Lightweight electric scooters are on the rise. Practical due to their very small size , they are easy to transport in addition to public transport routes. But also to store them at home, especially if you lack space.
What criteria should be taken into account when making your purchase? What is the best light electric scooter model in 2023?
Answer in our comparison of light electric scooters.
Lightweight electric scooter buying guide for the city
More for teenagers or adults?
Not everyone will have the same use. If a teenager may be more sensitive to the look of the electric scooter . An adult will rely more on the safety and transportability of a light electric scooter. Because yes, the electric scooter is not a means of transport reserved for children. In 2023, it is even THE fashionable means, both in terms of practicality and eco-mobility.
We remind you that according to the legislation of July 2020 (latest regulation), you must be at least 12 years old to be able to use an electric scooter on public roads.
How much battery life do you really need?
In the case of daily use, autonomy can be a determining factor in the purchase of a light electric scooter. It is important to target well before all the course that you have to achieve. It is not necessarily the same on an electric scooter, than by car or public transport. There is also a connected watch specially designed to show you, both using its screen and by wrist vibration system, the best path to take.
In this category, the autonomy of a light electric scooter is mainly between 10 and 40 km maximum . Indeed, the weight of the battery counts a lot in the lightness of the vehicle. This is often what makes the difference between a light adult electric scooter and a heavier one offering extra autonomy.
The charging time is also to be monitored. If you have the possibility of recharging it at work, for example, it may be interesting to have a relatively fast recharge to ensure your return journey in complete relaxation.
Tires suitable for the road
Small electric scooters usually come with wheels in 6 and 8 inch sizes. Tube tires offer better ride comfort, even more so on light electric scooters which generally do not offer suspensions to save weight. But these tires are more vulnerable to punctures than tubeless or solid tires. The latest model totally avoids the risk of a puncture by somewhat reducing the comfort of use.
It's all about choices and sacrifices!
The stem folding system
The flap of the stem on the deck is an important element both for storage and for transporting an electric scooter in the metro, tram or bus. Whether due to fatigue, lack of autonomy or speed on your journey, taking public transport can be very useful when using an electric scooter compared to an electric bike , even if it is also foldable.
Each manufacturer has a very specific folding system . Some models even offer fully foldable handlebars for even easier storage at home. This allows you not to leave your electric scooter outside and thus avoid theft and equipment breakdown.
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Top 5 lightweight electric scooters
Discover our selection of light electric scooters with their strengths and low weights.
Weebot Anoki Electric Scooter: Ultra-Comfortable
New model among the best light electric scooters, the Weebot Anoki is designed for daily use in urban environments. Available in 2 models of batteries , it is ideal for moving around easily.
A little lighter ( 17 kg ) than the other models in our comparison, the Anoki from Weebot offers better power , better autonomy, as well as excellent driving comfort. With 45 km/h of maximum speed on the 48V 16Ah battery (40 km of autonomy), the performance is excellent for a light electric scooter model.
Comfort is ensured by pneumatic suspensions front and rear, as well as 8.5 inch inflatable tires . This allows the Weebot Anoki to be one of best electric scooters of the year . By controlling the manufacturing quality from start to finish, the French brand Weebot allows its customers to obtain a very good model of inexpensive electric scooter at the fairest price.
Practical both for public transport and for storing at home, the Anoki is easily foldable , at the level of the stem, but also of the handlebar for more compactness. The drum brake on the rear wheel provides effective braking in all circumstances.
Weebot Anoki Highlights
- High-end build quality
- The most power of this Top 5
- Very comfortable thanks to its front and rear suspensions
- The best value for money
- A maximum speed of 45 km/h
Weebot Anoki Weebot Weaknesses
- One of the least light in our comparison (16.5kg)
E TWOW Booster GT 2020 SE: best power/lightness compromise
The E-TWOW Booster GT 2020 electric scooter is the new flagship model of the famous Romanian brand E-TWOW.
Thanks to its light structure, the GT 2020 (SE Smart Edition) is even better equipped than its little sisters in the range, in particular with its wider deck allowing you to put your 2 feet down easily for more comfort. Its patented folding system has been completely revised to offer better ease of folding in just 1 to 2 seconds.
Equipped with a 700W brushless motor reaching a maximum speed of 40 km/h , the E-TWOW booster GT 2020 is one of the lightest on the market at equivalent power with its 12.9 kg .
Its Samsung 48V 10.5Ah lithium battery gives you a range of 35-40 km depending on your driving style. These technical performances are supported by the addition of the KERS braking energy recovery system.
IP54, the new GT 2020 (SE Smart Edition) offers relatively good water resistance if you have to use your electric scooter in light rain. This GT version has been redesigned by the brand and offers new components such as a rear drum brake , a stand and even reflectors on the wheels.
Its 8-inch soft rubber tires offer a good compromise in terms of comfort (with the help of its front and rear shock absorbers) and avoid the punctures of inner tube models. But at top speed, these tires can be more difficult to control.
This model has undergone an improvement for the year 2021, now called E-TWOW Booster GT SE (Smart Edition) which adds a Bluetooth connection at no extra cost to manage your scooter from the manufacturer's application ETWOW Connect.
It is thus possible to control the temperature of the battery and the motor through the application. An easy way for you to check the daily operation of your machine. No higher top speed on this E-TWOW GT Smart Edition but very nice new features.
Highlights of the Booster GT 2020 (SE Smart Edition)
- Powerful 700W motor and almost silent.
- New generation folding system
- Comfortable handlebar.
- Intuitive control buttons.
- Extended deck
- Bluetooth connection to check vehicle status
Weaknesses of the Booster GT 2020
- The charger is a bit bulky.
- Non-inflatable wheels.
Inöe Bloomy Electric Scooter
The French brand Inöe develops the most water resistant lightweight electric scooters. If you are looking for a cheap waterproof electric scooter , Weebot advises you to buy the Bloomy scooter.
The Inöe Bloomy has a relatively light weight of 16.5 kg . Perfectly suited to urban traffic with 30 km of autonomy , this electric scooter has, unlike its rivals, large 10-inch inflatable tires with inner tubes for safer driving at 25 km/h at top speed.
Lightweight and foldable with one push, the Inöe Bloomy electric scooter is convenient for storing in a car trunk. Due to its small size, the Bloomy is ideal as a complement to courses by being easy to transport.
This lightweight electric scooter has an IP65 protection rating. One of the most rain resistant electric scooters! A real favorite at Weebot.
Highlights of the Inöe Bloomy
- IP65 water resistance
- Big 10 inch wheels
- Comfortable handlebar.
- French quality brand
Weaknesses of the Inöe Bloomy
- 25 km/h maximum
Inokim Mini Plus: the lightest of lightweight scooters!
The Inokim Mini Plus is a lighter version of the Inokim Light 2 Super. It is the lightest electric scooter in our comparison. At first glance, it impresses with its sleek design and ultra-thin size.
With a weight of only 8.5 kg , it is almost the lightest electric scooter in its class. It is even lighter than the Xiaomi M365, the Segway Ninebot ES2 and the Minimula Plus EVO which are considered among the most compact scooters in the world!
Thanks to its motor delivering a maximum power of 250 W, the Inokim Mini Plus can reach a speed of 20 km/h . Unlike the Inokim light and Quick models, this scooter uses a button to accelerate instead of the classic trigger.
A 5.8 Ah battery integrated into the frame offers a range of 20 km in optimal conditions. For a full charge, it takes 3 to 4 hours. If this is no longer the case and your battery is worn out, at Weebot, we offer several possibilities to meet your needs in this area!
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Thanks to an ingenious folding system, this ultra-light electric scooter can be folded in seconds. Two small additional wheels are placed under the tray. They allow you to hold the scooter vertically or to pull it in trolley mode.
The Inokim Mini is equipped with a 6-inch inflatable wheel at the front (with inner tube), and a complete 6-inch wheel at the rear (soft rubber). On the braking side, it is equipped with an EABS brake at the front and an electromagnetic brake at the rear. It also has a USB port (5V 1A) on the handlebar to charge a smartphone or a camera for example.
Highlights of the Inokim Mini Plus
- Equipped with a USB port on the handlebar.
- Very manageable.
- Compact and sleek design.
- Powerful brakes (EABS system).
Weaknesses of the Inokim Mini Plus
- Lack of an LCD display screen.
- Less powerful engine.
- Autonomy to be improved (20 km only)
- 6 inch tires impractical for driving
Ninebot by Segway E22E: unbeatable value for money
Weighing 13.5 kg , the Ninebot by Segway E22E is an electric vehicle designed for city use for daily journeys of less than 20 km .
The aluminum structure of the Ninebot E22E is very solid for a discreet look. Mounted with robust 9-inch tires (dual intensity tyres), it is a very agile electric scooter due to its size and lightness.
Its tray is covered with a non-slip coating and this version has an IPX4 waterproofing standard. Easily foldable, it can accompany you everywhere. Whether in a car trunk or even in public transport to optimize your journey time.
The 300W brushless motor can deploy 700W of maximum power to drive smoothly at 20 km/h. It is possible to add an optional battery to it to increase its autonomy to about 45 km .
Highlights of the Ninebot by Segway E22E
- Easy to fold and transport.
- Good autonomy.
- Excellent value.
Weaknesses of the Ninebot by Segway E22E
- The least powerful for its weight.
- Recharge time a bit long (3-4h).
- No suspension and therefore not terrible comfort
New: Eroz Kapacity 8, Scooter Made in France
Relatively little known on the electric scooter market, Eroz is a new French brand on the market.
The materials here are of excellent quality! This Eroz Kapacity 8 or EK8 as a diminutive is intended for urban users with its 8-inch inflatable tires. This electric scooter with 400W brushless motor has a high-end manufacturing allowing it to obtain an excellent quality-price ratio .
Highlights of the EROZ EK8
- 400W motor at the rear
- Good quality finish.
- Attractive design with warning LEDs on the sides
- Rear footrest for more driving comfort
Weaknesses of the EROZ EK8
- Not the lightest in our ranking
Conclusion: 2022 Lightweight Electric Scooter
To conclude this comparison of the 5 best lightweight electric scooters, the E-TWOW Booster GT 2020 (Smart Edition - SE) offers the best power/lightness compromise. If you are looking for an ultra light electric scooter, then the Inokim Mini Plus is pretty much the best option available to you.
For those looking for comfort and power, turn to the Weebot Anoki which is an excellent compromise and perfectly versatile on the road.
The latest Inöe Bloomy, on the other hand, will allow you to use your electric scooter all year round thanks to its IP65 water protection. A very good choice for everyday use.
If your budget is a little tighter, the new Ninebot by Segway E22E will be an excellent choice offering you discretion and good overall quality.
Finally, if you are looking for an electric scooter designed in France, it is towards the Eroz EK8 that you will have to turn even if it is not the lightest.