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Levy Plus Electric Scooter Review

Holly Darani
4 August 2021

 

One of the most stylish urban electric scooters, with a top speed of around 18 mph and a range of up to 20 miles

The Levy Plus is the electric scooter of the future. It is elegant, stylish, and blends seamlessly into the urban landscape. Its lightweight and compact design make it easy to store, and its sleek appearance makes it look like it belongs in the city, not like some random piece of machinery. It provides the user with a smooth and quiet ride as well as helping them to get around town efficiently.

Compared to its predecessor, Levy, the Levy Plus has more torque and acceleration while being more nimble when handling road imperfections, uneven surfaces, and high winds.

For City dwellers who want an inexpensive and convenient way to get around, this scooter is an excellent choice. You can take the scooter on most city roads but may want to be liberal in your off-roading escapades as it performs poorly on that front.

LEVY Plus – The Lowdown

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Levy is one of the leading manufacturers of electric scooters, and it is well known for its high-quality scooters and innovative designs. The company was founded in the heart of the Big Apple- New York City- one of the top-ranking champions for transport innovation in the world. Levy Inc is determined to turn city travel into a fluid activity, moving from place to place quickly with high-performance electric scooters that can seamlessly handle urban terrain. Its electric scooters are built to last in terms of physical durability, reliability and safety.

Founded in 2018, Levy Inc has been a direct-to-consumer manufacturer, only recently expanding into rental fleets. The company has successfully released 2 entry-level scooters; the Levy and the Levy Plus. Both scooters have grown immensely in popularity as affordable and reliable mid-budget scooters. The scooters bear many similarities, but also differ significantly in terms of performance and specs. For today’s feature, we look at the Levy Plus- a compact and lightweight electric scooter. It has a similar design to its predecessor and near-similar performance capability.

What makes the Plus better than the Levy Electric Scooter? First, the Levy Plus rolls 10-inch tyres that ensure a smooth ride on rough pavement. The predecessor featured maintenance-free 8.5” solid tires. As a result, it is easier to navigate ruts, bumps, and potholes, making it perfect for driving in the city. Second, Levy electric scooter Plus comes with a larger battery pack, rated at 12.8aH, that delivers an impressive extended mileage that surpasses Levy’s 6.4aH battery pack. Third, the 3-speed mode electric motor gives the scooter a much more advanced feel and versatility while providing smooth and reliable acceleration.

Read on to see how this scooter performs against other top brands in the low-budget scooter category.

LEVY Plus Specifications

MotorSingle-hub 350W continuous front motor
Battery36 V, 12.8aH (460 Watt) Panasonic 18650 Li-Ion battery
Charge Time3.5 hours
Single-Charge Mileage 20 miles (32KM) per battery pack
Max Speed18 mph / 29 km/h
Climbing Range5 - 15 degrees (dependant on rider weight)
Braking SystemFront e-brake, rear disc brake system, and a rear fender brake
LightingLED front and rear tail lights
HornBell
Max Load100 kg / 220 lb
Scooter Weight13.6 kg / 30 lb
Product MaterialAviation-grade aluminium alloy
Folding Handlebar6082-T6 alloy aviation grade frame and handle.

SCM440 Shaft with steel and plastic covers
Folding Steering Tube6082-T6 alloy aviation grade frame and handle.

SCM440 Shaft with steel and plastic covers
SuspensionNone
Size (L x W x H, cm)Unfolded Size: 108.3 x 42 x 118.6 cm

Folded Size: 108.3 x 42 x46 cm
Water ResistanceIP54

LEVY Plus Video

 

For an in-depth look at the head-turning features of the Levy Plus, check out this video. The Levy Plus is the most fashionable, portable, and powerful electric scooter on the market. Its clean, compact and sleek design with a matte finish will turn heads wherever you go.

LEVY Plus Pros

tickicon It runs on large 10-inch wheels that deliver outstanding comfort

tickicon It has cruise control

tickicon It has a unique swappable battery pack

tickicon It has a great IP54 water resistance rating

tickicon It has an impressive triple braking system

LEVY Plus Cons

red Speed not at par with other scooter models in the same price range

red Lacks off-road functionality

red Handlebars not folding

red Lacks mobile App/Bluetooth connectivity

LEVY Plus Summary

Levy electric scooters are manufactured to the highest standard of quality. Their design, engineering, testing, and manufacturing processes have been well-perfected over time, making them the most robust and most reliable electric scooters in the world. Its affordable range of scooters go above and beyond what other companies have done in the category, offering reliable transport solutions for city dwellers who want efficient and affordable travel with minimal impact on the environment.

The company has been creating innovative designs for the past few years, the most recent one being the Levy Plus. This premium quality electric scooter is painstakingly engineered with durable batteries and a finely tuned motor system. It is a reliable way to get around the city, and the scooter delivers unmatched value. The Levy Plus is a brand-new breed of electric scooter and a definite step-up from its competitors.

The Levy Plus features a solid aviation-grade aluminium frame. It also has an integrated high mounted front headlight and rear taillights that allow the scooter to travel safely in low light situations. High-quality components ensure that the Levy Plus runs smoothly and quietly, giving you a smooth ride wherever you need it. Additionally, the Levy Plus has a 350W motor that reaches a maximum speed of 18 mph (30 km/h). It also has a range of 20 miles (32 km), so you can take it on the road and get to that distant job interview on time or beat rush hour traffic with ease.

The Levy Plus is light, convenient, and robust enough to haul heavy loads on city terrain with ease. It can support an incredible max weight of 220 lbs (100Kg) without breaking a sweat. Additionally, the robust motor allows this electric scooter to climb hills and inclines of between 5-15 degrees without any difficulty, giving you a greater degree of control and freedom. Furthermore, with an incredible instant power output of 700W, the motor allows the scooter to ascend hills without losing too much power.

This electric scooter is the perfect solution for those who wish to ride fast but still wish to monitor their speed closely. Its ability to reach max speeds of up to 18 mph (29 km/h) and its effective triple braking system comprising a front e-brake, rear disc brake system, and a back fender brake make it an excellent fit for heavy-traffic urban areas. It is also equipped with large 10-inch pneumatic knobby tyres capable of handling even the most juddering conditions. The scooter is available in a matte black base colour combined with either grey, green, or red accents, each providing a unique appearance for the power cable and throttle controller.

Whether you need to get around your city or commute through heavy traffic, the Levy Plus electric scooter is the right fit for you. Priced at around £500/ $700, the scooter is an incredible steal. Read on to find out what makes Levy Plus one of the most elegant, portable electric scooters on the market.

Performance Overview

The levy scooter has the highest level of technology and performance engineered into one of the lightest and finest scooters available today. It is designed to be the perfect mobility tool for both shorter and longer distances. The 350W front motor allows it to reach max speeds of 18 mph (29 km/h). Further, it accelerates from 0 mph to 15 mph in about 6 seconds. The scooter is more than capable of tackling inclines with ease: it can even handle 5 to 10-degree slopes, making it perfect for the hilly cities.

The scooter’s triple braking system is fully integrated with safety in mind and will stop the electronic scooter quickly and efficiently. Real-world tests show that the scooter goes from 15 mph to a complete halt with a braking distance of fewer than 7 meters. The high-performance removable battery powers the scooter to an extended range of up to 20 miles (32 km) on a single full charge, which is, of course, dependent on the rider weight, terrain, and of course, sport mode drains the battery quicker.

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Top Speed & Acceleration

The Levy scooter is designed for city life; its top speed maxes out at 18 mph ( 29 km/h) but is adjustable to three modes: Beginner mode, Eco mode, and Sport mode. The Levy Plus lets you choose how fast you go, from a fun and leisurely ride to a heart-pounding thrill with the flick of a switch.

With its amazing acceleration, the Levy Plus is an excellent fit for both amateur riders looking to get around town and experienced cruisers looking for excitement. The e-scooter has an integrated cruise control feature enabled by holding down the menu and power buttons simultaneously and changing the P1 setting (cruise control). This allows for more precise speed control and additional safety. That means that you can ride with convenience without having to worry about breaking the law. In addition, there is a beep that notifies the rider when the cruise control engages.

While this scooter is designed for use on urban terrain and not ideal for venturing off-road, it has impressive hill ascending capability. Real-world tests affirm it is capable of handling inclines of up to 5-15 degrees. However, note that the maximum incline potential depends on the rider’s weight and state of charge.

Controls & Display

Levy has added a sleek and elegant twist to the scooter’s cockpit with a chic LCD screen embedded into the centre of the handlebar for a better user experience. The handlebar is neat with a few controls. It has the brake lever on the left that controls the electronic brake, and the disc brake on the rear wheel, and the thumb-activated throttle, which also integrates the mode and switch buttons, is on the right. The little integrated bell is located near the brake lever for quick access whenever you need to alert other road users of your presence. The LCD display is well lit, and it makes it easy for the rider to read essential information displayed such as speed, mode, a fault meter, gear position, unit of display, and battery level, even in direct sunlight.

Below are the functions activated by holding down the menu buttons.

      • Pressing the power button for 2 seconds will power on/off the scooter
      • Single tapping the function key alternates between the three speed modes. In beginner mode, the gear position is not marked by any indicator. Gear characters turn white on Eco mode. On sports mode, the gear will be marked by red characters.
      • Pressing the function button twice in rapid succession turns on the headlights (tail lights are always on). When both lights are on and the rider double taps on the function button, the scooter lights turn off.
      • Cruise control is activated by maintaining the same speed for 6 seconds. To deactivate cruise control, engage the brakes or increase acceleration.

Battery Life & Range 

The Levy scooter features a 36 V, 12.8aH,460 Wh lithium-ion, removable battery. The unique battery is swappable, and you can charge it in under 3 hours. With this type of battery, it means that you can swap out the batteries with ease to get more range out of your mobility device. Having replacement batteries is the ultimate power backup, especially when travelling longer distances (no one likes being stuck with an empty battery when they’re not done with their trip).

The battery cells are sourced from Panasonic, a reputable tech giant; thus, Levy guarantees that the batteries are as reliable and efficient. The battery delivers an impressive mileage of 20 miles-however, the single charge mileage depends on the weather, rider weight and terrain. With its unique design, Levy Plus is unlike many other electric scooters on the market. The battery is concealed in the scooter’s stem, a feature that allows riders to swap the battery packs easily. Additionally, the battery is safeguarded against potential risks with an anti-fire battery case.

Motor Configuration

The 350-watt front hub motor, encased in a durable hub casing, powers the scooter forward. The in-hub motor is designed for long-lasting use and durability by ensuring that it is safe from the elements.

Construction & Build Quality

The Levy Plus is a technological marvel that is sure to please the most demanding of riders. With a beautifully designed handlebar and embedded digital LCD display, easy to fold frame, sizeable 10-inch pneumatic tyres and integrated 2-way lighting. This electric scooter has all the bells and whistles you will expect from a top-of-the-line scooter model.

The most striking design element on the Levy Plus is the neat and minimalistic finish. The elegant matte black frame is complemented by the internally routed wires to make for an instantly desirable electric scooter. The lightweight frame of the Levy Plus scooter is the ideal combination of durability, resilience and portability. The construction material of choice is aviation-grade aluminium, which is responsible for its light design, making it more portable when combined with its folding mechanism.

The ergonomic handlebars have rubberised grips, allowing for a comfortable grip and reducing hand fatigue, which is excellent for long journeys or brisk commutes. Additionally, it features a unique and spacious deck that offers plenty of room for riders to kick up their heels or take turns with ease. The deck is coated with grippy rubber that ensures the feet don’t slip while riding. It also gives the board an excellent feel, along with a nice aesthetic. A robust kickstand is also embedded onto the deck to allow for easy parking.

Suspension

The Levy Plus is designed to roll on urban terrain; thus, it lacks a suspension system. However, with the robust 10-inch pneumatic tyres, you get some level of cushioning against cracks and potholes alike.

Ride Quality

The Levy Plus epitomises the combination of form and function that other electric scooters only dream of.  While the scooter lacks a suspension system, it more than makes up for the lack of comfort with 10-inch pneumatic tires, which effectively absorb shocks and bumps. To further remedy the scooter’s lack of off-road functionality and ensure the rider’s safety and comfort, it is equipped with an extra spacious deck. The deck has textured grip rubber fitted on the deck for comfortable riding and sufficient clearance to allow smooth gliding over obstacles. The front hub motor in this model is powerful but quiet, so you can cruise around without disturbing your neighbours. The scooter is equipped with a 2-way lighting system and a bell for extra safety for rides in low light.

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Braking

The Levy electric scooter offers an intelligent triple braking system that includes a front regenerative electronic brake, a rear disc brake system, and a rear fender brake that jointly offer unprecedented control. This electric scooter is the perfect mix of power, control, and style. A single lever controls the electronic brake and the disc brake, which is ingenious as it gives you unprecedented stopping power in one swift move.

Based on how hard you tug at the lever, you can either get robust braking power for emergency stops or gentle braking that slows down your riding. A downward push on the fender triggers the rear fender brake. Notably, regenerative braking will give you a little bit of extended range as it converts braking energy into juice for your battery.

Portability

The Levy electric scooter Plus is one of the lightest scooters out there, at just 30 lbs1(3.6 kg) – a weight that is significantly lower than most other scooters. While this means it is perfect for taking on a train or in a car, it also means that if you want to take it to work every day, you can do so without issue. The scooter also features an easy folding mechanism that allows users to fold and carry the scooter with them quickly. The minimalist design ensures that it is easy to carry and store, while its compact size makes it the perfect accessory for any commute. Furthermore, the handlebars are detachable, which allows for more flexibility during storage.

Water Resistance

The Levy Plus has an IP54 rating, which means that the scooter is protected against water jets from any direction. As a result, it can safely take on brief, light showers or even a light mist. However, while the scooter can brave humidity, high temperatures, and water splash, it shouldn’t be submerged in large bodies of water or for long periods in shallow puddles.

Lights

The Levy Plus scooter sports a 2-way lighting system for enhanced visibility. It features a single LED headlight at the front and a bright red LED tail light at the rear. The front headlight is embedded at the top of the handlebar to sufficiently light the way. In addition, the front headlight is embedded at the top of the handlebar to provide bright, even lighting for your night rides.

Tyres

The Levy Plus scooter gives you the freedom to explore paved neighbourhoods with just a little bit of off-roading capability. The 10-inch pneumatic grippy tyres can help you conquer urban terrain that’s laden with cracks and potholes, as they have the capacity to absorb the vibration that would otherwise reach the rider’s feet. However, unlike the Levy that features never-flat tubeless tires, expect some level of maintenance as these pneumatic tires are prone to punctures.

Deck

Designed for comfort and stability, the Levy Plus’s expansive deck provides plenty of room to make leg movements. The deck standing real estate measures 6” x 1 8”. The deck’s rubberised grip keeps the rider’s feet in place during acceleration, ensuring that riders are not thrown off as the scooter picks up speed. In addition, the deck is designed with a low centre of gravity and 11.5 cm’s of ground clearance, perfect for hopping of curbs. The deck-to-handlebar distance is just under 100.6 cm, which is well calibrated to suit the average rider’s optimum riding height.

levy plus scooter rear brake

Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

The Levy Plus is a revolutionary electric scooter designed to provide the highest level of performance and satisfaction. It is quiet, sleek, thoroughly tested, and distinctive in appearance. But that is not what makes it the best- its durable construction and performance-centric specs make it an absolute pleasure to use. It is fitted with large 10″ pneumatic tyres that absorb bumps and make commuting safer and more comfortable. It is one of the few electric scooters with a swappable battery system. Additionally, it comes with a brilliant triple braking system with adequate stopping power. In case of damage, replacement parts are easily found on the official website and authorised dealer shops.

This electric scooter features a 6-month limited warranty that only covers manufacturing defects. However, this does not cover damage due to improper handling or due to natural wear and tear. Levy has a simple warranty claim process that involves submitting the issue via the form on their website and then waiting for a customer representative to contact you. You can pay extra for an extended warranty of 1 year on checkout or within 30 days and a 14 days return policy for original purchasers. The helpful and responsive New York-based customer service team is available to help and is open 7 days a week to attend to customer queries and issues.

Maintenance

Like any other electric scooter, the Levy Plus requires some care and maintenance to ensure that it continues to run smoothly, which can be achieved via regular servicing and repairs when necessary.

  • Before using it, check for dents, loose nuts and bolts, cracks, and other damages.
  • Make sure to regularly clean and dry it. WD40 can be applied to joints, brakes and rear wheels to prevent rusting.
  • Replace worn-out parts lest they cause inconveniences.
  • Charge the battery as prescribed, and you will have extended battery life.It is important to note that the scooter should not be charged if the storage environment temperature lies below zero degrees.
  • The pneumatic tyres are prone to punctures, which means extra maintenance.

    Known Issues

    It comes with a few issues as noted:

    • Some heavier commuters reported that carrying a rider weight that was above optimal, caused the motor and battery to overheat, thereby causing some electrical faults that affected performance thereafter.
    • Users have reported a delay in throttle response, which seems to be common across riders of different weights.

    Is this Electric Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?

    The Levy Plus Electric Scooter is a unique and efficient entry-level scooter with incredible features. It has a powerful 350w motor that performs flawlessly in most riding conditions. It has 3 preset speeds and a cruise control feature that allows for customisation of riding preferences. Furthermore, it also offers a balance of functionality, style and sporty performance designed for urban use.

    You would be hard-pressed to find a better scooter than the Levy Plus, offering value for money anywhere, especially if you are on a tighter budget. However, buyers should beware that at £500/ $700, they will be compromising on shock absorbers, a companion app, and features like dual motors, which are not uncommon in the price range. Bottom line, the scooter is reliable, safe and offers a decent enough performance for novice and experienced riders. Therefore, the price is ultimately a steal!

    LEVY Resource

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    Author:
    Ben Flynn

    BIO: 

    A guy that goes crazy over anything electric on wheels, and brought on by his love for environmental conservation, Ben is an avid campaigner of sustainable transport as a way of reducing our carbon footprint.

    He believes that scooters are all the rave, but before we can each afford a Tesla that is.

    Ben wants to share some thoughts from his years of experience in riding, maintenance, and most importantly, in choosing the right scooter.

     
    Summary
    • It is lightweight
    • It has a neat and straightforward LCD display unit
    • It has an impressive triple braking system
    • It has a great IP54 water resistance rating
    • It has a unique swappable battery pack
    • Lacks off-road functionality
    • Unimpressive range compared to scooters in the same price range
    • Lacks mobile App/Bluetooth connectivity
    • Speed not at par with other scooter models in the same price range
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