Kids Cheap Electric Scooters 2013 Review
Electric Scooters are a Fun Way for Kids to Get Around!
For kids and young teens the freedom of getting around is exciting and new. An electric scooter presents an inexpensive and fun way for kids to get around on something other than a bike or skateboard. As a parent of four children I have kids of all ages and have seen the good and bad in electric scooters.
In this post I'll review five electric scooters that I believe should be on the top of your list.
Best Kids Electric Scooters for the Money
eZip 500 Electric Scooter 2013
This electric scooter gives you a sturdy deck for standing and a removable seat so you can sit comfortably on longer rides. It uses a 500 watt DC earth magnet motor and a 24 volt rechargeable battery pack. This will give you plenty of power to get where you need to go. Top speed is 15 miles per hour with an 8 mile range per charge; so this is definitely for short, and nearby, trips. Also, buyers must be aware that depending on terrain and weight of the rider, the distance that can be traveled will vary.
This scooter can hold up to 240 pounds of weight so even adults can use it; it is marketed for children 14 years of age and older. The machine is also not too hard to move around at only 56 pounds. A feature that most people like is the folding handlebars for more compact storage. Other features include alloy mag wheels with Street Slick tires for more safety, and a variable speed power system with auto shutoff. If you want a sturdier scooter that can go farther, this one might not be your best choice, but it makes a great novelty for children and a good little device for short trips to the store.
Best Cheap / Value Electric Scooter
Razor E100 Electric Scooter
This scooter is more geared toward children and has a weight limit of only 120 pounds. Your kids will love being able to get around on this great bang-for-your-buck scooter. It comes with a very high torque motor that is chain driven and a twist grip throttle that teens love to use. This device requires a small kick off to get started, but once it is moving, then it will go up to 10 miles per hour. This allows your kids to have fun but not become a menace in your neighborhood. The battery takes about eight hours to charge completely and cruising time can be up to 40 minutes at a time before recharging is needed. Some have viewed this as a drawback, but essentially, this is a toy.
This also comes with folding handlebars for more easy storage. A hand operated brake is incorporated into this machine but it has been reported to not work very well unless the grip is really strong. Users of this scooter have said that battery life is pretty good and the tire in front makes going over bumps and rocks a breeze. Another good feature that has been reported is that the standing surface is big enough to have feet side by side if needed.
Currie Technologies Nano Electric Scooter
This is another affordable scooter for riders up to 150 pounds and runs on 150 watts of power. Typically, it was designed for kids 8 years of age and older. This makes a very good scooter for kids who want to join in on the fun but aren't quite ready for a bigger scooter yet. The standing pad is stable and comes manufactured with a slip-resistant deck. The machine only needs a quick push to engage the motor once it is past 2 mph and then a throttle twist will get you going!
This scooter was designed for carving turns with the 3 wheel design, and will go up to 10 mph for up to 5 miles. Users really love that it is lightweight and not as cumbersome to carry around like others on the market. There have been some consumer complaints that the battery compartment is a bit difficult to get into, but in all cases, they were able to get in just fine.
Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter
This fun scooter is something your kids will love to use every day! They will feel so chic in this European style scooter that will carry riders up to 15 miles per hour. A feature that people love is that it is zippy enough but not too overwhelming for most children. There is a storage compartment under the padded seat for anything your child might need to take with her from point A to point B.
It comes with a retractable kickstand which helps keep the machine from wear and tear by having to lay it down. It is recommended for children 12 years of age and older and handles a weight of up to 150 pounds. With the variable speed acceleration and a trip of up to 10 miles, your child can get themselves to and from dance class or piano lessons. Reviews about this product show most people are happy with the way it works and some users have even claimed that the battery charge can last longer than the manufacturer claims. No matter your preference, this scooter will let your children get around the neighborhood in style.
Razor eSpark Electric Scooter
This fun little scooter gives some theatric effects to your child's ride by shooting real sparking out the back. You can control the amount of sparks by stepping on the foot controlled and detachable Spark Bar. This bar is also has a spark cartridge that can be replaced as needed. Reviews have shown that the spark cartridges will last about a week, depending on how much your child uses it. It has a quiet motor that most users find to be very nice compared to most scooters on the market.
This scooter does not need any kick start to get going; it simply needs a twist of the throttle. It will send your children traveling up to 10 miles per hour and will run about 40 minutes on a single charge; the battery charging time takes about 12 hours however, so buyers should be aware of this before purchasing because some scooters charge faster. This device also has a hand operated brake that seems to have better reviews than some other designs by Razor. The weight capacity of this scooter is 120 pounds.
© 2013 Bob Miller