Which Apollo Electric Scooter is Right For You?

As you watch other people in your city zip past on their electric scooters, you may decide that you want a piece of the action. Electric scooters can be a lot of fun to ride, not to mention they're eco-friendly, easy to use, and affordable. 


When you embark on your e-scooter shopping journey, you’ll quickly discover that these rides come in many shapes and sizes. Some e-scooter models are made for smooth city streets, while others can skillfully traverse off-road terrains. With this in mind, you may be asking yourself, how do I choose a scooter that’s right for my lifestyle? 


In this article, we’ll highlight what to look for when buying an electric scooter. We’ll also review six high-quality e-scooter options from Apollo Scooters.



How to Choose the Right Electric Scooter

In order to choose an electric scooter that’s right for you, you need to clarify your riding priorities. 


You can do so by asking yourself the following questions:


  • Do I want to ride my electric scooter to work? 
  • If so, how many miles is my round-trip commute?
  • Do I want to bring my electric scooter onto public transportation?
  • Will I ride my electric scooter for fun on the weekends?
  • Do I want to take my electric scooter out on rougher terrains?
  • Do I want to ride at super fast speeds?
  • What is my budget?

Your answers to these questions can give you a roadmap of what to look for as you compare e-scooter options. 


What to Look for When Buying an Electric Scooter

Once you’ve defined your riding priorities, you can vet various e-scooter models and determine which one matches your needs best.



If you’re wondering what factors to focus on, here’s what to look for in an electric scooter:


  • Price – The first factor to think about is your budget. Electric scooters can vary in price quite notably. Some models cost as little as $500, while others can go for thousands of dollars. A modest budget can get you a lightweight, entry-level electric scooter. If you have a little more money to spend, you can go for a high-performance model with all of the bells and whistles.

  • Range – An electric scooter’s range is the maximum distance it can go on one charge. Range is an essential consideration, especially if you want to ride your electric scooter to work each day. Your e-scooter’s range needs to be greater than the distance of your round-trip commute.

    A longer range may also be advantageous if you plan to ride recreationally. The last thing you want is an inadequate battery life cutting your fun short when you’re trying to explore nearby towns or riding trails. If you only intend to ride your e-scooter for short spurts each day, a smaller range may not be a dealbreaker. It all comes down to your riding priorities.

  • Top speed – Riding fast can be a lot of fun. Electric scooters with impressive top speeds can also ascend steeper hills. If you’re an experienced rider or a daredevil at heart, a top speed of 20+ mph (32+ kmh) may be a priority of yours. 

    If you're a rookie rider or simply prefer taking things at a leisurely pace, you may not mind a lower top speed. You can still cover a lot of ground riding around 15 mph.

 

  • Weight capacity – The right electric scooter for you will also come with a weight capacity that’s equal to or above your own weight. Most entry-level electric scooters can only carry around 220 pounds, while some high-performance e-scooters can safely hold up to 300 pounds. 

  • Portability – Many people are drawn to electric scooters for their portability. However, some e-scooter models are more portable than others. A portable electric scooter will usually have:

    • A weight of 40 pounds or less – Lightweight electric scooters are a lot easier to carry up stairs and onto public transportation. In turn, they’re naturally more portable.

      Keep in mind that lightweight electric scooters often sacrifice high-performance features to maintain their low weights. For instance, they may have smaller motors, lower battery capacities, and less comfortable suspension systems.

    • Foldable stem and handlebars – Collapsible handlebars and a foldable stem can also enhance an electric scooter’s portability. By folding up your ride into a compact size, you can carry it around town and store it out of the way with ease.

  • Water resistance – Most electric scooters aren't totally waterproof. However, some models can safely endure a few splashes of water or a drizzle of rain. 

    If you live in a wet climate, you should carefully review your electric scooter’s water-resistance rating. E-scooters with Ingress Protection (IP) ratings of four or higher are usually water-resistant enough to ride through light rain(1).

 

  • Comfortable suspension – Riding an electric scooter gives you a chance to savor your surroundings with all five senses. While you may enjoy the wind in your hair and the sights of the city, you probably don’t want to feel every little bump in the road.

    Luckily, some electric scooters feature shock-absorbing suspension systems. These models make for a much more comfortable riding experience.

  • Safety features – Riding an electric scooter may be easier than driving a car, but it still carries the risk of getting injured on the road. To stay safe, you need to make your presence known to other motorists and practice safe riding habits. In addition to wearing a helmet, you can enhance your riding safety by selecting an electric scooter with the following features:

    • Strong brakes
    • Sturdy stem
    • Durable frame materials
    • Ample LED lighting
    • Extensive safety testing

How to Choose an Electric Scooter From Apollo

Now that you know what electric scooter features to look for, let’s review six high-quality e-scooter options from Apollo Scooters.



#1 Apolo Air

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly, entry-level ride that offers excellent performance, the Apollo Air is the electric scooter for you. For just $649 USD ($799 CAD), the Apollo Air comes with a practical top speed of 15 mph (24 kmh) and a riding range of 12 miles.


In addition to being affordable, the Apollo Air is easily portable. It's lightweight, while still offering a level of quality and performance that gives plenty of costlier models a run for their money.


With it, you can enjoy a safe, smooth ride, due to its shock-dampening suspension and reliable braking system. 


Apollo Air Key Specs

Here are the Apollo Air’s key specifications:


  • Price of $649 USD ($799 CAD)
  • Single motor 
  • Top speed of 15 MPH
  • Up to 12 miles of range
  • Weight of 35 LB
  • 220 LB max load
  • Front spring suspension
  • Rear disc brake

#2 Apollo Air Pro

If your budget allows, you may consider upgrading to the Apollo Air Pro. This electric scooter offers the same portability and ease of use as the standard Apollo Air, just with a little more speed, range, and cushy suspension. 


Apollo Air Pro Key Specs

Here are the key specs you’ll get with the Apollo Air Pro:


  • Price of $799 USD ($999 CAD)
  • Single motor 
  • Top speed of 18 MPH
  • Up to 18 miles of range
  • Weight of 38.5 LB
  • 220 LB max load
  • Dual fork suspension in the front
  • Front drum brake

#3 Apollo City

Are you dreaming of an electric scooter that can transform your morning commute? If so, the Apollo City has your name on it. This electric scooter can skillfully whiz past rush hour traffic or leisurely carry you around town on the weekends. Best of all, you can tuck it beneath your desk at work or in the trunk of your car when you’re finished riding.


With its top speed of 25 mph (40 kmh) and its 28 miles of range, the Apollo City can go fast and far while maintaining its stability. Even as you ride over potholes, you and your morning coffee won’t know the difference, thanks to this ride’s dual spring suspension system. 


The Apollo City is also equipped with bright LED lights, so you can feel safe and sound riding home in the dark after clocking in some overtime. 


Apollo City Key Specs

Check out this commuter e-scooter’s impressive key specs:


  • Price of $1,099 USD ($1,399 CAD)
  • Single motor
  • Top speed of 25 mph (40 kmh)
  • Up to 28 miles of range
  • Weight of 39 LB
  • 265 LB max load
  • Dual spring suspension system
  • Folding handlebars and stem

#4 Apollo Explore

Maybe you want to glide across city streets and take on rocky terrains. The Apollo Explore is an e-scooter that can do both.


With its terrain-agnostic technology, this powerful e-scooter propels over rocky roads and rolling hills at impressive speeds. It also comes with a robust range, so you can ride like the wind without worrying about its battery waning unexpectedly. 


After giving the Apollo Explore a whirl off-road, you can always venture back into the city and enjoy an equally smooth ride. Thanks to its convenient cruise control feature, staying within the speed limits of public roads is a breeze. Just like all of our other e-scooter models, the Apollo Explore has a reliable braking system and supportive suspension.


Apollo Explore Key Specs

The Apollo Explore comes with the following specifications:


  • Price of $1,799 CAD
  • Single motor
  • Top speed of 31 mph (50 kmh)
  • Up to 34 miles of range
  • 52 LB weight 
  • 265 LB max load
  • Dual spring suspension system
  • Folding handlebars and stem

#5 Apollo Ghost

Are you searching for an electric scooter with exceptional speed? If so, the Apollo Ghost offers top speeds that will spook even the bravest of daredevils. It can accelerate in a flash and brake on a dime. 


The Apollo Ghost’s ghoulish speed is due to its powerful dual motor. Once you're used to its speed, you can relax into your ride with the help of its smooth suspension and dedicated footrest. 


The Apollo Ghost is also uniquely stylish. It features a bright LED lighting system that looks out of this world. Its striking blue deck light can illuminate the road beneath you and alert onlookers of your presence.


Apollo Ghost Key Specs

The Apollo Ghost features the following specifications:


  • Price of $1,599 USD ($1,999 CAD)
  • Dual motor
  • Top speed of 34 mph (55 kmh)
  • Up to 39 miles of range
  • Weight of 64 LB
  • 300 LB max load
  • Adjustable dual spring suspension
  • Folding handlebars and stem

#6 Apollo Phantom

If you’re in the market for a vehicle-grade machine, the Apollo Phantom provides unparalleled performance. While it's a pricer electric scooter, its impressive features make it well worth the investment. 


From its quadruple suspension system to its rapid acceleration, you’ll feel like a million bucks when you ride this high-performance e-scooter. You’ll also be able to protect your investment by utilizing its unique security features, which include a designated lock spot and key lock ignition. 


The Apollo Phantom also comes with outstanding safety features, including rock-solid brakes, beaming LED lights, and a helpful HEX display. You can glance at its display throughout your ride to keep tabs on your riding stats.


Apollo Phantom Key Specs

Check out the top-notch key specs you’ll receive with the Apollo Phantom:


  • Price of $2,599 CAD
  • Dual motor
  • Top speed of 38 mph (61 kmh)
  • Up to 40 miles of range
  • Weight of 77 LB 
  • 300 LB max load
  • Quadruple spring suspension
  • Proprietary HEX display

Apollo Scooters: Exceptional E-Scooters For Every Type of Rider

So, which Apollo electric scooter suits you best? The choice is up to you. If you need some personalized guidance, you can take our quick and easy Help Me Choose quiz. It will match you with your ideal Apollo ride in a few clicks. 


No matter which model you choose, you can rest assured that your Apollo scooter will be manufactured to the highest industry standards. Each of our electric scooters is tested extensively for safety, durability, and overall performance. If you want to accessorize your ride, we also carry many helpful ad-ons, including phone holders, attachable bags, e-scooter locks, and more.


Find your perfect fit from Apollo Scooters today.


Sources:


Electric Ride Lab. How Much Do Electric Scooters Cost in 2021.

https://www.electricridelab.com/electric-scooter-price-cost/


IEC. IP ratings. 

https://www.iec.ch/ip-ratings

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