In that price range, I’d universally recommend the Ninebot Max, but you’ll be just above the weight limit and though we know people exceed this, best to stay under the mfg’s specs.
The TurboAnt X7 / Levy has surprisingly good build quality for the price and range is okay (we were getting something like 8 miles on our range tests). The new Pro version has a bit bigger battery. Performance is gonna be very similar to shared scooters (top sped, acceleration, hill climb, etc).
dvosknyc beat me too it, but here it is: near the top of your price range, you can score an EMOVE Touring which is going to give much better performance than the Ant or the Max. Giant deck give the scooter’s 40 lb weight is favored by many riders for comfort. It’s one of Ramier’s (ESG resident Big Dawg) top scooters: https://youtu.be/RdidjoTjuso .
Only downside is it has smallish 8-inch tires, though the otherwise outstanding package trumps this for many.
For this price range, 10 inch tires and hitting a good weight spec is challenging. A few others I’d look at:
- UScooters/E-Twow Booster - the ultra-portable option that can handle the weight and is still fairly quick (Booster GT is a better model, but >$900); 8 inch tires
- Horizon - good competitor for the Touring; smaller deck; slower accel; worse hill climb, better top speed; better range; also 8 in tires
None of these scooters have apps to connect (except the Ninebot Max). I’m not a fan of the apps – they usually don’t do to much and are buggy.