9 Best Waterproof Electric Scooters For Riding in the Rain (27 Tested)

Quick List: Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

To select the 9 best waterproof electric scooters from a field of 27 shortlisted models, I assessed each across their water-resistance ratings, tire performance (including type, size, tread, and traction), braking power, handling, deck grip, and splashback protection (i.e. fender position).

Learn more about how I tested and selected the scooters.

See my 9 top picks below (ordered by Black Friday Sale prices):

  1. Turboant M10 Lite – IP54 ($299.98)
  2. Turboant X7 Max – IPX4 ($429.98)
  3. NIU KQi2 Pro – IP54 ($449)
  4. NIU KQi3 Pro – IP54 ($649)
  5. EMOVE Touring – IP54 ($799) – Save $50 with code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
  6. Apollo Air 2023 – IP66 ($879)
  7. Fluid Vista – IPX5 ($1,099) – Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER100
  8. EMOVE Cruiser S – IPX6 ($1,199) – Save $50 with code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
  9. Apollo City Pro 2023 – IP66 ($1,549)

See all 27 of the shortlisted electric scooters that I tested in the photo carousel below.

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Take a closer look at my recommendations by viewing the scooters in the categories below.


Top picks that are on the lowest end of the price scale, but still make light work of rain.

Under $400
Turboant M10 Lite
Turboant M10 Lite
Black Friday Sale: $299.98 $399.98
Under $500
Turboant X7 Max
Turboant X7 Max
Black Friday Sale: $429.98 $599.98
Under $600
NIU KQi2 Pro
NIU KQi2 Pro
Black Friday Sale: $449.00 $599.00


Top picks that have more power, features, and better wet weather ride quality than budget models.

Under $800
NIU KQi3 Pro
NIU KQi3 Pro
Black Friday Sale: $649.00 $799.00
Under $900
Orange EMOVE Touring
EMOVE Touring
Black Friday Sale: $799.00 $899.00 + Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
Under $1,000
Apollo Air 2023
Apollo Air 2023
Black Friday Sale: $879.00 $999.00


Top picks that have the highest-levels of performance and are primed for inclement riding conditions.

Under $1,300

Fluid Vista
Fluid Vista
Black Friday Sale: $1,099.00 $1,499.00 + Get Extra $100 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER100
Under $1,500
EMOVE Cruiser S
EMOVE Cruiser S
Black Friday Sale: $1,199.00 $1,499.00 + Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER
Under $1,700
Apollo City Pro 2023
Apollo City Pro
Black Friday Sale: $1,549.00 $1,799.00

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  • Premium: Apollo City Pro 2023 – Only suitable for compacted dirt tracks that aren't too challenging

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  • Budget: NIU KQi2 Pro – 41 lbs and a simple one-click folding mechanism
  • Mid-Range: EMOVE Touring – 39 lbs, cantilevered folding mechanism, telescopic stem, and foldable handlebars
  • Premium: EMOVE Cruiser S – 52 lbs, cantilevered folding mechanism, telescopic stem, and foldable handlebars

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Best Under $400

Turboant M10 Lite

Black Friday Sale: $299.98 $399.98

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Turboant M10 Lite Overview:

Shockingly, not every electric scooter can boast an IP54 water resistance rating – but the Turboant M10 Lite can. And it costs less than $350.

But protection from water splashes in every direction isn’t the only thing this everyday bottle rocket has in its locker. An elegant folding mechanism, USB charging port, excellent ride quality, and the fastest top speed in its price class are all part of the bargain.

The M10 Lite is a budget scooter that’s washed away any preconceived notions about what a sub-$400 model can deliver.

Turboant M10 Lite Chassis

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If you live in an area with unpredictable weather, then you’ll know that rain has a habit of coming from nowhere. One minute you’re enjoying a pleasant, sunny ride. Next, you’re slaloming through puddles trying to save your shirt from a soaking.

Turboant M10 Lite Durable Chassis

The M10 Lite has been designed with these conditions in mind. With its elongated fenders and IP54 water resistance rating, both the scooter and your back will be safeguarded from splashes of water.

Handling is also important when things get slippy. Here, the M10 Lite shines. Its 19.7-inch handlebars are three inches wider than what you’d typically find on a budget scooter, while a new thumb throttle has replaced the finger throttle featured on the Lite’s bigger brother, the M10. This results in a smoother, more controlled acceleration.

Turboant M10 Lite Cockpit

In general terms, the M10 Lite is a nimble scooter. But, despite its light, portable build, it manages to remain robust. The wobble-free stem and aluminum alloy frame are sturdy and impervious to wear and tear, while all the cables are neatly tucked away.

Perhaps the only misstep when it comes to the M10 Lite’s design is the shortness of its deck. Space for your feet is a little tight, though the ultra-grippy rubber coating ensures that they remain planted – no matter the weather.

Turboant M10 Lite Rubber Deck

Being a budget scooter, it wouldn’t be a surprise if it came with solid rubber tires. After all, these are cheaper to produce. However, the M10 Lite breaks the mold with its 8.5-inch pneumatics. These admirably soak up shocks and vibrations, while also providing enough traction to stop you sliding on wet roads.

Turboant M10 Lite Front Fender

The plush tires also play a pivotal role in the scooter’s ability to stop. Combined with the rear disc and electronic braking system, you’ll come to a complete halt from 15 mph in 2.9 meters. This is outstanding when compared to the average 5.0-meter stopping distance of other budget models.

Turboant M10 Lite Disc Brake

Then there’s the M10 Lite’s power credentials. Armed with a 36V 350W motor, it can hit a top speed of 16 mph and accelerate from 0-15 mph in 7.8 seconds. This is a fairly gentle pace, though zippy enough to bring a smile to the faces of casual riders.

Elsewhere, its 6.6Ah battery promises a maximum range of 15.5 miles so as long as you’re a light rider and keep it in its slowest setting. Based on my tests, where I weighed 190 lbs and rode it in its fastest setting around a course of undulating streets, it achieved 10 miles.

Josh's Feet on the Turboant M10 Lite Deck

And fear not, if you need to collapse it in the middle of a shower to take refuge, its 3-step folding mechanism is exceptionally quick and easy to use. Once folded, it has a small enough profile to fit in a car trunk or under your desk with minimal fuss. Plus, it weighs just 30.9 lbs, meaning it's relatively easy to carry.

Turboant M10 Lite Folded Frame

But you won’t want to keep it stored away for long, because the M10 Lite is heaps of fun to ride. Come rain or shine, this is a scooter that you can rely on to get you from A to B with minimal fuss.

Turboant M10 Lite Handlebars

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Best Under $500

Turboant X7 Max

Black Friday Sale: $429.98 $599.98

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Turboant X7 Max Overview:

The Turboant X7 Max may be water-resistant – but it’s certainly not resistant to the needs of the modern rider. Low maintenance, nimble, and durable, this miniature motorboat looks good and rides better.

Josh With Turboant X7 Max

Its everyday credentials are crowned by a detachable battery pack, which adds C, D, and E to your possibilities beyond A and B, while a grippy deck and responsive dual braking system ensure that even the wettest conditions are water off a duck’s back.

The only surprise? The X7 Max is available for less than $500.

Turboant X7 Max Sleek Chassis

With everything it has to offer, it’s no surprise that it was voted by thousands of scooter fans as the Best Overall Electric Scooter and the Best Electric Scooter for Adults in our annual Electric Scooter Insider Awards.

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Why I Recommend the Turboant X7 Max:

So, let’s get right to it: the X7 Max is designed from top to bottom for city life; cities, however, can sometimes be wet and dreary places. It’s no good having a scooter you can only jump on in sunlight – that’s about as useful as lifestyle advice from the Kardashians. Good job, then, that the Max comes with an IPX4 water resistance rating – which, as you may recall, makes the scooter resistant to splashes from any direction.

Turboant X7 Max Sleek Frame

But that’s not all; the X7 Max boasts a build and ride quality that constitutes a middle finger to rain. Its large deck is coated in a grippy, stippled silicone surface, making it sticky in wet conditions, while the rear fender curls around the wheel to keep muddy puddles off your back. There’s even a responsive taillight sitting slightly proudly atop the fender. This lets other road users know when you’re slowing down or coming to a stop – something that comes in handy when rain renders visibility poor.

Turboant X7 Max Rear Fender

The X7 Max is the product of Turboant listening to feedback on the legendary X7 Pro, so you can be assured that this is a scooter with pedigree. With a taller stem and longer deck (that’s also now tapered), it’s bigger and better than its predecessor. As a result, it boasts a build and ride quality that outstrips Turboant’s earlier model. The extra 2.5 inches in handlebar height makes the scooter easier to maneuver, while the elongated deck is more spacious, allowing you to find a comfortable stance. The deck is also coated in a grippy, stippled silicone surface, making it sticky, rather than slippery.

Turboant X7 Max Tapered Deck

The 10-inch pneumatic tires contribute heavily to a palpable improvement in handling and stability, too. Their large profile not only outstrips that of similarly-priced models that have 8.5-inch tires, but they offer ample ground cover to avoid skidding on wet surfaces and shock absorption from bumpy terrain. That said, the tread on the tires is shallow, so you need to be careful not to push the scooter too hard around corners. This is advice we would dish out when talking about the majority of scooters, mind you.

Turboant X7 Max Tire Tread

One of the most headline-grabbing features on the X7 Max is its 10A detachable battery, which comes with a key lock and has been upgraded with new drivetrain hardware to usurp the Pro’s 30-mile ambit with an even more impressive maximum range of 32 miles (or 18 miles in realistic conditions). And because it’s removable, you can easily double your range with an extra battery pack ($219.98). Weighing around 15 lbs, you can chuck it in your backpack and swap it out when the one in use runs dry. Expect a recharge time of around 4-6 hours.

Turboant X7 Max Battery Being Detached

Sure, the Max’s single 350W motor isn’t going to trouble the likes of more powerful waterproof electric scooters like the Fluid Vista, EMOVE Cruiser S, or even the mighty Apollo City Pro, but with a top speed of 20 mph, the Max is an everyday scooter that has enough bite to satisfy the vast majority of first-time riders. Besides, the X7 Max manages to beat more expensive entry-level scooters – like the GoTrax GMAX Ultra – off the line with an acceleration rate that takes you from a standstill to 15 mph in 6.9 seconds. (For context, the GMAX Ultra takes 8.0 seconds and costs $849).

Turboant X7 Max Thumb Throttle

Controlling the Max’s speed is another area that deserves attention. On the X7 Pro, the rear fender doubled as a stomp brake; however, with the Max, this is no longer the case. Turboant listened to customers’ concerns that the fender brake was damaging their rear tires and removed it. The braking system now consists of a rear disc brake and a front electronic brake, which together deliver a responsive stop come rain or shine.

Turboant X7 Max Disc Brake

During our brake tests, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the new X7 Max outperformed the Pro by 40%. While the X7 Pro took 5.0 meters to stop from 15 mph, the X7 Max took just 3.0 meters. After further investigation, we found that the brake pads on the new model were better calibrated. As a result, the X7 Max’s brakes are better suited to riding in the rain where reliable stopping power is needed.

Elsewhere, the Max sports a significantly upgraded folding mechanism where a hook on the back of the handlebars loops into a latch on the rear fender for easy carrying.

Turboant X7 Max Folded Frame

It’s also one of the most accessible scooters we’ve tested, which is why we awarded it the Best Electric Scooter of the Year for Adults. Weighing just 34 lbs but coming with a load capacity of 275 lbs, it’s great for lighter and heavier riders alike.

Turboant X7 Max Front Wheel

There’s a reason why the Turboant X7 Max is our best waterproof electric scooter under $600: it represents fantastic value for money for anyone who wants a reliable, versatile everyday set of wheels that they won’t have to replace after one rendezvous with a puddle.

Close Up of Turboant X7 Max Handlebars

Best Under $600

NIU KQi2 Pro

Black Friday Sale: $449.00 $599.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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NIU KQi2 Pro Overview:

The NIU KQi2 Pro has drawn an unusually high amount of intrigue from riders – and it’s easy to see why.

This award-winning budget behemoth has upped the ante considerably when it comes to build quality and design, while its performance metrics are strong and extra features impressive.

Guided by incredible attention to detail, this is a scooter that has the durability and finesse to delight casual riders and aesthetes alike.

But all of this is to be expected from a brand that’s a worldwide force in the manufacturing of electric vehicles. Its products have clocked over 18 billion kilometers of distance traveled, and now it’s making a splash in the electric scooter market.

NIU KQi2 Pro Frame

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Why I Recommend the NIU KQi2 Pro:

It wasn’t long ago that the budget scooter scene was saturated with clunky antiquated models that would fall apart like soggy tissue paper at the sight of drizzle. Yet scooters have come on a lot since then – and the KQi2 Pro is perhaps the zenith.

NIU KQi2 Pro Tire

Boasting an IP54 water resistance rating and the best build quality of any scooter priced below $600, this is a model that treats puddle splashes like a lion swatting away a fly.

NIU KQi2 Pro Accelerating

Careful attention has been paid to each minute detail. From the reinforced fenders and the wide handlebars to the immaculate cable management and wobble-free stem, everything about this scooter is the summation of a painstakingly thought-out process aimed at maximizing its long-term value to you, the rider.

NIU KQi2 Pro Rear Fender and Motor

Sat in the center of the elegant, swept chassis is an 18.5 by 5.2 inches deck that, though a little on the short side, offers enough grip and room to position your feet securely.

NIU KQi2 Pro Griptape Deck

And while the KQi2 Pro doesn’t feature a suspension system, its 10-inch tires do a sterling job of absorbing shocks and vibrations from the road. They’re also 15% thicker than the tires that you’d typically find on a budget model, meaning they offer superior traction.

NIU KQi2 Pro Rear Tire in Motion

The 48V 300W motor, meanwhile, can deliver a top speed of 17 mph. This is plenty of speed for riding in the rain. The same can be said for its acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 6.0 seconds.

Elsewhere, the 365Wh battery has a maximum range of 25 miles in its locker, or – according to our tests – 17 miles when riding in sports mode. What’s more, the battery comes with NIU’s patented battery management system, which prolongs its life by providing 14 different types of protection.

Josh Testing the NIU KQi2 Pro

Yet, this isn’t the only feature that displays NIU’s commitment to quality. You just have to look at the two-year warranty to see how much confidence NIU has in their scooter’s components. This is even more impressive when you consider that other budget brands like Turboant and Gotrax offer just 6 months of cover for core components.

There are, however, strengths and weaknesses of all scooters, and while the KQi2 Pro has more points in the former, it does suffer a little in the braking department. The front drum brake toils to bring you to a stop from 15 mph in a somewhat unimpressive 5.2 meters. For better braking performance, I highly recommend checking out its big bro – the KQi3 Pro.

NIU KQi2 Pro Halo Headlight

The KQi2 Pro does, however, make amends by being the first budget model to have a regenerative braking system. This allows you to use the forces of kinetic energy and drag to slow down without using the mechanical brake. Using it recycles braking energy into battery power for an extended mileage, whilst also reducing the wear and tear on the drum brake.

The strength of the regen brake can be adjusted through the mobile app, too. From here, you can also record rides, remotely lock your scooter, and set a custom ride mode with your preferred top speed.

NIU KQi2 Pro Mobile App

And to cap everything off, you get NIU’s iconic halo headlight as part of the package. This illuminates the way ahead, while the bright taillight keeps you visible in gloomy weather.

NIU KQi2 Pro Lights

To sum up, the NIU KQi2 Pro is a triumph of design and style. It represents outstanding value for money. I’ve reviewed scooters from all the leading budget brands – including Turboant, GoTrax, Hiboy, and AnyHill – and none can match NIU when it comes to creating vehicle-grade models.

Josh With the NIU KQi2 Pro

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Best Under $800

NIU KQi3 Pro

Black Friday Sale: $649.00 $799.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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NIU KQi3 Pro Overview:

Take everything great about the NIU KQi2 Pro and add more power, an even better design, and improved water resistance credentials, and what you get is the award-winning KQi3 Pro.

2023 has been a big year in the evolution of the entry-level scooter market – and that’s largely down to the intervention of NIU. With the KQi3 Pro, the brand has pushed the boundaries beyond anything that we’ve seen before in the sub-$800 class.

Combining a competitive performance profile across the metrics of speed, acceleration, range, and braking, with a bigger, more refined build, and best-in-class handling, it’s an all-weather trailblazer.

NIU KQi3 Pro Sleek Frame

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Why I Recommend the NIU KQi3 Pro:

You need only look at the scooter’s mic-dropping design and build quality to understand why it makes this list.

Boasting a 39.5-inch deck-to-handlebar height and 265 lbs load-bearing capacity, the KQi3 Pro immediately stands out as a scooter that’s suited to all riders – no matter if you’re tall, short, big, or small. But the handlebars also deliver in the width department, too. Measuring 21.3 inches across, they guarantee stellar handling and control – whatever the weather.

Josh Riding the NIU KQi3 Pro On a Sidewalk

This sense of control is fortified by the ergonomic handgrips and smooth-as-silk thumb throttle. The latter facilitates an acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in a surprisingly zippy 5.0 seconds – though you do have to kick to start. This is, however, an advantage if conditions are inclement since it allows you to have more control when stepping foot on the scooter – especially if you’re a first-timer.

NIU KQi3 Pro Ergonomic Cockpit

Once in motion, the 48V 350W motor delivers a peak power output of 700W and a top speed of 20 mph. This is more than enough oomph for commutes and weekend frolics, especially when riding on wet surfaces that can become slippery.

It’s no slouch when it comes to mileage, either. The 486Wh battery has a maximum range of 31 miles, or 22 miles when factoring in realistic riding conditions as per my tests. And as with the KQi2 Pro, you also get NIU’s patented battery management system, which offers 14 different types of protection to keep the battery healthy.

NIU KQi3 Pro Chassis

Riding for an extended period, however, requires a certain level of ride quality, and the KQi3 Pro delivers. The wider-than-average handlebars, ergonomic cockpit, and rock-solid stem unite with the low center of gravity, well-balanced frame, and expertly-crafted geometry to deliver best-in-class handling.

NIU KQi3 Pro Handlebars

The 9.5 by 2.5-inch inch tubeless tires do a great job at absorbing the shocks and vibrations from city streets, too. Crucially, they also provide a lot of traction. With a deeper tread and a 25% thicker profile than the typical tires found on scooters in its price class, the KQi3 Pro grips the ground while accelerating, braking, and cornering, which is a godsend when the roads are wet.

NIU KQi3 Pro Tire

As too, are the brakes. With responsive discs and a variable regenerative braking system (that you can adjust via the mobile app), you’ll come to a safe stop from 15 mph in just 2.2 meters. This is a significant improvement on its predecessor – the KQi2 Pro – which took a much longer 5.2 meters.

NIU KQi3 Pro Brake Lever

Another noticeable upgrade can be found on the KQi3 Pro’s deck. It's both 27% longer and 29% wider than the one found on the KQi2, equating to a far more comfortable and controlled ride. Add in the thick rubber platform and rear lip, and what you have is a deck perfectly suited to wet weather riding.

Josh Standing on the NIU KQi3 Pro's Deck

This lip extends out to a fender that engulfs the rear wheel to prevent splashback. Combined with the IP54 water resistance rating, it makes for a reliable, well-protected ride.

NIU KQi3 Pro

And when it gets overcast, you can find solace in the iconic halo headlight. This beaut, along with the accompanying taillight, ensures safety is maintained on rainy streets.

NIU KQi3 Pro Lights

Or, if starts to rain too hard, you can rely on the sublime folding mechanism to collapse the scooter in a matter of seconds before taking cover somewhere dry.

NIU KQi3 Pro Folded

Ultimately, the NIU KQi3 Pro ticks all of the boxes for riders that are seeking a top-quality, water-resistant scooter that prioritizes performance, safety, and build quality.

Josh Standing with the NIU KQi3 Pro

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NIU KQi3 Pro Review

Best Under $900

EMOVE Touring

Black Friday Sale: $799.00 $899.00 + Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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EMOVE Touring Overview:

The EMOVE Touring is something of an elder statesman in the electric scooter industry – but the fact it remains wildly popular after so many years is a testament to its all-around quality. This is a model that, rain or shine, will deliver the goods with zero fuss.

Combining best-in-class performance metrics with an IP54 water resistance rating, a low maintenance build, and an ultra-portable design, it’s an everyday workhorse that can withstand unpredictable weather while keeping you safe.

Add to this an inclusive design that features height adjustable handlebars, a 308 lbs load-bearing capacity, and an elongated deck, and it’s an attractive option for riders of all sizes.

Josh With EMOVE Touring

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Why I Recommend the EMOVE Touring:

The EMOVE line of scooters have several things in common: outstanding range, near-invincible toughness, industry-leading load-bearing capacities, and low maintenance charm. The Touring encapsulates all four of these qualities.

Josh Standing on the EMOVE Touring

Take, for example, its battery. While the vast majority of scooters in its price class are equipped with standard FST batteries, the Touring benefits from high-quality, longer-lasting LG cells. With 624Wh of energy translating into 32 miles of maximum range and 19 miles of real-world range (i.e. riding at top speeds), it achieves a podium position finish among similarly-priced competitors for the miles in its locker.

Josh Riding the EMOVE Touring

But this is made all the more enjoyable by its well-design frame. With its IP54 water-resistant frame, wobble-free stem, and 22-inch wide handlebars, it promises excellent handling, balance, and control. The 22.8 by 7.3-inch deck, meanwhile, is 40% larger than the one found on its great rival, the Horizon, meaning you have plenty of space to find a comfortable riding position. Coated in an ample slathering of grip tape, your feet stay put once planted, too.

EMOVE Touring Deck

But its wet weather credentials go further still. Both the front and rear wheels are covered by rock-solid fenders to save you from splashback, while a low-mounted headlight provides good visibility in gloomy conditions.

EMOVE Touring Kickstand

The rear drum brake is reliable in the rain, too. While it may not stop you quite as quickly (4.9 meters from 15 mph) as some of the other scooters in this list – like the NIU KQi3 Pro (2.2 meters) and Apollo Air (3.4 meters) – its enclosed design does benefit from being impervious to the fading effects of water.

Building on the low-maintenance design of the drum brake are the tires. At the front, you’ll find an air-filled, traction-loving disc of rubber that does an excellent job at cushioning the ride and gripping the ground. At the rear, however, is a solid tire. This is designed to reduce the risk of punctures – which, on balance, is worth the slight compromise that it has on ride quality.

EMOVE Touring Drum Brake

On the topic of ride quality, the Touring is the only scooter to feature a triple front suspension system. It’s a laudable feature that makes a sizable difference to the scooter’s ability to absorb shocks. Working in harmony with the dual springs at the rear, it promises a good amount of travel, but I did find that it clattered while going over rough roads. To get the best from it, you need to stick to smooth, predictable surfaces. If however, you live in an area that suffers from poor road conditions, then I recommend checking out either the Apollo Air or Fluid Vista.

EMOVE Touring Suspension

Three areas where the Touring performs no matter the conditions are in its speed, acceleration, and portability.

Its 48V 500W motor can whip up a scintillating top speed of 25 mph and reach 15 mph from a standstill in 4.5 seconds.

EMOVE Touring Chassis

As for portability, well, take a bow, Touring. Its cantilevered folding mechanism means you can be out of the rain in seconds, while the telescopic stem and folding handlebars allow you to store it in small spaces. Weighing just 39 lbs, this maneuverable bottle rocket can also be carried without slipping a disc.

With all that it has to offer, it’s easy to see why the EMOVE Touring remains a popular scooter despite the explosion of new models filling the commuter scooter market.

EMOVE Touring Lights

Further Information:

EMOVE Touring Review

Best Under $1,000

Apollo Air 2023

Black Friday Sale: $879.00 $999.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Water Resistance Rating:

Apollo Air Overview:

When Apollo launched the Air 2022, I sat here thinking this is a model that couldn’t be improved. It was perfect. But lo and behold, the rockstar Canadian brand has once again channeled customer feedback by improving the faultless. Introducing the Air 2023.

So, how exactly do you go about upgrading 2022’s Best All-Weather Electric Scooter of the Year? Let’s start with the fact that the new model now comes with an improved (exceedingly rare) IP66 water resistance rating. Then there’s its new folding mechanism, self-healing tires, revamped cockpit, and enhanced lighting rig.

Priced at under $1,000, the Air 2023 cannot be classed as a budget scooter, but my goodness, does it represent outstanding value for money – especially if you’re looking for an everyday model that makes light of rain with consummate style.

Apollo Air 2022 Durable Neck and Deck

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Why I Recommend the Apollo Air:

The Air 2023 doesn’t care for superfluous frills and tassels. It’s not fussed about earning heart emojis on Instagram – though it will. No, this scooter has one purpose: to deliver an outstanding level of performance come rain or shine.

We’ve touched upon its waterproofing credentials already, but they’re worth revisiting as they encapsulate the Air 2023’s razor-sharp focus on function.

Apollo Air 2022 Graphite Paint and Logo on Stem

Its aircraft-grade aluminum frame now has an IP66 rating. Not only does this make it infallible to damage from high-pressure jets of water, but dust ingress, too. This is a huge upgrade on its predecessor’s IP54 rating – and indeed most scooters, full stop.

Most aspects of this scooter’s design attest to its wet weather spurs. The rear fender is built generously to protect your back, while an LED setup – which includes a headlight, taillight, and turn signals on either side of the handlebars – keeps you visible in overcast and foggy conditions.

Apollo Air 2022 Handlebars

Even in the smallest details, it’s clear that Apollo has prioritized everyday durability. The charging port comes with a protective spring-loaded cap that safeguards it against any meddlesome water droplets. It might sound small, but trust me when I say that this is a vital feature.

Then there’s its handling. The front fork suspension is unseen on models in its price class; better still, the scooter sports a pair of pneumatic – and now self-healing – 10-inch tires. With a thick rubber tread, they provide traction and much-needed ground cover to stay upright on slippery surfaces. Together, the tires and suspension do a great job of soaking up the shocks and vibrations from imperfections in the road.

Apollo Air 2022 Front Tire

The Air 2023’s handling is further bolstered by the spacious deck, which is sufficiently grippy to ensure your feet stay put, no matter how perilous the weather. Elsewhere, the wide handlebars and ergonomic controls do a great job of maximizing your control.

Apollo Air 2022 Grippy Deck

It's worth noting here that the cockpit has had a facelift; it now features new 8th-generation paddles for the throttle and regen brake. Aside from looking better, they’re also smooth-as-silk and have easy-to-reach riding mode, headlight, and turn signal buttons built into them. These ensure that you remain in control of the steering column at all times – which is a big improvement on the 2022 model. Previously, the Air featured a singular button below the display that forced you to take one hand off the handlebars when you needed to change your riding mode or turn the headlight on/off.

Apollo Air 2022 Sleek Handlebars

With this additional control comes a more enjoyable riding experience that’s supported by the Air’s cast of its 36V 500W motor, 15Ah battery, and reliable braking system.

Putting the Air in its fastest riding mode will see you accelerate to 15 mph in 5.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 21 mph.

Apollo Air 2022 Rear Motor

The battery and its high-quality 21700 cells, meanwhile, keep the wheels rolling for 23 miles, though, if you’re light and decide to ride in the slowest setting, you can squeeze out a maximum of 34 miles.

And then we have the braking setup which is one of the lowest maintenance of all electric scooters. Equipped with a drum at the front and a regenerative braking system at the rear, it brings you to a smooth stop from 15 mph in 3.4 meters. What’s more, the regen brake can be used independently, meaning you’re able to use the benefits of kinetic energy and drag to recharge your battery by up to 10% while reducing wear and tear on the mechanical brake.

Apollo Air Pro Drum Brake

As a nifty little extra, you can dial up the intensity of the regen brake via the mobile app. Here, you can also adjust the strength of your acceleration, set the top speeds for each riding mode, activate the electronic lock, and switch between start modes. You can use it as a navigational device, too.

Adjusting Acceleration and Braking Strength of Apollo Pro in Mobile App

It’s also worth pointing out that the drum brake has a few tricks up its sleeve. Not only can you easily adjust how tight or loose it is by twisting the screw at the end of the brake hose, but thanks to its encased design, it doesn’t fade or warp as a result of external riding conditions.

When you bite the bullet and spring for the Apollo Air 2023, you’re not just getting any old scooter; you’re securing a model with a rich history and superb pedigree. You’re placing your mitts on what we can only describe as the Rolls Royce of waterproof scooters.

Josh on Apollo Air 2022

Further Information:

Apollo Air 2022 Review

Best Under $1,300

Fluid Vista

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Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Water Resistance Rating:

Fluid Vista Overview:

Many brands have tried (and failed) to find the sweet spot between low-maintenance design and exquisite ride quality. Imagine their dismay, then, when the Fluid Vista rolled into the fray with a blueprint that knocked this challenge out of the park.

With an IPX5 water resistance rating, puncture-proof solid tires, smooth adjustable suspension, and a balanced performance profile, the Vista is a scooter that has the style and mettle to thrive in any weather.

It's not without its imperfections, but in straddling the line between durability and finesse so ably, it has carved its own space in a bustling market.

Fluid Vista Chassis

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Fluid Vista:

So, let’s get right down to it: the Fluid Vista’s IPX5 water resistance rating means it’s protected against low-pressure water jets, while the huge reinforced rear fender does a sublime job at keeping flicks of water to a minimum.

Fluid Vista Rear Wheel and Fender

It also helps that the Vista is a bit of a beast. Its tough-as-nails frame is among the biggest in the commuter scooter category, while at 25.5 inches, the concaved handlebars are wide. Combined, they deliver a sturdy, balanced ride that promotes confidence even in wet weather.

Fluid Vista Handlebars

There is, however, a caveat. The stem and handlebars are under-weighted, meaning they turn a little too easily. This can undermine your sense of control when riding fast. But, let’s be real, it's unlikely that you’re going to hitting top speeds when it's wet out. Based on my own experiences, hitting 20 mph is more than enough to avoid any unwanted spills.

On the subject of going fast, the 60V 1000W rear-mounted motor can hit a top speed of 31 mph – this is mighty zippy for what’s billed as a commuter scooter. It’s pretty quick out of the blocks, too, hitting 15 mph in just 3.2 seconds.

Fluid Vista Accelerating

What’s more, you can adjust the acceleration strength via the mobile app, as well as cap your top speed. It also gives you access to a slider that lets you choose how fast you need to be going before the motor kicks in. This is a unique feature that replaces the standard kick-to-start and zero-start modes. Additional features that you can control through the app include the electronic lock, passcode, cruise control function, and lights. Plus, it’s home to several dashboards that show your max speed, remaining mileage, system temperatures, max current, voltage, energy consumption, and much more.

Now, I made a big point about the Fluid Vista’s low maintenance credentials – and it’s in the tires that this is most apparent. Interestingly, they’re solid, meaning they’re impervious to flats.

Close Up of Fluid Vista Front Fork

But, crucially for a wet weather scooter, they offer a lot of ground cover and, because of their deeply-patterned tread, exceptional traction in slippery conditions.

The Vista’s ride quality doesn’t suffer too much because of the solid tires either. This is all thanks to its front and rear springs, which can be adjusted to add or reduce preload. There’s no bottoming out and plenty of shock absorption, which is all you can ask for from a suspension setup.

Fluid Vista Rear Spring Suspension

Riding in wet weather also demands a strong set of brakes. Thankfully, the Vista has this box ticked. A front drum and rear disc brake work in tandem with the regen brake to bring you to a safe stop from 15 mph in just 2.4 meters.

Elsewhere, the 60V 14.5Ah battery coaxes a maximum range of 45 miles out of a single charge, which is very good for a commuter scooter. Though, as to be expected, based on my hands-on tests where I weighed 190 lbs and rode the scooter aggressively around a circuit of undulating city streets, the real-world range came in at 32 miles.

Fluid Vista in Motion

Interestingly, for a commuter scooter, the Fluid Vista is fairly heavy at 60 lbs. You won’t want to carry it for long periods, though its simple pull-and-release folding mechanism is a real triumph. You can have the stem collapsed in just a couple of seconds.

Fluid Vista Folding Mechanism

And if you find yourself riding at night, you can take solace in knowing that the headlight, deck LEDs, taillight, and turn signals will keep you visible. Though, I still suggest investing in an extra clip-on headlight to illuminate the way forward while riding in overcast weather.

Fluid Vista Different Color Deck LEDs

For all its flaws, the Fluid Vista remains a hugely satisfying scooter that’ll delight riders seeking superb ride quality and low-maintenance design.

Josh With the Fluid Vista

Further Information:

Fluid Vista Review

Best Under $1,500

EMOVE Cruiser S

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Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Water Resistance Rating:

EMOVE Cruiser S Overview:

The EMOVE Cruiser S is scooter royalty. It features heavily in our guides, stretching from the best long-range scooters, the best commuter scooters, and the best heavy-duty models for heavy adults.

It’s the all-rounder of all-rounders and offers so much more than its IPX6 rating. Taking everything that blew us away on the old Cruiser, the S brings a new Sine Wave controller, ergonomic thumb throttle, self-healing tires, a 4-color display, and an improved stem clamp to the party.

Usually, scooters come with some form of compromise. There are fast ones that sacrifice range, or long-range beasts that lack bite. Other models double down on the power but at the expense of portability. The EMOVE Cruiser S does it all, making it one of the most well-rounded waterproof electric scooters.

EMOVE Cruiser S in Motion

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the EMOVE Cruiser S:

Firstly, it boasts a considerable 33 mph of top speed, plus a staggering 62 miles of range – a feat unmatched in its price class.

Speaking of records, the Cruiser’s 352 lbs load-bearing capacity holds the title as the biggest in our database of over 140+ electric scooters, making it an ideal choice for riders of all sizes.

Josh With the EMOVE Cruiser S

And in what represents a huge leap forward from its forebear, the Cruiser S is the first single-motor scooter to come with a Sine Wave controller. This significantly improves the smoothness of the new ergonomic thumb throttle and, thus, the quality of your ride.

EMOVE Cruiser S Display and Throttle

Plus, it refuses to cut corners in the portability stakes. It comes kitted out with pretty much the full gamut: foldable handlebars, a telescopic stem, and a simple cantilevered folding mechanism.

EMOVE Cruiser S Folded

Yep – the EMOVE Cruiser S has thought of everything. It’s no surprise, then, that it also boasts an IPX6 water resistance rating. This makes it resistant to high-pressure, heavy sprays of water. This IP rating is one of the best on the market.

Riding in the rain means slippery roads, and slippery roads require excellent brakes. Luckily, the Cruiser S delivers high-quality semi-hydraulic brakes at the front and rear. Together with its electronic braking system, the dual 140 mm rotors bring you to a safe stop within 2.6 meters from 15 mph. This is more than enough stopping power to prevent unwanted slides.

EMOVE Cruiser S Semi-Hydraulic Disc Brake

Moving onto comfort, it leaves no stone unturned. Boasting large front springs paired with dual shocks at the rear, its shock absorption package is a premium one.

On top of this, the Cruiser S doubles down on the pneumatics, with a couple of 10-inch air-filled, newly self-healing tires that insulate you from the bumps and bruises of inhospitable terrain while preventing punctures.

EMOVE Cruiser S Suspension and Tire

In terms of build quality, it ticks every box – durability, dependability, and dynamism. It’s made of a lightweight (yet sturdy) aluminum alloy, with a frame that folds neatly and is plenty forgiving – particularly for taller riders, or ones with stockier builds.

Take the scooter’s wide, long deck for instance. It’s super spacious, allowing you to strike a comfortable stance to match the ample width of the handlebars. This, of course, comes in handy where wet weather is concerned.

EMOVE Cruiser S Deck

You won’t have to worry about splashback, either. The rear fender smothers the back wheel, catching any displaced debris before it can get to your clothes.

Alongside its already impressive performance, a new 4-color display, battery voltmeter, turn signals, and a battery management system allow the Cruiser S to excel on all fronts. Whether the sky outside is desert-dry or drizzle-dominated, it’ll prevail to deliver a safe, secure ride. It’s a more than worthy successor to a living legend.

Josh on the EMOVE Cruiser S

Further Information:

EMOVE Cruiser S Review

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Apollo City Pro 2023

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Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Water Resistance Rating:

Apollo City Pro Overview:

Very few scooters come with an IP66 rating. The all-new, highly anticipated Apollo City Pro 2023 is one of them. Put simply, this is a model made for rainy journeys through the city.

Apollo is, of course, a brand that doesn’t do things by halves. The Pro’s all-weather excellence is largely the result of a proprietary design that you’ll not find on any other scooter. Its tubeless, self-healing tires are manna from heaven for riders who value low maintenance, and its integrated mobile app facilitates next-level customization that will leave tech buffs drooling.

Apollo City Pro Frame

Pretty much everything about the Apollo City Pro 2023 is next level. If you’re a modern urbanite seeking a powerful and stylish set of wheels that won’t let you down when the weather turns, then take my advice and splash some cash on this beaut.

Apollo City Pro Rear Springs and Kickplate

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Apollo City Pro:

What does an IP66 water-resistance rating give you? Well, complete protection from rain, water splashes, and high-pressure jets.

While most scooters can withstand exposure to light showers, the City Pro will keep doing its thing with zero fuss for as long as you need it to – even if you get caught in a heavy downpour.

Josh Test Riding the Apollo City Pro

The hero of the hour here is the proprietary frame; every part has been manufactured to perfectly align with the next, leaving no potential weak spots or other vulnerabilities that could be exploited by pesky water droplets. It also looks a million bucks, thanks to its sleek anti-corrosive graphite finish and juxtaposing explosions of orange.

Apollo City Pro Handlebars and Stem

But the City Pro isn’t all about style – it has the power to match. Dual 500W motors pack more than enough punch to own the streets. Together, they deliver a top speed of 32 mph. Sure, if speed per dollar is the primary factor in your decision-making then there may be better options out there, but this is a scooter that’s intent on delivering an all-around enjoyable riding experience for tech-savvy riders, rather than raw performance alone.

Apollo City Pro Accelerating

And that’s partly because it’s such a smooth, versatile ride. The triple spring and swingarm suspension system do a good job of soaking up the myriad imperfections that you’ll find on city streets, while the 10-inch self-healing tires not only offer a layer of cushioning but are zero maintenance, too. You’ll also find that the traction they offer on wet asphalt is very good.

Apollo City Pro Self Healing Tire

Thankfully, the upgraded handlebars sported by the City Pro 2023 are wide and this further improves handling on wet roads. They also now feature improved handgrips and the best turn signals that you’ll find anywhere on the market. Factor in a treasure trove of additional integrated controls – including the new 8th-generation paddles for the accelerator and regen brake, and a seamlessly incorporated display for all your key stats – and this is a cockpit fit for Star Trek.

Apollo City Pro Cockpit

Elsewhere, the deck is everything that you’d want. Large, grippy, and elegantly upswept, it provides the space and security you require to feel comfortable when slaloming through traffic.

Apollo City Pro Rubber Deck

And if you do need to stop suddenly, the dual drums allow you to do so from 15 mph in 2.1 meters. Plus, the regen brake adds more capacity to control your pace as you navigate wet and slippy streets without having to engage the mechanical brakes. Plus, it allows you to recycle kinetic energy into battery power to extend your mileage.

Josh Using the Apollo City Pro Regen Brake

This isn’t the only feature that gives you control over how you ride. Arguably, one of the City Pro’s biggest selling points is its mobile app. Available on both Android and iOS, it allows you to lock/unlock the scooter, adjust the strength of the regenerative brake and acceleration, toggle its gears, manipulate how the cruise control function works, switch from the kick-to-start to zero-start mode, and place a cap on your top speed. All of these adjustments are super useful since they allow you to tailor your ride based on the weather. For instance, when it's wet out, you may want to dial the acceleration strength down to minimize wheel spin.

Adjusting Acceleration and Braking Strength of Apollo Pro in Mobile App

Over here at Electric Scooter Insider, we’re fans of everything that the Apollo City Pro has to offer. Whether it’s newly enlarged 48V 20Ah battery with its 21700 cells and maximum range of 43 miles (or 27 miles when ridden fast); its upgraded one-click folding mechanism that means you won’t get stuck in the rain trying to collapse it; or its inclusive design that welcomes those that are heavier on the scale.

Apollo City Pro Rear Drum Brake

Backed by thousands of riders, you’re buying into a lot more than just specs. The experience of owning and riding a scooter from Apollo is like no other. You just have to look at Apollo’s generous warranty to see the quality of the scooter that you’ll be buying. Take, for example, its key components, which have been tested for an impressive 300,000 cycles, or the entire frame, which has been through 10,000 km of simulated road tests. This is three times as much testing as what a typical scooter undergoes, meaning it’s built to last, no matter the weather.

Apollo City Pro Lights

Further Information:

Apollo City Pro Review


Compare Waterproof Electric Scooters

The table below compares the best waterproof electric scooters based on water-resistance ratings, performance, specs, price, and more.
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Turboant M10 LiteTurboant M10 LiteTurboant X7 MaxTurboant X7 MaxNIU KQi2 ProNIU KQi2 ProNIU KQi3 ProNIU KQi3 ProEMOVE TouringEMOVE TouringApollo Air 2023Apollo Air 2023Fluid VistaFluid VistaEMOVE Cruiser SEMOVE Cruiser SApollo City Pro 2023Apollo City Pro 2023
Where to BuyTurboantTurboantNIU OfficialNIU OfficialVoro MotorsApolloFluid Free RideVoro MotorsApollo
Price CategoryUnder $400Under $500Under $600Under $800Under $900Under $1,000Under $1,300Under $1,500Under $1,700
Top Speed16 mph20 mph17 mph20 mph25 mph21 mph31 mph33 mph32 mph
0-15 MPH7.8 s6.9 s6.0 s5.0 s4.5 s5.7 s3.2 s3.8 s2.3 s
0-25 MPHn/an/an/an/an/an/a6.6 s10.3 s6.1 s
Max Range15.5 miles32 miles25 miles31 miles32 miles34 miles45 miles62 miles43 miles
Tested Range10 miles18 miles17 miles22 miles19 miles23 miles32 miles48 miles27 miles
Braking2.9 meters3.0 meters5.2 meters2.2 meters4.9 meters3.4 meters2.4 meters2.6 meters2.1 meters
Max Incline15 degrees15 degrees8.5 degrees11 degrees15 degrees10 degrees20 degrees20 degrees20 degrees
Optimal Incline7 degrees9 degrees6 degrees9 degrees9 degrees6 degrees13 degrees12 degrees13 degrees
Motor36V 350W36V 350W48V 300W48V 350W48V 500W36V 500W60V 1000W52V 1000W48V 500W (x2)
Battery36V 6.6Ah FST36V 10Ah FST48V 7.6Ah FST48V 10Ah FST48V 13Ah LG36V 15Ah FST60V 14.5Ah LG52V 30Ah LG48V 20Ah FST
Charge Time5 hours6 hours7 hours6 hours8 hours7 hours8 hours12 hours4.5 hours
BrakesDisc, ElectronicDisc, ElectronicDisc, RegenDiscs (x2), RegenDrum, ElectronicDrum, RegenDrum, Disc, ElectronicSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicDrum (x2), Regen
SuspensionNoneNoneNoneNoneSprings, SwingarmsFront ForkFork, SpringsSprings, Air ShocksTriple Springs, Swingarms
Tire Size8.5 inch10 inch10 inch9.5 inch8 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch10 inch
Tire TypeAir (Inner-Tube)Air (Inner-Tube)Air (Tubeless)Air (Tubeless)Air (Inner-Tube), Solid (Rubber)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Solid (Rubber)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)
Weight30.9 lbs34 lbs41 lbs45 lbs39 lbs39 lbs60 lbs52 lbs65 lbs
Load220 lbs275 lbs220 lbs265 lbs308 lbs220 lbs265 lbs352 lbs265 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at StemFolds at StemFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at Stem
LightsHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn Signals, Deck LEDsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn Signals
Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

To select the 9 best waterproof electric scooters from a field of 27 shortlisted models, I assessed each across their water-resistance ratings, tire performance (including type, size, tread, and traction), braking power, handling, deck grip, and splashback protection (i.e. fender position).

These tests were conducted as part of a wider, standardized testing process. You can learn more about how I test below:

Waterproof Electric Scooters That I Tested:

Click through the photo carousel to see all of the scooters that I tested for this guide.

Test Criteria:

Before we dive into the criteria, it’s worth pointing out that this year, the methodology has changed to only shortlist and select scooters that don’t exceed 35 mph.

Previously, the selection process included models that could reach speeds of up to 60 mph, but due to safety reasons, this has now been scaled back. It’s simply not wise to ride fast in wet conditions.

Water-Resistance Ratings

There’s no secret formula to test the IP ratings specified by manufacturers. It’s simply a case of getting outside in the rain and putting the scooters through their paces.

Josh Testing the Horizon V2 in the Rain

Generally speaking, a rating of IP54 and above means a scooter can withstand light showers and puddle splashes. However, in my pursuit of thoroughness, I’ve reported on each scooter's ability to protect against varying degrees of water ingress (i.e. puddle splashes to high-pressure water jets).

Turboant M10 Lite in the Rain

Tire Performance

Tires take on even greater importance when it comes to wet, slippery conditions.

Based on my tests, pneumatic tires perform the best in adverse weather. The larger they are, the bigger their contact patch, while their tread should be lightly patterned to ensure sufficient traction.

EMOVE Touring in the rain

While testing the scooters, I paid close attention to all of these details – especially traction (and, in some cases, I pushed the scooters a little too hard around corners and slid off them – all for the love of reviewing scooters!).

Josh Riding the Horizon in the Rain

Further Information:

How I Test Tire Performance

Braking Power

My job here was to filter out any poor-performing or problematic models so that I was left with those that I could rely on. To do this, I assessed each scooter’s braking power by riding at a speed of 15 mph and stopping as quickly as I could without skidding.

Generally, a braking distance of 3.5 meters or less can be considered good, but for these tests, I was a little more forgiving.

Josh Pulling the Brakes on the SPLACH Twin

In addition to my stopping distance measurements, I also reported on how the different components of the brakes responded to wet weather. Here, I assessed whether scooters with disc brakes experienced any form of fading because of the reduced grip of the calipers on the rotors. On the other hand, I found that those with drum brakes performed similarly to how they did in dry conditions – this is because the drums were enclosed and sealed, meaning they were impervious to the fading effects of water.

Further Information:

How I Test Braking Performance


The control and maneuverability that you have while riding during inclement weather is vitally important.

Josh Testing an Electric Scooter's Handling in the Rain

From the width of each scooter’s handlebars to the rake angle of their steering columns (which affects how stable and nimble they are), I tested all the different facets that contribute to a scooter’s overall handling. This also included the ergonomics of each scooter’s cockpit to assess how easy the controls, throttles, and brake levers were to use.

Weight distribution was also key. If a scooter’s weight was distributed evenly across its frame (in other words, it wasn’t top or bottom-heavy), then it stood a good chance of passing my handling test.

Josh Testing an Electric Scooter in the Rain at Night

Fender Position For Splashback Protection

Fenders are often overlooked, but they’re crucial for wet-weather riding.

Here, I looked closely at their positioning and ability to protect against water splashes and debris.

EMOVE Touring Rear Fender

Expert Tip: By lining up a ruler so that it comes into contact with a scooter’s tire and fender, you can gauge a pretty good idea of how protected you’ll be from splashback. The lower the angle, the greater the protection. For instance, if the ruler stands up at 90 degrees, then it’s highly likely that your back will be covered in debris. On the other hand, if the ruler sits at a 45-degree angle, you’ll be far more protected.

Deck Size & Grip

While most manufacturers publish dimensions detailing the length and width of their scooter’s deck, they don’t always paint the full picture. For instance, if there are charge ports that take up a couple of inches, the manufacturers won’t report this.

As a result, I measured usable deck space, as well as the length and angle of each scooter’s kickplate. Here, the larger the space, the more room there was to position your weight across the scooter for greater control.

Wet Electric Scooter Deck

I also assessed how grippy each deck was. If it didn’t have enough grip to make me feel confident while riding, then the scooter didn’t make the cut.

Josh Testing Deck Grip in the Rain

Results From My Performance Tests:

See how the electric scooters stack up against each other across the metrics of top speed, acceleration, maximum range (riding slow), real-world range (riding fast), and braking.

Top Speed

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test top speed.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
EMOVE Cruiser S
33 MPH
Apollo City Pro 2023
32 MPH
Fluid Vista
31 MPH
EMOVE Touring
25 MPH
Apollo Air 2023
21 MPH
NIU KQi3 Pro
20 MPH
Turboant X7 Max
20 MPH
NIU KQi2 Pro
17 MPH
Turboant M10 Lite
16 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test acceleration.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
Apollo City Pro 2023
2.3 s
Fluid Vista
3.2 s
EMOVE Cruiser S
3.8 s
EMOVE Touring
4.5 s
NIU KQi3 Pro
5.0 s
Apollo Air 2023
5.7 s
NIU KQi2 Pro
6.0 s
Turboant X7 Max
6.9 s
Turboant M10 Lite
7.8 s

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
EMOVE Cruiser S
62 miles
Fluid Vista
45 miles
Apollo City Pro 2023
43 miles
Apollo Air 2023
34 miles
EMOVE Touring
32 miles
Turboant X7 Max
32 miles
NIU KQi3 Pro
31 miles
NIU KQi2 Pro
25 miles
Turboant M10 Lite
15.5 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

Ordered from longest to shortest range – Learn about how I test real-world range.

ScooterPriceReal Range
EMOVE Cruiser S
48 miles
Fluid Vista
32 miles
Apollo City Pro 2023
27 miles
Apollo Air 2023
23 miles
NIU KQi3 Pro
22 miles
EMOVE Touring
19 miles
Turboant X7 Max
18 miles
NIU KQi2 Pro
17 miles
Turboant M10 Lite
10 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance – Learn about how I test braking performance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
Apollo City Pro 2023
2.1 meters
NIU KQi3 Pro
2.2 meters
Fluid Vista
2.4 meters
EMOVE Cruiser S
2.6 meters
Turboant M10 Lite
2.9 meters
Turboant X7 Max
3.0 meters
Apollo Air 2023
3.4 meters
EMOVE Touring
4.9 meters
NIU KQi2 Pro
5.2 meters

Josh Testing an Electric Scooter in the Rain

Understanding IP Ratings

IP Ratings: Explained

Based on our independent research of over 140 electric scooters, 78% of models are equipped with water resistance ratings. This figure is up from 74% in 2022, and 40% in 2021. However, it’s important to note that these ratings vary in the level of protection that they provide.

Plus, before we go any further, we need to explain that while some scooters are water-resistant, no model is entirely waterproof. Riding in water-logged conditions is always a risk: not just to your scooter, but to your safety. Any environmental damage to your scooter will void your warranty – meaning you’ll have to put your hand in your pocket for repair or placement.

So, to avoid any unwanted damage, you need to ensure that your scooter comes with the proper certification.

We’re talking, of course, about IP ratings.

IP stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ – that is, the protection of an electrical enclosure from the ingress of ‘foreign bodies’ – be that dirt, dust, salt, or (of course) rain. IP ratings are international standards and are common wherever electrical components can be found.

All IP ratings start with ‘IP’ and are followed by two digits.

How the Coding Works:

First Digit (Intrusion Protection)

The first digit refers to the scooter’s level of intrusion protection. Here’s what each digit means:

LevelSymbolProtected Against
0 (or X)Intrusion Protection 0No Protection
1Intrusion Protection 1Objects greater than 50 mm
2Intrusion Protection 2Objects greater than 12.5 mm
3Intrusion Protection 3Objects greater than 2.5 mm
4Intrusion Protection 4Objects greater than 1 mm
5Intrusion Protection 5Partial protection against dust
6Intrusion Protection 6Totally dust-tight

Second Digit (Moisture Protection)

The second digit refers to the scooter’s level of moisture protection. Here’s what they mean:

LevelSymbolProtected Against
0 (or X)Moisture Protection 0No Protection
1Moisture Protection 1Vertically falling water droplets
2Moisture Protection 2Water droplets when tilted at 15 degrees
3Moisture Protection 3Spraying water up to 60 degrees from vertical
4Moisture Protection 4Water splashes from all directions
5Moisture Protection 5Low-pressure jets (6.3 mm nozzle) of directed water from any angle
6Moisture Protection 6High-pressure jets (12.5 mm nozzle) of directed water from any angle
7Moisture Protection 7Submersion for a depth of up to 1 meter
8Moisture Protection 8Extended submersion for depth of 1 meter or more

Summary and Examples

In summary, the ‘I’ is for the solids and the ‘P’ for the liquids. So here, it’s naturally the second letter that we’re most interested in.

Now we’ve unpacked the ratings, here are the IP ratings you’re most likely to see on electric scooters – and what they denote.

IP RatingsProtected Against
IPX4Protected against water splashing from any direction
IPX5Protected against low-pressure water jets from any direction
IPX6Protected against high-pressure water jets from any direction
IP54Partially protected against dust and protected from water spray from any direction
IP55Partially protected against dust and protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction
IP56Partially protected against dust and protected from high-pressure water jets from any direction
IP66Totally dust tight and protected from high-pressure water jets from any direction

For more information about IP ratings, check out CWP Group's excellent article.

Answering Your Questions

Waterproof Electric Scooter FAQs

What is the Best Waterproof Electric Scooter?

After testing 27 shortlisted models, I can reveal that the 9 best waterproof electric scooters are:

Are All Electric Scooters Waterproof?

No – in fact, none of them are. That’s because waterproofing is different from water resistance.

Based on our independent research of over 140 electric scooters, 78% of models are equipped with water resistance ratings. This figure is up from 74% in 2022, and 40% in 2021. However, it’s important to note that these ratings vary in the level of protection that they provide.

If a scooter is water-resistant, it will have an IP rating – a widely accepted credential for assessing the protection of electronic components from water and dirt ingress.

Find out more about IP ratings here.

Can You Ride an Electric Scooter in the Rain?

Providing it has an appropriate IP rating, you can ride an electric scooter in the rain.

However, we don’t recommend doing so. Any water damage to your scooter will void its warranty, meaning you won’t be able to claim a rebate on any repair or replacement.

How Do I Make My Electric Scooter Waterproof?

It’s not possible – no electric scooter is waterproof. The best way to protect your electric scooter from water damage is to keep it inside when it’s wet out and ride it only in dry conditions.

Can I Leave My Electric Scooter Outside?

Leaving your electric scooter outside isn’t recommended. Store your scooter in a cool, dry place indoors to safeguard it from damage and maximize its lifespan.

Can You Wash an Electric Scooter?

If an electric scooter has a water resistance rating of IPX4 or above, then it can withstand water splashes and can, therefore, be washed.

We advise taking a cautious approach to cleaning electric scooters. To be careful, wipe down your scooter with a damp cloth or brush laced with a cleaning solution. If you can elevate your scooter, then spin the wheels and brush/wipe them down as they turn to remove any dirt that’s built up inside the tire treads.

Once you have cleaned your scooter, dab it with a towel to remove excess water and leave it to dry.

Can You Ride an Electric Scooter in the Winter?

Most electric scooters are designed so that you can ride them all year round. However, their exact suitability for wintery conditions – including wind, rain, and snow – will depend on their level of water resistance and the operating temperature of the battery and motors.

Change Log

Recent Updates

In the interest of delivering the most timely, relevant, and credible reviews/guides in the industry, I have detailed the recent updates and changes to my list of the best waterproof electric scooters. Learn more about my editorial policy.

Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

Josh, Founder of Electric Scooter Insider. Over the last 4 years, I’ve tested countless scooters, amassed a database of 140+ models, and helped thousands of people find the right scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another.

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