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If you’re looking to buy your child their first electric scooter to ride around the neighbourhood, the Razor Power A2 lithium-ion powered electric scooter is definitely one of the best options available on the market.
Over the last decade or so, electric vehicles have become very popular and are becoming increasingly popular for children as they have shown to be safe enough for young family members to use and have fun with on a daily basis.
The Razor Power A2 is an electric scooter that was created specifically for kids, and it’s easily one of the best for parents that are looking for a scooter for their children that will be a great introduction for them into the world of electric scooters.
Razor Power A2 – The Lowdown
If your child is asking for an electric scooter, that probably means that he or she already has some experience riding a regular scooter of either the two or three-wheel variety. This is a perfect first electric scooter because you can ride it like a regular scooter (kick push) first before you decide to turn the electric motor on, which makes it a great transitional electric scooter for kids.
There are many characteristics that parents look into when picking a perfect starter electric scooter for their children. They want it to feel like a regular scooter so that their children can already be familiar with the feeling when they get on board. Parents also usually want a scooter that doesn’t go too fast so that even if a child falls off the scooter, they won’t get hurt.
Another thing that’s important for parents is the weight of the electric scooter. Most want a light scooter that their children are going to be able to carry around easily if the battery dies out, or they decide that they are too tired to continue riding it and need to get it home. They also want one that’s easy to store and has a simple anti rattle folding mechanism.
Parents also don’t want to break the bank on their child’s first scooter, so they are definitely looking for an electric scooter that provides value and is fairly inexpensive without sacrificing the safety of their children in any way.
This scooter has all these qualities in spades, which is why the Power A2 one of Razor’s best-selling children’s electric scooters.
To start off this review, let’s take a look at some key tech specs of the Power A2. You’ll see from a quick look at these specs that it’s a low-powered scooter that’s made for children and first and foremost, takes the safety of the rider into consideration.
Razor Power A2 Specifications
|Motor||90W hub motor|
|Battery||22V lithium-ion pack, rechargeable (UL2271)|
|Charge Time||6-8 hours|
|Single-Charge Mileage||5 miles|
|Max Speed||10 mph (15kph)|
|Braking System||Rear foot brake|
|Max Load||65 kg (143lbs)|
|Scooter Weight||43 kg (94lbs)|
|Folding Handlebar||Unspecified - Alloy Frame|
|Folding Steering Tube||Unspecified - Alloy Frame|
|Suspension||spring-less front suspension|
|Size (L x W x H, mm)||Unfolded: 97 cm x 37 cm x 80 cm
Folded: 15 cm x 30 cm x 80 cm
|Water Resistance||No IP Rating|
Razor Power A2 Review Video
There’s no one better to give customer reviews for an electric scooter made for children than an actual child? In this video, a young boy takes a look at the scooter and gives his opinion on the features of the scooter and how he likes riding it.
Razor Power A2 Pros
Great anti rattle folding mechanism
Kick-start electric motor starts smoothly
Height of handlebars easily adjustable
You can push it when power runs out
Lightweight and compact
Long battery life
Razor Power A2 Cons
No real inflatable tyres
Has a low weight limit
Having to keep finger on throttle button becomes tiresome
Razor Power A2 Summary
If you were to sum up this ion-powered electric scooter in one phrase, it would definitely be “perfect for beginners.” If your child is eight years old or older and wants to give an electric scooter a try, this is the perfect scooter for such an occasion. They will not have any trouble learning to use it, especially if they have already been riding regular scooters for some time.
It’s stable and well built, it can go fast enough to give your kids an exhilarating ride, but it won’t go fast enough to lead to a serious injury. Also, it’s priced right, so if your child ends up not being that excited about it, at least you didn’t spend a lot of money on it.
What makes it great is that the design is incredibly simple. There are no unnecessary chains and bolts and it’s incredibly low maintenance. And even if the battery runs out while your kid is on the road, they can simply kick and push it and ride it home like a traditional scooter without exerting a greater amount of effort than it would take to ride a regular scooter.
In terms of performance, what we loved most about this scooter is that it’s just as easy to operate as a traditional scooter. It’s not much heavier than a regular scooter and it’s just as easy to handle. Compared to some brands of traditional scooters, it might even be lighter and more compact.
A lot of people worry that their kids will have a tough time manoeuvring on an electric scooter because they assume that the hub electric motor and battery adds a lot of weight, but that’s not the case with this scooter at all.
In terms of speed and power, the best way we would describe this scooter is that it gives you just enough of both. It’s not going to set any speed records and you’re not going to be able to climb hilly roads on it, but in reality, that’s really not what you’re looking for when you’re looking to buy your son or daughter the first every electric scooter that they’ve ever been on. You want it to be lightweight, easy to manoeuvre, and easy to ride, and that’s what this electric scooter is in spades.
Top Speed & Acceleration
The Razor Power A2 electric scooter gets up to a maximum speed of 10 mph, which might not seem very impressive, but as we said earlier, that’s really not the point of this type of electric scooter. In our opinion, 10 mph is the perfect top speed for a kid’s electric scooter. It’s fast enough to let them have fun and feel the wind in their hair, but it’s not fast enough to risk a serious injury.
Even if they do happen to fall off of the scooter going 10 mph, there’s not going to get hurt. And most of the time, it’s pretty easy to stop and just hop off the scooter while going at this speed.
If your kid is a teenager, then we might see them getting bored with a scooter that goes only 10 mph, but this electric scooter is more suited for pre-teens who are just learning to ride and are riding an electric scooter for the first time. It’s the perfect speed for having a good amount of fun without being nervous to ride it.
The accelerator is of the push button variety. When your kid is riding a Razor Power A2 they start off pushing it with their feet like they would any regular scooter and then push on the accelerator button to essentially turn on the motor and increase the speed.
The push button throttle control is very convenient.
Once you get up to about 3 mph with your feet, push the button and accelerate. And if you want to decelerate, all you have to do is take your finger off of the button. One complaint we have with this system is that it can get pretty tiresome to keep constant pressure on the button to maintain speed and power. But not many kids are going to want to constantly go riding at 10 mph, most will accelerate and decelerate interchangeably in order to maintain a lower speed.
What we really like about the acceleration and deceleration is that the entire process is very smooth. There are no sudden jolts. The acceleration is very gradual, which most parents like because it adds another element of safety to the equation.
Controls & Display
The only real control that it has is the push button throttle control accelerator. It’s a simple green button that you push to accelerate once you’ve already got the scooter moving manually. You press the button to accelerate and take your finger off the button to decelerate.
There are no displays to speak of on the scooter, it’s very basic.
Battery Life & Range
Again, this isn’t the type of scooter you’re going to use to commute to work or travel around the neighbourhood and run errands with all day. It’s made for children to use for short periods at a time for fun.
It has a range of about 5 miles, which means that the battery lasts about 40 minutes when it’s fully charged. The first time you charge it, it’s going to take about eight hours to charge. After that, you should be able to charge the battery in 6 hours.
While 6 hours of charging time for 40 minutes of riding doesn’t really sound impressive, remember, that’s not really the point of this scooter. You’re not buying a high-performance electric scooter, you’re basically buying a toy for your child.
To get the most out of the lithium ion powered battery, make sure that you are turning the power button to “off” whenever you’re not riding it.
The rechargeable lithium ion battery tends to last pretty long and doesn’t require any maintenance.
Compared to some other electric scooters that are in a similar class, the Razor Power A2 electric scooter has a hub electric motor instead of a chain-drive motor. Most experts believe that the hub motor is less prone to problems and will require less maintenance in the long run.
What is a hub motor? It means that the motor is built into the hub or wheels. A chain-drive motor is usually located by the deck and moves the scooter through a system of gears and chains.
The advantage of a hub motor is that it is much simpler in design. The system of gears and chains is prone to problems, while the hub motor usually breaks down less often, and when or if it does break down, it’s usually very easy to repair.
Hub motors are also generally more energy-efficient and easier to maintain.
Construction & Build Quality
To start, let’s take a look at the handlebars. Most electric scooters in this class will have stationary handlebars, but this e-scooter has adjustable ones that make it easy for kids to set them up to get a comfortable ride.
The scooter is made out of aluminum, which allows it to be both sturdy and light – a winning combination. It is only marginally heavier than a regular scooter, even though it has a battery and motor on it.
Parents will love it because they can pick it up with one hand easily and carry it around if their children get tired. The lightweight but sturdy build also makes it quite manageable for kids to carry around as well without getting tired.
The Razor Power A2 has a spring-less front wheel suspension. Again, nothing spectacular or that much different from a regular scooter, but since it can’t exceed speeds of 10 mph, it really doesn’t need much more than that.
As mentioned many times in this review, it rides a lot like a traditional scooter. Sure, it’s a bit bumpy and it’s not all that fast, but it was made to be a transitional scooter for kids looking to try an electric scooter for the first time, which is why the ride quality doesn’t differ much from riding a regular scooter.
Some believe that the biggest shortcoming of this e-scooter is the fact that it does not have a handbrake. However, once again, the Razor Power A2 electric scooter was designed to resemble a traditional scooter, which is probably the reason why it only has a foot brake.
It might be a bit difficult to stop if you are going down a steep hill and picking up a lot of speed, but for the most part, the foot brake is quite adequate, since the scooter doesn’t exceed speeds of 10 mph.
It might be a concern for very small and lightweight children, but shouldn’t be an issue for most.
Its portability is one of the best things about it. Its very easy-to-use anti rattle folding mechanism allows you to fold and store away the scooter easily, which can fit anywhere, even behind a couch where there isn’t much space. You don’t have to dedicate a corner of your garage to it, it’s very small and easy to store. You can also fit it into your trunk with ease if you’re travelling.
It’s almost as if it isn’t an electric scooter, that’s what makes it so great. You get an electric scooter with the portability of a traditional scooter.
It is not water-resistant.
There are no lights or reflective strips included. If your children are going to ride at night, you should definitely have some installed.
It doesn’t really have tyres, it has wheels like a regular scooter. It has a urethane front wheel and a rubber, airless, rear wheel. The plus here is once again that it’s similar to a regular scooter. That means that the ride can be pretty bumpy, but if your child has already got used to the feel of a regular scooter, he or she shouldn’t really have any issues with the bumpiness of the Razor Power A2’s ride.
The foot deck measures about 4.75 inches and, just like many other aspects of the scooter, doesn’t differ much from the deck of a typical scooter that isn’t electric. Younger kids will probably want their decks to resemble the decks that they previously rode on, so this is a big plus for those who are making the transition to an electric scooter for the first time.
Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support
The scooter is about as reliable as a regular scooter. The more your kids ride it and the harder they ride it, the sooner it might need some maintenance. Razor generally does a good job with dispatching replacement parts and fixing issues that are under warranty.
If you don’t have a Razor dealer nearby, you might have to send the scooter or the broken parts to one, but they will usually be able to fix it quickly and will pay for the shipping costs to send it back if the parts are under warranty.
We had no issues with customer support. They were friendly and very helpful every time we were in contact with the team.
Even though it doesn’t require much maintenance, when it does, the maintenance is pretty easy to perform, even if you don’t have much experience with scooters. Even installing a new motor and changing the battery are two very easy tasks that will only take you a couple of minutes to complete.
There are no known issues related to the Razor Power A2 electric scooter that should be troubling to anyone interested in purchasing it.
Is this Electric Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?
You’re definitely getting your money’s worth when buying the Razor Power A2 electric scooter, which is why it’s one of the best options for kids that want to test out one. Parents can’t be sure if their kids are going to like riding an electric scooter. Why spend tons of money on something that might end up collecting dust in your garage?
You can get the Razor Power A2 electric scooter for relatively cheap. You can get it for about £260 from just about any retailer that sells electric scooters. Still, as we’ve said in this review, and most other customer reviews we’ve seen agreed – it’s a perfect fit for anyone looking to buy a transitional electric scooter for their kids without breaking the bank.
Some might believe that it would be better to buy a high-performance scooter right away that their children won’t grow out of using it right away. But in order for that to be a smart decision, you need to be certain that your child definitely enjoys electric scooters and will want to ride them for the foreseeable future.
If you’re not sure whether or not your child likes electric scooters, then buying a less expensive model like the Power A2 to test the waters is probably the best way to go.
Daniel is an avid scooter fan who has owned and tested over 50 different scooters. Part time scooter enthusiast & part time SEO specialist. Daniels favourite scooter is the Dualtron Thunder.
- Great anti rattle folding mechanism
- Kick-start electric motor starts smoothly
- Height of handlebars easily adjustable
- You can push it when power runs out
- Fast enough for fun, but not too fast
- Durable kickstand
- Lightweight and compact
- Relatively affordable
- Long battery life
- Having to keep finger on throttle button becomes tiresome
- No handbrakes
- No real inflatable tyres
- Has a low weight limit