Top 5 Best Electric Scooters for Kids Under 10 | 2017 Reviews
“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
That was how Ralphie Parker’s mom reacted to her 9-year old son’s dream of owning a Red Ryder BB gun in 1940s America, as depicted in the classic movie A Christmas Story. It’s not hard to imagine how she’d feel today, when Ralphie would be hinting about and begging for an electric scooter instead of a BB gun for Christmas.
Some parents understandably have concerns about letting their young kids ride electric scooters. But the truth is that kids go almost as fast on their bikes and “kick” scooters as they do on electric models, and many pre-teens have been riding motorized go-karts for decades. Razors and other scooter models are a lot safer and environmentally-friendly than go-karts, and in reality they’re no more dangerous than the bikes and scooters that nearly every child already owns – as long as they wear the proper helmets and padding, naturally.
It’s important to discuss one qualification, however. Electric scooters have a varied range of top speeds and features and some of the great models on the market just aren’t suitable for children under the age of ten, primarily because they go too darn fast. For example, UberScoot makes a terrific electric scooter that tops out at around 25 miles per hour. There may be some parents who’d hand one of those babies over to their 9-year old, but we certainly wouldn’t advise it. The Razor E300 is also a great scooter with a lower maximum speed, but smaller kids won’t be able to reach the brake. You’ll see both of those machines on our list of the top 5 best electric scooters for kids under 15, but we won’t review them here or recommend them for younger children.
One final word: we usually try to provide a number of different manufacturers or brands in our “top 5” lists, but we’ve made an exception here. That’s because Razor is so dominant in the market and makes such great scooters, we didn’t want to search for lesser competitors just for the sake of variety. You’ll see several Razors on our list. Read our Best Electric Scooter Buying Guide here.
Enough of the preliminaries. Here are the top 5 best electric scooters for kids under 10 – and don’t worry, they won’t shoot their eye out.
Quick Comparison Table
Razor E100 Electric Scooter
Razor E200 Electric Scooter
Pulse Performance GRT-11 Scooter
Razor E90 Electric Scooter
Pulse Safe Start Electric 3-Wheel Scooter
32 x 16 x 36 in
37 x 16 x 42 in
31 x 18 x 31 in
25 x 14 x 25 in
15 x 10 x 27 in