Little kids are fairly easy to please when it comes to buying stuff for them. But as they grow older, kids tend to lean toward wanting toys that can give them some speed and mobility.
These kinds of toys, like the Razor E100 Electric Scooter, are good choices. They’re rated high – both for mobility and safety – and kids love them. This electric scooter can zip around your driveway or around any neighborhood with ease.
It has a sleek build that’s created to give it the best performance in aerodynamic design. The motor is belt-driven, which means you won’t hear any of the loudness that you get with some scooter models.
It has an easy to grasp throttle that makes it good for even the smallest of kids. The scooter has to have a bit of momentum to get it going, just like is required with all scooters.
A child can push back with his foot and gently get the scooter going. Once the scooter reaches the 3 mph range, then the motor will kick in. The acceleration of the scooter is controlled through the handles.
You don’t have to worry that this scooter might not fit your child because of height issues – such as your child being tall or shorter than average. This scooter has a handlebar that can be changed to fit the height of any child.
To keep the scooter top in its safety class, it has a hand-operated brake. This design is a good idea because most kids are familiar with hand brakes due to the number of bicycles that operate using hand brakes.
Even with this feature, you won’t have to worry about your child taking off and zipping along too fast because the scooter has a full speed of only 10 mph and the motor won’t go faster than that.
The scooter has to be charged before using it – but can sustain a charge for 40 minutes. The battery can hold this charge even during uphill riding. The wheel is wider on the front so that obstacles such as small rocks won’t cause the scooter to veer off-track.
The standing platform is wide enough for a child to ride with his feet side by side if he chooses to. Children as young as eight can ride one of these scooters and older children can as well – but there is a weight limit of 120 pounds.
The battery and charger are included with the purchase of the scooter. Though the scooter does have the low speed when in use, some parents do choose to buy a helmet for their child to wear when using the scooter.