Why Dual-Motor Electric Scooters Are Worth It

Why Dual-Motor Electric Scooters Are Worth It

Apollo Go Lifestyle
Caption: The Apollo Go is a lightweight, dual-motor commuter scooter made for every rider

Electric scooters come in two broad categories: single motor and dual motor. Single motor scooters can have their motor mounted in the hub of either the front or rear wheel. 

Dual motor e-scooters, of course, have motors in both wheels for twice the amount of power and torque, which gives these scooters faster acceleration, higher top speeds, and better hill climbing ability. 

Do you always need a dual motor electric scooter? No. But if you feel like you’ve maxed out the capabilities of your single motor scooter, or you’re caught between two different models and one has dual motors, consider the many benefits of below. 

All else being equal, we think dual-motor electric scooters are worth the extra cost and weight associated with them. 

Apollo Phantom

Caption: The Apollo Phantom V3 has legendary speed and acceleration thanks to its dual motor design

Increased Speed and Stability

Dual-motor electric scooters provide a significant boost in speed compared to their single-motor counterparts. The combination of two motors working together allows the scooter to reach higher top speeds, making it ideal for commuters on fast-paced city streets. 

But it's not just about speed; dual-motor electric scooters also offer superior stability. The two motors work in harmony to distribute power evenly, providing better control. This means that even when you're riding at high speeds, the scooter remains stable and balanced, minimizing the risk of accidents.

Dual-motor electric scooters offer much faster acceleration, up to twice as fast, depending on rider weight, state of charge and other factors, allowing you to quickly navigate through traffic or tackle challenging terrain without any significant drop in speed. 

The combined power of two motors ensures that you can effortlessly maneuver through tight spaces and overcome obstacles with ease, whether you're commuting to work or simply enjoying a leisurely ride.

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Higher Weight Capacity

If you’re a heavier rider, a dual motor electric scooter is almost a must for the increased torque, which means no slowdowns at stoplights or inching painfully up hills. On the whole, the most recommended electric scooters for larger riders are dual-motor scooters, simply for their increased power and load-handling capabilities. 

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Apollo Pro Rear View

Caption: The dual-motor Apollo Pro gets up to 62 miles of range on a single charge 

Longer Range 

One common concern among electric scooter users is the range, or how far the scooter can go before needing to be recharged. Dual-motor electric scooters typically have a larger battery capacity, resulting in an extended range compared to single-motor models.

This increased range is particularly beneficial for riders who need to cover long distances or have longer commutes. With a dual-motor electric scooter, you can effortlessly travel further without worrying about running out of battery power. The comfort and convenience of having an extended range make dual-motor scooters a practical choice for daily transportation needs.

Not only does the extended range of dual-motor electric scooters provide practical benefits, but it also opens up a world of possibilities for exploration. You can now embark on longer rides, venturing beyond your usual routes and discovering new places. Whether it's exploring scenic off-road trails, cruising around the city, or taking a ride through the countryside, a dual-motor electric scooter is ready for adventure.

The extended range of dual-motor electric scooters promotes sustainability and reduces an electric scooter’s environmental impact. By choosing an e-scooter as your mode of transportation, you're actively contributing to a greener future. With the ability to cover longer distances on a single charge, a dual motor reduces reliance on fossil fuel-powered vehicles and increases the range of potential uses for your e scooter.

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Off- and On-Road Versatility

With increased power and torque for climbing and racing, dual-motor electric scooters are designed to handle a range of terrain and riding conditions. Whether you're cruising on smooth city streets or exploring off-road trails, dual motors offer exceptional versatility.

One of the key advantages of dual-motor electric scooters is their ability to navigate hills and slopes with ease. The increased power and torque provided by two motors makes for seamless uphill climbs, eliminating the slow struggle riders of single motors e scooter experience on steep inclines.

Most dual motor scooters are equipped with enhanced suspension systems that provide a smoother ride, even on rough and uneven surfaces. Whether you're riding on a bumpy country road or tackling a rocky trail, you'll experience comfort and stability. 

Dual-motor scooters often come equipped with larger wheels, which also improve shock absorption and provide better traction and stability, allowing you to confidently maneuver through various riding conditions. The tires on Apollo’s scooters are self-healing tubeless pneumatic tires that won’t go flat. 

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How Dual-Motor Electric Scooters Compare to Single-Motor Models

Apollo City Pro - Single or Dual Motor

Caption: The Apollo City can be purchased in a single or dual-motor version 

When it comes to choosing between a dual-motor electric scooter and its single-motor counterpart, it's essential to delve into the details and understand the nuances that set them apart. Even when they match a dual motor scooter for total wattage, single motors can’t compete when it comes to acceleration and climbing speed and ability. 

While single-motor scooters are more budget-friendly, dual-motor scooters offer a different level of performance that is well worth considering, especially if you’re feeling like you’ve maxed out the capabilities of a single motor scooter. 

The addition of an extra motor provides a significant boost in power, resulting in an exhilarating ride every time. Whether you're zipping through city streets or hitting the trails, the increased power of a dual-motor scooter ensures you'll have the necessary torque on tap when you need it. 

Speed lovers will appreciate the advantages that come with dual-motor scooters, but not everyone needs to go fast, and a single motor scooter is perfectly sufficient for many riders. If you’re new to electric scooters, a single-motor version can be just right until you master scooter riding techniques.

Check out our guide on buying the right electric scooter for your needs

Verdict: They’re Worth It

Single-motor scooters may be a more affordable option, but it's clear that dual-motor scooters offer a wide range of benefits that make them a worthwhile investment for those who prioritize performance, speed, stability, and the versatility of on- and off-road riding.

Dual-motor electric scooters are worth it for those seeking a thrilling and versatile mode of transportation. With their increased speed, extended range, and enhanced capabilities, dual-motor scooters offer a superior riding experience. Whether you're commuting to work or exploring new destinations, the power and stability provided by dual-motor electric scooters make them a valuable investment.

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Table of contents

    1. Increased Speed and Stability
    2. Higher Weight Capacity
    3. Longer Range 
    4. Off- and On-Road Versatility
    5. How Dual-Motor Electric Scooters Compare to Single-Motor Models
    6. Verdict: They’re Worth It