Chinese scooter maker Niu Technologies on Wednesday launched two electric kick scooters, the Kick Pro and Kick Sport, starting at just $599. This is the first time the company has launched such products.
In the US market, the Kick Pro has a top speed of 19.8 mph, while the Kick Sport is 17.4 mph.
In the European market, they both have a top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph).
The Kick Pro has a 350W motor + 486 Wh lithium-ion battery pack, a range of 31 miles (50 km), and a full charge time of 7.5 hours.
The Kick Sport has a 300W motor + 365 Wh battery pack. It has a range of 25 miles (40 km) and takes 5.5 hours to fully recharge.
Both are waterproof, foldable, KERS-enabled, and can be connected to a mobile phone via Bluetooth.
They will be available for pre-order in June 2021, with deliveries in Europe and the US scheduled for July and global retail in August.
Niu Technologies is well known to North American consumers for its $2,000 electric mopeds, which have been adopted by ride-sharing companies including Reval and Lime.
The company has been repeatedly rumored to be working on new energy cars, though its CEO denies that it has always focused on two-wheeled electric vehicles.