Electric Scooter — Is It Right for Me?

Motorized powered scooters are the next Big Thing in electric transportation. They are incredibly convenient, portable, and faster than ever. electric scooters are perfect for urban commuters who need to get the “last mile” from the office to the train station or bus stop. They are also great for sight-seeing and travel. And in this climate of high gas prices, it is an inexpensive, eco-friendly alternative.

You may wonder if an e-scooter is best for you. Is the electric scooter a fad or just a toy? Can you ride an e-scooter on the street and take it to work? How does it work? How fast and how far can the e-scooter go? What other smart features are available?

Swagtron Swagger 5 Electric Scooter

Here are answers to some of the most popular questions we get asked about stand up electric scooters.

Is a standup electric scooter a toy?

Fun? Definitely!

A Toy? Not at all!

After all, these aren’t toy Razor kick scooters or Fuzion stunt scooters. New battery and motor technology has made adult E-scooters the preferred mode of transportation in many major cities. Places such as Nashville, Atlanta, and San Francisco even offer scooter rental service for tourism, just like bike-sharing. But if you are a commuter it makes more financial sense to purchase your own e-scooter rather than rent from Bird, Spin, Lime, and other dockless scooter sharing services.

Swagtron Swagger Electric Scooters - fun but definitely not a toy!

How do electric scooters work?

The adult e-scooter uses lithium ion batteries. Its powerful, UL-listed electric system power a high performance motor attached to the wheels. The rider simply twists the throttle to accelerate, similar to using a moped or motorcycle. She does not need to kick or pedal, just enjoy the ride.

Swagger 5 electric scooter - durable and portable

Is an e-scooter good for commuting?

If you ride a bus or train, you need a folding electric scooter. The battery life will let you glide the last 11 miles from the metro station to your job. When you are at the office, plug your Swagger 5 e-scooter into any wall outlet and charge in as little as 3.5 hours. An e-scooter enhances public transit by getting you from the rail station or bus depot to your final destination. Cities are creating more efficient transportation that reduce our reliance on automobiles, so electric scooters are valuable complements to those efforts.

Is an electric scooter portable?

The Swagger 5 e-scooter is a compact, portable travel scooter that is perfect when you’re on the go. Fold it up for easy transport — in your car, van, on the bus, or even an airplane. Receiving great scores in portability, design, and performance, the Swagger 5 e-scooter conveniently folds to a tiny 41.5 x 17 x 19 inch size. The lightweight aluminum frame weighs only 26 lbs, making it easy to store or carry.

Swagger 5 electric scooter - portable and durable

Where can I ride an electric scooter?

An electric scooter is ideal for those who commute within the city. While more and more localities allow them on the street or sidewalk, it’s always best to check with your local Department of Public Safety for the rules in your area. The Swagger 5’s compact size and light weight help you get away from traffic congestion, too. The e-scooter can be ridden on a trail, bicycle path, or bike-way. It features 8.5-inch wheels with air-filled tires, making for a smooth ride over rough surfaces. An LED headlight and brake light keep you visible for riding at night.

Ride the Swagtron Swagger nearly everywhere!

How fast are electric scooters?

Even though it is lightweight and portable, the e-scooter doesn’t compromise on performance. The 250-watt motor zooms up to 18 mph/29km/h. It’s fast and powerful : getting up to speed feels effortless. It is a great e-scooter for racing or sightseeing, perfect for scenic vacations, and ideal for letting you knock out quick errands or trips to the convenience store in no time!

Swagger 5 250w Hub Motor with regenerative braking

How far can the electric scooter go?

Get there and back with up to 11 mi/17.7 km on a single charge!

The Swagger 5 is one of the first electric scooters with regenerative braking. This recaptures the energy that it takes to slow down and stop, helping recharge the battery for even longer riding time.

Is there an Android/iOS app?

Yes! Pair your iOS or Android-compatible device with the Swagger app via Bluetooth. You can use the app to lock down your scooter, switch riding modes, plan your route with GPS, and much more.

There’s even a convenient phone mount that turns your smartphone into your dashboard. The easy-to-use smartphone app displays current speed, remaining power, and other real-time riding statistics.

iOS and Android app available with the Swagtron Swagger!


e scooters have a lot of features you may not realize. They aren’t just for kids and thrill seekers. The stand-up e-scooter is a great choice for adults who routinely travel short distances. They are often used in urban areas where you can fold them up and take them on the train, then zoom the last few miles to the office or grocery store. In many areas you can ride them on the street, sidewalk, or bike path, and they are a great in areas where automobile traffic or parking is a hassle.

Swagger Electric Scooter - perfect for urban commuting

The powerful lithium batteries make electric scooters like the SWAGTRON Swagger 5 zoom at 18 miles per hour. And our Swagger 5 will cover an 11-mile distance before you’ll need to recharge. It even has a Bluetooth app that talks to your iPhone or Android device!

Want some help finding which eScooter is the right one for you? Check out the comparison chart of the best e-scooters to buy right now:

Comparison Chart of 2018 Best Selling Electric Scooters

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