The Razor E Prime Electric Scooters
The Razor E-Series of electric scooters has been around for many years now and have proven to be extremely popular with kids. They were not, however, particularly suitable for use by adults, unless you were happy riding along at 10-12 mph on a brightly colored electric scooter that looked very much like a kids’ toy.
Having a go on a kids’ electric scooter is one thing, but it’s just not the same as having an electric scooter that is designed for adult use in a more practical everyday sense.
You probably wouldn’t want to show up at work, having commuted there (quite slowly) on a bright red Razor E100 electric scooter.
The good news is that Razor have introduced the E Prime Series of electric scooter that are specifically designed for use by adults and older children.
There are 3 different models of electric scooter within the Razor E Prime series:
Within this post, I will be taking a closer look at the similarities and differences between the Razor E Prime Air and Razor E Prime 3 models. You will see that, although these scooters both carry the “Razor E Prime” branding, they are very different machines.
I hope that my Razor E Prime Air vs E Prime 3 Electric Scooter Comparison Review will help you to make the right decision about which of these electric scooters is most suitable for you.
Razor E Prime Air vs E Prime 3 – The Similarities
#1 Throttle Mechanism
Although the 250W hub-driven motor on the Razor E Prime 3 scooter is different and more powerful than the motor on the E Prime Air scooter, the basic throttle mechanism is similar.
The throttle system on both scooters comes in the form of a thumb-activated, variable speed, paddle lever. They are very simple to use.
#2 Braking System
The braking system on both scooters is comprised of a thumb-activated lever and use of the rear fender.
#3 Folding Mechanism
Both scooters can be folded for easy transportation and compact storage.
#4 Wheels & Tires
Both scooters come with pneumatic 8-inch front and solid 8-inch rear wheels/tires.
The air-filled front tires on both scooters helps them to negotiate small bumps and imperfections on the ground while riding to ensure a safer and more comfortable ride.
Razor E Prime Air vs E Prime 3 – The Differences
#1 Rider Age & Weight Limits
The maximum rider weight limit for the Razor E Prime Air is 200 lbs (91kgs).
The maximum rider weight for the Razor E Prime 3 is 220lbs (100 kgs).
So, although the E Prime 3 has a higher maximum rider weight limit, they are both suitable for use by most older kids and adults.
The recommended minimum rider age for the standard E Prime Air scooter is 14 years.
The recommended minimum rider age for the E Prime 3 is 18 years, making it an electric scooter that is genuinely designed for use by adults.
Of course, these are just recommendations, and you are advised to use your own judgment to decide whether or not any particular electric scooter is suitable for use by you or your child.
#2 Scooter Weight
Both scooters are made with an aluminium frame and this makes them pretty lightweight and easy to control.
The E Prime Air is a lighter than the E Prime 3 version, weighing in at 21.56 lbs as compared with 24.2 lbs.
#3 Motor & Top Speed
The Razor E Prime Air and E Prime 3 scooters are both powered by high-torque, hub drive motor.
The 250W motor on the E Prime 3 is more powerful than the motor on the E Prime Air scooter. As a result, they have different top speeds.
The maximum speed of the E Prime Air is 15 mph.
The maximum speed of the E Prime 3 is 18 mph.
#4 Battery Run Time / Range
In addition to a difference in top speed, these 2 scooters have different maximum battery run times per charge.
You ought to be able to get 10 miles of use out of the E Prime Air scooter before you need to recharge the battery or swap it out for a spare.
The E Prime 3 should get about 15 miles out of a single charge.
So, the Razer E Prime 3 scooter is capable of going further, and at a faster speed, than the E Prime Air scooter.
#5 Security & Safe Storage
Since the E Prime 3 scooter is genuinely designed for use by adults and could be used for commuting and making short trips to the store, it comes with a security lock point.
This takes the form of a ring built into the scooter frame that can be used to loop a chain lock through when you need to keep the scooter safe while you go about your business.
The Razor E Prime Air & E Prime 3 Scooters in Action
No-one in their right mind would buy an electric scooter without first seeing it in action.
Where to Buy Razor E Prime Scooters
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