TurboAnt V8 Review – Affordable E-Scooter with Dual Batteries

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The TurboAnt V8 was launched in the summer of 2022. It was a completely new scooter that differentiates quite a bit from their earlier models X7 Pro and the M10.

While we’ve had the pleasure of personally testing the TurboAnt V8, we understand the value of diverse perspectives. To enrich our review, we’ve gathered insights from other owners of the scooter.

Join us as we dissect the TurboAnt V8’s performance, weighing its pros and cons to help you make an informed decision about this electric scooter.

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TurboAnt V8 Summary

TurboAnt V8 Specs

Motor450W Front Hub Motor
Top Speed20 mph (32 km/h)
Battery2 x 48V 7.5 Ah (Dual 360Wh Battery)
Max Range50 miles (80 km)
Recharge Time4 hours
BrakesMechanical Disc + Electronic Brake
SuspensionDual-Spring Rear Suspension
Weight48 lbs (22 kg)
Weight Capacity275 lbs (125 kg)
Tires9.3-inch Tubed Pneumatic Tires
Lights3W LED Headlight, Red LED Rear Light + Underdeck Lights
Hill Grade15°
Dimensions46″ x 20″ x 46″ (116 x 51 x 116 cm)
Folded Dimension46″ x 20″ x 18″ (116 x 51 x 46 cm)
IP RatingIP54

Pros and Cons

TurboAnt V8 Pros:

  • Dual Batteries and Long Range
  • Quick Charging
  • Affordable Price
  • Rear Suspension
  • High Load Capacity

TurboAnt V8 Cons:

  • Quite Heavy
  • Clumsy Cabling

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TurboAnt V8 Price

The normal price of the scooter is about $800. However, Turboant often has huge discounts, where you can get the scooter several hundred dollars cheaper.

For example, at the time I am updating this review, the price is slightly below $600.

TurboAnt V8 Performance

Speed and Acceleration

The V8 comes with a 450W front hub motor. Based on my previous experience with electric scooters, I’d say that this kind of motor power is rather on the higher side among similar scooters. Mostly, such cheap electric scooters have just 250W or 350W motors.

man riding uphill with escooter
Photo: Turboant

On paper, the scooter has a maximum speed of 20 mph. I managed to get a top speed of 18.8 mph, which is just enough for standard commuting but is not exceptionally fast. It will certainly get you to work and back home on time. 

Isaac Turner, who owns Turboant V8 also shared his impressions of the scooter’s speed. He confirms the scooter’s capped speed, noting that it “kind of caps you out” at the 20 miles per hour mark.

This limitation, while possibly a downside for speed enthusiasts, is a safety feature that aligns well with the scooter’s urban commuting design. Isaac’s practical usage in various settings underpins the scooter’s reliability at this capped speed, ensuring a consistent and safe riding experience.

In terms of acceleration, the TurboAnt V8 offers a smooth and responsive experience. It picks up speed in a controlled manner, providing enough thrust to make uphill rides manageable, albeit with some limitations as noted by Isaac.

He points out that while the scooter handles flat terrain effectively, it “really struggles” with steep inclines, necessitating a bit of manual effort.

Dual Batteries

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The V8 comes equipped with two batteries, the deck battery, and a detachable stem battery. They each have a capacity of 7.5 Ah which provides plenty of juice for a 50-mile round trip. Well at least on paper.

This extensive range is a standout aspect, especially considering the scooter’s design for urban commuting. Isaac’s experience suggests that this range is attainable under optimal conditions, primarily flat terrain.

In our usage, the TurboAnt V8’s battery life has proven to be robust, aligning with Isaac’s observations. However, potential users need to note that the maximum range is achievable under ideal conditions. Real-world factors like frequent stops, varying speeds, and occasional inclines will reduce the total range.

The V8 comes with a charging dock for the stem battery, and two adapters. You can charge both batteries at the same time, thus reducing the charging time to 4 hours. Topping up the battery is relatively hassle-free. 

Compared to the M10, which takes at least 5 hours to charge, a single charge will have you complete at least 50 miles worth of errands. That’s nothing to sneeze at.


rear disc brake of e scooter
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The scooter has a dual braking system. Responsive disc brakes plus electronic braking bring the scooter to a smooth halt. 

An electric brake provides extra stopping power plus it also charges the battery (regenerative braking). Its braking distance is 5m—plenty of leeways to come to a quick but safe stop.

TurboAnt V8 Design and Features

Turboant V8 standing on a sidewalk
Photo: Electric Wheelers


The frame is made from aluminum alloy, which is lightweight but has high tensile strength. 

This makes the scooter very stiff, which is what you want for better control but keeps it light and portable. 

The design could be better in some areas. For example, the cables are popping out in three different places. Apart from being visually unappealing, they’re kind of exposed and susceptible to damage.

Its unfolded dimensions are 45.7× 19.9 ×18.1 inches. Its folded dimensions are 45.7× 19.9× 18.1 inches. As you can tell, it fits in just about any cramped space you can think of.

It is also not that heavy, which is a delight as it only weighs about 48 pounds. However, there are much lighter electric scooters available in the market. But still, you can carry it easily for a short period of time.


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The V8’s anti-skid deck features a length of 19.9 inches and a width of 6.9 inches which offers plenty of leg room for different riding stances. This can be potentially useful during long rides.

It is also raised 4.1 inches from the ground. That’s enough ground clearance to ride on grass and gravel.


It has dual springs attached to the rear wheel, which allow you to cruise over potholes and other road irregularities in relative comfort. 

Scooters this cheap are rarely equipped with decent suspension systems, so this is an excellent bonus. 

This makes the V8 ideal for fairly uneven terrain and gives it an edge over its predecessors, which did not have suspension springs.


Photo: Turboant

The V8 is lightweight and very easy to fold and unfold. You can fold the scooter in three seconds and be on your merry way!

It is just as easy to store, especially since it’s so small when folded. When you need to use it, it unfolds quickly, and thankfully, it’s always going to be a one-person job.

Wheels and Tires

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The V8 has 9.3-inch pneumatic front and rear tires fitted with inner tubes that provide even more cushioning against rough terrain. 

This design massively improves the scooter’s shock absorption and provides a smooth ride experience regardless of the terrain.


The handlebars measure 19.9 inches and feature much wider hand grips, giving you better control of the scooter and plenty of real estate for accessories and add-ons.

Also, it helps the rider to have a better aerodynamic posture, something that makes riding a lot easier. It pretty much guarantees comfort and riding efficiency.

Automatic cruise control is a feature on the V8, so you can ride at constant speeds without suffering hand fatigue.

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One-button control makes it easy to operate the scooter and configure the settings. It’s quite convenient for new riders.

The V8 is also equipped with a bell that’s loud enough to warn pedestrians and other road users.

The scooter comes fitted with an LCD screen, which shows all the information you need about the scooter’s status:

  • riding mode
  • throttle output
  • cruise control
  • current speed
  • braking power
  • headlights status
  • and battery level.


For illumination, the TurboAnt V8 provides a bright 3W headlight and red taillights that light up when you brake. It also has ambient lighting underneath the deck to make it more visible in low light.

Although this setup improves safety by making it visible enough to other road users, you should check your local laws to see whether its lighting system meets the road safety standards.

Ride Quality

Isaac Turner’s review of the TurboAnt V8 electric scooter provides valuable insights into the overall ride experience, particularly from a practical and lifestyle-oriented standpoint.

Urban and Off-Road Versatility

One of the key highlights from Isaac’s review is the scooter’s adaptability to different environments.

He notes its suitability for urban settings, which is a crucial aspect for many potential users. The TurboAnt V8’s design and functionality make it an efficient mode of transportation for navigating city streets and tight spaces.

Isaac also touches upon its performance on gravel and less even terrains. While he finds the scooter to be adequate in these conditions, he suggests that it’s more of a street-oriented model, hinting that those seeking an off-road adventure might look for a scooter designed specifically for that purpose.

And I totally agree with him on that. While the scooter indeed has dual suspension, the quality of that is just not enough for off-roading.

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TurboAnt V8 Review Conclusions

The TurboAnt V8 is definitely an upgrade if you’re coming from any of its predecessors.

Its portability and insane range make it an extremely good value for its price.

The design is basic but solid and reliable, which is all you need to get the job done on most days. Will you be leaving others in a trail of dust? Probably not, but you’ll get from point A to B just fine.

However, one must consider their budget and their travel range, but with a low budget, you wouldn’t go wrong with the TurboAnt V8.

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