Now electric scooters are conquering the world. These stylish electric vehicles offer a smooth ride and an eco-friendly way to travel. That’s probably why more and more people across the world each year are interested in electric scooters.

However, if you are going to buy an electric scooter, it must be suitable for the terrain on which you will want to ride on. So what is the best electric scooter for hills?

Keep on reading to find out the best electric scooters for climbing hills and our best advice on choosing yours.

Understanding maximum and optimal incline rate

Each electric scooter is equipped with a maximum incline or climb angle. This is the maximum slope that the scooter can overcome.

Electric scooters do not always preform on hills as they are expected of. For example, let’s say your scooter has a maximum incline rate of 20°. In this case, it can drive on a 20-degree slope. However, riding on slopes of around 12 or 15° can cause your scooter to slow down.

This is because most electric scooters also have an optimal incline. This is an incline they can handle while still keeping up with the speed.

Most scooters optimal incline levels are slightly lower than their maximum ones. So a scooter with a maximum incline of 20° can handle an incline of up to about 15° before it affects the upward speed. Scooters with a higher incline rate of climb will also have a higher optimal incline rate.

Incline grades

Manufacturers usually use this termin instead of incline rate, the grade is expressed in percentage. Percentage figures will be higher than the degree rate, which can be a little misleading. For example scooter with a 20% incline grade, has a maximum incline rate of 12°. Keep this in mind when choosing a scooter that provides the right amount of power for you.

5-10° moderate hills

These would be tricky to manage with a low-powered scooter, however, most quality electric scooters are designed to make going up and down moderate hills a breeze!

10-15° steep hills

10° to 15° inclines require more power than standard urban roads. Because of this, you will need to make sure you buy a powerful electric scooter if you live in an area with hills.

If you are planning to drive up and down the hill and your are a taller adult, we would recommend you to get a dual motor electric scooter. This way you will climb hills without loosing too much speed. It can be difficult for single motor scooters to reach optimum speed when climbing steep hills. You can even overwork the electric scooter and cause it to fail.

15° + extreme inclines

Hills with above 15° incline are very steep. You will need  a lot of power to get up hills this steep. As we’ve already mentioned, most scooters tend to slow down after they reach their optimum incline rate.

Because of this, you should look for a scooter that has a maximum incline rate higher than the grade of the hills around you. We suggest you increase the rate, so if the hills have a 16-degree gradient, look for scooters with a 30 degree or higher hill climb angle. This will ensure that you can get up and down steep inclines without any trouble!

Additionally, you’ll want to select a scooter with dual motors, as with single motor scooters you will have a difficult time climbing up this steep hill.

Now, we can get to the best electric scooters for climbing hills.

When it comes to steep inclines, the Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro is certainly the best scooter for hilly areas on the market. It has a maximum incline rate of 50° and an optimum incline rate of 30°. This scooter can tackle pretty much any hill. 

Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro :

  • Limited on 25km/h and has a maximum speed of 100 km/h.
  • Can travel 180 kilometers on a single charge
  • Weighs 52 kg
  • Has two 2000W motors (4000W)

It has a thumb throttle, 11 centimeters big TFT display, and motorcycle-grade front suspension which make it very comfortable for longer rides. As far as high performance scooters go, this model is built to last. It has puncture-proof, tubeless tires and a water resistance rating of IPX5 making it more durable if you get caught in the rain.

If you’re in a rush or just love a rush, this scooter is an excellent option. As well as handling steep hills, it accelerates at record speed.

One important thing to consider is size. This scooter is big and bulky, which can make it difficult to store and heavy to carry. It does fold; but, it actually gets longer once folded. So you will need to think carefully about storing it.

Kaabo Wolf King GT PRO is a big investment, but so is any other vehicle. That said, it delivers award-winning performance, so you really get what you pay for!

VSETT 10+ made out of alluminium alloy makes it’s structure carefully balanced to maintain stability even at higher speeds.
It offers a 35° incline rate, an optimal incline rate of 20° and a slightly lighter weight than the Wolf King GT pro+ . that means that Vsett 10+ can handle extreme hills with ease.

Vsett 10+ :

  • Limited on 25km/h and has a maximum speed of 85 km/h
  • Can travel 130 km on a single charge
    Weighs 39 kg
  • Has two 1400W motors (2800W total)

Vsett 10+ offers an incredibly smooth, customisable ride for adults thanks to its high profile features including integrated turn signal button, foldable handlebars, and hydraulic brakes.
Given its versatility, features and comfort, it packs amazing value for the price.

Premium Kaabo scooter, the Mantis King GT, combines this expertise into a stylish and powerful package. This scooter has a maximum incline rate of 30° and an optimal rate of 18°, so it will be able to handle most hills without difficulty.

The Mantis King GT:

  • Limited on 25km/h and has a maximum speed of 75 km/h
  • Can travel 90 km on a single charge
  • Weighs 33 kg
  • Has two 1100W motors (2200W)

Its sleek and elegant design includes a large rubberized deck, large centered display, and wide handlebars for effortless control. It weighs only 33 kg and is foldable, so you can more easily take it into the office with you.
Kaabo mantis King gt is not only stylish, it also has the newest sine wave motor technology to hit electric scooters, granting it smooth, fast acceleration. It has powerful hydraulic brakes and adjustable hydraulic suspension, making a ride with Mantis Kinf GT super comfortable.

This new model to the market offers a lot of style and substance for a reasonable price.

The VSETT 11+ Super is an excellent commuting machine with a maximum incline rate of 45°, making it extreme steep hills. With thumb throttle, dual disc brakes (semi-hydraulic), and a wide and texturised deck, the ride with Vsett 11+ Super is nothing but comfort.

VSETT 11+ Super:

  • Has a maximum speed of 85 km/h
  • Can travel 160 km on a single charge
  • Weighs 61 kg
  • Has two 1500W motors (3000W total)

Vsett 11+ frame is a bit more bulkier. If you are going to use it for commuting, you should think about your storage options. However, when folded takes up less space than a bicycle. If you are looking for an electric scooter to climbing the hills, you won’t be disappointed.

What to Look For in an Electric Scooter

As you can see, there are plenty of amazing electric scooters on the market. So how do you pick the best electric scooter for hills? Let’s take a look at our top tips.

Choose a Reputable seller

It is always a good idea to buy your scooter of reputable and well known seller. These companies have years of experience supplying and repairing scooters. They have also had time to try and test different designs with customers. This doesn’t just improve the performance of scooters. It also means they offer updated commuting and safety features in each of their products.

Each electric scooter offers something different, so it is a good idea to think about exactly what you need from your scooter. For example, you should consider the following:

  • The area you live in (including the type of terrain you will be riding on and the hills near your home)
  • How fast you want to go, especially if you are buying a scooter for racing or joyriding
  • Where you are going to store your scooter and how compact it needs to be
  • How long a scooter takes to recharge, especially if you are going to use it on a daily basis
  • If you want a scooter with storage
  • Whether a scooter comes with accessories and which add-ons it is compatible with

This will help you find an electric scooter that is the whole package.

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