2021 Survey Data: Last updated: 4/1/2021
We’re already testing new scooters gathering data for our Q2 update — make sure to rate your scooter if you haven’t already!
We recently concluded our annual electric scooter owner survey, which has garnered 2,381 responses as of April 2021, making it the largest survey of electric scooters riders — ever.
We use this data, in part, to curate the official ESG list of best electric scooters.
Highest Rated Scooters
Scooters listed below received the most ratings (>45 ratings) and are sorted by their average rating and comprise 66% of all ratings.
|1||Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11||9.62||87|
|2||Unagi Model One||9.55||103|
|3||Fluid Freeride Horizon||9.39||130|
|9||Kaabo Mantis Pro||9.03||67|
|10||Mercane Widewheel Pro||8.69||127|
|11||Segway Ninebot Max||8.61||46|
Best of The Rest
Scooters listed below had at least 10 ratings and are sorted by their average rating and comprise 15% of all ratings.
|16||Kaabo Mantis 8 Pro||9.36||11|
|18||Minimotors Dualtron Thunder||9.32||19|
|21||UScooters Booster GT||9.24||17|
|22||Inokim Light 2||9.18||11|
|23||Fluid Freeride City Rider||9.14||22|
|26||Kaabo Mantis Pro SE||8.92||10|
|28||Turboant X7 Pro||8.74||19|
|30||Segway Ninebot Max (G30LP)||8.73||11|
|33||Xiaomi Mi M365||7.63||30|
All other scooters received <10 ratings.
About the 2021 Survey
We noticed some interesting trends in this year’s survey that differed pretty significantly from last year’s. For one thing, the median price of a surveyed scooter was $1349 — significantly higher than our survey from 2020, where the median price was just $499 and the most rated scooter was the venerable, yet budget Xiaomi Mi M365. It was also our largest survey ever — bringing in responses from 2023 riders from all around the world and was nearly triple that of our 2020 survey.
The plot above shows price versus rating for every scooter surveyed and accompanying histograms of both price and rating. We’ve grouped all the data into four classes (Budget <$500, Commuter $500 to $1000, Performance $1000 to $1500, and Extreme >$1500).
Confusing enough? If you don’t get it, let’s distill it down to what it all means.
If you look on the far right, you’ll see histograms of Scooter Rating for each class of scooter. They’re all overlapping … so what does this mean?
Last year we suggested there might be some marketing placebo effect — as scooters get more expensive, owners tend to rate them better. However the fact that they all overlap suggests this is not true and that there are quality scooters in every price bracket or at least owners are taking into account the price and grading them appropriately.
Bottom line is there are well-rated scooters in every price category — a win for consumers!