The 9 Best Electric Scooters With Seats of 2023

There are many reasons why you’d want a seat on your favorite electric scooter.

For me, it was as simple as wanting the slow-cruising-electric scooter experience while sitting down. For many other riders, especially the elderly or physically challenged, standing while commuting is simply not an option.

No matter how active a lifestyle you lead: standing for longer than 15 miles can get pretty tiring. And if you’re using an electric scooter for your daily commute, there’s all the more reason to conserve your energy for the rest of the day.

Many of the best electric scooters in the market sell a seat as an add-on attachment. These removable seats make it easier to get the best of both worlds, all the while making a better, greener choice for the planet.

While product-testing for this article, I placed a special emphasis on safety and stability. The scooters on this list aren’t winning any road races — but they’re high build quality, super comfortable, and bound to last for a long, long time.

If you want a quick choice, our best overall electric scooter goes to the Inokim Light 2. This amazing scooter is light on the pocket and heavy on performance. For more cheap e-scooter alternatives Scootermap has a guide for that too!

9 Best Electric Scooters for Adults with Seats of 2023

1. INOKIM Light 2

Our Top Pick


Top speed: 20 mph

Motor: 350W

Weight: 30 pounds

Range: 20 miles

Wheel Size: 8.5 Inches

Weight Support: 220 lbs


The Inokim Light 2 is one of the more popular e-scooters out there. It’s likely you’ve seen people riding this lightweight electric scooter around town, and there’s good reason for its popularity. In many ways, the Inokim Light 2 is the perfect beginner electric scooter, and it gets bonus points for having a seated option and 8.5 inches wheel size and front air / rear never flat tires.

I tried out the Inokim Light a few years ago, and I distinctly remembered the ride was not very smooth. This seems to be the biggest improvement on the Inokim Light 2, with better pneumatic tires that provide more cushioning. I also quite liked the spacious deck (though the clearance was pretty low) and it definitely provided a comfortable riding position.

The reason I chose the Inokim Light 2 as ‘Our Top Pick’ is because it has a great balance of features for the price point. It’s priced mid-range, and you get everything you could expect without compromising too much in one area. This means you’ll get decent speed and range, as well as not-bad incline capabilities. You can expect a top speed of 20mph, which is slightly above average. The range is also 20 miles on a full battery, making this a commuter scooter.

The 350watts motor will carry your weight on an incline of 15 °, but will definitely slow down on steeper slopes. Speaking of weight: the maximum weight capacity on the Inokim Light 2 is 220lbs, which is pretty standard.

The Inokim Light 2 isn’t called ‘light’ for kicks, and this is primarily a lightweight scooter. It weighs a meager 30lbs and is a one-touch folding electric scooter. While it doesn’t exactly fold compact, it’s not awkward to carry around at all.

Like many other seated electric scooters in the market, the removable seat has to be purchased separately. It’s made of leather, comfortable to sit on for short distances, but not the most ergonomic seat out there. However, with a range of 20 miles, you’re not likely to sit on the seat long enough to get uncomfortable!


  • Mid-range seated high-end electric scooter
  • Foldable electric scooter
  • The padded seat of leather
  • Reasonably smooth ride thanks to pneumatic tires
  • Decent top speed of 20 mph
  • The average maximum range of 20 miles
  • Extremely lightweight and easy to carry around
  • Lithium-ion battery power is 350watts
  • 12 months warranty


  • The seat has to be purchased separately
  • Cannot fold the electric scooter with the seat attached

Suitable for

This would be a great option for practically anyone looking for a commuter electric scooter with a seat. The INOKIM Light 2 performs well in short distances and would work well if you need a daily commute to work or school. This is also the best seated electric scooter for anyone who needs to be able to fold their scooter up and carry it around. It’s going to be difficult to find a lighter seated electric scooter than this one! If you are looking for an electric scooter for adults with a seat, then this might just be the perfect choice.

2. INOKIM Quick 4

Best Premium Seated Electric Scooter


Top speed: 25 mph

Motor: 600W

Weight: 47.4 pounds

Range: 25 miles

Wheel Size: 10 Inches

Weight Support: 220 lbs


Here’s another product by Inokim. The Inokim Quick 4 is everything that the Inokim Light 2 is, with the volume turned up higher! This is a premium scooter and delivers a great well-rounded balance of speed, range, and comfort.

Right off the bat, you get a motor with almost double the power of the Inokim Light 2. The 600watt rear motor provides a lot of power, which means steeper incline-riding capabilities. You can comfortably ride at an incline of 35° without any compromise on speed or a sudden dip in battery power. The Inokim Quick 4 also has a slightly higher top speed at 25mph, and a longer range of 25 miles as well. 25mph is compliant with most local laws for an electric scooter, but this is by no means the fastest electric scooter on our list (despite having ‘quick’ in the name)!

The best thing about the Inokim Quick 4 has to be the folding. This is the perfect folding electric scooter with a seat, and it folds down even smaller than the Inokim Light 2. I can see this being a godsend for commuters who need to intermittently use public transport or throw their scooter in a trunk. It’s also cleverly designed, with a handle for easier carrying.

The Inokim Quick 4 also has a convenient LED display where you can see your acceleration, battery life, and mileage at a glance. I quite liked the LED rear lights as well, definitely a useful safety feature for riding at night.

Just like the Inokim Light 2, this comes with a detachable seat. The good part is that you can ride this without the seat post if you’re so inclined, but the drawback is that it doesn’t fold down with the seat attached.

Ultimately, you’re going to get a really comfortable ride and an overall premium seated electric scooter experience with the Inokim Quick 4. Apart from doing a great job at standard speed, range and safety, the scooter has 10″ air-filled tires with a dual damper suspension for a cushioned ride. Combined with the soft padded seat, the riding experience on the Inokim Quick 4 gets downright leisurely.


  • A comfortable ride with dual damper suspension
  • Lightweight and easy to carry around
  • Single touch compact foldable electric scooter
  • Removable seat
  • Comfortable seat with soft padding
  • Bright LED lights for safe night riding
  • Wide deck for a comfortable ride


  • Not the highest weight capacity at 220 lbs
  • The seat has to be purchased separately
  • Not affordable for everyone
  • Longer battery charge time of 8 hours

Suitable for

This is the best electric scooter for a rider who wants a more durable and high-quality commuter scooter. The seat contributes to better comfort which the Inokim Quick 4 is great at. If you’re sick of buying cheaper electric scooters with bumpy brain-rattling rides, you’ll heave a sigh of relief on the Inokim Quick 4. But if it’s above-average speed or long-distance range you’re after, this may not be the best bet.

3. Razor E300s Seated Electric Scooter

Best Budget Seated Electric Scooter


Top speed: 15 mph

Motor: 250W

Weight: 59 pounds

Range: 10 miles

Wheel Size: 9 Inches

Weight Support: 250 lbs


Here’s an electric seated scooter that comes with a removable seat. The Razor E300s is the most affordable electric scooter on our list, but the price is the only thing cheap about it. With an all-steel frame and slightly retro design, this would be a great contender on our list regardless of the price point.

The best feature of the Razor E300s is without a doubt, the tires. These 9″ inch wide tires provide a ride so comfortable that it’s hard to believe there’s no suspension. It provides a very old-school stable ride that’s reminiscent of the first electric scooters in the early 2000s.

This electric scooter has a single chain-driven motor of 250watts, which is not as powerful as some of the other scooters on the list. You can ride at a maximum top speed of 15mph, and about 10 miles or 40 minutes of continuous use. While these specs are definitely on the lower end of the spectrum, the Razor E300s can still be a great choice as a budget commuter scooter.

The maximum weight capacity on this scooter is 220lbs, but you’ll find that the speed tends to crawl to about 10mph if you weigh above 150lbs. That’s why this is often considered a scooter for kids, even though it is technically built for adults as well. Lighter adults and teenagers will definitely get a much better riding experience from this scooter. You’ll also fare better as a shorter adult below 5’10” since the handlebar can’t be adjusted vertically.

Overall: if you’re expecting to get the same performance at half the price of a standard electric scooter, you’ll be disappointed. This could be a steal deal for you if you fit into the size and weight criteria and don’t need the scooter for long distances.


  • Inclusive of a seat
  • Best budget electric scooter with seat
  • Wide tires for a stable and cushioned ride
  • Can easily fit into a luggage rack
  • Can be used interchangeably with mobility scooters
  • Highly portable scooter
  • Uses lead-acid battery that needs to be replaced
  • Fun ride


  • Lower top speed of 15mph
  • A lower range of 10 miles or 40 riding minutes
  • No lithium-ion battery
  • No cruise control option
  • Rider weight affects performance despite standard weight limit
  • The 250-watt motor isn’t powerful enough for inclines and slopes
  • No warranty

Suitable for

Most electric scooters require you to purchase the seat post separately. Not only is the Razor E300s remarkably affordable, but the price is also inclusive of a seat, whether you decide to use it or not. That places this Razor electric scooter at a huge advantage for riders looking for a sweet deal.

However, the scooter is not very fast, or powerful and struggles on long distances. If you don’t mind replacing the batteries and charging them through the day, you can make the Razor E300s work for you.

4. Mercane Wide Wheel Pro

Most Powerful Motor on a Seated Electric Scooter


Top speed: 26 mph

Motor: 1600W

Weight: 54 pounds

Range: 22 miles

Wheel Size: 8″ x 100mm

Weight Support: 264 lbs


The Mercane Wide Wheel Pro is a huge step up from the 250watts Razor E300s. This seated electric scooter is equipped with a dual motor. At maximum output, it delivers 1600watts. That’s more power than most city-riding situations will demand! This scooter can actually double as an off-road vehicle as well if you swap out the wheels.

You get plenty of hill-climbing torque (up to 30° incline) on the Wide Wheel Pro, as well as incredible stability. The solid tires are 4 inches wide, making steering and maneuvering so much simpler. While Mercane advertises this as an adventure vehicle, it would be ideal as an older adult electric scooter with more safety and stability. If you are looking for similar scooters you can check out our guide on scooters made for climbing hills.

A more powerful motor translates into better weight capacity as well, and this seated electric scooter can handle adults up to 264lbs with a smooth ride. Additional features like a twist grip throttle, shock absorbers, and a super comfortable seat with added suspension only add to the experience.

But the Wide Wheel Pro isn’t just about stability: you also get an above-average top speed of 26mph and a slightly longer range of 22 miles. These are pretty standard specifications for a mid-range electric scooter, but the overall experience proves the sum is greater than its parts. The Mercane Wide Wheel Pro just feels premium, and this is a high-quality reliable build that’ll last a very long time.


  • Powerful 1600w electric motor
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Ultra-stable ride with wide wheels
  • Shock absorbers
  • Higher weight limit of 264 lbs
  • Soft padded seat delivers a more comfortable riding position
  • Removable seat
  • Lithium battery enabled
  • Fits in a medium to large cargo carrier


  • Could have had a higher top speed
  • Not the longest range, but ideal for longer rides

Suitable for

The Mercane Wide Wheel Pro is one of the best seated electric scooters if you’re looking for comfort and stability. It’s great for older adult riders who struggle with balance and could also double as a mobility scooter.

If your daily route goes over a lot of hills and slopes, the 1600watt motor is more than capable of carrying you through it.

5. EMOVE Touring

Best Electric Scooter with Seat Post for Heavy Adults

Top speed: 25 mph

Motor: 500W

Weight: 40 pounds

Range: 32 miles

Wheel Size: 8 Inches

Weight Support: 308 lbs


If you’re looking for a seated electric scooter built for heavier adults: the EMOVE touring is perfect for you. With a maximum weight limit of 308 lbs, it can handle the weight of heavier oversized adults. And since heavier adults tend to be taller as well, the EMOVE touring stem can be adjusted between 28″ to 40″ for a range of different heights.

One of the reasons why the EMOVE Touring has a higher weight limit is because it has such a powerful motor. A 48V 13AH LG battery and 500 W rear motor provide plenty of power for a heavier rider, even when riding over inclined slopes and hills. The EMOVE has all the signature features you’d expect to see in an electric scooter of this caliber: high ground clearance, solid tires, finger throttle, key start ignition, and water resistance.

We got the opportunity to test this scooter out in rain, and the IP54 water resistance rating definitely lived up to expectations with no performance issues. It’s still a good idea to give your scooter a good wipe down once you reach your destination.

The EMOVE Touring is a reliable bet. We found that it delivers a top speed of 25mph in our tests, which is standard for most e-scooters. The range is slightly more impressive, at 32 miles — transcending the EMOVE Touring from a commuter scooter to a mid-long distance scooter.

The seat on the EMOVE Touring has to be purchased separately, but it’s surprisingly affordable. The base plate comes pre-installed but it must be attached to the scooter on your own. I found this seat to be the most comfortable on our list. The padding is soft but firm, and the hydraulic tubing with a locking mechanism provides a nice secure feeling. The seat doesn’t just feel like an accessory, but that it was meant to be on the scooter.

And if a comfortable ride is on your mind, the EMOVE Touring has more than just rear suspension: it is equipped with a spring triple suspension. The only drawbacks in my opinion are the LCD display which could have been designed larger to include more information. Another missing feature is signal lights, but the deck lights are on the brighter side.


  • Great for heavier riders
  • Adjustable telescopic stem for taller riders
  • A higher maximum range of 32 miles
  • Triple suspension
  • Bright deck lights
  • Spacious deck dimensions
  • High ground clearance
  • Comfortable padded seat
  • Water resistance
  • Taillights on the rear fender
  • Drum and regenerative brakes


  • Standard top speed of 25 mph
  • LCD instead of LED control display

Suitable for

There are few electric scooters with seats in the market that cater to a heavier weight capacity. That’s because the seat post carries additional weight as well, but the EMOVE Touring electric scooter models are capable of handling a considerable amount of weight.

Apart from being perfect for a bigger and taller person, the EMOVE Touring electric scooter is a great option for someone looking for longer battery life and range — especially if their work commute can be longer on the miles.

6. Segway Ninebot ES4 Commuter Electric Scooter

Best Seated Electric scooter for City Commute


Top speed: 19 mph

Motor: 800W

Weight: 30.9 pounds

Range: 28 miles

Wheel Size: 8 x 7.5 Inches

Weight Support: 220 lbs


For short distances, it’s wise to invest in a commuter electric scooter with reliable ride quality. Segway Ninebot is one of the most well-known electric scooter brands, particularly because they started out not as scooter manufacturers but through producing hoverboards. Segway has since branched out to a whole line of e scooters while delivering the same reliable high-quality build riders have come to trust.

The Ninebot ES4 is a great commuting electric scooter that can be fitted with a seat attachment. The ES4 is one of the many kick scooters with seats on our list, meaning that the motor switches on when the scooter is in motion.

I loved how lightweight the Ninebot ES4 is. Somehow, this scooter weighs less than 30lbs, making it an absolute breeze to fold up and carry around. And while it is incredibly lightweight, there’s nothing that feels ‘plastic’ about this steel and carbon fiber frame. It also folds in a single click, making it the perfect seated commuter electric scooter. You can ride this to public transport, fold it down in a few seconds, carry it with you and then ride it again.

For a scooter of this size and price point, I was pleasantly surprised at the ride quality. Front and rear shock absorbers smoothen out any uneven terrain while riding, which is definitely a premium touch. I could potentially ride the Segway Ninebot ES4 blindfolded and immediately feel the smooth-ride difference from another electric seated scooter.

Many scooters on our list need to be charged for eight hours or overnight, but the Ninebot needs only three and a half hours to reach full charge, which only adds to the commuting convenience. You can carry the charger with you and charge this while you work during the day in order to have a full battery charge while heading home.

Here’s where I stop singing praises of the Segway Ninebot: the top speed isn’t off the charts. You can expect a modest 19mph top speed from this electric scooter, but it’ll go for a maximum of 28 miles. The ES4 is equipped with a Lithium battery and 800watts motor, so it can definitely handle a bit of inclined terrain even while carrying a rider up to 220lbs.

The ES4 seat ticks most of the checkboxes — comfortable, padded, easy to sit on for longer periods of time. It’s designed with dual shock absorbing balls so your bones aren’t rattled with every bump on the road. The seat height is adjustable for riders of different heights too. However, this isn’t a seat that’s easily removable. It must be screwed on, so it’s tough to get your toolkit out in the middle of a workday, should you decide to remove the seat.


  • Best electric scooter for short-distance commuting
  • Comfortable padded scooter seat
  • The scooter seat has dual shock-absorbing balls
  • Rear shock absorbers
  • Foldable kick scooter
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Pneumatic tires
  • Max speed of 19mph
  • A longer-range of 28mph


  • The seat must be screwed on and off
  • Standard weight limit of 220lbs despite a 600w motor

Suitable for

If you need an electric scooter with a seat for adults for your daily commute, you can’t really go wrong with the Segway Ninebot ES4. While there are cheaper scooters that offer similar specs, this is a scooter that’s big on quality. The combination of 3.5 hours charging and 28-mile range positions this scooter as a very competitive option, and it only helps that it’s easy to carry around as well.

7. Reddy RD1 Long Range Electric Scooter

Best Seated Electric Scooter for Long Distances


Top speed: 60 mph

Motor: 6000W

Weight: 51 pounds

Range: 65 miles

Wheel Size: 11 Inches

Weight Support: 880 lbs


If you’re going green for long commutes, you need an electric scooter that can stand up (or should we say sit down?) to the task. For this category, I decided to pull out the big guns. This electric scooter can go 65 miles on a single battery cycle.

And the range isn’t the only impressive capability the Reddy RD1 can achieve. Before we continue, it’s important to know that you will have to check your local laws and potentially have to register this vehicle should you choose to purchase it.

The Reddy RD1 can handle 880lbs, so there’s no concern of being too heavy with that weight capacity. It can also achieve a top speed of 60mph, a dangerously fast speed that will definitely call for helmet and safety wear. This electric scooter is built with a seat, but you can also remove it if you’d like to use it standing.

If you’re wondering where all this power is coming from, the Reddy RD1 is built with a dual brushless motor with a maximum output of 6000watts. That’s an incredible amount of power (the kind that can take 880lbs up a steep hill) and you can run it on a single motor of 3000watts for even less energy consumption.

The Reddy RD1 wheels can be switched out for off-roading. This is an adventure sports vehicle, and it will take some rigorous environments to really test the limit of its capabilities. For regular on-road city commute, however, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get close to pushing the limit.


  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Long-distance range of 65 miles
  • Off-roading capabilities
  • Motor max output of 6000watts
  • Top speed of 60 mph
  • Great for hilly terrain
  • Bright LED lights


  • Horn could be louder
  • Needs to be registered
  • Not affordable for everyone

Suitable for

With a maximum range of 65 miles, this is the best seated electric scooter for long distances. You can comfortably use this electric scooter for longer commutes while having the option to swap out tires for an adventure every once in a while. It doesn’t hurt that the Reddy RD1 looks like the Harley Davidson of electric scooters either!

8. Razor Ecosmart Metro Electric Scooter

Best Electric Scooter with Seat and Basket

Top speed: 18 mph

Motor: 500W

Weight: 31 pounds

Range: 12 miles

Wheel Size: 16 Inches

Weight Support: 220 lbs


The Razor Ecosmart Metro Electric scooter has a detachable rack and luggage basket: incredibly convenient for those who use an electric scooter for errands and getting around. This electric scooter definitely looks the most retro on our list, which plenty of riders will love. This is a seated electric scooter, meaning the seat is not removable.

I found the Razor Ecosmart metro to be one of the more stable scooters on our list. Since the seat isn’t removable, this can also be a great mobility scooter. And while it may look like a lightweight bike, it’s actually a very powerful electric scooter. The Razor Ecosmart Metro is almost an upgraded version of the Razor E300S, with higher power capabilities.

The chain-driven motor delivers high torque and a maximum output of 500watts. It can handle riders up to 220lbs and doesn’t slow down on gentle inclines. When test-riding the Razor Ecosmart on a slope of 30° with a rider of 150lbs, I noticed no decrease in speed, but the battery does take a hit compared to a leveled terrain ride.

This is definitely a scooter that catches the eye since it looks so different from regular electric scooters. I particularly loved the wide bamboo deck and a steel luggage rack. The twist grip throttle definitely adds to the old-school feeling, as do the large 16″ wheels. This scooter model sports a top speed of 18mph and a maximum range of 12 miles.

The biggest drawback of the Razor Ecosmart Metro is definitely the range and battery life. You have to charge this scooter for 12 hours only to get 40 minutes of continuous use. While it is powerful, easy to ride, easy on the eyes, and convenient: it really depends on how short your commute is.


  • Powerful 500watts chain-driven motor
  • Wide bamboo deck
  • Steel luggage rack
  • Twist grip throttle
  • Rear-wheel drive for easier maneuvering
  • Extra-large 16″ pneumatic tires
  • Standard top speed of 18mph


  • Takes 12 hours to fully charge
  • Can only be ridden for 40 minutes continuously
  • No removable seat

Suitable for

The Razor Ecosmart metro would be ideal for an older adult who needs a short-distance travel solution. Opting for such a scooter instead of a mobility scooter can be more value-for-money. The Razor Ecosmart would work well for someone who needs to make multiple short-distance trips during the day, and the luggage rack would be perfect on a grocery run.

If you want to use this electric scooter for daily commuting, make sure your workplace is very close-by.

9. Hiboy S2 Pro

Best Foldable Electric Scooter with Seat


Top speed: 19 mph

Motor: 500W

Weight: 29.5 pounds

Range: 25.6 miles

Wheel Size: 10 Inches

Weight Support: 220 lbs


The last scooter on our list is a tough little guy. The Hiboy S2 Pro is up there on the popularity scale as far as electric scooters go, and it’s largely due to the price-performance deal you get.

As one of the most affordable electric scooters on our list, the Hiboy S2 Pro comes with a seat inclusive of the price. While the ergonomic seat is removable, it’s screwed on, so you can’t exactly take it off or put it on in the middle of your day.

The Hiboy S2 Pro is known for being one of those scooters that last for years and are tough to break. You can easily achieve a top speed of 19mph on this scooter, which is pretty standard, and a more impressive long-range of 25.6 miles.

Here’s where the Hiboy S2 Pro gets interesting — it has a powerful 500w electric brushless motor that somehow handles inclines like a champ. I don’t know how the scooter does it, but it can go on 35-40° inclines without switching off or needing to be kicked back into motion. Of course, this is going to vary with the rider’s weight, and the scooter claims to handle up to 220 lbs.

For an entry-level scooter, I didn’t expect to see dual shock absorbers. However, I realized they’re not the most effective. The ride is going to be as bumpy as the bike lanes you’re on, but you can’t expect much more for the price.

This is the best foldable electric scooter in my book because of the ease of folding. No other scooters on this list can be folded with the seat attached, so this is a big win. It’s also lightweight at 29.5lbs and can easily be carried around.

If there’s one thing I would change about the Hiboy S2 Pro, it’s the headlights. They’re just not bright enough for nighttime riding, but it’s an easy fix and not a dealbreaker.


  • Foldable with the seat attached
  • Powerful 500w brushless electric motor
  • The maximum range is 25.6 miles
  • eABS regenerative anti-lock braking
  • Hiboy S2 Bluetooth app for customized acceleration and cruise control
  • 10 inch solid tires
  • Affordable price point
  • Great at inclined terrain


  • Headlights are not very bright
  • Not the smoothest ride
  • Wheels can be slippery on wet surfaces

Suitable for

If portability is on your mind, it doesn’t get much better than the Hiboy S2 Pro. As the only electric scooter that can be folded with the seat attached, it’s also lightweight and compact enough to fold and take with you on the go.

Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Seated Electric Scooter for you

Seated electric scooters are relatively new in the market, and they’re a perfect choice for older adults and riders who need a little bit of extra stability. Even if you’re planning to spend most of your time standing on your favorite electric scooter, it’s good to have the choice to sit down, should you want to.

Not all seated electric scooters are created equal, and I’ve written a detailed buying guide on how to choose the right seated electric scooter according to the factors most important to you.

Ergonomic Seat

You’re getting a seated electric scooter because you want to be comfortable, so it’s only natural that you look for a comfortable seat. There’s no point in getting an electric scooter with a rock-hard seat. All the seated electric scooters on our list have soft padding for more comfort.

However, there’s more to comfort than just cushioning. An ergonomic seat is designed in a way that gives your glutes more support, as well as absorbs some of the shocks of the road. For example, the seat on the Segway Ninebot ES4 has dual shock-absorbing balls. This mechanism absorbs the bumps and cracks on the road which can greatly increase the quality of your ride.

Lastly, you should pay attention to the seat post. A good seat post has adjustable height for short and tall riders to get comfortable. A seat post that’s too high will cause strain around the shoulders and neck as you hunch down to hold the scooter handles. A low seat post can cause arm pain as your elbows are in an uncomfortable position.

Removable seats

Everyone likes options. Having a removable seat gives you the option to turn your seated electric scooter into a standing one. On the other hand, if you’re using your electric scooter as an alternative to mobility scooters, you’re going to want a fixed seat that’s not going anywhere. It’s important to pay attention to the screws and base plate. Most electric scooters sell a seat as an attachment, which means that you have to install it yourself at home. You’ll want to ensure that the screws and bolts are all in place so that there aren’t any mishaps while riding.

Most removable seats are only removable through unscrewing the base plate. This adds more security, but also means that you can’t choose to take off the seat in the middle of the day. And since the assembling and de-assembling can be tiring, many riders end up avoiding the process altogether. If you expect shifting from a standing to seated electric scooter often, choose one that has an in-built secure lever on the base plate. That way you can go from sitting to standing without breaking open the toolbox.

Top Speed

Speed is an important factor whenever you’re choosing an electric scooter. Most states allow you to ride an electric scooter under 25mph without a license. And while 25mph would be snail speed for a regular motorcycle, it’s actually pretty fast when you’re on an electric scooter.

Anywhere between 18-25mph is considered a standard top speed for electric scooters. For a standing scooter, you can go at 15mph without too much of a safety hazard, but a higher top speed of 25mph is achievable on a seated electric scooter.

Remember that the higher the speed, the more safety hazards to be wary of. You’ll want to wear a helmet and any additional safety padding. Crashing while on a seated electric scooter is not often a serious accident, but there are always other vehicles on the road.

Maximum Range/Battery Life

Seated electric scooters are especially useful for the long-distance commute. Almost anyone can stand for a five-minute ride, but you’ll need a seat when your destination is more than five miles away. The maximum range on your electric scooter is dependent on a few factors: namely motor power, battery life, and rider weight.

Calculate the range you need by totaling the miles you cover on your commuting round trip. If your office or university is 5 miles away, your electric scooter should have a range of 10 miles at the very minimum (15 to be safe!).

You can still choose an electric scooter with a lower maximum range if it has a short battery charging time. That way, you can charge the electric scooter for a few hours during the day for your ride home.

How to ride an electric scooter

If you have tried driving a scooter before you could easily ride with an electric scooter with seats. We have written a step by step guide for how you ride an electric scooter with all of the most important info on how to ride safe and good. When you have a seated scooter you start in a sitting position instead of a standing which is better for the balance.

When you ride try to ride smooth, don’t increase the throttle too fast and do any abrupt movements. Be extra careful if it’s rainy outside because the roads can be very slippery. Please always wear a helmet.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions about Seated Electric Scooters

Can you ride an electric scooter on the road?

Local laws vary on where you can ride your electric scooter. Many areas mandate that electric scooters (seated or standing) are ridden in bike lanes, and you’ll also find laws stating that electric scooters keep to the sidewalk.
Always be respectful of other vehicles on the road, particularly since an electric scooter is much slower and can hold up traffic. In areas where electric scooter laws are ambiguous, stick to the bike lane or side of the road.

Should I wear a helmet on an electric scooter?

Electric scooters are relatively new, are there isn’t much clarity on helmet laws. However, Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recommendation that electric scooter riders use a bicycle helmet or a similar light padding. That’s because the impact velocity of a bicycle and electric scooter are very similar, as long as you’re below the max speed of 25 mph. We highly recommend that you always wear a helmet.

Are seated electric scooters legal?

Seated electric scooters are generally considered legal in most jurisdictions. It’s a good idea to check with the local laws — most areas mandate a license and registration for a seated vehicle with a motor power above 1000watts.

Can you ride a seated electric scooter up a hill?

The short answer is yes if your motor power is strong enough. As a lighter rider, you can generally get away with a few inclines as you’re not putting too much load on the electric motor. However, if you weigh more than 150-170 lbs, make sure that your electric scooter has a motor power of 500watts and above. For example, the Mercane Wide Wheel Pro has 1600watts power and can handle 30° of incline.

Get Comfortable, Get Going

Having a seated electric scooter is the best of both worlds: the comfort of a motorcycle with the affordability of an electric scooter. Once you’ve decided between a removable seat and a fixed one, it’s time to choose the best electric scooter with a seat for your requirements.

If you can’t choose between the eight scooters on our list, we’ll make it easy for you. You can’t go wrong with the Inokim Quick 4.

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