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The Best First eScooter for Kids, Ages 8-10 

Finding an eScooter for your children that is safe and fun can be a challenge. Check out our guide on electric scooters for kids, ages 8-10 to find the perfect eScooter for their outdoor adventures.

In This Guide
Benefits of eScooters for Kids, Ages 8-10
Considerations for Kids' eScooters
product imageSegway Ninebot eKickscooter ZING E10
Razor Power Core S85‍

Kids eScooters provide a fun and engaging way for children to get outside and be more active. Electric scooters for kids aged 8-10 are similar to adult eScooters but are smaller and have lower maximum speeds, making them safer for children.

Kids’ eScooters typically have a lower weight limit of around 120 pounds and a maximum speed of approximately 10-15 mph. Parents will appreciate features such as tunable speed controls and motor cutoff brakes that enhance the safety of their kids.

The smaller and lighter batteries will provide a range of up to 10 miles on a single charge, suitable for short-distance trips such as to a friend's house or around the neighborhood.‍

Benefits of eScooters for Kids, Ages 8-10

Encourages Outdoor Play - Riding an eScooter is a fun and stimulating way for kids to get outdoors and be active. It lets them move around quickly and discover their surroundings in a new way. This is especially important as kids are adopting more indoor sedentary lifestyles inside.

Builds Confidence And Independence - They will develop more confidence as they learn how to navigate and control their eScooter. Kids gain independence while exploring the outdoors, even while supervised freely.

Safe And Convenient - Kids’ eScooters are typically designed with safety in mind, with features like speed controls, safety brakes, and durable construction. They can be a convenient and reliable way to get around for short distances, such as around the neighborhood or to a friend's house.

Considerations for Kids' eScooters

Age And Weight Limits - Check the manufacturer's age and weight limits for the eScooter to ensure it’s appropriate for your child. Some eScooters marketed for older kids and teens may have higher speed limits that can be unsafe for younger kids. Also, the eScooter could be too heavy or too oversized for them to control safely.

Safety Features - Look for an eScooter with appropriate safety features, such as speed controls, motor auto-cutoff brakes, and intuitive controls that are easy for kids to understand and use.

Battery Life And Range - Ensure the battery can provide enough power for the child to ride for an appropriate amount of time and that the range is sufficient for their needs.

Battery Quality and Manufacturing - Take the time to research the eScooter’s battery, charger, and controller to determine if a reputable manufacturer builds them. Lower-priced or off-brand eScooters can have inferior and or suspect batteries and electronics that may become unstable over time.

Understanding the charging and storage requirements for your eScooter’s battery is also essential. Overcharging, careless storage, and abuse can lead to battery failure and, potentially worse, battery fires.

Terrain And Riding Conditions - Consider the landscape and riding conditions where the child will ride the eScooter. Most kids’ eScooters are designed to ride on smooth pavement. Riding offroad on trails may exceed the scooter's capability and be unsafe.

Parental Supervision - Ensure that a responsible adult is present to supervise the child while riding the eScooter, especially for younger riders and when they are first learning how to ride.

Cost - Consider the cost of the eScooter and whether it fits within your budget. Investing in a quality eScooter will provide your child a safe and enjoyable riding experience.‍

Read on to discover several top eScooters for kids ages 8-10 that we reviewed.

‍A colorful LED-lighted deck gives the Zing E10 eScooter a fun element that kids love.

Price: $279

Reasons To Buy

  • Two riding modes for safety

  • Customizable ambient deck lighting

  • Low-maintenance rubber tires

Reasons To Not Buy

  • Slow up hills

  • Limited range of 4 miles (6.5 km)


  • Motor: 150W brushless DC motor

  • Top speed: Up to 10 mph (16 km/h)

  • Range: Up to 6.3 miles (10.1 km) on a single charge (depending on rider weight, terrain, and riding mode)

  • Drive: Front-wheel drive

  • Speeds: Three riding modes (beginner, standard, and sport)

  • Battery: 21.5V, 2.5Ah lithium-ion battery

  • Frame: Aluminum alloy frame

  • Weight: 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)

  • Suspension: None

  • Brakes: Electronic brake with regenerative braking and rear fender brake

  • Wheels: 6" front and rear solid tires

  • Warranty: 180-day limited warranty (check with the manufacturer for details)

  • Color: Sky Blue, Lemon Green, Bubblegum Pink

‍A durable build and a push throttle make the Razor Power Core E90 eScooter a good choice for young kids learning to ride.

Price: $130

Reasons To Buy

  • Durable steel construction

  • Easy to learn on

  • High torque motor

Reasons To Not Buy

  • It doesn’t fold for carrying or portability

  • Small urethane wheels don’t provide much suspension


  • Motor: 90W, hub drive motor

  • Top speed: Up to 10 miles per hour (16 km/h)

  • Range: Up to 80 minutes of continuous use or up to 10 miles (16 km) on a single charge

  • Drive: Rear-wheel drive

  • Speeds: Single speed

  • Battery: 12V sealed lead acid rechargeable battery system

  • Frame: Steel frame with a fork and handlebars made of aluminum

  • Weight: 22 pounds (10 kg)

  • Suspension: No suspension system

  • Brakes: Rear hand-operated brake

  • Wheels: 8-inch (200 mm), urethane front wheel and rear wheel

  • Warranty: 90-day limited warranty

  • Color: Green

The Pulse Performance GRT-11 electric scooter is a well-designed and durable e-scooter that offers a smooth ride and a safe experience for kids.

Price: $90

Reasons To Buy

  • Affordable

  • Easy to use rear foot-activated brake

  • Kick-to-start is a good safety feature for kids and novice riders

Reasons To Not Buy

  • It doesn’t fold down for enhanced portability

  • Adjusting the height of the handlebars is not easy


  • Motor: 80W, high-torque motor

  • Top speed: Up to 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)

  • Range: Up to 50 minutes of continuous use or up to 4.5 miles (7.2 km) on a single charge

  • Drive: Rear-wheel drive

  • Speeds: Single speed

  • Battery: 12V rechargeable battery system

  • Frame: Heavy-duty steel frame

  • Weight: 22 pounds (10 kg)

  • Suspension: No suspension system

  • Brakes: Rear foot brake

  • Wheels: 8-inch (200 mm), polyurethane front wheel and rear wheel

  • Warranty: 90-day limited warranty

  • Color: Blue

‍The GOTrax GKS is a kids eScooter that prioritizes safety over speed - ideal for young or novice riders.

Price: $99

Reasons To Buy

  • Safety Start Technology - 2 sensor buttons on the deck engage the motor when both feet depress the sensors

  • Sub-$100 price tag

  • 5 color options

Reasons To Not Buy

  • It needs to be stored inside so the steel frame does not rust

  • Long charge time

  • Lacks the power to climb hills


  • Motor: 150W brushless motor

  • Top speed: 7.5 mph (16 km/h)

  • Range: Up to 4 miles (6.5 km) on a single charge

  • Drive: Front-wheel drive

  • Speeds: Single speed

  • Battery: 25.2V 2.6Ah Lithium-ion battery

  • Frame: Steel

  • Weight: 17.6 lbs (8 kg)

  • Weight capacity: 154 lbs

  • Suspension: None

  • Brakes: Rear fender foot brake

  • Wheels: 6-inch (15.2 cm) solid rubber

  • Warranty: 90-day limited warranty

  • Color: Black, Pink, Blue

Razor Power Core S85

The Razor Power Core S85 is a fun eScooter, aimed at 6-12-year-old kids that offers many features found on more expensive adult eScooters.

Price: £210

Reasons To Buy

  • Secure brakes

  • Maintenance-free tires provide decent cushioning

  • Overall good quality of build and components

Reasons To Not Buy

  • Loud motor

  • Long charging time of 12 hours for 35 minutes of runtime

  • Not available in the US


  • Motor: 90W Hub motor

  • Top speed: 10 mph

  • Range: 35 minutes

  • Drive: Rear-wheel drive

  • Speeds: Single speed

  • Battery: 12V sealed lead-acid

  • Frame: Steel

  • Weight: 9.8 kg

  • Max weight capacity: 54kg

  • Suspension: Ridgid

  • Brakes: Hand-operated front brake plus rear-fender brake

  • Wheels: 8” airless, urethane

  • Warranty: 6 months

  • Color: Blue, purple‍

The Ninebot eKickscooter ZING E8 is designed with comfort and safety in mind, with features like a front suspension and a smart battery management system.

Price: $220

Reasons To Buy

  • 40mm front suspension gives a comfortable ride

  • 3 drive modes to customize

  • Lightweight aluminum frame folds for portability

  • Low 3.8” deck suited for small kids

  • Smart Battery Management System helps prevent the battery from overheating and electrical faults

Reasons To Not Buy

  • A limited range of 6.2 miles


  • Motor: 130W brushless hub motor

  • Top speed: 8.6 mph (13.8 km/h)

  • Range: Up to 6.2 miles (10 km)

  • Drive: Rear-wheel drive

  • Speeds: 3 speed modes - Turbo, Cruise, and Safe

  • Battery: lithium-ion battery

  • Frame: Aluminum alloy frame

  • Weight: 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)

  • Max weight capacity: 110 lbs

  • Suspension: Front spring shock absorber

  • Brakes: Electronic regenerative brake and foot brake

  • Wheels: 7-inch front and solid rear tires

  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

  • Color: Dark grey and blue

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Segway Ninebot Kickscooter Zing E8



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