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Best Electric Scooters NZ Review 2024 - Top 15 E-Scooters

Best Electric Scooters NZ Review 2024 - Top 15 E-Scooters

You asked, "Which electric scooter is best?" and we delivered! Here are the top 15 contenders for the title of the best electric scooter in NZ for 2024.

Top 15







Mantis 10 Base





Wolf King GTR





InMotion Air





Fiido Q1S


Boot/Last Mile



InMotion Climber


All Rounder



Kaabo Skywalker 10H





Mantis 8+


All Rounder



Emove Cruiser





Apollo City Pro





Kaabo Mantis King GT


All Rounder



Emove Roadrunner





Kaabo Wolf X GT


All Rounder



Air Pro


Boot/Last Mile



Nami Klima





Skywalker 8S


Boot/Last Mile

 *Note: the RRP and features were correct at the time of writing and may change over time.

Electric Scooter Update For 2024: New Additions To The List!

It has been an exciting year, and once again, we have done our best to create a list that is a mix of prices and power levels, from last-mile boot scooters through trusty commuters to the new level of beasts - there is something for everyone.

The Storm Rides team have worked hard to bring a wide range of the world’s top e-scooters to the NZ market. Some of the new additions to this year’s list are Fiido and InMotion, two brands that are renowned for their cutting-edge designs and innovative technology.

If you have any questions, make sure you hit us up in the web chat (we are not constantly online - but it gets checked and answered several times a day)

On to the fun stuff...

So here we present the STORM RIDES review of the best electric scooters for 2024



1. 🏆Mantis 10 Base Review

This is the best value, all-rounder electric scooter on the market! The Mantis 10 Base is the gateway to top-tier performance, offering swift city commutes, excellent trail performance, and an impressive range of up to 70 km on a single charge.

The Mantis 10 Base is one of the lightest in its class, weighing just 30 kg. So you can easily travel with it on a train or bus ride. The two powerful 60V, 1000W motors enable the Mantis 10 Base to effortlessly tackle inclines and reach speeds up to km/h.

The advanced suspension system ensures a smooth ride, even on challenging terrain. Plus, full hydraulic disc brakes provide superior control. With added safety features like LED lighting and turn signals, this scooter is ready for any adventure, day or night.

Top Speed: 60 km/h

Brakes: Full Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Price Tag: RRP $2,695*

Available Here: The Mantis 10 Base Electric Scooter


2. Wolf King GTR Review 

Wolf King GTR is hands down one of the world's best e-scooters. The King just got better!

With a fully removable 72V 35Ah battery and an integrated 2-in-1 100 Amp Sine Wave controller system with RACE Mode, the Kaabo Wolf King GTR delivers unprecedented levels of torque and power.

With a removable battery, adjustable suspension, and 12-inch puncture-proof, pneumatic all-terrain tyres for superior traction, it's a true powerhouse on wheels.

Top Speed: 110 kph

Brakes: Front and rear full-hydraulic disc brakes

Price Tag: RRP $7,295*

Available Here: The Kaabo Wolf King GTR Electric Scooter


3. InMotion Air Review

High-quality entry-level 'point and shoot' boot scooter from InMotion, which is renowned for their quality and reliability over flashy features. This is perfectly represented in the Air e-scooter as it features a sleek design that’s easy to fold.

It's user-friendly, with a clear display and thumb throttle. With a 350W motor, 30 km/h top speed, and 35 km range, the Air has a great IP55/67 rating, which makes it weatherproof for NZ conditions.

Top Speed: 30 km/h

Brakes: Dual-wheel braking from single lever (drum front wheel and electronic rear)

Price Tag: RRP $1,099*

Available Here: The InMotion Air Electric Scooter


4. Fiido Q1S Review

The Fiido Q1S is an approachable seated e-scooter for easy, short-distance rides and comes with storage space!

It's small enough to hop on public transport or toss in your car for longer journeys. Students will love zipping around campus, and it's ideal for quick trips to the store, thanks to the included basket attachments for groceries, laptops, or a box of cold refreshments.

Plus, you get over $150* in freebies, including a centre satchel bag, front basket, lock, and baby seat. It's all about fun, comfort, and convenience, offering a smooth, chill ride with comfy seating and responsive brakes.

Top Speed: 25 km/h

Brakes: Front and Rear Cable Disc

Price Tag: RRP $1,895*

Available Here: The Fiido Q1S Electric Scooter


5. InMotion Climber Review 

Meet the most portable and easy-to-ride hill climbing dual motor e-scooter! The InMotion Climber is urban transport reimagined. Despite its compact footprint, it packs a punch with more power and an impressive top speed.

Dual 450W motors conquer hills up to 36%, while its range and payload capacity make it a versatile choice. Delivering a thrilling electric scooter experience, the Climber features an IPX6-rated water resistance and a robust braking system.

Top Speed: 38 km/h

Brakes: Rear disc + electronic braking

Price Tag: RRP $2,199*

Available Here: The InMotion Climber Electric Scooter


6. Kaabo Skywalker 10H Review

Behold the Skywalker; what an incredibly impressive scooter! It's one of the most affordable single-motor city commuters with hydraulic brakes and enough power for most hills.

To be honest, we were not sure about how good this one would be. But it is now one of our best sellers, and customers absolutely LOVE it!

The Skywalker 10H is an absolute goldilocks of a scooter. Not too fast, but not too slow; Not too big, but not too small; Not too heavy, but not too light; Not too powerful, but not too gutless; Not too expensive, but not too cheap... and on and on,

This scooter hits the sweet spot across the board; it is perfect for everything from popping to the local shops to commuting and has enough power for solid speeds and hill climbing whilst being geared to be a very easy rider, which is suitable for inexperienced riders.

This would be the #1 Electric Scooter for many, but the Mantis 10 beats it for us based on its top-tier performance. For a lot of riders, that isn't important, in which case the Skywalker would be top of the pops!

Top Speed: 45 km/h

Brakes: Front & Rear Full Hydraulic Disc Brakes (These are custom STORM RIDES specifications; many parallel imported models have more basic cable brakes)

Price Tag: RRP $1,795*

Available Here: The Kaabo Skywalker 10H Electric Scooter


7. Kaabo Mantis 8+ Review

You're looking at the best value, affordable dual-motor e-scooter, which is hands down the best circa $2K electric scooter on the market.

The Kaabo Mantis 8+ updated 2023 version is a high-performance electric scooter that's designed for commuters and enthusiasts. It's well-suited for commuters and enthusiasts who want a fast, reliable, and durable mode of transportation.

Top Speed: 50 km/h

Brakes: Full Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Price Tag: RRP $2,395*

Available Here: The Kaabo Mantis 8+ Electric Scooter


8. Emove Cruiser Review

What can we say about this epic creature? The Emove Cruiser is the ultimate long-range commuter: nothing in its class goes further.

Built with a colossal 30Ah battery that's on par with scooters twice its price and a modest 1000W rear motor, it conquers extensive journeys on a single charge.

With an IPX6 water resistance rating, it can handle New Zealand's unexpected showers and continue to deliver a smooth ride.

This long-range commuter features 10” x 2.75” tubeless tires, plug-and-play cabling, semi-hydraulic brakes, and a remarkable 160kg rated load capacity (we recommend no higher than 120kg). It's the ideal choice for riders who rely on their scooter for dependable A to B transportation, offering a substantial 100 km range for your adventures.

Top Speed: 53 km/h

Brakes: Duel Semi-Hydraulic Disk

Price Tag: RRP $2,695*

Available Here: The Emove Cruiser Electric Scooter


9. Apollo City Pro Review 

The Apollo City Pro scooter offers cutting-edge integrated design and great build quality and is perfect for commuting.

This scooter provides a competitive performance profile, with smooth power delivery and fantastic handling. Its sleek aesthetic complements a feature-rich design, featuring tubeless, self-healing tires and a shock-absorbing triple spring suspension.

The regen brake recharges the battery by up to 10%, and an intuitive folding mechanism makes it convenient to store. With an excellent lighting setup, a long-term battery management system, and an integrated mobile app for customised performance, it's a top-tier choice.

Plus, it comes with a high IP56 water-resistance rating. This e-scooter is low maintenance and suitable for tall and heavy riders.

Top Speed: 52 km/h

Brakes: Dual Hydraulic Disc and Regen

Price Tag: RRP $2,899*

Available Here: The Apollo City Pro Electric Scooter


10. Kaabo Mantis King GT Review

The best middleweight contender: great for long commutes with a bit of speed to boot! The Kaabo Mantis King GT features front and rear indicators, an LED headlight atop the stem, a horn, and wide 3-inch tires; it's a powerhouse on two wheels.

Weighing in at 34 kg, the Kaabo Mantis King GT is one of the lightest in its class and is great for swift inner-city commutes. Offering impressive trail performance, dual brushless 60V, 1100W motors provide exceptional acceleration and easily handle inclines.

The advanced swing arm spring suspension, adjustable shock absorbers, and hydraulic brakes ensure a smooth and controlled ride, while the TFT display allows for customisable settings. With a top speed of 70 kph, this scooter is ready for any reasonable ground condition, and its exceptional range of up to 90 km between charges means the fun never stops.

Top Speed: 70 km/h

Brakes: Full Hydraulic Disc and EABS

Price Tag: RRP $4,095*

Available Here: The Kaabo Mantis King GT Electric Scooter


11. Emove RoadRunner Review

At #5 is the Emove RoadRunner, a compact, fun seated e-scooter. Almost tied with the Roadrunner is the Emove RoadRunner Pro, which is quick to boot.

Top Speed: 55 km/h

Brakes: Semi-Hydraulic Disk

Price Tag: RRP $3,295*

Available Here: The Emove RoadRunner Electric Scooter

The RoadRunner boasts 350W (front) 1 x 500W (rear) power, reaching 55 km/h, while the Pro version cranks it up with 4,000W at a speed up to 82 km/h. Both offer a comfortable ride with swappable batteries and plush seats, setting a new standard for power and performance.

Emove RoadRunner Pro Review

Top Speed: 82 km/h

Brakes: Front and Rear Dual Spring

Price Tag: RRP $6,195

Available Here: The Emove RoadRunner Pro Electric Scooter


12. Kaabo Wolf X GT Review

The Kaabo Wolf X GT is the King GT's little brother. It’s got a dual stem, a solid feel, a big range and great lighting! The Kaabo Wolf X GT is the reimagined 2022 version of the best-rated electric scooter of 2020, the Wolf Warrior, condensed into a more transportable size.

With the same reliability as other models from the Wolf series, the Wolf X GT combines formidable dual 1100W motors, full hydraulic brakes, and a robust 28AH battery for an impressive 80 km range.

Featuring a Kaabo Full Colour TFT Display, IPX5 waterproofing, and captivating LED deck lights with smartphone control, this scooter redefines your riding experience.

Top Speed: 70 km/h

Price Tag: RRP $4,595*

Brakes: Full Hydraulic Disc and EABS

Available Here: The Kaabo Wolf X GT Electric Scooter



13. Apollo Air Pro Review 

The Apollo brand is really one to watch, with great rides from the Ghost to the Phantom. But the standout to us is the Apollo Air Pro with the updated 2022 frame; it's a high-quality, reliable Boot/Last Mile scooter for easy riding and comes with entry-level pricing.

Top Speed: 30 km/h

Brakes: Front Drum and Regen

Price Tag: RRP $1,399*

Available Here: The Apollo Air Pro Electric Scooter


14. Nami Klima Review 

One of the latest models in the Nami range, the Nami Klima is a well-made middleweight champion for commutes and weekend blasts!

This powerhouse on wheels boasts ultra-fast acceleration and efficient 40A Sine Wave controllers for smooth throttle response. With a turbo mode for an extra 10% performance kick and easy-to-adjust hydraulic suspension, it offers a supremely smooth and thrilling ride.

Its best-in-class handling, powerful hydraulic brakes, comprehensive lighting rig, and off-road capabilities make it an all-terrain beast. The industry-leading interface allows customisation of riding modes wrapped up in an IP55 water-resistant package, ensuring a top-notch experience.

Top Speed: 65 km/h

Brakes: 2 Piston Hydraulic

Price Tag: RRP $4,495

Available Here: The Nami Klima Electric Scooter


15. Skywalker 8S Review 

 The Kaabo Skywalker 8S packs an outsized punch for its class; it's a fantastic hill climber at an entry-level price.

This is a popular electric scooter with a range of features that make it a great choice for riders who want a balance of speed, range and portability. It's a great option for commuters, urban riders, or anyone looking for a fun and efficient way to get around town.
It has a sleek and modern design, with a sturdy aluminium frame that's both lightweight and durable. The Skywalker 8S features an adjustable handlebar, front and rear suspension, and 8.5-inch pneumatic tires that provide a comfortable and stable ride. The scooter also comes with a bright LED headlight and taillight for added safety.

Top Speed: 40 km/h

Brakes: Rear Disc Brakes with E-ABS

Price Tag: RRP $1,595*

Available Here: The Kaabo Skywalker 8S Electric Scooter


So, What is the Best Electric Scooter in NZ

The Best Electric Scooter is the one that fits your own specific requirements. That’s why our list includes a mix of high-powered beasts, long-range commuters, handy boot scooters, and the unique seated Fiido, perfect for a quick pop-up to the local shops.

Make sure you speak to us in-store or on our web chat!

Electric Scooter Buyers Guide / Last Words of Advice:

  1. Custom Consult: come into a dealer or jump on our web chat to speak to someone who lives and breathes e-scooters to make sure you get great advice
  2. Value Matters: too cheap, and you will regret it; buying a cheap sub $1k scooter that you have to replace in six months absolutely sucks when for another few hundred bucks, you could have had an awesome scooter from a legit brand
  3. Check the Specs: we have an at-a-glance table of the main specs for each product, such as range, top speed, best use dase, etc., relevant to a typical rider, Read more about e-scooter IP ratings here.
  4. Finance Options: Check out our wide range of Finance options, including multiple different Buy Now Pay Later and other options like GEM and Q Card
  5. Warranty: make sure there is an NZ-backed Warranty and that parts for the specific electric scooter you’re interested in are stocked in New Zealand. We get endless calls for parts for unsupported scooters sold by unscrupulous sellers who have often since disappeared.
  6. Have a Test Ride or Watch Videos: There are great reviews on YouTube, especially the amazing work by the team at Electric Scooter Guide.


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