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Segway-Ninebot adds electric scooter, moped options

Richard Lawler
Senior News Editor
eMoped

Ninebot acquired Segway and its personal transports a few years ago, but now their combined transportation aspirations are growing up with two devices announced at an event in China ahead of CES 2020. The Ninebot eMoped and eScooter can both carry riders for miles and will come in a range of models to suit different needs.

The eMoped (above) is described as a "smart electric bike" that comes in three versions, with a keyless airlock system that lets riders unlock it and take off by unlocking it with NFC. Its storage compartment is big enough to hold one helmet inside, and the high-end C80 model can travel up to 46 miles on a charge with the 24Ah battery inside.

eScooter

This eScooter is Ninebot's first one intended for mid- to long-range use, and it can hit 24 MPH in four seconds. There are five variants, with a top-of-the-line E200P model that has a 62 MPH top speed and estimated 124 mile range from its 54Ah battery.

Apex

Both the scooter and moped connect to the Segway-Ninebot app to enable various smart features including a "triple GPS" anti-theft system. There's no word yet on pricing or exact release date, We'll see these next month at CES, along a couple of concepts: an Apex electric motorcycle capable of 125 MPH and 0 – 60 MPH acceleration in 2.9 seconds, as well as an eScooter T that adds self-balancing and autonomous capabilities. The eScooter T can be remote controlled via app, sort of like Tesla's Smart Summon -- but with a vehicle that's much smaller.

Update 11:38AM ET: This post has been updated to clarify the 0-60 MPH acceleration time of the Apex electric motorcycle we expect to see at CES.