After a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the overpowered GT Series electric scooters, Segway has jumped on Kickstarter to raise funds for the production of its high-end models, the P65 and P100S. The P Series electric scooters debuted in March at the same time as the GT Series, and Segway promises they will redefine transportation with unparalleled agility and safety. redefining transportation.
The P65 commuter model weighs 58 pounds (26.3 kg) and folds to 46.8 x 25 x 22.3 inches (118 x 63.5 x 56.6 cm), which allows it to be transported back and forth in the trunk of a car. Powered by a 500-watt motor, it can reach speeds of 25 mph (40 km/h) through the thumb throttle, is available in three power levels, and can accelerate from zero to 15 mph in 3.8 seconds. Its 561-watt-hour battery is estimated to travel 40 miles (65 km) on a single charge.
The P100S offers a more powerful ride with slightly different dimensions of 46.6 x 25 x 25.2 inches when folded while weighing 72.5 pounds. The electric pedal bike is equipped with a 650-watt motor that can sprint to 15 mph in 2.8 seconds and withstand gradients of up to 23 percent. For every seven hours of charging, riders can travel 62 miles (100 km) on their 1 kWh battery.
Common features include an 8.7-inch-wide deck, full double wishbone suspension, 10.5-inch tubeless self-sealing tires, front and rear disc brakes, and motor brake frontal integrated lighting in the rear. The body can be ridden in all weather thanks to an IPX5 rated waterproof and IPX7 rated battery pack.
Either electric scooter can be unlocked by tapping the NFC card in the area under the colorful center armrest display, by entering a passcode, or by a mobile app running on a smartphone with a Bluetooth connection.
The P-Series electric scooters are reportedly currently in production but are being rolled out through the Kickstarter community, with the P65 starting at $1,199 and the P100S at $1,599. If all goes according to plan, then it is estimated that shipments will begin in October.