In most cases, you can guess the price range of an electric scooter by simply looking at it. Slim and lightweight electric scooters with small tires are usually the cheapest, bulky ones with big suspensions, and tires are the most expensive, while mid-range e-scooters are somewhere in between. The Uberscoot 1600W 48V, however, is a beautiful surprise: it has large tires, a bulky deck, a seat, and a big front suspension, but its price doesn’t reach $1000. You can easily find it for $800, actually. So, this electric scooter has an affordable price but an expensive look and top-grade features.
But, is the Uberscoot 1600W as good as it looks? Let’s dig into the details of this strong and particular electric scooter with this review!
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Quality and Design of Uberscoot 1600w Electric Scooter :
The Uberscoot 1600W Electric Scooter is the top line scooter from Evo Powerboards and the quality of its design and construction is unmatched in the panorama of electric scooter for the same price range. The high-grade steel frame with ABS plastic finish (on the body and deck) makes this electric scooter solid and extremely durable. It can be loaded up to 265 pounds, which makes it suitable for riders of any age and shape. As it happens for expensive electric scooters, the strong construction weighs upon the overall structure and makes the device less portable than other lighter models: the Uberscoot 1600W weighs 117 lbs and it’s not suitable for anyone who needs to carry their electric scooter often.
Despite portability isn’t this electric scooter main feature, its frame is still foldable. The foldable design is always useful for storage purposes: when you want to put it away for the winter or left in the corner of your working place, you’ll appreciate the possibility of occupying a smaller space.
The Uberscoot 1600W 48V Electric Scooter features BMX style handlebars. It has a bulky style, just like the overall design of the electric scooter, and a thick rubberized handgrip that allows a non-slippery and a strong grip on the bar.
The two brake levers feel extremely strong, while the twist acceleration throttle is peculiar: it works just like any twist throttle – by rotating the handgrip towards you to accelerate – but, if with most models you hold the handgrip at any point and rotating it to accelerate, this particular twist throttle is narrower, so you need to put your hand closer to the center of the handlebar and rotate only that portion. It’s harder to say than to do it because once you get used to it, it feels just like any other twist throttle.
There are buttons controls on the handlebar. All of them are located in a way that allows you to push them without moving your hands from the handgrip or the brake levers. These buttons let you turn the lights on and off or activate the Eco Mode.
Tires are one of the main reasons why we like this electric scooter: they are 11” pneumatic tires, they are thick and they are suitable for both on and off roads. They basically have anything you may want from your electric scooter’s tires: they are wide, thick, on/off roads, and they are also located on strong aluminum alloy rims. These tires put no limit on your riding possibilities.
Being born as an urban scooter, the Uberscoot 1600W is provided with quite a good light system. It has a strong white headlight mounted in front of the handlebars and a tail light to signal your presence to road users at your shoulders. The headlight is quite strong: efficient in signaling your presence on the road and improving your visibility under poor light conditions. However, if you want to ride at night, the white headlight may not be enough to illuminate the road ahead. It only enlightens a small portion so, to be 100% safe, you want to mount an additional extra-powerful light to light up the road and make you see where you’re going.
The Uberscoot 1600W has quite a unique deck, especially if you consider it as a mid-range electric scooter. It’s one of the sturdiest decks you can see of such devices. It’s also large – to provide enough foot room – and long – to provide enough legroom for those who ride in the sitting position.
The deck is also thick and this is because it contains the battery package.
The front and rear disc brakes are just excellent brakes: you can hardly find better and stronger brakes mounted on an electric scooter.
Disc brakes are ideal because of many reasons: they are strong but sensitive (they avoid jerks when you just gently pull the brake levers), they are just as efficient when they’re wet as they are when they’re dry, and they require nearly zero maintenance.
Every electric scooter is provided with retractable kickstands these days, and the Uberscoot 1600W is no exception. It helps you utilize it as a means of transport: you can park it and jump back on it with ease.
The Uberscoot 1600W comes only partially assembled. Tires are already in their place, but there is some work you need to do before you’re ready to go.
This is what you’ll find in the box:
As you can notice what it’s missing is a tool to tighten the screws (which are instead included). The operations are all pretty simple: the handlebar is the most important but it only requires you to locate it in its proper place and tighten a couple of screws with a key. The headlight is pretty simple to mount as so is the seat. You can choose whether to mount the seat: you can ride the Uberscoot 1600W in the standing or seating position alike. Once you’ve assembled it, also check the tire pressure. You should actually check it every once in a while since a low pressure runs out the battery faster and high pressure makes the tires keener to puncture.
Performance for Uberscoot 1600w:
As its name suggests, the Uberscoot 1600W is propelled by a 1600 Watt 48 Volt motor. It allows the e-scooter to reach a maximum speed of 20 mph, which is the maximum speed allowed in city roads, and in some jurisdiction even faster. Those who arent’ you to electric scooters know that 20 mph on a solid electric scooter is quite fast but still safe in the middle of the city traffic.
The powerful motor doesn’t only allow for good speed and great acceleration: it makes the device powerful enough to climb decent sized hills without slowing down too much. Furthermore, thanks to the on/off-road tires, you can be a lot comfortable on many types of terrains.
By pushing a button on the handlebar you can easily switch to the Eco Mode. It slows down the electric scooter preserving the battery and allowing longer rides.
Battery life and Charging Times
The Uberscoot 1600W features a battery system composed of four 12v / 12ah sealed lead-acid batteries, for 48 V total voltage. This battery allows for a maximum of 12-mile mileage. We understand this can seem a little short for some commuters. However, this range (12 miles) refers to the electric scooter’s maximum speed. If you activate the Eco Mode you can lengthen the mileage by several miles.
The battery takes between 6 and 8 hours to be fully charged (from empty). Although it’s not the 12 hours that some competitors require, an average of 7 hours could be a little long for some users (it’d depend on your habits and needs, however). There is not the possibility of shortening the charging time with another charger since the electric scooter only features one charging port. If you’re purchasing the Uberscoot 1600W, make sure 6-8 hour charging time is suitable for your needs.
What we like about Uberscoot 1600w Electric Scooter:
- Quality construction
This is one of the strongest and more solid electric scooter around for the same price range.
The absolute best tires you can wish of having on your electric scooter are mounted on the Uberscoot 1600W.
An expensive-looking electric scooter with some very interesting features at the price of a mid-range one!
Comfort, safety, and fun are all guaranteed with this electric scooter.
- Included seat
With the Uberscoot 1600W, you can ride in any position you want: the seat is included in the box and you can choose whether to mount it or not. However, even when mounted, you can still stand up and the deck and ride for some miles in the standing position if you like.
What we didn't like about Uberscoot 1600w Electric Scooter:
- It’s heavy
This electric scooter is extremely heavy. The mid-range is usually what commuters opt for but, in this case, the electric scooter is only suitable for commuters if they’re not required to lift their e-scooter along their path.
- Short Mileage
12 miles could be short for some commuters or riders.
- It doesn’t come with a tool to assemble all the components
Although the screws are included in the package, you need to provide yourself with a proper tool in order to secure all the pieces and parts of the electric scooter.
The Uberscoot 1600W is a great value for money, particularly suitable for beginners, commuters that can ride for the entire way to their destination, kids, and adults alike. Not only performance is to be appreciated here, but also the sturdiness and safety that it provides.
Furthermore, this is an electric scooter made to last so it can become a really good investment even in the long term.