VMAX VX5 - $599

VMAX VX5 Review

VMAX may not be well-known stateside, but the Swiss company has established itself in Europe as a reliable manufacturer with a lineup that includes the VX5 in three different battery sizes.

We tested the GT version of the VMAX VX5 electric scooter, which has the largest battery. It quickly become one of our reviewer Mitchell’s favorite electric scooters under $600. Read on to find out why….

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Mitchell Anderson
December 30, 2023

Mitchell has been fascinated by electric scooters since 2019. He began sharing his enthusiasm on his YouTube channel, “RK9 Rides,” in 2020. He joined Rider Guide in 2023, and between the two channels, he spends seven days a week riding, testing, and writing about electric scooters. He has tested dozens of models from dozens of brands and is always on the lookout for the newest and greatest scooters. His current favorite models are the Nami Klima and the NIU KQi3 Max.

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Overview

All personal electric vehicle manufacturers work to balance performance, price, and quality at the budget consumer end of the market. That’s especially true for electric scooter engineering, where portability, or the lack of it, can make or break a design.

The VX5, from Swiss company VMAX, delivers just the right mix of simplicity and impressive build quality – from seamless cable integration and a sleek finish to an app that’s “all business and no BS” – in an under-40-lb scooter that’s easy to fold and carry.

Who Is This Scooter For?

The design and and build of the VX5 make it an excellent daily use vehicle for commuting to work or school or just running errands around town.

This scooter does so many things well that we can recommend it as an entry-level PEV for just about anyone who wants a quality portable scooter.

Our 6-foot tall, 205 lb test rider was perfectly comfortable with the scooter’s long deck and wide handlebars, but it’s also well sized for smaller adults who want more ride stability.

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