Hover-1 is an increasingly popular brand of electric rideons that is recognizable by interesting models that are sold at affordable prices. Of particular interest is their 2 in 1 electric scooter and skateboard, the Hover-1 Switch which incorporates an electric scooter and an electric skateboard and is designed for children.
Today I will present you the strongest and fastest electric scooter from their line of electric scooters for adults, the Hover-1 Alpha. The whole line consists of 5 models and further in text you can find the comparison table for all models. Hover-1 Alpha is a great budget scooter, which has pretty good performance and 10 inch tires. The price is around $340, which is quite a great deal considering what you get.
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Design and Main Features of Hover-1 Alpha Electric Scooter
Hover-1 electric scooters are characterized by quality workmanship and hard and durable frames, which can carry riders weighing up to 280 lbs (Hover-1 Engine). Such is the Hover-1 Alpha, it is characterized by a beautiful design with mild edges and a relatively wide standing deck covered with anti-slip material. In the center of the standing deck is a beautiful Hover-1 logo in light blue, which I really liked. It has a solid steering bar with quality ergonomically shaped rubber handles for excellent ergonomics and control. In the center of the steering bar is an LCD screen that shows the speed, riding mode and battery status.
Hover-1 Alpha is intended for adult drivers because it has a load capacity of 264 lbs, but with its design and appearance it is closer to teenagers and younger drivers. Like other Hover-1 electric scooters, the Hover-1 Alpha is a compact, lightweight and foldable scooter. With the help of a simple folding mechanism, you will assemble/disassemble this scooter in just a few seconds. Its weight is 36 lbs, so it is easy to carry it in case you get into public transport, elevator or you have to take it up the stairs. When unfolded its dimensions are 49 x 9 x 44 inches, and when it is folded 19.2 x 9 x 44 inches, so you can easily put it anywhere in the office or at home. I really liked its quick folding mechanism which consists of one latch that you can easily raise or lower when you want to unfold/fold. Simple solutions are usually the best.
This model has 10″ pneumatic tires for a more comfortable ride over the bumps, and they are pretty goo for slight off-road experience. What you immediately notice is the lack of protruding wires on this model, which makes the scooter look very elegant. It uses dual mechanical and electronic brakes, enabling the scooter to stop nicely and evenly. What can be resented a bit is the modest lighting. It is true that the Hover-1 Alpha has an LED headlight, taillight as well as side positioned red reflective lights, but it seems to me that the LED headlight could be stronger and brighter. Of course, you can always add lighting to a handlebar, which has plenty of space if you want to power up the lights.
And let’s not forget, this is one of the few models that has built-in Bluetooth speakers for streaming your favorite music, Also a feature that indicates this model is intended for younger drivers.
Motor, Battery, Speed and Range of Hover-1 Alpha
I’ve already said that the Hover-1 Alpha has the most powerful motor among Hover-1 electric scooters. Its 450 W brushless motor is powered by 36 V 2272 certified 30 cell Li-ion battery pack. The motor produces enough power for a top speed of 18 mph, making this model the fastest in the line of Hover-1 electric scooters for adults.
However, I was disappointed that the maximum range of this model is only 12 miles or about 40 minutes of continuous driving on a single charge. This can be problem if you want to use it for commuting. However, if you ride it over flat terrain at a distance of less than 12 miles you will have enough time to recharge the battery while you are at work or during the night as it takes approximately 6 hours to fully recharge the battery.
The batteries are designed to last about 5,000 cycles after which you will need to replace them if you want to have maximum performance. 5,000 cycles is a fairly long period of normal use, which means your batteries will last at least 5 years, probably more, before replacement.
Main Specs – Hover-1 Alpha vs Other Hover-1 Electric Scooters
|Model||Hover-1 Alpha||Hover-1 Engine||Hover-1 Journey||Hover-1 Aviator||Hover-1 Rally|
|Motor Power||450 Watts||350 Watts||300 Watts||300 Watts||300 Watts|
|Max Rider Weight||264 LBS||280 LBS||264 LBS||264 LBS||264 LBS|
|Max Speed||up to 18 MPH||up to 16 MPH||up to 14 MPH||up to 15 MPH||up to 12 MPH|
|Max Distance||up to 12 Miles||up to 11 Miles||up to 16 Miles||up to 7 Miles||up to 7 Miles|
|Charge Time||4-6.5 hrs||4-6.5 hrs||4-6.5 hrs||4-6.5 hrs||4-6.5 hrs|
|Wheel Size||10 inch||10 inch||8.5 inch||6.5 inch||6.5 inch|
|LED Head Light||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Unit Weight||36 LBS||27 LBS||27 LBS||21 LBS||25 LBS|