As a toy you may remember form your childhood you will probably be surprised to hear that electric scooters are making a comeback. Whilst they are still predominately used by kids looking to have some fun going up and down all of the hills in their local neighbourhood, they are also becoming a part of the lives of many adults. These older scooter riders are using them for commuting in big cities to save on the costs of trains and cars! They are very clever little machines, but if you don’t know what you are looking for then choosing a scooter can be overwhelming. That’s why today we are here to help you out and we are going to do that by looking at one in particular, the Razor E100 and seeing what it is all about!
The biggest question that everyone asks when looking at an electric scooter is “I wonder how fast it goes?” Well, the answer for the Razor is 10 mph. It reaches these speeds by a high torque, ultra-quiet chain driven motor and a grip twist throttle. The motor that powers the scooter is simple to use too as it utilizes the kick start method, and it is also rechargeable! The features don’t end there for this scooter though, as it also has a hand operated rear brake, 8 inch pneumatic front tire and a spring loaded kickstand. As for the numbers, the Razor takes anywhere from 12-24 hours to charge and once it is fully powered up you will get around 40 minutes of continual run time.
A lot of thought has gone into the design of this scooter. The 8 inch front tire should ensure a very smooth ride and the fact that there is both a grip twist throttle and hand controlled back brake means that both are very easy to control. Having a motor that can move at 10 miles per hour is also a plus, and if you want to see how it stacks up against the motors of other similar scooters then you can do just that here at The Electric Rider website.
Perhaps the biggest negative when looking at the Razor is the large amount of time it takes to charge. With times ranging from 12 up to 24 hours for a single charge, it is not the most practical of machines should you wish to use it every day. The 40 minute run time after this is average and not great as well.
If you are looking for a decent but not perfect electric scooter for yourself, or more likely the kids, then you could do a lot worse than to look more closely at the Razor. It is a very well thought out machine but it is let down by one overbearing element (the charging). It will definitely be up to most tasks though, and the list of features is impressive, so it is up to you to decide whether or not this is the best scooter for your needs!