EleKtro City Vs. Apollo City 2022: Which City Ride Is Better?

EleKtro City Vs. Apollo City 2022: Which City Ride Is Better?

If you’re looking for a city ride for daily commutes and leisure trips, commuter electric scooters are built for the urban jungle.

Among the e-scooters in the market, the Apollo City electric scooter is one of the most popular choices for commuters. The American brand introduced the Apollo City 2022, bringing supreme functionality and convenience to your trips.

Meanwhile, the Australian brand EleKtro launched the EleKtro City electric scooter, offering durability, portability, and good performance at an affordable price. It may be EleKtro’s entry-level electric scooter, but it’s loaded with specs and features you see in some high-end commuter electric scooters. 

However, between these two, which one is the better choice for city riding? This electric scooter comparison dives into each ride’s specs and features and provides insight into each e-scooter.

If you’re considering buying either one, use this electric scooter review to help you decide which one fits your commuting needs.

Quick Electric Scooter Comparison

EleKtro City

Apollo City 2022


13 kg

26 kg

Max Load

100 kg

100 kg


400 W

500 W


36 V 10.4 Ah

48 V 13.5 Ah

Charging Time

3-4 hours

4 hours

Top Speed

30 kph

40 kph

Max Range

40 km

40 km





Drum Brake

Front and Rear Drum Brakes and a Regenerative Braking System


10” Pneumatic Tyres

10 x 3.5” Pneumatic Tyres



Spring Suspension System

Folding Mechanism

Easy-fold Mechanism

Easy-fold Mechanism

App Connectivity






IP Rating




2 Years or Frame and 1 Year for Motor, Controller, Body, and Battery

12 Months Warranty

Customer Service

Responsive, Offers Parts and Repairs

Responsive, Offers Parts and Repairs


When it comes to their looks, both electric scooters present a minimalist look with simple accents to keep it hip and modern.

The Apollo City scooter features an all-grey exterior from the stem, dashboard, and deck and has a white brand logo at the sides of the stem.

Meanwhile, the EleKtro City electric scooter sports an all-black body with a white accent at its folding mechanism, EleKtro logos at the front of the stem and centre of the deck, and reflective stickers on the wheels’ hubs.

Regarding build quality, both e-scooters also have durable material and a solid, premium feel. Also, both have a maximum load capacity of 100 kg.

However, the Apollo City 2022 offers extra protection against most weather conditions since it has an IP66 rating, meaning it can resist dust and high-pressure water from any direction.

If you prefer a more durable ride that can withstand most weather conditions and terrains, consider getting the Apollo City.


How well does each e-scooter perform? Based on their specs, these e-scooters have surprising results.

The EleKtro scooter uses a 400 W motor and a 36 V 10.4 Ah lithium-ion battery. As a result, it can produce a top speed of 30 kph and a maximum range of 40 km.

Meanwhile, the Apollo City 2022 uses a 500 W motor and a 48 V 13.5 Ah battery that can produce a higher top speed at 40 kph and a max distance of 40 km on a single charge.

Note that the top speeds for both rides are capped at 25 kph to comply with electric scooter laws in Australia.

Surprisingly, even with a higher battery capacity, the Apollo City produces the same maximum range as the EleKtro City.

Also, even with lower motor power, the EleKtro City has a steeper climbing ability since it has a 15° hill grade, while the Apollo City can take on 10° slopes.

However, note that actual numbers vary on the road due to external factors like rider weight, riding style, terrain, weather, etc.

Between the two, consider the Apollo City if you want more speed, and get the EleKtro if you want more power for climbing inclines.


If you want an everyday ride in the city, make sure to look for a portable electric scooter you can transport and store anywhere.

The Apollo City scooter weighs 26 kg and has an easy-fold mechanism that securely locks in place. It also provides a fairly compact e-scooter, especially when folded.

However, the EleKtro City wins in terms of portability as it has a lighter weight and space-saving features. It only weighs 13 kg, has a compact body, and has a foldable stem. Because of its weight and size, it’s easy to carry anywhere and store in small spaces. It also includes removable grips to help you reduce its size when transporting or storing.

So, if portability matters to you, opt for the EleKtro City.


Both electric scooters offer reliable braking systems and standard front and rear lights for your safety on the road. The EleKtro City electric scooter uses responsive drum brakes with a strong stopping power, ideal for emergencies.

However, the Apollo City takes safety a notch higher with its triple braking system. It uses front and rear drum brakes, plus a regenerative braking system. The regenerative brake helps recharge your battery or save more power every time you use your brakes. As a result, you get safer and longer rides.

So, if you want an extra safe and efficient braking system, try the Apollo City.

App Connectivity

Most commuter e-scooters don’t have an advanced app connectivity feature, especially entry-level rides. But the EleKtro City and Apollo City scooters allow you to connect them to your smartphone via an app and Bluetooth connection.

The EleKtro City’s app allows you to monitor your battery level, control your speed and riding mode, activate your cruise control, lock and unlock your ride, and control your lights.

Meanwhile, the Apollo City’s app also allows you to lock and unlock the e-scooter and customise its ride settings. Plus, it can provide navigation.

Overall, this feature is a convenient addition, especially for tech-savvy riders who want to make the most of their e-scooter via their smartphone.

Ride Quality

When it comes to ride quality, each e-scooter offers a different experience. The EleKtro City electric scooter doesn’t have suspensions, which is typical for entry-level commuter e-scooters. However, it still provides stability and comfort, thanks to its 10-inch pneumatic tyres that absorb shocks and rattles on the road.

Meanwhile, the Apollo City electric scooter includes a spring suspension system, allowing you to travel smoothly through most terrains, such as cobblestones, gravel, and grass. Pair this with its 10x 3.5-inch self-healing, tubeless pneumatic tyres, and you have very stable rides that have reduced rattling while riding on rough terrain.

Note that the Apollo City 2022 includes an improved throttle and cable management, which adds to your overall riding experience.

Overall, it depends on your preference if you want to have suspensions for your e-scooter. It’s not required, especially if you won’t go off-roading and only need it for city riding. But if you want extra comfort while riding, consider getting a commuter e-scooter with suspensions, like the Apollo City.


The EleKtro scooter is cheaper than the Apollo City 2022. The EleKtro City has a retail price of $1,099. But it currently has a sale price of only $799 until June 30 during the Scooteroo EOFY Sale.

Meanwhile, the Apollo City 2022 has a sale price of $1,799 from $2,199 as of writing. You can purchase this model via Electric Kicks, Apollo’s official retail partner in Australia.

Regarding warranty, the Apollo City has a 12-month warranty, usually fulfilled by the local retailer. Meanwhile, EleKtro offers longer and more comprehensive warranty coverage for their electric scooters. The EleKtro City has a warranty period of two years for its frame and one year for its motor, battery, body, and controller. Check the EleKtro Warranty Terms for more information.

Ideally, you want to get a longer warranty for your e-scooter. Moreover, the EleKtro headquarters is located in Australia, so you can bring your concerns to their team directly.


Customer Service

Both brands offer responsive and reliable customer service. You can reach EleKtro via their Contact Us page, email, and phone. They also have social media accounts you can follow and contact.

Regarding other services, EleKtro also sells parts and accessories for the EleKtro City. The brand also offers maintenance and repair services for all e-scooter models, even non-EleKtro products.

Meanwhile, you can reach Apollo electric scooters via their smart assistant, email, chat, and phone. If you want to reach their Australian retailer, you may contact Electric Kicks via their Contact Us page, support email, and phone number.

This local retailer also sells a few parts and accessories for Apollo. They also offer maintenance and repair services for Apollo e-scooters.

EleKtro City Vs. Apollo City: Which City Ride Should You Try?

The EleKtro City and Apollo City electric scooters have different specialties based on their specs and features. If you need a durable, high-speed ride that emphasises safety, go for the Apollo City. Meanwhile, if you prefer a portable ride with good climbing power, warranty, and value for money, buy the EleKtro City.

The best electric scooter for you should resolve your commuting needs and preferences. Identify what you need in an e-scooter, and see if the rides above will complement your lifestyle.

If you want to explore other e-scooter models, browse Scooteroo to find a wide range of rides, from commuter to high-performance e-rides.

Check out the Scooteroo blog page for more electric scooter comparisons in Australia.
Hubert Pablo


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