Electric scooters have taken the world by storm. In fact, if you’re living in an urban area, it’s become almost impossible to not see them lining the streets. They’ve become all the rage with young adults but are a fun way to get from A to B for anyone!
Most of the scooters you’ll see on your daily commute will have been designed for smaller riders. In fact, the range tests produced by manufacturers are typically done with riders who weigh 170 lbs. (77 kg). However, we live in a world where most adults are larger—an average American male weighs roughly 200 lbs. (90 kg) and an English man clocks in at just slightly less, 185 lbs. (84 kg).
Times are changing, and so too are the scooters we love to ride. Now, more and more manufacturers are designing heavy duty electric scooters that are capable of carrying 200 lbs., 250 lbs., and even 300+ lbs. (90+ kgs) of rider weight. These scooters are designed with performance in mind and are able to handle larger loads. They’ve generally got at least 500 W of power and a larger battery to boot.
We know this is a lot to keep in mind. That’s why we’re helping you out with 10 of the best electric scooters for heavy adults in 2020.
1. Dualtron Thunder
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If speed is what you’re after, the Dualtron Thunder won’t let you down. Dualtron is a well-known name in the electric scooter world and this high-quality model can handle a heavier rider. According to the manufacturer, the Thunder can easily get riders up to 265 lbs. (120 kg) where they need to go.
The Dualtron Thunder—where heavy-duty capabilities meet power. Equipped with a massive 5400 watts of motor power, this electric scooter is a beast. Designed to withstand both on-road and off-road traveling, heavier riders will appreciate not only the power but also its tough and stable durability.
When it comes to the Dualtron Thunder, hills are not a problem and hydraulic braking makes abrupt stops easy. With the advertised maximum range of 75 miles, heavier riders can anticipate getting about 40 miles (64 km) between charges. In addition to rear and front lighting, The Dualtron Thunder also offers bottom mood lights and a customizable illuminated color handlebar—what more could you want?
The scooter can reach a whopping 50 miles per hour of max speed! The only downfall is for American riders, as you’re going to be limited to a top speed of 15 miles per hour. Also, it’s definitely one of the pricier models out there, so its price tag might be a barrier for some.
2. NanRobot D6+
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Easily capable of holding riders who weigh up to 265 lbs. (120 kg) and with a max load of 330 lbs. (149 kg), the NanRobot D6+ comes equipped with a high-quality aluminum alloy frame that’s wider and longer and more comfortable for heavy commuters. It features pneumatic off-road tires that not only offer ride comfort but are also great for traction and efficiency on any terrain.
We like that this electric scooter offers two modes—ECO and TURBO. Alternating between a single and dual-drive motor, riders are able to choose between these different options and extend the range by up to 3X when using the ECO single motor mode (up to about 33 miles or 53 km). The 52V 26Ah battery means that this model has one of the most powerful batteries on our list.
With dual motors and 2,000 watts of power, this electric scooter will climb hills with ease and is capable of speeds up to 40 mph. It rides like a dream and comes with an awesome price tag. It even has both brake and turn lights!
What are some of the few downsides to this electric scooter? Its lights aren’t super bright and it’s pretty heavy itself, weighing in at around 77 lbs. (35 kg)—meaning that you might not want to haul it up the stairs.
3. Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
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There were too many good ones to choose from and this could have easily been number one on our list! The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 is designed for high-speed and the ultimate riding experience—whether on-road or off. In fact, it was the chosen electric scooter for a 20 day journey across Tibet! Using motorcycle grade technology, the Wolf Warrior features inverted hydraulic front shock absorbers which make for a smooth ride in any terrain—including snowy mountains.
Want to feel the power? How about two powerful 1200-watt motors which make climbing 30% inclines a breeze. Supplemented with safety features like an ABS system for safe braking and side, front, and rear LEDs, this electric scooter puts safety first. It’s also got rear springs and a front hydraulic suspension, meaning that any ride on this scooter will be a comfortable one.
The 11-inch tires help to accommodate speeds up to 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour) and can support rider weights of up to 330 lbs. (150 kg). The only catch is that the scooter is pretty hefty itself. Topping in at 101 pounds (45 kg), you wouldn’t want to try to carry this one anywhere.
4. Inokim OX
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The Inokim brand has been well-recognized in the electric scooter world for top-notch innovation and sleek design—and the OX electric scooter is no exception. They’ve got a mission to reduce the number of cars (and pollution) around the world and they’re doing so by producing some of the best electric scooters out there. This sports model features power and stability, as well as a compact design and a solid built frame.
The OX offers two battery options, either a ‘hero’ battery or ‘super’ battery. What does this mean? Either a 57.6V 13A battery or a 57.6V 20.8 battery—can you say power?! Both contribute to a silent and powerful engine that can reach speeds of up to 31 mph (45 kph). When it comes to range, riding in full speed mode can mean 37 miles (60 km) between charges and riding in eco mode means you can go 68 miles (110 km) between charges.
With two suspension options, the OX can provide a comfortable and smooth ride on any terrain. Capable of carrying weights up to 220 lbs. (120 kg), this model is perfect for helping heavier riders experience the smooth power offered by the 1000-watt motor in one of the world’s finest electric scooters.
5. QIEWA Q-Power
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This may be number 5 on the list but when it comes to carrying capacity nothing else beats the QIEWA Q-Power electric scooter. It’s got a maximum load of 440 lbs. (220 kg)! Equipped with a 3200-watt power motor and a 60V 26Ah battery, you’ll get speed and distance with this electric scooter.
A dual shock absorber contributes to smooth driving, and double disc brakes do the same for stable breaking. The scooter is strong and capable of on and off-road riding, with 10 inch pneumatic tires for shock absorption and anti-slip mobility. If you’re looking for quality materials components, look no further than the Q-Power.
What are some of the other reasons we like the Q Power? It comes equipped with anti-theft design, three lights for safety, and easy folding abilities. We’re also a big fan of the three settings that lets riders switch between single and dual motor modes. Oh yeah, and it’s IP5 waterproof as well. What more could you want? The only downfall is that some riders challenge its 440 lbs. maximum load capacity, saying it may start to struggle with that much weight—especially with hills and potholes.
6. Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite
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Does the price seem too good to be true? Yeah, we thought so too. However, this is one of the best-known budget electric scooters on the market today and the price is no joke. Swagtron is well known in the electric scooter world for producing quality products with price tags that make them more accessible to the general public.
You’re looking for basic electric scooter functionality without breaking the bank Swagger 5 Elite is for you. It’s equipped with a no-nonsense yet powerful 250-watt motor can help you travel 11 miles (17 km) between charges. You certainly won’t reach top speeds with this model, but you will benefit from a scooter that’s capable of a maximum load of 320 lbs. (145 kg).
Reviewers love how smooth the ride is, how big the wheels are, and how trustworthy the Swagtron brand is. Plus, the charging time is a quick 3.5 hours, meaning you can get back on the road in no time.
7. The Speedway V
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The Speedway V combines speed, ease of use, and exciting features. Providing the most comfortable ride, it comes equipped with a top-notch suspension system that absorbs impact and also is equipped with tubeless tires that help prevent flats.
We love that the Speedway V comes with two motors and a peak output rating of 3600 watts. What does this mean for riders? A theoretical cruising speed of 35 mph (56 kph)! Better yet, you can rest assured that this electric scooter can make it over nearly any hill with no troubles at all and with 1,404 Wh of battery capacity you can get around 50 miles (80 km) of range in ideal conditions.
What gets us really excited about this electric scooter are all of the unique and impressive features. The speedway V comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner as a bonus edition. The rider can hop on board, use a single finger swipe on the scanner, and quickly unlock the dashboard. It also is equipped with a front headlight, turning signals, and a safety horn.
For those of us who want to ride in style, you’ll notice that the Speedway logo is reflected from the bottom of the scooter onto the road using an under-deck lighting element. The Speedway V also comes in 2 different color options.
Not only is the speedway V also one of the lighter electric scooters on this list, weighing in at 68 pounds (30 kg), but it’s also capable of maximum loads of 310 lbs. (140 kg), making it a great option for heavier scooter enthusiasts.
8. QIEWA Q1 Hummer
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The Q1 Hummer is one of the heftier electric scooters on this list, capable of transporting max loads of up to 550 lbs. (249 kg). The 800-watt motor powers max speeds of 37 mph—and even larger riders have reported top speeds of around 30-32 mph (48-51 kph)! Not only that, but 35-degree incline hills are no problem with the Q1 Hummer.
When it comes to some of the other features, comfort and safety are a priority. The Q1 Hummer comes equipped with a dual shock absorber, double disk brakes for stable braking, and 10-inch pneumatic tires for shock absorption and anti-slip riding. Not just that, but the scooter is IP65 waterproof (can handle rain) and includes an anti-theft remote key fob. Combine all of this with USB charging, cruise control, and a 48V 26Ah battery, you can expect to go 68 miles (109 km) between charges.
It’s light to carry and quick to fold, so storage is a breeze. However, while this electric scooter seems pretty awesome, some larger reviewers say that anyone over 300 lbs. (136 kgs) should look elsewhere.
9. Glion Dolly
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The Glion Dolly electric scooter is super lightweight—but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t capable of carrying heavier loads! The Glion Dolly electric scooter can move with up to 255 lbs. (115 kg) of passenger weight.
The Glion Dolly features a quiet gearless hub 250-watt motor capable of speeds up to 15 mph (24 kph). It is powered by a 36V 7.8Ah lithium ion battery, which allows it to travel up to 15 miles (24 kph) on a full charge. You certainly won’t get the range or speed provided by some of the other products on this list, but you’ll get around cheaply—as this is one of the most affordable electric scooters suitable for heavier riders.
We love that an anti-lock electronic brake system is located in the rear hub motor. Some of the other impressive features include aircraft-grade aluminum used in the frame, as well as 8-inch tires that feature a honeycomb interior that was developed by the military for long-lasting strength. In fact, they’re guaranteed to never go flat!
The handlebar is mounted with an easy to read battery indicator and an electric bell. Unlike many other electric scooters, the Glion Dolly weighs only 28 lbs. (12 kg) and can be converted with a vertical self-standing feature to be used like a roller bag suitcase.
10. Tomoloo Electric Scooter
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Tomoloo has been one of the most well-known names and the world of electric hoverboards, and now it is adding to its fleet with an electric scooter. It’s got a longer body and a higher pole than many other electric scooters and is designed to comfortably suit riders anywhere between 5.1 ft and 6.7 ft (1.55 – 2.04 m) tall.
Like the Glion Dolly, the Tomoloo electric scooter is small and lightweight—but still capable of being used by a heavier rider. Weighing just under 30 lbs., it is designed to be transported and stored easily. Once folded, it can easily join you on public transport.
Compact features aside, the Tomoloo is designed to be durable and has a maximum weight capacity of 220 lobs (100 kg). 8.5-inch pneumatic tires are tough, durable, and capable of handling bumpy terrain. That said, however, don’t plan to take this electric scooter off road anytime soon.
Like some of the other compact budget electric scooters on the list, the Tomoloo can reach top speeds of around 15.5 mph (26 kph). Definitely not as fast as some other electric scooters, the Tomoloo is still a good choice for general commuting— even for larger riders.
One of the top perks of the small but mighty electric scooter is the fact that it has a range of nearly 20 miles (32 km) and features fairly quick charging as well. Reviewers love the feel it has while riding, and report that it maneuvers well and looks sleek enough to receive compliments on the street.