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6 Best Under $300 Electric Scooters of 2024 Helpful Guide

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Updated May 19th, 2024

Best under $300 electric scooter

Electric scooters have become all the rage lately as an easy and fun way to get around town. There are many good scooters out there for $300-$400. There is a lot of cheap junk too. No one wants to waste money on a bad scooter with poor customer service. We have spent many hours researching and riding electric scooters to come up with the best options available for $300-$400.

The Top 6 Best Under $300 Electric Scooters

1. Best Overall – TurboAnt M10 Lite

TurboAnt M10 Lite Product Image

Specifications

  • Top Speed – 16 mph
  • Range – 15.5 miles
  • Motor – 350 Watt
  • Max Rider Weight – 220 lbs
  • Scooter Weight – 30.9 lbs
  • Wheels – 8.5 inch pneumatic
  • Brakes – rear disc, front electric
Woman riding M10 Lite

What we liked:

  • Excellent low end power and climbing ability
  • Better power than you would expect for the price point
  • Fun to ride
  • Large deck with plenty of room for adult feet
  • Overall light weight
  • Simple and easy to use controls and LCD display
  • 2 speed modes
  • Good range for the price

What we didn’t like:

  • The rear fender carrying hook doesn’t easily latch or stay latched
  • The cruise control can’t be deactivated

The TurboAnt M10 Lite is the latest entry level electric scooter offering from TurboAnt. It is a ton of bang for the buck and maybe the best electric scooter value out there. It is available with coupon for just a little over $300. It has the acceleration and power of a $500 scooter. The M10 Lite is light on cost. It is not light on features and performance.

The M10 Lite has a 350 watt front hub motor. Many scooters in this price range skimp with a 250 watt motor. This gives it much better performance on hills and for carrying heavier riders.

It has a nice roomy 6.3″ deck with plenty of room for adult feet. The 8.5 inch air tires really do a good job of absorbing bumps and cracks in the pavement.

The M10 has 2 speed modes making it perfect for new riders or for letting children ride it. Speed 1 tops out at 10mph and speed 2 lets you hit full speed at 16mph. It can go up to 15.5mph on a full charge which is decent for a $300 budget electric scooter.

It has a simple to use interface with 2 buttons. The cruise control turns on automatically and deactivates with throttle or brake. Anyone can ride and have fun on the TurboAnt M10 Lite.

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M10 Lite sitting on bike path

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2. Top Pick – GoTrax Apex

GoTrax Apex product image

Specifications

  • Top Speed – 15 mph
  • Range – 15.5 miles
  • Motor – 250 Watt
  • Max Rider Weight – 220 lbs
  • Scooter Weight – 32 lbs
  • Wheels – 8.5 inch pneumatic
  • Brakes – rear disc + electric

What we liked:

  • Rear wheel drive gives it better handling and climbing than other cheap scooters
  • Air tires for a smoother ride and more control
  • Clean looking integrated display
  • Good braking performance
  • IPX4 water resistance

What we didn’t like:

  • Not as powerful and slower on hills than more expensive 500 watt scooters.
  • No built in lock like the GoTrax G4

The GoTrax Apex is a new innovative scooter that gives better performance than other $300 scooters. It has rear wheel drive and a deck mounted battery that gives better climbing performance and stability. The 8.5 inch air tires do a good job of absorbing cracks and small potholes in the pavement. It has electronic front brakes and a rear disc brake for good stopping performance too. The Apex has a clean integrated look with a top tube mounted display and simple throttle and brake controls. The 15 mile top speed and 15 mile range are good for short commutes. At 32 lbs it is easy to carry around and store.

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Get an extra 5% Off at GoTrax.com with Coupon Code ERO5


3. Best Upgrade Pick – Hiboy S2R

hiboy s2r product image

Specifications

  • Top Speed – 19 mph
  • Range – 18 miles
  • Motor – 350 Watt
  • Max Rider Weight – 220 lbs
  • Scooter Weight – 31 lbs
  • Wheels – 8.5 inch solid
  • Brakes – rear disc, front electric
standing with S2R

What we liked:

  • Removable battery for extra range
  • Good top speed
  • Fun to ride
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • App that lets you customize performance and lock the scooter
  • Good hill climbing performance in sport mode

What we didn’t like:

  • Ride is not as smooth as 10″ air tire scooters
  • Cruise control can activate before you reach full speed on Sport mode

The Hiboy S2R has good performance with a removable battery that lets you increase range. It has a 19mph top speed and 18 mile range per battery. It has a sport mode and regular mode that give it different riding performance. An iphone/Android app lets you customize scooter performance. With acceleration turned up it gives much better hill climbing performance than expected. The controls are intuitive and easy to use. 1 button on the display controls headlights, mode and cruise control. The Hiboy S2R costs a little over $300 but is absolutely worth the extra money for the added performance you get.

S2R Overall 1

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4. Most Portable – Segway Ninebot ES1L

Segway Ninebot ES1L Product Image

Specifications

  • Top Speed – 12.4 mph
  • Range – 12.4 miles
  • Motor – 250 Watt
  • Max Rider Weight – 220 lbs
  • Scooter Weight – 24.3 lbs
  • Wheels – 8 inch hollow
  • Brakes – rear foot, front electric

What we liked:

  • Very lightweight design. Easy to carry anywhere
  • Innovative small compact package
  • Good for adult riders
  • Clean design with no exposed wires

What we didn’t like:

  • Not as powerful as other scooters
  • No disc brake on either wheel

The Segway Ninebot ES1L Electric Kick Scooter is a lightweight scooter you can take anywhere. It weighs in at a tiny 24.3 lbs making it very easy to carry anywhere. With its folding design, it is perfect for carrying on buses or trains to get where you’re going. Once there is it easy to unfold and you are ready to ride. It has a weight limit of 220 lbs making it suitable for adult riders. Its 12 mile range is enough to go exploring wherever you end up. It’s not the fastest or most powerful scooter out there. It’s one of the most portable.

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5. Gotrax GXL V2

Gotrax gxl v2 product image

Specifications

  • Top Speed – 15.5 mph
  • Range – 12 miles
  • Motor – 250 Watt
  • Max Rider Weight – 220 lbs
  • Scooter Weight – 26.4 lbs
  • Wheels – 8.5 inch pneumatic
  • Brakes – rear disc, front electric

What we liked:

  • Good range
  • Smooth ride due to air wheels
  • Speed and battery life display on top of steering column

What we didn’t like:

  • Top speed not quite as high as advertised
  • Scooter struggles up hills with heavier riders near weight capacity

The Gotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter is one of the lowest price scooters available but has some of the best features. It performs great with good range and speed making it a great choice for any scooter rider. This scooter has a folding design with a front-wheel motor, LED headlight and tail light, and an innovative LCD screen. Braking is a combined disc and electric brake system. Riders thought this scooter performed very well with good top speeds and range. The air wheels provide a smooth ride. This scooter struggles on hills for heavier riders near the max rider weight.

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Get an extra 5% Off at GoTrax.com with Coupon Code ERO5


6. TurboAnt M10 Pro

TurboAnt M10 Pro product image

Specifications

  • Top Speed – 20 mph
  • Range – 30 miles
  • Motor – 350 Watt
  • Max Rider Weight – 220 lbs
  • Scooter Weight – 37 lbs
  • Wheels – 8.5 inch pneumatic
  • Brakes – rear disc + electric

What we liked:

  • Very easy to ride with easy to use controls
  • Smooth ride and good traction for 8.5 inch wheels
  • Sporty performance with 20mph top speed
  • 2 speed modes
  • USB charging port on the handlebars

What we didn’t like:

  • Cruise control can’t be disabled

The TurboAnt M10 Pro Folding Electric Scooter is the big brother of the M10 Lite. It is the newest entry in TurboAnt’s adult electric scooters. It retails for over $300 but it is well worth the extra spend. It takes the basic M10 Lite design and turbocharges it for more range and performance. The M10 Pro ups the battery size to 10.4 ah giving it 90% more range than the M10 Lite. It retains most of the rest of the M10 Lite design with a max speed increased to 20mph. This gives it very similar performance to the Gotrax G4 which is one of our favorite $500 electric scooters.

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Turboant M10 downtown
Turboant M10 – image courtesty of Turboant
Doug Ryan Portrait Skiing 200x200

Ryan Craig
Co-Founder & Chief Editor

I am a total gear nerd and love learning how things work and thinking about how they could be improved. Nothing excites me more than trying out new gear. I’d rather spend 3 hours taking my bike apart and learning how to change something than go to a bike shop. These days, I reside in Michigan by the Great Lakes and go skiing, biking, and boating as much as possible. Visit our About Us page and learn more.

ryan@lowbudgetadventurer.com


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