The heavy-duty and powerful TURBOANT X7 Electric Scooter is a fantastic commuter electric scooter for office workers, college students, or users who just want to wander around the town.
Most people will find this unit a satisfying performer with smoothness and robustness on many terrains. The best thing is their utmost safety features provided. If you want to get the best of both worlds (fast speed and safety), look no further than this e-scooter.
Who Is Turboant?
This additional section is particularly for riders who know little or nothing about Turboant.
This is a Chinese company, located in Shenzhen and has now been the worldwide leading manufacturer of personal mobility tools. They’re well-loved for top-quality mid-tier products with a perfect combination of best-in-class performance and trendiest style. The best thing is, no compromise in service.
Fans of Turboant give lots of compliments for their products’ affordability. While giving an inexpensive price point, they come with many high-end features.
What makes their e-scooter lines stand out from the rest is the strict adherence to international standards. In fact, each Turboant product is ensured meeting ISO 9001 and ISO 9000 quality management standards as well as UL, CE, FCC, RoHS requirements.
Therefore, new customers can rest assured of their durability and safety.
The brand name “Turboant” is taken inspiration from the solid goal of its company – manufacturing bikes and scooters with an emphasis on a TURBO-boosted power yet in a compact shape as an ANT.
|Weight Capacity (pound)||275|
|Folded Dimensions (inch)||41.6 × 16.5 × 17.7|
|Unfolded Dimensions (inch)||41.6 × 16.5 × 45.9|
|Max Speed (MPH)||19.9|
|Speed Mode||3 (linear adjustment)|
|Battery||Lithium-Ion 36 V, 6.4 Ah|
|Charge Time (hours)||4|
|Brake Type||Electronic throttle control, disc brake, and foot brake|
|Max Climbing Capacity (°)||15|
Our Test Result
A package content of this Turboant e-scooter consists of:
- 1 x Electric scooter
- 1 × M6 Hexagon Wrench
- 1 × Valve Adapter
- 1 × Charging Adapter
- 1 × Warranty Card
- 1 × User Manual
Instantaneously after donning this electric scooter, our team was impressed by how powerful and yet how lightweight it is.
Design & Quality
Dimensions & Weight
The unit is constructed as a foldable design, featuring 41.6” by 16.5” by 17.7” after folded up and 41.6” by 16.5” by 45.9” when in use. Compared to other counterparts at the $450 – $750 price range that we’ve tried, can’t deny that it’s a little bit bulkier.
In turn, the total weight is rather light – 29.7 pounds (for the dimensions), making it much easier for public transport.
Unlike most e-scooters, the battery pack of Turboant X7 doesn’t locate under the standing platform but in the vertical pole.
This new location gives superior security to allow the electric scooter to ride on wet roads with worry-free. Not to say that it’s much easier to detach or attach the batteries. (Find in the FAQs section to learn more about this)
Our testers particularly love the rough finish of the scooter. It isn’t as overly polished or garish as most e-scooters that we’ve tested, making it a timeless piece in the garage while adding style and character to the rider whenever outing with it.
The lever-activated mechanism is great. It takes you only seconds to fold/unfold the whole unit and works smoothly. No remorse from us!
Power & Range
Two next important features are power and range.
As many mid-tier electric scooters, Turboant makes no exception in upgrading the motor power and battery capacity for this child.
Motor & Batteries
But what’s worth mentioning here is while many models just stop at the maximum 300W of motors, the X7 is leveraged up to 350W. It’s as powerful as a $750 e-scooter in our comparison list to ably climb up a 15-degree hill with no interruption.
The 6.4 Ah lithium batteries might be a minor weak point of this model as they shorten the total range.
However, why do we consider that a MINOR weakness?
It’s because the X7 features ultra-fast charge time – only 4 to 6 hours – in addition to the detachable batteries.
Therefore, maybe it can’t handle a long whole trip from and to home, you can charge it at the office/school to ensure enough power for the rest of the trip.
Though we said the range of this Turboant was short, it’s not way too short. On a full charge, it can ride continuously 15.5 miles on flat surfaces.
Speed Modes & Max Speed
The max speed is 19.9 MPH (while most other candidates that we also tested are within 15.5 to 18 MPH). Heavier load might strain down the e-scooter to 15 or 16 MPH but in general, it’s indeed fast and powerful enough for cross-city travel.
Besides, Turboant X7 offers three speed-setting mode – something that’s as scarce as hen’s teeth on the market currently – as most e-scooters only provide 2 modes as the maximum.
While testing and finding the best commuting electric scooter, we also appreciate those units built with higher weight capacity for an expanded users’ weight range.
Turboant X7 also impresses with its dominant weight capacity.
70% of other e-scooters on the market provide the max load of 200 – 220 pounds, which will be knocked out right away when carrying a load of 245 pounds or up. However, this unit isn’t the one.
The upgraded 275 pounds of weight capacity makes it the most promising for hauling riders with a chubby frame.
After years of e-scooter riding experience, the feature that we pay attention to the most is a braking system.
Why? – you might ask.
It’s because compared to the traditional scooters, this new type delivers much higher speeds while most riders choose to use it for commuting on busy roads.
80% of nowadays electric scooter that we have tried only features a single braking system. It’s usually an electric brake that doesn’t work when the scooter is turned off.
What does that imply?
You should understand that electric throttle control does require power to operate. It means if the unit is unfortunately out of power and going down steep hills, it’s indeed scary as there’s no manual braking system to stop the unit all the way.
In such cases, it’s sad but true to say that you just have to hope of jumping off and stopping in time.
Besides, an electric brake will turn out to be sketchy in highs-speed situations or riding up harshly inclined slopes.
For those reasons, we appreciate this model which features not only an electronic throttle control but also a disc brake and foot brake. While providing extra safeness during emergency stops, this hand brake helps to mitigate the jerkiness efficiently.
The best thing is, even when the battery is too low to propel the scooter, there is still a sufficient amount of energy to let you use the electric brake.
Rarely of nowadays e-scooters on the market can afford that at this affordable price point so, it bangs for bucks, at least in our standards.
While the standard tire size of e-scooters is 8.0 inches, this features extra-large models with 8.5 inches on both front and rear tires.
Despite the 0.5-inch difference, it gives a whole different story in terms of slipping resistance and shock absorption, giving more reliable traction.
Combining with the puncture-resistant, grippingly patterned design, you can ride it on flat, slightly wet surfaces or rough terrains with peace in mind.
One thing that may be several commuter riders don’t like about this unit is the tubeless pneumatic tires. To be honest, we’re not a fan of this tire type either as normally, you have to deal with fixing or replacing flat tires, which is a hassle.
However, we’ve found these are a bit distinctive.
The tires are mostly solid that you don’t really have to pump them up many times. There is also one included stocking air pump to top these tires off the pressure if they get deflated below 50 PSI.
If you lose it, a normal bicycle pump is a great alternative.
The more solid the tires, the less of prematurely shutting down the scooter and the longer lasting the battery. So, make sure to check its tires regularly.
Of course, there shouldn’t be some additional features to ensure your safety when riding in limited visibility conditions, like nighttime. There comes the LED headlights and taillight into place.
The best selling point of Turboant X7 is its Cruise Control feature.
It allows riders to cruise at their desired speed with no need to keep twisting the throttle control, hence, saving more effort while giving more personal freedom.
To activate this function, holding the throttle in the same position within 6 seconds, the system will be automatically locked in your desired speed.
LED control panel
This unit has no Bluetooth connected app to track the riding statistics through your smartphone. However, it strikes back with an LED control panel on the handlebars where you can check the battery levels and current speed or adjust the settings.
We find the warranty provided by Turboant for this e-scooter is rather good.
It’s a 1-year warranty covering all detects derived from materials and manufacturing processes under normal use. If signing up on their official website and becoming a member, you will receive an additional 6-month battery warranty, which is awesome.
Regardless, the brand offers a 30-day hassle-free money-back guarantee to allow customers to return and receive a full refund if you’re not satisfied with it.
The Final Score
|Features||Score (on the scale of 10)|
|Quality||9 (1 point down for the locking piece to hold the battery in place)|
|Power & Range||8 (1 point down for low battery capacity and the other for the range)|
|User-friendly features||9.5 (distract 0.5 points for the lack of software app application)|
|Good Warranty||9 (the warranty and guarantee are relatively good, but they’re not the best)|
|Design||8.5 (distract 1 point for the bulkier silhouette and 0.5 more for the slightly heavyweight)|
Total Score: 9.1
Strengths & Weaknesses
The listed strengths and weaknesses below are also what our testers like and don’t like about the Turboant X7, after weeks of testing:
- Dominant weight capacity of 275 pounds
- Powerful 350W motor to beat off other counterparts at a similar price point
- Three speed modes for better control while riding on city roads and the max speed is super-fast (19.9 MPH) to afford for cross-city travel
- Detachable batteries and short charge time that you can charge them anytime and anywhere
- Ultra-safe thanks to the dual braking system: Even on the max speed or riding downhill, riders can rest assured of their safety
- Built with Cruise Control for personal freedom when traveling
- Short range: At this price point, we do think the manufacturer can do better on the battery capacity as well as the E-scooters range
- Tubeless pneumatic tires that are prone to leak or require regular pumping up, which is a bit limited if you intend to ride it on rocky roads or pavements
Who Should Pick It?
With careful consideration of all strengths and weaknesses of the X7, we’ve come up with the final verdict. This powerful yet safe e-scooter is the best bet for people who:
- Are a heavier rider with many times finding the 220-pound max weight limit can’t handle their portly self and usually knocked out immediately.
- Make regular cross-city travels
- Appreciate bang-for-buck products and are ready to pay for quality
- Want to ride with utmost safeness on the roads
1. How to store the Turboant X7?
Before storing the e-scooter, you should ensure to fully charge it as well as keep charging monthly to avoid a premature decay of the battery capacity.
Take note of the charging temperatures of 50 to 95 °F to not charge them at no under or higher temp than that range.
Bonus: The storage temperatures of 14 to 104 °F in case you also want to know.
For narrow storage space like closet or garage, it’d better fold the scooter up for space-saving while ensuring such places are well-ventilated, dry, and away from direct sunlight exposure.
To fold the scooter, rotating the stem in a clockwise direction to release it safely and pull down its folding spanner. After lowering down the stem, remember to secure it onto the mudguard. This will prevent your scooter from unexpectedly being unfolded.
2. How to maintain the scooter?
Luckily enough that the appealing rough finish of Turboant X7 doesn’t attract dust seriously so you can use a damp cloth to wipe clean it.
Before doing so, make sure you have disconnected the power adapter and entirely turn the scooter off.
Some no-nos to avoid when cleaning the X7:
- Don’t immerse it in water
- Don’t use lubricating oil on the scooter’s body
3. How to attach/detach the batteries?
As the batteries are located in the vertical pole, you have to open the dashboard firstly to detach them by pressing down the dashboard release button. There, you’ll find the battery cover.
To take it out, press the cover down and rotate it in a counterclockwise direction using your fingers. Now, pull straightly up the batteries and replace it with a backup.
Notice of their grooves! You have to align them with the stem’s linings before inserting them into the pole. The rest is similar to how you open it up.
Dominant weight capacity, ultra-powerful motor, and utmost safety feature applications make this Turboant e-scooter a no-brainer for our top pick for commuters.
Its solid build will not only handle your chubby frame but also take you anywhere in a shorter amount of time with no compromise of safeness and management.
Though the unit makes some sacrifices in range and wheel construction, the phenomenal performance makes it a perfect option for heavier riders.