The NIU NQi-GT is an electric smart scooter from an innovative company founded by the former CTO of Baidu (the Chinese Google) and a former Microsoft employee. The mission of the company is to create a high-quality electric scooter with the latest technologies and design.
The company claims that the Niu NQi GT is a special version of the N-Series (NQi) that was designed for speed. The scooter is classified as a motor scooter. The scooter has a powerful 3,000 watt Bosch electric motor that is optimized to give full torque immediately for extra fast acceleration.
The top speed of the Niu NQi GT is 70 km / h while it is also equipped with two removable 35Ah Lithium batteries of type 18650 from Panasonic, the same type of battery used in the Tesla Model S.
The high-quality batteries provide a physical driving range of 100km at a speed of 70km / h. The Niu NQi GT offers 3 driving modes: Sport, Dynamic and E-Save. In the E-Save mode, the driving range can even get longer to 170 km.
The Niu NQi GT has two built-in chargers that make it possible to charge both batteries at the same time. The charging time of the batteries is 3.5 hours. Another interesting point is that the scooter has a customizable multi-colored dashboard.
The scooter is equipped with 32 sensors that proactively monitor the scooter for problems. The Niu NQi GT is connected to a service cloud (OTA) that actively monitors the scooter for potential problems and advises the rider in time to visit a service station for pro-active service to prevent expensive maintenance.
The system also provides automatic software updates for new functionalities and provides the rider with the ability to remotely diagnose the scooter and provides a GPS-based anti-theft system.
The NQi GT is a true smart scooter that connects to a smartphone. Everything from battery monitoring to GPS and driving history can be kept in the NIU app that keeps the driver informed about everything related to the conditions of the NQis.
The app also provides an anti-theft system that alerts the driver when the N1s are moved. With GPS it is possible to trace the position of the scooter in real-time.
The NQi has a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) or regenerative braking whereby the braking energy is fed back to the battery.
- Battery: 2 x 60V 35Ah lithium ion
- Motor Type: Bosch 3000W / 3500W Taylored motor
- Battery: Panasonic / 18650
- Charging time: 3 hours for 100%; 2 hours for 80%
- Range: 130-140 km
- Front wheel: 90 x 90/12
- Rear wheel: 120 x 70/12
- Tire pressure: 2.0 Bar
- Brakes: Front: Disc brake / Rear: Disc brake
- Max load: 150 KG
- Color: GT = Black / White