10 Best Moped/Gas Scooters For Commuting

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COMMUTER SCOOTER BUYER'S GUIDE 

Commuting is the need to travel every working day from your home to the place where you have your job or where you study. Also, there is a slight difference between commuters who travel dialy or weekly between their home to the workplace, when they live in the suburbs and need to travel to the city (these are called "long-distance commuters", while daily commuters are considered "local commuters").

In the past, before the cars were invented, most of the people lived within an hour walking distance.  But now, there's a long distance from home to work, due to the high cost to live in the cities, traffic jam, and how crowded it is. Thus, there are several means of transport as: cars, bikes, motorbikes, scooters, trains, subways. In New York, subway is critical to move thousands of people per minute. Whereas, Los Angeles is wider so it is a car city. Other cities in Europe such as Paris or London the commuting is done mostly by train. 

However, thanks to the introduction of the teleworking in the last years, people do not have to travel daily, so employees waste less time and money in commuting while they  live with less stressed and healthier.

Gas Scooters are one of the best options  to commute because they are fast and inexpensive. They' do not spend much gas and they are cheap to buy (you can get it for $700-2000 ). Another plus is that below 50cc, they do not need insurance and in most of the states you can drive it with a regular drivers license. 

With these advantages, we thought of giving you the top choices for the best mopd/gas scooters for commuting below:

Comps : Commuter Scooter for adults 1-10

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Description

Brand

Type

Rating

1

TaoTao

Moped​​​​

4.9

2

TaoTao

Moped

4.8

3

TaoTao

Moped

4.8

4

TaoTao

Moped

4.8

5

X-Pro

Moped

4.7

6

TaoTao 50cc EVO 50 commuting 

TaoTao

Moped

4.6

7


X-Pro

Moped

4.5

8

TaoTao

Moped

4.4

9

TaoTao

Moped

4.4

10

Uberscoot

Stand-up W Seat

4.3

1

TaoTao Lancer-150 150cc Commuting scooter

TaoTao LANCER 150 is our top pick for commuting because we consider that travelling every dayt to work requires a little more power than a 50cc scooter and we recommend a moped that can go faster.


TAO TAO is inexpensive and it has most of what you need on a scooter without the luxury of a high end scooter but with a very pretty design, a matching trunk and easy to ride.


You won't find scooters of this quality for less than $1000.  CARB approved and comes with the title.  2 people can seat in it.  Max speed is 50+MPH. Accelerates quickly and it is easy to assemble if you follow the instructions correctly. 

Pros

  • CARB Approved. Street legar for California.
  • Easy to build and put together. 2 hour takes to set it up.  
  • Economical. You can get the Tao Tao Lancer 150cc for under $900.  
  • Automatic. 
  • Fast: Max speed 45MPH. 
  • Brings a matching trunk attached on the back. ).
  • You get a title upon purchase. 

Cons

  • Some customers stated that It didn't come with the instructions to build, so you need to either contact customer service or youtube it. 

2

X-Pro 150cc Moped For commuting

The X-Pro Moped scooter is identical to the Lancer but it comes with gloves, glasses and handgrip and they offer free shipping. So the price is similar, probably a little cheaper. It is a 150cc scooter as the other and can reach 55 MPH on a good surface.  It brings 12" front and rear DOT tires. You need to put it together though it is easy. 

Pros

  • CARB Approved. Street legar for California.
  • Comes with a trunk, glasses, hand grips and gloves.  
  • Easy to put together but if you are not familiar with assembly, find someone else who can do it for you. 
  • Affordable! Free shipping. 
  • Powerful and fast: Max speed 55 MPH. 
  • Customer service is good. 
  • Use: It is great for town/city to travel to your work and vice versa. 

Cons

  • No many customer reviews available online. 

3

TaoTao Quantum 150cc Commuter Scooter

This is another full size, 4 stroke Tao Tao 150cc Scooter. 2 adults can be seated. It is automatic. 

Pros

  • CARB Approved. Street legar for California.
  • All documents for registration are mailed to you thru USPS upon scooter delivery. 
  • You can get replacement parts locally or online. 
  • Great price for all the features that it comes with and its modern design.
  •  Max speed 55-60MPH. 
  • Comes with a trunk which is comfortable to carry anything you need. 
  • You can build it up in about 1 hour if you know what you are doing. 
  • Use: It is fun and easy to use. Ideal for town/city to commute to your work.
  •   Beautiful model. Looks great.

Cons

  • Seller did not mention that you need to change oil ASAP when received. Recommended oil: 15W40.

4

TaoTao ATM-50 A1

The ATM-50 A1 is a 50cc moped that can also be suitable for commuting but less powerful and slower. It has been sold on Amazon for a while. Easy for beginners and slow riders. It is a product that has been around for more than 10 years so it has been tested by many users. With just the reviews and feedback from past users, we deem it worthy to be in this selection of best mopd/gas scooters for commuting.


It is easy to assemble if you follow the videos and instructions. It has a neat design and you can select the color of your taste. It is legal in most of the states including California (CARB approved). It is a gas saver and its real max speed out of the box is: 25MPH according to past buyers.

Pros

  • CARB Approved. California Street legal.
  • Best selling 50cc Moped Scooter on amazon and other online marketplaces. 
  • Easy to put together. 80% assembled.
  • Nice design. Looks more expensive than it is.  
  • Max speed 25MPH though it states it is 35MPH. 
  • Trunk comes attached.
  • Good customer service after buying. 
  • Ideal for commuting and to use it on short distances. 

Cons

  • Product reliability: Some customers complain about not being able to start it but the company seems to take care of the issue.

5

X-Pro 50cc Scooter

The X-Pro 50cc Moped Adult Scooter is the second in our list. First of all, we need to underline the fact that it includes glasses, a handgrip and gloves. It also comes with a trunk to carry small stuff you want to move. Its start is either  electric or kick.  


It provides a smooth ride and you will feel comfortable and safe with its front ABS brakes and drum brake in the back. Furthermore, Its design is one of the strong values and you would be buying a good safe and solid scooter with a lot of stuff included for a really good price.

Pros

  • Comes with Gloves, Goggle and Handgrip included with the scooter. 
  • Street Legal. CARB approved.  
  • Comes with a little trunk to store a bunch of things in it. 
  • Great value for its price.
  • Very nice design. 
  • Max speed: 35MPH.
  • Smooth ride.

Cons

  • Not so easy to assemble. Probably you would need help to put it together. 

6

TaoTao EVO 50

The Evo 50 is another TaoTao model. This is a full size street legal scooter of 50cc which can hold up to 300 pounds and 2 people can be seated. It is also 80% assembled so you need to put together 20%. Most of the states in the usa do not require any license. Warranty included and it is a great value for the price.  Key start and kick start. 

Pros

  • Street legal in most states. 
  • Kick and key starting.
  •  2 adults can be seated.
  • Easy to put together with the youtube videos.
  • You will receive all the paperwork to register the scooter in your State by USPS mail after the scooter is shipped out.
  • Max Speed: 25MPH.
  • Fast delivery.

Cons

  • Some customers claimed that the scooter came with missing parts but the manufacturer takes care of the issues. 

7

X-Pro 50cc Moped Scooter ***Fully Assembled

The Micro Deluxe scooters are high end scooters like no other on the market! Its smooth riding gives your kids a sense of delight, a one-of-a-kind riding experience. Its deck is soft and stable which helps your kid push their feet safely avoiding the falls. 


Micro Mini Deluxe Handlebar Height can be adjusted from 17″ up to 25″ from the deck. It is good for kids of 2 to 5 years old. They are easy to learn to ride, robust, and turns smoothly. 


Pros

  • Free Shipping. Ships from California. 
  • Comes assembled and tested out of the box. It has been tested by professionals and it is ready to ride. 
  • CARB approved. Street legal in most states. 
  • Already comes with Gloves, Goggle and Handgrip.
  • 2 adults can be seated. 
  • Comes with a matching trunk.
  • Its quality is better than the Tao Tao. Better details and smooth riding. 
  • Free-maintenance battery.
  • Max speed 25MPH. 

Cons

  • More expensive than the TAOs but it comes fully assembled and tested so you would avoid the nightmares of getting a non working scooter and having to send the broken parts to the manufacturer. Also, they provide free shipping which is a plus.  

8

TaoTao ATM50

TaoTao ATM50 is one of the most popular budget scooters you can find online. It has been sold for more than 10 years on Amazon and Ebay and it was one of the best sellers in its category because of its price, quality, and its reliability. 

Pros

  • It is one of the cheapest on the market. About 100$ less than the ATM50-A1 Under 700 dollars it is affordable for most of the people.  
  • It is street legal in most states. CARB approved. Check with your DMV to see if it is legal in your state. 
  • Comes with a matching trunk to carry small things. 
  • Can support 2 adults. 
  • Fully automatic.
  • Looks nice.
  •  Easy to assemble but you need to be knowledgeable. 90 % of it comes built.
  • Max speed is 25MPH although it states it can go up to 35MPH.
  • It can be upgraded putting in some money and it would go faster and have more power. 

Cons

  • Customers stated that the assembly is a little difficult for someone who knows nothing about mechanics. 

9

49cc TaoTao Sports Bike Racer50

This one has been released recently by TAO This is motorbike much faster and powerful than the rest of the TAOs of 50cc. It can reach about 40MPH, whereas the other can only go up to 25MPH. MA requires a standard drivers license and registration. Comes with an odometer. 

Pros

  • Included MSO/MCO and the Odometer Statement.
  • Manufacturer sells all kinds of replacement parts in case something breaks. 
  • Looks like a kawa ninja motorcycle but it is a scooter.
  • Nice painting job done. It looks very nice. 
  • It can go up to 40MPH. 
  • You can ride free on roads. 
  • Fast shipping and well packed
  • Easy to start it.
  • Relatively quiet.
  • Nice cornering.
  • It is easy, smooth and fun to ride.

Cons

  • The manual is not well written and it has a lot of grammatical errors and it doesn't match with the model.
  • Mirrors do not let you have a good view of the road. 

10

MotoTec Uberscoot 2X 50Cc Scooter

The UberScoot 2x 50cc is the last scooter in this best mopd/gas scooters for commuting list. It is another stand up scooter with seat. It is the new version of the UberScoot Rx Big 50cc.  


You can have a lot of fun with this scooter. It runs at 30MPH and brings 2 11” oversized knobby dirt tires . Comes with a 2 speed shift to make sure the power of the UberScoot 2x 50cc at low speeds is boosted.


It comes with all the features of the last version of this scooter, the Rx: a quick lock 'n fold system to store and fold, disc brakes in the front and rear, forged aluminum rims, reinforced steel frame, front single spring Cam-Link suspension system, MX handlebars that can be adjusted and an aluminum deck.


If you recall the Evo scooter that looks alike, it is the same scooter with minor modifications it just changes the name from Evo to UberScoot. You need to make sure you wear protective gear and a helmet

Pros

  • Easy to assemble: About 20-30 mins to put together.
  • Loud noise in first gear and 2nd gear moves fast.
  • Good for off-road trails.
  • Range: 20 miles per tank.
  • Max speed: 35MPH.
  • Very nice design.
  •  Sturdy frame.
  • Foldable.
  • Fast shipping. 

Cons

  • Switching gears is a bit tough.
  • Manual is outdated. 

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Ari James

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Last Updated on 02/20/19 : With the recent update, we took out all the items that did not meet the minimum requirements to be in this chart . Moreover, we deleted the information which we felt that was outdated and we added the products that have been released recently and we believe that should be added to this list.

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