Segway ES1 L Electric Scooter Overview

TOP SPEED

speed
12.4 mph

RANGE

range
12.4 mi

WEIGHT

weighing scale
24.9 lbs

The Ninebot Segway ES1 L was the first scooter to be launched since Ninebot was rebranded into Ninebot by Segway. The scooter comes with some exciting features and dominates the electric kickscooter and electric self-balancing scooter market. The Ninebot Segway ES1 L currently in the market is a lighter version of the already known Ninebot ES1. The ES1L essentially is the Segway ES1 generation 2. 

Who Should Buy The Segway ES1 L Electric Scooter?

The Ninebot Segway ES1L scooter is an excellent option for beginners looking for a great, high-performing, and reliable scooter. It is also an ideal option for students who want to get to school for their classes in time and style and riding around your neighborhood for fun. The Ninebot Segway ES1 L scooter is also for teenagers and adults who have some fun during their commute time. The scooter is sturdy and well-built, leaving no security concerns to you as a parent.

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Segway ES1 L Electric Scooter Specs 

 ItemES1L
DimensionsUnfold: Length x Width x HeightApprox. 40.2x16.3x44.5 in (102×41.3×113 cm)
Fold: Length x Width x HeightApprox. 44.5x16.3x12.6 in (113×41.3×32 cm)
WeightNetApprox. 24.9 lbs (10.3 kg)
RiderPayload55-220lbs(25-100kg)
Recommended Age14+ years
Required Height3'11"-6'6" (120-200 cm)
Max. SpeedApprox. 12.4 mph (20km/h)
Typical RangeApprox. 12.4 miles (20km)
Max. SlopeApprox.7"
Machine ParametersTraversable TerrainAsphalt/flat pavement; obstacles ≺ 0.4 in (1 cm); gaps ≺ 1.2 in (3 cm)
Operating Temperature14-104°F (-10-40°C)
Storage Temperature14-122°F (-20-50°C)
IP RatingIPX4
Duration of ChargingApprox. 6h
Nominal Voltage36 VDC
Max. Charging Voltage42 VDC
Charging Temperature32-104°F(0-40°C)
BatteryNominal Energy184 wh
BatteryNominal Capacity5100 mAh
Battery Management SystemOver-heating, short circuit, over-current and over-charge protection
MotorNominal Power250 W (0.25kW)
Output Power42 W (0.042kW)
Input Voltage100-240 VAC
ChargerOutput Voltage42 VDC
Output Current1A
FeaturesShock AbsorberFront
Riding ModesSpeed mode, Standard mode and Sport mode
TireTiresHollow tires. Material: NR + SBR + SILICA. Size: 8* 2.0. Without nozzle
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Features of the Segway ES1 L Electric Scooter

The Ninebot Segway kickscooter ES1L comes with exceptional features which set it apart from the other electric scooter brands. One of the main features of the ES1L is the ability to keep track of and customize your riding with the Segway Ninebot app. Other features are as follows. 

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Deck

Deck Segway ES1 L

The Ninebot Segway ES1 L scooter is built with a safe nonslip grip on the footpad that supports the rider. The design is seamless and straightforward, showcasing its superior craftsmanship. The board supports a maximum rider weight of 220lbs. You will expect a decrease in performance if you add more weight. Plus, you run the risk of parts (like suspension or the deck) flexing too much and failing. With its design and quality of construction, the Ninebot Segway ES1 L.

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Handlebars / Information Center / Tech Stack

handle Segway ES1 L

The Segway ES1 scooter features handlebars that are well-designed with minimalistic looks having a small LED screen that displays speed modes, speed, and current battery state. Braking and acceleration are easily controlled with hand controls on both sides. The Segway ES1 L scooter handlebars grips are foam, giving you a comfortable grip and absorbing some of the vibrations and bumps. However, one disadvantage is that the foam grips feel like they will wear out quickly, and they can be harder to clean compared to rubber ones. In addition to that, on the far end of the Segway ES1 L scooter handlebar grips, there are plastic endings that feel loose. 

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Tires

tire Segway ES1 L

The Segway ES1 L scooter comes with 7.5 inches back and an 8-inch front, “inner-support hollow solid tire system.” Boy, that’s a mouthful!

For all intents and purposes, it’s a solid tire — meaning that it’s not an air-filled tire.

We feel that Segway could achieve a smoother ride with the ES1L if they utilized a pneumatic tire system.

The maintenance-free, shock-absorbent, and flat-free tires can give you a decent ride. It’s not terrible. My personal preference just happens to be pneumatic tires. However, the drawback with air-filled tires is that you run the risk of a flat when you’re far from home. That would suck.

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Shock Absorber

Shock absorber

The Segway ES1 L has a less than robust shock absorber system. There is a small shock absorber on the stem of the scooter and no rear shock absorber. I feel like if they are going to use solid tires, at least put two shocks on the machine. However, I totally understand that Segway is trying to deliver a solid platform at a decent price. 

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a rough ride at all. It could just be better if they had a shock absorber on the front and back.

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Lights

The LED lights for the segway Ninebot ES 1 L scooter are pretty good. The headlight has the capability of lighting up things that are up to 44 feet in front of the scooter. 

The LED lights ensure that the rider can see when cruising in low light conditions or at night. The lights are meant to guarantee your safety when encountering incoming objects, especially in dim environments. The lights illuminate the road ahead without dazzling cars and people coming in the opposite direction. 

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Braking

Brake Segway ES1 L

The Segway ES1 L scooter has both rear and front braking. The electronic brake (front) and foot (rear brake) are meant to protect the rider’s safety. When using the rear brakes, you must manually push down the rear fender with one of your feet to slow it down.

This is another place where Segway was able to cut out cost but also weight. Not a bad thing. They bill the ES1L as being a “featherweight” machine at 24.9 lbs.

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Max Speed

The maximum speed the Segway Ninebot ES1 L scooters can reach is 12.4 miles per hour in sports mode. That is quite disappointing for electric scooters available in the market these days, but there is a fix to this problem. 

The speed is enough to climb clines of up to 10 degrees. The scooter has a speed limit mode where you can limit your speed by holding the off/on button to set it to the sport mode, normal, or economy mode. Alternatively, you can set an exact maximum speed limit using the Segway Ninebot app. 

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Range

The Segway ES1 L scooter comes with a 500W “hallless” hub motor that can take you up to 12.4 miles when the battery is fully charged. This new “hallless” hub motor design has a bunch of fancy-scmancy features to it but all you need to care about is the technology allows the motor to run for 3,000 hours longer than its predecessors. 

This distance of the ES1 L is generally good compared to what other lightweight scooters provide. However, you can get cheaper scooters that will travel the same distance at about the same speed for a lower price. Just sayin’

However, don’t take that to mean we don’t love the scooter. The styling and lightweight characteristics make this model well worth the price.

While technology is rapidly advancing, the Segway ES1 L scooter holds its own against modern competitors, alongside maintaining a not-too-hateful price tag. 

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Water Resistance

The Segway ES1 L scooter is waterproof at IP54 level. This means you can drive your scooter through water puddles and in the rain. However, note that the Segway ES1 L scooter cannot be underwater or water streams. In addition, it is not recommended to use the scooter under heavy rains.

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Colors

The Segway Ninebot ES1 L scooter has an updated design that combines dark gray and orange colors. Unfortunately, Ninebot Segway currently does not provide any other color combinations but the original gray and orange for this particular model. 

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Portability & Weight

Fold Segway ES1 L

The Segway ES1 L scooter is lightweight and foldable. The scooter is made from the aerospace-grade aluminum alloy body material, which gives it a portability weight of 55-220 lbs (25-100 kg).

The scooter also features a one-click folding system, and it is easy to carry around in your car or on public transportation. After your ride, just step on a small pedal at the front to fold the mainframe and lock it. You can take your scooter with you whenever and wherever.

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Quality of construction

Besides having a nice design, the Segway ES1 L scooter is made from an aluminum alloy, making it feel very sturdy and solid. If you take your scooter and shake it, you will not feel any unnecessary loose parts and clattering.

The ES1 L scooter is equipped with a Ninebot custom-made high-end halless and brushless motor that extends the scooter’s life and effectively reduces power consumption. The device is easy to use from the time you turn it on. The scooter is comfortable and safe for riding. 

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Charging Outlet and Charging time

The Segway Ninebot ES1 L scooter comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with UL-2272 certification. The battery capacity of the scooter is 187Wh with the normal battery and 384Wh with an additional upgrade battery. The Segway ES1 L scooter takes 6 hours for a single charge. 

Like most high-quality lithium-ion batteries, Segway ES1 scooter batteries should last at least 500 to 1000 charge cycles. This is equivalent to a minimum of 2 to 3 years, depending on your usage. 

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Bluetooth App

Screen Segway ES1 L

The Ninebot by Segway brand is popularly known for its great smartphone features, and of course, the Segway kickscooter ES1 L has Bluetooth connectivity with the Ninebot app. The highly advanced Ninebot app is unique in that it can show you speed history, remaining mileage, and battery use.

You can also use the app to set a custom speed limit, manage battery recharge settings, and set a cruise mode speed. The Ninebot smart app is available for both Android and iOS versions. 

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Warranty

Quality assurance is one thing that the ES kickscooter Family does not take lightly. For eligible warranty claims, Ninebot Segway will service defective parts with reconditioned or new parts of the same style at no cost. 

The part replaced by Ninebot Segway will be retained and will remain as part of Segway property. The warranty duration is one year or 180 days for different parts. 

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Safety

The Segway ES1 L scooter comes with several safety features to protect not only you but also your product. When it comes to safety when charging your electric scooter, Segway provides four battery protection protocols: overcharge protection, overcurrent protection, short circuit protection, and overheating protection.

In addition to that, the scooter has a well-designed rear and front braking system for your safety while cruising. Finally, the Segway ES1 scooter has LED lights which also provide safety when cruising in a dim environment or at night.

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Segway ES1 L Electric Scooter Review

The Segway ES1 L scooter is a very lightweight scooter that features a powerful motor of 500W and can travel at a maximum speed of 12.4 miles per hour and goes up to a maximum distance of 12.4 miles. In addition, the scooter can accommodate a maximum load of 220lbs. 

The scooter features handlebars that are well-designed with minimalistic looks having a small LED screen that displays speed, speed mode, and current battery state. 

The Segway scooter has Bluetooth connectivity with the Ninebot app. It also comes with a built-in and rechargeable lithium-ion battery with UL-2272 certification. The battery capacity of the scooter is 187Wh. The Segway ES1L scooter takes 6 hours for a single charge.

The scooter has both rear (foot) and front (electronic) braking. The scooter also features a one-click folding system, and it is easy to carry around in your car or on public transportation.

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Segway ES1 L Electric Scooter Test Results

Top Speed: 12.4 mph

Range: 12.4 miles

Braking Distance: 3 feet 3⅜ inches 

Incline: 7% Hill Grade

Positive
  • Sturdy and quality built.
  • Ninebot app
  • Good ground clearance
  • Sleek, visually appealing design
Negatives
  • A range of 10 to 12.4 miles for a single charge is a downgrade.
  • Foam handles wear out very quickly.
  • “Hollow” tires (they’re still solid meaning they aren’t air-filled)
  • Single shock absorber
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Segway ES1 vs. Segway ES1 L

Segwgay ES1 L

Ninebot Segway provides some of the best models when it comes to scooters and major improvements can be seen from the Segway ES1 to the Segway ES1L. The same can be said for the Segway ES2 up to the Segway ES22. When comparing Segway Es1 vs Es2, you’ll notice that the ES2 takes the ES1 a step further.

ES2 is a 24.3lbs (12.5-kilogram) scooter that can go at a peak speed of 15 miles/h (25 km/h) and cover a maximum distance of 25 km. It features both front and rear shock absorbers, as well as solid tires for a smooth ride, unlike the ES1.

Let us look at a close comparison between Segway ES1 and Segway ES1 L. The Segway ES1 L seems to be an upgrade of the ES 1. Both scooters are made of a high-strength, lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum alloy.

They can be used on public transit, and easily stored in your vehicle, and more thanks to the one-click folding mechanism. The matte-black body of the vehicle, which has a configurable LED display, makes a strong but elegant statement, combining fashion and technology to the fullest.

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Why is the Segway ES1 L Electric Scooter the ideal choice?

The Segway ES1 and ES1 L scooters are the light and ideal choices for teenagers on the move, college students, and city-based commuters. Both scooters feature anti-lock electrical and mechanical brakes, a cruise control option, and a front-wheel shock absorption mechanism that ensures a comfortable and safer ride.

With a total device weight of fewer than 25 pounds, the Segway ES1 and ES1 L scooters are lightweight and perfectly portable. If you are not using the scooter, it can easily be folded, carried, and stored. 

Unlike the ES 1 that takes about 3.5 hours to fully charge, the ES1 L takes about 6 hours, required for its high power. The ES1 L also features a high-end brushless and “halless” 500w motor, which was custom-made and significantly lowers power consumption and extends its life — to over 3,000 hours. 

OTHER SCOOTERS TO CONSIDER

SPECIFICATIONS, REVIEWS, and COMPARISON

MODELSTOP SPEEDRANGEWEIGHT
GoTrax GMax Ultra25 mph45 mi36 lbs
Segway Ninebot Max G30P18.6 mph40.4 mi41.2 lbs
GoTrax GXL V215.5 mph9-12 mi 26.4 lbs
GoTrax G420 mph25 mi36 lbs
Hiboy S2 Pro19 mph25 mi 33 lbs
The Kugoo M2 Pro20 mph18.6 mi34 lbs
Segway Ninebot ES418.6 mph28 mi30 lbs
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Conclusion

The Segway ES1 scooter is a quality and well-designed scooter currently available in the market. With its magnificent features, it comes second to none. In terms of performance and reliability, the Segway ES1L Ninebot kick scooter is your number one choice.

The board comes with extra features anti-lock electrical and mechanical brakes, a cruise control option, and a front-wheel shock absorption mechanism that ensures a comfortable and safer ride.

It also includes a sturdy motor that gives you a maximum speed of 12.5 miles per hour and goes up to a maximum distance of 15.5 miles when fully charged. With this, I can say, if you are looking for an all-rounded scooter, go for a limitless and fun scooter like the Segway ES1 scooter.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

How far can the Segway ES1L travel on a single charge?

Can take you up to 12.4 miles when the battery is fully charged.

What's the maximum weight capacity the Segway ES1L can support?

The scooter is made from the aerospace-grade aluminum alloy body material, which gives it a portability weight of 55-220 lbs (25-100 kg) .

What type of tire does the Segway ES1L have?

The Segway ES1 L scooter comes with 7.5 inches back and an 8-inch front, “inner-support hollow solid tire system.”

How fast is the Segway ES1L?

The maximum speed the Segway Ninebot ES1 L scooters can reach is 12.4 miles per hour in sports mode.

Can this scooter go in the plane for international flight??

I mean it’ll definitely fit… Are you asking if it is allowed on a specific carrier’s plane?? Get a protective case for it. Would imagine it’d be considered regular luggage that way.

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