Mearth S vs Levy Review

Overview

The Mearth S and Levy electric scooters offer one of the most uncommon e-scooter features in the industry—swappable batteries. Very few electric scooter models offer swappable batteries, which allow riders to extend their range. It’s a very convenient feature, but which one offers it better?

 

The Mearth S is a minimalist and compact foldable electric scooter that’s perfect for people who like convenient and practical commuting. Despite its slim build and simple look, the Mearth S electric scooter has a swappable battery system, 300W motor power, a 12.5 kg weight, and a 110 kg maximum load.


Meanwhile, the Levy is fairly new in the industry, and it is the first mass-market electric scooter. Overall, it’s a pretty good electric scooter with its triple braking system, 350W motor power, 12 kg weight, and IP54 water resistance.


The Mearth S and Levy are both decent and practical electric scooters that show promise as one of the most recognised e-scooter in its range. However, the two will battle it out to know which offers a better swappable battery system and overall performance in this Mearth S and Levy review.


Tech Specs


Mearth S

Levy

Top Speed

32 kph

29 kph

Max Range

25 km

16 km

Weight

12.5 kg

12 kg

Max Rider Weight

110 kg

104 kg

Nominal Motor Power

300 W

350W

Charging Time

2 to 4 hours

3 hours




Highlights


Mearth S

Levy

  • Switchable battery system
  • Only 12.5 kg in net weight
  • 110 kg maximum load
  • Reliable disc brake
  • Switchable battery system
  • Only 12 kg in net weight
  • 350W nominal motor power
  • Triple braking system

Top Speed

With a top speed of 32 kph, the Mearth S tops the Levy electric scooter with only 29 kph. However, both models are modified to have a default speed of 25 kph since electric scooters in Australia need to follow e-scooter laws for some states. Riders will need to unlock the max speed available for each scooter if needed. 


Range

The Mearth S tops the Levy again in terms of range. Surprisingly, the Levy offers a small range of only 16 km. Most commuter scooters in its range offer 20-25 km of range, so having a smaller range in a single charge is uncommon and underwhelming. With its extra swappable battery, the Levy can run for a max range of 29 km. Meanwhile, the Mearth S offers a good range, and the extra battery adds another 25 km to the trip, totalling 45 km. 


Battery

The Mearth S offers a 36V, 6.4Ah 220Wh Samsung Lithium-ion battery, while the Levy offers the same battery specs except that it has a 230 Wh Panasonic Lithium-ion battery. Both electric scooters have their batteries on the stem, and taking out the battery and inserting a new one is both easy and quick for both models.


The extra batteries are also small and lightweight, making it easy for riders to carry them inside a backpack. Charge times are also similar with the Levy having an average charging time of 3 hours, while the Mearth S can charge from 2 to 4 hours.


Tyres

Both the Mearth S and Levy electric scooter feature 8.5 pneumatic tyres. Both e-scooters have the right tyre size and cushion that allow riders to maneuver easily and ride comfortably on rough paths. 


Since both use pneumatic tyres, riders will only need to be careful not to puncture or wear out the tyres. Tyre pressure should always be maintained for an efficient and comfortable ride.


Portability

The Mearth S and the Levy electric scooter are both lightweights weighing only 12.5 kg and 12 kg, respectively. The stems on both scooters can be folded and unfolded easily using a one-touch mechanism. 


These are also compact electric scooters that can be carried and brought inside public transportation. The Mearth S has a dimension of 1073 x 420 x 450 mm when folded. Meanwhile, the Levy has a dimension of 1040 x 430 x 430 mm when folded. 


Ride Quality

Both electric scooters offer a comfortable ride quality. The Levy has no suspension, but the tyres help the electric scooter become more stable and comfortable on rough rides.


The Mearth S has a 15% gradeability, while the Levy has 10% gradeability. They are decent in low hills, but it might be a bit slow. However, since these electric scooters are not made for off-roading or rougher paths, it’s best to ride them on flat and smooth surfaces for a more comfortable ride.


The sturdy and wide decks of the Mearth S and Levy offer enough space for riders to stand comfortably and balance.


Build Quality

Despite their slim frames and compact bodies, the Mearth S and the Levy feel pretty solid to the touch. Parts, especially the stem, don’t wobble too much, and the screws are pretty tight. It’s pretty stable while riding, and both have a decent maximum load of 100 kg for the Levy and 110 kg for the Mearth S. Both scooters are also made from aviation-grade aluminium alloy, which is a light but durable material. Overall, they are both durable and low-maintenance electric scooters that can last long.


Warranty / Post-Purchase Support

The Mearth S provides a two-year warranty for the frame and a one-year warranty for the battery and motor. Meanwhile, the Levy electric scooter has 6 months of warranty. After that, they will send free parts, but riders will need to pay the shipping fee. Both offer good customer support.


Pros & Cons

Mearth S

Pros

Cons

  • Compact, lightweight, and portable
  • Has a 25 km range per battery charge
  • Short charging time
  • Comfortable and smooth ride quality
  • Two-year warranty and good customer service
  • Higher max  speed
  • Not suitable for hill climbing
  • Tyres are prone to puncture.


Levy

Pros

Cons

  • Compact, lightweight, and portable
  • Swappable battery system
  • Durable and solid aviation-grade aluminium alloy frame
  • Low maintenance
  • Short range for a mid-range commuter scooter
  • Tyres are prone to puncture


Final Thoughts

In terms of quality, the Mearth S and the Levy are on par. After all, both present a solid build that can last long. Both also have reliable swappable batteries that make it convenient for riders to extend their range. However, when it comes to performance, the Mearth S is a better choice. With a longer range, higher speed, and heavier rider weight, the Mearth S offers good riding ability that’s perfect for everyday use.


However, it’s also important to note that the Levy starts at $499, while the Mearth S costs $850. You get what you pay for for each scooter. If you need a more powerful electric scooter, adding a few more bucks will be worth it. If you’re alright with Levy’s specs, then it will be a steal.


Hopefully, this Mearth S vs Levy review helped you learn more about the two electric scooters. Check out more electric scooter comparisons and electric scooter reviews on our blog page.

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