What kid wouldn’t want an electric scooter to ride? They’re fun, versatile, and easy to master, especially for any daredevil older children.
They can be fun in small or large spaces and offer kids a chance to practice advanced motor skills.
Razor is one of the biggest names in kids’ electric scooters, and we’ve got four of their most popular models in this list.
Let’s take a look at the similarities and differences so that you can choose and officially be the coolest gift-giver at your child’s next party.
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The scooters all have a similar design with variations in features like the motor or weight capacity. Some are best for certain kids while others may fit a smaller budget. Here’s how they officially measure up.
The first question your child will ask is, “How fast will it go?” Speed isn’t the only factor, but let’s face it, it’s probably the most important to your child. The motor controls speed and handling and can help determine the best scooter for your child’s particular age and size.
- E90 – A 90-watt motor provides some power and torque for younger children. It can reach speeds of up to 10 miles per hour, particularly on flat ground, although you may need to push it to get started. It has a longer run time than the E100 below because of the size and design of the engine.
- E100 – This model has a 100-watt motor. It features a chain-driven design that is better at handling uphill climbs than the E90, but its power will depend on your child’s weight. Average speed is up to 10 miles per hour, but it may need a few foot pushes to get it going.
- E200 – This model builds on the power of the E100 and features a 200-watt motor with a top speed of up to 12 miles per hour. It has a high torque engine to handle uneven terrain, but you won’t see a considerable increase in the amount of power.
- E300 – This is the largest motor option on the list with 250 watts of power. It can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour and can handle uneven terrain and higher weights better than the others on the list. It’s more satisfying for older children who can go faster, especially with a good push start.
Even with average top speeds, if your child is too big for a specific scooter, it won’t be able to reach those speeds. Likewise, if your child is smaller than average, the speed may catch you (and your child) by surprise. While you certainly don’t want your child to quickly outgrow the scooter, try to keep the weight guidelines in mind and choose the next size up if your child is near the upper limit.
- E90 – The E90 holds a maximum weight of 120 pounds, but keep in mind that it’s a kick-to-start model. If your child is near that weight limit, it may take a lot of effort to get to the motor-driven function. However, smaller children could find this one easier to manage.
- E100 – The E100 also has a 120-pound maximum. For most elementary and middle school children, this is adequate, but bear in mind that this model has the least powerful motor. Balance your child’s weight with their abilities.
- E200 – The E200 will support riders up to 154 pounds with a more powerful motor. It has a higher age recommendation as well, making this one suitable for older children who already have some experience with motorized toys.
- E300 – A generous 220-pound limit ensures that if you plan to get on the scooter yourself from time to time, you’ll be able to. This model will handle your older children and yourself when you can’t stand sitting on the sidelines any longer.
Scooters are only as fun as their battery capacity, so how long the scooter can run on a charge is an integral part of this puzzle. Equally as important is how long the battery takes to charge. Here’s how these four models measure up.
- E90 – You have about 80 minutes under ideal conditions with this model, but it’s going to take around 12 hours to charge from being completely dead. That’s a lot longer run time than some of the other models.
- E100 – The E100 also takes about 12 hours to charge, but you only get about 40 minutes of run time. The engine offers more power, but the price is reduced run time.
- E200 – This model features the same run time and charge time, but overall run time will depend on how hard your child is on the scooter. Riding uphill a lot or with more weight could reduce that 40-minute run time.
- E300 – Nothing different here. You get a lot of power, and thus more potential to run down the battery faster. Still, 40 minutes under ideal conditions is pretty good considering the wattage and miles per hour.
Size and Weight
Who’s carrying the scooter back to the house when the battery runs out? Probably you. Size and weight can make a scooter easier to store and more comfortable to carry, so let’s take a look at what you’re getting into for those long walks back home.
- E90 – The lightest and smallest of the bunch, it weighs just 22 pounds and measures 31.7 x 12.9 x 32.9 inches. It’s most suitable for smaller children and requires the least effort to get started.
- E100 – The E100 weighs 29 pounds. While not exactly lightweight, it’s very light for a motorized toy. It measures 32.5 x 16 x 36 inches. It’s rated for ages eight and up, but the sizing lends itself to smaller members of that age group.
- E200 – The E200 weighs 40 pounds, which can be quite a load if you ever have to carry it. The upside is the extra weight makes it more stable while in use, and it can handle larger children (even if it takes more to get going). It measures 37 x 16 x 42 inches.
- E300 – This model is the heaviest at 46 pounds, making it stable for your largest children, and in some cases, even you. The weight does require some extra push to get the motor going, however. It measures 41 x 17 x 42 inches, giving you the most space to grow.
Brakes are critical. They give your child control over speed and help avoid emergency crashes. Plus, they’re a key component in learning to manipulate any electric, motorized toy.
- E90 – The hand-operated front brake is easy to use and fast to deploy; the light weight and slower speed of the scooter help keep it stable even when applying brake pressure.
- E100 – This model uses hand-operated front brakes, which could be a bit unstable depending on the weight of your child, the terrain, and the speed the scooter is going. Because the momentum is already moving forward, the brakes may take some getting used to if your child has never had a motorized toy before.
- E200 – Hand-operated rear brakes help a little more with control. They’re just as efficient and easy to use as the 100 but may cause fewer tumbles.
- E300 – This model also uses hand-operated rear brakes to account for the increase in weight and faster possible speeds.
Plastic wheels aren’t going to cut it. You need something that accounts for rough terrain and the speed these scooters can go. Wheels should be durable and preferably never go flat the way air-filled tires do. For these scooters, the materials keep them safe and long-lasting.
- E90 – This model uses a urethane front tire and a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) rear tire. These are durable, but they don’t cushion the ride as much as the tires from the other models. They do help save you a few bucks, but these are by far the least impressive tire type. However, for beginners riding mostly on flat, standard hard surfaces, they should work fine.
- E100 – This model switches to pneumatic wheels, which provide the same durability but cushion against more uneven surfaces, preventing spills and keeping the ride comfortable. The wheels are eight inches, small but suitable for the size and weight limits of the scooter.
- E200 – The 200 model uses the same type and size wheel as the 100 model. They still work well, but we’d like to see a slightly larger tire to handle the higher weight limit of this particular scooter. Unless your child is on the extreme end of the weight limit, you shouldn’t notice the difference, however.
- E300 – Ten-inch pneumatic tires handle rougher terrain with a heavier scooter and child in tow. They’re durable and make the ride as comfortable as possible.
Which one should I choose?
The balance between budget, power, and weight limits should determine which scooter you choose. It’s essential to purchase a scooter that accommodates your child’s age and weight, and if that means spending a little more on a bigger model, then that’s a safer choice.
The E90 and E100 are both suitable for children on the smaller size, but if you can manage it, the E90 is going to give you a much longer run time for your child. The motor power is roughly the same, but the charge and the run time are much better. However, if you know your child will frequently ride on uneven surfaces, the E100’s wheels will make the ride much smoother.
The E100 and E200 are rated for about the same age, but the more powerful motor of the 200 can handle a heavier, older child and accommodate a taller one as well. The price difference isn’t too high, so choose based on the size of your child and how much power you want your child to have.
The E200 and E300 are for older, heavier, and taller children, and the occasional adult. The top speed is more satisfying, but it’s also going to be a lot of scooter to handle if your child is on the lighter end of the scale. The 300 is for kids who have some experience with toys like this already. It’s also going to run better on hills or uneven terrain, so keep that in mind if that’s where your child will ride.
Electric scooters are a super fun way to get around. You can use them in smaller spaces than a bike, and the motor means you don’t have to kick-push it the whole time. They give children a chance to practice motor skills like balance and coordination.
While these models don’t offer a terribly long charge, for your walks in the evening or when the neighborhood kids are over, the power is a nice option. Your child can still operate the scooter even when the power is out by kicking the old fashioned way. It’s one of the rare toys that’s still operational whether it’s charged or not.
Pick one of these up, and you’ll officially be the best gift-giver ever. They’re fun, relatively safe, and a great way to get your kids outdoors. We think they’ll be a super fun addition to your child’s collection.