Segway introduced GT-1 and GT-2 electric scooters with a maximum speed of 80 km/h
Until now, most people perceive electric scooters, or simply scooters, as a very primitive vehicle — a minimum of amenities, more than modest speed and even driving rights are not required. Segway company intends to make serious adjustments to these ideas — its new GT series electric scooter will be able to accelerate up to 80 km/h.
The first model — GT-1 “got at its disposal” a 1400-watt electric motor in the rear wheel with a peak power of 3 kW, allowing you to drive at speeds up to 60 km / h and accelerate to 48.2 km / h in 7.5 seconds. The 1 kWh battery located under the “deck” guarantees a 70-kilometer run.
The GT-1 body is made of durable aluminum alloy, equipped with a customizable 15-level spring suspension in combination with two front and rear wishbones, double disc brakes with a diameter of 5.5 inches and the ability to brake at the expense of the engine.11-inch tubeless, puncture-resistant tires with a thin “self-healing” inner layer are used as tires. Road lighting is provided by LED lights and turn indicators with fog protection.
The next more powerful model, the GT—2, already equipped with two 1500W engines to provide peak power of 6 kW, can “afford” speeds of up to 80 km/h and reach 48.2 km/h in less than 4 seconds.
Its electric “tank” with a capacity of 1512 Wh is already enough for a 90-kilometer run on a single charge. The GT-2 comes with the same suspension as the GT-1, a dynamic traction control system that regulates torque for better grip on problematic surfaces, and as a panel, it is no longer a digital screen like the GT—1, but a transparent OLED display. Both models have the same tires and lighting.
Segway has put the GT-1 and GT-2 on Indiegogo, where they can be pre-ordered for $2,500 and $3,500, respectively. If the fundraising campaign is successful, deliveries will begin in August.