Top 10 Fastest Electric Performance Scooters [25-80 MPH] / 2020

 

Are you in a hurry to get somewhere really fast, or just a speed demon adrenaline junkie, and you've been bitten by the e-scooter bug? And now you just want to know, which is the fastest electric scooter you can get your hands on at amazon asap. Well, let's go through the options and maybe also runt through some pros and cons of high-speed electric scooters.

How fast can an electric scooter go?

What is fast? Well...it depends doesn't it...on the vehicle in question, and where you travel. A lot of todays electric kick scooters do 25 mph (40 kph). In a car, that feels really slow, on a bike downhill, it feels significantly faster, on a skateboard....I would probably wet myself. But on an electric kick scooter, I have the handlebar, which gives a sense of (false maybe?) security and so I dare. But ask me to step on a skateboard and go 25 mph down some hill, I would tell you to go somewhere really dark. In any case, to fall or hit someone att 25 mph is not recommendable, whether it is on a bike, skateboard or a powerful electric scooter. So for the sake of this article's relevance, we think 25 mph and above is fast for speed scooters, and especially considering they are used a lot in urban areas where you have to consider other road users such as pedestrians, bikes and cars.

 

What to consider when buying a fast electric scooter

It seems top speeds on electric scooters is ever going up, and where is the limit one asks? And honestly, unless you are about to set some world record, how fast do you really want to go on one of these devices?

It baffles me to see people use e-scooters without any protective gear. Not even a helmet! These are not toys but proper speed scooters, and speed can and will kill if not respected. The same people would never ski or snowboard without at least a proper helmet because of the risks and danger going down a mountain possess. And remember, the snow can add as a dampener if you tumble whilst skiing, whereas the tarmac, not so much. And yet, step on the kick scooter, full throttle through downtown, relying on mother luck, "it won't happen to me". There are things to consider if you want to get a powerful electric scooter beside the scooter itself.

Protective gear, as you would if you rode a motorcycle or a mountain bike downhill is a smart investment. Some people ride e-scooters with a bike helmet...ok seriously? So if you went on a moped or a regular scooter that does 30+ mph...you would do the same? No for some of these high speed scooters it's a full face helmet and nothing else. Brakes, tires, suspension and overall build quality might be more important than top speed, and also durability of lithium battery if going full tilt all the time. And last but not least, your style of riding and where you ride, considerate, or hooligan? And if you want to be a hooligan but off road then check this article on the best off-road scooters.

Fastest Electric Scooters by MPH/KPH

So which are the options out there to be considered if you do have a need for speed? Here's our top ten list.

25-35 Miles Per Hour Electric Scooters

Horizon

Let's begin with the Horizon 2020. If you need a max speed of 25 mph (40 kph), don't feel like a daredevil but still looking for a reasonable riding experience at an also reasonable price, this is an option. It comes with a choice of two different battery outputs for longer range option and we would recommend the bigger battery. Top speed is the same, but if you will go full tilt a lot of the time, you will want the bigger range.

This scooter is actually one of the few e-scooters that delivers on promised 25 mile range, (40 km) as tested under real-world circumstances. It looks and feels solid and well enough built to handle it's max speed which is important. It will not win any drag races though as it is quite slow up to 8 mph ( 12.8 kph) so if you are all about that, then maybe this one is a bit too modest getting away from the redlight. It comes with an option of a three mode speed setting to reign in the speed demon in you if needed.

Braking system is a combination of rear drum and regen brake that works fine and is a well balanced and smooth option. Frankly, anything less than this on a high-speed electric scooter, is a reason to opt out if you want to be able to stop properly. Tires are important, especially at these speeds, and air-filled tires are to be preferred as the benefits outweigh the drawbacks from getting a flat. Here is a bit of both as the front is air-filled whereas the rear tire is solid. This is one of this e-scooters cons as you can feel the back end step out and skid off centerline under braking, as well as step out when cornering if not careful, be aware! But a clever choice of a dual hydraulic suspension at the rear compensates for the solid tire and gives a very smooth ride on most surfaces.

  Horizon
 
Top Speed 25 MPH
Motor location Rear
System Voltage 48 V

Sustained Power 

Total Peak Power

500W

800W

Battery Life 
13.2Ah / 600Wh
 

 

WideWheel Pro

One of the coolest looking and most fun e-scooters the market has seen is the WideWheel, which is now upgraded and even better in the Pro version. Max speed is now 26 mph (41.8 kph) and this one packs great acceleration as it drives on both wheels. This is a power package best suited for paved roads and smooth surfaces. The name of it says it all, the wheels are very wide and although they are solid, they are filled with foam and actually flex when you press your thumb on them. This makes it feel a bit like pneumatic tires, although you wouldn't go off road with this one. The wide tires make this scooter very stable when riding in a straight line.

When cornering, it takes some practice to get it right though, as it does not turn as easily as a narrowed tire scooter would. Pros and cons of a wide wheel. This is a fast electric scooter and it has a sporty feeling to it, which is also noticeable from the dual disc brakes and dual front and rear springs which makes shock absorption, if not too big potholes, one less item to worry about.

In fastest speed setting it will give a range of 19 miles (30 km). Upgrades from previous version include reinforced fork and neck as well as a thicker stem, and a good thing too as stem wobble is not something you want on a fast electric scooter. The WideWheel was always cool and fun, and it got even more so now. If you have that craving for speed and want to look the part while enjoying it as well. This is the one.

  WideWheel Pro
 
Top Speed 26 MPH
Motor location Front & Rear
System Voltage 48 V

Sustained Power 

Total Peak Power

1000W

1600W

Battery Life 
15Ah
 

  

Uberscoot 1600W

The designers of the Uberscoot 1600W probably had the fun loving off road weekend warrior in mind more than the average commuter. It sits on big knobby 12 inch off road tires that look like they can handle some heavy duty terrain with front and rear suspension to match. It comes with the option of a quick release seat in case you feel the need to rest your weary legs.

Overall build quality is ok, but some customers have reported some issues on delivery. Seat is not the best one, and one can assume that it is a bit of a challenge to get a proper seat fitted on such a small motorized vehicle that produces a lot of power, let alone a quick release option.

The front light and some of the body cover is also a bit flimsy. Suggestion is to go over all nuts and bolts on delivery and tighten everything up properly. And you will want that as this baby does 30 mph (48 kph), but why doesn't it come with a speedometer? For stopping power it relies on front and rear disc brakes. This is not a long distance scooter though as the range is 12 miles (20 km) which is another indicator of it's intended use. There is a speed setting that allows for economy mode to get some more mileage out of it but hey....you don't buy this to get from a to b and back. This is about power, and fun at high speed. It will climb most inclines without hesitation due to it's powerful battery pack. Is this the best electric scooter for off road fun out there? Probably not but well worth putting on the shortlist as it's relatively low price is also a factor to consider.

Top Speed 30 MPH
Motor location Rear
System Voltage 48 V
Power 1600 W
Battery Life 
12Ah

 

Qiewa Q1 Hummer

Moving up the scale of speed brings us to the Q1 Hummer. This one will propel you down the road at a top speed of 37 mph (59.5 kph) and also deliver a range of 68 miles (109 km), of course depending on which gear you use, of which it has three. This is not specifically designed for off road but can handle some rougher surfaces you might encounter on your long ride. Part of the reason for that is 10 inch pneumatic tires and a very sturdy double front and rear suspension. The rear shock absorption is of a clever 45-degree angle version that provides a smooth ride, and as mentioned, does negotiate some off-roading without too much trouble.

Double front and rear adjustable discs is the choice of brake system and a good thing too. You will want to be able to stop properly and you can, especially with the clever and simple adjusting possibility to get the bite exactly how you want it. It is foldable with handlebars folding as well, and it comes with an alarm system with a keyfob same as on a car. And that indicates towards designers having had in mind the commuter who needs to travel longer distances and cover them fast. Build quality is overall good, and it could also be for the daredevil who wants to rip it up on weekends. Make sure to wear full face helmet though. 

Top Speed 37 MPH
Motor location Rear
System Voltage 48 V
Power 800 W
Battery Life 
26Ah

 

 

 

40-50 Miles Per Hour Electric scooters

Mantis

One of our definite favorites is the Mantis, sold by FluidFreeride who has also given us the WideWheel. The Mantis seems to tick a lot of boxes, which is something the competition has not yet refined to the same effect it would seem. Looking at price, performance, speed, ride quality, it is a very good package. It comes in two versions, Base and Pro, the difference is in battery capacity and affects mileage but not top speed which is 40 mph (64 kph) when using turbo button, and that makes this a seriously fast electric scooter.

Difference is also fully dual hydraulic disc brakes for the Pro, whereas on the Base it's semi hydraulic. In any case, stopping power is brilliant. It is a dual engine version and you can choose to use single or dual mode, depending on if you want to go at max speed or prefer a little longer range. 30+/45+miles (48+/72+km) range for Base/Pro version in eco mode is a very good distance and it will still do 30 mph (48 kph)!

It has a very good front and rear spring arm suspension and together with air filled 10 inch tires it provides a very smooth ride and will allow for cruising on dirt or gravel trails in the forest, as well as the odd jump over curbs or other obstacles if not an outright off road weapon. Solidly put together, high quality, and easy to use and ride, makes this one of the best electric scooters for the commuters as well as fun seeking weekend adventurers. 

  Mantis Pro
 
Top Speed 40 MPH
Motor location Front & Rear
System Voltage 60 V

Sustained Power 

Total Peak Power

2000W

3000W

Battery Life 
17.5Ah / 24.5Ah 
 

Wolf Warrior

If you don't want to mess about and you take your e-scooter off roading seriously...then you will probably want to have a look at the Wolf Warrior also sold by FluidFreeride. It looks like off road e-scooter 2.0. The first thing that struck me upon seeing it, was the front motorcycle style inverted hydraulic shock absorber. It looks like it can handle some heavy duty riding and provide high performance on most surfaces.

Power is tremendous from dual 1200 W motors that will reach a top speed of 50 mph (80 kph). If you still have opted out of a full face helmet...maybe now is a good time to get one. This machine looks like it can and will rip up most of what is thrown at it. 11 inch tubeless knobby fat tires, that front hydraulic and rear spring suspension, front/rear hydraulic disc brakes with ABS, all there to make you feel secure in your equipment. It takes 1.9 seconds to reach 15 mph (24 kph) and 9.4 seconds to 40 mph (64 kph)!!...so if you like that buzz of acceleration... well then. It looks like you could take a sledgehammer to it and it would not brake.

Sturdy built frame but still cool looking in a way that scares other scooters off. In eco single engine drive it will give a range of 70 miles (112 km). It is not the cheapest electric scooter out there but, you usually get what you pay for, and this is one of the fastest scooters out there now.

 

  Wolf Warrior
 
Top Speed 50 MPH
Motor location Front & Rear
System Voltage 60 V

Sustained Power 

Total Peak Power

2400W

5400W

Battery Life 
35Ah 
 

Dualtron Thunder

The Dualtron Thunder is a no nonsense well put together fast electric scooter. Top speed is the same as the Wolf Warriors 50 mph (80 kph) and like the Wolf it also comes with ABS and hydraulic dual disc brakes. It has a three step fully adjustable swing arm suspension system to customize your ride options. 11 inch tubeless airfilled tires are a good choice for such a fast scooter but they are not off road tires. Range is 75 miles (120 km) which puts it at the top of the table in that category. A nice feature is the extra wide deck to stand on. For a fast electric scooter such as this, it is nice to have that extra bit of space for your feet. A good choice for the one looking for speed delivered with a smooth ride to boot. 

 

Top Speed 50 MPH
Motor location Front & Rear
System Voltage 60 V

Sustained Power 

Total Peak Power

2400W

5400W

Battery Life 
35Ah

 

Nanrobot LS7 11

If standing up on a plank at 50 mph is not enough for you (why that would be so is anyone's guess but hey, each to his own)...then Nanrobot LS7 11 will help you achieve that as it's top speed is 52 mph (84 kph). And since it comes with 11 inch 3¬ī5 inch wide airfilled off road tires, you can try the trick on forest trails as much as you like. Hydraulic adjustable dual disc brakes work perfect and seems to be the standard for all these high speed electric scooters. This one also has two of the brightest led headlights we've seen so far on the stem. Another two forward led lights at the front of the deck also helps with visibility as well as flashing braking taillight.

Acceleration is phenomenal due to dual motors with tons of torque, climbing hills is not a problem. Front and back spring arm suspension gives that nice ride quality and soaks up bumps in the road with ease. Price tag is around the 3 000 USD mark, as with the competitors in this range of powerful electric scooters. Build quality is good, as it should be at this asking price. Eco riding mode will take you 50+ miles (80+ km) if you can control yourself that is. All in all a good choice if you really want to go this fast.

 

Top Speed 52 MPH
Motor location Front & Rear
System Voltage 60 V
Power 3600W
Battery Life 
35Ah

 

60-80 Miles Per Hour Electric scooters

RION2 RE 60/RION2 RE 80 Racing Edition

At the top of the pyramid in e-scooter max speed world (for now at least) we have come to what one would expect, knowing man's quest for more of everything, especially when it comes to speed and conquering new territories and "daredevilness", as the RION takes the whole question of fastest electric scooter and settles it. This is basically a racing scooter in all purposes. Ok so let's get to the top speed question. There are two versions, as with sportscar manufacturers, they build something really fast, but then something even faster for those customers who just have to be at the top of that pyramid. A Racing Edition or some such.

For the RE 60, the top speed is 60 mph (96 kph), and the RE 80 Racing Edition 80.7 mph (130 kph)!! We're talking lightweight composite body, carbon and glass fibre, four piston calibers dual hydraulic disc brakes, slick tires, yes you read that right, slick tires! It was only a matter of time wasn't it. Upgrading core components available to get more performance out of it once you are ready for that. This is not a scooter for everyone as you probably would expect.

Range is not really what these scooters are about, but slow conservative riding might bring 30 miles (50 km) or so. Going fast and ripping up the tarmac..probably about 12 miles (20 km). No kickstand, no lighting, no horn, no display, is how you keep weight down and also...kind of demonstrates the "racing" purpose of these beasts. Full body protection gear anyone?

 

  RION2 RE 60
Top Speed 60 MPH
Motor location Front & Rear
System Voltage 68 V
Peak Power 12 800W
Battery Life 
21Ah

 

  RION2 RE 80 Racing Edition
Top Speed 80.7 MPH
Motor location Front & Rear
System Voltage 68 V
Peak Power 19 200W
Battery Life 
18Ah

Summary

As you can see there are some crazy fast electric scooters out there and we are sure to see more and more released in the near future. One thing is for sure, if you have your mind set on a fast electric scooter remember to choose wise and ask yourself, what are you going to use it for? Are you going to be commuting, riding around town for fun on the weekends, going off roading or driving on the country side? But above all stay safe and drive responsibly!

 

FAQ

Which is the fastest electric scooter?

To answer the question, "which is the fastest road legal electric scooter" is not so easy to do. Questions around e-scooters and also fast electric scooters, are many and not possible to answer yet in short simple terms. Since e-scooters are such a relatively new addition to personal transports, as well as being battery powered, they are not easily classified in all the world's different departments of vehicles. So for instance, the question if it's legal to use and ride my e-scooter is something one needs to find out respective of where you live. Many countries in Europe accept them already as a great green alternative, but you still need to check your specific country as it may not.....yet. Speed limit also varies from country to country and again, you need to find out exactly how fast, and where you can ride your e-scooter.

How long will the battery last at full power?

Another question that is difficult to answer is "how long will the battery last at full power"? Manufacturers typically don't give that info but rather a range estimate in eco mode ride. One reason might be that you would have to drive on a deserted airstrip or something at max speed, uninterrupted to find out. And who would ride that way anyway in real world? Best tip is to go online and see if you can find some customer who might be able to give an estimate based on their own experience.

Some manufacturers allow for updates. If you want to make your e-scooter go faster it might be worth checking for replacement or upgrade battery. Many don't but there are some who do, and yours might be the one allowing for it.

How long does it take to charge an electric scooter?

Depending on the charger and the size of your batter charge times can vary from a couple of hours up to 10 hours. Generally most scooters have 4-8 hours of required charge time. Keep in mind, to preserve battery life you should never let your battery fully deplete before charging. This will of course also reflect the true charging time as most given specifications are from depleted to full. So most of the time you will probably find your self charging for a few hours in between rides.

Can you drive electric scooters through water?

Most electric scooters are water-resistant and can be used in the rain and drive through water. Make sure to check your individual electric scooter model and the IP rating it has for further information.

 

 

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