NIU, maker of standard, inexpensive electrical mopeds, confirmed off its first-ever electrical kick scooter. The brand new two-wheeler will likely be out there beginning this summer season in China, Europe, and North America.
The NIU Kick Scooter will are available in two variants, Professional and Sport. Within the US, the Professional scooter can have a high velocity of 19.8mph, whereas the Sport model can have a high velocity of 17.four mph. In Europe, each variations can have a regulated high velocity of 25 km/h (15.5 mph). The Professional can have a spread 31 miles (50 km) on a single 7.5-hour cost, whereas the Sport can have a spread of 25 miles (40 km) on a single 5.5-hour cost.
For the drivetrain, NIU is providing a 350W motor and 486Wh lithium-ion battery pack for the Professional kick scooter, whereas the Sport will likely be powered by a 300W motor and 365Wh battery pack. Each scooters are waterproof, foldable, and include app connectivity by way of Bluetooth and regenerative braking. The most cost effective model of the scooter will begin at $599, although NIU has but launch any extra particulars about pricing.
NIU is usually recognized in North America for its standard $2,000 electrical mopeds, which have been utilized by shared mobility corporations like Revel and Lime. The mopeds can be found for buy in a handful of US cities, together with San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Chicago, Washington, DC, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Honolulu.
A pre-sale for the kick scooter begins in June 2021, with supply scheduled within the US and Europe in July 2021. World retail gross sales will start in August 2021, with the scooter capable of be bought on-line or in any of NIU’s dealerships and shops in Europe and North America.
Electrical scooters are plentiful within the US, with fashions from Segway-Ninebot, Inokim, Acton, Unagi, and others broadly out there from a variety of totally different retailers. Battery-powered mopeds, nevertheless, are a bit more durable to come back by in North America. Main producers, like Gogoro, are likely to focus gross sales on greater quantity markets like China, whereas the US is left to languish due to its car-centric infrastructure.