Electric Scooters Vs Kick Scooters. How To Choose the Right Scooter.

There are a lot of different types of scooters on the market these days. You can choose between an electric scooter and a regular kick scooter. So, which one is right for you? Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of each type to help you make your decision. Happy scooting!


Weight: How easy is it to carry your scooter around and what are the weight limitations for each scooter?

Electric scooters are heavier than kick scooters. A lot of the weight comes from the battery, which is necessary to power the electric scooter. This extra weight can make it harder to push around, especially if you’re not very fit. Kick scooters, on the other hand, are very light and easy to move around. This makes them a good choice if you’re looking for something to take with you on vacation or travel.

Kick Scooters are also a great option to burn some extra calories. If you’re trying to lose weight, using a kick scooter can help you burn an extra 300 calories per hour. Electric scooters, on the other hand, don’t offer as much of a calorie burn. So if you’re looking for a way to get in shape, a kick scooter might be the better option.

If you are buying a scooter for your child, you must keep in mind what exactly are your needs. For example, an electric scooter might be a good option for an extra burst of energy, while a kick scooter is often lighter to be carried on the way back from school. Also, think about the age of your child too.

There are many factors to consider when choosing between an electric scooter and a kick scooter. One important factor is the ease of folding and transporting. Electric scooters can be bulky and difficult to carry, while kick scooters are often much lighter and can be easily folded up for transport.

Weighting only 8.38lb (3.81kg) the Razor A5 Lux is one of the lightest models available.

Razor A5 Scooter 

Price: What is the price difference between electric scooters and kick scooters?

Electric scooters are typically more expensive than kick scooters. This is because electric scooters have a motor, battery and other electronic components which add to the cost of production. Kick scooters, on the other hand, rely purely on human power to move them around. As a result, they are typically cheaper to buy.

However, there are some electric scooters that are more affordable than kick scooters depending on the construction materials and brand. So it really depends on the specific model you are looking at.

In general, though, electric scooters tend to be more expensive than kick scooters and offer an extra level of comfort and mobility. If you are looking for an easy way to get around and don't mind spending a bit more, then an electric scooter is the right choice for you. But if you're on a tight budget, a kick scooter will do the trick just fine!

On the lower price range, the Zinc Goldrush Stunt Scooter is also a great option for kids of all ages.

Zinc Goldrush Stunt Scooter

Speed: Which scooter is faster?

Electric scooters can go much faster than kick scooters. This is because electric scooters have a motor, which helps them move quickly and easily. Kick scooters, on the other hand, rely on your own energy to move them along. This means they are not as fast as electric scooters.

The average speed for electric scooters is 15mph, but some models like the Inokim OXO can reach speeds up to 40mph. Read more about how fast electric scooters can go here.


Battery life: How far do you plan to go?

One thing to keep in mind is that electric scooters will always need to have the batteries recharged before use, while kick scooters are always ready to go. If you're looking to use an electric scooter to go to work, for example, make sure to check the battery range will be enough to return or make sure you are able to recharge your scooter before using it again. Consider also that not all models are waterproof and driving during rain is not recommended for electric scooters.

For children, a kick scooter is also a great option because they ride for as much they want because there are no limitations of battery capacity.


Portability: Which scooter is easier to fold and carry around?

As mentioned before, electric scooters are generally heavier and noticeably bulkier to fold and transport than kick scooters. Electric scooters also require a power cord to be transported, while kick scooters can easily be rolled or carried. If you're looking for a scooter that's easy to store and transport, the kick scooter could be a better option in this case.


So, which is the best scooter for you? Both options are great and present a wide range of possibilities based on your needs. If you’re looking for something to move fast and you can easily store your scooter somewhere with access to power, an electric scooter might be the better option. If you would like to move around without being limited by the battery range of your scooter and burn some extra calories, then a kick scooter might be the better option for you.

Before you decide, browse some of our models to check what is the best option for you, and whichever type of scooter you choose, make sure to read the safety instructions carefully and always wear a helmet!

Happy scooting!

If you have any questions about any of the scooters mentioned in this article or you wish to learn more about us and our product range, contact us today on live chat, email hello@scooterhub.com or call 01202 022245. We’re always happy to help.


In the UK, the law states electric scooters should not be used on footpaths, cycle lanes or roads. E-scooters can only be used on private land with the owner's consent and a rider should always wear appropriate protective equipment.

It is the customer’s responsibility to ride their electric scooter within local laws and therefore assume all liability and risk associated with the use of e-scooter products.