About Razor’s EPrime Electric Scooter:
Razor is indisputably one of the top kick scooter manufacturers but it has been a while since the company has come out with a new electric scooter model. Their new EPrime Electric Scooter is one of their newest scooters, and it could be the best electric scooter they’ve ever come out with. Read on for the full review.
Unlike Razor’s previous electric scooter models, the EPrime Electric Scooter is built out of a very durable and lightweight aluminum frame. Not only is this frame attractive, but it’s super sturdy and it has been built to minimize rattle as much as possible.
But what’s especially impressive is just how lightweight the scooter is. Weighing in at just 12 lbs, it’s significantly lighter than many other computing electric scooters on the market. This makes it easier to fold up and carry as needed. As a matter of fact, it’s so light that we were able to jump with it and clear potholes. That said, we don’t recommend trying that at home kids.
We also appreciate the scooter’s extra-wide “extrusion profile aluminum deck”. The wide deck makes it suitable for even larger adults to ride the scooter. Also, the handlebar height is adjustable to a choice of two different levels. That said, the scooter’s maximum weight is 176lbs, so not all adults will be able to ride the scooter.
The power switch for the EPrime Electric Scooter is located towards the bottom of the handlebar. On one hand that placement is super inconvenient because you have to stop and bend down to power the scooter on or off. On the other hand, this is probably a smart safety measure since it means that you’re less likely to accidentally power the scooter on or off while riding.
The scooter lasts for about 40 minutes on a charge, and it takes up to 4 hours to recharge, which is quite fast. The battery indicator is located right above the power button. We wish that Razor had placed the batter indicator closer to the handlebars so that we could glance at it while riding.
Acceleration is easy with the scooter. You do have to give it a significant push for the motor to kick in, and then you’re ready for take off. Specifically, the scooter needs to be traveling at least 3 mph before its motor will engage. Once you’re on your way, the EPrime Electric Scooter offers plenty of oomph with minimal effort, and it’s fun to ride.
The scooter’s maximum speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) is very respectable but it’s not the fastest electric scooter out there. Realistically, if you’re using the scooter in an urban environment with traffic lights, you likely won’t be able to take advantage of anything beyond that speed anyway. Breaking can be accomplished using the electronic break located on the left handlebar, or by stepping down on the back wheel over the fender brake.
Unfortunately, while the build quality of the EPrime Electric Scooter is super sturdy, ironically, its achilles heels are its wheels. Like many with non-electric kickscooters, the wheels are made of hard plastic. As a result, you pretty much feel every bump on the road. This makes the experience of riding the scooter especially unpleasant on sidewalks or roads with uneven pavement. Fortunately, the soft prism-shaped handlebar grips do help offset the impact of the wheels on your hands, but the rest of your body will significantly feel vibrations from the road.
Priced at $379.99, we wouldn’t consider to be quite budget-friendly, but it’s significantly cheaper than many other competing premium electric scooters for adults. Overall, we really like the EPrime Electric Scooter’s excellent build quality, the fact that it’s lightweight, and that it’s priced competitively. It also charges relatively quickly and offers a nice amount of pep.
However, if you plan on riding your scooter often on the sidewalk, or an area with uneven pavement, and you have the money to splurge, then you should consider the pricier but also heavier Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter for $499. But if you require a scooter that you can fold up and carry more easily, the EPrime Electric Scooter is the way to go.