Best Electric Scooter For Kids
So what is the best electric scooter for kids? Read our review of the best electric scooters for boys or girls in 2018
Electric scooters are great for slightly older children, for boys and for girls alike. Having done a lot of research we decided that the best electric scooter we could buy for our children was the Razor E100 Electric Scooter. Read on to find out why!
We bought two Razor E100’s, one for our son when he was 9 years old and one for our daughter when she was 10 years old. They have been a great success and are both still going strong after 18 months. Razor are a very well known brand in the world of electric scooters. They do a range of models which include but is not limited to the Razor E100, Razor E200 and Razor E300. They also have an ‘S’ version of some of their electric scooters which have a seat meaning you can choose to sit or stand on the scooter. We have reviewed these separately in our post about the best electric scooter with seat for kids.
The current price of the Razor E100 varies from £139 up to £175 depending on which colour you buy. Check todays best price for the Razor E100 here.
We chose the E100 because it is suitable for younger riders aged 8+ (as is the slightly less powerful E90 model of electric scooter). The top speed of the E100 is 10 mph. The more powerful E200 and E300 have top speeds of 12 mph and 15 mph respectively. These two electric scooters are suitable for older children aged 13+.
All the Razor electric scooters have rechargeable batteries. You plug the scooter into a mains socket to recharge with each recharge giving you about 40 minutes of continuous use. In our experience this is more than enough for children just playing around.
Razor electric scooters are available in colours including red or silver. Razor have also launched the Razor glow electric scooter range. An example is the Razor E100 Glow Electric Scooter. This electric scooter has blue LEDs that light up each time you twist the throttle.
Razor have recently introduced the Kids Power Core E90 and E100. These new electric scooters still have a top speed of 10mph but they have a lot more power which delivers up to 80 minutes of continuous ride time. An innovative hub motor delivers a more efficient, maintenance-free ride. These new scooters have a lighter steel frame and increased torque which improve the scooters performance considerably.
They are slightly more expensive than the original models but the increased performance and battery run time makes them definitely worth considering. The Razor Power Core E100 costs from £159.95 (check price of Power Core E100) while the Power Core E90 cost slightly less at prices from £117.45 (check price of Power Core E90).
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a You Tube Video of the new Power Core Electric Scooters in action.
Here is a table to help you compare the different models of Razor Electric Scooter to help you choose the best electric scooter for your children
|Picture||Scooter||Rider Age||Top Speed||Maximum Rider Weight||Battery and Runtime|
|Razor E90||8+||9 mph||54 kg||50 minutes use
12v rechargeable battery
|Razor E90 Power Core||8+||10 mph||54 kg||70 minutes use|
|Razor E100||8+||10 mph||54 kg||40 minutes use
24v rechargeable battery
|Razor E100 Power Core||8+||11 mph||54 kg||80 minutes use|
|Razor E200 ||13+||12 mph||70kg||40 minutes use|
|Razor E300||13+||15 mph||100 kg||40 minutes use
So which model of Razor electric scooter should you choose?
We chose the E100 because it is suitable for children aged 8 years and older and that fitted the ages of our children who were aged 9 and 10 years old. The Razor E90 is a cheaper alternative but it is slightly less powerful and in our opinion you don’t get quite the same value for money. If you have older children aged 13 years and above you should consider the Razor E200 or E300. Which you choose will probably depend more on price than anything else. They are both more powerful than the Razor E100, too fast to make them safe for children aged 8 for example which is why they are not recommended for younger children. One thing to consider when making your choice is the weight of your child. Heavier children will need a bigger stronger model which is safe for their weight. See the table above for more info.
How do you operate the Razor Electric Scooter?
The E90 Electric scooter is operated by pushing a button. All the other models of Razor electric scooters are operated by a twist throttle mechanism on the handle bar. It is very simple, you push up/forward to accelerate and push down/back to slow down.
The following table shows the different prices for the different Razor electric scooters for kids available to buy online
Other brands of electric scooter
If the Razor Electric scooter is not the best kids electric scooter for you, there are plenty of other brands to look at. Brands such as Easy Scoot and E Scooter do a cheaper range of electric scooter. At the moment on Amazon there is a particularly good deal on the new iScoot© V3 Black Electrix Electric Scooter . The iScoot V3 has a top speed of 7.5mph and is currently reduced from £179.99 to £69.99. Like the Razor Electric scooter it is aimed at children aged 8 and older.
We have listed some of the other available electric scooters for sale below.
Key points to look for when buying an electric scooter for children
Safety is an important aspect to consider when buying an electric scooter for your children. The faster and more powerful the scooter the worse any fall will be. The age of your child will be an important factor when choosing the best kids electric scooter. Younger children will probably be better off with a slightly less powerful scooter. Don’t forgot to ensure your child wears a good scooter helmet when riding their scooter. Younger children might also consider wearing knee pads and elbow pads.
The Battery life is important because it determines how long your child will be able to play with their scooter at one time. Bear in mind that when the battery charge runs out it may take several hours to recharge it. Most of the scooters listed on this page have a runtime of approx. 40 minutes running on either 12v or 24v batteries. The more powerful scooters need more powerful batteries which will affect the price of the electric scooter.
Electric scooters usually have pneumatic tyres to offer a smoother ride at higher speeds than a non electric scooter. They will also be larger than your average scooter wheel. Some of the cheaper electric scooters might have a rubber or PVU wheel. These scooters often don’t have such a comfortable or smooth ride as those with pneumatic air filled tyres.
The Razor electric scooters have a kick start throttle. This means that you have to push the scooter manually until you reach a speed of 3 kph before you can use the twist throttle to start accelerating. It is possible to buy scooters that accelerate from a standing start but they are usually a lot more expensive and its not really necessary for children.
We hope this guide helps you in choosing the best electric scooter for your kids !!
Video of the new Razor Power Core E90 and E100 in action