Segway will release new e-scooter during CES (8.-11. Jan. 2019). The new model called Segway Max is intended for scooter-share companies like Lime and Bird. This new scooter is supposed to be more comfortable and longer lasting than other models. It was reported that Lime had some problems with their fleet (Segway by Ninebot ES models). Bird is using the Xiaomi M365, which is actually also produced by Ninebot.
So will this be the new ultimate e-Scooter to rule them all? It was also reported that the new Segway Max will be “highly customizable”. In my field test Xiaomi M365 vs Ninebot ES2 I learned that Ninebot ES2 offers the better features, but Xiaomi prevails because of the better driving experience. I hope Segway combines the best features for a new model that outperforms them both. Stay tuned as more info will be released soon!
New photos were found online showing the possible new Segway Max e-Scooter. Uber-competitor Lyft is expanding its e-scooter rental business and seems to be interested in deploying the new Segway Max. At first sight the renderings show a Xiaomi M365 but there are some differences like the large display on the nadle bar.
On Facebook some photos of a new e-scooter for Lime were posted. A larger display on the handlebar is recognisable as well, but most notably a new suspension system on the front. While the most Lime scooters over here have the battery built in the steering rod, the new scooter seems to have the main battery under the the footstep like Xiaomi M365, and an additional battery mounted on the rod like Ninebot ES2/ES4.