The best Electric scooter for commuting 2020

The 3 Best Electric Scooters For Commuting (Review)

The new way of traveling

Whether you are looking for a convenient and inexpensive way to commute, whether for private or business reasons: the E-scooter is really something for you. The electric scooter is environmentally friendly, efficient and safe. The new way to travel through the city quickly. Not just a regular scooter, but a real compact e-scooter.

Affordable, ecological, handy and foldable.

Commuting to work becomes a pleasure instead of a nightmare.

The Electric Scooter is a fast and compact portable alternative to the busy city traffic of today and tomorrow. With a modern design and totally relaxed commuting to work without traffic jams and the ultimate freedom thanks to environmentally friendly transport.

The Electric Scooter is handy to store at work or in the trunk of your car. These lightweight Scooters are compact and foldable so that you can conveniently take them with you on the train, bus, metro or simply in your car. With an Electric scooter, you have the latest generation of transport at the best price.

No more problems with vandalism or theft. You can take your Electric scooter with you everywhere you go.

Below is a review of 3 of the best electric scooters for commuting in 2020.

At #1 we have the Unagi Model One:

UNAGI MODEL ONE Review

The Tesla of Electric Scooters

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Unagi Model One

#1 Long Range

This bestseller is an electric scooter with the longest range. With 15.5 miles is will take you anywhere you want to go. Wether it be work or fun, the Unagi Model One will get you to your destination.

Portability 9.5/10
Range 9/10
Design 10/10

Overall Rating

9.5/10


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Detailed review of The Unagi Model One

To kick start this review of the Best electric scooter for commuting in 2020 we start off with the Unagi Model One. 

This electric scooter started his life through a Kickstarter campaign and it quickly became a favorite thanks to its build features and its innovative design. 

It features a very unique one-click folding mechanism making it super easy to fold up and carry. It weighs only 24 Ibs (11kg) which makes it light enough to carry it with you.

The handlebars are made from Magnesium and feature an integrated LED Display that displays all the necessary specs. The stem is made from the same ultra-strong lightweight Carbon fiber used in tesla’s Space X rocket, while the base is made from a single piece of aluminum.

There are 2 versions available: a single 250W motor or a dual 450W motor version. There are 4 colors available. The single motor version is plenty powerful and you should only go for the dual-motor version if you have a lot of hills on your commute or where you live because you will go uphill a bit easier with the dual-motor version.

The tires are airless cut-out tires that are puncture-proof (a big plus if you are familiar with the difficult process of changing tires on electric scooters). They are made from special rubber and act as a suspension setup.

It also features 2 ways of braking:

  1. Regenerative braking uses the engine to slow you down. The left lever on the steering wheel is used to stop, and unlike any other electric scooter with regenerative braking, in this case, the harder you push the lever, the harder and faster you stop.
  2. And a regular foot brake on the rear wheel.

It features front and rear LED lights and a real horn instead of a bell.

The top speed is 15.5MPH (25KM/H) and a range of 15.5 miles (25km) and the battery is fully charged after 4 to 5 hours.

It supports a rider weighing up to 200Ibs (90kg) for the 250W version and 220Ibs (100kg) for the 450W dual-motor version. 

SPECS:

  • Top speed: 15.5 mph – 25 km/h)
  • Weight 24 lbs – 11 kg
  • Max rider weight: 220 lbs – 100 kgs
  • Brakes: Dual electronic + Rear foot brake
  • Tire: Dual 7.5″ Cut-out
  • Motor: Single 250W – Dual 450W (200 W front, 250 W rear)

Pros

At just 22.5 lbs (thansk to it’s carbon chassis) this scooter is very portable and with a battery pack that can go up to 15.5 miles you can get anywhere you need to be. This makes this electric scooter one of the best for commuting and general trips.

cons

The motor is 250w which is powerful but there are more powerful models on the market.

Best Unagi Model One features

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Integrated LED display

There are many electric scooter with a LED display but few have it completely integrated into the handlebars. This gives this scooter a luxurious a clean finish.

Battery manufactured by LG

LG is award winning company, delivers a battery with a very high energy density and a very short charging time, and of course with a range of 15.5 miles.

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Puncture proof tires

Say goodbye to flat tires. These special cut-out tires are not only puncture proof, they also act as a suspension system.

Technical details

This is an ideal electric scooter for anyone looking to commute with it. It is much slimmer, lighter and more portable than most other electric scooters. It also features intuitive braking and is made from the same carbon fibre as Tesla’s Space X rockets.

22-24 Ibs

Weight

250W-450W

Power

15.5 Miles

Range

15.5 MPH

Max Speed

Conclusion

“Ideal for anyone looking for a powerful, long range and beautifully designed electric scooter!”

If you are planning on choosing an electric scooter to commute to work or even just riding for fun, then the beautifully designed and powerful Unagi Model One is  the scooter for you. It weighs just 22.5 Ibs, can be easily folded in one smooth clicking motion, and has the battery power (15.5 miles) to get you to wherever you want to go.


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At #2 we have the Segway Ninebot ES2, a very good all rounder in the mid range.

SEGWAY NINIEBOT ES2 Review

A great all-rounder

Segway Ninebot ES2 Review

Segway Ninebot ES2

#1 All Rounder

This is an electric scooter which offers a lot of features and is very fun to drive. It’s always a joy to commmute on a Segway Ninebot ES2

Portability 8.5/10
Range 9/10
Design 8.5/10

Overall Rating

8.7/10


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Detailed review of the Segway Ninebot ES2​

#2 Segway Ninebot ES2

Next up in our review of the 3 best electric scooters for commuting in 2020 is the Segway Ninebot ES2.

A good all-rounder for commuting. The Segway Ninebot ES2 is a popular scooter with lots of support from enthusiasts.

You can download the Segway app on your smartphone to connect to the scooter in order to update the firmware, check settings, change the lights underneath, set the speed limit and much more.

The speed limit has 3 settings: speed limit, standard, and sport. Speed Limit mode (great for beginners) goes up to 9mph (15km/h), Standard mode goes up to 12.5mph (20km/h), and Sport mode goes up to15.5mph (25km/h)

It features a round LED hud which displays the speed and battery life. It’s quite bright and you can still read it in full sunlight. The handlebars have two paddles, the left is for braking and the right is the accelerator.

It has a 300W brushless front motor giving it enough power for a 15.5-mile range.

It features lights underneath the scooter both front and rear making you very visible at night which is always a big plus.

The top speed is 15.5MPH (25km/h) and a range of 15.5 miles (25km) and the battery is fully charged after only 3.5 hours which a record time for any electric scooter.

You can upgrade your Segway Ninebot ES2 with an additional battery which will boost your max speed to 18.5mph (30km/h) and extend the range to 28 miles (45kilometer)

The Segway Ninebot ES2 It weighs 28 Ibs (12.5kg) which makes it light enough to carry it with you.

It supports a rider weighing up to 220Ibs (100kg) with ease.

Furthermore, it has shocks on both the front and rear and it is IP54 rated.

SPECS:

  • Range: 15.5 miles – 25km
  • Motor: 300W
  • Weight: 28 lbs – 12.5kg
  • Max rider weight: 220 lbs – 100kg
  • Brakes (front/rear): Regenerative / Foot.
  • Tire (front/rear): Dual solid (airless)

FAQ:

– Is the Segway Ninebot ES2 waterproof?

The Segway Ninebot ES2 is IP54 waterproof. This means you can drive through some puddles but not in the rain.

– How fast does the Segway Ninebot ES2 scooter go?

It has 2 modes, mode one goes up to 9mph – 15km/h and mode two goes 12.5mph 20km/h

Pros

The Segway Ninebot ES2 is the perfect mid range electric scooter for anyone who uses a scooter to commute. It offers all the bells and whistles for an affordable price

cons

To get a really long range and more power you need to upgrade to a second battery.

Best Segway Ninebot ES2 features

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LED lights underneath

Want to stand out at night and be seen in traffic? The Segway Ninebot ES2 features LED lights underneath the scooter. You can even change the color with the Segway app.

Second battery avaiable for even more power

When you want even more power and range, you can place a second battery and your power and torque rise quite a bit, and the range is extended to 28 miles – 45km.

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Segway Ninebot ES2 app

Segway App

With the Segway app, you can adjust several features as well as the LED lights underneath the scooter. Also the firmware can be updated so you will always run the newest Segway firmware on your Segway Ninebot ES2.

Technical details

This is an ideal mid range electric scooter for anyone wanting to commute. It offers a lot of features and the app is very handy to adjust things on the fly.

28 Ibs

Weight

300W

Power

15.5 Miles

Range

15.5 MPH

Max Speed

Conclusion

“Ideal for anyone looking for a powerful, mid range electric scooter that offers a lot of features and customization!”

If you are planning on buying an electric scooter to commute or to have some fun with over the weekend, then the versatile and powerful Segway Ninebot ES2 is, without a doubt, the scooter for you. 


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At #3 we have the GoTrax GLX V2. This budget electric scooter packs a lot of features and offers a lot of bang for your buck. Let’s dive into the review:

GO TRAX GLX V2 Review

The King of Budget Electric Scooters

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GoTrax GLX V2

#1 Bang for your buck

This bestseller is an electric scooter withwith a lot of features and a small price tag. Perfect for anyone on a budget or getting his first electric scooter, the GoTrax GLX V2 won’t disappoint.

Portability 7,5/10
Range 7,8/10
Design 8.5/10

Overall Rating

7.8/10


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Detailed review of GoTrax GLX V2

This GoTrax GLX V2 is an Amazon bestseller and for good reason. If you are looking for a simple, well designed and well priced electric scooter, then look no further.

It features a round LED hud which displays the speed and battery life. It’s bright enough during daylight. The handlebars have two paddles, the left is for braking and the right is the accelerator.

The speed limit has 2 settings: ECO mode and Normal mode. Normal mode will get you to 17mph (27km/h) with fast acceleration. Eco mode has a slower top speed and helps preserve battery life. Battery charging time is around 4 hours.

The GoTrax GLX V2 features disc brakes in both the front and the rear which is rare for this price category. Even some more expensive models have less reliable brakes than the GoTrax GLX V2.

V2 of the GoTrax GLX now has cruise control. The motor is a bit noisier than other electric scooters. 

The range of the GoTrax GLX V2 is 12.5 miles (20km) which is decent for its 250W motor.

It weighs 31 Ibs (14kg) which can become a bit heavy if you need to carry it for a longer distance.

It supports a rider weighing up to 220 Ibs (100kg)

Lastly, it has a top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h)

SPECS:

  • Range: 12.5 miles – 20km
  • Top speed: 15 mph – 24km/h
  • motor: 250W
  • Weight 31 lbs – 14kg
  • Max rider weight: 220 lbs – 100kg
  • Brakes (front/rear): regenerative / disc
  • Tire (front/rear): pneumatic / pneumatic

FAQ:

– Is the Gotrax GLX waterproof?

The GoTrax GLX is IP54 waterproof. This means you can drive through some puddles but not in the rain.

– How long does it take to charge the Gotrax GLX scooter?

Around 3 hours to have a fully charged battery.

– How do I change tires on my Gotrax GLX?

Watch this video

– Does GoTrax Have an app?

Yes they do. It’s called GoTrax and it’s available in the Apple app store and the Google Play store.

Pros

Very good Low tier electric scooter. Perfect for beginners or those on a budget. Offers features like cruise control normally only found on more expensive scooters.

cons

A bit on the heavy side, so if you have to carry it over a longer distance on your commute, you might want to look at other lighter models.

Best GoTrax GLX V2 features

GoTrax GLX V2 disc brakes

Disc Brakes

There are more expensive electric scooter with worse brakes. It’s rare for an electric scooter in this price range to have disc brakes both front and rear. They offer impressive stopping power.

Pneumatic Tires

Pneumatic tires are common on electric scooters, but usually not in this price range. The GoTrax GLX V2 has airfilled tires, not the full rubber variant mostly found in this price range. Well done by GoTrax.

GoTrax GLX V2 tires

Technical details

This is a very affordable electric scooter for a beginner or if you are on a tight budget but want to get into electric scooters.

31 Ibs

Weight

250W

Power

12.5 Miles

Range

15 MPH

Max Speed

Conclusion

“Ideal for anyone looking to get into electric scooter, or looking for a cheap way to commute!”


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So there you have it, 3 of the best electric scooters to commute in 2020. There is something for everybody’s needs and budget. If you have any questions hit me up via the contact button at the top of this page. Have fun on your commute.

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