The Q1 Hummer is one of the best e-scooters that will be good for buyers looking for an adrenaline rush. It’s a quick scooter that is sure to give beginners a hard time but for riders with experience, it’s the perfect way to test your skills as you zip around town.
Though the price may make the scooter disqualifying for buyers on a budget, the super sturdy build and the high-end design concept ultimately makes for a product that does well to justify its price.
In the guide below, we explore the essential features of this electric scooter. We also examine other aspects of the ride that you might not think of, including the warranty and customer service. Read on to find out where the Q1 Hummer succeeds, and where it flops!
The speed of the Q1 tops out at 35 MPH. However, there are two other stop points that are available to riders that are looking for a more casual experience. The scooter can be set to 12 and 25 MPH as well.
The maximum range that the Qiewa Q1 Hummer can manage is an impressive 50 miles in optimal circumstances. These impressive stats are facilitated by an 800-watt motor.
Like most heavy-duty scooters, the Qiewa Q1 Hummer is made of lightweight but durable aluminum. The scooter ends up weighing in at fifty-five pounds. Though bulky, this is actually a fairly moderate weight for a ride in this category. Heavy-duty speed scooters can often weigh 70+ pounds.
The pneumatic shock-absorbing tires are good for city and off-road riding and measure in at ten inches. The scooter is able to fold in half when not in use for easy storage and transportation. However,r the hefty weight does still make it a little bit harder to transport than some of the more casual scooters on the market.
The Qiewa Q1 Hummer is controlled via a simple LCD screen panel on the handles. There is an acceleration button that allows you to select between the three different speeds. There is also a trigger on the handle that activates the electric brakes.
The interface is both comprehensive and simple enough that virtually everyone should be able to adapt to it quickly without issue.
The Qiewa Q1 Hummer features a series of LED lights spread around the frame of the unit that make it visible in low light situations.
It also features high-end electric brakes, and sturdy tires that will absorb vibration, and help you to ride steadily in any situation.
Ultimately, it’s pretty much the same standard setup that you see with most high-end electric scooters.
The most pervasive problem of the Q1 will, without question be the price. Unless you have a hearty chunk of change to spend on this purchase, the Q1 might not work for you at all.
You do get what you pay for to a certain extent though. The motor is solid, and the speeds/weight limits make it competitive with just about anything else on the market today.
The customer service problem is an issue though. To have poor customer service is never a good thing in any situation. However, things are worsened by the fact that maintenance on the Q1 is not easy, to begin with. That includes regular things, like tweaking the tires, but it also includes bigger problems.
For example, a lot of buyers report experiencing problems with the controller. You never want that, but especially not when you can’t count on getting good support from the manufacturer.
These aren’t necessarily deal-breaking problems but they are cause for some wariness on the part of the buyer. If you’re going to fork over a bunch of money, you want to make sure you’re getting the most of it, right?
Unfortunately, customer service isn’t super impressive. The scooter does feature a standard one year warranty, which is on the surface good to see. Unfortunately, many users are reporting that the manufacturer isn’t quite as generous with the warranty as they claim to be.
Evidently, customer support is very difficult to reach, and warranties are equally hard to redeem. This means that if you do end up having a problem with your scooter, there is a chance you’ll have to deal with it alone.
Given how fast this scooter can go, it definitely is not going to be a good option for first-time riders. The price also pretty much guarantees that only people who are really serious about their electric scooters will pay this unit much mind.
If you do have the experience, and the cash to consider the Q1 Hummer, it will probably be the speed settings and the ruggedness that ultimately close the deal for you. Reservations aside, it is a well-made scooter, and those three speed options make it a great way to enjoy the exact ride you are looking for each time you hop in.
The Q1 is certainly not a disaster but it does feature a couple of red flags that might turn some buyers off. Forgiving the price tag, which does come with the territory of high-end scooters, the customer service and general upkeep concerns are disheartening.
The fact of the matter is that you can find options out there with similar features, and a similar price tag that doesn’t have these problems.
On the other hand, there are some things that the Q1 gets really right. For one thing, it’s super tough. The durability and the competitively quick speeds that the scooter can reach do make this scooter stand out.
Ultimately it is a bit of a tossup. If you want a good electric scooter that is super fast, this could be a good way to get it. Just cross your fingers and hope that you don’t need to call in with a question or complaint.
|Top Speed||37 MPH|
|Hill Grade||35 degrees|
|Max Load||550 lbs|
|Wheel Size||10 inches|
|Charging Time||8-10 hours|
Paul is an environmental engineer turned micromobility expert. With a mechanical background and hands-on experience with more than 150 personal electric vehicles, Strobel is one of the leading specialists in the PEV scene. He handles everything from technical guides on the inner workings of vehicles to industry development news.