How do Qiewa Qmini vs. EvoMotion ES16 1000W stack up?

electric scooter comparison Qiewa Qmini
Qiewa Qmini
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electric scooter comparison EvoMotion ES16 1000W
EvoMotion ES16 1000W
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The electric scooters we have head to head here are the Qmini, manufactured by Qiewa, versus the ES16 1000W, manufactured by EvoMotion. We’ll take a deep dive into the specs of both brands, to help you decide which is better depending on your needs, and what you will mostly be using your electric scooter for.

Electric scooters are all about ease of use, versatility and convenience. They are designed to make urban commuting easy, which makes their weight one of the key characteristics to take into account.

The Qiewa Qmini has a total weight of 50 lbs (34 kg), whereas the EvoMotion ES16 1000W has a total weight of 88 lbs (34 kg). Both models are quite heavy, neither is a good option for a commute where you’ll need to carry your scooter.

Of course, convenience and portability is only one part of the puzzle. It is important to know how an electric scooter actually rides, and whether it will be able to handle your specific commute.

If your commute is a hilly one, then you’ll want to pay careful attention to the motor power, as this is key in getting you and your scooter up hills.

Qiewa Qmini has a motor power of 500W, versus EvoMotion ES16 1000W’s motor power of 1000W. Both models are good for hills, as both have enough power to take on any inclines you are likely to encounter.

Qiewa Qmini has a top speed of 30 mi/hr (48 km/hr) versus a top speed of 25 mi/hr (40 km/hr) for EvoMotion ES16 1000W. Both models have a very similar top speed, so there’s not a lot to distinguish between them in this category.

When it comes to distance travelling, however, then the range of the electric scooter is going to be a key factor. Qiewa Qmini has a range of 37 miles (60 km), while EvoMotion ES16 1000W has a range of 12 miles (19 km). If your commute is more than 20 miles (32 km), then Qiewa Qmini would be the better choice.

Battery life and recharge time are also important factors to take into account. Qiewa Qmini has a battery capacity of 768 Wh, and EvoMotion ES16 1000W has a capacity of 432 Wh. Qiewa Qmini will recharge fully from empty in 8 - 12 hours, and EvoMotion ES16 1000W will take 4-6 hours to fully recharge.

An electric scooter also needs to be able to support the weight of the rider. Qiewa Qmini has a maximum rider weight of 330 lbs (34 kg), while EvoMotion ES16 1000W can support a maximum weight of 264 lbs (34 kg).

Now onto safety. Brakes are one of the most important safety features of an electric scooter, and may be the only difference between a safely completed journey and a trip to the emergency room. There are a number of different brake options available for electric scooters, all of which have their respective pros and cons.

Disc brakes have the best braking power, give excellent control and perform well in all conditions, although they do require maintenance, and are usually the most expensive. Foot brakes are lightweight, simple, and require no maintenance, but tend to perform poorly when compared to other types, are slower to activate and need a specific riding position. Drum brakes are also low maintenance, and better performing, particularly in wet conditions, but are heavier and complicated to disassemble.

Both electronic brakes and regenerative brakes add no extra weight at all, and require no maintenance, but again both types produce less effective braking performance, and can be prone to failure. Regenerative brakes can also fail to work when the battery is fully charged.

Qiewa Qmini has Drum breaks, and EvoMotion ES16 1000W has Disc breaks.

When it comes to tires, there are two options, pneumatic or solid. Pneumatic tires are more comfortable, but can burst if punctured by glass, thorns or nails. Solid rubber tires however are far more durable (and puncture-proof) but will give a more bumpy ride.

Qiewa Qmini has Solid and EvoMotion ES16 1000W has Pneumatic.

Suspension can also help achieve a smoother ride, and although not all electric scooters come with suspension, many models come with front or rear suspension, or both. Qiewa Qmini has Both, and EvoMotion ES16 1000W has Both, making both fairly comfy rides.

These days, plenty of electric scooters come with built-in lights. Options vary with lights available at both front and back, just front lights, or just rear lights. Qiewa Qmini comes with both lights, and EvoMotion ES16 1000W comes with both lights, so both are suitable if driving after dark and safety are high priorities.

The final thing to keep in mind is the warranty. This protects you in the unlikely event of a fault with the electric scooter. Qiewa Qmini comes with a 1 year on parts, 6 months on battery warranty, and EvoMotion ES16 1000W comes with a 90 days warranty.

And there you have it, a full round up of Qiewa Qmini Vs. EvoMotion ES16 1000W. Hopefully this comparison gives you an idea of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Qiewa Qmini and EvoMotion ES16 1000W, and helps demonstrate which electric scooter will best suit your needs. Whichever scooter you pick, remember to always be safe, and have fun!

Side By Side Comparison Chart:
Qiewa Qmini EvoMotion ES16 1000W
Top Speed 30 mi/hr (48 km/hr) 25 mi/hr (40 km/hr)
Range 37 miles (60 km) 12 miles (19 km)
Weight 50 lbs (34 kg) 88 lbs (34 kg)
Rider Weight 330 lbs (34 kg) 264 lbs (34 kg)
Tire Type Solid Pneumatic
Motor 500W 1000W
Brake Type Drum Disc
Battery (WH) 768 Wh 432 Wh
Recharge Time 8 - 12 hours 4-6 hours
Suspension Both Both
Lights Both Front & Rear Both Front & Rear
Frame Material Aluminium alloy High-tensile steel frame
Standing Dimensions 49.21" x 39.37" 43.3" x 9.8" x 49.2"
Folded Dimensions 39.37"
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