On the finish of final yr, Segway gave us a glimpse of some of its upcoming city mobility electrical two-wheelers, together with an eMoped. Now the corporate has put that C80 mannequin up for pre-order on Indiegogo.
The C80 has the look of a primary sit-on scooter however rocks pedals so can also be an ebike, with Segway saying that riders will not require a license to make use of it in most US states.
The eMoped is powered by a 750-W motor for a prime velocity of 20 mph (32 km/h) through the twist-grip throttle, with an auto cruise characteristic accessible that can keep a particular velocity on the push of a button. Every grip ends in an LED indicator for at-a-glance, color-coded standing verification. Trip info resembling velocity and remaining cost are displayed on an LED sprint in the midst of the handlebars. And a detachable 48-V, 24-Ah, 1,152-Wh Li-ion battery housed underneath the seat gives a per cost vary of as much as 52.8 miles (85 km).
Stopping energy comes from disc braking to the entrance and drum brakes on the rear, with regenerative braking additionally accessible to trickle some power again to the batteries when slowing down.
A few of the bumps alongside the best way get smoothed out by entrance fork and mid-spring suspension, and the LED headlight rocks internal and outer ring lights, with an ambient mild sensor powering the unit on when daylight begins to fade. There is a small cargo rack to the rear too.
Segway has included one thing it is calling the RideyGo! system, which incorporates sensible seat detection that can auto lock the trip a number of seconds after you get off, locking/unlocking the C80 by swiping an NFC tag above the sprint, and unlocking the car utilizing a companion app operating on a smartphone.
Any irregular motion of a parked C80 will lead to a notification being despatched to the person’s telephone, whereas additionally triggering audio and visible alarms on the eMoped and locking its wheels after 3 to 4 seconds. But when the light-fingered opportunist nonetheless manages to maneuver the car, the cell app can be utilized to trace its location with the assistance of GPS.
The C80 is at the moment reside on Indiegogo the place pledges begin at US$1,899, with the retail value anticipated to be $2,199. If all goes to plan, delivery is estimated to begin in November. You may see the launch video beneath.