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Segway Ninebot expands range of light electric vehicles

In Beijing, China’s Segway-Ninebot has just revealed new electric two-wheelers: the Ninebot eMoped – an electric moped-ebike (with pedals) in three variants; and a new electric scooter in five options called the Ninebot eScooter. The company also presented prototypes of the Ninebot Apex – an electric motorbike, and a semi-autonomous version of the eScooter. Since its founding in 2015 when the Chinese Ninebot took over the US manufacturer Segway, the company has become the biggest kick-scooter sharing supplier for companies such as Lime and Bird. According to a prospectus filed in April this year, the company sold 1.6 million kick-scooters...

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China's Ninebot unveils scooters that drive themselves to charging stations

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Segway-Ninebot Group, a Beijing-based electric scooter maker, on Friday unveiled a scooter that can return itself to charging stations without a driver, a potential boon for the burgeoning scooter-sharing industry. Ninebot President Wang Ye unveils semi-autonomous scooter KickScooter T60 that can return itself to charging stations without a driver, at a Segway-Ninebot product launch event in Beijing, China August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo Ninebot said Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing giants that are expanding into scooter-sharing, would be among the customers for the new semi-autonomous vehicles that are expected to hit roads early next year. Gao...

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Segway-Ninebot now has an electric dirt bike

Image Credits: Segwey-Ninebot Segway-Ninebot  introduced Tuesday an electric dirt bike that marks the company’s expansion into the powersports market. The Chinese scooter company launched two versions of its new “Dirt eBike” at the automotive specialty products show SEMA in Las Vegas. Segway’s first foray into powersports products combines aspects of a mountain bike with the get-up-and-go of a dirt bike. And it’s all-electric. These days, Segway is known for its micromobility products, namely scooters. For instance, Segwey unveiled in January the Model Max scooter, a more robust product designed to help shared-scooter services like Bird and Lime reduce operating and maintenance costs. But...

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Segway-Ninebot unveils a transportation pod and new kick scooter

Segway has unveiled a self-balancing vehicle that can go up to 24 mph. Called the S-Pod, it’s designed for sitting while navigating enclosed campuses. Details on how to actually use the vehicle are scarce, but Segway says the “S-Pod uses an adaptive center-of-gravity automatic control system to enable the passenger to easily adjust the speed by handling the knob to change the center of gravity in the pod.” Segway-Ninebot  also unveiled a kick scooter with a maximum speed of 12.4 mph with a $699 price tag.* I haven’t tried this scooter, but its light weight of 22 pounds is a plus,...

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Segway Ninebot KickScooter ES4 Review

Segway is a well-known and well-loved brand in the personal transport market, but how does their electric KickScooter stack up? The Segway Ninebot Kickscooter ES4 has a powerful motor and battery, which gives it great speed and some of the best range you can find. It’s a great electric commuter scooter with few downsides besides the high price tag. My ES4 looking great after its first charge Loving the design, though I like the black color better Oh, you thought one was enough? 😉 Range and speed The ES4 is a powerful electric scooter. The motor has a peak power...

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