A brand new F sequence of eKickScooters have been launched by Segway-Ninebot this week with cell linked sensible controls. These scooters, the F25, F30, and F40, every join with a Segway-Ninebot app. This app connects by way of Bluetooth and permits the proprietor of the scooter to improve the system’s firmware, lock performance for the scooter, and monitor driving standing and information.
By no means in my life did I anticipate that I’d be writing an article about an electrical scooter that might obtain firmware updates by way of smartphone. However that’s the world we stay in – one the place now we have the flexibility to quantify each side of our lives (by way of collected information from the scooter, on this case), and management each digital system with nice aplomb.
Every of the brand new F sequence Segway-Ninebot scooters works with choices for driving modes. The rider can toggle between driving modes utilizing the scooter’s LED dashboard. Driving modes give the rider choices for long-lasting battery with much less energy draw (with Eco mode), large energy draw and tremendous velocity (with Sports activities mode), and a balanced Commonplace mode.
Each the F25 and F30 work with 300 W energy output for “torque-on-demand” and each are in a position to roll as much as 15.5 mph. The distinction between the 2 lesser fashions is the vary. The F25 has a variety of 12.4 miles, whereas the F30 has a variety of 18.6 miles.
The flagship mannequin F40 has a 350 W nominal energy output, permitting this most superior mannequin to blast forth at 18.6 mph. Segway-Ninebot means that the F40 has the battery capability to run for “almost 25 miles and not using a cost.”
Segway-Ninebot included a regenerative braking system with every of the three launch fashions. Holding the brake as one rolls down an hill permits the rider to generate energy for the scooter’s battery to increase a experience past the usual max distance. Battery energy can be used to gentle every scooter’s 2.5w LED gentle.
Essentially the most fundamental scooter within the sequence, the Segway-Ninebot F25, will probably be made obtainable at Goal shops throughout the US. The F25 will probably be unique to Goal shops with a launch value of roughly $500 USD. The F30 and F40 will probably be launched with costs of roughly $650 and $770, and each will probably be offered on-line at Segway-Ninebot’s official retailer.