Shock coming! Segway-Ninebot introduces electric scooters and self-balancing wheelchairs with cruise control
Segway-Ninebot is launching some new electric scooters ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, including the company's claim that this electric scooter is "the most compact and lightest ever, The most energy-efficient scooter. "
The new $ 699 electric scooter, called the Air T15, is different from Segway-Ninebot's service for electric scooter sharing services around the world because it doesn't have a throttle. Instead, Segway-Ninebot says that the cyclist simply kicks the Air T15 off and the electric scooter will immediately calculate "the friction and condition of the road and automatically adjust the speed so that you maintain a constant driving speed." Kicking the sidewalk a few more times is as simple as slowing down, which can be controlled by hitting the rear wheel brakes. In other words, it's like an electric scooter with cruise control.
Segway-Ninebot also promises portability with the Air T15. To this end, the scooter can be folded into an almost flat structure with the push of a button. It does weigh 22 pounds, which is not light, but it's only half the weight of Boosted's rugged electric scooter.
The Air T15 is powered by a 300-watt in-wheel motor, and the top speed of the scooter can reach 12.4 miles per hour, even at inclines up to 15%. Scooters can regenerate energy back to the battery during braking, which helps reduce driving distances by more than 9 miles. A display is also integrated on the handlebars.
Segway-Ninebot will not release the Air T15 next week. There is another scooter called the T60, which the company calls a "revolutionary product" and a "scooter." The T60 has a "reverse tricycle chassis" and says the car is made for scooter-sharing service providers worldwide. However, it is unclear what made it a "scooter" because the company did not release more details.
Segway-Ninebot will also showcase a new version of its popular Max electric scooter, tailored for the "City Fleet Challenge". This means it will have bigger wheels, hidden cables to protect itself. The company says that they have various elements as well as other sturdy features that will make electric scooters easier and more stable to ride. The new Max will also have a replaceable battery, which will make charging easier without the need for people to take it home or plug it into an overnight device.
There are many other non-scooters. Last December, Segway-Ninebot announced that it will showcase the company's first electric scooters and mopeds at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2020. Just today, the company announced that it will also debut the egg-shaped self-balancing wheelchair S-Pod at CES in the United States.