What Affects Electric Scooter Speed?


Do You Want to Feel the Speed?

If so, an electric scooter may be an ideal micromobility vehicle for you. Unlike bicycles and skateboards, electric scooters have a powerful motor that can propel you forward fast. In turn, you won’t need to exert yourself to enjoy their high speeds.  

So, how fast do e-scooters go? On average, electric scooters’ speed ranges from 15 to 30 miles per hour (24 to 48 kilometers per hour). However, some extra-speedy e-scooters can reach even greater top speeds. For example, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Pro +, which is sold on our website, can reach a speed of 50mph. 

What Affects Electric Scooter Speed?

Rider weight 

A heavy load results in a slower speed and less range since the e-scooter works twice as hard. Most e-scooters specify the maximum weight capacity of an e-scooter. Check your E-scooter weight capacity and avoid going near or over this to maximize your E-scooter performance. Moreover, a heavyweight will drain the battery quicker and reduce your top speed. An electric scooter’s speed is also influenced by its rider’s weight. Heavier riders usually require a little more motor power to propel them forward. In turn, it may take their e-scooter longer to accelerate to its top speed. The Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 Pro + on our website has a Max Load of 330 LBS, while the Kaabo Mantis 8 has a Max Load of 264 LBS. That's not to say that anyone over that weight won't be able to ride, just its mileage and speed will be affected. 

Battery capacity

As your battery power depletes, notice how your speed and power reduce as well. After all, you have fewer energy sources to carry on more powerful functions. One way to avoid this is to replace the battery with a new one.
Battery capacity-Electric scooters are famously eco-friendly, due to their rechargeable batteries. These batteries do more than help out the environment, they also impact electric scooters’ speed.
If an e-scooter battery’s charge is waning, even the most robust motor will struggle to reach its full speed potential. As a result, you may notice that your ride slows down when your battery runs close to zero. Fortunately, a quick charge can rejuvenate your scooter's battery and restore its speed.


The wind, a big impact on cyclists, can slow or fasten your electric scooter speed, preventing you from maintaining a better balance. There are three types of winds that usually affect cycling: tailwind, headwind, and crosswind. Riding in the tailwind is a fairly easy thing which will provide some extra power to make the ride easier. Crosswinds, also called crosswinds, may push you towards the middle of the road or push you out of the road. Headwinds are the most common type of wind direction. According to related experts, “any wind that comes from or even blurs the opposite direction are all like a headwind. If you're driving in winds of 25 km/h (category 4 winds), the wind speed can slow you down by 50%.”


Riding your electric scooter through uneven roads, muddy paths, and steep inclines impacts your speed. Compared to riding on flat and smooth surfaces, these rough terrains naturally limit the speed of the e-scooter as the unit tries to go through them. E-scooters with a smaller motor and tire size will have a difficult time reaching high speeds on uneven paths and hills. That’s why get an off-road electric scooter if you plan on riding beyond city streets. The kaabo wolf warrior 11 Pro + is the real deal. This insanely powerful mini vehicle is a perfect cross-breed of an electric scooter, a motocross racer, and a mountain bike.


Is An Electric Scooter Faster Than A Bike?

A high-speed electric scooter can keep up with or be faster than a bicycle. Although bicycles are the more practical choice, many prefer the low-impact but speedy way of traveling with e-scooters.

Are Electric Scooters Safe?

Yes. Electric scooters are designed to be safe and durable. However, riders should ensure that they follow e-scooter laws and traffic rules to avoid accidents, injuries, and penalties.

How to Increase Electric Scooter Speed?

Do as followings to increase electric scooter speed. Turn the speed control handle to the end, brake, open the power lock, release the brake handle and the rotary handle for 3-5 seconds, and rotate the speed control handle irregularly to release the speed limit.

What Should Pay Attention to When Riding in The Wind?

First, lower your center of gravity. Second, avoid using high-frame wheels. Third, choose a route with shelters like trees, walls and buildings. Forth, wear an extra coat. Headwinds will not only lower the temperature, but also slow you down, these will make your body feel cold due to the less produce of heat. So, don’t forget to keep warm when you speed electric scooter in the headwinds.

Fast Electric Scooter - Buying Tips

If you are planning to get a proper fast scooter, first and foremost make sure that it has a great braking system. You will want to stop on a dime if possible. A strong chassis to handle the abuse a higher top speed produces is also to be considered. Opting for a sturdier built version is wise although it might cost a bit more. The Wolf Warrior 11 and mantis 8 feature dual front and rear hydraulic brakes with massive ventilated calipers manufactured by Zoom.

Really fast electric scooters tend to be heavy. Although some of them can be folded, portability will not be a priority. Bear that in mind when looking for a performance scooter.

Where and how you ride is crucial. Going full tilt on city streets at 40 mph (64 kph) might not be so smart. The best way to minimize risk is to travel at top speed when you are alone, free of traffic, and not amongst other road users, pedestrians, or bikers. It is such a quiet vehicle to boot, assuming no one sees and hears you are a top tip.


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