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Review of Hover-1 Alpha – 450 W Budget Electric Scooter With 10″ Tires

Hover-1 is an increasingly popular brand of electric rideons that is recognizable by interesting models that are sold at affordable prices. Of particular interest is their 2 in 1 electric scooter and skateboard, the Hover-1 Switch which incorporates an electric scooter and an electric skateboard and is designed for children.

Today I will present you the strongest and fastest electric scooter from their line of electric scooters for adults, the Hover-1 Alpha. The whole line consists of 5 models and further in text you can find the comparison table for all models. Hover-1 Alpha is a great budget scooter, which has pretty good performance and 10 inch tires. The price is around $340, which is quite a great deal considering what you get.

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Design and Main Features of Hover-1 Alpha Electric Scooter

Hover-1 electric scooters are characterized by quality workmanship and hard and durable frames, which can carry riders weighing up to 280 lbs (Hover-1 Engine). Such is the Hover-1 Alpha, it is characterized by a beautiful design with mild edges and a relatively wide standing deck covered with anti-slip material. In the center of the standing deck is a beautiful Hover-1 logo in light blue, which I really liked. It has a solid steering bar with quality ergonomically shaped rubber handles for excellent ergonomics and control. In the center of the steering bar is an LCD screen that shows the speed, riding mode and battery status.

Hover-1 Alpha is intended for adult drivers because it has a load capacity of 264 lbs, but with its design and appearance it is closer to teenagers and younger drivers. Like other Hover-1 electric scooters, the Hover-1 Alpha is a compact, lightweight and foldable scooter. With the help of a simple folding mechanism, you will assemble/disassemble this scooter in just a few seconds. Its weight is 36 lbs, so it is easy to carry it in case you get into public transport, elevator or you have to take it up the stairs. When unfolded its dimensions are 49 x 9 x 44 inches, and when it is folded 19.2 x 9 x 44 inches, so you can easily put it anywhere in the office or at home. I really liked its quick folding mechanism which consists of one latch that you can easily raise or lower when you want to unfold/fold. Simple solutions are usually the best.

Quick Folding Feature

This model has 10″ pneumatic tires for a more comfortable ride over the bumps, and they are pretty goo for slight off-road experience. What you immediately notice is the lack of protruding wires on this model, which makes the scooter look very elegant. It uses dual mechanical and electronic brakes, enabling the scooter to stop nicely and evenly. What can be resented a bit is the modest lighting. It is true that the Hover-1 Alpha has an LED headlight, taillight as well as side positioned red reflective lights, but it seems to me that the LED headlight could be stronger and brighter. Of course, you can always add lighting to a handlebar, which has plenty of space if you want to power up the lights.

And let’s not forget, this is one of the few models that has built-in Bluetooth speakers for streaming your favorite music, Also a feature that indicates this model is intended for younger drivers.

Motor, Battery, Speed and Range of Hover-1 Alpha

I’ve already said that the Hover-1 Alpha has the most powerful motor among Hover-1 electric scooters. Its 450 W brushless motor is powered by 36 V 2272 certified 30 cell Li-ion battery pack. The motor produces enough power for a top speed of 18 mph, making this model the fastest in the line of Hover-1 electric scooters for adults.

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However, I was disappointed that the maximum range of this model is only 12 miles or about 40 minutes of continuous driving on a single charge. This can be problem if you want to use it for commuting. However, if you ride it over flat terrain at a distance of less than 12 miles you will have enough time to recharge the battery while you are at work or during the night as it takes approximately 6 hours to fully recharge the battery.

The batteries are designed to last about 5,000 cycles after which you will need to replace them if you want to have maximum performance. 5,000 cycles is a fairly long period of normal use, which means your batteries will last at least 5 years, probably more, before replacement.

Main Specs – Hover-1 Alpha vs Other Hover-1 Electric Scooters

ModelHover-1 AlphaHover-1 EngineHover-1 JourneyHover-1 AviatorHover-1 Rally
Motor Power450 Watts350 Watts300 Watts300 Watts300 Watts
Max Rider Weight264 LBS280 LBS264 LBS264 LBS264 LBS
Max Speedup to 18 MPHup to 16 MPHup to 14 MPHup to 15 MPHup to 12 MPH
Max Distanceup to 12 Milesup to 11 Milesup to 16 Milesup to 7 Milesup to 7 Miles
Charge Time4-6.5 hrs4-6.5 hrs4-6.5 hrs4-6.5 hrs4-6.5 hrs
Wheel Size10 inch10 inch8.5 inch6.5 inch6.5 inch
LED Head Light
LCD DisplayNo
Unit Weight36 LBS27 LBS27 LBS21 LBS25 LBS

Review of Hiboy S2 Pro – Long Range Commuting Electric Scooter

Hiboy electric scooters are among most popular and best-selling e-scooter models today. The S2 line of Hiboy electric scooters consists of three models, S2 Lite which is intended for kids, S2 and S2 Pro, both commuting electric scooters. I decided to immediately introduce the best one, the S2 Pro. Why? It’s simple, this model impressed me the most, and I think you will like it too.

Of course, in this review I will also bring to you to some features of the S2 model as well as a comparative overview of the basic features and differences between the S2 and S2 Pro models, so you could have a complete insight and decide which one suits you better. Let me tell you right away, the basic difference between the Hiboy S2 and S2 Pro is in the maximum range, ie the battery life and wheel size. But let’s not rush, I’ll start over.

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Design and Main Features of Hiboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter

Hiboy S2 Pro is a high quality electric scooter. Its compact and foldable design with a relatively light weight of only 36 lbs allows it to be easily carried when not driving. The frame is made of quality aluminum alloy, and I especially liked large and clear control display centrally positioned between the handlebars. This way you can easily monitor the current speed or battery status at any time.

All settings on the control display are clearly presented and visible, and they are controlled using a single button control. Use this button to turn on the lights on the scooter (one click), change the driving mode (two clicks, there are 2 driving modes on the Hiboy S2 Pro, Comfort and Sport), and turn on or off Cruise Control (three clicks) which saves battery but also limits the speed and scooter performance. The same system, with a slightly different layout, exists on the S2 model. Once again, I really liked the control display, it is visually pleasant and easy to use.

The emphasis, as with the S2 model, is on portability. In just a few strokes, the S2 Pro turns from driving ready to folded position. All you have to do is fold it with simple folding mechanism, and the hook on the handlebar will attach to the holder on the rear fender, leaving it in a folded position that is suitable for carrying. As we said, it weighs only 36 lbs so it is very practical if you need to take it in public transport, in an elevator or up the stairs. When assembled, its dimensions are 45.3 x 16.5 x 19.3 inches and it can easily be packed in a car trunk, under office desk or bed.

Unlike the S2 model which has 8-inch wheels, the Hiboy S2 Pro has 10-inch wheels, so it is bigger than its younger brother in that aspect. The wheels are made of solid rubber. Under the standing deck is a 36 V, 7.5 Ah Lithium-Ion battery pack. You may object the fact that the wires are partially visible, especially at the top and bottom of the handlebar. However, wires fit into the entire design of the scooter, but there are those riders who are bothered by it, so we mentioned this detail. One more nice feature is a kickstand, so the scooter remains upstraight when parked. One more thing I liked are double suspensions on both wheels for a smoother ride experience, especially over the bumps.

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Both, the S2 and S2 Pro are connected to the Hiboy App, available for Android and iOS. Through the Hiboy App you can control the Hiboy S2 Pro scooter’s overall performance like acceleration and braking can be controlled by the app.

Motor, Battery, Speed and Range of Hiboy S2 Pro

The Hiboy S2 Pro has 350 W brushless motor placed in front wheel. It is powered by a 36 V, 11.4 Ah lithium ion battery, which all together affects its speed and range. The maximum speed of the Hiboy S2 Pro is 19 mph, a bit more than S2 model (maximum speed of S2 is 18 mph). But the real difference between these 2 models is in battery life and maximum range on a single charge. While the maximum range of S2 is 17 miles or around 1 hour of continuous ride, at the S2 Pro maximum driving range is 25 miles or almost 1.5 hours of continuous ride. However, I couldn’t believe this huge difference between these two, almost identical electric scooters.

When the battery runs out, you need about 6 hours to fully recharge it. So, if you use it as a commuting vehicle there is a plenty of time to recharge it on work or during night while you are sleeping.

Main Specs – Hiboy S2 Pro vs S2

Hiboy S2 ProHiboy S2
Dimensions45.3″ x 16.5″ x 47.6″ unfolded
45.3″ x 16.5″ x 19.3″ when folded
45.7″ x 16.5″ x 47.2″ unfolded
45.7″ x 16.5″ x 19.3″ folded
Weight36.3 lbs29.5 lbs
Maximum Driver Weight260 lbs260 lbs
Motor350 W350 W
Battery36 V, 11.4 Ah lithium ion battery 36 V, 7.5 Ah lithium ion battery
Charging Time~6 hours ~6 hours
Tires10″ solid rubber tires8″ solid rubber tires
Maximum Range25 miles17 miles
Maximum Speed19 mph18 mph
Incline CapabilityUp to 15 degreesUp to 15 degrees
Re-gen BrakesYESYES
SuspensionDual front and rearDual front and rear
WaterproofNONO
LED HeadlightsYESYES
TaillightYESYES
Hiboy AppYESYES

Review of Razor E Prime Air and E Prime Electric Scooters

Razor is known for the production of quality hoverboards and electric scooters, and it has been in business for 20 years, was founded in 2000. During these 20 years it has grown from classic kick scooters and mopeds company to a leading producer of electric scooters for kids and adults as well as other electric rideons. Razor produces original models of electric scooters that are recognizable by their design, quality of workmanship and very affordable prices.

The E Prime line of electric scooters is intended for commuting and consists of three models, of which the Razor E Prime III and Razor E Prime Air electric scooters stand out. Also, the Razor E Prime electric scooter belongs to this line of electric scooters. They represent the top of Razor electric scooters. Today I will present you the Razor E Prime Air electric scooter.

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Design and Main Features of Razor E Prime Air Electric Scooter

The first and foremost to say about the Razor E Prime Air is not to be disappointed that it has lower performance than the E Prime III. However, this is an electric scooter that is primarily intended for teenagers, which was officially marked by the Razor company, which intended this model for those ages 14 and over. But, let me first say a few words about the design.

The Razor E Prime Air features the classic Razor design of the E Prime line of electric scooters. The frame is made of aluminum alloy with a large 8″ front pneumatic wheel that immediately catches the eye. The 8″ front pneumatic wheel distinguishes the E Prime Air (air-filled) from the ordinary E Prime Electric Scooter. Everything else is more or less the same, including the battery, engine, dimensions, except maximum weight capacity. The E Prime can carry up to 176 lbs of weight, and the E Prime Air up to 200 lbs.

Furthermore, the aluminum frame is durable and strong enough to withstand accidental bumps, falls etc. The overall quality of this model made me especially impressed, although it is a scooter intended for younger riders, at first glance it looks like a very serious commuting scooter that has performance in line with most commuting scooters, except for the battery. It’s also one of the biggest disappointments I’ve experienced with the E Prime Air, but I’ll talk about that later.

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Like I said, the front wheel is an 8″ pneumatic wheel that is great for driving over slightly rougher terrain that features bumps and dents, so it is great solution for a more comfortable and stable ride. At the rear is also an 8″ wheel, but made of hard and durable non inflatable rubber, which is very important because this model uses a foot activated brake by pressing the rear fender on the rear tire. Hard and durable tire should not wear too quickly during braking. This kind of brake solution may seem a bit inadequate, but since it is a scooter for people over 14, it is very efficient and easy to use. Beside foot activated brake you can brake with control handle on the right side of the handlebar buy pushing it down or up.

Also, I really liked some small details, such as the height-adjustable handlebar and kickstand. The ability to adjust the height is especially important with this model because it can be used by teenagers who are still growing and adults, but also children. In addition, the kick stand is cheap, and yet an important accessory that is not offered by all manufacturers. When you get off the scooter and park it, it is very important to have a kickstand so that the scooter stays upright, and not falls and lies on the ground.

And as I was delighted with these details, I was disappointed by the overly simple controls on this model. They consist of a throttle lever, a brake lever and a battery level indicator located at the very bottom, just above the front wheel and a standing deck. In addition, this model comes without built-in headlights and taillights, so you will have to get them and add by yourself in order to be visible while driving in night. Since the Razor takes care of the driver’s safety, this lack of LED lights completely caught me unprepared.

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The Razor E Prime Air has compact design. It is lightweight electric scooter weighing just 21.5 lbs. Also, it is foldable and with quick lock folding mechanism placed behind the front wheel you can easily assemble/disassemble it in just couple of seconds. When folded it is easy to pick up the and carry it or put it in a car trunk, under the bed or office desk.

Motor, Battery, Speed and Range of Razor E Prime Air

The Razor E Prime Air is equipped with 250 W high-torque, brushless hub motor, powered by 36V lithium-ion battery pack enabling the rider to run as fast as 15 mph. This is a kick-off model, so in order to start the motor you need to press down the throttle and kick off with your leg. After the scooter accelerates a bit motor kicks in.

On a single charge it will run for a 40 minutes continuously or around 10 miles (depending on riding style and terrain, on slopes it will run much slower and on lower speeds). After the battery runs out you will need around 4.5 hours to fully recharge the battery. And this is my biggest disappointment, just 40 minutes of continuous ride, if you are not riding uphill, in that case the riding time decreases.

Main Specs of Razor E Prime Air

  • Scooter Dimensions When Folded: 40.08″ x 18.19″ x 41.54″
  • Weight: 21.78 lb
  • Motor: 250 W
  • Battery: 36V lithium-ion battery pack
  • Charging Time: ~4.5 hours
  • Tires: 8″ pneumatic front tire and 8″ rear hard rubber tire
  • Maximum Rider Weight: 200 lb
  • Maximum Speed: 15 mph
  • Maximum Range: 10 miles or 40 minutes of continuous ride
  • Incline capability: up to 15 degrees
  • Electronic Brake + Rear Foot Activated Brake
  • Adjustable Handlebar
  • Kickstand
  • 5 Level Battery Indicator

Glion Dolly Electric Scooter Pros and Cons – 2020 Full Review

The Glion Dolly is a real refreshment among electric scooters. The design of this scooter is characterized by refined lines and functionality that are rarely found in competing scooters, I can’t even remember if any other model has any resemblance in these characteristics to the Glion Dolly. In addition, it is characterized by high quality workmanship, adaptability to all ages and excellent mobility on city streets. However, I will try to present to you in the following text whether everything is so good with this scooter, where we will look at its design, main characteristics, motor and battery, brakes, and other aspects that may be important when choosing this electric scooter.

Design and Main Features of Glion Dolly Electric Scooter

As I mentioned before, the Glion Dolly makes you just fall in love with this scooter at first sight. The designers took care of every detail, and the aircraft grade aluminum alloy frame has extremely refined lines that set it apart from the crowd and make it a very recognizable electric scooter on the street. In addition, it has adjustable handlebar, well, not really adjustable to the height you want, but to one of the three predefined positions. This can be a small problem if none of these three positions fit your height exactly and can be a little tiring. The standing deck is completely covered with antislip material to make it easier to stand and to prevent slipping while driving. But be aware that standing deck is pretty small, just for two feet.

I was blown away by how easy it is to fold a Glion Dolly. The compact and foldable design of this electric scooter is amazing. It folds extremely quickly, in just two strokes, and its weight of 28 lbs makes it highly convenient to carry. Dimensions of 36 in x 16 in x 8 in when folded ensure that it is easily packed in the car trunk, under a desk or in a closet. Another advantage of the Glion Dolly electric scooter is that it has a retractable handle trolley rarely any electric scooter has. I really liked this, because in combination with the small towing wheels, which are located on the rear wheel, you can easily tow it like luggage, that is, you don’t have to carry it in your hand. This is a simple and ingenious solution because it makes much easier to move this scooter in case its battery runs out or when you don’t want to ride it.

Of course, it is important for electric scooters to be well lit, especially if you plan to ride them at dusk or at night because it is important that car drivers spot you on time. The Glion Dolls is equipped with a bright headlight and taillight. But somehow it seems to me that this is not enough to leave an impression. The form has been respected, but some extra detail is missing that would make Glion Dolly even more striking in the night ride. The sophisticated design and appearance during the day is not reflected during the night ride. I think it’s a real shame that a bit more attention wasn’t paid to the lighting.

When it comes to controls this is exactly what most riders of Glion Dolly have objections to. Also, I think they’re right. For a $460 scooter, I expected that controls are far better designed, with better functionality and more informative. It all comes down to the red start button located on the right handlebar. Next to it, there is a simple display where you can see how much battery you have left and the expected distance you will take. Very basic, simplified and too small for an electric scooter in this price range. When it comes to throttle and brakes, they are regulated with two spring loaded twist handles. You regulate the throttle with the right, and activate the electronic anti-lock brake with the left handle. Also, there is a rear fender foot-activated press brake, and since the maximum speed of the Glion Dolly is 15 mph it is enough to stop safely.

Motor, Battery, Speed and Range of Glion Dolly

In one of our previous reviews about the characteristics of commuting electric scooters, we also stated what features and performance an average electric scooter should have. I was very surprised when I realized that Glion Dolly is at the lower limit when it comes to the performance of commuting electric scooters. But let’s see what surprised me most.

First a motor that has a power of only 250 W. I say only because it is a commuting electric scooter after all, and the Glin Dolly presents itself as such. Just to note that some more advanced scooters for kids have 250 W motors. Further, this motor is powered by a 36v, 7.8ah LG lithium ion battery, which all together affects its speed and range. The top speed of the Glion Dolly is a modest 15 mph. It’s not that bad either, especially while driving through congested city streets. It’s quite a decent speed enabling you to glide between cars and probably reach the finish line before the car driver, especially in rush hour traffic. However, I couldn’t believe that the maximum range of this scooter was only 15 miles. So if you want to use it for commuting take into account how far you plan to go. The good side is that it only needs 3,5 hours to recharge, so you can easily recharge while you are at the office.

Also, pay attention to whether the terrain is flat or with numerous slopes. Glion Dolly can handle climbs up to 15 degrees, but in that case it consumes significantly more battery and goes much slower. If the ascents are steeper, its speed drops below 5 mph, and you will often have to push off with your foot to overcome the ascent. At the same time, the battery drains quickly, so the maximum range drops to below 7 miles when driving on slopes. All in all, this is a big complaint because a commuting scooter should be more reliable in such conditions.

Glion Dolly Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Aircraft grade aluminum alloy frame gives necessary sturdines and durability, so Glion Dolly will pass all kicks and bumps with no obvious damage.
  • Refined, compact, lightweight and foldable design that puts it above competition. Compact and lightweight design is all you need to easily pack this scooter or to carry it around with no fuss.
  • Fast folding mechanism, pull-out trolley handle and luggage wheels for easy moving and vertical standing. Great solution I loved the most about this scooter.
  • Very bright headlight and taillight for extra security and better visibility during night rides.
  • Integrated kickstand that won’t be annoying you during the ride.
  • Fast charging, you will need just 3,5 hours to fully recharge Glion Dolly.
  • Maximum weight of the rider of 255 lbs.

Cons

  • Motor of only 250 W, it’s just not enough for my perception of a commuting electric scooter.
  • Maximum speed of 15 mph (and much lower on tilted terrains) could be a problem for speed lovers.
  • Maximum range of 15 miles makes you think twice how far will you go.
  • Low speed and fast battery drain on slopes, putting it far behind maximum declared speed and range.
  • Basic controls and battery life display with minimum info and no upgraded rider experience.
  • Small standing deck enough just for two feet.

Main Specs of Glion Dolly Electric Scooter

Dimensions38 in x 15 in x 10 in when unfolded
36 in x 16 in x 8 in when folded
Weight28 lbs
Tires8″ Honeycomb tubeless tires
Motor250 W (600 W maximum output)
Battery LG Li-ion, 36V, 7.8Ah
Charging Time~ 3,5 hrs
Maximum Speed15 mph
Maximum Range15 miles
Maximum Rider Weight255 lbs
LED HeadlightYES
TaillightYES
Integrated KickstandYES
Built-in Trolley HandleYES
Built-in Luggage WheelsYES

Top 5 Best Segway Ninebot Electric Kick Scooters – Ninebot eScooters Overview

Segway Ninebot Electric Kick Scooters are among the best and most sought after electric scooters on the market today. They are primarily intended for commuting, but also for pure entertainment and enjoyment. There are several models of Segway Ninebot electric scooters and you probably find difficult how to choose the one that best suits you and your needs. You will admit that it is not easy to choose the right electric scooter, and it is even harder to do that when you choose between models of the same brand. Especially because the differences between the individual models are so tiny and subtle that it is difficult to notice them at first glance.

We will try to make it easier for you to find the right and best Segway Ninebot electric scooter that will fully meet your requirements and your needs for an electric scooter in the best way.

How To Choose Best Segway Ninebot Electric Kick Scooter?

How to choose best Segway Ninebot electric scooter for your requirements and needs? It’s simple, you need to know why you are buying it and what do you expect from that scooter. Guided by this, we have taken into account several parameters and in the following overview we will try to present you the best Segway Ninebot electric scooters, and whether they are the best for you depends on the answer to the following questions:

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Who Will Ride an Electric Scooter?

It is important to know for whom the electric scooter you want to buy is intended for. The electric scooters available on the market have different purposes and are made for different customers. The same is true with Segway Ninebot electric scooters. First you need to know if you are buying an electric scooter for kids or adults. There is a big difference between kids’ scooters and scooters intended for adults, although you will first think that they are identical.

The first difference is that kids’ scooters can carry a limited load, often up to 160 lbs, while electric scooters for adults can carry riders weighing up to 220 lbs, and in some cases over 450 lbs (depending on the manufacturer and purpose of the scooter). Another difference is in the motor power and maximum speed of the electric scooter, because scooters intended for children have motors up to 200 W that can go at a maximum speed of up to 12 mph. Electric scooters for adults have more powerful motors (mostly between 250 W and 400 W, but there are also models with motors over 2000 W) that are capable of developing higher speeds. Electric scooters designed for commuting can go between 15 mph and 25 mph, while racing scooters with powerful engines go up to 60 mph. The third difference between kids’ and electric scooters for adults is in the quality and duration of the battery. Electric scooters intended for children have batteries that can provide up to an hour of continuous driving on a single charge, while those intended for adults have higher quality batteries with a higher capacity that can provide up to 3 hours of continuous driving.

Are You Buying an Electric Scooter For Fun or Commuting?

Depending on whether you are buying an electric scooter for entertainment or commuting, it will also depend which model will you choose. If you choose scooters for fun then it often doesn’t matter if you can ride it continuously for 3 hours or an hour and a half or just an hour, nor whether you can go 15 or 25 mph and the like. In that case, it is important for you to have lots of fun. However, this is a subjective assessment because someone also likes to have fun with style, so all the features are equally important to him.

Of course, if you are choosing a Segway Ninebot electric scooter for commuting then you need to keep in mind how fast it can go, how many miles you can go on a single charge, how heavy the scooter is because you will have to carry it to the office and whether that scooter is foldable making it much easier for carrying. In any case, it is up to you to assess which of the features are most important to you for entertainment and commuting. It is good to know that Segway Ninebot electric scooters for adults are intended primarily for commuting.

Are You Buying an Electric Scooter For Urban or Off-Road Experience?

Remember, Segway Ninebot electric scooters are not meant for the off-road experience. They are primarily intended for driving in urban areas with flat terrain. This is also indicated by the lack of wide off-road tires, chassis reinforcement, lack of robust suspension etc. Segway Ninebot scooters are for urban, flat terrain without a lot of dents and bumps along the way. However, that does not mean that they cannot be used on trails in parks, on lawns, etc., they can as long as the driving conditions are not extreme.

How Much Are You Willing to Pay For a Segway Ninebot Electric Scooter?

As we already said, Segway Ninebot electric scooters belong to the very top of commuting electric scooters. This also means that their price is slightly higher than similar competing models, but this is completely justified due to the higher quality of workmanship and better performance. Prices for Segway Ninebot electric scooters range between, $460 and $700 for adult models, while models for kids are around $200.


Once you answer to the above questions it will be much easier for you to choose the best Segway Ninebot electric scooter. And below we are giving you the Top 5 Best Segway Ninebot Electric Scooters by our criteria. We hope you will enjoy our selection.

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#1 Segway Ninebot MAX G30 – The Overall Best Segway Ninebot Electric Scooter

The Segway Ninebot MAX G30 is the best, most expensive and most popular Ninebot electric scooter you can buy. Its price is $700 and is one of the best commuting electric scooters. It has fantastic features that sets it apart from the competition. Many compare it to the Xiaomi M365 and M365 Pro, Gotrax GXL V2 and Gotrax G4 electric scooters. We will not invest here in whether it is better and in what way than the listed models, but we will present its main features and possibilities.

The Ninebot MAX G30 has edgy and aggressive look with durable chassis and compact design. Its portable folding design with one-step folding system allows easy and quick assembling/disassembling in just 3 second, so the rider won’t be wasting time and he will be ready for instant riding experience. Aircraft grade aluminum and high-density polymer make this scooter extremely durable and easy to dispose of after driving.

The maximum speed of this model is 18.6 mph with maximum driving radius of 40 miles (or 2.5 hours, depending on your driving). After that you will need approximately 6 hours to fully recharge the batteries.

Ninebot MAX G30 has passed all necessary UL requirements and tests. It is powered with 551Wh Battery as most reliable power source. Integrated Smart Battery Management System assures the battery safety and extends the battery life. This model comes with Segway-Ninebot App (iOS and Android compatible) through which you can customize your experience and use it as a dashboard for additional stats, like cruise control, distance traveled, updates and battery life remaining. Some of the additional app options are Pedestrian Mode. When on the maximum speed is up to 4 mph and it is handy for crowded pedestrian areas.

Main Specs of Segway Ninebot MAX G30

  • Weight: 42 lbs
  • Size: 45.9 x 18.6 x 21 in
  • Motor: 350 W
  • Tires: 10″  Pneumatic Tires
  • Batteries: 551Wh Battery with Integrated Smart Battery Management System
  • Charging Time: ~6 hours
  • Maximum Speed: 18.6 mph
  • Maximum Driving Range: 40 miles
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 220 lbs
  • Maximum Climbing Angle: 20 degrees
  • Integrated LED Headlights: YES
  • App Control: YES

#2 Segway Ninebot E22 – The Best Budget Ninebot Electric Scooter

The Segway Ninebot E22 is the cheapest, and as you can guess, the Ninebot commuting electric scooter with a bit lower possibilities. As we said, the price largely determines the maximum performance and features of a scooter. Don’t worry though, this model doesn’t lag far behind in its features and capabilities for the best Ninebot electric scooter, MAX G30. Let’s see what you can expect from E22 model.

The Ninebot E22 has classic eScooter look with all the perks of a Ninebot design. Its lightweight and portable folding design with one-step folding system allows easy and quick assembling/disassembling in just 3 second, same as at the G30. This model weighs just 28 lbs, so you can easily carry it with you when comming to work or home, on the stairs and elevators.

The maximum speed of this model is slightly lower that at the MAX G30, but still pretty fast. It can speed up to 12.4 mph, and it has 3 driving modes. Cruise Control Mode enables longer battery life, but the maximum speed while on this mode is 9.3 mph. Normal Mode will give you better experience with maximum speed of 12.4 mph, and Sports Mode is for extra experience, but with shorter battery life.

The maximum driving radius of E22 is just 13.7 miles (or around 1 hour of continuous ride, depending on your driving). After that you will need approximately 3,5 hours to fully recharge the batteries. Short driving range is our main objective to this model.

Main Specs of Segway Ninebot E22

  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Size: 42.9 x 16.5 x 44.1 in
  • Motor: 300 W
  • Tires: 9″  Dual Density Tires
  • Batteries: 184Wh Battery with Integrated Smart Battery Management System
  • Charging Time: ~3.5 hours
  • Maximum Speed: 12.4 mph
  • Maximum Driving Range: 13.7 miles
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 220 lbs
  • Maximum Climbing Angle: 15 degrees
  • Integrated LED Headlights: YES

#3 Segway Ninebot Zing E10 – The Best Ninebot Electric Scooter For Kids

The Segway Ninebot Zing E10 was our first choice as the best electric scooter for kids and teenagers. It is the newest and most advanced member of the Segway Ninebot family of electric scooters for kids. It is produced by already well-known Segway, and although it has features that can be largely compared to electric scooters for adults, it still belongs to electric scooters for kids.

The maximum carrying capacity of this Ninebot electric scooter is 132 lbs, and it is intended for riders between 6 and 12 years of age. It also has several safety features, so the maximum speed of this scooter is limited to 10 mph. In addition, it has 3 driving modes, Safe, Cruise and Turbo modes. So in Safe mode the maximum speed is limited to 6 mph and this mode is best for beginners who have never ridden electric scooters before. In Turbo mode, the limit is set at a maximum of 10 mph and it is intended for those kids who are already experienced in riding electric scooters.

Segway Ninebot Zing E10 weighs only 18.7 lbs, it is compact, foldable and can be easily carried or put in the trunk of a car. It is equipped with two types of brakes, a handbrake with EBS system and a rear foot brake that is activated by foot pressure, so it is easy to safely stop this electric scooter.

Main Specs of Segway Ninebot Zing E10

  • Weight: 18.7 lbs
  • Size: 36.0 × 15.7 × 37.4 in
  • Motor: 150 W
  • Tires: 7″  Front and 6″ Rear Tubeless Tires Dual
  • Charging Time: ~3.5 hours
  • Maximum Speed: 10 mph
  • Maximum Driving Range: 6.2 miles
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 132 lbs
  • Maximum Climbing Angle: 7 degrees
  • Integrated LED Headlights: NO

#4 Segway Ninebot ES4 – The Most Talked About Ninebot Electric Scooter

The Segway Ninebot ES4 is definitely one of the most popular Ninebot electric scooter with 300 W motor and maximum output of 800 W. It is one of the most talked about Ninebot electric scooters, but with the rise of MAX G30 it seems that its glory is fading.

The ES4 model uses 374 Wh batteries with integrated Smart Battery System, as a power source. With 300 W motor this is enough for maximum speed of 18.6 mph and maximum driving range of 28 miles, or about 1,5 hours of continuous driving. This is one of the main reasons why it is behind MAX G30. Its features are staying behing MAX g30 and the price is the same if not higher in many occasions. We just don’t know why.

It resembles a much to MAX G30 and it has lightweight,compact and folding design. The weight of ES4 is just 31 lbs, so you can easily carry it around when needed. Frame made of high quality aluminum alloys is enough for maximum weight of the rider up to 220 lbs. Each ES4 comes with an internal LI-ion battery and you can add extra external battery pack and double the maximum distance. The built-in LED display shows the speed and remaining battery life, so you always have the information you need. Also, it has built-in front and rear shock absorbers to allow for a smooth ride even at high speeds.

Main Specs of Ninebot ES4

  • Weight: 31 lbs
  • Size: 40 x 17 x 45 in
  • Motor: 300 W
  • Tires: 8″ Front and 7.5″ Rear Tires
  • Batteries: 374Wh Battery with Integrated Smart Battery Management System
  • Charging Time: ~7 hours
  • Maximum Speed: 18.6 mph
  • Maximum Driving Range: 28 miles
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 220 lbs
  • Maximum Climbing Angle: 15 degrees
  • Integrated LED Headlights: YES
  • App Control: YES

#5 Segway Ninebot ES2 Electric Scooter – The Best Price/Features Ratio

The Segway Ninebot ES2 will give you best price/features ration when we talk about Ninebot electric scooters. The price of this model is $589 and for that price you will get a lot of good features.

This model comes with 300 W motor and maximum output of 700 W. It uses 187 Wh batteries with integrated Smart battery System and these batteries are enough to power 300 W motor for maximum speed of 15.5 mph and maximum driving range of 25 miles (with adding external battery pack). Also, ES2 has different front and rear tires. In front it has 8″ and at the rear 7.5″ solid rubber tires. This is a midrange, midprice and midperformance Ninebot electric scooter that can be used as a commuting and entertainment scooter.

Main Specs of Segway Ninebot ES2

  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Size: 40 x 17 x 45 in
  • Motor: 300 W
  • Tires: 8″  Front and 7.5″ Rear Solid Rubber Tires
  • Batteries: 187Wh Battery with Integrated Smart Battery Management System
  • Charging Time: ~3.5 hours
  • Maximum Speed: 15.5 mph
  • Maximum Driving Range: 25 miles
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 220 lbs
  • Maximum Climbing Angle: 10 degrees
  • Integrated LED Headlights: YES
  • App Control: YES

Find Best Hoverboard & eScooter Deals On Amazon Prime Day 2020

Amazon Prime Day 2020 as Amazon’s major sales event is official now, and there are already some items on sale. Amazon Prime Day 2020 starts Tuesday, Oct. 13 and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 14.

FIND MORE DEALS ON PRIME DAY 2020:
Deals of the Day
Prime Early Access Deals

Sports & Outdoors Deals
Toys & Games Deals

So, you still have some time to prepare yourself for this amazing sale event. Prime Day sale is one of the biggest Amazon events during the year and it lasts for 36 hours thus many are calling it Summer Black Friday (fall event this year). This is great opportunity for all shoppers to buy more than 1 million products expected to be on sale during this year’s Amazon Prime Day. Great news, hoverboards and electric scooters are included in Prime Day sale.

What Is Amazon Prime Day And How To Use It To Find Best Hoverboard and Electric Scooter Deals?

Amazon Prime Day sale gets larger every year and it lasts for 36 hours straight. During that period you will be able to purchase more than 1 million products, including hoverboards and electric scooters, on discounted prices. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday this event is growing to a leading America’s discount event of the year.

Among others, it is expected that Amazon will give the best deals and highest discounts of above mentioned products during this year’s Prime Day and you should use it to find and buy best and cheapest hoverboards available. Just be aware, that last year some brands were sold out during the Countdown to Prime Day, so act fast.

Things To Know About Amazon Prime Day 2020

As we said, the exact date for Prime Day 2020 is Tuesday, October 13th. Here is the list of tips and tricks about Amazon Prime Day 2020:

  • Most of you who are waiting for Black Friday Event 2020 as the ultimate sale event of the year maybe should use Prime Day because Amazon uses Prime Day event to give biggest discounts on some products.
  • Have in mind that during this period products will be on limited-time discounts meaning that the list of discounted products will change hourly and daily, so pay attention and check offers constantly. It is worth checking them out daily and constantly, believe us! SALE HAS STARTED AND SOME PRODUCTS ARE ALREADY ON SALE!!!
  • In order to participate in Prime Day 2020 you will need to be Amazon Prime member because this event is exclusively for Prime members. How to become one? Easily, just  Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial and apply for Amazon Prime because you will get Prime Day Deals and free 2 day shipping.

Review of Apollo Ultra – A Heavyweight Off-Road Electric Scooter

OK, now forget everything you knew so far about electric scooters because we bring you hot review of the real monster among electric scooters. It’s the Apollo Ultra, the real beast on wheels and the ultimate off’road electric scooter. So far, we have already presented Apollo City and Apollo Explore, electric scooters of this quality brand that are intended for urban terrains. However, the Apollo Ultra is different in every way.

In addition to the standard features that adorn all Apollo scooters such as 24-month warranty, quality workmanship, wide standing platform, powerful engines, excellent suspension, robust frames made of aluminum alloys, etc., Apollo Ultra brings a number of new features and improvements taking it to the top of fast electric scooters, surpassing some of the most popular competing scooters, such as the Nanrobot LS7, Mantis Pro and Dualtron Thunder.

Design and Main Features of Apollo Ultra Electric Scooter

Apollo Ultra Electric Scooter

Even at the first glance at the Apollo Ultra you immediately realize that you are dealing with something new, which is not often seen on the city streets. And you’re right. Apollo Ultra is a beast, fast and very well made and it is beautiful and a bit intimidating at first. It is designed for an off-road experience, fast driving and enjoying the wide spaces around you. It is not for traffic jams, narrow city passages and alleys, stairs etc. You simply cannot get the most out of it on such terrains. We can say that Apollo Ultra is a dirt bike among electric scooters.

Wondering what makes this scooter so special? So let’s start. First, its robust design tells us that it is designed for extreme driving and great effort. It is a real giant among scooters (56 x 52 x 28 inches) which is adorned with a massive frame with a double bar steering handle. The standing platform is extra wide, to provide extra stability and support for the driver when running off-road terrain at a maximum speed of 60 mph. The entire frame of the Apollo Ultra electric scooter is made of aviation grade aluminum alloy, so strength and durability are fully ensured. However, the designers did not stop there, but strengthened the sides of the frame with two metal rails for additional strength and durability.

The entire construction stands on two 11″ wheels with pneumatic all-road tires, which are still more suitable for off-road than city driving. If you want to try this scooter on urban terrain you might need to replace the tires and put on classic urban or sport tires. The 11″ tires are accompanied by an excellent double hydraulic suspension on both wheels. Of course, this is necessary in order to ensure durability and to carry the load of a scooter of as much as 127 lbs. So, this is a model that you will not carry around, and it is not intended for that either. This model can also be folded, but this time not to make it easier to carry, but to pack it in the trunk of your car and transport it to the terrain where you will drive it. Due to that, but also due to the greater stability of the scooter and its strength, the folding mechanism is more complex and heavier than with other electric scooters made mainly for urban driving. It is a quadruple mechanism with reinforced screws. Don’t worry, you still don’t need a tool to disassemble or assemble it, you can do everything manually. The designers did not want to bother you with too complicated mechanism, because the purpose of the Apollo Ultra electric scooter is to enjoy, and not to waste time on unnecessary problems.

And not to forget, the maximum weight of the driver is up to 440 lbs, meaning double than the standard electric scooters. So, jump on and enjoy the ride!

Like we said, this is the real beast on wheels that can speed up to 60 mph. This is possible thanks to 1600 W dual motor (each) and with a maximum output of an incredible 6000 W. In order not to misjudge your abilities and overdo it at high speeds until you completely master it, this scooter is equipped with several speed modes and you can choose to whether you use both or just one motor. If you use dual motor mode you will be able to enjoy on this scooter up to 60 minutes of continuous driving, and with single motor mode up to 90 minutes of continuous driving. The motors are powered by 72 V 32 Ah LG battery cells which, when discharged, require up to 20 hours to recharge. However, don’t worry, the Apollo Ultra has two charging ports, so if you use them synchronously, you can halve the charging time to 10 hours, which is quite acceptable for a beast like this. Apollo ultra uses dual 160 mm Hydraulic oil brakes which are extra strong. It is the must for those increadible speeds and to ensure quick and safe stop.

When it comes to the safety of drivers, but also vehicles, Apollo took care oft that too. Apollo Ultra comes with two LED headlights placed just above the front wheel, LED taillight and LED brakelight. It will be quite enough for other to see you clearly in traffic, but also to illuminate the terrain in front of you to drive safely in the dark. In addition, the scooter itself is secured via keylock, which ensures that the engines and wheels of the Apollo Ultra electric scooter are blocked, so that it cannot be started in case someone tries to steal it. However, it would not be a bad idea to additionally insure and not leave it unsecured in public places accessible to everyone. However, the Apollo Ultra electric scooter costs as much as $ 3500, so you don’t have to dag and give it as a gift to the first passer-by.

Main Specs of Apollo Ultra

Dimensions 56 x 52 x 28 inches when ready for riding
56 x 22 x 28 inches when folded
Weight127 lbs
Motor1600 W Dual Brushless Motor
(6000 W peak output)
Maximum Speed60 mph (100 km/h)
Incline Capability 45 degrees
Battery 72 V 32 Ah LG Battery Cells
Maximum RangeUp to 90 miles (150 km)
FrameAviation-grade Aluminum Alloy
Tires11″ Pneumatic Tires
BrakesDual 160mm Hydraulic Oil Brakes
SuspensionDouble Hydraulic on Both Wheels
Water ResistanceUp to IP54
WarrantyUp to 24 Months

Review of Apollo City – Lightweight Urban Electric Scooter

Apollo electric scooters have become one of the leading brands in the market of electric scooters, thanks to high quality workmanship, premium features, reliable engines and a 24-month warranty that other competitors in the market do not offer. The price of Apollo electric scooters is slightly higher than the competition, but since you get a lot more, then it is fully justified.

In today’s review, we will present you the Apollo City electric scooter, an urban electric scooter characterized by exceptional lightness, 600 W motor and slightly more modest performance compared to the Apollo Explore urban electric scooter that we have already presented to you. Let’s see what you get by buying this electric scooter.

Design and Main Features of Apollo City Electric Scooter

Although the Apollo City has more modest performance than the Apollo Explore electric scooter, it is still impressive enough and ahead of similar scooters competing. It is designed as a lightweight electric scooter that can be easily assembled, carried in the hand and used in commuting, but also for fun riding on across the city. Like other Apollo electric scooters, it features a wide standing platform that provides additional stability, especially during faster entry into curves and when crossing bumps.

Apollo City Electric Scooter

Apollo City is characterized by lightness and compact design that corresponds to the intention of its designers to be an aid in navigating the city streets and to make it easier for its users to break through the city crowds, and when necessary, quickly assemble and easily carry it in a hand. This is achieved by a quality forged aluminum frame, so the Apollo City is the lightest electric scooter with dual brake system. Its total weight is 39 lbs, and thanks to the simple folding mechanism, it can be folded and carried in just a few seconds, in case the battery run off the juice or you need to take it to the elevator, up the stairs etc. Thanks to the fact that it is compact and foldable, it can be easily stored in the house, car trunk or in the office.

This urban electric scooter is equipped with a 600 W motor with a maximum output of 800 W. This allows it to easily reach a top speed of 25 mph, with acceleration from 0 to 15 mph in 4.1 seconds, and up to a top speed of 25 mph in 11.5 seconds. Apollo City has a riding radius of 28 miles on a single charge or about an hour and 15 minutes of continuous driving. Of course, pay attention to the fact that with lighter drivers, the battery will last longer and you will be able to achieve the predicted maximum speeds and radius of movement, but if you weigh around the maximum load capacity of this model, which is 265 lbs, you will probably achieve slightly lower maximum speeds. We think that a speed of 25 mph is quite enough for commuting, but if you are a fan of fast scooters, then this model is not for you, nor was it intended by its designers.

Note that the Apollo City is an urban electric scooter, so it is not intended for off-road driving or terrain with many holes, bulges and deflections. We are not saying that this model is not well made, far from it, just when buying pay attention to the basic purpose of the electric scooter you are buying. The frame and steering handlebar of this scooter are made of forged aluminum, which withstands falls, shocks and other situations in which this scooter can be accidentally hit.

Apollo City provides additional stability, comfort and speed with 8.5″ pneumatic tires. Thanks to them, bumps on the road are significantly absorbed and driving is far safer and more comfortable. In addition, it is equipped with a suspension on both wheels, a classic suspension with springs on the front and a hydraulic suspension on the rear wheel. The dual barking system is responsible for a quick and safe stop and consists of a front disc brake and a rear regenerative brake.

As we said, this model is characterized by compactness and folding design. Its steering wheel can be adjusted in height, which is an extremely good feature because the driver will feel significantly more comfortable when he adjusts the height of the steering wheel to the appropriate height. In addition, thanks to a simple mechanism at the bottom of the steering wheel, it can be folded quickly and has dimensions of 43″ x 15″.

Apollo also adhered to its tried and tested recipe and recognizability when it comes to lighting. With LED headlights, rear LED light, and LED strips under the standing deck, be sure that you will be visible in traffic and that you will leave an impression on passers-by and drivers at the same time. The IP54 standard guarantees that Apollo City is water resistant for spraying water from all directions.

And of course let’s not forget to mention the 24-month warranty once again. When buying, consult what the 24-month warranty refers to, because the battery and the battery are under a warranty of “only” 12 months.

Main Specs of Apollo City

Dimensions44 in x 7.7 in x 42 in when ready for riding
43 in x 7.7 in x 15 in when folded
Weight39 lbs
Max. Weight of the Rider265 lbs
Motor600 W (800W peak output)
Maximum Speed25 mph (40 km/h)
Acceleration0-15 mph in 4.1 secs
Incline Capability 15 degrees
BatteryDynavolt 48 V 13.2aH Battery Cells
Charging TimeUp to 8 hrs
Maximum Range28 miles (40-50 km)
FrameForged aluminum
Tires8.5″ Pneumatic Tires
BrakesDisc brakes (front and rear)
Re-gen BrakeYES
SuspensionSpring front, hydraulic back
Water ResistanceUp to IP54
WarrantyUp to 24 Months

Safety Concerns About Electric Scooters in Urban Areas

Electric scooters, as a very popular commuting and fun rideons, are increasingly using streets, sidewalks, parks and other areas within urban spaces, and they are used by everyone, from children to adults One of the main problems that can occur with the appearance of electric scooters on the roads is the impact on the distraction of drivers of other vehicles. An interesting fact is that 58% of car drivers believe that e-scooter drivers interfere with their movement in a way that drivers were forced to adjust their speed and manner of movement to the speed and manner of movement of the e-scooter.

Only in the USA, between 2013 and 2017, 32.400 injuries related to electric scooters were recorded, and the estimated annual rate of electric scooter-related injuries increased over time. Last year, only in Los Angeles, 250 e-scooter drivers ended up in hospital, and three were killed. The most common injuries in traffic accidents among electric scooter riders are head injuries, ie 27.6% of all injuries. A sharp increase in injuries caused by the use of e-scooters was recorded among people aged 22 to 39, but the largest number of injuries were recorded among children (34.6%).

In order to reduce the number of injuries caused while driving electric scooters, there are two preventive actions. One is directly related to the physical protection of scooter drivers and relates to the use of protective helmets. The second refers to better visual appearance of electric scooter drivers and implies better lighting of the electric scooter at night, so that other traffic participants can spot them more easily.

Different Countries Use Different Regulations About Electric Scooters

Depending on the country, there are various legal provisions that regulate the use of electric scooters, and those regulations range from a complete ban on the use of electric scooters in public areas to completely free use without any restrictions and prohibitions. Our goal is not to claim what is better than to give you a brief overview of solutions for the use of electric scooters in different countries.

In Germany maximum prescribed speed for electric scooters is up to 12 mph, and maximum motor power up to 500 W (up to 1,400 W in the case of self-balancing vehicles), maximum weight (without driver) : 120 lbs.

Electric scooters must meet the basic requirements for technical correctness (brakes, lights, audible signals and basic requirements of vehicle dynamics). No registration is needed, but insurance is required (with a sticker as proof of insurance that applies to the vehicle) and a driver’s license is not required.

Also, drivers of electric scooters must be over 14 years of age, vehicles may not be used on footpaths, common pedestrian-bicycle paths or other areas intended for pedestrian movement, vehicles may only be used on bicycle paths (if any) or on the road and cities may allow the use of e-scooters in certain places, with the obligation to place a traffic sign in those places.

In the Netherlands the driver must be at least 16 years old, no driver’s license required, no registration required, however the vehicle must be insured, have an insurance policy and vehicle identification number, no helmet required, maximum speed limited to 16 mph.

In Switzerland maximum allowed speed of electric scooter is up to 16 mph and motor up to 500 W, minimum age for electric scooter driver is 14 years, no helmet is required if the maximum speed is up to 12 mph. Electric scooter can be ridden on a special road, bike paths and bike lanes, bike paths and lanes must be used when they are available next to the road and e-scooters are not allowed on pavements or footpaths.

In Israel riders under the age of 16 cannot use e-scooters, and riders over 16 need a driver’s license or a certain e-bike license, which can be obtained after attending an appropriate course at school, or in appropriate training centers, helmets are always mandatory and a reflective vest is mandatory when driving at night and in conditions of reduced visibility.

In California, registration, license plates or insurance are not required for driving electric scooter, but the driver must have a valid driver’s license (any category). Drivers under the age of 18 must wear a helmet, the scooter can be used on roads with a speed limit of 25 mph (or up to 35 mph if local authorities allow), but the scooters themselves cannot exceed 15 mph and the scooter can be used on a bike path or bike lane, but not on a sidewalk.

Conclusions

Electric scooters are very interesting and in the future there will certainly be an increase in the number of these electric rideons. Both, young and older drivers just adore them. What needs to be done is to make sure that we are maximally protected while riding electric scooters and to wear protective equipment such as helmets, elbow and knee pads, gloves etc. Also, scooter drivers should pay more attention to other people around them, but also that those who do not ride scooters understand that someone can pass by them. So, pay attention to these increasingly present gadgets on our roads, sidewalks and parks. Together, we are equally responsible for the overall safety of people on the streets.

Review of Apollo Explore – High End Urban Electric Scooter

Apollo electric scooters belong to the high end electric scooters, which are characterized by high quality workmanship, top performance, excellent customer support and a slightly higher price compared to competing electric scooters, but considering what they provide, it is worth the money.

Apollo Scooters is a Canadian brand of high-quality electric scooters based in Montreal, Canada. But don’t worry, in addition to free shipping in Canada, delivery is also free throughout the continental USA.

Apollo Explore is one of the urban electric scooters and is part of the line of electric scooters that Apollo introduced to the market in 2020 (4 models were introduced in 2020 and you can check all models and prices here). In essence, these scooters are based on Titan’s models, but with interesting improvements introduced by Apollo Scooters.

If we wanted to describe the Apollo Explorer in just a few words, we could say that it is an advanced urban model of electric scooters. It features a 1000 W motor that allows it to go up to 31 mph and overcomes inclines up to 20 degrees. In addition, it easily withstands even heavier riders because it can carry riders weighing up to 265 lbs, and high-performance disc brakes and an electric re-gen brake allow it to stop quickly, which is essential for such powerful scooters. Also, driving comfort is guaranteed thanks to the high-performance hydraulic dual spring suspension in the rear and an additional spring suspension in the front.

Apollo Explore Urban Electric Scooter

And of course, what sets Apollo scooters high above the competition is the 24-month warranty, which shows that they are completely confident in the quality of their scooters. The 24-month warranty applies to the frame, steering wheel, gas, controller, while the engine and battery warranty is twice as short and is 12 months. If we have all this in mind, then it is clear why the price of this model is as much as $1300, but it is worth every dollar you spend on it. One of the benefits that Apollo offers, and since it costs $ 1300, is a good 6-month financing of interest-free purchases. However, let’s start from the beginning and present Apollo Explore, game changing urban electric scooter.

Design and Main Features of Apollo Explore

As we said, the Apollo Explore belongs to the line of urban scooters, ie it is intended for urban driving and commuting. But don’t worry, driving comfort is also guaranteed on slightly off-road terrains thanks to 10-inch pneumatic tires, high-performance dual spring suspension on the rear wheel and additional spring suspension on the front wheel. The standing platform is wider than you are used to giving excellent support and stability to the driver, especially when entering larger curves, and two sets of brake handles, one on each handle (separate for the rear and front wheels), allow almost instantaneous and safe stopping of this scooter (on a dry surface, the braking distance is up to 8 feet, depending on speed).

Since this scooter is intended for riders weighing up to 265 lbs, Apollo made an effort to introduce an adjustable steering column on the Explore model, so that you can adjust it according to the height of the rider. This feature is to be commended because, regardless of your height, you can enjoy riding an Apollo Explore scooter as comfortably and safely as possible.

As one of the main objections to this model, we can mention the weight of as much as 52 lbs. It is true that this may not be a problem, if you need to take it a few meters to the office and the like, but if you have to carry it for ten or more minutes it can become very tiring. I don’t think I should mention that it is foldable, but let’s still say that. We understand that the slightly higher weight is the result of higher quality workmanship and a larger number of accessories compared to competing models, but we had to mention this for those who do not like to carry a load in their hand.

In addition to the brake levers, on the right side of the steering handle is placed a true control center next to the throttle lever. With this center you can share the current parameters such as speed, distance traveled and battery life that appear on an interesting round display. Also, there you choose instant acceleration or kick-and-go acceleration, include cruise control for longer battery life and the like.

Apollo also thought of the visual experience when they designed this scooter. The visual effects of Apollo Explore have a dual function, the first is aesthetic and the second is safety. Thus, the Apollo Explore has dual headlights, flickering dual tail lights, two side-mounted LED strips under the standing platform and a centrally placed LED bar on the front of the control bar. All this together gives a very cool impression and appearance, and you and your scooter are more visible to cars and other road users, which increases the overall safety of Apollo Explore scooter drivers.

Let’s not forget that Apollo Explore is water resistant up to IP54, meaning it is fully protected against splashing of water from any angle. So, do not immerse the dag in water to check how water resistant it is.

Motor and Battery of Apollo Explore

Perhaps what impresses most about the Apollo Explore electric scooter is what we can’t see, but we can really feel while driving. The impressive high-efficiency (86% energy conversion rate) brushless 1000W motor with 1400W peak output and high quality batteries Dynavolt. The 1000 W motor allows the Apollo Explore to speed up to 31 mph with an acceleration from 0 to 15 mph in an incredible 3.5 seconds. Also, on a fully charged 52V 18.2aH battery powered by Dynavolt cells, the Apollo Explorer can go up to 36 miles. This would mean about 1 hour of constant driving at top speed, and if you use the cruise control option the ride length can be significantly extended. When it runs out, you need about 8 hours to recharge the battery, or twice as short, about 4 hours with a speed charger. Dynavolt cells are among the highest quality battery cells and are on a par with Samsung or LG batteries. Simply, engine and battery performances delight and allow you to go to work and return from work without recharging.

Main Specs of Apollo Explore Electric Scooter

Dimensions47 in x 13 in x 48 in when ready for riding
46 in x 7.7 in x 17 in when folded
Weight52 lbs
Motor1000 W Brushless Motor
(1400W peak output)
Maximum Speed 31 mph (50 km/h)
Acceleration 0-15 mph in 3.5 secs
Incline Capability  20 degrees
Battery Dynavolt 52V Li-on Battery Cells
Maximum Range 36 miles (55-60 km)
Frame Forged aluminum
Tires 10″ Pneumatic Tires
Brakes Disc brakes (front and rear)
Re-gen BrakeYES
Suspension Spring front, hydraulic back
Water Resistance Up to IP54
WarrantyUp to 24 Months

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