top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

The Speed of Electric Scooters: Fast, Efficient, and Fun

As electric scooters grow in popularity, one of the frequently asked questions is: how fast are electric scooters? In this article, we will explore the speed range of electric scooters, as well as factors impacting their performance and some safety tips.

Generally, the speed range for electric scooters varies from 15 to 45 miles per hour (mph), depending on the make and model. For instance, budget-friendly electric scooters designed for daily commutes typically have a top speed of 15-20 mph, suitable for getting around urban areas quickly, while avoiding the congestion of a car. 

Performance scooters can hit speeds around 30 - 45 mph, although these speed demons aren't typically suitable for daily commutes or college campuses, as they are often overkill for navigating busy walkways and bicycle lanes. They are, however, perfect for thrill-seekers and scooter enthusiasts looking for an adrenaline-pumping ride.

Several factors determine an electric scooter's top speed. These include:

  1. Motor power: Scooters with more powerful motors typically have higher top speeds. Entry-level electric scooters usually feature 250W - 500W motors, whereas more advanced options can have motors with power up to 1600W, allowing them to go faster.

  2. Battery capacity: Higher-capacity batteries not only let a scooter travel further on a single charge but they can also impact the scooter's overall performance and top speed.

  3. Scooter weight and rider weight: Heavier scooters typically have slower acceleration and lower top speeds compared to their lightweight counterparts. Rider weight also significantly impacts scooter speedRider weight also significantly impacts scooter speed — as the payload increases, the scooter’s speed tends to decrease.

  1. Terrain and inclines: Uphill inclines will naturally reduce a scooter's speed, whereas downhill slopes can result in faster rides.

  2. Tire type and size: Pneumatic tires and larger wheels can offer better shock absorption and traction, resulting in improved speed and acceleration.

Safety Tips for High-Speed Electric Scooters:
As thrilling as high-speed electric scooters may be, safety should remain a top priority. Here are a few safety tips for riding these fast machines:

  1. Always wear protective gear: Helmets are essential whenever stepping onto an electric scooter, while knee and elbow pads can provide additional protection during high-speed rides.

  2. Obey local speed limits and regulations: Be aware of the speed limits and scooter-related regulations in your area to ensure a safe and legal ride.

  3. Maintain your scooter: Proper maintenance, such as regularly checking tire pressure and battery health, is crucial for optimizing performance and ensuring a safer ride.

  1. Learn how to brake properly: Practice braking before hitting those high speeds. Ensuring you can stop quickly and safely is crucial, especially when riding at high speeds.

In conclusion, electric scooter speeds can vary based on motor power, battery capacity, and many other factors. From daily commuting to adrenaline-fueled adventures, there is an electric scooter suitable for everyone. Just remember to prioritize safety when zipping down the road at high speeds.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page