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How fast are electric scooters

how fast are electric scooters?

Most electric scooters’ top speed ranges from 15 to 30 miles per hour (24 to 48 kilometers per hour).

A standard electric scooter can reach up to 30mph, depending on the motor and battery size. After that, they become unstable and need to be modified for extra stability.

Some e-scooters can reach even greater top speeds. The average adult electric scooter’s top speed is 25 kmh / 15mph.

Scooting around at top speed can be dangerous, we have some tips and tricks on how to be fast and safe whilst enjoying your electric scooter!

What affects an electric scooter’s speed?

An electric scooters top speed is affected by many things, so you can’t just go by what the spec for that e-scooter says.

Your weight

The heavier you are, the harder it is to achieve the electric scooters top speed, and the more powerful a motor your e-scooter will need to get you there.

So a scooter that can go 15mph with a small person may not be able to reach the top speed with a heavier person.


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If you are riding on slopes or an uneven surface (like gravel or a lawn) this will slow you down too. most electric scooter speeds are measured on a smooth flat surface.

Tyre pressure

Keeping your tyres at the correct pressure will cause less resistance and greater stability. This will help you achieve that top speed!

Battery life

Going at higher speeds will use up a lot more of your electric scooter’s battery. Your motor has to work harder, so make sure you have a full charge and follow our guide on how to look after your battery.

Speed limit

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The speed limit for electric scooters in the UK is 15.5 mph. Most manufacturers have this in mind when designing their e-scooters.

See our guide on the Electric scooter law

Those UK speed limits are for rental e-scooters in areas where there’s an electric scooter trial going on. It’s still illegal to ride a private e-scooter on UK roads, pavements, and cycle lanes.

So, make sure you stick to private land for now.

Is it safe to go fast on an e-scooter?

If you’re planning on going fast, it’s best to take some extra precautions.

Wear a helmet

It is not a question of if you should get a helmet… but rather which one you should get.

A helmet is an absolute must on an e-scooter, especially when traveling at top speeds.


These aren’t just to keep your hands warm, the first reaction when falling off is to put your hands out. So gloves could save you from being injured.


A good set of lights are crucial. Not only do they help you see where you are going, they help other road users see you too.

Ditch the music

It’s Don’t listen to music, be fully aware of what is going on all around you.