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Apollo Pro Electric Scooter Review

Daniel
28 May 2021

 

One of the best commuter scooters around that has a top speed of around 38 mph (61 km/h) and a range of up to 56 miles (90 km).

The Apollo Pro Electric Scooter is one of the best on the market right now with its sleek and sporty design, a top speed of 38 miles per hour (61 km/h), a massive range of 56 miles (90 km) for the fair price of £1,345 (around $1,895) – you will love this scooter! The scooter strikes a fine balance between being the ultimate off-road warrior and a casual urban commuter scooter. What we love the most about the Apollo Pro range of electric scooters is that Apollo themselves believe so much in their product that they issue an uncustomary 24-month warranty. If that’s not an indicator of quality, then we don’t know what is.

 

Apollo Pro – The Lowdown

apollo pro electric scooter

Apollo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric scooters and has been in business since 2018. They’re a smart mobility brand that revolutionizes urban mobility while saving our environment. Apollo produces high-grade e scooters, which are put through rigorous testing to ensure they meet quality standards before being shipped out. The three quality checks their products go through include subjecting them to rigorous tests for safety, durability, battery life – all culminating into putting out only the best when it comes to these superbly made portable electric vehicles.  

The Apollo Pro electric scooter is one of the most powerful, reliable, and quality-built models across all scooter categories. The sleek design will stand out from any other model you’ve seen before. The 10″ pneumatic tyres provide a smooth ride over rougher terrain or obstacles, so it’s perfect for cross-country adventures. This bike was designed to give riders an enjoyable experience thanks to its comfortable handlebars with foam grips and built-in shock absorbers that make cruising around town a breeze while also providing extra stability on bumpy surfaces (goodbye sore arms!)

Whether you’re looking to get from Point A to Point B in style or want an e scooter that can go on all types of surfaces- The Apollo Pro has your back! We delve into a deeper review of this scooter to find out if it’s all smoke and mirrors or if, indeed, Apollo has actually designed the perfect e scooter. And dare we say, they just might have.

Apollo Pro 52V Specifications

MotorDual 1,000 continuous brushless hub motors
Battery52V, 22.5Ah(1,170Wh) LG cells
Charge Time10 hours (5 hours with fast charger upgrade or with dual chargers)
Single-Charge Mileage56 Miles
Max Speed38 mph (60 km/h)
Climbing Range40% grade hill climb
Braking SystemDual disc front and rear brakes, electric regenerative braking
LightingFront and rear deck-embedded LED lighting, reflectors.
HornBell
Max Load330 lb (150 kg)
Scooter Weight77 lb (34kg)
Product MaterialForged aluminium
Folding HandlebarUnspecified - Alloy Frame
Folding Steering TubeUnspecified - Alloy Frame
SuspensionDual spring suspension
Size (L x W x H, mm)Unfolded: 128L x 68 W x 132 H cm
Folded: 128 L x 68 W x 52.5 H cm
Water Resistance IP54

Apollo Pro Review Video

Watch the detailed video review of the Apollo Pro.

The Apollo Pro is a top-of-the-class scooter with many modern features that make it the ultimate scooter on both urban and off-road terrain. 

Apollo Pro Pros

It has 10-inch pneumatic tyres that absorb bumps 

It features an expansive riding deck for the ultimate in-motion comfort

It comes with dual disc brakes and electric regenerative braking

It has cruise control that will come in handy for long-distance cruises

It is waterproof with an IP54 rating

Exhilarating top speeds of 38 mph (61 km/h)

It can fully fold to transport in the boot of the car easily

It comes with dual, high-torque 1000w motors.

It is equipped with dual charging ports for faster charging

Ideal for both off-road and on-road terrains

Has an impressive riding range of 56 miles (90 km) on a single charge

Can carry a hefty weight of 330 lbs (150 kg) effortlessly

Can tackle hills of up to 40 degrees

Excellent acceleration – 0-15 mph (0 – 24 km/h) in under 3 seconds

Apollo Pro Cons

It is pretty heavy compared to other scooters (77 lbs/34 kg), making it less portable

It takes a long time to charge.

It lacks Bluetooth connectivity and a mobile app

It has below par LED lighting

Slightly shorter kickstand

 Apollo Pro Summary

Apollo has already built a reputation for itself around producing superbly built scooters that keep shaking the scooter market, a legacy that began in 2018. They focus on making high-quality electric scooters that are aesthetically pleasing and built to last. Their flagship model, the Apollo Pro, is not your ordinary scooter. The scooter was the brainchild of two Canadian scooter geeks whose sole aim was to revolutionise urban scooting and build a scooter that met the high North American standards. It is a top-of-the-line adult electric scooter with impeccable and unmatched performance, dwarfing its compatriots in the same price range.

 The Apollo Pro features a sleek, aerodynamic design backed by high-powered motors and comes in one signature colour option- black with blue accents. It would have been great if it came in different colours, but this doesn’t feel like a huge compromise. The Apollo Pro scooter is made from high-grade forged aluminium, which means it is incredibly durable and sturdy. It has an uncluttered, simple display with neatly-placed controls that minimises distractions while riding. The display provides vital riding statistics such as speed, distance, battery charge for convenience in riding. The wires are internally routed and encased in the stem and deck, which prevents them from snagging and also keeps them from getting tangled.

The Apollo Pro is ergonomically designed with comfort as a priority. It has a more expansive deck than found on standard scooters, complete with a dedicated reinforced fender footrest that accords riders with ample standing room and comfortable resting angles- excellent for longer commutes. The handlebars on the Apollo Pro scooter are some of the sturdiest, without a hint of wobble, offering comfort and stability in steering. What’s more, the controls on the Apollo Pro scooter are simple, intuitive, and easy to use. It features a brake lever on the left side of the heavy-duty handlebars and a finger-trigger throttle on the right; they are strategically placed on the handlebars for the fastest access. 

The electric scooter with dual 1000-watt motors can achieve thrilling top speeds of 38 mph (61 km/h). The high-powered dual motors can also comfortably haul a maximum load of 330 lbs ( 150 kg) and tackle inclines of up to 40 degrees. It is the kind of capacity that adventurous riders will appreciate. With its high performance and fast and furious speed, the Apollo Pro scooter requires an effective braking system so that riders can safely come to a stop when required, which is diligently facilitated by the dual high-performance mechanical disc brakes and electronic regenerative brakes.

Another incredible feature of the Apollo Pro scooter is its best-in-class dual rear and front swingarm suspension. The double swingarm suspensions work in combination with the 10’’ pneumatic tyres to absorb as much impact on the riding track, which speaks to the amazing ride quality on this not-so-gentle beast. Aside from its high-performance features, the scooter has a cleverly engineered ring lock folding mechanism that makes the scooter easily portable despite its heavier weight. The kickstand on the Apollo Pro range is a little short and can tip the scooter under its heavy weight. There’s nothing to write home about the lighting, which is just 4 LED lights embedded on the front and rear deck. 

Too good to be true? Read on for a comprehensive look at Apollo Pro and its head-turning specifications.

Performance Overview

The Apollo Pro electric scooter is powered by dual 1000W rear and front hub brushless motors that produce a combined output of 2000W to offer unprecedented power and acceleration. The dual-motor produces a combined instantaneous power of 2400W peak output, which is ideal for rides on turbo mode and easy tackling of inclines of up to 40 degrees. The immense torque generated by the twin motors on the Apollo Pro can tackle slopes of 10% in 7.5 seconds on gear 2 of the riding modes. 

Apollo Pro scooter has incredible acceleration; it can get up to 30 mph (48 km/h) in just 6.2 seconds. This is pretty quick for a scooter, and only the Apollo Pro Ludicrous beats it slightly as it reaches 30 mph in 5.3 seconds. To accommodate the high acceleration, Apollo equipped the Pro with some serious stopping power. The brakes have an incredible braking distance of 16.1 feet (5 meters) when riding at the maximum speed of 38 mph (61 km/h). The model can also come to an instant halt when doing 15 mph (24 km/h) at 3 meters. This is impressive considering most other scooters can only do 5 meters when going at the same speed. 

apollo pro folded electric scooter

Top Speed & Acceleration

The Apollo Pro scooter is the perfect means of urban commuting.  It is primarily designed for commuters who want to beat the traffic on their way to work or school.

The Apollo Pro 52V has three riding modes – Gear 1, Gear 2, and Gear 3. Gear 1 mode has a top speed of 15 mph (24 km/h), Gear 2 mode has a top speed of 28 mph (72 km/h), and Gear 3 mode has a top speed of 38 mph (60 km/h).

Speed enthusiasts will also appreciate its acceleration strength. This electric scooter is a speed monster and can smoothly accelerate from 0-30 mph (48 km/h) in an impressive record time of 6.2 seconds. Unlike most standard scooters, the Pro electric scooter has an index-controlled throttle for easier and more comfortable adjusting of speed.

Hill Climbing

The Apollo Pro 52V is a high-performance premium scooter capable of climbing hill inclines of up to 40 degrees thanks to the powerful dual motor. The twin rear and front 1000W motors generate a whopping 2000 watts of power with an instantaneous peak of 2400 watts, which is sufficient to propel the scooter through moderately inclined terrains.

Battery Life & Range

The battery on the Apollo Pro is one of the features that sets it apart. It utilizes a high-end 52V, 22.5 Ah lithium-ion rechargeable battery made by reputed technology company LG.  The high-capacity battery packs enough power to ensure riders get to their destination with plenty of juice to spare. Apollo’s great choice of lithium ion batteries on this performance scooter is attributed to their high energy density, low self-discharge, low maintenance and a high degree of performance compared to other types of batteries.

The battery on the Apollo Pro offers an impressive extended range of 56 miles (61 km) on a single charge but depending on several factors. Riding on Eco mode and Single motor mode provides an extended range while riding on Turbo and Dual motor (full power) mode will have higher power output requirements, even more so when done on hilly terrain. 

Notably, it takes a considerably long time to charge the battery compared to scooters in the same price range- up to 10 hours. However, you can reduce the recharge time by half by using dual chargers or getting a fast charge upgrade.

 The battery claims a smart battery management system that protects the battery against several possible faults, including short circuits, under-voltage and intelligent features such as auto sleep protection, overcharging, temperature resistance, and over current protection. Unlike generic lithium batteries, the battery delivers high performance for up to 1000+ charges, which roughly translates to about 2-3 years of daily charging. 

Motor Configuration

The Apollo Pro electric scooter is powered by a dual 1000W motor enclosed in the rear and front wheel hub encasing. The combined output of 2000W puts this model among the higher-performance electric scooters in the scooter market. The motor has an instant maximum output of 2400W. With this power level, it can achieve top speeds of 38 mph (60 km/h) and haul a maximum load of 330 lbs (150 kg).

Construction & Build Quality

The Apollo Pro features a sleek and sporty design so that it won’t look out of place in the city streets. Instead, it attracts attention with its beefy10-inch air-filled tyres, wide handlebars, oversized deck and black colour with blue accents. It is superbly built, and it undergoes rigorous quality control with up to three levels of quality checks to reaffirm its safety and durability. This electric scooter is built using high-grade materials and using innovative cutting edge scooter technology to provide the rider uncompromised build quality. 

It features a forged aluminium frame and a high-tensile fork. Forged aluminium is suitable for scooter frames because it has a much higher tensile strength than other types of aluminium. The scooter stem is surprisingly sturdy, which is uncharacteristic of most foldable stems, and provides a stable steering experience, even when cruising at the highest speed.  The kickstand on this model is solid and retractable but slightly shorter, so riders should be wary of the scooter tipping from its 77 lbs weight.  

Overall, the scooter has been carefully built to ensure it can last and withstand the rigours of professional scooter riding.

Suspension

The Apollo Pro electric scooter boasts the best-in-class dual rear and front solid spring suspension system. Thanks to this pair of shock absorbers, the scooter can absorb much of the shocks and vibrations associated with riding a standard electric scooter. They also ensure that the scooter is bouncy enough, giving it a nice fly-off-the-curb experience for those that are into stunts.

Ride Quality

The Apollo Pro has dual in-hub motors, meaning it is super-quiet when you’re riding, save for the rattle made by the rear plastic fender. It is also equipped with 10-inch pneumatic tyres that seamlessly roll over city potholes, bumpy roads, or cracked pavements. The unit features a dual spring suspension system that offers unparalleled riding comfort for all riders to further accentuate the ride quality. It has been specifically designed to reduce vibration and absorb bumps and vibrations for the ultimate smooth and comfortable ride.

The Apollo Pro is also designed to tackle the roughest off-road terrain and inclines with ease thanks to its top-of-the-line dual motors that produce up to 2000 watts of power. The dual disk brake system alternately offers precise braking, allowing riders to test out the scooter’s exhilarating top speeds without fear of compromised stopping. For efficient night rides, the scooter is equipped with a bell, and four LED lights and all-around mounted reflectors for maximum visibility. You can additionally take the scooter out for a spin in light showers as it is waterproof.

Braking

The Apollo Pro comes equipped with high-performance disc brakes for the rear and front wheels, which gives it incredible stopping power. If you’re a beginner at riding e scooters, you’ll be impressed by the stopping power of this e scooter. For a small extra fee, Apollo can ship your scooter with an upgrade featuring hydraulic disc brakes. The scooter also features an electronic regenerative braking system. The regen brake functions by passing a reverse current through the motor and recharges the battery in return. As a result, it smoothly decelerates the motor and re-charges the battery every time you brake for an even extended range. The Pro’s braking system offers incredible braking power guaranteeing you maximum safety even at high speeds. 

Portability

The Apollo Pro scooter is one of the most popular scooters on the market, and for a good reason. It has excellent reviews and is one of the fastest scooters you can buy. Unfortunately, its weight is its biggest drawback; it weighs a whopping 77 lbs (34 kg), making it one of the heaviest models out there. To remedy its hefty weight, the scooter is equipped with a state-of-the-art folding mechanism that features a ring lock. The notch also serves to keep the handlebars centered over the wheels for steady steering. The folded package fits the average car trunk, and while the weight makes it less portable, it adds to the ride stability. 

Water Resistance

This electric scooter has an IP54 rating, and it is protected against water jets from all directions. You can ride it in the rain without worrying about the water splashes damaging the internal functioning of the scooter. However, you shouldn’t submerge the scooter in large bodies of water or subject it to high-pressure water jets.

Lights

The Apollo Pro comes with low-down deck lights, dual front white LED lights, and rear red LED lights that blink when braking. The lights perform dismally for a scooter at such a high price point. However, Apollo has a 2500 lumen add-on headlight that comes as an accessory on the more powerful Apollo Pro Ludicrous, but Pro owners will have to pay some extra amount to have it included in shipping. The scooter also has reflectors mounted all over its sides.

Tyres

The Apollo Pro electric scooter comes with 10-inch pneumatic tyres. Compared to solid wheels, pneumatic wheels are more comfortable, more durable, and provide better traction. The large-sized air-filled pneumatic tyres contribute to a smooth ride experience. Coupled with the efficient dual spring suspension system, the scooter delivers unmatched riding comfort.  

Deck

The Apollo Pro has a sleek riding deck featuring Apollo’s standard grip tape design to ensure the rider gets ultimate stability and control at high speeds. The deck is also expansive enough, measuring a whopping 48.3 cm in length and a width of 22.9 cm. The scooter also has a decent ground clearance of 15 cm, which safeguards the underdeck-contained battery from scraping as you ride over obstacles.

Controls & Display

The Apollo Pro has a  sleek design command center with an LED display. The handlebars are equipped with minimal controls, including hand-operated brakes, index trigger throttle, and turbo/ eco mode buttons. The display has dedicated buttons to activate cruise control and turn on the lights. The Apollo also comes with a key-activated ignition that acts as a layer of security for the scooter. The Pro 52V and 60V do not come with BlueTooth or app connectivity. However, the Apollo Pro Ludicrous comes equipped with the Lacroix Stomcore App, which allows riders to customize the torque, maximum power output and braking resistance.

Apollo Pro electric scooter

Reliability, Warranty & Customer Support

The Apollo Pro scooter is one of the best-built scooters on the market and would be a waste as a beginner scooter. It is built to reliably serve experienced riders. With quality components and materials, you can be confident of the durability and reliability of this model. The massive dual 1000W motor with a combined output of 2000W propels the scooter on urban paved roads, on off-road terrain and even hilly terrain. The large 10-inch pneumatic tyres and solid dual spring suspension suppress any shock through bumps and road cracks to enhance the ride quality on challenging tracks. The high-capacity battery housed under the deck delivers an extended riding range, ensuring the rider makes it to the destination without the need for a recharge. Additionally, to guarantee safety at top speeds, the scooter is equipped with reliable mechanical disc brakes that offer uncompromised stopping power. 

Apollo is so confident with their products that they offer a 24 months warranty. The warranty is split into 2, with a 12-month cover on manufacturing defects and another 12 months covering repairs, albeit at a cost. However, you only pay for parts with no markup service. They also have a dedicated customer service team that offers long operating hours to promptly address customer issues. The Canadian-based team is reachable from 9 AM to 5 PM daily to help customers with any inquiries. They can be reached via chat on the Apollo website. Apollo also offers free shipping for orders in Canada and the USA.

Maintenance

The Apollo Pro scooter is great and durable, but it does require regular maintenance to ensure sustained performance and optimal functionality. This means that you should regularly check the screws, bolts, and nuts regularly to ensure they are not loose. You should also check the brake pads and ensure that they are not worn out. The mechanical disc brakes on this unit require much less maintenance and repairs as compared to the hydraulic disc brakes, but they still need some degree of maintenance for optimised efficiency. It is very important to charge the Scooter as recommended by the manufacturer to prevent damage to the battery. Also, make sure to turn the scooter off and then charge it for the recommended time using its original charger.

Accessories & Upgrades

  • Helmet 
  • Extra charger
  • Knee pads
  • High power lights add-on
  • Horn/Bell

Known Issues

  • Users reported that the plastic rear fender produces a rattling sound when riding.
  • The stem comes loose from the thrusting around experienced on extreme off-roading and should be adjusted to regain full steering control.

Is this E-Scooter value for money and is it worth buying?

It is a resounding yes! Very few electric scooters offer the balance of comfort and high performance at this scooter’s £1,345 ($1,895) price range. Many scooters sacrifice one of the two for the other. Apollo themselves market this version of the Pro range as the “Best value for Money.” This scooter gives you the ultimate experience for both on-road and off-road functionality. The dual spring suspension, 10-inch pneumatic tyres,  spacious deck, neck braking speeds, extended mileage, dual disc braking system, and sporty design makes it one of the best mid-range scooters. 

And with additional features such as cruise control, uncompromised build quality, and high performance, the customer can attest to the quoted price as real value. For riders that want to cough up £2,100, you can opt for the Apollo Pro Ludicrous and get added features such as 44 mph (70 km/h) top speed, zippier acceleration, dedicated PC and phone app, hydraulic brakes and add-on 2500 lumen headlight (at no extra cost). However, we definitely recommend the Apollo Pro scooter to commuters looking for a high-performance and reliable means to get from point A to B without knocking cannonballs through your account.

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Author:
Daniel Foley

BIO: 

Daniel is an avid scooter fan who has owned and tested over 50 different scooters. Part time scooter enthusiast & part time SEO specialist.  Daniels favourite scooter is the Dualtron Thunder.

 
Summary
  • It has 10-inch pneumatic tyres that absorb bumps
  • It comes with dual disc brakes and electric regenerative braking
  • It features an expansive riding deck for the ultimate in-motion comfort
  • It has cruise control that will come in handy for long-distance cruises
  • It is waterproof with an IP54 rating
  • It comes with dual, high-torque 1000w motors
  • Ideal for both off-road and on-road terrains
  • Can carry a hefty weight of 330 lbs (150 kg) effortlessly
  • It is pretty heavy compared to other scooters (77 lbs/34kg), making it less portable.
  • It takes a long time to charge.
  • It lacks Bluetooth connectivity and a mobile app
  • It has below par LED lighting
  • Slightly shorter kickstand
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