Segway launches new smart, self-balancing personal transporters

Segway launches new smart, self-balancing personal transporters


Berlin, Germany – 31st August, 2017 – Today at IFA, Segway announces two new self-balancing personal transporters to be added to their consumer product line. The world’s leading provider of electric personal transportation introduces the two new products, the Segway miniLITE and the miniPLUS, to form the new mini-series collection along with their current product the miniPRO.
 
“Our vision is to change the way people travel. We want to make travelling and personal mobility an enjoyable and unique experience as well as simply an environmentally friendly way to get from point A to B,” said Dennis Hardholt, President, Segway Europe B.V. “By introducing our mini-series, we not only integrate connected transportation and technology into individuals lives, we now offer products for all the family to use on a daily base.”
 
miniLITE - The Segway miniLITE has a maximum speed of 16 km/h, with a range of approximately 18 km*, and can be precisely steered with the knee control bar. It features customizable LED lights and the knee control bar is doubling as a handle to easily lift the miniLITE, while the fool-proof rider detection prevents riders from falling. Wider and larger wheels have been designed to make this a comfortable yet sturdy product to travel over tougher terrains while maintaining balance. As a safer and fun alternative to the hoverboard, this is a great choice for children and teenagers during gift season.
 
miniPLUS - The Segway miniPLUS is the most exclusive of the mini-series. With special features including the Follow Me mode which can be enabled through the remote control, this product is designed not only as a vehicle but doubles as a travel companion. The self-balancing miniPLUS can reach up to 20km/h and travel up to 35km*. Additionally, like all the products in the mini-series, riders can personalize their ride with customisable LED lights.
 
Stay Smart and Up-to-date
Both additions to the mini-series can monitor statistics and vehicle through the Ninebot by Segway app. The app makes it possible to check speed, mileage, battery status and enables users to be updated and connected with other users nearby. While the main model Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is already available in stores, the two additions Segway miniLITE and miniPLUS will be available in the course of Q4 2017. Specific pricing will be announced at that time. Learn more at www.segway.com
 
KickScooters
Recently, Segway also announced two new smart electric KickScooters with enhanced range and speed. The ES1 and ES2 are both lightweight, and feature a one touch folding system, allowing riders to practically commute or just ride for fun. The speed differs from 20 km/h for the ES1 to 25 km/h for the ES2 and can even be expanded to 30 km/h with the additional battery. The KickScooters offer a comfortable ride with features such as cruise control, anti-lock brake system and rear shock absorption. Learn more at www.segway.com
 
IFA & IAA 2017
Segway attends IFA and is located in Hall 7.2a. Visitors are welcome to visit the booth for a product demonstration on the test track. From 12 – 17 September Segway will also attend the large car show IAA in Frankfurt with another announcement to be made during a press conference on 13 September at 16.30 on booth C22 in hall 3.1. For attendance please contact Marjolein Hessing.
*Range depends on payload, riding style and terrain
 
About Segway
Segway is moving in a brand new and exciting direction. For years, you’ve known us as the world leader in commercial-grade, electric, self-balancing personal transportation. After strategically merging with Ninebot, we reevaluated our product lines, as well as target markets, and made some bold changes. We’re now also applying our world-renowned intellectual property to consumer products, with a sharp focus on transportation for lifestyle and recreational riders, and not looking back. For more information, please visit www.segway.com.
 
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