Jason Leeman
Electric Scooters Weight and Weight Limits (Capacity)

Electric scooters are best known for their portability and practicality. They're an alternative means of transportation that's both convenient to ride and handy enough to be carried around.

However, unlike regular kick-scooters, motor-powered scooters tend to weigh more than just a few pounds. This is because they consist of  more components and are often designed to carry out heavier-duty tasks than normal scooters.

In this guide, we will be discussing the different weights of electric scooters and how weight groups electric scooters into different categories. This post will also cover how exceeding the weight limit on an electric scooter can affect its performance.

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Electric Scooter Name

E-scooter Weight

Weight Limit

Emove Cruiser

52 lbs (24 kg)

352 lbs (160 kg)

Emove Touring

40 lbs (18 kg)

308 lbs (140 kg)

36 lbs (16.3 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Gotrax Gmax Ultra

36 lbs (16.3 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Hiboy S2 Pro

36 lbs (16.3 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Hiboy Titan

51 lbs (23 kg)

286 lbs (130 kg)

Hiboy Titan Pro

62 lbs (28 kg)

286 lbs (130 kg)

Inokim Quick 3 Hero

33 lbs (15 kg)

264 lbs (120 kg)

Kaabo Mantis 8

50 lbs (23 kg)

265 lbs (120.2 kg)

Kaabo Mantis 8 Pro

60 lbs (27.2 kg)

265 lbs (120.2 kg)

Kaabo Mantis Pro

65 lbs (29.4 kg)

264 lbs (120 kg)

Kaabo Wolf King

105 lbs (48 kg)

330 lbs (150 kg)

Kaabo Wolf King GT

115 lbs (52 kg)

330 lbs (150 kg)

Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11

101 lbs (46 kg)

330 lbs (150 kg)

Kaabo Wolf Warrior X

75 lbs (34 kg)

265 lbs (120.2 kg)

Segway Ninebot Air T15

23 lbs (10.4 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Segway Ninebot Max

42 lbs (19.0 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Turboant X7 Pro

33 lbs (15 kg)

275 lbs (124.7)

Unagi Model One (E500)

27 lbs (12 kg)

275 lbs (124.7)

Uscooters Booster V

25 lbs (11 kg)

279 lbs (127 kg)

Xiaomi M365

31 lbs (14.2 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

How Much Does an Electric Scooter Weigh?

How Much Does an Electric Scooter Weigh?

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In general, electric scooters weigh between 25 lbs and 35 lbs. However, it's worth noting that these numbers vary per model.

In most cases, you'll find that lower-powered electric scooters (usually designed for urban commutes) weigh the least. These commuter e-scooters can weigh as little as 15 lbs/7 kg.

Then there are mid-range e-scooters with power ratings above 500 Watts. Electric scooters in this category can weigh anywhere between 25 lbs and 40 lbs.

Top-of-the-line e-scooters like the Wolf King are the bulkiest, tipping scales at over 100 pounds per unit. These high-performance scooters can deliver up to 1500 Watts of continuous power and reach top speeds of 50 miles per hour.

What Is a Good Weight for an Electric Scooter?

What Is a Good Weight for an Electric Scooter?

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This will depend on the type of electric scooter that meets your needs. As mentioned earlier, not all electric scooters are made equal.

Optimal Weight for Low-powered Electric Scooters

A good rule of thumb would be to purchase a light but efficient electric scooter in your desired category. So for instance, you're in the market for an e-scooter that can get you from point A to B; an entry-level e-scooter. An optimal weight range to look out for will be between 15 and 25 pounds.

Optimal Weight for High-powered Electric Scooters

What Is a Good Weight for an Electric Scooter?

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If you're a heavy rider, say 250 to 300 lbs, you might want to consider higher-powered electric scooters with sturdier frames. 500 - 800-Watt e-scooters should perform just fine under heavy loads.

Nevertheless, their bigger motors — and in some cases, integrated suspension systems — make them weigh more than regular commuter e-scooters. Aim for a weight range between 35 and 50 lbs for e-scooters in this class.

Optimal Weight for Performance Electric Scooters

You won't find many lightweight performance e-scooters. In fact, most of them weigh above a hundred pounds.

However, there are a few, like the Kaabo Wolf Warrior X, that are as powerful as those 100-pound beasts but weigh considerably less. A good weight for high-performance electric scooters should rest somewhere around 80 to 90 pounds.

Can an Electric Scooter Be Lightweight?

Can an Electric Scooter Be Lightweight?

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Yes, electric scooters can be lightweight. E-scooters with this feature are often crafted from lightweight metals like Carbon or Aluminum.

You'll also find that electric scooters in this class are usually stripped down to the most basic components of a motorized vehicle i.e motor, battery, control panel, brakes, etc.

What Is the Most Lightweight Electric Scooter

What Is the Most Lightweight Electric Scooter

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SoFlow's Air Carbon is the lightest electric scooter on the planet. This e-scooter weighs about 15 lbs (7.2 kg), is equipped with a 300W motor, and can reach speeds of up to 12 mph (20 kph) 

Do Scooters Have Weight Limits

In most cases, the maximum payload capacity of an electric scooter will be included in its specifications. This "rated" limit highlights how much weight the electric scooter can support while still operating at optimal performance.

How Much Weight Can an Electric Scooter Hold

Low-powered electric scooters can support up to 250 pounds (113.4 kg) while higher-powered variants can hold up weights between 300 and 330 lbs (136 kg & 150 kg)

Can a Heavy Person Ride an Electric Scooter?

Can a Heavy Person Ride an Electric Scooter?

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As a rule of thumb, if the electric scooter is designed to handle a heavy weight, then a heavy person can ride it; however the frame of such e-scooter must have been built to support that person's weight.

You see in most cases, it's not a question of "if" the scooter can hold up the rider's weight, rather it's a matter of "how" the e-scooter will perform under heavy loads.

This is why most e-scooter websites advise heavy riders to purchase high-performance electric scooters. They are more torquey and can handle resistance better than lower-powered e-scooters.

What Happens if You Exceed the Weight Limit on an Electric Scooter

Contrary to what you may be thinking, an electric scooter's deck is not going to break in half, neither are the tires going to explode the moment you overload it. However, consistently exceeding the e-scooter's weight limit will cause its components to wear out faster.

Infact, we take that first line back; overloading a low-quality electric scooter might just make it crumble under your weight.

Also, as we'll be demonstrating below, putting too much weight on an electric scooter affects its performance

Effects of Excessive Weight on an E-scooter's Speed

Adding to the payload of any vehicle will increase its tires' rolling friction. While slight changes in weight might not cause major disruptions in performance for heavier vehicles (like cars), the effects are always noticeable on lighter or lower-powered vehicles like bicycles and scooters.

Exceeding the weight limit on an electric scooter will greatly reduce its speed and If you push the motor too hard, it might just get burnt.

Effects on Range

Overloading an electric scooter can cut its mileage by a considerable amount. This is due to the motor continuously operating at its peak, therefore, draining more energy from the e-scooter's battery pack.

Popular Electric Scooter Models, Their Weights, and Maximum Payload Capacities

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Popular Electric Scooter Models, Their Weights, and Maximum Payload Capacities

Electric Scooter Name

E-scooter Weight

Weight Limit

Emove Cruiser

52 lbs (24 kg)

352 lbs (160 kg)

Emove Touring

40 lbs (18 kg)

308 lbs (140 kg)

Gotrax G4

36 lbs (16.3 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Gotrax Gmax Ultra

36 lbs (16.3 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Hiboy S2 Pro

36 lbs (16.3 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Hiboy Titan

51 lbs (23 kg)

286 lbs (130 kg)

Hiboy Titan Pro

62 lbs (28 kg)

286 lbs (130 kg)

Inokim Quick 3 Hero

33 lbs (15 kg)

264 lbs (120 kg)

Kaabo Mantis 8

50 lbs (23 kg)

265 lbs (120.2 kg)

Kaabo Mantis 8 Pro

60 lbs (27.2 kg)

265 lbs (120.2 kg)

Kaabo Mantis Pro

65 lbs (29.4 kg)

264 lbs (120 kg)

Kaabo Wolf King

105 lbs (48 kg)

330 lbs (150 kg)

Kaabo Wolf King GT

115 lbs (52 kg)

330 lbs (150 kg)

Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11

101 lbs (46 kg)

330 lbs (150 kg)

Kaabo Wolf Warrior X

75 lbs (34 kg)

265 lbs (120.2 kg)

Segway Ninebot Air T15

23 lbs (10.4 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Segway Ninebot Max

42 lbs (19.0 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

Turboant X7 Pro

33 lbs (15 kg)

275 lbs (124.7)

Unagi Model One (E500)

27 lbs (12 kg)

275 lbs (124.7)

Uscooters Booster V

25 lbs (11 kg)

279 lbs (127 kg)

Xiaomi M365

31 lbs (14.2 kg)

220 lbs (100 kg)

About the author 

Jason Leeman

Jason Leeman is an engineer, tech geek and personal electric vehicle enthusiast. He loves testing the latest in urban personal transportation and sharing his love of wheels with his kids and his blog readers.