Riding Away On the Best Electric Unicycles Out Right Now

As many of you will know, electric unicycles are unlike a lot of other personal electric transporters out there. They make traditional unicycles look like child’s play in comparison, and even make other forms of electric transport look pretty tame, at least as far as manoeuvrability goes.

Mapping large areas in minutes has never been easier with one of these things between your feet. Are they a lot more difficult to ride? Sure they are, but that’s not to say that you can’t learn and that you should stop reading this post altogether.

Not at all.

Below we’re going to be outlining the best electric unicycles available to you right now – including key specs/features of each. We’re also going to be giving you the quick 101 on what they are, how they work, and any other e unicycle questions you might have.

Let’s not waste anymore time and jump straight in.

What is an Electric Unicycle?

Electric unicycles are portable battery-powered vehicles capable of travelling at decent speeds to get riders from point A to point B. They sit within the same electric transport category as e scooters, hoverboards, and e skateboards in that they are considered ‘personal electric transport.’

Electric unicycles go by many names (e unicycles, EUCs, electric one-wheelers, and battery-powered one-wheelers being the most common).

Laws surrounding these types of transporters will vary depending entirely on the country you live in. For example, these EUCs are technically illegal to ride in public spaces in the UK – like with other modes of personal transport.

Has this stopped anyone from riding around in the open on one? Not really, but that decision falls on the rider. If they’re caught, they could face fines and have their electric unicycle taken from them.

If we’re talking benefits, know that there are many reasons to own an electric one-wheeler. Not sure what those are? No problem, we’ve put together a quick list for you:

  • Electric unicycles are lightweight
  • They cost less than most electric transporters
  • E unicycles are manoeuvrability machines
  • Storage-wise, they don’t take up much space
  • Most don’t take long to charge (an average of 3-4 hours)
  • Range is still optimal despite being relatively compact

How Do You Ride An Electric Unicycle?

To ride an electric unicycle, you must first understand how it works. You see, they aren’t the same as your standard electric scooter you rented, or an e bike you bought from the likes of Halfords.

No, no.

They use gyroscopic technology, which is where your movements dictate the speed and direction of the wheel between your legs. Meaning, choosing to lean forwards, backwards, left and right will cause you to head in that direction.

We won’t lie to you. Stepping foot on one of these things for the first time can be a little jarring – more so if you’re the uncoordinated type.

The only way to learn is to practice.

E4TP would recommend travelling shorter distances, either at home or in the garden, or wherever you find most comfortable.

Slowly but surely you’ll gain more confidence, and who knows. Maybe you get to the same level as some of the best e unicycle riders out there, eventually.

TLDR: Not everyone is an instant expert akin to the riders you see on YouTube and social media. Take your time and learn how to ride at your own speed, only then will you ride with complete confidence.

The Best Electric Unicycles Out Right Now

Putting together a list of the best electric unicycles you can buy right now has been tough, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to five.

The electric one-wheelers you’re about to see come from some of the best brands in the space, meaning they are examples of some of the most powerful/potent one-wheelers out there. Powerful being another word for fast, durable, and with plenty of range to get you where you need to go.

That said, we have considered which might work better for beginners and intermediate riders, which we’ve been sure to make mention of in each description included below.

One more thing…

The list you see is in no particular order. We consider all of these options equal as the best electric unicycles out right now. So feel free to go through the list as you see fit.

Someone standing on the Inmotion  V8 in the middle of a road It has V8 in the name, but this baby is sustainable © Credit to Inmotion

Inmotion V8

Max Speed: 18 mph
Motor: 800w
Range: 20-25 Miles
Weight: 13 kg (30 lbs)

We’re kicking off our list with an ideal option for beginners.

The Inmotion V8, otherwise known as the Solowheel Glide 3, is a unicycle offering decent speed and mobility for quite a reasonable cost (£550 on average). It came out in 2017, and is just as popular now as it was when it first rolled into the electric mobility scene.

Sure, 18 mph is relatively slow when you compare it to some of the other one-wheelers here (we’re looking at you Veteran Abrams), but again, this is a unicycle for beginners.

If you’re using it to get better at riding it, or simply to play around, then it doesn’t need to go any faster than it already does. The same rule applies to range per charge too.

20 miles might not seem like much on paper, but it should be more than enough to get you places. If this were a problem, a lot of the reviews for this one-wheeler would say as much, which they don’t.

All of them praise its nippiness and features.

Did we mention that this e unicycle also comes with app-controlled lighting?

Through the app, riders can control three concentrated LED rings on either side of the wheel. Of course, you can turn them off if they become too flashy, but just having this as an option certainly helps make the Inmotion V8 more than just a training transporter.

The King Song 18S on a white background Hail to the king © Credit to King Song

King Song 18S

Max Speed: 30 mph
Motor: 1500w
Range: 60-70 Miles
Weight: 22 kg (50 lbs)

There are two battery capacity options to pick and choose from with our next best electric unicycle – which you choose will come down to your own preferred riding style.

If you’re wanting a one-wheeled transporter with quite a bit of range then you should go with the 1680 Wh version (just know that there is a difference in cost should you go with this one).

Cruising speed will remain the same no matter which one you go for, allowing riders to coast as at a steady 30 mph. Please note that the specs do say that you can only unlock that max speed after you exceed 620 miles.

The manufacturer will have done this to ensure that riders have had more than enough time to get acquainted with the electric unicycle, and how best to ride it safely.

The 18-inch tires of this electric unicycle make it stand out a hell of a lot more than others. For those not in-the-know, a bigger wheel makes it easier to pass over certain terrain, such as grass, dirt, and more.

Oh, and one more thing…

The King Kong 18S has built-in Bluetooth speakers, allowing you to play some of your favourite songs as you ride.

Is it annoying to hear it for those around you? Probably. But it’s your e unicycle, so feel free to annoy people if that’s how you get your kicks.

An image of the Veteran Abrams on a white background This veteran is worthy of respect © Credit to Ride and Glide

Veteran Abrams

Max Speed: 62 mph
Motor: 3500w
Range: 90-125 Miles
Weight: 28 kg (61 lbs)

If you’re interested in only the best electric unicycles from the world’s best brands, then look no further than Veteran and its Abrams one-wheeler.

This electric e unicycle is ideal in most weather conditions thanks to its IP65 water rating. It’s also a stamina machine thanks to its ability to travel up to 125 miles between charges (give or take).

This electric one-wheelers looks like it belongs in the military with its sleek matte finish and refined edges.

The features for the Veteran Abrams are phenomenal (as to be expected). For example, it comes with an extendable handle – the kind you might find on a suitcase. This is there to help wheel it around when you aren’t zipping around on top of it.

It’s little inclusions like this that warrant its heavy price tag. You see, this electric unicycle sells for around £3,000 on average, depending on where you purchase it from.

Expensive?

Yes.

Worth every penny?

Also yes.

Make no mistake about it, this Veteran is a powerhouse, and definitely one of the one-wheelers we were referring to at the top of the post when we said we were going to highlight some of the most powerful electric transporters out right now.

Three people playing around on the Ninebot One S2 You can customise this electric one-wheeler anyway you want © Credit to Ninebot Segway

Ninebot One S2

Max Speed: 15 mph
Motor: 500w
Range: 18-20 Miles
Weight: 11.4 kg (25.1 lbs)

We’ve mentioned Segway Ninebot quite a fair bit on the E4TP site before – mostly to talk about its line of scooters. Only we’ve yet to touch on its range of electric unicycles, until now.

The Ninebot One S2 is similar to the first one-wheeler on our list in that it’s perfect for beginners. We’d even go as far to say that the S2 is an even better choice if you’re only just starting out, given it travels slower, it weighs a lot less, and the range isn’t as high.

Easily one of the best things about the Ninebot One S2 is how fast it is to charge. It takes roughly 3 hours to charge, or 5 if you’re not pumping it full of juice via a faster cable.

Another thing we like is how simple the design is.

The standard white and black design is quite nice to look at, and it looks even better with the app-controlled LED lighting turned on (again, another similarity between this one-wheeler and the first one we covered).

If we can sum this battery-powered one-wheeler up in one sentence:

The Ninebot One S2 is hands down the best e unicycle on the market for beginners.

Trust us.

The Begode Master on a white background Think you can master the Begode Master? © Credit to Speedyfeet

Begode Master

Max Speed: 55 mph
Motor: 3500w
Range: Up to 110 Miles
Weight: 36 kg (80 lbs)

The final electric unicycle we want to direct your attention to is the Begode Master.

Without compromise; this particular e unicycle looks like it was ripped off the back of a high-end electric motorcycle and handed straight to you.

It has torque for days, and should make anthills out of mountains no problem (it tackles hills as if it were travelling across flat land, essentially). Another thing it has going is it possesses exceptional suspension, giving its rider complete peace of mind every time they roll over objects in their path.

The power it generates comes courtesy of its battery options. Buyers have the choice between Samsung 50E or Samsung 40T batteries. The latter sounds like it would be the better option if you’re not looking to put as much strain on the transporter, but that’s just our opinion.

Like the Veteran, it looks like something the military would ride around on, only Begode has seen fit to print its logo down the side of this one (a decision that could divide a lot of buyers).

In the product description for the Master, Begode actually name drops Veteran as a worthy rival, stating:

“The Master is Begode’s answer to the challenge posed to its performance thrown from Inmotion and Veteran.”

We won’t name our preferred favourite to allow us to remain unbiased, but tell us, where do you stand?

Electric Unicycle FAQs

Looking for fast information on electric unicycles and don’t really care for the list above?

No problem.

In this section we outline commonly asked questions relating to electric unicycles. These should answer any additional questions you may have from reading everything up until this point.

Are electric unicycles safe to ride?

The answer to this question depends entirely on the skill-level of the rider and a range of additional factors (i.e. regular riding routes, etc). For skilled individuals, electric unicycles are beyond safe to ride.

Beginners, on the other hand, are a different case entirely, which is why we can’t stress the importance of practising enough.

Do keep in mind that not all electric unicycles are built the same. Some of the cheaper options out there do come with some level of warning. Reputable brands typically offer high-quality builds, with the best batteries available.

Every electric one-wheeler mentioned fits in that category.

How fast can electric unicycles go exactly?

This is something that varies too.

There are some electric unicycles capable of moving up to 60mph, if you can believe that! Of course, manufacturers recommend you avoid maxing out the speed, for obvious reasons, but knowing they can travel that fast is still pretty cool.

Cheaper e unicycles typically hit the 10mph mark tops, with others hitting 18mph. High-end electric unicycles can go up to 40mph tops.

Again, we shouldn’t have to point out the dangers that come with moving so fast on an e unicycle. Use your head, and don’t do something stupid.

What safety equipment do I need?

A helmet for a start is a great shout. The same goes for elbow pads and knee pads. Injuries to the wrists, head, arms, and legs are very common when riding around on these things, so be sure to prep accordingly.

Padded clothing is more than helpful here too, as falling over can lead to many ripped shirts and trousers. That might suck for you hypebeasts out there rocking your best Market hoodie and BAPE jeans.

Can you ride up hills on an electric unicycle?

Some battery-powered unicycles are expert climbers, others, not so much. How good of a climber your transporter is should be made clear in its spec. High-torque motors almost always make for expert climbers.

Do keep in mind that the weight of the rider can also impact how easy it is to travel uphill. Heavier riders will have a tougher time, and could even break their transporter if they aren’t careful.

Again, use your head and think ahead before doing anything that could damage yourself and your ride.

Riding Away On the Best Electric Unicycles Out Right Now

It will be interesting to see just how the popularity of electric unicycles grows in the next few years, what with laws constantly changing, and society heading in a greener direction.

That said, e scooters will more than likely remain at the top, as far as electric accessibility is concerned, given they’re a lot easier to ride and maintain. Still, that’s not to say that electric one-wheelers won’t continue to hold a niche.

We’re still gonna keep riding around on them, that’s for sure.

Also, do you agree with our list of the best electric unicycles available right now? Have we missed any of your personal favourites? If we have, don’t hesitate to let us know about it, either via social or through the comments section below.

We spend a lot of time browsing/reviewing these types of personal electric transporters, so you’ll have to forgive us if we’ve left off on major one-wheelers.

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