Razor E300 Electric Scooter Review
This Razor E300’s main appeal is its extremely affordable price, but unfortunately, it doesn’t have much else to offer for those looking for something more than a fun little scooter. While it does have a decent max speed and good tires, the range isn’t great, so it’s clearly not intended for commuters. That isn’t necessarily bad if that’s what you’re looking for. Overall, this is a very basic electric scooter with a price to match.
Range and speed
The E300 is equipped with two 12-volt lead acid batteries, which is worth noting because most electric scooters are using lithium now. From empty, it takes about 10 hours to charge, which is a long time. Don’t be tempted to leave it charging overnight. Razor also suggests you charge the battery after every ride, no matter how short it was.
The motor on the E300 is measured in volts (it has 24) and not watts, which seems unusual. It’s mounted to the rear of the deck. Despite the low price, the scooter actually gets up to a pretty good speed of 15 mph. To accelerate, you just twist the right handlebar, and to brake, pull the left handlebar lever.
For range, however, it looks like you can only expect up to 45 minutes of riding on a full charge. Distance will vary, depending on how fast you’re going. The fact that range is measured in minutes should tell you what this scooter is intended for: riding around for fun or very short distances.
This scooter is made from tubular steel and can hold up to 220 pounds. It weighs 46 pounds, which is really heavy, so that makes it really not ideal for kids who would struggle lugging it around if the battery dies.
When riding, the deck is pretty nice. It’s wide with a non-skid material, so riders feel secure, not cramped.
As for the tires, they’re also a good feature. They’re pneumatic, or air-filled, so while you do have to watch their air levels, they have better shock absorption than airless ones. This means they can handle some bumps without jostling the rider around too much. They’re also pretty large at 9 inches, which helps support riders closer to the max weight limit.
Razor E300 – Safety
The fact that the Razor E300 uses lead-acid battery could be a point in this scooter’s favor. Lead acid batteries have been around forever. Lithium-ion, which is the reason why electric scooters have a reputation for exploding, are naturally more unstable.
You still need to be careful with the scooter, of course and don’t overcharge it. Keep the scooter stored in a cool, dry area away from flammable materials.
The other safety feature on most scooters is the lighting, which lets you ride at night. The Razor E300 does not have a lighting system. You can buy a mounted headlight for the scooter, however, which we highly recommend if you want to ride any time when there isn’t bright sunlight.
They are very affordable, but we wish Razor had just built the scooter with a headlight.
Razor has a 90-day limited warranty for their scooters, which doesn’t cover normal wear-and-tear or damage caused by improper use. On the website, it has a note about extended warranties and says you should contact the retailer.
Razor doesn’t offer or support these, so the retailer is the one responsible. Customer service reviews for Razor don’t look great. On websites like Trustpilot and ConsumerAffairs, they have a low star rating.
Downsides To The Razor E300
Unfortunately, there are some major downsides with this scooter. The big one is that it doesn’t have any kind of LED display. That means you can’t tell how much battery charge is left. There’s not even an indicator on the side of the wheels or anything.
There’s also no lighting for nighttime, so this is purely a daytime scooter. Lastly, the weight of the scooter is disappointing. At almost 50 pounds, it would be a hassle for pretty much anybody to carry it around for any reason.
Who should buy the Razor E300?
Based on the price and short range, we would say this scooter is best for teenagers. You don’t need to have a big income to buy it, and it lacks a lot of fancy features (like a Bluetooth app) made for commuters or serious scooter riders.
If you’re looking for something really basic that will get you from point A to point B in a fun way, and in the daytime, the Razor E300 is just fine.
Because this electric scooter is so basic to the point where we think it’s lacking some essential features (like a way to check the battery levels), we’re giving this a 2.5 out of 5. It’s heavy, the range isn’t great, and it doesn’t have a screen display or lighting.
However, if you are looking for a fast scooter, and you only want to be able to travel short distances or have a cheap, fun alternative to a regular skateboard or rollerblades, this will probably check all your boxes.
The tires are good, the deck is nice and wide, and you can pretty easily install a headlight if you want to ride in the evening.
There’s really nothing special about the Razor E300 as a budget scooter, but it’s truly a budget scooter and great for teens and kids not looking for anything more than a fun way to get around.
It’s no secret that the Razor E300 does not hold up to the best electric scooters for adults on the market. It still does have its place in the market, however.