Cars are expensive, and so are motorcycles for some people. Electric scooters might just be the most affordable motorised personal transport after an electric bicycle. With electric scooters, you can do short commutes quickly and easily. You don’t have to deal with the hassle of daily traffic and rush hour. In this article, we look specifically at electric scooters with a removable battery.
Electric scooters with removable and swappable battery offer the added convenience of being able to remove the battery so you can charge it indoor, say in the office or at home, between journeys. Here is an overview of some of the best electric scooters with removable batteries:
- SILI Ryder and SILI Ryder Pro
- Levy Electric Scooter
- TurboAnt X7
- Swagger 7 Folding Electric Scooter
- SmartKick X7 Pro Electric Scooter
Let’s see what makes these electric scooters more portable and why you ought to consider one over electric scooters with fixed batteries. Keep on reading. One of these electric scooters may just be what you need.
5 Best Electric Scooters with Removable Battery
Some say that electric scooters with removable batteries are less powerful. But, if you’re a beginner, you don’t need such power when riding it. You’ll want a reliable, convenient and above all, safe ride. Although, we have to add that with today’s electric scooter, with removable or fixed battery pack performs equally well. It comes down to the power in the motor. For that, you look at the top speed of the electric scooter.
What makes electric scooters with a removable battery ideal for first-time riders? It is less expensive and much safer to use. It is also easier to maintain, as you have the option of swapping out the battery yourself when it degrades. Plus, you can charge them up in between your journeys easily, simply remove the battery and take them indoor with you to charge.
So, here are some of the best options in the market today if you’re looking for this ride.
1. SILI Ryder and SILI Ryder Pro
SILI Ryder and SILI Ryder Pro are a couple of e-scooters that use a powerful 350W motor. The differences between them are the battery capacity and therefore the maximum range, top speed and tyre size. When you get to the bottom of the list you will find that both e-scooters listed under this brand will reappear as other brands in our list. This is is quite common with white labelled products making them more widely available and when competition heats up, cheaper to buy.
Let’s start off with the SILI Ryder. Smaller of the two electric scooters, the SILI Ryder uses the 6.4Ah capacity removable battery that loads into the long stem. To remove the battery, open the battery cover between then handles and pull out the battery using the ribbon. This battery can be charge inside our out of the scooter and it takes around 3-4 hours to fully recharge. On a full charge, you can expect up to 16 miles range. Features include cruise control, three riding mode (eco, standard and sports), triple braking system, headlight and rear brake light. The scooter together with its battery weighs 12.5 kg.
Next we have the bigger SILI Ryder Pro scooter. With a bigger capacity battery, it still uses the main stem to house it, but this time the battery is slotted in sideways and not top down. The 12.8Ah Panasonic battery powering the 350W motor can also be charged either mounted or dismounted, and on a full charge will offer up to 28 miles of travel and up to 20mph speed. Like the SILI Ryder, the SILI Ryder Pro’s motor is built into the front tyre but instead of using 8.5-inch tyres, the Pro use 10-inch pneumatic tyres with inner tube for smoother rides over solid tyres. It also has triple braking system which includes rear disc brake, electronic brake and rear foot brake.
2. Levy Electric Scooter
Levy Electric Scooter also comes with a removable battery. The scooter is available with different capacity batteries, the Levy Original with 6.4ah battery pack, the Levy Plus with 10.4ah Battery pack and the Levy Plus Extended Range with 12.8aH battery pack. Even with the Original, it can give you up to 15-kilometer ride. You can switch from Eco to Sport mode if you want more punch and power in your ride.
The scooter uses a 6.4aH, 230-wH battery pack made from Panasonic cells. In 15 seconds, you can remove the battery back, and you don’t have to be an expert to do it. So in case, you must replace it, you can do it by yourself.
That battery powers a 350-watt electric motor that drives the front wheel. It offers excellent and smooth acceleration. So, you can enjoy a quick and easy pick-up. The 21.6 centimeters pneumatic tubeless tyres add comfort to your ride. But what about the speed?
The top speed of the Levy Electric Scooter is about 30 kilometers per hour (18mph) in sports mode. It can go about 16 kilometers (10 miles) with a full charge in Eco mode. It is safe to say that, while operating in either modes, there will be enough range to cover any daily commute.
What about the safety features? Levy Electric Scooter comes with a bunch of safety features to protect its rider. It includes the Front electronic brake, Rear disc brake, and Rear foot brake. So, you don’t rely on just the one brake.
The lights are extra safety features, especially when riding at night. You can use the white LED headlights to see what’s ahead of you. This electric scooter also comes with a rear LED taillight so that other riders behind can see you.
If you desire a longer range per charge, pick the Levy Plus (image below) or Levy Plus Extended Range for up to 16 or 20 miles range.
3. Turboant X7 Pro
Turboant X7 Pro is one of the most modern electric scooters with a removable battery pack. We had the good fortune of reviewing the Turboant X7 Pro and written and in-depth article about it. It is comparable to the Levy Plus Electric Scooter featured in the previous section. But it doesn’t mean that Turboant X7 Pro performs any less. In fact, if you look closely, they are actually the same.
The removable battery pack will give you 14 kilometers in its sports mode. Thanks to its powerful 350-watt electric motor, you can enjoy reasonable acceleration. Turboant X7 Pro has a top speed of about 32 kilometers per hour (20 mph).
Like its counterpart, X7 comes with three independent braking mechanisms. It comprises an electronic brake, disc brake, and foot brake. In the event that one brake is not available, you can use the other two. On a full charge, expect to get up to 30 miles range with its high capacity Li-ion 10AH battery.
The Turboant X7 Pro weighs about 33 lbs. It is a little heavy and thicker compared to its counterparts. So, carrying can be a little harder for those with small-built. But it can be manageable for some especially when it can be folded down with 3 quick easy steps. This electric scooter’s folded size is about 42 x 17 x 17 inches, which would fit into any car trunk.
Another exciting thing about this scooter is the bright central LED display panel. You can see the mode, lights, power, and other settings. For extra safety features, it comes with both front and rear built-in LED lights.
4. Swagger 7 Folding Electric Kick Scooter
Swagger 7 from Swagtron perfectly combines smart and beautiful designs. This scooter puts more focus on the quality of the ride than luxury specs. It may sound simple, but the features are beyond expectations.
Like other scooters here, the Swagger 7 has a removable battery. So, you can bring a spare battery if you intend to travel a longer distance. No tools required to remoe and replace the battery. But it is unlikely that you will need to do this. Thanks to its reliable battery-saving power features.
As mentioned, this e-scooter focuses on providing a comfortable journey. So, the manufacturer wanted to make sure that its batteries are reliable at all times. You can travel longer distances, even with a single charge.
A fully charged battery can power up your ride for about 16 miles or 24 kilometers. It can travel through any road and up to a 15-degree incline thanks to the scooters high-torque 350-watt motor. Kick-to-start and cruise control are other smart features that give you a convenient ride.
The Swagger 7 offers a dual-brake system. It combines button-activated electronic front brakes and rear disc brakes. So, stopping is smooth and easy. You will also find the easy-reach folding latch that lets you unlock and fold the unit so you can transport it easily.
5. SmartKick X7 Pro Electric Kick Scooter
SmartKick X7 Pro Electric Kick Scooter is ideal for any terrain and the daily commute. If you want an e-scooter with a removable battery, here is another one for you.
SmartKick X7 offers a unique battery design that allows you to detach the battery pack on the go. It has a quick-release mechanism, so you don’t have to apply extreme force or use any tools. You can bring an extra batteries and be in full control of your journey.
It also comes with three different riding speed modes for various riding situations. It will give you a top speed of about 18 miles or 30 kilometers. Imagine how far you can go considering you have an extra battery with you?
The 350-watt motor with its front-wheel-drive system offers a convenient and comfortable ride. You can go faster and even uphill with about 10-degree slopes. The 10-inch inflatable tyres act as a suspension for a smoother ride.
SmartKick X7 also comes with triple braking systems. It includes a rear-wheel mechanical disc brake and a front-wheel regenerative electronic brake. You can also rely on the simultaneous dual brake for more excellent stability. Your third braking option is a rear fender brake for added safety. It works by stepping it down to stop the scooter.
SmartKick X7 has IP54 water resistance on its core parts. So, you can ride on it, rain or shine. As a bonus, the one step folding system and 13kg weight makes it a breeze to fold and carry with you. LED head and tail lights come as standard to provide extra safety when riding in the evening. You can track your speed through the LCD dashboard.
SmartWheel, the company that brought us the SmartKick X7 also offers the SmartKick X8 Plus (shown below) with bigger battery pack and longer range.
Electric scooters are one of the most convenient commuting methods. You can avoid crowded subways and beat the traffic. While riding, you can even breathe some fresh air. Only a handful of e-scooters come with removable batteries. It may be a minor feature to add to your list, but it can make a tremendous difference. Most of the make and models above especially those from Levy, Turboant, Swagtron and SmartWheel are based on the same build and design.
Apart from colour, tyres and battery capacity options, these are based on the same two models. One with cylindrical removable battery designed to fit into the main stem while the other is a bigger extended battery that detaches easily from a lengthwise opening in the stem. So the question comes down to price and availability in your geographical region. Whichever you choose, you are assured of a reliable ride.
BONUS: GenZe 2.0s
Genze 2.0s is one of the most reliable electric scooters. But before we go any further, this is more like your typical scooter or moped. A small electric motocycle for one. It uses a removable lithium (Li-ion) battery, which means you can recharge it hundreds of times while maintaining its performance. The battery itself will have a longer lifespan than standard batteries. And, as mentioned before, when it does eventually degrade, which will be a long time before that happens, you can get a replacement battery and fit this yourself.
It is a smart scooter made by Mahindra. It offers a smooth and convenient ride. But what makes a scooter smart? Genze 2.0s offers a lot of storage capacity. You can use it as a cargo scooter or for commuting.
On top of that, the scooter is also “smart” technologically because you can connect to it with your smartphone through an app. You can use other features like tracking its location and disable the scooter using the mobile app.
It supports anti-theft features like safety alerts. Plus, there is an advanced diagnostics app that can check the scooter’s condition. To top it all, Genze 2.0s offers four driving modes. This includes Sport, Economy, Easy and Custom modes.
A fully-charged battery can travel up to 31 miles or 50 km. But what about the charging time, you asked? Genze 2.0s can reach a full charge in about 3.5 hours with a 500-watt charger.