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Sometimes, you have to go the extra mile and only the very best in style, speed, and tech is acceptable. Sometimes, “compromise” isn't in the dictionary. Sometimes, you have to pick something a step up from the competition. Enter the Razor Power Core E100 Electric Scooter.
Razor brings power, speed and style to the fore with this piece of kit. It is the reinvention of an old classic, brought forward into the modern age by way of new technology.
A member of Razor's “E” electric scooter line, the Razor Power Core E100 is an upgrade to the Razor E100, which was produced in 2003. However, with the design now over a decade old, Razor decided an upgrade was well warranted.
Replacing its now venerable big brother, the Razor Power Core E100 Electric Scooter is a step up from its ancestry. Lighter, faster and with more creature comforts, the Power Core E100 is certainly a step into the modern era for the line.
When playing around with this model, I was captivated by how easy it is to use, and as a light adult, I was pleased by the fact that it could actually take my weight!
It makes for an excellent piece of kit, and a welcome mode of transport for any kid (and some adults). So, if a new electric scooter is on the list this year, you might want to take a good look at the detailed review below.
Razor E 100
Fast, powerful, and easy to handle, this scooter is the perfect addition to any transportation arsenal. It is full of exciting features to make life easier, and it surprisingly durable despite its light build. It may not be suitable for a large number of adults, but the kids are sure to get a real kick out of this.
- Pros & Cons
Presenting the Razor E100 Electric Scooter
The Razor Power Core E100 Electric Scooter boasts some seriously cool additional features, as well as great speeds and a lightweight build that sees it soar above the rest in terms of versatility and features.
It is perfect for beginners and veterans alike, making it an appealing model for everyone. However, it is only suitable for kids and very light adults due to the maximum weight capacity.
This does mean that not everyone can use it, and so other models might make for a better consideration if you are an adult. Other than this, there is no reason why the Razor E100 won’t make for the perfect mode of transportation.
Features and Benefits
Power and Design
It has a really smooth and sleek design, with a silver colour that you are sure to love, although others are available. The Power Core E100 features Razor's Power Core technology, which integrates the electric motor powering the device into the rear wheel hub.
This removes the need for a chain, allowing the vehicle to operate more efficiently, while also reducing maintenance worries to a thing of the past.
When you consider the almost total removal of maintenance thanks to the direct Power Core integration (which allows for the removal of alignment, chains, and tensioners), the value of the Power Core really begins to shine through.
It also offers you a maximum speed of 11 Miles per hour (Or 18 km/h), and its motor draws power from two rechargeable 12V batteries, which are included along with a charger.
There are plenty of areas where the Power Core E100 wins outright, including offering a higher top speed when compared to other models in the range.
There is also the benefit of a flat free rear tyre, spring kick-stand, and twist-grip acceleration control, as well as a more professional feel, a smoother pneumatic front tyre (as opposed to the Power Core E90's plastic).
This makes it a far more comfortable ride. While it measures a tad shorter than its predecessor, it is also a little longer, which can make it easier to handle.
Battery Life and Charging Period
It only takes a couple of hours for this model to finish charging up, and once this is done, it allows the Power Core E100 access to up to sixty minutes of uninterrupted ride time. When compared to the E100's forty minutes, this is fifty percent more efficient based on speed alone.
With a reliable battery life and a short charging period, this scooter is a nearly unstoppable machine that will allow for a whole host of tricks as well as a great ride time.
The twist grip acceleration control allows the rider to dynamically change speed as they become familiar with the scooter, and with their surroundings. A clever operator will be able to push more out of the scooter as they learn to handle the throttle correctly, extending battery life even further.
Similarly, the rear wheel is flat free, allowing for more traction, control, and a smoother ride. Familiarity is a key component to the design too.
Hand operated brakes will be familiar to anyone with a more traditional scooter or bike, essential for quick stops where safety is a priority. Finding the brakes that much more quickly can be vital in preventing injury or more serious accidents occurring.
Weight and Storage
The Power Core E100 is designed with storage in mind too. A spring-loaded kickstand makes propping the scooter when not in use a breeze. But it is the kick-start engine which provides the most utility.
A kick start motor is more resilient against being left alone for long periods of time without use (as kids often do) when compared to a self-start motor, as it takes less energy from the internal batteries to get the motor running.
Weighing just 12 kg, the Power Core E100 is easy for parents to carry, and light enough for kids to wheel around, should they run out of power mid-ride. Finally, it is able to carry up to 54 kg of weight, placing it firmly in the kid's bracket – though it is able to carry some lighter adults.
There's a lot to talk about with the Power Core E100's positives. In terms of pricing, the Razor Power Core E100 is a very respectable £189.99 from Amazon.
This comes in at a much lower price than most electric scooters, over thirty-three percent cheaper than most other brands. In return, you get a vehicle that is perfectly suited for most kids: fast, with a durable battery life.
Q: As the Razor E100 is design for kids does this mean adults actually cannot use it?
A: No not really due to the way its been designed for a smaller weight and a shorter height for the handle.
From the original Razor E100 comes a new breed of Electric Scooter. An upgrade from a strong, but outdated, base, one which brings new technology to the fore. Hopefully, this guide has helped you to learn more about what it has to offer and the way it works.
While it isn't the most powerful option available, it would be an insult to call it entry level. Rather, it is an (or even the) affordable option for anyone looking to introduce a child to motorised vehicles.
It is tailored to kids and serves this audience very well, with options and comforts designed to give them the best possible experience. Innovative technology.
A modest price for an over-achieving model. Power in a precision package: The Razor Power Core E100 Electric Scooter gets an excellent 4/5 stars.
What did you think of our Razor Power Core review? Is this the kind of electric scooter you have been searching for, or is there another model out there that has caught your eye? We love hearing from you, so let us know your thoughts in the comments below.