The Best Electric Scooter For An 8-Year-Old
So your 8-year-old is a big boy or girl by now and wants to ride in style and on something “cool”. Been there, and done that 😎, I have 4 kids and 2 of them are 10 and 12 so I know that phase very well.
Of course, as a sensible parent, you explore the options and most likely you land on an electric scooter.
Next, you start to look for what the best electric scooter for 8-year-olds is and you dive down a rabbit hole of reviews and suggestions, and soon you can’t see the trees through the forest anymore, is this relatable? I know the feeling.
That’s why we tested a couple of electric scooters suitable for 8-year-old young rebels. And one stood out during our tests and my kid’s rigorous tests so without further ado, here’s our top pick:
Our Top Pick for Best Electric Scooter for 8 Year Olds
The Segway Ninebot E10
Segway Ninebot E10 Review
The Segway E10 is an awesome electric scooter for kids that are 8 years old to learn how to ride on an electric scooter.
This sturdy electric scooter is suitable for young rebels aged 8 up to 12.
Segway recommends 8 as a minimum age, but I know in our neighborhood there is a kid who’s 6 and he rides one (like a madman) as well. You know your child best so it’s up to you to judge if he/she can or can’t ride this E10.
This Segway E10 with a 2550 mAh / 55.08 Wh rechargeable battery which gives it a range of approximately 6.2 miles (10km) and it can handle a slope of up to 7%.
It’s powerful enough to carry a child with a weight of up to 132Ibs – 60 kilograms and runs for approximately 45 minutes to an hour without interruption.
Please note that the weight of the child has an influence on battery life. Is the battery empty? Then you can charge it with the included battery charger in about 4 hours (the first time you use it it will be close to 8 hours). I know in kids’ hours that feels like a week.
My kids use it to race against other kids in the neighborhood and they can race for about 40 minutes at full speed before the battery dies. Then the nagging starts asking how much longer it will take before it’s charged again so they can go race again.
Young speed devils can reach a maximum speed of 10mph (16 km/h) on the E10.
They accelerate by using the Thumb Throttle. The E10 also has a kick-to-start function. The harder they kick the faster they accelerate (hence the “street races” that take place in our neighborhood :-)
There are 3 modes to choose from: Safe mode – Cruise Mode & Turbo mode. Your child can easily switch between modes with the click of a button. Safe mode is limited to 6,2mph which is great if they have never been on an electric scooter before. And turbo mode gives it the full 10mph.
Thanks to the powerful rear brake, they immediately come to a stop.
The Segway E10 comes as standard with a rechargeable battery and a charger.
The Segway E10 is designed for portability and weighs in at only 18,7Ibs making it easy to fold and carry, even for children. It’s easy to transport as well.
The Segway E10 has a 150w motor with a top speed of 10mph (16km/h) which is fast enough to make you nervous the first time your little angel puts the pedal to the metal.
It is a fun and safe scooter and perfect to introduce your kid(s) to the world of electric scooters.
The battery is powerful enough to have a rider between 44-132 lbs (20kg-60kg)
The charging time is around 4 hours.
The Segway E10 is also equipped with a BMS which stands for Battery Management System. Meaning it protects the battery from overheating, over-current, and short-circuiting and has built-in over-charging protection, so you will never have to worry if you charge the battery overnight.
As I mentioned before the Segway E10 features brakes in the rear providing enough stopping power to stop fast and safely. It also has 3 ride modes and a silicone foot pad that offers excellent anti-skid protection in both dry and wet conditions.
The Razor E100 comes standard with 8” air tires making it comfortable for kids to ride on.
The Segway E10 has colorful lights under the deck which offer a cool glow. A real show stopper.
The Segway E10 has spring dampers in the front as suspension, offering a smooth ride on almost any surface.
This scooter has tubeless tires made out of synthetic rubber.
Weight and maximum load
The Segway E10 we tested weighs in at around 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)
The maximum load for this scooter is specified at 44-132 lbs (20kg-60kg)
The Segway E10 is the best choice for an electric scooter for kids aged 8 to 10. It’s an easy and fun scooter if your kids have outgrown their kick-scooter or want to try their first safe electric scooter. If your child is too big or wants something faster you can check out the Segway E12 and our review of it by CLICKING HERE
Features of the Segway E10:
- 150W (10mph) (16km/h)
- Powerful Battery
- Rear Brakes with a shorter handle specifically for kids
- Spring Suspension in the front
- Road Tires
- Rear Brake Lights and Deck Lights
- Scooter weight 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)
- Maximum load capacity 44-132 lbs (20kg-60kg)
- Lightweight – Perfect as a first electric scooter
- Powerful motor + Battery
- Easy and powerful brake
- High load capacity
- Very fun and safe to drive
- Long charging time