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Ninebot E25E – Best Lightweight Commuter Scooter 2021 

 November 10, 2020

By  Rando

New and improved electric scooter models are coming out all the time with many updates that improve upon the previous generation scooters. This is great news because the quality of electric scooters improves and the price stays the same and might even go down due to the competition. One of the best lightweight commuter scooter for 2021 is certainly the Segway Ninebot E25E.

In this review I will go over the features and specs of the Ninebot E25E e-scooter, as well as the pros and cons. This scooter is ideal for those looking for a budget-friendly lightweight commuter scooter that is updated with the latest technology and newest design. If you have been searching for a commuter electric scooter but haven't found the one you really like then you certainly need to read this review. 

Ninebot E25E Commuter Scooter Features and Specs

  • 300 Watt motor
  • Top speed: 15.5 mph/ 25 km/h
  •  215Wh (5960mAh) Battery
  • Range: 15.5 miles/ 25 km
  • Scooter weight:14.3 kg (29.8 lbs)
  •  4 hour charging time
  • Maintenance-free dual density 9-inch tires
  • Maximum weight capacity: 100 kg/220 pounds
  • Segway-Ninebot app
  •  Bluetooth connectivity
  • Full LED dashboard
  • Shock absorption
  • Front electronic regenerative braking
  • Rear magnetic and foot brake
  • Cable-free design
  • Front, side and rear E-MARK certified reflectors
  • Built-In front, rear and brake E-MARK certified LED lights
  • 3 riding modes and cruise control
  • Extended rear fender
  • Press bell for added safety
  • Unfolded Dimensions:116 x 42 x 117 cm
  •  Folded Dimensions: 119 x 42 x 36 cm
  • Water resistance rating:IPX4 
Ninebot E25E - Best Lightweight Commuter Scooter 2021
Ninebot E25E - Best Lightweight Commuter Scooter 2021

Ninebot E25E Review - Lightweight Commuter Electric Scooter for 2021


Speed and Range

The Ninebot E25E is basically an updated version of the very popular Ninebot E22E electric scooter. It has the same 300 Watt motor but with improved speed and range. Top speed of 15.5 mph and a range of 15.5 miles as well is all you really need for a city commuter electric scooter.


Portability

It is a little bit heavier at 36 pounds than the Ninebot E22E but by only less than 2 pounds, which doesn't make a significant difference. It might not be the lightest scooter but an e-scooter that is too light will not have as good ride quality and would be harder to control. 

Unlike many other lightweight commuter electric scooters the Ninebot E25E has an hand free easy folding mechanism, which makes folding the scooter even easier and faster. The scooter folds down to a compact 119 x 42 x 36 cm. It is easy to carry the scooter to wherever you need to go, store it in your car trunk, put it in your office corner etc.

A great design feature of the Ninebot E25E is that the battery has been fitted in the stem, which makes it more compact.

The only issue with the folding mechanism is that the handlebars don't fold, which makes it a bit trickier to take the scooter to public transport.

Ninebot E25E - Best Lightweight Commuter Scooter 2021


Ride safety

Another improved design elements that stands out with the Ninebot E25E are the LED lights and reflectors. Finally there is a lightweight commuter electric scooter that has decent amount of reflectors and LED lights to ride in the dark.

The E25E has front, side and rear E MARK certified reflectors, as well as front, rear and brake E-MARK certified LED lights. These additions make the scooter safer to ride and street legal as well in many places, where LED lights and reflectors are a requirement. 

The braking system has also made a step forward. The new and improved E25E e-scooter model comes with 3 independent brakes. There is the front electronic and regenerative brake, rear magnetic and foot brakes. This type of braking system has greatly improved rider safety and gives the rider more confidence. Brakes are often the weak area for many electric scooters but Segway really have made another step forward.

Ninebot E25E - Best Lightweight Commuter Scooter 2021


Ride quality

The 9-inch non-pneumatic puncture-proof tires are filled with foam and they provide the same smoothness than  40 psi pneumatic tires. Generally solid tires have a poorer ride quality than air-filled tires but these solid tires are an exception. Most importantly you don't have to worry about getting punctures.

The front wheel has shock absorbers as well and if you combine the fairly large 9-inch solid tires with the front shock-absorbers and cruise control, you will be able to enjoy fantastic ride quality. The ride quality is certainly significantly better then the ride quality of the Ninebot E22E.


Added Features of The E25E

There are many other features that add to the overall value of this lightweight commuter electric scooter. One of those is the ambient lighting under the foot pad. This cool feature allows you to choose whatever color you like to suit your style and mood. The ambient light will really show in the night.

Ninebot E25E - Best Lightweight Commuter Scooter 2021

Of course the Ninebot E25E commuter scooter also has Bluetooth connectivity and comes with the Ninebot app. This Ninebot companion app allows you to choose from different riding modes and give you information, such as speed, battery level and get firmware updates. 

The full LED dashboard provides real time rider information, allows you to change the ambient colors, activate cruise control and choose your preferred riding mode.

What I also like about the new E25E is the sleek cable less design, which greatly improves the look of the scooter. Cables that stick out and hang out really take a way from the design of the scooter. And like mentioned before the battery has been fitted into the stem, which makes the scooter look more sleek and improves the handling as well.

The handlebar grips are of very high quality, which means you don't loose grip. And the throttle and brake levers are of different colors: the throttle is green and brake is red.

Ninebot E25E versus the Ninebot E45E


Ninebot E25E Pros and Cons

Best Lightweight Commuter Electric Scooter for 2021?

Pros

  • Better top speed and more range  
  • Simple cableless design
  • Improved braking system
  • Front shock absorber and puncture-proof 9-inch tires
  • Ninebot companion app
  • Improved lights with reflectors
  • 14.3 kg scooter weight
    Changeable ambient lighting under the foot pad
  • Easy folding mechanism
  • Battery fitted in the stem
  • 4 hour charging time
  • Smart Battery Management System (BMS)

Cons

  • 100 kg weight limit  
  • IPX4 water resistance rating could be higher
  • Not designed for off road use
  • Lacks a bit power going uphill
  • Handlebars don't fold

Conclusion:

What really stand out with the new Ninebot E25E scooter and what makes it the best light weight commuter electric scooter, is the sleek cableless design and the fact that the battery has been hidden away in the stem. These design elements make the scooter ideal for commuting. most people prefer a simple and sleek design.

The improved braking system adds more value to the scooter as well, as do the added lights and reflectors. The front shock absorber and solid 9-inch tires make the scooter very practial for commuting purposes. So there has been a step forward in terms of design and practicality.

The only negative aspects about the scooter and many other Ninebot and Xiaomi e-scooters, is the 100 kg weight limit and low water resistance rating. You can ride the scooter if you are over 100 kg and ride the scooter in pouring rain but your warranty will therefore be void.

The scooter can be ridden in light rain but can't handle pouring conditions. This are common issue with these scooters.

But other than these little issues, the E25E e-scooter is one of the very best overall commuter electric scooter to buy. And you can get it without spending a huge amount of money. 

Rando


Hello! My name is Rando and I created this site to help people find the best electric scooter for their needs. Hopefully this site will help you decide which electric scooter you should buy.

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