Segway-Ninebot will present next week at CES in Las Vegas a new electric scooter without a handle or an acceleration trigger, the Segway Air T15. To move forward, you just have to take off as with a traditional mechanical scooter, pushing with your foot! The on-board electronics then take care of stabilizing the speed taking into account the relief and the level of charge of the battery.
The Segway Air T15 should therefore offer a simplified, and relatively intuitive ride. You accelerate by giving a few additional kicks, and you brake by pressing with your foot on the rear fender, as on the Ninebot ES2.
The machine is not presented in these terms by Segway, but the concept is reminiscent of that of the electrically assisted bicycle (VAE) as it is practiced in France. The Segway Air T15 indeed requires physical involvement to gain speed.
According to Segway, the scooter should travel at around 20 km / h thanks to its 300w motor installed in the front wheel. Foldable and equipped with an LCD display, it would weigh around 11 kg, a weight slightly less than that of an ES2 or a Xiaomi M365 Pro. It is announced at a price of 699 dollars, without information for the moment as for a possible availability in Europe.
Segway should also unveil at CES a new version of the Ninebot Max G30, revised and corrected to better meet the needs of operators of self-service fleets. The machine should notably inaugurate a removable battery system.