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Paul Somerville
October 4, 2023

Rider Guide’s Editor-in-Chief is a seasoned expert in the electric scooter industry. With a wide-ranging background that includes managing scooter warehouses, selling thousands of motorcycles, and restoring high value (+1M) European sports cars, his expertise is unmatched. Having personally tested more than 100 electric scooters, he offers invaluable insights and recommendations to our readers. We are fortunate to have him as part of our team, as his diverse skill set and extensive experience ensure top-notch reviews.

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Apollo’s lightest and most affordable scooter, the Apollo Air, just got 5 more upgrades for less than $150 more. The Apollo Air 2023 also becomes the first scooter to get a Rider Guide-certified reliability score.

The Apollo Air has been a favorite since the first edition, and it’s only gotten better with subsequent versions. Now, with the 2023 model, we get 5 more upgrades that give the Apollo Air an ultra-smooth, more intuitive, and slightly more thrilling ride.

The electric scooter corners the market for new riders looking for a premium first scooter or someone looking to upgrade from their run-of-the-mill scooter to something better that’s not exactly overpowered. It feels like riding the ultra-plush Apollo Pro in a much smaller frame and at nearly a quarter of the Pro’s price. 

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PROS
Lightweight Commuter
Tubeless, Self-healing Tires
Unmatched Ride Comfort in Class
IP66 rated
Connects to the Apollo App
Lengthy Warranty
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CONS
Low Max Rider Weight
Long Braking Distance
Slow on Hills

Technical Specifications

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Tested Top Speed:
33.2 km/h
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Water Resistance:
IP66
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Max Rider Weight:
100 kg
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Weight:
18.8 kg
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Tested Range:
36 km
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Acceleration:
5.4 s
Based on our independent performance tests which may differ from manufacturer’s claims.
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Apollo Air 2023 Review Summary

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The Apollo Air has 5 major upgrades–starting with the handlebars. The bars are cleaner, with a small central display and 2 control buttons on either side. They feature the same improved grips we saw on the Apollo Pro scooter–the grips lock in place for improved control. The bars also come with the improved throttle and regen brake that are generally easier and more comfortable to use. 

The bar ends have high-mounted turn signals installed. The turn signals are visible from the front and back, they are self-canceling, and they have easy-to-access buttons on either side of the handlebars. You also have a new adjustable headlight that shoots 500 lumens down the path for low-light visibility. 

The electric scooter has a stronger folding mechanism and a redesigned folding latch. The folding mechanism is visibly larger, sturdier, and easier to operate. The stem is secured by more fasteners, which leads to a more solid feel. And when folded, the latch has a keeper that prevents accidental unlatching.

The last major upgrade is the self-sealing tubeless tires. The 10-inch tires are slightly larger than the 2022 Air’s, with an improved tread pattern for enhanced traction. That aside, the tubeless nature makes them less susceptible to pinch flats, while the pre-installed sealant bonds any punctures, preventing pressure loss and ensuring that your rides are as worry-free as possible.

The electric scooter also retains some of the things we loved about the former’s version, like the motorcycle-style front fork suspension, the IP66 rating, the app connectivity, the lightweight frame, and the relatively affordable price tag. It’s hard to beat the premium offerings you get with the Apollo Air 2023 at the price and weight, and we’ll get into the details to see just how much more you can expect from this scooter, including performance numbers and the all-new reliability score.  

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Technical Specs Comparison
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Model
Apollo Air 2023
Segway Ninebot MAX G2
Fluid Mosquito
Unagi Voyager
Top Speed**
33.2 km/h
34.9 km/h
44.6 km/h
31.4 km/h
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Range**
36 km
42.8 km
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19.3 km
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Weight**
18.8 kg
24.3 kg
13.5 kg
13.6 kg
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Price
$999
$1899
$899
$990
**Based on our independent performance tests which may differ from manufacturer’s claims.

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