Gotrax GXL electric scooter review: Incredibly affordable and fun
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter is is an affordable option for commuters on a budget who need a lightweight commuting option that can be folded up and stowed away when the ride is over.
Gotrax has a range of personal electric vehicles to choose from; this one, the Gotrax GXL, is a single drive electric scooter with a light curb weight, rear disc brake and pneumatic tires to help provide some shock absorption for a smoother ride.
Power — 250 nominal watts, 350 peak watts
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter has a front hub motor with a nominal output of 250 watts and 350 peak watts. This motor is efficient and helps conserve battery compared to more powerful motors, and does a good job at getting the rider up to top speed on flat ground.
Speed — 15 mph
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter has a top speed of 15 mph, which can be reached using the throttle.
Battery and Range — 36 volt 15 ah, 12 miles
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter runs on a 36 volt system and has a 5 ah battery for an estimated max range of 12 miles. The battery in the GXL is internally housed, which keeps it safe from dirt and debris but also means it can’t be charged separately from the scooter.
Display — LCD
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter has an LCD display in the middle of the handlebars that displays pertinent electrical information like battery level and speed.
Frame and weight — Aluminum alloy, 26 pounds
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter has an aluminum alloy frame and weighs in at nearly 26 pounds. The light curb weight makes this a relatively easy scooter to pick up and carry around, even up and down stairs.
Suspension — None
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter has no suspension, but the pneumatic tires do offer some shock absorption and helps to smooth out the ride.
Brakes — Electronic, foot brake
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter has an electronic brake and a secondary mechanical disc foot brake. The electronic brake is surprisingly strong and can bring the scooter to a complete stop, and the foot brake is a good emergency brake in the case the electronic brake fails, or to be used for extra speedy stops.
Warranty — 3 month comprehensive
The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter has a 3 month comprehensive warranty that covers battery, electronics and any defects in manufacturing.
Price — Starting at $299
Starting at $299, the Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter is pretty affordable but still offers some good features like the ability to fold, pneumatic tires and two forms of braking.
Who’s it for — Commuters with a limited budget, and space
This feels like a good choice for those who don’t need to travel long distances and don’t want to invest a large amount of money in a new personal electric vehicle. The Gotrax GXL folding electric scooter is priced competitively and is quite a bit better than many of its competitors at a similar price point. This scooter makes the most sense for those with limited space who need something small, and especially those who foresee needing to carry their vehicle with them, like up stairs or into the office. For a budget electric scooter, the Gotrax GXL ticks all the boxes.
Check out the Gotrax GXL electric scooter: https://gotrax.com/products/gxl-electric-commuter-scooter