There is no perfect electric scooter because everyone is different. Designers and manufacturers try really hard to cater to everyone's needs and they have done a really good job, considering the amount of various types of e-scooters on the marketplace. But there are always people who feel left out. For example there aren't many easy to carry e-scooters for women.
There are plenty of commuting electric scooters but most of these are little too heavy for women or they have a style and design that women don't like. Segway Ninebot have recently come out with many new e-scooter models and the T15 is one example. It is the most compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient e-scooter they have made so far, which makes it ideal for women.
Also its sleek and somewhat futuristic appearance is different from other scooters. There are many other reasons why women would prefer the Ninebot T15 over other similar commuting electric scooters.
Ninebot Air T15 Electric Scooter Specs
Ninebot Air T15: Best easy to carry e-scooter for women?
The Ninebot KickScooter Air T15 is the most compact, lightweight, and energy-efficient electric kickscooter ever introduced to navigate in a city environment. Factors such as energy efficiency, light weight and compactness are some are really important for women. For men factors, such as power and speed are more important than the weight, compactness or design of the scooter.
Ninebot Air T15 Power, Speed and Range
The Air T15 has a 250 Watt motor with a top speed of around 12.4 mph. The top speed is little less than many other commuting electric scooters, such as the Xiaomi 1S, but the Air T15 has not been designed for pure speed.
The optimum range is 7.5 miles or 12 km, based on a 75 kg rider at 25 degrees Celsius ambient temperature, on a stable surface. This again is less than most other commuter electric scooters. But the lighter the rider, the longer the range. The good thing is that the charging time is only 4 hours.
The Ninebot Air T15 also has 4 different speed modes: pedestrian mode, energy saving mode, standard mode and sport mode. The range can be extended by using the energy saving modes but you would sacrifice a little bit of speed.
Ninebot Air T15 Portability
As you can see the speed and range are not the Ninebot Air T15's strong sides but portability and compactness is. The Air T15 can be easily folded in half like a piece of paper with just one click and self retracting handlebars. Once the scooter is folded the Air T15 is only 8.7 inches in height.
The folded body size is flat and compact, which can be easily stored whether it’s on the subway or in your car trunk.The weight of the scooter is only 10.5 kg-s or 24.2 pounds, which is considerably lighter than most other electric scooters.
You can also stand your scooters either vertically or horizontally. The stand comes with the scooter when you buy it and the stand can be used for storage and for charging. This way the scooter takes up less space in your home. The stands of the Ninebot Air T15 are made out of Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) materials that are recyclable.
The Air T15 has solid rubber front and rear wheels that are puncture proof. These tires are tilled with foaming PU and have a tread patterns. Solid tires are generally not as comfortable to to ride as air-filled tires but these rubber tires are comparable to air-filled tires.
The scooter also has anti-slip foot board and tires for a steadfast ride. The rear fender has many useful and unique functions, such as driving control. Driving control is achieved by “tapping” the fender, thus freeing up your hands and making your ride more carefree. These functions include:
- Power switch
- Rear fender brake
- Riding mode switch
- Turns headlights on/off
These are unique features that other e-scooters do not have.
Frame and Dashboard
The body of the Air T15 is made with aluminum-magnesium alloy to bring a lighter yet stronger and more reliable performance. This also ensures that the body of the vehicle is splash-proof, corrosion-resistant and eco-friendly.The water resistance rating of the Air T15 is IPX4, which enables you to ride in light rain but not through puddles.
The bezel-less dashboard of Air T15 is embedded with LED nixie tubes and provides you the convenience to monitor the speed, battery life, riding modes, Bluetooth connection, cruise control status, and error messages of the scooter all in one click. Not only is the dashboard functional but also extremely well designed.
Ninebot Air T15 Pros and Cons
Best easy to carry e-scooter for women
The Ninebot Air T15 is certainly one of the best easy-to-carry electric scooters for women. It might not be an ideal scooter for most men but for women who need a lightweight and compact e-scooter for their daily city commutes, the T15 is ideal.
Certainly it does not have a high top speed or long range but the scooter has been designed for last-mile commuting. It is not the scooter you take out over the weekend and go for a 4-5 hour ride.
It has many unique features, such as the multi-functional fender, the compact design, the bezel-less dartboard, two types of scooter stands, riding modes, app connectivity and so on. The price might be a bit too high for some but in my opinion it is worth the money.