How to Import Electric Scooters from China?

TESTCOO/June 27, 2023

According to Research Nester, the global electric scooter market is estimated to garner a revenue of USD 30 billion by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~10% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033.

Rising demand for fuel-efficient vehicles across the globe coupled with increasing concern for alarming rise in the global pollution are some of the major factors that drives the market growth of electric scooters over the upcoming years.

Buy electric scooters from China? China has projected itself not only as the largest consumer of electric scooters but also a leading exporter and producer across the globe. In this article, we can discover the way to find an electric scooter supplier, the top 5 electric scooter manufactures in China, and key factors you need to consider when importing e-scooter from China.

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Chapter 1. Global Electric Scooter Market: a Booming Industry

Global Electric Scooter Market


The global electric scooters (E-Scooters) market size was estimated at USD 33.72 billion in 2022 and it is expected to hit around USD 88.75 billion by 2032, anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.16% from 2023 to 2032. And the North America is anticipated to grow at a registered CAGR of 12.7% 2022 to 2030.

The global electric scooters market is anticipated to be driven by increasing electric scooter sharing services owing to their cost effective urban commute for end-user across all the developed and developing economies across the globe.
The use of electric scooters reduces fuel costs, increases the efficiency of the vehicles, and also decreases environmental pollution. Electric vehicles are run by electric batteries, electricity, or fuel cells that can be recharged whenever required with less energy consumption.

The electric scooter market in China, which is presently the largest market, is anticipated to develop at the highest rate throughout the forecast period. China is the largest market in the world for electric scooters because of its low labor costs, efficient manufacturing processes, and widespread adoption. Additionally, Chinese manufacturers are using lead-based batteries more frequently, which is helping the industry to expand. in order to reduce vehicle emissions. consumers are growing increasingly concerned about using sustainable energy vehicles. 

Chapter 2. How to Find an E-Scooter Supplier in China?

Navigating the market for electric scooter is not the only way to source scooters from China. In addition to making market visit in China yourself, there other 5 ways available to find an electric scooter in China.

1. Online wholesales websites

The most famous online international B2B marketplace in China is Alibaba, most Chinese electric scooter manufacturers list their products on Alibaba. This platform can be a good start if you are new to the industry and want to source potential suppliers for importing electric bikes from China.

Alibaba is a powerful online marketplace that provides buyers and sellers with the opportunity to conduct business with each other from all over the world. It is especially known for being cost-efficient, has a huge e-commerce market with millions of products sold every day and offer a reliable after-sale service.

Another great website to source quality scooters from China is Made-in-China, it’s a B2B e-commerce platform, with more than 15,000 results for electric scooters – you can easily make comparisons and purchase products in a cost-efficient way.


It’s a good idea to book a supplier audit or final random inspection (FRI) with a trusted third party the first time you’re importing Chinese electric scooters. As this will ensure the Chinese supplier is legitimate and the quality is up to the standard.

2. Top 3 Electric Vehicle Fair in China

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When it comes to exhibitions, China is famous for the difference trade fairs. Among all the fairs in China, the most famous one is the Import and Export Fair (The Canton Fair), also known as the Canton Fair. It is a comprehensive international trade event with the longest history. Besides, there are also 3 largest electric vehicle fair in China.

Shanghai International Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Fair

The China International Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Fair is the only exhibition and trade fair that exhibits changing electricity equipment, vehicle charging piles, chargers, and charging tanks. The EVSE - China International Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Fair will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in Shanghai, China.

China North International Bicycle & E-Bike Exhibition

The China North International Bicycle & E-bike Exhibition referred to as Tianjin Bicycle Exhibition, is a professional electric vehicle show and held once a year. There are over 800 companies and brands showcasing their latest products, technology, and services in the bicycle and e-bike industry.

Showing Products: Bicycles, electric vehicles and spare parts;  Buggies and spare parts;  Leisure products for the aged;  New energy and green means of transport;  Robotics and intelligent technology applications;  Charging equipment and intelligent charging solutions;  Production and processing equipment;  Environmental protection equipment and technology;  Technology and materials;  Sports and leisure articles and equipment;  E-commerce platforms and professional media;

South China International Electric Vehicle and Parts Exhibition

The South China International Electric Vehicle and Parts Exhibition in the largest electric vehicle professional exhibition in South China. The exhibition is held in Guangzhou every June and covers electric bicycles, electric motorcycles, locomotives, leisure tricycles, charging and swapping facilities, and charger battery accessories.

Buyers from all over the world will attend these shows and you can look and even try out the products by yourself. Aside from that, you can even negotiate prices directly with the Chinese suppliers at the fair. Ensuring you get the best deal possible.

3. Popular Chinese Wholesale Electric Scooter Markets

The wholesale Chinese electric scooter markets act as an excellent medium from which you can find various e-scooters. These markets cater to a wide range of customers.

  • -Hunan Gaoqiao Grand Market
  • -Xintang, Guangzhou Motorcycle Market
  • -China North E-bike market
  • -Wuxi Motorcycle Electric Vehicle Market
  • -Central China Zhuhui Electric Vehicle Wholesale Market
  • -Linyi motor city

4. Hire a Sourcing Agent

Using a sourcing agent is an efficient way to find an affordable China scooter supplier, especially if you are abroad. From the first step of looking for suppliers to the customs clearance at the destination port, the entire sourcing process will be handled by them. These companies can guide you to find the best products, help you with sourcing, shipping and distribution.

5. Buy from Different Factories

Lastly, you can also directly buy from factories. The most significant advantage of buying directly from factories is that you will not pay for the middleman or sourcing agents. Nevertheless, there is no way to ensure what you get until and unless you personally visit the factories. ​​​​​​​

Chapter 3. Top 5 Electric Scooter Manufactures in China

The best electric scooters are produced by companies like Ninebot, iEco, and Razor. These companies have high-quality products with innovative designs. They also have a long history in the industry.

Some of the active electric scooter market players in China include Yadea, Jiangsu Xinri Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Luyuan, AIMA Group, and Niu International.

1. Zhejiang Luyuan Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1997, LUYUAN is the founder, the standard formulator, the technology and intelligent manufacturing leader, and the electric two-wheeler industry quality expert in China. It has four major production bases, more than 10, 000 offline stores, and more than 20 million users worldwide.

2. LIMA Vehicle Co., Ltd.

LIMA Vehicle Co.Ltd was established in 2003, it is a largar high-tech E-scooter company combined research、product、sale and service. We have three manufacturers in Zhejiang、Henan and Hebei.We also have motor department, metals parts department, coating department, plastic parts department etc. We have 4000 employees and exported the advanced international product line, we can produce 5 million bikes per year. In China , LIMA is famous brand, our outlets are more than 2500 pcs, the after-sales service net around the country.

3. AIMA Technology Group Co., Ltd.

AIMA group was established in Sept. 1999. It is a private enterprise engaging in e-bike. 1.6billion RMB (≈ 0.24billion USD) of total investment Ranked 1st for successive 6 years by C-BPI. National five stars service unit. Lead the whole industry for 12 successive years. One of China top 100 light industrial enterprises The exclusive strategy cooperation enterprise in National Brand Plan in the industry &bull

4. Yadea Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Yadea is a global leader in developing and manufacturing electric two-wheeled vehicles including electric motorcycles, electric mopeds, electric bicycles and electric kick scooters. With eight production bases in China, and Vietnam. Yadea sales network in 88 countries and continue to NO.1 sales in China.

In November 2020, the annual production and sales volume of Yadi Electric Vehicles was the first to exceed 10 million units, the cumulative number of users worldwide exceeded 50 million, the number of terminal stores exceeded 35,000, and the channel coverage rate ranked first in the industry, and have 50+ million users all over the world.

5. Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1999. SUNRA is a listed company mainly specializing in design, R&D, manufacturing and sales of electric vehicles. SUNRA produces excellent-performance electric vehicles with the current advanced technology. These SUNRA electric vehicles have got the approved certificate such as EEC, DOT, CE, EPA and have spread all over the world.

SUNPA is the first e-vehicle manufacturer to get qualification to produce electric motorcycle & electric automobile production and get license of low speed electric automobile, which is the important milestone for development of Chinese e-vehicle industry. SUNRA has developed into a leading company in Chinese e-vehicle industry with 4 production bases in Wuxi, TianJin, Xiangyang, Guangdong & more than 5000 staffs.

Chapter 4. How to Import Electric Scooter from China: Key Points to Consider

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There are many electric scooter manufactures in China, some of the factors you need to learn when importing e-scooter from China

1. Local regulations

Safety standards must be followed to ensure electric scooters are made and designed with the right safety features. Knowing legal requirements is essential too, like age restrictions, licenses, and rules set by local authorities.

You should always check the laws in your country before importing. Keep track of the regulations in your market, and make sure that your targeted market is the ideal one for the kind of e-scooter you are trying to import from China to the USA, UK, India – or wherever it may be.

2. Certification

When you are looking for an electric scooter supplier, you must check about the certificate documents. Selling in European market, CE and RoHS are must, and in US/ Canada/ Singapore/Malaysia market, UL and FCC are must.


ROHS is a mandatory standard enacted by EU legislation. Its full name is Restriction of Hazardous Substances.


The “CE” mark is a safety certification mark and is regarded as a passport by which the manufacturer opens and enters the European market.


Involving 50 states of the US, the FCC ensure the safety of radio and wire communication products related to life and property, the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology is responsible for the technical support of the committee and is responsible for equipment approval and related affairs. Almost all radio appliances, communications products and digital products require FCC approval to enter the US market.


CSA is is the first non-profit organization in Canada to develop industry standards. Products such as electronics and electrical appliances sold in the North American market require safety certification.

3. Quality control

It is a must for your electric scooter suppliers to abide by safety regulations. These regulations take into account aspects like design, performance, and construction. Requirements such as max speed, brakes and lighting must be kept in mind.

No matter yourself or the qc employed should pay attention to the quality control management, supplier and subcontractor control, product inspection, and safety testing and product control of your electric scooter supplier. For example, check if independent quality department and quality manager available on site. Check the procedure and record for IQC, PQC, FQC. Check internal lab testing and testing facility.

4. Documents for importing electric bikes from China

These are documents required when importing electric bikes from China.

  • -Bill of materials
  • -AC/battery datasheet
  • -List of applicable standards
  • -Instruction manual
  • -Declaration of conformity
  • -QA/QC reports
  • -nvoice
  • -Packing List
  • -Bill of Lading

Chapter 5. Electric Scooter Safety Regulations and Standards

Electric scooters contain electronic components so they are subjected to product safety requirements and rules. Almost all of the famous Chinese electric bike manufacturers have compliance certificates and those who don’t have, only sell the bikes domestically.

1. How to check if your electric scooter manufacturers comply with rules

The only thing that you can do is ask the supplier whether he/she complies with the standards of the USA, UK, or Europe.

The manufacturers who regularly export electric bikes do have those certificates and follow the rules/regulations of the USA, UK, and Europe region.

Some high-end suppliers have given the safety rules that they follow on their websites. Furthermore, they can also provide any additional safety checks if you ask them.

2. Standards of labelling and packaging

Safety standards for scooters address the basic requirements for the design, performance, manufacturing, and labeling of a variety of scooters. These standards address the safety principles for electric scooters, and more. ASTM International (ASTM) has developed various standards that address safety issues with scooters.

ASTM F2641-08(2015)

Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes

This consumer safety specification covers the establishment of performance requirements and corresponding test methods used to minimize the hazards to users of recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes.

ASTM F2642-08(2015)

Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Safety Instructions and Labeling for Recreational Powered Scooters and Pocket Bikes

This consumer safety specification includes requirements for safe-use instructions and labeling to minimize the hazards to users of recreational powered scooters and pocket bikes.

Read more: Safely Standards and Compliance for E-bikes, Skateboards and E-scooters

3. QC/QA testing and requirement

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Regions like the USA, UK, and Europe require you to have a quality assurance test. This testing shows them whether the bike is good to run in their country or not.

Secondly, as these bikes have electronic components, the QA shows the percentage of lead, mercury, and other related minerals. Hire a QC agency or ask the supplier to provide you with that document.

Conclusion. How to Import a Scooter from China [2023 Guide]

The electric scooter and motorcycle market is growing rapidly, and with China being at the forefront of the industry – many importers are sourcing electric scooters in China.

The scooter manufacturers in China can be found on many platforms including online, via sourcing agents, and in trade shows. But when it comes to importing e-bikes or e-scooters from China, it’s important to choose a legitimate supplier and the product quality is good. In these circumstances, it is good to rely on an experienced third-party company, Testcoo.

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