Moving from one local place to the other as an adult without having to drive a car or ride a bike or even bicycle seemed far-fetched many years ago but then came skateboards. Apart from aiding movement from one local place to another, the skateboard offers loads of fun but on the flip side, the risk of getting injured always scared some people off; after all, safety should be all that matters. The invention of scooters started with kick scooters (also known as push-scooters) which is basically a human-powered street vehicle with a handlebar, deck, and wheels propelled by a rider pushing off the ground; then came electric scooters. Electric scooters have made life easier and safer for commuters, and aside from the sense of safety you get when riding a scooter, it is actually a fun way to get around town, with its thrill of a standing position just like a skateboard but with handlebars that provides stability.

Just like there are fast cars, fast motorcycles, fast boats, and so on, there are also fast electric scooters (also known as hyperscooters) that are street-legal, because this particular type of vehicle is usually regarded as ‘slower’ when compared to others. Low speed electric scooters are ideal for short commutes while the faster ones combine utility with fun.

While electric scooters are way safer than skateboards, they also have their own dangers which is why it is always ideal to wear a helmet and protective gear in order to avoid the dangers posed by these scooters; especially when you’re riding the faster ones. The presence of the handlebars give riders more control and confidence to ride scooters that go as fast as 60mph (too fast for a scooter eh?), but that’s not enough to keep you safe.

Without further ado, here is a list of top 10 fastest production electric scooters in the world in 2020.

10. UberScoot 1600W (30 MPH)

The UberScoot 1600W is the definition of a luxury and comfortable electric scooter, with the handle and seating setting. This electric scooter boasts a top speed of 30mph and features big 12-inch off-road tires that look so tough that you can’t doubt their strength when handling heavy-duty terrain, thanks to the front and rear suspension. The scooter also features a speed setting that allows for economy mode to get your favorite mileage. Battery life is set at 12Ah while power and system voltage both have 1600W and 48V respectively.

9. Qiewa Q1 Hummer (37 MPH)

Qiewa Q1 Hummer deserves a place on this list for not just being one of the most popular electric scooters, but for being one of the fastest in the world. Take your trip round the town at a top speed of 37mph and range of 68 miles. Although Q1 Hummer cannot be regarded as an off-roader, its 10-inch pneumatic tires and double front and rear suspension can handle rougher surfaces than usual. With Qiewa Q1 Hummer, you’ll also get to enjoy a smooth ride due to the presence of rear shock absorption that’s of a 45-degree angle version. It features a 48V system voltage, 800W power and 26Ah battery life.

8. Turbowheel Lightning (40 MPH)

The 40mph top speed makes Turbowheel Lightning one of the fastest electric scooters in the world. Weight shouldn’t be a big deal with electric scooters, as proved by Turbowheel Lightning with a load capacity of 330lbs, making it a great choice for heavy riders. It features a dual 1.8kW peak motors which crank out 3.6kW of power, coupled with a 1kWh battery that also offers a decent range.

7. FluidFreeRide Mantis (40 MPH)

Speed is not the only reason why people love the FluidFreeRide Mantis electric scooter. The FluidFreeRide Mantis is well-loved because in terms of pricing, performance, speed and right quality, it can only be beaten by very few scooters. The fully dual hydraulic disc brakes are amazing, and they make ride more enjoyable and fun with sense of safety. The 40mph top speed can be reached with the help of a turbo button, making the FluidFreeRide Mantis a seriously fast electric scooter. Also, both the rear spring arm and front suspension are complimented by 10-inch tires which help provide a very smooth ride.

6. Currus NF (43 MPH)

The Currus NF is one of the crazily-made electric scooters out there and it is coupled with powerful features including the dual 1.8kW motors that help produce a combined 3.6kW of power which is just enough to climb a hill. The range is between 63-75 miles and although that can drop when you’re riding at the top speed of 43mph, you still won’t be let down by the power the scooter is packed with. However, unlike other high-speed electric scooters, the Currus NF doesn’t possess a great body style as there’s no swing arm suspension on the front of the scooter, and neither is there a tubular stem. The 1.6kWh battery is strong enough to stand up to the challenges provided by terrains you ride on.

5. Dualtron Thunder (50 MPH)

If you’re looking for an electric scooter that can go 50mph and still has fully adjustable swing arm suspension system to customize ride options, the Dualtron Thunder Electric Scooter should be your choice. For fast scooters, airfilled tires are very essential and Thunder’s 11 inch tubeless tires are a good choice, although they’re not off-road tires. A range of 75 miles puts it ahead of other electric scooters, and other features include the extra wide deck, 35Ah battery life, 5400W peak power and 60V system voltage. Because of the fast nature of this electric scooter, the extra wide deck is really necessary because it provides extra bit of space for your feet.

4. Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 (50 MPH)

In terms of top speed, the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 is on the same level as the Dualtron Thunder with a top speed of 50mph but what makes the Wolf Warrior 11 edge Dualtron Thunder is its off-road capabilities. The electric scooter sports a motorcycle style inverted hydraulic shock absorber which makes it handle heavy-duty riding and also very efficient even on the most difficult surfaces. The scooter is packed with dual 1200W motors and 11 inch tubeless knobby fat tires, making it fulfill its off-road duties more effectively. It takes the Wolf Warrior 11 just 1.9 seconds to reach 15mph, and 9.4 seconds to reach 40mph, a feat that has only been achieved by not-so-many electric scooters. The 35Ah battery life will ensure that you enjoy every feature that comes with the scooter comfortably.

3. Nanrobot LS7 (52 MPH)

The Nanrobot LS7 would have been the fastest electric scooter in the world if the Rion2 RE series had not been produced. The 11 inch 3’5 inch wide air filled tires are ideal for on-road and off-road adventures, with hydraulic adjustable dual disc brakes which seem to be the standard for fast electric scooters. 52mph top speed will help you achieve your speedy adventure needs, and this is coupled with safety features like two forward led lights at the front of the deck to aid visibility. The 35Ah battery life will ensure that you enjoy your high-speed scooter for as long as possible, with peak power of 3600W and system voltage of 60V. The Rion2 RE series might be faster but the Nanrobot LS7 has the best design, plus off-road capabilities which make it ideal for off-road adventures.

2. Rion2 RE60 (60 MPH)

The Rion2 RE60 is the base trim of the Rion2 RE series, while the RE80 Racing Edition is the superior edition for customers who always love to be at the top of the scooting game. The RE60, alongside the RE80 Racing Edition, has changed the face of e-scooter in the world because there are obviously no e-scooters that are as fast as these two electric scooters. A top speed of 60mph has earned it a place right behind its sibling from the same manufacturer and that is coupled with a battery life of 21Ah, peak power of 12800W, and a system voltage of 68V.

1. Rion2 RE80 Racing Edition (80 MPH)

The Rion2 RE80 Racing Edition is currently the fastest stock electric scooter in the world, with a top speed of 80mph. Questions can’t be asked when it comes to the speed and abilities of this hyper scooter to conquer territories because those were things the RION brand had in mind when they were making this unbeatable electric scooter. The lightweight composite body has even made it easier to achieve this speed feat, coupled with its four piston calibers dual hydraulic disc brakes, carbon and glass fiber, and beautiful tires. The Rion2 RE80 Racing Edition boasts a peak power of 19200W, with its battery life set at 18Ah and a system voltage of 68V. The top speed might never be reached because you might never have to go that fast but if you are going to race that fast, do not just wear a helmet, but a full body protective gear.