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Segway electric scooters are a fun, gas-free alternative to driving — and they're up to 50% off at Amazon

Segway electric scooter
Haven't you always wanted to spend a gorgeous afternoon tooling around storage units on a scooter? Now you can! (Amazon)

No matter how old we get, we all still have a little kid somewhere inside us. That's just one reason why scooters have become so popular in recent years. Another one? They split the difference between a slow, leisurely walk and the pedaling, pedaling, pedaling of bicycling. That's never been truer than in the age of electric scooters, which add a motor — and a battery-powered, non-polluting motor at that! That's right: Your car can stay in the garage for quick errands and even short commutes. (Psst: Check out these e-bikes if you really want to get serious about eco-friendly transport.)

Whether you're eyeing an electric scooter for yourself, your significant other or a youngster in your life, several Segway scooters are discounted at Amazon. Roll on to find our favorite scooter steals.

The Ninebot ES1L can go up to 12.4 miles on one charge and hit a top speed of 12.4 mph. It weighs close to 25 pounds, so it's a bit heavy. On the other hand, we like those orange accents and the weight limit of 220 pounds.

One long-time user wrote, "I have had this scooter for a year and commute with it during spring, summer and fall. After three years of daily usage (eight miles total) and being in a trunk during some hot days, it works just as well as the day I got it. The battery life is excellent and reliable, as are the motor and brakes."

$200 at Amazon

If you're looking for something a bit faster than the ES1L, the Ninebot ES2 is the way to go. It has a range of 15.5 miles and a maximum speed of 15.5 mph. Plus, it has ambient lighting on the bottom, which offers a gentle glow — pretty cool at night. However, it is slightly heavier at 27.6 pounds.

"I purchased this scooter a few weeks ago and have put a few miles on it," shared one five-star reviewer. "I was specifically looking for a scooter with the rubber tires that wouldn’t pop and run out of air, which this works great for. It gets up to 15 mph quickly and the ride is pretty smooth. The lights are a nice touch and I love the ability to customize them on the app." 

$312 at Amazon
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$590 at Newegg

Designed for kids 3-foot-9 to 4-foot-9 and up to 110 pounds, this sporty but safe scooter can reach a max speed of 11 mph and features two brakes, one electric and one mechanical. Weighing only 17.4 pounds, it's easier for younger users to lift when needed.

"So happy with this purchase," reported this pleased-as-punch parent. "Bought it one year ago and this scooter is still going strong. Every Saturday and Sunday I run 3.25 miles, and my son rides alongside me on his scooter. So needless to say, it has some miles on it. I would make this purchase again without hesitation."

$133 at Amazon
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$199 at Abt Electronics$240 at Newegg

If you aren't comfortable standing all the time, Segway's Ninebot E22 has a seat! And yes, the seat height is adjustable, and the scooter can still be folded. This model has a top speed of 12.4 mph and a decent range of 13.7 miles. Naturally, this is a heavier option — it weighs 29.8 pounds.

One five-star reviewer shared: "We bought this for my daughter that lives at a university that's the size of a small city, so she needed some sort of transportation she can carry into her dorm and use all around campus. [The scooter is] not too small, not too big or heavy. Just perfect."

$551 at Amazon
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$630 at Newegg

If you have Amazon Prime, you'll get free shipping on any of these scooters, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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