How fast do electric scooters go?

The top speed for an electric scooter is largely dependent on the brand and model you choose, but the average top speed is around 25-50 km/h. Although this isn’t in the big leagues of your average super-car, this is still faster than walking or cycling. Some of the fastest e-scooters in the world can reach up to 96  km/h, however legal restrictions still remain in place regarding speed limits. For example, in the UK, the government speed limit currently for rental speed e-scooters is 15.5 mph which is just under 25 km/h.

Being able to reach fast speeds on e-scooters may seem appealing but remember, there are legal speed limits if you’re using an e-scooter on public roads. Whether you’re hitting top speeds on private land or staying at the legal limit in public areas, don’t compromise and making sure you’re wearing the appropriate safety gear.

What impacts an e-scooter’s top speed? 

The top speed limit given by any e-scooter manufacturer can be impacted by multiple external factors, such as weight or terrain - or technical aspects such as the engine wattage capabilities and battery power. Below is a breakdown of what might influence the top speed of your e-scooter. 

  • Weight: The battery and the motor will have to work harder and use more power to propel the scooter when being used by a heavier rider, or by someone carrying heavy baggage. Most scooter manufacturers will specify the maximum weight capacity of their e-scooters. For an e-scooter that gives optimum power even when carrying larger weightloads, check out our blog on the best e-scooters for heavier adults

  • Terrain: E-scooters are optimised for city living and are best for streets and roads. If you are using your e-scooter in urban areas, you should not find that terrain impacts your speed much. However, it is important to remember that many e-scooters will struggle with natural terrain such as dirt tracks, as the wheels will sink further into the ground.

    With rocks slowing the speed of your e-scooter, the motor will have to be working increasingly harder to reach maximum speeds. Steep inclines will inevitably slow down progress, especially if the motor is on the smaller side. If you are planning to take your e-scooter off-road then it is advisable to choose a model that is designed to cope with more challenging terrain, like the Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro.

  • Low-battery: E-scooters will automatically power down to prevent battery life from being drained. Avoid running down your battery, in order to conserve the longevity of your e-scooter. Charge overnight to optimise running capacity the next day.

  • Tyres: E-scooters with wider tyres grip the road better, increasing traction and friction. Some e-scooters even offer an off-road choice for tyres, such as the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Pro.

    Tyres that are taller in size will generally increase the top speed of an e-scooter, however they can limit the scooter’s ability to climb steep inclines. As taller wheels mean the scooter’s clearance of the ground increases, bumpy terrain becomes easier to handle. Tyres that are shorter and smaller will aid hill climbing but will lower the top speeds the e-scooter can reach.  
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    To get a better feel for the specific top speeds of a range of e-scooters, here’s a table giving you the maximum potential speeds of some top, medium and low-range options.

    E-Scooter

    Speed (km/h) 

    Speed (mph)

    Dualtron X II

    110

    68

    Dualtron Storm

    100

    62

    Kaabo Wolf King

    100

    62

    Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro

    100

    62

    Dualtron Ultra II

    96.6

    60

    Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Pro

    80.5

    50

    Currus Panther

    80.5

    50

    Kaabo Wolf Warrior GT Pro

    80

    50

    Kaabo Wolf Warrior 10 X PRO

    70

    43.5

    Kaabo Wolf Warrior 10 X PLUS

    70

    43.5

    Dualtron Thunder

    70

    43.5

    Kaabo Mantis 10 PRO

    65

    40

    Dualtron Spider (Ltd)

    65

    40

    Speedway 5 Dual Motor

    65

    40

    Kaabo Mantis 10 (ECO 800) Lite Plus

    50

    31

    Kaabo Mantis 8 Pro

    50

    31

    Kaabo Mantis 10 Lite

    48.3

    30

    Speedway Mini 4 Pro 

    45.1

    28

    E-Twow Booster GT 2020

    40

    24.9

    E-Twow Booster S+

    36

    22.3

    E-Twow GT 2020 SE

    30 

    18.6

    Dualtron Mini 

    25

    15.5

    Dualtron Compact 

    25

    15.5

    Xiaomi 1S

    25

    15.5

    Xiaomi Pro 2

    24.2

    15

    Xiaomi Mi Essential

    20

    12.4

    E-Twow Booster V

    20

    12.4


    Electric scooters have increased in popularity in recent years due to their accessibility and low maintenance requirements, especially
    compared to other modes of transport. Portable, lightweight and comfortable, it is understandable that e-scooters have become a viable alternative. 

    Unfortunately, the laws surrounding e-scooter usage remain the same and it is only legal to ride rented e-scooters on public roads, for now. Factoring into your travel timings and efficiency is important, which is why knowing how fast different e-scooters can go can help you plan your day.