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Robstep X1 Foldable Electric Bike

The Robster X1 Electric Bike has become a popular gadget for most football players like Fernando Torres, Alberto Moreno or even Moto GP rider Jorge Lorenzo on their Instagram. Robstep X1 is a 100% foldable electric powered scooter, good design offering a range between 20km or 40km.

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RobStep its easy use, light like a bicycle and comfortable as a motorbike. The disk brakes on both front and rear wheels bring the bike to a stop when needed. With front and back LED lights that provide visibility at night, its small size allows your feet to stay always close to the ground in case of a difficult moment. Aluminium body finish, LED lights, LG battery (25Km range) or Panasonic battery (40Km range), LED screen that informs on speed and remaining battery power, built-in speakers, Bluetooth, remote control with anti-theft system. RobStep X1 has all the required certificates by the EU such as CE, ROHS, etc.

A green vehicle that does not emit any CO2, its 300W electric motor will take you everywhere and only takes 3 hours to fully recharge its battery. Quick and quiet reaches a top speed of 25km/h and holds a person of up to 120kg. A full charge the 20km range battery will cost £0,10 and will allow you to ride all day long, but if you are more concerned about riding long distances, the 40km range battery will cost £0,15 to recharge.

Always with you. The bike can be quickly and easily folded and weighs only 17 kg, which makes this the perfect travel accessory that you can take with you everywhere.

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Inspired by the futuristic city of Tokyo, the RobStep X1 is available in 4 colors (Evil Red, Sahara Yellow, Amazon Green y Oasis Blue) and it combines design, steadiness and technology. All these features provide an unforgettable driving experience.

Because of its high quality, safety features, design and its fantastic driving, it’s fair to say this is one of the best options for an electric bike/scooter available in the market! ( I love the portability on the Stigo…)

Talking about price?

£835 for the 4400mAh (20km)

£995 for 7700mAh (40km) not bad at all!

 

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After US Ninebot by Segway arrives to Europe

Segway, world leader in electric personal transport, opens a new European office in Amsterdam. With this office, Segway aims to better serve the European market with a comprehensive range of iconic business-to-business Segway products as well as new consumer products, under the brand Ninebot by Segway. The Segway Europe office was opened on June 21, 2016, in the presence of CEO Lufeng Gao.

The establishment of Segway Europe ensures availability of the full product line-up of both brands for the business-to-business as well as the consumer market. From the new office, Segway Europe can now serve these markets for the entire EU region, enabling professional distribution, central management and increased marketing activities. In the next few months two new mass market models will be launched – the Ninebot One S2 and Ninebot Mini Pro.

Dennis Hardholt is responsible for the introduction of Segway and Ninebot by Segway products in the EMEA region as the President of Segway Europe. “From our new European office we are able to serve all the European, Middle Eastern and African markets. We will immediately make a range of exciting new consumer products available that complement our existing line up. With these affordable models we will further open up the market for smart, green personal transportation. They will add a touch of fun and excitement to the daily lives of consumers, while answering to the practical need for short distance transportation and leisure activities.”

About Segway

Segway Europe has been founded by Ninebot Ltd. from Beijing, bringing together the brands Segway and Ninebot – both leading in electronic personal transportation. Both brands focus on research and development, design, manufacturing, sales and service in short-distance personal transportation, in order to increase the industry and to lead the revolution of mobile robotics solutions. Segway and Ninebot devote a great deal of attention to seamlessly connecting robotic solutions to smart phones and integrating existing technologies and future concepts, such as voice interaction and facial recognition with its robotic products – products that will be highly interactive and encourage smarter living. Segway Europe opened its first European office in Amsterdam in June 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.segway.com.

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EU Safety Standard for “The Segway Likes”

At the initiative of France, a voluntary standard will provide safety requirements for personal light electric vehicles (PLEV) in 2016. A framework dealing with their use will also be developed for these new modes of urban mobility; the Segway likes.

After e-bikes, now light electric vehicles (like electric step-scooters) and self-balancing vehicles (including single wheel transporters) are attracting the interest of consumers wanting to try such alternative modes of urban transport. These personal light electric vehicles are however put on the market without prior harmonized test methods based on shared methods. European Directives do indeed exist, but they don’t provide any specific requirements for these machines, nor do they prevent the sale of badly performing or even hazardous products.

Safety and performance guarantees

“Decathlon contacted us as early as 2013 to share this situation with us: the absence of any specific technical standard means that each manufacturer tests its products based on its own criteria,” explains Emmanuel Husson, head of this AFNOR standard development project and secretary of the European working group. “The safety and performance guarantees displayed are therefore of limited value. Decathlon has adopted a proactive approach by opting for standardization. It has agreed to share its test protocol as a basis for the work on the future European standard.”

Anticipating regulation

The safety standards development enables market players, in all their diversity, to adopt a self-regulation approach. With this voluntary standard, manufacturers are at the forefront of regulatory initiatives. Honda (via its Belgian subsidiary), Toyota (through its French presence), Egret (Germany), L-Trott (France) and Trikke (Netherlands) have properly understood this and are actively involved in the work. Representatives of public authorities (including the DGCCRF for France – Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control) and consumers (ANEC) are also present. “These entities have very high safety requirements,” adds Emmanuel Husson.

Product safety and usage conditions

The future European standard will cover light electric vehicles without seats and self-balancing vehicles, with or without seats, intended primarily for the transportation of one person in the urban environment. This standard excludes applications coming under the health field (covered by EN ISO 13482).

A technical part will propose methods for testing the vehicle’s mechanical and electrical components. Tests on brakes, tires, battery, handlebar, the robustness of the footrest, etc. All aspects of the vehicle will be covered to ensure a minimum safety level and limit main hazards.

In and excluded

Regarding the use, the voluntary standard will exclude vehicles having a maximum speed of 25 km/h. Included are machines designed to be used in public as well as private spaces, for instance in airports, libraries or large organizations, etc. In public spaces, they are already permitted on cycle tracks and sidewalks at a maximum speed of 6 km/h. “Due to the permitted tolerance, members of the working group have anticipated a possible future regulation with the addition of a specific button to switch to pedestrian mode,” mentions Emmanuel Husson. He continues: “The vast majority of manufacturers already offer a speed regulation system that could be useful if future legislation imposes a speed limit to be respected.”

The future voluntary standard will be proposed in a public inquiry in the first quarter of 2016, prior to publication in the course of the year.

Source: Bike-eu.com

 

More information:

European Committee for Standardization 

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How hard is it to ride an Electric Unicycle?

Most people find it quite difficult to get their head around the mechanics of an electric unicycle. The forward-backward movement is not much of a problem, because the unicycle’s gyroscopes and sensors look after that extremely well and after using the stabilizers/learning wheels for a very short time, most people have absolutely no problem with it.

The big problem, though, is to learn to master the sideways balancing, because that is completely left to you and the unicycle will not help you with it. There has been another time in most people’s life when you had to learn the sideways balancing, but that was a loooong time ago when your body was learning faster and you were less afraid of falling: Learning to ride an electric unicycle is like learning to ride a bicycle again! But the good news is that you managed once before, so you will manage it again! Give yourself some time and check out the learning resources are providing in another section of this website and trust your abilities! It is definitely worth it!

Everybody who has normal balance and normal use of legs and arms can learn it and a generalized rule could be: If you can cycle a bicycle, you can also ride a unicycle.

The good thing about human beings is that everybody is a little different and everybody has some strengths and some weaknesses. That also means that there are fast learners and others need a bit more time. We also run classes for people that want to learn it and we have seen huge differences. Some people learn the basics within 5-10 minutes, other need days or even weeks. Be consistent and keep working on it, but also leave breaks! Our brain sometimes needs a little extra time to build new connections in the brain.

Like you mastered cycling, you will also eventually master riding an electric unicycle and once you can do it, you will never forget it again.

Do you want to try? Join us in our open training and testing days.

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Stigo, lightweight e-scooter that can be folded in 2 seconds.

The Stigo e-scooter, an Estonian invention, was formally presented to an international audience in Beijing. This event marks the launch of a mass production and international sales of the world’s most lightweight and fastest-folding e-scooters that Stigo developed over a number of years. The first Stigo e-scooters will reach end customers in June 2017. In Beijing, Stigo e-scooters were presented by the company’s CEO Ardo Reinsalu, designer Matti Õunapuu, and representatives of the Chinese joint venture Yizhou He and Yi Sun.

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Stigo electric scooter is designed mainly for urban use, people who need a vehicle that is lightweight (13.9 kg), and can be quickly folded so it can be trolled or taken indoors. Stigo is an environmentally friendly commuting means for urban users, caravan owners, yacht owners and can also be used, for example, in large factories, hospitals, and university campuses. It runs purely on electricity and costs only a few cents per mile. In addition to its unprecedented compactness, Stigo has received a lot of media coverage because of its streamlined pure design. In 2014, Stigo e-scooter prototype won the prestigious EDF Pulse Award in the category of Electricity & Smart Living.

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The Stigo e-scooter is type-approved in Europe, is E-marked, and is a street legal vehicle. The basic idea of Stigo is to solve mobility problems of urban residents. The concept of the product is ingeniously simple – the lightweight e-scooter can be folded in 2 seconds can be trailed behind like a golf bag or a suitcase on wheels. The dimensions of the package are only 48×40 cm. Therefore you can take Stigo anywhere with you, there is no need to look for a parking space, and you can charge it from a regular outlet. The e-scooter invented by Estonians is available in 250W motor and its top speed is 25 kmh. Depending on the model, the e-scooter can drive up to 30 kilometers on a single charge.

 

Stigo is a Class L1e street legal electric scooter.

 

WILL MY NEW ELECTRIC SCOOTER NEED TO BE REGISTERED?

If you intend to only use your electric scooter on private property, then no registration is necessary. When used on public highways, however, your electric scooter must be registered as a new vehicle with the DVLA. You will need to complete a V55/4 application form which is available at your local DVLA office. The registration fee is currently £55.00. Stigos come supplied with a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and Import Document to help with this process.

DO I NEED TO TAX MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER?

No, electric scooters are exempt from road tax.

DOES MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER REQUIRE AN MOT?

Yes, but only after 3 years, and then every year thereafter. Electric scooters have very few moving parts with virtually no maintenance required. But wearable parts such as brakes, tyres and lights will need to be checked regularly.

DOES MY ELECTRIC SCOOTER NEED TO BE INSURED?

Your electric scooter must be fully insured. Your insurance company will use the same classification as a 50cc motorbike.

DO I NEED TO WEAR A HELMET?

Legally you are responsible for wearing a motorbike helmet when riding an electric scooter.

DO I NEED A LICENCE TO RIDE AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER ON PUBLIC ROADS IN THE UK?

Yes. You must have a valid provisional or full driving license covering mopeds or motorcycles to ride electric scooters (which are classified as mopeds). If you already have a full licence covering cars you may be able to use it automatically as a license for riding our electric scooters.

As with all mopeds and motorcycles, you may need to complete a compulsory basic training course (CBT) to validate your license before you can ride on the road.

If you obtained your full driving license before 1 February 2001 you do not need to complete CBT.
If you obtained your full driving license on or after 1 February 2001 then CBT is required after which you can ride without L plates.
If you have a provisional moped license then CBT is required and you must display L plates until you qualify for a full license – provisional entitlement with CBT is valid for two years after which CBT must be retaken.
CBT can be completed in one day and costs around £70. More information about Driver Vehicle Licensing including CBT can be found at www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring.

If you need more information please contact us in sales@personalelectrictransport.co.uk

More info: www.stigobike.com.

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Which Adult Electric Scooter you Should Buy?

If you currently look the most popular electric adult scooters, there are two models that dominate the European market: The E-Twow S2 Booster and Egret One-GT .

Both offer an impressive range of functions and both bring you in style from A to B. But what e-Scooter offers you more for your money?

Brand

Walberg Urban Electrics’ EGRET provides high-quality, contemporary and effective answers to the individual needs of urban mobility. Walberg Urban Electrics is based in Hamburg, Germany.

The E-TWOW – “Electric Two Wheels” brand is part of a large international concept, with headquarters both in China and Europe, focused on offering a new era of urban mobility, through their ingenious electric vehicles. A new era in Urban mobility.

Portability

For big urban areas, it is important to have a scooter that can be easily folded up and carried when you get on the bus, the tube or train.

In small, medium size cities could become a real alternative to public transport.

Although the E-Twow Booster and the Egret One GT can indeed be both folded very easily (and similar size),  the E-Twow has a clear advantage when it comes to the weight: At 10.8 kg, the Booster Plus the lightest self-propelled electric scooters on the market.

The One GT on the other hand weighs 13.5 kg. And while you do not notice the weight when driving, one perceives it quite clear when it is time to lift the scooter.

The Booster also have a usefull belt to carry your Scooter on the shoulder, or when belt is removed also a very usefull handhold to carry your scooter in one hand! Carry Belt E-Twow

Both brands have wheeled carrier bags in accesories for long distance transport.

Range

For the usual daily use both take you to destination (and back) without in between recharge.

However, the booster provides a significant advantage in terms of coverage compared to the One GT:

The booster will take you far up to 30 km before you have to recharge it. Compare this with the One GT, which has the range of 25 km, do not forget that this is the range under testing (no headwind, no gradients, minimum stopping and a driver weight of 70 kg).

In the real world, we have 20-25 km from the booster (still more than enough)  and acceptable 20 km from the One GT.

Battery & Power

The One GT is powered by a 36V 8Ah Li-Ion battery and a 250 watt motor.

The booster derives its strength from its 33V 6.5Ah Li-Po battery, coupled with a powerful 500 watt motor.

New Batteries for 2018:

  • 33V 6.5Ah Booster Plus: It is the standalone battery inherited from the powerful Booster S2, perfect for riders from 60kg up to 80kg. Handle hills great and offers a long and trusted cycle life. Max speed 30kpm, total range *25km
  • 36V 7.5Ah Booster S: The extra capacity gives you 5km more range, *30km in total. Max speed 33kph and the more voltage mean more torque. Perfect for riders over 80kg or hilly commuting journeys.
  • 36V 10.5Ah Booster V: 5th-anniversary celebration, *38km range up to 38kph. maximum torque option for demanding routes.

*Real range in our test, 70kg rider.

While both scooters offer similar performance, the booster has a great advantage when it comes to the charging time. The Boosters 3.5 Amp “fast charger” allows you to fully charge the battery in just 2 hours (the fastest time among all electric adult scooters).

The One GT, on the other hand, takes 2 hours to reach 70% but it needs 6 hours until the battery is fully charged.

Brakes

The booster is equipped with two brakes, one recuperation front (KERS, the battery recharges every time you brake) and a manual friction brake rear (like a regular kick scooter, for additional braking force).

The One GT has double drum brake front and back reduces the stopping distance dramatically.

Wheels and suspension

Both scooters have puncture-resistant, solid rubber wheels. However, we are dealing with a case where size really plays a role: With larger 200 mm wheels the Booster offers a much smoother ride than the One GT.

The significantly smaller 160 mm wheels of One GT provide a much bumpy driving experience than the Booster (especially on asphalt and roads with cracks and holes).

Both, however, are equipped with dual suspension, with shock absorbers on the front and rear wheels, which contribute to a softer ride.

Design

We are big fans of the design of the One GT with a sleek, modern look and it’s wider handlebar, the One GT looks awesome it also feels more robust when riding it.

The design of the Booster PLUS is also top-notch. It’s thin footboard and the rear friction brake makes it appear as a conventional scooter for those looking for discretion.

Both are solidly constructed from high quality aluminum. Where we have noticed that the handles on Booster become slightly wobbly while driving than in One GT, the Egret feels solid.

The booster is available in four colors (white, black, green or gray), the One GT in black only.

Extras

A feature that we love the Booster, is the integrated front and rear light

The spotlight is a bright LED lamp that illuminates your path you. And the rear lights are wired so that they light up every time you brake. He also has a Horn-button, which is integrated into the display (Note: the sound of the horn is a bit annoying and we do not use it too often).

The One GT comes with rear and really bright front light plus it has a handy little kickstand.

Both have lots of extra accessories to choose from.

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Warranty

Egret offers a full 2-year warranty in all range.

2 years E-Twow warranty.

More info:

New Booster Plus review

Unboxing Egret One GT

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Citybug2 won the ISPO award 2016.

Congratulations, the CITYBUG2 team has been named a Gold Winner by the jury of the ISPO AWARD 2016 in the category “Products, Hardware, Action, Scooter”. The prize is an impressive confirmation that the clever e-scooter is exactly the right answer to the challenges of modern urban mobility. By bestowing the annual ISPO AWARD, the internationally leading sport business network ISPO pays tribute to outstanding products from the sports industry, whereby independent juries of experts judge several hundred entries according to exactly defined criteria.

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Citybug2 was designed with the utmost care, with a less-is-more philosophy in mind. Citybug2 is already becoming an icon of the New Mobility era. A fun product for everyone and a great solution for environmentally friendly mobility.

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Peugeot kick scooter concept

The concept of this three-wheeled electric kick scooter is to rethink urban mobility, in order to improve accessibility to the city in a pleasurable and easy way.

Three wheels give more stability, even at low speed and with an electric motor in the rear wheel it is both fun and effortless to ride. With all the compactness and portability of a classic scooter, it is a must in the city.

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The design is sporty: crisp lines are combined with subtle and elegant volumes. It is equipped with LED lights front and rear. Every function is fully integrated into the design and there is even a dock in the handlebars to connect your mobile phone.  With a dedicated application, it can display all the necessary information: speedometer, battery, GPS

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Inmotion v3 EUC won an IF Design Award 2016

On January 27th, 2016, the winners of iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 was announced. INMOTION V3 with its innovative drop-sharped design won the iF Design Award 2016.

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Each year, iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes one of the world’s most celebrated and valued design competitions: the iF DESIGN AWARD. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD collects over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries every year.

INMOTION V3 was designed with innovative two-wheel and telescoping handle design, thus the vehicle is easy to ride and carry wherever a person desires to take. The vehicle is very flexible to ride at urban areas, even on grassy roads. This SCV offers sense of power, speed and total control to its rider. Also, Riders can connect INMOTION V3 to their Smartphone app. It will provide better safety tracking the movement of rider, thus she or he can maintain balance while riding.

Besides iF Design AWARD, INMOTION V3 has entered Japan G-Mark design finalist and won China Red Star Design Award and Consumers’ Favorite Product Prize for its unrivaled features, reliable functions, innovative technology and design in 2015, which presents the unmatched charm and innovation of INMOTION V3.

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Electric Unicycle Terminology

 
 

EUC” (for Electric UniCycle)

 

The usual term used for the electric unicycles has usually been an “EUC” (for Electric UniCycle) More informally refer to them as “wheels”.

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Idling

Idling is the term for staying pretty much in place by moving the EUC back and forth. This is taxing for the motor (constantly changing direction) and eats up your battery fast, but can be useful for example to wait for a traffic light to change or such.

Leaning

 Leaning refers to using your body to move your center of gravity and control the EUC. You lean forwards and backwards to accelerate/decelerate or change direction. To turn the EUC, you usually lean to the direction you want to turn to (left or right), although you can also use your hips to “swivel” around for tight in-place turns.

Out-lean

Out-lean is a term used to refer to a situation where the rider leans (usually) forwards so much that the wheel cannot keep him/her balanced anymore, and usually ends up with the rider dismounting (or falling). Out-leaning usually occurs in uphills, where the wheel motor cannot keep producing enough torque to keep the wheel upright as the rider keeps leaning forward. Usually it occurs only after the full tilt-back, so most people shouldn’t be able to do it accidentally, unless it’s due to low battery (if the tilt-back is based on speed).

Overpower

Overpowering a wheel refers to similar situation as with out-lean, but seems to be more commonly used to describe a situation where the wheel cannot keep you balanced on level ground, for example when hitting a pothole that causes the wheel to tilt too much to forward or simply out-leaning.

Overspeed

 “Overspeed” is the speed where the mainboard cuts the power to the motor. I’m not certain why the cut-off occurs, but suspect that it would either require too much current to accelerate the motor faster (risking of burning components or voltage dropping too much) or the motor is very near it’s maximum rpm (where the torque drops so much that it cannot keep balancing the rider anymore). Some people suggest that the motor should never cut-off and instead let the pedals tilt forward once the motor cannot run any faster, leaving the rider at least a chance to try to recover, as shutting down the motor surely leads to a fall.

Power braking

This is a type of braking where you push the wheel in front of you with your legs while simultaneously leaning back and pushing the pedals down to brake as fast as possible. Requires some practice, but not that difficult, and a useful skill when you need to stop “on a dime”.

Tilt-back

Tilt-back is a safety measure, where the wheel starts to tilt the pedals backwards at higher speeds to warn and prevent the rider from leaning more forwards. While it is possible to lean more and try to get more speed, it might not be wise, as you can trigger a mainboard induced cut-off due to overspeed. Most wheels have this (some let the user adjust the tilt-back speeds with app), but some don’t have it at all.
 

The always recommend source: forum.electricunicycle.org/