TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter Review


Are you in the market for a long-range commuter e-scooter? Most of the budget-friendly commuter scooters available on the market today are equipped with low-capacity batteries.

Nevertheless, there are some that still manage to deliver on portability while still ensuring that riders get the most out of their ride time. One very good example is the Turboant V8.

This budget-friendly scooter comes with two batteries that guarantee up to 50 miles of range when fully charged. You might struggle a bit with carrying this one since it weighs more than the average e-scooter. 

However, it's a great value e-scooter suitable for almost any style of riding. This article will help inform you on some of the V8’s finest qualities as well as it's flaws, and hopefully help you determine if the scooter is a good fit to your profile. 

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter Review

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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Motor | 450W Brushless Motor
  • Range | Up to 50 Miles per Charge
  • Battery | 36V, 7.5Ah x 2 Lithium-ion Battery
  • Speed | 20 MPH

Full Breakdown of the Turboant V8

Motor and Power

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Motor and Power

The Turboant V8 is equipped with a 450-Watt brushless hub motor. This motor sits inside the e-scooter’s front wheel and is capable of propelling the unit to top speeds of 20 mph (32 km/h).

Range

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Range

This electric scooter is capable of covering up to 50 miles of range on a single charge. It comes with two 7.5Ah lithium-ion batteries; one located along the stem while the other fitted into the scooter's deck. 

The former can be detached and charged outside of the scooter's frame to reduce charging downtime (one of the biggest flaws of the Turboant V8 is that it has just one charging port). Turboant, however, includes a charging dock and an additional charger in the scooter's packaging.

You can use the battery dock to charge the stem piece while you plug in the rest of the scooter. This should get both batteries fully juiced up under 4 hours (four hours faster than if you decided to charge both on the e-scooter).

Speed

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Speed

As mentioned earlier, the Turboant V8 has a max speed of 20 mph (32 km/h). It does come with three riding modes — Eco, Comfort, and Sport — that allow users tailor rides to their needs. 

The first and most energy-conserving mode provides just about enough power for riders to reach speeds of 6 miles an hour. Comfort mode takes things up a notch power-wise. 

Riders should be able to attain speeds up to 9mph in this speed setting. If you're looking to get the most out of this electric scooter performance-wise, switch to Sport mode. This setting unlocks the true potential of the Turboant V8.

You want to be mindful of your speed though especially if you live in Europe or other regions that restrict e-scooters speed to 15 mph

Climbing Ability

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Climbing Ability

Don't expect this electric scooter to flatten ultra-steep hills. The Turboant V8’s motor is powerful and torquey (especially when you compare it with electric scooters in its class) but it is limited in its capabilities. 

Turboant claims that the V8 is powerful enough to climb 15 degree slopes. While this might be achievable in theory, factors like wind direction, rider weight, battery level, etc. are sure to hamper the scooter's performance in real-world conditions.

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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Motor | 450W Brushless Motor
  • Range | Up to 50 Miles per Charge
  • Battery | 36V, 7.5Ah x 2 Lithium-ion Battery
  • Speed | 20 MPH

Weight Limit and Net Weight

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Weight Limit and Net Weight

The Turboant V8’s frame is designed to support up to 275 lbs (125 kg) of weight. Its aluminum alloy frame can handle more weight than most electric scooters in its class.

The Inokim Ox — one of the most popular commuter e-scooters on the planet — is equipped with a more powerful motor than the V8, but it still has a lower recommended weight limit than the latter. In the table below, we compare the Turboant V8 with other electric scooters in its class to see which offers the most value in the area of rider weight. 

Electric Scooter Name

Power Rating

Weight Capacity

Net Weight

Price

500W

265 lbs

42 lbs

$799

800W

265 lbs

61 lbs

$1599

450W

275 lbs

47.6 lbs

$799

500W

308 lbs

39 lbs

$899

500W

220 lbs

38.5 lbs

$599

All that sturdiness comes at a cost though. At 47.6 lbs, the Turboant V8 weighs more than most commuter electric scooters on the market.

While the Turboant V8 might be a good commuter e-scooter for heavy riders, it is still lacking in the area of portability when compared to the likes of the Emove Touring.

Display and Controls

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Display and Controls

The Turboant V8 comes with a stem-integrated meter that displays speed, battery consumption, chosen riding mode, headlight on/off indicator, and a bunch of other metrics. It's a pretty basic display that doesn't even have adjustable backlight settings. 

Turning, Control, and Balance

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Turning, Control, and Balance

In terms of balance and stability, I give the Turboant V8 a 7/10. Its stem design protects against speed wobbles (plus it doesn't fold at the stem) and it comes with wider-than-average handlebars, which make it easy to steer.

Braking is another decent feature on the Turboant V8. It comes standard with disc brakes and electronic brakes. 

Water Resistance

TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Water Resistance

The Turboant V8 is built to the IP54 water-resistance standard. This means its electronic components are shielded against water splashed from any direction. 

So, essentially, you should be able to ride your Turboant V8 under light rain as long as you avoid submerging any of the scooter's delicate areas in water. 

Pros & Cons of TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter

Pros

  • It comes 90% assembled.
  • Its rear coil springs and front pneumatic tires help smoothen out bumpy tires.
  • The Turboant V8 is a well-lighted electric scooter. It is equipped with a handlebar-mounted headlamp, two forward-facing lights, a brake light, and two rear-facing LED lights.

Cons

  • It is a heavy commuter electric scooter.
  • The scooter's LCD does not record distance. It is also not bright enough to be viewed under direct sunlight.
TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter: Turboant V8 For

Who's the Turboant V8 For

The Turboant V8 is an excellent electric scooter for anyone — especially heavy riders — that's looking for an entry-level micro mobility device. It's great for commuting (whether it's riding to work or school) and is also suitable for recreational riding.

The Turboant V8 is also a good electric scooter for teenagers since it's technically incapable of reaching very high speeds.

Who's the Turboant Not V8 For?

I wouldn't recommend that anyone taller than 6 feet purchase this electric scooter. The scooter is a bit short and its handlebar height isn't adjustable.

It's also not suitable for riding on very rough surfaces, so, if you're someone who likes to ride heavy trails, you might want to skip this electric scooter. 

Lastly, the Turboant V8 is not a high-performance electric scooter. You're probably never even going to reach its max speed of 20 mph.

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Main Features:

  • Riders Weight Limit275 lbs (125 kg)
  • Motor | 450W Brushless Motor
  • Range | Up to 50 Miles per Charge
  • Battery | 36V, 7.5Ah x 2 Lithium-ion Battery
  • Speed | 20 MPH
TurboAnt V8 Dual-Battery Electric Scooter

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Technical Information

Max Range

Up to 50 Miles per Charge

Top Speed

20 MPH

Motor

450W Brushless Motor

Battery

36V, 7.5Ah x 2 Lithium-ion Battery

Weight Limit

275 lbs (125 kg)

Unit Net Weight 

47.62 lbs (21.6 kg)

About the author 

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