Addmotor Grandtan Turbo Electric Trike Review: Is It Worth Buying?

Last Updated on September 17, 2023 by Igor Karni

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The Grandtan M-340 trike from Addmotor is an attractive electric vehicle and has been immensely popular for the past few years. The Grandtan Turbo is an upgrade of the Grandtan trike. The brand has, therefore, retained some of the well-loved features of the original. They have added a few new features and designs to make it more relevant and valuable. 

The Grandtan Turbo is perfect for people looking for a comfortable mobility solution. They could be experienced riders, beginners, or people with limited mobility. The fat tires support every ride, and the 48V 20Ah lithium-ion battery gives impressive mileage.

Addmotor Grandtan Turbo combines an electric bike’s performance and a trike’s comfort. Equipped with a 1000W Bafang mid-drive motor, this Trike has boosted torque and power, whether driving on off-road trails or going uphill. The spacious rear cargo is a bonus.

Design and Build Quality

The Grandtan Turbo has an aesthetically pleasing structure. It comes in stylish colors – Starry Blue, Army Green, and Neptune Blue. The Trike can support riders weighing up to 350 pounds (160 kg). The durable swan-like bionic frame is made from 6061 aluminum alloy. It is a step-through frame with a wooden footrest.

Buyers receive the Grandtan Turbo in partially assembled form. It does not take much to assemble the remaining part. The package has an instruction manual and tools to help customers do the bit. The seat of the Trike is adjustable, meaning riders of all heights can ride the vehicle. Notably, the rotatable handlebar is designed in a U shape. The saddle is unconventionally wide and comes with an adjustable backrest.

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The rear cargo basket is pretty large, which can easily carry belongings for a weekend trip or even carry your goods, pets, or utility items.

A unique feature of all of Addmotor’s electric vehicles is that the head tube is integrated and molded using the latest technology of CNC laser cutting. This technique helps make the frame viably stronger than that made using welding technology.

Performance and Ride Experience

Motor power and responsiveness

The Addmotor Grandtan Turbo has a powerful 1000W Bafang mid-drive motor. Thus, you can drive the Trike across various terrains, whether snow, sand, rock, or hilly sides.

Read also: What is the difference between e-bike motors? What are the differences between rotation and torque sensors?

Battery capacity and range

A 48V 20Ah 960Wh battery from Addmotor keeps your journey backed up robustly with the reliability of extended battery life. The battery is Addmotor UL-certified. The range offered is up to 85 miles (137 km) in PAS Level 1. The charge cycle is rated between 1,000 and 1,500 cycles. 

Speed and acceleration capabilities

The Trike is rated for a speed of up to 20 mph (32 kph) and offers throttle and pedal assist modes. The latter mode gives the rider the much-needed boost when riding through different terrains.

Handling and maneuverability

Grandtan Turbo has a differential feature due to which the two rear wheels can rotate at different speeds and in varied directions. This helps prevent the Trike from skidding, and each turn becomes smoother by at least 50%.

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The differential system enhances ride quality and offers extra stability since the system distributes the power equally between the two rear wheels. 

Comfort and ergonomics

The front suspension fork helps navigate rugged terrains. The fat tires help make rides on rough terrains smooth. There is a backrest and a footrest; additionally, both features make every ride comfortable and pleasant. The saddle is extra wide, too. 

Suspension system

The Trike has a front suspension fork that helps optimize every ride because the suspension helps take control over uneven terrains and bumps on the road.

Pedal assist modes 

The Grandtan Turbo has seven levels of Pedal Assist with a torque sensor. The throttle can be operated with a switch. It is a right-hand half-twist throttle. 

Read also: Can e-bikes help go up steep hills? And, How to switch electric assistance levels on an e-bike?

Technology and Features

Display panel and user interface

The LCD Display of the Addmotor Grandtan Turbo is from Bafang.The Display reads different kinds of details, making it an informed ride for the rider. The data you can read from the LCD are battery life, speed, distance, etc.

Connectivity options

While the Display is user-friendly, it is not operable through smartphones or apps.

Integrated sensors and smart features 

The braking system has a sensor that helps disable the motor as soon as the brake is engaged. However, the Trike does not have any intelligent or digitalized features.

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Lighting systems (e.g., front and rear lights, turn signals)

Grandtan Turbo comes installed with rear and front LED lights. This makes nighttime rides safe. The lighting system is of high quality. The front headlight is from TRENDO by Spanninga. The parking and the rear lights are from SOLO by Spanninga. 

Safety features 

The Trike has a parking light. The parking brake of the electric Trike is another safety feature. The handbrake, combined with a button, helps stop the vehicle even on a slippery surface or an inclined plane. The Grandtan Turbo has a manual bell and not a horn.

Additional Accessories 

Free accessories from Addmotor, included in the package, are the rear cargo basket, the front basket, and three fenders made from aluminum. The rear cargo basket comes with an IPX5 storage bag.

Read also: What is the difference between e-bike batteries? And, How far can e-bikes go? What is the e-bike range?

Battery and Charging

Battery type and capacity

The Samsung battery comes with 3200 cells. It is a 48V 20Ah battery pack.

Charging time and methods

It takes about 10 hours to charge the battery. The charger is a 5-pin, 48V*2.0 standard US DC charger with auto magnetic suction.

Range estimation accuracy

On PAS Level 1, the range is about 85 miles (137 km).

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Real-world performance and efficiency

Depending on the terrain’s character and the rider’s weight, the Trike does perform as promised by the brand.

Addmotor Grandtan Turbo Electric Trike: Pros and Cons

Strengths and Advantages 

  1. The 1000W brushless motor is very powerful. It makes the Grandtan Turbo fit for uphill and off-road rides.
  2. The 24″ x 4.0″ front &  20″ X 4.0″  rear fat tires from Kenda GIGAS make the Trike a stable option for all terrains. 
  3. The 48V 20Ah Samsung Li-ion battery gives a decent range. 
  4. The Trike’s three-wheel design is its biggest strength as a stable electric vehicle.

Limitations/ Areas for Improvement

Except for the price, all other specs of the Grandtan Turbo seem perfect and flawless.

Core e-bike Specs Table

Color Army Green, Starry Blue, Neptune Blue
Battery 48V*20Ah (960Wh)  Addmotor UL-certified Battery
RangeUp to 85+ miles / 137 km(use PAS 1 level)
Payload Capacity350+100 lbs (200+ kg)
Recommended Rider Height5’2″-6 ‘4″
MotorBafang Mid-Drive 1000W Motor
SuspensionFront Suspension Fork (80 mm of travel)
Pedal Assist7 levels, with Torque Sensor
ThrottleRight Hand Half Twist Throttle with Switch
Frame6061 Aluminum Alloy Step-Through Frame
BrakeTektro Mechanical Disc Brake, Triple Disk Brake Rotors (180mm)
Derailleur/GearSHIMANO TOURNEY TY300 Rear Derailleur, 7-Speed
SaddleWide padded saddle with adjustable backrest
ControllerAddmotor 25A Controller
LightsFront: Electric Headlight TRENDO by Spanninga; Rear: Electric Taillight & Braking Light SOLO by Spanninga

Customer Reviews and Testimonials

Doughlas, a customer, mentions, “Enjoyed the fast free shipping. The 1000W mid-drive motor, in combination with the 48v battery, provide 60+ NM of torque capable of managing hilly PNW Terrain and coastal beaches. Excellent choice for exploring and off-road hunting.”  

On the other hand, Mar*** mentions that “I first had the M330 and loved it. But the M340T is such a huge upgrade. A much smoother and more normal ride. Riding in the ECO mode, you don’t really feel huge pushes from the motor, yet it helps you maintain speed and really kicks in climbing a steep hill.

Read also: How to select the best e-trike (with examples)? And, How much does a good e-trike cost?

I ride for the workout, and this bike really lets me choose how much to get and then supports me with more assistance on the way home when I am tired. I have ridden 240 miles in 3 weeks, and it is so easy to ride. trying to get back in shape. This E trike may be the best thing I have purchased for myself and my fitness and weight loss. My neighbor rode both and said you better hide the M340T if you want to sell the other. Don’t delay, you will regret not buying this sooner.” 

Conclusion and Recommendation

The Addmotor Grandtan Turbo is a game-changer as an all-terrain trail trike. It is highly recommended for people who seek thrill and adventure and love to push off for camping and hiking trips during the weekends.

The strength of the Trike lies in its user-friendly frame, fat tires, powerful motor, long-life battery, and front fork suspension system.

Read also: Is Addmotor a good e-bike brand to buy? Brand and models review.

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