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Vodafone Germany partnership with Egret Scooters

Vodafone Germany announced a partnership with Egret Scooters by Walberg Urban Electrics to launch a connected scooter. The ElektroRoller2Go will target the vehicle sharing market, with the Vodafone Sim allowing users to locate a free scooter with a smartphone app. The foldable scooter is similar to an electric bike and able to travel up to 22 miles on a single charge.

We want to introduce a completely new vehicle class,” said Florian Walberg, CEO of Walberg Urban Electrics GmbH

Perfect in connection with public transport

The big advantage of the Electric Scooters compared to all other common vehicles is its portability. Without taking more space than a sports bag you can simply fold the scooter and take it with anywhere. The EGRET scooters are not only an alternative to public transport but also the perfect complement.

We assume that scooters will be as much in traffic as the electric bike or the moped,” said Walberg. Unlike big electric scooters (moped), “Egret Scooters ” are ultra mobile and is perfectly suitable for short distances. ” Last Mile”

Zero Emission for the environment

Another advantage of the e-scooter2Go program is to make cities become cleaner. Instead of using your own car every time for inner city short journeys and eternal traffic lights, you can simply swing to the next emission-free electric rocker. This is better for the environment and makes your trip even more fun.

How does it work?

The telecommunication partner wants to equip the scooters with Sim cards to network them. “We want to network everything that has wheels,” said Vodafone boss Hannes Ametsreiter then, you start the app, look for a scooter in your area, use the app to switch on the scooter and enter your target point. The electric scooter can drive up to 21 miles before it has to be recharged and with speeds up to 20 mph gives you plenty of fun and convenient transportation A to B.

Congratulations to the team @ Egret for this extraordinary achievement.

More info about Egret Scooters 

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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.

SOURCE Segway Europe

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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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Blink Board Tutorial | PET

UPDATE: Check the New Blink Board * Hub Motor * Regenerative Braking * Redesigned Remote * Reverse Feature

 

The ACTON Blink Board is the World’s lightest electric skateboard! Weighing in at a mere 9 lbs., the Blink will get you places smarter and quicker! The hands-free, lightweight board is controlled by the included remote, giving riders the ability to set the speed of the board.

RANGE 6.5 mi / 45 min
MAX. SPEED 15 MPH
COLOR Custom Pattern
MOTOR 1500 W
BATTERY 36V2Ah
CHARGE TIME 2 hr
DECK LENGTH* 26.5 in
PRODUCT WEIGHT 9 Lbs
SHIPPING DIMENSIONS 28.5 in x 11.5 in x 8 in
USER WEIGHT Max 220 Lbs.
SPEED SETTINGS** Beginner, Normal, Pro
APP iOS / Android
INCLINE RATE 8
WHEEL SIZE 3 in
WHEEL MATERIAL PU
BOARD MATERIAL Canadian Maple Wood

SHOP

 

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The Citysurfer, MINI concept, a collapsable urban electric scooter

MINI has presented an innovative urban vision that provides increased flexibility for individual mobility in congested areas; the MINI ‘citysurfer concept combines the riding properties of a kick scooter with an electric drive and thanks to its compact structure, it collapses and folds in half. weighing just 18 kilograms, the electrified two-wheeler has been developed for use on its own and in combination with other means of transportation – for example in a luggage compartment, or on buses and trains.

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the auxiliary electric drive boasts a thumb-operated accelerator and gearless hub motor in the rear wheel – the electric motor power reaches a top speed of 25 km/h (15 mph) and isn’t activated until a minimum speed is reached from the rider’s own physical thrust. the power supply is connected via a lithium-ion battery permanently installed in the frame, which can be charged by a 12-volt automobile socket or household socket. The MINI citysurfer concept integrates large wheels with pneumatic tires which makes it suitable for bumpy paths. its stable frame and height-adjustable handlebars complements three brake systems which operate independently of each other.

Hydraulic disc brakes are situated at the front and rear wheels the folding concept features a safety function for correct engagement when unfolding.

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all images courtesy BMW group

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E-Twow electric urban scooter now selling in UK

Electric scooters for kids and adults. Why should our kids have all the fun!

Light is great for lots of reasons, better handling and acceleration and unprecedented portability. Carry it into your office, upstairs to your flat, into a bus or tube. The newest Electric Scooter weigh less than 24 pounds a range of 22 miles per charge and up to 19mph top speed, you’ll change how you think about Electric scooters for urban transportation.

The philosophy behind the E-TWOW is to make life easier and to stop wasting our precious time and resources by simply pushing a button, scooting around and rediscover how easy is to reach your destination with an ecological, yet powerful and easy to handle vehicle!

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CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM

Press the acceleration right thumb for 5 seconds and the cruise control will automatically enter.

ZERO START FUNCTION

This function is for safety . When you want to ride the scooter, you should use your foot to slide it for a little distance, then press the right thumb accelerator, the scooter will go ahead. When you don’t use the scooter, if you press the right thumb accelerator by mistake, the scooter can’t go ahead.

THE MOST PRACTICAL ELECTRIC SCOOTER EVER

In addition to being an amazing ride, it’s also the perfect newest electric vehicle. When it comes to short trips, you can finally stop worrying about parking, traffic, garages, gas stations, pedaling, bike locks and pushing. With E-TWOW electric scooter, you can run quick errands, go to work and shopping, go to park, or link up with public transport. But most importantly, you’ll enjoy the ride every day.

POWER AND BRAKING

We can electronically limit the top speed without sacrificing the power you need to go on hills. On top of that, we’ve added regenerative braking by using KERS technology. It’s easy to learn, easy to handle and easy to control your speed using the brake, while recharging the battery.

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Top quality, innovative technologies and unique features, E-TWOW represents the best choice for you!

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Acton “Blink-Board” electric skateboard controlled with your phone.

Acton is now entering the growing electric skateboard market and hoping to cruise to success on the strength of an iPhone-based remote control system.

The company’s new Blink-Board, which it unveiled here at CES 2016, is far smaller than many of the electric skateboards on the market today. While they’re modeled on so-called long boards, Acton’s Blink-Board, which is just 26.5 inches long, is designed to be more like tiny “Penny Boards.”

“It’s quite small so you can take it anywhere you want to go,” Peter Treadway, Acton’s CTO, told Mashable, adding that the board weighs 10 pounds, which might be just light enough to sling over your shoulder. It comes with a carrying strap for when you’re not riding it.

He said that most of the long boards are designed for longer commutes. “We wanted to get more people to ride the short distance who wouldn’t normally be doing it,” said Treadway.

The all electric Blink-Board comes with a remote control, but if you leave the remote behind, your iPhone, with the Acton app, of course, can double as a remote.

To ride it, you hop on the maple wood deck and hit go on the app or use the throttle toggle on the remote. “There’s no soft push start,” explained Treadway. The board charges in a couple of hours and can ride, claims Treadway, six miles on a charge. The app will keep track of the board’s charge and let you connect with the Blink-Board riding community.

With a max speed of 12 mph and a max load of 250 pounds, the Blink-Board’s wheels — or “trucks” as they’re called in skateboard lingo — are very close to the front and back edges of the board for better stability. The board is also equipped with some LED accent lights.

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Via: Mashable

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