The Best Folding Electric Bikes of 2020

Know how to choose electric bikes

Tired of commuting with your car? Over the last ten years, electric bikes have  posed an intriguing alternative to those with short-medium distance commutes. Folding electric bikes add a few further benefits to the equation.

You can take them everywhere and they don’t need too much space。Plus, you don’t have to fret about your bike getting stolen!

Electric folding bicycles are sprouting up on city streets, on trains and busses, and in office buildings and apartment hallways for a good reason. It’s hard to beat the convenience of a bike that origamis down to fit under your desk—but can also make your commute faster and less taxing. Here’s what to look for when you want a compact bike for multimodal travel days or storing in an apartment—and also have a long commute.

You probably know all about the benefits already, so let’s just jump straight into the best foldable electric bikes that money can buy.


Tiny and Cheap folding electric bike

FEATING F1 Cheap folding electric bike

The FEATING F1 A $300 e-bike—among the cheapest we’ve ever seen. But still—a $300 e-bike? What a time to be alive. This single speed circus bike rolls on 12-inch wheels and has a maximum speed of 18mph(25km/h), with a claimed range of 15 miles. It has a removable battery,which you can use as a power bank for outdoor activity.With a USB port so you can charge your phone as well.One item have three modes :pedaling,power assisted,electirc .This is a better cost-effective product。

Ancheer Folding Electric Bike (250 W)

The best folding e-bike, with a ton of extras for value

Ancheer Folding Electric Bike
Ancheer Folding Electric Bike

 Ancheer  has grown to become a dominant force in the E-biking industry.

While rivals like Gaint and Trek carved out their spot as the preferred manufacturers for big ticket ebikes (think $3000+ for e-bikes like the Trek Powefly 5+), they left a big hole in the budget e-biking market. 

Over the last 5 years, Ancheer as siezed this opportunity and once again came out with an affordable, high quality winner with their Folding Moutain Bike.

It sports a lightweight aluminum frame, shock absorbers on the front fork, as well as on the rear frame, and a 250 W motor which makes the bike street legal in both the US and EU.

The 36V 8AH battery will get you 15 miles (25 km) if you just let the engine do all the work, and around 30 miles (50 km) with full pedal assist.

As with any bike worth it salt, it comes with a Shimano pro transmission system, Ancheer opted to go for the 21 speed system, which we considered to be overkill for an e-bike, but whatever, more gears never hurt nobody!




This is a stylish electric tricycle with a high-qualitya luminum frame in a lightweight design. As an electric mini bike for adults, it can travel a maximum of 20km/h and its dashboard displays the speed and other details.

For night safety, this electric scooter has front and rear lamps. An intelligent app detects cycling data and controls speed.

This  electric tricycle is foldable, portable, easy to store. Its remains stable on the road due to its 8.5” wide tires. Coupled with these, it is endowed with anti-slip texture.

The front wheel has drum brakes and overall this bike is satisfactory to regular users

Sondors Fold X

Elegant Frame With Integrated Battery

Sondors Fold X

The Sondors Fold X is a striking e-folder with 4-inch-wide tires on 20-inch wheels and an elegantly styled forged-aluminum frame. Integrated into the frame is a big 672 watt-hour battery, which powers a 500-watt hub motor. This gives the Fold-X up to 60 miles of range (claimed). A seven-speed drivetrain provides gearing for varied terrain, and there’s a throttle to let you zip along pedal-free. Available accessories include a suspension fork, a suspension seatpost, a color LCD screen, and a spare battery.

Swagtron EB-5

small but capable folding electric bike

Small but capable Swagtron EB-5. The EB-5 has gained popularity as an e-bike for children and teens from a company named Swagtron. It packs an impressive 250-watt motor, with this bicycle can travel on slopes up to 25° with incredible ease. The maximum speed of this bicycle is 15 mph or 25 km/h.
The EB-5 comes equipped with a removable lithium ion battery that will last you around 26 km (15.5 miles). As with a number of other electric bicycles, you can opt to pedal manually, use the engine without pedaling, or combine the two using pedal assist mode.

 This bike includes 3-inch tires that are mounted to 14-inch rims, which gives your children maximum grip and a smooth ride.

Finally, although the bike may look small, it’s not just intended for adults, don’t just take my word for it though, have a look at the max rated weight of the bike…

Rad Power RadMini

Goes Where Others Won’t

Rad Power Radmini Electric Bike
Rad Power Radmini Electric Bike

This RadMini hits the trifecta of weird but lovable bike niches: It’s an electric folding fat bike. On 20-inch by 4-inch tires, it can go farther and faster on terrain other e-bikes can’t get to, but it also folds up small enough to fit in your trunk or office when not in use. Powered by a 750W (peak) Bafang geared hub motor, in addition to your pedaling with a 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain, the bike has about a 25- to 45-mile range and a max speed of 20mph. A front suspension fork with 60mm of travel smooths out dirt roads and other rough terrain and Tektro mechanical disc brakes lend confident stopping power. The bike weighs 64 pounds, so you probably don’t want to ride it too far without one of the five levels of pedal-assist. But considering the bike comes with a sturdy rear rack that can hold up to 40 pounds with the option of adding a front rack, this bike could be an incredible asset for anyone looking to replace their car commute with a bicycle—especially down country gravel roads.

Gocycle GX

Another great folding electric bikeX

Gocycle GX floding electric bike
Gocycle GX floding electric bike

The Gocycle GX is a folding electric bike test is even more fun to ride than the Brompton and feels more sturdy. The flip side of that is that it doesn’t fold up anywhere near a neatly as the Brompton although it does at least fold enough, and sufficiently quickly, to legally take it on public transport. Although people may tut at you.

With three gears, variable assistance – you can change when and to what extent it kicks in via Gocycle’s handy app, which also lets your phone serve as a basic bike computer – and small-ish but chunky, sporty wheels, the GX is just a blast to ride. Gocycle’s power delivery algorithms and torque sensors have been tweaked by former F1 engineers, so the ride is one of the smoothest around. It’s nippy, manouevrable and fun, and it also feels a little more like a ‘proper bike’ than the Brompton despite the similarly small wheels. 

Lighting is taken care of via a super bright front LED lightbar and rear lamp that draw power from the main battery system, so you don’t have to rummage around for AAA batteries or remember to plug them into a USB cable to charge. 


A stunning, lightweight folding ebike


By their nature, ebikes are a lot heavier than their non-motorised brethren and this is something to consider if you have a flight of stairs to climb, be it at home or on public transport. Well here comes a truly well-specced folding model that weighs ‘only’ 15kg – okay that is still a little nit hefty – replete with exterior-mounted 36v Tesla-spec battery, 500w BAFANG rear hub motor, disc brakes fore and aft, mudguards, rear luggage rack, side-stand and LED lighting system with integrated indicators. Given the plethora of extras, we’re frankly gobsmacked its London-based designers managed to keep the weight so low.

The Furo X is also equipped with an aerospace-grade carbon fibre frame, 20-inch wheels for faster travel and a 9-speed Shimano derailleur for a wide variety of inclines. But it’s that 500w powerhouse motor that you’ll come to love the most. As is the case with all ebikes in the UK, the motor’s assistance is restricted to 15.5mph but because the bike’s lighter than most of its competitors, it doesn’t feel like you’re riding through treacle when the motor disengages or the battery runs flat.

The handlebar-mounted computer display, meanwhile, provides five pedal-assist power levels which can be changed on the hoof by tapping up and down on the rubber keys. In a nutshell, the higher the power assist, the longer the motor will run until it cuts out at the prerequisite 15.5mph. It has to be said that the motor itself kicks in pretty spritely as soon as the sensor detects optimum pressure on the pedals, so be mindful when starting off or doing a U-turn and perhaps have your fingers covering the brakes lest you lose control.

Given it’s fitted with 20-inch wheels, the Furo X doesn’t fold into as tidy a package as the Brompton (few do) but the process is really simple and when folded it’s easily compact enough to take on a train without causing a fuss. The triangular seat post is especially worth a mention because it makes it really easy to raise and lower the saddle without having to straighten it.

Well that’s the main tech out of the way, so what’s it like to ride? In two words, bloody fantastic. It handles superbly well at any speed and will zip up hill and down dale for up to 35 miles on a single charge. Its handlebar assembly can also be adjusted to suit a wide variety of rider heights.

If you hanker after a folding ebike with bigger wheels than the Brompton but can’t stretch the budget to GoCycle’s top-dog GX then absolutely put this superbly designed entry on the shopping list. You won’t be disappointed.

Jetson Metro Folding Electric Bike

An Affordable Folding Ebike

Jetson Metro Folding Electric Bike

Ebikes are expensive, and we did review the Jetson Metro (6/10, WIRED Review), which rings in at under a grand. It has many of the bells and whistles that you need for a commuter ebike, like a 250-watt motor hidden in the crossbar, around 40 miles of range, three levels of pedal assist, a throttle, and a horn. However, in just a week of testing, I chipped off a part of the clamp that hooks the bike together, which doesn’t bode well for the bike’s longevity over the long haul.


Fat Tire Folding Electric Bike

The last model on this list is a ComfyGo foldable electric bike. This does not mean it offers less valuable properties than any other folding electric bike on this list. There are quite a few distinctive features that make this e-bike a great choice.

This model can withstand an amazing 330 pounds of weight, which is the highest point on this list. It is also equipped with fat on-road monster fat tires that feature 26 inches in diameter, making it a perfect choice for muddy and snowy trails. 

The ComfyGo folding electric bike will deliver great performance thanks to its 500-watt DC brushless hub motor powered by a removable 48V lithium-ion battery. This bike can run up steep hills with ease since the powerful motor provides more than enough boost.

You will travel at a speed of 20 mph or 32 km/h for about 50 km (30 miles) with a fully charged battery. Once the battery runs out of juice, you can either remove it or leave it on the bike during the charging process. It will take about 6 hours to get the battery back in full power, and you can repeat this process for approximately 800 times until your ride will need a new battery.

This e-bike is designed for both city ride as well as tackling muddy paths, rocky trails, and terrain covered with heavy snow and sand. It adjusts itself with ease to all those types of terrain thanks to the great sturdy and lightweight build. The e-bike sports alloy foldable frame that can easily fit any car trunk. The four-inch-wide fat on-road tires come conjoined with an aluminum suspension fork and Dual Tektro disc brakes, providing a safe ride no matter which route you choose to conquer.

The leading role in overcoming hard terrains belongs to the amazing 7-speed Shimano transmission system well known for its smoothly changing between gears, which is one of the main reasons why it becomes so wildly popular among e-bikers.

The LCD will let you change between 5 levels of PAS (pedal assist), keep track of the battery status, speed, and distance you traveled. If you prefer late night city rides, this model is great for you since it comes with a rear cat eye so the other traffic participants can spot you on time.

In the end, no matter which version you choose to get, you will get that feeling of superiority as you cruise up a hill with the wind in your hair, looking disdainfully at the poor regular bikers sweating it out. Enjoy your ride.

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5 Best Electric Scooters for Adults in 2020

Learn more about adult use electric scooters in your lockdown life.

With most people still being lockdown at home as much as possible and public transit systems everywhere operating on limited routes and schedules, electric scooters are becoming a common sight in many cities around the world. Having an electric scooter might make sense for essential short-distance to commute to work and travel.

Electrification is coming! The little rides have proven capable to be a low risk, low cost, low impact of personal transport for adults, in particular in urban areas. So, what is the best electric scooter for adults to purchase?

We now have formulated our own list of different brands and models of top 8 electric scooters for adults available as of August 2020.

1. Xiaomi M365 – The best electric scooter overall 

Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter
Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter

Xiaomi M365 is probably the most popular electric scooter globally. It can be seen on the streets all around the world, it’s zooming up and down all major cities in Europe and it became very well known in the US. The Xiaomi M365 is a good choice, there’s no question about it, as it has a solid motor and battery, good speed and long-range. In general aesthetic terms, it is fairly lightweight with simple exterior design on its black body and red hints adding to the personality. All these factors leading Xiaomi M365 to achieve the world’s #1 Best electric scooter under $500. It is an urban vehicle with style.

Power & Range  

M365 features a 250W brushless front hub motor that can obtain a burst of 500W, which is enough to get you to the top speed of 16.7 mph and get you up a 14-degree hill. This scooter is a safe, convenient and environmentally-friendly option for short-distance travel or daily commute, for an excellent price.

Between the handlebars is a display which tells you your speed, or the battery percent while you’re charging, as well as the speed mode you’re in. A button below the display turns the scooter on when you press it, toggles the headlight with a single press, changes speed mode with a double press, and turns the scooter off with a hold. These handlebars had good grip and felt comfortable to grip even when held tight for long periods or in the rain.

Xiaomi M365 is perfect for commuting or running your daily errands. This scooter can completely replace your bike to transport you around town. It is, however, not an ideal solution for heavier riders, and it is definitely NOT for kids.

Design & Build

The Fold-up of Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter
The Fold-up of Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter

Clean, minimalist lines with contrasting details in red. The folding mechanism is clever and unique. The scooter’s folding clamp sits on its headset instead of the deck joint, to reinforce the supporting frame’s duration and security. The folding mechanism is quick and easy to use.  To tighten, you pull up on a metal lever then rotate a safety mechanism that prevents the latch from accidentally being pulled down during riding.

At 27 pounds it is not a lightweight electric scooter that everyone will be able to easily handle, but it is manageable. The scooter is 99% assembled out-of-the-box; all you need to do is attach 4 screws with a hex key (included in the box) and it’s ready to use. Every part of the scooter is well-planned and everything is perfectly put together.  Besides being made of aviation-grade aluminum, the quality of the build reflects in all the details – sturdy and clean welding, high-quality plastic, all the wiring nicely coated and tucked in. What surprised us the most is the quality of the rubber parts, as this is where many other scooters are lacking. The anti-skid pad on the deck, as well as anti-slip rubber grip on the handlebars, is nice to touch, and it looks very durable.

Brakes & Safety

The Rear Wheel of Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter
The Rear Wheel of Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter

Xiaomi M365 has got a disc brake on the rear wheel for added braking power and an electronic regenerative brake in the front. The rear brake is completely mechanical, and there is a good chance you will need to adjust it at some point, or even right out-of-the-box. Luckily, this is not rocket science and there are plenty of instructions on how to do it all over the internet.

The bell trigger is cleverly designed to hook the buckle on the rear mudguard for folding usage. The front wheel is outfitted with an electric brake and power recovery system, whiles the rear one with a disc brakes. Its main body employs a styling element of a track shape in neutral colours


Simply put, it’s a solid all-around scooter that is the right one for a lot of adults.

If you want other upgrade long-range electric scooter with reasonable price. Please check ZN-S004 Pro for more details 

Tech Specs

Tested top speed: 16.7 mph
Tested range: 19.2 miles
Weight: 26.9lbs
Max rider weight: 220 lbs
Water resistance: IP54 (splash)

Positives & Negatives

Excellent 12-month warranty
Great range, speed, and Phenomenal lights
Bluetooth-enabled for ride telemetry
Lacks information on the front display
Lacks suspension for rough roads

2. Ninebot MAX – The longest range Electric KickScooter

The NineBot Max Electric Scooter
The NineBot Max Electric Scooter

Ninebot MAX is the world’s most reliable electric scooter comes with the longest range powered by Segway. Max was a built-in charger and the one-step folding system allows you to always be on the go.

Regenerative Brake for Power Recycle

Ninebot Max has 3 modes which are energy-saving mode, Standard mode and Sport mode. The innovative regenerative brake system turns Ninebot Kick Scooter MAX into an electric vehicle equipped with electricity and recycled energy from riding. Energy will be gathered from regenerative braking and distributed when you need a boost.

The rear-wheel power also offers you better acceleration, stability, and braking power. In our acceleration tests, the Max reached 15mph in5.4 seconds, faster than the original M365 (6.3 seconds). For context, this is similar or slightly faster to scooter-sharing companies that you might have used. The dual braking system, front-wheel mechanical drum brake, and back shell regenerative electric brake. Simultaneous dual brake provides the greatest stability and steer-ability. 

Build quality

Overall, build quality is excellent. The scooter is more substantial and feels like a serious commuting machine compared to some other scooters.

The frame of the Ninebot Max is very nearly identical to the Xiaomi M365, but super sized, making it more durable. Segway Ninebot has said that this scooter was designed specifically for the sharing market in mind. This should make it an exceptionally durable scooter for personal use.

The Ninebot Max has an IPX5 water-resistance rating, meaning that it can tolerate splashes but not full submersion. Practically-speaking, Max can be ridden home if you get caught in the rain. Though we don’t recommend riding in the rain, Max’s pneumatic tires perform surprisingly well on wet roads.

Self-healing Tire

The Self-healing Tire of Ninebot Max Electric Scooter
The Self-healing Tire of Ninebot Max Electric Scooter

When the tires’ outer layers are punctured, the sealant within the tire is filling the holes automatically. The MAX tire can withstand multiple punctures (less than 6mm in diameter) without leaks, so you won’t experience the nightmare of replacing tires. 

Charging Port 

The Charging Port Of Ninebox Max Electric Scooter
The Charging Port Of Ninebox Max Electric Scooter

The scooter also has a DC converter built-in with a standard IEC 320 C5 “Mickey Mouse ears” power connector. Additionally, there is a traditional DC port that can be used with the included charger. This is cool because you don’t need to take a power-brick around with you, you can use relatively cheap and lightweight standard power cable for charging.


The Ninebot Max is an excellent scooter for those who love the design of the world-class M365 but want a more durable, longer-ranged scooter. The Max’s more powerful motor can propel heavier riders up steeper hills and at a faster clip.

Tech Specs

Tested top speed: 18.7 mph
Tested range: 40.4miles
Weight: 41lbs
Max rider weight: 220 lbs
Water resistance: IP54 (splash)

Positives & Negatives

Energy recycled from regenerative braking
Beefy construction with Great range
Flat-resistant tubeless pneumatic tires
Lacks zippy acceleration
Too heavy to be ultra-portable

3. ZERO 9 – The Best High-SpeedElectric Scooter

The ZERO 9 Electric Scooter
The ZERO 9 Electric Scooter

The ZERO 9 (ZX9) is a powerful electric kick scooter for adult as it is comfortable to ride. It comes with higher power output, air tires front and rear, and double brakes drum brakes and front disc brake, with a range of up to 45km per charge. This ZERO 9 is a good choice for long-range commutes or leisure rides, it is also suitable for riders who need to go the distance but still want something compact yet comfortable. It is a solid scooter built to be both enjoyable enough and durable enough for daily use.


The Cockpit of ZERO 9 Electric Scooter
The Cockpit of ZERO 9 Electric Scooter

The cockpit display LED is simple, providing speed, “gear,” odometer, and battery readout.

Brakes are operated by hand levers. The LCD speed display (right) has power and mode buttons, as well as an index finger throttle trigger. From this display, different “P-settings” can be adjusted to control regenerative braking strength and acceleration settings. 

The hand position on the scooter is ample and excellent for balance. Furthermore, the folding handlebars help to keep this design compact for storing and portability.


The Portability of ZERO 9 Electric Scooter
The Portability of ZERO 9 Electric Scooter

The ZERO 9 features three mechanisms to reduce the size of the scooter, improve portability and compactness for storage.

The handlebars have a solid folding screw-type mechanism. This allows them to fold but feel very solid and strong when unfolded. We notice that on our test model, the right side would loosen up slightly after long rides. We’ve seen this before on other scooters with this mechanism. The whole scooter collapses easily via an anodized metallic tab and hinges mounted onto the scooter deck.

Finally, the adjustable stem also collapses. This allows the scooter to provide superior ergonomics to taller or shorter riders without sacrificing compactness.

Ride quality

he scooter has large pneumatic tires that are excellent for overcoming bumps that might down a scooter with smaller tires. They also cushion the ride.

Additionally, ZERO 9 has front and rear spring suspension. The suspension doesn’t offer a ton of travel but has a balance of stiffness/spring. The suspension is optimal for riding on paved roads, but it is good enough for light off-road use on hard-packed dirt roads. Combined, pneumatic tires and suspension make for a very comfortable and safe ride.

The Lights of ZERO 9 Electric Scooter
The Lights of ZERO 9 Electric Scooter


The scooter has both front and rear lighting. The ZERO also has a ridiculous amount of swag lighting. Running up the stem is a bright LED strip. On either side of the deck are LED strips, so-called “ground effects,” that light up the road Tron-style.

The lighting is sufficient for providing visibility to others on the road at night. However, both the headlight and tail light are mounted low and don’t project very far.

As always, we recommend extra lighting for safety, but this scooter is equipped for night riding if you forget additional light or it’s out of charge. We also recommend adding a rear, clip-on light placed high (e.g., on a backpack, jacket, or helmet).

Some people appeal against flats associated with pneumatic tires. The risk of flats is considerably outweighed by the significant benefits to safety and performance.

Build quality

Overall, ZERO 9 is a solid, well-built scooter with a clean design. ZERO has been existence long enough that this scooter has gone through several iterations. The scooter just keeps obtaining better with time.

The heavy bolts and abundant stamped metal parts ensure durability. Altogether excellent build quality ends up making this scooter one of quietest — no annoying rattling, ultra-loud motor, or loosely coupled components.

The thing to note on the model we tested was part of the folding handlebars would loosen up slightly on long rides. We had to periodically re-tighten this, but it wasn’t a safety issue.


Whether you commute directly from home to work every day or work as a delivery rider, the ZERO 9 will guarantee you a comfortable ride throughout your long journey. The ZERO 9 will still be one of the best electric scooters you can buy. Its balanced nature makes this scooter the right one for a lot of people.  

Tech Specs

Tested top speed: 28.4 mph
Tested range: 45miles
Weight: 40lbs
Max rider weight: 220 lbs
Water resistance:  no official IP


Great balance of speed, range, weight
Excellent quality and LG batteries
Phenomenal lights
Handlebars tend to loosen in time

4. Glion Dolly: The Best Sturdy and Foldable Electric Scooter

The Glion Dolly Electric Scooter
The Glion Dolly Electric Scooter

Need an affordable ride around town that won’t break down? The Glion won’t take you too far, but it still makes a great companion for urban travel. Moreover, this commuter scooter doesn’t skimp on the Dolly’s construction as it built with airless tires. Their interior uses a honeycomb interior developed by the military, and you don’t have to concern yourself with pumping them.

It’s a sturdy scooter made from aircraft-grade, powder-coated aluminum which resists corrosion.  The most unique construction feature on the Glion is how the scooter folds; it can stand up vertically and be pulled around like a rolling suitcase. With most electric scooters, you have to carry the full weight of it, but not so with Glion.

Build quality

The Build Quality of Glion Dolly Electric Scooter
The Build Quality of Glion Dolly Electric Scooter

The scooter may get a bit noisy on rough roads. There is common rattling as well on bumpy rides. However, it requires very little maintenance. Wittily, it can be called as the  German tank.

These features make the scooter one of the best when it comes to portability. Once it folds, it takes very little space. Also, there are ample measures for protection for the time when it is placed on the floor. For example, there is a nylon wrap in the middle of the handlebars.


The main safety features on the Glion Dolly are the light. It gets a very bright headlight that’s easily turned on with a red button and a built-in tail reflector. If you’re riding at night, cars and pedestrians will definitely notice you. 

Fun and Practical

The Practice of Glion Dolly Electric Scooter
The Practice of Glion Dolly Electric Scooter

Why should kids have all the fun? The Glion Adult Electric Dolly-Fold Scooter is like gliding down a gentle endless hill, but despite the exhilaration, it’s no toy — it’s made for full-sized adults and daily use. The Glion is an ideal transportation tool for students, urban residents, outlying parking lots, and for running errands, sightseeing and just getting around your neighborhood.

Zero Emissions

Powered by a safe and eco-friendly rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Glion Dolly acceleration is instantaneous, silent and smooth, and without a drop of gasoline. It can carry an average adult at 15mph with up to 15 miles range per charge and can travel 500 miles on $1 of electricity. Glion Dolly electric scooter emits neither air pollution nor greenhouse gases during operation. Good for both your health and the environment.


Performance is not the best feature of the Glion Dolly scooter. However, it offers several other attractive features like a high level of portability and low maintenance required. Our findings showed that it is the best electric scooter for urban rides. Therefore, if you buy it understanding what to expect, Glion Dolly can be a great option for you. 

Tech Specs

Tested top speed: 15 mph
Tested range: 15miles
Weight: 28lbs
Max rider weight: 255 lbs
Water resistance:  IP54 (splash)


Safe and easy to carry around
Shockproof, lightweight and practical
Excellent durability 
Reliant on a single brake
Lack of good suspension  on cross-country

5. Gotrax Xr:  The Best Price Electric Scooter for Adult

The Gotrax Xr Electric Scooter
The Gotrax Xr Electric Scooter

otrax Xr is absolutely an amazing value for the price and ticks all the boxes for features for adults who want to purchase an inexpensive foldable electric scooter. It is portability and a light-weightedness electric scooter for adult from $399 which is the best electric scooter under $400. With a price like this, renting a scooter will be the thing of the past.


Where many other electric scooters shroud all of their cables within the frames of the scooters themselves, the GoTrax XR Ultra’s brake cable is exposed and runs down the side of the front. In some ways, it reminded me of my bicycle

As the GoTrax’s battery is located in the down tube, the deck of the scooter is comparatively thin, cutting a sleeker profile which making the GoTrax easier to carry. 

A large, angular piece of metal connects the down tube to the GoTrax’s deck, and a beefy red lever locks the GoTrax’s down tube in place when riding. On the rear fender is a small plastic tab that is supposed to lock the tube in place when the scooter is folded; on my review unit, it was slightly misaligned, so that the down tube did not stay locked when I tried to pick up the scooter and carry it.

On the right handlebar of the GoTrax is simple throttle control, while the left has the brake lever and a dinky bell. In the center is a circular LED panel that shows your speed and estimated battery life. A small red button beneath is used to turn the scooter on and off, turns on the headlight, and switch between first and second gear.

Battery and Charging

The GoTrax XR Ultra is powered by a 36-volts LG battery with a rating of 7.0 AH. This is a cool thing if you’re looking for a highly-capable battery that can bring you to reasonably distant destinations.

LG batteries are also recognized for being high-quality products in the market as they can hold charges longer than other batteries. They also degrade slower throughout their lifespan.

This means that you’ll have a more reliable scooter you can depend on in the long run. Just ensure that you have charge it regularly, and don’t overcharge it as it can ruin the battery’s settings.

XR Ultra’s battery also supports a maximum range of 16 miles for a single charge, which is already high considering that most electric scooters only have 8 to 12 miles range per charge. Usual charge time is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

The Digital Otometer of GoTrax Xr
The Digital Otometer of GoTrax Xr

Console and User Interface

The GoTrax XR is a member of the most user-friendly electric scooters in the market thanks to its interactive and clear console. It displays the scooter’s speed and battery levels accurately, as well as the gear you’re in.

You can also check your scooter’s mileage through the odometer. What converts it into even better is that it’s displayed on a LED screen.

The console is even connected to a headlight which can brightly illuminate your path at nighttime. It might not be the brightest one out there, but it’s still good for an electric scooter as it gives you a few meters of visibility ahead on a dark night.


Not everyone needs or can afford the ultimate electric scooter. But, if you are looking for a capable model that can get you easily around town and have a budget of $400 for an electric scooter, then you’ve got a great deal for your bucks with the GoTrax XR Ultra. 

It’s well-designed, built with robust features, and capable of continuing for years with continuous daily commutes. Its controls might be minimal, but they’re fully functional and very useful.

Tech Specs

Tested top speed: 15.5 mph
Tested range: 9.1miles
Weight: 27lbs
Max rider weight: 220 lbs
Water resistance:  IP54 (splash)


Good fit and finish
Great value
Extra safety on the folding mechanism
Lackluster acceleration
Rear reflector, but no taillight


How to choose the perfect electric scooter for adults?

5 Best Electric Scooters For Adults in 2020
5 Best Electric Scooters For Adults in 2020

Electric scooters are offering people a way to travel five times quicker than walking while being environmentally friendly, fun and very low cost.

Consequently, the lightweight electric scooter market has exploded over the past few years, and we are here to help you pick the best out of the sea of different brands and models.

It’s an easy way to drop needed goods off with vulnerable family and friends as safely and quickly as possible. Perhaps you want to cover longer distances faster than walking or maybe you’ve been looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint — all good reasons to consider a suitable electric scooter for your daily life and work.

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