Xiaomi-backed Ninebot has a new electric moped joining its C-family of e-mopeds launched last year. The latest new model is the Ninebot C30, and it’s ushering in a new era of ultra-budget electric mopeds.
Electric two-wheelers of all forms, including e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-mopeds have seen a surge in popularity since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cheaper than cars and safer than crowded public transportation, they’ve turned into the ultimate form of affordable and socially distant urban transportation.
Ninebot is a major player in the industry, and its largest market is, of course, its own domestic market in China. Now the company’s latest product is designed to expand that market with a new level of ultra-affordability.
The new Ninebot C30 electric moped is priced at just 3,599 yuan ($514), but was initially launched with an introductory price of 2,999 yuan ($428).
Yes, dirt cheap electric scooters have been rolling out in the Chinese market for quite some time now and this time Xiaomi has done it yet again! The electronics major has introduced a new electric scooter by the name Ninebot C30 and the same was priced at even lesser than a OnePlus Nord smartphone that has been launched in India recently. In order to be precise, the Xiaomi Ninebot C30 electric scooter was priced at an introductory figure of 2,000 yuan that translates to close to Rs 21,000 as per the Indian currency keeping in mind the current exchange rates. However, since the time of the launch of this electric scooter, the prices have been raised to 3,599 yuan or close to Rs 38,000. Needless to say, the solid price point will certainly work in the Chinese market and hence, should attract a lot of customers. Now, coming to the specifications and performance figures of the Xiaomi Ninebot electric scooter. The EV can reach a top speed of 25 kmph and the owner doesn’t require a license to ride it.
When it comes to range, the electric scooter can cover a total of 35 km on a single full charge. The battery on this one is removable and weighs 6 kg. Xiaomi Ninebot C30 electric scooter comes to a halt with the help of a disc brake upfront along with a rear drum brake. Reportedly, the EV will be launched in US and European markets soon. The C30 can be a hit in many markets, all thanks to its low price point and also the fact that with the ongoing pandemic and financial crunch, a lot of customers are looking for cheaper mobility and reliable alternatives.