This Segway Ninebot Max might just be the best electric scooter deal right now

Finding the right scooter that offers enough power and range, but doesn’t cost too much can be a tough business. CNET scooter reviewer Joseph Kaminski, who compiles our list of best electric scooters, prefers more powerful scooters that can accommodate taller people and have a longer range (battery life). The problem is that these models tend to cost upwards of $1,000. They also tend to be quite heavy – often over 50 pounds or more – and don’t seem easy to carry around if you have to fold them up and take them inside.

The compromise may be an electric scooter like the Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max G30LP. Weighing 38.6 pounds (17.5 kg), it has a 350W motor and can go up to 18.6 miles per hour with a range of 25 miles with a maximum weight rating of 220 pounds. This makes it more powerful than some of the entry-level models that tend to cost between $300 and $450. It normally sells for $900, but you can currently get it for $600 at Best Buy. (Amazon has it for $900).

The Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max G30LP comes with a seat, which some people won’t want. But the good news is that the seat is removable, so you can choose to use it or not.

As far as I can tell, this is the same model as the standard Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max we reviewed, which I’ve used, and which works well enough for me – I’m 162 pounds – for my short trips around New York (it climbs hills very well). Segway has a newer version of the scooter called the F40 which sells for $800 and doesn’t look much different. Even if you consider the price of this model, you’re still looking at a savings of $200. According camelcamelcamel.com, this scooter has already hit $600 and even dropped slightly for what appears to be a Black Friday sale last year. But that’s right next to its low price.

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