Updated: May 29, 2015
Your Guide to Razor Electric Scooters:Razor Electric Scooters Review - Electric scooters have enjoyed a boom in popularity recently, especially as gas prices rise and the hassle of getting anywhere in a car increases. They are road legal in many places for adults, making them a great alternative for getting from here to there more cost- and energy-efficiently. There are also even more compact versions that are specifically designed for children. While you may not want to let your 10-year-old motor off to school by himself, it is certainly appropriate to let him zip up and down the driveway or block, depending on where you live. And you may very well be secure in letting your 15- or 16-year-old pop over to a nearby friend's house on a scooter (with a helmet and cell phone, and preferably within sight!). There is no more prominent name in the scooter industry than Razor. Their line of kick scooters is tremendously popular, and their increasing line of electronic ride-ons and scooters is equally impressive. When it comes to electric scooters, you can trust you are getting a top quality product with Razor. What should you look for, and which model is right for you?.
A Bit About Razor - Razor was founded in 2000 and since then has dominated the scooter field. They've won awards from TIME Magazine, Parents, Parenting, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Nick Jr., and U.S. News & World Report magazine for their outstanding scooters. Not only are Razor scooters well-designed, they are durable, sturdy, and safe. They are also fun, which is most likely what your child cares about, no matter how old he is. So let's get into it. What does Razor have to offer? The Razor E100 Electric Scooter - One of the most popular razor electric scooters is the E100. Designed for children age 8 and up, the E100 has a kid-friendly deck and frame, allowing them to handle it easily and safely. The Razor E100 Electric Scooter is kick-started. Your child has to get going up to three miles per hour (not hard to do), and then it starts. After that, the 24V sealed lead acid battery system takes over. Your child can reach speeds of up to 10 miles per hour, ideal for older children. One charge provides up to 40 minutes of continuous use. After that, simply use the UL-approved battery charger, wait 12 hours for a full charge, and start all over. This is great because your child can use it during the day and plug it in at night. Other features include a quiet high-torque, chain-driven motor, twist grip acceleration control (for a super speedy, dirt bike-type feel), and a 125mm polyurethane rear wheel for smooth rides. The Razor E100 Electric Scooter earned a Parents' Choice Award. The Parents' Choice Foundation was started so parents could have a reliable source of product information and could select toys and materials that help their children grow and develop, both physically and intellectually. These toys must be stimulating, well-designed, and safe - and another criterion: fairly priced. Earning this award indicates a toy encourages active, imaginative, and safe play. The E100 does all of this and more. Amazon reviewers give it an average score of 4.5, and remark frequently about the ease of use, fun, and great battery power. It fits children and small adults up to 120 pounds (so you may be able to hop on and run to the store instead of driving). The E100 lists for $150, but you can find it on Amazon for cheaper.