Propane Scooters: Reviews and 2018 Buying Guide

To date, the main trend in the automotive industry involves the design and development of machines that do not pose a threat to the environment. As a general rule, electric models are included in this row, but there are also a large number of alternative clean fuels used for the machinery movement.

Therefore, the company ProGo from Los Angeles suggested the idea to produce a propane scooter, the operation of which is achieved by the use of propane. It has taken more than two years to get the propane scooter on the market. This scooter was created to offer the same performance as any traditional gas scooter but at the same time causing smaller negative environmental influence as electric scooters do.

Characteristics of ProGo PS3000

This propane scooter can carry loads of up to 200 lbs with its own weight of 35lbs. Its price is also not high – about $300-400, for which you will be offered a 25 cc four-stroke engine, disc brakes and easily replaceable container with 16.4oz of gas, providing a run distance of 48 to 64 kilometers per charge, or else two or three hours drive at a maximum speed of 20mph.

The design of this vehicle presupposes the existence of the steel framework as well as the front and rear brake disc type. The capacity of the propane scooter is 1.25 quintals. It has a rugged steel frame that is applied for comfortable carrying and storing.

Key features

As to the key features, it is worth mentioning easy pull start, front and rear disk breaks and thumb throttle.

This scooter is lightweight; it has only 35lbs of dry weight. Its tires are only 8”. The manufacturer offers 90 days of warranty parts replacement. Another advantage of this development to electric scooters is a fast tank filling, which allows continuous movement of this vehicle from point A to point B for 3 hours. It is not necessary to recharge the battery every 6-8 hours in the Pro-Go propane powered scooter on the contrary to electric scooters. This makes this propane scooter a hassle-free means of traveling.

Furthermore, this scooter is easier to maintain.

ProGo’s 25cc four-stroke engine proved to be quieter than the high pitched screeches of the two-stroke engines that most of the gas scooters are equipped with. One more important factor to consider is the speed. Its speed is up to 20 mph and a range of up to 40 miles per canister. So, isn’t the benefit evident?

Advantages of propane

Of course, the first argument, which can cause “for” propane is the lower price of gas rather than gasoline. At the gas station, it is quite possible to fill the tank with poor quality fuel: gasoline may contain substances that increase the octane number of fuel – tetraethyl lead (it is poisonous to humans) or ferrocene (they would kill spark-plugs within a few kilometers). And propane is neither one nor the other. Why raise its octane rating? Propane’s octane number is in the range of 98-102.

Furthermore, gasoline contains many harmful additives that increase the octane number, but at the same time, have a bad influence on the human body. In propane, these components are missing, and when it burns, harmful emissions such as the combustion of gasoline do not pollute the environment. That is why ProGo PS 3000 is EPA and CARB approved, which makes it legal through the US and even in California, where many gas scooters are forbidden to drive, contrary to propane scooters since it’s emissions are super low. If we compare ProGo PS3000 with any electrical scooter, the main advantages are a quick change propane can, no long battery charge time and no expensive battery replacement

ProGo PS3000 vs. the Competition

ProGo 3000 propane powered scooter
ProGo PS3000
Razor E300
UberScoot EVO 1000 Electric Scooter
UberScoot EVO 1000
Super Turbo 1000w Elite Electric Scooter
Super Turbo 1000 Elite
EcoReco M5 Electric Scooter
EcoReco M5
Speed, mph
Run time, miles
Down time/Recharge, hrs.
Weight, lbs.


ProGo 3000 folding feature for easy carrying and stowage

Scooter ProGo PS3000 appeared on the market quite recently. As part of the trend of the last time, the engineers, of course, worked on ease of driving and the fuel consumption making it a propane-powered vehicle. This thing distinguishes it from other scooters and makes it even more attractive to customers, as propane turns to be the cheapest fuel nowadays and the most eco-friendly. However, there are some disadvantages of propane, as gasoline is supplied to the engine as a liquid mixture, and it occupies a smaller volume than propane. Hence, the propane in the cylinder gets a smaller fuel-air mixture, and from that, you know, drop the maximum power. The calorific value of the propane is less than gasoline. Therefore, the engine requires more propane by ten percent. Hence, higher fuel consumption per unit distance. Although, this factor is not critical and all other benefits of ProGo PS3000 are a good reason to choose this scooter as your vehicle.

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By Toshiko Regan on Nov 25, 2016

Economical scooters can be made even more economical. This is evident with progo scooter. Those who want a good ride and spend very little on the filling of the ‘iron horse’, buy a propane scooter. It is the best option for anyone if you need to save, believe me!

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By Alishian Boles on Nov 30, 2016

Propane scooter is a great thing with good driving characteristics. At first, I was not very happy because I wanted a motorbike but my parents bought me a propane scooter. But then I realized that if you live in a big city where there are many traffic jams, it is better to look for the scooter and you instantly get to your destination!

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By Christoper Hamby on Dec 05, 2016

Well, let’s start with the fact that I did not want scooter at all, as I already had a motorcycle, but my brother called me, he knows about my passion for motor technique, and said the propane scooter is on sale. So, in this way my propane scooter appeared. I have this scooter already for more than a year, well, or almost two seasons (as you wish). Impressions? Small, nimble, reliable, manageable, does not vibrate, it is quiet.

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By Sang Hawthorne on Dec 09, 2016

In general, this model of propane powered scooters is in good and provides a minimum of hassle. I think it is suitable for people from 16 to 30 (although I’ve got a couple of friends, they use it at their 60s and are happy). Buy it and enjoy. Although I have a bike and Honda Lead 90in my garage, I am not going to sell the scooter.

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By Deon Benedict on Dec 14, 2016

I do not know about others, but for me, a progo scooter is a miracle of technology that has become not only a reliable means of transportation but also an elegant means of entertainment! I got it for my 16th birthday. It hit all of my senior-scooter friends, their scooters could not be compared with mine in agility or maneuverability.))) And the most important thing that I like is the fact that it does not look like grandfather’s scooter.

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By Milford Hay on Dec 20, 2016

Propane powered scooters are very good in terms of wear resistance. I have had one for nearly 1 year and I had only to refill it without any repairs. After the purchase, I just sat down and rode away. They have a certain advantage compared with another scooter, a clever design, can withstand long distances without stopping – I have checked this personally. After the sale of the scooter, I have only positive emotions.

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By Rosendo Huston on Dec 27, 2016

Thus, my acquaintance with the progo scooter started at 15. I wanted a high-spirited and unpretentious scooter for reasonable money. Patrol options I discarded at once since I saw them standing at the curb not once, and even their motor sound infuriated me. The process of choosing took a long time as I searched for an acceptable option. And here one autumn evening I saw an ad on this scooter. I fell in love with the scooter at first glance.

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By Fritz Strange on Jan 09, 2017

Pro go scooter is the best model of scooters in my opinion, because it has a pleasant appearance, gains the speed quietly and breaks seldom. I became acquainted with it 16 years, my father presented it to me. I was so joyful that was riding all day. Remembering my iron friend, I really want to get back in time and go somewhere in the field, where you can feel the speed to the full!

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By Jerold Whatley on Jan 31, 2017

I exploited a propane scooter for one season, almost every day. During all this time it never let me down. Yes, I pierced the front wheel, but this was my mistake. Propane scooter is very reliable, it is safe to travel long distances. It was the case when I rode for more than 150 km, and then, the engine did not overheat. I was not even tired to sit on it.

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By Anthony K. Zeigler on Feb 13, 2017

Progo scooter is a great scooter and looks very nice. Little fuel consumption, the max. speed is quite enough, inexpensive !!! I have such scooter for a year and only have to change the wheel. To travel across the city on good roads is very convenient, you immediately forget what a traffic jam is. Advise it to everyone.

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By Ramon Edwards on Feb 24, 2017

My Pro Go 3000 worked great out of the box. Set up was easy, although I literally had to do everything intuitively as the manual was not as helpful as it should. The package included all necessary tools for assembly, maintenance, and the oil was included as well. So far it rides great and appears to be well designed. The brakes work well and the acceleration is quite respectable carrying a 170-pound man.

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By Steve Larsen on Mar 14, 2017

After reading tons of propane scooters review I’ve bought one for my nephew. He got the hang of it pretty quick and seems to really enjoy it. The propane bottles make this the best money you can spend for a scooter like this. I read that the electric scooters only hold a charge for around 30 minutes of run time. Definitely not the best scooter for 7-year-old kids who would not want to wait for the electric one to recharge.

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By R on Apr 06, 2017

Where can I just get the engine

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By aonaon on Apr 19, 2017

Please contact the manufacturer for assistance. I think they can help you with this.

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By Jason Constantine on Jun 08, 2017

Hello I have a 3000 progo I need a new drive shaft with gears and a new centrifugal clutch

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By Mike Divirgilis on Oct 08, 2017

what is the weight limit on the scooter