Updated September 2021: the Dualtron Storm claims a spot on the fastest leaderboard.
We live in an unprecedented time, when much of the world enjoys unregulated access to ridiculously fast electric scooters. Every month, newer, faster, extreme scooters arrive within grasp of scooter-loving mortals like us. This is a period of time that’s likely to pass by almost as quickly as the scooters themselves. So if you’re going to choose one, it may be best to get it done in 2021.
To help you sort out the fastest of the fast (while they last), we’ve compiled: The Top 10 Fastest Electric Scooters in the World.
Most of these records are based on our precision Racelogic GPS data, but some are sourced from others who’ve used uncalibrated methods (cell phone, speedometer) that have varying accuracy.
We’ve ranked the top 10 by top speed, and we’ve also including data for standing 1/16th mile time, 330 ft as well as 0 to 30 second time where data is available.
World’s Fastest Electric Scooters by Top Speed
Results below are based on our independent performance testing and not data provided by the manufacturer.
Top speed has always been the king-maker of rankings. If you want to be the heavyweight champ, you’ve got to be fastest, not necessarily the quickest. It’s also a category where vehicles can get away with being heavier and still do well, because top speed is mainly a measure of power versus wind resistance, as long as you don’t run out of runway.
World’s Fastest Electric Scooters Ranked by 1/16th Mile (330 ft) Time
We consider the 1/16th mile (330 ft) time test to be the gold standard for determining electric scooter acceleration performance, much like the ¼ mile time is for muscle cars. Aside from 330 ft being the distance in which most electric scooter acceleration curves flatten out, it’s also relevant to city riding. A typical city block is roughly 400 ft, and when you factor in needing some room to slow down before the next light, 330 ft is a great fit.
To perform well at this test, the scooter needs both a blend of low-end acceleration as well as respectable top speed. The distance is not so long that it favors scooters with the absolute highest top speed; it is not so short that it favors only scooters with excellent acceleration off the line.
Only scooters with measured 1/16th mile times on the ESG test track have been included.
World’s Fastest Electric Scooters Ranked by 0 – 30 mph Time
While most riders don’t spend a whole lot of time at top speed, we do spend a lot of time between 0 and 30 mph. Whether pulling out into traffic, or merging left into a left-hand turn lane, a scooter with a quick 0 to 30 mph time makes life easy when it comes to blending with traffic. These are the 5 scooters that do it best.
Only scooters with measured 0 – 30 mph times on the ESG test track have been included.
Fastest Electric Scooters Leaderboard
Top Speed: 47.5 mph | 1/16th mile: 9.4 s | 0 – 30 mph: 5.8 s
#10 Currus Panther
The Currus Panther is fast, but it’s not a good kind of fast.
While the acceleration is exhilarating, the handling at top speed is unstable and difficult to control, in spite of having exceptionally good suspension. It’s a rare scooter with fantastic brakes and a huge presence.
We just can’t recommend riding it anywhere near top speed.
Top Speed: 48.1 mph| 1/16th mile: 8.6 s | 0 – 30 mph: 3rd place (4.6 s)
#9 Apollo Phantom Ludicrous (60V)
Like a Porsche Turbo, the Ludo goes even faster than it looks. An engineering marvel, its unique electronic brake lever yields precise yet intense regen braking. Though it’s not expected to be available until late Summer of 2021, we’ve tested a prototype. In spite of its ludicrous speed, it has an exceptionally smooth/progressive throttle, which makes it surprisingly easy to ride. It’s a great example of what happens when you let engineers run wild.
Top Speed: 50.0 mph | 1/16th mile: 8.9 s | 0 – 30 mph: 5.0 s
#8 Minimotors Dualtron Thunder
The Dualtron Thunder is the world’s (now) 8th fastest production scooter, and was voted #1 in the world for best scooter to own in the 2020 ESG scooter survey. Minimotors has been making electric scooters longer than any other company, so it makes sense that with such a head-start they would also produce the highest customer-ranked scooter in existence.
Top Speed: 51.6 mph | 1/16th mile: 8.9 s | 0 – 30 mph: 4.9 s
#7 Dualtron Storm
The Dualtron Storm dumps so much power into its humongous 6640 watt motors that we actually had turn it down to get the best acceleration performance.
However, this is par for Minimotors, for whom too much is never enough.
In addition to it’s record-setting acceleration and top speed, the Storm also feature wild swag lighting and a removable 30 lb, 2268 wh battery.
Top Speed: 54 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
#6 TurboWheel Phaeton
The Phaeton is e-Wheels’ version of the Zero 11X and the (now defunct) Apollo Ultra. At 132 lb it’s the second heaviest scooter on the list after the Dualtron X2. It represents the best value in terms of speed-per-dollar, with an MSRP of $3,600.
NOTE: 54 mph top speed reported by several 3rd party sources
Top Speed: 56 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
#5 Weped SS
The Weped SS is a unicorn: not just because it’s sometimes covered in rainbows, but also because you will likely never see one in person. Top speed data is even more elusive than the scooter itself, but two sources have placed its top speed at 56 mph. The Weped is an exception sneaking into our Top 10 without documented GPS data, but it’s just too famous for being fast to be omitted from this list. We expect to get our hands on one in the next few months to generate some hard data.
Top Speed: 58.8 mph | 1/16th mile: 7.9 s | 0 – 30 mph: 1st Place (3.7 s)
#4 NAMI Burn-E (Viper)
The quickest scooter we’ve ever tested, and one of the best. We track 16 performance metrics in our database, and the BURN-E shattered 13 of them. Surprisingly, in addition to being the quickest, it also has the longest range of any scooter we’ve tested at 53.3 mi.
Top Speed: 59.4 mph | 1/16th mile: 8.8 s | 0 – 30 mph: 4th Place (4.9 s)
#3 Kaabo Wolf King
The 72V Wolf King looks nearly identical to the Wolf Warrior, but the first time you pull the throttle it’s clear: this beast has evolved. In designing the successor to the famed Wolf Warrior, Kaabo decided not to mess with success and just gave us more of an already very good thing. This is one of those cases where the sequel is better than the original.
Top Speed: 60 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
#2 Minimotors Dualtron X2
When we reviewed the 60V Dualtron X in 2019, we called it “the biggest baddest scooter on the planet”. Thankfully, Minimotors decided that too much still wasn’t enough, and brought us the absolutely bonkers sequel: the 72V Dualtron X2. With a deck shaped like a chessboard and huge 13 inch tires, there is no mistaking the king of the Dualtrons.
NOTE: Top speed data-point from Raptor TV Electric scooters
Top Speed: 75 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
#1 Rion RE90
True racing machines are refined to such a high level of purity that if you remove any one part, they will cease to function. By this standard, the Rion RE90 certainly qualifies. It’s so pure, it lacks even a kickstand (just like all racing motorcycles). It is a scooter of uncompromising design and “cost is no object” construction, and its rank as fastest in the world is well earned.
NOTE: Speed data-point measured via distance/time by Alien Rides
How We Test the Fastest Electric Scooters
This list is based on real-world testing using a high-precision Racelogic GPS system and is based on statistically repeatable measurements and standardized testing procedures. We won’t use numbers read off inaccurate electric scooter speedometers, or manufacturer’s estimates. For interest of completeness, we’ve filled in the gaps using GPS data gleaned from the web, and have cited sources, where used.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why didn’t XYZ scooter make the list? I’ll bet it’s waaaay faster!
Every major retailer and manufacturer knows they have an open invitation to send us any scooter for testing, and we are constantly expanding our testing database as a result. If you happen to own a production-scooter which is faster than the scooters shown here, we would also be happy to test yours.
I am a manufacturer or retailer and think I have a faster scooter. How do I get you to test it?
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