The E45E is the new electric scooter model from Segway Ninebot. It is a top-tier electric scooter in the E-range. Segway Ninebot commuter e-scooters are very popular but every scooter has their upsides and downsides. What many customers want from electric commuter scooters is better battery life. Often times the battery is the weak link in the chain but the Ninebot E45E is an exception because this electric scooter comes with extra battery.
For many people this is very important, especially for those who commute with their electric scooters regularly for long distances. Ninebot commuter scooters are also known for their ride quality, comfort and portability.
Hopefully this review of the Ninebot E45E will give you a pretty good idea whether this electric scooter with extra battery is for you. New and updated models of electric scooters come out all the time and this gives customers more choices to choose from.
Ninebot E45E Electric Scooter with Extra Battery: Specs
Ninebot E45E Electric Scooter with Extra Battery. Review
Extra Battery Pack
The E45E features an additional pre-installed battery pack with a total capacity of 368Wh and has a total claimed range of 45km (28mi).The extra battery unit is mounted to the stem. This extra battery is really useful because it means you don't have to charge as often, especially considering it takes 7.5 hours to fully charge the battery. 45 km of range is around 15 km more than the range of the Xiaomi 1S for example.
All the Segway Ninebot electric commuter scooters also have the Smart Battery Management System (BMS) which greatly extends battery life.
Power and Speed
The Ninebot E45E boasts a 300 watt motor with a top speed of 15.5 mph. This is pretty much standard watts and speed for a commuter electric scooter. The speed limit in many places is 15 mph anyway so there is really no need for a faster commuter scooters.
The E45E is capable of climbing an incline of up to 20% without much difficulties at a maximum speed of 25 km/h and with a maximum payload of 100 kg-s. This is mainly due to the 300 watt motor, which is 50 watts more than the Xiaomi 1S has.
You can also choose from 3 different riding modes: Eco, Standard, Sport. The Eco mode has the longest range but least amount of power, while the Sport mode uses up more battery but has more power.
Ride Quality and Safety
The ride quality of the Ninebot E45E is excellent thanks to the 9” non-pneumatic tyres filled with foam, which are an equivalent to 40 psi pneumatic tyres. These large 9-inch puncture proof tires along with cruise control and the front shock absorbers make riding the scooter very smooth and comfortable.
The 3 independent brakes also greatly improve ride safety and quality. The E45E features electronic & regenerative front brake, foot brake and magnetic brake. You can choose yourself which type of braking you prefer to use.
Also a press bell is included, which allows you to alert pedestrians and other riders. Another very useful safety feature is the rear mudguard that protects you from splashes in case of a rain shower. The IPX4 water resistance rating means that you can ride in light rain but should avoid big puddles of water.
Lights and Reflectors
Having quality lights and reflectors are very important for a commuter electric scooter and the E45E really shines in this department. It has 2.5W high power front light, as well as rear and brake lights. The brake light in the rear flashes when braking. The lights are E-mark certified (the European requirement for lights on vehicles to conform to performance standards).
The E45E also comes with ambient lights under foot board that can be adjusted via Segway-Ninebot App. The E45E is equipped with front, side and rear E MARK certified reflectors as well. Most scooters don't come with reflectors but in low light conditions it is really vital to have reflectors to stay safe.
Ninebot E45E Other Features
This electric scooter with extra battery is very similar to other commuter scooter in terms of the weight, folding mechanism and weight limit of the scooter. The weight of the scooter is 16.5 kg or 36 pounds, which is 4 kg more than the Xiaomi 1S. This is quite a bit more, which makes it less portable but you need to make some compromises for the extra battery.
The E45E has a hands-free quick and compact folding mechanism which is expected from a modern commuter e-scooter. The 100 kg weight limit is standard as well although it could be a little higher to accommodate heavier riders.
The LED dashboard of the E45E shows important information, such as speed, , remaining battery, speed mode and maintenance. The scooter has a Bluetooth connection as well.
Ninebot E45E Pros and Cons
Updated Electric Scooter with Extra Battery
The Ninebot E45E is an updated commuter electric scooter with extended battery life. Ninebot have also focused on rider safety with E-mark certified lights and reflectors. The braking system is also improved. The puncture proof solid 9-inch tires and the front shock absorbers greatly improve ride quality.
But the E45E has some drawbacks, such as the 36 pound scooter weight, which is more than other similar scooters. The IPX4 water resistance is good but IPX5 and IPX6 would be better. And the 100 kg weight limit could also be higher.
Is it worth the price tag? For some people it is certainly worth the price tag and Ninebot has out lots of work and thought into this electric scooter and it is an improved version of other Ninebot E-series scooters.