There’s nothing quite like that moment when your first electric scooter arrives on your doorstep.
You’ve put it all together, you’re ready to go, and you open the front door… to the disappointing sight of rain.
You might be surprised to know that only 40% of electric scooters are equipped with water-resistant ratings (based on my independent research of 99 scooters). And those that are, vary in the level of protection they provide. To avoid bad weather putting a dampener on your good mood, you’ll need to be sure that your scooter comes with the proper certification.
Before we dive into the scooters that I recommend, I’ve listed the most common IP ratings below. IP ratings are the official certification codes that indicate a scooter’s level of protection from water.
|IPX4||Resistant to splashes from any direction|
|IPX5||Resistant to a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray|
|IPX6||Resistant to high-pressure, heavy sprays of water|
|IP54||Protected from water spray from any direction|
|IP55||Protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction|
|IP56||Protected from high-pressure water jets from any direction|
|IP57||Protected from immersion between 15 cm and 1 m in depth|
It’s important to note that IP ratings are the only official form of certification. Anything lacking an ‘IP’ at the beginning isn’t the real deal.
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GoTrax GXL V2
The GXL V2 is one of the best-selling budget scooters because of its reliability, affordable price, and thorough feature set. Sure, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles you might find on a more expensive model, but for the price you pay, it’s excellent value for money. It boasts an IP54 water-resistance rating that’ll protect you come rain or shine.
Turboant X7 Pro
The Turboant X7 Pro is the answer for all riders on a budget who are looking for a scooter with a pacey top speed, an impressive range, and a comfortable ride quality. This scooter can go faster and further whilst still keeping the price under $500. It boasts solid construction and has a water-resistant rating of IPX4. At this price, what more could you ask for?
The Apollo Light hits all the right notes for first-timers looking for an all-rounder. Its waterproof rating of IP54 makes it suitable for riding in wet weather whilst the combination of speed, portability, and suspension system make it one of the most enjoyable city slicking scooters to ride.
For $999, the Apollo City is one full-featured and well-rounded scooter. It can withstand adverse weather with its IP54 water-resistant rating, keep you comfortable thanks to its thorough suspension and plush tires, and is also able to leave most cyclists in the dust. That’s not to mention its punchy, city-ready range and trio of excellent brakes. If you’re looking for a premium commuter, this is one scooter you should place high up on your shortlist.
This scooter brings a whole bunch of fun to the party and is perfect for casual riders who want to upgrade from their starter scooter to something with a bit more of a punch to it. A top speed of 31 mph and a maximum range of 34 miles makes this the ideal city adventurer. Its IP54 water-resistant rating, excellent suspension system, and overall durability make this an awesome all-rounder both on and off-road.
Apollo Pro 52V Hydraulic Brakes
The Apollo Pro 52V is the ideal scooter for riders looking to take their first steps into the world of extreme performance scooters. It boasts a high-quality spring and hydraulic suspension system, awesome build quality, and can propel you up to 38 mph across urban and off-road terrain no matter the weather. For the price you pay, the value for money is unparalleled.
Apollo Pro 60V Hydraulic Brakes
The Pro 60V shares the same features that make the Pro 52V such a formidable scooter but with a heart-thumping top speed of 42 mph and a ferocious acceleration curve. You can count on the 60V to get your blood-pumping whilst the extended range and buttery-smooth ride quality make getting from A to B a breeze. At $2,299, it is an investment but more importantly, it’s a scooter that you’ll be eager to take out for a spin as often as you can.
Wolf-like in both name and nature, this scooter is a thrill-seeker’s dream and is sure to get your blood pumping. It delivers on speed, power, and range, whilst the IPX4 water-resistant frame is durable enough to withstand the most challenging riding conditions. It’s excellent value for money given what it can do compared to other scooters in the same price bracket.
Apollo Pro 60V Ludicrous
The Apollo Pro Ludicrous has the fastest acceleration rate of all and allows a unique element of customization thanks to its Stormcore controller. With an IP54 water-resistant rating and extra-durable frame, it can withstand most riding conditions too. This is one for super scooter enthusiasts, looking to dig into the makeup of their ride and alter it to their specifications.
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GoTrax is renowned for designing and building top-quality budget scooters that get you where you need to go with minimal stress or effort. The GXL V2 is one of the best models they offer and is a firm favorite amongst scooter aficionados.
Part of what makes this such a well-loved scooter is that it features a sturdy and reliable build despite its low price tag of $269.99. As well as featuring a high level of durability that can support riders up to 220 lbs, it also has a water-resistant rating of IP54 so it’s protected from water spray coming from any direction. In real terms, this means you can feel comfortable riding the GXL V2 in light rain without having to worry about it suffering any long-term damage.
This is ideal if you’re a commuter and need to get to work whatever the weather. The GXL V2 also comes with 8.5-inch air-filled tires which have increased performance even in wet conditions. This is because they’re able to generate more traction than their solid rubber counterparts (often found on cheap scooters), keeping you stable and balanced.
They also do a great job of absorbing shocks from the road which is key to keeping you comfortable. This is especially important for two reasons. Firstly, if you’re buying this as a commuter scooter, the chances are you’re going to be using it fairly regularly so you want a scooter that’s enjoyable to ride. Secondly, this scooter doesn’t come with any additional suspension, so the cushioning from the wheels is the only thing keeping you steady. As a result, I’d steer clear of particularly bumpy or uneven surfaces and stick to smooth roads to get the best of the GXL V2.
Although it’s no racing scooter, the GXL V2 has a city-appropriate top speed of 15.5 mph. For those of you that will be weaving in and out of city streets, you’ll rarely find yourself needing to go any faster than this. The 250W motor gives just enough power to allow you to accelerate quickly and considerably shorten your commute whilst still keeping you safe when riding alongside pedestrians or road traffic. It also allows you to ride up hills with a 14% incline grade, although those at the steepest end of this range will cause you to slow.
When it comes to budget scooters, if there’s one area that tends to fall below par it’s the brakes, however, the quality GoTrax prides itself on means that’s not a problem with the GXL V2. It’s equipped with a rear disc brake as well as a front regenerative brake, both of which are decently strong and deliver reliable stopping power. It’s pretty awesome to see a high-efficiency brake such as a disc brake on a model this cheap and it’s part of what sets this scooter apart from the pack.
The GXL V2 ticks all of the boxes a commuter scooter should, however, it’s worth noting that it’s more suitable for shorter journeys, or those that involve public transport. This is because it has a total range of 12 miles, although more aggressive riding will reduce this. Because of the smaller battery, it only takes 4 hours to charge, but if you need to go further, or you’d like to avoid public transport as a result of the current climate, I’d recommend taking a look at the GoTrax Ultra or Elite, both of which have the same waterproof rating but a longer range (16 and 18.6 miles respectively).
At 26.4 lbs, the GXL V2 is exceptionally lightweight and as a result, very easy to lift and carry, especially because its one-step folding system allows you to collapse it within seconds. This gives you a nice compact package, even if the handlebars don’t fold. Regardless, it’ll be easy to store at work or home and doesn’t take up a lot of space.
What about the added extras? Well, the V2 features a digital display that will allow you to keep an eye on your speed and battery life as well as giving you the option to initiate cruise control when you want to relax without having to worry about maintaining your pace. Next to the display, you’ll find a button for changing gear and operating your headlights. Sadly, the V2 comes with a rear reflector rather than a taillight, so I’d recommend purchasing additional lighting if you plan to ride in the dark regularly. Or, you can upgrade to the GoTrax Apex.
The GXL V2 is one of the best-selling budget scooters because of its reliability, affordable price, and thorough feature set. Sure, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles you might find on a more expensive model, but for the price you pay, it’s excellent value for money, especially if you’re a commuter. It’ll get you to and from the office in no time, come rain or shine.
Are you looking for an electric scooter with a larger range that won’t blow your budget completely out of the water? Don’t worry, it’s not an impossible task. Such scooters do exist and the Turboant X7 Pro is the best of them all.
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This scooter’s standout feature is its longer-than-average range. The X7 Pro can keep going for up to 30 miles, which is almost unheard of for a scooter that costs less than $500. This kind of mileage is perfect for riders with further to go and will serve as a great alternative to public transport.
Unlike the majority of other models, the X7 Pro’s battery is fitted to its stem, rather than being stored in the deck. The advantage of this is that it’s easily detachable, meaning it can be removed from the scooter for more flexible charging. This will come in handy if you live in a top-floor apartment and don’t want to lug your scooter to the top. It also functions as a great security feature when you’re out and about. If you have to leave the X7 Pro on its own, taking the battery with you acts as a pretty cool theft deterrent.
The cherry on top of the cake is that a detachable battery extends your range indefinitely. Riders can invest in a second battery pack so that if your first one runs dead whilst you’re out and about, you can quickly swap it with a fully-charged unit and gain a whole other 30 miles. Handy, huh?
The only downside to this is that the placement of the battery does make the scooter front-heavy. Luckily, the X7 Pro boasts very solid construction and a sturdy stem that helps to support the extra weight. In fact, this scooter can also support more weight in general, making it a great choice for riders up to 275 lbs.
So, we’ve established that the X7 Pro boasts an impressive set of performance features but what about its protection against water? It features an IPX4 water-resistant rating. This means it can resist light water splashes, so it won’t be damaged if you happen to ride through puddles after a downpour. Its 10-inch air-filled tires are also great for keeping you steady on wet surfaces.
I’ve been caught in the rain riding the X7 Pro a few times. The foot deck stays grippy but it is important to note that the rear wheel does skid a little on smooth, wet asphalt when the brake is applied. However, I only experienced this while riding at top speeds. Keeping the speed lower eliminates this issue as long as you gradually pull on the brake as opposed to quickly engaging it – just like when you would ride a bike and skid the back tire as a kid.
The plush tires do play a large part in keeping you comfortable, though. Like the GoTrax GXL V2, the X7 Pro doesn’t come with any suspension, so the tires are the main thing protecting you from harsh impacts. They provide a great level of shock absorption, but I’d still recommend avoiding large potholes or rough surfaces.
The X7 Pro performs above expectations when it comes to speed. Its 350W motor will allow you to reach a top speed of 20 mph and has enough power to carry you up hills with a 15% incline grade. This kind of speed means you’ll be able to ride more comfortably in the bike lane and the responsive acceleration makes weaving around other road users safe. Compared to the older X7 model, the Pro has a significantly quicker acceleration curve.
To compensate for the quicker pace, the X7 Pro comes with not one, not two but three braking mechanisms. These include an electronic throttle-controlled brake, disc brake, and foot brake. When used together, these will bring you to a comfortable stop in as little as 5 meters. This is exceptionally good for a scooter at this price and the added safety factor that comes from such a robust braking system shouldn’t be underestimated.
It’s also well-equipped to keep you safe at night, too. This is thanks to its 3W front headlight and rear tail light. With both of these turned on, you’ll be more visible to other road users and pedestrians, however, I’d still recommend purchasing additional lighting to improve your visuals on particularly dark roads.
Your lights can be operated from the handlebars, where you’ll also find a smart LED screen that clues you into the scooter’s real-time riding stats, including speed and battery status. From here, you can also change gear, switching between the 3 different riding modes the X7 Pro offers. Each setting has its different speed limitations, so you can choose the best one for any given situation (Beginner – 6 mph, Eco – 10 mph, Sports – 20 mph).
For a budget scooter that only costs $449.98, the Turboant X7 Pro delivers a lot for what you pay. The extensive range alone makes it fantastic value for money. Add the punchy top speed, excellent construction, and general high quality and I think it’s safe to say this scooter is a bargain. It’s an excellent option for riders who want a scooter for daily use or weekend adventures and need to keep their costs below $500.
Canada-based Apollo has a reputation for producing high-quality scooters and offering fantastic post-purchase support, making the Apollo Light an attractive option for beginners and commuters looking for a straightforward transport option. The lightest and most compact model Apollo produces, the Light is reliable, city-ready, and gives a taste of what the world of premium electric scooters can offer.
Just because the Light comes labeled as an ‘entry-level’ option doesn’t mean Apollo has shirked on the speed or acceleration. Its 350W motor has a max output of 500W, meaning that you’ll be able to go as fast as 22 mph, whilst also being able to easily scale 10% inclines. Plus, its surprisingly quick pick-up makes for confident and safe cruising. You can reach 15 mph in just 6.2 seconds.
More experienced scooterists might find it a little lacking in speed, but Apollo has an extensive range of performance scooters if you want something with extra pace.
The Light strikes a great balance between power and portability. It weighs 37 lbs which places it in the top 35% of scooters (based on 99 models) that are easy to lift and carry. It also boasts foldable handlebars and an easily collapsible frame, making it compact enough to store in even the most awkward of spaces. Both of these are crucial for a great commuter scooter.
Lightweight it might be, but fragile it’s not. The Light is constructed from a sturdy aluminum frame and features the trademark Apollo blue, black, and white design. It’s able to support riders up to 220 lbs and its spacious deck encourages riders to find a natural riding stance for optimum comfort as well as providing enough space for a detachable seat. It also comes with that all-important certified IP54 rating. This means that it’s protected from gentle water spray, so light rain doesn’t pose a problem.
Although it’s aimed at scooter rookies, the Light isn’t a basic machine. It comes with many features you’re more likely to see on premium models, such as its thorough suspension system. Until recently, it was equipped with dual spring suspension in the rear and an additional spring shock in the front. Now, it features a dual fork suspension system in the front, resulting in an ultra-smooth ride across city roads. This level of suspension is pretty rare to see on a scooter that costs less than $800.
Alongside the suspension, the 8.5-inch air-filled tires cushion the ride. Plus, the tires are fairly low maintenance – you just need to keep an eye out for flats and make sure that they are pumped up to the correct PSI, just like you would with a bike.
Its brakes are also designed to be robust enough to function with minimal input. It features a drum brake in the rear alongside a regenerative motor brake, both of which Apollo claims require three times less maintenance than other brake alternatives. They are capable of bringing you to a stop in around 4.2 meters which is excellent for an entry-level scooter. Plus, the good thing about drum brakes is that they tend to perform better in wet conditions compared to disc brakes.
In addition to its pace, comfort, and portability, part of what makes the Light such a great scooter is its range. It has a maximum mileage of 22 miles, although realistic riding conditions will result in around 16 miles. This is ideal for those of you with shorter journeys or who plan to stick closer to home.
The Light is fitted with a 48V 10Ah Dynavolt battery which has been shown to perform at the same high standard as LG batteries. This isn’t surprising given that you’ll usually find these on motorcycles rather than scooters and so you can rest assured that your scooter is being powered by a high-quality unit. When you need to recharge, it’ll only take 4.5 hours with the standard charger, but if you splash the cash for the fast charger, you can reduce this down to an incredibly fast 2 hours.
Like all the electric scooters in this list, the Light gives you visibility over your riding stats thanks to the LCD display on the handlebars. It shows your battery and speed as well as allowing you to initiate cruise control. However, unlike other beginner scooters, you have the option of customizing your scooter to your personal preferences. This includes swapping measurement units as well as for deciding between running the Light as a kick-and-go scooter or a zero-start. If you plan to ride in the rain, I would stick with the kick-and-go setting to avoid spinning the back tire.
The chances are you’ll find yourself riding in the dark at some point. Previously, the Light came equipped with dual front headlights that sat directly above the front wheel, but since they updated the scooter to include the new fork suspension, the headlights have now been integrated into the front of either side of the deck. The same button lights are in the rear, too. These will make you visible to other riders however I’d recommend purchasing some additional lighting to help you see further and keep you as safe as possible.
The Apollo Light costs $799 which is on the expensive side for a beginner’s scooter but well worth the money considering what you get. It can be ridden in a variety of conditions and is designed specifically for city riders who are constantly on the move. This is an excellent option for those who are new to the game but want a scooter that comes from a well-respected brand. The 24-month warranty will also help you ride with more confidence and extra customer support is available at all times to help first-timers in a pinch.
If you like the look of the Apollo Light but you’re not new to this game and you want a scooter with a bit more to give, take a look at the City. This is Apollo’s designated commuter scooter, combining speed and range without compromising on rider comfort or portability.
Like its younger brother, the City comes with an IP54 rating meaning it can handle light rainfall. This is key for riders who are likely to find themselves riding in all weather conditions, especially if you’re trying to avoid using public transport.
As with all Apollo scooters, the City boasts outstanding and reliable build quality. Each component fits together well and prioritizes durability. As a result, this scooter can support heavier riders up to 260 lbs, which is around 40 lbs more than your average run-of-the-mill scooter. The deck is also very spacious so you can find a comfortable stance on its grippy surface. Covered with a textured blue and black tread, this will also help to keep you stable if you get caught in a light shower.
Speaking of wet riding conditions, the City also features 8.5-inch pneumatic tires. As I’ve mentioned before, these have a reputation for generating good traction on wet surfaces, preventing you from slipping and losing your balance. The tires also provide good shock absorption for a comfortable riding experience across even the roughest urban streets.
This is complemented by an awesome suspension system. With dual springs in the rear and a single spring in the front, the City is well set up to protect your joints when riding over uneven surfaces. It’ll also help to keep you steady and stable if you want to try out some light off-roading too, especially given that the deck has great clearance.
More experienced riders might find this to be a more satisfying commuter ride than the Apollo Light because of its ability to reach a faster top speed of 25 mph. The City can hit 15 mph in 4.1 seconds as well as conquering hills of up to 15% with ease. That’s not to say this scooter is a real heart pounder, but it’s more than enough if you’re planning to stick to inner-city streets.
Apollo takes the speed increase very seriously and as a result, the City comes with an extremely impressive triple braking system. It’s equipped with a rear drum brake, front disc brake, and a regenerative brake that gives added charge to your battery every time you pull the brake lever. All together, these provide consistent and reliable stopping power that can bring you to a halt in just over 3 meters. This is awesome for a scooter below $1,000.
The City is also perfect if you need to be able to go further thanks to its increased range of 28 miles. This can easily be achieved if you ride consistently in eco mode, however more realistic riding will result in around 18-22 miles. Like the Apollo Light, the City is equipped with a high-quality Dynavolt battery and features a similarly speedy recharge time. A standard charger will see you back on the road in around 8 hours but a fast charger can do it in 4.
Although slightly heavier than the Apollo Light, the City is still a perfect commuter scooter in terms of portability. It weighs a very liftable 39 lbs and its 3-second folding mechanism makes it ideal for storing at home or under your desk, especially if you collapse the handlebars.
Like all good electric scooters, it comes with a display that shows your speed, distance, and battery charge. It also allows riders to slip into cruise control which, with the additional seat attachment (available at an extra cost), makes for a truly luxurious ride. As with other Apollo scooters, the display also allows you to customize a number of your settings including the units of your measurements. This means you can tweak the City according to your personal preferences.
Lastly, it’s important to point out that this scooter is well equipped for nighttime riding and features front and rear lights in addition to funky underdeck lighting too. This makes you easily visible to other road users, however, I’d recommend purchasing an extra headlight to help your visibility on darker than average roads.
It might be one of their primary uses but electric scooters aren’t just good for commuting. They make the perfect companion for weekend adventures and city explorations. Fittingly, the Apollo Explore is perfect for this, injecting a surge of fun into your travels.
A lot of this excitement comes as a result of its 31 mph top speed. With this kind of pace, you’ll be able to leave most cyclists floundering behind you as well as keeping up with faster traffic too. The 1000W motor means that riders up to 265 lbs should be able to reach 15 mph in just 3.5 seconds as well as storming up 20% inclines without a problem. This acceleration and torque are a step above your basic commuter and entry-level machines and are a big part of why this scooter is so fun to ride.
Another point in its favor is how well this scooter can cope on a variety of terrain including smooth asphalt and grassy fields. It can even handle some very light off-road trails too, although its strengths lie mainly in road riding. This is down to its dual spring suspension system and 10-inch pneumatic tires, both of which work hard to keep you stable and steady, absorbing impacts with ease and delivering a smooth, comfortable ride even when rolling over large obstacles. Not to mention, the IP54 rating protects the Explore from dust as well as splashing water.
In addition, its pneumatic tires have a great grip on slick, wet surfaces whilst the anti-slip texture of the spacious deck will stop your feet from slipping and sliding.
You can expect stellar performance from the Explore’s brakes too. It comes equipped with high-quality disc brakes in the front and rear. These deliver strong stopping power, slowing you down quickly and efficiently, without feeling jerky or unstable. It also has a regenerative brake that sends a boost of energy to your battery, keeping you going for longer even when you’re slowing down.
The Explore boasts a generous 34-mile range, so you’ll be able to stay out on your scooter for longer, venturing further. Like the majority of Apollo scooters, the Explore is fitted with a high-quality Dynavolt battery, guaranteeing optimum performance for many rides to come. It’ll take around 8 hours for the Explore to recharge once it runs flat, however, if you invest in the fast charger, you can cut this time in half and get back out on the road in just 4 hours.
Because of the heavier motor and bigger battery, the Explore is heftier than its younger siblings, weighing in at 52 lbs. It’s safe to say that you won’t want to be lifting and carrying this around for very long. On the bright side, it boasts a speedy folding system, including foldable handlebars, so can be collapsed into a very compact package, ideal for storing.
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The Explore cockpit features the same command center as other Apollo scooters, alongside a bell. From here, you can monitor your riding stats as well as making adjustments to the scooter’s base settings. Not a big fan of kick-to-start? No problem, switch it up and swap to zero-start mode. You can also engage cruise control which, when combined with the attachable seat (purchased separately at an additional cost), feels positively indulgent.
The Apollo Explore is a treat for the eyes once the sun sets and its many lights turn on. If you want to show your new scooter off, this is the way to do it. It features an LED light strip running the length of the stem as well as side-mounted headlights, dual taillights, and jazzy under-deck lighting.
Given its faster top speed and more extensive range, the Apollo tips over the $1,000 mark, costing $1,299. In my opinion, this is well worth the money considering the features it offers and how much fun you’ll have riding this terrain-agnostic scooter. Plus, as with all Apollo scooters, the 24-month warranty is reassuring for riders both old and new. This is a true all-rounder and I’d recommend it for anyone who’s looking to graduate from their current starter scooter but doesn’t want to make the financial leap to something as powerful as the Apollo Pro quite yet.
Although Apollo has a large portfolio of electric scooters, the Apollo Pro 52V is where things start to kick up a notch. If you’re looking for the care and detail evident in the other Apollo models but with an added surge of speed, power, and range, look no further. The Pro is the answer to your prayers.
At face value, the Apollo Pro cuts a similar profile to its siblings, touting the same black, blue, and white frame alongside the sturdy deck, branded with Apollo’s anti-slip tread.
However, the Pro carries itself with the attitude befitting a high-performance scooter, from the swingarms to its insectoid arch over the front wheel, giving it the look of a praying mantis crouched ready to spring into action.
This comparison isn’t misplaced — even the slightest pressure on the Pro’s throttle is enough to send it surging forward. You’ll notice a marked difference between the Pro’s take-off and that of the Apollo Explore because this scooter is fast. It can reach an awesome top speed of 38 mph, going from 0 to 30 in a mere 6.2 seconds. With a scooter this quick, you won’t need to worry about being relegated to the bike lane.
Its awesome power and torque come from its dual 1000W motors, each of which has a peak output of 1200W. It’s no surprise that it can conquer 40% hills, maintaining speed just as easily as it would on the flat. There’s nothing cautious about this scooter — as soon as you hit that accelerator, you better hold on tight.
A scooter with this much power needs the brakes to match and Apollo doesn’t disappoint. The standard Pro comes fitted with dual disc cable brakes as well as an electric regenerative brake that slows your motor and recharges your battery all at once. Although these deliver responsive braking power, Apollo offers the option to upgrade these to hydraulics for an extra $150. I’d recommend doing this if you have the budget as it will result in more efficient braking – which is crucial if you are riding in subpar weather conditions.
Wet weather riding is supported by an IP54 rating, which, as previously discussed, means that rather than only being protected from light water spray, the scooter is also protected from dust. The performance of the Pro in adverse weather conditions is further benefited by the plush 10-inch pneumatic tires which have a good grip on slick surfaces. They also help to give the Pro its standout ride quality. Combined with the front spring and rear hydraulic suspension system, they cushion you from the terrain underfoot letting you glide effortlessly.
Alongside superior ride comfort, the range on offer can keep you going for hours at a time. Rather than the Dynavolt batteries used in other Apollo models, the Pro is fitted with an LG battery that can keep the wheels rolling for up to 56 miles on a single charge, although this is dependent on riding conditions. You’ll see the full range if you stick to eco or single motor mode, but if you prefer to go all out and ride in dual or turbo, this will halve to around 25-35 miles. When it comes to recharging, a regular charger will get you back out on the road in 10 hours, but if you invest in the fast charger this will reduce down to 5.
Like all scooters from Apollo, the Pro’s build quality is one of its defining features. Built for riders up to 330 lbs, this is one sturdy machine with a frame designed to withstand the pressure of extreme performance riding. Based on my independent research and testing, it sits in the top 18% of scooters for load capacity (i.e. it can support more weight than 82% of all other scooters). The deck is even wide enough to accommodate a seat attachment (available separately at an extra cost) for those days when you want to sit back and enjoy the ride.
The degree of customization available with the Pro is also a big bonus for riders that like to tweak their scooter so it matches their exact preferences. You can choose between various starting modes (kick-to-start or zero-start), as well as adjusting the strength of your regenerative brake and selecting your desired measurement metric. All of this can be controlled from the handlebar display, where you’ll also find controls for the scooter’s lights.
Because of its high-performance nature, the Pro is a fairly heavy scooter, weighing 77 lbs. Although it can handle commuter routes with ease, the daily rat race is not where you’ll see the best of it and as a result, it hasn’t been designed with portability in mind. However, it features an efficient folding mechanism to make storage that little bit easier.
The Apollo Pro will set you back $1,849 and it’s worth every penny. It’s the ideal gateway into the big, bad world of extreme performance scooters and serves as a great introduction for riders looking to upgrade from your run-of-the-mill city cruisers without committing to more outrageously priced models.
The Apollo Pro 52V is an amazing scooter, but did you know it’s only the first of 3 different versions of the Pro? Second on the list is the Apollo Pro 60V which delivers to the same high standard as its younger sibling, but with even more power.
This scooter is all about performance and boy does it deliver. It features dual 1200W motors that will let you reach a stunning high of 42 mph. With this kind of speed on tap, you’ll be able to easily keep pace with fast-moving traffic. The extra power also means that the Pro’s torque and acceleration are off the charts. You’ll be able to go from 0 to 30 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Speed fiends won’t be disappointed with this rocket-like take-off.
Because of its responsive acceleration curve, the Pro 60V is also an undisputed champion of hill climbs. It can easily scale inclines with a 40% gradient without losing momentum or speed. Max out the throttle and feel the Pro fly up sheer slopes with ease.
With greater speed comes a greater need for strong braking, and I can assure you that the brakes on the Pro 60V are exceptional. Unlike the Pro 52V, these won’t need to be upgraded for an additional cost because dual hydraulics come as standard. As a result, you can expect crisp and precise braking that you can rely on from the off, no matter the weather.
Like other Apollo models, the Pro 60V upholds the brand’s reputation for high-quality, reliable scooters. Like the Pro 52V, its IP54 water-resistance certification means you can ride it in light to moderate rainfall, whilst the solid aluminum frame and robust build allows it to withstand the wear and tear of rigorous riding. Plus, the spacious deck features an anti-slip rubber, helping riders up to 330 lbs keep their balance in wet weather. It’s hard to find any faults at all.
The same can be said of the Pro 60V’s ride quality. It features plush 10-inch pneumatic tires that help to cushion against harsh impacts whilst also increasing your grip on wet roads. These are complemented by an excellent suspension system, consisting of dual spring shocks in the front and rear. Together, these are responsible for delivering a smooth and consistent ride across the vast majority of terrain.
Like the Pro 52V, the 60V can travel for long distances but does have slightly fewer miles to give because of the extra power being drawn to the large dual motors. In a best-case scenario, you can expect a maximum of 50 miles. If you ride aggressively and put the proverbial pedal to the metal, then this will halve.
Nevertheless, the high-efficiency Samsung battery allows you to extend your rides and keep going for longer than 73% of all other scooters (based on my independent research of 99 models). This will appeal particularly if, like me, you regularly forget to charge your electronics once they run flat. When you do need to re-juice, the 60V comes with two charging options. The standard charger is included with the scooter and will take around 10 hours to recharge, whereas the fast charger can be purchased at an additional cost and will see you back out on the road in 5 hours.
The 60V features the same handlebar control display as the Pro 52V, giving you visibility over your riding stats as well as a limited level of customization. From the cockpit, you can also operate your lights. The 60V comes with front and rear button lights located on the deck, as well as cool under-deck effects, to light you up when riding at night. Despite this, I’d still recommend purchasing an additional headlight for greater visibility.
At 77 lbs, the Pro 60V isn’t a particularly lightweight scooter, but against comparable scooters, it sits in the typical weight range of 66-80 lbs. The weight also helps to play a role in better scooter control during wet weather conditions. With the addition of your body weight, the tread on the plush 10-inch tires has enough downward force to generate the traction needed to stop without skidding.
As with all Apollo scooters, one of the biggest advantages is the warranty. You’ll receive 24 months of cover, which is reassuring when investing in a scooter like this one. The first 12-months will cover you for manufacturer defects, whereas wear and tear is protected for the entire 24-months. It’ll give you an added boost of confidence to go out and make the most of what the Pro has to offer. Apollo has solid post-purchase support, too, and they’re only a phone call away if you run into any problems.
If you thought the Apollo Pro had a monopoly on high-powered performance scooters, think again. The Wolf Warrior is every bit as ferocious as its name, featuring a monstrously oversized frame and chunky aesthetic that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a Mad Max film.
It has the bite to back up its bark too. This beast of a scooter can reach a phenomenal top speed of 50 mph. This is down to its dual 1200W motors, combining to give a peak power output of 5400W and a stunning acceleration rate that matches the Apollo Pro 60V. The Wolf’s throttle is so sensitive you only have to look at it before this scooter starts pulsing with the energy to go. Unsurprisingly, hill climbs are a breeze — the Wolf Warrior can conquer inclines up to 30%, which is steeper than even San Francisco’s most vertical streets.
A large reason for its awesome potential is down to its inherited pedigree. The Wolf Warrior might be Kaboo-branded, but its drivetrain is made entirely of Mini Motors USA parts. This means it has the same innards as the infamous Dualtron range. In case you didn’t know, these scooters are the most powerful on the market and the Wolf Warrior sits comfortably in their category of insane riding.
Because of its awesome speed, the Wolf Warrior features some of the best brakes money can buy. Equipped with full hydraulic brakes on each wheel, it delivers braking that is precise, controlled, and consistent to bring you to a stop quickly. In fact, these are some of the strongest brakes you’re likely to come across in the world of high-performance scooters.
Although this scooter is all about serving up thrills and adrenaline, that doesn’t mean rider comfort has to suffer. The 11-inch tubeless pneumatic tires help to keep you balanced, as well as generating increased traction in wet weather. Their oversized profile absorbs shocks across a variety of terrain to keep your ride smooth as well as functional – after all, it is at home off-road.
The majority of the shock absorption here, though, is done by the massive front dual hydraulic forks and rear dual spring suspension system. This system has the same amount of power as seen on motorcycles which is fitting given that the Wolf has more in common with its fiery cousins than some of its tamer electric scooter siblings. Its strength lies in its ability to keep you grounded and comfortable even when flying along in the highest speed setting.
The suspension and tires might fulfill their basic purpose of delivering a smooth ride but there’s much more to them than that: they open the door to the world of off-road riding. This is because, at its heart, the Wolf Warrior is an off-road machine through and through. At the point of purchase, you even have the option to choose off-road-specific tires (instead of road tires) that are designed with a knobby tread to help you increase your traction on loose surfaces like dirt, rocks, and sand. Everything about this scooter is designed to keep you safe in extreme riding conditions.
This extends to the Wolf Warrior’s structure and build quality, too. It has excellent ground clearance so you can safely execute jumps, whilst the frame is sturdy and durable enough to deal with the wear and tear of serious off-road conditions, all whilst supporting riders up to 330 lbs.
The Wolf’s integrity is kept in check with the IPX4 water-resistant rating, too. It is resistant to water splashes from any direction and muddy puddles won’t faze it. The rubber coating of the spacious foot deck also helps you to keep your footing if water does happen to wash over your standing area.
Without a doubt, the Wolf Warrior distinguishes itself when it comes to speed, durability, and off-road capabilities, but it also manages to deliver a thoroughly impressive range too. It can travel up to a maximum of 70 miles on a single charge which is considerably more than the Apollo Pro 60V and its more extreme brother, the Ludicrous.
This is thanks to the massive 35Ah LG battery. Most scooters will experience a drop in mileage when ridden in the most aggressive settings, but thanks to the Wolf’s high-quality LG unity, you should see upwards of 45 miles. When it comes to recharging, the Wolf will get you back out on the road in an impressively fast 8 hours.
Because of the massive motors, large battery, and ultra-chunky frame, it should come as no surprise that the Wolf Warrior is a hefty beast. It weighs an eye-watering 101 lbs, so you won’t be able to lift it easily on your own. It’s unlikely that you’ll be taking this on the subway with you. However, it does fold for storage when you’re not using it. As mentioned with the Apollo Pro 60V, the weight helps to play a role in better scooter control during wet weather conditions. With the addition of your body weight, the gippy tread on the tires has enough downward force to generate the traction needed to stop without skidding.
As well as the drivetrain (mentioned above), the Wolf Warrior also uses the same EYE throttle display as found on Dualtron scooters.
With this, you have visibility over your speed and battery stats, and the ability to customize the performance configuration. The handlebars also feature a very loud horn and power control buttons. From here, you can operate the plethora of lights that the Warrior comes with. It has two super-bright front headlights, a rear tail light, as well as deck and ground effects. This is one scooter that you won’t have trouble seeing in the dark with.
At $2,599, the Wolf Warrior is a worthwhile investment, especially when compared to other extreme performance scooters in the same category. For example, it’s clear to see the Wolf’s value for money when you compare it to the Dualtron Ultra, an off-road monster that matches the Wolf Warrior for performance. The Ultra retails for around $3,990, which is a whopping $1,391 more than the Wolf. To sum it up, it’s fun, it’s fierce, and it’ll make every adrenaline junkie’s blood sing. It lives up to its name with its wolfish attitude and once you’ve stepped foot onto it, most electric scooters will pale in comparison.
If you’re looking for a waterproof scooter with acceleration that tests the boundaries of physics and can push your riding experience beyond anything you could ever imagine, look no further. As its name implies, the Apollo Pro Ludicrous is one insane machine with the sole purpose of flooding your body with adrenaline and heady endorphins.
Although its 44 mph top speed is lower than that of the Wolf Warrior, it’s the acceleration on this thing that gives it its reputation as a certified land rocket. It has the fastest acceleration rate ever tested. It can go from 0-15 mph in a mere 1.7 seconds. The sensitive thumb throttle makes it easy for you to hit top speeds, surging forward at the slightest pressure.
This kind of responsiveness makes it an awesome hill climber, giving it a faster rate of ascension. It also means you’ll be able to roar your way up inclines with a 40% grade. This is steeper than any urban hill you’re likely to come across so you’ll have to venture off-road to test this scooter’s limits.
Regardless of your terrain, the Ludicrous is well-equipped to deal with varying riding conditions. It’s incredibly well-built and the frame is almost indestructible, able to support heavier riders up to 330 lbs. It comes with an IP54 water-resistant rating, meaning that it can withstand water spray from any direction, and as a result, you can ride it in moderate rainfall without worrying about sustaining long-term damage.
It’s fitted with luxuriously large 10-inch pneumatic tires that have increased traction in wet weather, as well as helping to take the edge off harsh impacts. If you’re planning to ride off-road regularly, you can also upgrade to heavy-duty knobby tires for improved ride stability on uneven terrain.
Complementing the tires is a best-in-class suspension system that features front spring and rear hydraulic shocks to help deliver a smooth and consistent ride quality. As a result, you’ll always feel stable and in control, even when testing its razor-sharp acceleration.
The speed this scooter demonstrates demands some serious braking power to counteract its ferociousness. The Ludo has taken all of the braking power from its younger sibling, the Pro 60V, and built on it. The Ludicrous doesn’t disappoint. It features full hydraulic brakes as well as an electric regenerative brake. Together, this gives you precise stopping power, putting you firmly in control of your ride and tempering its eye-watering acceleration.
Thanks to the 52V 22.5Ah battery, the Ludicrous has a maximum range of 56 miles, making those longer journeys possible. This is down to the fact that this scooter is powered by high-quality Samsung cells, which are a rarity in the electric scooter game and deliver top-notch performance. However, it is worth noting that if you plan to ride aggressively, your range will reduce by almost half. A regular charger will see you back out on the road in 10 hours, although a fast charger will get you there in 5.
For a scooter that can go this fast and this far, the Ludicrous is fairly manageable. It, like the rest of the Apollo Pro range, weighs 77 lbs, which is much less than the gargantuan Wolf Warrior. It’s still not a lightweight machine and you won’t want to carry it for long periods, but for an extreme performance scooter, it’s pretty portable. It folds down neatly too, allowing for convenient storage.
So far, the Ludicrous ticks all the same boxes as the other Apollo Pro models, albeit with faster acceleration, but what makes it stand apart from the crowd? It’s all down to the Stormcore controller. Originally made for electric skateboards, this is the part of the Ludicrous that controls its two motors. What’s so great about this is that it features a Bluetooth radio that connects to the Stormcore app. This allows you to tweak your scooter’s performance with a new level of finesse.
This app also functions as your digital display — you won’t find a built-in screen anywhere on the handlebars. The scooter doesn’t come with a designated phone mount for this, so if you want to have eyes on your stats in real-time, you’ll have to purchase one separately.
If customizing your scooter through the app wasn’t enough, the Ludicrous also comes with a USB cable that allows you to connect the scooter to your computer. This gives users even greater control over how their scooter rides, however, this isn’t something that inexperienced scooterists should consider tampering with. Any customization, including that offered by the Stormcore controller, could go very wrong if you aren’t sure what you’re doing.
Like all extreme performance scooters, the Ludicrous is an expensive piece of kit, costing $3,299. It won’t be within everyone’s budgets, but if you’re the kind of rider that likes to control your riding experience on a granular level, the Ludicrous is an investment well worth making. The level of customization you can achieve is unparalleled, allowing scooter enthusiasts the room to tinker and tweak until their heart’s content.
Waterproof Electric Scooters by Type
Foldable, Light & Most Portable
- GoTrax GXL V2 – Weighs 26.4 lbs and has folded dimensions of 43.3 x 17.1 x 4.6 inches
- Turboant X7 Pro – Weighs 33 lbs and has folded dimensions of 42.6 x 16.5 inches x 18.1 inches
- Apollo Light – Weighs 37 lbs and has the most compact folded dimensions (39 x 6.9 x 15.7) thanks to its telescopic stem and foldable handlebars
- Turboant X7 Pro – An excellent budget commuter that has a decent speed, ticks the portability box, and an extended 30-mile range
- Apollo Light – The Light has a 22-mile range perfect for medium commutes, whilst remaining portable and easy to store. It’s perfect for beginners
- Apollo Light – Ideal for those looking for a premium commuter. It combines power, portability, and comfort to get you from A to B in style
- Wolf Warrior – (Hilly, rocky, bumpy, and mountain-esque) – Equipped with best-in-class suspension, high clearance, and a bomb-proof frame. You also have the option to order the Wolf Warrior with specific knobby off-road tires.
- Apollo Pro 52V Hydraulic Brakes – (Trails, forest, and hiking paths) – A hydraulic-spring suspension mix and large pneumatic tires result in a comfortable ride across light off-road trails.
- Apollo Explore – (Grassy areas such as parks and fields) – Features dual-spring suspension and slick road tires that will allow you to traverse grassy areas whilst maintaining ride quality.
- Wolf Warrior – 11 x 3.5-inch pneumatic tubeless tires
- Apollo Pro 60V Ludicrous – 10 x 2.5-inch pneumatic tires
- Apollo Pro 60V Hydraulic Brakes – 10 x 2.5-inch pneumatic tires
- Apollo Pro 52V Hydraulic Brakes – 10 x 2.5-inch pneumatic tires
- Apollo Explore – 10 x 2.5-inch pneumatic tires
- Turboant X7 Pro – 10 x 2-inch pneumatic tires
- Wolf Warrior – Supports up to 330 lbs
- Apollo Pro 60V Ludicrous – Supports up to 330 lbs
- Apollo Pro 60V Hydraulic Brakes – Supports up to 330 lbs
- Apollo Pro 52V Hydraulic Brakes – Supports up to 330 lbs
- Turboant X7 Pro – Supports up to 275 lbs
Which Electric Scooters Are Waterproof?
Based on all of my reviews, here are the best waterproof electric scooters (ordered by price):
- GoTrax GXL V2 – $269.99
- Turboant X7 Pro – $449.98
- Apollo Light – $799.00
- Apollo City – $999.00
- Apollo Explore – $1,299.00
- Apollo Pro 52V Hydraulic Brake – $1,849.00
- Apollo Pro 60V Hydraulic Brake – $2,299.00
- Wolf Warrior – $2,499.00
- Apollo Pro 60V Ludicrous – $3,299.00
Did You Know: Only 40% of electric scooters are equipped with water-resistant ratings (based on my independent research of 99 scooters)
Can Electric Scooters Be Used in the Rain?
It depends on the electric scooter. Electric scooters that come with a water-resistant rating of IPX4 or higher can be ridden in the rain without sustaining long-term damage, however, the level of rain they can handle depends on the standard of their certification. For example, scooters with a rating of IPX4 can only withstand very light rain, but those with an IP57 certification won’t be harmed by even the heaviest of showers and are waterproofed against full submersion.
Despite this, it isn’t recommended that you ride in the rain for prolonged periods. Even with the reassurance of a certification, other factors can make riding in wet weather dangerous. Where you can, try to stick to dry days or light showers at the most.
Can You Wash an Electric Scooter?
Yes, you can. However, there’s a bit more to it than just dousing it with a bucket of water. Although the scooters that I have reviewed each come with a water-resistant rating, that’s not the case with all models. The majority of scooters have no certification at all.
As a result, when you’re washing your electric scooter, make sure that all areas where water could seep in are tightened up and use a precision tool (such as a toothbrush — you don’t need to get fancy) to get into the hard to reach areas around the wheels and brakes. Using a wet sponge to wash down the scooter’s frame is a safe way of removing excess dirt and dust but resist the use of a pressurized hose spray to wash it down.
How Do I Protect My Scooter From Rain?
The easiest way to protect your scooter from the rain is to avoid riding during a downpour. If this is unavoidable, make sure to only venture out into weather that your scooter’s certification can handle. Between rides, make sure that your scooter has the chance to dry out completely and when not in use, invest in a waterproof cover to keep it dry.
Can You Ride an Electric Scooter in the Winter?
Generally, as a rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to avoid riding in extreme winter conditions, especially if there’s snow involved, however, for some, that isn’t always possible. Luckily, with the proper preparations, winter doesn’t need to spell the end of your scooter excursions.
If you find yourself having to venture outside on your scooter, make sure to swap your summer tires for winter-ready alternatives that are wider, softer, and have a thicker tread as well as reducing your speed as much as possible to increase your steering and braking control. Also, make sure you wear bright clothing to keep you visible at all times.
When it comes to charging your scooter, resist the urge to plug it in as soon as you step through the door. Give the battery a chance to warm up first. It’s also important to make sure your scooter dries thoroughly after every ride — lingering moisture could mean disaster for your electronic components.
These precautions are only necessary if you have no choice but to use your electric scooter in the winter. It’s much safer to use alternative methods of transport if you can when the weather takes a turn for the worst.