NIU has been quickly increasing the supply of its seated electrical scooters throughout Europe and North America, and I’m pleased to be one of many latest house owners of NIU’s highest efficiency mannequin, the NIU NQiGT Professional.
Under you’ll discover what supply is like, in addition to my first impressions of this (spoiler alert!) superior electrical scooter.
Supply day was a very long time coming for me.
I put down a $100 deposit throughout NIU’s Indiegogo marketing campaign to pre-sell the scooters nearly two years ago.
Certain, NIU entered the US market last year and I might have obtained my scooter there. The issue is that I needed mine delivered in Tel Aviv, the place I dwell a lot of the yr after I’m not within the US.
It took a bit longer, however the Tel Aviv NIU dealership lastly opened lately. And that meant the day had arrived to obtain my new NIU NQiGT Professional!
I made a quick video of the delivery process and first test ride, when you’re .
The “supply” is extra of a pickup, because you go get it and trip it house. However first you get the walkthrough of all of the cool options.
There’s quite a bit to go over, together with the double battery packs, the totally different charging strategies (take away the 2 batteries and cost with a equipped Y-splitter charger, or simply cost the batteries contained in the scooter from a shared port), the three driving modes, the regenerative braking, and so on.
It’s a reasonably easy scooter, however there’s nonetheless an honest quantity of information to soak up. Round half the time was spent familiarizing myself with the smartphone app as properly, which lets you geolocate your scooter, examine the cost and well being of every battery, run a 100+ level examine of all of your scooter’s methods, and so on.
After round half-hour, the keys had been handed off and my new scooter was formally mine.
I additionally bought a field filled with goodies, which was largely the enormous charger and Y-splitter. The Tel Aviv vendor is model new and doesn’t have a number of the equipment but, so I wasn’t capable of decide up a tail field fairly but. As a substitute, I went old-school and rode house with the field of goodies between my ft, resting on the floorboard. Chalk one up for the utility of a scooter!
I used to be tremendous excited for my first trip, since this present day had been a very long time coming. And the build-up was completely price it!
The scooter was even faster off-the-line and sooner than I anticipated, due to that 3,000W Bosch motor. The NIU NQiGT Professional is normally marketed as having a prime pace of 70 km/h (43.5 mph), however I discovered that I usually hit 78 km/h (48.5 mph) on flat floor, and infrequently cruised as much as 80 km/h (50 mph).
With every week or so of using below my belt now, these numbers appear to be repeatable.
I’m additionally actually impressed with the vary. The NIU NQiGT Professional has a pair of two.1 kWh battery packs. The best vary is marketed as 140 km (87 miles).
Surely, I’ve discovered that I’m getting barely over 100 km (62 miles) per cost, however I’m additionally using round half the time with my spouse as a passenger, and I’m typically using on roads that enable me to cruise at prime pace, which doesn’t do the vary any favors. So contemplating that I’m placing the scooter in mainly the worst state of affairs attainable for vary, it’s nonetheless performing nice and I can realistically get away with charging round as soon as every week.
It’s clearly too early for a full evaluation, which will definitely be coming after I can put a couple of extra miles on the scooter. However up to now I’ve discovered that the NIU NQiGT Professional has exceeded my expectations. It’s a cushty scooter that has you sitting up excessive and offers you a great view of the highway, it handles nimbly, it has nice pace and vary for the town, and it’s fairly darn cool trying too, when you ask me.
In a sea of SYM and KYMCO scooters on the entrance of each stoplight, I positively stand out. And never simply because I’m the one silent scooter there.
Stick round to see my upcoming full evaluation of the NIU NQiGT Professional electrical scooter. And if you wish to seize your individual, examine NIU’s site to see if they’re in your nation. They’re everywhere now, so the chances are good.
Costs differ from place to put however are within the neighborhood of $4,500 within the US or €4,500 in Europe. That is additionally the highest-performance mannequin that NIU affords, they usually produce other scooters that begin within the $2Ks and $3Ks, if that’s what you’re after.
And till NIU ultimately releases their 100 mph (160 km/h) electric motorcycle they unveiled earlier this year, the NIU NQiGT should maintain me over!
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