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Best Electric Scooters in Australia | E-Scooter Guide

This year, keeping up with the best electric scooters has been an arduous task. There are so many contenders up for the title of best e-scooter this year, and the list keeps growing.

We’ve got industry powerhouses such as Segway-Ninebot & Apollo, who released some remarkable units such as the G2 MAX and the Apollo City 2023. We were joined by new brands such as Pure Electric, who gave Australia its first fully-folding electric scooter with a forward riding position. On top of that, we saw Inokim re-light its fire in Australia by dropping the brand new 2023 models. 

So while we usually only update our best electric scooter list once or twice a year, we’re currently on our fourth rendition of this article as we try to keep up with the rapidly-evolving world of electric scooters, and we’re pleased to say that we’re confident this is the best list yet. 

Let’s dive right in.

Contents

  1. Australia’s Best Electric Scooters As Of September 2023
    1. Segway-Ninebot G2 MAX
    2. Segway-Ninebot E2 Plus
    3. Pure Advance
    4. Pure Advance Flex
    5. Apollo City Pro 2023
    6. Pure Air³
    7. Segway-Ninebot P100
    8. EMove Roadrunner V2
    9. Apollo Phantom V3
    10. Apollo Pro
    11. Apollo Air 2023
    12. Inokim OXO
    13. Inokim Quick4 Super
  2. Honourable Mentions
    1. Navee N65
    2. AnyHill UM2
  3. Previous Entries
  4. The E-Scooter Best-In-Class Awards
    1. Best Commuter
    2. Best Performance Scooter
    3. Best All Rounder
    4. Longest Range
    5. Highest-Rider Weight
    6. Lightest
    7. Best Hill Climb Ability
    8. The Best Electric Scooter of September 2023

The Best Electric Scooters

The list below isn’t presented in any particular order, but each of the models below have impressed us in a variety of ways. Similar to the way the e-scooter trends are pointing, this list isn’t all about speed & power. Practicality, versatility, and durability also play a factor in our list, alongside compliance with state legislation across the country. Our list includes a variety of models for speed demons, commuters, first-time riders, and all those in between.

Segway-Ninebot G2 MAX

Segway Max G2

No one is surprised to see the G2 MAX on this list. It’s on everybody’s list this year, and for good reasons. The worldwide success of the original Ninebot Max G30 meant that Segway didn’t have to stray too far from the formula of success to make the G2 a worldwide phenomenon. That said, while they didn’t stray far from that path blazed by the G30, they did go to a whole bunch of effort to make sure that they redefined where that path was going, and we’re all the better for it.

First up, suspension. The majority of criticism aimed at the G30 was its lack of suspension, but the G2 now comes with front & rear hydraulic suspension. And it’s really good. It soaks up lumps & bumps with ease while providing a supremely comfortable ride. 

We also see an upgraded motor (from 350W to 450W), a higher 120 KG rider weight limit, and the inclusion of turn signals on the handlebars. 

While it looks similar to the temporary Ninebot-Max G65, there is a marked difference from both the G65 and the G30. The deck has been redesigned to be larger. The handlebars are wider. The stem is higher, and the angle of the stem is more upright. It all comes together to produce a very stable & comfortable ride. 

Segway could have stopped there and still given us a brilliant e-scooter, but they then went and added Find My iPhone integration so you can measure your G2’s whereabouts from your phone. They added a new controller algorithm called RideyLONG™ to squeeze extra range from the battery. They added new app & bluetooth functions. 

It’s a truly great e-scooter, but the biggest shock of all was perhaps the price. All this costs only $300 more than the RRP of the original Ninebot Max, and you can regularly pick them up for under $1,500.

It’s a bargain for what you get. The only downside is that, coming in at 24.3 KG, it’s quite a bit heavier than the original (18.7kg). But for indicators, suspension, improved tyres, more power, and a more comfortable ride, if the increased weight is the only ‘sacrifice’ we’re making, we’ll make do. 

Model

Segway-Ninebot G2 MAX

Price

$1,499

Speed

32 KPH

Range

70 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

450W

Motor Power (Peak)

900W

Unit Weight

24.3 KG

Rider Weight Limit

120 KG

Hill Climb

10°

Water Resistance

IPX5


Segway-Ninebot E2 Plus

Segway E2 Plus

When we mentioned earlier that our list isn’t all about power and speed, we were thinking largely of the Segway-Ninebot E2 Plus. 

If you want something that will blow your socks off with thrill and excitement, then not only is this not the e-scooter for you - it isn’t even close. 

What this is is a near perfect entry-level commuter electric scooter for riders who don’t need their e-scooter to be able to do a lot of things. They don’t need power. They don’t need triple braking systems, full suspension, the ability to climb mountains, and speed stripes down the side. They just need something basic, functional, and dependable to help them get around with more ease. 

A modest 300W motor provides a modest, law-abiding top speed of 25 KPH, while a 220Wh battery produces a modest 25 KM range. It has a modest climb angle of around 10°, and a modest yet capable dual braking system. 

Just like any Segway, you’ll also get app integration that allows you to customise what little ride settings you have with the E2. In fact, just about the only thing that makes the E2 stand out is the RGB lights under the deck, which are admittedly very cool. 

It’s not a super-scooter, but it doesn’t cost anywhere near the same as one either. It’s ideal for people who just need to do short, local trips. It’s ideal for people who need to carry it around, or easily fold it into the back of cars or leave them under desks at work. 

And coming in at under $650, it’s a bargain. That gets you Segway’s signature reliability on an electric scooter that simply doesn’t have a large amount of technology to go wrong. 

Ultimately, the brilliance of the Segway-Ninebot E2 Plus is its comparative lack of brilliance. In a world where electric scooters are being teched up and specced up, the E2 is the bastion of the simple e-scooter riders who prefer something that does the job well and nothing else. 

Model

Segway-Ninebot E2 Plus

Price

$649

Speed

25 KPH

Range

25 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

300W

Motor Power (Peak)

500W

Unit Weight

14.4 KG

Rider Weight Limit

90 KG

Hill Climb

Up to 10°

Water Resistance

IPX4 (Battery is IPX60


Pure Advance

Pure Advance

The Advance was always going to end up on this list because it introduced us to something we haven’t seen in Australia: a forward-facing riding position. 

Let’s not dismiss the importance of this riding position. Asides from producing a unique and great looking e-scooter, there are very real safety benefits to facing forward while riding. The first is the ability to look evenly over both shoulders. This is particularly important when riding in traffic as you can safely look in both directions to make sure you aren’t at risk of colliding with traffic. 

On top of that, it’s a generally more comfortable riding position. Facing forwards with our feet shoulder width apart is a more natural stance for us, and it means we aren’t twisting or putting pressure evenly on our bodies, particularly over bumps. It lets us ride for longer, gives us better balance, and grants us extra control. 

The Advance gives us more than just a new riding stance, however. It also comes with folding handlebars that collapse to sit parallel to the frame, reducing the e-scooters width and making it easier to store. This makes the Advance up to 70% slimmer than most e-scooters when not in use. You can hide it under desks. You can easily place it in your car. You can even hide it behind doorways. It’s very practical. 

Like all models in the Pure Advance range though, great design is also backed up by solid performance. You’ll enjoy a 500W motor with a 10° hill climb ability, a 120 KG rider weight, a 16.2 KG unit weight, and a range of between 40 & 50 KM depending on whether you choose the Advance or the Advance+. 

And if that’s not enough, you’ll also get handlebar indicators plus Audi-style rear indicators in the footboards, an IP65 water resistance rating, puncture-proof tyres, and Active Steering Stabilisation that returns the front wheel to facing forward when you aren’t actively turning in the same way a car steering wheel will centre itself. 

It looks great. It’s unique. It’s safe. It’s powerful. It’s practical, and it meets all the legal requirements in terms of size, power, weight, and speed across the country. 

It’s the e-scooter reinvented. 

Model

Pure Advance

Pure Advance+

Price

$1,899

$2,099

Speed

25 KPH

25 KPH

Range

40 KM

50 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

500W

500W

Motor Power (Peak)

710W

710W

Unit Weight

16.2 KG

16.2 KG

Rider Weight Limit

120 KG

120 KG

Hill Climb

10°

10°

Water Resistance

IP65 

IP65 


Pure Advance Flex

Pure Advance Flex

At first glance, you may think the Flex is the same as the Pure Advance we’ve just detailed above. While you’re not entirely wrong, you wouldn’t be entirely right either, because the Flex adds one key feature that makes it the most practical electric scooter available in Australia today: an entirely collapsible design.

Most electric scooter’s stems fold backwards to sit parallel to the frame, and that’s good. It makes them easier to carry and store. Some have handlebars that fold down to reduce width, which is also good. Some stems have adjustable heights so you can raise and lower the handlebar height to suit. Lovely. 

But there is nothing that allows you to fold the handlebars down, collapse the stem & then fold it backwards, fold up the deck, and then fold the entire body in half. 

Except the Pure Advance Flex.

Featuring a 5-point folding mechanism, this is the most compact electric scooter you can get on the market, and you may not see why that matters at first, it only takes a few days of living with one to realise just how valuable this is. 

First, it’s easy to store. It’s small and compact, so when it’s not in use you can hide it away in cupboards, behind doors, and generally out of sight. Moreover, it’s small enough to comfortably sit in most car boots, even if you have a hatchback. Most e-scooters need to sit across the back seats. 

Second, it’s easier to take with you indoors. If you’ve ridden it to the shops, you can fold it in such a way that you can pull it around like a suitcase, meaning you don’t have to leave it unattended. 

Third, it’s still very light, coming in at just 16.2 KG so you can easily carry it when you have to. 

Now you may think the folding mechanism is great, but what’s the catch? Surely it must be slower, or with all these moving parts, it must have a lower water resistance rating. 

The answer is no to both. The Advance Flex keeps up with its siblings in terms of speed with a 25 KPH top speed. While not a rocketship by any means, that’s the legal limit across most of Australia, and Pure Electric isn’t interested in making high-powered thrill-generators.They are all about the end-user, and designing something that slots into their lives in a way that only benefits. 

You’ll still be getting front and rear indicators, puncture-resistant tyres, Active Steering Stabilisation, an IP65 water resistance rating, and a 120 KG rider weight as well. There really is nothing like it for sale in Australia right now, and we’re proud to have it in our line-up.

It’s Pure genius. It’s Pure brilliance. It’s Pure practicality. It’s the Pure Advance Flex. 

Model

Pure Advance Flex

Price

$2,299

Speed

25 KPH

Range

40 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

500W

Motor Power (Peak)

710W

Unit Weight

16.2 KG

Rider Weight Limit

120 KG

Hill Climb

10°

Water Resistance

IP65 


Apollo City 2023

Apollo City 2023

The Apollo City has been around for a few years, and it’s become a mainstay of the Apollo line-up. While the new 2023 is unrecognisable from the first iteration of the City, its appearance is almost identical to the sleek & stylish City 2022 and the revamped Apollo Air series. A smooth, gun-metal grey paint job adorns a sturdy yet streamlined frame. While large in size and reasonably heavy, it isn’t bulky, and unlike other e-scooters from less reputable brands, it doesn’t look like it was made out of spare parts found lying in the back of a workshop somewhere.

It carries many upgrades from the City 2023. While none of the upgrades are huge or redefine what the City is, enough has been added to make this a solid upgrade. 

First off, indicators are now standard and can be found on either end of the handlebars. Two things to note here, the first of which is that the indicators are self-cancelling. If you’ve owned an electric scooter with non-self cancelling indicators, we’re willing to bet you’ve forgotten to switch them off, but now you don’t need to worry about that. And while this might sound small, the indicator buttons are on opposite sides of the handlebars. Left is on the left, and right is on the right. A little thing, admittedly, but so many e-scooters have the indicator buttons stacked on top of each other, and it simply isn’t intuitive and can lead to riders not using them. 

The folding mechanism has been reinforced to totally eliminate stem wobble. The headlight is now slightly adjustable. The handlebar clip that locks the handlebars to the deck when folded has been redeveloped so it doesn’t fall out when carrying. It has a smoother throttle. It has better cable management. The neck welding is smoother and stronger. 

Those of you more familiar with the City 2022 model may remember that all these were minor problems on the 2022 range, and we see fixes deployed across the board on the City 2023. That’s what Apollo does - they listen to feedback, implement a solution, and continue to develop amazing e-scooters. 

Performance-wise, the City is one of the best all-rounders you can get. If you like the Ninebot G2 Max but want more speed, the City 2023 is a fantastic option. If you wanted the Segway-Ninebot P100 but found it was just too bulky and extra, the City 2023 has better performance and a more grown-up design. If you wanted a Daxys Bandicoot but were curious what it would be like to own an electric scooter that was actually good, there’s the City 2023. 

It’s a comfortable ride that’s fast & controllable when you need it, and gentle and smooth when you don’t. While it’s a little heavy to be a true commuter electric scooter, if you’re looking for something that can get you from your home all the way to work, particularly if you live more than 10KM from your workplace, you’ll find the City 2023 is all you’ll ever need. 

Model

Apollo City 2023

Price

$2,599

Speed

51 KPH

Range

70 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

2 x 500W

Unit Weight

29 KG

Rider Weight Limit

120 KG

Hill Climb

20°

Water Resistance

IP66 


Pure Air³

Pure Air³

Admittedly, the Pure Air³ range isn’t quite as exciting as the Advance range. In terms of its design, we see a sideways-facing riding position with which many riders will be more familiar, but outside of that, the Air³ keeps up with the Advance range in every way except the price. 

Coming in three versions, the Air³ base, the Air³ Pro, and the Air³ Pro+, you’ll be getting a 25 KPH top speed, a 30 KM to 50KM maximum range, a IP65 water resistance rating and a 120 KG rider weight. 

Powered by a 350W motor (Air³) or a 500W motor (Air³ Pro & Pro+), you’ll be able to climb hills up to 10° and all versions (depending on your weight), and with a unit weight of just 15.9 KG, you’ll be able to carry it easily should you need to climb stairs or lift it regularly. 

In terms of features, all the Air³ versions come with puncture-resistant tyres, handlebar indicators, concealed drum brakes, regenerative braking, app integration, and Active Steering Stabilisation.

Ultimately, if you love the Pure Advance but would prefer to keep the sideways-facing riding position, the Pure Air³ is perfect for you. And what’s more, it’s quite a bit cheaper as well, with prices starting from $1,199. 

Fitting all legal requirements in terms of size, power, weight, and speed, the Air³ models are brilliant commuter e-scooters, and we highly recommend them to anyone that wants a dependable, familiar ride that won’t let them down.

Model

Pure Air³

Pure Air³ Pro

Pure Air³ Pro+

Price

$1,199

$1,299

$1,399

Speed

25 KPH

25 KPH

25 KPH

Range

30 KM

40 KM

50 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

350W

500W

500W

Motor Power (Peak)

550W

710W

710W

Unit Weight

15.9 KG

16.9 KG

16.9 KG

Rider Weight Limit

120 KG

120 KG

120 KG

Hill Climb

Up to 10°

10°

10°

Water Resistance

IP65

IP65

IP65

Segway-Ninebot P100

Segway-Ninebot P100

The P100 came out of nowhere. When we found out the G30 was being discontinued, we were all waiting with baited breath to find out what was coming next, so when Segway announced the P-Series first, we were a little baffled. Were these the official G30 replacement? The P65 could have been, but it’s about $600 more expensive. It just didn’t make sense.

But it didn’t have to, because when we finally got to take one for a spin, it won our hearts and minds. 

Let’s talk through our observations in the order we made them.

First, we looked at it. It looks great. Futuristic, sturdy, and well made. The influence of Segway’s first hyper scooters, the GT series, is clear. 

We then turned it on, and the LCD screen lit up in bright green. Again, very cool. 

Then we got on it. The suspension gave a little bit, but felt supportive and strong. Nice, but it still didn’t explain why the P100 existed. 

Then we pushed the throttle, and that’s where we began to understand we were riding something quite special. The throttle was powerful, yet the acceleration was smooth and controlled. On our Global Edition, we comfortably reached 40+ KPH and at no point did we feel any speed wobble or instability. The suspension was soaking up the bumps, and we felt well balanced. 

When we pressed the brakes, they were responsive and powerful, but we didn’t feel like we were at any risk of skidding, overshooting our stop point, or being thrown off the unit altogether. Then we pressed the throttle again and off we went. 

We all sat around afterwards saying variations of the same thing: “that was brilliant.” 

So who is the P100 for? Just about anyone, really. It’s a very versatile ride thanks to its high power, supremely comfortable ride, and sturdy design. While some may find the +$2,000 a little hard to handle, you’re also getting indicators, self-healing tyres, cruise control, a swipe-card unlock system, a USB-C charging port for your phone, a 120 KG rider weight, a 10-15° climb angle, and a powerful 1200 Wh battery. 

It’s great, and because it doesn’t really fit into an exact e-scooter category, it creates one of its own. We call it the P100 category, and it’s a very good place to find your next electric scooter.

Model

Segway-Ninebot P100

Price

From $2,499 (as of Sept. 2023)

Speed

48 KPH (Global Edition Only)

Range

100 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

650W

Motor Power (peak)

900W

Unit Weight

32.9 KG

Rider Weight Limit

120 KG

Hill Climb

25°

Water Resistance

IPX5


EMove Roadrunner V2

EMove Roadrunner V2

Fun. That’s how we’d describe the Roadrunner V2. Just plain old fun. 

Of course, there’s a lot more to the Roadrunner than that, and it’s the only electric scooter on our list that comes with a saddle. What makes the Roadrunner a remarkable electric scooter, however, is its general versatility. 

Anyone that’s ridden a standing e-scooter will tell you that after 5KM of riding, it’s not unusual to start to feel some discomfort. The lumps and bumps start to take their toll on your knees, your back can start to ache from being twisted, your wrists can start to feel tired from controlling the handlebars. 

But the EMove Roadrunner stops all that. Lumps and bumps are absorbed three different ways - through the adjustable front suspension that includes a lockout setting, the larger 14” tyres, and the highly-cushioned memory foam saddle. This protects your knees, your back, and your wrists, meaning you can ride for longer distances at a time and enjoy fewer general aches when you’re done. 

Plus, when you arrive at your destination, the EMove Roadrunner V2 has a removable battery. You can just lock the body of the unit to a lamppost outside, remove the battery with the special key, and take the battery indoors with you. Asides from being practical as you can just charge the battery and not the whole unit itself, it’s also a notable safety feature as without the battery, the Roadrunner is entirely useless. 

And there’s more to it than just comfort and practicality. You’ll be getting dual motors, with a 350W front motor and a 500W rear motor. These can send you up to 54 KPH, and while that’s not as fast as some of our other e-scooters, when you’re this low to the ground it feels like travelling at lightspeed. 

You’ll also be getting full lighting including indicators, a rider weight of up to 150 KG, a maximum range of 85 KM, and a climb angle of 17°.

The only thing about the Roadrunner V2 that could be a disadvantage is a relatively low water resistance rating of IPX4. It can handle light splashes and gentle rain, but anything heavier and we’d suggest leaving it at home. 

If you’re after a seated electric scooter that you can enjoy riding for long distances, use for commuting, and just have some simple fun, the EMove Roadrunner V2 is a solid choice. 

Model

EMove Roadrunner V2

Price

$2,595

Speed

54 KPH

Range

85 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

350 W (Front) & 500W (Rear)

Unit Weight

25 KG

Rider Weight Limit

150 KG

Hill Climb

25°

Water Resistance

IPX4


Apollo Phantom V3

Apollo Phantom V3

The first two versions of the Phantom were instant hits, developing a cult-like following. They were a landmark electric scooter for not just Apollo, but e-scooters in general. With all the power and performance you’d expect from a ludicrous-level electric scooter, they were significantly cheaper than what else was available at the time, and so riders flocked to them.

While the V1 had a couple of teething issues, the V2 became one of Apollo’s top sellers alongside the Ghost. And now, we get to introduce you to the Apollo Phantom Version 3.

The upgrades to the Phantom are largely internal. Aside from a differently shaped dashboard, the V3 is identical to the V2, which is identical to the V1. Design-wise, we aren’t seeing anything new, but that’s not surprising. Its design is integral to its function, and the reason you’d buy a Phantom is for the sheer fun and power of it, not because of how it looks. 

That’s not to say it’s a bad looking electric scooter. Bad-ass is probably more appropriate. 

So let’s start on the dashboard. The angled, top-heavy display of the V1 & V2 has been replaced by a curved LX display. Not only is it larger, but it’s two times brighter as well. This is important because one of the major points of irritation with previous models was that the screen couldn’t be clearly read in bright conditions. It’s another example of Apollo listening to their fanbase and using customer feedback to improve their products. 

The screen is also more responsive, functioning faster and giving you much more accurate information about your speed, battery life, and range. Perhaps one of the most unsung features of Phantom displays old and new is the real-range countdown. The problem with almost every electric scooter is that it’s really hard to translate remaining battery life into remaining range. This can lead to range anxiety, which is when you aren’t sure if you’re going to arrive at your destination on your e-scooter or on foot pushing your lifeless ride. 

The Phantom’s display actually gives you a remaining-distance rating so you know exactly how far you can go before you’ll need to charge your ride, and it will dynamically adjust depending on how hard you’re going to keep you updated. This is a surprisingly important feature, and we’ve only seen it on the Phantom range.

Aside from that, the Phantom V3’s brain comes in the form of Apollo’s proprietary MACH 1 controller. Developed in-house, the MACH 1 improves controller efficiency, and introduces new features to the Phantom V3: front & rear indicators, regenerative braking, app integration, and LUDO mode. 

LUDO mode itself is now the top power setting that allows the V3 to put all its power down to give you a thrilling ride. And while we’ve seen regenerative braking before on a range of e-scooters, we’ve never seen one so effective on a ride of this power before. 

The V3 is a remarkable upgrade to the V2, and the only thing we don’t love about it is the mechanical brakes as opposed to the V2’s hydraulics. It’s a bit of a step backwards, but the reason Apollo have done this is because of the sheer power of the V3’s regenerative brakes. They are good enough to stop the Phantom on its own, meaning the mechanicals become more a tool to optimise rider control rather than to bring the unit to a stop, similar to downhill mountain bikes. 

It’s a worthy successor to the Phantom throne, and surprisingly, you can pick one up for under $3,000 as despite all the improvements, it comes at a lower price. 

If you want a dependable thrill-machine with strong suspension, powerful dual motors, brilliant braking, and a range of bells & whistles, the Apollo Phantom V2 should be at the top of your list. 

Model

Apollo Phantom V3

Price

$2,999

Speed

66 KPH

Range

64 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

2 x 1,200W

Unit Weight

35 KG

Rider Weight Limit

136 KG

Hill Climb

25°

Water Resistance

IP54


Apollo Pro

Apollo Pro

There was a debate in the office as to whether it was worth listing the new Apollo Pro on this list. It’s a monster of an electric scooter and is one of the most powerful e-scooters on the market right now, but it’s so short in supply that it’s virtually impossible to get hold of one, and it will likely be early-mid 2024 before they are available to buy. Even then, Apollo isn't planning on making a huge run of them, and the Apollo Pros we have in stock right now are largely still prototypes. 

That said, once we rode one, we felt we couldn’t have a list of best electric scooters without at least mentioning it.

It’s a beast, pure and simple. Propelled by two 1,200W motors, the Pro can reach a top speed of 70 KPH. That’s the same as Segway-Ninebot’s GT2, which previously occupied the most powerful e-scooter spot on this list. While the GT2 sported a 90 KM range, however, it was rarely able to achieve that because if you owned a GT2, you weren’t trundling along at 10 KPH trying to conserve battery life. You were gunning it as fast as you possibly could, so you’d likely get around 30 to 40 KM of range before your battery ran out of juice.

To be fair, the Apollo Pro isn’t that much different, but because it uses Apollo’s own MACH 2 controller, the Pro is more efficient so you’ll be able to get closer to its advertised 100 KM range than you could on the GT2. 

On top of that, the Pro sports a significantly higher water resistance rating: IP66 compared to the GT2’s just-passable IPX4. 

You’ll be getting a unique dot-display (where the information is displayed by a series of dots rather than a calculator-style LCD screen), built-in GPS, a 52V 30Ah battery with Samsung cells, triple braking system, front and rear suspension, and 360° lighting that includes running & atmospheric lights alongside indicators. 

It has an aircraft-grade aluminium body crafted from only two blocks of metal, which reduces welding and corresponding weak points in the frame. Alongside its front & rear suspension. And 12” self-healing tyres, this means the Pro is a capable off-roader as well, more so than the GT2. 

So, if you can actually get your hands on one, and you can swallow the almost $6,000 price tag, the new Apollo Pro is a phenomenal electric scooter. 

Is it better than Segway’s GT2? In many ways, yes. But an electric scooter you can actually get your hands on is often preferred, and the GT2 is over a year old now so it’s no surprise the tech is a little outdated. The GT is still a tremendous ride with similar performance statistics, and you can get your hands on one for about $1,500 cheaper as well. 

Model

Apollo Pro

Price

$5,299 (as of Sept. 2023)

Speed

70 KPH 

Range

100 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

2,400W

Unit Weight

42 KG

Rider Weight Limit

150 KG

Hill Climb

25°

Water Resistance

IP66


Apollo Air 2023

Apollo Air 2023

The first Apollo Airs landed in 2021, and while they sold well, they didn’t really make a splash. This was one of the reasons it was so surprising that the Apollo Air 2022 sold out its production run with ease. 

Now, we’re seeing the arrival of the 2023 models, and they aren’t too different from the 2022 models in terms of performance. 

You’ll still be getting the 34 KPH top speed, and a range of up to 55 KM. It still weighs under 20 KG, coming in at 17.5 KG. It still has an IP66 water resistance rating, and it still features the same streamlined design & construction. 

The upgrades to the Air 2023 are much more similar to the Apollo City 2023 in the sense that on their own, they aren’t anything groundbreaking. When you add them all together though, the new Air is a marked upgrade. 

First, the Air now benefits from added indicators on the ends of the handlebars, and just like the City, they are self-cancelling for convenience. 

Beyond that, the 2023 Air comes with self-healing tyres that were absent on the 2022 model. The throttle has also been upgraded and is now smoother. Its battery has seen some upgrades as well, squeezing a little extra range. Braking has similarly been improved with Apollo’s Power RBS (Regenerative Braking System) that reduces wear on the mechanical brakes, minimising the requirements for servicing. 

Lastly, the folding mechanism has been redeveloped to the same version we see on the Apollo Pro and the City 2023, which now promises wobble-free riding. 

Apollo have also taken a note from Segway-Ninebot’s playbook by now including accessories in the box. When you order an Apollo Air 2023, you’ll also be getting a free phone holder and maintenance tool kit that comes with an air pump, some additional screws, and all the tools you’ll need to keep your e-scooter in top condition. 

It’s a really dependable commuter electric scooter, and despite all the upgrades it’s still priced similarly to Segway’s G2 MAX. 

And if we’re honest, it looks better too. 

Model

Apollo Air 2023

Price

$1,299 (as of Sept. 2023)

Speed

34 KPH 

Range

55 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

500W

Motor Power (peak)

900W

Unit Weight

17.5 KG

Rider Weight Limit

100 KG

Hill Climb

10°

Water Resistance

IP66


Inokim OXO

Inokim OXO

No list of best electric scooters would be complete without an Inokim or two, and we’re no different. Inokim has always been around as it’s one of the world’s OG electric scooter manufacturers. They’ve focused their range from day one, researching, developing, and improving their range year on year. We’re now looking at the 2023 versions of their range, and the top-of-the line Inokim electric scooter: the Inokim OXO. 

Fans of the OXO will know it’s a powerful machine. Dual 1,000W brushless hub motors send this unit to a comfortable 65 KPH top speed, but what sets the Inokim apart from rides such as the Apollo Phantom V3 is the incredible 110KM maximum range. While you’re unlikely to reach this while thundering down the road at top speed, it is possible, and the sheer scale of this range means it takes the top spot in terms of range in our entire lineup.

It’s a large electric scooter, which accommodates its sturdy design & excellent build quality. A wide deck provides a comfortable and stable ride, and with a weight limit of 120 KG it can accommodate heavier riders as well, even when travelling up steep hills. 

It also ships with front & rear suspension, and while dual suspension e-scooters aren’t new, Inokim has a patent pending for their unique adjustable suspension system that allows riders to customise the height of their ride. It can be lowered on flat & smooth terrains for better stability at high speeds, or increased to allow for greater ground clearance on rough terrain. This is a unique feature, as almost every other e-scooter of which we can think only comes with suspension that allows you to adjust the firmness of the ride. 

It’s a heavy-duty, powerhouse ride and certainly not for the faint of heart. That’s why it’s so much fun to ride. 

Model

Inokim OXO 2023

Price

$3,399

Speed

65 KPH 

Range

110 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

2,000W

Motor Power (peak)

2,600W

Unit Weight

33.5 KG

Rider Weight Limit

120 KG

Hill Climb

25°

Water Resistance

IPX4


Inokim Quick 4 Super

Inokim Quick 4

Rounding off our list of the best electric scooters, we have the Inokim Quick 4 Super. 

You may not have heard of Inokim’s Quick series before because they haven’t really been available in Australia prior to 2023, but considering we’re now on version 4, we’re confident it belongs on this list. 

The Quick 4 is a really well balanced electric scooter. It has a healthy but not uncontrollable top speed of 40 KPH thanks to its 600W motor. It has a solid 70 KM range, which is higher than most other e-scooters at its $2,199 price point. It can carry riders up to 120KG. It has dual suspension. It has an adjustable handlebar height. And after all that, it weighs just 22 KG. 

It’s a great option for someone who wants an electric scooter that can fulfil a variety of roles. Its range makes it a great full-journey commuter (i.e. from your house directly to work), but it's light enough to be a last-mile commuter as well. Its adjustable suspension allows you to customise ground clearance while also providing a cushioned and comfortable ride. The adjustable handlebars are great if you need to share your ride with someone else who may be a different height to you, and it compacts down into an easily storable shape thanks to collapsible handlebars. 

The folding mechanism itself is the main reason this e-scooter is called the Quick. You can fold the stem down and lock it in place using its quick release mechanism faster than you can read this sentence out loud. 

It’s practical, convenient, competitively-priced, and great looking, and we’re glad to have it in our lineup. 

Model

Inokim Quick 4 Super

Price

$2,199

Speed

40 KPH 

Range

71 KM

Motor Power (nominal)

600W

Unit Weight

22 KG

Rider Weight Limit

120 KG

Hill Climb

10°

Water Resistance

IPX4

Honourable Mentions

Our list above was pretty extensive, but there are a couple of electric scooters that we love for a couple of quirky reasons that make them still worthy of your attention.

Navee N65

Navee N65

The Navee is a little old now, so compared to the models that are being launched this year, its technology is quite dated. But do you know how many we’ve seen come back for repairs and warranty? 

Four. 

Four units since we started stocking them in June 2022. 

That’s less than one-per-quarter. There is literally no other e-scooter about which we can say with utmost confidence that if you want something that statistically will never let you down, go for a Navee N65. 

AnyHill UM2

AnyHill UM2

The AnyHill UM2 filled a place in our lineup as the first non-seated electric scooter in our lineup with a removable battery. And it isn’t just any battery either. It’s a 36V 10Ah lithium-ion battery with LG cells. 

That means the battery is about as reliable as batteries get, and the fact you can remove it adds an extra layer of practicality to the AnyHill. 

On top of that, you get a 136 KG rider weight, a central kickstand which means the unit can balance upright, plus a 31 KPH top speed. 

It’s a good little number, and its current price of $1,199 makes it serious value for money as well. 

Previous Entries

Below you’ll find some of the electric scooters that made their way onto our previous Best Of lists. Some of these are still available, while others have been replaced by newer models. 

Click here to show the list of previous entries in this guide +

Top of the Class: What is the best electric scooter?

Here, we consider which e-scooter is best based on what you’d need the electric scooter to do. These are the scooters that have proven themselves to be proficient at a particular task or activity, or have stood out to us ahead of the competition.

The Worker: Which is the best commuter e-scooter?

The Pure Advance Flex

Pure Advance Flex

While some may be put off by its higher price-point, there really is no comparison to the Pure Advance Flex thanks to its ultra compact design, commuter-focused features such as indicators, and its safe forward-facing position. 

An effective commuter scooter needs to be many things. It needs to be lightweight. It needs to be portable. It needs to be able to handle hills when required, and it needs to be easy to carry, fold, and store when not being used.

The Flex fits that bill better than any e-scooter in our current lineup, so if you need a top-class electric scooter for commuting, the Advance Flex is worth every penny. 

Runner-Ups: Segway-Ninebot G2 MAX, Apollo Air 2023, Pure Advance+, Pure Air³ Pro+

Raw Power: Which is the best performance e-scooter?

The Apollo Pro

Apollo Pro

There was no competition for this one. While the Segway GT2 has occupied this spot for the last year, it’s beaten out by the superior features on the Apollo Pro. Lightning fast speed, a supremely comfortable yet controllable ride, a gorgeous design that includes 360° lighting setup, a powerful and efficient controller, and a unique overall design brings the Pro to stand out in a class of its own. 

It’s incredible fun, and because of its limited run, you can ride around knowing you’re riding something truly special.

If you can get hold of one. 

Runner-Ups: Inokim OXO, Segway-Ninebot GT2, Apollo Phantom V3

The Best of Both Worlds: Which e-scooter is the most versatile?

Apollo City 2023 Pro

Apollo City 2023

This award goes to the electric scooter that provides us with a healthy balance of power while still being usable as a dependable commuter e-scooter, and there isn’t really anything closer to that description than the Apollo City 2023 Pro. 

The dual 500W motors push you up to 50 KPH and the range of up to 70 KM means it can make a number of commutes without needing to be charged each time. 

It’s a great looking, practical, and teched-up e-scooter that is everything you need it to be with a healthy dose of everything you want it to be as well. 

Runner-Ups: Inokim OX, Segway-Ninebot P100

The Marathon Runner: Which e-scooter has the longest range? 

The Inokim OXO 2023

Inokim OXO

We’re seeing a shift towards larger batteries and longer ranges among many models, and while we’ve seen a lot of e-scooter ranges around the 60 - 70 KM mark, nothing comes close to the OXO’s 110 KM range. 

Of course, maximum range is measured in ideal scenarios such as perfect ambient temperature, low rider weight, flat ground, no wind, no moisture, all but the most basic running features turned off, and Saturn in the 4th House of Aquarius, but that's the case with every electric scooter on the market. 

While 110 KM might turn out to be 80 KM in real world scenarios, that’s still literal miles ahead of the 80 KM scooters that turn out to have 60 KM of range.

Runner Ups: Segway-Ninebot P100, EMove Roadrunner V2

The Weightlifter: Which e-scooter supports the most weight?

Tie between the Segway GT2 & The Apollo Pro

Both of these hyper scooters can support up to 150KG of rider weight thanks to their very sturdy construction and ludicrously powerful dual motors. 

With a range of ride-softening features such large tyres, cushioned suspension, cruise control, and powerful brakes, these e-scooters are very powerful and certainly not for beginner riders, or even slightly experienced riders.

Runner Ups: EMove Roadrunner V2

Featherweight: Which e-scooter is the lightest?

The Segway-Ninebot E2 Plus

Segway E2 Plus

Weighing just 14.4 KG, the E2 Plus is about as straight-forward as electric scooters get, and it carries a suitable cheap price as well. Easy to carry, easy to use, and easy to buy, the E2 Plus ticks all the right boxes for a gentle, easy-going e-scooter. 

Runner Ups: Pure Advance, Pure Advance Flex, Pure Air³

The King Of The Hill: Which e-scooter has the best hill climb ability?

Inokim OXO 2023

Inokim OXO

Sporting a 25° climb angle thanks to its dual 1,000W motors, there isn’t a hill in Australia that will be too much. Considering that the steepest residential road in the world is 19°, you’ll need to be close to the OXO’s 120 KG rider weight to find yourself stuck on a hill. 

Runner Ups: Segway-Ninebot P100, Apollo Pro

The Best Electric Scooter Of The Year

The time has come. We debated, tantrumed, joked, drank coffee, test-rode, drank some more coffee, and deliberated for literal minutes to decide on which electric scooter deserved the crown of Best Electric Scooter of the Year. 

This prestigious award can only go to the most deserving electric scooters, and we don’t give it out easily. In fact, it’s so exclusive that we’ve never given the award out in the past. 

So without further ado, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the Best Electric Scooter in the World is…

The Segway-Ninebot G2 MAX Global Edition

Segway Max G2

For those that know the G2 MAX, this isn’t a surprise. It’s beyond brilliant. 

Segway-Ninebot could have produced something with half the features of the G2, slapped a MAX sticker on it and we would have been happy, but they just kept going and going, packing new features & technology into it that makes it such a phenomenal ride. 

More power. Higher rider weight. Suspension. Better Tyres. Improved app integration. Better construction. Better lighting. Included accessories in the box. 

The Ninebot G2 MAX has it all. 

But the best thing? It’s under $1,500. We don’t even have to do the research to tell you that you won’t get anything better at that price. It simply doesn’t exist. 

Ultimately, there’s a reason the G2 MAX sells faster than we can get our hands on them. 

It’s not just the best electric scooter in Australia.

It’s the best electric scooter in the world. 

Thanks for reading our list - we hope you found it useful. If you want to talk about any of the entries, or you’d like to talk about which one is specifically right for you, give us a call on 1300 054 257. Remember, all prices listed in this article were true at the time of writing including special offers. They may change from time to time, so always remember to check the product listings for the most up to date price. 

Happy Riding! 

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