The Ultimate 2022 Buyer’s Guide: Electric Scooters

The Ultimate 2022 Buyer’s Guide: Electric Scooters - GOTRAX

Whether you’re interested in improving commute time, investing in an exhilarating experience, or introducing a new hobby to the entire family, electric scooters are the perfect addition to any household. With a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, as well as customizable features to choose from, both rookie riders and well-trained travelers will benefit from consulting our guide before making a purchase. Allow us to introduce you to the innovative world of electric scooters, where you’re sure to find a compatible cruiser that meets your needs.


Which is the Best GOTRAX Electric Scooter for me?

The utility of electric scooters varies, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive collection of our products based on your needs. Designed for both children and adults, the right scooter for you awaits. Choose from the custom categories below to select your sleek new ride.


First things first, Safety is a priority when it comes to transportation at GOTRAX, regardless of your experience with scooters. As a result, we offer riders four important safety features to ensure an enjoyable ride. First, our dual braking system allows riders the capability to stop their scooter on a dime. By applying pressure to either the front or rear brakes, the device will come to a safe and smooth hault, offering riders ultimate control. Next, we cater to the needs of our nighttime riders by equipping our scooters, like the GXL V2, with an ultra bright headlight, which provides clarity for scooter enthusiasts and roadside drivers alike. Plus, our scooters’ 8.5” tires are designed with safety in mind; these shock-absorbent wheels glide effortlessly over the smooth cement of city sidewalks and keep riders in control while navigating treacherous terrain and uneven turf. As described by our safety instructions, our adult electric scooters are equipped with reinforced frames that support riders up to 220 pounds and under. Our children’s scooters reach capacity at 155 pounds and support riders up to five feet tall.

Kid’s Scooters

GKS Electric Scooter

Our GKS Electric Scooter for Kids is constructed with youngsters in mind, offering children the opportunity to cruise at a top speed of 7.5 miles per hour, a safe but exciting pace, supported by our compact 25 volt battery and 150 watt electric motor. Allowing riders to travel 4 miles per charge and complete with 6” inch solid rubber tires, this scooter prioritizes security. With our GKS scooters, offered in a variety of stylish colors, the entire family can enjoy cruising around the neighborhood.

GKS Lumios

The GKS Lumios is the flashy older sibling of the standard GKS. This model was designed with a bright LED wheel that lights up during use so your child is always riding in style! This model includes a 200 watt motor and takes riders up to 4.8 miles per charge at a stop speed of 7.5 mph. The GKS Lumios also features: Adjustable handlebar height so it can grow with your child, and safety technology that requires the rider to have both feet on the deck before the motor is activated. 

Vibe Electric Scooter for Teens

The VIBE is one of our e-scooters designed with teenagers in mind! The Vibe is built with a power-packed 200-watt motor, going distances up to 7 miles per charge and a top speed of 15.5 mph. Similar to other GOTRAX scooters, the Vibe has features including the one-step folding system, electronic anti-lock brakes, and has 14 degree capabilities. The LED digital display shows riders current speed, battery life, option for cruise control and powers the headlight. Older kids and teens will love the Vibe e-scooter to ride recreationally wherever they choose to go! Be sure to check out the rest of our kid's products if you don't see the one you like in our guide.

Adult Electric Scooters


The GXL serves as the perfect introductory piece for new riders interested in gaining some experience before investing in more heavy-duty equipment. Perfect for newcomers, riders revel in speeds up to 15.5 miles per hour and garner support from our powerful 250 watt motor and 36 volt battery. Achieving considerable distance, at 9-12 miles per charge, travelers appreciate our sturdy 8.5” tires, which allow for seamless transitions from sidewalks to streets. Lightweight and manageable, weighing in at 26.4 pounds, the original GXL Commuter Scooter is a great way to spice up your commute to work and an affordable, alternative way to travel when seeing sights in a new city.


Complete with your favorite features from our original GXL scooter, the innovative mechanics of the GXL V2 Commuter combine new aspects to enhance the user experience. With the same reliable speed and power, 15.5 miles per hour sustained by our 250 watt motor and 36 volt battery, the V2 edition introduces a reinforced baseboard and fender for maximum support and durability. These improvements have made the V2 one of our best-selling adult electric scooters. Additionally, riders harness twice the control with our new brake design, an electric/disc brake hybrid that ensures safe travels for newcomers and seasoned travelers. Our 8.5” wheels will get you where you’re going, providing scooterists 9-12 miles per charge for recreational rides and commutes. With the same sleek design and bold color choices, riders will arrive on time and in style.

Xr Foldable Electric Scooter

The Xr has earned the title of one of the most affordable forms of personal travel available on the market. Join the transportation revolution while enjoying top speeds of 15.5 miles per hour, an impressive pace supported by our 250-430 watt motor and 36 volt battery. Earning a waterproof rating of IP54, you’ll arrive at your destination, rain or shine, traveling up to 12 miles per charge. At a mere 26.45 pounds, the GOTRAX Xr is engineered to fold into a compact and easy-to-carry package, a one-size-fits-all solution for your daily commute.

Best Commuter Scooter

GMAX ULTRA Electric Scooter

The G MAX ULTRA is our largest scooter with the most advanced specs. Our team took insights from all our e-scooters to produce the ultimate commuter scooter. It is built with a 300 Watt motor and 36 volt battery, capable of taking riders the farthest distances, up to 45 miles per charge at speeds up to 20 mph. Its digital display technology features functions such as: speed, cruise control, headlight, battery life and a digital locking mechanism. The exceptional motor strength of this model lets it climb hills up to a 20 degree incline. The GMAX ULTRA also includes a one step folding system for the ease of commuting, a dual braking system and responsible rear brake lights for increased visibility!

Xr Ultra Folding Electric Scooter

New and improved from GOTRAX is the Xr Ultra Folding Electric Scooter, complete with a 36 volt LG battery at 7.0 AH. Strength and style are exhibited in the 300-430 watt motor capacity, transporting you 16 miles per charge at 15.5 miles per hour. In addition to the 8.5” air filled tires, perfect for most terrains, the scooter also showcases a waterproof rating of IP54 and weighs in at 26.45 pounds. With its lightweight, foldable frame and impressive battery life, you can enjoy your new transportation on-the-go, and take your e-scooter along for the ride when using public transportation.

Xr Elite Commuting Electric Scooter

Consumers demand a stronger motor, and that is it exactly what GOTRAX brought with the Xr Elite Commuting Electric Scooter. The Elite is powered by an improved 300 watt motor, with capabilities up to 400w. Given its motor, the Elite has the capacity to take you up to 16 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 15.5mph. Conquer your commute with the intuitive controls and LED Smart Display. Enjoy the journey as the Xr Elite carries you in comfort with 8.5” pneumatic tires and integrated cruise control. The Xr Elite has the power and portability to get you where you want to go with efficiency. Weighing in at 26.45lbs it's easy enough to fold, carry, and store. 

G4 Fastest Electric Scooter

Speed and distance are two very important specs for scooter riders. The vehicle needs to go the distance and get you to your destination in a timely manner. Enter, the GOTRAX G4, our fastest electric scooter. We've answered the requests for a faster and longer range scooter with this revolutionary new scooter. The G4 boasts a 350 watt motor which we've paired with super powerful 36V10.4aH. These two pieces of hardware get the G4 Electric Scooter up to 20mph and will carry you up to 25 miles!

This is no small feat. These two specs alone are spectacular but, there is more to get excited about! The G4 has a redesigned body. We've moved the scooter battery to the base, which gives it more stability and better weight distribution. While we're talking about the base, we've made the deck of this scooter wider for a more comfortable ride. Under the deck, we've added 10 inch pneumatic tires. These bad boys are ready to conquer the terrains you might encounter on you daily commute.

The other upgrade on this scooter is the display. The G4's display keeps you up to date with speed, distance, and battery power. The display also has a digital lock. In order to activate the scooter, you must enter the 4 digit passcode. This keeps your product safe and secure from the unfortunate scooter thieves of the world. You can learn more about the our fastest electric scooter on our site and blog!

Apex Folding Electric Scooter

The APEX is one of our best selling e-scooters. It’s built with a 250 watt motor, 36 volt LG battery, rides at speeds up to 15.5 mph and can take riders up to 15 miles per charge. It also features rear wheel drive, and an all new in deck battery to offer more stability to riders. Older teens and adults who ride short to medium distances continually rave about this e-scooter and find it particularly useful on the last mile of their commute.

G3 Commuter Scooter

The new standard for adult electric scooters is here, the G3 Electric Scooter. This scooter is a complete overhaul of the GXL V2 scooter as a result of over a year of customer feedback. The G3 is for the next level of scooter commuters. The G3 has a 36v Battery 7.8AH, which is now located in the base of the board allowing for easier access and better weight distribution. The battery powers a 300 Watt Avg / 430 Watt Max Motor, which gives the G3 a huge boost in power and speed over its predecessors. The G3 Electric Scooter for Adults can carry riders up to 18 miles on a single charge at speeds ranging up to 18 mph! All of this is done with an improved dual disc braking system and 8.5” pneumatic tires. The till of the G3 has an integrated 4 digit cable lock, giving you the option to lock your scooter up. The console has been improved boasting a digital lock to activate the scooter as well as speedometer, odometer, battery life, headlight, and turn signals. The G3 is setting a high bar for the next wave of affordable and reliable micro-transportation.

Additional Accessories and Scooter Features to Consider

GOTRAX maintains a collection of parts, tools, and swag for scooter riders and hoverboarders alike. You can see the full collection here.

Color: At GOTRAX we understand the importance of riding in style, which is why we offer a wide array of colors to choose from when it comes time to select your scooter. From chic shades of blue and pink to more traditional black options, we have everything you’re looking for to achieve the feel of a custom ride.

Helmets: Choose from a range of youth and adult helmets that prioritize your safety with features like adjustable straps, top-of-the-line padding, and premium material protection.

Storage Rack: If you plan on using your new transit to transport large and small items, our scooter storage rack is the upgrade you need. The rack is specifically designed for the Xr series, GXL, GXL V2, and G2 scooters and mounts easily to the tiller. Capable of supporting up to 35 pounds, this accessory is great for transporting packages and larger items like groceries.

Storage Bag: However, if you’re interested in a more versatile carry-on, our scooter storage bag may be the right choice for you. This accessory functions best with our Xr Series, GXL V2, and G2 scooter and effortlessly hangs from the front of the handlebars, securing your belongings while you enjoy the ride.

Scooter Cell Phone Holder: In the 21st century we all value our devices, so protect yours with our scooter cell phone holder. Because our holder easily attaches to handlebars of your e-scooter, you can effortlessly access your GPS, music, and make phone calls while stopped in a safe location.

Honeycomb Tires: If you’re interested in switching from our standard, air-filled tires, to pneumatic wheels, our honeycomb tires are your best bet. Because these tires are not supported by air pressure, they deliver impressive durability and sidestep the risk of flats and impact damage. Perfect for your GOTRAX GXL, GXL V2, or XR Series scooter, these wheels offer decreased bounce and a smoother commute.

Cruise Control: Our e-scooters are equipped with two speed settings and a cruise control option. By holding the accelerator down for 10 seconds, the cruise control function will activate; fun and practical, your scooter will automatically maintain its current speed. When riding in first gear, you’ll experience a comfortable pace of 10 miles per hour. Interested in improving your ETA? Kick it into second gear, and cruise at 15.5 miles per hour.

Product Weight: We understand the importance of designing scooters that are easy to transport from place to place. Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle, our scooters are lightweight. At under 30 pounds, carry your scooter up the stairs to the office or along for the ride on public transportation, all without breaking a sweat.

Saving Money on Scooters

At GOTRAX, we believe in saving you money. In fact, we’ve created an in-depth analysis comparing several commuting styles to demonstrate how e-scooters cut costs in comparison to driving a car, ride-sharing with Uber/Lyft, and relying on public transportation as a means to get you where you’re going. Based on six different methods, it’s clear the most cost effective option of transportation is the electric scooter, averaging a total of $485.00 a year, not to mention the added perks of evading traffic, avoiding road obstacles, and investing in a cleaner, greener, way to travel. While renting scooters is certainly an option, the trend has transitioned to ownership, as these reliable devices require minimal maintenance costs and come at an affordable price.

Additionally, GOTRAX offers the opportunity to finance your e-scooter purchase with help from Klarna; ride now and pay later. Klarna provides account holders the power to spread their payments over time, creating a payscale and pace that works with your budget. At checkout, simply select the option, “Pay over time with Klarna,” and you’ll be directed to several monthly payment options, interest-free.

Why Choose GOTRAX?

Product Reviews: We believe in customer satisfaction and recommend reading reviews of our products before finalizing your purchase. Amazon, Walmart, and are great places to gather insights from our very own customers. Find helpful footage and customer feedback on YouTube as well, where several users have shared detailed footage of their experience with our products.
Return Policy & Warranty: It’s common practice to review the return and warranty policy before making a purchase. GOTRAX offers a 30-Day return policy as well as a 90-Day limited warranty on all of our electronic scooters, which you can read more about on our website.

Customer Service: We pride ourselves on quality customer service, which is why we offer U.S. based phone support and live chat options for customers experiencing difficulties. Give us a call on weekdays at 1-844-4GO-TRAX with any questions or concerns. During business hours, you can live chat with an expert by clicking the bottom right corner of our website. We’re also accessible via e-mail; give us a shout at, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible from our Texas-based headquarters. Be sure to check our Troubleshooting Guide as well!

Shipping: Riders are interested in receiving their products at an affordable rate and in a timely manner, so GOTRAX provides FREE SHIPPING on all of our products. Plus, our logistics gurus usually ship orders within 24 hours of purchase. With the help of FedEx and UPS tracking technology, we can track your purchase in minutes. Recognized as an Amazon Prime-approved warehouse and celebrated for our immaculate shipping record, you’re sure to be satisfied.

Replacement Parts: Well-loved scooters may occasionally require replacement parts, which is why we sell tires, battery packs, and other scooter essentials separately. In the event that your scooter needs an upgrade, visit our website and simply place an order instead of purchasing a new device altogether.

With this in mind, it’s time to select the perfect electric scooter for your needs. We hope you’ll consider the highly-rated options from GOTRAX.

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