5 Best Electric Scooters (2021 Reviews and Comparison Guide)

5 Best Electric Scooters (2021 Reviews and Comparison Guide) compares and reviews 5 electric scooters for seniors and others who may have limited mobility; Travel Pro Premium, Drive Medical Spitfire, Drive Medical Phoenixhd4, EV Rider Transport Manual, and EV Rider Transport Automatic.

Are you considering purchasing an electric scooter? Then this is a post you’ll want to read. No matter what, you will want to consider the different features available and the right scooter for you and your lifestyle. In a previous post, “Electric Scooters for Seniors,” various options and features of mobility scooters are discussed, and you might want to read it before making a decision.

Travel Pro Premium 3-Wheel Mobility Scooter by Pride

5 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - Travel Pro Premium


  • Max Speed 4mph
  • 6.3-mile Drive Range
  • 3 Wheel
  • Speed Control
  • Seat Faux Leather – Adjustable
  • Horn
  • Front Basket
  • Cup Holder
  • Saddlebag
  • Weight Capacity 275 Lbs

Additional Information

  • 32.5 Turn Radius
  • 6-degree Max Climbing Angle
  • Disassemble Into 5 Lightweight Pieces To Transport – Heaviest Piece 27.5 Lbs
  • Two 12 V. Batteries
  • 30 Day Return Policy At The Customer’s Expense
  • Warranty Not Mentioned
  • ASIN B079smbl4w


  • Width – 22.3 “
  • Length – 37”
  • Seat Width 17”
  • Max Seat to Deck Height 17.25


  • Can Be Disassembled For Transport
  • Easy Assembly Reported
  • Responsive Customer Service
  • Price Point


  • 3 Wheels Offer Less Stability Especially On Uneven Surfaces, Gravel, Grass
  • Limited Legroom
  • Can Tip
  • Difficulty In Connecting The Battery

The Travel Pro Premium does have a great price point and has received many positive reviews.  My worry with this scooter is the reported tipping issues.

Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 3 Compact Travel Scooter

5 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 3


  • Max Speed 4.25 Mph
  • Up To 9 Miles Drive Range
  • Interchangeable Color Panels In Red And Blue
  • Flat-free Tires
  • Turn Radius Of 45.5 Inches
  • Climbing Angle – 6 Degrees
  • Throttle Control
  • Padded Armrests That Flip Up And Width Is Adjustable
  • Seat – Adjustable, Swivel, Fold-down Backrest
  • Tiller – Adjustable
  • Horn
  • Basket
  • 300 Lb Weight Capacity

Additional Features

  • 12ah Battery And Charger Providing An Up To 9 Miles Autonomy
  • Motor: 24v X 270w X 4700 Rpm
  • Ground Clearance – 2.5 Inches
  • Disassembles Into 5 Pieces For Transport
  • Extended Footboard
  • Brakes – Electromagnetic
  • Total Weight 85 Lbs
  • Asin  B00gpgkmjc


  • Limited Lifetime Warranty To Main Frame, Seat Post, Platform, Frame Welds
  • 14mth Warranty – Electrical Harness, Joystick, Motor/Gearbox, Controller, Charger, PC Board, Throttle
  • 6 Mths – Batteries Provided By The Battery Manufacturer


  • 42.5″(L) x 20.5″ (W)
  • Floor-to-Seat Height 17″ – 19″
  • Seat Dimensions 16.5″ (W) x 16″ (D)


  • Adjustable Seat
  • Swivel Seat For Easy Accessibility
  • Warranty
  • 300 Lb Weight Capacity


  • Some Reported Battery Issues
  • Key Is Located In An Awkward Spot Under The Handle
  • Uncomfortable Seat
  • Low Ground Clearance

The Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 3 is a nice 3 wheeled scooter. Though there weren’t many comments about tipping being a 3 wheel that still is a possibility.  The swivel seat makes for easier to get in and out.  The warranty is another selling point.

Drive Medical Phoenixhd4 Heavy Duty Scooter

5 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - Drive Medical Phoenixhd4


  • 4 Wheels
  • Max Speed 4mph
  • Up To A 15-mile Driving Range
  • Interchangeable Color Panels In Red And Blue
  • Speed Control
  • Headlight
  • Horn
  • Plastic Carry Basket
  • Turning Radius: 54 Inches
  • Climbing Angle: 6 Degree
  • Ground Clearance: 3.75 Inch
  • Height-adjustable Swivel Seat With Two-tone Upholstery And Fold-down Backrest;
  • Armrests: Padded And Adjustable.
  • Easy To Adjust Tiller.
  • Ergonomic Throttle Control
  • Rubber Flat-free Tires With Anti-tip Wheels
  • 350 Lb Weight Capacity
  • No Backup Beeper
  • Charger
  • Reverse Ability

Additional Features:

  • Quick And Easy Disassembly With Quick Connect Batteries;
  • Interchangeable Color Panels In Red And Blue
  • Two 12v X 20ah Batteries
  • Motor 24 Volt X 350w X 3600 Rpm
  • ASIN B00DOD096K

Non-Transferrable Warranty

  • Frame: Limited Lifetime
  • Electronics: 14 Months Limited
  • Battery: 6 Months


  • Floor To Seat Height: 20-22 Inches
  • Seat Dimensions: 17.5 Inches W X 17 Inches
    • Larger Seat Available For An Additional Cost
  • Ground Clearance – 3.75 Inches
  • L X W 40″ X 20″


  • Driving Range
  • Sturdy
  • Customer Service


  • Lack Of Foot Room
  • Short Return Policy
  • Assembly Instructions Could Be Better

EV Rider Transport Plus – Manual Folding

5 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - EV Rider


  • Three-step Folding/Travel Scooter
  • 4 Wheels
  • Charging Time 4 – 6 Hours
  • 10 To 15-mile Range Per Charge
  • Speed Maximum Of 4 Mph
  • Speed Control
  • Climbing Angle – 3 Degrees
  • Rubber Tires
  • Articulated Front End Adds To Greater Stability
  • Anti-tipper Wheels – Rear Standard
  • Front And Rear Lights
  • Horn
  • Digital Display
  • Key Operated
  • Removable Seat
  • Other Colors Available For An Additional Price
  • Speed Control Dial So You Can Control The Maximum Speed.
  • Weight Capacity 250 Pounds

Additional Information

  • Turning Radius – 32.3”
  • Seat – Width & Depth & Height 16″ X 13½” X 13½”
  • Legroom (Floorboard Length X Width) 19″ X 13″
  • Battery Type & Power Std. Two 12v12ah Sla – Optional 24v11.5ah Li-ion Battery Pack
  • 270 Watt 4-pole Motor
  • Brake System Electromagnetic Brake
  • Climbing Angle (Maximum Recommended) 6 Degrees
  • The Transport Weighs A Total Of 70 Pounds, However, The Seat And Battery Can Be Removed To Make It Only 46 Pounds For Easy Lugging And Travel.
  • Asin B00C2DYT96

Dimensions – Folded

  • Folded Overall Length 31″
  • Folded Overall Width 19″
  • Folded Overall Height 18″

Dimensions – Unfolded

  • Overall Length 36″
  • Overall Width 24″
  • Overall Height (At Maximum Tiller Height) 37.½”
  • Overall Height (At Minimum Tiller Height) 31″

Three-Year Limited Warranty

Three (3) years from the date of purchase on all structural frame components; including platform, seat post, and frame.

One-Year Limited Warranty

One (1) year from the date of purchase, if any part or electronic component of the Scooter is found upon examination to be defective in material and/or workmanship, it will be repaired or replaced at EV Rider, LLC’s option, without charge. Labor charges are NOT included. The purchaser is responsible for the delivery to the authorized repair facility. Satisfactory proof of purchase, serial number, and date of purchase are always required. For warranty service, please contact the dealer/company from whom you purchased your EV Rider product.


  • Foldable
  • Stability
  • Lights
  • Speed Control


  • If Transporting It Can Be Heavy To Lift In And Out Of The Vehicle
  • Battery Life – Might Want To Consider A Backup Battery
  • Trouble Riding In Gravel
  • Weight Capacity Of 250 Pounds Can Be An Issue For The Rider Depending On Their Weight

The EV Rider Transport – Manual Folding is a good choice if you plan on using the scooter for travel or outdoors. Easy to fold. However, it can be heavy to take in and out of the car. If you find it too heavy and don’t have anyone to help you – you can remove some items to make it lighter and reattach.

EV Rider Transport AF Plus Automatic Folding Scooter with Remote

5 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - EV Rider Transport Automatic


  • 4 Wheels
  • Automatic Folding
  • Max Speed – 4 mph
  • Speed Control Dial
  • Colors Available:
    • Silver
    • Blue
    • Red
    • Copper
  • 44 lbs
  • Travel Range – Up to 10 Miles
  • Climbing Angle – 3 degrees
  • Tiller – Adjustable
  • Horn
  • Headlight
  • Two-Way Throttle
  • Weight Capacity – 250 lbs
  • Folding Seat

Additional Information

  • Ground Clearance – 1.4″
  • Legroom – Floorboard Length – 17″
  • Turning Radius – 31″
  • Battery – Lithium-ion Included 11.5Ah
  • ASIN: B07WP8MX83

Dimensions – Folded

  • 28.7″ x 17.5″ x16.5″

Dimensions – Unfolded

  • 34″ x 16.5″ X 33


  • Tiller Minimum Height – 30″
  • Tiller Maximum Height – 33.5″

Dimensions – Seat

  • 5″ W x 12″ Depth x 9″ H
  • Cushion Thickness 1″

Seat Height

  • Cushion to Deck: 15″
  • Cushion to Floor: 19.7″

3-Year Limited Warranty

Three (3) Years From The Date Of Purchase On All Structural Frame Components; Including Platform, Seat Post, And Frame.

1-Year Limited Warranty

One (1) Year From The Date Of Purchase, If Any Part Or Electronic Component Of The Scooter Or Charger Is Found Upon Examination To Be Defective In Material And/Or Workmanship, It Will Be Repaired Or Replaced, At Ev Rider, LLC’s Option, Without Charge. Labor Charges Are Not Included.

6-Months Limited Warranty

All Spare Parts Carry A Six-month Limited Warranty From The Day Of Sale. This Includes Replacement Batteries And Chargers Sold Separately From The Original Scooter Purchase.


Batteries carry a limited warranty which is subject to a stringent wear and tear clause.


  • Automatic Folding and Unfolding
  • Lightweight Compared To Other Models
  • Travel Range
  • Customer Service – When I Contacted Customer Service I Received an Almost Immediate Reply


  • Price Point
  • Not Many Reviews

The EV Rider Transport – Automatic is a nice scooter if you want to transport your scooter and do not want to fold and unfold it manually.

It is pricier than some other scooters, but I think the biggest advantage to this one is that the folding/unfolding is automatic. When considering purchasing, you will need to decide if that is a feature you want.

*Please note that this model has been going through upgrades so be sure to check the site to be sure all the features that attracted you to this model are still the same.

Comparison Table

FeaturesTravel Pro PremiumDrive Medical Spitfire Drive Medical Phoenixhd4EV Rider Transport – ManualEV Rider Transport – Automatic
5 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - Travel Pro5 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 35 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - Drive Medical Phoenixhd45 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - EV Rider5 Best Electric Scooters For Seniors - EV Rider
Ground Clearance2.5″2.5″3.75″1.4″1/4″
Rider Weight Capacity275 lbs300 lbs350 lbs250 lbs250 lbs
Number of Wheels33444
Turning Radius32.5″45.5″54″32.3″31″
Dimensions Unfolded37 x 19.5 x 21 inches42.5 x 20.5 x 36 inches37 x 19 x 36 inches36 x 24 x 38 inches34 x 16.5 X 33 inches
Seat DimensionsWidth – 17 Inches16.5 (W) x 16(D) x 17-19(H) – adjustable17.5 ” width
20″ available for additional price
16″ x 13½” x 13½”15″ W x 12″ Depth x 9″H
Max Speed4 mph4.25 mph4 mph4 mph4 mph
Drive Range Per Charge6.3 Miles9 MilesUp to 15 Miles10-15 MilesUp to 10 Miles
Swivel SeatYesYesNoNoNo
Adjustable SeatYesYesYesNoNo
Arm RestsYesYesYesNoNo
AccessoriesFront Basket, Cup Holder, SaddlebagBasketBasketNoNo
FoldingNoNoNoYes – ManualYes – Automatic
Stability FeaturesNoneNoneAnti-tip wheels (not tip-proof)Articulated front end adds to greater stabilityDual wheels in front for a more stable riding experience.
Tiller – AdjustableNot StatesYesYesNot Stated Yes
BatteryTwo Long-Lasting 12-Volt12V x 12AH, 12V x 20AHTwo 12V 1 Lithium-Ion 1 Lithium-Ion 11.5Ah

After you purchase a scooter, or maybe you already have, there are two other articles I wrote in a series of posts discussing mobility scooters:  “Best Mobility Scooter Accessories” might give you some ideas on ways to make your scooter, even more, user friendly. “Best Mobility Transport Racks” compares 3 different transport racks that will allow you to take your scooter with you as you explore the world.

I hope that in reading 5 Best Electric Scooters (2021 Reviews and Comparison Guide) some of your questions have been answered in exploring these 5 mobility scooters. With all products, features can change, so before purchasing, be sure the features that attracted you to the product are still the same.

Have you purchased or are you looking at purchasing an electric scooter?  What was your experience in doing so?  I would love to hear, please comment below.

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