NIU, a pioneer of e-mobility has revealed its latest electric-powered product to encourage more people into zero-emission vehicles. You would think this is an electric motorbike with its large appearance, extended seat position and clip-on handlebars. The NIU SQi actually is an electric bike. It has pedals and offers the same performance as standard electric bikes.
What is the NIU Qi exactly? It’s an electric bike that can also be used as a motorcycle. SQi’s current “dual engine” e-bike, which was initially released in China, can only go 15 miles an hour due to restrictions. According to NIU, the SQi can travel up to 47 miles with a single charge. The SQi, despite its vintage look, isn’t much faster than an ebike purchased at your local department shop. The main attraction of the SQi is its motorcycle-inspired design.
The SQi has a 48V battery detachable that can be used in 20Ah and 24Ah capacities. NIU SQi has many high-tech features that will be useful for today’s mobile and connected generation. You can access many of the SQi’s capabilities through complete smartphone integration. You can determine the remaining battery capacity, track and navigate with GPS, and identify any mechanical or electrical issues.
NIU produces a range of futuristic electric scooters that are very popular in China and other countries. The SQi, despite having more subtle foundations, looks like a fully-equipped motorbike. This could suggest that NIU may soon release an electric motorcycle of full-size size based on SQi. I sure hope so.