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Best 30 MPH Electric Scooters (We Tested Them All)

Quick List: Best 30 MPH Electric Scooters

To find the best 30 mph electric scooters, I tested the performance of 14 models that claimed to reach speeds of between 25 and 35 mph. Based on the results of my tests, I selected the 5 top performers.

Key to my selection was each scooter’s top speed, acceleration, handling, and braking, while I also assessed the power of their motors.

How I tested and selected the scooters.

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SPLACH Twin Frame
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SPLACH Twin
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SPLACH Mukuta Frame
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Apollo Go Unfolded
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Apollo Go
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EMOVE Cruiser S Frame
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EMOVE Cruiser S
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Apollo City Pro Frame
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Apollo City Pro
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SPLACH Twin

Sale: $999.00 $1,699.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

SPLACH Twin Overview:

In a saturated market where scooters fight tooth and nail to stand out from the crowd, the SPLACH Twin is an outlier. Why? Well, to put it simply, as the cheapest dual-motor model around, it needs no further introduction.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Twin

Despite costing less than $1,000, this torpedo’s 48V 600W motors summon a top speed of 28 mph to leave pricier rivals in the dust. This alone is worth the entrance fee; throw in a respectable real-world range, full suspension system, low maintenance design, and serious portability credentials, and you have one heck of a bargain.

SPLACH Twin Durable Chassis

Whether you’re a commuter or someone taking their first steps into the world of performance scooters, it won’t be long till you and the Twin are joined at the hip.

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The Bad:

Why I Recommend the SPLACH Twin:

So, let’s take a closer look at what makes the SPLACH Twin so distinguishable from its peers.

The obvious place to start is with its dual motors. These 48V 600W beauties deliver a nominal power output of 1200W and peak at 2000W. This capacity generates a sizzling 28 mph top speed. Based on my tests, no other scooter in the sub-$1,000 category can top it.

SPLACH Twin Red Swingarm

It even goes toe-to-toe with the pricier SPLACH Mukuta and Apollo Go.

There’s no letting the foot off the gas when it comes to acceleration, either. I zoomed from 0-15 mph in just 3.0 seconds and to 25 mph in 6.1. Again, its performance here operates in the same realm as its feature-rich sibling, the SPLACH Mukuta.

SPLACH Twin Durable Frame

Thankfully, the Twin’s design is guided by a focus on maximizing your control. The handlebars, for example, are the perfect width for optimal handling and stability; they’re also furnished with flared handgrips that are among the most tactile I’ve tested.

SPLACH Twin Handlebars POV

Elsewhere, the 8-inch wide by 26.5-inch long deck is sufficiently spacious and grippy, while the cantilevered folding mechanism and safety latch keep the stem rock solid and wobble-free.

SPLACH Twin Deck

Then you have the front and rear suspension. This is a real mic-drop of a feature since it’s rare to find on models hovering around the $1,000 mark. Combined, the springs and swingarms mitigate the lack of cushioning afforded by the solid tires to deliver a smooth ride devoid of nasty shocks and vibrations.

SPLACH Twin Spring

The tires themselves are not to be overlooked. Sporting a 3-inch width, they offer ample traction when it comes to accelerating and braking while ensuring there’s no risk of punctures. My only bugbear is their square front-on profile; this makes them less nimble on corners, so I suggest going easy on the throttle.

SPLACH Twin Solid Rubber Tire

As for stopping power, the dual mechanical drums and electronic braking system brought me to a halt from 15 mph in just 2.8 meters. Mapping this against the results from hundreds of my braking tests, the Twin’s performance resides in the “Very Good” category.

SPLACH Twin Brake Lever

Among other highlights are a competitive maximum range of 35 miles (21 miles under realistic conditions, based on my tests), foldable handlebars, a telescopic stem that allows you to adjust the handlebar height, an IP54 water resistance rating, and the best hill climbing capabilities in its price class.

SPLACH Twin Folded Frame

My only real criticism? The lighting package. You’ll need to invest in a strong clip-on headlight if you want to maintain your safety at night.

SPLACH Twin Deck Lights

It's fair to say that the SPLACH Twin’s pros far outweigh its cons. Powerful, practical, and robust, this is a scooter that has redefined the concept of value for money.

SPLACH Twin Frame

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SPLACH Twin Review

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SPLACH Mukuta

Sale: $1,099.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $65 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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SPLACH Mukuta Overview:

As demonstrated by the Twin, SPLACH has a knack for delivering scooters that demand attention. The Mukuta is another prime example.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta

Boasting powerful dual 48V 600W motors, puncture-proof tires, front and rear suspension, and most notable of all, a detachable battery that also serves as a mobile power bank, the Mukuta has carved new ground in the affordable scooter market.

Sure, it’s not without its flaws. But priced at less than $1,200, this is a model that gets all the basics right while offering an unparalleled feature set among its similarly-priced competitors.

Josh Riding the SPLACH Mukuta Fast

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Why I Recommend the SPLACH Mukuta:

Like its stablemate, the Twin, the Mukuta’s dual 48V 600W motors unleash a top speed of 28 mph and a nominal power output of 1200W. Where they differ is in the latter’s superior 2208W of peak power; this manifests in a quicker acceleration rate of 0-15 mph in 2.7 seconds.

Josh Testing the SPLACH Mukuta Mileage

If you prefer a gentler escalation through the gears then I have good news: the Mukuta’s accelerative strength can be adjusted on a scale of 1 – 5, with 5 being the strongest.

SPLACH Mukuta Display

Now, a scooter capable of these speeds requires strong brakes. Here, the Mukuta excels. Its dual discs and electronic braking system brought me to a safe stop from 15 mph in a hugely impressive 2.1 meters. This can be considered “Excellent” against the results from hundreds of my braking tests.

SPLACH Mukuta Rear Disc Brake

The strength of the electronic brakes can be adjusted, too. I suggest reducing it to the weakest setting, as it packs a punch.

It has more tricks up its sleeve when it comes to safety and comfort, too. One is its handlebars – at 26.4 inches, they’re among the widest that you’ll find in its category. This translates into exceptional handling and balance when you’re in full flow, while their swept-back design adds further reassurance.

SPLACH Mukuta Stem and Handlebars

Then there’s the cockpit. Borrowing heavily from the considerably pricier Segway GT2, the Mukuta sports a half-twist grip throttle, toggles for your riding modes and turn signals, a display, and a series of buttons that allow you to switch between single/dual motor mode, honk the horn, and access the p-settings.

SPLACH Mukuta Twist Throttle and Controls

I must say, though, that I’m not the biggest fan of the chrome plastic that features on some of the controls, but this is a personal preference. The toggles would benefit from being more responsive (i.e. clicky), though.

SPLACH Mukuta Cockpit

Elsewhere, the sprawling deck, 39.3-inch deck-to-handlebar height, and 265 lbs load capacity are good news for riders of all sizes – though, you’ll get the best performance from it if you weigh less than 230 lbs and don’t exceed 6’1”.

SPLACH Mukuta Deck

The adjustable suspension system is also excellent. At first, I didn’t expect the Mukuta to be comfortable because of its solid tires. However, after just a few minutes of riding it over pot-holed streets, I was impressed. It soaked up the shocks better than some scooters with air-filled tires that I tested on the same day.

Josh Adjusting the SPLACH Mukuta Suspension

As a result, it combines the best of both worlds – comfort and a low-maintenance design. It’s for this reason that I think it’s one of, if not the, best solid tire electric scooter.

SPLACH Mukuta Accelerating

The square front-on profile of the tires does diminish its maneuverability, though. It’s great on the straights, but it isn’t as nimble as models that have plush tires with deeper tread patterns and more rounded profiles (i.e. the Apollo Go). If you lean into corners too much, I found that the tires roll onto their edges and lose grip. You can still carve from side to side, but you need to be careful when riding on loose or wet terrain.

SPLACH Mukuta Front Tire

I’ve done well to not mention the Mukuta’s defining feature yet, but the time is now upon me to wax lyrical about its removable 48V 15.6Ah battery. Not only does this grant you a maximum range of up to 39 miles (or 22 miles if put the pedal to the metal), but with the aid of a DC-to-USB converter, you can use it to charge your devices on the go. I’m yet to encounter another model that offers this functionality.

SPLACH Mukuta Power Bank

Another area of strength is the Mukuta’s lighting rig. It features a headlight, stem strip, deck LEDs, and turn signals to illuminate you and the road ahead at night. Out of all the scooters that I tested for this guide, it has the brightest array of lights.

SPLACH Mukuta Lights With Turn Signals

The Mukuta isn’t without its imperfections, though. I’ve already mentioned the square front-on profile of the tires and my distaste for the chrome plastic coating on the cockpit controls, but the folding mechanism could also benefit from further refinement. Don’t get me wrong, the locking lever keeps the stem solid and wobble-free while riding, but when it comes time to pack the scooter away, the hook on the back of the handlebars doesn’t lock to the kickplate. This can make it an unwieldy beast to maneuver.

SPLACH Mukuta Folding Hook Fail

But as with the Twin, the Mukuta’s strengths outnumber its weaknesses. SPLACH must be commended for once again pushing the envelope when it comes to performance and features. Finding another model in the sub-$1,200 category that brings so much X factor to the table is a rarity.

SPLACH Mukuta Robust Frame

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SPLACH Mukuta Review

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Apollo Go

Sale: $1,199.00 $1,299.00

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (197 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

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Apollo Go Overview:

Think of the Apollo Go as an iPhone on wheels. Sleek, smooth as silk, and enriched with a bevy of forward-thinking features, it’s a scooter built to enrapture those who prioritize style and technology in equal measure.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go

But the Go isn’t a mere show pony. Armed with dual 36V 350W motors, this city-slicker has some serious pace in its locker. Factor in its best-in-class ride quality, low-maintenance design, and industry-leading features, and you have a model that deserves its place in the same paddock as esteemed thoroughbreds like the Apollo City Pro.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go's Handling Around a Corner

The best bit? It costs significantly less than Apollo’s other top-tier models while sharing many of their sought-after qualities. If you’re on a tighter budget yet have a thirst for a premium scooter, the Apollo Go is a stellar option.

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Why I Recommend the Apollo Go:

What do dual 36V 350W motors get you? In the case of the Apollo Go, a nominal power output of 700W, a peak of 1500W, and a top speed of 28 mph.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go's Suspension

Now, I should point out, that when compared to rivals like the EMOVE Cruiser S and Fluid Vista, the Go isn’t spectacularly fast for the price you pay – especially when you factor in the results from my top speed test which saw it hit 25.5 mph. Here, it’s more comparable to the cheaper SPLACH Twin and Mukuta.

Apollo Go Top Speed Test Data From High-Precision GPS Data Logger

It’s a similar story when we switch the focus to acceleration. Sure, a rate of 0-15 mph in 3.7 seconds isn’t slow by any metric, but the reality is that there are cheaper scooters (i.e. the SPLACH Mukuta) that burst out of the blocks with more ferocity.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go's Real-World Range

And while its 36V 15Ah battery can coax a respectable maximum range of 30 miles (or 17.6 miles based on my grueling tests), this is by no means best-in-class territory.

Apollo Go Real-World Range Test Data From High-Precision GPS Data Logger

What makes it such an attractive option, however, is that it's extremely well-rounded and comes backed by Apollo’s pedigree.

Apollo Go On a Sidewalk

Consider, for instance, its next-level cockpit. Equipped with the same 8th-generation paddles for the accelerator and regen brake that you’ll find on the more expensive Pro and City – with each paddle featuring buttons for your riding modes and turn signals – the Go’s controls are unparalleled when it comes to ergonomics among similarly priced models.

Apollo Go Throttle

The DOT Matrix display, meanwhile, puts those found on other scooters to shame. Impervious to sun glare and fully waterproof, it’s extremely practical.

Apollo Go Display Being Rained On

What’s more, thanks to the free QuadLock phone mount accessory, you can use your cell as an alternative display. In doing so, you’ll be able to make use of everything that the integrated mobile app has to offer.

Josh's Phone With the Apollo Go QuadLock Attachment

Through it, you can adjust the intensity of the regenerative brake and acceleration, access GPS navigation, record rides, get range estimates based on your most recent riding pattern, view the health of your battery, switch between kick-to-start and zero-start modes, turn the headlight on/off, and activate the digital lock.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go Mobile App

Safety is also of paramount importance when choosing a scooter and the Go cuts no corners. Its mechanical drum brake and regen system brought me to a halt from 15 mph in 3.1 meters. The regen brakes can also be used on their own to reduce wear on the drums, whilst simultaneously re-charging the battery. It’s a win-win.

Apollo Go Drum Brake

As for ride quality, it’s another slam-dunk. The Apollo Go is equipped with a dual suspension system that combines a spring at the front with a rubber block at the rear to effectively neutralize shocks and vibrations. Coupled with the juicy – and self-healing – tires, this setup guarantees a smooth ride. I scored it a 6/10 on my shock absorption scale – where 1 was stiff and 10 was super soft.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go's Acceleration

Factor in the 14-degree rake angle, 40-inch deck-to-handlebar height, and 23.2-inch tapered deck, and you have a model that’s tailor-made for a stable, balanced, and nimble ride.

Apollo Go Handlebar Turn Signal in Action

The highlights don’t end there: a highly protective IP66 rating ensures that it remains impervious to the damaging effects of dust and water, a 360-degree lighting rig keeps you and the road ahead illuminated, a sophisticated management system ensures the long-term health of the battery, and a 10,000 km warranty on the stem, neck, and deck is a reassuring commitment that displays the quality of the Go’s design.

Apollo Go Bright Lights

Further Information:

Apollo Go Review

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EMOVE Cruiser S

Sale: $1,399.00 $1,499.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ELECTRICSCOOTERINSIDER

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

EMOVE Cruiser S Overview:

Building on its legendary predecessor, the EMOVE Cruiser S is an exceptional all-rounder with an ultra-smooth throttle, a fast 33 mph top speed, and a monumental 62-mile range.

Josh With the EMOVE Cruiser S

Powered by a single 52V 1000W motor and sporting (in what’s a first for a single-motor model) a Sine Wave controller, it brings improvements to the table whilst also promising the same affordable, reliable, and practical design that made the original a winner of not one but two Electric Scooter Insider Awards.

It’s well-made, looks great, and packs enough features to hold its own against many more expensive models.

Josh Riding the EMOVE Cruiser S

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Why I Recommend the EMOVE Cruiser S:

The EMOVE Cruiser S is best known for its long range and ability to support riders that weigh up to 352 lbs, however, with its excellent handling, 33 mph top speed, and enough torque to overtake those in the cycle lane, it’s also primed for fast-paced rides through the city.

EMOVE Cruiser S Rear of Chassis

From stationary, you’ll reach 15 mph in 3.8 seconds and 25 mph in 10.3 seconds. This isn’t the quickest that I’ve tested, but it’s still competitive and has more than enough zip for most.

The torque from the 1000W motor is also capable of taking on moderate slopes. Its maximum incline capability is listed as 20 degrees, however, I found that it performs best on hills up to 12 degrees.

EMOVE Cruiser S in Motion

To help you moderate this power, the stars of the show are the Sine Wave controller and ergonomic thumb throttle. While some controllers give you an instantaneous hit of power as soon as you touch the throttle, others – like the one found in the Cruiser – smooth the power delivery. A good way to think about this is to compare the controllers to an on/off light switch and a dimmer dial. While the former makes a room go from pitch black to being filled with light in an instant, the latter gradually increases the light level. The result is a responsive throttle that promises a controlled acceleration rate.

EMOVE Cruiser S Display and Throttle

The same level of control can be found in its 140 mm semi-hydraulic disc brakes. This setup is rare to see in Cruiser’s price class. From 15 mph, I came to a stop in just 2.6 meters. This is a huge improvement on the braking power demonstrated by its predecessor (3.4 meters).

EMOVE Cruiser S Semi-Hydraulic Disc Brake

Another improvement comes in the form of its 10-inch tubeless car-grade tires that are now self-healing. With a front-on profile that boasts perfect curvature, I was able to confidently lean into corners and carve in style while maintaining traction.

Alongside the front coils and rear shocks, the Cruiser serves up a suspension package that makes riding on roads a smooth experience.

EMOVE Cruiser S Front Springs

Adding to this successful formula is a frame that’s simple yet sturdy with a bunch of features that aid its user-friendliness.

Take the cockpit, for example. Measuring 25 inches, it’s among the widest of all commuter scooters. This, coupled with the flared handgrips and easy-to-reach multi-switches, allow you to ride with a strong sense of balance, control, and safety.

EMOVE Cruiser S Cockpit

The newly upgraded 4-color display lets you view key riding stats, too, while the voltmeter gives you an accurate oversight of your battery use.

Then there’s the spacious deck, multiple folding mechanisms, and bright lighting rig.

EMOVE Cruiser S Lights

Starting with the deck, it’s both long and wide enough for you to regularly change stance. By comparison, it’s 5 inches longer than the Fluid Vista’s deck.

The telescopic stem and foldable handlebars, meanwhile, go a long way to keep the Cruiser as compact as possible.

EMOVE Cruiser S Folded

And finally, the bright headlight that’s mounted low on the stem joins forces with the duo of button LEDs to make the Cruiser safe to ride at night. The turn signals up the ante in the safety department, too.

Ultimately, the EMOVE Cruiser S offers much more than the vast majority of scooters in its price class. Not only does it have an all-important top speed of 33 mph, but with a smorgasbord of features and a battery that delivers more range than scooters that cost over double its price tag, it’s easy to see why it’s a celebrated legend of the electric scooter world.

Josh on the EMOVE Cruiser S

Further Information:

EMOVE Cruiser S Review

Best Under $1,800

Apollo City Pro 2023

Sale: $1,699.00 $1,799.00 – Get Extra $50 Off With Code: ESI

Performance Report:

Tester: Josh Frisby (190 lbs, 6.1 ft)

*Based on my tests and assessments

Motor Power:

Apollo City Pro Overview:

When it comes to commuter scooters, the Apollo City Pro is RoboCop compared to the mere mortals that make up its competition. It looks the part and, above all, acts the part.

Josh Testing the Apollo City

This urban juggernaut’s dual 48V 500W motors can hit a top speed of 32 mph. And with its 20Ah battery reeling out up to 43 miles on a single charge, the adrenaline will keep pumping into that morning meeting. Throw in a proprietary design, mobile app integration, sumptuous suspension system, and self-healing tires, and you have quite the armory at your disposal.

Sure, it’s not cheap. But you get what you pay for – and in the case of the Apollo City Pro, that’s a scooter that delivers beyond expectation. It’s the creme de la creme and a standout model of the entire roster of electric scooters that I’ve tested over the years.

Apollo City Pro Accelerating

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Why I Recommend the Apollo City Pro:

So, I’ve already mentioned that the Apollo City Pro has a top speed of 32 mph in its arsenal, but that’s not the only headline. Those motors also have a nominal power output of 1000W and can conjure a monstrous peak of 2000W. Unsurprisingly, this establishes the Pro as a certified hill-eating machine.

Apollo City Pro Cruising

It’s an absolute beast out of the blocks, too. While testing it, I was able to hit 15 mph from a standing start in a blistering 2.3 seconds; for context, only the Mantis V2 is capable of a faster acceleration rate (2.1 seconds) among similarly priced models. This is some serious power.

Josh Riding the Apollo City Pro

Thankfully, the City Pro’s integrated mobile app allows you to adjust the accelerative strength – as well as the intensity of the regen brakes – to suit your experience level. You can also use the app as a navigational device, change the top speed of each riding mode, toggle between kick-to-start and zero-start modes, get range estimates based on your most recent riding pattern, view the health of your battery, turn cruise control on/off, turn the lights on/off, and immobilizes it by activating the electronic lock.

Adjusting Acceleration and Braking Strength of Apollo Pro in Mobile App

Along with the Pro and the Go, the City is one of the first Apollo scooters to feature 8th-generation paddles for its accelerator and regen brakes. The difference they make in terms of ergonomics is startling. Coming complete with embedded buttons for your turn signals and riding modes, they’re among the most user-friendly that you’ll find on a scooter.

Josh Using the Apollo City Pro Regen Brake

My only minor gripe is with the display. It looks great, but it would benefit from being brighter – you have to squint to see your stats. By no means is this a huge issue, but I’d like to see the same DOT Matrix display found on the Go and Pro installed instead.

Apollo City Pro Display

One thing Apollo is famed for, however, is its peerless build quality. The City Pro encapsulates this perfectly; its proprietary frame is made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum that has undergone a stringent 103-step quality control procedure, while an IP66 water resistance rating offers all-weather protection. So confident is Apollo in the durability of the City Pro’s frame, that they placed a 10,000km warranty on it.

Apollo City Pro Sleek Frame

Besides the robustness of City Pro’s build, its design also maximizes your comfort. The handlebars stretch a wide 26.4 inches making them 6% wider than their predecessor, the rake angle – by my measurements – sits at 11 degrees to promise stability at speed, and the tapered 22.6-inch deck offers plenty of room for you to adopt a stance that best suits your riding style.

Apollo City Pro Rubber Deck

Then there’s the triple spring suspension. Working in harmony with the plush, self-healing tires, the well-calibrated springs and swingarms allow for a deep amount of travel. This setup is the same as what I tested on the 2022 model. However, this time around it feels more refined. While I found the previous model’s suspension to be a little stiff, there’s no sign of that here. As a result, I scored it 7.5/10 on my shock-absorption scale.

Apollo City Pro Rear Springs

The 20Ah 21700 cell battery is worth highlighting, too. Under realistic conditions – which include periods of fast acceleration, cruising at around 20 mph, and multiple stops – you can expect to ride for 27 miles. What’s more, the battery is supported by a management system that protects it against overheating, short-circuiting, over-charging, under-voltage, and temperature resistance. Combined, these keep the battery cells operating at optimal performance for longer.

Josh Standing On the Apollo City Pro

And fear not, when it comes to reining this bottle rocket in, the dual drums and regen system will bring you to a stop from 15 mph in 2.1 meters. This is an outstanding level of performance.

Apollo City Pro Rear Drum Brake

Add to this a 360-degree lighting rig, a simple yet effective folding mechanism, and a sleek anti-corrosive metallic finish, and you have a scooter that leaves a firm tick in the safety, portability, and style boxes.

Apollo City Pro Folded

Does this scooter have any real weaknesses? Few, if any. I was so enamored by the Apollo City Pro that it quickly became one of my all-time favorites.

Apollo City Pro Front Swingarm

Further Information:

Apollo City Pro Review

Comparison

Compare 30 MPH Electric Scooters

The table below compares the best 30 mph electric scooters across their performance, specs, price, and more.
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SPLACH TwinSPLACH TwinSPLACH MukutaSPLACH MukutaApollo GoApollo GoEMOVE Cruiser SEMOVE Cruiser SApollo City Pro 2023Apollo City Pro 2023
Where to BuySPLACHSPLACHApolloVoro MotorsApollo
Price$999$1,099$1,199$1,399$1,699
AwardBest Under $1,000Best Under $1,200Best Under $1,400Best Under $1,600Best Under $1,800
ReviewReviewReviewReviewReviewReview
Performance
Top Speed28 mph28 mph28 mph33 mph32 mph
0-15 MPH3.0 s2.7 s3.8 s3.8 s2.3 s
0-25 MPH6.1 s6.7 sn/a10.3 s6.1 s
Max Range35 miles39 miles30 miles62 miles43 miles
Tested Range21 miles22 miles17.6 miles48 miles27 miles
Braking2.8 meters2.1 meters3.1 meters2.6 meters2.1 meters
Shock Absorp.5.5/106.5/106/106/107.5/10
Max Incline22 degrees22 degrees25 degrees20 degrees20 degrees
Optimal Incline13 degrees13 degrees12 degrees12 degrees13 degrees
Specs
Motor48V 600W (x2)48V 600W (x2)36V 350W (x2)52V 1000W48V 500W (x2)
Nominal Power1200W1200W700W1000W1000W
Peak Power2000W2208W1500W1600W2000W
ThrottleFingerTwistThumbThumbThumb
Battery48V 15.6Ah FST48V 15.6Ah FST36V 15Ah FST52V 30Ah LG48V 20Ah FST
Charge Time7.5 hours8 hours7.5 hours12 hours4.5 hours
BrakesDrums (x2), ElectronicDiscs (x2), ElectronicDrum, RegenSemi-Hydraulic Discs (x2), ElectronicDrums (x2), Regen
SuspensionSprings, SwingarmsSprings, SwingarmsSpring, Rubber BlockSprings, ShocksTriple Springs, Swingarms
Tire Size8 inch8 inch9 inch10 inch10 inch
Tire TypeSolid (Rubber)Solid (Rubber)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)Air (Tubeless, Self-Healing)
Weight53 lbs66 lbs46 lbs52 lbs65 lbs
Load220 lbs265 lbs265 lbs352 lbs265 lbs
FoldabilityFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at StemFolds at Stem & HandlebarsFolds at Stem
IP RatingIP54IP54IP66IPX6IP66
LightsHeadlight, Taillight, DeckHeadlight, Stem Strip, Deck LEDs, Taillights, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn SignalsHeadlight, Taillight, Turn Signals
TerrainStreetStreetStreetStreetStreet
Testing & Analysis

How Did I Test the Scooters?

To find the best 30 mph electric scooters, I tested the performance of 14 models that claimed to reach speeds of between 25 and 35 mph. Based on the results of my tests, I selected the 5 top performers.

Key to my selection was each scooter’s top speed, acceleration, handling, and braking, while I also assessed the power of their motors.

You can learn more about how I test below:

Electric Scooters That I Tested:

Click through the photo carousel to see all of the scooters that I tested for this guide.

Top Speed Test:

As expected, one of my key decision-making factors, was each scooter's top speed. However, it’s important to note that top speed alone did not qualify a scooter for a place on my list.

Here, it was important to not get carried away with speed stats as each scooter needed to hit other performance criteria to achieve a well-rounded profile.

Josh on the Fluid Vista

Delving deeper into the test criteria, I ensured that each scooter was tested on a level playing field. This meant dialing their performance settings up to the max, pumping their tires up to the recommended PSI, and making sure that their batteries were fully charged. I then put the pedal to the metal on a long, dry, and flat stretch of road.

To widen the field of potential candidates, I opened the assessment of top speed up to all scooters that claimed to reach between 25 and 35 mph.

Further Information:

How I Test Top Speed

Acceleration Test

As is always the case with electric scooters – top speed is more of an ego metric, while acceleration is where the excitement resides.

SPLACH Mukuta Accelerating

To assess each scooter, I collected results on the time that it took them to reach 15 mph and 25 mph.

Further Information:

How I Test Acceleration

Motor Power Assessment

Top speed and acceleration are, of course, clear indicators of each scooter’s performance, but the size and power of their motors are also worthwhile investigating.

EMOVE Cruiser S Motor

Here, my main objective was to assess motor power relative to price. To do this I compared their voltage, watts, nominal, and peak power outputs. Based on my tests, I found that:

  • Higher voltage = Greater torque and a faster acceleration
  • Higher wattage = Faster top speed
  • Higher nominal power = Faster continuous speed without overheating
  • Higher peak power = Greater torque and power, resulting in a faster acceleration and top speed for short periods before overheating

Based on my data, the scooters capable of reaching speeds of between 25 and 35 mph typically operated between 48-52V with 600-1200W of nominal power and 800-2000W of peak power.

Handling & Ride Quality Tests

Throughout my years of testing electric scooters, it has become clear that handling and ride quality can make or break a scooter. They, after all, determine how much enjoyment you’ll get from riding.

To thoroughly assess these areas, I reported on each scooter’s stability, control, and comfort through a series of tests.

Josh Testing the Apollo Go's Load-Bearing Capacity

Firstly, I identified the models that had the best distribution of weight across their frames. These felt the most balanced and provided the foundation for confidence-inspiring rides at top speeds. For example, I chose to exclude the Fluid Vista from my top picks because despite having one of the fastest top speeds, its handlebars and stem were underweighted making it feel jittery.

Josh Testing the Fluid Vista

Next, I paid particular attention to how their dimensions and geometry impacted their control. Here, I found that the wider the handlebars, the greater my control; the larger the space on the deck, the more room I had to find a natural riding stance; and the higher the deck-to-handlebar height, the better my posture. I also took note of the accessibility of their cockpits to determine how easy it was to change riding mode, control the lights, and use the throttle/brakes.

Josh Riding the SPLACH Turbo

The last area of assessment was made on each scooter’s ability to remain nimble and soak up shocks. To do this, I focused on the size, profile, and tread of their tires, whilst I also gave each model’s suspension a score out of 10 on my shock absorption scale.

Braking Test

To judge the safety of each scooter, I measured the distance that it took them to stop from 15 mph.

I repeated the braking test five times for each scooter and averaged the data.

Josh Braking on the INOKIM Ox

The average stopping distance of my top picks was 2.5 meters, meaning all of the scooters achieved either a “Very Good” or “Excellent” braking performance rating.

Further Information:

How I Test Braking Performance

Results From My Performance Tests:

See how the electric scooters stack up against each other across the metrics of top speed, acceleration, maximum range, tested range, and braking.

Top Speed

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test top speed.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,399
33 mph
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
32 mph
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
28 mph
SPLACH Twin
$999
28 mph
Apollo Go
$1,199
25.5 mph

Acceleration (0-15 MPH)

Ordered from fastest to slowest – Learn about how I test acceleration.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
2.3 s
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
2.7 s
SPLACH Twin
$999
3.0 s
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,399
3.8 s
Apollo Go
$1,199
3.8 s

Maximum Range (Riding Slow)

Ordered from longest to shortest range.

ScooterPriceMax Range
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,399
62 miles
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
43 miles
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
39 miles
SPLACH Twin
$999
35 miles
Apollo Go
$1,199
30 miles

Realistic Range (Riding Fast)

Ordered from longest to shortest range – Learn about how I test real-world range.

ScooterPriceReal-World Range
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,399
48 miles
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
27 miles
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
22 miles
SPLACH Twin
$999
21 miles
Apollo Go
$1,199
17.6 miles

Braking (From 15 MPH)

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance – Learn about how I test braking performance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
Apollo City Pro
$1,699
2.1 meters
SPLACH Mukuta
$1,099
2.1 meters
EMOVE Cruiser S
$1,399
2.6 meters
SPLACH Twin
$999
2.8 meters
Apollo Go
$1,199
3.1 meters
Change Log

Recent Updates

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Josh Frisby
Josh Frisby

From basic budget and feature-packed commuters to all-terrain trailblazers and ultra-performance behemoths, I've spent the last 5 years testing every type of electric scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so that I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another. See how I test electric scooters or check out my guide to the best electric scooters. Contact me anytime: josh@electricscooterinsider.com

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