Founded in 2012, Jetson has become in less than a decade one of the most known mobility devices’ manufacturers. Innovation, creativity, and joy are the principles on which they found their research. They develop and produce a lot of different mobility devices such as bikes, e-boards and – of course – electric scooters. In this review, we want to talk about their Jetson Quest model, an electric scooter designed for the short commute with good features and simple yet sophisticated design.
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Quality and Design :
The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter features a slim, matte black (also available in white) design with no frills. Yet the wooden brown handles bring a touch of uniqueness that is very pleasant to the eye. The Jetson Quest seems to be made to be easily portable. First, it features a foldable design with a quick and simple folding system. Second, not only it’s very lightweight (only 30lbs) but it is also amazingly well balanced: once you’ve folded it you can grab the handlebar at the center and carry the e-scooter around with ease.
The materials – metal and solid plastic – utilized for the construction are also top quality and the overall structure feels very sturdy. The only peace that feels cheaply made is the throttle which is made from plastic and doesn’t feel that dense and strong.
The Jetson Quest’s handlebar isn’t adjustable: it features a set height of 39.5 inches from the deck (45 inches from the ground) which is nice and comfortable for an adult rider. The handlebar hosts all the main controls over the e-scooter: the plastic throttle, the brake lever, and an LCD display.
On the front side of the handlebar – facing the street – a wide headlight is located. It’s very bright and useful to signal your presence on the road and enlighten the street up ahead when riding with poor light conditions.
The LCD display shows a lot of information: battery status, speed mode, and current speed. Speed modes can be changed through the buttons also located on the handlebar.
The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter features a double brake system. Through the brake lever on the handlebar, the rider can operate a disk brake. With his foot, the rider can also a mechanic brake on the rear wheel just like they’d do on a traditional (not electric) scooter. Taking the top speed into consideration – and the fact that the manufacturer do not recommend riding the Jetson Quest under the rain – such a brake system is 100% efficient in bringing the scooter to a quick and safe stop.
The Jetson Quest is among the Jetson’s model with the widest tires diameter: 8.5’’. We always appreciate large wheels because they enhance balance and overall performance. An electric scooter with larger tires, in fact, is more comfortable and smooth while riding can climb hills more easily, and can ride on a wider range of terrain types.
The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter is foldable but it’s also provided with a retractable kickstand. Even when you have a foldable electric scooter you won’t be folding it every time you don’t use it. A foldable design comes in handy when you need to put it away for the cold season, or carrying it in your car trunk, or bringing it in the train. But when you need to charge it or park it for a quick and small errand, a kickstand is far comfortable.
The deck measures exactly 5.71 x 26 inches. It long and narrow, very comfortable for any adult.
The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter features beam lights running under the deck and around the headlight. They are blue by default, but you can switch the color to green, red, yellow through the color side. Some color variation schemes are also available.
When the Jetson Quest Electric Scooter arrives at your house, you need to assembly it. You won’t find the instructions included in the package: this is not an oversight or a mistake from the manufacturers, they just preferred making the assembling guide available and downloadable online.
You might not even need it since the assembly process is very easy. You’ll basically need to set up the handlebar with four screws (that are included). A fifth screw is used to tighten the handle brake. The tools you’ll need (3 Hex Keys/Allen Wrenches) are included in the package so the only thing that you’ll need to get is the assembling guide – if needed.
Performance for Jetson Quest Electric Scooter:
The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter is powered by a 250-watt motor that can propel the scooter up to 15 mph. This isn’t an impressive top speed for an adult electric scooter, but we should keep in mind that this is an electric scooter designed and made for commuting and not for racing or riding like crazy in a skatepark. The acceleration is smooth, it doesn’t blow you away but it’s constant and just quick enough.
The top speed can decrease when the electric scooter is carrying a heavier load like a heavy rider. Also, the day you ride with a heavy backpack on your shoulder, don’t think your e-scooter is broken if you notice it going slower. The weight limit, though, is 220 lbs: until you reach such a heavy load, the scooter will slow down but it won’t break.
The Jetson Quest can climb small hills up to an angle of 15° – even in this case, you could notice the scooter slowing down.
Regarding the types of terrains the Jetson Quest can guarantee good performance on, we noticed it can go on dirty lane or grass as long as they aren’t super rough. For example, the Jetson Quest won’t bring you anywhere if you want to ride on gravel. Also, the manufacturer recommends not to ride under the rain: not only the e-scooter can’t ensure great performance on wet terrain, but it would be also dangerous due to the poor visibility (both from you and the other road users).
Battery life and charging time
The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter features a 36V 7.5 Ah 270Wh lithium-ion battery which is located inside the deck. It can provide a mileage of up to 18 miles on a single charge. It’s quite a good mileage for an e-scooter of this price range, but always keep in mind that mile-range is a parameter that depends on a lot of factors such as the rider’s weight and the terrain conditions.
The battery is not removable, so carrying a spare battery with you to increase the mileage is not an option.
Why we like about Jetson Quest Electric Scooter:
– Design and built quality
Although it is considered a middle-range and affordable electric scooter, the Jetson Quest features a good-looking design with a touch of uniqueness on the handlebar and quality building materials such as aluminum and hard plastic.
– Overall Performance
Built for short commuting, the Jetsons Quest guarantees a great performance in this field. Good speed, smooth-riding and acceleration, and efficient brake system.
The headlight is wide and, other than signaling your presence on the road, it can actually enlight the street up ahead to allow you to ride even with poor ride conditions.
The Jetson Quest is a foldable e-scooter that is actually portable: well balanced and lightweight enough to be carried with no effort.
What we didn't like about Jetson Quest Electric Scooter:
– Plastic throttle
The only piece of the e-scooter that seems cheaply made is the plastic throttle. It doesn’t feel as hard and strong as the rest of the construction.
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We were well impressed by the Jetson Quest Electric Scooter as you saw in this review. For an affordable price you can have a really good scooter. It’s ideal for commuting: an 18 miles mileage allows to go and come back from work or school, it can carry up to 200 lbs (you and your backpack, gym bag, or anything you want), and it guarantees a smooth and fun riding. It can be ridden under the rain, but who is willing to go to school or work with their electric scooter when it’s raining?