Guide to Choosing the Right Electric Scooter for Adults

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Daily commutes and travels stressing you out? Is traffic robbing you of precious time and energy on a daily basis? If your urban travel experience has deteriorated over the past years and you find yourself stressed and tired even before your day actually begins, it might be time to find a way to improve the way you travel.

urban road

One of the newest urban transportation trends these days is the use of an electric scooter for adults, a nifty and compact equipment that is great for navigating different types of roads, but more especially urban roads and city streets. It is an ideal alternative to driving a car or commuting to work every day, not only because of the practicality involved but also because of the eco-friendliness of this alternative.

The Things to Consider When Shopping for a New Electric Scooter for Adults

If you feel that a compact and foldable electric scooter is for you, then it’s time to consider getting one to help improve the quality of your life by improving one of the main components of your day—your daily travel. The key to achieving this goal is to find the right electric scooter, one that will match your needs and your riding environment.

Check out the factors you must consider before you pick the right electric scooter for you.

Your Needs

Determine how you plan to use the scooter. Will you be using it in commuting to work, cruising around the neighborhood when doing errands, or using it for leisurely rides, for instance? Depending on your purpose, you will find the right electric scooter for adults that matches your needs. Even better, look for one that is versatile enough to meet different driving needs. 

man and woman on a scooter

Driving Range

Consider the distance you need to travel on a single charge. Each foldable electric scooter will come with a specific charging time for the battery and a corresponding distance covered for each charge. If you have a long commute daily and you are looking at using the scooter as your primary mode of transportation, then you'll want one with a longer range. Look for models with higher battery capacities.


Think about how fast you need to go. Do you find yourself with a need to rush to work during the mornings? Or rush home to beat the traffic so you have time to prepare dinner for family? Or will you be using your foldable electric scooter for leisurely rides with no rush and hurry? Different scooters have different top speeds, so it would be best to choose one that matches your desired pace.

Motor Power

While you need your speed in navigating busy streets, you also need a powerful motor not just for acceleration but for a certain level of climbing ability. This is especially important if you plan to use your electric scooter in hilly or rugged terrains. Choose a scooter with sufficient motor power for your needs, capable of handling more than your normal stress and pressure on the road.

Weight Capacity

Check the weight capacity of the scooter to ensure it can support your weight comfortably. Most adult electric scooters have weight capacities ranging from 200 to 300+ pounds—the electric scooter for adults that we have at MotionGrey has a 260lb capacity. Be sure to check the capacity and get one with enough room to handle your weight to prevent any discomfort or premature damage on the scooter.

foldable scooter for adults


There may be times when you need to carry your scooter, such as when traveling between cities and looking at the scooter as your main form of transport when you arrive at your destination, in which case you will have to carry it in your car’s trunk. During storage, the storage area may be a consideration, especially if it’s a small space. In this regard, you must consider the weight and foldability of the electric scooter. Find a foldable scooter that is easier to transport and store, and choose one that can be folded and unfolded easily.

Tires and Suspension

Also consider the type of tires the scooter has. Pneumatic (air-filled) tires provide better shock absorption and traction, especially on uneven terrain, compared to solid tires. In the same manner, know that a high-quality suspension system can make your ride more comfortable, especially if you'll be riding on rough or uneven surfaces. When shopping for a new electric scooter for adults, look for one with good front and/or rear suspension.


Although we have been talking about speed, power, and performance, you must know that, perhaps above all these, one of the primary factors you must consider is safety—and this is what the brakes are exactly for. Look for an electric scooter for adults with a reliable braking system, such as disc brakes or regenerative braking. Good brakes are crucial for safety, especially at higher speeds.


For many individuals, budget may be the primary factor when choosing a scooter. To find the best one for you, set a budget and choose a scooter that offers the best combination of features within your price range. Consider the long-term value and durability before you purchase one.

With all these considerations in mind, it will be easy for you to find an electric scooter for adults that will meet all your needs. To find a high-quality and affordable option, browse our catalog here at MotionGrey—we have just the right one for you!

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