Hi ESG community,
I finally pulled the trigger last November and bought my first electric, GoTrax GXL V2.
However, barely 2.5 months into use. It decided to give up the ghost last night. [Context: was riding downhill when the LCD and headlight went out, was never able to turn the scooter back on after that.]
I still love electric scooters and was actually looking for a reason to upgrade (the e-scooter bug bit me and now I have a need for speed 😅). I think I’ll be staying away from goTrax for the foreseeable future.
I live in the bay area, an hour away from SF, and it’s quite hilly.
Things I learned from my goTrax GXL V2 going into my next scooter.
-Dual Motors (to tackle hills)
-Range (20+ mile - Intended use as a last miler/scout scooter explorer, when my electric car is charging, possibly a commuter)
-Budget: sub $1,500
-Portability: 30-50ish pounds
I don’t want my next scooter to give up the ghost 👻 so easily, but I want a Ghost. An Apollo Ghost specifically.
My question for the ESG community:
- What’s Apollo’s reputation for reliability in general and specifically the Ghost?
- Are there any seasons or holidays to keep an eye out to get a good deal?
(You know, like how aftermarket car parts offer deals around tax return and black Friday, or previous year smartphones are on sale after big conferences of upcoming products, etc)
I’m kicking myself in the butt for not buying a Ghost last black Friday, and getting an Apollo Air free.
Any other scooters you think I should consider? (My second pick was the E-Move Cruiser)
Hydraulic vs Mechanical Brake?
Thank you for taking the time to read this and possibly respond!