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3 Best Electric Scooters With Removable Batteries (Based On My Tests of 8 Models)

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Following my extensive tests which saw me assess 8 of the best electric scooters with detachable batteries, I hand-selected the 3 top performers.

While I tested each scooter’s top speed, acceleration, hill climbing, range, shock absorption, braking, and ride quality, I also placed particular emphasis on the design and effectiveness of their removable batteries.

This included assessments of their size and quality, how easy they were to attach/detach, their position, and the availability/cost of additional units.

How I tested and selected the scooters.

Top Picks:

Turboant V8 Thick Frame
Budget / Entry-Level
Turboant V8
Sale: $569.98 $799.98
SPLACH Mukuta Frame
Mid-Range / Intermediate
SPLACH Mukuta
Sale: $1,099.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI
Wolf King GTR Durable Frame
Premium / Expert
Wolf King GTR
Sale: $3,995.00 $4,195.00 – Get Extra $300 Off With Code: ESIGTR

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Turboant V8

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Josh Removing the Turboant V8 Removable Battery

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Removable Battery Specs:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Turboant V8:

The V8 isn’t the only Turboant model to feature a removable battery on its stem – but it is the only one that comes with another battery below its deck.

Josh Testing the Turboant V8

For you, this brings two key benefits.

Firstly, the range you get for a sub-$600 scooter is remarkable. The dual 36V 7.5Ah batteries supply 540Wh of stored energy to deliver up to 50 miles on a single charge, or 25 miles when factoring in the results from my real-world tests. No other scooter in its price class gets close to this level of performance.

Turboant V8 Chassis

But here’s the real headline: by purchasing spare batteries, you can extend your range indefinitely. Weighing just 7 lbs, you can easily carry them in your backpack.

Turboant V8 Battery Being Removed

To put this into perspective, if you were to buy 2 additional batteries ($89.98 each), you could achieve a real-world range of around 50 miles. Better yet, this would cost hundreds of dollars less than opting for a scooter like the EMOVE Cruiser S – a popular long-range model that has a 48-mile real-world range.

Detaching the removable unit is also a piece of cake. You simply lift the small knob that’s positioned at the top of the stem to free the battery from its shell. To reinsert, rinse and repeat, then pull the knob down.

Turboant V8 Handle to Pull Battery Out

Once the batteries have run out of juice, they take 4 hours to recharge. You can do this simultaneously by using the charging port on the scooter, as well as the dock. Alternatively, if you had an additional battery, you could charge 2 of them via the port (8 hours) and 1 in the dock (4 hours).

Turboant V8 Charge Port

My only grumble when it comes to the V8’s batteries is that they use standard FST cells, which are inferior to name-brand units like those from LG and Samsung. Because of this, their lifespan is a couple of years shorter. Nevertheless, it’s important to consider the V8’s price and the fact that the vast majority of electric scooters use batteries with FST cells.

Turboant V8 Thick Frame

Next, I want to draw your attention to how the placement of the batteries affects the V8’s ride quality.

Turboant V8 Folded

With one unit positioned on the stem and the other under the deck, I found that the V8 has an even distribution of weight across its frame. The result is best-in-class handling. In particular, the heaviness and hexagonal shape of the stem provided excellent control of the wide handlebars. This is a key reason why I chose to include the V8 over the X7 Max – another popular model from Turboant. Here, the X7 Max has a top-heavy design due to its stem-located battery and light chassis. During my tests, it became increasingly clear that the V8 had better ride quality.

Turboant V8 Handlebars at an Angle

I also found that its reassuring ride was further augmented by the dual rear springs and grippy air-filled tires (you can also purchase the V8 with honeycomb tires). Now, it's important to note that while its suspension wasn’t the most plush that I’ve tested, it’s impressive nonetheless. Finding a sub-$600 scooter with a suspension system is exceedingly rare, let alone one that combines it with two batteries – one of which is detachable.

Turboant V8 Rear Tire

Its plucky 36V 450W motor, meanwhile, is yet another string to its well-strung bow. Among the sub-$600 class, it achieves one of the fastest top speeds, while its 6.3-second acceleration to 15 mph is enough pace for first-time riders.

Turboant V8 Motor

Counterbalancing this power is a mechanical disc at the rear and an electronic braking system at the front. Together, they brought me to a stop from 15 mph in 4.7 meters. If the V8 had a more powerful motor this level of performance would be a cause for concern, but given its beginner-friendly pace, it's adequate.

Turboant V8 Disc Brake

Simple, fun, and packing heaps of value, the Turboant V8 fully deserves its place on my list.

Turboant V8 With Lights On at Night

Further Information:

Turboant V8 Review

Mid-Range / Intermediate

SPLACH Mukuta

Sale: $1,099.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Removable Battery Specs:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the SPLACH Mukuta:

A removable battery that grants you the option of extending your range is one thing, but one that also functions as a mobile power bank is even more impressive. Enter, the SPLACH Mukuta.

SPLACH Mukuta Removable Battery

So, where else to begin but with this much-hyped feature? The Mukuta’s 48V 15.6Ah battery has a maximum range of 39 miles in its locker, or 22 miles when factoring in periods of fast acceleration, cruising, and multiple stops.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta Mileage

This, in itself, is a noteworthy feature, especially when considering the Mukuta’s price tag. And yet, it’s a mere prologue to the full suite of delights on offer.

SPLACH Mukuta Rock Solid Stem

Consider, for instance, the fact that, by purchasing a spare unit for approximately $400 (a worthy investment, if you can afford it), you can double your range. However, unlike the Turboant V8, the Mukuta’s battery is heavy, making it less suited to being carried in a backpack.

SPLACH Mukuta Removable Battery Out of the Deck

Despite this, the Mukuta has another trick up its sleeve that no other scooter can lay claim to. With a DC-to-USB converter, you can use the battery as a power bank. While testing it, I charged my Insta360 camera, which you can see below:

SPLACH Mukuta Power Bank

Better still, the battery remains locked in the deck at all times. To remove it, you first have to hold down the menu button to open the p-settings. Then, navigate to the P-01 setting and press up on the toggle to remove the lock icon. You then have to turn the scooter off, wait for a couple of seconds until you hear the battery being unlocked, and lift it out of the deck. When you put the battery back in, it automatically locks.

Josh Removing the SPLACH Mukuta Battery

With this one-of-a-kind feature it would be easy to overlook the SPLACH Mukuta’s myriad other qualities – were they not so impressive. One is its adjustable front and rear suspension, which mitigates the solid tires to ensure you have both a cushioned and low-maintenance ride. I tested it alongside the SPLACH Thunder – a scooter that has a dual suspension system and air-filled tires – but to my surprise the Mukuta’s shock absorption was superior.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta Acceleration

Another of its accolades is its high-ranking position in the speed department among similarly-priced scooters. Its dual 48V 600W motors saw me hitting 15 mph in 2.7 seconds and 25 mph in 6.7 before reaching its 28 mph top speed. Its half-twist grip throttle was a welcome deviation away from the standard thumb and finger variants, too.

SPLACH Mukuta Twist Throttle and Controls

As for braking, the dual discs and adjustable electronic braking system brought me to a responsive stop from 15 mph in an excellent 2.1 meters.

SPLACH Mukuta Disc Brake Caliper

Its ability to provide a safe ride also extends to its exceptionally bright lighting rig and IP54 water resistance rating, making it fit for purpose come rain or shine, night and day.

SPLACH Mukuta Lights With Turn Signals

But, the Mukuta isn’t without its flaws. Thankfully the majority are aesthetic, meaning they don’t impact its functionality.

Here, I think the chrome buttons in the cockpit look a little tacky and the plastic casing of the stem and deck LEDs feels a little cheap. The toggles to select your riding mode and turn signals would be better if they were more clicky, too.

SPLACH Mukuta Cockpit

You also need to be careful when leaning into corners since the square front-on profile of the tires can roll onto their edges and lose grip.

SPLACH Mukuta Rear Motor and Fender

Yet for all of its other applaud-worthy qualities, these flaws are easy to overlook. If you want a scooter with zip that’s also low maintenance, comfortable, and replete with useful features, the SPLACH Mukuta is well worth considering.

Josh Standing on the SPLACH Mukuta

Further Information:

SPLACH Mukuta Review

Premium / Expert

Wolf King GTR

Sale: $3,995.00 $4,195.00 – Get Extra $300 Off With Code: ESIGTR

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (197 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Removable Battery Specs:

The Good:

The Bad:

Why I Recommend the Wolf King GTR:

The first thing that you’ll notice about the Wolf King GTR is its savage power. This, after all, is a scooter that can hit a record-breaking top speed of 65 mph and zooms from 0-30 mph in a bloodcurdling 3.4 seconds. It’s quite simply the fastest model that I’ve ever tested.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GTR Acceleration

But it has another jewel in its crown: a removable 72V 35Ah LG battery (or Samsung 21700 variant, depending on availability – both are of equal quality).

Wolf King GTR Removable Battery

This beast stores a mammoth 2520Wh of energy to produce a maximum range of 112 miles, though my grueling tests revealed that you can expect closer to 42.8 miles.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GTR Traction Control

What sets it apart from other Wolf models, though, is the fact that you can unlock the battery and charge it from anywhere. The design isn’t without its stumbles, though. The connector, for example, is a bit fiddly due to a lack of space – it’s not as effortless to detach and reattach as the SPLACH Mukuta’s unit.

Wolf King GTR Removable Battery Connector

It does come with a combination lock, however, which will deter any would-be thieves from running off with it – unless they fancy carrying all 137 lbs of the GTR’s heft.

Wolf King GTR Removable Battery Combination Lock

One benefit of having such a hulking battery under your feet is that, when adding the heavy-duty dual stem into the equation, there’s an even distribution of weight across the frame.

Wolf King GTR Frame

The boost that this gives to your handling and control is unmatched – especially when riding fast. At times, I didn’t even notice how fast I was riding (40+ mph) because of how stable and secure it felt.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GTR Performance

Its confidence-inspiring build is amplified further by its super smooth throttle, multitude of riding modes, and traction control feature. With these at your disposal, the GTR can be tamed.

Wolf King GTR Cockpit

Turning the traction control feature off, however, turns the GTR into what can only be described as a cheetah on steroids. With its 2-in-1 100A sine wave controller in full flow, it spits out a monumental 13,440W of peak power. If you’re not careful, the wheels can spin up to 30 mph. As far as adrenaline rushes go, the one I got from the GTR was the most intense of all my years testing scooters.

Wolf King GTR Advanced P-Settings Sport Mode

Yet, the GTR isn’t all about its wind-whipping speeds and removable battery. After years of reviewing Kaabo’s line of Wolf models, they have finally taken my (and other reviewers/riders) feedback regarding the suspension on board.

Josh Testing the Wolf King GTR Speed

Previously, every other Wolf scooter, including the GTR’s predecessor – the GT, has relied on a front fork and dual rear springs. Five years ago this setup was deemed one of the best in the industry, but with the evolution of adjustable hydraulic suspension systems on scooters like those from NAMI, the Wolf models were left chasing the pack.

Wolf King GTR With Battery Removed

Thankfully, this time around the GTR comes equipped with an entirely new setup. The front fork is now adjustable and lets you control its rate of compression, while the dual rear springs have been upgraded with a rebound-adjustable hydraulic coil-over-shock. Together, they provide a more cushioned ride as evidenced by the 8.5/10 score on my shock absorption scale (vs 7/10). The self-healing tires are bigger, too, striking 12 inches high and 4 inches wide.

Wolf King GTR Rear Hydraulic Shock

One element of the GTR’s design that hasn’t changed, however, is its brakes. The calipers are strong and the rotors are thick, meaning they’re up to the task of counteracting the scooter’s power. Together, they brought me to a safe stop from 15 mph in 3.0 meters.

Wolf King GTR Hydraulic Disc Brake

Factor in a show-stopping lighting rig – complete with blinding dual headlights and turn signals that are visible from every angle – an IPX5 water resistance rating, the highest ground clearance of any scooter, and industry-leading hill climbing abilities, and you have perhaps the best and most versatile model to come from the Wolfpack yet.

Wolf King GTR Lights

Indeed, the Wolf King GTR is a regal ultra-performance scooter that successfully marries awe-inspiring power with a refined ride quality and durable design to satiate the needs of even the most demanding adrenaline junkies.

Wolf King GTR Battery Voltmeter

Further Information:

Wolf King GTR Review

Comparison

Compare Electric Scooters With Removable Batteries

The table below compares the best electric scooters with removable batteries across their performance, specs, price, and more.
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Turboant V8Turboant V8SPLACH MukutaSPLACH MukutaWolf King GTRWolf King GTR
Where to BuyTurboantSPLACHVoro Motors
Price$569.98$1,099$3,995
Best ForBudget / Entry-LevelMid-Range / IntermediatePremium / Expert
ReviewReviewReviewReview
Battery Specs
Size36V 7.5Ah (x2)48V 15.6Ah72V 35Ah
CellsStandard FSTStandard FSTLG or Samsung

PositionStemDeckDeck
Charge Time4 hours
(2 chargers)
8 hours
(1 charger)
10 hours
(2 charger)
Extra Battery Price$89.98$399.00$1,299.00
Performance
Top Speed20 mph28 mph65 mph
0-15 MPH6.3 s2.7 s1.6 s
0-25 MPHn/a6.7 s2.8 s
Max Range50 miles39 miles112 miles
Tested Range25 miles22 miles42.8 miles
Braking4.7 meters2.1 meters3.0 meters
Shock Absorp.3/106.5/108.5/10
Max Incline15 degrees22 degrees50 degrees
Optimal Incline9 degrees13 degrees30 degrees
Specs
Motor36V 450W48V 600W (x2)72V 2000W (x2)
ThrottleThumbTwistFinger
BrakesDisc, ElectronicDiscs (x2), ElectronicHydraulic Discs (x2), Electronic
SuspensionSprings (Rear Only)Springs, SwingarmsAdjust. Hydraulic Fork, Adjust. Hydraulic Spring, Swingarms
Tire Size9 inch8 inch12 inch
Tire TypeAir (Inner-Tube)Solid (Rubber)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)
Weight48 lbs66 lbs137 lbs
Load275 lbs265 lbs330 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at StemFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at Neck
IP RatingIP54IP54IPX5
LightsHeadlight, TaillightHeadlight, Stem Strip, Deck LEDs, Taillights, Turn SignalsDual Headlights, Taillight, Deck, Turn Signals
TerrainStreetStreetStreet, Off-Road
Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

Following my extensive tests which saw me assess 8 of the best electric scooters with detachable batteries, I hand-selected the 3 top performers.

While I tested each scooter’s top speed, acceleration, hill climbing, range, shock absorption, braking, and ride quality, I also placed particular emphasis on the design and effectiveness of their removable batteries.

This included assessments of their size and quality, how easy they were to attach/detach, their position, and the availability/cost of additional units.

You can learn more about how I test below:

Electric Scooters That I Tested:

Click through the photo carousel to see all of the scooters that I tested for this guide.

Performance Tests:

One of the biggest benefits of buying an electric scooter with a removable battery is the ability to extend your range indefinitely. To account for this in my tests, I reported on each scooter’s real-world range to give you an indication of how many additional batteries you would require to complete your desired journey.

Josh Cruising on the SPLACH Mukuta

I also detailed each scooter’s maximum range, but it's important to remember that these figures are quoted by the manufacturer and refer to their mileage when ridden under best-case conditions (i.e. a 165 lb rider, flat terrain, and riding in the slowest setting). My tests, however, revealed how each scooter performed under realistic conditions, including periods of fast acceleration, cruising, and multiple stops.

In addition to my range tests, I also reported on speed, acceleration, hill climbing, shock absorption, ride quality, and braking performance. Each test was completed under my standardized process.

SPLACH Mukuta Accelerating

I then assessed the test results against the price of each scooter to identify the models that provided the best and most well-rounded performance per dollar.

How Easy the Batteries Were to Attach/Detach:

Surprisingly, all 8 of the scooters that I tested had different attachment and detachment mechanisms. The larger the battery, the harder it was to attach/detach.

Here, I made sure to select the best of the bunch – this meant batteries that were quick and simple to remove, whilst also remaining secure when locked in place.

Turboant X7 Max Battery Key Lock

For example, the SPLACH Mukuta stood out as a top choice during my tests since the battery could be pulled out from the deck and put back without having to connect any wires. It locked automatically, too.

SPLACH Mukuta Removable Battery

On the other hand, I found the process of swapping the battery on the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro cumbersome. To remove the battery, I first had to unlock it with a set of keys, which was straightforward. However, I often forgot to remove the keys before pulling the battery out of its shell. As a result, they would get caught against the rear spring and bend slightly.

Then, when it came to putting the battery back in, I found it tricky to align the grooves on the bottom of it with the sliding plate.

EMOVE RoadRunner Pro Removable Battery on Sliding Plate

Safe to say, then, that the EMOVE RoadRunner Pro didn’t make the cut for a place on my list.

Battery Position:

Batteries are often the heaviest component of a scooter, and as a result, they can influence its handling. Here, I made sure to select the scooters that distributed their weight evenly across their frames.

Josh Removing the Turboant V8 Removable Battery

To make this assessment, I searched for imbalances (i.e. a top-heavy design as a result of a stem-located battery – for example, the Turboant X7 Max).

Battery Size & Quality:

A key factor that determines the performance of a removable battery is its size. Not only does this impact mileage, but it also dictates how practical it is, especially when replaced with a freshly charged one on the go.

Aside from reporting on each battery’s capacity (i.e. voltage, amp-hours, and watt-hours), I also noted their weight and whether you could easily carry a spare in a backpack.

Turboant X7 Max Battery Being Removed

As for quality, I reported on the brand and type of cells used. To do this I grouped the batteries into two categories: FST and name-brand.

By comparison, FST batteries typically deliver 200-300 charge cycles before they degrade, while those from brands like LG and Samsung provide 400-600 cycles.

The difference between the two can equate to years of use depending on how often you charge the batteries.

Electric Scooter Charging

With all of this in mind, I assessed the size and quality of the batteries against each scooter’s price tag to determine the models that provide the most value.

Availability of Additional Batteries and Their Costs:

While removable batteries bring key benefits (i.e. the ability to extend your range indefinitely and charge your scooter more easily), it's important to know whether you can buy additional units.

Here, I made sure to only select scooters from brands/retailers that also stocked spare/replacement batteries.

Dualtron Storm Removable Battery

Results From My Performance Tests:

See how the electric scooters stack up against each other across the metrics of top speed, acceleration, range, and braking.

Top Speed

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test top speed.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
65 MPH
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
28 MPH
Turboant V8
$569.98
20 MPH

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test acceleration.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
1.6 s
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
2.7 s
Turboant V8
$569.98
6.3 s

Acceleration (0-25 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test acceleration.

ScooterPrice0-25 MPH
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
2.8 s
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
6.7 s
Turboant V8
$569.98
n/a

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
112 miles
Turboant V8
$569.98
50 miles
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
39 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

Ordered from longest to shortest range – Learn about how I test real-world range.

ScooterPriceReal Range
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
42.8 miles
Turboant V8
$569.98
25 miles
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
22 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance – Learn about how I test braking performance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
2.1 meters
Wolf King GTR
$3,995
3.0 meters
Turboant V8
$569.98
4.7 meters
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Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

From basic budget and feature-packed commuters to all-terrain trailblazers and ultra-performance behemoths, I've spent the last 5 years testing every type of electric scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so that I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another. See how I test electric scooters or check out my guide to the best electric scooters. Contact me anytime: josh@electricscooterinsider.com

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