The 5 Best Electric Scooters for Commuting

Office-life is starting up again. Businesses across the world are reopening their doors, and those with daily commutes are looking for a way to improve their travel experience. In the past, public transportation used to be a viable option. Now, however, stuffing into a crowded train or bus isn’t just unappealing, it’s unhygienic


Gain respite from the crowds and don a new, sweet ride for commuting—with electric scooters. 


E-scooters are portable, eco-friendly, and easy to use. A high-quality electric scooter can provide you with the vehicle-grade speed and power you need to whiz past rush hour traffic with ease. 


If you’re looking for the best electric scooter for commuting, you’re in the right place. Below, we’ll review the most important features that commuters should look for in an electric scooter. We’ll also highlight five outstanding electric scooter models, each made for a different type of commuter.


Essential Features of an Electric Scooter for Commuters

Not all electric commuter scooters for adults are made the same. Some e-scooters are better suited for recreational riders, whereas others are crafted specifically with city commuters in mind. Commuters often have elevated riding requirements.


Before we compare specific e-scooter models, let’s review a few must-have e-scooter features that all city commuters will appreciate:


  • Powerful motor – Getting to work is serious business. You need an electric scooter motor you can rely on to climb any hill with ease and power you all the way to your final destination.

  • Sufficient top speed – Every electric scooter has a top speed that’s determined by its motor. If you want to enjoy a faster commute, look for an electric scooter with a sufficient top speed. 

  • Adequate riding range – Electric scooters need to be charged regularly. An e-scooter’s range lets you know how many miles you can go before you need to recharge its battery. 


When you're relying on your scooter to get you through a round-trip work commute, an adequate range is crucial. You don’t want to invest in an electric scooter that can only get you halfway to your office. 


  • Weight – Entry-level electric scooters are usually lighter than their high-performance counterparts. Both types of e-scooters have benefits and drawbacks. 

    Lightweight e-scooters are a lot easier to carry around. If you need to bring your electric scooter upstairs or take it on public transportation, this may be important to you. While easier to carry, their low weight indicates that they lack the powerful bells and whistles of a heavier model. Additionally, lightweight e-scooters usually have lower max loads. This means that riders above a certain weight may not be able to ride them safely.


High-powered e-scooters are not as easy to carry around. That’s because they have sturdier frames, innovative suspension systems, and robust motors.

  • Foldability – One benefit of commuting with an e-scooter is being able to fold it up and store it under your desk at work. You can enjoy peace of mind, knowing it’s safe and sound inside your office.

    If you value this level of portability, make sure to purchase an e-scooter with a foldable stem and collapsible handlebars.

  • Reliable brakes – Riding an electric scooter is a relatively safe enterprise if you follow the riding laws in your city. However, speeding along on one of these vehicles can quickly go south if there’s a problem with its brakes. The safest electric scooters use several different types of brakes. This way, you always have a backup brake ready to go.

  • Durable frame – If you want an electric scooter that’s built to last, it’s a good idea to choose one that’s made of high-quality material, like aluminum.

  • Safety lights – Whether you work late hours or arrive at the office early in the morning, parts of your commute may take place in the dark. Riding in the dark can be dangerous. Other motorists may have a harder time spotting you on the streets.

That’s why it’s important to find an electric scooter that’s equipped with bright lights.  Not only will these lights help you see what’s in your path, but they’ll also ensure that other motorists don’t overlook you on the road. 


  • Shock-absorbing suspension systems – If your city’s roads aren’t freshly paved, a robust suspension system can make a world of difference in your riding experience. Proper suspension prevents you from feeling every little bump, crack, or pothole you ride over. 

  • Price – In addition to selecting an electric scooter with all of these important features, you should also choose one that’s priced right for your budget.

    If you’re buying an e-scooter for commuting purposes, it’s helpful to have a budget of $600 to $2,000 (USD). E-scooters within this price range are more likely to come with the essential features we’ve discussed so far.

What is the Best Electric Scooter For Commuting?

With these important e-scooter features in mind, let’s take a look at five of the best commuting electric scooters from Apollo Scooters:


#1 Apollo City

Aptly named, the Apollo City is an e-scooter that’s made to hit the city streets. It was created with commuters in mind, which is why it combines impressive power and portability. After using it to ascend hills and whiz past miles of congested traffic, you can stow it conveniently beneath your desk. 


With the Apollo City in tow, you’ll enjoy all of the vital safety features you need to navigate the city safely. It comes equipped with bright LED lights and a braking system that’s second to none. Thanks to its innovative suspension, bumpy roads won’t get your morning off to a bumpy start. Instead, you’ll be able to smoothly glide over potholes with ease. 


Once you’ve returned home after a long day of work, both you and your Apollo City can relax and recharge. It takes around eight hours to top up its battery. With our high-speed charger, you can cut that charging time in half. 


Apollo City Key Specs

This electric scooter’s key specs are as follows:


  • Price: $1,049 (USD)
  • Single motor
  • Top speed of 25 MPH
  • Up to 28 miles of range
  • Weight of 39 LB
  • 265 LB max load
  • Dual spring suspension system
  • Folding handlebars and stem

#2 Apollo Air

If you’re searching for a powerful electric scooter on a tighter budget, the Apollo Air may be the perfect ride for you. This model is more affordable and lightweight than the Apollo City. Despite its low price point, it offers high-quality features that you’ll be hard-pressed to find in any other entry-level electric scooter. 


For example, the Apollo Air has a shock-dampening suspension system that will leave you feeling like you’re floating through the air as you ride. This e-scooter is also light as a feather, weighing just 35 pounds. As a result, it’s easy to carry with you wherever you go. Even though it's lightweight, the Apollo Air can support riders of up to 220 pounds. 


Most importantly, the Apollo Air is a joy to ride. Thanks to its stability, simplicity, and streamlined design, you’ll enjoy every minute that you’re standing on its roomy deck. It also features a multi-faceted braking system that can keep you safe during your commute. 

Apollo Air Key Specs

The Apollo Air comes in two versions with slightly different specifications:


The Apollo Air:


  • Price: $599 (USD)
  • Single motor 
  • Top speed of 15 MPH
  • Up to 12 miles of range
  • Weight of 35 LB
  • 220 LB max load
  • Front spring suspension
  • Rear disc brake

 

The Apollo Air Pro:


  • Price: $799 (USD)
  • Single motor 
  • Top speed of 18 MPH
  • Up to 18 miles of range
  • Weight of 38.5 LB
  • 220 LB max load
  • Dual fork suspension in the front
  • Front drum brake

#3 Apollo Explore

Even if you live in the city, you may still be an adventurous explorer at heart. If so, the Apollo Explore is ready to sweep you away on countless adventures. Thanks to this e-scooter’s long-lasting battery, you can explore your city and beyond to your heart’s content without worrying about its charge. 


The Apollo Explore features terrain-agnostic technology, so you can conquer smooth streets, bumpy hills, and everything in between. It also comes with cruise control, allowing you to relax during your morning commute. Once work is over, you can visit a nearby riding trail and take advantage of this e-scooter’s impressive ability to propel you up 20-degree hills.


As with our other electric scooter models, the Apollo Explore has robust brakes and a supportive suspension system. No matter what type of terrain you take on, you can enjoy a safe, smooth ride.


Apollo Explore Key Specs

The Apollo Explore has the following specifications:


  • Price: $1,399 (USD)
  • Single motor
  • Top speed of 31 MPH
  • Up to 34 miles of range
  • 52 LB weight 
  • 265 LB max load
  • Dual spring suspension system
  • Folding handlebars and stem

#4 Apollo Ghost

The Apollo Ghost is another great option for city commuters. It comes with all of the key features you need for an enjoyable ride to work, including top-notch suspension, powerful acceleration, and even a dedicated footrest. 


Due to its double motor, it can reach impressive top speeds and hold up to 300 pounds in weight. You’ll be able to zoom by so fast that onlookers wonder if they saw a ghost. Even if others are shocked by your speed, you don’t have anything to fear on this electric scooter. It comes with a comprehensive braking system and bright LED lights, including a blue light strip along the sides of its deck. 


In addition to showcasing eye-catching lights, the Apollo Ghost features a sleek, streamlined design and durable construction.

Apollo Ghost Key Specs

Here’s what you can expect from the Apollo Ghost:


  • Price: $1,499 (USD)
  • Dual motor
  • Top speed of 34 MPH
  • Up to 39 miles of range
  • Weight of 64 LB
  • 300 LB max load
  • Adjustable dual spring suspension
  • Folding handlebars and stem

#5 Apollo Phantom

Our last pick for city commuters is the most powerful of the bunch. It has a higher price point, but you can rest assured that every penny spent bestows you with additional perks.

The Apollo Phantom is truly a vehicle-grade electric scooter. It has been extensively tested and refined, resulting in a final product that’s a cut above the rest. With the Apollo Phantom, you’ll be able to zip past traffic congestion using its incredible acceleration. Even if you come across a few potholes, you’ll be none the wiser, thanks to the Phantom’s quadruple suspension system. 


In addition to offering unparalleled power and performance, the Apollo Phantom has superb safety and security features. Its illuminating lights will keep you brightly lit on the road at night. You can also park it outside securely, thanks to its designated lock spot and key-lock ignition.


Apollo Phantom Key Specs

Here are the outstanding specs you’ll receive with the Apollo Phantom:


  • Price: $2,099 (USD)
  • Dual motor
  • Top speed of 38 MPH speed
  • Up to 40 miles of range
  • Weight of 77 LB 
  • 300 LB max load
  • Quadruple spring suspension
  • Proprietary HEX display

Elevate Your Daily Work Commute With an Apollo Scooter

Here at Apollo Scooters, we have an exceptional electric scooter for every type of commuter, from the casual city rider to the e-scooter enthusiast who’s looking to take on a variety of terrains. Whether you’re in the city to work hard or play hard (or both), one of our e-scooter models is sure to suit your lifestyle and commuting priorities. 


Each of our electric scooters is designed with excellence in mind. We aim to strike a balance between affordability, performance, and portability so you can get the essential features of a commuter e-scooter all in one.


Best of all, we carry a host of commuter e-scooter accessories, including convenient bag attachments, LED headlights, handy smartphone holders, and attachable cup holders to safeguard your morning cup of joe. 


Come shop our selection of electric scooters for commuters today. 


Sources:

(1) The Aluminum Association. The Strength of Aluminum. 

https://www.aluminum.org/strength-aluminum

(2) Electric Ride Lab. How Much Do Electric Scooters Cost in 2021.

https://www.electricridelab.com/electric-scooter-price-cost/

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