Commuting to and from work via the sidewalks is a typical venture for anyone who lives in a city.
While some may hail trains or buses during the packed rush hour, you may find yourself too close to the other stressed or pedestrians that dread their workday.
For some, walking or biking is the alternative choice, but consider an e-scooter for your daily commutes instead. Electric scooters are compact, stylish, and are a cost-effective and easy way to go to work without the need to park.
Also, unlike traditional biking, running, or walking, the e-scooter does all the work so you won’t arrive at your destination all sweaty.
Since most electric scooters come packaged with a rechargeable battery, you can charge it daily and be ready for the workday.
The following e-scooters can cruise at 15 mph, are lightweight, and some are capable of folding. Perfect for city commutes!
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Out of the four e-scooters on this list, I would recommend the Turboant X7. Not only is it reasonably priced for all its features, but it’s the ability to scale hills with a 15° slant, it’s high top capacity limit, and intuitive LED display make it unique in comparison to the rest on this list.
I also had the most fun with the X7 while riding to work.
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Turboant X7 Commuting Electric Scooter
- Powerful 350-Watt Motor for High Speeds
- Detachable Long-Range Battery
- Comfortable Riding Experience
- UL Approved
- Portable and Foldable
The X7 from Turboant is an impressive scooter that boasts several remarkable features. The uniquely detachable long-range battery is made out of lithium-ion, one of the most long-lasting battery materials for e-scooters and e-bikes.
As an additional bonus, its battery is covered by Product Liability Insurance, so you won’t have to worry about faulty components while purchasing online.
Since the battery is detachable, you can charge it anywhere without bringing along your e-scooter – even in a small area. The Turboant X7 can travel up to 26 miles (41 km) on flat terrain on a full 4-6 hour charge.
The 350 W electric hub motor allows you to hit speeds of 20 mph (32 km/h) or more, scale hills with a 15° slant, and contains 3-speed settings.
Large 8.5″ tubeless pneumatic tires are anti-puncture, fuel-efficient, and absorb a large amount of shock on uneven roads. If you want to keep your max speed, turn on the cruise control to coast on the sidewalk.
With a triple braking system and LED lighting, you can safely cruise at night and feel confident your e-scooter will stop at high speeds.
As a plus, the design is portable and foldable. Although it’s aluminum alloy frame is rust-resistant and sturdy, this time-saving device only takes 3-seconds to fold in half.
The Turboant X7 can support a max load of 275 lbs, which is significantly higher than other e-scooters on the list. Finally, this model is certified by UL LLC, a global independent safety science company, to ensure its safety and reliability.
Overall, I was impressed with what the X7 had to offer, especially for the budget price of $400 or less.
The Turboant X7 even has a LED display to see your battery charge and speed. The abundance of features makes the Turboant X7 feel like a bargain.
GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter
- Acceptable 250 Watt Motor
- 36 V Battery with a Long Charge
- Multifunctional Display
- 8.5″ Pneumatic Tires
- Portable and Foldable
The GOTRAX GXL V2 is a long-range scooter that has a lot of features. Its high capacity 36V/5.2 Ah battery has a maximum range level of 10 – 12 miles on flat terrain.
A commuting scooter has to have a fast charge, and the GOTRAX GXL V2 is no exception. Plugin your scooter overnight, and within 4 hours, you’re ready for your next ride to work.
For as little as $400, you get a strong e-scooter that features a 250W motor and a top speed of 13.5 – 15.5 mph in ideal conditions.
Although the GOTRAZ GXL V2 doesn’t have as high of a capacity limit as the Turboant X7, it can still handle a max load of 220 lbs. It can also tackle steep and small hills with a 10° slant.
Some of the best commute scooters are foldable, and the GXL V2 delivers on that promise. It’s equipped with a one-step folding system that takes 3 seconds.
The aluminum alloy material helps to enhance stability while making the frame lightweight for carrying. A Red Safety Button prevents the handlebars from folding in on themselves while you ride.
The front and rear wheels use 8.5″ pneumatic tires to protect against bumpy terrain while increasing the frames’ overall durability.
With its disc brake and anti-lock braking system, you can bet the GXL V2 is responsive at high speeds.
Finally, it’s LED display provides important information like speed, battery life, and headlights (which are visible up to a 26 feet irradiation).
I was happy to ride the GXL V2 because of how compact, tiny (small enough to fit under a desk), and fast it was.
I felt like a speeding bullet down the sidewalk. Take some stress out of your morning and invest in this e-scooter – you won’t be disappointed.
Segway Ninebot ES2 Folding Electric Kick Scooter
- Impressive 300-Watt Motor for Long Distances
- Super long 15.5-mile range
- Dual Suspension System
- Bluetooth and Mobile Connectivity
- Lightweight and Foldable
The Segway Ninebot ES2 is the perfect e-scooter for long distances. Thanks to its impressive 300 W motor, the ES2 can hit a top speed of 15 mph (25 km/h) and can travel 15.5 miles on flat terrain.
From reading customer comments on Amazon, I’ve noticed that many buyers have clocked in over 20 miles (32 km) on one charge.
Super compact, lightweight, and foldable at only 27.6 lbs, the one-click folding system takes seconds. It’s possible to carry the ES2 with one hand – making it the perfect traveling companion.
The solid, shock-absorbing tires and anti-lock braking system allow for a comfortable riding experience.
With the superior technology of the Segway Ninebot ES2, you can turn on its Bluetooth capabilities and connect to your phone to see your statistics in real-time.
This model also has cruise control, customizable ambient light colors, and additional security features that make updating the LED display safe and secure.
The only downside to this e-scooter is its price. Although this is an excellent e-scooter for long distances, you can tell that Segway is banking on its name recognition.
Still, buying from Segway means buying from a trusted brand so, the warranty, customer service, and support will be top-notch if you run into any problems.
With a climbing capability of 10° and 3.5-hour max charging time, it’s easy to overlook it’s $700 price tag.
I especially liked the app functionality, so I could easily customize or manage my rides if I wanted to maintain a certain top-speed.
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter
- 250-Watt Motor and Decent Speeds
- Amazing 18.6-mile range
- Double Braking System
- Award-Winning Design
- Portable and Foldable
The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter has the most extended range in comparison to the rest of this list at 18.6 miles on flat terrain. The 250W motor propels this e-scooter at 15.5 mph (24 km/h), which is standard.
I have read that users have achieved 17 mph (27 km/h) speeds or higher, but while using it myself, I clocked out at 16 mph (25 km/h), which is still higher than advertised.
Perfect for commuting, the Xiaomi Mi weights only 26.9 lbs and folds in second for easy storage under your desk at work or within your home.
If you need to hand-carry it, you can do so effortlessly thanks to its sturdy, but lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum. It’s gun-metal and black coat of paint looks sleek and stylish.
With the double braking system of disc brakes and eABS regenerative anti-lock braking, you can feel safe knowing its responsive. No matter if you’re cruising or utilizing its max speed, it will stop on a dime.
Its anti-shock 8.5-inch wheels make riding comfortable, while its LED interface is easy-to-learn for all ages – including children.
The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter is the only e-scooter on this list to win multiple awards for its intelligent design. Both the prestigious Red Dot “Best of the Best” Award and the iF Design Award were awarded to the company for this scooter in 2017.
After looking up these awards, they’re quite prestigious when it comes to forward-thinking technology.
What really impressed me was that the front tire uses some type of regenerative braking that charges the battery. If you’re looking to commute in style, I would recommend the Xiaomi – especially for super long and hilly commutes.
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