GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter Review

The major difference with other electric scooter is the range of GOTRAX GXL V2 electric scooter. While the GOTRAX GXL V2 actually has a slightly faster top speed at 15.5 miles per hour, the range is significantly lower. This scooter can travel between 9-12 miles on a single charge, a notable downgrade from the Glion Dolly. This should make your decision pretty easy. If you are planning on using this as the best electric scooter for commuting and you work more than 9 miles away, you should go for the Glion Dolly. This scooter won’t really do you any good if you can’t make it the full way on a single charge. If you work 6 miles away from home or so, don’t worry too much, you can easily charge this scooter up throughout the workday and then use it to get home. You can check our top pick for the best adult electric scooters.


GOTRAX GXL V2 Electric Scooter Features and Specifications

GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter

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GOTRAX GXL V2 Features at a Glance

  • Handbrake, cruise control, reinforced frame and lock mechanism.
  • 8. 5"Pneumatic Tires - Making the GXL the ultimate commuting scooter for overcoming treacherous city streets.
  • 250 Watt Motor - Our most powerful scooter yet, the GXL has a top speed of 15. 5MPH and holds a maximum of 220 lbs.
  • 36v Battery - The GXL travels up to 9-12 miles and recharges in about 4 Hours. Height from handlebars to deck-38 inch.
  • Portable Design - The GXL frame folds down and locks for easy storage making it a perfect commuting scooter.

GOTRAX GXL V2 Specifications

  • 8.5" Inflatable Tires
  • Powerful 250avg/430max Watt Motor
  • Long Range Battery
  • Digital Display
  • Folding Frame
  • Dual Braking System

Detail Review on GOTRAX GXL V2 Electric Scooter

Some of the mechanics of this GOTRAX GXL V2 Electric Scooter are pretty similar. The 8.5 inch pneumatic tires glide beautifully over small bumps in the road. The whole scooter can fold quickly and easily making it an excellent scooter to take to work or to class. The whole frame weighs about 26 pounds, making it slightly lighter than its high-end competitor.

Braking Mechanism of GOTRAX GXL V2

It also comes with some awesome added features. The braking mechanism couldn’t be better. The scooter comes with front and rear disc brakes that can be operated by the handlebars and from the handlebars you can also check your speed, switch between first and second gear and turn on the small headlight to illuminate the path in front of you. According to the reviews and frequently asked questions, this scooter also can perform well in the rain, just don’t leave it out any longer than you need to. If you know it is going to rain one day, it’s probably better to take the bus and save the scooter for the days when it’s nicer out, but it’s definitely not the end of the world if it gets a little wet.

Assemble of GOTRAX GXL V2 Scooter

This scooter is easy to assemble out of the box. It comes with all the instructions and tools you will need to make assembly a breeze. Just make sure you are continuously inspecting the nuts and bolts of this fast electric scooter in case anything starts to come loose. This is particularly important if you are pushing the weight limit of the scooter. Just make sure there are no surprises that are going to come about mid-ride. 

Glion Dolly Vs GOTRAX GXL Electric Scooter

The final verdict when it comes to choosing between the Glion Dolly or the GOTRAX GXL V2 come down to 2 factors and those are the weight limit and the total range. These are hard limits that you don’t have a whole lot of control over. If you work further than 12 miles away, you will just have to get the Glion in order to make it one of the best electric scooter for commuting. If you weight over 240 pounds, the Glion Dolly is the best way for you to stay safe while you are riding the scooter to work every morning. Other than that, you should go ahead and purchase the GOTRAX in order to save a good deal of money and still have it meet all of your requirements of a foldable electric scooter for adults.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is GOTRAX GXL V2 Water Proof or Resistent?
A: GXL V2 electric scooter is water resistant to a continued direct splash. There are no waterproof e-Scooters. If any are submerged in water for a period of time they wiill not function.

Q: Does it Have Brake Lights?
No it does not have brake lights.

Final Verdict

For what it is, the Gotrax GXL V2 Commuter electric scooter is amazing. We're giving it a 4.5 out of 5 as a last-mile spending suburbanite bike. The tires are a feature, just as the water-safe edge, quick speed, and double slowing mechanism.


This is Nick here! Author of SRO, love to play and review some of the best outdoor sports vehicles. Passionate about bikes,scooter, hoverboard, skateboard. Also take classes on outdoor sporting through some private group. Feel free to drop off any questions and suggestions you might have about the reviews and the blog

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