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The Smartest Electric Scooter for 2019

Inboard Technology, the creator of the best-selling M1 Electric Skateboard, recently announced its newest product, the Glide Electric Scooter Inboard recently raised $8 million in Series A funding to develop pioneering urban transportation solutions.

The Glide Electric Scooter will be the most technologically advanced electric scooter on the market, featuring regenerative braking, a swappable battery, pneumatic tires, a headlight and rear brake lights. The Glide’s wide makes it easy to ride, and the foldable design make it convenient to carry and store also the Inboard’s phone app allows for wireless firmware updates.

The Glider was specifically designed to improve upon the shortcomings of the most popular electric scooters on the market, such as the Xiaomi M365 scooter used by companies like Bird and Lime.

The Glider is one of the few electric scooters that allows user-swappable battery packs. Each battery should be good for 12 miles (20 km) of range.

It also sports a higher power 750W motor, which should help it conquer hills that have stalled out scooters from other manufacturers which are usually rated for just 250 W. On flat ground, the motor is enough to reach speeds of 18-20 mph (29-32 km/h) It is a suitable scooter for heavy riders, which many other electric scooters in the space currently never consider.

The Glider also sports oversized pneumatic tires, which roll over bumps and potholes easier than smaller wheels and help absorb bumps and holes in the road.

But to add an even smoother ride, Inboard has included coilover suspension in the design – another feature rarely found in electric scooters.

“We believe that small electric vehicles are the future of urban transportation,” said Inboard co-founder and CEO, Ryan Evans. “Our goal with the Glide was to create the safest and most innovative scooter on the market. Owning a scooter means you don’t have to worry about finding a rental, and it’s a truly fun way to flow through an urban environment.”

Inboard is offering both a consumer model electric scooter and a fleet version for companies. Inboard say that the Glider can connect to any network, so they’re catering to businesses looking to offer scooter rentals and people wanting to build apps and fleets of scooters. They have also built an open API which will allow developers to build their own apps – the possibilities really are endless. The Inboard Glider is set to be one of the smartest electric scooters released in 2019 and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

Inboard’s Glide Scooter will launch in February of 2019 coming to Europe by March/April 2019, we expect to offer presale orders by February 2019. Full specs and most important price still not confirmed, stay tuned

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ZERO Scooters. ZERO Emissions.

The ZERO series represents a simple yet powerful message: ZERO Emissions.

With a budget to match that simplicity, the ZERO electric scooters follow a signature black, white and red color theme, and their design is as eye-catching as they are impressive in performance.

The ZERO series is every e-scooter rider’s dream. It checks every box that both a newbie and a seasoned scooter rider would desire in their electric ride…

 

ZERO 8 — A Value E-Scooter

An entry-level high-performance e-scooter that rivals any other e-scooter in the market in the sub-£700 price bracket. It’s got all the basic bells and whistles a beginner rider would need in an e-scooter.

With dual suspension, a 35-45km range and a powerful 48V 500W motor, there is no other electric scooter in the market that gives you more bang for your buck.

Zero 8

How does it compare to its closest competitor, the Speedway mini 4 PRO?

The ZERO 8 is very similar in terms of performance with the Speedway mini PRO, at a much lower price. Both are 48V drive train systems with 500W of power.

Ride comfort is very similar. Both have front air tires and front spring suspension. However, the ZERO 8 uses a pair of air shocks for its rear suspension instead of the Speedway’s double spring suspension.

This suspension is absolutely necessary due to the solid rubber tires on both these e-scooters which would make the ride extremely bumpy without the rear suspension. The ZERO 8’s air shocks trump the Speedway’s rear springs in terms of look and functionality, providing a softer cushion for every bump.

Both e-scooters are equipped with single rear drum e-brakes as their braking mechanism.

 

ZERO 9 — An Upgraded ZERO 8

 

The ZERO 9 is basically an amped-up ZERO 8 with a higher power output (25A controller), air tires front and rear to provide more ride comfort and double brakes (rear drum brakes and front disc brake). With a range of up to 45km per charge, this e-scooter is a great choice for riders who need to go the distance but still want something compact.

Whether you commute directly from home to work everyday or work as a delivery rider, the ZERO 9 will guarantee you a comfortable ride throughout your long journey.

Zero 9

How does the ZERO 9 compare to equivalent models like the Inokim Light 2?

On the design and weight scale, the Inokim Light 2 beats out anything in the market. Although similar in size and compactness, the Light 2 is comparatively more portable at 13kg while the ZERO 9 weighs considerably more at 18kg.

When comparing performance, the ZERO 9 stands a head above the Light 2. Whether it is torque and power (500W vs 350W), top speed (40kmh vs 35kmh) or ride comfort (dual suspension on the ZERO 9 vs none on the Inokim Light 2), there isn’t anything in the market like the ZERO 9.

Both e-scooter models are equipped with front and rear air tires for added comfort. The Light uses dual drum brakes as opposed to the ZERO 9’s front disc and rear drum brake system.

 

ZERO 10X — All Terrain 2 Wheel Drive

The highest performance and fiercest e-scooter in the ZERO series with dual spring shocks, dual 800W motor (for a peak power of 3200W on max load) and a whole lot of beautiful design features.

This is not an electric scooter for the faint-hearted. Engage the dual motor mode and you will feel like you are in a drag race. The ZERO 10X’s instant acceleration can be felt as soon as you press down the throttle.

Zero 10X

 

The ZERO e-scooter series is now available on pre-order with limited units available, please don’t’ hesitate in contacting us for more information.

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Storing or using electric scooters during winter.

 

 

When the scooter is being used in winter, the battery must not get into contact with water, humidity, sand and / or salt (when the streets are sanded). The scooter needs to be cleaned with a soft piece of dry cloth after every ride. Low temperatures cause a reduced performance.

To make sure, your driving pleasure continues next spring, we have compiled an overview of what to keep in mind when storing or using scooters during winter. As with all battery-equipped devices, the battery requires a little attention to get through the cold time of the year.

  • When storing the scooter, it needs to be clean and dry– The storage location needs to be dry and neither too warm nor too cold – a temperature between 15 – 25 °C is ideal
  • When storing the scooter, the state of charge needs to be between 30% and 50%
  • Every three months latest, the scooter needs to be charged for approx. 30 minutes
  • In general, battery-equipped devices must be stored away from flammable materials

An incorrect storage or an extended period without charging the battery can cause an irreparable depth discharge. This is not a warranty case.

Following the winter break, the scooter is best handled like a new vehicle. Prior to the first ride, all security-relevant features need to be checked (brakes, lights, folding mechanisms, etc.). The battery needs to be fully charged and then once completely driven empty. It might happen that the state of charge is not correctly indicated – this will settle due to this procedure.

 

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New Ninebot Kickscooter by Segway

Segway, the king of personal transportation devices, has released a new Ninebot series of scooters, as part of its Segway KickScooter arm. There are two scooters in the series; the ES1 and ES2, with the latter offering a higher top speed and a more comfortable ride. The ES1 and ES2 KickScooters will be marketed under the ‘Ninebot by Segway’ brand, which was established following Segway’s acquisition in 2015 by Chinese transport robotics start-up Ninebot.

Leisure, shopping or commuting – With a total weight of 11.3kg the KickScooter can be carried anywhere one-handedly, making it the ideal travel companion. The front wheel shock absorption and large diameter tires provide a high level of rider comfort, and the anti-lock mechanical and electrical brake ensure a safe braking distance.

The ES1 has a maximum speed of 12.5mph, with a range of around 15.5miles depending on payload, riding style and terrain. It also features an LED digital display, anti-lock brake system and cruise control.

The higher-spec ES2 has a higher maximum speed of approximately 25km/h with similar range and is equipped with rear shock absorption and customisable ambient and rear lights. An optional second battery increases the scooter’s range to a potential 27 miles and enables ES2 riders to reach speeds of up to 19mph.

 

Thanks to the easy one-push folding system, all of the Ninebot by Segway KickScooters can be folded in no time and stored easily in your car or on public transport, taking up a minimum amount of space. During your ride, the eco-friendly energy recovery system makes sure no power goes to waste, while the Smart Battery Management System closely monitors battery performance.

Segway has taken great care of the smallest details so that your traveling comfort and safety can be guaranteed.

The new scooters will be available in Europe from mid-November.

Pre-order price:

Ninebot ES1 by Segway £450

Ninebot ES2 by Segway £570