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 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
|Dimensions||44 in x 7.7 in x 42 in when ready for riding|
43 in x 7.7 in x 15 in when folded
|Max. Weight of the Rider||265 lbs|
|Motor||600 W (800W peak output)|
|Maximum Speed||25 mph (40 km/h)|
|Acceleration||0-15 mph in 4.1 secs|
|Incline Capability||15 degrees|
|Battery||Dynavolt 48 V 13.2aH Battery Cells|
|Charging Time||Up to 8 hrs|
|Maximum Range||28 miles (40-50 km)|
|Tires||8.5″ Pneumatic Tires|
|Brakes||Disc brakes (front and rear)|
|Suspension||Spring front, hydraulic back|
|Water Resistance||Up to IP54|
|Warranty||Up to 24 Months|