Best Foldable Electric Scooters For 2020 [Updated]

By John Oliver

November 6, 2018


There is an increased number of eco-friendly transportation options nowadays. A foldable electric scooter is perfect for anyone looking for a portable solution that is lightweight, easy to fold and store.

But,

Foldable electric scooters are not all equal. Some of them are powerful and sturdy, but you want them to be able to carry your adult weight as well.


I have made a list of the best foldable electric scooters that ticks all the boxes in which I will be going over in more details in a bit but in the meantime here is my top picks.

Foldable Electric Scooters Top Picks

Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter UL...
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery,...
Best Choice
Segway Ninebot ES2 Electric Kick Scooter, Lightweight and...
Best Price
Swagger 5 T High Speed Electric Scooter for Adults with...
Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter UL...
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery,...
Segway Ninebot ES2 Electric Kick Scooter, Lightweight and...
Swagger 5 T High Speed Electric Scooter for Adults with...
Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter UL...
Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter UL...
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery,...
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery,...
Best Choice
Segway Ninebot ES2 Electric Kick Scooter, Lightweight and...
Segway Ninebot ES2 Electric Kick Scooter, Lightweight and...
Best Price
Swagger 5 T High Speed Electric Scooter for Adults with...
Swagger 5 T High Speed Electric Scooter for Adults with...

Best Foldable Electric Scooter Reviews for 2020

Glion Dolly Electric Scooter

This folding electric scooter features a trolley design when folded which makes it one of the most popular models. That means you don’t have to carry it, you can simply push (or drag) like a suitcase.
The entire scooter weighs about 28 lbs and when you fold it, it is pretty small. But this is a foldable electric scooter for adults which means that the weight capacity is good - 225 lbs so you can easily ride it to work.


The scooter comes with two brakes. One of them is the classic friction brake, and the second one is the regenerative brake. The 8-inch tires are good for sidewalks which makes this scooter city scooter.

The tires are equipped with big fenders so you can be sure that your pants will be dry even if you drive over the muddy sidewalk. Also, they are airless but, they aren't made of solid rubber. They have an interesting and rare honeycomb design.

The charge time is short, you can have it completely charged in only 3.5 hours which means you can charge it during work hours too.

The top speed of the scooter is 15mph which means that you can ride the scooter for about 10 miles. I would recommend this scooter for people around 16 years and older. The scooter is filled with cool features like the loud horn, bright LED display, a headlight. It comes with a great 1-year warranty.

Read more about Glion Dolly electric scooter

Pros

You can charge it for only 3.5 hours. The trolley design of the scooter is great because you don't have to carry it around when it is folded.

Cons

It is made mostly for the city, not for rougher terrain.

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Glion Dolly Foldable Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter UL...
  • Premium 36v, 7.8ah lithium ion battery with 15-mile range and 3.25 hrs. charge time
  • Not a toy — aircraft aluminum frame is designed for daily use by commuters and other adults.
  • Powerful 250 watt (600 watt peak) DC hub motor with electronic antilock maintenance-free brake plus...

Smart Folding Electric Scooter - MiJia M365 Xiaomi Electric Scooter

The Xiaomi compact folding electric scooter comes with a special minimalist design without many additional features and the best part is that you can choose the white or the black edition of the scooter.

It is not recommended for children because it is too big. It is 45 inches high and you can't adjust the height so use it only if you are a teen or an adult and that is why it is considered as one of the best folding electric scooters for adults.

You can connect your smartphone with the scooter and read its battery status and how much you can ride the scooter until it needs to charge. Besides that, you can also find out the average speed too, the status of the battery, and other useful specs.

This compact folding electric scooter has a special speed sensing algorithm which can maintain the same speed during the ride and that is pretty amazing and you have probably heard about it because it is called the cruise control.

Not only you have to worry about the speed, but you can also save battery while doing it. You can actually recover the battery by yourself with special kinetic energy recovery system. That means you can push the scooter and slowly charger battery. That gives you additional energy saving feature for longer trips.

This folding electric scooter comes with large inflatable tires, so you can use it even on some rougher terrains, not only city. If you want the scooter to be fully charged you will have to wait for around 5-6 hours so you can charge it during the night. Once the battery is charged, you can ride this scooter for about 20 miles and that number is estimated in ideal conditions.

Xiaomi Mi electric folding scooter for adults is IP65 rated which means the electric scooter is waterproof. Every part of the scooter (including the battery) is sealed and you don't have to worry about the rain. The entire scooter is stable and you can easily get the hang of it from starting to braking.

Read more about Xiaomi electric scooter.

Pros

This foldable electric scooter comes with many cool features for a great price. You can connect it to your phone and check the battery status, speed, etc.

Cons

It is pretty heavy for carrying around.

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery,...
  • [SCOOTER REPAIR PROGRAM]- Launching of Repair Programme for M365 Mi Electric Scooter with the Hook...
  • [EXTREMELY FAST AND LONG-RANGE BATTERY LIFE] - A 250W motor propels the e-scooter to a max speed of...
  • [PORTABLE FOLDING DESIGN] -Weighs just 26. 9 lbs. Portable folding design for easy storage at home...

Compact Folding Electric Scooter - Ninebot By Segway KickScooter ES2

This is a small compact electric scooter so I would recommend it for an older teenager or an adult. You can limit the speed by holding the on/off button to set it in economy mode, normal or sports mode, or if you want you can set an exact speed-limit within the mobile application.

This Segway folding electric scooter can be folded in two ways, upwards and out of the way so you can store it almost anywhere. It has two sets of lights underneath the footpad and a tail light which makes it safe but also very nice.

You can add a second external battery that attaches to the stalk to increase total range from 15.5 miles to 28 miles which is faster than most of the scooters on the market and you can get to your destination faster.

This foldable electric scooter has two sets of front and rear shock absorbers so the ride is even smoother. Front and rear absorption shock reduction from bumps while riding on uneven terrain makes the drive safer and more enjoyable if you like to jump down curbs.

Read more about Segway electric scooter models.

Pros

You can easily upgrade this Segway electric scooter with an externally battery-pack and get a lot more out of them.

Cons

The steep hill upwards up to 10% are no problem for ES2, if it is steeper you have to support manually.

Segway Ninebot ES2 Electric Kick Scooter, Lightweight and...
  • Ride Faster & Further: With a powerful motor of 300W, the Segway ES2 KickScooter can reach to 15...
  • Lightweight & Foldable: With a total weight of 27.6 lbs (12.5 kg) and the one-click folding system,...
  • Safe & Comfortable Riding: Front and rear wheel shock absorbers equipped with large solid tires...

Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter - Swagtron Swagger Pro Electric Scooter

The Swagger is a lightweight folding electric scooter, which makes it a great candidate for our list. it has only 16 lbs so you can carry it around no matter where you are going. It is an adult's scooter but it can be used for kids above 13 years because it is simple to control and it is almost the smallest folding electric scooter on this list.

The scooter comes with 3 speeds so you can adjust the ride to your needs and the traffic around you and if you want to break, you can simply push the brake since it is located on the handle.

The range of this folding electric scooter is around 11 miles and that means you can ride on it for about an hour. The estimated average speed for that range is 18 mph and it is estimated for an adult.

You can be sure that you can enjoy night rides too and you will be safe. The reason for that is simple, the scooter has the headlight and the brake light so you will be seen by other vehicles and pedestrians.

Just like the lights, the scooter is equipped with brakes and pneumatic tires which improves the overall riding experience. The best part about this Swagtron scooter is that you can connect it with your phone over Bluetooth. That means you can switch the riding modes, you can plan your trip using GPS and you can see other things.

You can even limit the speed of the scooter for you, or even your teens who are using it if you want to keep them safe on their way to school. The scooter might be light, but it can hold up to 320lbs, which is pretty impressive.

Read more about Segway electric scooter models.

Pros

This is a smart scooter allowing you to adjust it to your own liking or as a parent you can adjust it to make sure your child is safe.

Cons

The price is a little too high since there are other models with similar features.

Swagger 5 T High Speed Electric Scooter for Adults with...
  • Portable and foldable – the Swagger 5T e-scooter collapses for easy storage in car trunks and...
  • Have power, will travel – the 250W electric hub motor allows for speeds up to 18 miles per hour...
  • Charge and go – recharge the power scooter’s Li-ion battery in 3. 5 hours for 6 to 11 miles (17....

Conclusion

In the search for eco-friendly efficient transport alternatives, folding electric scooters are some of the best choices. To fulfill the needs of an average commuter, scooters are getting smaller and lighter so you fit them in the trunk of your car, carry them with you wherever you go, on a bus, train or to the office. They are here to make your life easier and set you free from parking problems.

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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