The 7 Best Electric Scooters: From Prototypes to Production Models

IKOO Electric Scooter

The diminutive IKOO electric scooter will please fans of elegant design. The frame is made from ultra rigid T304 surgical stainless steel alloy, and it has tail lights, directional-brakes lights, and optional headlights and rear view mirrors can be added to the package. Don't expect highway speeds, though: The 600-watt electric motor can bring the IKOO to a maximum speed of 18 mph or 25 kph. Range: 15-18 miles or 25-30 km. Price: $995, optional accessories $210 extra.

More on IKOO Electric Scooter
Official IKOO Website
IKOO Comtemporary Electric Scooter

Electric Vehicle Technology's Z-20 Electric Scooter

The Z-20 electric scooter by Electric Vehicle Technology America won't stand out in a crowd--until you drive away and there's no annoying gas engine noise, that is. With a max speed of 45 mph (72 kph) and a range of 30-45 miles (48-72 km), it can take you around town without problem. It is powered by a 2500-watt 60-volt brushless hub motor. Price: $2,499
More on EVT Z-20a Electric Scooter
EVT America Z20

Zapino Electric Scooter from ZAP!

Finally, we have the Zapino electric scooter by ZAP!. The manufacturer claims that it is the most powerful electric scooter in its class (note that it's not in the same class as the Vectrix, mentioned above). Its 3000-watt "Super efficient" brushless hub motor can bring it to about 30 mph (50 kph), and it has a range of 30 miles (50 km) on the default battery or 65 miles (105 km) on the optional lithium-ion battery. Price: $3495.

More on Zapino Electric Scooter
Zapino Electric Scooter Product Page

If you liked this, you might also enjoy...

Tags: Transportation


treehugger slideshows