Apollo Phantom: What We Know So Far!

Apollo is known for making industry-leading electric scooters, and that’s why people have been super excited to see what their new Apollo Phantom would be like. It’s one of the most (if not THE most) highly anticipated electric scooter this year.

Apollo just came out with new images and a sneak peek of the specs for the new Apollo Phantom. It’s safe to say that we weren’t disappointed! Discover more about this phenomenal electric scooter by reading on.

Introducing: the Apollo Phantom

apollo phantom electric scooter

When it comes to power and performance, the Apollo Phantom works just as great as the Apollo’s most powerful electric scooters. Indeed, the company even described it as “more than the Explore, less than the Pro” which is a pretty apt description. 

It's the first electric scooter completely designed in Canada. The Apollo team came up with their prototype from thousands of customer feedback throughout the years. You could say that the Apollo Phantom is truly designed to provide the best overall scooter performance (it's made by riders for riders!).

But, what really makes the Apollo Phantom stand out from other scooters (both Apollo models and other brands) is the innovations in its design. This electric scooter has upgrades that you won’t find in any other model.

Power

The Apollo Phantom doesn’t skimp out on power and can reach a top speed of 62 kph with an insane acceleration to boot. This makes it faster than the Apollo Ghost (55 kph) and in between the versions of the Apollo Pro, as the 52V can go up to 60 kph while the 60V can reach 68 kph.

It can even climb up inclines of up to 25 degrees. But, taking into account that the Apollo Phantom has super-strong motors, we think it’s safe to deduce that hill climb will be near the Apollo Pro’s specs. Truly, this is a fantastic scooter choice for advanced riders looking for thrilling performance.

When it comes to maximum range, the Apollo Phantom electric scooter can take you farther than most electric scooters. As the Apollo creators said, it can “go, keep going, keep going some more, stop to let your friend recharge their scooter, and then still keep going after that.” And with a 64 km maximum range, that’s a pretty possible scenario when you’re out adventuring with friends! To compare, its maximum range is pretty much equal to the Apollo Ghost’s 65 km maximum distance.

Performance

Of course, the awesome performance that the Phantom is reported to have needs to come from somewhere. Apollo outfitted the Phantom with a powerhouse featuring 1200W dual motors. You can even reach a peak power of 1600W. That’s stronger than they originally planned but it gives us phenomenally better results. For comparison, the motor power of the Phantom is about equal to the Apollo Pro 60V version (which is one of the most powerful scooters in the market today).

And it continues with this high-performing quality with its incredible 52V 23 Ah Dynavolt battery (vs. the Ghost’s 52V 18.2 Ah and the Apollo Pro’s 52V 22.5 Ah). It’s no surprise as to how the Phantom will keep its promise of travelling long distances. What's more, Apollo is also releasing a 60V version sometime in July (just imagine how much more power we can get from that).

Ride Quality & Safety

Now, this is where things get more interesting!

Apollo positions the Phantom as an electric scooter that focuses on ‘safety without compromising on power’ and it does so incredibly well with the attention-to-detail that you can find in the scooter’s design.

Let’s start with the brakes. Apollo scooters are known for their innovative triple braking systems. The Phantom has this and features 2 disc brakes with an extra electronic brake for maximum stopping power. But what makes it a touch above the rest is that its brake discs are 160 mm big (that’s 20 mm larger than the industry standard). This means, your brakes cool about 30% faster than the average disc brakes. And that's not all, you can even upgrade your brakes with hydraulic Nutt brakes for even more superior breaking performance.

But there's more... Apollo makes night riding easier and more secure thanks to the Phantom’s upgraded lighting system. It has a built-in 1000-Lumen head light just below the handlebars that will light up your way in the dark. This high-mounted front light is probably the first of its kind in the e-scooter industry, and it makes a huge difference in lighting up your path.

It is helped by 2 front white deck lights for better overall illumination. You’ll also love that this electric scooter has two rear turn signals and a rear footrest light. Not many electric scooters feature turn signal lights and the Apollo Phantom's are bright and visible enough for cars to see. What's more, signalling is super easy. All you need to do is press the 'left arrow' button or 'right arrow' button found near your left handle. There's also an indicator in your display when the turn signal is on. It’s safe to say that people won’t be missing you while you’re on the streets. You’re sure to be a head-turner!

And talk about ride quality! With the highly-anticipated Phantom, you won’t need to worry about rough, bumpy, and even shaky rides thanks to its incredible suspension.

Thought dual suspension was great? Try the Quadruple Suspension System of the Apollo Phantom. Its proprietary QSS features four springs both in front and on the rear for better shock absorption. It also has a fantastic 7.5-inch clearance.

Its QSS even makes it possible for you to ride the Apollo Phantom on different kinds of terrains. Whether you’re going on or off road, it won’t matter. The Phantom is ‘made for wherever you want to go.’

You can tell the Apollo Phantom means business with its 25 cm by 8 cm tyres. It’s even protected by sleek, wheel-mounted metal fenders to help keep water and dirt away. Plus, with the Apollo’s signature IP54 water resistance, you won’t have to worry about riding in wet conditions.

Build Quality

Besides its impressive power, the Apollo Phantom takes it even further with the many small details they changed in its structural design. For one, the stem itself is built with multi-layered aluminium to give better reinforcement that makes it possible to experience absolutely no wobble. 

They also added awesome features like custom-grip handles that absorb the vibrations from the stem while riding, so your hands will feel less fatigued during long distance trips. Its footrest makes the deck even wider, more comfortable to ride, and is also sized to provide the best stability during constant acceleration.

As for its folding system? The Phantom has one of the best and most stable in the market today. It has three crucial parts that make it a game changer. The e-scooter has a safety pin that adds a layer of protection against the stem accidentally folding. Next, it has a lever and claw that locks the stem into place so securely that you won’t feel any wobbles nor hear any creaks when you carry the scooter. Lastly, it has a collar that attaches itself to the lever to really keep your scooter stable, whether it's folded or not.

What’s more, the Apollo Phantom has a super cool built-in bag hook so that you won’t need to carry the weight on your shoulders, literally. Backpacks can be slung here for lighter, easier travelling. The hook even doubles as the scooter’s folding lock.

Display

It just keeps on getting better when it comes to the Apollo Phantom’s design. Not only does it satisfy function but it also does an incredibly good job with form. 

The new Apollo electric scooter features a proprietary HEX display that’s about 3 inches in size (possibly the largest display in the industry today) topped with anti-glare glass. Unlike most displays in electric scooters, this is sleek, integrated, and over-all attractive (without compromising on its function).

In fact, the display shows not just the usual current speed and battery levels. It also shows the actual estimated mileage remaining according to your battery level. It makes it easier to estimate just how far you can go before having to re-charge your ride!

But that’s not all! The Apollo Phantom comes with a thumb throttle that makes it easier and more comfortable to accelerate. The power you get with a thumb throttle is immediate and is definitely perfect for speedsters. Plus, it’s easier to maintain control of a thumb throttle during long-distance traveling than a trigger throttle.

Last but not the least is the Apollo Phantom’s overall look. Just like it’s spectral name, the Phantom leans towards looking more like the Apollo Ghost. It is sleek, black, macho, and less flashy than its other brothers. Despite not having the iconic Apollo colors, the Phantom exudes an elegance and subtlety to it that takes it to another level!

See the Apollo Phantom in action:

Apollo Phantom Specs

Apollo Phantom
PRICE $2,709.49 - $2,902.99 (Tentative)
MAX. SPEED 62 kph
MOTOR 1200W, dual motors
RANGE 64 km
MAX. RIDER WEIGHT 136 kg
WEIGHT 35 kg
BATTERY VOLTAGE 52V 23 Ah
CONTROLLERS 2 x 25 amp
SUSPENSION Quadruple Spring Suspension
TYRES 10" x 3.25" Hybrid Pneumatic
WATER RESISTANCE IP54
OFFROAD Yes, light offroad
BRAKES

160 mm Dual Disc + Regenerative Brakes

Upgrade to: 160 mm Nutt Hydraulic + Regenerative Brakes

The Apollo Scooter Range

To truly appreciate the Phantom, it’s a good idea to learn more about the other popular electric scooters that the Apollo range already has. 

Let’s meet the rest of the family:

Beginner Scooter: Apollo Light

 

apollo light electric scooter

Though it's the baby of the Apollo scooters, the Apollo Light still packs a mean punch with its above-average performance as an entry-level scooter. With a 35 kph top speed and 35 km maximum range, it's a league of its own among its peers. Plus, at 16.8 kg, the Apollo Light is the lightest and most compact among its brothers.

Daily Commuter: Apollo City

apollo city electric scooter

The Apollo City is the company’s solution for daily commuting. It’s built to adapt to the different stages of commutes, from when you step out of your garage until you reach your destination. That’s why the City is lightweight & compact (18 kg, foldable), and reliable. Plus, it offers stronger performance than the average daily commuter scooter (40 kph top speed & 45 km maximum range).

Premium Commuter: Apollo Explore

apollo explore electric scooter

When you’re looking for an electric scooter that can double as your trusty commuter and an awesome weekend ride, the Apollo Explore is a top choice. Reaching speeds of up to 50 kph and distances of 55 km, this is definitely among the upper-scale choices when it comes to commuter scooter performance. It’s also portable (23 kg) and foldable. And it goes fast and far enough for some really awesome adventures!

Thrill Scooter: Apollo Ghost

apollo ghost electric scooter

Unlike the other Apollo scooters, the Ghost looks more like the Phantom with its sleek, black design. But don’t be fooled by its subtle look; the Ghost’s supernatural performance will still blow your mind. With top speeds of 55 kph and a maximum range of 65 km, adventuring is made totally smooth and easy with the Apollo Ghost.

Premium Thrill Scooter: Apollo Pro

apollo pro electric scooter

The Apollo Pro is the top-of-the-line scooter in the Apollo range, and for good reason. The Apollo Pro is built for on and off road adventures so you know it’ll give you a powerful performance. With a top speed of 60-68 kph and reaching distances of 80-90 km (depending on if you choose the 52V or 60V version), you’re in for the ride of your life. You can get an even better experience when you upgrade to ultra-reliable and powerful hydraulic brakes.

The Apollo Pro is the top-of-the-line scooter in the Apollo range, and for good reason. The Apollo Pro is built for on and off road adventures so you know it’ll give you a powerful performance. With a top speed of 60-68 kph and reaching distances of 80-90 km (depending on if you choose the 52V or 60V version), you’re in for the ride of your life. You can get an even better experience when you upgrade to ultra-reliable and powerful hydraulic brakes.

The Apollo Pro is the top-of-the-line scooter in the Apollo range, and for good reason. The Apollo Pro is built for on and off road adventures so you know it’ll give you a powerful performance. With a top speed of 60-68 kph and reaching distances of 80-90 km (depending on if you choose the 52V or 60V version), you’re in for the ride of your life. You can get an even better experience when you upgrade to ultra-reliable and powerful hydraulic brakes.