Updated April 2021
With the improvements in battery technology and electric motors, the time is quickly coming where electric vehicles are matching the performance of their traditionally fuelled counterparts. Tesla is doing it for the car, and many companies are continually improving electric capabilities on two wheels. For example, the Lightning LS-218 is the world’s fastest motorcycle, gas or electric. In addition to this a small Dutch company called Bolt are working on their product – the Appscooter – a high tech, efficient and speedy electric moped that directly rivals any gas powered mopeds on the market. All these improvements are happening in the world of electric scooters as well and have resulted in the record for the fastest electric scooters being broken multiple times. There was a time where 20 mph would have been incredibly rare, but we’ve got a list of fast electric scooters where the majority comfortably go past 20 mph.
If you’re thinking of buying an electric scooter for fun or commuting, the top speed is always going to be a major factor. A higher top speed means more fun and quicker commutes. The top speed of the scooter shouldn’t be the only consideration you make when buying and there is a lot more to electric scooters than just speed, but don’t worry, as we’ll cover all of that in our 2021 update of the fastest electric scooters below.
- Fastest Electric Scooters from 25 mph – 35 mph
- Fastest Electric Scooters from 40 mph – 45 mph
- Fastest Electric Scooters from 50 mph – 55 mph
- Fastest Electric Scooters from 70 mph – 100 mph
- Final Thoughts
- What is the fastest electric scooter?
- Which are the best-known brands for fast electric scooters?
- What speed is allowed for electric scooters to be street legal?
- What factors make an electric scooter go fast?
- How much does a fast electric scooter cost?
- Are fast electric scooters safe?
- What are important factors to consider when buying a fast electric scooter?
Fastest Electric Scooters from 25 mph – 35 mph
10. Inokim Quick 4 – 25 mph
- Single 600W rear motor
- 25mph top speed
- 40 mile range
- 7 – 8 hours charging time
- Weighs 47 lbs
The Inokim Quick 4 electric scooter is an ideal commuter scooter, bringing together a stylish design with power, speed, range, and easy of portability and use.
Powered by a 52V Samsung 16Ah battery and 600W motor, you can enjoy excellent torque and acceleration to reach a top speed of 25mph. The battery can fully recharge in 7 – 8 hours, ideal for charging overnight or even topping up while you’re at work. In addition to the brilliant performance the Inokim Quick 4 delivers, it’s a hugely convenient machine if you take part of your journey to work in the car or public transport. Fold your scooter down or put it up in seconds, and take advantage of its small fold size and relatively light weight to easily carry it or place it in a luggage store for your trip.
The 10-inch x 2.5-inch pneumatic tyres combine brilliantly with the dual damper suspension to make your ride a smooth one, even when you take your scooter off-road. In addition, the dual drum brakes give you superior stopping power when you unleash the full power of the Quick 4.
You should be able to get a range of up to 40 miles out of this scooter on gentle terrain and be aiming more realistically for around 25 miles if your journey includes hills or off-road sections.
The bright user display in the centre of the handlebars tells you everything you need to know about your trip, including speed, acceleration, remaining battery, and mileage covered. The Quick 4 allows you to choose from three speed settings via the display, with a cruise control option once you’ve reached a speed you’re happy with.
A comfortable, quick, and stylish scooter ideal for helping you get to and from work!
9. WideWheel Pro – 26 mph
- Dual 500W motors
- 26mph top speed
- 22 mile range
- Weighs 55 lbs
The original WideWheel made the 2020 version of our list, so it’s no surprise that the bigger, better, all-round improved version, the WideWheel Pro, makes the cut for 2021.
If you’re familiar with the WideWheel, the appearance of the WideWheel Pro will truly make you feel like you’re looking at its big brother! With a reinforced design from the original, bigger battery, extra power, a larger display, and the addition of dual brakes, the WideWheel Pro packs a punch that is sure to make you feel exhilarated when riding.
Like the original WideWheel, the WideWheel Pro is powered by dual 500W motors. However, the top speed improves slightly to 26mph owing to the bigger battery pack on this model. The torque and acceleration from the motors give you a quick yet smooth ride, and will keep you moving over hilly terrain, with the ability to tackle gradients up to 30%! On top of the power, the ultra-wide airless tyres combine brilliantly with the front and rear suspension, while the redesigned frame on the WideWheel Pro means you have stability and durability from your ride in all conditions. The WideWheel Pro has also upped its game when it comes to safety, now featuring dual 120mm disc brakes and improves front and rear lights.
In terms of range, you can expect a maximum of 22 miles from a single charge, although with ECO mode you might be able to stretch that to a brilliant 30 miles if you’re travelling across flat terrain. The intuitive smart display tells you everything you need to know while riding your WideWheel Pro, including speed, mileage, and power usage. You can also change gears easily or activate cruise control at the touch of a button, ideal for enjoying your commute!
Stylish and powerful, the WideWheel Pro will bring a sense of freedom and wonder whether you’ll use it for commuting or weekend trips around town.
8. Qiewa Q1 Hummer – 35 mph
Qiewa Q1 Hummer
- 800 Watt motor
- 35mph top speed
- 60 mile max range
- Weighs 60 lbs
The Qiewa 800W is a super fast electric scooter that can can reach a top speed of over 35 mph! It’s made by a Taiwanese manufacturer and these heavy duty scooters can outperform almost all other scooters on the market. Not only is it one of the best high speed electric scooters, but it also has a lot of other features that make it well worth buying. For example, it has a maximum range of up to 60 miles! It also has plenty of features that make it road ready, such as full front and rear suspension, front and rear disc brakes, LED headlights, taillights and even side lights. The Qiewa also includes a horn, keyless entry remote and an alarm system to keep it as safe as possible.
The build quality of the Qiewa is also really good. It’s made from high strength aluminum and has an IP6 waterproof rating. It can also be folded to be taken with you or stored easily. All of this combines together to not only offer one of the best fast electric scooters, but just one of the best electric scooters in general. If you’re looking for something a little less, that’s a bit better for commuting, then Qiewa also offer a Qmini model that takes the best parts of this scooter and just scales everything down to make it easier for the morning commute.
Fastest Electric Scooters from 40 mph – 45 mph
7. Nanrobot D5+ – 40 mph
- Dual brushless 1000W motors
- 40mph top speed
- 50 mile range
- 10 – 12 hours charging time
- Weighs 71 lbs
The Nanrobot D5+ electric scooter is a brilliant, high performance machine. This scooter is ideal if you’re looking to combine a high top speed with long range and comfort, whether you’re commuting or using your Nanrobot D5+ to get around your neighbourhood.
Powered by dual drive, brushless 1000W motors, the acceleration on this scooter is among the best we’ve seen while retaining a smooth drive, and you can reach the top speed of 40 mph in no time at all. As well as delivering top end acceleration and speed performance, the dual motors also allow you to tackle hills with ease and maintain momentum whatever the road conditions. The 10-inch pneumatic tyres are designed to give you the ultimate in comfort, traction, and power efficiency from your ride, and combine with the dual suspension brilliantly to help you deal with asphalt and cobblestone surfaces effortlessly. As well as unleashing the power of this scooter to hit the top speed, the Nanrobot D5+ makes it easy and efficient to slow down, too, with dual disc brakes that are easy to control from the handlebars.
With a range of 50 miles, if you only have a short commute you can easily get a few days’ journeys out of your scooter without the need for a recharge. If you find yourself fully out of juice, the 10 – 12 hours needed for a full recharge makes it easy for you to power up your battery overnight ready for the next day’s journey. Ensure you choose your riding modes to suit your usage; you might get longer out of ECO mode, whereas TURBO mode will get you moving quicker but will have a bigger impact on your battery, too.
Although the Nanrobot D5+ is heavy in comparison to other models, it folds down quickly and into a relatively small package, making it easy to store in your car or on public transport.
6. Speedway 5 – 40 mph
- Max 3600W dual hub motor
- 40mph top speed
- 75 mile range
- 4 hours charge time with quick charger, 7 hours charge time with two standard chargers, 4 hours charge time with one standard charger
- Weighs 70 lbs
This model is the first time a Speedway electric scooter comes with dual motors as standard. As well as being a step up in power from the Speedway 4, the Speedway 5 has seen changes to its design, too, with a strengthened aviation grade aluminium alloy frame aligning with the extra power you get with this ride.
With a dual hub BLDC motor delivering max power of 3600W, with a Speedway 5 you can enjoy incredible acceleration, a top speed of 40mph, and the capability to tackle hilly terrain up to gradients of 37%! The maximum range of 75 miles is hugely impressive, and depending on the road conditions you might be able to travel even further thanks to the regenerative dual braking system, which extends your battery life as well as keeping you safe on the road.
While you’ll need 13 hours to get a full standard charge of your Speedway 5 battery, a fast charging unit will power you up in just four hours and should give you more than enough juice for a single journey.
As well as giving you power in abundance, the Speedway 5 delivers a hugely smooth and comfortable ride, with dual air spring suspension meaning you can absorb substantial shocks even when travelling at top speed. The suspension is complemented by the tubeless tyres, which while robust are also part of an easy wheel system making changes and repairs easy if you ever need to make them.
The Speedway 5 is great for riding whenever you need to travel, but its appearance and design really come to life at night. Featuring head, rear, and side lights for safety, you also get LED Logo mood lighting to show the world how you’re feeling during your journey!
The LCD dashboard and throttle make it easy to control your scooter whilst on the move, allowing you to change power modes as well as view performance data for your Speedway 5.
5. Mantis PRO – 40 mph
- 2x 1000 Watt motors
- 40mph top speed
- 45+ miles on one charge
- Weighs 65 lbs
- 13 – 16 hr charge time
The Mantis PRO comes with a top speed up to 40mph, great specs and features such as motor torque adjustments, dual suspension, full hydraulic dual braking disc system and air filled tires (10″ x 2,5), making it a comfortable ride over a wide variety of terrain.
The Mantis PRO has dual 1000 Watt motors, and you can choose to use one or both motors depending on how far and fast you’d like to go, changing the number of motors from the cockpit as well as choosing between eco and normal mode, meaning that you can adjust the power when you’re in a city to make it more manageable, or put it in turbo mode when you want to go exploring. With both motors turned on the Mantis PRO accelerates really fast and climbs inclines up to 35% with ease!
With a weight of 65 pounds this scooter is lighter than most other electric scooters with similar specs, and while carrying 65 pounds for a long period of time is still no fun, the foldable design means it can be carried in one hand if needed. Two front and rear led lights as well as led stripes on the sides make you easily see and be seen at nights. The Minimotors display is large and bright but for our taste it does stick a bit too much out of the general seamless design of the scooter, but as mentioned this is really a matter of taste.
This Mantis PRO is great for commuting, but it really comes into its own on the weekend, when you can zip around town before going out into the countryside to explore dirt roads and really have some fun. The scooter feels stable at high speeds and the dual suspension means that you can take the scooter on almost all surfaces, which makes it a perfect all-round electric scooter.
4. Inokim OxO – 40 mph
- Dual 1000W motors
- 40mph top speed
- 36 mile range
- 12 – 14 hours charging time with standard charger
- Weighs 74 lbs
What are you looking for from your electric scooter? If you want power and design aligned with superior ride quality, the Inokim OxO is well worth your consideration.
The most powerful Inokim e-scooter currently available, the OxO harnesses the power of dual 1000W motors to deliver slick acceleration and a top speed of 40mph. The 26Ah LH battery can deliver a range of up to 50 miles if you ride your scooter at slower speeds, but the 36 miles you’ll get while using more of your OxO’s power is impressive all the same.
What brings this scooter into its own is the ability to be ridden both on and off-road, thanks to the pneumatic tyres and adjustable suspension. Whether you’re commuting entirely within the confines of a town or city, or heading on an off-road adventure, this scooter is robust enough to take you wherever you want to go!
From a safety perspective, the hydraulic disc brakes mean you can ride at top speed in confidence you’ll come to a timely stop when you need to. Furthermore, front and rear LED’s make you visible at night or in poorly lit daytime conditions, with plenty of space on the stem to add an additional headlight if you wish.
The OxO delivers an exceptional handling and all-round riding experience, with a wide deck enabling a comfortable stance, and thumb controlled throttle making it easy to ride for even hours at a time. While the new design sees the OxO come in at a weight of 74 lbs, you can still fold it down quickly and easily store it during a non-riding phase of your journey.
Fastest Electric Scooters from 50 mph – 55 mph
- 5400 Watt dual hub motors
- 50mph top speed
- 75 mile max range
- Weighs 95 lbs
The Dualtron Thunder is claimed to be the best performing electric scooter in the world. And from our research that seems to be about right. The only reason it isn’t in the 1st position is because the next scooter is just a tad faster, however the Dualtron Thunder has a notably better maximum range at a staggering 75 miles! The specs of the Thunder are as impressive across the board. The 60 volt, 35 AH battery can be charged in around 5 hours with the Dualtron quick charging kit and the scooter can climb a very impressive 47% hill. It’s not just the power and battery that are worth mentioning, the entire scooter is incredibly well made, with some of the best materials and features you will find anywhere. For example, the braking system uses hydraulic brakes with ABS as standard and 160mm disks and the frame and handle are aviation grade 6082-T6 aluminum alloy with the shaft being made from SCM440 steel, and plastic covers.
If you’re looking for one of the absolute highest quality and best performing electric scooters then the Dualtron Thunder is the one to get.
We’ve recently released an article looking at all of Dualtrons range of scooters, including the new Dualtron X! Check it out here.
2. Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 – 50 mph
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
- 5400 Watt dual hub motors
- 50mph top speed
- 80 mile max range
- Weighs 101 lbs
Tied for our number 2 spot is the Kaabo Wolf Warrior. This is a beast of a scooter that is very simmilarly specced to the Dualtron Thunder. The differences that make this stand out is that there are different tire types, one set for street riding and another for off-roading. It also has a slightly better range of 80 miles, rather than 75. But what we really love about scooter is that it is about $700 dollar cheaper than that Dualtron Thunder! Not only this, but it is currently $200 dollars off at FluidFreeRide and they’ll even throw in an extra charger and FREE SHIPPING to continental US.
This is a high speed electric scooter designed for the ultimate on or off road experience. It can reach 50 mph and delivers insane acceleration (road tires recommended for high speed road use). The 35Ah LG battery can last for 80 miles on single charge with eco mode but also delivers a good range for the high speed rides where you’ll be hitting it’s top speed. Its motorcycle grade inverted hydraulic front shock absorbers and rear spring brake allow for a comfortable and safe ride on any terrain. Full hydraulic brakes in combination with an ABS system provide for safe and accurate braking power. It’s not all power though, the Wolf Warrior also offers some utility. It has powerful dual front LEDs that can light up the night and side and rear LEDs ensure optimal visibility from any direction in addition to extra safety.
While the Wolf Warrior’s 101 pounds of weight is certainly not made for portability, it nevertheless folds down for easy transport in your trunk to travel to your favorite off road spots.
In addition to all of this, it has only 7-8h charging time with a second 2A charger that is being included as introductory offer by FluidFreeRide.
If you’re looking for one of the all round best and fastest electric scooters to show off to your friends, then this is the scooter for you.
1. NANROBOT RS7 – 55 mph
- 2x 1600 Watt motors
- 55mph top speed
- 55 mile max range
- Weighs 88.2 lbs
Now onto the fastest electric scooter that you can buy right now. If you’re looking for the absolute quickest electric scooter then the Nanrobot RS7 is the one you need to buy. It has an insane top speed of 55 mph due to its dual 1600 W motors. It’s maximum range is 55 miles, which is very impressive but is 20 miles less than the Dualtron Thunder. It can, however, climb hills of up to 65 degrees. Another place the Nanrobot really shines is its build quality and features. Its big and looks a bit brash but is made from high quality aluminum and steel with a fairly nice black and red finish. It has hydraulic shock absorption, a wear resistant tire and even has high power LED headlights, is foldable and has a kickstand. This means, that although this is built for performance and a high top speed, it still has the practicality of some scooters that are built specifically for commuting. For more info on Nanrobot as a company, check out their profile on our Complete Guide to Electric Scooters.
This isn’t the only Nanrobot scooter that could have made it onto this list, but for the sake of variety we’ve decided to just include their best. Their other products include the very popular D4+ which is more of a mid range scooter but can still manage a top speed of 40mph! All of Nanrobot’s scooters tend to be positively reviewed and offer some of the best value for money out there.
Fastest Electric Scooters from 70 mph – 100 mph
We have to admit that there are even faster electric scooters out there that we haven’t included in our Top 10 list. The reason for this is that those are real racing scooters and should be used by highly skilled professionals only. To give you an idea of what is possible in terms of speed, here are the currently 2 fastest electric scooters available on the market.
- 70 MPH top speed
- 81 mile range
- 45 AMP battery
- 92 lbs
The WEPED SS is a customisable, flashy, fast scooter. Reaching top speeds of up to 70 MPH, this scooter is one of the fastest currently available. The scooter has been built for comfort and design, with wide handlebars, comfortable grips and thick tyres. The sloping stem is decked out in LED-rainbow flashing guards, and WEPED offer hundreds of accessories to make the scooter your own.
The cockpit features lots of buttons and includes buttons for different speeds, cruise control and the rainbow LED lights. There isn’t a battery or speed indicator though, but you do have a voltage indicator that you can use to determine when you’ll need to recharge. To start the WEPED SS, you need a key throttle, which offers minimal anti-theft protection. Once you get going there is also a thumb throttle to control the speed.
On a scooter this fast, you want the best brakes, and the WEPED SS doesn’t let you down. The dual-hydraulic brake with front and rear levers keep your safe when you’re stopping from high speeds. When going at much higher speeds you do need to give yourself plenty of room to brake, but we haven’t found a better braking system than the one here.
Rideable through the streets, or on rougher terrain, the WEPED SS has wide pneumatic run-flat tyres with great tread. The tyres offer a lot of stability, even at high speeds. The wider tyres do mean though that turning is somewhat compromised, but we think the trade-off is worth it for a smoother, safer and more comfortable ride. There is also front and back suspension, taking away some of the force from bumps in the road.
One of the most impressive parts of this scooter is the power. It has dual motors, located under the hub, together reaching 6000W. This scooter has obviously no problem with hills, and the acceleration is incredibly quick. The huge power of the batteries means the WEPED SS can travel up to 80 miles on a single charge, making it one of the longest-range scooters we’ve seen.
Again, if you are a professional and you’re looking for a flashy racing scooter, then the WEPED SS is the scooter for you. It’s well built, durable and highly customisable, alongside reliable and impressive power features that will keep you safe while you’re going fast.
Rion2 RE 90
- 100 MPH
- 60-mile range
- 59 lbs
- Built using carbon fibre
The RION2 RE 90 is the fastest production scooter currently available, reaching an insane top speed of 100 MPH! With the stem, handlebars and wide deck made of carbon fibre, it’s extremely light, weighing only 59 pounds.
The scooter features dual-hub motors, and 80V battery and an incredible 19,200W of peak power. The range of this scooter is limited to 22 miles when you’re riding at top speeds and can travel up to around 60 miles on one charge if you’re going at slower speeds. It does include a charger with lots of power that means you can fully charge the scooter in less than two hours. This 96.6V scooter has more than double the amp hours compared to the RE 60 and the company has put in a lot of work to make the battery as efficient as possible. The batteries are made in the US and are small and easy to charge.
The tyres are Italian-made slick racing tyres. This scooter has not been built for off-road or wet conditions and is designed to be a racing machine. The scooter features dual Shimano four-piston hydraulic brakes and provides enough safety for the users on the road.
One nice feature of the RION RE 90 is the connection through the StormCore app. The scooter auto-connects to the StormCore app, where it then shows the scooter battery, voltage, watt hours and any issues with the scooter. It can also record your rides and show you a map of where you’ve been. You can easily mount your phone to the handlebars of the scooter turning your phone into a speedometer while you’re riding.
If you’re a professional (and only then!) and looking for a powerful, insanely fast scooter, the RION RE 90 is the scooter for you.
All of the tops speeds mentioned are very dependent on the type of ground that the scooter is being ridden on and the weight of the rider. A smooth flat surface with a very lightweight rider will allow these scooters to easily reach their top speeds and sometimes even more. The numbers we have used are the ones specified by the manufacturers but we have seen some cases of many of these scooters actually achieving even greater speeds.
What is the fastest electric scooter?
The fastest electric scooter currently available is the RION2 RE 90 with a top speed of 100 MPH.
Which are the best-known brands for fast electric scooters?
The best-known brands for fast electric scooters include companies such as Minimotors, Nanrobot, Mercane and Inokim.
What speed is allowed for electric scooters to be street legal?
If an electric scooter has a top speed of no more than 20 mph and a motor power of less than 750W it will be classed as street legal in the United States. This means that it will not require license or registration in most states. However, there are different speed limits in different countries. Sometimes manufacturers will also intentionally limit the speed when they ship to certain countries in order to comply with local laws.
What factors make an electric scooter go fast?
The most important factors that make an electric scooter go fast are:
- Power of your motor: A higher Wattage (W) value generally means a faster scooter
- Battery: Higher Amp-hours (AH) or Watt-hours (Wh) indicate the ability to store and hence supply the motor with more energy
- Terrain: Inclines or bad road conditions will obviously reduce the speed of your electric scooter
- Weight of the rider: The heavier the rider, the slower your electric scooter can go
How much does a fast electric scooter cost?
Fast electric scooters prices range from approx. $600- $5000 USD.
At the cheaper end you will find scooters with speeds around 25 mph, while at the higher end you can expect to get top speeds up to 60 mph.
Are fast electric scooters safe?
There is no doubt that higher speeds require more experience and skills, which is why we don´t recommend none of the electric scooters presented in this post as first-time scooters. To further reduce the risks of being injured you should obviously always wear a helmet and protective gear as well as adapt your speed to the traffic circumstances.
What are important factors to consider when buying a fast electric scooter?
When buying a fast electric scooter it is really important to pay attention to the range, tires and suspension and to make sure those meet your requirements and how you want to use the scooter (commuting, long vs. short distances, off-road etc).
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