It appears that we are living during the electric scooter revolution. This new mode of transportation is taking over the world—we’re seeing more and more city streets lined with electric scooters and more people are opting to use these instead of cars or public transport to get to their desired destination.
While many of us want to be able to ride electric scooters year-round, we should certainly take precautions before doing so. While you can ride an electric scooter when there is some snow on the ground, it’s generally not recommended. Even with the toughest all-terrain tires, you’re still at risk for slipping and getting injured. However, if you’re determined to ride in the winter, here are some of the best electric scooters to choose from.
1. Weped GT 50E Electric Scooter
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When it comes to stability and power, this electric scooter is in a class of its own. It may come in a relatively compact package, but this scooter offers range and power like you wouldn’t believe.
Why do we think this is one of the best electric scooters for winter? Because it’s got extra wide 5.5-inch Shinko tires that are some of the best out there in terms of stopping performance. With these tires, traction meets long life to ensure that you won’t need to replace them any time soon. Not only are they combined with massive drum brakes and independent front and rear electronic braking, but they’re also easy to take care of and practically maintenance-free. If you’re really feeling fancy, you can also take advantage of optional wheel LEDs.
Link dampening front and rear suspension will provide a comfortable ride even in rough terrain. powered by a 60v 38h Samsung battery, this scooter can go to 65 miles (104 kilometers) between charges. A 3600-watt BLDC dual hub motors contribute to top speeds of 45 mph (72 kph) and an astonishing ability to climb hills of up to 50% incline!
These scooters are manufactured in small batches and assembled by hand! You can rest assured that the scooter you receive will be made of mechanically sound materials. The only catch? It’ll cost you almost three and a half thousand dollars to order one.
2. MotoTec Mad Electric Scooter
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Just take a look at this scooter—it looks like it’s ready for anything! The MotoTec MAD scooter is also known as the VELOCIFERO and combines the power and strength of an electric bike with the convenience of a mini scooter. It features digital camo artistry and a bamboo footrest. The reason why we love it for winter, however, is because of its super phat tires.
And when we say phat, we mean humongous! These tires are 14 inches by 6 inches, and according to MotoTec themselves, they’re “terrain slaying tires.” What more could you want when making your way through icy rain, slush, or snow. This electric scooter also includes a single front and dual rear suspension, keeping you balanced and comfortable in any terrain. In addition, it’s also equipped with front and rear disc brakes to keep you feeling safe all year round.
You’ll notice that it comes with a seat, one that is comfortable and padded but can also be removed for exclusive stand-up riding. For any commuter or adventurer, waterproof storage bags are included on the seat post and are also hanging off the front handlebars. Dual headlights and taillights are bright enough to keep you visible in dark nights and side facing reflectors also help out on those gloomy winter evenings. The MotoTec Mad comes with a price tag almost as fierce as it is—be prepared to spend a bit more for this scooter.
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From the same maker as the Evo powerboard (also responsible for number 7 on our list), this scooter provides superior features with an affordable price tag. Manufactured using state-of-the-art design techniques, this scooter is packed with innovative features which makes it a big hit amongst scooter riders all around the world.
When it comes to power, you almost can’t even beat the 1600-watt brushless motor that comes in the UberScoot, which will give you max speeds of almost 30 mph (48 kph). Combined with a 48V 1200Ah battery system, riders can anticipate a maximum range of 12 miles (19 kilometers).
When it comes to traversing winter terrain, we love that this scooter comes equipped with 12-inch pneumatic knobby tires which are more than capable of gaining traction on off-road and on-road surfaces. If you’re looking for a massive range, you might have to look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for a speed and the ability to navigate winter roads affordably, this scooter is for you.
4. Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter
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Like its predecessor the M365, the Mi electric scooter has been tested by riders as one of the best winter-ready scooters. This scooter features a double braking system that includes both disc braking and ABS regenerative anti-lock braking. For riders, this means responsive braking and safe use year-round. The scooter incorporates intelligent design features and has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot “Best of the Best Award.”
This scooter has been crafted with aerospace-grade aluminum, which means that it is lightweight but structurally sound. It’s also known for its excellent thermal conductivity and resistance to corrosion. After a few winter seasons, you won’t notice any rusting! It comes with a 250-watt motor and a high capacity lithium battery that has been designed with smart power management and is capable of 18.6 miles (30 km) of range. Not just that, but the battery is also resistant to cold temperatures.
Another reason we liked this scooter for winter is because of its ultra-bright 1.1-watt headlights that allow riders to see up to a range of 19 feet (6 meters) in front of them. Red taillights have also been installed to flash, allowing perfect visibility even on cold winter evenings. Unfortunately, some users report that changing the tire is extremely difficult and that the battery life wears down over time.
5. Fat Cub Electric Cat Tire Scooter
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This is where a moped meets an electric scooter. The Fat Cub provides comfort and stability for riding on slick and icy roads. It incorporates back support and front suspension to keep you feeling comfortable and also has a super bright headlight and brake light, meaning that you’ll be bright enough even on dark winter afternoons.
The scooter can either include a 24V 18Ah battery or a 24V 30Ah battery, offering a range of up to 28 miles (45 kilometers). Unlike some of the other scooters in this list, it can seat up to two people and includes a front and rear passenger footrest, as well as side mirrors and turn signals. It can also accommodate a weight capacity of up to 350 pounds (158 kilograms). One of the best features for winter, the battery can be removable, meaning that you can store it inside and away from the winter elements. The downfall with this scooter is that it’s very heavy (134 pounds/60 kilograms) and difficult to store, and it’s also better suited to those who want to sit down and ride.
6. Mercane WideWheel Pro
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Why do we like the WideWheel Pro from Mercane? Well, its unique design makes it not only smooth but also super safe—even in the winter months. Equipped with ultra-wide airless tires and a front and rear suspension, this scooter just screams stability and durability. Not only will you look super stylish while cruising around, but you also feel confident in doing so.
The 2020 model has just been released and is designed to perfection. It comes with two powerful 500-watt motors that deliver enough torque power to climb hills and reach speeds of up to 26 mph (41 kph). It comes with a 48V 15Ah lithium ion battery which can realistically provide a range of 22 miles (35 kilometers).
Intuitive controls are incorporated in the smart display that shows mileage and speed, and also allows you to select gears and even turn on cruise control. When it comes to safety, you’ll be supported by dual disc brakes and some of the best stopping power in the world of electric scooters. Perfect for cold winter nights, you’ll be supported by super bright LED lights to keep your ride safe.
Even the frame has been designed with safety in mind. The materials have been upgraded and a thick stem and reinforced fork make the scooter more durable, even when enduring rough-riding conditions. Promoted as offering a “Safer Thrill Ride,” the WideWheel Pro could be just the electric scooter you’re looking for. The only catch? It’s a little pricier than some other models.
7. EvoMotion Powerboards Folding Electric Scooter
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Referred to by manufacturers as the ‘Beast’, the EvoMotion powerboards folding electric scooter comes equipped with a 60V 2000Ah battery and a 2000-watt brushless motor. Suffice it to say, that this is one of the most powerful folding electric scooters out there.
With awesome added features like twist and go throttle, cool aluminum forks, and gold brake parts, this scooter really turns heads. For those cold winter months, we love that this scooter comes with big alloy wheels and all terrain tires. Reaching speeds of up to 31 mph (50 kph) is possible, but the rear disc brakes and the dual rear shock absorbers with full arm swing suspension keep you feeling safe and comfortable.
Turbo and economy modes will help you get where you need to be and contribute to a range of 21 miles (35 kilometers). The seat height is adjustable, and the scooter can easily fold down for compact storage. Heading out at night? No problem. The scooter comes equipped with LED lights in the front and rear, and they’re super bright meaning you’ll have no trouble navigating dark evenings.
What are a few of the drawbacks for this model? Well it’s one of the pricier ones on this list. Also, it’ll ship from the UK, so if you’re anywhere else in the world, expect a short wait to receive your new electric scooter.
8. Dualtron Thunder
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The Dualtron Thunder is one of the most well-made scooters currently on the market. They don’t skimp when it comes to quality materials and the Thunder is just one in a range of Dualtron electric scooters that have impressed riders for years.
The Dualtron Thunder comes with a variable suspension system. You can alter your ride by applying one of the five cartridge suspensions—from soft to hard. The wheels will help you in the snow, all thanks to the 4-inch ultra-wide tubeless tires.
We also love that the Dualtron Thunder comes equipped with an EYE LCD display (and you can even opt in for a fingerprint reader to start your scooter!). Not only will they provide a safe ride, but the undercarriage mood lighting and illuminated head bar can come in several different colors and will also allow you to be seen during winter nights. Combine that with bright front and rear LED lighting, and you’ll easily navigate dark nights.
Enjoy a fast ride with the 5400-watt dual hub motor and a 75-mile max range (120 kilometers). Feel safe with ABS-standard hydraulic brakes. The Thunder is the only stand-up scooter to provide brakes in this caliber, and they’ll surely come in handy in the winter. The only drawback to this scooter? The price—it’s definitely one of the more expensive options out there.
9. Levy Electric Scooter
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The Levy electric scooter provides not only a fun way to get around, but also a safe scooter to navigate even the most miserable winter days. Equipped with 8.5-inch pneumatic tubeless, you won’t have to worry about the flats that come from pressure changes with the cooling temperatures. In addition, you’ll be comforted by the scooter’s IP54 waterproof rating and the fact that the batteries are stored in the stem of the scooter, keeping them fully weatherproof. They’re also removable, meaning you can store them indoors where it’s warm and dry during the cold season.
Double braking in the form of rear disc brakes and a front e-brake will keep riders in control, even when the roads are a bit slippery. We also love the brightness of the LED headlights in the front and the taillight in the back—that extra visibility is exactly what you need on a dark winter’s night.
When you hop on to your Levy electric scooter, you can choose between Beginner, Eco, or Sport mode—and also have the option to turn on cruise control. Check out the onboard LCD computer to see how fast you’re travelling and how much range you’ve got left. The 36V 6.4Ah battery should allow you up to 12 miles (19 kilometers) range in Eco mode. When it comes to speed, the 350-watt, front wheel drive will allow you to reach top speeds of 18 mph (29 kph).
10. Glion Dolly
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If you’re looking for a commute-friendly scooter, this should definitely be included in your list of potential purchases. The Glion Dolly is one of the best on this list for commuting—especially for those who have to use public transport. It’s been designed with ultra-simple folding features and only weighs 28 pounds (12 kilograms)! When you’re trudging through cold winter winds, you won’t have to worry about carrying a heavy and burdensome scooter with you.
What are some other reasons the Glion Dolly is a great choice for winter? Well, it comes equipped with a bright headlight and tail reflector. You won’t have to worry about not being seen during the dark winter months! It also features wheel fenders that provide protection—no better way to keep your wheels protected from dust, ice, and snow! Also, if you’re not in the mood to ride, you can even use your Glion Dolly like a roller suitcase.
Let’s get to some of the specs. The Glion Dolly can support maximum loads of 255 pounds (115 kilograms) and, thanks to its 36V 7.8Ah lithium ion battery, it can go 15 miles (24 kilometers) between charges. Reaching maximum speeds of 15 mph (24 kph) is all thanks to its 250-watt motor. There are a few downfalls when it comes to the Glion Dolly, namely that it doesn’t have a suspension and it has small hard wheels—most likely making your winter ride a bumpy one.