There was a time when people didn’t really care about electric scooter or cars. Those electric scooters didn’t really come with any quality or assurance. So, many had a hard time investing in such an alien product. Maybe now, it’s an easier to choose: Hyundai Kona or MG eZS or Kia Niro EV or Dahe DH350L or Peugeot Partner Tepee EV. But two years ago, the people had a hard time even accepting NIU as a reliable brand.
If you were given a chance to choose between an electric scooter and fuel-driven scooter, what would you’ve chosen? Two years ago, you would’ve said a fuel-driven scooter. However, now, you might choose an electric over the next one.
NIU Nepal has a huge hand in changing that perception. Now, they are here to do it again. The company is hard at work to introduce the next-gen NIU e-Scooter, dubbed as NIU NGT. It is based on the popular N-Series, but with much better style and visual appeal.
According to NIU Nepal, NIU NGT is planned to be launched in Nepal in July 2019. Yes, that’s next month! While the official price has not yet been revealed, the NIU NGT price in Nepal is expected to be around Rs. 4.25 lakhs. So, this will make NIU NGT the most expensive scooter in the NIU’s line up.
UPDATE: NIU NGT will exclusively launch in Nepal at NADA Auto Show 2019!
NIU NGT Overview
The overall look and feel are very similar to the old N-Series. However, it is slightly sportier with more “Race Theme” approach. Obviously, this scooter is expected to get the latest on offer.
You will get a tailored motor by Bosch GmbH, FOC Vector Control, and Panasonic Battery Unit. Likewise, you will also get a LED Headlight, LED Turning Light, LED Taillight, LED Rear Light, LCD Dashboard, Central Control Unit, USB Charging Port, and Dual-Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake.
NIU NGT Performance
NIU NGT is powered by a dual 60V35Ah battery! Yes, two batteries in the same scooter, which is definitely unique. Furthermore, the battery will get all sorts of overcharging protection. On average, the battery will give rider about 100km+ range with a 3.5hours charge.
Furthermore, you get to choose from three modes: E-Save, Dynamic, and Sport. So, the full range will depend on the mode you’re in.
According to the company, it can speed up to 70kmph (the highest speed for NIU scooter) after a full charge, with a claimed range of 95km-170km (based on the mode).
NIU NGT Features
You might be familiar with all the feature you get in an NIU scooter, right? However, NIU NGT will take you a step farther. You will get a new colorful Smart Display which changes based on the modes, speeds, and vehicle diagnostics. Moreover, the diagnostics are paired with NIU Cloud ECU.
This is one of those simple yet welcoming change. Talking about the changes, you will get Cruise-Control, which is perhaps a first time for any scooter! Plus, there the app that will tell you everything you need to know about your NIU NGT.
Additionally, you will also get CBS Braking, EBS Energy Recovery System, Auto-Off Indicators, Vehicle Locator, and so much more!
NIU NGT Key Specifications
- Mileage (city): 95-170km
- Top Speed: 70kmph
- Number of Gears: Automatic
- Battery capacity: 2x 35Ah (60v)
- Charging time: 5-6hr
- Braking: Dual Disc (CBS)
- Maximum Load: 90Kg
- Maximum Power: 3000w
NIU NGT Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,25,000 (Expected)
Damn. All those features for an e-Scooter. Well, I’m glad that I lived to see this day! Moreover, I am simply excited to see what NIU brings, maybe a year or two years after this… I hope something groundbreaking.
That’s it for now, we will talk more when NIU NGT gets its official launch in Nepal. Stay tuned!