Alternatives to the Apollo Air Electric Scooter

Alternatives to the Apollo Air Electric Scooter

The Apollo Air has made a name for itself as a reliable electric scooter. Designed for urban rides, this sleek e-ride features a 500W motor that delivers enough power and speed for daily commutes. 

Apollo Air V3

However, even with its impressive features, the Apollo Air V3 might not be the perfect fit for everyone. Perhaps you’re looking for more power or speed, or one that is more portable, or maybe you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option. 

Whatever your reason, there are great alternatives on the market that cater to different preferences. Let’s help you find the best electric scooter that fits your personal needs.


More Power: Inokim Quick 4 Super

Inokim Quick 4 Super

The Apollo Air delivers a solid performance for a commuter scooter. But if you're looking for more raw power, the Inokim Quick 4 might be a better fit. It packs a punch with a more powerful motor and higher top speed. 

Speed and Power

While the Apollo Air reaches a 34-KPH top speed thanks to a 500W motor, the Inokim Quick levels up with a strong 600W motor. This translates to a higher top speed—40 KPH—and better hill-climbing and all-terrain capabilities.


The Inokim Quick 4 features one of the longest ranges out of commuter electric scooters. Thanks to a huge 50.4V battery, the e-scooter is able to cover a whopping 71-KM range (a full kilometre over the Segway MAX G2’s max range). 

Ride Quality

Similar to the Apollo Air V3, the Inokim Quick is equipped with an efficient suspension system that makes both city commutes and weekend adventures possible. 

However, the Quick differs because of Inokim’s adjustable suspension system. With this feature in place, riders can easily adjust their suspension levels to suit their current riding conditions. 

However, where the Quick 4 stands out is the brand-designed adjustable suspension system. This feature allows riders to easily adjust the suspension stiffness to match their current riding conditions.

Design and Build

Like all the electric scooters we carry, the Inokim Quick is built to last. Crafted from aviation-grade aluminium alloy, the scooter has a solid and durable foundation that ensures stable rides on any path. 

Additionally, the Inokim Quick features a telescopic handlebar that you can adjust to suit your height. 

Safety Features

With integrated LED lights, the Inokim Quick 4 keeps you safe and visible at night. Plus, it comes with a highly responsive front drum brake and a rear disc brake, which provide efficient stopping power on any ride.

But most importantly, similar to the Apollo Air and other Inokim e-scooters, the Quick 4 has a UL certification—a guarantee that it has undergone rigorous testing to make sure it meets the world’s highest safety standards.

Inokim Quick 4’s Key Strengths

The Inokim Quick 4 surpasses many of its competitors in power, speed, and range, making it a superior choice compared to the Apollo Air V3. Plus, the adjustable suspension makes this e-scooter even more versatile and suitable for all sorts of commutes. 

Lower Price: Pure Air³ Pro+

Pure Air 3 Pro+

For many city commuters, a daily ride should be sturdy and dependable, without the need for frills and unnecessary features. If you prioritise practicality over bells and whistles but still want a premium e-scooter with top-tier functionality, we recommend the Pure Air³ Pro+.

Speed and Power

The Apollo Air V3 and the Pure Air³ Pro+ are both equipped with 500W motors, although the former reaches a higher peak power and top speed. On the other hand, the latter delivers a more moderate peak power (710W), which still makes it well-suited for slightly hilly rides. 

Additionally, with a top speed limited to a legal 25 KPH, the Pure Air³ Pro+ is an excellent choice for commuting in Australian cities. 


Given that the two electric scooters come with similar 36V batteries, it’s no surprise that they offer nearly the same range—with the Apollo Air covering up to 55 kilometres and the Pure Air³ Pro+ covering up to 50. 

Ride Quality

Unlike the Apollo Air V3, the Pure Air³ Pro+ does not come equipped with a suspension system; instead, it utilises puncture-resistant tubeless tyres to absorb bumps and vibrations from the road. 

However, while it lacks a physical suspension, the scooter features Pure Electric’s Active Steering Stabilisation. This technology gently returns the handlebar to centre after turning to keep your ride ultra-safe and stable.

Design and Build

There are many similarities between the Apollo Air V3 and the Pure Air³ Pro+ with regards to design and build. Both are sleek, lightweight (17.5 KG and 16.9 KG, respectively), and crafted from premium aluminium material.

The two scooters also sport very high water-resistance ratings—IP66 for the Apollo Air V3 and IP65 for the Pure Air³ Pro+—so you can keep riding no matter the weather.

Safety Features

Despite the relatively lower price, the Pure Air³ Pro+ prides itself on being equipped with class-leading safety features, which are comparable or even better than the Apollo Air’s. 

It comes with a complete lighting setup (with a high-power front light, rear running and brake lights, and handlebar indicators). Its dual braking system also ensures safe stopping during commutes. Plus, with the high IP rating and the Active Steering Stabilisation technology, you’re guaranteed stable rides on the road. 

Pure Air³ Pro+’s Key Strengths

Although it is limited to a city-suitable top speed, there are many similarities between the Apollo Air V3 and the Pure Air³ Pro+. From the state-of-the-art safety features to the premium build and good range, this electric scooter leaves no stone unturned—and does so at a very attractive price point. 

Better Portability: Pure Advance

Pure Advance

While the Apollo Air V3 is not bulky, riders with limited storage spaces might be on the lookout for an even lighter electric scooter with a slimmer profile. If this is you, check out one of our most portable e-scooters: the Pure Advance.

Speed and Power

While both scooters are equipped with a 500W motor, the Apollo Air definitely achieves a higher top speed than the Pure Advance. However, just like the Pure Air³ Pro+, the latter—which is limited to a 25-KPH top speed—can be the better option if you have to commute in an area with strict speed limits. 


Thanks to a larger 36V battery, the Apollo Air is able to cover more kilometres (up to 55 KM on a single charge). That said, the Pure Advance does not fall very far behind, with its 40-KM maximum range.

Alternatively, if you need more range but prefer the build of the Pure Advance, consider the Pure Advance+, which covers up to 50 kilometres on a single charge.

Ride Quality

Unlike the Apollo Air, the Pure Advance is not equipped with a suspension system, but thanks to tubeless pneumatic tyres, the scooter can handle bumps on paved roads. 

Then again, the Pure Advance’s special design more than makes up for the lack of suspension. Sporting a front-facing riding position (with footpads on either side of the chassis), this e-scooter spreads your weight evenly, which results in better stability and greater control. 

Design and Build

Both electric scooters are known for being made of premium and sturdy materials, which ensure confidence-inspiring rides. While there is not a lot of difference when it comes to unit weight—17.5 KG for the Apollo Air and 16.2 KG for the Pure Advance—the latter is the better option for limited spaces.

This is because the e-scooter features Pure Electric’s signature slimline folding design. At 70% narrower than standard scooters, it can easily fit in a closet, under the stairs, or even propped neatly against a wall.

Safety Features

Aside from its front-facing stance and slimline form, the Pure Advance e-scooter also excels when it comes to safety features.

Similar to the Apollo Air V3, it comes with a comprehensive lighting system complete with a front light, brake light, and 180-degree handlebar and footpad indicators. It’s also all-weather ready, with an IP rating almost similar to that of the Air (IP66 for the Apollo Air and IP65 for the Pure Advance).

Furthermore, the Pure Advance shines with the aforementioned Active Steering Stabilisation so you can have a perfectly stable and predictable ride.

Pure Advance’s Key Strengths

The Pure Advance focuses on portability, safety, and unrivalled stability. Its slimline folding design and lighter weight make it ideal for quick commutes and easier storage, while the combination of the front-facing position and Active Steering Stabilisation ensures smooth and confident rides, even for complete beginners.

Longer Range: Segway MAX G2

Segway MAX G2

The Apollo Air V3 covers a good range, but if your commutes require longer routes—or if you want to go on weekend adventures without worrying about running out of battery—the Segway MAX G2 is a better option. Let’s see how they stack up. 

Speed and Power

With their 500W and 450W motors, respectively, the Apollo Air and the Segway MAX G2 deliver comparable power, allowing both of them quick acceleration and effortless climbing capabilities.

However, while the Apollo Air V3 reaches a top speed of 34 KPH, the Segway MAX G2 is limited to 25 KPH to comply with government regulations. That said, consider the latter if you’re commuting in an area with strict speed limits.


The Apollo Air delivers a respectable range of 55 kilometres in eco mode, but if you have to cover longer distances or need to ride throughout the day, the Segway MAX G2 shines with its 70-KM range. 

This is thanks to Segway’s RideyLong™ technology, which coordinates the e-scooter’s motor with the controller algorithm for longer and more efficient rides.

Ride Quality

Both electric scooters feature robust suspension systems for smooth and comfortable commutes. While the Apollo Air V3 is equipped with front dual fork suspension, the Segway MAX G2 absorbs bumps and vibrations through its built-in front hydraulic and rear adjustable double-spring suspension. 

Design and Build

Weighing only 17.5 KG, the Apollo Air V3 is built with aircraft-grade aluminium for a lightweight yet sturdy frame. 

On the other hand, the Segway MAX G2 opts for a larger, more robust frame and is heavier at 24.3 KG. However, the slight bulk that it has over the other e-scooter translates to a higher maximum capacity (120 KG vs. the Apollo Air’s 100 KG).

Safety Features

Both electric scooters cover every aspect of safe riding, from braking to visibility. The Apollo Air V3 is equipped with front drum brakes for reliable stopping, plus regenerative brakes that extend range and increase efficiency. It also features a complete lighting system, with a bright headlight, taillight, and indicators embedded into the handlebars.

Apart from these, the scooter boasts redesigned handlebars and throttles for better ergonomics and a zero-wobble folding mechanism. 

Meanwhile, the Segway MAX G2 uses a combination of front drum brakes and rear electronic brakes that efficiently put you to a full stop. Like its contemporary, it also has a high-power headlight, visible taillights, and integrated indicators—plus a horn.

On top of these, Segway utilises Anti-Skid Traction Control System (TCS) for increased traction on challenging roads like gravel paths or slippery streets. 

Segway MAX G2’s Key Strengths

While both e-scooters excel in their own ways, the Segway MAX G2 wins in terms of offering a more comfortable and long-range ride. In addition, its superior suspension, higher rider capacity, and safety features make it the quintessential commuter e-scooter.

Wrapping Up

The Apollo Air V3 is a good electric scooter, but your ideal commuter ride depends on your personal needs and preferences. 

If your commutes involve long routes with rough patches of road, the Segway MAX G2 delivers this, along with a legally-abiding top speed. If you value stability and portability, the Pure Advance’s groundbreaking features and functions would be perfect for you.

On the other hand, if you need more power and speed, combined with an extended range and the advantage of an adjustable suspension, consider the Inokim Quick 4. 

Overall, it’s best to take the time to assess your personal commuting needs and see which electric scooter meets them. 

Comparison Chart







Top Speed

34 KPH

40 KPH

25 KPH

25 KPH

25 KPH

Max Range

55 KM

71 KM

50 KM

40 KM

70 KM








36V 15Ah

50.4V 16Ah

36V 12Ah

37V 9.6Ah

551 Wh

Unit Weight

17.5 KG

22 KG

16.9 KG

16.2 KG

24.3 KG

Rider Weight

100 KG

120 KG

120 KG

120 KG

120 KG


Front dual-fork suspension

Dual adjustable suspension



Front hydraulic + rear double spring suspension


Front drum + regenerative brakes

Front drum + rear disc brakes

Front drum + rear electronic brakes

Front drum + rear electronic brakes

Front drum + rear electronic brakes

Regular Price






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