How fast do electric scooters go [research + data + everything you need to know]

When people think about buying an electric scooter, one of the first questions they have is how fast they can go. Scooters look very non-threatening at first. So the answer, to many people, is very surprising.

A big part of the affordable electric scooters that most people will really consider buying, will have top speeds between 15 mph / 25 kmh and 28 mph / 45 kmh. Only one in seven scooters for adults are incapable of reaching a top speed of at least 15 mph / 25 kmh.

There are more than 40 electric scooter models you can choose from that will go with speeds greater than 37 mph / 60 kmh. They will usually be off-road or racing scooters. These machines will probably cost more than $2000, with the most expensive one costing $7400!

speedometer in the dark with white numbers showing around 90 km/h

The question of how fast can electric scooters go can also be interpreted from a legal viewpoint, meaning how fast are they allowed to go in traffic or on public roads. The speed limit for them is usually 15 mph / 25 kmh. Sometimes it can be even lower, and the countries where it is higher are very rare.

We arrived at these answers through data and research. Let’s move on to the full story about the speed of electric scooters.

Electric scooter top speeds

To give a precise answer to the question of how fast can electric scooters go, we have to go through the data. The following table has the top speeds for every electric scooter model, and it will provide the answer to our question, and many other interesting insights.

Electric scooterTop speedPrice $
Rion2 RE90100 mph / 160 km/h7400
Rion2 RE8080 mph / 129 km/h5700
Dualped Scorpion+65 mph / 104 km/h3150
Dualtron X62 mph / 100 km/h5999
Zero 11X62 mph / 100 km/h3499
Techlife X962 mph / 100 km/h3550
Rion2 RE6060 mph / 96 km/h4500
Emobo Duotork56 mph / 90 km/h1899
Dualped Scorpion56 mph / 90 km/h2650
Dualped Speed Demon56 mph / 90 km/h2450
Outstorm Maxx56 mph / 90 km/h1997
NanRobot RS1155 mph / 88 km/h3199
NanRobot RS755 mph / 88 km/h2799
Qiewa Q Power55 mph / 88 km/h2099
Dualtron Ultra53 mph / 85 km/h3149
NanRobot LS753 mph / 85 km/h3199
Dualtron Thunder50 mph / 80 km/h3699
Kaabo Wolf Warrior50 mph / 80 km/h3199
Dualtron Compact50 mph / 80 km/h2649
FLJ T11350 mph / 80 km/h1500
NanRobot RS650 mph / 80 km/h2349
WePed GT45 mph / 72 km/h3499
NanRobot RS445 mph / 72 km/h1900
Currus NF43 mph / 70 km/h2799
Techlife X743 mph / 70 km/h1785
Turbowheel Lightning40 mph / 65 km/h1690
Dualtron 340 mph / 65 km/h2960
Dualtron Spider40 mph / 65 km/h2450
Techlife X7S40 mph / 65 km/h2000
Inokim OXO40 mph / 65 km/h2490
EVOLV Pro40 mph / 65 km/h1932
Dualtron 240 mph / 65 km/h1990
Zero 1040 mph / 65 km/h1349
Zero 10X40 mph / 64 km/h1900
NanRobot D5+40 mph / 64 km/h1380
FFR Mantis40 mph / 64 km/h2299
NanRobot D4+40 mph / 64 km/h1380
Kaabo Mantis39 mph / 63 km/h2299
Speedway 537 mph / 60 km/h2100
Kaabo Skywalker 10S+37 mph / 60 km/h1399
Qiewa Q1 Hummer37 mph / 60 km/h1379
Qiewa Qmini37 mph / 60 km/h1029
Dualtron Raptor35 mph / 56 km/h1950
Kugoo G-Booster 20Ah34 mph / 55 km/h1095
Zero 8X34 mph / 55 km/h1485
NanRobot V834 mph / 55 km/h1399
Kaabo Skywalker 10S31 mph / 50 km/h999
Speedway Leger31 mph / 50 km/h1055
Kugoo M2 Master31 mph / 50 km/h/
Evo 48V 1800W30 mph / 48 km/h/
Stator30 mph / 48 km/h3995
Turbowheel Pacer30 mph / 48 km/h1499
Turbowheel Dart28 mph / 45 km/h998
Zero 828 mph / 45 km/h749
Imax T3 +28 mph / 45 km/h999
Turbowheel Hornet28 mph / 45 km/h1349
Emove Cruiser28 mph / 45 km/h1399
Speedway 428 mph / 45 km/h1599
Inokim OX 21Ah28 mph / 45 km/h1970
Inokim OX 13Ah28 mph / 45 km/h1641
Zero 928 mph / 45 km/h1049
NanRobot D328 mph / 45 km/h999
Dualped Cruiser28 mph / 45 km/h899
Techlife X528 mph / 45 km/h790
Joyor LR828 mph / 45 km/h799
Kugoo M4 Pro28 mph / 45 km/h675
Speedway Mini 4 Pro28 mph / 45 km/h1150
Kugoo Kirin M427 mph / 43 km/h603
Mercane Widewheel Pro26 mph / 42 km/h1149
Kaabo Skywalker 10H26 mph / 42 km/h899
Turbowheel Swift25 mph / 40 km/h875
Mercane Widewheel Dual25 mph / 40 km/h999
Kaabo Skywalker 8S25 mph / 40 km/h849
Techlife X625 mph / 40 km/h1066
EVOLV Tour25 mph / 40 km/h1189
Emove Touring25 mph / 40 km/h899
E-TWOW GT25 mph / 40 km/h1089
UScooters Booster GT25 mph / 40 km/h1299
NanRobot X425 mph / 40 km/h599
NanRobot X625 mph / 40 km/h899
FFR Horizon 25 mph / 40 km/h729
UScooters Booster V25 mph / 40 km/h1199
Tarsa T925 mph / 40 km/h580
UberScoot 1600W24 mph / 39 km/h709
Kaabo Skywalker 8H 13 Ah24 mph / 39 km/h649
Boosted Rev (retired)24 mph / 38 km/h1599
E-TWOW S222 mph / 36 km/h899
EVOLV City22 mph / 35 km/h817
UScooters Booster Plus S+22 mph / 35 km/h899
Joyor Y1022 mph / 35 km/h1526
Joyor F5S+22 mph / 35 km/h891
Joyor Y5S22 mph / 35 km/h1272
Joyor X5S22 mph / 35 km/h1145
Joyor X122 mph / 35 km/h794
EcoReco L522 mph / 35 km/h999
Imax T322 mph / 35 km/h999
Joyor F5+22 mph / 35 km/h794
NanRobot X822 mph / 35 km/h799
Techlife L522 mph / 35 km/h915
Techlife L5T22 mph / 35 km/h1045
Joyor F322 mph / 35 km/h737
Inokim Light 222 mph / 35 km/h1156
Kaabo Air22 mph / 35 km/h399
Kugoo ES222 mph / 35 km/h371
RND M122 mph / 35 km/h228
Inokim Light 2 Limited21 mph / 34 km/h1268
Kaabo Skywalker 8H 10 Ah21 mph / 34 km/h549
EcoReco XS20 mph / 32 km/h499
UberScoot 1000W20 mph / 32 km/h479
SEEV-80020 mph / 32 km/h1839
X-Treme City Rider20 mph / 32 km/h489
Imax S120 mph / 32 km/h1299
Ford Ojo (discontinued)20 mph / 32 km/h1999
UberScoot 500W20 mph / 32 km/h/
EcoReco S520 mph / 32 km/h1099
Unagi E45020 mph / 32 km/h840
EcoReco M520 mph / 32 km/h799
Inokim Quick 3 Super +19 mph / 30 km/h1440
Ninebot Max19 mph / 30 km/h799
Levy Plus19 mph / 30 km/h699
Levy19 mph / 30 km/h499
Ninebot ES 419 mph / 30 km/h769
Micro e Micro one19 mph / 30 km/h/
Razor EcoSmart19 mph / 30 km/h429
Micro peugeot kick black x219 mph / 30 km/h/
Micro Eagle X319 mph / 30 km/h/
Kugoo S119 mph / 30 km/h339
Kugoo S1 Pro19 mph / 30 km/h349
Kugoo Pro19 mph / 30 km/h324
Hiboy S219 mph / 30 km/h429
Hiboy Max19 mph / 30 km/h399
Turboant X719 mph / 30 km/h439
Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite19 mph / 30 km/h349
Skrt18 mph / 29 km/h349
Swagtron Swagger 518 mph / 29 km/h299
FFR City Rider18 mph / 29 km/h399
Inokim Quick 3 Hero17 mph / 27 km/h1268
UScooters Eco16 mph / 26 km/h589
GoTrax GXL Commuter16 mph / 26 km/h248
Jetson Quest16 mph / 25 km/h519
InMotion Lively16 mph / 25 km/h799
Voyager Dash Charge Commuter Pro16 mph / 25 km/h599
Voyager Dash Charge Commuter16 mph / 25 km/h399
Voyager Dash Charge16 mph / 25 km/h299
Micro Falcon X316 mph / 25 km/h875
Voltion SX216 mph / 25 km/h822
Xiaomi M365 Pro16 mph / 25 km/h550
Ninebot ES 316 mph / 25 km/h699
Ninebot ES 216 mph / 25 km/h557
Glion Dolly16 mph / 25 km/h429
Xiaomi M36516 mph / 25 km/h442
Scrooser16 mph / 25 km/h3233
Micro Merlin X416 mph / 25 km/h1017
Unagi Model One 500 W16 mph / 25 km/h999
Micro Condor X316 mph / 25 km/h847
GoTrax XR Ultra16 mph / 25 km/h399
Phaewo16 mph / 25 km/h339
Kugoo M2 Pro16 mph / 25 km/h499
Macwheel MX116 mph / 25 km/h379
Macwheel MX316 mph / 25 km/h350
Kugoo Kirin S116 mph / 25 km/h338
RND T116 mph / 25 km/h/
Inokim Light16 mph / 25 km/h1007
Swagtron Swagger 716 mph / 25 km/h399
Techlife X216 mph / 25 km/h785
SoFlow Air Carbon16 mph / 25 km/h449
Swagtron Swagger Pro16 mph / 25 km/h317
Inokim Mini 216 mph / 25 km/h748
Swagtron EB516 mph / 25 km/h499
Unagi Model One 250 W16 mph / 25 km/h840
Imax Q316 mph / 25 km/h799
Joyor A116 mph / 25 km/h566
Swagtron Swagger16 mph / 25 km/h239
Swagtron Swagger Pro 316 mph / 25 km/h249
Swagtron Swagger 316 mph / 25 km/h219
Kugoo Kirin S216 mph / 25 km/h289
GoTrax XR16 mph / 25 km/h299
Razor e30016 mph / 25 km/h239
SoFlow Air Aluminum16 mph / 25 km/h349
Swagtron Cali Drift16 mph / 25 km/h279
Swagtron Swagger 216 mph / 25 km/h199
Voyager Proton16 mph / 25 km/h299
Lehe K116 mph / 25 km/h1699
Superteff 16 mph / 25 km/h499
Kugoo Kirin S2 Mini16 mph / 25 km/h249
Mercane Widewheel Single15 mph / 24 km/h899
Macwheel MX215 mph / 24 km/h320
GoTrax G215 mph / 24 km/h229
Evo 300 SX14 mph / 23 km/h453
Megawheels S514 mph / 23 km/h329
Voyager Rover13 mph / 21 km/h799
RND F1512 mph / 20 km/h/
Tarsa T212 mph / 20 km/h370
UberScoot 800W12 mph / 20 km/h450
Ninebot ES 112 mph / 20 km/h524
Tarsa T10 X12 mph / 20 km/h999
Evo 300 S12 mph / 20 km/h259
Evo EvoLite Carbon12 mph / 20 km/h350
QiCycle Euni12 mph / 20 km/h884
RND R112 mph / 20 km/h/
FLJ I1112 mph / 20 km/h399
Micro Colibri12 mph / 20 km/h1017
Joyor H111 mph / 18 km/h508
UberScoot S30011 mph / 17 km/h323
Viro Rides10 mph / 16 km/h228
Micro Sparrow X49 mph / 15 km/h426
Average26 mph / 42 km/h

How fast do electric scooters go?

The average top speed for an electric scooter, calculated from the top speeds of all models, is 26 mph / 42 kmh.

However, this number is skewed up by the fastest electric scooters by a lot. They are super-expensive, but not owned by many people.

So, for most scooterists, a better question might be how fast do regular scooters go.

How fast can the regular electric scooter go?

man putting on helmet with one foot on the deck of an electric scooter

Regular, affordable electric scooters, bought by lots of people, will have an average top speed of 18 mph / 29 kmh.

By “regular”, we mean scooters that cost less than $1000 and would be within the budget for most people.

The fastest regular electric scooters are:

  • Kaabo Skywalker 10S, 31 mph / 50 km/h
  • Imax T3 +, 28 mph / 45 km/h
  • NanRobot D3, 28 mph / 45 km/h
  • Turbowheel Dart, 28 mph / 45 km/h
  • Dualped Cruiser, 28 mph / 45 km/h
  • Zero 8, 28 mph / 45 km/h
  • Techlife X5, 28 mph / 45 km/h
  • Joyor LR8, 28 mph / 45 km/h

What is the fastest electric scooter?

The fastest electric scooter, for which there is proof of actually reaching the claimed speeds, is a custom-made version of the Dualtron X. There is a recording of a brave soul riding it at 75 mph / 121 kmh.

The fastest electric scooter on paper right now is the Rion2 RE90. It should be able to reach speeds of 100 mph / 161 kmh. Another one of the Rion models, the Rion2 RE80, may be the second-fastest scooter in existence, capable of going 80 mph / 129 kmh.

Besides those brands, there are three more on the market that produce electric scooters capable of reaching speeds greater than 62 mph / 100 kmh:

  • Dualped, with their Dualped Scorpion+ model, recorded reaching speeds of 65 mph / 104 kmh
  • Zero, with their Zero 11X model capable of going with 62 mph / 100 kmh
  • Techlife, with the X9 model (essentially the same scooter as the Zero 11X), also capable of reaching 62 mph / 100 kmh

There are about 30 other different electric scooters, from both the brands from above and from other brands, that are also capable of reaching what I call “unusable” speeds, or speeds above 40 mph / 64 kmh. While I don’t want to discourage anyone from anything, for me, riding an electric scooter faster than 40 mph / 64 kmh is asking for trouble, and I doubt that I’ll ever ride faster than 30 mph / 48 kmh.

Those are the maximum abilities of electric scooters today when it comes to crazy speeds.

For most people, however, these speeds don’t mean much. Most people don’t need scooters that fast. In addition, most people wouldn’t pay thousands of dollars for an electric scooter.

How fast are electric scooters under $1000?

Electric scooters that cost under $1000 will have top speeds around 18.6 mph / 30 kmh. Their speeds will vary between 9 mph and 31 mph (15 kmh and 50 kmh). The fastest electric scooter under $1000 is the Kaabo Skywalker 10S, with a top speed of 31 mph / 50 kmh.

How fast are electric scooters under $800?

The scooters priced at $800 or less will have an average speed of 17 mph / 28 kmh. They will have top speeds between 9 mph and 28 mph (15 kmh and 45 kmh). There are several electric scooters under $800 that can reach speeds of 28 mph / 45 kmh, the most notable of them being Turbowheel Dart, Zero 8, and NanRobot D3.

How fast are electric scooters under $500?

For electric scooters under $500, the average speed will be 16 mph / 26 kmh. Their top speeds will be between 9 mph and 22 mph (15 kmh and 35 kmh). The fastest electric scooters under $500 are the Kugoo ES2 and the RND M1, with a top speed of 22 mph / 35 kmh.

How fast are electric scooters under $300?

Scooters with price tags under $300 will have speeds of 15 mph / 25 kmh on average. Their speeds will range from 9 mph / 15 kmh to 22 mph / 35 kmh. The fastest scooter in this price category is the RND M1, with a top speed of 22 mph / 35 kmh.

Electric scooter common top speeds and categories

pie chart demonstrating the percentages of the most common top speeds in electric scooters
the percentages of the most common top speeds in electric scooters

As we can see in the table above, a huge part of electric scooters has top speeds either between 15 mph / 24 kmh and 19 mph / 30 kmh, with a bit more than a third of all scooters, or 34.47%.

The second most common top speed category in electric scooters is between 20 mph / 32 kmh and 29 mph / 47 kmh, with a bit less than a third, or 31.55%.

What’s interesting is that there are about three times more fast scooters (faster than 30 mph / 48 kmh), than there are very slow scooters (less than 15 mph / 24 kmh). Very fast scooters are represented with 25.24% in all scooter models, while very slow scooters account for just 8.74%.

Electric scooter top speed and price correlation

scatter plot demonstrating the correlation between top speed and price in electric scooters
correlation between top speed and price in electric scooters

With the exception of a few outliers, we can see that there is some correlation between the scooter’s top speed and its price.

However, there are a few models that provide more speed than their price might suggest. Obviously, these scooters will be of great value for anyone looking to buy a fast scooter and save some money.

Some of these affordable but disproportionally fast scooters, that stand out from their peers in their price categories are:

  • FLJ T113, costs around $1500, top speed of 50 mph / 80 kmh (price category average is around 34 mph / 54 kmh)
  • Qiewa Qmini, costs $1029, top speed is 37 mph / 60 kmh (price category average around 24 mph / 38 kmh)
  • Kugoo M4 Pro, costs $675, top speed is 28 mph / 45 kmh (price category average around 21 mph / 34 kmh)
  • Kaabo Air, costs $399, top speed is 22 mph / 35 kmh (price category average around 16 mph / 26 kmh)
  • Swagtron Swagger 5, costs $299, top speed 18 mph / 29 kmh (price category average around 15 mph / 25 kmh)

How fast can popular electric scooters go?

Let’s take a look at the top speeds of the most popular electric scooters.

How fast can the Xiaomi M365 go?

The top speed of the Xiaomi M365 is 15 mph / 25 kmh. However, out of the box, its top speed is limited, and after installing custom hardware, the top speed can be hacked to 22 mph / 35 kmh.

How fast can the Xiaomi M365 Pro go?

Same as the standard model, the Xiaomi M365 Pro comes with a top speed limited at 15 mph / 25 kmh. The scooter is capable of going with 22 mph / 35 kmh after the speed limitation is removed by installing custom firmware. Users have even reported going with 24 mph / 38 kmh in some instances.

How fast can the Ninebot ES2 go?

Out of the box, the Ninebot ES2 will be limited to 15 mph / 25 kmh. However, with the additional battery, the Ninebot ES2 can reach top speeds of 22 mph / 35 kmh. Further, after installing the custom firmware that can remove the speed limits, the Ninebot ES2 is capable of going as fast as 28 mph / 45 kmh, although the scooter is not built for this speed.

How fast can the Ninebot Max go?

The Ninebot Max can go as fast as 18 mph / 30 kmh initially. It already has the extra battery that was absent in the Ninebot ES2, so this easy way to increase the top speed is not available. Still, owners have managed to hack the top speed to be as much as 30 mph / 48 kmh through battery optimizations.

Is the speed of electric scooters limited?

A significant number of these scooters, and in fact of all scooters in general, are technically capable of reaching higher speeds.

The manufacturers put limits on their speeds. Those can sometimes be removed either by modifications or by custom firmware, but sometimes there are no easy ways to do that.

The reasons for the built-in limitations are primarily legal, but also safety, as riding at great speeds quickly gets dangerous.

As we will see, there’s likely a very good reason why most consumer-grade electric scooters are capped at 15 mph / 25 kmh, and why that’s the average electric scooter speed.

Can I make my electric scooter faster?

person tinkering with electronics and wires

Getting a few more kilometers per hour out of your scooter is usually possible, though not always easy.

Among the simplest things you can do are:

  • unlock or remove any speed limitations that your scooter has
  • fully charge your battery
  • reduce the load that your scooter has to carry
  • add a second battery

There are other, more advanced ways to speed up your scooter. If you are determined to go that route, check out our complete guide on making your scooter faster.


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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.