At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), which is currently being held in Las Vegas, the Chinese manufacturer NIU has officially presented the NIU RQi-GT, a new electric motorcycle designed to meet the needs of urban mobility and even go a little further. Already well established on the zero-emission scooter market, the group follows the trend and adds a new string to its bow with a motorcycle with intriguing performances.
Thanks to the power of up to 30 kW, the electric motorcycle can reach the maximum speed of 160 km/h (100 mph). The two removable Panasonic batteries (combined 7 kWh) can take riders up to 130km (81 miles) on a single charge, making this means of transport perfect for travel, both on urban expressways, and on the busy city streets.
To accompany these interesting technical characteristics, NIU offers its customers a very wide control software that allows you to control the driving mode and customize the motorcycle for each of the scenarios you face and thus optimize the vehicle’s performance. The Niu RQi-GT is well endowed with technologies like 5G connectivity, a TFT on-board computer, a Bluetooth connection, and a GPS with anti-theft and vehicle tracking functionality.
Other features include an adaptive front headlight, anti-lock brakes, and traction control. Thanks to this integrated and high-speed connectivity, users can configure the vehicle through the cloud in real-time and demand diagnostic reports on the state of the vehicle. It is possible to lock, unlock, and start the vehicle directly from the smartphone. All these features provide their owners with advanced control for a personalized driving experience.
The company has also presented an electric tricycle TQi-GT with automatic balancing technology. It can be considered as the logical evolution of electric scooters, making it easier for anyone to use, even without experience in driving such vehicles, can adapt to it.
Niu has not yet specified the price of the model, but it is expected that the model will go into mass production in the second half of 2020, and some deliveries planned shortly thereafter.