Razor E200 Razor E300
Razor E200 vs E300 – Side-by-Side Comparison
This is my independent Razor E200 vs E300 Comparison Review. They are both excellent scooters for those older kids (or adults) that want a little more speed and control than the E90 or E100 models can offer, but which is the best electric scooter for teenagers?
Both are designed for children aged 12+, but this is only a guideline and kids mature at very different rates (both physically and emotionally). You know your child’s abilities better than anyone else and so you are in the best position to judge when your child is ready for one of these electric scooters.
The maximum speed for each of these scooters is different so, whilst you might consider that your child is ready for the 12 mph top speed of the E200, you might not consider that they are ready for the higher 15 mph top speed of the E300.
The maximum child weight for safe use is 100 kgs/220 lbs for both scooters – so although they are marketed more towards older kids, there is no reason why most adults couldn’t have a go too. I have seen many adults happily riding around on E300 Scooters.
Whichever model you choose, always ensure that you or your child wears a helmet. Although these are not considered to be “high-powered” vehicles, you could still suffer a nasty head injury from falling off if you fail to wear suitable protection.
Both scooters are made by the Razor company. They are considered to be the no.1 manufacturer of ride-ons in the world. They are based in California and have a well deserved reputation for creating products that combine innovative design, high-quality construction and first-class features.
I love most (but not all) of their products and, whilst you might be able to find cheaper electric scooters on the market, I don’t think that they match Razor in terms of build quality and performance.
The E300 scooter is more expensive than the E200.
So, the E200 wins on this issue, but not by very much and as in most things in life you get what you pay for. The E300 has some cool extra features that aren’t found on the E200, which explains the higher price tag.
Motor & Speed
Both scooters come with a chain-driven high torque 24v/100w motor that is powered by 2 x 12v batteries.
However, the E200 has a top speed of 12 mph, whereas the E300 can reach a more impressive 15 mph. Although there isn’t a huge difference in each scooter’s top speed when you compare the absolute values, that extra 3 mph can make quite a big difference to how it feels when you are riding the scooter and trying to negotiate the occasional incline.
Both scooters use a normal motorcycle-style twist-throttle on the hand grip.
So, you cannot exercise quite as much control over the speed of the E200 as you can with the E300, and this will be quite a big issue for many kids and adults using these scooters. Personally, I would definitely pay the extra $40 just to get this feature and the extra 3 mph top speed.
Watch These Videos of the E200 and E300 in Action
Both scooters have a hand-operated brake.
The advertised continuous run time between charges is 40 minutes for both scooters. The battery recharge time is 8 hours for both (12 hours for 1st charge from new) and you can buy extra batteries separately if you need to.
Size / Weight of Scooters
The E300 is heavier – the shipping weight is 52.8 lbs vs the E200′s 44.4 lbs.
The E300 is also larger at 41″ x 17″ x 42″ vs the E200′s 37″ x 16″ x 42″.
The main size difference is the length of the scooter deck, which makes it a more comfortable ride for larger kids and adults, but slightly harder to manoeuvre for smaller kids.
The size difference is important in terms of ease of ride for larger users, but the weight difference shouldn’t make a huge amount of difference since these scooters are not designed to be carried very far and won’t work as a normal scooter when the battery is dead anyway.
Both scooters come with a folding handlebar for easy transportation and storage.
Both scooters come supplied with all necessary batteries, chargers, kickstand and assembly tools – some suggest that you use mechanics grade tools instead but this seems unnecessary to me. Both scooters are easy to assemble and maintain – they come 95% pre-assembled at the factory.
My Overall Verdict
I would definitely choose the E300 over the E200. The extra top speed and variable throttle is well worth the extra money in my opinion and you will also get a more comfortable ride if you need the extra deck space.
The E200 is still a good scooter and if your budget can’t quite stretch to the price of an E300, I still think that it is worth buying.
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