The Best Electric Scooters For Commuting

Legal Disclaimer…

Unfortunately, it is still illegal to ride privately owned e-scooters on public roads, pavements and motorways. This includes parks, town centres, promenades or other places used by the public.  As not all e-scooters have signalling abilities or number plates, privately owned e-scooters  cannot yet be used legally on public roads. 

With MPs calling for e-scooters to be legalised on roads in the future, we hope that soon that you will be able to commute on your own electric scooter. That’s why The E-Scooter Co. team has put together a list of the best electric scooters for commuting, ready for when those laws eventually change. These nifty personal transport options boast commute-ready attributes such as light overall weights, foldability, impressive ranges and nippy speeds. Whether your scooter will be your only workday transport, or you need something that can be safely stored on the bus, train or tube, there’s sure to be an option in here that’s perfect for you.

For more information regarding the laws surrounding e-scooters, check out our helpful blog post.

1. E-Twow GT 2020 SE - £549.00

Weight

11.9 kg

Range

40 km

Suitable for steep inclines (gradability)

Yes (30°)

Foldable

Yes 


New for 2021, the E-Twow Booster GT SE is one of the best electric scooters for commuting to work. An all-rounder in weight, speed and range (40 km), this e-scooter is light, weighing under 12 kg. This makes it incredibly easy to carry around, coming with a carry strap for easy handling- so ideal for folding up and taking on to public transport. Not only this, but it also has a 700W motor, a 48V battery - packing in speed and power, with added bluetooth connectivity for convenience. 

If you thought that was enough, the E-Twow Booster GT SE also has solid tyres, so worrying about punctures is a thing of the past. 

2. Bravo Electric Hop - £349.00


Weight

14.5 kg

Range

15-25 km

Suitable for steep inclines

Yes (15°)

Foldable

Yes


Streamlined, with a fast-folding mechanism like the Xiaomi Mi Essential, the Bravo Hop is both durable and lightweight, suited most for the city dweller. Guaranteeing a smooth and convenient ride with a triple brake and electronic anti-lock braking system, make your commute to work something to look forward to. What’s more, the vacuum tyres on this scooter are anti-skid and great for shock absorption. 

The Bravo Hop is super convenient, with a detachable battery for easy charging (3-4 hours) and a decent range of 25 km. The design is also clean and smart coming in at a very reasonable price - a good choice for your average commute. 

3. Dualtron Mini  - £860.00

Weight

20 kg

Range

38.6 km (13 Ah) & 54.7 km (17.5 Ah)

Suitable for steep inclines

Yes (20°)

Foldable

Yes


The world-class Dualtron Mini is known for great range and high speeds. Slightly more chunky than previous models on the list, it is still light at 20 kg and can carry loads up to 120 kg. This beast is a comfortable ride with spring and rubber suspension at the front and rear and depending on which model you choose (17.5Ah or 13Ah) has an astonishing range of 39- 55 km. 

The Dualtron Mini  is the ultimate smooth operator over lumps and bumps, so if your work commute involves negotiating some difficult terrain, this is the e-scooter for you. Better yet, this e-scooter is optimised for safety and visibility, with a dual LED headlight and taillight coming as standard. If you purchase this scooter from The E-Scooter Co, we’ll also throw in a free Kali Traffic Solid helmet so you won’t need to worry about buying one for your commute. 

4. Speedway 5 Dual Motor- £999.00


Weight

30 kg

Range

120 km

Suitable for steep inclines

Yes (37°)

Foldable

Yes


The robust Speedway 5 Dual Motor builds upon the successes of its predecessor,  adding another motor for 3600W worth of power. Capable of reaching top speeds of 40 mph, this e-scooter packs a punch for your daily commute. With an impressive range of 120 km, long distances are easily tackled on a single charge and has a substantial 37° climbing grade for challenging terrain. 

This scooter is a stand out for versatility, able to handle daily city commutes but also off-road cross-country adventures. For added convenience, it folds neatly to a third of its height (40cm) and an easy-wheel system allows simple removal of the wheels from the hub for maintenance. For visibility, this scooter has headlights, side lights, brake lights and tail lights included, making it also suitable for late-night trips. 

5. Kaabo Mantis 8 Plus - £1,165.00

Weight

26.5 kg

Range

60 km

Suitable for steep inclines

Yes (30°)

Foldable

Yes


A nimble electric scooter for the commuter, the Kaboo Mantis 8 Plus weighs a light 26.5 kg and has the power of two 800W motors. Combined with high gradeability, climbing inclines is easy on this well-engineered electric scooter. You won’t  have a rough time with such a powerful scooter; semi-hydraulic brakes paired with e-ABS (Regenerative Anti-Lock Braking) technology makes for comfortable travel. 

Fully-foldable, this scooter can be folded to more than half its full height which makes for easy storage on transport and when not in use - making it one of the best e-scooters for commuting. 

6. Kaabo Mantis 10 PRO - £1,350.00

Weight

30 kg

Range

88.5 km

Suitable for steep inclines

Yes (30°)

Foldable

Yes


The Kaabo Mantis 10 PRO is a fast electric scooter with exceptional range (88.5 km) and speed (40 mph). A pair of brushless, 60 V 1000 W motors allow for impressive acceleration and power and high gradeability for steep inclines. This e-scooter has been optimised in its design to be folded away in the easiest way possible. This makes it highly suitable for those whose commute involves getting on and off public transport. 


10” tyres and swing arm suspension mean you’ll find yourself gliding to work in blissful serenity and a choice of colours (black, red, blue, black & silver) allows a degree of personalisation to choose a scooter that reflects you. 

7. E-Twow Booster S+ - £389.00

Weight

11 kg

Range

35 km

Suitable for steep inclines

Yes (25°)

Foldable

Yes


If you require carrying your e-scooter around on your way to work, for instance up or down stairs, then there is no better scooter for you than the E-Twow Booster S+. Weighing less than half the amount of its contemporaries - the Booster S+ is a mere 11 kg. In addition, this scooter lends itself to desk and cupboard storage in its compact design, with a folded height of just 33 cm. But though it is little, it is fierce! 

With a 500W brushless motor it can face steep inclines with relative ease, and this model features a rear wider wheel than its predecessor for increased stability and handling. Featuring Formula 1-style KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) technology that regathers energy when braking to be used later, reducing energy consumption and making this scooter one of the greenest on the market. 



Everyone has different priorities on their morning commute - whether that’s a weight, range, speed or purchasing a scooter that folds compactly and quickly in a matter of seconds. Hopefully, using this list, you will be able to select the best electric scooter for YOUR personal commute  (as soon as they become legal!). For a more general guide to great scooters, check out our general guide to the best electric scooters in the UK.