top of page

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

Unraveling Electric Scooter Speed: How Fast Can They Go?

In recent years, electric scooters have become a popular mode of transportation for urban commuters, offering a convenient and eco-friendly way to navigate city streets. As this trend continues to grow, many potential buyers and scooter enthusiasts are curious about just how fast an electric scooter can go.

Factors Determining Electric Scooter Speed
The top speed of an electric scooter depends on several factors including the motor power, rider weight, terrain, and battery capacity. Let's explore these further:

  1. Motor Power: The power of the motor is a critical factor in determining the scooter's top speed. Generally, more powerful motors lead to faster scooters. Motor power ranges from as low as 250 watts to as high as 6000 watts, with the top speed being between 15 and 50 miles per hour.

  2. Rider Weight: The weight of the rider greatly affects the scooter's performance. A lighter rider will experience higher top speeds, while a heavier rider may experience a decrease in top speed. Most electric scooters have a weight capacity of around 220 pounds.

  3. Terrain: The type of terrain you ride on will also impact the scooter's speed. Smooth, flat surfaces will yield faster speeds, while rough or sloping terrain will slow you down.

  4. Battery Capacity: Larger batteries support longer rides and may provide more power to the motor, increasing top speed. However, larger batteries also add weight to the scooter, which can slow it down.

Categories of Electric Scooters and Speed
Electric scooters can be categorized into three main classes based on their speed capabilities:

  1. Entry-Level Scooters: These scooters typically have a top speed of around 15 to 18 miles per hour and powered by motors in the 250 to 350-watt range. They are ideal for short, leisurely rides or commutes on flat terrain.

  2. Mid-Range Scooters: Mid-range electric scooters usually offer a top speed of between 20 and 28 miles per hour, with motors ranging from 350 to 900 watts. They provide a better range than entry-level models and can handle more varied terrain and steeper inclines.

  3. High-Performance Scooters: Designed for speed and power, high-performance electric scooters boast top speeds of over 30 miles per hour, with some models even reaching up to 50 miles per hour. These scooters have motors over 900 watts and are equipped with larger batteries for extended range and performance.

While speed is an essential factor for many electric scooter users, it's also important to prioritize safety. Be sure to wear proper protective gear and adhere to local speed limits and regulations. As electric scooters continue to gain popularity, more models with varying speed capabilities will likely emerge, offering riders even more options for their perfect ride.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy
scooters

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Blog

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

Careers

Interested in working at Levy?

Investors

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

Specs

Technical specs for all of our scooters

Batteries

The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Compare

Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best

Tires

Learn more about electric scooter tires

Accessories

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

Subscriptions

Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

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

Contact

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