The Razor e300 can be considered an entry point to the world of electric scooters.
But how good is it? How fast does a Razor e300 electric scooter go? Will it last you for a few years? Does the fancy spec sheet translate into real-life performance?
With countless commuting scooter options in the market due to the whole e-transport boom, it is important to know the answer to these questions to make an informed purchase decision.
Let’s take a look at this offering from Razor.
Unboxing and Assembly
The e300 comes in a plain and simple retail box with packaging good enough to ensure the scooter won’t be damaged in transit. The unboxing is plain and simple; it comes neatly packed but requires some assembly.
The handle part comes detached from the base and requires a 5mm Allen wrench to reattach; however, the wrench is included in a Ziploc bag along with the manual and the battery charger. Reattaching the handle is incredibly easy, and you can even trust your kid with it. At best, it takes 10 mins.
For a scooter made primarily for teens (and some adults), it is pretty large. The handlebars have a height of 25” (647mm) and a width of 16”( 420mm) with a huge base (26.2” x 8” or 666mm x 204mm) that can quite easily accommodate an adult. All of this balances on top of two 9” (229mm) pneumatic tires.
The frame is made of steel with soft rubber accents where it is needed.
The e300 does not have any bells or whistles. It lacks locks for security or lights for nighttime visibility. The brake lever is on the left handlebar and, the acceleration twist grip is on the right.
The kickstand is robust and keeps the scooter standing very competently, and the motor is also very silent.
How Fast does a Razor e300 Electric Scooter Go?
The advertised top speed of the Razor e300 is 15mph or 25km/h. In real-world use, it reaches pretty close to that. We got it running close to 12-13mph in ideal conditions safely.
This scooter was made for riding through roads and pavements. The high torque, 250-watt chain-driven motor makes quick work of any road you will throw at it. It even comfortably carries you up inclines.
Although, the caveat is that you do not have granular control over the acceleration. The twist grip only works in two conditions being on and off. So it gets quite difficult to control the speed and the acceleration. We suggest that you master the control before trying out the max speed. It also lacks a speedometer to monitor your speed in real life.
Overall the e300 from Razor is a fast electric scooter. It is not the fastest one in the market by any means, but you will definitely not feel slow breezing past pedestrians with the wind blowing on your face.
Battery, Range, and Charging
With the use of lithium-ion batteries being common throughout the entire industry, it is disappointing to see that Razor decided to use cheaper lead-acid batteries in the e300. Two 12V lead-acid batteries sit under the ramp for a combined voltage of 24V, and they constantly notify you of their presence with the burning acid smell that is common for batteries like this. If you plan to use this scooter for a long time, we suggest replacing the batteries with lithium-ion ones.
The charging is perhaps the weakest link of this scooter. Since it has no battery indicator, you will have no idea when it is time to recharge your scooter, and the batteries take awfully long to be fully charged. With the included charger, you will need to keep the scooter plugged into the wall for around 10-12 hours for it to be topped off from zero.
With the 24V batteries, the e300 will last for about 40-45 mins of continuous throttles. That might not seem like a lot but keep in mind you are never gonna keep using the throttle the entire time you are on your scooter. Overall this will give you a comfortable ride for about 8-10 miles. Compared to other scooters in the market, this range is decently middle of the pack.
With its very large deck and frame, the Razor e300 comes in at a weight of 43lbs or 20kgs. That is, again, mid-range for a scooter of this caliber. Depending on the exact skew you buy, you might be able to fold the handlebar towards the deck, making it a very portable package.
Even if yours is not the foldable option, you can use the included alan wrench to dissemble it for easy portability. That combined with the weight, the e300 will get a solid 6.5 out of 10 in terms of portability.
Although it might seem important, not everyone needs to carry their scooter around—especially a scooter with a range like the e300. So only shell out the cash for an expensive portable option if you need it.
Is the Razor e300 Big Enough for Me?
The main thing that you need to understand is that this scooter was made for teens and adults in mind. So if you are a teen, this shouldn’t even be a question in your head.
If you are an adult, however, you need to know a few things. The e300 has a weight limit of 220lbs or 100kgs, meaning as long as you are under this weight class, it will be completely safe and comfortable for you. Also, if your height is above 6 feet or 180 cm, it is suggested to try this scooter at a physical store first before pulling the trigger.
Summing it Up
The Razor e300 electric scooter is a decent mid-range scooter that offers good value for the money. It is fast, safe, with a passable range, and will also offer you options of riding through a good amount of terrain.
Razor as a company has also sold over 15 million electric scooters worldwide. So you can be very confident about the after-sales and customer service.
To sum it all up, even though the Razor e300 might be a bit on the low-end side for the day-to-day commute, it provides a good enough bang for the buck for what it is, and we definitely give it our seal of recommendation.