One of the most commonly asked questions that I get is:
What is the fastest electric scooter?
Here’s the simple answer: There are reports of multiple home-built DIY models that have a top speed of over 100 mph.
However, these are probably not the safest models available and I must say that they are probably pretty inconvenient to use.
No, you probably came here with the intent of finding a high-speed electric scooter that you can actually buy and use. Even if they don’t reach a maximum speed of 100+ mph, the models below aren’t far from it, but even more important, they’re safe to ride.
This is nothing for the weaklings. If you just want to have a nice ride in the park, then you’ve come to the wrong place. Go check out our lightweight electric scooter comparison instead. This article outlines machines with speed and serious attributes. Some with a dual motor, lithium ion battery and all with pneumatic tires, these aren’t for kids. In fact if you’re an adult (who needs a scooter with higher weight capacity) with a serious need for the fastest scooter on the market then you’re in the right place.
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The 6 fastest electric scooters that you can buy in 2020
|Dualtron X||59 mph||90 miles||150 lbs|
|Kaboo Wolf Warrior 11+||50 mph||70 miles||101 lbs|
|Zero 10X/Turbowheel Lightning||40 mph||70 miles||77 lbs|
|DualTron Thunder||50 mph||80 miles||95 lbs|
|Qiewa Q1 Hummer||35 mph||60 miles||55 lbs|
|Apollo Pro 60V Ludicrous||44 mph||56 miles||77 lbs|
1. Dualtron X – Fast electric scooter at almost 60 mph
|Motor:||Two BLDH motors rated 6720W max|
|Battery:||60V 49Ah LG Battery Pack (motors)|
|Tires:||12 Inch Ultra-Wide Tubeless Tires|
|Brakes:||Front and rear 160mm hydraulic disk brakes|
|Max Weight:||300+ lb|
|Suspension:||Adjustable hydraulic suspension (19 positions)|
The Dualtron X is a beast, to say the least. With its 150 lb body, it isn’t anything like the portable electric scooters that you’re used to seeing on your local streets.
It might not be the most practical scooter around but the amount of power this scooter holds and the riding experience it provides makes up for it. With a tested max speed of up to 59 mph and an insane distance of 90 miles on a single charge it’s still provides a comfortable ride. I bet you haven’t seen anything like it before.
Boasting two monstrous 5,400 watt motors that could easily make the scooter ride away without you if you’re not prepared. It can reach 15 mph in just a little over 2 seconds.
It comes with a robust build and body that can handle loads of over 300 lbs without breaking a sweat. The comfort of riding this beast is just out of the electric scooter world with its thick 11-inch tires and its two coil-over-hydraulic suspensions. And, like your car, it has an ABS disc brake system (that’s insane).
Comparing the Dualtron X to something else would be like comparing Allegiant Airline’s economy seat to a first-class Emirates luxury suite.
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2. Kaboo Wolf Warrior 11+ – max speed of 50 mph and dual motor setup
|Motor:||2x 1200W base / 5400W peak|
|Battery:||LG/Samsung Li-ion 60V 35Ah Battery|
|Tires:||11” Pneumatic Tubeless Street Tire|
|Brakes:||Front and Rear Zoom Full Hydraulic Brakes|
|Max Weight:||450 lbs|
|Suspension:||Front hydraulic / Rear springs suspension|
|Controller:||Dual 40A Controllers|
No child’s play here. This thing is as serious about speed as you are. It’s nuts. The dual 1200 watt electric motor set up enables this bad boy to race to 50 mph and will eat up a 30% hill like it’s nothing. It’s got a hydraulic brake system, shock absorber and can crush rough terrain. In fact, if you want to go fast and want to get a little dirty, this is the perfect off road electric scooter. I wouldn’t worry too much about the pneumatic tires because they’re automobile grade.
I’m impressed by the build factor too. They call it “motorcycle grade” and is easily can handle rider weight above 220 lbs. It’s almost the weight of a motorcycle too (not really) coming in at just over 101 lbs. While speed is the most eye popping part, so is the range. There are two rider modes — regular, which will take you about 40 miles and the eco mode will give you approximately 70 miles on a single charge.
Two other cool features, and a bit unexpected to be honest, is that it is a foldable electric scooter and it has an adjustable handlebar to accommodate for both the tall and short rider. Oh, and one last thing: a deck that’s covered in a rubber mat for rider comfort.
3. Zero 10X/Turbowheel Lightning – 40 mph stand up electric scooter
|Motor:||2x 1000W Hub|
|Battery:||Sincpower/LG 18Ah/24Ah, 52V (nominal)|
|Tires:||10 x 2.5” air tire|
|Brakes:||Dual disc + regenerative|
|Max Weight:||330 lbs|
|IP rating:||Not technically waterproof|
|Suspension:||Front & rear spring + hydraulic suspension|
|Controller:||2x 25A controllers|
We are still in the premium class and this is one of my favorite scooters. You probably can’t find a more inexpensive premium scooter with so much quality and power.
If you don’t need higher than crazy performance then the lightning/10x is the best value you can get for your money.
The Zero 10x will give you an excellent ride with a max speed of 40 mph and depending on the battery size you choose it can deliver a driving distance of up to 70 miles. It weighs in at around 77 lbs meaning its just 10 pounds under the winner of our test.
Apart from being delivered with two chargers to decrease the time needed for a full recharge, it has multiple different features that will provide you with a very comfortable ride.
On top of that, it also has one of the sickest designs I’ve seen in a long time. Definitely worth a consideration if you can settle with a scooter that is super fast and not super mega fast.
It is a rebranded model that goes under many names and you can read why in our guided review.
4. DualTron Thunder – Really powerful electric scooter motors
|Motor:||Two motors of 1200W (peak 5400W)|
|Battery:||60V 35Ah Lithium Battery|
|Tires:||11” Ultra-Wide Tubeless Tires|
|Brakes:||Front Hydraulic & Rear Disk Brake|
|Max Weight:||260 lb|
|IP rating:||IP6 Waterproof|
|Suspension:||45 Steps Control Suspension System|
|Gradient:||About 35 Degrees|
|Lights:||Powerful LED Headlights and brakelights|
The Dualtron Thunder is definitely another contender among the fastest and most powerful electric scooter on the market right now. Boasting 2 x 1200W motors(total 2400W) with a combined peak power of 5400W. It can deliver up a speed of up to 50 mph. You can ride for about 80 miles on a single charge if you don’t go full throttle all the time.
Built by the experienced Singapore company Mini Motors you can rest assure that this scooter does not only deliver insanely high speed but it does so while being comfortable to ride and safe. As safe as an electric scooter that does 50 mph can be. It is a heavy-duty unit and weighs in at 95 lbs.
It’s nothing for the faint-hearted and except needing big balls to ride it, you also need tick pockets as it costs almost $4,000.
Its sibling the DualTron Ultra has the same spec’s but comes with a different set of tires as that is an electric scooter made for off-road riding .
5. Qiewa Q1 Hummer – Fast daily commuter model
|Motor:||800 watts motor power|
|Battery:||26Ah 48V 5C lithium battery|
|Tires:||10-inch pneumatic tires|
|Brakes:||Double disk brakes.|
|Max Weight:||550 lb|
|IP rating:||IP65 waterproof function|
|Suspension:||Full Suspension System|
|Gradient:||About 35 Degrees|
|Lights:||LED lights spread around the frame|
The Qiewa Q1 hummer has something that the above models are missing, and that is moderation. Most people who commute love this scooter because it provides you with a comfortable and stable ride that can go for up to 60 miles on a single charge.
It has the perfect speed limitations for commuters set at 35 mph. You can ride around effortlessly around 20-25 mph commuting your way, knowing that if and when you need it there is more speed to be had. Don’t worry, if you are using this scooter for commuting, there is a cruise control feature that will make your ride more comfortable.
Another perk with not having the world’s fastest model is that it weighs a lot more. Smaller motors equal a lower weight added to the scooter. The Q1 hummer has a weight of 55 lbs which makes it at least a bit easier to work with.
One of our favorites for the daily user who wants something above the average.
6. Apollo Pro 60V Ludicrous – An insane motorized scooter with twice the motor power
|Speed:||Dual motor & up to 44 MPH speed|
|Motor:||2 x 52V 1000W BLDC/ 2 x 60V 1200W BLDC|
|Battery:||52V 22.5aH LG/ 60V 21aH Samsung|
|Tires:||10″ pneumatic front & rear|
|Brakes:||Dual disk brakes|
|Max Weight:||330 lbs|
|IP rating:||IP54 waterproof function|
|Suspension:||Front spring suspension, rear hydraulic suspension|
|Lights:||Front and rear LED lighting|
We’re all about the speed here so let’s break it down for the Apollo Pro 60V. Top speed is 44 mph and the 0-30 mph speed test clocks in at a blazing fast 4 seconds. If you’re in eco mode the scooter has a max range of 50 miles whereas when you’re ripping about town full bore on the dual motor system, you’ll only see about 25 miles of range.
One thing that I really like about the Apollo company is that they stand behind their scooters. They’ve got a 24-month warranty on the Pro 60V Ludicrous and having that peace of mind when you are spending this much money makes your decision making process a little easier. Just note, on this scooter and on several of the other models mentioned here, they require 2 chargers. If you’re juicing the scooter with both battery chargers it will take about 5 hours to charge the massive 60V 21aH Samsung lithium battery.
Now, if the motor power, overall speed, rough terrain capability and all over cool factor is just too much for you to resist and you must have the scooter today well, you’re in luck. Apollo offers 6-month interest free financing. There’s free shipping to boot!
We would be remiss if we didn’t tell you about the Pro 60V (non Ludicrous) version. It’s about $1k less. So you have to decide if the extra 2 mph top end and additional 6 miles of range along with a regenerative hydraulic brake system is worth the extra scratch. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth another grand.
How fast can a rental scooter from Bird, Lime, Lyft or Spin go?
Scooters used by the scooter share/rental companies rarely go faster than 15 mph. These companies rightfully don’t have the fastest electric scooter in their lineup. Most of these companies use adult electric scooter models with similar specs including a lithium battery, pneumatic tires, 250 watt motor (a hub motor), disc brake (not a hydraulic brake) most commonly the Segway ES1 , ES2, or the Xiaomi mi electric scooter. They want to provide a reliable platform that provides a comfortable ride even over rough terrain. However, they haven’t outfitted their inventories with higher speed models or ones that are built to be a great commuter scooter.
The speed is in most cases regulated so that it does not provide higher speed than 15 mph and most have models that feature cruise control but no shock absorber. It is vital that these scooter sharing companies don’t have models that go too fast as this would increase the risk of accidents and injuries for the rider. Something that the government has already raised its concerns about.
Who would enjoy a high-speed scooter?
These models are built mainly for adults to ride on. Proper safety gear should always be used while riding a scooter of this caliber.
If you ride a high-speed scooter you should be aware that even a simple single person accident could end up with a fatal outcome. These models are not always legal to ride on the road and should only be used by adults, with one exception. The Razor scooter models mentioned above are fine for kids/teens to utilize too because they aren’t known to be powerful electric scooter models.
Those who buy a really powerful electric scooter need to be aware of the risks involved. If you’re that serious about your riding then you will most likely know that not just any helmet or safety gear will do. No, you’ve got yourself a premium scooter capable of a higher speed overall so go for the premium protection too. No point in being cheap there. If you really think about it, some of the models that we have outlined have a top speed that’s over 40 mph. If you don’t think that an accident would cause some serious damage, then you’ve got a few screws loose!
What does the law say?
The law around electric scooters isn’t consistent between all states and countries for that matter. For example, riding an electric scooter in New York could land you a $500 fine. They’re not too picky about it though.
What I mean is that every state has their own laws that regulate these. I have put together a few general guidelines about these laws. However, they might change in the blink of an eye. What I am sure of though is that riding an electric scooter above 30 mph will probably make people turn their heads in interest, that includes cops.
So make sure you’re on the right side of the law in your state/country before making the purchase.
As one might expect there are a few safety concerns when it comes to an electric scooter with powerful batteries (and some with a dual motor configuration) like these above. Not only is the onboard battery enough to blow up your garage, it could burn it down.
There is also a higher need for accurate and timely maintenance on things like the pneumatic tires, disc brake syste and shock absorber. You don’t just jump up and ride around until it breaks. You need to take care of your scooter because a loose screw might be what’s standing between you and a hospital. Believe me, I just dropped a wheel on my electric skateboard, luckily for me, I was riding really slow when it happened.
You will need to step up your protection. You can’t just grab a helmet and be on your way. With these scooters, I highly recommend investing in a full-face helmet + a nice biker jacket, boots, and pants with built-in pads. You’re an adult, after all, don’t be riding around in shorts and a t-shirt now!
The fastest electric scooter of them is without question the Dualtron X with a top speed of 59 mph, closely followed by the DualTron Thunder that delivers up to 50 mph. Unfortunately, the price for both of these is high and what you get per dollar in terms of power isn’t much in comparison to the less powerful but far more inexpensive models.
In my opinion, the Turbowheel Lightning gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It will definitely be sufficient for 95% of people looking for a high-speed commuter scooter.
I would be hard pressed to count out the Apollo 60V Ludicrous. It has most of the features of some of the more premium priced models but for considerably less money. It’s a serious competitor among the super-high-end scooters and you shouldn’t overlook it.
The slowest of our fast scootes is the Qiewa Q1 . A scooter that will get the job done with ease.
So which one these electric scooters will you choose?
Can you afford hyperspeed at 59 mph then you probably not going to regret the purchase of the Dualtron X.
But if you’re on a tighter, or shall I say, more normal budget then I recommend the Lightning as it has an excellent max speed but it also provides a smooth ride. The difference in speed and distance per charge isn’t that big in comparison to the difference in price tag. However, if you are looking in the price range of the Lightning, then you really need to be comparing the Lightning to the Apollo Pro 60V Ludicrous. For me, the financing and the warranty might be the icing on the cake that would make me purchase the Apollo.
If you want a scooter that’s more run-of-the mill, then maybe check out the Segway or GoTrax lineup. They have nice scooters that have a comfortable ride while still taking it easy on your wallet. However, it’s important to note that if you go the Segway or GoTrax route, you’re going to make a few sacrifices. Of course, there’s speed. Most of the models by those electric scooter manufacturers don’t have models that have a max speed over 20 – 25 mph. They’ll still have pneumatic tires, a single hub motor, disc brakes, and a smooth ride while providing you with the kind of weight capacity that adults need.
I hope this article has been helpful in shining some light on what type of models could be helpful in your life. Feel free to add a comment below with any questions!