Are Segway Ninebot electric scooters considered motorised vehicles?
This depends on which state you are based in Australia. For most states, Segway-Ninebot electric scooters are categorised as motorised vehicles, however, where they have been legalised, they do not require registration or a driver’s license. Please check with local government for details.
How far can you go on a Segway-Ninebot electric scooter?
Many factors determine the distance that Segway-Ninebot scooters can travel with a single charge. These factors include the: battery size, the weight of the rider, type of terrain and scooter speed. Actual tested Segway scooter ranges range from 15km to 50km depending on the model. A good rule of thumb to determine real-world ranges is to take 5-10km of the specified max range. Even the ES2, however, which usually travels 15-20km, has ample range for many commuters.
Which accessories should I get with my Segway-Ninebot scooter?
This depends on your requirements, but the most essential accessories are a helmet and lock. Phone holders and bells are also popular. You can see our current range of accessories here.
Can I use my electric scooter on uneven terrains?
We advise users to follow the necessary precautions to prevent incurring injuries.
Segway Ninebot electric scooters travel best on smooth surfaces but are also designed to handle uneven terrains such as pebbled roads, grass, wet concrete/pavements, and hills. Most electric scooter models include shock absorption suspension or inflatable and wide-diameter tyres for rider comfort. The ES4 and Max kick scooters are especially good at handling various terrain and slopes due to their high-power output. Read more about these scooters here.
Are Segway-Ninebot scooters safe?
Segway Ninebot scooters are about as safe as riding a bike, but due to their power output, users need to ride carefully and slow down depending on their surroundings. it is not always safe to ride at 25km/h on a footpath, for example. It is important to look out for pedestrians and slow down around driveways uneven terrain. Our scooters are made of high-quality materials such as aircraft-grade alloy and are designed to be weather resistant. They are also fitted with both front and rear braking which can be combined for optimal stopping power.
Must I wear a helmet while I ride my scooter?
Yes. As with riding a bike, a helmet is the most important safety precaution to minimise the risk of injury. Wearing of a helmet is mandatory by law in all states of Australia.
What is the maximum weight allowance when riding a Segway?
The maximum weight to ride a Segway vehicle depends on the model. Most models (including electric scooters) have a maximum load of 100 kg. Please see details in the specification of each model.
Are Segway-Ninebot electric scooters waterproof?
Segway-Ninebot electric scooters are water resistant but not waterproof. Most scooters are at IPX4, which means they can handle rain and splashes. Please see details in the specification of each model.
How does the Segway-Ninebot self-balancing system work?
The Segway-Ninebot advanced self-balancing system was designed based on the human inner-ear balancing system. As you balance yourself on your personal transporter, Segway’s innovative microprocessors and tilt sensors will read your motion and transmit the details to the motors to keep you balanced and riding at optimum speed.
How long does Ninebot-Segway take to charge?
All Segway-Ninebot scooters are powered by rechargeable batteries that need to be recharged. Charging times vary from model to model but are usually between 3 to 7 hours.
Can I travel by plane with my electric scooter?
Travelling with your electric scooter depends on the regulations of the transportation carrier and local laws on personal mobility devices. Many airlines allow electric mobility products to be checked in as oversized or dangerous luggage. Some will require the batteries to be removed. However, we recommend checking with your airline for their specific guidelines, particularly in regard to:
- Battery type and size
- Baggage size limit for e-scooter
- Methods of packing your e-scooter
How often should I replace my electric scooter battery?
Batteries should be replaced every 2-3 years to ensure optimum travel experience. Most Lithium-Ion batteries are expected to last around 1500-2000 charge cycles. Do not leave the battery flat for prolonging times. They should be store at above 80% charge and re-charged every other month to preserve their capacity and functionality.
When should I replace the tyres on my scooter?
Tyres should be replaced when there is a puncture, the tread is fully worn or within five years of use to avoid rubber hardening. Visit our Segway-Ninebot Experience Store for maintenance servicing and to speak with our experts.