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10 of The Best Electric Scooters for Commuting

10 of The Best Electric Scooters for Commuting

Electric scooters are the coolest way to commute. You can use electric scooters for part of your journey or an entire trip. 

Whether you’re headed to work or on an exciting weekend adventure, electric scooters are available for all types of commutes. 

At Storm Rides, we love electric scooters and we have the best commuter E-scooters in New Zealand. 

From short to long commutes, here is our list featuring the best electric scooters for commuting.

Best Electric Scooters for Short Commutes 

  1. Kaabo Skywalker 8S
  2. Kaabo Skywalker 10H
  3. Vsett 8 and Vsett 8+
  4. Kaabo Mantis 8+
  5. Apollo City Pro

Best Electric Scooters for Long Commutes

  1. Emove Cruiser
  2. Kaabo Mantis 10 Base
  3. Vsett 10+
  4. Inokim OXO
  5. Kaabo Mantis King GT

Which electric scooter has the longest range?

Best Electric Scooters for Short Commutes 

1. Kaabo Skywalker 8S

Kaabo Skywalker 8S

The Kaabo Skywalker 8S is the best electric scooter for commuting within the city. With a range of 40 km and a top speed of 40 km/h, you can now commute in style. 

This electric scooter also includes a headlight, an adjustable handlebar, and an LCD display showing your speed, battery and range. 

If you need to carry your electric scooter on public transport or in your car, the Kaabo Skywalker 8S is easy to fold and store.

With the 48V 13Ah battery, the Kaabo Skywalker 8S also has an impressive braking system that is adjustable and has great stopping power. It will get you looking forward to your daily commute.

Note: The Kaabo Skywalker 8S  scooter does not have a verified IP water resistance rating, so it’s best to keep it out of the rain and wet conditions. 

To find out more about IP ratings, check out our article 

Your Complete Guide To IP Ratings

2. Kaabo Skywalker 10H

Kaabo Skywalker 10H

The Kaabo Skywalker 10H is here to impress. If you’re looking for an electric scooter for your commutes that’s not too fast but not too slow, not too heavy but not too light, then the Kaabo Skywalker 10H is the one for you. 

It is made from aviation-grade aluminum for lightweight durability and offers front and rear spring air suspension for a smooth ride on city streets. 

Whether commuting to work or to the shops down the street, this electric scooter offers the ultimate urban street experience. It folds in seconds, making it easy to carry on the bus, train or in your car. 

It has a 48V 15.6Ah battery and an 800W rear drive brushless motor.

At Storm Rides, we have spec’d our Skywalker 10H with full hydraulic brakes—no others in New Zealand have these! 

With a range of 50 km and a top speed of 45 km/h, you’re all set for your commute. You can even add a seat and make it even more comfortable! 

Note: This electric scooter does not have a verified IP water resistance rating, so it’s best to keep it out of the rain and wet conditions. 

3. Vsett 8 and Vsett 8+ 

Electric scooter Vsett 8+

The Vsett 8 is a great scooter for commuting in a range of conditions. The 600W rear motor gives enough hill climbing power for small hills, and the dual coin swing-arm suspension makes rough surfaces more comfortable. 

With a 48V 15.6AH Li-on battery and a range of 42km, and a top speed of 45 km/h, this electric scooter is best for short commutes. 

If you encounter more hills on your commute, the Vsett 8+ is the best electric scooter. It has dual 600W motors that deliver double the hill-climbing power of the Vsett 8, and the dual coil swing-arm suspension improves comfort on rough surfaces.

If hills are your thing, check out our list of Best Electric Scooters for Climbing Hills in NZ

The Vsett range is easy to fold and carry on public transport. 

The Vsett 8 and 8+ are the only electric scooters in their class with factory-integrated turn signals. They also have a LED lit stem, dual headlights and taillights. 

You can take your safety and security even further with the NFC Key Lock Immobilizer and voltmeter, which ensure that only you can start your Vsett. 

The Vsett models also have you set if you encounter wet conditions during your ride with a water resistance rating of IP54. With the Vsett it’s time to get ready, set, and go! 

4. Kaabo Mantis 8+

Electric Scooter Kaabo Mantis 8+

The Kaabo Mantis 8+ is hands down the best electric scooter in the $2000 price range. 

With a 48V Li-ion 18.2 Ah battery, it has a range of 50 km and a top speed of 50 km/h. With the powerful 800W brushless dual motors, you can commute on steep inclines or hills. 

The Kaabo Mantis 8+ also has pneumatic tires and a front and back dual coil spring suspension system to help keep the scooter on the road. 

This allows you the same durable suspension regardless of terrain, which means you can use it over hills, dirt trails, or uneven city sidewalks. 

For safety and visibility, there are two LED lights in the front and back and a blue light lateral LED strip.

No stress when you experience wet weather during your commute, as the Kaabo Mantis 8+ has a water resistance rating of IPX5. 

Now all that’s left to do is hop on and enjoy your commute! 

5. Apollo City Pro

Electric Scooter Apollo City Pro

The Apollo City Pro has a range of 60km and a top speed of up to 50 km/h + a powerful quadruple spring suspension that’ll eat up any obstacles you face during your commutes, such as drains, potholes, grass and gravel. 

The scooter features ultra-cool self-healing tyres that instantly seal any puncture.

The Apollo City Pro has an IP56 rating, meaning it's protected against the harmful effects of strong water jets from all directions in rainy weather.

Visibility is key for commutes, and the Apollo City Pro features brake lights, rear indicators, and front and rear lights to improve visibility. 

It’s time to dominate your commutes like a pro with the Apollo City Pro!

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Best Electric Scooters for Long commutes

1. Emove Cruiser

Electric Scooter Emove Cruiser

Sporting a range of 100 km and a top speed of up to 50 km/h, the Emove Cruiser is an electric scooter that knows how to move.

Thanks to the massive 30Ah, high-quality LG brand 52V battery, you can ride up to 100 km on a single charge.

This electric scooter is convenient to carry and store. It will fit inside your car boot and under your table or desk. 

It is also stacked with features such as foldable handlebars, hybrid XTECH semi-hydraulic brakes, key start ignition and turn signals. 

The Emove Cruiser has an IPX6 rating—this is the highest IP rating by far and means this electric scooter is built to survive downpours and puddles. Emove Cruiser? More like the Emove Commuter!

2. Kaabo Mantis 10 Base

Kaabo Mantis 10 Base

If you want an electric scooter that can dominate both your inner-city commutes and fun weekend rides, then the Kaabo Mantis 10 Base is the right commuter e-scooter for you.

With a range of 70 km and a top speed of up to 65 km/h, the Kaabo Mantis 10 Base has full hydraulic disc brakes that provide full control during your ride. 

The two powerful brushless 60V 1000W motors can climb up to 30% inclines smoothly. 

The bright lateral LED strips and front and rear lights make this electric scooter great for visibility and safety during your commute. 

The Kaabo Mantis 10 Base has an IP rating of IPX5 and is easily portable. 

If you’re riding during nighttime, we recommend an attachable headlight.

Checkout: 7 MUST HAVE ELECTRIC SCOOTER ACCESSORIES 

3. Vsett 10+

E Scooter VSett 10+

Remember the Vsett 8 and 8+? Now meet their big brother, the Vsett 10+. This electric scooter is switchable between a single drive and a dual motor drive and also allows you to switch between the dual mode and the sports mode. 

The sport mode function offers great acceleration and hill-climbing. This brings off-road performance to the urban environment, beating all other e-scooters in it’s price range.

This electric scooter has dual 1400W motors with both front and rear suspension, which means this electric scooter can reach high speeds and smoothly zoom through a range of terrains. 

The Vsett 10+ can travel a range of 90km with its massive 60V 25.6Ah Li-ion battery and reach a top speed of 80 km/h in sport mode. 

Like the Vsett 8 and 8+, the Vsett 10+ also has a water resistance rating of IP54. 

4. Inokim OXO

E-Scooter Inokim

The Inokim OXO is one of a kind. This electric scooter is great for commuting in the city as well as use in off-road environments.

If you want to head off-road this electric scooter can have its suspension raised, and 10x3 off-road tyres fitted turning it into an off-road machine. 

With the 1000W motors and LG battery combo, you have a range of 70 km and a top speed of up to 65 km/h which means this electric scooter will get you where you need to be, no questions asked. 

The Inoki OXO has record-breaking stopping power, rated as the best by the Electric Scooter Guide.

Note: This electric scooter does not have a verified IP water resistance rating, so it’s best to keep it out of the rain and wet conditions. 

5. Kaabo Mantis King GT

E-Scooter Kaabo Mantis GT

The Kaabo Mantis King GT is made for the rider who wants to use it for a range of purposes- from exciting weekend adventures to high-speed city commutes. 

The dual brushless 60V 1100W motors make acceleration easy and climbing up to 30% inclines a breeze. 

The Kaabo Mantis King GT features a range of 90km and a top speed of up to 70 km/h. 

This model comes with 3-inch wide street tyres, front and rear indicators, LED headlight, LED deck lights, horn and an IPX5 rating. The Kaabo Mantis King GT will make you feel like you’re royalty.

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Which electric scooter has the longest range? 

Out of this list, the electric scooters with the longest range include

  • Emove Cruiser (100km) 
  • Kaabo Mantis King GT (90km)
  • Vsett 10+ (90km) 

These numbers are based on the ideal factory testing scenario. The range also depends on factors such as

  • The rider's weight
  • How often you’re climbing hills
  • How often you’re starting/stopping
  • How often you’re using your electric scooter

At Storm Rides, we’re here for all your e-scooter-related needs. If you want to learn more about the best E-scooters for commuting or want to have a test ride, contact us today. 

If you’re ready to buy, place your order now! It’s time to take your commute to the next level. 

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