The Rover: A New Entry Level Apollo Scooter for the Commute & Beyond
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….
Canada’s Apollo scooters loves building intrigue, and they’ve been capturing attention for good reason lately: delivering one after another electric scooter innovation in total packages like the Phantom V3, new Apollo Pro, and Apollo City.
Today, they’re announcing a new Apollo scooter, the Rover, an entry level commuter vehicle, with some mystery. We’ve got specs and a few photos but not much else. The Rover will feature:
- Smart regenerative braking system via a dedicated regen throttle
- App compatibility
- 9-inch tubeless, self healing tires
- Quad Lock phone mount (no wireless charging)
- Front and rear turn signals (handlebars and deck)
- IP66 water resistance rating
- Front COB LED stem, front LED headlight, and rear COB brake light
- Availability in multiple colors
- Dual 350W motors
- 26.7 mph (43 kph) top speed
- 31 miles (50 km) max range in eco mode
- 36V 15Ah battery
What else can we expect next from Apollo’s latest entry level electric scooter? This collection of images and the accompanying specs above offer more than a glimpse.
The company has this to say about the next stages of the Rover’s evolution:
“Please stay tuned as Apollo will be releasing our V1 Prototype walkthrough video soon…. Similar to our Apollo Pro and Apollo Explore 2024, we welcome the community to offer feedback as we got through different prototype version of this new Apollo scooter.”
The Rover is projected to have a sticker price of $1199 U.S. The company will start taking preorders today, August 18th, with a refundable $20 deposit.
We’re already suitably impressed. We should also note how updates like the Quad Lock phone-as-display mount, COB lighting, and the handlebar-end turn signals have trickled down from flagship models like the new 2023 Apollo Pro. It’s a practice we expect to see continuing as the brand builds on its successes.
Visit Apollo scooters to learn more about the new Rover.