The best electric scooter for NYC 2023
Traffic in NYC is some of the buzziest in the world.
The bike lanes in NYC are great and they lend themselves very well to riding on them with an electric scooter. You do have to be very alert to other bikes and the busy traffic.
Don’t drive too close to parked cars because they will slam open their doors without looking.
Make sure your scooter has a bell on it, you’re gonna need it, trust me.
To ride through busy New York traffic you’re gonna need an electric scooter that doesn’t go over the speed limit, is not too big, and doesn’t have wide handlebars.
Since July 2019 electric scooters and E-bikes have been officially legal in NYC. They were already in NJ but now you can ride your electric scooter or E-bike in all of NYC 🥳.
So here is our top pick for the best electric scooter for NYC:
#1. The Best New York City Commuter
EMOVE Touring Portable & Foldable Electric Scooter
EMOVE Touring Review
The EMOVE Touring is our top choice for the best electric scooter in NYC. It is an awesome electric scooter to commute(or just ride) in the city.
The EMOVE Touring has got to be the most portable electric scooter, thanks to its unique telescoping stem and folding handlebars. You can roll it behind you like a suitcase.
This is also a very durable scooter. I haven’t had any maintenance on it whatsoever which can’t be said about most electric scooters.
The narrow (compared to other electric scooters) handlebars make it perfect for zigzagging/riding in the city between busy traffic
The EMOVE Touring has a 250w motor with a top speed of 15mph (24km/h).
Thanks to its 250w motor the EMOVE Touring is able to climb hills up to 15 degrees,
The 48v LG battery ensures a 32-mile (51 Km) range (We achieved 26,7 miles)
Charging time is 3 to 4 hours.
The EMOVE Touring features just one drum brake in the rear. This one brake is regenerative and very grippy. It brings you to a stop in just 16ft at 15mph.
The EMOVE Touring also has an IP54 rating making it safe to drive in light rain, which makes it the ultimate NYC cruiser.
There is a display that displays the speed, and there is an optional Voltmeter.
The EMOVE Touring has Spring Triple suspension making it very comfortable to ride in the urban jungle that is NYC.
This scooter has an 8″ front air-filled tire and an 8″ solid rear tire means you’ll deal with fewer flats but the front tire can leave you with a flat tire if you’re not careful. The tires on the EMOVE Touring are road tires.
Weight and maximum load
The EMOVE Touring is very portable with a weight of only 39lbs (17 kg)
The maximum load this scooter can take is 308lbs (140 kg)
If you want to be trendy in NYC this scooter has you covered. It comes in 5 different colors: Red, Purple, Orange, White, and Black. I’m sure you will find a color that will suit your lifestyle.
Specs of the EMOVE Touring:
- 500W 25mph (40km/h)
- 48V LG Battery (range 32 miles (51km)
- One rear electronic brake
- Triple Spring Suspension
- Road Tires
- LED HeadLight, Deck LED Lights
- Climbing Grade 15°
- Scooter weight 39lbs (17kg)
- Maximum load capacity 308lbs (140 kg)
- Dimensions Folded: 43” x 8” x 11.5”
- Dimensions Upright: 39.3” x 22” x 47.24”
- This is by far the most portable E-scooter on the market
- Easy to carry and perfect for the city
- High load capacity
- An air tire in the front means you can get a flat.
The EMOVE Touring is the best choice for an electric scooter for commuting in the city or general city riding thanks to its narrow handlebars and lightweight. It’s light, easy to fold and carry with you, and offers a very smooth and safe ride.
The 2023 version of the EMOVE Touring has been updated and boasts many new features including a longer deck with higher ground clearance for more comfortable riding, plug-and-play cabling so you can replace electronics as needed, and posts in the deck for adding accessories. The Touring is customizable, comfortable, and low-maintenance, and an excellent e-scooter for getting around in NYC.
The Touring has a very customizable cockpit, with a telescoping stem that can be as low as 28″ for riding seated or as high as 40″ for taller riders. Equipped with a finger throttle, key-start ignition, voltmeter, horn, bell, light switch, and pull-release folding handlebars, you have an electric scooter that is made for the busy streets of New York City. With waterproof plug-and-play cabling, you can replace or upgrade components, like the thumb throttle.