October 22, 2021

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Apollo Air & Air Pro: The Best Entry Level Electric Scooters

The Apollo Air and Air Pro are two variants of an entry level electric scooter by Apollo Scooters. So far we have presented to you their more powerful electric scooters like the Apollo Pro, Apollo City, Apollo Explore etc. With the Apollo Air & Air Pro you won’t get tremendous power and speed. After all, this is a single motor electric scooter with top speed of 18 mph (the Air Pro). However, with the Apollo Air & Air Pro you will get solid range for entry level scooters, slick design, wide standing deck and first class craftsmanship.

Reliable and Agile

This entry level electric scooter from the Canadian company Apollo Scooters is not the beastly off-road electric scooter, it’s commuting scooter made for those who don’t have enough experience to step on more powerful electric scooters. With the Air & Air Pro the rider will be able to master the electric scooter ride calmly and securely. Also, this is a good solution for teenagers. That’s probably where the thing gets its name.

It features 250/350 W motor with surprisingly strong kick and top speed of 15 mph at the Air and 18 mph at the Air Pro. It doesn’t screem speed, but the good thing is that these speeds are in line with the legal speed limits for electric scooters. For example, in New York City electric scooters are only allowed to go up to 15 mph in bike lanes. Also, most states cap speeds between 15 and 30 mph.

The $549 price tag for the Air and $699 for the Air Pro may be too high for some people. Still, the Apollo Air is probabaly the best and one of the most well-built entry level electric scooters. After all, this is the reason why people from Apollo offer 24 month warranty on all their electric scooters. More about warranty details you can find here.

Apollo Air & Air Pro Specs

Apollo AirApollo Air Pro
Motor250W brushless rear motor350W brushless rear motor
Scooter Weight35 lbs38.5 lbs
Maximum RangeUp to 12 milesUp to 18 miles
Maximum Speed15 mph18 mph
Max Load220 lbs (100 kg)220 lbs (100 kg)
Climbing Capability15o15o
Braking SystemRear disc brakeFront drum brake
LightingFront headlight, rear red LED lightFront headlight, rear red LED light
Tires10-inch pneumatic tires10-inch pneumatic tires
SuspensionFront spring suspensionDual fork suspension in the front
Water ResistanceIPX4IPX4

Main Competitors

ModelTop SpeedRangeWeightPrice
Apollo City25 mph28 miles39 lbs$1,049.00
Hiboy MAX318.6 mph17 miles40 lbs$459.99
Hiboy NEX519 mph34 miles40 lbs$749.99
Turboant M1020 mph18 miles30 lbs$449.98

Apollo Air & Air Pro Design

Both, the Apollo Air & Air Pro feature classic electric scooter design. Also, the both variants are almost the same and only visible difference is in front for suspension at the Air Pro. What makes the Air & Air Pro special and above the competition is the wide standing deck with super wide front end and thick tires, giving the scooter a bulky look that makes you feel solid and stable during the ride, even over smaller bumps.

Durable and Foldable

The design is durable made of aircraft grade aluminium alloy and foldable, meaning it’s ideal for commuters. Just pull the folding hook and its folded in less than 3 seconds. However, the scooter weight of 35/38.5 lbs could be too heavy for someone (especially kids or teens). This shouldn’t be a problem if you are going to lift a scooter once in a time while you are traveling to school or work, but I don’t recommend you to carry it around because in that case you will need to engage a lot of muscle power, 35 lbs can become a very uncomfortable to hold in your hands.

The maximum weight capacity of both Air & Air Pro is is 220 lbs. So, this is in line with current electric scooter standards when it come to entry level scooters.

Cockpit

The Apollo Air features a T-shaped handlebar with rubberized handgrips and centrally positioned rounded display. This way, the display is visually a part of the handlebars with only essential data displayed on it, battery status and a current speed. Also, an ON/OFF button is visually incorporated to seems like a part of the display. This button, except of ON/OFF function has a toggle function between riding modes. There are 3 riding modes available: Walk mode limits your speed to 4 mph, Normal mode limits your speed to 10 mph, and Sports mode enabling maximum speed of 12 miles at the Air and 18 miles at the Air Pro.

The main controls on the handlebar, other than the display button, are the throttle and brake. The thumb throttle is positioned on the right handlebar and it’s very intuitive and easy to use. On the left side, the brake lever is placed in the front of the left handgrip and you can pull it just like you’d do on your bike.

Brakes

Both variants are equipped with a single brake. The difference is in brake type and position. The Air has rear disc brake and the Air Pro has front drum brake. These brakes are more than enough to guarantee a safe stop since their top speeds of 12mph and 18 mph are not so challenging.

Tires

Interesting thing about the Air & Air Pro is the fact that rear tires are not the same size. Front tires at both Air & Air Pro are 10″ pneumatic tires. But, when it comes to rear tires the Air has 8″ pneumatic tires and the Air Pro comes with 10″ pneumatic tires.

This is so confusing for me and I just don’t know why people in Apollo have decided to give the Air smaller rear tire. The only reason I can come with is the intent to have lower production costs and lower retail price. There is no any other good reason for that.

Lights

The Apollo Air & Air Pro both come with an integrated light system. It includes a front white headlight with ability to adjust the angle up or down. However, you’ll need to purchase an additional powerful headlight if you need to see in the dark when riding at night because this integrated light is good for signaling and that’s it.

Rear brake red lights is very helpful in signaling your presence on the road. Also, on both sides of the rear wheel you will find orange light reflectors.

Final Verdict

Both, the Apollo Air & Air Pro are great entry level electric scooters, and even the best available on the market for the price. For less than $600 you can have a durable and well-performing electric scooter with wide pneumatic tires and maximum range of 18 miles on a single charge.

Both variants are very stable and durable electric scooters ideal for teenagers and beginners.

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