Qiewa Q1 hummer – Who is it for and how good is it really?

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The Qiewa Q1 Hummer has some of the best specifics on paper.

But how good is it really?

We’ve done an extensive test-ride on it over the course of a week and finally have all the juicy information written down on paper. So let’s jump straight into the review part of this article and see if it really is one of the greatest electric scooters out there right now.

Review

Straight out of the box the scooter feels pretty heavy. Heavy in a good quality and stable frame way. I don’t mind the extra weight of a more durable electric scooter as long as you get a lot more when it comes to performance and quality.

It’s a hard thing to balance quality and performance vs weight. After riding this thing for a week I can say that performance does outweigh the few extra pounds that a larger motor and battery adds to the scooter.

The insane 60 miles per charge and 35 mph are very similar to what the Speedway IV and I have had a hard time picking a favorite here. Although the Speedway scooter is a couple of hundred bucks more I don’t see much of a major difference. That will just come down to personal taste in design and minor features.

It has two headlights mounted on the handle, the same dual spring shock system as the Qiewa Qmini, two in the back and two in the front. Though they seem to do a much better job. In order to increase comfort even further, they’ve gone ahead with 10” pneumatic tires for an even smoother ride.

But speed and riding comfortably isn’t everything, you want safety too. Therefore they’ve equipped the Qiewa Q1 Hummer with both a front and a rear disc brake, unfortunately, you will be needing to adjust them every once in a while in order to get good and responsive braking.

braking system q1

Specifications:

Speed up to 35 mph

Distance up towards 60 miles per charge

Hub motor 800W

Lithium-ion 48V 26Ah

Weight 55 lbs

10″ pneumatic tires

9.4 Total Score
Excellent!

The Qiewa Q1 works excellent in both urban and off-road terrain. Suitable for adults and responsible teens above 16. One of the most enjoyable electric scooter rides of my life so far. The high speed gives you the ability to go from the sidewalk, to bike lane, and then onto the road. This way it'll get you where ever you want to go fast. Driving it economically on second gear on flat service will almost exactly deliver you those 60 miles per charge.

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Quality
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PROS
  • Accurate distance per charge
  • Great shock absorption
  • Excellent torque
  • Folding is a snap
  • Good lighting system
CONS
  • Noncustomizable side lights
  • Bottom plate that protects the battery could need some thicker metal
  • No tail light
  • Long charge time
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Riding experience

As I haven’t tested too many off-road electric scooters yet I decided to take it to our own private little dirt track. It did do a fantastic job getting through the course without me having to stop a single time. The shocks and pneumatic tires really do a good job of absorbing shocks from bumps and potholes.

It’s one of few electric scooters with an IP6 waterproof design which lets you ride it in any weather. A very good thing considering this scooter isn’t just a last mile solution, it’s built to take you to work even if work means going to the other side of town. The splash guards might not protect you too well though.

Riding around town was a blast and I could really feel all those eyes starting to glance my way. You know how much I love attention. With this speed, I could easily just zig-zag through all the cars on my way back home.

Folding mechanism works very well and it shouldn’t take you more than 10 seconds to get it fully folded after a few practice folds.

Only a few issues I see with this scooter is the 55 lbs weight which might be a bit much for some. It doesn’t really reach that 35 mph, not even on a flat surface. I didn’t reach more than 30 mph going flat with my 178 lbs. However, I did go around 42 mph downhill which felt insanely fast on an e-scooter.

We use 5 different GPS trackers at the same time to get the accurate value of miles per hour and distance. The speedometer that comes with the scooter show you a 20-25% higher speed.

It takes care of uphills like a king and there is a lot of torque to go around in this 800W motor.

Features

  • Zero maintenance 800W hub motor.
  • Four great spring shocks that work very well at absorbing bumps.
  • An anti-theft alarm that is loud and works well.
  • A massive amount of torque for riding uphill.
  • Dual disc brake system.
  • Three different speed-modes to choose from.
  • Headlights and sidelights for greater visibility.

The review test data

Distance: 45 miles

Speed: 30.4 mph

Avg speed: 16.8 mph

Battery Consumption: 100% to 0%

Surface: Flat with minor hills

Speed-mode: 90% second gear, 9% third, 1% first

Last words

I am very impressed with the quality and attention to detail of the Qiewa Q1. It provides a far more comfortable ride than its little brother, the Qmini. The motor takes on most steep hills and even though it drains the battery pretty fast I would say not as fast as on many other scooters. I which it would have been a bit lighter but with the performance, you get that might be close to impossible.

I recommend the Qiewa Q1 Hummer to people above 16 years old, but since this is not a toy like the Razor E200 models, I would first and foremost say it’s built for adults. A responsible teen will be able to handle it safely in second gear. If you want a good alternative to taking the car that provides you with hours of riding time if you choose to ride economically(Which nobody does since riding this thing is so fun) I would say, just go for it.

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