Spring has arrived and nice weather invites us to go out and enjoy outdoor activities. Electric scooters are one of the most popular PEVs this year, and many manufacturers have used the winter to launch new models. Whether you are looking for electric scooters for city commuting, pure fun, off-road riding, racing or just cruising around the offer has never been better and more diverse.
We have already presented you top 5 best electric scooters under $400 and top 6 best off-road electric scooters under $1600. However, mid-price e-scooters ranging between $500 and $800 are in high demand in the electric scooter market, so we decided to present you the 5 best electric scooters under $800. There are a number of new models that are highly sought after on the market, and they are characterized by improved design, quality components and superb performance. So, let’s see which 5 electric scooters we have selected for you.
#1 Gotrax GMAX Ultra – The Newest Gotrax Electric Scooter
Gotrax is known by very reliable and quality mid-price electric scooters. Some of their best sellers were Gotrax G4, Gotrax GXL V2, Gotrax XR Ultra etc. This time Gotrax brings something completely new, the Gotrax GMAX Ultra, the most powerful electric scooter so far, able to run as far as 45 miles on a single charge and to speed up to 20 mph.
The GMAX Ultra is a heavy-hitter among Gotrax e-scooters featuring sturdy build quality and improved battery life and range. I was a bit disappointed that the GMAX Ultra has 350 W motor, like most of the aforementioned Gotrax electric scooters, but the disappointment was short-lived when I realized that this model is both more durable and stronger than its predecessors. The motor is able to deliver top speed of 20 mph and maximum range of 45 miles on a single battery charge, all that thanks to 36-volt, 17.5 Ah LG battery. Of course, when you use it for uphill riding the battery datrins much faster and top speed drops to around 9 mph. But, it’s expected, 350 W motor delivers only limited performance.
The GMAX Ultra features 10″ pneumatic tires and wider foot pad with silicone pad for more comfortable ride. Also, the maximum weight limit is 220 lbs, so if you are around or above upper limit it’s better to look for some other e-scooters like Hiboy Titan, Fiat 500, Apollo City or Hover-1 Alpha.
And finally, the price of GMAX Ultra is $799.
#2 YUME S10 Lightweight Off-Road Electric Scooter
The YUME S10 belongs to lightweight off-road electric scooters suitable both for off-road riding as well as city commuter. The S10 features powerful 1000W high speed brushless DC rear motor, able to deliver top speed of 30 mph. It’s powered via 48 V, 21Ah lithium battery enough to ride as far as 30 miles on a single charge. For better performance and more comfort over the bumps and potholes it is equipped with air pressure front fork and double spring rear shock absorobers. This is boosted with 10″ off-road tires enabling the S10 to adapt to all kinds of pavement. Also, its quick folding mechanism allows it to be folded and unfolded in seconds making it easily put in the trunk of the car or to easily store it anywhere in the house or office.
Foldable and portable design enables the rider to carry it when needed (in case when battery empties or when you need to carry it upstairs or into the bus or train. It weighs 60 lbs and it is pretty heavy for longer walks, but for just a minute or so is not a problem.
And the best thing is that this e-scooter costs the same as GotraGMAX Ultra, just $799.
#3 Apollo Light – Superb Urban Electric Scooter
Apollo electric scooters are among leading brands in the market of electric scooters, thanks to high quality workmanship, premium features, reliable engines and a 24-month warranty that other competitors in the market do not offer. The price of Apollo electric scooters is slightly higher than the competition, but since you get a lot more, then it is fully justified.
The Apollo Light features 350 W motor with 500 W peak output and it’s enough to achieve maximum speed of 22 mph, what is very impressive for commuting scooter. It is a lightweight (weighs 37 lbs), compact and foldable electric scooter with recognizable Apollo design and forged aluminum frame. This frame makes it resistant to accidental falls, bumps and possible damages. It stands on 8.5″ pneumatic tires for more comfortable ride over cracks and bumps on the road. Apollo Light is designed for urban riding, but it is good enough for gravel paths in parks and other surfaces like low grass, running tracks, bike lanes etc.
The Apollo Light costs $799 at the moment, so hurry up and buy one for yourself and have fun. You can check all Apollo electric scooters here.
#4 Hiboy MAX3 Electric Scooter – Cool eScooter for Only $459
The Hiboy MAX3 is the third iteration of the popular MAX electric scooter by Hiboy. Its predecessors, MAX and MAX V2 electric scooters are among best selling commuter scooters on the market, and with the price of only $459, MAX3 will probably follow their fame.
It is packed with practical features like 10-inch solid tires, compact and foldable design, top speed of almost 20 mph, fantastic brake system as well as front and rear lights that increase its safety. It has wider standing platform than earlier iterations for comfort and new bars bars for greater control. The MAX3 is a part of new 2021 line of electric scooters by Hiboy. Beside MAX3 new models are Hiboy Titan Pro and Titan electric scooters.
This model is made for a 200-pound rider with a maximum travel range of ~17 miles. I just hate when I can’t ride it at least an hour and a half continuously on a single charge. This is my biggest complaint about MAX3, but you need to know that lower price usually mean smaller battery. The MAX3 uses 36 V, 7.5 Ah Li-ion battery. Good thing about the battery is that you can recharge it relatively fast (between 4 to 6 hours to fully recharge the battery).
#5 Segway Ninebot MAX G30 – The Best Known Electric Scooter Under $800
The Ninebot MAX G30 is one of the most popular and best known models of electric scooters. It has edgy and aggressive look with durable chassis and compact design. Its portable folding design with one-step folding system allows easy and quick assembling/disassembling in just 3 second, so the rider won’t be wasting time and he will be ready for instant riding experience. Aircraft grade aluminum and high-density polymer make this scooter extremely durable and easy to dispose of after driving. Maximum speed of this model is 18.6 mph with maximum driving radius of 40 miles (or 2.5 hours, depending on your driving). After that you will need approximately 6 hours to fully recharge the batteries.
The MAX G30 has passed all necessary UL requirements and tests. Itis powered with 551Wh Battery as most reliable power source. Integrated Smart Battery Management System assures the battery safety and extends the battery life. This model comes with Segway-Ninebot App (you need to download it to your smartphone and it is iOS and Android compatible) through which you can customize your experience and use it as a dashboard for additional stats, like cruise control, distance traveled, updates and battery life remaining. Some of the additional app options are Pedestrian Mode. When on the maximum speed is up to 4 mph and it is handy for crowded pedestrian areas. Also, you will have insight into Energy recovery level (energy collected during braking), compass, scooter temperature etc.