The best electric scooters for climbing hills have dual motor drive. You need a dual motor scooter to easily drive up steep inclines at a reasonable speed. Why?
If you've ridden an electric scooter up a hill and felt like it would be faster walking, you're not alone! As you may know, many cheap electric scooters are not powerful enough to carry you uphill.
Oftentimes, that's because some adult electric scooters have a single motor and solid tires, that don't provide great traction. Also, these scooters usually have a lower max load capacity (under 250 pounds). So really, budget e-scooters aren't robust enough to handle heavy weights. Or climb hills!
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Each electric scooter comes with a maximum incline rate or hill climb angle. This is the maximum gradient of a hill that the scooter can manage.
However, a scooter that boasts a high incline rate won't always perform consistently when going up steep hills.
For example, let's say your scooter has a maximum incline rate of 20 degrees. In that case, it can handle driving up a 20-degree gradient hill. However, riding up inclines of around 12 or 15 degrees may cause your scooter to slow down.
This is because most scooters have an optimal incline rate as well. This is the gradient they can manage while still maintaining their speed.
Most scooters' optimal incline rates are slightly lower than their maximum incline rate. So a scooter with a 20-degree maximum incline rate can handle up to around a 15-degree incline before affecting uphill speed.
Scooters with a higher hill climb angle will also have a higher optimal incline rate.
Some manufacturers use the term "incline grade" rather than "incline rate." These grades are usually given as percentages.
It is important to note that a percentage is not equal to the gradient of a hill. Percentage figures will be higher than the degree rate, which can be misleading. A scooter with a 20% incline grade, for example, has a maximum incline rate of 12 degrees.
So make sure you keep this in mind to find a scooter that provides the right amount of power for you.
Most cities in America have a few moderate inclines in them. These would be tricky to manage with a low-powered scooter, and your legs would burn if you tried to bicycle uphill.
However, most quality hill climbing scooters are designed to make going up and down moderate hills a breeze!
10- to 15-degree inclines aren't quite as steep as the hills you'll find in San Francisco or Fitchburg. However, they still require more power than standard urban inclines.
Because of this, you will need to make sure you buy a powerful scooter if you live in a hilly area.
If you will be driving up and down hill and are taller or heavier, a dual motor electric scooter for adults is the best option.
With steep hills, it can be difficult for single motor scooters to reach optimum speed. Depending on your weight and speed, you could also put too much strain on the scooter and cause it to fail.
As their name suggests, hills with a gradient of 15 degrees or more are seriously steep.
To put this in perspective, take a look at Filbert Street in San Francisco (17.5 degrees) or Baldwin Street in New Zealand (19 degrees). These are some of the steepest streets in the world.
You will need a lot of power to get up hills this steep. As we've already mentioned, most scooters tend to slow down after they reach their optimum incline rate.
Because of this, you should look for a scooter that has a maximum incline rate higher than the grade of the hills around you. We suggest you increase the rate, so if the hills have a 16-degree gradient, look for scooters with a 30 degree or higher hill climb angle.
This will ensure that you can get up and down steep inclines without any trouble! With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the best hill climbing scooters.
Hill climbing scooters from VoroMotors all have two motors (front and rear), pneumatic tires, disc brakes, and top speeds ranging from 30 mph to 60 mph. In fact, they also happen to be some of the most popular electric scooters that we offer, including a couple that have gotten industry awards for being the best.
When it comes to steep inclines, the Wolf King GT is one of the best scooters on the market.
It has a maximum incline rate of 50 degrees and an optimum incline rate of 30 degrees. This scooter can tackle any hill.
The Wolf King GT electric scooter:
Its broad handlebars and sturdy frame make it easy to drive the Wolf King GT on the road. It has a thumb throttle, 4.2” TFT display, and motorcycle-grade front suspension which make it very comfortable for longer rides.
As far as high performance scooters go, this model is built to last. It has puncture-proof, tubeless tires and a water resistance rating of IPX5 making it more durable if you get caught in the rain. While it is quite an investment, you can use the Wolf King GT year-round weather permitting, and it will stand the test of time.
If you're in a rush or just love a rush, this scooter is an excellent option. As well as handling steep hills, it accelerates at record speed.
One important thing to consider is size. This scooter is big and bulky, which can make it difficult to store and heavy to carry. It does collapse; however, it actually gets longer once you have folded it away. So you will need to think carefully about storing it.
This scooter is a big investment just like when you purchase any other vehicle. That said, it delivers award-winning performance, so you really get what you pay for!
Check out the Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro electric scooter now.
Kaabo was founded in the Philippines back in 2013. Over the last decade, they have become one of the leading manufacturers of electric scooters in the world.
Their premium scooter, the Mantis King GT, combines this expertise into a stylish, powerful package. This scooter has a maximum incline rate of 30 degrees and an optimal rate of 18 degrees, so it will be able to handle most hills without difficulty.
The Mantis King GT electric scooter:
Its sleek and elegant design includes a large rubberized deck, large centered display, and wide handlebars for effortless control. It is under 100 pounds and foldable, so you can more easily take it into the office with you.
But style isn't the only thing the Mantis King GT has to offer. It has the newest sine wave motor technology to hit electric scooters, granting it smooth, fast acceleration. With powerful hydraulic brakes and adjustable hydraulic suspension, you can always enjoy a comfortable ride on the Mantis King.
This new model to the market offers a lot of style and substance for a reasonable price.
Check out the Kaabo Mantis King GT now.
For a little more money, the Dualtron Thunder 2 is an amazing electric scooter for hill climbing in the city.
It offers a 35-degree incline rate, an optimal incline rate of 20 degrees and a slightly lighter weight than the Wolf King GT – meaning the Thunder 2 can handle extreme inclines with ease.
The Dualtron Thunder 2 electric scooter:
As the name suggests, the Dualtron Thunder 2 offers a lot of power. You can steam along the road in comfort and style thanks to its spacious deck and attractive, programmable LED lighting. Its stunning design is also foldable making it ideal for commuters.
This electric scooter for adults offers an incredibly smooth, customizable ride thanks to its high profile features including 45-step rubber suspension, tubeless 11” tires, and hydraulic brakes.
The Thunder 2 is the most expensive scooter on our list. However, given its versatility, features and comfort, it packs amazing value for the price.
Check out the Dualtron Thunder 2 electric scooter now.
A lot of people think of electric scooters as standing vehicles. In this respect, the EMOVE RoadRunner Seater Scooter breaks the mold.
The RoadRunner is an excellent commuting machine with a maximum incline rate of 17 degrees, making it suitable for smaller urban hills. With a memory foam seat, thumb throttle, and adjustable handlebars, this scooter is designed to be customizable.
The EMOVE RoadRunner electric scooter:
Because of its seated position, the frame is bulkier than others on our list. If you are going to use it for commuting, you should think about your storage options. However, the RoadRunner can be made more compact with folding handlebars and a rotating neck, and takes up less space than a bicycle.
Under $2,000, the RoadRunner offers you a lot for your money. If you are looking for a seated scooter to get you up the hill to work, you won't be disappointed.