Though electric scooters get us from point A to point B in no time, there is some evidence which shows us that all electric scooters are not created equal.
Speaking from experience, the method to select the right electric scooter would be to first analyze the specifications and the reviews of the scooter, talk to a sales rep at the store or someone who has knowledge in the subject.
Some electric scooters may be created for short distances whereas there are few which can replace public transportation for your commute like I did with mine.
The three electric scooters we’ll be going over in this article fall in the latter and would be slightly on the heavier side making them slightly uneasy to carry around but would be the right ones if you are looking to cover long distances.
Side by Side Comparison
The comparison listed will help you distinguish the differences between the three electric scooters making it easier for you to go ahead and pick the best one to suit your needs.
Further on, we’ll take a look at what makes each one special in their own way based on the differences listed. Also, the specs have been obtained from individual manufactures.
|Models||Varla Eagle One||Apollo Pro||Zero 10X||Same?|
|Tires||10″ pneumatic tires||10″ pneumatic tires||10″ pneumatic tires||√|
|Suspension||Front and rear independent suspension||Front and rear independent suspension||Front and rear independent suspension||√|
|Motor||1000W x2||1000W x2||1000W x2||√|
|Brakes||Dual hydraulic brakes||Dual hydraulic brakes||Dual cable brakes||×|
|After-sales Service||Brand Support||Brand Support||Dealer Support||×|
|Warranty||24 months||24 months||12 months||×|
|Discount||$50 off + |
(4pcs of Deck Stickers $196
+ 1 set of protect gear $69
+ 1 pcs inner tube $20)
|$250 OFF||No discount on dealer’s website||×|
In terms of appearance and performance, the Varla Eagle One, Apollo Pro and Zero 10X pretty much carry the same specs. However, there would be a few points that are critical to note regarding the price and discounts offered, battery capacities and after-sales service of these three models.
Price and Discounts
Starting off with the lowest, the Varla Eagle One is retailed at $1599 (after receiving a discount of $50) and is available with quite a few benefits included in the price of the scooter. The Eagle One is packed with pretty decent specs and is clearly not a toy.
You’re destined to have a smooth ride, not to forget the inclusion of a 2-year warranty on the model along with free shipping within the US.
The Varla Eagle One comes with free accessories every order, this includes 1 pcs of inner tube for your scooter, a set of protective gear and 4 sets of stickers for your deck. In the market these accessories would be sold at approximately $285 but Varla throws them in for free because they know it would be beneficial to the buyers to use with their scooters.
Second in line, the Zero 10X that is retailed at $1699 and is not sold with any discount. The scooter comes packed with two 1000W hub motors that provides a phenomenal power output and leaves you wanting more. This scooter also comes equipped with individual front and rear suspension along with hydraulic disc brakes making it ideal for a rough terrain.
Lastly, the one that’s slightly on the expensive side is the Apollo Pro which is retailed at $1849 (after receiving a discount of $250). It is Apollo’s highest performing scooter with higher safety standards, a powerful set of hub motors and the Apollo Pro is being sold with 24 months warranty included in the price along with Free shipping to any state in continental U.S. and Canada.
Typically, when it comes to the primary power supply of the electric scooter the battery capacity is what is looked at to see whether the scooter will deliver over long distances and if it would take too long to charge. The three scooters have the same voltage however, they have different Ampere levels and we’ll see why that is the case.
The Varla Eagle One is equipped with ahigh capacity lithium-ion battery driving out a total of 52 Volts over 18.2 Amps. The Varla Eagle One permits you to carry out long rides over difficult terrains and would be able to cover roughly 40 miles on a full charge.
The Varla Eagle One has a charging time of 8-9 hours with single charger and 4-5 hours with 2 chargers, which is pretty decent and is ideal for those riders who work part time, allowing you to charge your e-scooters while finishing up your daily tasks.
The Apollo Pro on the other hand runs on a 52 Volt 22.5 Amps battery that was manufactured by LG. Each full charge of the Pro gives you a total riding time of about 56 miles or up to 90km of coverage.
The Apollo Pro comes equipped with two charging ports and in order to charge the e-scooter we’re provided with two alternatives; Regular charging would take 10-12 hours to complete, but with a Fast charger update, the Apollo Pro can recharge to full capacity within 5-6 hours.
Lastly, the Zero 10X is powered by a 52 Volt 18 Amps array of Syncpower batteries. These batteries allow the Zero 10X to run for over 30-35 miles with a top speed of up to 40 mph. It takes the Zero 10X approximately 6-9 hours to recharge to full capacity.
The after-sales service provided by Varla for their Eagle One is astounding and Varla scooters will replace any and all components that are deemed to be defective or damaged (including damage incurred during shipment). This is beneficial to the buyer because even though there is a human error while shipping and your scooter gets damaged, Varla will replace all the damaged parts for free as they’re within warranty.
The Varla Scooters provide a range of warranty periods for the parts used in the Eagle One. For example, if the Motor gets damaged within 1 year, Varla will have it replaced. Similarly, the Scooter Frame, the Throttle, and the Controller have a 24 months warranty period, and Battery and the Charger have a 1-year warranty period each.
The Apollo Pro on the other hand comes with an extended warranty lasting up to 24 months. Apollo scooters have managed to categorize their support requests into; remote repairs, mail-in repairs and replacements. Based on the type of situation you can raise a support ticket via their website and take it forward.
Apollo Scooters provide 12 months warranty and 24 months warranty based on what part of the scooter is affected. These would be; the LED lights, Battery, Motor, Brake Caliper, Suspension and Charger come with a 12 months warranty. Whereas, the Throttle, Turning Shaft, Frame and Controller come with a 24-month warranty and any damages to these parts apart from the regular wear and tear would be replaced by the Manufacturer directly.
The Zero 10X, unlike its counterparts would have a varying warranty period depending on which retailer the scooter is purchased from. Some retailers would provide you with a 6-month warranty for the scooter and some would provide you with a warranty of 1 year. It’s best to clarify what warranty is being provided at the time of purchase and not to forget, make sure you ask them about what is covered in the warranty and what is not.
Generally speaking, the Varla Eagle One is a reasonable choice between the 3 scooters in terms of performance, the overall price, benefits offered and after-sales service. As a new company, Varla scooters are an ideal choice for on-road and off-road enthusiasts alike.
The Eagle One is an awesome choice as these scooters are powerful and the two motors allow you to conquer rugged terrains with ease. With a high capacity battery, the Varla Eagle One clearly can be used for a longer period before having to recharge it and considering the frame of the scooter is made from Aluminum, it is practically resistant to the usual issues faced by steel or metal framed scooters.
The Varla Eagle One isn’t for the faint of heart and is an overall solution to your traffic woes. At the pocket-friendly price of $1699, you get a robust, super-powerful scooter with a bunch of accessories for a more enhanced experience.
I hope you were able to benefit from learning the differences between the Varla Eagle One, Apollo Pro and Zero 10X. Always remember to wear protectors and a helmet while riding a scooter.