Best Affordable Electric Scooters for Adults in UK: E-scooters under 300

Scooters have grown up. It wasn’t that long ago that scooters were child’s play, reserved solely and especially for the adventurous child, for whom walking was just a bore. That said, children’s scooters really caught on and they were everywhere and at every turn, ranging from the high-end Micro scooters to the daredevil stunt range of Blunt and MGP.

These days though, scooters are no longer only for children. Electric scooters are proving themselves to be a solid green alternative for relatively short commutes and travels within the city. The larger wheels and shock absorbers ensure a smoother quick ride, the adjustable pole heights offer sufficient variation for different preferences. Complete with digital displays that read out essential information such as distance travelled and battery life remaining, electric scooters have definitely grown up.

The electric scooter is perfect for those who commute between cities and have to walk from train or bus stations to their destinations. The foldable scooter is compact and transportable and being able to zip from station to work place or station back home, makes the commute just that bit quicker.

In this post, we look at electric scooters that are perfect for grown up use but won’t break the bank.

Top 8 Best Budget Electric Scooters for Adults in the UK

What we noticed is, while there are many e-scooter vendors, the electric scooters that they carry are mainly from Kugoo. Here are 8 of the best affordable electric scooters for adults for under 300 pounds.

  1. Kugoo S1 Electric Scooter 350W
  2. Mtricscoto S10 Electric Scooter
  3. Kugoo Adult Electric Scooter 350W
  4. Kugoo S1 Pro Electric Scooter 350W
  5. Kugoo ES2 Folding Electric Scooter 350W
  6. HOMCOM Electric Scooter 250W
  7. M MEGAWHEELS S10 Electric Scooter
  8. AOVO Electric Scooter 350W

BONUSGoZheec Electric Scooter S1

1. Kugoo S1 Electric Scooter 350W

This foldable E-Scooter from Kugoo is powered by a 350W Motor. It comes with a rather archaic looking rectangular LCD Display Screen. But it also means that the back-lit display is capable of showing the most comprehensive of information for your ride. This includes battery level, distance travelled, speed and mileage. On the front end of the display is a full array of powerful LED serving as the headlights. The break and throttle levers are on the left and right side of the display, respectively. You will also be pleased to know that the front pole is height adjustable to suit and front shock absorber keeps the ride smooth. Other safety features include brake lights on the rear bumper that also doubles as a brake. At 11kg, it’s great for people whom are always on the move.

Safety: Lighting system-Function LCD screen + High brightness front lighting LED light + Tail lights with brake warning and safety night time flashing

  • Power: 350W with 15 degree climbing gradient
  • Speed: 30km/h (3 speed mode 15, 25 and 30km/h)
  • Range: 30km (18miles)
  • Charging Time: 3-4 hours (6AH)
  • Tyre Size: 8-inch solid tyres
  • Load: 120kg
  • Weight: 11kg

2. Mtricscoto S10 Electric Scooter

Mtricscoto S10

The S10 scooter is equipped with an ultra bright LED head light for night riding and back-lit digital speedometer on top of the front pole. Operating it is easy with braking near the left and throttle near the right handles. The motor is located on the rear 8-inch solid tyre while the front is an 8-inch pneumatic tyre. The folding wrench is easily accessible on the front pole, allowing for a super-fast 3 second folding action. Quickly fold and carry this portable scooter with you onto the bus, train or car for your onward journey.

  • Power: 250W
  • Speed: 15.5mph (3 speed modes 7.5mph, 12mph, 15.5mph or 12kmh, 20kmh, 25kmh)
  • Range: 10-13.6 miles (22km)
  • Charging Time:  7500mAh (7.5Ah) lithium battery 4-6 hours
  • Tyre Size: 8-inch pneumatic tyre (front), 8-inch solid tyre (rear)
  • Max Load: 260lbs (118kg)
  • Weight: 26.6lbs (12kg)

3. Kugoo Adult Electric Scooter 350W

Kugoo Electric Scooter

Not very different from the S1 above, this second e-scooter from Kugoo also comes with a 3500W Motor. The main pole supports three different height settings; 930mm, 1070mm and 1160mm to suit different people. Zip around at speeds of up to 21mph or 30km/h on this nippy scooter with a healthy range of up to 30km. Adjust the speed level to meet local regulations with 3 adjustable top speeds to choose from. Finally, it comes with front and rear shock absorbers for a more comfortable and smoother ride. And, in case you are wondering, it uses the same big rectangular back-lit LED display, which means it has a wide and bright head light.

  • Power: 350W
  • Speed: 30kmh (3 speed settings – 9.32/15.53/21.75 MPH)
  • Range: 30km
  • Charging Time: 6Ah
  • Tyre Size: 8.5-inch solid tyres
  • Max Load: 120kg
  • Weight: 12.5kg

4. Kugoo S1 Pro Electric Scooter 350W

Kugoo S1 Pro

The Kugoo S1 Pro improves over the S1 by incorporating 8-inch honeycomb tyres for both front and rear. It also supports three different running speeds topping out at 15, 25 or 30km/h. It also has a high capacity battery at 7.8Ah for a maximum of 30km range. There are 3 different adjustable heights for the stem like the S1: 930mm, 1070mm, 1160mm, to suit different users. The bright headlight can illuminate your way and the red taillight can make others notice you. Together they offer a safer ride in the dark. Finally, that same rectangular well-lit display allows you to monitor your speed, distance traveled, battery life, and time traveled all at a glance even at night.

  • Power: 350Watt
  • Speed: 3 speed settings (15, 25 or 30km/h)
  • Range: 30km
  • Charging Time: 4 hours, 7.5Ah capacity battery
  • Tyre Size: 8-inch solid honeycomb tyres
  • Load: 120kg
  • Weight: 12kg

5. Kugoo ES2 Folding Electric Scooter 350W

Kugoo ES2

The first electric scooter with app support on our list, the more expensive Kugoo ES2 made it to our list with a price tag just shy of 300 pounds. It has a 25km range afforded by a 7.5Ah capacity battery. This powers the 350W motor, offering three different maximum speed settings. Use the app to control the maximum speed settings, switch mile/km unit and zero the odometer, start/push-start, set cruise control, switch lights, and view power, mileage and other parameters. The design is also a lot sleeker with integrated head lights, built into the foldable front pole.

There is even a USB charging port to charge your mobile device at the same time. Gone is the huge rectangular display. Instead, a small LED display is used on the top of the front pole. It does weigh more at 16kg but comes with a quick 3 second easy fold system. Finally, for safety, the electric scooter comes with high brightness front lighting LED light and tail lights with brake warning and safety night time flashing as well as pedal reflector with multi-directional reflection.

  • Power: 350W (15 degree climbing power)
  • Speed: 15kmh, 20kmh, 25kmh (three speed settings)
  • Range: 25km
  • Charging Time: 3-4 hours
  • Tyre Size: 8.5-inch Honeycomb Tyres
  • Weight: 16kg

6. HOMCOM Electric Scooter 250W

This modern and stylish e-scooter is designed by HOMCOM. A departure from most of the Kugoo options above, this e-scooter can support 100kgs max weight. It features electric hand brake, brake light, solid rubber wheels, shock mitigation system on the front wheel, integrated front headlights, three speed settings with an average of 12km/h and a range of up to 12km. Not exactly the fastest or one that can go the furthest, but that is reflected in its price. The folding process is super easy with no tools needed. When the battery runs flat, this can be charged up again in 2-3 hours. The pedal board is a little narrow, but it just means that it is a lot more compact than the e-scooters featured here.

HOMCOM Electric Scooter 250W
  • Power: 250W
  • Speed: 12kmh average (3 speed settings)
  • Range: 10-12km
  • Charging Time: 2-3 hours
  • Tyre Size:
  • Load: 100kg
  • Weight:

7. M MEGAWHEELS S10 Electric Scooter 250W

The M MEGAWHEELS S10 with its 250W motor is more affordable than the S11 with its 350W motor. Both electric scooters are featured here with a quick comparison between the two. While the electric motors are different, both e-scooters use the 7.5Ah battery but when it comes to the maximum range, they tell a different story. The S10 has a range of 17-22km while the S11 has a bigger range of 25km. Both batteries charge fully in around 4 hours and comes with 20 degree climbing abilities.

Other features they share include three speed settings (10km/h, 20km/h, 25km/h), LED display, LED headlights and taillight and dual brake system. For the latter, the S10 has a motor electronic brake on the handlebar and a foot friction rear brake on the rear wheel. As for the S11, it has two brake controls on the handlebars to control the motor electric electronic brake and drum brake. Last but not least, both scooters use malleable maple wood for their decks, which not only looks good but durable and lighter too.

  • Power: 250W
  • Speed: 23kmh (3 speeds – 10, 20, 25km/h)
  • Range: 22km
  • Charging Time: 3-4hours
  • Tyre Size: 8 inch front honeycomb airless tire, 8 inch rear solid tire
  • Max Load: 100kg
  • Weight: 12.1kg
  • Power: 350W
  • Speed: 25km/h (3 speeds – 10, 20, 25km/h)
  • Range: 25km
  • Charging Time: 4hours
  • Tyre Size: 8.5-inch penumatic tires front and back
  • Max Load: 120kg
  • Weight: 13kg

8. AOVO Electric Scooter 350W – APP

Like most scooters featured here, the AOVO can achieve a maximum speed of 25 km/h and is capable of carrying a maximum load of 260lb. It uses a powerful 350W motor and a high capacity 10.4Ah 36V battery. Charging time is around 4-5 hours and the body is IP65 waterproof rated. Elsewhere you get Bluetooth connectivity and App for remote keyless system, warranty countdown, cruise control, LED switch, ride statistics, battery status and non-zero startup and power off control. Lastly, the scooter is equipped with LED display, dual brake system (disc on rear wheel and motor electronic braking), rear and front LED lights and maximum speed controls.

AOVO Electric Scooter
  • Power: 350W
  • Speed: 25km/h
  • Range: 20km
  • Charging Time: 4-5 hours, 10.4Ah capacity battery
  • Tyre Size: 8.5-inch solid tires in front and air tires for the rear.
  • Weight:

BONUS: GoZheec Electric Scooter S1 – APP

The GoZheec KIRIN S1 is an affordable foldable electric scooter with App control. Powered by a 350W motor located on the rear wheel paired with a 6Ah capacity battery, it can reach a top speed of 25km/h and a maximum range of 25km. It is one of the lightest e-scooter out there weighing a mere 11.9kg yet is still capable of carrying a maximum load of 100kg. The app lets you control the settings, act as remote keyless system, activate cruise control, offer navigation, ride statistics and battery status. For ride comfort and safety, it comes with a front shock absorber, headlights and tailights and dual braking system.

GoZheec Electric scooter S1
  • Power: 350W
  • Speed: 25km/h (3 speed 10.20.25km/h)
  • Range: 25km
  • Charging Time: 6Ah battery
  • Tyre Size: 8-inch honeycomb wheel
  • Weight: 11.9kg (load capacity 100kg)