The 10 Best Long Range Electric Scooters
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If you need a long range electric scooter, you might wonder what to look for apart from good battery life, since you will spend some time on your kick scooter going from A to B. Things such as cruise control, Bluetooth, dual or single motor option, LED lights, LED display, suspension system, shock absorbers, as well as tires all play a part.
However, so many people are using e-scooters today for their daily commute as well as for other purposes, they happily share their thoughts on the performance of them online. So the real mileage to be expected is readily available from all these "real life" users.
When it comes to kick scooters, long range can be a question of interpretation, but we think 20 or 20 plus miles (32 km) is considered long range for such a small vehicle.
So we focus on the top ten long range best electric scooters on the market today.
- INOKIM Light 2
- WideWheel Pro
- INOKIM Quick 4
- INOKIM OX
- INOKIM OXO
- Kaabo Wolf Warrior
- Dualtron X
- Segway Ninebot MAX
- Long Range Electric Scooters - How far can they go?
- How to choose the right long-range electric scooter
- Long Range City Commuting
- Long Range Off Road Electric Scooter
- How far can an electric scooter go?
- Long Range Electric Scooter Batteries
- How long does it take to charge the batteries?
Long Range Electric Scooters - How far can they go?
Some e-scooters today can go very far, actually further than you need them to. After all, who needs to travel 60 miles (100 km) on an electric kick scooter? The Emove from Voro Motors will do that. So some of them can achieve very long distances.
But for the more reasonably priced versions out there, the ones most people will use, range varies and many factors play in. Riding style, rider weight, topography, road conditions, eco mode riding, and also ambient temperatures all play a part.
Many e-scooters come with two options of batteries. The size and type of battery is obviously a key component and also the reason why the same e-scooter can jump up in price depending on which battery option you go for.
We will give you the true expected range as experienced in real world riding so you can choose the best electric scooter for you.
How to choose the right long-range electric scooter
Want to know how to get what is right for you when it comes to buying any vehicle including an electric scooter?
Three words… "identify your needs."
- What are your needs and primary purposes?
- Do you need a very long range e-scooter or can you make do with a smaller package? Is your commute very long?
- Can you charge it at work?
- Will you ride in urban areas or more open road conditions?
- Is top speed important?
- Is size important? Do you want it to be foldable?
20 miles (32 km) is a range that quite a few number of smaller e-scooters can actually deliver. If you want/need more you will have to go up in size and price.
INOKIM Light 2
A stylish long range city commuter scooter
When it comes to high quality e-scooters, Inokim sets a benchmark few can rival. The Light 2 is an ultraportable inner city commuter that offers unique and great design specs as well as different color options.
At 30 lbs (13 kg), portability is as good as it can get and it will still deliver a range of up to 20 miles (32km). The manufacturer claims 15-20 miles (24-32 km) and in real world conditions on quite steep inclines, it easily managed 16 miles (26 km).
Definitely one of the best commuter scooters on the market today.
- Multiple color options
- Clever Display
- Power somewhat limited
"Light 2 delivers on promise"
"The Inokim Light 2 was not my first choice. The online research changed my mind — specifically the mechanics of the folding mechanism and the speed-to-mileage ratio. Rides beautifully. 21 mph and about 20 miles per charge. Unexpected benefit? It the air-filled tires provide for magnificent and zippy gliding. A tad heavy to carry folded, but that’s off-set by the folding handlebars that make for very easy closet storage. My only complaint is that the cap that covers the charging port doesn't always snap back into place easily. Overall, very happy."
A powerful, fun & cool looking long range scooter
|Motor: 2x 500W base / 800W peak||Tires: 8" x 3.9" never-flat foam filled||Dimensions: 43.1 x 21.6 x 43.3 inches|
|Battery: Lithium-ion 48V 15Ah||Suspension: front and rear springs||Folded Dim: 43.1 x 8.6 x 16.1 inches|
|Range: 22+ Miles||Brakes: Front & rear disc brake||Weight: 54 lbs|
|Top Speed: 26 Mph||Lights: Front and rear LED||Drive: front & rear wheel drive|
|Weight Limit: 220 lbs / 100 kg||Display: Smart Display||Battery Position: Under Board|
One of my favourite e-scooters. I love it and it looks cool as well. Best suited for flat and smooth surfaces, the WideWheel Pro offers a great ride with some high performance features, mile range being one of them.
It's difficult to ride this e-scooter slowly. It's too much fun accelerating all the time, but obviously, that saps energy.
But even if you gun it all the time with the dual motor option connected, it will still give you 20 miles (32km) before it needs a battery charge.
If you can preserve yourself, activate cruise control, and ride in eco mode at 18 mph (28 km/h), as well as engage the kick to go start, it will give you closer to 30 miles (48 km).
- Powerful acceleration
- Eco mode for extra range
- Brilliant looking
- Folding mechanism can be tricky to get used to
"Awesome WideWheel Pro 2020"
"OMG - this scooter exceeds all expectation!! So we’ll made, heavy duty in fact. The only thing remotely critical might be it’s weight, but that was forecasted and in being heavily and well made - that’s likely hand in hand!! Otherwise I’d buy it again. Already have 60 miles in it and I love it - my kids do too. Great purchase."
A practical long range electric scooter
|Motor: 500W base / 800W peak||Tires: 8" rear solid, 8.5" front air||Dimensions: 42.5 x 23.2 x 46.8 inch|
|Battery: Lithium-ion 48V 10.4Ah / 13Ah||Suspension: Front & rear||Folded Dim: 38.6 x 7.1 x 14.6 inch|
|Range: 20miles(10.4Ah) / 25miles(13AH)||Brakes: Rear drum brake +regenerative||Weight: 40 lbs (10Ah) / 42 lbs (13Ah)|
|Top Speed: 23-25 Mph||Lights: 3 front and 2 rear LEDs||Drive: Rear wheel Drive|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs / 120 kg||Display: advanced display with throttle||Battery Position: Under Board|
FluidFreerides Horizon is a very comfortable and practical e-scooter with a good suspension system and pneumatic tires that will provide a comfortable ride.
Two choices of batteries, 10.4 Ah with a range of 20 miles (32 km) or the more powerful 13 Ah that extends the range to 25 miles (40 km).
And it only weighs around 40 lbs (18 kg). A clever folding mechanism makes it a perfect entry level scooter for your daily commute.
- Retro looks
- Very practical
- Handlebars Does Not Fold
"Great product, fast ride, reliable commuter!"
"Been using the Horizon for a couple of months for a 4-mile commute to work each day. After 200 miles, it's going strong. Several people have stopped me on the road to ask about how it works, and are impressed with the power and 25-mph speeds. Tires stick to the road like glue. With my backpack, I'm about 250lbs and it only struggles on the very steepest hills, but a quick manual kick gets me over the top. I would buy a second one, but I can't imagine I'll need to because the one I have is so reliable. Thanks!"
INOKIM Quick 4
An all around great long range electric scooter
|Motor: 600W rear BLDC||Tires: 10" x 2.5" air tires||Dimensions: 42.5 x 44 x 19 inches|
|Battery: Samsung Li-ion 52V 16Ah||Suspension: pneumatic tires||Folded Dim: 44 x 14.5 x 9.5 inches|
|Range: realistic 25 miles||Brakes: Front & rear drum brake||Weight: 47 lbs|
|Top Speed: 25 Mph||Lights: front and rear LED||Drive: Rear Wheel|
|Weight Limit: 220 lbs / 100 kg||Display: Bright advanced display||Battery Position: Under Board|
The latest version of Inokims Quick series has even more to offer than their already brilliant Quick 3. The Quick series is similar to Inokim’s Light series but offers more performance and is the choice to go for if you are looking for more power and a higher max rider weight tolerance.
Powered by a 600 Watt motor on the rear wheel it will reach a max speed of 25 mph (40 kph) and it will manage a 25 mile range (40 km) on a single charge. Battery charge is 7-8 hours.
Pneumatic tires and a dual suspension system gives a very smooth ride and also allows for some gravel and grass riding, if not outright off road. Brilliant, as all things Inokim deliver.
- Folds in seconds
- Adjustable stem
- Large & bright display
- Quite heavy if to be carried around during commutes
An electric scooter perfect for long range cruising
|Motor: 800W base / 1300W peak||Tires: 10" x 2.5" air tires||Dimensions: 48 x 23 x 51 inches|
|Battery: 60V Li-ion 13Ah (Hero) / 21Ah (Super)||Suspension: adjustable front and rear||Folded Dim: 48 x 23 x 22 inches|
|Range: realistic 22 miles (Hero) 33 miles (Super)||Brakes: Front drum & rear disc brake||Weight: 61 lbs|
|Top Speed: 28 Mph||Lights: Front and rear LED||Drive: Rear Wheel|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs / 120 kg||Display: Adv. thumb throttle display||Battery Position: Under Board|
Looking for more of everything within the Inokim brand? Inokim Ox, an electric scooter that is praised for its many brilliant features by riders all over the world.
An 800 Watt brushless rear hub motor with a very well calibrated smooth acceleration is a nice contrast to some more jerky competitors out there and something the OX’s riders love it for. This truly is a workhorse, (or work ox maybe one should say), with a phenomenal design.
Two versions of batteries available. 13 Ah with a mile range of 33 miles (51 km) or the bigger 21 Ah with a mile range of 45 miles (72 km). This of course in eco mode riding.
In typical "non eco mode" riding it will have a range of slightly above 21 miles (34 km).
It will tackle off road and uneven terrain easily, as it is fitted with pneumatic tires and an adjustable double suspension system adapted for those conditions.
Dual braking system provides good stopping power as it does reach a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h) rendering it a high performance e-scooter.
- Adjustable suspension
- Incredibly comfortable ride
- Very heavy
- Kick & Go always enabled
"Reliable and steadfast"
"This is a great electric scooter. It is not trying to be the fastest in the market, but it is the most stead fast and consistent. The speed is quick, but does not feel dangerous. It has enough torque to get up steep hills with ease, even under the load of an adult and child. We get over 22 real miles Per charge."
An all terrain long range electric scooter
|Motor: 2 x 1000W base / 2600W peak||Tires: 10" x 2.5" air tires||Dimensions: 48 x 23 x 51 inches|
|Battery: LG 60V Li-ion 26Ah||Suspension: adjustable front and rear||Folded Dim: 48 x 23 x 22 inches|
|Range: realistic 36 miles||Brakes: Front&rear hydraulic disc brake||Weight: 74 lbs|
|Top Speed: 40 Mph||Lights: front and rear LED||Drive: all wheel drive|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs / 120 kg||Display: Adv. thumb throttle display||Battery Position: Under Board|
The bigger brother of the OX is the OXO, and as such, it packs a bigger punch.The same brilliant smooth ride and handling as the Ox, with the addition of a 1000 Watt dual motor to bring max speed up to 40 mph (64 km/h). A fully hydraulic double disc brake system makes sure you stop in time when needed.
Mile range in real world conditions, meaning riding at high speed, with multiple starts and stops and not worrying about preserving battery, is around 30 miles (48 km).
If you possess an enormous amount of self control, have spent time with Himalayan monks in Tibet.... (to reach your "zen")… then you can get up to 50 miles (80 km) by way of easing off the throttle and control your thumb input. As well as using eco mode riding.
- Adjustable suspension
- Can tackle any terrain
- Brilliant build quality
- Large & very heavy
"I was going back and forth on either the OX or OXO. Trust me, spend the extra. It’s a little scary using both motors at first. But once you get used to it (took a few miles) you’ll be glad for the extra power. You can keep right up with traffic and even out pace traffic in certain areas. You can also turn off the front motor and then it’s basically an OX. I came from riding a gotrax and being at the mercy of other drivers. Not anymore!!! And I almost forgot about the range. I’m on the bigger side. First day out I did 24 miles and still had 2 bars and no noticeable power reduction. Also I wasn’t being easy on the throttle. I’m sure I could get 40+ in single motor being easy on it. All said, just buy it. You won’t regret it."
An advanced long range electric scooter
|Motor: 2x 60V 1000W BLDC||Tires: 10"x2.5" air tires||Dimensions: 49 x 24 x 50 inches|
|Battery: LG/Samsung Li-ion 60V 24.5Ah||Suspension: Front and rear spring arms||Folded Dim: 49 x 24 x 19 inches|
|Range: 9-12 range 45+ miles (eco / single drive||Brakes: Dual disc (semi-hydraulic)||Weight: 65 lbs|
|Top Speed: 40 Mph||Lights: white front/side & rear red LEDs||Drive: Front & Rear Wheel|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs / 120 kg||Display: Standard display / throttle||Battery Position: Under Board|
The Kaboo Mantis is another one of our absolute favorites as it offers a tremendous amount of e-scooter for the money you pay.
Here we might have the perfect mix between an everyday commuter and a fun weekend warrior. It will handle trails and some off road action in a high performance fashion, still be portable yet not massively heavy.
10" x 2.5" Pneumatic tires, shock absorbers by way of front and rear spring arm suspension, semi hydraulic double disc brakes on the Base version, and fully hydraulic double disc brakes on the PRO version makes this a high performance e-scooter.
And you can go long distance if you want to.
The Base version has a claimed manufacturer range of approximately 30 miles (48 km) if you ride in single eco motor mode, and as economically as possible.
But in real world riding, with steep hills, frequent starts and stops, going at max speed (37 mph-60 km/h) when possible, with a rider that weighs 163 lbs (74 kg), it actually managed 29 miles (46,9 km).
If you opt for the PRO version you get a bigger battery and can extend the mile range to 45 miles (72 km). Maybe one of the best overall long range electric scooter on the market today.
- Multiple driving settings
- Works great on trails
- Excellent suspension
- Handlebars does not fold
- Large & heavy
"Best electric scooter I ever tried"
"After testing and reviewing more than 30 different electric scooters (including the Kaabo Mantis), I can confidently say, it's the best electric scooter I ever tried. The hydraulic brakes are extremely smooth, the suspension is next-level and the sheer acceleration and speed is beyond thrilling. If you're in the market for a high-end electric scooter, I highly recommend the Mantis."
Kaabo Wolf Warrior
An extreme long range off road electric scooter
|Motor: 2x 1200W base / 5400W peak||Tires: 11" tubeless tires||Dimensions: 49.2 x 24.6 x 49.2 inches|
|Battery: LG/Samsung Li-ion 60V 35Ah||Suspension: front hydraulic / rear springs||Folded Dim: 59 x 11 x 19 inches|
|Range: 70 miles (eco / single drive)||Brakes: Front and rear hydraulic||Weight: 101 lbs|
|Top Speed: 50 Mph||Lights: front / side/ rear LEDs||Drive: Front & Rear Wheel|
|Weight Limit: 330 lbs / 150 kg||Display: Minimotors display / throttle||Battery Position: Under Board|
The Wolf Warrior is a beast of an electric scooter. Just by looking at it, you can tell it's intended use of purpose.
This is a high performance off road monster that will reach a top speed of 50 mph (80 kph) and has a real life range of 42 miles (67 km).
In eco mode and with conservative riding, you can get 70 miles (112 km)! Ripping it up on some dirt tracks at full throttle you will probably get less. But you won't care.
Honestly, you don't buy this one for its massively long mile range. You don't need a dual motor of 1200 watts with a peak power output of 5400 Watts that can tackle steep inclines of 30% to get from A to B. Unless you live in Alaska's wilderness that is.
This is such a wonderful machine with a fully hydraulic brake system and with an option to activate ABS mode. The acceleration is insane. That will probably be one reason you won’t be able to hold back and preserve the battery.
If for one or other reason however, you decide that this is your long range commuter of choice, and you only intend to ride on flat smooth surfaces, make sure to get the optional road tires instead of the knobby off road rubbers.
If you want to find out just how awesome the Wolf Warrior is, read about the Wolf tackling Tibet on what must be one of the longest e-scooter rides to date. It covers the epic 1367 miles (2200 km) long journey over mountainous terrain.
- Peak power performance
- Can tackle any terrain
- Off road & street tires available
- Heavy, as in not one you carry around.
"The Lamborghini of Scooters"
"After doing much research for a scooter, I chose the KWW 11. Let me tell you I have not yet been disappointed. It is up there in terms of quality and performance. There is a bit of a learning curve with handling and accelerating . I recommend getting the tire sealant bottle of armor dilloz(the blue one) with your purchase to greatly reduce the risk of flat tires. The double stem makes this super stable. I hope to do another review of this thing when I hit the first 1000 miles. The additional safety lock pin could improve. Nevertheless it stays in place and is secondary to the main locking mechanism. Gear up, Hop on and Hold on!"
The electric scooter market is already quite big and there are plenty of "long-range" e-scooters available. Some of which falls just sort of the 20 miles (32 km) mark. But they are still good options. Let's look at some of them.
|Motor: 6,000 watt BLDC dual hub motor||Tires: 8" Rear Solid, 8.5" front Air||Dimensions: 48 x 24 x 47 inches|
|Battery: 72V - 42Ah||Suspension: Hydraulic||Folded Dim: 48 x 11 x 20.8 inches|
|Range: realistic 50-60 miles||Brakes: Hydraulic brakes||Weight: 145 lbs|
|Top Speed: 65 Mph||Lights: Front and Rear||Drive: Rear Wheel|
|Weight Limit: 265 lbs /120 kg||Display: Minimotors display||Battery Position: Under Board|
The Dualtron X and the Wolf Warrior live in the same e-scooter universe. This is another massive beast of an electric scooter with 6000 Watts of power available and battery life aplenty
The asking price is 6000 USD mind you. But long-range it is. The manufacturer's claim is a whopping 90 miles (144 km).
I would expect closer to 50 miles (80 km) if I was riding it. But hey....50 miles....how far do I need to travel standing up on a 59 mph (94 km/h) speed demon?
- Long Range
- Strong Power to weight ratio
- Very Practical & Foldable
- Very heavy & limited daily use
- Heavy price tag as well
Segway Ninebot MAX
|Motor: 350w||Tires: 9" Pneumatic tires||Dimensions: 45.9 x 18.6 x 47.4 inches|
|Battery: 551 Wh||Suspension: None||Folded Dim: 45.9 x 18.6 x 21 inches|
|Range: realistic 28 miles||Brakes: Electronic + drum brake||Weight: 41.8 lbs|
|Top Speed: 18 Mph||Lights: Front and rear||Drive: Rear Wheel|
|Weight Limit: 220 lbs / 100 kg||Display: LED Display||Battery Position: Under Board|
The Segway Ninebot Max is a popular kick scooter as it is a sturdy and reliable workhorse outdoing some of its closest rivals, like Xiaomi, the Gotrax and other popular entry level scooter. However it does come with a bigger price tag and if you're looking to spend in the range of what the Ninebot Max will cost you, our recommendation would be to get a more versatile scooter, like the Light 2 or the Horizon.
It has a claimed mile range of just below 40 miles (64 km), but realistically you will be hard pressed to get more than around 28 miles (45 km).
- Solid and well put together
- Rough & bumpy riding experience
Long Range City Commuting
You might not need a 20-30 plus miles range commuter if you travel mostly inner city and especially if you can't recharge it at work. Other things are probably more important to make your everyday commute as comfortable as possible.
For more options on great commuters check out our guide for: "The best electric scooters for commuting"
Long Range Off Road Electric Scooter
If you plan on going on a lot of long distance off roading, then other things are important apart from mile range when choosing an off road e-scooter.
Choice of tires, the suspension system (is it adjustable), proper braking system, shock absorbers, and powerful motors to name but a few.
For more info on off road electric scooters, check out our blog: Best off road electric scooters
How far can an electric scooter go?
How far can you go on a full charge? Claims vary in accuracy and some manufacturers probably add some mileage to the specs that are not easy to duplicate in real world riding.
For example, when it comes to cars, not one living person on earth today exists, that has been able to get the claimed manufacturer gas mileage in real world circumstances, so blatantly advertised as a great selling point from carmakers.
Reason for it is of course, that the mileage advertised by any car manufacturer has been achieved under circumstances that just don't apply to everyday riding.
Closed course, favorable wind and temperature conditions, specially designed super low friction tires only used for that occasion, minimum weight in the car, (spare tire and all other things that can be easily removed are taken out), and so on. Did the car reach the claimed mpg/gallon? Sure, but not in a way that you as an everyday user can ever replicate. But this all means the manufacturer can claim they don't lie.
Probably the same applies to battery driven machines. Some trickery or, shall we say, clever ingenuity might have been in use when a certain range was accomplished. We often see the disclaimer " in ideal conditions" being used. That means, no wind, eco mode riding, zero stops, zero uphills, and a super flat surface. If you live in a flat salt desert ... then hey … maybe you can replicate that. If not......well....
Long Range Electric Scooter Batteries
The battery is, of course, the heart and power source of the electric scooter. Why some e-scooters are more expensive than others, has a lot to do with the quality of the battery.
Lithium-ion batteries are the preferred option on proper e-scooters as they have excellent energy density and longevity.
Lead-acid batteries are also used but typically on cheaper scooters and also those more intended for kids.
Temperature is a factor that will quickly make a lesser quality battery die down if it gets slightly colder.
How long does it take to charge the batteries?
Depends on the battery and model and it does vary.The larger the battery, the longer the time to recharge.
Many manufacturers have an optional fast charger available and we recommend adding that to the spec list when shopping for an electric scooter.
With that, you might half the time you need to get a full charge.
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