Best Waterproof And Rain-Proof Electric Scooters [What Nobody Tells You]

There are many scooters that are water-resistant, and some of them can handle riding through some rain or snow quite well.

But when it comes to truly waterproof electric scooters, things are a little different. Today, there’s only one truly waterproof electric scooter, and several that provide excellent protection from water but are not exactly 100% waterproof.

In this guide, we will go through all of those scooters, and also go through what you must know about water protection in electric scooters.

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Waterproof electric scooters

After trying, testing, and experimenting with dozens of electric scooters, we’ve narrowed down the choice for the best rain-proof and waterproof electric scooters to the following models.

Electric scooterIP ratingUse case
EMove CruiserIPX6Best waterproof electric scooter overall
Nami Burn-E 2 MaxIP67Best water protection and IP rating
Kaabo Wolf King GT ProIPX5Best offroad waterproof electric scooter
Apollo CityIP56Best waterproof electric scooter under $1200
Ninebot MaxIPX5Best waterproof electric scooter under $1000
EverCrossIPX5Best waterproof electric scooter under $800
GoTrax G3IPX6Best waterproof electric scooter under $500
Aovo ProIP65Best waterproof electric scooter in the UK & EU

Best waterproof electric scooter overall – EMove Cruiser

EMove Cruiser in a winter setting

The EMove Cruiser doesn’t have the best ingress protection standard in the world right now (it used to hold that title at one point, but it no longer does).

I still believe it is the best waterproof electric scooter you can get today, simply because it is an amazing scooter overall that also has one of the best water protection standards. Its IPX6 rating is still one of the best in the world, and only one other scooter has better water protection (the one mentioned below).

While riding in the rain should be generally avoided, chances are, nothing bad will happen if you do so occasionally. I and many others have witnessed this, so, we can say the EMove Cruiser is a great scooter for riding in the rain.

Besides the IP rating, the EMove Cruiser has great pneumatic 10-inch tires, dual suspension, very good brakes, and what’s probably most important for many of us, it doesn’t really cost a fortune, which is why I’ve found it to be the best waterproof electric scooter in general today. You can see my full EMove Cruiser review if you’d like to find out more.

Where to buy the EMove Cruiser from?

Worldwide
The best (and probably only) place to get the EMove Cruiser from is the official Voromotors store (make sure to enter the code “escooternerds” without quotes for a $50 discount). As one of the most trusted brands in the industry, they do a great job and ship very fast. Shipping is free within the continental US and it will take between 2 and 4 days. For other countries the usual expenses are added to the original price ($250 for the UK, $200 – $300 for most EU countries, $100 for Canada, $350 for Australia, ~$300 for the Philippines and Asia), and the waiting times will be between 3 days and 2 weeks. It might be worthwhile knowing that orders in the UK, Canada, and most EU countries, that are over $3000, get free shipping as well, so if you need two EMove Cruisers, you can add a few cheap accessories to the order as well, and you will get free shipping (applies to new scooters only).

Emove Cruiser Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed52.9 kmh
Top speed33 mph
Range100 km
Range62 mi
Motorssingle hub BLDC
Power600 W real, 1600 W peak
Climb angle9 °
Battery1560 Wh, 52 V
Battery typeLG
Charging time12 h
Ingress protection (IP)IPX6
Weight23.5 kg
Weight52 lbs
Weight limit160 kg
Weight limit350 lbs
Tire size10 in
Tire typepneumatic tubeless car-grade
Tire pressure45 psi
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsyes
Seatoptional
Trunk or basketno (customization possible)
Build materialaluminum alloy
Terrainsurban
Brakesfront + rear semi-hydraulic disc brakes, 140 mm
Shock absorbersfront dual-form spring-loaded suspension, and dual rear air suspension, adjustable
Lightsfront + rear + turn + deck
ControlLCD, voltmeter
Cruise controlyes
Keysyes
Alarmyes
Appno
Warranty12 months
Return period30 days
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)124.46 cm * 25.4 cm * 35.56 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)49 in * 10 in * 14 in
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)121.92 cm * 58.42 cm * 118.11 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)48 in * 23 in * 46 in
Ground clearance20 cm
Ground clearance8 in
Deck to handlebar height98 cm (est)
Deck to handlebar height39 in (est)
Adjustable handlebaryes
NotesLG battery ISO certified; foldable handlebars; 3 colors: black, white, orange; tested range; 2-4 bus days shipping; horn; $250 – $350 for shipping

Best water protection and IP rating – Nami Burn-E 2 Max

Nami Burn-E 2 Max close-up

The Nami Burn-E 2 Max has an IP67 ingress protection standard, which is the best in the world currently. That makes it the only truly waterproof electric scooter in existence.

In many ways, the Nami Burn-E 2 Max is the perfect scooter. It has it all – amazing power, great speed, one of the longest ranges in the game, world-class pneumatic tires, excellent brakes, and one of the best suspension systems ever.

The only reason why it won’t be the best choice for many people looking for a waterproof electric scooter is its price. It is usually priced above $4000, which is probably too much for most people.

But if that’s not the case for you, and you’d like to get the best waterproof electric scooter in the world, and you’d like to be 100% carefree while riding in the rain or snow, then you may want to consider this scooter. See my complete Nami Burn-E 2 Max review if you’re curious about it.

Where to buy the Nami Burn-E 2 Max from?

Worldwide
It is very unlikely that you will find the original Nami Burn-E 2 Max somewhere other than FluidFreeRide.

Nami Burn-E 2 Max Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed96.56 kmh
Top speed60 mph
Range144.84 km
Range90 mi
Power3000 W real, 8400 W peak
Climb angle35 °
Battery2304 Wh, 72 V
Battery typeLi-ion cells (Panasonic, Samsung, or LG)
Charging time8 h
Ingress protection (IP)IP67
Weight46.72 kg
Weight103 lbs
Weight limit150 kg
Weight limit330 lbs
Tire size11 in
Tire typepneumatic tubeless
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsno
Build materialheat-treated aviation grade welding frame, full carbon fiber steering column, polished stainless steel parts
Terrainsall terrain
Brakes4-piston LOGAN full hydraulic 160mm disc brakes
Shock absorberstwo adjustable 165mm hydraulic coil-shock suspensions
Lights2000 lumen headlight + side LED strips + rear brake light
Controlmultifunctional color smart display
Speed modes5
Warranty12 months
Return period15 days
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)134.6 cm * 62.2 cm * 63.5 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)53 in * 24 in * 25 in
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)134.6 cm * 62.2 cm * 145 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)53 in * 24 in * 57 in
Deck dimensions (L * W)56 cm * 30 cm
Deck dimensions (L * W)22 in * 12 in
Ground clearance22.86 cm
Ground clearance9 in
Deck to handlebar height109 cm (est)
Deck to handlebar height43 in (est)
Adjustable handlebarno

Best offroad waterproof electric scooter – Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro

climbing a hill with the Kaabo Wolf King

While most of the scooters on this list are all great for riding in the rain, few (or none) of them would be good for riding off-road.

If you happen to need a scooter that won’t be bothered by rain but you’d also like a super-powerful monster of a scooter prepared for all kinds of terrains and rough rides, then the Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro will be the best choice.

The scooter comes with an IPX5 ingress protection standard that will make riding on rainy days pretty much effortless, and still, the 11-inch off-road tires with a 3.5-inch width will be great for dirt trails.

Where to buy the Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro from?

Worldwide
You can find the Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro at Voromotors. You are likely to get the best deal for this scooter there, and you will get $50 off if you apply my coupon code escooternerds at checkout. Just to make sure you are getting the best price possible, compare that listing with the one at FluidFreeRide, as the prices for this scooter can sometimes fluctuate.

Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed101.3 kmh
Top speed63 mph
Range119.5 km
Range74 mi
Motorsdual hub motors
Power4000 W real, 7200 W peak
Climb angle50 °
Battery2520 Wh, 72 V
Battery typeSamsung or LG
Charging time12 h
Ingress protection (IP)IPX5
Weight52 kg
Weight115 lbs
Weight limit150 kg
Weight limit330 lbs
Tire size11×3.5 in
Tire typepneumatic tubeless
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsno
Build materialfortified forged aluminum
Terrainsall terrain
Brakesdual hydraulic brakes
Shock absorbersdual hydraulic shock
Lightsheadlights + breaklights + deck lights + signlal lights
ControlEY3 display
Warranty1 year
Return period3/10 days
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)155.19 cm * 74.93 cm * 46.99 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)61 in * 30 in * 18 in

Best waterproof electric scooter under $1200 – Apollo City

person commuting on an Apollo City

The Apollo City has the second-best water protection standard in the scooter world right now, rated at IP56.

Comparing it with the EMove Cruiser will always be a close call. Personally, I believe that the EMove Cruiser will be more versatile and more useful to more people in more situations, but the Apollo City is still one amazing scooter as well, and it also usually costs quite less than the EMove Cruiser, which is why I believe it might end up being the choice of many people looking for a great waterproof electric scooter on a more limited budget.

See my Apollo City review if you’d like to find out more about this great-value scooter.

Where to buy the Apollo City from?

US
As with most Apollo scooter models, the only place you can find their original scooters is the official Apollo store. Use the coupon code NE28PN5KFW to get an extra $50 worth of accessories and parts.

Canada
In Canada, it’s better if you order through the official Canadian Apollo store. Again, the coupon code NE28PN5KFW gets you an extra $50 worth of accessories and parts.

UK, Europe
In Europe, and in the UK in particular, the scooter is also available at Ride And Glide. Make sure to check out their listing if you live in Europe, as you will get quicker shipping, free in most cases, and you might end up with a better deal overall.

Apollo City Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed40 kmh
Top speed25 mph
Range45 km
Range28 mi
Motorsrear hub BLDC
Power600 W real, 800 W peak
Climb angle15 °
Battery634 Wh, 48 V
Battery typeDynavolt smart BMS
Charging time8 h
Ingress protection (IP)IP54
Weight17.7 kg
Weight39 lbs
Weight limit120 kg
Weight limit265 lbs
Tire size8.5 in
Tire typepneumatic
Tire pressure50 psi
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsyes
Build materialforged aluminium
Terrainsstreets, bike lanes, sidewalks, trails
Brakesrear drum + front disc + electronic
Shock absorbersfront spring + rear dual spring
Lightstwo headlights + front LED strip + deck LED strips + rear brake
ControlApollo LED screen
Speed modes3
Cruise controlyes
Appno
Warranty12 months
Rider age18-60
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)105 cm * 19.5 cm * 35.4 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)41 in * 8 in * 14 in
Adjustable handlebaryes

Best waterproof electric scooter under $1000 – Ninebot Max

Ninebot Max standing against an ocean

The Ninebot Max is the best waterproof electric scooter under $1000 in the world, currently priced around $950 in most stores.

It has an IPX5 water protection standard, which means it’s protected against weak jets of water from any angle, and even if some water manages to reach the critical components, it will still probably have no damaging effect.

With a 5 for the second digit of the IP rating, the Ninebot Max is also one of the most waterproof electric scooters in general.

And when it comes to riding in the rain, snow, or any sort of adverse weather, the results are in – the Ninebot Max has been ridden through the rain by myself and tons of users, and water-related defects are almost never reported!

The 10-inch tubeless air-filled tires, which are also self-healing, are probably the biggest advantage this scooter has over its rivals in the same price category. Not only do they provide much more comfortable rides because of their above-average size, but also they have unique features that make them much less prone to flats, and provide a lot of traction during rides on wet surfaces.

You can check out my complete review of the Ninebot Max to find out more.

Where to buy the Ninebot Max from?

Worldwide
The best, most reliable way to get the Ninebot Max is through Amazon, although the official Segway store is also a place you should check to compare prices.

Canada
For Canada, the fastest and most reliable way to get the Ninebot Max would be through TekTrendy. Your scooter will arrive in a matter of days, sometimes even the next day, and there will be no other costs, neither shipping nor taxes.

UK, EU
In the UK, and some other EU countries, the best place to get the Ninebot Max from is Amazon UK.

Ninebot Max Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed30 kmh
Top speed18.6 mph
Range64 km
Range40 mi
Motorssingle BLDC hub in rear wheel
Power350 W real, 700 W peak
Climb angle11 °
Battery551 Wh, 36 V
Charging time6 h
Ingress protection (IP)IPX5
Weight19 kg
Weight42 lbs
Weight limit100 kg
Weight limit220 lbs
Tire size10 in
Tire typepneumatic self-healing
Tire pressure32-37 psi
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsno
Seatno (customization possible)
Trunk or basketoptional
Build materialaluminum
Terrainsasphalt/flat pavement: obstacles under 0.4 in (1 cm); gaps under 1.2 in (3 cm)
BrakesFront mechanical drum + rear sheel regenerative electric brakes
ABSyes
Shock absorbersno
Lights2.5w high-brightness LED light + brake light
ControlLED screen
Speed modeseco, standard, sport
Cruise controlyes
Keysno
Alarmyes
AppAndroid & iOS
Warranty12 months (6 months on battery)
CertificatesCAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B), UN/DOT 38.3, ANSI/UL 2271
Rider age14+
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)117 cm * 42 cm * 53 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)46 in * 17 in * 21 in
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)117 cm * 42 cm * 120 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)46 in * 17 in * 47 in
Deck dimensions (L * W)51 cm * 17.8 cm
Deck dimensions (L * W)20 in * 7 in
Ground clearance8 cm
Ground clearance3 in
Deck to handlebar height102 cm
Deck to handlebar height40 in
Rider height120 – 200 cm
Rider height47 – 79 in
Adjustable handlebarno
Notessmart BMS; regen brakes; one cord charger; anti-slip deck;

Best waterproof electric scooter under $800 – EverCross

folded EverCross electric scooter

Most electric scooters with great water protection cost $1000 or more.

The EverCross usually costs less than $800, or even less than $700, and it provides an IPX5 rating for that sum, making it pretty safe for riding in the rain or wet environments.

The scooter also has 10-inch pneumatic tires, much larger than the tires found in many of the scooters in this price range.

It comes with dual shock absorbers on both wheels, which is another rare thing in budget-friendly scooters, and coupled with the great dual disk brakes, the EverCross is clearly one of the best mid-price waterproof scooters.

If you’d like to find out more, check out my detailed EverCross review.

Where to buy the EverCross from?

US
The only place you can get the EverCross HB24 / H5 will be Amazon. Typically the scooter will cost around $800.

EverCross Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed48 kmh
Top speed30 mph
Range50 km
Range31 mi
Motorshub BLDC rear drive
Power800 W
Climb angle30 °
Battery480 Wh, 48 V
Charging time6 h
Ingress protection (IP)IPX5
Weight20 kg
Weight44 lbs
Weight limit150 kg
Weight limit330 lbs
Tire size10 in
Tire typepneumatic
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsyes
Seatyes
Build materialaluminum
Terrainsall terrain
Brakesdisk brakes front + rear
Shock absorbersdual suspension on both wheels
Lightsmain LED + brake + turn signals + deck
ControlEY3 LCD
Speed modes3
Cruise controlyes
Keysyes
Alarmno
Appyes
Warranty12 months
Return period30 days
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)127 cm * 33 cm * 116 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)50 in * 13 in * 46 in
Adjustable handlebaryes

Best waterproof electric scooter under $500 – GoTrax G3

person riding the GoTrax G3

The GoTrax G3 is a miracle scooter.

It is one of the top 5 waterproof electric scooters, coming with an IPX6 ingress protection standard, and it costs only $399.

It also comes with pneumatic 8.5-inch tires and a disk and an electronic brake, which further make it a pretty good scooter for riding in the rain.

In my opinion, there’s pretty much no doubt here – this is the best budget waterproof electric scooter.

Where to buy the GoTrax G3 from?

Worldwide
The best place to buy the GoTrax G3 from will almost always be the official GoTrax online store.

GoTrax G3 Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed25 kmh
Top speed15.5 mph
Range29 km
Range18 mi
Motorsrear hub BLDC
Power300 W
Battery280.8 Wh, 36 V
Battery typelithium-ion
Charging time5 h
Ingress protection (IP)IPX6
Weight16.46 kg
Weight36 lbs
Weight limit100 kg
Weight limit220 lbs
Tire size8.5 in
Tire typepneumatic
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsno
Build materialaluminum alloy A-6061
Terrainsurban
Brakesrear disk brake, electronic regenerative
Lightsfront LED, rear brake, reflective stickers
ControlLCD display
Warranty12 months
Return period14 days
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)107.44 cm * 45.46 cm * 120.39 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)42 in * 18 in * 47 in

Best waterproof electric scooter in the UK & EU – Aovo Pro

the Aovo Pro going through water

The Aovo Pro is a relative newcomer to the electric scooter scene, and on the surface, it may look like yet another Xiaomi M365 clone.

But under the hood, there’s a lot more going on.

The Aovo Pro comes with an IP65 rating, which makes it the most water-resistant scooter widely available in the UK and most European countries.

It comes with solid 8.5-inch tires that never go flat, solid brakes, and good build quality, which further makes it a good choice for rainy days.

Check out the complete Aovo Pro review if you’re looking for an excellent water-resistant choice, popular in the UK and the rest of Europe, but available globally and gaining ground in the US as well.

Where to buy the Aovo Pro from?

Worldwide
The only place to get the Aovo Pro is the official Aovo store. You will get free shipping in 2-7 days, and great customer support and warranty terms.

Aovo Pro Specifications

Imperial Metric

Top speed32 kmh
Top speed20 mph
Range35 km
Range22 mi
Motorshub BLDC front drive
Power350 W
Climb angle20 °
Battery378 Wh, 36 V
Battery typesmart BMS
Charging time5 h
Ingress protection (IP)IP65
Weight12 kg
Weight26.5 lbs
Weight limit120 kg
Weight limit265 lbs
Tire size8.5 in
Tire typesolid
Foldableyes
Foldable handlebarsno
Build materialaluminum alloy
Brakesrear disk brake
Shock absorbersno
Lightsfront LED + rear brake
ControlLED display
Speed modes3
Cruise controlyes
Appyes
Warranty2 years, 6 months on battery
Return period30 days
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)107 cm * 43 cm * 53 cm
Folded dimensions (L * W * H)42 in * 17 in * 21 in
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)107 cm * 43 cm * 110 cm
Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)42 in * 17 in * 43 in
Rider height120-200 cm
Rider height47 – 79 in
Adjustable handlebarno

What you need to know about waterproof electric scooters, water resistance, and IP ratings

Almost no electric scooters are truly waterproof today.

When it comes to electronic devices, being waterproof is a standard technical term that has a pretty strict definition, which almost no electric scooter on the market today fully satisfies.

Most of the scooters with the best water protection can still only be classed as water-resistant, and while they can handle some riding through the rain or snow, and won’t suffer water damage that often, they’re still not technically waterproof.

That’s an important distinction, both for how you should use your scooter, and what will be covered by its warranty, as any electric scooter warranty policy practically never covers water damage.

When scooterists say “waterproof”, they usually mean “very resistant to water damage”, or “if you ride on a rainy day, the scooter will not end up damaged”.

Also, when talking about water resistance, you’ll hear talk about the IP rating a lot.

IP ratings – how to know if a scooter is waterproof?

There is an international standard called the Ingress Protection standard, commonly known as the IP standard or the IP rating. It is used to determine how waterproof an electronic device is.

IP ratings come in the format of two digits, like “IP54” or “IP67”. They provide an answer to how well an electrical device is protected from foreign bodies and moisture, based on the materials used for their build, their manufacturing process, their finishing, and their testing.

The first digit of the IP rating indicates the degree of protection from solid foreign bodies, and it’s not of much use to us when we’re looking for the water resistance level of the scooter. While it’s great to have a higher number for your scooter in general, it doesn’t mean much when we’re trying to see if the scooter can be ridden in the rain.

Anyway, here’s what the numbers of the first digit in the IP rating signify:

  • X – no data available
  • 0 – no protection against contact and ingress of objects
  • 1 – effective against objects bigger than 50 mm / 2 in
  • 2 – effective against objects bigger than 12.5 mm / 0.49 in, such as fingers or similar objects
  • 3 – effective against objects bigger than 2.5 mm / 0.098 in, such as tools or thick wires
  • 4 – effective against objects bigger than 1 mm / 0.039 in, such as wires, slender tools, large ants, etc
  • 5 – good protection against dust, some dust may enter but not enough to interfere with the effective operation
  • 6 – complete protection against dust

When talking about water resistance, what we’re after is the second digit. It shows us how well the electronics are protected from various levels of moisture. These are what the numbers of the second digit signify:

  • X – no data available
  • 0 – no protection
  • 1 – protection against condensation, or vertically falling droplets, meaning the electronics will not be damaged when the device is upright
  • 2 – protection against water droplets deflected up to 15° from vertical
  • 3 – protection against spray up to 60° from vertical
  • 4 – protection against water splashes from all angles
  • 5 – protection against weak jets of water from any angle, some ingress has no damaging effects
  • 6 – protection against strong jets
  • 6K – protection against strong jets with increased water pressure
  • 7 – protection against full immersion, up to 30 minutes and 1 meter of depth, some ingress has no damaging effects
  • 8 – protection against full immersion at great depths and extended time periods, specified by the manufacturer
  • 9K – protection against strong streams, high-temperature jets, sprays, and washdowns

Anything above 3 for the second digit already means that the device has some protection against water.

A value of 4 is already pretty good and enough to handle rainy weather, and 5 and anything above it basically means strong resistance to water ingress or no damaging effects in the case of water penetration.

Only about 50% of the electric scooters today have an IP standard specified. Since obtaining the rating requires obtaining a license from an authorized scientific organization, it is safe to assume that scooters that have their IP standards would proudly display it as public information, and the ones that don’t have it will try and stay silent about it.

Electric scooters rated by water resistance level

These are the most popular water-resistant scooters today, ordered by their IP rating (the second digit).

Electric scooterIP ratingNote from manufacturer
Nami Burn-E 2 MaxIP67
Apollo City 2022IP56
Emove CruiserIP56Be careful of water
GoTrax G3IPX6
Qiewa Q Power 2IPX6unofficial IP rating
Qiewa Q HunterIPX6unofficial IP rating
Qiewa Q ForceIPX6unofficial IP rating
Weped F12IP65unofficial IP rating
Weped Fold DIP65unofficial IP rating
Weped Fold SIP65unofficial IP rating
Pure Air Pro LR 2nd GenIP65
InMotion LivelyIP65
Pure Air Pro 2nd GenIP65
Pure Air 2nd GenIP65
Aovo Pro M365 ES80IP65Can be used in wet environments
Pure Air Go 2nd GenIP65
AovoPro 365 GoIP65Can be used in wet environments
AovoPro S3 EW4IP65Can be used in wet environments
Nami Burn-E 2IP55
Hiboy Titan ProIP55
Inmotion L9IP55
Inmotion S1IP55
Techlife X9IP35
Techlife X7SIP35
Techlife X7IP35
Techlife L5TIP35
Techlife X6IP35
Techlife X5IP35
Kaabo Wolf King GT ProIPX5
Kaabo Mantis Pro V2 Fluid EditionIPX5
Kaabo Mantis V2 Fluid EditionIPX5
Kaabo Mantis 10 Lite PlusIPX5
Uscooters GT SportIPX5
FFR MosquitoIPX5
Ninebot MaxIPX5Do not ride in rain or snow
Kugoo Kirin M3 (G1)IPX5
Kaabo Mantis Lite PlusIPX5
Ninebot F40IPX5
OKAI BeetleIPX5
EverCross HB24 / H5IPX5
Ninebot F30IPX5
Ninebot F25IPX5
Megawheels A5IPX5
Dualtron X2IP54Be careful of water
VSETT  11+ Super 72IP54
Dualtron ThunderIP54Be careful of water
Dualtron Ultra 2IP54Be careful of water
NanRobot LS7IP54
EVOLV CorsaIP54
VSETT 10+IP54
Apollo Phantom V2IP54
Blade 10 GT+IP54
Varla Eagle One ProIP54
Apollo Ghost 2022IP54
EVOLV ProIP54
Varla Eagle OneIP54
VSETT 9+IP54
EVOLV Tour XL-RIP54
Apollo ExploreIP54
Kugoo G-BoosterIP54
EVOLV TerraIP54
EVOLV Tour 2.0IP54
EVOLV Tour XLIP54
Mercane Widewheel ProIP54
Ninebot S MaxIP54
Zero 9IP54
Hiboy TitanIP54
Micro Merlin X4IP54
Micro ColibriIP54
VSETT 8IP54
Apollo Air 2022IP54
Unagi Model OneIP54Waterproof, but avoid water
VSETT 9IP54
EMove TouringIP54
Micro Falcon X3IP54
Apollo CityIP54
InMotion L8FIP54
Micro Condor X3IP54
EVOLV CityIP54
Turboant V8IP54
Ninebot ES4IP54Do not ride in rain
Niu KQi3 MaxIP54
Kugoo G-MaxIP54
EVOLV SprintIP54
Levy PlusIP54
Ninebot ES3IP54Do not ride in rain
Niu KQi3 ProIP54
Hiboy S2 ProIP54
Yadea KS5 ProIP54
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2IP54
Xiaomi M365 ProIP54Do not ride in rain
Hover 1 BlackhawkIP54
Niu KQi3 SportIP54
Ninebot ES2IP54Do not ride in rain
Kugoo Kirin M4IP54
Hiboy S2RIP54
Ninebot ES1IP54Do not ride in rain
Hiboy Max 3IP54
Kugoo M2 ProIP54
GoTrax G4IP54
Hiboy S2IP54
LevyIP54
Niu KQi2IP54
Xiaomi 1SIP54
Smartkick X7 ProIP54
GoTrax XR EliteIP54Avoid water
Xiaomi EssentialIP54
YYD ROBOIP54
Swagtron Swagger 7TIP54
Xiaomi M365IP54Do not ride in rain
Turboant M10IP54
GoTrax XR UltraIP54Avoid water
Micro Sparrow X4IP54
Hiboy MaxIP54
GoTrax ApexIP54Avoid water
Kugoo Kirin S2IP54
GoTrax GXL V2 CommuterIP54Avoid water
Eskuta KS-350IP54
Kugoo S1 ProIP54
Kugoo Kirin S1IP54
IScooter I9IP54
Kugoo S1IP54
GoTrax XRIP54Avoid water
Kugoo Kirin S2 MiniIP54
GoTrax GXL CommuterIP54Avoid water
GoTrax G2IP54Avoid water
Segway GT2 SuperScooterIPX4
Kaabo Wolf KingIPX4
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11IPX4
Inokim OXOIPX4Water resistant, avoid pools of water
Inokim OXIPX4Water resistant, avoid pools of water
Inokim Quick 4IPX4Water resistant, avoid pools of water
Kugoo Kirin G3IPX4
E-TWOW GT SEIPX4
Inokim Light 2IPX4Water resistant, avoid pools of water
Inokim Light 2 SuperIPX4Water resistant, avoid pools of water
Ninebot E45/E45EIPX4
Inokim Light 2 HeroIPX4Water resistant, avoid pools of water
GoTrax GMax UltraIPX4Avoid water
Hiboy S2 MaxIPX4
Ninebot Kickscooter Air T15IPX4
GoTrax GMaxIPX4Avoid water
Kugoo M4 ProIPX4
Hiboy Nex5IPX4
Turboant X7 MaxIPX4
Ninebot E22/E22EIPX4
Hiboy KS4 Pro PremiumIPX4
Inokim Mini 2IPX4Water resistant, avoid pools of water
Turboant X7 ProIPX4
Swagtron Swagger 7IPX4
Hiboy KS4 AdvancedIPX4
Kugoo ES2IPX4
Macwheel MX ProIPX4
1Plus ProIPX4
Ninebot ES1LDIPX4
Phaewo FW-H10K-MIPX4
Swagtron Swagger 5 EliteIPX4
Swagtron Swagger 5 BoostIPX4
PhaewoIPX4
Swagtron Cali DriftIPX4
Swagtron Swagger Pro 3IPX4
Swagtron Swagger 3IPX4
Swagtron Swagger v1IPX4
Swagtron Swagger 2IPX4
NanRobot Lightning 2.0IP53
NanRobot D5+IP53

IP67 electric scooter

There’s only one electric scooter with an IP67 ingress protection rating, and that’s the Nami Burn-E 2 Max. It is the only completely waterproof electric scooter in the world right now.

IP56/IPX6 electric scooters

These are the electric scooters with an IP56 or an IPX6 rating:

IP65/IP55/IP35/IPX5 electric scooters

The following electric scooters have a water protection level of 5 (their IP rating is IP65, IP55, IP35, or IPX5):

  • Weped F12
  • Weped Fold D
  • Weped Fold S
  • Pure Air Pro LR 2nd Gen
  • InMotion Lively
  • Pure Air Pro 2nd Gen
  • Pure Air 2nd Gen
  • Aovo Pro M365 ES80
  • Pure Air Go 2nd Gen
  • AovoPro 365 Go
  • AovoPro S3 EW4
  • Nami Burn-E 2
  • Hiboy Titan Pro
  • Inmotion L9
  • Inmotion S1
  • Techlife X9
  • Techlife X7S
  • Techlife X7
  • Techlife L5T
  • Techlife X6
  • Techlife X5
  • Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro
  • Kaabo Mantis Pro V2 Fluid Edition
  • Kaabo Mantis V2 Fluid Edition
  • Kaabo Mantis 10 Lite Plus
  • Uscooters GT Sport
  • FFR Mosquito
  • Ninebot Max
  • Kugoo Kirin M3 (G1)
  • Kaabo Mantis Lite Plus
  • Ninebot F40
  • OKAI Beetle/EA10
  • EverCross HB24 / H5
  • Ninebot F30
  • Ninebot F25
  • Megawheels A5

IP54 electric scooters

The following scooters have an IP54 ingress protection rating:

  • Apollo Air 2022
  • Apollo City
  • Apollo Explore
  • Apollo Ghost 2022
  • Apollo Phantom V2
  • Blade 10 GT+
  • Dualtron Thunder
  • Dualtron X2
  • Emove Touring
  • Eskuta KS-350
  • EVOLV City
  • EVOLV Corsa
  • EVOLV Pro
  • EVOLV Sprint
  • EVOLV Terra
  • EVOLV Tour 2.0
  • EVOLV Tour XL
  • EVOLV Tour XL-R
  • GoTrax Apex
  • GoTrax G2
  • GoTrax G4
  • GoTrax GXL Commuter
  • GoTrax GXL V2 Commuter
  • GoTrax XR
  • GoTrax XR Elite
  • GoTrax XR Ultra
  • Hiboy Max
  • Hiboy Max 3
  • Hiboy S2
  • Hiboy S2 Pro
  • Hiboy S2R
  • Hiboy Titan
  • Hover 1 Blackhawk
  • InMotion L8F
  • Iscooter I9
  • Kugoo G-Booster
  • Kugoo G-Max
  • Kugoo Kirin M4
  • Kugoo Kirin S1
  • Kugoo Kirin S2
  • Kugoo Kirin S2 Mini
  • Kugoo M2 Pro
  • Kugoo S1
  • Kugoo S1 Pro
  • Levy
  • Levy Plus
  • Mercane Widewheel Pro
  • Micro Colibri
  • Micro Condor X3
  • Micro Falcon X3
  • Micro Merlin X4
  • Micro Sparrow X4
  • NanRobot LS7
  • Ninebot ES1
  • Ninebot ES2
  • Ninebot ES3
  • Ninebot ES4
  • Ninebot S Max
  • Niu KQi2
  • Niu KQi3 Max
  • Niu KQi3 Pro
  • Niu KQi3 Sport
  • Smartkick X7 Pro
  • Swagtron Swagger 7T
  • Turboant M10
  • Turboant V8 Dual-battery
  • Unagi Model One
  • Varla Eagle One
  • Varla Eagle One Pro
  • VSETT 11+ Super 72 32Ah
  • VSETT 10+
  • VSETT 8
  • VSETT 9
  • VSETT 9+
  • Xiaomi 1S
  • Xiaomi Essential
  • Xiaomi M365
  • Xiaomi M365 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2
  • Yadea KS5 Pro
  • YYD ROBO
  • Zero 9

IPX4 electric scooters

These electric scooters have an IPX4 rating:

  • GoTrax G2
  • Segway GT2 SuperScooter
  • Kaabo Wolf King
  • Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
  • Inokim OXO
  • Inokim OX
  • Inokim Quick 4
  • Kugoo Kirin G3
  • E-TWOW GT Smart Edition
  • Inokim Light 2
  • Inokim Light 2 Super
  • Ninebot E45/E45E
  • Inokim Light 2 Hero
  • GoTrax GMax Ultra
  • Hiboy S2 Max
  • Ninebot Kickscooter Air T15
  • GoTrax GMax
  • Kugoo M4 Pro
  • Hiboy Nex5
  • Turboant X7 Max
  • Ninebot E22/E22E
  • Hiboy KS4 Pro Premium
  • Inokim Mini 2
  • Turboant X7 Pro
  • Swagtron Swagger 7
  • Hiboy KS4 Advanced
  • Kugoo ES2
  • Macwheel MX Pro
  • 1Plus Pro
  • Ninebot ES1LD
  • Phaewo FW-H10K-M
  • Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite
  • Swagtron Swagger 5 Boost
  • Phaewo
  • Swagtron Cali Drift
  • Swagtron Swagger Pro 3
  • Swagtron Swagger 3
  • Swagtron Swagger v1
  • Swagtron Swagger 2

Which electric scooters are waterproof?

Technically, electric scooters are considered waterproof if they have a value of 7 or higher for the second digit in their IP rating. At the moment, the only scooter that fits that criterion is the Nami Burn E-2 Max, with an IP67 ingress protection rating.

Is the Xiaomi M365 waterproof?

I see this question asked a lot. No wonder, since Xiaomi M365 is maybe the most popular electric scooter in the world.

The second digit of its IP rating is 4, which means it is protected from water splashes from all angles. However, it can’t be subjected to jets of water, and it really shouldn’t be submerged in water at all.

The user manual advises for the scooter to not be ridden in the rain, but users worldwide report doing that without any significant issues.

See my review of the Xiaomi M365 if you’d like to find out more about one of the most popular electric scooters ever.

Is the Xiaomi M365 Pro waterproof?

Even though the company recommends not riding it in the rain, many users test its limits in adverse weather. It seems to handle rain rather well.

There are some improvements in the water resistance compared to the old model. One of them is the safety cap on the power charger port, which is now magnetic and doesn’t fall off that easily. That was a problem for some users in the original version, which Xiaomi handled in an elegant way.

You can read my full review of the Xiaomi M365 Pro to learn everything there is about it.

Is the Ninebot ES2 waterproof?

Our team members and other users ride it in light to medium rain all the time, and they almost never report serious malfunctions.

Besides not riding in the rain, Ninebot advises not riding through puddles or bodies of water deeper than 1 inch (2 cm).

You can read a full Ninebot ES2 owner review from one of our contributors.

Waterproof electric scooters FAQ

Let’s address some of the most frequently asked questions about waterproof electric scooters.

Can you ride electric scooters in the rain?

To answer this question accurately, we went through testing and experimenting with many of the scooters, the data and recommendations provided by the scooter manufacturers, and the user testimonials about using their scooters in the rain.

Looking at the advice from manufacturers, you might get the impression that you should rarely if ever ride your scooter in the rain. I went through all of the user manuals that I could get my hands on, and pretty much all said the same thing: avoid riding your scooter in rain or wet conditions.

pages from 4 different electric scooter manuals strongly recommending against riding in the rain or wet weather
Excerpts from some of the manuals of the most popular scooters

That was the case for scooters across different categories, prices, and countries.

However, what me, our team members, and other scooter owners have observed is almost a completely different story.

Even though most manuals strongly advise against riding the electric scooter in the rain, pretty much all users report doing so without absolutely no issues at all.

I’ve personally ridden several different scooters through all sorts of wet weather, and have never had any issue.

I’ve also gone through countless posts, comments, and reviews, and I’ve found only a handful of complaints from people that have had their scooter break down because of riding in the rain.

The conclusion: all manufacturers recommend avoiding riding the scooter in the rain, but the empirical evidence strongly suggests that electric scooters can handle rain well. So, while you should try and avoid riding your scooter in the rain, chances are nothing will go wrong if you do.

Rain-proof electric scooters

The following scooters have great IP ratings and will typically perform well in the rain and not suffer any damage:

Are electric scooters going to be OK in the rain?

Officially, you shouldn’t ride an electric scooter in the rain, but many people still do so and report their scooters not suffering any damage. So, in general, most electric scooters will be OK in the rain, especially if they have an IP rating. That said, you should still avoid riding in the rain as much as possible.

Can I leave my electric scooter outside in the rain?

In general, if a scooter has at least some level of water protection, chances are, nothing will happen to it if you leave it in light rain for a short period of time. Still, you should avoid doing that as much as you can, and you should probably not leave the scooter in the rain for too long, or leave it under heavy rain.

How do you ride an electric scooter in the rain?

If you must ride your scooter in the rain, make sure you follow these tips:

  • make sure the charging port is closed
  • if possible, deflate the tires a bit, that will give you more traction
  • the risk of slipping is greater during the rain, put on all the safety gear that you have
  • plan your route beforehand, and try to find the shortest route that goes through the best terrain (go for pavements or asphalt over other terrains)
  • ride as slowly and as defensively as you can
  • steer slowly and carefully
  • brake as early as you can
  • dry off your scooter after completing the ride, use a dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner (don’t use a hair dryer)
  • don’t plug in your scooter to charge immediately after completing the ride, wait at least half an hour

Can you ride electric scooters in the snow or in winter?

While it’s technically possible to ride some scooters in the snow, you should generally avoid riding in the snow and during the winter as much as you can. That’s both a recommendation from almost every scooter brand out there, but also some common-sense wisdom that scooterists have learned over a lot of trial and error.

That said, many owners have still chosen to ride during the winter, often through some serious snow and ice, and while they report a lot of headaches with the ice and the slippery surfaces, the defect rates are not really bad at all (in fact, it seems like they are even rarer than when riding in the rain).

So, same as with riding in the rain, if you must ride through some snow or ice, chances are, your scooter will be just fine. Still, you should avoid doing that as much as you can, and also be extra careful of slippery surfaces (which are the nemesis of electric scooters).

If you have no choice but to ride through some snow (it can happen, snow catches us by surprise at times), you should prepare your scooter for winter rides by following these steps:

  1. Slow down and steer more carefully, especially on slippery surfaces
  2. Deflate the tires by about 2-3 PSI
  3. If you can, consider replacing your standard tires with wider or off-road ones
  4. Tighten your brakes a bit if possible
  5. Plan your route beforehand
  6. Take better care of your battery during winter (don’t ride in extreme conditions, and be careful when charging)
  7. Don’t charge your scooter immediately after riding in the cold
  8. Charge your battery frequently and don’t let it go empty
  9. Ride for saving power, as winter days are shorter
  10. Clean your electric scooter properly and often
  11. Dress warm and protect yourself against the wind
  12. Put as much safety equipment on you as you can
  13. Plug or tape non-functional gaps in the deck
  14. Place some o-rings around non-sealed screws, and over holes with wires or cables
  15. Add additional protection over the power button, the LED screen, and the throttle
  16. Extend the mudguard to prevent snow and mud from getting on you
  17. Waterproof your scooter with silicone and Loctite
  18. Grease the motor wheel axles

Make sure to check out the complete winter scooter guide for how to get all of these steps done in detail. In the guide, we also cover some of the best electric scooters for winter rides (yes, the EMove Cruiser is in there as well).

Waterproof vs water-resistant

Most of the manuals that address the damaging effect that water can have on the scooter say something along the lines of: “the scooter is water-resistant, but not waterproof”.

In layman’s terms, that means the scooter can handle some rain, or even heavy rain, but it shouldn’t be exposed to too much water. This means avoiding riding in the rain, snow, ice, puddles, mud, or other bodies of water.

Are electric scooters waterproof?

Manufacturers are very clear about this – they often say so in their manuals. Electric scooters are not waterproof in general.

Why are electric scooters not waterproof?

Generally, electric scooters are not fully waterproof because of two reasons: there’s rarely a need for a scooter to be completely waterproof, and it would be infeasible to design them that way.

Being waterproof means that it can be thrown into a pool and survive without any damage. Nobody really expects that from their electric scooter – people just want to occasionally ride their scooter in bad weather. Plenty of scooters are built to withstand that, which is enough for most riders.

Also, it’s not like it’s physically impossible to design and manufacture a waterproof electric scooter, it’s just that the attention to detail and testing required would be so great that the cost of the scooter would end up being prohibitively high for most consumers.

Are electric scooters water-resistant?

Countless numbers of owners have ridden their scooters in very, very wet conditions, against the recommendations of the manufacturers. Some of them were scooters that you would assume are very fragile because of their lower prices.

And still, the instances of major defects because of rain are very rare (personally I found just a handful after hours and hours of going through reports and comments).

Do electric scooter warranties cover water damage?

The warranty policies for electric scooters never cover any water-related damage. Even if the scooter has a strong water resistance rating, the warranty will still not compensate for any water damage. In fact, most brands strongly advise against riding in the rain, snow, or any other wet environment.

I usually avoid speaking in absolutes, but I’ve looked at hundreds of warranty policies for all types of scooters, and none, literally not a single one, will cover any damage caused by water.

In a way, I believe that to be somewhat understandable, as electric scooters are still electronic gadgets, and we never expect any other electronic gadget to be fully waterproof (I mean, you don’t expect to throw your iPhone in the pool and get it out intact, right?).

The problem here, however, is that, unlike most other electronic gadgets, electric scooters actually might face rain and water in their regular and expected day-to-day use. Maybe they should be held to a higher standard than other electronics.

To be fair though, most electric scooters perform pretty well in the rain, so we can’t say that scooter brands are doing a bad job here neither.

How to clean an electric scooter?

If water can be detrimental to scooters, should we use water when cleaning them?

In general, you should try to use as little water when cleaning the scooter as possible. Try to clean the scooter with a dry cloth first, but if you need to use a wet cloth, that’s not a big deal neither – just use a soft damp cloth and your scooter will be fine. Also, make sure to dry off your scooter afterwards, as the moisture still might cause some corrosion or vaporize and penetrate the scooter’s hull.

Never hose your scooter or subject it to strong jets of water. That is always a bad idea.

Refer to the complete scooter cleaning guide if you want a detailed step-by-step checklist on how to best clean your scooter.

Can I hose my electric scooter when cleaning it?

It is strongly recommended to never hose your electric scooter when cleaning it. Most user manuals strongly advise against using a hose or any sort of water jet or stream when cleaning the scooter, and that goes even for the scooters that actually have protection against water jets from all angles.

How to waterproof your electric scooter?

Many scooters that are not very water-resistant can be beefed up with some extra customizations to handle contact with water better. Users are commonly doing this, especially on scooters that are not that strong in this area.

You should keep in mind that some of these procedures may void your warranty. However, if you achieve better water resistance and can ride in the rain more worry-free, it may be well worth it, and it’s certainly wise to do some of them after your warranty expires.

The strategy will be to fortify commonly known weak spots in the scooter that often get wet or allow for liquid to pass through. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Cover tiny functionless holes in your scooter with silicone. If the hole serves a purpose, leave it alone
  • Put thick grease on the motor wheel axles (if you don’t know what this means, go to a professional)
  • Get additional waterproof accessories for some vulnerable parts, like the LED screen or the throttle on some scooters

Check out our detailed guide on how to waterproof your scooter to find out all the exact steps required.

What to do if your electric scooter gets wet?

No matter how careful you are, your scooter still might get very wet at times, as it may get subjected to very heavy rain or even a flood.

If you believe your scooter has been subjected to more water than it can handle, or if you notice defects after riding it in the rain, these are the steps you need to take:

  • power off your scooter – electricity and water don’t work well together
  • remove the battery
  • don’t let the battery and electronics dry out naturally – they can corrode
  • dry the battery and the electronics – pad them dry with a towel or napkins, and then suck the water out with a vacuum cleaner (don’t hold the vacuum too close since it may create static electricity). Don’t use a hairdryer – that pushes the water further inward. Don’t put anything in a microwave
  • put the battery in uncooked rice
  • wait – one day should be enough
  • reassemble and turn your scooter on. If it doesn’t turn on immediately, try plugging in the charger and see how it responds.

If following those steps still doesn’t solve your defects, you may need to get a new battery, or get your scooter looked at by a mechanic.

Summary

That’s probably everything you need to know about waterproof electric scooters, how much “waterproof” they truly are, which ones handle rain and water the best, and how to make your choice. Remember, it’s recommended to avoid riding in the rain or wet conditions as much as possible, but if you pick a water-resistant scooter, chances are, some riding in the rain will not harm it at all.

Here’s a quick summary of the best waterproof electric scooters and their use cases for reference.

Electric scooterIP ratingUse case
EMove CruiserIPX6Best waterproof electric scooter overall
Nami Burn-E 2 MaxIP67Best water protection and IP rating
Kaabo Wolf King GT ProIPX5Best offroad waterproof electric scooter
Apollo CityIP56Best waterproof electric scooter under $1200
Ninebot MaxIPX5Best waterproof electric scooter under $1000
EverCrossIPX5Best waterproof electric scooter under $800
GoTrax G3IPX6Best waterproof electric scooter under $500
Aovo ProIP65Best waterproof electric scooter in the UK & EU

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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.