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5 Best Electric Scooters for Adults in 2023

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the huge variety of adult electric scooters that you can find online. Whether you’re a beginner or have been riding on two wheels for a lifetime, this information can help you find the best adult electric scooter. 

These Kaabo, EMOVE and Dualtron models are some of the most popular electric scooters that we offer online and in-store, and four out of five have won industry awards organized by Electric Scooter Guide and Electric Scooter Insider for very good reason. Real riders from all over the world voted on their favorites, and that has helped guide our list. 

Here are the top 5 best electric scooters for adults in 2023 along with a peek at the newest, coolest kid on the block.

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BEST LONG RANGE CHAMPION E-SCOOTER

EMOVE Cruiser S 52V Dual Suspension - Long Range Electric Scooter

Top Speed
33 mph
Range
62 Miles
Throttle
Vertical Thumb Throttle
Dimensions
Unfolded: 48" x 23.5" x 46.5" Folded: 49" x 10" x 16"
Motor
1000W Rear
Battery
52V 30Ah LG 18650 Cells

$1,195.00

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The EMOVE Cruiser is a long-range champion and an excellent all-around electric scooter for any adult up to 330 pounds, and it comes in six fun colors. It’s foldable, under 60 pounds, and can fit in your trunk but gets over 60 miles of range. That’s a big part of why so many riders around the world awarded it the crown for best long range electric scooter (from both Electric Scooter Guide and Electric Scooter Insider). 

The Cruiser has great everyday commuter features especially for a scooter under $2000. It has a high-mounted headlight, turn signals, horn and semi-hydraulic brakes that make it safer to drive around other PEV and with vehicles. The keyed ignition keeps thieves from being able to power on your scooter, and the frame offers many spots to secure with a U-lock or cable lock if you need to park it outside.

It's also got excellent battery life and is compatible with many electric scooter accessories.

Best Features

  • Long Range
  • Great safety and security features
  • Foldable 52-pound frame
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It has 10” tubeless pneumatic tires that are great for riding on urban streets. Some scooters have solid tires which will never go flat but do not provide as much traction. In general, air-filled or pneumatic tires are the most responsive and provide the best traction and cushion against the road’s imperfections – but they are prone to flats.

You can prevent flat tires by upgrading to the pre-sealed tires or by reinforcing with tire sealant. Along with the tires, the front and rear spring suspension allows you to enjoy the ride more and experience bumps less. 

Unlike most budget electric scooters, the Cruiser is built to last and be easily repaired. If any of the parts on the frontend of the scooter break or fail, the plug-and-play cabling makes it easier to replace components, because you don’t have to pull cables out of the stem or mess with electrical circuits. Most adult motorized scooters under $500 will have a limited lifespan.

Many Cruiser riders maintain and repair their scooters over the years, and that repairability has made it a popular scooter for both commuters and joyriders. 

A highly repairable build and great commuter features keep this award-winner on the road for thousands of miles.

Real Rider Reviews - EMOVE Cruiser

"Great all round scooter"
★★★★☆
"I love my new scooter. I've been riding for 3 months now. It is fast and the battery seems to last forever. I weigh a bit over 210 and it still performs nicely... Overall it is a terrific scooter i would buy it again."

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BEST SEATED ELECTRIC SCOOTER

EMOVE RoadRunner V2 Seated Electric Scooter

Top Speed
34 mph
Range
53 Miles
Throttle
Thumb Throttle
Dimensions
50 x 25 x 38 in / 127 x 63.5 x 96.5 cm
Motor
Peak 720W Front
960W Rear
Battery
48V 26Ah Dynavolt (1253 Wh)

$1,395.00

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The EMOVE RoadRunner is not an e-bike, it’s not a kick scooter; it’s sporty, striking, and unique, and that’s why riders have voted it as the best seated scooter. What makes the RoadRunner electric scooter so different? The seated position feels familiar for anyone that’s ridden a bicycle, but the powerful dual motors (350W front, 500W rear) make getting up hills or across town much faster and easier than pedal-assist.

Recharging while out and about can be a hassle. The RoadRunner comes with a removable, lockable 48V battery, granting you over 50 miles of range. You have lots of flexibility when it comes to where you can park your scooter versus charge the battery. You can double your range if you purchase a backup battery and don’t mind carrying an extra 15 pounds. Also, you can remove the battery and recharge it without wheeling the whole scooter indoors.

If you want to bring the whole scooter in for safety, that's an option, too. Compared to the size of electric bikes, the RoadRunner is more friendly to wheel and park by your desk at the office to charge than an e-bike.

Best Features

  • Seated ride
  • Simple controls and display
  • Removable battery
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With a simple LCD display, button controls for headlight/turn signals and a horn, thumb throttle and folding handlebars, the RoadRunner keeps the cockpit lightweight without losing features that you need and want. Instead of carrying everything in a backpack, add a center bag for tons of storage. Although the frame doesn’t fold, you can fold the handlebars to make it a bit more compact. 

The large 14” pneumatic tires and semi-hydraulic brakes are paired with adjustable spring suspension on the front and spring suspension on the rear, resulting in great ride quality. Combined with a memory foam seat and handlebars that can be angled at different heights, the RoadRunner is a comfortable, customizable adult electric scooter with ample features that help absorb the bumps in the road. 

If you’re looking for a relaxed riding position with great speed and range, the ultimate seated scooter can’t be beat.

Real Rider Reviews - EMOVE RoadRunner

Real Rider Reviews - Emove RoadRunner

"Great all round scooter"
★★★★★
"I can tell you it's the most stylish of seated scooters. I picked the roadrunner because of the larger seat and it's range. Yet another reason is the dual motors... with the roadrunner i put it in 2 motor mode, and even the lowest power level, it climbs up easily. The scooter's motors are practically silent. The lights and turn signals are great features to have... this baby boomer is a happy customer!"

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BEST ALL AROUND DUAL MOTOR SCOOTER

Kaabo Mantis King GT Electric Scooter

Top Speed
43 mph
Range
56 Miles
Throttle
TFT - Thumb Throttle
Dimensions
50" x 26" x 22.2"
Motor
1100W Front 1100W Rear
Battery
60V 24Ah Samsung (1440 Wh)

$2,195.00

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The newest, best all-around adult electric scooter is the Mantis King GT.The Mantis is one of the most popular, longstanding models from Kaabo, and the GT is the latest and best Mantis ever. It’s super fun, feels nimble and light to control, and boasts over 40 mph top speed. 

Not only does this scooter go over 56 miles on a single charge, it also has a higher water resistance rating than previous models (IP rating: IPX5). Along with a new folding mechanism and fortified frame, the new charging ports appear more water resistant and are slotted rather than threaded when plugged in, which helps prevent the ports from getting damaged if you accidentally yank the cord or knock the scooter over.

Best Features

  • Kaabo Grand Touring package
  • Super nimble and quick
  • Great on- and off-road
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With adjustable hydraulic suspension, hydraulic brakes and hybrid 10” tires for both street and off-road riding, the Mantis King GT is our favorite scooter to ride almost anywhere. At higher speeds it takes some experience to keep the handlebars driving straight – that’s true with any scooter. Regardless of how fast you like to ride, it feels as good going 10 mph as it does 30 mph. 

It comes in black with gold or red accents and the Grand Touring package: a large centered display, thumb throttle, and sine wave controllers. Most electric scooters have square wave motor controllers, providing an immediate, torque-filled response. The Mantis GT has the latest technology to hit modern adult electric scooters: sine wave controllers, which allow you to more easily modulate how fast or slow you want to go without feeling jerky. 

This stellar street carving machine is built to ride solid and feel thrilling at 40 mph speed.

Real Rider Reviews - Kaabo Mantis King GT

"Out first scooters"

★★★★★

"My wife and i just received our two mantis king GT scooters last week & love them so far! Great fun blaming around the neighborhood, taking them to the islands this weekend for some more exploration. No complaints at this point very well made and great looking scooters!! great job VORO, delivery was on time and no issues. Thanks"

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FAVORITE FASTEST ELECTRIC SCOOTER

Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro

Top Speed
63 mph
Range
50 miles
Throttle
Thumb Throttle
Dimensions
61.1" x 29.5" x 18.5"
Motor
2000W Front 2000W Rear
Battery
72V 35Ah (2520 Wh)

$3,195.00

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The Wolf King GT has been voted best fast electric scooterby nearly 50,000 riders, and is likely the most popular beast scooter on the planet.Kaabo took what riders love about the Wolf Warrior and Wolf King and upgraded the design with newer technology, improved construction, and better safety and security features. 

The signature dual stem design keeps your handlebars steering straight, the larger display makes it easier to view and adjust performance settings, and the thumb throttle is more comfortable for long rides than the finger trigger throttle (EY3). With sine wave controllers, the Wolf King GT has smooth acceleration and is easier to hold at any speed than models with square wave controllers.

Best Features

  • 60+ mph top speed 
  • Ultra stable steering
  • Over 70-mile range
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Available with 11” street tires, off-road tires, or racing slicks and in gold or black colorways, the Wolf King GT is built to ride where you want. Paired with hydraulic brakes, hydraulic front suspension, and rear spring suspension, you can tackle urban hills or race tracks by customizing your scooter and its performance settings to your environment. 

If you’re taking the Wolf King GT onto city streets at night, you won’t need to add any extra lights. There are two super bright headlights, turn signals in the stem and integrated with the rear brake light, and button LEDs at the front of the deck. Along with a super loud electronic horn, you can feel safe and seen around cars and other small electric vehicles. 

This speed champion is an adventure-seeker’s dream because it gets long range over any terrain, and rides like a stand-up motorcycle.

Real Rider Reviews - Kaabo Wolf King GT

"3,000 miles on this BEAST"

★★★★★

"Ive had this scooter for 4 months, today i broke 3,000 miles. The tires still look brand new, brakes still look and feel brand new, this scooter is the same as the day i bought it, Huge shout out to Kaabo technologies and Voromotors for this straight alpha of a scooter"

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EXTREME RACING MACHINE

Dualtron Storm Limited Electric Scooter.

Top Speed
68 mph
Range
58 Miles
Throttle
Finger Throttle
Dimensions
Folded: 47.6" x 12.7" x 23.8" Unfolded: 48" x 24" x 50"
Motor
5750W Front 5750W Rear
Battery
84V 45Ah (3780 Wh)

$4,195.00

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The Dualtron Storm Limited should be called limitless, with more powerful motors and a larger battery than most adult electric scooters on the market.Designed by Minimotors, the Storm Limited is truly built for racing, with 11” puncture-resistant tires, a steering damper, adjustable rubber suspension, and a double-tap (overtaking) feature that delivers a 60A boost of power.  

Everything is a little more enclosed on Dualtron scooters, making them harder to work on yourself but often less likely to suffer from exposure-related issues. The rubber suspension system is inside the swingarms, and generally has a stiffer or less bouncy response than spring or hydraulic suspension. You can swap cartridges for a stiffer or softer feel, and can also slightly adjust the angle of the swingarms and height of the deck. These customizations are excellent features for racers that want finite control over how the scooter responds.

Best Features

  • 60 mph+ speed 
  • Raceworthy feature package
  • Over 50-mile range
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The Storm Limited is surprisingly portable for how powerful it is, with spring-loaded folding handlebars, a stem that hooks to the deck, and folded dimensions that can fit in the backseat. The large deck and rear foot rest give you plenty of standing room, but it weighs 111 pounds, so isn’t an ideal last-mile commuter. 

Although sine wave controllers are the newest, many speedsters prefer the immediate response that square wave controllers and a finger trigger throttle achieve. The Storm Limited has the classic EY3 LCD display and trigger throttle; this combination may feel jolty for some, thrilling for others, but reflects just how powerful the 11500W dual hub motors are. 

This high-powered hyperscooter is immaculately engineered, making it super fast, long range and lower maintenance.

Real Rider Reviews - Minimotors Dualtron Storm Limited

"Dualtron Storm Limited"
★★★★★
"Im very happy with my in-store purchase and overall experience at voromotors, John is the Best and helped me secure my 2 year warranty on my scooter. It's sooo Fast"

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THE CADILLAC OF ALL ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

Dualtron X Limited Electric Scooter

Top Speed
70 mph
Range
100 Miles
Throttle
EY4 Finger Throttle
Dimensions
57" x 14.1" x 30.5"
Motor
2000W Front 2000W Rear
Battery
84V 60Ah LG

$5,995.00

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Bonus (we couldn’t stop at top 5): The Dualtron X Limited is finally here, and it’s truly top drawer: looks, rides and feels like luxury.The handling on this adult electric scooter is completely different than any other. It’s like driving a Kia versus a Cadillac, and the command you feel over the road is sensational. 

All of the high-performance upgrades are what make the Dualtron X Limited luxurious, including larger fortified motors, double-tap overtaking function, 4-piston hydraulic brakes, adjustable hydraulic suspension, and huge 13” tubeless tires. These features are new to this model, and make a huge difference on how well you’re able to accelerate, come to a full stop, and avoid feeling every bump in the road.

Best Features

  • Excellent control and acceleration
  • Premium feature package
  • Dual batteries
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At 182 pounds, the X Limited isn’t for everyone. If you don’t like branding, look the other way; the X brand is integrated into everything on this scooter, from the light-up logo on the stem and huge X on the deck to the programmable sidelights and X-shaped tail lights. It’s a striking, signature design that will catch attention.  

Unlike most other electric scooters, the X Limited has two batteries: the main to power the scooter and sub to power the many lights and large full-color display. With five front-facing LEDs, front and rear turn signals, and rear brake lights, others driving around you will most definitely see you coming. 

This is the ultimate high speed, long-range luxury vehicle.  

Real Rider Reviews - Minimotors Dualtron X Limited

★★★★☆ A rocket

Love my limited. Fast delivery no issues with scooter

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