For anyone with enough open space to race against your friends, Segway-Ninebot has the product for you.
On Thursday, the electric personal vehicle company known for its e-scooters used in share programs around the world unveiled a series of new machines to get around — or at least play around with.
The line of "last-mile" transportation devices will be on view next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. E-Skates and a GoKart are some of the products that will be available to buy later this year after the show. A new electric scooter model and a delivery robot will be introduced for the first time.
The e-Skate Drift W1 — self-balancing electric-powered wheels you put under each foot — and the Ninebot GoKart Kit both raised millions through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The e-Skates, that even light up and last 45 minutes and push you along at a 7.5 mph max speed, were announced last year, but now they're coming to the masses. The GoKart paired with a Ninebot S modified scooter base (that's why it's called a kit) lets users ride up to 15 mph. It too came out a few months ago, but only for those who pre-ordered.
A new battery-powered scooter intended for scooter-share companies like Lime and Bird is the Model Max. This new scooter is supposed to be more comfortable and last longer than other models and is highly customizable. It's actually intended to be part of a fleet. More about the new scooter will be revealed next week.
The Loomo robot transporter is another Indiegogo darling that's now arriving as a delivery vehicle. The Loomo transporter isn't rideable like its predecessor, but instead intended for food deliveries and package drop-offs to fuel our online-shopping addiction.
Expect to see more variations of motorized scooters at CES 2019, like Razor's EcoSmart bicycle-like scooter with huge wheels, a large frame, and padded seat and basket. The scooter reaches 15 mph and is available in San Diego, California and Tempe, Arizona, coming to additional U.S. cities after the electronics show.
The e-scooter craze is continuing into 2019 and promises to make a big showing at CES.