Updated March 2021: the Apollo Phantom Ludicrous earns a spot on our fastest electric scooters leaderboard.
We live in an unprecedented time, when much of the world enjoys unregulated access to ridiculously fast electric scooters. Every month, newer, faster, extreme scooters arrive within grasp of scooter-loving mortals like us. This is a period of time that’s likely to pass by almost as quickly as the scooters themselves. So if you’re going to choose one, it may be best to get it done in 2021.
To help you sort out the fastest of the fast (while they last), we’ve compiled: The Top 10 Fastest Electric Scooters in the World. Most of these records are based on our precision Racelogic GPS data, but some are sourced from others who’ve used uncalibrated methods (cell phone, speedometer) that have varying accuracy.
We’ve ranked the top 10 by top speed, and we’re also including data for standing 1/16th mile time, 330 ft as well as 0 to 30 second time where data is available.
World’s Fastest Electric Scooters by Top Speed
|1||Rion RE90||75 mph||Alien Rides|
|2||Minimotors Dualtron X II||60 mph||Raptor TV|
|3||Kaabo Wolf King||59.4 mph||ESG GPS|
|4||WEPED SS||56 mph||505 PRO KOREA|
|5||Turbowheel Phaeton||54 mph||Various|
|6||Minimotors Dualtron Thunder||50.0 mph||“Lightning Thunder”|
|7||Apollo Phantom Ludicrous||48.2 mph||ESG GPS|
|8||Currus Panther||47.5 mph||ESG GPS|
|9||Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11||45.0 mph||ESG GPS|
|10||Minimotors Dualtron Eagle Pro||44.0 mph||ESG GPS|
Top speed has always been the king-maker of rankings. If you want to be the heavyweight champ, you’ve got to be fastest, not necessarily the quickest. It’s also a category where vehicles can get away with being heavier and still do well, because top speed is mainly a measure of power versus wind resistance, as long as you don’t run out of runway.
World’s Fastest Electric Scooters Ranked by 1/16th Mile (330 ft) Time
|Rank||Electric Scooter||330 ft Time|
|1||Apollo Pro Ludicrous||8.3 s|
|2||Apollo Phantom Ludicrous||8.6 s|
|3||Kaabo Wolf King||8.8 s|
|4||Apollo Pro (60V)||9.0 s|
|5||Currus Panther||9.4 s|
|6||Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11||9.6 s|
We consider the 1/16th mile (330 ft) time test to be the gold standard for determining electric scooter acceleration performance, much like the 1/4 mile time is for muscle cars. Aside from 330 ft being the distance in which most electric scooter acceleration curves flatten out, it’s also relevant to city riding. A typical city block is roughly 400 ft, and when you factor in needing some room to slow down before the next light, 330 ft is a great fit.
To perform well at this test, the scooter needs both a blend of low-end acceleration as well as respectable top speed. The distance is not so long that it favors scooters with the absolute highest top speed; it is not so short that it favors only scooters with excellent acceleration off the line.
Only scooters with measured 1/16th mile times on the ESG test track have been included.
World’s Fastest Electric Scooters Ranked by 0 – 30 mph Time
While most riders don’t spend a whole lot of time at top speed, we do spend a lot of time between 0 and 30 mph. Whether pulling out into traffic, or merging left into a left-hand turn lane, a scooter with a quick 0 to 30 mph time makes life easy when it comes to blending with traffic. These are the 5 scooters that do it best.
Only scooters with measured 0 – 30 mph times on the ESG test track have been included.
#10 Minimotors Dualtron Eagle Pro
Top Speed: 44.0 mph | 1/16th mile: 5th place (10.1 s) | 0 – 30 mph: 7.1 s
This Eagle flies! It’s the most likely scooter on this list to trick you into riding 10 mph faster than you intend. As the Pirelli tire company likes to say, “Power is nothing without control.” The Eagle’s impressive balance of handling, braking and throttle control are what make it the easiest scooter for sustained speed, intentional or not.
#9 Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11
Top Speed: 45.0 mph | 1/16th mile: 4th place (9.6 s) | 0 – 30 mph: 4th place (5.2 s)
The very definition of “beast scooter,” the Wolf Warrior has a dominating presence and a super solid ride. With modes ranging from tame to full-on werewolf, it’s the scooter that can do it all with the possible exception of accompanying you into your dentist visit.
#8 Currus Panther
Top Speed: 47.5 mph | 1/16th mile: 3rd place (9.4 s) | 0 – 30 mph: 6th place (5.8 s)
The Currus Panther is fast, but it’s not a good kind of fast. While the acceleration is exhilarating, the handling at top speed is unstable and difficult to control, in spite of having exceptionally good suspension. It’s a rare scooter with fantastic brakes and a huge presence, we just can’t recommend riding it anywhere near top speed.
#7 Apollo Phantom Ludicrous (60V)
Top Speed: 48.2 mph | 1/16th mile: 2nd place (8.8 s) | 0 – 30 mph: 2nd place (4.6 s)
Like a Porsche Turbo, the Ludo goes even faster than it looks. An engineering marvel, its unique electronic brake lever yields precise yet intense regen braking. Though it’s not expected to be available until late Summer of 2021, we’ve tested it. In spite of its ludicrous speed, it has an exceptionally smooth/progressive throttle, which makes it surprisingly easy to ride. It’s a great example of what happens when you let engineers run wild.
#6 Minimotors Dualtron Thunder
Top Speed: 50 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
The Dualtron Thunder is the world’s 5th fastest production scooter, and was voted #1 in the world for best scooter to own in the 2020 ESG scooter survey. Minimotors has been making electric scooters longer than any other company, so it makes sense that with such a head-start they would also produce the highest customer-ranked scooter in existence.
#5 Turbowheel Phaeton
Top Speed: 54 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
The Phaeton is e-Wheels’ version of the Zero 11X and the (now defunct) Apollo Ultra. At 132 lb it’s the second heaviest scooter on the list after the Dualtron X2. It represents the best value in terms of speed-per-dollar, with an MSRP of <$3,600.
NOTE: 54 mph speed reported from several 3rd party sources
#4 Weped SS
Top Speed: 56 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
The Weped SS is a unicorn: not just because it’s sometimes covered in rainbows, but also because you will likely never see one in person. Top speed data is even more elusive than the scooter itself, but two sources have placed its top speed at 56 mph. The Weped is an exception sneaking into our Top 10 without documented GPS data, but it’s just too famous for being fast to be omitted from this list. We expect to get our hands on one in the next few months to generate some hard data.
#3 Kaabo Wolf King
Top Speed: 59.4 mph | 1/16th mile: 8.8 s | 0 – 30 mph: 3rd Place (4.9 s)
The 72V Wolf King looks nearly identical to the Wolf Warrior, but the first time you pull the throttle it’s clear: this beast has evolved. In designing the successor to the famed Wolf Warrior, Kaabo decided not to mess with success and just gave us more of an already very good thing. This is one of those cases where the sequel is better than the original.
#2 Dualtron X 2
Top Speed: 60 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
When we reviewed the 60V Dualtron X in 2019, we called it “the biggest baddest scooter on the planet”. Thankfully, Minimotors decided that too much still wasn’t enough, and brought us the absolutely bonkers sequel: the 72 V Dualtron X 2. With a deck shaped like a chessboard and huge 13 inch tires, there is no mistaking the king of the Dualtrons.
NOTE: Top speed data-point from Raptor TV Electric scooters
#1 Rion RE90
Top Speed: 75 mph | 1/16th mile: N/A | 0 – 30 mph: N/A
True racing machines are refined to such a high level of purity that if you remove any one part, they will cease to function. By this standard, the Rion RE90 certainly qualifies. It’s so pure, it lacks even a kickstand (just like all racing motorcycles). It is a scooter of uncompromising design and “cost is no object” construction, and its rank as fastest in the world is well earned.
NOTE: Speed data-point measured via distance/time by Alien Rides
How We Test The Fastest Electric Scooters
This list is based on real-world testing using a high-precision Racelogic GPS system and is based on statistically repeatable measurements and standardized testing procedures. We won’t use numbers read off inaccurate electric scooter speedometers, or manufacturer’s estimates. For interest of completeness, we’ve filled in the gaps using GPS data gleaned from the web, and have cited sources, where used.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why didn’t XYZ scooter make the list? I’ll bet it’s waaaay faster!
Every major retailer and manufacturer knows they have an open invitation to send us any scooter for testing, and we are constantly expanding our testing database as a result. If you happen to own a production-scooter which is faster than the scooters shown here, we would also be happy to test yours.
I am a manufacturer or retailer and think I have a faster scooter. How do I get you to test it?
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