Motorized personal transportation has never been more popular, with people flying this way and that on hoverboards and Segways. However, if you prefer something a little safer, a little faster, and a lot easier to control, then consider an electric scooter. They have rechargeable batteries, can often last for miles at a time, and some of them are quite zippy. These are the best electric scooters you can buy!

Best all-around: EcoReco S5

With well-made tires, a solid braking system, long battery life, and a healthy dose of get-up-and-go, the EcoReco S5 is the best electric scooter you can buy for everyday use. It has a range of between 10 and 20 miles, depending on how fast you go, and a top speed of 20mph. It also features a bright tail light for scooting at dusk and takes roughly 4.5 hours to fully charge.

$699 at EcoReco

Most portable: Xiaomi Mi electric scooter

At only 27 pounds and with a foldable, compact design, Xiaomi's Mi electric scooter is the most portable option on this list. It has an average range of around 18 miles and a top speed of 15mph. This scooter also features a double braking system for extra safety, and the aluminum construction is sturdy.

$599 at Amazon

Budget pick: Razor E100

If your kids are clamoring for an electric scooter of their own, then the Razor E100 is the one to buy. You can find it in most colors for under $200, and it's only good for up to 40 minutes of use, making it perfect for playtime. It has a two-grip throttle for extra control, and its top speed is limited to 10mph. There are eight colors to choose from.

$150 and up at Amazon

Sleek and sexy: Gotrax GXL

This all-black scooter has red accents on the brake and along the base, making it the sexiest scooter on this list. It has a max speed of around 15mph, although it has a relatively short range at only 12.5 miles on a single charge. The larger 8.5-inch tires are great for more terrain than just smooth pavement, making for a smooth ride and longevity.

$399 at Amazon

Upgrade pick: Glion Dolly

Glion's Dolly scooter is a foldable option that comes with its own carrying case, which makes the whole thing look like a small golf bag. This one has a relatively short charge time of just over three hours, and it has a top speed of 15mph with a 15-mile range. It also has "honeycomb never flat" tires, which are tough and can stand up to multiple types of terrain.

$599 at Amazon

Have a seat: Razor EcoSmart Metro

If you'd prefer a more comfortable ride on your electric scooter, then consider Razor's affordable EcoSmart Metro, which features a seat, a wider base for your feet, and a small basket on the back. It has 16-inch bicycle-style wheels for a smoother ride, and its powder-coated frame is resistant to corrosion.

$399 at Amazon

If you're looking for a way to quicken part of your commute or something to ride leisurely on the weekends, an electric scooter is a great, environmentally friendly way to get around. If you're looking for top quality, then the EcoReco S5 is your best option, since it's less pricey than some other options and will still get you zipping in a jiff.

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