Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max G30LP
The best electric scooter
The KickScooter Max G30LP offers sturdy construction and a real-life range of 20-plus miles at a fair price. It’s the only scooter we’ve found that excels in so many areas without being too expensive. But it is heavy.
We had rather stringent criteria when researching scooters, because safety and reliability are paramount when it comes to transportation. The Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max G30LP met all of our requirements, both on paper and in practice. The most distinguishing factor is its range: This scooter can go for about 20 miles per charge, a range surpassed in testing only by our upgrade pick, the KickScooter Max. The G30LP is UL-certified, so it has been independently tested to meet safety requirements. And we trust Segway Ninebot’s long track record in personal-transportation devices. Although it’s not cheap, the G30LP performs better than other scooters at the same price, and it costs far less than many models from lesser-known brands. The only real downside is that this scooter weighs 39 pounds, which can be a hassle when you need to carry it.
Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max
For longer range
The KickScooter Max is essentially the same as the G30LP, but it will take you farther.
Segway Ninebot’s KickScooter Max was our top pick before the G30LP was introduced, and it remains a great option. It’s almost exactly the same as our current pick, except it gets more range, thanks to a larger battery. In our tests, we were able to ride for 24 miles—about 4 more miles than on the G30LP, a 20% increase; the company promises up to 40 miles in ideal situations. If you want a great scooter that will give you the most miles between charges, spend a bit more for this one.