NIU Technologies NQi-GTs Pro Urban Commuter
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Chinese electric mobility company NIU Technologies debuted their first e-scooter for the U.S. market at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The NQi-GTs Pro is built for urban commuting and features 14-inch wheels, a Bosch 3000-watt hub motor, and two removable 2.1-kWh batteries. It boasts up to 80 miles on a single charge, depending on speed, and can reach a top speed of over 40 mph.
NIU is opening stores to provide customers with a high-quality experience and customer care. Potential customers can test ride before buying at stores in Austin, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago and Honolulu.
There is a built-in, prepaid SIM card that allows 24/7 connectivity to an app that can offer real-time intelligence and advanced safety features, including GPS functionality, anti-theft and remote tracking, vehicle diagnostics and access to a customer service help center. The app can also keep tabs on the battery life, motor performance, and overall vehicle health and even perform over-the-air updates. Range can be more accurate as the app learns a rider’s driving habits.
The e-scooters feature dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes, oil shocks, LED lighting, an LCD dashboard and a USB charging port. Prices start in the mid-$2000 range (depending on state and federal taxes and import tariffs on Chinese goods).
NIU has also just announced a very interesting new electric motorcycle priced at $8000. It’s called the RQi-GT. It’s an urban performance electric motorcycle, boasting a top speed of 100 mph. It has different driving modes depending on rider preference and conditions to optimize performance. The motor offers peak output of 30 kW and two removable batteries (combined 7kWh), claiming a range of 80 miles on a charge. It’s aimed at commuters who ride on urban highways and congested city streets.
The third vehicle NIU debuted at CES is their unusual, golf cart-like electric trike called the TQi-GT that is self-balancing and offers autonomous driving features, including self-parking. It offers a range of 150 miles and can go up to 50 mph, which NIU says is a week of urban commuting per charge. Both the TQi-GT and the RQi-GT feature 5G IoT connectivity with enhanced riding data capabilities, IoT-connected battery packs, Panasonic battery cells, mid-mounted, belt-driven motors, anti-theft and GPS tracking, and more.
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