Fastest Electric Scooter for 2021

Electric Scooter

If you’ve ever wanted to know what the absolute fastest electric scooters are then you’re going to have to take a look at Nanrobot. They have made some of the most technologically advanced and fastest electric scooters that have ever been put on the market. Today we’re going to take an in-depth look at two of their fastest and most cutting-edge scooters.

Note: Previously compared e-scooters: D4+ vs LS7 is recently updated to D6+ vs Lighting for 2021.

NANROBOT Lightning Electric Scooter Foldable 8”Wide Wheel Evolution-1600W-48V 18Ah (Lightning Electric Scooter)
Weight
70 lbs
Speed
30 mph
Range
25 miles
Power
1600 Watt
Reviews
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NANROBOT Lightning Electric Scooter Foldable 8”Wide Wheel Evolution-1600W-48V 18Ah (Lightning Electric Scooter)
Weight
70 lbs
Speed
30 mph
Range
25 miles
Power
1600 Watt
Reviews
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The Fastest Electric Scooter for 2021

The  and the Nanrobot Lightning are our two competitors today.

We’ll be comparing them in several categories so that we can get to the bottom of which one is the superior scooter. We’ll summarize everything at the end with the pros and cons section and our final verdict.

With that said, let’s get into the comparisons.

Battery Life and Charge Time

Battery life has and always will be one of the most important aspects of any electric or motorized vehicle, which is why we chose to talk about it first. If you want a vehicle that will take you dozens of miles then it had better have the energy and the power to pull that off.

Both the D6+ and the Lightning can be used for a little over an hour at max speed, which is something we’ll talk about more in the next category. However, they both have different charging times despite similar battery life. The D6+ needs to be charged for 10 – 12 hours (5 -6 with 2 chargers) while the Lightning requires 8-10 hrs (4-5 hrs with 2 chargers). You’ll be fine if you charge your scooter overnight regardless of which one you pick. But the numbers don’t lie and the Lightning is the victor in this category.

Winner: Nanrobot Lightning

Max Speed and Max Range

Here’s the part that many of you have been waiting for: which electric scooter is the fastest and will provide the most thrill? There’s no point in making you wait any longer. The Nanrobot D6+ is easily the victor in this category.

Don’t get too carried away with that fact though. The Lightning is still a very, very speedy electric scooter. It’s called Lightning for a reason. It has a top speed of 30 miles per hour and a max range of 25 miles per charge. These are still very impressive stats that put most other scooters to shame.

But the D6+ is still in a completely different league. With a gargantuan maximum speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 40 miles per charge, nothing can beat it when it comes to raw speed. This thing is so fast that braking at max speed will put the scares into you – more on that later. If you care about nothing except getting the utterly fastest scooter experience possible, it’s obvious what you have to pick.

Winner: Nanrobot D6+

Weight

Portability is a very important factor for all-electric scooters. Since they’re designed to be taken miles and miles away from your home, it’s nice to know that your vehicle will be as little of a hassle as possible when lugging it around.

NANROBOT Lightning Electric Scooter Foldable 8”Wide Wheel Evolution-1600W-48V 18Ah (Lightning Electric Scooter)

While both the D6+ and the Lightning have folding designs for when they aren’t in use, the D6+ weighs about 77 pounds while the Lightning only weighs 65 pounds. They’re both bulky but the Lightning is undeniably a little easier to carry around, whether that’s putting it into a car or lugging it in and out of storage.

Winner: Nanrobot Lightning

Max Load Capacity

Both electric scooters both have impressive maximum load capacity which is far beyond the standard 220 pounds. However, there’s a slight difference between the two. The D6+ can carry up to 330 lbs max load while the Lightning can only carry up to 280 lbs. This is proportional to their body weight. The D6+, which weighs heavier than the Lightning, boasts a greater max weight capacity than the latter. 

Winner: Nanrobot D6+

Comfort

Nobody wants to ride a scooter that offers a bumpy and unpleasant riding experience—especially if you’re going at 30 or even 40 miles per hour. Luckily, both the D6+ and the Lightning are made from extraordinary parts and components. Their construction provides a ride that offers incredible stability on any asphalt.

Both electric scooters are fitted with multiple shock absorbers that not only make them safer but smoother to ride on terrain that might not be completely flat. The D6+, however, features a Dual C Type Hydraulic Suspension while the Lightning features Dual C Type Spring Suspension. Both provide excellent shock absorption which is suitable for any kind of road. However, a hydraulic system suspension provides a smoother ride compared to the spring system counterpart.

Furthermore, D6+ has 10” Pneumatic off-road tires that offer better shock absorption compared to the 8” Solid tires from Lightning.

In the end, we actually have to say that the D6+ is the winner of this category. On top of that, the D6+ has a secret weapon that the Lightning doesn’t have: an optional, detachable seat.

For an extra $150 you can get an that comes with an extended chair that rests a couple of feet off of the footboard. It’s a fantastic investment if you plan on using your scooter very often and want to keep your feet and legs less stressed. Presumably, the extra weight of the chair will take some juice out of the battery life but we say it’s absolutely worth it.

Winner: Nanrobot D6+

Safety

No matter which electric scooter you pick you’ll be happy to know that they are both top of the line when it comes to safety. Both e-scooter feature Disc Brakes that offer excellent braking performance.

Yet unlike the Lightning, the aside from the version with . The one having oil brakes costs $100 more than the one having disc brakes. Yet aside from the price, oil brakes are far more reliable during extreme conditions as the oil applied to the system helps lower down the e-scooter’s temperature.  

So when it comes to the braking system, the D6+ is undeniably the best choice as it offers a better braking option.

Both scooters have headlights, rear lights, and sidelights which are an absolute must if you plan to go riding after dark. The headlights can be quickly activated by the press of a button up on the handlebars. 

These Nanrobot scooters may don’t have a horn or a bell but they both have flashing turn signals that quietly indicate they’re about to turn or change lanes. The D6+ has the brighter headlight, however, so we have to give the point to it for that.

Winner: Nanrobot D6+

Wheels

It’s always essential to know what kind of tires your scooter has. Tires are probably the most important part of a scooter and they can make the difference between a good scooter and a great one.

The fact of the matter is both the D6+ and the Lightning have excellent wheels. However, there are distinct differences between the tires these two e-scooters possess: the size and type of wheels. As mentioned earlier, D6+ has 10” Pneumatic off-road tires while Lightning has 8” Solid tires

Clearly, D6+ is the champion when it comes to wheels. Its pneumatic off-road tires offer better grip and better abrasion resistance, providing more safety for your outdoor riding.

Winner: Nanrobot D6+

Bonus Features:

What’s a high-end electric scooter without having any cool nifty features to complete the package? Thankfully, both the D6+ and the Lightning have quite a few. 

Both scooters are quite distinct when it comes to size and portability. The Lighting, however, comes with a smaller and lighter body compared to D6+. Lightining has a general height of 125 cm and a width of 115 cm while D6+ has 133 cm and height and 131 cm width. 

Each scooter has an LCD screen on the right side of the handlebars. On this screen, you will receive a lot of information about your scooter. You can see the battery life, the amount of time the scooter has been turned on and there is even a speedometer. It only displays speed in kilometers per hour so you might want to brush up on your conversion abilities.

NANROBOT Lightning Electric Scooter Foldable 8”Wide Wheel Evolution-1600W-48V 18Ah (Lightning Electric Scooter)

Additionally, both scooters have an energy-saving mode and a gear changer to alter your max speeds when you want to conserve the battery.

Although Lightning is the clear winner when we talk about portability, it’s also hard to refuse the additional features D6+ has to offer. Aside from the freedom to choose between having or , you also have the option to include a detachable seat into it. 

NANROBOT D6+ Electric Scooter Seat Only Fits NANROBOT Electric Scooter Easy to Replace

Winner: Nanrobot D6+

Pricing and Value

Here’s the elephant in the room that some people don’t like to talk about but we would rather keep things genuine: we have to talk about the price.

After laying down the distinct features between D6+ and Lightning when it comes to size, wheels, and brakes, one could say Lightning doesn’t stand a chance on D6+. 

The problem now is the price. The Nanrobot D6+ is priced above most other scooter models but is still quite affordable considering all its features. The Nanrobot Lightning, on the other hand, is $400 lesser than the cheapest version of D6+ at this time of writing the article (check out the latest prices below).

This begs just one simple question: is the Lightning, being cheaper than D6+, mean it doesn’t stand a chance for being the best e-scooter for you? Our honest answer is NO.

Although the features are slightly lower compared to D6+, Lightning is actually one of the best e-scooters in the market today. It, however, is designed for budget-conscious customers, who still want to get hold of a solidly-built e-scooter.

Ultimately, Lightning is the better choice as far as getting the most bang for your buck is concerned. It’s almost as good in every single way except it doesn’t offer a seated version, unlike D6+.

Winner: Nanrobot Lightning

 Range
40 miles

 Speed
40 mph

Weight
77 lbs

 Power
2000 Watt

Verdict:
The is not just one of the fastest electric scooters of today reaching a speed of 40 mph but it also gives a wide range of braking options as well as a choice of adding a detachable seat!

Pros:

  • Offers optional detachable seat
  • Pneumatic off-road tires for a smoother driving experience
  • Disc/oil brake options for solid stopping power
  • Eco-mode for power saving
  • Excellent battery life
  • Electric protection features 
  • Larger tires
  • Brighter headlights

Cons:

  • Takes a longer time to charge
  • Quite heavy
  • Quite expensive

Runner Up: Nanrobot Lightning

NANROBOT Lightning Electric Scooter Foldable 8”Wide Wheel Evolution-1600W-48V 18Ah (Lightning Electric Scooter)

 Range
25 miles

 Speed
30 mph

Weight
65 lbs

 Power
1600 Watt

Verdict:
The Nanrobot Lightning may not be the fastest electric scooter, but it’s one of the best e-scooters I have ever had the joy to ride on! It’s perfect for budget-conscious customers who still want to experience the best ride for themselves.

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly
  • More portable
  • Lightweight
  • Lesser charging time

Cons:

  • Smaller wheels

Final Thoughts and Verdict

If you came here for speed and speed alone, the has got to be your choice. Combined with its large tires and wide footboard, you’ll be blazing around your town or city in comfort and in style. 40 miles per hour is an utterly thrilling speed to be going at on a motorized scooter. It offers such a unique thrill while also having the efficiency to get you to your destinations quickly.

If you’re concerned more about the price, the Nanrobot Lightning accomplishes a lot and it is a phenomenal value. It’s easily one of the best scooters and the option when it comes to quality and portability.

Thanks for reading our comparative review of Nanrobot’s cutting-edge fastest electric scooters.

Last update on 2021-10-16 at 12:55 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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