Electric scooter weight limit [data + case study]

For some people, the weight limit of an electric scooter is almost irrelevant. A person weighing less than 150 lbs / 70 kg will probably never have to worry about the weight limit of its scooter.

But for the rest of us, the electric scooter weight limit will be an important factor in the choosing of the perfect scooter. Personally, I’m on the heavier side, and my body weight constantly fluctuates. If you’re on the heavier side too, you’re probably wondering the same things I am. Will my electric scooter support my weight? Will its performance degrade because of my weight?

To answer these questions and a lot of others, I went through all the data available online. I gathered all the weight limits, of all the scooters that provide that data point. This post answers every question about electric scooter weight limit.

As usual, we obtain these numbers through research. Let’s see what are the few must-know things about the weight limit.

What is the electric scooter weight limit?

The maximum number of pounds/kilograms that the electric scooter can carry on its deck while being ridden, without getting damaged or putting a dangerous amount of pressure on the systems, is called the weight limit of the electric scooter.

Every electric scooter will have a maximum load it can carry. Overloading the scooter will result in reduced performance. It may even damage the scooter permanently.

Some manufacturers, for some reason, choose not to publish their scooter’s weight limit. This might mean they have a reason to omit that piece of data. Maybe because the maximum weight limit of the scooter is not something they are proud of.

Electric scooter weight limit

This is a list of all the weight limits for adult electric scooters.

Some manufacturers haven’t listed the weight limits for some of their scooters. So those models are not included in the list. The list starts from the highest values and goes in descending order.

Electric scooterWeight (lbs)Weight (kg)
Qiewa Q Power660300
Qiewa Q1 Hummer550250
Dualped Speed Demon440200
Tarsa T9396180
NanRobot RS7396180
NanRobot RS6396180
NanRobot RS4389177
Outstorm Maxx385175
Emobo Duotork385175
Emove Cruiser352160
Techlife X2330150
Emove Touring330150
Qiewa Qmini330150
Kugoo M4 Pro330150
NanRobot D4+330150
NanRobot D5+330150
FLJ T113330150
EVOLV Pro330150
Turbowheel Lightning330150
Dualtron Ultra330150
NanRobot LS7330150
Dualped Scorpion330150
Kaabo Wolf Warrior330150
Dualped Scorpion+330150
NanRobot RS11330150
Dualtron X330150
Swagtron Swagger 5319145
Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite319145
Speedway 4299136
Turbowheel Hornet299136
Ford Ojo (discontinued)299136
X-Treme City Rider299136
UScooters Booster V279127
UScooters Booster Plus S+279127
EcoReco L5279127
Turbowheel Pacer279127
Unagi Model One 250 W275125
Unagi Model One 500 W275125
Turboant X7275125
Swagtron Cali Drift264120
Kugoo Kirin S2264120
Kugoo S1 Pro264120
Kugoo S1264120
Imax Q3264120
Joyor A1264120
Macwheel MX3264120
Megawheels S5264120
Kugoo M2 Pro264120
Superteff 264120
Voltion SX2264120
Joyor F3264120
Joyor X1264120
Swagtron Swagger 7264120
Macwheel MX1264120
Hiboy S2264120
Imax T3264120
Kugoo G-Booster 20Ah264120
NanRobot X4264120
Joyor F5S+264120
Joyor F5+264120
Kaabo Skywalker 8H 13 Ah264120
Joyor X5S264120
Inokim Quick 3 Hero264120
Speedway Mini 4 Pro264120
NanRobot X8264120
Swagtron EB5264120
Kaabo Skywalker 8H 10 Ah264120
Inokim Quick 3 Super +264120
Techlife X5264120
Techlife X6264120
Lehe K1264120
FFR Horizon 264120
EVOLV City264120
EVOLV Tour264120
Imax S1264120
Joyor LR8264120
Speedway Leger264120
Dualtron Spider264120
Kaabo Skywalker 10H264120
Joyor Y5S264120
Kaabo Skywalker 8S264120
NanRobot D3264120
Joyor Y10264120
Zero 10264120
Dualtron Raptor264120
Dualped Cruiser264120
Kaabo Skywalker 10S264120
Inokim OX 13Ah264120
Techlife L5264120
Dualtron 2264120
Kaabo Mantis264120
Inokim OX 21Ah264120
FFR Mantis264120
Kaabo Skywalker 10S+264120
Techlife L5T264120
UberScoot 1000W264120
Speedway 5264120
Dualtron Compact264120
Zero 8X264120
Inokim OXO264120
Techlife X7264120
Techlife X7S264120
Zero 10X264120
Dualtron 3264120
Currus NF264120
NanRobot V8264120
Dualtron Thunder264120
Techlife X9264120
UberScoot 1600W264120
Zero 11X260118
Glion Dolly253115
Swagtron Swagger249113
UScooters Eco249113
EcoReco S5249113
EcoReco M5249113
Boosted Rev (retired)249113
Evo EvoLite Carbon242110
UberScoot 800W242110
UberScoot 500W242110
Tarsa T10 X242110
Swagtron Swagger 2229104
Levy Plus229104
SoFlow Air Carbon220100
SoFlow Air Aluminum220100
Swagtron Swagger Pro220100
Joyor H1220100
EcoReco XS220100
Kugoo Kirin S2 Mini220100
Voyager Ion220100
Voyager Proton220100
FLJ I11220100
Tarsa T2220100
Swagtron Swagger Pro 3220100
Swagtron Swagger 3220100
RND R1220100
RND T1220100
Kaabo Air220100
Ninebot ES 1220100
GoTrax G2220100
Macwheel MX2220100
E-TWOW S2220100
UScooters Booster GT220100
E-TWOW GT220100
GoTrax XR Ultra220100
GoTrax XR220100
GoTrax GXL Commuter220100
RND M1220100
Kugoo Kirin S1220100
Xiaomi M365220100
Inokim Light220100
Voyager Rover220100
Ninebot ES 2220100
RND F16220100
FFR City Rider220100
Jetson Quest220100
QiCycle Euni220100
Inokim Light 2220100
Inokim Light 2 Limited220100
Ninebot ES 4220100
Ninebot ES 3220100
Xiaomi M365 Pro220100
NanRobot X6220100
Hiboy Max220100
Kugoo ES2220100
Turbowheel Swift220100
Zero 8220100
Zero 9220100
Turbowheel Dart220100
Mercane Widewheel Single220100
Ninebot Max220100
Razor e300220100
Mercane Widewheel Dual220100
InMotion Lively220100
Kugoo Kirin M4220100
Mercane Widewheel Pro220100
Razor EcoSmart220100
WePed GT220100
Evo 300 SX17680
Inokim Mini 216575

With this data available, we can now answer the questions about electric scooter weight limit.

What is the weight limit of electric scooters?

Electric scooters for adults have a weight limit of 265 lbs / 120 kg on average. The weight limits for scooters can range from 165 lbs / 75 kg all the way up to 660 lbs / 300 kg. The vast majority of electric scooters either have a weight limit of 220 lbs / 100 kilograms (55 models), or 265 lbs / 120 kilograms (70 models).

What scooter has the biggest weight limit?

The Qiewa Q Power has a weight limit of 660 lbs / 300 kg, the biggest weight limit that an electric scooter supports today. This scooter is the only choice for anyone weighing 660 lbs / 300 kilograms or more, and probably the best choice for anyone close to or above 330 lbs / 150 kg.

front diagonal view of a black Qiewa Q Power with a red deck leaning on its stand

What scooter has the smallest weight limit?

The minimum weight limit that a scooter has (one that is not designed for kids primarily) is 165 lbs / 75 kilograms, and it belongs to the Inokim Mini 2.

Weight limit categories

As we can see, most of the scooters either have 220-265 lbs / 100-120 kg of capacity. Also, there is a big chunk of scooters with 330 lbs / 150 kg.

Only a handful have less than 220 lbs / 100 kg.

pie chart of distribution of weight limits of electric scooters in several weight limit categories
Distribution of weight limits in electric scooters

Best electric scooters for heavy adults

Naturally, heavier adults will want to get scooters that are equipped to handle larger loads and can carry more.

As we can see, the best scooter for heavy adults is the Qiewa Q Power.

Qiewa also holds second place in this list. Their Qiewa Q Hummer model can carry up to 550 lbs / 250 kilograms on its deck.

We can safely say that Qiewa are the best brand for heavy adults.

The following scooters have a maximum weight limit higher than 330 lbs / 150 kilograms:

  • EMove Cruiser
  • Dulped Speed Demon
  • Tarsa T9
  • NanRobot RS7
  • NanRobot RS6
  • NanRobot RS4
  • Outstorm Maxx
  • Emobo Duotork

If you are around the 330 lbs / 150 kg mark, you will want one of these scooters. The Qiewa models would be even a safer approach. Everything else will give you a mediocre performance.

There are 16 electric scooter models that have a weight limit of exactly 330 lbs / 150 kg. While still scooters geared towards heavier adults, I would recommend them to people around 290 – 310 lbs / 130-140 kilograms. A person closer to 330 lbs / 150 kilograms will want to leave a little extra room.

In general, always go with a weight limit of at least 20 lbs / 10 kg above your body weight.

There are a few other models and other things to consider here. Check out our full guide for the best way to pick an electric scooter for heavy adults.

Frequently asked questions about electric scooter weight limit

These are answers to other critical questions people often have about the weight limit of electric scooters.

What determines an electric scooter’s weight limit?

Generally, the weight limit depends on the overall strength and quality of the build, and especially the frame. Scooters that need to support heavier adults must be well-made, stable, and tough. Also, the ergonomics, the quality of the wheels and the tires, the overall mass of the scooter and its center of gravity, and the suspension all play important roles in increasing a scooter’s weight limit.

Do heavier scooters have bigger weight limits?

There is a very weak correlation between the weight of the scooter, and the weight it can support. Obviously, very small scooters will not be suitable for big adults, and lighter scooters will bend and get damaged more easily under pressure.

However, there are quite a few exceptions to this, as there are many pretty heavy scooters that don’t really support a lot of weight on their decks.

Are weight limits reported by manufacturers accurate?

Usually, brands and manufacturers provide accurate weight limits for their scooters. If anything, they usually under-report the weight limits, as they don’t want people abusing the scooters too much.

I’ve heard a lot of reports of two adults riding a scooter with 220 lbs / 100 kg weight limit without an issue, or a 310 lbs / 140 kg guy riding a scooter limited at 265 lbs / 120 kg, and not even noticing a glitch in the performance.

There have been some reports of the opposite as well, where people weighing under the weight limit report reduced performance from their scooter, although these have not been as common. Plus, it’s hard to know if the reduced performance is really because of the person’s weight, or because of something else.

What is the weight limit of the Xiaomi M365 and Xiaomi M365 Pro?

The official weight limit for both the Xiaomi M365 and the Xiaomi M365 Pro version is 220 lbs / 100 kg. There are frequent reports of users heavier than that riding them without a noticeable drop in performance. Still, that’s only anecdotal evidence, and the official limit should be considered the correct number.

Can I increase the weight limit of my electric scooter?

There are some things you can try for a small effect. Making sure the tires are inflated is a good thing to try, though it will probably not double the limit. Also, trying to raise the center of gravity of the scooter may yield some results, like adjusting the suspension arms so that the deck is higher from the ground. This is possible only on scooters with adjustable suspensions of course.

While I haven’t heard of anyone putting bigger wheels to increase the weight limit, it may also be an interesting idea to explore, as it will also raise the center of gravity and make the scooter bigger overall.

Electric scooter weight vs electric scooter weight limit

The weight limit of the scooter is not the same as its weight. The weight limit is simply the number of pounds/kilograms that the scooter can safely carry, and the weight is the scooter’s own weight.

I know this is obvious for most of you, but I’ve seen the terms get confused, so I had to mention it.

How much does the average electric scooter weigh?

Somewhat related to the maximum load of the electric scooter, is the weight of the scooter itself. More powerful scooters tend to be bigger and weigh more, though this is not always the case.

The average weight of an electric scooter is 46.8 lbs / 21.3 kilograms.

The lightest electric scooter for adults weighs only 15 lbs / 7 kilograms, and that is the SoFlow Air Carbon model.

The heaviest electric scooter today is the Dualtron X, weighing at astonishing 70 kilograms!

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Matt standing next to his Xiaomi M365 Pro electric scooter and holding an electric scooter helmet
I love electric scooters, so I decided to make a blog about them. I like doing a lot of research on various models and brands, looking for great value and performance, both through data and experience.