Smarter, more powerful e-bikes and scooters take charge at CES 2022

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Even though we didn’t get to CES 2022 in person this year, we certainly heard about the “eMobility Experience,” a test track for demo rides of all e-scooters, e-bikes and other micromobility vehicles . in Las Vegas.

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A lot of products were shown, many of which were not really new, such as Bird’s new consumer suite of vehicles, Bird Bikes, Bird Flex and Birdie, Jumo’s utility electric-assist bikes, Eufree’s City Robin step-through e-bikes. and 3D printed carbon fiber e-bikes from Arevo and Superstrata. Some interesting companies were showing off new versions of their electric scooters, bikes, motorcycles and connected technology.

The main theme of this entire year is Smart, Connected Vehicles. These tiny EVs are being built with more powerful onboard computers that are synced with apps that can help riders do things like find their vehicle, track fitness goals, and control bike functions like locks and lights. Huh.

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Here’s a roundup of new bikes, scooters, and some connected tech coming to CES 2022.

Segway

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Segway. E11a.

The P60 and P100S scooters feature wider footboards and handles, automobile grade all-season tires, and front and rear spring suspension. They also have turn signalling, a tail light and multiple ways to lock and unlock the vehicle. According to the company, the E110a has room for two, lots of storage space and lots of smart features. Segway didn’t share much details about exactly those smart features, but if it’s anything like its previous generation, it will have a battery management system and the ability to connect to smartphones and thus the Segway-Ninebot app.

Cake

CES 2022.  On Cake Work Series ebike Electric Scooter, Bike

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The Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric motorbikes has brought the “Cake: Work Series” to the US for the first time. This range of professional motorbikes has been shown not only in the states, but in the past. The big cake news during CES included updates to its Ridecake connectivity app, which will allow professional fleet managers to monitor and manage their vehicles.

The new connectivity features are available to all riders with a data service-enabled Keck Connect module on their vehicles, this includes all current and upcoming models, as well as the majority of existing Keck bikes. Updates to the app will include customized ride modes, real-time riding information and ride history, and anti-theft protection.

Pros using Cake’s cloud-based management system will get real-time data, including the live location of their fleet along with the status of all bikes, mileage, range and battery status for all bikes, and access to diagnostic data is included. Over the air, the system will also allow for firmware updates, access to anti-theft functionality, and setting a custom ride mode.

Delfast

Delfast Electric Scooters, Bikes at CES 2022

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American-Ukrainian startup Delfast The company has introduced an upgraded model of its electric Top 3.0 bike, which the company claims can go up to 200 miles on a single charge. Smart bikes have an onboard computer that can be set up to receive software updates and to stabilize the vehicle for theft protection. It can also sync with Delfast’s new mobile app to provide on-demand analytics, lock and unlock bikes, arm bikes and deactivate bike alarms, total mileage, odometer And the speedometer can track metrics, monitor bike power and estimate range, locate bike. Control lighting and other smart features.

niu

niu bqi-c1 electric scooter at CES 2022

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Chinese E-scooter Company niu show this year with your new BQI-C1 E-Bike, a vehicle that the company has already teased but finally shared pricing and technical specifications at CES.

The step-thru bike is powered by a 500W continuous and 750W Bafang hub motor and can reach a top speed of 28 mph in US stricter e-bike regulations in Europe, meaning those versions will have just a 250W motor and 15.5W mph top speed. The US version will have both throttle and pedal assist, while the European version will only have pedal assist. The BQi will also be connected to the app and will have a number of smart security features. It will cost $1,499 in the US, which is a pretty good deal for such a powerful e-bike.

Fine

Ok, Another Chinese manufacturer that supplies vehicles to a number of big-name sharing operators came to CES with five products, but only one of the three that can be ridden. Let’s start there. The EB20 e-bike is made from professional grade mountain bike components with a lightweight carbon fiber frame. It’s a 12-speed bike with a 750W motor, swappable Samsung battery and a massive 2.8-inch LED touchscreen.

To meet the needs of the growing scooter-share industry, Okai also launched its ES600 Sharing e-scooter. It features a swappable battery system with built-in handles on each battery, optimized weight distribution, a low center of gravity, and a hydraulic suspension system. It also gets side and front light indicators, LED headlights and taillights and side-mounted reflectors. The ES800 is an off-road performance scooter with a serious 1800W motor, 12-inch off-road tires, 35% climb rate and dual shock absorbers. This heavy duty vehicle weighs 30% more than most e-scooters to provide greater stability.

Now, on to the products you can’t ride. OKE has unveiled its SH10 Smart Helmet, which is made of antibacterial material for a safer and more hygienic journey. These are also likely to cater to the shared audience whose need for helmets to be included by cities is increasing.

The helmet is integrated with Bluetooth to connect to the OKE app, allowing riders to customize and configure the front and rear LED displays to improve visibility. A smart integrated speaker also allows riders to listen to music without affecting aural awareness on the road.

Finally, OKEi came to Vegas with its SP10 Smart Backpack that features an ultraviolet light disinfection chamber, a fingerprint sensor for secure access, integrated device charging and a customizable RGB stripe that can be synced to the vehicle’s position.

BOSCH

BOSCH Appeared with its Connected Smart e-bike system which isn’t brand new, but it was awarded Honored Status at the CES Innovation Awards.

The system includes the eBike Flow app which acts as a key, a control unit, display, rechargeable battery and drive unit. Like others at CES, the Connected bike can be updated over-the-air, record personal ride information and fitness data, customize ride modes, and display battery charge status and more information on the home screen. Information such as the next service appointment can be displayed.

moonbikes

CES 2022.  Electric Scooter Bike on Moonbike

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Finally, to keep things interesting, there was moonbikes, Now, again, the company’s electric snow vehicle isn’t brand new, but CES was actually the first time people actually got to test it out in person. It is a single-track snowmobile with a 3 kW (4hp) electric motor and reaches a top speed of 26 mph.

At only 182 pounds, it’s much lighter than your traditional snowmobile, making it easier to maneuver and play with. It’s designed with a snow track at the back and a ski in the front, and its battery can last about 12 miles in Sport mode or 22 miles in Eco mode. A full charge will take about five hours.

Read more about CES 2022 on TechCrunch

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