electric
- Highly affordable and almost 50% lower than many of its competitors
- Colorful and stylish deck with a wide surface
- Motor and other components are hidden under which is good but made the underside really bulky
Viro Rides may not be a popular scooter brand but when it comes to design, quality, and customer satisfaction, it has quietly made its name. The VIRO Rides 550E is really a beautiful scooter and is highly affordable with a price tag almost 50% lower than many of its competitors.
This high-performance electric ride can roll up to 10mph (16kph) for a smooth ride. The speed can be managed with the thumb throttle on the right of the handlebar. Unlike the ordinary street scooter that uses foot brakes, the VR 550E has a hand-activated rear brake that provides optimum control and stops. Your kid can cruise smoothly for up to 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) when the SLA battery is full. The 550e is a push-to-start device and comes with a charger.
The Viro Rides 550E lights (LED) help kids stay visible at all times while they ride this stylish electric toy whether at the park, streets, school, or just around the neighborhood.
Designed for maximum safety, the motor, as well as the chain drive, are fully-enclosed. The electrical components also have a covered underside to protect from potential damage from road debris.
Razor Power Core E100
- Came from a reliable company and a respected brand
- Highly affordable for such a quality ride
- Has a wide and sturdy deck
- Not many people are fans of its traditional clip front-braking system
This list is really dominated by Razor models and this Razor Power Core E100 is another model that is loved by many customers and riders alike.
Lighter and more efficient, the Power Core E100 delivers 50% more torque and ride time than the Razor E100 up to 60 minutes of continuous use at speeds up to 11 mph (18 kph). An aluminum deck and all-steel frame and fork provide rugged durability, while the high-torque hub motor offers adventure with a twist of the throttle.
The machine features a kick-to-start, 100-watt, high-torque hub motor that delivers a more efficient, maintenance-free ride with no alignment, chain, or belt. Powered by a 24V (two 12V) rechargeable, sealed lead-acid battery system, just twist the throttle to feel the smooth acceleration and hit speeds up to 11 mph (18 kph) for up to 60 minutes of continuous use.
The Razor Power Core E100 features an aluminum deck for added durability while maintaining its lightweight, efficient ride. Combined with the all-steel frame and fork, pneumatic front tire, and airless, flat-free rear tire, it delivers a smooth, solid ride for maximum enjoyment.
Razor RX200 Electric Off-Road
- Very strong and durable and can be used in all types of terrain
- Can hold up to 68 kgs of adult weight
- A higher price tag may be less appealing to ordinary buyers
The Razor RX200 Electric Off-Road is designed for maximum offroading navigation and fun. It is a unique ride from Razor and one of a kind.
With the trailblazing new RX200, the ride begins where the pavement ends. Beefed up to withstand tough terrain, the RX200 features off-road tires, a disc brake, and a new gear ratio for high-torque trail riding, making it off-road ready right out of the gate. Rip up the trails at speeds up to 12 mph (19 kph).
The machine features a chain-driven motor with a new gear ratio for high-torque trail use, rear sprocket drive-train with freewheel for coasting with a run time of up to 40 minutes of continuous use. Also included is a twist-grip throttle and new hand-operated, rear disc brake, a lightweight steel frame and fork, riser style handlebars, soft rubber grips, triple bolt clamp, full deck grip tape, heavy-duty alloy wheels with 60 PSI on/off-road tires, and a retractable kickstand.
The RX200 is powered by a 24V (two 12V) sealed lead acid, rechargeable battery system, with the battery charger included. This device is recommended for ages 13 and older and will support a rider up to 154 pounds (69kg). This off-road ride can turn great outdoors into your kid’s personal playground.
Built to withstand the punishment of tough trails and rough terrain, this hard-charging, dirt-blasting ride leaves the competition in the dust.
Segway Ninebot S-Plus Smart
- A total riding package for short and long-distance rides
- Has a longer range compared to most 2-wheeled electric scooters
- Anti-theft and anti-lock mobile app
- Due to its size, it might not be practical to bring Segway daily compared to other smaller rides
When it comes to personal transport vehicles, the list is not complete without Segway. The Segway S-PLUS delivers enhanced speed and range, along with the ability to control the unit remotely and even have it follow you. This high-tech two-wheel scooter is well built with a robust and durable base and frame which provides confidence while riding.
With the powerful dual motors of 400W, the Segway S-Plus can reach a max speed of 12.5 mph (20kph), travel up to 22 miles (35.4 kilometers), and accommodate a max load of 220lbs/100kgs after a single full charge. Ride your Segway S-Plus to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
The Smart Battery Management System assures battery safety and extends the battery life. It has a knee control bar that allows the rider for precise steering and easy lifting. The 11″ pneumatic tires provide a comfortable and smoother ride on bumpy roads
Remote Control & Auto-Follow Mode: Use the handle or the joystick on the multi-functional remote with an intelligent chip to control the device. When you’re not riding and need to have your hands free, turn on follow mode to have your S-Plus follow you. For total features and control, download the Segway app for anti-theft function, speed limit and adjustment, vehicle self-diagnose, adjustable ambient lights, firmware upgrade, monitor battery status, vehicle remote control, and more.
Razor E300S Seated
- Has a seat for total riding comfort that can be easily removed
- Ultra-quiet chain-driven motor with speeds up to 15mph (24 kph) – faster than most
- Hand-operated rear brake for smoother stopping power
- Has a higher price tag compared to most Razor models
Another top-quality product from the leading brand, the Razor E300S. Built with a larger deck, frame, and tires for teens and adult riders, the E300S is as comfortable as it is thrilling. The electric-powered, chain-driven motor will have you cruising at up to 15mph (24kph).
Let’s take a look at what this scooter has and what this device can provide.
- Speeds up to 15 mph (24 kph)
- Up to 40 minutes of continuous use in a single charge
- Seat post and padded seat easily remove for stand-up riding
- All-steel frame and fork, High torque, chain-driven motor, Extra-wide 10″ pneumatic tires
- Twist grip acceleration control, hand-operated rear brake, super-sized deck, retractable kickstand
- 24V (two 12V) sealed lead acid rechargeable battery system, Battery charger included
- Product dimension is 41″ x 17″ x 42″, with a total weight of 52 lbs(23kgs)
With a larger deck, frame, and tires for teens and adult riders, the E300 is one of Razor’s fastest electric scooters, traveling up to 15 miles-per-hour. Twist the throttle and feel the thrill of electric power. The E300 also has extra-wide tires for superior comfort and features a seat post and padded seat that is easily removable for stand-up riding.
Razor Power A2 Electric
- Fast and long-range
- Foldable and easy to carry and store
- Highly affordable
- Only available in one color
The Razor Power A2 is probably the most popular and one of the most affordable Razor models. Whether it’s to the bus stop, heading to campus, or a quick trip around the neighborhood, the Power A2 is reinventing the ride again as an opportunity for fun and excitement.
This machine offers the quality, safety, service, and style you’ve come to expect from Razor, a leading manufacturer of youth lifestyle recreational products. This easy-to-ride personal commuter offers a blend of style and excitement that makes a statement in motion or parked at your desk. It’s the perfect way to add some excitement to your ride and make any cruise your favorite part of the day.
The easy to ride Razor Power A2 features a kick-to-start, high-torque, hub motor, providing lithium-ion powered electric scooter action at speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h) for up to 40 minutes of continuous use.
Compact and lightweight, the Power A2 features our patent-pending, anti-rattle folding mechanism that makes it a breeze to fold up and carry with you when you’re on-the-go or safely stored when you reach your destination.
The in-hub electric motor is virtually maintenance-free, with no alignment issues, chain, or belt that can put your ride on the sidelines. The push-button throttle control provides an intuitive, instant connection to the high-torque, 22-volt lithium-ion powered hub motor for quick acceleration and smooth cruising at speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h). Recommended for ages 8 years old and up, and supports riders up to 143 pounds (65 kg)
Gotrax XR Ultra
- Unique and futuristic beautiful and neat design
- Powerful motor and long-range device
- Has a higher price tag compared to many of its close competitors
Gotrax’s designs are usually unique and look futuristic and this XR Ultra is like a smaller version of Tom Cruise’s electric motorcycle in the movie “Oblivion”. This is where Gotrax is ahead of its competitors. Their designs are really insanely neat.
The XR Ultra commuter is equipped with a one-step folding system for portability. It is built with high-grade aluminum material to enhance stability, and a special Red Safety Button to protect the handlebar from folding while riding
As a long-range electric scooter, it is powered by a high-capacity LG Battery 7.0AH with a maximum travel range of up to 17 miles (27 kilometers) under optimum conditions. The Smart Battery Management System ensures battery safety and extends the battery life.
The machine is suitable for bigger teens and adults and features a quiet 300W motor, boasting a top speed of 15.5mph (24.9kph), and a max load of 220 lbs (100kgs). The device can tackle steep 15° hills with ease, making it a perfect personal transportation device.
Gotrax XR Ultra features a disc braking and anti-lock braking system for safe, responsive braking while at top speed. The front and rear wheels use 8.5″ pneumatic tires that make riding comfortable, even on a rough road or bump terrain
Razor E200 Kids Electric
- Longer range and faster speed with a wider deck
- Fairly affordable price for suck a top-quality brand and model
- Frame made of steel allow could be prone to corrosion
Last but not the least, the Razor E200 Kids is a perfect ride for kids and children 13 years and above.
Graduate to a bigger, better ride with the E200 electric scooter and its full-size deck and frame. Designed for riders ages 13 and up, the E200 matches its bigger size with its powerful, 200-watt, high-torque, single-speed, chain-driven motor to thrill older riders.
Hitting speeds up to 12 mph (19 km/h) for up to 40 minutes of continuous use, the E200 is perfect for a solo adventure or a cruise with friends, with the range to tackle both. The E200 features an all-steel frame and fork for durability, while the 8″.(200 mm), pneumatic front and rear tires help take the bite out of rough surfaces. And, with its twistgrip acceleration control and hand-operated, rear brake, the E200 puts power and control in your hands.
The Best Electric Scooter Alternative
If your kid is young enough to handle an electric scooter then the following product could be a perfect fit. Take note that electricity-powered vehicles possess some dangers and letting your kid who is 8 years old and below ride and operate it could be a disaster waiting to happen. If your kid is between 3 to 8 years old, continue reading.
Allek Kick Scooter B02
Allek Kick Scooter B02
The Allek Scooter B02 integrated with a fiberglass reinforced deck as well as wear-resistant and high elastic PU wheels provide an essential shock absorption mechanism that gives the youngster a smooth experience.
The rustproof aluminum alloy T-bar tube with secure lifting and twisting lock can be adjusted from 25.5″ to 33″ from the ground. The new-designed stem lock provides more safety and durability compared to old-style collar clamps.
All wheels which contain magnetic steel will brighten up the embedded LEDs with the crease of rolling speed while gliding on the road. The lights are powered by spinning without batteries required. Elastic PU material protects the wooden floor from scratch while playing indoor.
With Lean-To-Steer technology, the scooter is controlled by leaning the rider’s body rather than turning the handlebar. The design helps to improve balance and coordination.
Upgrade Your Kids Scooter
Upgrade Your Kid’s Scooter
Kids always tend to forget something, especially when going to school. Some things may not fit into their school bags so it’s better to have extra storage in a place that is always visible. Introducing the Dmob Bag!
Dmob Electric Scooter Bag
The Dmob electric scooter bag is an upgrade for your existing electric scooter and it can be installed right at the center of the handlebar.
Made from EVA moisture-resistant material, the bag is practical and durable. There are three adjustable rail systems to keep the bag in place. The straps are long enough to snug it down tight against the front tube and top tube. They are made of non-slip soft leather to reduce friction on the bike handlebar.
Large capacity – Suit for storage of your scooter charger, mobile phone, safety light, repair kit, and other first-aid kits. Compact size – 11.8″*5.7″*6.49″/30*14.5*16.5cm.
Frequently Asked Questions about Electric Scooters for Kids
Knowing and understanding the answers to these common questions will help you further decide on what is the best product to buy.
How fast is kids electric scooter?
The average speed of electric scooters for children, especially those designed for 6 to 12 years old is around 15 mph (24 km/h). For many parents, this is fast and sounds dangerous especially for younger kids aged 6 to 8 years. On the other hand, models designed for adults can go as fast as 50 km/h (31 mph) like the Raine One.
Popular brands like Razor, Gotrax, and Lasota can be used for up to 40 minutes if the battery is fully charged so if your kid is going to school, he or she can ride up to around 9 miles (14 kilometers) which is enough distance to return back home.
Are kids electric scooter safe?
All modern motorized vehicles are designed with maximum safety in mind but when we are talking about kids, it’s a whole thing. Kids ride to enjoy with minimum safety precautions in mind and giving them machines with maximum speed could not be a good idea.
It is important for parents to understand the dangers associated with the use of electric scooters and to take steps to protect their child from injury or death. Scooter riders are required by law to wear an approved bicycle helmet.
Educating children on road safety rules is also very important. Collisions and falls with cars and pedestrians are unfortunately common, with two out of three injuries involving kids under 14 years of age. Younger children especially those under 8 years old and learning to ride are most at risk of any sorts of injuries.
If you have a young kid under 12 years of age, it is not advisable to allow them to use the road where cars and even bicycles are operating. Limit them inside your compound or your gated community to avoid any accident. Also, always require them to wear helmets, elbow and knee pads, and even riding gloves. A slight fall could result in scratches on both knees, elbows, and other parts of the body, and even head injury.
What is the difference between an electric scooter and an electric bicycle?
Both electric bikes and electric scooters are powered by heavy-duty batteries and can run from 7mph (11kph) up to 20mph (32kph). The biggest difference between the two is bikes have large rubber tires while scooters have smaller rubber or polyurethane wheels. The latter also needs kicking when it runs out of battery while the former needs pedaling.
Bikes are bigger and cannot be carried easily when riding on the bus or taking the subway while an electric scooter for kids can be carried using a carry bag. Other models can be pulled like luggage with a trolley. Bikes have a longer range as well and can be used in more complex and difficult road conditions. If your kid’s school is just 2 to 5 miles away, choose an electric scooter over an e-bike.
Is a seated electric scooter better than without a seat?
Seats on scooters are very important especially if the seat is detachable as most Razor and Gotrax models have. Yes, seated scooters have an edge over non-seated models because your kid has the option of whether to sit or to stand all the way during the course of the ride. Seats offer great comfort and joy while riding on longer distances.
Can a scooter help my kid stay away from electronic gadgets?
Although getting addicted to electronic gadgets has nothing to do with having an electric scooter as it is pure parenting but yes, having one is a great help to let your kid stay away from playing video games of any sort.
But remember, giving a scooter to an already gadget-addict child may not work. There goes the saying that “prevention is better than cure” so before your child starts to learn to play online games, better to give him/her something to ride on first instead of an electronic gadget like iPad or mobile phone. There are no skills that your child can develop with playing video games but with a riding toy, he/she can develop physically, mentally, and psychologically and can boost a big self-confidence.
What if my kids electric scooter runs out of battery while they are away from home?
Electric scooters for kids are similar to normal kick scooters only that they have electric motors. It does not mean that when they run out of battery, your kid is doomed. When the battery is dead, your kid can kick the ground and push the machine, and continue riding. It does not need a lot of effort to do this.
With or without batteries, an electric kids scooter can run smoothly either electrically-powered or manually pushed.
Where can I buy replacement batteries and other parts?
Scooters, like many other mobility toys, can be broken down at any given time, and as a parent who always assures your kid’s safety, always make sure that their scooter is always in perfect condition. Minor problems could cause malfunctions and may lead to injuries.
Wheels are always the first to give-up for a multitude of reasons. If the scooter is not maintained properly like cleaning after using it, rust could make the bearing tight or at worst, stop it from rolling. The same can be said with the steering mechanisms and the brake system.
Fortunately, these parts are replaceable and there are always replacement parts available from both third-party brands and scooter manufacturers.
Electric scooters need more care and maintenance. The batteries for example need not be overcharged and need not be totally drained as well. Batteries are some of the most common parts that are vastly available. The good thing about electric scooters is they can be fitted with different brands of batteries provided the battery has the same capacity and features.
Wheels, bearings, brake systems, and even rubber grips can be replaced easily and parts can be available online and in your local scooter, bike, and skate shop. Some local shops also offer repair services for people who don’t have time to repair their scooters or have no tools to use.
I want my kids scooter to last long, what should we do?
Electric scooters for kids are like any other electric rides like big cars or electric ATVs for kids. In order for the machine to last long, proper maintenance and care are needed.
The following tips can be useful if you want your kid’s scooter to last.
- Teach your kid how to ride properly. If it has a kickstand, tell your kid to use it wisely and not just let the scooter lay on the ground. Remember that this is electrically-driven and if the scooter falls, some of its electrical components might be broken.
- Clean the scooter after using it. Cleaning includes washing if there are mud and dirt and wipe it dry. A little moisture could lead to rust that you may not notice especially during winter when the scooter is rarely used.
- Always make sure the wheels are rolling smoothly. Apply grease or oil if you think the wheels and the steering system have tightened.
- Always keep the machine covered especially during winter. Keep it inside the garage or anywhere inside your house.
- Remove the battery when you plan to store it for weeks. The battery might get drained and the terminals might get corroded if you leave it attached to the machine.
- Electric scooters should be used only on smooth pavements and not on muddy dirt tracks.
- Replace any part that is not functioning properly as this could lead to bigger and more costly maintenance.
Now that you know the list of best electric scooters for kids, it’s time to decide which of these is the best for your kid and your budget. Remember that all of the above products are proven and tested and have been used by thousands of customers. There is no need to go elsewhere to find another list as you may only get confused. Good luck and happy shopping!