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Compare the Apollo City 2022 and the GOTRAX GXL Commuter v2

When comparing electric scooters, often times advertised ranges don't match up with reality.  We included metrics from real-world road tests.  Plus, raw specs such as battery capacity and motor wattage provide unbiased performance metrics when evaluating electric scooters

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Apollo City 2022

Apollo City 2022

GOTRAX GXL Commuter v2

GOTRAX GXL Commuter v2

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Electric Scooter Showdown: Apollo City 2022 vs. GOTRAX GXL Commuter v2

Choosing an electric scooter for your daily commute or urban exploration can be challenging with so many options available. In this article, we compare two popular electric scooters on the market: the Apollo City 2022 and the GOTRAX GXL Commuter v2, to help you decide which is better suited to your needs. Performance and Speed: One of the most significant differences between the Apollo City 2022 and the GOTRAX GXL Commuter v2 is performance. The Apollo City features a robust 800W motor that delivers higher top speeds and better hill-climbing capabilities compared to the 250W motor of the GXL Commuter v2. Battery and Range: The Apollo City boasts a superior battery life, offering a range of up to 28 miles on a single charge, while the GXL Commuter v2 typically reaches up to 12 miles. This makes the Apollo City a better option for longer commutes or extended rides. Ride Quality: The Apollo City 2022 excels with its adjustable dual suspension and air-filled 8.5-inch tires, providing a smoother ride over various terrains. The GXL Commuter v2 also has 8.5-inch pneumatic tires but lacks the sophisticated suspension system, which might result in a bumpier experience on uneven paths. Build Quality and Design: Both scooters prioritize durability, but the Apollo City offers a slightly higher weight capacity, accommodating riders up to 265 lbs, whereas the GXL v2 supports up to 220 lbs. Design-wise, both feature folding mechanisms for portability, but the Apollo City incorporates a more elegant and user-friendly design with its intuitive display and controls. Price: Price is often a deciding factor, and the GOTRAX GXL Commuter v2 is generally more affordable than the Apollo City 2022. This price difference reflects the higher performance and advanced features of the Apollo model. Safety Features: Both scooters include essential safety features like LED lights for visibility. However, the Apollo City goes a step further by offering a dual braking system, combining disc and regenerative braking for more reliable stopping power, while the GXL Commuter v2 features a standard disc brake. Conclusion: The choice between the Apollo City 2022 and the GOTRAX GXL Commuter v2 boils down to your priorities. If performance, range, and ride quality are your top concerns and you're willing to invest a bit more, the Apollo City is an excellent choice. However, for those seeking an affordable, basic commuter scooter for shorter distances, the GXL Commuter v2 could be a very suitable option.
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