How Rider Weight Affects E-Scooter Range: the H-1 Pro Series

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Paul Somerville
May 6, 2024

Rider Guide’s Editor-in-Chief is a seasoned expert in the electric scooter industry. With a wide-ranging background that includes managing scooter warehouses, selling thousands of motorcycles, and restoring high value (+1M) European sports cars, his expertise is unmatched. Having personally tested more than 100 electric scooters, he offers invaluable insights and recommendations to our readers. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team, as his diverse skill set and extensive experience ensure top-notch reviews.

You’ve seen Hover 1’s hoverboards and some of their electric scooters on the shelves in the big box stores, but you haven’t seen its H-1 Pro Series scooters – the the H-1 Ace R350 and H-1 Ace R450 – because they’re brand new.

In our tests of these two commuter-worthy e-scooters, we learned how much rider weight affects range, hill climbing, and top speed. And we saw how well two new single-motor commuter electric scooters from a brand best known for hoverboards performed in real-world conditions.

The H-1 Ace R350 and Ace R450 are maybe not what you’d expect from Hover 1 – in a very good way. They’re a big step up, in line with other entry-level commuter models from brands like GOTRAX and NIU, and they’ve got similar specs and quality. Let’s dig into the specifics.

Who is the H-1 Pro Series For?

post-image-1These electric scooters are built, and built well, for the average commuter, and their range and speed suit them very well for that purpose. They’re zippy, fun, and reliable scooters that can stand up to daily use.

However, while I weigh 165 pounds, our reviewer Ramier weighs 235, a difference of 70 pounds that changed our experience pretty significantly when it came to range and hill climbing.

Larger riders will definitely want to consider the R450, while more medium-sized commuters will find the R350 a fun-to-ride, affordable fit.

Head over to Electric Scooter Guide to read our full review. 

H-1 Ace R350 / R450 Specs

Make H-1 (Hover 1)
Model H-1 Ace R350 / Ace R450
Weight 39.7 lbs / 41.7 lbs
Motor power (continuous) 350W / 450W
Motor type Single motor (rear)
Top Speed 15.5 mph / 20 mph (Manufacturer spec)
30.6 mph (ESG tested)
Range 18.5 mi / 25.6 mi (Manufacturer spec)
19.9 mi (ESG tested)
Battery capacity 270 Wh / 374.4 Wh
Battery recharge time 5 hrs / 7 hrs
Max rider weight 264 lbs
Brake type Front Drum + Rear Regen (R350) / Rear Disc + Rear Regen (R450)
Tire type Pneumatic (Tubeless) + Pneumatic (Tubeless)
Suspension type Front Spring
Built-in lights Front + Rear
Water resistance IPX4
UL Certification UL2272 / UL2272

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