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The Best Values in E-Scooters for 2021

Urban nuisance no longer, e-scooters are now a savvy way to make short, socially distant commutes.

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Micro-mobility has been all the rage for a while now among both tech firms and automakers posing as tech firms. E-scooters — the most frequently seen expression of this trend — have been around for a while, best known as an unbidden annoyance to many urban dwellers. But they have taken on a new role during the coronavirus pandemic; they can be a relatively cost-effective and socially distant way to make short commutes or for adults and kids to get a significant distance away from the house.

Should you desire, you can plow a princely sum into an e-scooter and score one with a top speed that will make your face go full Jeremy Clarkson in an Ariel Atom and deliver a range that rivals a small electric car. Or, you can buy a super-cheap one and get the exceedingly modest capability, durability and maximum weight tolerance you paid for.

That said, we'd say your best bet is to find a happy medium with a scooter that will provide enough features to be useful without totally blowing your budget. Here are some of the best value e-scooters we found. (Also, if you're making a full-on commitment to zero-emissions commuting and don't need quite as much portability, check out some great e-bikes.)

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Segway Ninebot Kickscooter MAX 630LP
Now 1% off

Best All-Around E-Scooter

The 630LP is a cut above the bargain scooters, bringing added capability you can really use. It hits a top speed of 18.6 mph, has a range of 25 miles, has 10-inch wheels for added comfort, folds with three clicks — and is still reasonably portable at less than 30 pounds. Need more range? You can level up for $100

Gotrax GXL V2

Best Affordable E-Scooter

This Gotrax scooter offers much of the functionality most buyers need at a reasonable price. It offers a top speed of 15.5 mph, a range of up to 12 miles, weighs less than 30 pounds and has a one-touch folding system.  

Razor Power Core E100 Electric Scooter
Now 16% off

Best E-Scooter for Kids

Razor's Power Core E100 is a great reasonable, affordable, and customizable option for children, with a top speed of 11 mph and enough juice for 60 minutes of continuous use. 

Glion Dolly

The Glion Dolly is a lightweight urban commuter made from aircraft-grade aluminum with a 15-mile range. It charges fully in a little over three hours, and has a self-standing feature that lets it be rolled like a suitcase.

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Xiaomi Mi
Now 17% off

A minimalist, Red Dot Award-winning scooter that provides an ample 18.6-mile range, keeps the weight under 27 pounds for portability, and maintains an affordable price point. 

Hiboy MAX V2 Electric Scooter

The Hiboy Max's 350w motor gives it an impressive range of 17 miles and a notable top speed of up to 19 mph — especially for the price. 

Segway Ninebot ES2

The ES2 is Segway's take on a more affordable scooter. It offers the assurance that comes with choosing a premium brand and a solid 15-mph top speed and 15 miles of range. 

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