New Apollo City Electric Scooter features single or dual motors, full-suspension, 32 MPH speed and never flattened tires
Apollo City Electric Scooter
Apollo City and Apollo City Pro Electric Scooters, opened today for pre-orders, represent a new stage of product development for Canadian e-scooter leaders. After releasing the company’s first all-original design scooter last year, Apollo has made it once again by designing the new Apollo City with the best passenger features on a scooter from the ground up.
Apollo City E-Scooter Released
Apollo City, along with its big brother City Pro, are mid-range electric scooters that sit between low-performance lightweight scooters and massively powerful high-performance scooters.
The City is powered by a 500W rear motor with 1,000W peak power. The City Pro gets those two motors for double power.
The city reaches a maximum speed of 27 mph (43.5 km / h), while the City Pro attains a top speed of 32 mph (51.5 km / h).
Both scooters are powered by a proprietary Apollo controller to provide smoother power delivery.
No matter how smoothly the electricity is applied, the reverse is also true. The motors provide smooth regenerative braking, which can stop the scooter without using mechanical brakes.
To the left of the handlebars is a second throttle lever that controls regenerative braking, which is variable power and can be eased just like mechanical brakes. Brake levers also engage regenerative braking.
For those e-bike mechanical brakes, Apollo chose to use dual drum brakes. They are fully sealed, which means they must last several times longer than the disk break life.
Although they are not immediately gripped as disc brakes, that feature is often said to be a safety benefit of drum brakes. And with powerful regenerative braking, stopping force shouldn’t be a problem.
The models come with 48V batteries of different capacities. The Apollo City has a 13.5 Ah battery of 648 Wh capacity, good for a range of 25 miles (40 km). The Apollo City Pro features a larger 18 Ah battery with a capacity of 864 Wh, which helps the scooter reach a range of 38 miles (61 km). Both scooters use 21700-format cylindrical battery cells and come with 3A chargers for quick recharge.
The handlebar also features beeping turn signal buttons and auto-cancels, making sure you don’t forget them.
Turn signal buttons are on both sides of bars – a complete departure from most scooters and motorcycles that use left-side turn signal controls.
Because both the right turn signal and the throttle are operated by the right thumb, you are unable to signal and maintain the speed at the same time. I’ll be interested to see if it causes a problem when I get to test the scooter soon.
Discussing lighting, the scooter gets a powerful 500-lumen front headlight and a sharp dedicated rear brake light. With all those different lighting options, nighttime visibility shouldn’t be a problem.
The physical formation of the scooters has undergone a serious recondition. The triple spring suspension floats the front and rear swingarms (one spring front and two rear), providing significantly improved suspension than the previous Apollo City version.
The new folding mechanism is more rigid and has a larger grab handle on the back of the scooter to make lifting the scooter easier.
The standard and Pro versions of the scooter weigh 57 lb and 65 lb (26 kg and 29.5 kg, respectively), so don’t expect to carry them all day. But if you have to take the scooter up the stairs or load it into the car trunk, they still have to lift.
The self-healing 10 ″ x3.5 ″ tires use a tubeless gel design that is able to withstand flattened 2 “nail puncture, meaning that the tubes are not swapped and the scooter cannot be driven home with a flat tire.
The scooter has tall handlebars and a large weight rating of up to 120 kg (265 lb) to fit even more riders.
Not all new technologies are found on the scooter, as the new Apollo City also controls the Apollo smartphone app. Using the app can track your phone rides, control the scooter’s performance, such as throttle and regen sensing, and even use GPS directions directly from the app to navigate on your scooter.
In addition to the built-in display, the auxiliary phone holder can be used to turn the app into a more detailed display.
Both models of the new scooter are now on pre-order, with the original Apollo City priced at US $ 1,499 and CAD $ 1,599, while the Apollo City Pro priced at US $ 1,799 and CAD $ 1,899 or 1,634.27 Euro. During pre-order, scooters have a promotional discount of US $ 200 and CAD $ 250.
Additionally, the first 150 pre-order customers will receive additional Apollo goodies, such as a bag and other swag.
The new Apollo City certainly looks like one of the most advanced scooters on the market and I like the sound of that variable regenerative braking.
We’ll be testing the scooter soon, but until then, let me ask you what you think of the new design.?