Best Electric Scooters with Seats in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 6, 2019
As an alternative to e-bikes, electric scooters provide users with a cheaper and easier means of transportation. A regular electric scooter with seat is much smaller than a bicycle and can cover distances of up to 20 km without breaking a sweat, making it a great option for daily use. If you or your kids want an electric scooter we have picked the top models available today in our review to narrow the search and cover these needs. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Best For
Max Load
Top Speed
Brakes
Power Source / Operational Range
Extras
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

A big and intuitive LED screen that will conveniently show you the current speed, distance driven, a total time of the ride, as well as the current battery status. Additionally, the scooter features 3 speeds that you can choose depending on the amount of traffic on the road.

CONS

Feet support is a bit wobbly.

OUR VERDICT

This electric scooter is designed for adults and teens and will be a great pick for daily use. Capable of riding long distances at a top speed of around 40-50 km/h it sure beats any other model on the market. Moreover, a high-quality build combined with 10" wheels allows riding the scooter on virtually any surface.

detailed parameters
Best For

Adults, Teens

Max Load

Up to 150 kg

Top Speed

Up to 40 km/h

Brakes

Dual brake system (front and rear wheels)

Power Source / Operational Range

36V/6Ah rechargeable battery

Up to 30 km from single charge

Extras

Foldable construction, Large LED-display, Front and rear LED-lights, Double front shock absorption system, Horn, Feet support, Detachable seat (height adjustable)

Weight

18 kg

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This model includes a state-of-the-art suspension system that features 1 front and two rear hydraulic springs. Thanks to this system you can drive on any surface without discomfort from vibrations.

CONS

Hard to push manually due to increased weight.

OUR VERDICT

If you need a model that can ride extremely long distances then this model will fit that bill just right. The Chaos scooter features a 1000-watt motor and 4 12-volt batteries that provide the user with a top speed of 40 km/h and allow covering distances of up to 20-25 km with ease.

detailed parameters
Best For

Adults, Teens

Max Load

Up to 120 kg

Top Speed

Up to 40 km/h

Brakes

Dual brake system (front and rear wheels)

Power Source / Operational Range

48V/12Ah rechargeable battery

Up to 20 km from single charge

Extras

Foldable construction, Front and rear LED-lights, Single front and double rear shock absorption system, Horn, Feet support, Detachable seat (height adjustable)

Weight

40 kg

Warranty

6 months

PROS

The front brake system is made according to a V-brake design that has been proven by time in other similar models. On top of that, the non-slip surface of the handles provides the rider with a tight grip no matter what.

CONS

The seat cannot be adjusted in height.

OUR VERDICT

This model features exceptionally wide feet support, which makes it a good choice for beginner scooter enthusiasts. Easy to ride and control, the Power Core from Razor is, perhaps, one of the most reliable scooters for kids that are available on the market today.

detailed parameters
Best For

Children (8+)

Max Load

Up to 54 kg

Top Speed

Up to 18 km/h

Brakes

Front brakes

Power Source / Operational Range

24V/6Ah rechargeable battery

Up to 18 km from single charge

Extras

Built-in kickstand, Detachable seat

Weight

13.6 kg

Warranty

3 months

PROS

The handlebar and seat can be adjusted in height according to how tall the rider is. Alternatively, if the seat is not needed, it can be easily detached using a regular screwdriver.

CONS

Relatively low load capacity makes it only suitable for small children.

OUR VERDICT

This extremely lightweight model from HomCom can be easily folded at any time and transported with relative ease. The battery capacity, on the other hand, will provide the child with up to 2 hours of runtime at the top speed of 13 km/h.

detailed parameters
Best For

Children (7+)

Max Load

Up to 50 kg

Top Speed

Up to 13 km/h

Brakes

Rear brakes

Power Source / Operational Range

24V/4.5Ah rechargeable battery

Up to 15 km from single charge

Extras

Foldable construction, Built-in kickstand, Detachable seat (height-adjustable)

Weight

10.2 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The tyres of this particular model are made of a reliable PVC that in combination with a special treading provide the user with an excellent grip with the surface. To add more, the built-in kickstand makes it easy to store the scooter.

CONS

The battery capacity leaves much to be desired.

OUR VERDICT

This model is an affordable scooter that can hold a rider with up to 70 kg of weight, making it a great option for both kids and teens. Moreover, the built-in LED lighting system makes it easier to ride the e-scooter in the evening.

detailed parameters
Best For

Children (8+), Teens

Max Load

Up to 70 kg

Top Speed

Up to 12 km/h

Brakes

Front brakes

Power Source / Operational Range

24V/4.5Ah rechargeable battery

Up to 10 km from single charge

Extras

Foldable construction, Built-in kickstand, Detachable seat (height-adjustable), Built-in LED-lights

Weight

13 kg

Warranty

6 months

XULONG 516-033

Everything That Regular Scooters Want to Be in One Package

The XULONG 516-033 is an electric scooter with seat that will be a great option for both adult and teen users. First and foremost, the huge load capacity of 150 kg is achieved thanks to a high-quality build that includes a steel frame and a high-tech suspension system. The latter, for example, aside from providing comfort to the user has a shock absorption mechanism, which reduces the unwanted vibrations significantly.

Even though this particular model says that it can only reach the speed of 40 km/h, in reality, it can easily surpass the mark of 30 mp/h (which should be closer to 50 km/h), which is quite incredible for a city scooter. The total mileage from a single battery charge can reach 30 km when used at the top speed. This result, however, can vary depending on the total load of the scooter and its average speed.

If that power amount is not enough for you, there are a few models optionally available that will provide you with up to 70 or even 90 km of operational range, which should suffice your daily needs if you live in a big city. Thanks to the convenient speed control you can choose between 3 different speeds: low, medium, and high to effectively curb the power consumption when needed.

Review of XULONG 516-033 Electric Scooter For Adults

An Unrivalled Riding Comfort

When it comes to the actual riding experience, the model is well-balanced so you won’t have to shift weight all the time to keep it on the road. For added comfort, the scooter’s detachable seat can be adjusted in height according to how tall the rider is. The only thing that bothered us though is the wobbly feet support that can be a bit uncomfortable to place your feet at during long rides. But other than that, there are no crucial issues that can affect the riding experience.

To help you keep speed under control, the scooter is equipped with a huge high-contrast LED screen that will show you the current speed, distance driven, and battery level. What is more, this model features not only the front but also a rear LED light that will make riding scooter in the dark a real breeze, compared to other conventional models.

When it comes down to convenience, the scooter construction allows folding and unfolding it in just 3-5 seconds, making it a great model for day-to-day use pretty much everywhere. Once folded the 18 kg machine won’t take a lot of space and can be carried in elevators or on the metro railway with ease.

Smart, reliable, and extremely comfortable this model for adults from Xulong is one of the best city scooters today. By opting for this model you get a high-quality transport that will serve you for years to come.

XULONG 516-033 Electric Scooter For Adults in the use

 

Chaos 48 Volt 1000W

A Beast of a Scooter

If standard scooter models do not catch your attention anymore you might as well look for something more sophisticated than regular city transporters. Fortunately, Chaos has something more powerful to offer you.

The 48-volt beast of a scooter from Chaos features a 1000-watt brush motor that delivers power in a matter of seconds. The company went even further with the intricate design of this model that resembles an off-road dirt bike than a regular electric scooter with seat. The battery and the motor are located under the feet support and can be accessed only by opening a side panel with a screwdriver. The charging port is located on the side as well and can be covered with a protective cap when it is not in use.

Moving on, let’s take a closer look at other crucial aspects of the scooter’s electric grid. The one charge of a battery provides the user with up to 20 km of mileage if used on maximum power. If riding the scooter at low-to-medium speeds one single charge would be enough to cover up to 40 km, on average. Even though the battery capacity may seem a bit underwhelming, it is still more than enough for city use and will provide enough power for at least 3-4 days of daily use. The charging process, on the other hand, takes only 6 hours to fully charge the battery, so, if you need a scooter for longer trips we recommend charging it every day before you take it out on the road.

Review of Chaos 48 Volt 1000W Electric Scooter Big Wheel Powerboard

Not Only for City Use

Thanks to an improved suspension system, this scooter model can easily cruise around city streets with little to no negative feedback to the users. This includes intense vibrations and the discomfort linked to them. On top of that, the seat of the scooter also features a shock absorption system and so, the combination of these two technologies makes riding the Chaos a real treat, regardless of road type and conditions.

Likewise, the tyres of the scooter are made of premium-grade rubber and feature a special tread that provides an excellent grip with most common road surfaces out there. The one thing that did surprise us, though, is the lack of the front brake system. Although it is not a necessary part of a scooter, considering the top speed the unit can reach it is a bit surprising that the manufacturer decided to go without them. Other than that, there are no other issues that can affect the riding experience, but it is important to keep the brake system layout in mind when you ride the scooter.

One of the best electric scooters in the medium price range, this model from Chaos is an ideal pick for users that need to cover multiple kilometres to work on a daily basis.

Chaos 48 Volt 1000W Electric Scooter Big Wheel Powerboard in the use

 

Razor Power Core E100S

Light and Comfortable

The Razor Power Core E100S is a rather small electric scooter with seat compared to other models in our reviews and is designed for kids that are no younger than 8 years. That being said, the minibike is not suitable for riders heavier than 54 kg, which limits its use to kids only. With this out of the way, let’s take a closer look at what aspects make this particular scooter worth your attention.

First of all, this model has a throttle handlebar that makes it easier for a child to control the speed of the miniature moped. By pushing it up the rider will be able to accelerate and by turning it down the scooter will steadily drop its speed. Alternatively, this model features a reliable brake system that is coupled with a pneumatic front tyre for the added comfort of the user.

The only thing that can affect the riding experience is the seat of the scooter, which is not height-adjustable. So prior to making a choice in favour of the Power Core we recommend making sure that your kid is tall enough to ride the electric moped comfortably. Otherwise, the electric bike will be a bit hard to control without using the breaks. Fortunately, the seat base itself is detachable and the scooter can be used without it, in case your child doesn’t want to ride the scooter that way.

Review of Razor Power Core E100S Electric Scooter

No Maintenance - No Problems

Contrary to other products for children, the Power Core doesn’t require any additional maintenance. Thanks to the lack of chain it doesn’t need to be aligned or tensioned. When it comes to reliability, it is hard to top Razor, and the Power Core is not an exception to this trend. The frame, as well as the scooter’s fork, is made of high-quality steel that will not bend so easily and is highly-resistant to corrosion.

As for the working principle of this model, the scooter can be kick-started from halt thanks to a reliable electric motor built-in underneath the feet support. Additionally, the kit features two 12-volt sealed lead-acid batteries that are quite reliable when it comes to different weather and temperature conditions. The overall battery capacity of this system makes it possible to ride the scooter for up to 18-20 km at the top speed of 18 km/h on a single charge. The charging process, however, will take around 4-6 hours.

If you are looking for a good alternative to expensive hoverboards for your child then Power Core from Razor will be a solid choice. Affordable, reliable, and sturdy enough to withstand loads of up to 54 kg the Power Core is one of the top models for kids available today.

Razor Power Core E100S Electric Scooter in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

HomCom Teens Foldable

A Choice of All Cool Kids

The HomCom for teens and children is a versatile little scooter with a retractable seat that may be more appealing to many people than more bulky models. The overall weight of the scooter is just 10 kg, making it easy to carry even by kids. Fortunately, even your child can fold the miniature moped in 3 simple clicks. Easy to perform, it will take only a few seconds to fold and unfold. With a weight limit that doesn’t exceed 50 kg, this model is only suitable for kids older than 7 years, and will not be a good option for teens older than 12-13.

Despite its relatively light weight, the 120-watt scooter from HomCom is capable of riding quite fast for a children’s model. Speaking of actual numbers, the top speed HomCom E-scooter can reach is around 13 km/h which should suffice most day-to-day routes in the neighbourhood of your child. What is more, a high-quality 24-volt battery provides the user with 15 km of operational range. The only drawback of it, though, is a charging time that sometimes can exceed 6 hours, which is a bit disappointing, to say the least. But considering the high 24-volt output of the battery it won't be that huge of an issue in the long run.

Review of HomCom Teens Foldable E-Scooter

Durable Materials for daily Use

Battery aspects aside, let’s talk construction. When it comes to safety measures, the scooter features a standard handbrake system that is reinforced with high-quality brake pads on the wheel. Even though it is a cheap scooter model, it is quite sturdy and can withstand loads of up to 50 kg. This is achieved thanks to a rugged metal frame and a durable seat stand. Both elements are highly resistant to corrosion and can be cleaned with a wet sponge and a standard cleaning solution without any issues. As for the seat, it resembles a standard bicycle model and can be adjusted in height according to the child’s height. The feet support, on the contrary, is quite wide and provides enough space for comfortable riding regardless of how tall a child is.

As we move further down the list of features, let's take a look at the electric motor and the speed options of this kids' scooter. As we mentioned above, the so-called “heart” of this model is not really powerful and it is capped at 120 watts. The acceleration is done by twisting the special handle up. Once engaged, the scooter will increase its speed and will drop it if a handle is pushed into the opposite direction.

If you are in search of a small, sturdy electric scooter for your kids this model from HomCom is one of the most affordable and versatile models out there. If you value ease-of-use above nitty-gritty features then this E-scooter will be right up your alley.

HomCom Teens Foldable E-Scooter in the use

 

Rocket E10 24V

A Great Option for Teens

In case you need something for your teenager but don’t want to buy an expensive fully-fledged scooter yet, this model from Rocket may be the one you are looking for.

Overall, this model resembles a conventional e-scooter, but what makes it distinctive and comfortable for kids and teens at the same time? To answer this question we will have to make a rundown of the core features of this model.

Right off the bat, this model comes equipped with a reliable 120-watt motor that is capable of accelerating the whole thing up to 12 km/h at the medium speed setting. The actual speed, however, depends on the rider’s weight and road conditions so the real top speed may differ. The 24-volt battery, on the other hand, will provide up to 4.5 Ah, which should result in 10-12 km from a single charge. Although this result would be a bit underwhelming for some users but considering that this is a children’s model it is more than appropriate.

Furthermore, this scooter is equipped with premium-quality PVC wheels that can withstand quite a beating and provide an excellent grip on asphalt, concrete, and bike lanes that are prevalent in many big cities. On top of that, the front wheel comes with a brake system attached that can be used right from the throttle handle.

Review of Rocket E10 24V Battery Operated Rechargeable Electric Scooter

Designed for All-Terrain Riding

As for the ease of use, the scooter can be folded in a matter of seconds, thanks to the special design. The process will only take a couple of seconds so even a small child can do it without having any problems. The overall weight of 13 kg also makes it easy to transport the scooter by hand or in the boot of the car if there’s such need. Despite its light weight, the scooter features a durable steel frame that in combination with a wide feet support can hold a rider with the weight of up to 70 kg without breaking a sweat.

To make the scooter more comfortable to ride, the manufacturer also included an adjustable seat that can be detached at any time leaving more space on the feet support. So, if your child wants to ride the scooter seated or not is only a matter of personal preference.

Additional features of this model include a bright built-in LED light that will illuminate the road in front and beneath the scooter, which makes riding a tad bit easier in the evening. What is more, the e-bike is equipped with a kickstand that can be used as additional support.

All in all, the Rocket E10 is definitely worth your attention in case you need a reliable scooter that can be used on pretty much any surface, thanks to its sturdy build and high-quality tyres.

Rocket E10 24V Battery Operated Rechargeable Electric Scooter in the use

 

What Is an Electric Scooter With Seat?

Nowadays electric scooters are not a type of transport designed for kids only. Since the inception of scooter rental services across the US and most European cities, scooters have become more convenient to drive to work while avoiding daily commuting in public transport.

The main benefit of e-scooters, of course, is the size of a standard model. They are no higher than 1 metre in height and can be easily folded if needed. This will be useful for transportation, especially if you need to take a train to get to work.

As for the children’s models, they will be a great pick in case your child can’t stand bicycles and wants something more convenient instead. These smaller scooters provide enough load capacity and mileage to get your child to school and back without breaking a sweat.

Generally speaking, most electric scooters are cheap. However, if you are looking for a heavy-duty model that can be used on a daily basis you will need to pick a more pricey scooter. The main benefit of premium-grade scooters is that they save you a greater sum of money in the long run.

If you want to turn your regular bike into an electric one we recommend taking a look at our E-Bike conversion kits reviews. Additionally, you may also be interested in an additional bike light, which is required for safe and comfortable night riding.

What Features to Compare

Before buying a scooter, you should decide where you are going to ride it and how far it can actually take you. Usually, if you ride a regular city road you don’t need a powerful power source. However, if you are no stranger to daily commuting and spend 1-2 hours in a train, chances are it takes quite some time to get from the station to the office, so a more powerful option is required.

Motor Power

This includes wattage that in combination with a high-quality battery can speed up the scooter to a maximum speed in a matter of seconds. The more powerful the motor is, the greater its power consumption, so it is important to find a perfect balance between power and battery capacity. As a rule, a 120-watt motor should be more than enough to cover areas of up to 15 km. If your requirements are higher, opt for models with a motor of up to 1000-watt power output for greater speed and mileage.

Battery Life and Charging Time

The scooter batteries, on the other hand, vary in sizes and output amperes. If you need a model that can hold a load of up to 100 kg we recommend opting for scooters with batteries that have at least 36 volts and 6 amperes of output. For smaller riders a 12-volt or a 24-volt model will do just fine, depending on their weight.

Another crucial aspect to consider is the charging time of a battery. The faster the battery can charge the better, there is nothing special about this. In general, a regular 24-volt scooter battery can be charged in 5-6 hours.

Top Speed and Operational Range

All electric scooters are quite fast by design, however, some models can really stand out by providing their users with top speeds of up to 40 or even 50 km/h. Needless to say, such models will be unacceptable for kids, so if you need a more modest model we suggest opting for scooters that have a maximum speed capacity of 10-15 km/h.

Alternatively, operational range is also crucial for scooters that are used on a daily basis. So if you need to get to work safely and without issues, we recommend picking a scooter with a maximum mileage of 20 km or greater.

Maximum Load Capacity

The maximum load capacity determines how effective a scooter will be when you ride it. If you decide to pick a small, lightweight model that can only hold a rider no heavier than 70 kg, don’t act surprised when it will struggle to reach high speed. Balance is crucial in this case and overestimating the scooter’s capabilities may lead to various malfunctions.

Safety

This aspect usually consists of a suspension system, brakes and tyres that are included in the package with your e-scooter. The more demanding your route is the more safety features a scooter should have. In case you need to drive long distances to reach your destination regular bike brakes and rubber tyres just won’t do the trick. And so, you should opt for something more rugged and reliable like PVC tyres and medium-grade bike brake systems.

Alternatively, the suspension system will aid in negating the effects of vibrations that can completely ruin the riding experience.

Did you know?

Benefits and Future of Electric Scooters

Today, electric scooter rental companies operate in nearly 120 cities across the world (including over 80 cities in the US and western Europe). Just a few years ago not many people could imagine that it would be so easy to get from home to work and back using this type of electric transport. But what makes scooters so appealing is not solely their ease of use.

First of all, renting a scooter is rather cheap and the average cost is around a couple of pounds per hour. Secondly, most of the modern e-scooters are completely (or nearly) maintenance free. And thirdly, once you’re done with it you can leave it at the nearest docking station and forget about it.

An average scooter can drive between 25-45 km between charges, which makes them a good alternative to bulkier and less popular Segways. On top of that, they are much smaller than bicycles and can be carried in metro and railway trains without causing discomfort to other passengers.

Surely, there are quite a lot of issues with scooter rental. Specifically with their users. The thing is, it is easier to just throw the small e-bike at the nearest curb instead of bringing it back to the docking station. And that is what usually happens across the world, which resulted in a temporary ban of electric scooters in many cities across the world back in mid-2018.

In the end, the combination of good planning, investors, and new technology can bring a lot of benefits to already struggling traffic systems of urban centres across the world. However, the benefits of using e-scooters are now more dependent on its users rather than on rental companies.

The electric scooters, as well as other electric transport, provide people with a cheap and fast way to get around in urban areas. They are also exceptionally eco-friendly and can be a great alternative to regular commuting and automobile usage. By using electric scooters as well as other types of electric transport you will keep yourself fit, protect the environment and save thousands of pounds in the long run. So, it is your mission as a rider to not take electric transport for granted.

Where Can You Drive an Electric Scooter?

Most cities forbid using electric scooters on sidewalks since they are more of a threat than just a nuisance to other pedestrians. Not to say that driving on the sidewalk would be extremely slow. So one of the few options you have left is the streets.

The safest place for scooters, however, is a bike track or lanes designed for cyclists. Since there are no pedestrians you will be able to reach your destination much faster by avoiding traffic jams.

But what should you do in case there are no bike lanes? Your only option would be taking the scooter to the streets. Driving an electric bike on the street (or pretty much any other kind of transport) requires additional protection such as helmets. This is required since you will be riding among buzzing cars that are much faster than you and pose a significant threat in case of a road accident.

Other reviews
Comments
0 Comments

Your comment was successfully sent

Error! Please try again later

Publish Date: 2019-06-06 14:40:30