Razor E Prime 3 Electric Scooter Review

Holly Darani
5 July 2021

 

The ideal scooter for shorter commutes with a maximum speed of around 18 mph per and a range of up to 15 miles.

 

The Razor e prime iii is in a league of its own competing with the best of the best in the light-weight scooter scene with its effortless, pack up and go properties.

This scooter has all you could need in one pretty sweet ride and is all you need for frequent dashes to uni or to avoid the hustle and bustle of backed-up commuter traffic.

A pneumatic front tyre and an airless rear tyre provide the best of both worlds when it comes to functionality and affordability.

 

Razor E Prime III – The Lowdown

The Razor E Prime III is considered a dependable scooter (that can also be used as a kick scooter if you feel like you need the exercise) and will get you where you need to be if you commute frequently over shorter distances.

The beauty of the Razor E Prime III design lies in its simplistic, light-enough-to-carry design that is easy to fold up when no longer in use.

The Razor E Prime III is an affordable, ‘no frills’ necessary, dependable electric scooter, but the most important question is – is it right the right scooter for you?

Read on as we review what makes this scooter unique in its own right.

Razor E Prime III Specifications

Motor250W Hub motor
Battery36V lithium-ion pack, rechargeable (UL2271)
Charge Time6 hours
Single-Charge Mileage15 Miles
Max Speed18 mph / 29 kmh
Climbing RangeUp to 15 degrees
Braking SystemCombination of an electric front brake and a rear fender brake
LightingLED lighting on the headlight and rear-wheel
Instrument PanelN/A
Max Load100 kg (220 lbs)
Scooter Weight11 kg (24.2 lbs)
Product MaterialSteel T-tube and frame with polypropylene deck
Folding HandlebarUnspecified - Alloy Frame
Folding Steering TubeUnspecified - Alloy Frame
SuspensionLimited to its pneumatic front tyre
Size (L x W x H, mm)Unfolded: 103.5 x 46.5 x 104 cm
Water ResistanceN/A

Razor E Prime III Review Video

If you are looking for a scooter that is efficient as well as versatile, take a peek at this review of the Razor E Prime III by Razor.com

This scooter has all you could need in a scooter including a smart design, excellent safety features, a decent top speed and is known for its portable light-weight frame. A solid all-rounder electric scooter.

Razor E Prime III Pros

 Light-weight design with a unique folding mechanism that is as easy to pack up as it is to pick up and go

 Affordably priced for what you get

 Has a dual brake action on the handlebar and on the rear wheel

 Front pneumatic tyre allows for a more smooth ride

 Easy to get the hang of to learn how to use for new riders

 Can lock up this electric/ kick scooter with a regular bicycle lock

Razor E Prime III Cons

It has an average range

The battery can take a while to charge up

Doesn’t handle well with steep inclines

 Key design features could be updated

Razor E Prime III Summary

The Razor E Prime III is Razor focused when it comes to simplicity and lightness of design weighing in at just 24lbs. A 250 W hub motor will give you all the power you need to reach a decent top speed and a pretty decent range too.

Safe to fold up and light enough to carry easily and frequently the Razor E Prime III is the perfect get up and go scooter for quick trips. Top speed of 18 mph won’t leave you feeling left out and a decent rage of 15 mph won’t leave you stranded either. A dual braking system provides added safety with just the right amount lighting to make sure you can be seen at all times.

 Slip proof, it has a uniquely designed deck with ample room for foot space. And on that note, the Razor E Prime III is a thoughtfully made machine with its dual combination tyres (who doesn’t like a bit of variation?), it’s so light to carry once folded up and easy as pie folding mechanism in place too.

A premium aircraft grade aluminium frame (sounds fancy doesn’t it), metal finishes and a super comfortable deck makes this scooter a rather unforgettable one.

Performance Overview

The Razor E Prime III competes well with other scooter models with its impressive star rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 – which goes to show that customers ultimately have the final say as to what’s hot and what’s not.

With as many stars as it has, it’s no wonder the Razor E Prime III is as popular as it is and forms part of a wider range of kick scooters that have been around for ages! From a performance point of view the Razor E Prime III is an affordable scooter with more pros than cons.

It reaches a higher than average speed of 18 mph and with a 250 W motor power, this scooter has the capacity to maneover its way up hilly terrain almost with as much gusto as it glides over smoother surfaces.

Top Speed & Acceleration

The top speed of the Razor E Prime III maxes out at a commendable 18mph which is all you really need for shorter commutes in busy cities.

Considering its reaches the average benchmark of acceptable speed limits with a decent range of 15 miles, the Razor E Prime III still proves to be a worthy contender of an affordable and efficient electronic scooter that’ll meet most of your basic criteria as a viable mode of transport for those busy commuter days.

If you don’t have time to check out one of the many Razor e prime iii review videos below, then make sure to mark it as a favourite as it is will definitrly be one of those videos to watch later.

Controls & Display

The Razor E Prime III features a useful and appropriately placed LED healight as well as LED lights brake lights on the headlight and rear wheel with a nifty thumb pedal to control speed and a reliable back foot pedal that make for a reliable safety feature on this electric scooter.

It also has a 5 stage LED battery indicator to show your available battery life at every stage on your journey so you won’t be caught off-guard by a battery life thats dropped down suddenly to a frightening flat and non-operational level .

Battery Life & Range 

If anything, the Razor E Prime III does what it says it does and doesn’t under deliver on promises – what you see is what you get with this simply designed yet functional scooter.

With around an hour battery life after a single charge, this electronic scooter will see you cruising for ample amounts of time at a time.

Charging the 35V 5200mAh lithium-ion battery fully will take some time and is best left for overnight charging or a time when you can afford to wait around a bit. The battery charge can take up to 6hrs to fully charge and can take you as far 15 miles on a single charge alone.

Motor Configuration

Boasting the latest technology in motor efficiency, the 250W brushless hub motor of the Razor E Prime III is top-notch.

The durability, efficiency and overall performance of the Razor E Prime III brushless hub motor is the more preferred motor type over its predecessor (the brushed motor). If it is a quieter ride you’re after, then the Razor e prime iii’s 250W brushless hub motor goes a long way in satisfying this requirement and is more economical too as it has a much lower that average probability of overheating.

Hills are no match for this fierce and capable scooter that can make its way up steep hills as at a decent speed of 3.11mph. However, it should be noted that the battery can be depleted quicker when going uphill so you may want to stick to surfaces that are flatter as opposed to more hilly terrain.

Construction & Build Quality

The light-weight frame Razor E Prime III is composed of aircraft grade alimunium and metal finishes gives this e-scooter an ultra modern look.

An anti-rattle patent-pending folding technology with an extra secure safety latch compliments this edgy design. It has an extended slip-proof deck both in length and in width giving this scooter an edge over its competitors when it comes to flexibility, comfort and safety.

Adjustable handlebars allow for the adjustment of its height to suit each riders level of comfortability and steel grips encased with soft rubber will give you the confidence you need to hop on and ride off with little hesitation.

An easy to grip handle makes this scooter ideal for when you need to hand carry it frequently.

Suspension

 

The suspension of the Razor E Prime III is limited to its front pneumatic air-filled tyre which provides some leverage on a less than even surface area.

The Razor E Prime III is cleverly designed combining a pneumatic front tyre and solid a rear rubber tyre. Because the front tyre typically takes harder knocks the end result is air-filled pneumatic tyres that provide for greater shock absorption with less impact on the solid rear tyre which is air-less and therefore require less maintenance.

 

Ride Quality

The ride quality of the Razor E Prime III is pretty decent due to its ability to reach pretty neat speeds of up to 18mph and with a range of up to 15 miles it can reach a pretty impressive distance when you consider that this scooter is made for shorter commutes.

Its 20 cm pneumatic front tyre and solid rear tyre will provide sufficient cushioning and support for ordinary pavements as well as the odd hilly incline here and there, and its wider than average and longer deck provide a rider with enough footspace to position themselves nicely on the scooter for the ride ahead.

Braking

The Razor E Prime III has a dual brake design with an electric brake in the front of the scooter and a fender brake on the rear side of the scooter.

The key difference being the front in electronically activated with the push of a thumb and the rear brake is manually enforced by pushing on the back pedal.

Portability

A key benefit of the Razor E Prime III is that is so easy to fold and carry when no longer in use.

Its also incredibly lightweight for such an efficient mobile machine and its unique latch and lock design ensures that it stays secure and compact when carrying it.

Water Resistance

With an IPX4 rating, this scooter can handle the odd drizzle or odd splash here and there but is not totally water resistant.

Lights

The Razor E Prime III comes with all the lighting you need and features LED headlight as opposed to near the wheel which makes for better visibilty, brake lights that are activated on braking as well as reflector lights for added safety.

Tyres

A pneumatic 20 cm front tyre provides for extra shock absorption and an extra smooth ride when riding over rougher terrain. And a 20 cm rear solid rubber tyre that is both abrasion resistant provides the ideal balance of a smoother, bump free ride that is also more affordable long-term with its rear tyre that requires little to no maintenance.

Deck

The deck of the Razor E Prime III is in a league of its own with its extended deck.

Its long and wide fully gripped surface makes it one of those rare scooters that give your feet plenty of room to perfect your riding form, and you can be assured that you won’t slip easily off with its anti-slip properties. And to top it all off, it comes with a retractable kickstand if you need to park your scooter in a hurry.

Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

The Razor E Prime III comes with a relatively shorter warrantly period of 90 days however they offer great customer support and are contactable via phone or email on weekdays. They also have a comprehensive website where you can locate a service centre near you.

Maintenance

The Razor E Prime III is relatively easy to maintain with its one less pneumatic tyre you have to worry about getting punctured. Its quality aircraft grade aliminium frame makes this scooter highly durable ensuring you get your moneys worth .

Known Issues

Applying the brake using the thumb pedal can cause your braking to be rather sharp and requires a bit of practice. The battery capacity and suspension properties could use some improvement too.

Is this Electric Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?

At  £286.10 or $400, the price range of the Razor e prime iii is neither dirt cheap nor excessiely expensive but you get what you pay for with its patent-pending unique folding capabilities and brag-worthy light-weight frame makes it a dream to fold up and carry on frequent commutes.

If you’re a super busy commuter looking for a dependable scooter that will take you the shorter distance in style, then the comfortable Razor E Prime III comes highly recommended.

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Author:
Holly Darani

BIO: 

Holly is a lover of the outdoors and is always up for an adventure! She loves learning something new – wether that involves SEO or scooters!

 
Summary
  • Lightweight electric scooter and easy to fold up
  • Affordable price point
  • Easy to use so ideal for new riders
  • Has a dual brake action on the handlebar and on the rear wheel
  • The handlebar is adjustable to suit your height requirements
  • It has an average range
  • The battery takes a while to charge up
  • Some features would be better if updated
  • Not the best scooter for steep inclines
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