The Apollo Go: Range & Speed Meet Price & Portability
A devoted road and gravel cyclist and all-around gearhead, Josh has been riding and writing about electric scooters for the past five years. He’s generally happier on two wheels than two legs. When Josh isn’t writing or wrenching, he’s usually out on the road….
Dual 350W Motors + 1500W Peak Power
For the past few years, we’ve watched as Canadian electric scooter company Apollo found its footing, from rebranding OEM scooters to developing their own design with the Apollo Phantom V1. Their journey has taken them into uncharted micromobility waters, and lately into engineering an entirely “new category” of electric scooter, last year’s Apollo Pro.
The tech that drives Apollo’s premium innovations has trickled down from its flagship (some might say battleship) model, the $3,999 Pro, to more commuter + budget-friendly models like the Apollo City Pro 2023 and Apollo Air 2023. Still, between these two ever-popular models, there has been a gulf for riders who want the power and speed of dual motors but can’t spend the over $1500 for the dual motor City Pro.
The Apollo Go Marries Speed, Range & Portability
It’s a segment the company is committed to serving with their latest model: Meet the Apollo Go, a dual-motor, 27-mph entry-level scooter that promises 31 miles (41.8 km) of range, with a MSRP of $1,299. That’s only a couple hundred $ more than you’d pay for a single motor Apollo City or Air, and you get a LOT more scooter. Dual 350W motors spin up to almost 1500 Watts of peak power, Apollo claims, producing enough torque to rip across the hilliest terrain.
The Go is packed with the same high tech that characterizes all of the company’s latest models, like handle-bar end turn signals, embedded IoT, and ultra reliable, low-maintenance, smart drum-and-regen-braking (with a dedicated regen brake lever). You’ll also find here the remote locking ApolloID system for maximum security, an IP66 water resistance rating, and Apollo’s new Airflow suspension, which uses a single spring up front and rubber suspension in the rear.
But unlike the Pro, this is truly a game-changer in terms of portability: a powerful dual-motor scooter that weighs only 46 pounds (20.8 kg).
Apollo's Ultimate Tested Reliability
Apollo has accomplished an incredible feat by packing so much power into such a small package. The secret, they say, is “a featherlight frame that effortlessly carries up to 265 pounds.” There’s no shortage of riders who want more power and less weight… at a lower price.
The company has also gone thousands of extra miles – literally – to ensure reliability, logging 10,000 kilometers (or 6,213 miles) of testing, as well as a beta program in which test riders covered 6,000 kilometers (3,728 miles) of real world conditions and gave feedback. This is genuinely a scooter designed, from the ground up, to meet rider needs.
The Apollo Go is available now from Apollo, and if you order now, you can get $50 off with the coupon code RiderGuide. Stay tuned to the recently relaunched Electric Scooter Guide for our full review of the Apollo Go, coming later this month.