I got my Verve electric scooter today, arrived charged around 80%, and I fully charged it within half an hour or so.
Took it out and rode till my battery had around 15% charge left.
I rode around the small streets in my area, which has lots of bike routes (but no lanes) and are quite worn, uneven, and bumpy with lots of roundabouts, starts/stops, and lots of short, steep hills up and down (some hills with 30% or more incline).
Build quality feels excellent, on par with the major mainstream models like Ninebot Max.
Managed 20 km or so which is what I expected (max advertised range is 32 km / 20 miles).
From my measurements, the Verve e-scooter weighs about 28 lbs (weighed myself, then again holding scooter, measured difference, so there is room for error), while advertised at 33 lbs.
Carries pretty well in it’s folded form.
I considered the Verve Pro, but at almost 50 lbs advertised weight, was unnecessarily large and heavy for my size (I’m 5′6″, 140 lbs, very fit and physically strong and a long time manual push/kick scooter rider).
I had tested thoroughly the original Ninebot Max since my brother has one, and at just over 40 lbs, felt that it was too large, and the weight would be the max I’d accept.
The solid, puncture-proof tires are acceptable at absorbing shocks and not an issue for me (has holed wheel design), but I’m coming from a manual push/kick scooter with solid rubber tires with no holes/shock absorbing material/suspension.
Good thing I have strong legs and am used to absorbing shocks with them.
Durability and reliability matter more to me as I ride/commute a lot, so I don’t want to deal with punctures/leaks.
The app works very well, clean and quick.
Customer support is fast through online chat, literally a minute to start chatting and getting answers.
Locking the Verve’s mobility through the app works, but only when the e-scooter is on.
When it’s off, the e-scooter can be ridden like a normal push/kick scooter (don’t know how common this is).
The app will show the battery charge percentage whereas the scooter display itself does not show charge percentage on the display or when charging (only charge indicator bars).
At $616 CAD / $475 USD total with taxes/shipping included, it’s a great value (also came with essentials bundle, a front bag attachment and lock).
Considering the original ninebot Max goes for roughly $1350 CAD or $1035 USD (total with taxes/shipping included), I think the Verve is definitely the better buy so far for small-medium-sized people (just lacks the extended range).