Top 3 Wheel Electric Scooters That are Street Legal

By John Oliver

February 6, 2020


There are multiple reasons why you should consider buying an electric scooter with 3 wheels that is street legal. For starters, they provide great stability and are sturdier, as they cover a larger surface area. They are safer than 2 wheel electric scooters as balancing and maneuvering become easier and in most cases, you get better mileage and speed.

A common misconception people have is that 3 wheel electric scooters are only for those who need mobility help. But today, there are so many models in the market for various riders with different needs, right from those who want to sit and ride comfortably to senior citizens who can’t walk a lot. There’s a model for everyone.

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E-Wheels EW-36 3-Wheel Electric Senior Mobility Scooter -...
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Which is the best 3 wheel electric scooter to buy?

Street legal 3 wheel electric scooter are gaining popularity by the day for their comfort, ease of use and long-lasting batteries.

There are multiple 3 wheel electric scooters that are street legal. While some of them are for those who like standing and riding, there are others where riders can sit and ride, giving options to both, millennials and senior citizens.

When you decide to buy a 3-wheel electric scooter, you must keep in mind certain factors like maximum speed, range of travel and even the time it takes to charge them at full capacity.

How to ride 3 wheel scooter


Riding a 3 wheel electric scooter is simple. Most of them have an acceleration handle on the right side of the handlebar. You can easily maneuver the front like a 2-wheel scooter and get the stability of a 4 wheel scooter from the back, at the corners. What’s more, you don’t need a license to ride this, however, you must be at least 16 years or older. These scooters can be ridden on bike paths, trails and bikeway but not on footpaths. On the streets, you can ride them in the dedicated bike lane, but if there are no bike lanes, you can ride them in places where the speed limit is 25mph or less.

Are 3 wheel scooters safer

Now, another question pops in your head, are 3 wheel scooters dangerous? The truth is, 3 wheel electric scooters offer better weight handling capabilities, and are more sturdier, wider and have larger wheels than 2 wheel electric scooters. This makes it a great choice for those who feel they can’t balance well on 2 wheels. These scooters will make you feel more safer. However, you must try to avoid uneven pavements or even grass when you’re outside.

3 wheel electric stand up scooter vs 3 wheels electric scooter with seat

With a pool of 3 wheel electric scooters to choose from, you’d be confused which one is the right fit for you. However, to break it down further, you will first have to choose if you want a stand-up scooter or with a seat, and this depends on your budget, usage and distance of travel.

3 wheel stand up scooters are more affordable, lighter and quicker to maneuver. Although, they are slightly more difficult to balance on that the seated ones. These stand up scooters are super compact and some of them are foldable too. They are extremely portable and can be taken almost anywhere. Whereas the 3 wheel seated scooters are more expensive and heavier. But they are a great choice for senior citizens, those who prefer comfortable rides or have mobility issues.

Who makes 3 wheel scooters

Since 2015, a lot of manufacturers have started making 3 wheel electric scooters. Some of the most popular companies are Swagtron, MotoTec, Glion, Razor, Tao Tao, Ford Ojo and EWheels.

 Let’s go through the best 3 wheel electric scooters that are street legal: 

 1. E-Wheels — EW-11 Sport Euro Type Scooter — 3-Wheel — Red/White 

A great vintage looking scooter that is sure to be a head turner — The EW 11 is a seated scooter with space for a passenger too. It has a top speed of 18 MPH with a maximum travel range of 40 miles with a fully charged battery. The EW-11 has multiple storage compartments that makes it a great scooter for chores and long-distance travel. What’s more, it comes with an auto-theft alarm and a remote on/off key.

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  • Our Euro Style 2 color scooter has a maximum speed of 18 mph and 40 mile range on a single charge
  • 48-volt smart charger included
  • (4) 12 volt Sealed Lead Acid Maintenance Free

 2. E-Wheels EW-36 3-Wheel Electric Senior Mobility Scooter — Orange 

If you think orange is the new black and love the color, this could be a great choice. But not just for the color. The EW 36 electric mobility scooter is a superb and popular choice for senior citizens and those with mobility issues. It is equipped with a 500 W motor that doesn’t make noise. It can run up to 45 miles on a single charge. It is also the fastest 3 wheel electric scooter in the street legal category.

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  • The EW-36 mobility scooter is a 3 wheel high-power mobility scooter using a transaxle brushless...

3. E-Wheels — EW 19 Sporty — 3-Wheel — Red 

Simply the top-rated electric scooter for those who love making a statement. The sporty design and the eccentric red color makes it stand out and is sure to be a statement-maker. Along with a comfortable seat, a large storage basket at the back and stylish LED front lights, this is also a top favorite for those who have to make multiple stops throughout the day as it runs for 45 miles on a single charge. Shall we say more?

E-Wheels - EW-19 Sporty - 3-Wheel - Red
  • Top Speed: 15 Mph
  • Drive Range: 21.00 Miles
  • Wheel Type: 3-wheel

 4. TopMate ES30 Electric Scooter Mini Foldable Tricycle Weight 14KG with 3 Gears Speed 

When I think about the TopMate ES30, the first thing that comes to mind is convenience. A top-end 3 wheel electric scooter, the ES 30 is foldable. Not just that, it has 3 gears to control speed (6, 12 and 20km/hr). The length of the front grip is lengthened, making it ergonomically friendly. The thicker seat cushion makes it better for longer travels. With a Lithium Ion Batter, they charge quickly and last long too. A win-win electric scooter in its truest sense.

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In conclusion:

If you have mobility issues or can’t walk too much, then these 3 wheel electric scooters are great choices. These products are of the highest quality and top picks for crowded cities. They offer the best-in-class travel range, features and ground clearance.

Most of the 3 wheel electric scooters come with ample of storage space, will support heavy weights and allows for effortless movements. To buy the right electric scooter, it is advisable to first list the reasons you’re purchasing it for. This will help you narrow down your choices and research becomes easier. Happy scooting!

John Oliver

About the author

Electrical Engineer and father of two. John shares the love of electrical scooters, hoverbords and electric bikes with his kids and his readers here at ElectricScooterExpert.com

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