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At only $999, the SPLACH Twin is the cheapest dual-motor electric scooter ever.
With a 600W hub motor in both the front and back wheel, you can reach an impressive top speed of 28 mph. This eagerly awaited model is set to disrupt the scooter market as we know it; you can reach higher speeds and access more performance features than ever before at this price point.
Built on the lightweight yet sturdy frame of the SPLACH Turbo Plus, the SPLACH Twin straddles the line between commuter and performance scooters.
It’s compact, portable, has a 28-mile range, and with dual swingarm suspension, it's exceptionally versatile. With enough power to attract the attention of more experienced riders, the Twin also provides a vast array of settings that will allow beginners to increase the difficulty level one step at a time.
Why We Recommend It:
In most cases, I recommend that a commuter scooter should not weigh more than 42 lbs. This is so that it’s light enough to be carried. However, despite weighing 53 lbs, the Twin offers enough portability to make it an attractive option for anyone making a regular commute.
The folding mechanism is intuitive, allowing you to quickly collapse the stem and handlebars into folded positions. The telescopic stem means that you can find the most comfortable height while riding but also serves to make the folded scooter smaller. Consequently, it’s a breeze to get it into the trunk of a car or store it under a desk during work hours.
As well as folding to a high standard, the SPLACH Twin is also comfortable to ride and offers more flexibility in terms of terrain than most other models at a similar price. Both wheels have spring-based swingarm suspension, which means that you can take shortcuts along trails and over grass fields without feeling the vibration in your knees and back.
The only disappointing feature is that the 8-inch tires are solid instead of pneumatic. This means you will never have to repair a puncture, but this type of tire will never provide as smooth a ride as those filled with air. Luckily, in this case, the quality of the suspension is enough to balance out the negative effect of the solid tires, and you still get a comfortable ride.
The Twin also has a quick acceleration rate and enough power to take on moderate hills, thanks to its dual motors. While there are more expensive scooters that can beat the torque and performance of it, there are no others with dual motors at this price point. This means that you won’t find any similarly priced scooter that can match its acceleration of 0 to 15 mph in 3.0 seconds and 0 to 25 mph in 6.1 seconds.
To bring you to a safe stop, you’ll find a drum brake and an electronic regen brake on each wheel. Our tests show that from 15 mph, you will come to a complete halt in 2.8 meters. If this is too intense for you, SPLACH has included an option to reduce the strength of the electronic braking. If you’re new to scooters with brakes as responsive as this, we recommend turning them down, testing them carefully, and slowly increasing them until you get the correct strength.
You’ll find various controls on the handlebars, including brake levers, turbo settings, a dual-motor toggle, and a QS-S4 display. The display is bright enough to view the key information in direct sunlight and lets you customize a range of settings.
Unfortunately, there is one area of the Twin’s design that is disappointing. With no headlight and dim side lights, buying a set of clip-on lights is a must if you want to use the Twin at night.
All in all, the SPLACH Twin is an ideal choice if you want to get your hands on an electric scooter that can hit near 30 mph top speeds on a budget.
at Voro Motors
The EMOVE Cruiser is an exceptional all-rounder with a long-range battery and a top speed of 30 mph. It’s powered by a single 52V 1000W motor, comes in various colors, has an IPX6 water-resistance rating, and is lots of fun to ride. With a telescopic stem and foldable handlebars, it’s relatively portable too.
If you’re looking for an electric scooter that combines affordability, reliability, and comfort, then the EMOVE Cruiser is the perfect place to start.
It’s well-made, looks great, and packs enough features to hold its own against many more expensive options.
One thing that stands out is its 52V 30Ah LG battery. LG batteries have a long life and will last for many more charge cycles than generic scooter batteries. In addition, this one has an incredibly long range. Under ideal conditions, you can travel for up to 62 miles.
Why We Recommend It:
The Cruiser’s frame is simple yet sturdy and has a bunch of features that aid its user-friendliness – including the large dual spring suspension at the front, rear air shocks, large deck, and wide handlebars. The deck is spacious with enough width to regularly change stance and even place both feet side by side. Plus, with the scooter’s ability to support a rider's weight of up to 352 lbs, it has become an extremely popular model for heavy riders.
While the Cruiser’s 52 lbs weight and wide deck mean that it’s much larger than other commuter-style scooters, the telescopic stem and folding handlebars go a long way to keep it as compact as possible. So while you won’t want to carry it regularly, it may be just portable enough for some.
Some scooters with many foldable features have shaky stems or can feel unstable at high speeds, but this isn’t the case with the EMOVE Cruiser. It’s well-built, stable, and a joy to ride. The only area that suffers slightly is that there is a little wiggle room in both handgrips. However, this is to be expected from a scooter with its kind of foldable handlebars. The good news is that you can tighten either side of the bars to remove the wiggle – (this is very easy to do).
The 10-inch tires are car-grade and tubeless, so you’ll never need to mess around with inner tubes. They also combine with the front spring suspension and rear shocks to soak up bumps and vibrations. Although this is a capable scooter with great tires and suspension, you will get the best from it if you stick to well-maintained roads and don’t take it off-road.
Unlike the SPLACH Twin which has a flat front-on tire profile, the Cruiser benefits from tires whose front-on profile has perfect curvature. While this may seem trivial it plays a huge role in the Cruiser’s handling. With the rounded profile, you can lean into corners and carve in style while maintaining traction – the same can’t be said for the SPLACH Twin as there is less rubber in contact with the road and this ultimately causes slippage.
Alongside its excellent handling, the 30 mph top speed is more than enough to make it competitive in city traffic, and the acceleration will give you enough torque to overtake in the cycle lane. From stationary, you will reach 15 mph in 3.4 seconds and 25 mph in 11.0. This isn’t the quickest we’ve tested, but it’s still competitive and is more than enough for most situations. The torque from the single 1000W motor is also capable of taking on moderate inclines. Its maximum incline capacity is listed as 20 degrees, however, we found that it performs best on hills up to 12 degrees.
When it comes to braking, the Cruiser has you covered with a set of front and rear 140 mm semi-hydraulic disc brakes. This is rare to see in scooters of this price, and are combined with an electronic brake. From a speed of 15 mph, you will come to a complete stop in 3.4 meters. This isn’t quite as short as the stopping distance achieved by the SPLACH Twin, but they still do the job effectively without jolting you over the handlebars.
Moving to the cockpit, you’ll find a QS-S4 display that lets you view crucial information and even personalize some settings. There is also a built-in finger throttle and a voltmeter that lets you accurately track your battery use. On the other side of the handlebars, you can operate the horn, turn signals, and lights. The headlight is bright but mounted low on the stem. Although it works well, high-mounted lights give much better visibility at night.
The EMOVE Cruiser offers so much more than most scooters at this price. Not only does it have an all-important top speed of 30 mph and a battery whose size and quality surpasses that of its competition and even delivers more mileage than scooters over double its price, but the addition of its smorgasbord of features alongside its handling and versatility, all go a long way to make this one of the best electric scooters.
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Apollo City 2022
The Apollo City 2022 focuses less on achieving chart-topping performance in one specific area, and instead, focuses on delivering a well-rounded performance that is ideal for conquering congested cities and giving riders a scooter that they will enjoy for many years.
With exceptional attention to detail, the City’s performance goes hand-in-hand with its premium design and ride quality. Crowned as the most integrated scooter in its price category, the City is a stunning modern scooter with lots of exciting features.
Why We Recommend It:
Following on from the original Apollo City, the City 2022 has been completely redesigned from the ground up based on feedback from the Apollo scooter community. As a result, the new version is almost unrecognizable. All the parts used in its construction were purpose-built and fit together to create a super reliable scooter that offers an alternative to cars and public transport in busy city environments.
As well as having exceptional build quality, the City is stuffed full of extras, including self-healing tires, an IP56 water-resistance rating, powerful regen brakes, and a one-click folding mechanism. It runs on a single 48V 500W motor in the rear wheel hub and a 13.5Ah battery built into the deck. Together they will take you to a top speed of 28 mph and provide a range of 25 miles. (The City is rated for 30 miles, but our tests showed that 25 miles is the maximum if you ride using the fastest settings).
Unlike the old Apollo City, the new version now features the same sleek lines and flowing, slightly upswept handlebars as those on Apollo's popular Air Pro model. The black, blue, and white color scheme has also been replaced with a stylish space gray finish with orange highlights thrown in to make the scooter pop. However, this isn't a case of style over substance, as those smooth lines also translate to a solid, robust frame and a sturdy ride that puts the rider first.
The frame is made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, and the overall weight is 57.8 lbs. While this is more than the amount I would usually recommend for commuter scooters, this model makes up for it with its many features explicitly included with the commuter in mind. It has the best one-click folding mechanism we've ever tested; it's easy to use, and when riding, there’s not even the slightest stem wobble. The only issue we found was that occasionally the hook on the back of the handlebars would fall out of the latch at the rear of the deck when in the folded position; however, this doesn't happen when carrying it, so it's not a major concern.
When it comes to comfort, Apollo never disappoints, and the City 2022 is no exception. The deck benefits from a design that is reminiscent of a Penny Skateboard with it tapering at the rear to a carry handle that has dual use as a kickplate for a more aggressive riding stance.
The large 10 x 3.5-inch air-filled tires provide dampening over bumps as they soak up vibrations and provide a wonderfully wide contact surface with the ground below. This adds a feeling of stability and lets you carve from side to side with ease. Inside each tubeless tire, there’s also a thick layer of gel that flows into any hole or tear to prevent punctures.
Alongside the already impressive tires, the City has spring-loaded swingarm suspension at both the front and rear. Together these deliver a smooth ride; however, the firmness of the suspension and tread of the tires means that their design is primed for urban terrain. Ultimately, you'll notice the best performance if you stick to streets, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
With its single 48V 500W motor, the Apollo City 2022 cannot compete against scooters with dual motors (like the Apollo Ghost). But it still does exceptionally well, thanks to the rear wheel positioning of its motor. Also, it's perfectly suited to the city, where its speed and acceleration are matched with control and maneuverability, all of which the City excels at.
For most people, the 28 mph top speed and acceleration of 0 to 15 mph in 4.0 seconds will be fast enough. But if you want something with a little more torque, you may want to consider the Apollo City Pro, which comes with dual motors and a larger battery. By comparison, the dual-motor version can hit 15 mph in 2.9 seconds.
When riding your scooter around busy streets or cycle lanes, you'll need to know that you've got a good set of brakes. The City 2022 comes loaded with front and rear drums and electronic regen brakes. Drum brakes can be considered a more reliable option than discs because they come as self-contained, weather-resistant units. As a result, they aren’t prone to as much wear and tear, don’t warp, and last longer.
The regen brakes are also useful and come with a separate actuator paddle on the handlebars so you can activate them separately instead of using the mechanical brakes. When using the regen brake with the drums, the City comes to a complete stop from 15 mph in 3.4 meters – we class anything from 3.0 to 3.4 meters as good.
As well as the regen brake paddle and mechanical brake levers, the handlebars are home to a seamlessly integrated LED display, and easy-to-reach riding mode, light, and turn signal controls. Everything – including the thumb throttle – is designed ergonomically and accentuates the user-friendly design of the cockpit.
The custom display blends into the top of the stem and is more than bright enough to read at any time, even in direct sunlight. As well as showing your speed and battery life, it also has a ‘failure display' to assist with troubleshooting any problems. Another great feature of this scooter is that it comes with a mobile app that lets you personalize your scooter’s settings, set a digital lock, and even access a navigation system.
If you ride in the city, you'll know just how important a good set of lights are, particularly for riding in the evening. The Apollo City's set of built-in lights are some of the best we've seen. They're easy to operate, well-positioned, and bright. The piece de resistance is the rear turn signals. They're large enough to be seen from the back and side, and beep while in use. Plus, small flashing arrow icons show on the display when they are in use.
The Apollo City 2022 isn't the fastest scooter on this list, but it has many premium features that make it a competitive choice.
The Apollo Ghost is the bigger, older sibling of the Apollo City 2022. While there are some similarities in their appearance, the Ghost is less suited to commuting and provides affordable access to the world of performance scooters.
Its jaw-dropping geometric appearance and prominent kickplate make it stand out among the competition, but it's the fast acceleration, buttery-smooth ride, and 34 mph top speed that makes it a real winner in the 30 mph category.
A revolution in scooter design, the Apollo Ghost runs on dual 52V 800W motors and an 18.2Ah battery. If you ride conservatively, you’ll be able to get 39 miles from one charge, but if you make full use of its power, you're more likely to reach 22 miles. While this is less than most scooters in its price class, it's enough for most errands, excursions, and adventures.
Besides, the real value of the Ghost lies in its status as the fastest electric scooter in the 30 mph speed category.
Why We Recommend It:
The matte black and gunmetal finish perfectly complements the industrial style of its design. When you combine that with its impressive performance, sturdy forged aluminum frame, dual spring suspension, 10-inch air-filled tires, and thoroughbred pedigree, you'll quickly see that this isn't just a scooter, it's an experience.
If you want to mix time on paved urban roads with some light off-roading, then the Ghost will be perfect for you. It can easily alternate between terrains.
With 10-inch pneumatic tires and front and rear spring suspension, the Ghost is the perfect example of just how good the team at Apollo is when it comes to ride comfort. Although you'll notice this most on smooth urban roads, the tires and suspension soak up the irregularities of off-road trails and tracks. However, we advise avoiding rock-strewn terrain as the suspension has a habit of bottoming out – it’s best to leave this kind of environment to dedicated off-road electric scooters.
Although it isn't as big as some of the larger performance scooters – like its big bro, the Apollo Phantom – you'll still find that you've got plenty of space to stand up straight and get comfortable as you ride. The wide deck and large kickplate mean that you can regularly shift position to suit your riding style – whether that’s a relaxed cruise or aggressive acceleration.
At 64 lbs, the Ghost is too heavy to be considered portable, but it's still light enough for most people to lift into a trunk or manage a single-arm carry for a short distance. The frame is constructed from hollow tubes of forged aluminum; this was chosen to provide extra strength while remaining relatively light and manageable.
There are also several folding mechanisms designed to keep the Ghost as compact as possible; the stem folds and clicks into a hook at the bottom of the kickplate, and the handlebars fold down to make its folded form narrower than its dual-motor competitors.
Although the structure and appearance of the Ghost are impressive, the area that blew us away during our tests was performance. The dual motors can provide some serious torque and will take you from 0 to 15 mph in just 2.3 seconds and to 25 mph in 5.3. Incredibly, this is faster than more expensive models with larger motors.
Some people may find this kind of performance intimidating which is why the Ghost comes with three riding modes and a range of customizable settings that let you tame the beast until it matches your experience and capability.
Apollo didn't stop once they'd mastered the acceleration; they continued and gave the Ghost a set of best-in-class hydraulic brakes. Fitted with Zoom hydraulic discs, you'll come to a stop from 15 mph in 3.0 meters. If you want to save $150, you can opt for the mechanical disc brakes; this is a great way to save some extra money, but for me, the hydraulic option is well worth the extra layout.
As well as the disc brakes, the Ghost has electronic regenerative braking on both wheels. This slows the wheels, collects wasted energy, and feeds it back into the battery. Both braking systems work together to bring you to a smooth, yet strong stop.
Moving our attention to the cockpit, you'll find the brake levers, QS-S4 display and throttle console, voltmeter, riding mode buttons, single and dual motor toggle switch, lighting controls, and a key start ignition.
The color display shows you all the key information you need to see at a glance, including your speed, distance, and battery life. It also gives you access to various customizable settings, including acceleration intensity and regenerative braking strength. The voltmeter is a useful addition that gives you accurate insight into your remaining battery life.
On the whole, the lighting system is good, with two LED lights in the front, two in the rear, and blue deck light strips. However, the front lights are positioned too low and aren’t bright enough for night rides.
The Apollo Ghost is one of those rare scooters whose performance matches its incredible appearance. The affordable price, rapid acceleration, 34 mph top speed, and responsive brakes make it one of the most accessible and exciting ways to get your hands on your first performance scooter.
INOKIM Ox Super
An excellent scooter from INOKIM, the Ox Super has a top speed of 28 mph and delivers when it comes to range, build quality, and design. It is a great option if you want to be able to switch between on and off-road riding. However, it’s the most expensive model in our list of the best 30 mph electric scooters.
If you’ve got a little extra budget to spend and you’re after a scooter whose ride quality can be considered to be the Rolls Royce of the scooter world, then the Ox Super will be for you.
From its eye-popping orange highlights that contrast with the black frame, to the vertically integrated construction that ensures excellent build quality, and a host of features including its effortless folding mechanism, plush nimble tires, and buttery-smooth suspension that delivers a level of ride quality that not even scooters double its price can achieve, the INOKIM Ox Super has a lot to offer.
Why We Recommend It:
The Ox Super has a top speed of 28 mph, which makes it especially versatile for city riding. You can choose to blend into the bike lane or peel away into faster traffic if you need to.
The 60V 800W motor has a peak output of 1300W which gives it some power for tackling inclines, however, the acceleration isn’t as rapid as other models featured in this list. It’s by no means slow, but because the scooter requires you to have a kick start, it can’t keep up with other models that have zero start functions.
Where the Ox Super stands out is in its design. This is something that can be said of all INOKIM scooters. Thanks to INOKIM’s committed attention to detail and very high standards, if you decide to invest in one of their scooters, you know you’re buying quality. However, this does come at a cost, which is why the Ox Super is the most expensive scooter on this list. If you value brand reputation and faultless design, you may want to consider the trade-off.
One indicator of the Ox Super’s quality is the fact that it comes with a top-performing LG battery. This is one of the best batteries money can buy, and it delivers a top range of 56 miles. This is perfect if you have a long commute or you’re just planning to spend a lot of time on your scooter. However, because of the big battery, the recharge time on the Ox Super comes in at a punishing 10-12 hours, which is quite a wait.
If range isn’t so important to you, and you’d like to bring the price down a notch, take a look at the INOKIM Ox Hero. This model is near-identical to the Ox Super, just with a smaller battery (13Ah vs 21Ah) and less range (37 vs 56 miles). However, you’ll save a whopping $300.
The 10-inch tires serve as the first line of defense against irregular terrain, whilst also giving good ground clearance and keeping you balanced. They work in unison with the adjustable rubber torsion suspension, which is one of the best systems that we have ever tested – we can’t rave about it enough. You can alter the suspension depending on the type of ride you want. The Low setting is perfect for achieving optimum stability when riding at top speeds whereas the High option gives greater clearance when venturing off-road. Either way, the Ox Super is equipped to deal with whatever you throw its way.
The brakes are also strong enough to bring you to a stop whenever you need them to. Featuring a front drum and rear disc brake, the Ox Super has strong and responsive braking power that’ll kick in with the slightest pressure on the levers. It’s nothing less than I’d expect from a brand like INOKIM.
Like all good electric scooters, it comes with front and rear LED lights. This is a great safety feature; however, I recommend purchasing additional lighting as the current setup isn’t strong enough. You can operate your lights from the display, or choose to let the scooter do the work for you by enabling the light sensors on the throttle to detect when it's dark out and automatically turn the lights on.
At 61 lbs, the Ox Super is almost as heavy as the Apollo Ghost (64 lbs). It’s too heavy to be considered truly portable and despite having a 5-second folding mechanism, it isn’t suitable for carrying for long periods. If you want something to regularly take onto public transport or up and down several flights of stairs, the Ox Super isn’t the scooter for you – for this, take a look at our guide to the best foldable scooters that are compact and portable.
There’s no question that the Ox Super is an excellent scooter – it’s just as good cruising along city paths as it is surfing trails. Whether you’ve got a long commute or want to get off the beaten track, this scooter can handle it all. INOKIM is one of the best brands out there and the Ox Super lives up to its reputation.
Our Top Picks by Speed
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||34 MPH|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,399||30 MPH|
|SPLACH Twin||$999||28 MPH|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||28 MPH|
|INOKIM Ox Super||$1,899||28 MPH|
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 15 MPH
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Scooter||Price||0-15 MPH (Seconds)|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||2.3 s|
|SPLACH Twin||$999||3.0 s|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,399||3.4 s|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||4.0 s|
|INOKIM Ox Super||$1,899||5.3 s|
Our Top Picks by Acceleration to 25 MPH
Ordered from fastest to slowest.
|Scooter||Price||0-25 MPH (Seconds)|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||5.3 s|
|SPLACH Twin||$999||6.1 s|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||8.0 s|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,399||11.0 s|
|INOKIM Ox Super||$1,899||13.0 s|
Our Top Picks by Maximum Range (Riding at Slowest Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,399||62 miles|
|INOKIM Ox Super||$1,899||56 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||39 miles|
|SPLACH Twin||$999||28 miles|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||25 miles|
Our Top Picks by Realistic Range (Riding at Top Speed)
Ordered from longest to shortest.
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,399||47 miles|
|INOKIM Ox Super||$1,899||33 miles|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||25 miles|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||22 miles|
|SPLACH Twin||$999||21 miles|
Our Top Picks by Braking Performance
Ordered from shortest to longest stopping distance.
|Scooter||Price||Braking From 15 MPH|
|SPLACH Twin||$999||2.8 meters|
|Apollo Ghost||$1,699||3.0 meters|
|EMOVE Cruiser||$1,399||3.4 meters|
|Apollo City 2022||$1,499||3.4 meters|
|INOKIM Ox Super||$1,899||3.4 meters|
SPLACH Twin – $999.
EMOVE Cruiser – Supports up to 352 lbs.
Apollo Ghost – 43 mph.
EMOVE Cruiser – 62 miles (47 miles realistic).
SPLACH Twin – 53 lbs, telescopic stem, and foldable handlebars.
Apollo Ghost – 10 x 3.25 inches.
Apollo Ghost – 20-degrees.
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INOKIM Ox Super – Rubber torsion and adjustable swingarms.
EMOVE Cruiser – IPX6 water-resistance ratings
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Optional Seat Attachment:
EMOVE Cruiser – Available for $65.