This Turboant X7 review is an in-depth look at the X7 — a lightweight electric scooter with a removable lithium-ion battery pack. The scooter is compact and budget-priced.
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The Turboant X7 is the latest scooter in a recent trend of scooters that features a removable battery pack. It is a similar but less-expensive version of the Levy, which we recently reviewed.
The scooter is sturdy and has some of the features we really like: three independent braking mechanisms, flat-resistant tubeless pneumatic tires, and a removable battery pack.
The 3.3 pound, 230 Wh battery will give you around 9 miles of real-world range in the fastest sport mode setting
The Turboant X7 packs a single moderately powerful 350-watt electric motor that offers reasonable acceleration, top speed, and hill-climbing ability.
With zero-start enabled, the Turboant has average acceleration, and a touch of noticeable lag before the motor really launches you. The motor is fairly quiet.- even at top speed or under high torque conditions.
On a steep 10% grade hill, the X7 climbed about as well as scooters with 250-watt to 350-watt motors. On steeper hills or if the hill is sustained, you can expect that you might have to help kick the scooter to keep progressing.
The Turboant has a claimed top speed of around 20 mph, and we were able to get very close to this. It gets up to 16 mph very quickly, then acceleration slows down as it creeps toward its top speed.
The X7 has a claimed Error: Invalid unit mile. range, but in our experience, it will be closer to 9 miles for a realistic urban commute in Sport mode. In the Eco mode, you will get a longer range.
A cool feature of the X7 is that it is one of a growing number of scooters that have a removable battery. You can carry an additional battery with you for an extra 9 miles of real-world range.
The Turboant X7 has a triple-redundant braking system consisting of an electronic brake, disc brake, and foot brake.
A hand lever controls the electronic and disc brake simultaneously. The lever itself has some slop in it and noticeable brake cable drag when you pull down on it.
The electronic brake has about 1/2 second of lag. Out of the box, we had to tighten up the disc brake, which was loose and rubbing noise.
Overall, the redundancy is appreciated for safety reasons. The braking distance for this scooter is on par with other scooters in its price class.
During our Turboant review, we noted that it has very good ride quality on smooth roads. Thanks to the large pneumatic tires, the Turboant does provide some damping on rough roads, though you will still get some significant road vibrations.
Weighing in at 27 lbs, the Turboant is similar to other 350 watt electric scooters with removable battery packs. Because the stem is rather thick and is weighted due to the battery, the scooter is a little harder to carry than others.
The folded size is 42 inches by 17 inches by 17 inches — about the same as other compact scooters. This should be fairly easy to carry into a building and onto public transit. The main thing you have to pay attention to is the handlebars, which have a tendency to bump into things.
One of the shining features of the Turboant is a very sturdy stem folding mechanism. It is much thicker and stronger than other quick folding mechanisms like it.
When locked into place, there is nearly no play in the handlebars and steering feels really good.
The folding mechanism is a plastic twist collar (for added safety) and a standard metal latch.
To fold, you twist the safety collar then pull down the latch. Because the latch is fairly hefty, you’ll have to pull quite hard to loosen it. This is the downside to having such a stiff stem with no wobble.
The neck of the scooter has a hook that engages with the rear fender, locking the scooter in a folded position for easy carrying.
The cockpit has a bright central LED display with simple controls for mode, lights, power, and changing the P-settings.
The rubberized throttle is nice and has power and mode buttons integrated into it. The throttle also integrates a cruise control feature that is enabled by default. This is good for long stretches of road but can catch you off guard (even with its audible beep).
The handlebars, which are one of the few things you have to install, are covered in textured rubber and have average quality. They have a tendency to loosen up while you are riding.- you may have to re-tighten them.
The X7 has both front and rear built-in LED lights. The taillight flashes when the brake is activated. Though these are sufficient to help you see at night, it is advisable to use a brighter light if you ride in the dark regularly.
For extra safety, we always recommend using additional lights. Check out our guide for staying visible while riding at night.
We really like the Turboant’s 8.5 inch tubeless pneumatic tires.
Tubeless tires have all the benefits of pneumatic tires, but have stronger sidewalls and are more flat resistant. You don’t have to worry about pinch flats (where the inner tube becomes pinched internally and punctures). We also have a higher success rate repairing tubeless tires with tire slime.
Learn more: preventing and repairing flats with slime.
The Turboant’s deck has 18 inches by 5.8 inches of standing space. The deck has 4 inches of ground clearance. The deck-to-handlebar height is 3.3 inches.
The deck is coated in a texted rubber finish that provides grip for your shoes, even in wet conditions.
The Turboant X7 has an IP rating (water resistance) of IP54. This means it can tolerate being splashed with water, but not being submerged.
The TurboAnt X7 has a max rider weight of 275 lbs, which is a bit higher than the Levy, an identical scooter with a 230 lb weight limit.
The X7 has good build quality, and the stem and folding mechanism are quite solid. Some of the little touches like the handlebars and other plastic pieces are just average. The scooter is quiet, and all mechanical parts are smooth.
TurboAnt X7: Review Conclusions
The Turboant X7 is an inexpensive electric scooter with a removable battery pack that gives at least 9 miles of real-world range. The battery pack is light enough to carry an extra one in a backpack and can be installed when the scooter runs out of power.
The X7 has a sturdy folding mechanism, redundant brakes, and acceptable performance.
It is currently one of the cheapest electric scooters with a removable battery and a direct competitor to the Levy scooter (typically 100 more).
If you don’t need a swappable battery or need something different, look at our alternatives to the TurboAnt. You can also check out our Editor’s pick of best electric scooters.
TurboAnt X7 Pro E-Scooter Review (2022): Should You Buy It?
We’re zooming in on TurboAnt X7 pro, the most hyped e-scooter of the year. After riding it extensively, here’s what we can say about this busy worker.
TurboAnt X7 Pro Review Summary
The TurboAnt X7 Pro is an e-scooter that takes the best traits of the X7 model and introduces some amazing new ones. Designed for beginners and regular commuters, this budget e-scooter comes with premium features such as cruise control and sleek LED display. Even though there’s no suspension onboard, I found that this TurboAnt does a great job in soaking up shock from uneven and bumpy roads, thanks to its 10-inch pneumatics.
The X7 Pro folds into a compact package that fits easily under your office desk or inside the car trunk — it’s right there when you need it.
Although the COVID-19 epidemic has made working from home more popular than ever, some of us still need to commute 5 days a week. As the summer drew in, I decided to give my car a break. Since public transport was out of the question, I decided that an electric scooter was the way to go.
After a bit of research and word of mouth, I bought the TurboAnt X7 Pro.
Why? Because I wanted something inexpensive and simple to use but comfy enough and with plenty of power.
Here’s what I think about this e-scooter after several months of daily use.
TurboAnt X7 Pro Review: A Detailed Overview
The simple and streamlined design is what instantly attracted me to the X7 Pro. This e-scooter has a stem-mounted battery pack, which might be a shoutout to the ultra-popular Xiaomi’s M365 design.
So instead of being an integral part of the foot deck, the TurboAnt has a removable battery on the stem.
This increases the ground clearance to 4.5 inches, which is great for negotiating mild curbs and rough patches.
On the other hand, this means that the bulk of the weight is in the front, which might create stability issues for some riders. I found this to be a problem when pushing the scooter uphill or lifting it over steps and curbs.
On the other hand, a detachable battery means you can easily replace the empty one and keep riding, and also charge it indoors.
Since the motor, the battery, and the controller are in the font, there are no visible wires showing, which is a huge plus for me.
User-Friendly Display and Controls
The minimalist theme continues to the handlebar, which is free of any distractions and dominated by a big red all-in-one throttle.
The throttle is the central command unit of this e-scooter. You use it to turn the power on or off, select ride mode, accelerate, and engage the headlight.
And when I discovered that holding it for 10 seconds engaged the cruise control, I had a big smile on my face all the way home.
You need to cruise at a constant speed while doing it, though.
Pressing the second button on the throttle cycles between three ride modes:
Thanks to these three modes, the X7 Pro is a flexible and versatile platform. A good first e-scooter and a reliable commuter.
The LED display is set right in the center and is easy to read, even in strong sun. It gives me the essentials: speed, battery life, and the mode I’m riding in.
Still, I’d like to see a battery percentage icon instead of the 5-bar charge status.
Holding both throttle buttons while the scooter is powered up opens the “hidden menu” that lets me switch between mph and km/h, enable or disable automated cruise control, and limit the speed.
This last option is especially interesting if you live in the UK or an EU country where the maximum legal speed for e-bikes and e-scooters is 20 km/h (12 mph).
Top Speed and Acceleration
Across the European Union and some other places, e-scooters have an electronic limiter set at 15.5 mph. This is how your X7 Pro will be set right out of the box.
And this is for Sports mode. In Eco, the max speed drops to 10 mph, and in Beginner, all the way to 6 mph.
If you’d like more “horses” from your scooter, enter the hidden menu and set the limiter to the max, which should be somewhere around 20 mph (32 km/h).
I also noticed that the maximum speed also depends on the battery charge — when the juice is down to 50%, the scooter struggles to go above 17 mph. At 25% charge, the speed caps down to 15 mph.
At this price range, the X7 Pro gives a solid acceleration of about 7.4 seconds for 0-15 mph. The acceleration curve is for the lack of a better word “conservative”.
Even in Sports mode, it’s too slow for my liking.
If you don’t have experience, this might be a problem and even a hazard in real heavy traffic. I’d very much appreciate it if there was a “hidden option” to unlock the acceleration, as well.
A thing I noticed about the TurboAnt X7 Pro is that even at top speed, the motor is barely audible. Any noise you may hear while rolling down the street comes from the tires.
Double the Range with a Spare Battery
The manufacturer lists the maximum range at between 20 and 30 miles. However, the maximum range is hard to measure in the real world.
It depends on the rider’s weight, and the mode you’re using. If you have several slopes to overcome, the motor will draw more power and your range will definitely drop. To be most honest, you can get the maximum listed range only in the Eco mode, which means with a maximum speed of 12 mph.
If you need to drive in actual traffic as I do, you’ll be using Sports pretty much all the time. In that case, the maximum range drops at around 15-16 mph.
You may still ride beyond that mile marker, but the acceleration becomes horrible and you risk damaging your battery by forcing it to deliver on low voltage.
Now, on the upside, the X7 Pro has a removable battery pack, which allows me to double the range if I care to put the second one in my backpack.
I know people who regularly remove their scooter’s batteries when leaving them on the street, as an extra safety measure.
This is a feature you don’t think about until you need it. The maths is simple — the more powerful the motor and more aggressive the acceleration, the steeper inclines can the scooter handle.
If you live in a hilly area, make sure to check the maximum incline the scooter can overcome.
I can confirm that The X7 Pro can make it up a 15° slope and, for the record, I weigh 171 pounds. I’m not so sure about handling inclines with the maximum rider weight of 275 pounds.
On the other hand, I’m sure that as the battery charge drops, so does the climbing ability.
To conclude, the TurboAnt X7 Pro handles hills just as well as any other e-scooter in this price range.
Three Ways of Braking
The main brake on the X7 Pro is a standard rear-wheel disc brake. Now, mine was a little weak right out of the box, but it wasn’t too difficult for me to tighten the pads and find the sweet spot.
As with motor braking, this TurboAnt doesn’t have the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) which would use some of the braking force to charge the battery.
Now, this is good news and bad news.
You lose battery regeneration, which is bad, but without KERS there is less resistance when you’re kicking the X7 Pro in manual mode with the motor off. I have to admit, it happened to me quite a few times while running errands around the town. And no-KERS has saved my skin.
After all, when it comes to e-scooters, regenerative braking is more of a nice-to-have than anything else.
Finally, if you ever need to come to a sudden stop, you can always hit the old rear fender, activating the unsophisticated but effective “foot brake”.
Rides Smooth Without Springs
The X7 Pro has no springs to ride on, but offers a surprisingly comfortable ride, thanks to its 10-inch air-filled tires.
The bigger tires mean more tire tread in contact with the ground, which means more traction. This also improves stability, especially when cutting corners.
The tires on the TurboAnt are tubed, which are more affordable than tubeless tires.
This decision, along with the lack of spring suspension are the ways the TurboAnt managed to squeeze a solid all-rounder into a budget e-scooter market.
Still, although 10-inch pneumatics offer decent shock absorption, this is by no means an off-road scooter. It will handle an average dirt track but nothing more than that.
As an upgrade from the X7 model, the X7 Pro comes with a decent 3W LED headlight that will help you navigate most urban scenarios. Still, if I was to ride through poorly lit streets on the way home, I’d invest in a more powerful headlight.
The headlight has a default downward angle so you don’t have to worry about blinding the incoming traffic.
There are reflective strips on both sides of the front and rear forks.
The Pro version also has a brake light on the rear fender to warn the road users behind you that you’re slowing down.
On the Portable Side
A big berk of e-scooters over e-bikes is that scooters fold to take up less storage space and for easier carrying. Depending on how you want to use your scooter, portability might be a deciding factor in your buying decision.
As I love to travel and visit historic sites, I wanted something that I can pack in my trunk so there’s plenty of space for a few travel bags.
This way I always have a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transport — for all those situations when I have to leave the car behind and continue into the inner city on two wheels.
At 33 lbs, the X7 Pro is definitely on a more portable side. It folds at the stem so you can carry it.
However, if you had experience with deck-battery scooters, carrying one with a stem battery pack might come a little awkward.
On the bright side, you can always detach the battery and carry it separately.
If there’s anything I’d change portability-wise, it’s that handlebars fold as well. This way the whole package would take much less room.
Before I tell you about the X7 Pro’s water resistance rating I have to tell you a story of how I got interested in e-scooters in the first place.
A few years ago, I visited Israel with a couple of my friends. Whoever’s been to Israel can confirm that e-scooters are the way of life over there. Literally, everyone rides them: kids, soldiers, grannies, office people, you name it.
The traffic is heavy and it’s hot, so I guess the e-scooter is the best way to get around. Then, one day it got overcast all over and heavy rain started. “I wouldn’t want to be in their skin now”, I thought as I was watching the rain from the safety of a covered coffee bar.
Then out of nowhere, a lone rider appeared. He or she was wearing a biker-style jacket, a tightly wrapped shawl, and a full-protection motorcycle helmet — and just kept buzzing through the congested traffic, never minding the rain.
At that moment, that person was the coolest living thing in Tel Aviv and he or she made slaloms between the halted cars.
That’s when I decided I have to have an e-scooter one day.
Back to 2021, our TurboAnt has a water-resistant rating of IPX4. In layman’s terms, it means that it protects against water splashes from all sides including low-pressure water jets.
Built to Last
The regular TurboAnt X7 electric scooter was praised throughout the industry for its robust and user-friendly design. The new X7 Pro builds on that legacy and strikes the right balance between build quality and competitive price.
The body of this action scooter is made of aluminum alloy that is a bit heavier than carbon fiber that we can see on some high-end scooters. On the other hand, the stem needs to be solid and sturdy enough to house the battery pack, so aluminum was a logical choice.
I’ve read that some users complain of a rattle. Maybe the quality control has improved, or it was just the one I bought, but there is no rattle that you could expect in e-scooters in this market range.
The folding mechanism is reliable as it can be — it consists of a clamp that locks the stem in place and a clamp cover that slides into place, making sure that the clamp doesn’t undo itself as you ride
Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter
What does a review of an electric scooter have to do with a photography site? With the world still in chaos from the Coronavirus pandemic, I figured it would be fun to do something completely different for a change. While I have been posting quite a few “catch-up” reviews recently (and more on the way), some of our readers might want to take a short break along with me from all the camera industry noise. Every once in a while, it is nice to enjoy something different, wouldn’t you agree? Anyway, I recently got ahold of an electric scooter that I have been enjoying tremendously, so I decided to write my impressions of it.
Although I have been eyeing an e-scooter for a while, I always wanted to get something that’s easy to use, comfortable to ride, and has a great range. After looking at what’s available, I realized that the options were quite overwhelming – from high-end, waterproof, and expensive electric scooters, all the way to basic single motor budget choices. A few weeks back, Turboant reached out to me, asking if I wanted to check out their new X7 Pro electric scooter. The timing worked out perfectly, as this was something I have been wanting for a while now. Let’s take a closer look at it, and see what it has to offer.
First, we will start off with key specifications.
Turboant X7 Pro Specifications
As you can see, the Turboant X7 Pro is a single motor e-scooter with fairly impressive specs. It has a powerful 350 W motor that can deliver up to 20 mph speeds. The high-capacity Lithium-Ion battery can deliver up to 30 miles of range and charges in about 6 hours. It has strong electronic brakes, and it is made to be used both during the day and at night, thanks to its bright LED headlight and taillight. The IPX4 rating basically means that the scooter is resistant to water splashes from any direction, so you don’t need to worry about water damage in light rain, or when running over a puddle of water.
Packaging and Assembly
The Turboant X7 Pro arrived in a relatively large box. When I opened it, there was another box inside it, so it is protected quite well during shipping. Once I got the second box opened up, the e-scooter was fairly easy to pull out. Aside from the e-scooter itself, the box contained a relatively large charging adapter, a manual and a hex wrench. A valve adapter was supposed to be included, but I did not find one in the box.
Assembling the X7 Pro was super easy. The scooter was in a folded state inside the package, so all I had to do was put it on a flat surface, unfold it, then push the red latch down. The hex wrench is provided in case the lever becomes loose over time.
To fold it back for storage or car transport, you just reverse the process. The handles are easy to attach, as you simply screw them in.
Unlike other scooters that have battery located inside the deck, the battery on the X7 Pro is located inside the stem on the front, which makes it easy to access the removable battery. What’s nice, is that you can charge the battery directly on the scooter by accessing the charging port on the bottom, or by removing the battery from the stem compartment and charging it separately. Being able to have a removable battery is a great feature, since you can buy a spare battery and charge one, while riding with the other.
The provided battery charger is fairly powerful, but when the battery is fully depleted, expect to wait for up to 6 hours to get it fully charged up. The battery charger light will change from red to green once it is completely charged. I charged mine fully before the first ride, and it only took a few hours, since the battery was already partly charged out of the box.
Build Quality and Handling
When it comes to build quality, the X7 Pro does not disappoint. The whole frame, including the stem and the deck are made out of tough metal. The stem is pretty thick and sturdy. The deck has an anti-skid rubber surface, which is very effective and comfortable for longer rides. There are also parts made out of durable plastic, including the mudguard, taillight, and parts of the kickstand. Speaking of the kickstand, it is very useful when parking the scooter, since you don’t have to worry about leaning it against anything.
Here is a breakdown of all the components that the X7 Pro is made out of:
As you can see, the motor is on the front wheel, while the electronic brake is in the rear wheel.
Unfortunately, all this results in a fairly heavy unit – the X7 Pro weighs a total of 15 kg. That’s a bit more compared to other mid-range single motor e-scooters out there, but considering all the features and the large battery capacity, it is something expected. I find it best to fold the e-scooter when I need to move it comfortably, since carrying it by the handles or the stem isn’t particularly easy.
The ergonomics of the X7 Pro are excellent. The rubber handles are soft and comfortable to use with or without gloves, and your hands won’t easily slip off of them. The left handle has a single push break, which is quite sensitive – be careful when using it at fast speeds, as it can feel quite abrupt. Slightly below the brake handle, you will find a warning ring bell that can be triggered by pushing the lever. It is not very loud, but certainly audible for close pedestrians.
The right handle is where the main controls are. Similar to its predecessor, the X7 Pro has a red throttle bar with two buttons: a power button and a function button. Pushing the power button for a few seconds turns on the e-scooter as well as the round LCD display in the center, while the function button allows switching between three different speeds. When riding the scooter at night, rapidly press the function button twice to turn the LED headlight on or off.
The LCD display is fairly large and bright. It has a digital speed indicator, which is fairly accurate and changes instantly as you gain or reduce speed. To the right of that is the speed level icon. When riding in Beginner Mode (6 mph max), nothing is displayed. The icon lights up when you set its speed to Eco Mode (10 mph max), and when switching to Sports Mode (up to 20 mph), it will switch to red color.
Below that you will find horizontal bars, which indicate battery level. When the battery is fully charged, you will see five bars, and when it is below 25% charge, it will be reduced down to one bar. There are additional icons that display fault and overheating warnings as well.
With its large 10″ tubed pneumatic tires, the ride comfort of the X7 Pro is amazing. The manual recommends keeping tire pressure between 31.9 and 34.8 psi. I would recommend double-checking the pressure level before your first ride, and it is something you should certainly check periodically because the range and comfort of the ride will depend on the pressure.
Personally, I like keeping it on the lower end closer to 31 psi for a very comfy ride, so that I don’t feel any bumps. But for longer range, it is best to increase the tire pressure.
Speed and Range Test
I performed several tests with the battery fully charged. While in ideal conditions and relatively flat roads, you should be able to get up to 30 miles of range, my neighborhood is on hills, so my mileage was significantly less, around 10-15 miles. Still, that’s a pretty impressive range! At moderate speeds, I have been able to run the e-scooter continuously for over an hour going up and down the hills.
The battery indicator isn’t very accurate though, as it depends on the load and the incline. When going up on fairly steep hills, it can sometimes drop down from 5 to 3-4 bars, then back to 5 bars when riding downhill or on a flat surface. Similar to other Li-ion batteries, it is a bad idea to let the scooter completely discharge, as it reduces its battery life. So I have been running it until I get to roughly 1 bar. I know I can squeeze more range out of it, but 10-15 miles is plenty – that’s good enough for me to go from my house to a nearby grocery store and back several times.
In terms of speed, the Sports mode is supposed to deliver up to 20 mph on a flat surface. I have seen it go as fast as 18 mph on a relatively flat road, but when coming down hills, it can certainly accelerate beyond that. I have not tried to push the scooter to its limits, because it can get dangerous.
Riding the X7 Pro
Riding the Turboant X7 Pro is pretty easy and straightforward – push off the ground to give it a little start, then push the red throttle down to engage the motor. As you ride, you can change the speed and turn the LED headlight on and off without having to slow down. If you continuously hold the throttle, you will hear it beep, which indicates speed lock / cruise control. From there, you can let go off the throttle and the unit will continue at the same speed. If you push the throttle down again or apply the brakes, it will turn off cruise control.
Braking with the X7 Pro is a breeze, but you have to watch out how much pressure you apply. If you are riding very fast in sports mode, you do not want to squeeze the brake handle too much unless you are in a potential accident situation, since the triple braking mechanism will engage very quickly and cause you to stop abruptly. This is a feature, not a bug, as Turboant points out on its website – safety first.
Stability and Taking Pictures While Riding
The stability of the X7 Pro is quite good, but it certainly takes time to get used to. I would strongly suggest against trying to ride it with a single hand – it is best to hold the e-scooter with both hands tightly. And forget about trying to take pictures while riding – you certainly do not want to crash on this thing while taking a picture, especially when riding at high speeds. In fact, Turboant recommends wearing a helmet and other protective gear and always be attentive when riding the scooter, as crashing with it might turn pretty ugly both for you and the scooter. Although the battery is behind the front stem, you still do not want to crash and damage it, as it could explode.
If you are planning to take pictures while riding the scooter, just stop somewhere safe, take pictures, and continue your ride. Here is my son, exploring the neighborhood on the X7 Pro with the Fuji X-H1 and XF 35mm f/1.4 R:
As you can see from this review, my family and I have been enjoying the Turboant X7 Pro quite a bit. It is a fun scooter to take for a ride, and it is a good way to get out of the house during the lockdown. Unfortunately, with all the wildfires in the Westcoast and in Colorado, the air quality hasn’t been great this summer, but I still have been trying to get out as much as possible. Sitting at home in front of the computer can get depressing, so I have been doing my best to enjoy the outdoors as much as I possibly can.
Where to Buy
You can purchase the X7 Pro through Turboant’s website directly. Turboant is currently running a launch promotion that gives a large 200 discount if you buy it in the next 14 days, so if you would like to take advantage of this offer, don’t wait until the offer expires.
I hope you enjoyed this review. I will be posting many more Fuji lens reviews in the next few weeks, including all GFX medium format lenses. After that, I will be off to take some pictures with the Nikon Z5 and two new zoom lenses (unfortunately, I couldn’t get the new Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S on time), as well as the Canon EOS R6 and a bunch of RF mount lenses. Reviews will follow after I get back from my trip, so stay tuned!
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Turboant X7 Pro Electric Scooter
TurboAnt X7 Pro Review: The Power-Packed E-Scooter To Take Your Commute To New Heights
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TurboAnt might not be the first brand that comes to mind when you’re looking to invest in an electric scooter, but it should be. Correction: it will be after reading this TurboAnt review.
This electric scooter and e-bike company is one of the best on the market when it comes to ticking the boxes for a seamless, sustainable ride.
Known best for its TurboAnt X7 Pro electric scooter, the brand fuses ergonomic design with impeccable durability, high-quality batteries, and budget-friendly into electric scooters and e-bikes you’ll never stop being impressed with.
While most electric scooters may excel in one area—maybe high speeds, an impressive range, a seriously sleek model—TurboAnt manages to take a little from each column with an electric scooter that’s almost faultless.
If you’re looking to get involved in the world of sustainable commuting or lightweight weekend adventures, the TurboAnt X7 Pro is an unmissable addition to your life.
Better yet: it also offers fast and free shipping. This means your first suave city ride could be a few mere days away.
But first, let’s take the TurboAnt X7 Pro for a (virtual) spin, shall we?
TurboAnt X7 Pro electric scooter review
The TurboAnt X7 Pro is hard to beat if you’re looking for a good value electric scooter that can tackle long distances without any worries. This folding e-scooter is brilliant for both adults and teenagers, with enough power and durability to tackle all kinds of urban journeys.
- Great value for money
- Great range and removable battery (great for longer distances)
- Large, thick pneumatic tires for greater shock absorption
- Tall yet foldable stem for a comfortable commute
- Slightly heavy to carry around for long periods of time
- Footplate slightly too narrow for long-distance comfort
- Limited color options
It’s hard to beat the X7 Pro if you’re looking for a high-power scooter with all of the features for this price point. But, if it’s a little too expensive or you’re planning on travelling mostly shorter distances, you might prefer the TurboAnt M10. At around 100 cheaper, the M10 brings together all of the X7 Pro’s core features, but with a slightly shorter range and battery life. It comes with a dual braking system and the same top speeds as the X7 Pro.
Our hands-on experience with the TurboAnt X7 Pro electric scooter
Despite being portable, the X7 Pro feels sturdy and durable. It’s also almost effortless to set up, with a simple three-part process and an easy installation guide. Even if you wouldn’t consider yourself a tech whiz, you’ll likely find it straightforward to set up the X7 Pro without difficulties.
Design, materials, and build quality
The scooter’s matte black design, with striking red accents, makes it seamlessly sleek for short and steady journeys around town.
The TurboAnt X7 Pro is designed with all kinds of riders in mind. It’s wide enough, tall enough, and long enough to fit most riders (even the bigger boned commuters), who’ll find the X7 Pro especially comfortable when riding and braking in an active stance. However, some may find the 14 cm wide footplate slightly too narrow for long-distance comfort.
Its grippy rubber silicone and solid rubber pneumatic tires ensure this scooter always feels secure on the road. Its premium build quality means bumps in the road never feel jerky or uncomfortable, promising a seamless experience from A to B.
Performance and ride quality
Don’t be put off by this scooter’s lack of in-built suspension, as it’s one that more than makes up for that with its impressively large tires.
The TurboAnt X7 Pro is well equipped for any road conditions, whether you’re using it for day-to-day commuting or weekend trips. These 10-inch (25.4 cm) air-filled tires promise a smooth ride on all kinds of urban ground. However, it’s worth noting that this e-scooter isn’t designed for off-road adventures.
Speed and acceleration
A need for speed is more than accounted for when driving the TurboAnt X7 Pro. Its 350 W motor power drives the electric scooter up to a top speed of 20 mph in seconds, making it one of the most impressive on the market.
It also comes with three different riding modes, allowing you a chance to get used to the scooter before stepping it up a notch. Start out with Beginner mode, utilize Sports mode for faster journeys, or swap over to Eco mode when you’re aiming to preserve the battery.
When you’ve finished trying out those top speeds and fast acceleration, you’ll appreciate this electric scooter’s triple braking system, which comes in the form of an Electronic Braking System (EBS), rear disc brake, and rear fender foot brake (particularly reassuring for inexperienced riders).
Battery life and range
0% battery? You won’t experience those days! It’s almost impossible to talk about the TurboAnt X7 Pro for too long before someone mentions its seriously impressive battery life.
Undoubtedly one of the best electric scooters out there—and that’s before you’ve even taken into account its super-friendly price tag—the X7 Pro has a 10 Ah battery, which makes 30-mile journeys easily possible.
One of the best features of this scooter is its removable battery, which means you can swap it out for a replacement battery en route on journeys up to 60 miles.
The detached battery charging or scooter unit charging makes route planning with this scooter an easy decision. The battery takes around six hours to charge to full, which is about the same as most electric scooters.
At 33 lbs (15 kg), the X7 Pro isn’t the lightest scooter on the market, but it’s still light enough to carry around relatively easily. Some of that weight also contributes towards this scooter’s impressive folding system, which takes only seconds to complete.
If you’re looking to commute using this scooter, it’s certainly a feature you’ll appreciate when stepping off the train or bus and straight back onto the road. And, while no one enjoys commuting in the rain, you won’t have to fret about rust or deterioration as the X7 Pro has an IPX4 waterproof rating.
Its elongated design also makes it a great option for most riders, with an extended stem, handle, and deck to perfectly fit any adult’s height and plenty of support for adults weighing up to 275 lbs (125 kg), no sweat.
If you’ve got places to be, the TurboAnt X7 Pro e-scooter will prove once and for all that it is indeed a great sustainable option for people of any stature.
|Max range:||30 miles / 48 km|
|Max speed:||20 mph / 32 km/h|
|Max climbing capability:||15°|
|Charge time:||6 hours|
|Weight:||33 lbs / 15 kg|
|Max load:||275 lbs / 125 kg|
Where to buy TurboAnt electric scooters?
You can find TurboAnt electric scooters online via the brand’s official website. You can also easily buy them from electric scooter retailers across the United States and Europe. The TurboAnt X7 Pro starts from 549.98 when purchased directly from the retailer’s website.
Frequently asked questions about TurboAnt
TurboAnt is known to be one of the best budget-friendly brands on the market. We love the TurboAnt X7 Pro especially, thanks to its long range, high speeds, and endless durability.
Yes, the TurboAnt X7 Pro is widely regarded for having a brilliantly versatile protection, with an IPX4 waterproof rating.
Yes, TurboAnt’s electric scooters are durable, powerful, and good value for money. Check our in-depth TurboAnt X7 Pro review to see if this electric scooter is right for you. Enjoy 40 off your first order by using our discount code at checkout: AFESCX40.
TurboAnt is based in Shenzhen, China, but ships its quality electric scooters, bikes, and accessories to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and EU countries.
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