The problem with most electric scooters on the market is the fact they do not fold. This can cause a lot of issues for those who are commuting to and from work.
After all, you don’t really want to have a big, bulky scooter standing up which anybody can trip over. You want to be able to fold it up nice and neatly.
This is a guide to what I believe are some of the best electric folding scooters for adults. Of course, all of these have the ability to be folded up and stowed away, some a bit more than others.
However, there is so much more to these scooters than that. All of them boast fantastic speeds, brilliant range, and fantastic handling.
Each electric scooter brings something different to the table too.
I am fairly confident that if you purchased any one of these ten scooters, you would not be disappointed.
Let’s start off with a comparison table. We have highllighted bestsellers in green and our favorites in red.
Max weight (lbs)
Swagtron Cali Drift
Swagger High Speed
Qiewa Q1 Hummer
PS! In addition to electronic scooters, I strongly advise you to check out some of the coolest regular adults’ kick scooters. They are fun to ride and will help you shed some weight in the process of commuting.
#1 XPRIT Folding Electric Kick Scooter with 6.5” Wheel
This is an interesting adult electric scooter, because it does not actually look electric. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find another electric scooter on the market which looks as close to your standard kick scooter as this one.
The maximum speed you will be able to hit on the XPRIT Folding electric scooter is a touch over 12 miles. The maximum range is 13 miles, but you are probably going to get a bit closer to about 10, mostly because you need to be riding under absolutely perfect conditions to even get close to the 13-mile range.
If the battery goes, then you will be pleased to know that unlike some other products on the market, you will actually be able to use this one in much the same way that you would use a standard kick scooter, which is incredibly handy.
One of the wonderful things about this electric scooter is that it is not going to set you back much in the way of cash at all. In fact, it is one of the most affordable electric scooters on the market.
When you fold up this scooter, you will love the fact that it barely takes up any space. The lightweight nature means that you can easily fold it up and carry it on public transport too.
Basically, it is the ‘ultimate’ commuting scooter.
#2 Swagtron Cali Drift Three-Wheel Electric Scooter
The design of this electric scooter may be a little bit different to what you are used to.
Straight away, you will notice that there are two wheels on the front of this scooter as opposed to the more traditional one wheel. The idea is that the extra wheel adds a bit more stability, and I must say that it works incredibly well.
This is another electric scooter which hasn’t really been built for commuting. Don’t get me wrong, you could probably commute on it, but this scooter has been built for ‘fun’.
In fact, it feels as if it is a hybrid between an electric scooter and a skateboard. This means that many of the tricks you can perform on a skateboard can be performed on this scooter.
The maximum speed you can hit on the Swagtron Cali Drift Three-Wheel is about 13 miles per hour. The maximum range is just shy of 9 miles. Now, this may not seem like a lot but, as I said, this is a scooter which is really built for having fun rather than commuting.
That being said, if the battery does go, then you are not going to be kept off the road for too long. It charges in a shade under 3 hours, and because this is a lithium-ion battery, you can stick it on charge whenever you wish. You do not need to worry about the dreaded memory effect.
The handling of this is going to be much the same as any other electric scooter. However, the handlebars have a slightly different shape.
For me, this is something which feels a great deal more comfortable when you are trying to veer all over the place. I also feel that it adds a lot more stability too.
You can easily change your speed from the handlebars or hit the brakes. There is an additional brake on the back of the scooter.
This scooter does fold up nice and flat. Considering its size, the fact that it weighs just a little over 33lbs is a miracle.
This means that, providing you are not carrying it whopping great distances, this scooter is going to feel fantastic to hold.
#3 Swagger Pro Foldable Electric Scooter With Cruise Control
Normally when you see an electric scooter with such small wheels, you wonder how it is going to be able to tackle most of what you throw at it.I must admit that this was the first impression I had of the Swagger Pro Foldable Electric Scooter when I first feasted by eyes upon it. Those doubts were quickly put to bed.
There is a huge 250-watt motor packed into this baby. This is able to give you speeds of up to 15.5 mph, although it is likely that you are going to be a bit closer to 12 miles per hour under normal conditions. You should get at least 13 miles from this scooter.
Where it really shines, however, is the fact that you are able to head up steep inclines with ease. In fact, as long as the incline you are tackling is under 25 degrees (it almost always will be), then this scooter will just zip you right along.
If you run out of battery, then it will charge up fully within about 3 hours. The battery also has a number of safety features built into it to ensure that it lasts as long as possible.
One of the key features of the Swagger Pro is the fact that it has cruise control built into it. You will be surprised to know that many electric scooters on the market, particularly at this price point, do not have cruise control. This really does help to ensure the most comfortable ride possible.
Since it is no bigger than your standard kick scooter, it should be able to fold up nice and neatly for storage under your desk.
There is also an in-built kickstand if you want to store it standing up.
#4 NANROBOT D4+ High Speed Electric Scooter
This scooter is just mind blowing compared to other NANROBOT scooters. You know why? Because there are two 1000W motors built into it. Each powers its own wheel. These are provided juice from a 52V lithium ion battery.
The maximum speed you can hit on this baby is about 40 miles, with a range of 45 miles. Charge time is 3 hours.
Now, the maximum speed and range on this scooter is a little bit lower than the previous NANROBOT scooter, but this is for a very good reason. This scooter is built for far more arduous tasks.
There are 6 shock absorbers helping to ensure that the 10” pneumatic tires are kept firmly rooted to the terrain, while also ensure that the ride is smooth for the rider.
This is a scooter which is built for tackling anything that you throw at it. If you fancy heading off road, then this is scooter is going to work. If you fancy commuting in to the office, then this scooter is going to work. It may be a touch overkill for that, though.
As with the previous scooter, you are going to be able to fold this up in seconds. While it is a bit bulky for carrying around, weighing in at 70lbs, it should fold flat enough for you to store it easily in a cupboard or under your bed.
#5 Swagtron Swagger High Speed Adult Electric Scooter
Weighing in at a shade over 20 pounds, the Swagtron Swagger adult electric scooter is one of the lightest electric scooters on the market. This is no doubt due to the carbon fiber frame.
Don’t worry, it is not going to set you back that much in the way of cash either. It is certainly going to provide you years and years of happy use to make the investment worth it in any case.
With this scooter, you should be able to hit a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour. The range is around 15 miles too. This should easily get you from point A to point B.
Where this scooter thrives over some of the other ones I have mentioned, however, is the fact that it charges in just 1.5 hours. So this is the only downtime for you to quickly charge it and get back on the road to enjoy your scooter.
Despite the small size, I was surprised at the number of features packed into the Swagger.
This includes a handy LCD display which tells you how fast you are travelling, as well as battery usage. You also have a button which you can hit to activate cruise control.
The features are rounded off with a handy LED headlight on the front, which allows easy night riding.
As with the other scooters on the list, you should be able to fold this one up pretty flat. In fact, because it is not really that much larger than your standard kick scooter, you should be able to get it close to that size.
Yeah, it weighs a little bit more than your standard kick scooter, but not noticeably so.
#6 Gotrax GXL Commuting Electric Scooter
While the Gotrax GXL commuting electric scooter is a perfectly functional scooter, and one of the best on the market, I am more than willing to admit that one of the main reasons why I included it on this list is down to the fact that it looks so amazing.
Seriously. Look at it. This is one of the sleekest-looking products out there.
One of my favourite features in this scooter is the 8.5” pneumatic tires. They make travelling along the streets so much smoother.
While urethane and other plastic tires certainly have their place while on a scooter, they really have nothing on air-filled tires. These tires are able to travel over rougher terrain with ease.
Sure, you won’t be taking this scooter off-road, but you will notice that your commute into work is going to be a great deal less ‘bumpy’. (If you want to take your scooter off road, check these options instead).
You can hit a maximum speed of 15.5mph with this scooter. The range is about 12.5 miles, which is more than enough to get you to and from work.
The charge time is just four hours, so you can even stick it on charge when you arrive at your destination, safe in the knowledge that it is going to be ready to ride again when you go home.
I am surprised at how little the scooter weighs too. It comes in at just a little over 31lbs. It is nice and slim, so this is the perfect scooter to fold up and slide under your arm.
This, of course, makes it the perfect scooter for those who may need to hop onto public transportation during their morning commute.
The only real downside to this scooter is that you don’t actually have that much control over the speed. You can either go at 10mph or 15mph.
Sure, you can hit the brakes to control your speed a little bit, but that is going to get a little bit cumbersome after a while.
#7 Gymax Electric Scooter, Lightweight Foldable Scooter
I was initially a little bit hesitant to include this scooter on this list, mostly because it is not expensive at all. Often, when you see something that is of an incredibly low price, it is going to be terrible.
I won’t lie and say that it is the greatest scooter on the market. It really is not. However, for something that cheap, it certainly is not bad.
The maximum speed is only 7.5 miles per hour, which means that it is not the fastest scooter on the market.
This should give you a range of 9.3 miles. For most people, this is going to be more than sufficient. You do need to remember that when you are paying a price down the lower end of the market, you can’t expect much more than this.
There is a huge amount of stability in this scooter, and that is all down to the heavy-duty steel frame. This means that it is the perfect scooter for those who may not necessarily be the most stable while they are riding.
Included with the scooter is a nice little seat, but most people are going to end up removing this, because they want the full scooter experience. If you keep it in place, then you will be pleased to know that you can still fold up the seat nice and flat.
This scooter is not for the heaviest of adults out there, with the maximum weight it is able to take being around the 155 pounds mark. Although, let’s be honest, most people are not going to be that much over that.
And, as I said, it is a lower priced scooter, and thus compromises do need to be made.
#8 Massimo Motor KXD Moto Foldable, Self-Balancing Scooter
This scooter, with its 350-watt motor, is able to travel up to 30 miles per hour. The maximum range of the scooter is 5 miles, which is on the lower end.However, let’s be honest for a second; the majority of people who are riding electric scooters into work are only travelling a couple of miles. They aren’t going 5 miles.
It charges fairly quickly, so if you are coming up close to that 5 miles, then just stick it on charge while at work and it should be ready to go pretty quickly afterwards.
One of the reasons why I included this scooter on this list, other than the fact it is surprisingly affordable, is down to its self-balancing capabilities.
I know that many people who ride electric scooters, or just your standard kick scooter, often find that riding the scooter can be tough at the start. You are trying to balance on two wheels, after all.
That is not going to be an issue for the Massimo. The two wheels on the back of the scooter provide a huge amount of stability. You will really, really struggle to knock this over. For that reason, it is the perfect ‘beginner’ scooter.
Because of a rather hefty box of electronics on the front of the scooter, it does not necessarily fold down as neatly as some of the other scooters included on this list, but it should be fine for most situations.
Since it weighs a little over 20lbs, it should be pretty easy for you to carry about too. This is important if you do manage to run the battery down as you headed over 5 miles on a single charge!
#9 Qiewa Q1 Hummer 800 Watts Electric Scooter
This is a scooter which has clearly been built for the more rugged terrain, and there is very little that the 10-inch pneumatic tires are unable to tackle.
While the scooter has, mostly, been built for commuting longer distances to and from work, I have absolutely no doubt that it is going to be ideal for a bit of light off-roading on occasion.
In fact, I know it is.
The dual shock absorbers ensure the smoothest possible ride when you are hopped up on the scooter. Additional features include double disc brakes for slowing down fast, and high quality brake lights to provide a warning for people behind you.
It is made of steel, which provides stability for the scooter. Although, the steel construction means that you are not going to be able to pick up and carry it easily.
However, with the huge range and the high maximum speed, I doubt you will be doing this too much anyway.
It does fold up flat. In fact, folding it up flat is nice and quick. It should take no more than a couple of seconds. It is perfect for storing in even the smallest of apartments.
#10 NANROBOT RS4
This is probably one of the most expensive adult folding e-scooters on the market. This means that I know that it is not going to be for everybody out there. However, hear me out.This electric scooter is the most powerful on this list. It boasts a 1600W motor which is capable of reaching speeds of 55 miles per hour. There is a range of 45 miles too, which certainly isn’t too shabby.
This isn’t really a commuter scooter, although I am positive that you saw that already. This is a scooter which has been built for a bit of ‘fun’.
In fact, this is the exact type of scooter which would work well ‘off road’. The range is probably going to be a bit lower if you are traversing across some tricky landscape, but it is going to be so much fun navigating rocky paths on this.
There is so much stability in the NANROBOT RS4, and it genuinely does feel great to ride.
The wonderful thing about this scooter is that it is ridiculously simple to fold up. It takes no more than a couple of seconds to do.
While it is probably going to be a bit too heavy for you to carry around under your arm, the fact that it folds up so neatly means that you should have no issues putting it into storage.