The Best Electric Scooters for Kids
Kids love scooters. So the question often arises what is the best electric scooters for kids?
Scooter brands offer a wide range of scooters with different speeds and recommendations. Most scooters for the youngsters have a maximum speed of 10 mph (16 km/h).
For order, kids speeds can go up to 15 mph. There are also a few models for the tiny ones which are maxed out at 7 mph (11 km/h). After months of testing we put together a top selection for different age groups.
Best Electric Scooters for Kids 3 to 8
Several brands have a low maximum speeds for the young ones. This allows kids to enjoy the scooters in a safe environment.
For kids between 3 to 8 we recommend series of the well known Segway Ninebot.
You will have a blast riding with your kids all around town. This scooter is super quiet, rides super smooth and it looks fantastic as well.
The E8 is a slower one and the E10 will go a bit faster!
- MSRP: $199
- Best Age/Weight: 6 years old to 110 lbs.
- Maximum Speed: 8.6 mph
- Max Ride Time: 6.2 miles
- Wheels: 6.75″ rubber-coated airless
- Throttle: Push dial, kick-to-start
- Brake Style: Hand brake and foot brake
- Other Notable Features: Cruise control mode, safety mode, front wheel spring damping system, foldable, kickstand
The full-featured Segway Ninebot comes in several models to cater to a wide age range of kids. Each model offers a different maximum speed, maximum weight limit, and handlebar height.
The E8 has a lower 8.6 mph max, and a lower and more narrow handlebar, making it ideal for younger kids. The E10 has a 10 mph max and a higher handlebar, best for kids at least 8 years old and 4’3 tall. They are also offered in different colours, but are otherwise the same.
- MSRP: $269.99
- Best Age/Weight: 10 years old to 170 lbs.
- Maximum Speed: 15 mph
- Max Ride Time: 40 minutes
- Wheels: 12″ air tires
- Throttle: Twist grip
- Brake Style: Hand brake
- Other Notable Features: Kickstand prevents it from accelerating forward when engaged
This stylish scooter was a big hit amongst the youngsters. It was by far the most popular, partly because it is speedy and the youngsters felt so grown up riding a motorcycle.
It’s a fairly smooth ride if you stay on the pavement, and the comfortable seat is a big added advantage for small bottoms. The brakes are powerful, and there’s a little storage area behind the seat that might hold small items such as phone, keys, and a snack.
The kickstand is a wonderful safety feature. This not only keeps the kids electric scooter upright, but it also stops the scooter from accelerating by accident. The back wheel is lifted off the ground when the kickstand is engaged, and therefore the scooter will not move if the throttle is engaged by accident. This became very useful in our case when our youngest daughter was trying to climb on the seat.
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