EverCross HB24 / H5 Review
Scores, Tests, Measurements
- Great value
- Mostly good quality
- Pretty fast for a budget model
- Great for heavy adults
- Good ride comfort
- Good for climbing
- Cushy tires
- Solid range (but not as advertised)
- Very good water protection
- Keylock ignition
- Relatively unknown brand
- Average portability
- May have small quality issues
- Flats can happen
- Mediocre manual and support
When to buy
The EverCross scooter, though not as powerful as other models, offers versatility and strong performance. Suited for long urban commutes, its custom-made seat provides comfort, especially for adults with back issues. With a robust motor and high weight limit, it’s ideal for heavier riders. While not lightweight, it’s more of a fun scooter than a portable commuter. Prepared for various terrains, it balances thrills with practicality for work or school commutes. If you want a capable, fun scooter with a quality seat for daily use, consider the EverCross.
When not to buy
While the Evercross H5 might seem like an attractive option due to its affordability and performance, several factors could lead you to consider other electric scooters. If brand recognition, exceptional portability, top-notch quality, puncture-proof tires, and readily available support are crucial to your needs, exploring other electric scooter options would be wise. Ultimately, the decision boils down to your individual priorities and riding habits.
In this detailed review of the EverCross H5/HB24 electric scooter, I will go over my experiences and thoughts about it after trying it out for a few days.
|hub BLDC rear drive
|480 Wh, 48 V
|Ingress protection (IP)
|disk brakes front + rear
|dual suspension on both wheels
|main LED + brake + turn signals + deck
|Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)
|127 cm * 33 cm * 116 cm
|Unfolded dimensions (L * W * H)
|50 in * 13 in * 46 in
The EverCross is an excellent electric scooter that features 3-speed modes.
To start, use the key ignition and power button—no kickstart required. Activate cruise control by holding the throttle, without the usual beep. Disengage cruise control by braking or using the throttle again.
Adjustable handlebar height accommodates tall riders effectively. The rear-wheel kickstand, though sturdy, makes tipping slightly easier compared to a centrally located one.
Unboxing and assembly
The scooter arrives practically fully assembled. There’s a lot of protective covering around it, and shipping damage is very rarely reported.
The box includes:
- the scooter
- tire sealant
- user manual
- warranty card
Choose whether to install the seat, add the main headlight, and check screws, battery, tire inflation, and brakes. Ensure everything is secure and functional before riding.
One annoying downside about this scooter is the lack of a clear, detailed user manual.
Hopefully, EverCross will address this issue soon and provide a good manual.
The scooter folds securely at both the stem and seat. To fold, start with the seat, then press the lever and lower the handlebars.
Optionally, fold the handlebars for maximum portability. With practice, the process takes seconds, unless the seat height is too high, requiring adjustment before folding.
Here are some of the performance aspects you should know about.
Motor and power
The EverCross H5/H24 comes with a single rear-drive brushless hub motor, with 800 Watts of peak power (real power is around 500 Watts).
The EverCross, a rear-drive scooter with high RPMs, excels in speed, acceleration, traction, climb angle, and weight limit.
Its motor stands out as a key, high-quality component. It delivers a quiet, smooth, and consistently strong performance.
Speed and speed test
The official top speed of the EverCross is 28 mph / 45 kmh. I was able to get this speed without any problems.
The scooter did struggle to reach its top speed when the battery was not quite full.
EverCross provides accurate top speeds without inflating figures. The official top speed accounts for weight variation and battery levels.
The powerful motor ensures a very quick acceleration.
If this speed isn’t enough for you and you want even more speed, check out my guide on the fastest electric scooters.
Range and range test
While the claimed range of the EverCross is 31 mi / 50 km, I wasn’t able to reach that range in everyday scenarios.
Based on my tests, you can probably expect something closer to 25 mi / 40 km, maybe even less than that. The reported range is clearly just the lab test range, and honestly, I don’t really appreciate that kind of advertising.
However, the range of 25 mi / 40 km is still quite useful, offering both fun for casual riders and practicality for commuters.
If this range isn’t enough to get you to work and back, check out my guide on the best long-range electric scooters.
Climbing and climb test
The official climb angle for the EverCross is 45 degrees.
Obviously, that angle is overestimated. I was able to climb some steep hills, probably around 20 degrees or even more, but not much more than that. The scooter will still conquer most hills you encounter in typical rides.
If you need an electric scooter with better climbing abilities, check out my guide on the best electric scooter for climbing.
In my experience, the ride smoothness of the EverCross was pretty good in general.
Few, if any, scooters in the same price range can match EverCross in ride stability and minimal vibration on uneven surfaces. Even pricier electric scooters may not offer as smooth a ride.
This is due to EverCross’ combination of large, cushy tires, dual-wheel suspension, and solid overall build quality.
Vs other scooters
Let’s see how the EverCross compares to other scooters.
vs Hiboy S2
Choosing between the EverCross H5 and Hiboy S2 electric scooters poses a challenge due to their closely matched features, focusing on portability, affordability, and performance.
The EverCross H5, at 45 lbs / 20 kg, excels in urban commutes with a modern design, affordability, and a 20-25 miles / 32- 40 km range.
Safety features like turn signals and a foldable seat enhance the riding experience, but drawbacks include a slower top speed (18 mph / 28 kmh), solid tires, and a 1-year warranty.
Conversely, the Hiboy S2 has a faster top speed of 20 mph / 32 kmh for quick commutes and thrills. Pneumatic tires ensure a smoother ride, and the app integration allows convenient ride tracking and settings adjustment.
Despite a longer 2-year warranty, the S2 has downsides, including a heavier weight (55 lbs / 12.5 kg), a higher price point, and the absence of turn signals.
Choose between the EverCross H5 and Hiboy S2 based on your priorities. If affordability, portability, and safety are key, go for the H5. If you prioritize speed, range, and extra features, the S2 is a better fit.
Consider factors like budget, speed, range, portability, comfort, and safety to confidently align the electric scooter with your preferences.
EverCross H5 vs EverCross H7
Choosing between the EverCross H5 and H7 electric scooters requires careful consideration of your needs and priorities.
The H5 emphasizes portability, affordability, and a sleek design with turn signals and a foldable seat. However, it has a slower top speed, solid tires, and a shorter 1-year warranty.
On the other hand, the H7 offers superior speed (22 mph) and range (28 miles), along with hydraulic disc brakes, stability features, app integration, and a longer 2-year warranty. However, it is heavier and more expensive, lacking turn signals and a seat.
Consider the H5 for affordability and portability, and the H7 for speed, range, and features.
Quality and lifespan
While the scooter’s total lifespan isn’t fully known due to its recent release, it’s gaining popularity with promising initial reviews.
Low defect rates, rare lemons, and minimal shipping damage make it likely to serve well for 5 years or more without major issues.
A few quality incidents have occurred, but recent fixes address these concerns (details in the known issues section).
That said, in my experience, quality didn’t seem like the strongest side of the EverCross. It wasn’t terrible, but I’ve seen much higher-quality scooters, even in this price range.
Here are some of the features you have to know about.
Battery and charging
The EverCross comes with a 18650 lithium battery, with a capacity of 480 Wh and 10 Ah, and a voltage of 48 V.
The scooter will take around 5.5 – 6.5 hours to get charged fully. The specs say 4 to 6 hours, but that’s a bit optimistic, as a battery of this size will need a really high-current charger to get charged that quickly, and that will probably wear it out very soon.
Still, an average of 6 hours is not bad at all in my opinion, and it’s faster than even what some scooters with a smaller range have.
The deck houses a well-protected charging port with a magnetic cap for liquid resistance. While charging, the indicator light on the charger is red and turns green when the battery is fully charged.
Brakes and safety
The scooter has two disk brakes, one on each wheel. Honestly, the brakes were not bad but were not too good either, and this was definitely not a favorite part of this scooter for me.
Like a traditional bike, use the left lever first for the rear brake to prevent tipping. Front brake usage alone is uncommon; both brakes are typically used for emergency stops.
The scooter has a short brake distance when using both brakes, ensuring safety. Regular brake checks are essential to ensure proper functionality.
Tires and suspension
The EverCross comes with 10-inch pneumatic tires and dual hydraulic suspension on both the front and the rear wheel. It provides a very solid ride overall.
In fact, I think that the ride quality is arguably one of the strongest sides of this scooter, as that tire size is well above the average and the suspension is good, and both of those contribute a lot to the pleasant and soft ride experience.
The tubeless pneumatic tires resist flats without compromising ride quality, though turning and cornering may be slightly affected.
Using slime, provided with the scooter, further enhances flat resistance.
The scooter is well-equipped for night rides with a strong main headlight mounted at the bottom of the stem, providing a beam of light around 7-8 meters ahead.
I would prefer for it to be at the top, as the light distance and angle are even better that way.
The scooter features yellow turn signals, a red brake light on the mudguard, and a dynamic, multi-color LED strip on the deck for enhanced nighttime visibility and a lively vibe.
Cockpit, screen, and controls
The EverCross features a high-end cockpit and dashboard similar to more expensive scooters. Acceleration is managed by a trigger throttle, with the option to convert to a thumb throttle for ergonomic benefits and reduced finger fatigue.
The scooter is equipped with the EY3 round LCD display, considered the gold standard in the scooter world. The screen shows:
- current speed
- battery level
- speed mode
- ride time
- trip distance
The screen, throttle, power and speed mode buttons, and the keylock, are all on the right handlebar.
The left handlebar hosts a small dashboard with the buttons for the horn and the lights (main light and two turn signals on the rear of the deck).
There are brake levers on both of the handlebars (left for the rear brake, right for the front).
Locking and security
The EverCross includes a keylock ignition system, a notable security feature uncommon in affordable scooters.
However, while it prevents unauthorized use, it doesn’t deter theft entirely. Despite its security, thieves may still target the scooter due to its high-performance appearance.
That’s why you should get an additional scooter lock to secure your scooter completely.
Weight, dimensions, and portability
This is not a light and easily maneuverable scooter!
At 44 lbs / 20 kg, the scooter is heavier than the typical commuter. Understandable for performance reasons due to the large battery, but a slightly lighter weight would be preferable.
The dimensions of the scooter are also on the bigger side:
- length of 50 in / 127 cm
- width of 13 in / 33 cm
- height of 45.6 in / 116 cm
The size and dimensions aren’t exactly small, but the scooter will still fit in the average car trunk, although there might be problems fitting it into a very small trunk.
I tried to put it in the trunk of a Fiat Uno, and that didn’t quite work.
The weight limit of the EverCross, as stated by the brand itself, is 330 lbs / 150 kg. This has proven to be mostly true, as a lot of heavier owners report almost no drops in performance, even for the ones that get very close to the weight limit.
Since most scooters today come with a weight limit of not more than 265 lbs / 120 kg, the EverCross will clearly be one of the best scooters for bigger or heavier adults.
IP rating and water resistance
The EverCross boasts an IPX5 water protection rating, making it one of the most water-resistant scooters. Unlike many with no rating or lower IPX4/IP54, IPX5 means it can withstand weak water streams, suitable for typical rides in the rain.
Though not recommended, users have reported no damage from riding in the rain.
If you aren’t satisfied with this IP rating check out my guide on the best water resistance electric scooters.
Accessories and gear
This is a no-joke scooter, with quick acceleration, capable of reaching some serious speeds, so a proper electric scooter helmet is a requirement. Never ride this scooter without a helmet.
The only official EverCross accessory, aside from the seat, is the thumb throttle. I typically recommend it for comfort, reducing finger fatigue and wrist soreness.
For other accessories, generic options may be available, but contact merchants to ensure compatibility with your specific scooter unit.
See the guide on the best electric scooter accessories if you’re interested in making your scooter more personalized.
The scooter includes a wide and comfortable seat, offering better comfort than narrow bike seats and preventing health risks.
The seat height is adjustable, with solid spring suspension for improved ride comfort. It can fold without removal when folding the scooter.
If preferred, the seat is optional and easy to remove.
The app has several very interesting features, some of which are not present even in other much more widely known scooter apps:
- current speed
- battery level
- trip distance
- lights status
- speed mode
- friends list
- user manual
- guides and FAQ
The app is somewhat poorly rated, but that’s typical for pretty much every electric scooter app out there, mostly because bluetooth connectivity is tricky to get 100% right.
The universal app works well with the EverCross app, is it has some extra features like useful checklists, guides, calculators, resources, tools, marketplace access, etc.
The EverCross offers excellent value, serving as a budget scooter in its performance category.
However, some minor annoyances may exist, and in rare cases, they could be significant downsides for certain buyers.
The specified range may not be entirely achievable, likely closer to 25 mi / 40 km than the promised 31 mi / 50 km. Flat tires, while not as common as in some other models, present a meaningful risk.
Quality control issues have been addressed in recent releases, with generous warranty and return policies in place. While these issues are increasingly rare, potential buyers should be aware.
Finally, one pet peeve of mine, that I don’t believe many scooterists share, is the manual. While not a serious issue, I would love to see a handy manual that goes into more detail on what the scooter can do.
In general, the EverCross is a pretty good scooter. It may be a better fit for value-oriented shoppers rather than quality-obsessed ones. You will definitely get a very good bang for your buck.
The scooter excels in performance, featuring a powerful motor, quick acceleration, high top speed, large weight limit, and pneumatic tires.
However, the range is average. With its substantial weight and dimensions, it’s an excellent intermediate choice for scooter enthusiasts seeking an exciting ride, considering it as a second scooter, or a more powerful upgrade on a limited budget.
For an impressive range, better overall quality, and the same price, I recommend checking out my full Ninebot Max review.
But if performance, fun, speed, and adventure are more important to you, then I would recommend checking out the EverCross.