You can see our updated picks of best cheap electric scooters for 2020 here.
Electric scooters are seriously awesome and fun methods of transport. The problem for many people who want to buy an electric scooter is the fact they can be very expensive. Obviously there are electric scooters that are available which are not that expensive. Of course when looking for the best cheap electric scooters you risk buying a product that is of an inferior quality. This is why we have complied our top picks of the best cheap electric scooters for 2019.
Best Cheap Electric Scooters 2019
Everyone has their own idea of what price point would make a product qualify as one of the best cheap electric scooters. For these picks we will look solely on cheap electric scooters that are price at $500 and under. Here are our picks of the best cheap electric scooters 2019.
|Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite|
TianRun Electric Scooter
|VIRO Rides Vega|
|VIRO Rides VR 550E|
1 – GOTRAX GXL
The large 8.5 inch pneumatic tires make riding the GOTRAX GXL electric scooter very comfortable and ideal for soaking up the bumps in the street. The fact that the GOTRAX GXL folds down to a compact size and weighs a mere 31 lbs makes it easy to store under your desk at work or take into your local coffee shop. This makes the GXL an idel cheap electric scooter under $500 for commuting.
A 250 watt electric motor gives the the GOTRAX GXL an impressive top speed of 15.5mph while the high capacity lithium 36 volt battery can power this electric scooter for a distance of up to 12.5 miles between charges. What we really love about the GOTRAX GXL is that the battery can be fully charged in as little as 4 hours.
The GOTRAX GXL is fitted with front and rear anti-locking brakes that do a fantastic job bringing this electric scooter to a stop both quickly and safely.
All electrical parts on the GOTRAX GXL are UL2271 certified and just because this electric scooter is cheap does not mean it lacks quality. In fact the GOTRAX GXL is strong it can easily take the weight of a rider weighing up to 220 lbs.
|Anti-Locking Braking||Low Climbing Ability|
|Good Top Speed|
The Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite is certainly towards the top of our list of best cheap electric scooters especially if you like gadgets. This is because, through the use of a specially designed app, the Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite is able to connect to your iOS or Android smartphone and give the rider a range of information. Information available includes speed, distance travelled, battery level and more.
Both foldable and portable the Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite easily folds down to a compact size making it easy to transport in the trunk of your car or store.
A powerful 250 watt hub motor is capable of taking the Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite to a top speed of 18mph. This makes it certainly one of the fastest of our picks of best cheap electric scooters. The hub motor even offers enough power to get this cheap electric scooter up an incline of a very steep 20 degrees.
The high capacity Li-ion battery offers 12 miles of travel between charges and can be charged in as little as 3 hours meaning you will never be off the road for long.
It is nice to see the inclusion of front and rear brakes on such a well priced electric scooter. The front brake is a specially designed electronic anti-locking brake while the rear brake is a disc.
This is also one of the best constructed of our picks of best cheap electric scooters. A rugged aluminum frame is lightweight and can take the weight of a rider up to 320 pounds.
|Smartphone Connectivity||Easy To Lose Charging Port Cap|
|Excellent Customer Service|
What really stands out about the TianRun Electric Scooter is the fact it is manufactured from carbon fiber which makes it both strong and light. Weighing in at a mere 16 lbs and being foldable the TianRun Electric Scooter is another cheap electric scooter which is ideal for commuting.
A 250 watt electric motor gives the TianRun Electric Scooter a very impressive top speed of 15mph. A 8.8Ah battery provides enough power to keep this cheap electric scooter moving for up to 15 miles between charges.
A front 5.5 inch tire and a 5 inch rear solid rubber tire offer exceptional shock absorption and the fact they are made from non-slip treaed means the TianRun Electric Scooter feels firmly glued to the road. A rear braking system provides safe and effective stopping and can be controlled from a handbrake or by simply stepping on the rear pedal.
Nice little extras on the TianRun Electric Scooter include 3 different speed settings and a handlebar mounted LCD display that shows speed, battery level, distance and the time.
Overal the TianRun Electric Scooter is most certainly one of the best cheap electric scooters available to buy.
|Carbon Fiber Construction||Charging Time Could Be Better|
|Very Light Weight|
4 – VIRO Rides Vega
The VIRO Rides Vega is our first pick of best cheap electric scooters that is really the best cheap electric scooter for kids. Not only is it one of the best cheap electric scooters for kids it actually easily converts to to a ride on electric bike.. This is a great novelty for kids. In fact it is just a shame that a similar electric scooter is not available for adults.
A 100 watt DC electric motor with a chain drive system is what can drive the VIRO Rides Vega up to a respectable top speed of 10mph. More than fast enough to provide plenty of thrills for you kids but not insane enough to put them in any danger.
The handlebars are height adjustable and features a thumb controlled throttle system. There is also a lever activated brake lever which provides safe and effective braking.
The VIRO Rides Vega is suitable for children aged over and riders who weigh up to 120 lbs.
|Converts To A Mini Bike||Charging Time|
|Ideal For Kids|
Fitted with a 100 watt DC motor and chain driven the VIRO Rides VR 550E can reach a top speed of 10mph, enough to excite your kids but not put them in danger. A 12 volt 7Ah SLA battery is the powerhouse behind the VIRO Rides VR 550E and is capable of powering it over 6 miles between charges.
The handlebars feature an easy to use thumb controlled throttle as well as a lever operated rear brake which brings the scooter to a stop both safely and quickly.
It is also nice to know that VIRO Rides take safety seriously and have included a highly visibility LED running lights which create a groovy ground light effect as well as making the scooter easy to see at night.
|Great For Kids||Charging Time|
|High Visibility LED Lights|
|Decent Top Speed|
6 – NANROBOT X4
The NANROBOT X4 is a seriously awesome scooter and should really be at the top of our list of best cheap electric scooters. The only reason the NANROBOT X4 is not at the very top our list of best cheap electric scooters is because it is priced ever so slightly over the maximum price of $500. The simple truth is if you can manage to go slightly over the $500 budget then the NANROBOT X4 should certainly be considered.
A super powerful 350 watt electric motor means the NANROBOT X4 can reach an eye watering top speed of 22mph while the specially 36 volt 10.4Ah lithium battery provides enough power this electric scooter over a distance of 18 miles between charges. The battery is fully charged in as little as 3 hours which makes it one of the fastest charging cheap electric scooters.
8 inch tires work as excellent shock absorbers and give a firm grip on the road. A front and rear disc braking system does an excellent job of bringing the NANROBOT X4 to a stop quickly and safely.
Added extras on the NANROBOT X4 include a USB charging port so you can charge your cell phone or power a sat-nav while on the go.
|Super Fast||Slightly More Than $500|
|USB Charging Port|
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