Overview of different types of Electric Scooters

At this point, we would like to introduce you to 4 different types of electric scooters. Although we treat the electric scooter comparison on AUTO BILD* primarily electric scooters up to 45 km / h, there is also a large selection (also more powerful) of electric scooters.


E-scooter up to 25 km/h

  • Moped driver’s license required (possible from 15 years)
  • Up to 20 km/h without helmet requirement


E-scooter up to 45 km/h

  • Moped driver’s license required (from 16 years)
  • Also allowed with a car driver’s license
  • Ideal for city traffic


E-scooter over 45 km/h

  • Often unthrottled versions of smaller scooters
  • Maximum 80 km/h
  • Driving license category A1 required (from 16 years)
  • Also suitable for longer distances


E-scooters up to 100 km/h and above

  • No power or speed limit
  • A motorcycle driver’s license required
  • Expensive purchase


Among the electric scooters presented, the models up to 45 km/h are the most widely used. Due to their maximum speed and range, they are ideal for use in city traffic. Here, less individual needs are taken into account than rather a variety of uses. For seniors or people with reduced mobility, on the other hand, electric vehicles that have three wheels are more suitable than classic scooters.


Buying advice: What to look for when buying an electric scooter

In order for you to find a suitable electric scooter for your purposes, we present the most important purchase criteria here.


The engine: power in hp and maximum speed in km/h

An electric motor delivers less power than a combustion engine. For most electric scooters in tests, the power of the motor is between 2 and 3 kW. This corresponds to about 3 – 4 hp. As a rule, a top speed of 45 km/h is achieved.


Depending on the model, the motor of an electric scooter delivers between 1,200 and 3,000 watts.


The advantages and disadvantages of electric scooters up to 45 km/h in a short overview:




  • May be driven with a car driver’s license
  • Also allowed with moped driver’s license (from 16 years)
  • Insurance number (cheap to maintain)
  • Also as a two-seater




  • high weight
  • out of town sometimes too slow

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