As a previous Evolve GT owner, I’d never buy another Evolve product again. Got injured due to RF interference. Board took off on its own. They sent out a new remote, same issue. Sent board back they couldn’t repro the issue, well go figure, RF is environmentally related. You won’t repro it in a warehouse in an industrial park. You have to be in the town / city. In the country the GT was fine. Anyways, they replaced the controller said board is fine. Board came back, gave me false confidence, board then failed to stop accelerating when I was going 22mph, it quickly accelerated up to 24mph and wouldn’t stop. Luckily I was on flats. After 5 seconds the board finally went to neutral. Emailed Evolve, noted that issues are still occurring. The entire time touchy unpredictable control, touchy throttle and brake. They kept sending random bluetooth ‘repairing’ instructions which didn’t do a damn thing. I emailed them again, they didn’t respond. Called, no answer, only voice mail. Left messages. Nothing. I then was riding the thing and the brakes / regen failed to engage coming to a busy intersection with cars, almost got side swiped by a car since I couldn’t stop. Thank god I was able to turn to avoid a collision with a 3,000lb car. Then the damn board jumps into reverse as I’m going 9mph on its own!!! And I won’t go into all the damn drop-outs it had. And the board is not usable in miles and falsely advertised. The damn board goes into ECO mode at 20% and will slam you on your face if you’re going up a hill in GT mode and it decides to just reduce power on you to granny mode. Bad bad bad design. And the reason for all this mess? Cheap ass parts and cheap ass batteries to make a huge margin on sales. The board is not worth it. I own multiple Metroboards which I’m surprised its not on this list because its a great board, very safe, fun, is modular in design and MetroBoard offers upgrades like remotes to keep your board up to date as much as possible with technology. And I have never been injured nor at risk riding this board. I ended up going with a Trampa build that has the best of the best componetns, Samsung batteries, Olin VESCs, Trampa trucks, Alien motors, etc. Best board ever, way powerful, way fast, and I have not felt any voltage sags whatsoever, why, its built with good components. I also can adjust the throttle and brake curve as well as the behavior of the battery cut-off, controller, and motors via a mobile or computer app.
Evolve products are junk. And they’re so full of it denying to everyone who has an issue ignoring serious concerns around safety. Surprised nobody has died and no-one has sued these guys. The Evolve 1 is plagued by the same issues and so will their overly blinged out GTX.
There are some who don’t have issues with the GT, my guess is that these people have parts like radios and batteries that are at least made to tolerance of a working acceptable board. Also they may not be in an area that generates the correct RF frequency/noise that flips out the radio on the board. No electric skateboard, especially consumer level, should be prone to interference. Evolve didn’t even want to know more information on my issue. I asked if they would like to come to the area to reproduce it, its reproducible almost every day. I even bought a brand new remote on my own dollar to see if somehow my remote was messed up, nope, it made the board unridable. I couldn’t go 300 feet without the remote cutting out, jamming on the brakes with chop, or accelerating whenever it wanted to. Took me months and I finally got in touch with the head of EvolveUSA and asked for a verified working board or my money back. He said he’d give me another board, but they didn’t do any changes, so its going to be the same thing. I said no thanks, I want my money back, which they refunded. But they dragged their feet on that on for 3 weeks until it happened.
I would not recommend an Evolve GT to anyone.
You couldn’t give me a GT for free after this mess.