Best 35 MPH Electric Scooters (All 3 Were Hand-Tested)

After hand-testing a range of electric scooters that can hit 35 mph, we selected the top 3.

From the size and power of the motors (including voltage, watts, top speed, torque, and acceleration) to the controllers and batteries, we carefully assessed the performance of each scooter. Alongside the above, we also made sure to pick the models with the best tires, safety features, suspension, durability, and overall build quality.

35 MPH Electric Scooters

Our Top Picks:

See which electric scooters we recommend for reaching speeds of up to 35 mph.

Under $1,500
Apollo Ghost
Apollo Ghost
$1,499.00 $1,599.00
Under $1,750
VSETT 9+R
VSETT 9+R
$1,625.00
Under $2,000
Apollo Phantom
Apollo Phantom
Cyber Week Deal: $1,899.00 $2,299.00

Take a closer look at our recommendations by viewing the scooters in the categories below.

Or, if you'd rather view the scooters by performance (e.g. top speed, range, braking, etc), or by type (e.g. for heavy adults, portability, etc), click on either of the below.

See our top picks organized by speed, acceleration, range, and braking performance.

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Under $1,500

Apollo Ghost

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Apollo Ghost
Best 35 MPH Electric Scooter Under $1,500

Motor Power :

The Good:

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Summary

With two 52V 800W brushless motors, the stunning Apollo Ghost delivers a peak power output of 2,000W. That’s more than enough torque to give it a top speed of 34 mph and give you a hair-raising ride that doesn’t skimp on thrills.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Apollo Ghost is its eyecatching industrial design. Released on Halloween, it is adorned with skeletal, peek-a-boo cut-outs that complement the matte black finish with gunmetal highlights. Combined with the geometric shape of the frame and its structural parts, the Ghost gets our stamp of approval where design is concerned.

Josh on Apollo Ghost

However, the impressive nature of this scooter doesn’t stop there and continues when you look under the hood. With a high-quality 18.2Ah Dynavolt battery, dual-spring suspension, 10-inch air-filled tires, and a set of features designed to prioritize user-friendliness, the Apollo Ghost is not to be missed.

Apollo Ghost Rear Wheel

Why We Recommend It:

The Ghost isn’t the largest scooter we’ve tested but provides plenty of deck space for both feet to rest comfortably. The deck measures 18 by 9 inches, so it’s easy to adjust your stance on longer rides. Plus, the kickplate adds an extra 4 inches of space allowing for more aggressive riding styles.

Apollo Ghost Full Deck

When it comes to the frame, it is made from an aluminum alloy and feels solid at all times. Typically, scooters with foldable handlebars – like those on the Ghost – can suffer from some wiggle room in the joints that fold and unfold. Fortunately, the Ghost’s handlebars screw into one another making for a secure structure that remains solid as a rock.

Apollo Ghost Folded Handlebars

When creating the Ghost, the designers at Apollo set out to make it as compact as possible – at least within the realms of what could be achieved with a performance scooter. While at 64 lbs, it’s still relatively heavy, they succeeded by adding several folding mechanisms. The stem folds and clicks into a hook at the rear of the deck, and once the handlebars have been folded, it measures 50.5 (L) x 9.3 (W) x 21 (H) inches when folded. This makes it small enough to pack in a trunk or under a desk, but if you want to carry it onto public transport, you might need to look for something lighter.

Apollo Ghost Folded

After having ridden many Apollo scooters, we have become accustomed to expecting a certain level of ride quality, and the Ghost is no exception. The large pneumatic tires and front and back dual spring suspension mean that you’ll be smiling happily as you glide over most surfaces, even some rougher trails. The tall stem and wide-spanning handlebars further aid its handling.

Back of Apollo Ghost Handlebars

Turning our attention to performance, the Ghost doesn’t disappoint. The dual motors will take you from 0 to 15 mph in just 2.3 seconds and to 25 mph in 5.3. While it’s not as quick as some other dual-motor electric scooters, it beats both the VSETT 9+R and Apollo Phantom.

Apollo Ghost Rear Motor

Continuing in its line of top-quality performance, its braking ability is another tick in the Ghost’s favor. With an impressive stopping distance of 3.4 meters from 15 mph, you can tell that this scooter that’s been designed with safety as a priority. You get mechanical disc brakes on each wheel alongside an electronic regenerative brake that harvests wasted energy and feeds it back into the battery.

Apollo Ghost Zoom Hydraulic Disc

The brakes are operated by hand levers on the handlebars, which is also where you’ll find the QS-S4 display and throttle module. This is a commonly used device and displays your speed, distance, and battery life on a brightly lit color screen. You can also access the P-settings to control other functions, including acceleration intensity and regenerative brake strength.

Close Up of Apollo Ghost LCD Display

As for its lights, the Ghost is somewhat well catered for with two LED lights in the front, two in the rear, and blue deck light strips. The deck lights create an impressive glow and keep you seen by other road users, but the front lights are too low to provide sufficient visibility for night riding.

Rear View of Apollo Ghost With Lights On

Overall, the Ghost is an impressive scooter. It combines both design and performance with an affordable price to make it stand head and shoulders above its similarly-priced competitors.

Dramatic View of Apollo Ghost Frame

Further Information:

Apollo Ghost Review

Under $1,750

VSETT 9+R

Now: $1,625

 at Rev Rides

VSETT 9+R
Best 35 MPH Electric Scooter Under $1,750

Motor Power:

The Good:

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Summary:

With a top speed of 33 mph and a maximum range of 40 miles, the VSETT 9+R is a versatile entry-level performance scooter. Its dual motors and suspension mean it's as comfortable on forest trails and dirt paths as it is on city roads.

VSETT 9+ Frame

If you're looking for a stunning scooter with the convenience and portability of a commuter model, alongside the speed and range of a performance model, then the VSETT 9+R is exactly what you're looking for.

Combining explosive bubblegum blue accents with a robust black frame and a dynamic swingarm suspension system that makes it a dream to ride, you won’t want to step foot off it until you’ve run the battery dry.

VSETT 9+ Front Motor

Why We Recommend It:

After you’ve admired the stylish frame, bubblegum blue highlights, and swept-back handlebars, you'll notice the number of safety features surrounding the folding joint at the bottom of the stem.

With several points of contact, the triple locking mechanism has been designed to hold the stem securely in place as you ride. This is a well-executed feature that uses several backups to ensure that the 9+R doesn’t suffer from the same stem wobble that blighted its predecessor. After extensive testing, we can confirm that VSETT hit the nail on the head delivering a scooter whose every component is rock solid.

VSETT 9+ Triple Folding Mechanism

Compared to many performance scooters, the 9+R is relatively small and light. Although it weighs 55 lbs – more than the 42 lb threshold I usually recommend for commuter scooters – its foldable handlebars and relatively thin, yet long deck means that it boasts impressive portability credentials.

VSETT 9+ Folding From Rear

When it comes to comfort, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of ride that the scooter was able to deliver. While the 8.5-inch air-filled tires have a relatively small diameter compared to their counterparts (i.e. the Apollo Ghost and Phantom – which both have 10-inch tires), they took on most lumps and bumps in their stride.

VSETT 9+ Tire Tread

The swingarm suspension works wonders alongside the tires to protect you from the disruptive rhythms of the ground below. Both the front and rear suspension systems share the same spring and swingarm setup so the travel of the springs and the damping are well balanced.

VSETT 9+ Front Swingarm Suspension

Interestingly, the tires boast a larger-than-normal width. Usually, tires that measure 8.5 inches have a width of 2 inches or 2.5, at a push. However, those on the VSETT 9+R benefit from being 3 inches wide. This increases the profile of the tire that remains in contact with the ground. As a result, the 9+R maintains traction, even when leaning into corners or carving from side to side.

VSETT 9+ Full Frame

With the VSETT 9+R proving its maneuverability and handling credentials, let’s move our focus to acceleration. For a scooter with dual motors that are both smaller (650W vs 800W) and less powerful (48V vs 52V) than that of its closest rival – the Apollo Ghostit has a surprisingly nippy acceleration rate. Plus, compared to other scooters in its weight class, it sits at the top of the list.

Close Up of VSETT 9+ Rubber Handgrip

The dual 650W motors pack a punch and will even take on challenging inclines, making the 9+R a well-rounded scooter. This brings us to its battery. Equipped with a large 21Ah LG battery, it boasts a respectable maximum range of 40 miles – which aligns with its 35 mph counterparts. Under realistic conditions, where you let the throttle rip, you can expect a range of 25 miles – which, again, is in line with the other scooters on this list.

VSETT 9+ Rubber Strip on Deck

The 9+R also comes with a set of hand-operated, dual mechanical disc brakes. These are highly responsive and quickly bring you to a halt at any speed. In general, I prefer scooters with hydraulic brakes, but I found that these were easily able to provide the stopping power needed for the motors.

VSETT 9+ Front Disc Brake

If we move our attention back to the handlebars, you'll see that the 9+R boasts a QS-S4 display. This common display unit is found on scooters from entry-level budget models up to ultra-performance beasts. The only thing that’s different about this QS-S4 and those you see on other models – like the Apollo Ghost – is that it is encased in a plastic mold that could be mistaken as a doppelganger for the EY3 MiniMotors display.

VSETT 9+ QS-S4 Display and Throttle

The display is large, easy to read, and bright enough even in direct sunlight. Here, you can view your speed, distance, battery life, and riding mode, as well as customize features like the auto-turn-off and cruise control settings.

If you're looking for an electric scooter that combines a portable frame with power and versatility, then the VSETT 9+R may well be the all-star that you’ve been searching for.

VSETT 9+ Kickstand

Further Information:

VSETT 9+R Review

Under $2,000

Apollo Phantom 52V

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Apollo Phantom
Best 35 MPH Electric Scooter Under $2,000

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Summary:

The Apollo Phantom is a stunning combination of innovation, performance, and sophisticated style. Available in two versions, you have the option of picking up the Phantom with either regular disc brakes or upgrading to hydraulics.

Compared to the other two scooters on this list – the Apollo Ghost and VSETT 9+R – the Apollo Phantom is a significant step up. With two 52V 1200W motors and a high-quality 23.4Ah Dynavolt battery, it offers more power and a higher top speed of 38 mph. Although the speed, acceleration, and single charge range are in the same ballpark as the other scooters on this list, when it comes to features, ride quality, and handling, no other 35 mph electric scooter can touch the Phantom.

Why We Recommend It:

For less than $2,000, the Apollo Phantom is one of the most exciting, well-designed scooters. It comes in several options, but by choosing the 52V battery and mechanical brakes, the price drops to $1,899, saving you up to $500.

Apollo Phantom Durable Frame

After your first time on this scooter, you'll quickly see why it was one of the most anticipated releases. Designed in Canada, it went through several iterations to be perfected into the current version and is still one of the most popular models amongst experienced riders and scooter enthusiasts.

Apollo Phantom Frame

Luckily the Phantom comes with a simple riding mode toggle and several customizable settings that let you tame the beast as you get used to it.

Much like the Apollo Ghost, the Phantom has a stunning geometric design. The most eye-catching elements are the large 8.5 by 20-inch deck, angled rear kick plate, silver swingarms, and commanding cockpit. All of the structural parts are made from a robust aluminum alloy, and areas of the design – like the stem – have been double-reinforced to ensure long-lasting durability.

Apollo Phantom Stem

Despite being made from lightweight materials, the scooter weighs 77 lbs. This is hardly surprising given the large motors and battery, but it still folds easily. In fact, the Phantom sports three independent safety mechanisms that consign stem wobble to history. Once the stem is upright and locked into place, it is rock solid – making the Phantom a great choice for aggressive riding. The stem even felt sturdy and secure when I took it on challenging off-road trails.

Close up of Apollo Phantom Folding Mechanism

Once the stem is folded, a hook on the rear of the handlebars clips securely into a cutout in the kickplate. As a result, you can pick it from the stem.

Apollo Phantom Handlebars Hooked into Kickplate

With two 1200W motors, you may correctly assume that this scooter can deliver high levels of torque and acceleration. It's capable of hitting 15 mph in 2.5 seconds and speeding up to 25 mph in just 5.6 seconds. While this is impressive, it's not quite as quick as the cheaper Apollo Ghost. The Ghost is undoubtedly a fast scooter, but the Phantom is an unrelenting beast; that extra power in the motors means that it will keep that high level of performance even on steep hills and rough terrain. So, while other scooters may slow down, the Phantom will keep powering ahead.

Apollo Phantom 1200W Motor

When it comes to the brakes, the cheapest version of the Phantom comes with standard mechanical brakes. While these do a good job by bringing you to stop in 3.4 meters from 15 mph, for some riders, it may be worth paying the extra money for the hydraulics. From 15 mph, the hydraulics bring you to a stop in 3.0 meters – a 12% improvement over the regular discs.

Apollo Phantom Rear Disc Brake

As well as the front and rear disc brakes, you get an electric regenerative brake, which enhances the stopping power and directs any lost energy back into the battery. You can also adjust the strength of the regen brake across 5 levels where 1 is the weakest and 5 is the strongest.

Apollo Phantom Frame From the Rear

One of the most obvious features of the Phantom, besides its power credentials, is its unique quadruple spring suspension. Combined with large 10-inch pneumatic tires that sport a tread suitable for all terrains, bumps and curbs are sufficiently dampened leaving you feeling well protected from jolts and vibrations. On our scale of shock absorption – where 1 is extremely stiff and 10 is extremely soft – we scored the Phantom a 7/10.

Apollo Phantom Dual Rear Springs

Alongside the suspension, another of the Phantom’s most notable features is its large HEX display. This is a premium feature explicitly designed to be used on this scooter (i.e. Apollo hasn’t used a standard display found on other scooters). The HEX is a sizeable center-mounted console that makes it easy to take in all the essential information at a glance. Here, you can also adjust customizable settings and see your speed and predicted miles left in the battery.

Apollo Phantom HEX Display

Other extra features include a lock spot in the neck. This makes it easier to secure the Phantom to a bike rack or similar object. The Phantom also features a particularly well-thought-out system of lights. It has a high-mounted, built-in 1000 Lumen headlight, front deck lights, taillights, and integrated rear turn signals.

Apollo Phantom Headlight Turned On

This affordable performance scooter deserves its popularity. It excels in every category and if design and ride quality are among your priorities, then the Phantom will make a great choice.

Apollo Phantom Deck

Further Information:

Apollo Phantom Review

By Performance

Our Top Picks by Speed

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPriceTop Speed
Apollo Phantom$1,89938 MPH
Apollo Ghost$1,49934 MPH
VSETT 9+R$1,62433 MPH

 

Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPrice0-15 MPH (Seconds)
Apollo Ghost$1,4992.3 s
Apollo Phantom$1,8992.5 s
VSETT 9+R$1,6242.7 s

 

Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 25 MPH

Ordered from fastest to slowest.

ScooterPrice0-25 MPH (Seconds)
Apollo Ghost$1,4995.3 s
VSETT 9+R$1,6245.4 s
Apollo Phantom$1,8995.6 s

 

Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
Apollo Phantom$1,89940 miles
VSETT 9+R$1,62440 miles
Apollo Ghost$1,49939 miles

 

Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)

Ordered from longest to shortest.

ScooterPriceMax Range
Apollo Phantom$1,89925 miles
VSETT 9+R$1,62425 miles
Apollo Ghost$1,49922 miles

 

Our Top Picks by Braking Performance

Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.

ScooterPriceBraking From 15 MPH
Apollo Ghost$1,4993.4 meters
Apollo Phantom$1,8993.4 meters
VSETT 9+R$1,6243.4 meters

By Type

Cheapest:

Apollo Ghost – $1,499.

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Cheap Electric Scooters

Heavy Adults:

Apollo Phantom – Supports up to 300 lbs.

Fastest:

Apollo Phantom – 38 mph.

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Fast Electric Scooters

Longest Range:

Apollo Phantom – 40 miles (25 miles in fastest speed setting).

Off-Roading:

Apollo Phantom – Quadruple springs, swingarms, and terrain-agnostic tires.

Most Portable:

VSETT 9+R – 55 lbs and foldable handlebars.

Commuting:

Apollo Ghost.

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Biggest Wheels:

Apollo Phantom – 10 x 3.25 inches.

Hill Climbing:

Apollo Phantom – 25 degrees.

Suspension:

Apollo Phantom – Quadruple springs and swingarms.

Further Information:

Electric Scooters With Suspension

Waterproof:

Apollo Ghost – IP54 water-resistance rating.

Optional Seat Attachment:

None.

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Josh Frisby

Josh Frisby

Josh, Founder of Electric Scooter Insider. Over the last 4 years, I’ve tested countless scooters, amassed a database of 140+ models, and helped thousands of people find the right scooter. All of the scooters that I review are put through a rigorous review process so I can clearly distinguish where one is better or worse than another.

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