Turboant X7 Electric Scooter Review

Turboant X7 Featured

Electric scooters have been the rage recently. You see them everywhere on the road, and everyone seems to be using them. With the increase in demand for electric scooters, there is also an increase in the number of companies producing escooters, which makes it hard for the consumer to distinguish the good from the bad ones. We received the Turboant X7 Electric Scooter, and I used it for two weeks. The following are my thoughts on it.

Turboant X7 Side View

Specifications

Below is what you get when you purchase the Turboant X7 escooter.

Technical Specifications

Product InformationUnfolded Size41.6 × 16.5 × 45.9 in (1056 × 420 × 1166 mm)
Folded Size41.6 × 16.5 × 17.7 in (1056 × 420 × 450 mm)
Ground Clearance4.7 in (120 mm)
Product Weight29.7 lbs (13.5 kg)
Patent No.2018301584216
Adapter Input Voltage110-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Drive SystemMotor36 V, 350 W
Tire (Front & Rear)8.5-inch, tubeless pneumatic tires
Max Speed19.9 mph (30 km/h)
Range9.3-15.5 miles (15-25 km)
Max Climbing Capability15°
Max Load44-275 lbs (20-125 kg)
FunctionsFoldable StemYes
Battery PackDetachable
Brake SystemElectronic throttle control, disc brake and and foot brake
Speed3 settings (linear adjustment)
IlluminationLED headlight + taillight (1 W)
Warning FunctionBell
IP RatingIPX4
Operating ConditionsOperating Temperature32 to 95 °F (0 to 35 °C)
Storage Temperature14 to 104 °F (-10 to 40 °C)

Battery Specifications

Type Li-ion
Charging Time 4-6 hours
Voltage 36 V
Capacity 6.4 Ah, 230.4 Wh
Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Charging Temperature 50 to 95°F (10 to 35°C)
Max Charging Voltage/Current 42 V, 2 A
Storage Temperature 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Storage Time 3 months (after a full charge)

What makes this scooter different from the others is its removable battery. You can remove it to charge separately or leave it on the scooter to charge. The battery is a component that will deteriorate the more you use it, and by making it removable, this means you can easily change the battery without changing the scooter, thereby extending the lifespan of the escooter.

Turboant X7 Removable Battery
removable battery

Setting it up

The scooter came folded in the box. When you take it out, you will find that the handle bar is not fixed. (The full length is too wide for it to fit in the box, that’s why the handle bar is detached by default.) To unfold it, press the mud guard down to release the catch and pull the stem up.

Turboant X7 Release Stem Mudguard

Near to the base of the stem, there is a latch that you have to open before you can put the stem upright.

Turboant X7 Stem Latch

Once it is in place, close the latch to lock it in position.

Next, attach the handle bar to the handle. Both the left and right handle bars can be screwed in. However, before you attach the left handle bar, you need to fix the brake handle in place. (You will need the Allen key provided in the box.)

Turboant X7 Attach Brake Handle

Before going for a ride, I was told to charge up the battery and pump up the tire. The tire is a tubeless tire and only supports 50psi of pressure. Only the back wheel comes with a valve for you to pump it up. There doesn’t seem to be any way to pump up the front wheel.

Get moving

Using the scooter is easy. If you have used a scooter before, you will have no problem riding the X7. Before you start, long-press the Power button to power it up. The LED dashboard will light up, which indicates that the power is on. Next, simply stand on it, press the throttle and it will slowly accelerate.

To brake, you can either release the throttle, step on the mudguard or hold the brake handle.

There are three Drive modes – Low, Medium and Sport. The difference between the three drive modes is the maximum speeds they can reach. In the Low mode (the default) it can reach about 9mph. The Medium mode can reach about 15mphm and the Sport mode about 19mph. During my trial, the maximum speed I reached for the Sport mode was only 17mph.

Turboant X7 Sport Mode
ln Sport mode, the LED display shows a red “D” icon.

What I like about the X7 is the cruise control mode. When you press down the throttle for 6 seconds, it will activate the cruise mode. You can let go of the throttle at cruise mode, and it will continue to move at a constant speed. To deactivate cruise mode, either press the brake or press down the throttle again.

The X7 comes with a 350W motor and can easily cover a 15° slope. I tested it on a slope, and it had no issue conquering it.

Another thing that I like is the sound of the engine. It is QUIET. I owned two electric scooters before this and hated how loud their engines were. While riding X7, I can barely hear the sound of the engine.

In addition, the acceleration and deceleration is very smooth. There is no sudden halt when you release the throttle, which can easily throw you off balance. There were some bad accidents I had with my previous scooters, and this is one feature that I always take note of when trying out new scooters.

Turboant X7 Rear Wheel Mudguard

One thing to note is that there is no easy way to switch between mph and kmh. The scooter I received is the American version and was showing the speed in mph, whereas everywhere outside the USA is using the kmh convention. After fiddling around, I still couldn’t figure out how to switch it. I was pretty sure it could be switched because the “kmh” icon showed up on the display. It took several emails with the support before I received the instruction to access the hidden menu to switch the speed metric.

Night Mode

The X7 comes with a front and back light, which means you can ride it in the night. Quick-press the Function button twice. and it will activate the front and back lights. To switch it on, quick-press the Function button twice again.

Wrapping Up

In short, it was a joy to ride on the X7 electric scooter. The control is easy, the ride is smooth, and there is not a single thing that I dislike about it. At a price of $499.99, it probably isn’t the cheapest escooter around, but it is definitely one that is worth the price, particularly with the detachable battery that is not available in most escooters on the market.

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