If you are one of those people looking for simple yet effective commuter electric scooter than this new Hovsco 101 electric scooter may be the right choice for you. Whit this electric scooter you can ride around the city without needing an instruction manual. In this review on Hovsco 101 electric scooter you will get detailed insight what offers. Almost forgot to say, this electric scooter has a retail price of $549.99 and you can buy it here.
Hovsco 101 Main Features
|Dimensions||Unfolded: 42.8” x 17” x 46”|
Folded: 42.8” x 17” x 21”
|Motor||600W Rear Brushless Hub Motor|
|Battery||48V, 5Ah Li-ion Battery|
|Charging Time||~5 hrs|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||400 lbs (180 kg)|
|Top Speed||Up to 19 mph|
|Maximum Range||Up to 24 miles|
|Climbing Capability||Up to 20o|
|Tires||10” Honeycomb Puncture-resistant Solid Tires|
|Brakes||Dual Braking System (EABS + Drum Brake)|
|Lights||LED Headlight + Taillight + 4 Reflective Stickers|
|Waterproof||Up to IPX5 Standard|
Hovsco 101 Design
The new Hovsco 101 electric scooter was designed with a simple and lightweight design for commuting. Apart from being more affordable than similar models like Turboant X7 Pro, Gotrax GMAX, Apollo Air Pro etc., the Hovsco 101 also has an easy folding mechanism and is light enough to carry with one arm. It weighs only 36 lbs. Being able to carry an electric scooter in between rides is a feature most riders for city commuting are looking for.
What I really liked at the Hovsco 101 is its wider and longer standing deck, so any rider can comfortably mount and ride on it. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Hovsco 101 can carry a rider up to 400 lbs and reach speeds of up to 19 miles an hour.
The overall design is as easy and efficient as possible, but also very effective and eye catchy. Anyone who is looking for a foldable and portable electric scooter that has the power and speed for city commuting the Hovsco 101 meets all these requirements.
The Hovsco 101 has two 10-inch solid puncture-resistnat Honeycomb tires, made with strong rubber. These tires made the ride feel smoother when going on pavement or on concrete. I always say that pneumatic tires are more comfortable, but the feel with these 10-inch Honeycomb tires is the best to it. You feel little to no bumps when going at top speeds which is increadible.
Motor and Battery
When you look at the Hovsco 101 you can think that this electric scooter features a motor of maybe 450W. But you would be wrong, it features incredibly powerful 600W motor. That’s insane. Almost no electric scooter under $600 has that strong motor. Yes, the Hovsco 101 has a retail price of only $549.99. The motor is powered with 48V, 5Ah battery that is non-detachable but has a relatively short charge time of 5 hours.
Range and Speed
With a range of 24 miles on a single charge, you can go from home to work and still have enough juice left in the battery for the return trip home.
Top speed of this commuter electric scooter is 19 mph which is more than enough for city commuting.
While not the most groundbreaking, the headlight and taillight on the Hovsco 101 are bright for nighttime riding. The LED headlamp shines the way, so you know exactly where you’re going when it’s dark outside, and the taillight is responsive to braking.
Having good speed on an electric scooter also requires good brakes to come to a complete stop when need be. Thankfully, the Hovsco 101 has dual braking systems including the electronic braking system and one built on the rear wheel. Also, the brakes respond very well and slow to a stop as fast as you can accelerate.
At the handlebars, the LCD display on the stem is centrally positioned, very bright and clear. It displays the driving speed, battery level, and the lighting conditions of the front and rear lights.
The thumb throttle is designed to be ergonomic and comfortable, just a small gap from the handlebar so you don’t need to change your grasp or have to hold it in an uncomfortable position.
Pros and Cons of the Hovsco 101 Folding Electric Scooter
There are many innovative and useful functions that Hovsco 101 electric scooter has to offer. Here is the list of the main pros and cons.
- Lightweight electric scooter that is perfect for commuting and light enough for one person to carry
- Simple and eye catchy design might appeal to those who do not want an overcomplicated electric scooter
- 10-inch Honeycomb puncture-resistant tires
- Low maintenance costs
- Ergonomic throttle and brakes
- Weight capacity allows heavier riders of up to 400 lbs to ride it
- Non-detachable battery pack
- Solid rubber instead of pneumatic tires reduce comfort during the ride
- Can’t start up from a standstill
With all that it has to offer, the Hovsco 101 electric scooter suites best those looking for a simple and light commuter electric scooter. This could also be a good starter electric scooter for beginners..
On the other side, the Hovsco 101 is not for those who want to go faster than 20 mph or want the option to go off road.
Major advantage of this electric scooter is its ability to support riders weight up to 400 lbs. However, don’t expect it to go hit the top speed of 20 mph speed while carrying a heavy weight rider.