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Electric Scooters for Climbing Hills

Need to drive uphill? If you’re shopping for an adult electric scooter that’s capable of climbing steep hills, we’ve got options for you! Here are the best electric scooters for climbing hills from VoroMotors.

Electric Scooters for Climbing Hills

Electric Scooters for Climbing Hills - Why You Need One That's Strong Enough

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!  

Avoid struggling to climb hilly streets! Trust VoroMotors scooters to get you uphill and to your destination quickly. Our 24/7 customer support team is here to help find the best long-term transportation solution for you, so you can ride up hills with ease. 

Choose the Best Electric Scooter for Hills: Understanding Maximum Incline Rates and Optimal Incline Rates

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.

Incline Grades: What They Mean and How They Relate to Riding a Scooter Up Hills

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.

Moderate Inclines (5-10 Degrees) or Low Grade Climb

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!

Steep Inclines (10-15 Degrees) or Mid Grade Climb

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.

Extreme Inclines (15 Degrees or More) or Steep Grade Climb

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.

How Hill Climbing Scooters by VoroMotors Are Different

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. 

Kaabo Electric Scooters for Climbing Hills

Wolf King GT Pro: Award-Winning Speedster Is Also an Awesome Hill Climbing Electric Scooter

Kaabo Wolf King GT electric scooter with a man riding uphill

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:

  • Has a maximum speed of 62 mph
  • Can travel 70 miles on a single charge
  • Weighs 115 lbs
  • Can carry up to 330 lbs
  • Has dual 2000W motors

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 Mantis King GT: How Does This Smaller Scooter Handle Hills?

Kaabo Mantis King GT electric scooter with man riding uphill

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:

  • Has a maximum speed of 43 mph
  • Can travel 56 miles on a single charge
  • Weighs 74 lbs
  • Can carry up to 265 lbs
  • Has dual 1100W motors

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. 

Dualtron Electric Scooters for Climbing Hills

Dualtron Thunder 2: How Much Faster Can You Get Uphill on a Dualtron Scooter?

Minimotors Dualtron Thunder 2 electric scooter with man riding uphill

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:

  • Has a maximum speed of 62 mph
  • Can travel 72 miles on a single charge
  • Weighs 104 lbs
  • Can carry up to 265 lbs
  • Has dual 5400W motors

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. 

EMOVE Electric Scooters for Climbing Hills

EMOVE RoadRunner: This Seated Electric Scooter Can Handle Hills

EMOVE RoadRunner electric scooter with man riding uphill

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:

  • Has a maximum speed of 34 mph
  • Has a swappable battery, for up to over 100 miles without recharging
  • Weighs 55 lbs
  • Can carry up to 330 lbs
  • Has a 350W front and 500W rear motor

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.

Check out the EMOVE RoadRunner electric scooter now. 

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro: Conquer Steep Slopes with this Hill-Climbing Dynamo

 EMOVE RoadRunner Pro electric scooter, Credit: Freshly Charged

The EMOVE RoadRunner Pro surpasses its predecessor, the RoadRunner, with notable upgrades, positioning itself as a frontrunner in tackling uphill terrains.

The seated electric scooter offers an impressive incline rate of 30 degrees. Its upgraded saddle, now softer, thicker, and longer, guarantees maximum comfort during uphill rides.

The EMOVE RoadRunner Pro electric scooter:

  • Has a maximum speed of 50 mph
  • Has a swappable battery, can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge
  • Weighs 114.4 lbs
  • Can carry up to 330 lbs
  • Has dual 2000W motors

While the RoadRunner Pro might not be the most lightweight option, it makes up for it in sheer performance and power. With only half the size of a motorcycle, this model promises a riding experience that's both powerful and manageable. The performance is now smoother than ever, thanks to the twist throttle, new 45A sine wave controllers, and dual suspension that work together to make this seated scooter ideal for comfortable long-distance journeys.

If you've been waiting for an electric scooter that really delivers, the wait is over. With a price tag of less than $3,000, the RoadRunner Pro offers a wide range of amazing features, making it the perfect companion for your adventures.

Check out the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro electric scooter now.

Based on 5161 reviews
Love the bag.

The functionality of the pizza bag is perfect. Makes the scooter look even better.

Ridiculously fun

I am hooning around Seattle on this after years of being a furtive bike commuter. Total FTW machine! So many mobility advantages over pretty much every other mode of conveyance. Fast, comfortable, agile and super compact. It could be further improved with wider tires (i swapped in 4.5” over the stock 2.75”). I plan on upgrading the rear shocks also. And putting on a fatter seat. LOL also thinking about a cafe fairing / this thing is so over the top fun I cant stop laughing.

Absolutely amazing scooter!

I have every pev you can think of (esk8, ONEWHEEL, euc, surron, stand up scooter, electric drift trike) and the rrp has quickly earned its spot at the top of my favorites list!!

11" Self Sealing Street/Off-Road Tubeless Tires

Step down transformer kw gt

The part was on back order. It arrived in a cpl of weeks. Took about 15 mins to install.. great speed and service thanks Voros!!

52V 30.5Ah Battery, EMOVE Cruiser E Scooter

Excellent RR V2

I’ve had my Roadrunner V2 close to two weeks and I am happy to say that it’s a fun ride. It arrived well packaged with no issues found when opening and inspecting. Another thing that is great is the constant contact I was able to have before, after, and now from VM concerning my scooter. I had a very pleasant experience from beginning to end.


I have the pizza bag but no roadrunner v2 no straight answer wen I call

Terrible customer service

This is a 1 STAR review but when i do they hide the review so i have to put 4 stars for it to show ..the fact that i only was able to ride for about 20-30 miles before my rear motor went bad is wild. and im currently going back and forth with customer service and literally het told the same thing everyday and have no clue what day this will change .. i get told to wait for a callback and never get one .. only to call the next day and the next day and the next.. i woulda been better off buying a new rear motor than trying to utilize my warranty. I think thats what they want you to do.. i will no longer ignore the forums and would not recommend if you dont live next to one of their shops because you will go back and forth with them to no avail.

I never received it

I never received it

Zoom Hydraulic Brake Pads
Michael Vangarsse
Fast shipping

I didn't buy my ebike or scooter here but they did have the parts I needed.
I only ordered parts and equipment a couple times. Quick shipping both times. 2-3 days if I remember correctly.

What a scooter!

(5 star points).....awesome scooter, fast, plenty of power, looks attractive, well built, under the radar of the police, can carry two. More battery time than your body can handle. (4 star points).....updated soft seat and still hurts my a--, turn signal buttons need unnecessary attention, for $1500 this scooter needs a key to disable the scooter, not the key lock for battery theft, and lastly I purchased 2 roadrunner V2s, and every venture together at the end... one has 2 miles on it and the other has 5 miles on it. Side by side the whole time. Not a big deal, but something ain't right, lol.
Even named them....Scooty puff Jr, and Choncho.
Yes definitely worth the $!
Thanks Voro Motors.


It’s not what i expected and it takes some getting used to but practice makes perfect. I love it and plan on using it as much as i can. Its one of a kind and makes my life better.

Old man still recovering from surgery.. Bike is still in the box

Can’t wait to ride Tonto…lol

Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro

Good and legal as-is for Oklahoma, if you got sidewalks in your town..

Oklahoma's Senate Bill 1430 deregulates 49cc scooters, plus 1000w scooters that go no more than 35 mph on level ground. Just needs an upgraded turning signals and arguably light.

But, if it goes maximum 25 mphs (which I haven't seen the Mode 2 do more than that) then its legal for the sidewalk here if it is 1000w or under.

52V Vertical Thumb Throttle

It's really good just have to make it fit on my handle bar

Wolf Electric Scooter Seat
Leonardo Alvarez
Installation. Seat

Make the Adactization. From the seat

Fast charger

Fast charger works perfectly, cut my charging time by more than 50%, highly recommended if you need a quick charge.

Pretty Good

I love it, no longer having to wait many hours to charge fully. Personally, i was recommended to use at 3 for the best charge as it wont heat up but will give fast charge. ! thing I will note, is that i notice that the charge on the scooter doesn't hold up as it would with slow charger. Not sure if thats due to battery over all health or if its comparable to cell phone chargers where you have fast charge but the battery drains quicker vs slow charge and battery drain is slower. in any case, I recommend this charger to anyone with the Cruiser, its a must have to get the most out of your scooter.

Doesn't charge my 60v battery

Killer deal on a super fun scooter

Huge bang for the buck. Fast shipping. I also needed to call support as the password wasn't working, and I got a person on the phone fast w/o going thru a ton of BS. Great experience so far.

I'm glad I purchased the Touring

I've purchased 2 previous scooters from Fluidfreeride. I purchased a horizon and wound up having to return it. Issue straight out the box. So I went with the e move touring. Because I've always looked at it. I just didn't think I could carry 39 pounds up 6 flights of the stairs. But once I bought the the 42 pound horizon. I knew I was going with the Touring. I'm still getting used to the torqueness. I don't like to finger throttle but you have the options of a thump throttle or twist throttle.So I purchased a twist throttle and so far.I'm so happy they even have on boarding to teach you how to use your scooter.And if that's not good enough for you.I learn just watching on their YouTube channels.Great job Voro

In Love!

I had the Roadrunner Pro for almost a week and I have put over 50 miles on it. I LOVE this scooter so far. This is my first electric scooter and it is a beast. It just wants to go. I would DEFINITELY recommend. I would also recommend upgrading the rear shocks for that ultimate riding experience. If anyone is thinking of getting one don't hesitate. You will love it. Also customer service so far has been absolutely great! I am looking forward to doing more business and chatting with the great staff in the future. Thanks guys.