The Ninebot Segway E22E electric scooter is a upgraded version of the ES1 entry level e-scooter. Segway is a major company in the electric scooter world and the E22E model seems to be the real deal budget-friendly scooter for the general population. In this Ninebot Segway E22E electric scooter review, you will find out the pros and cons of this electric scooter and whether or not it is worth the money.
Available for only £379.99 at Pure Electric, it seems like the ideal lightweight scooter for commuting. But there are some serious drawbacks as well that the low price does not compensate. But lets take a closer look and see exactly what the Ninebot Segway E22E is made of.
Ninebot Segway E22E Electric Scooter Review: Basic Specs and Stats
The top speed for the E22E is nothing special at 12.4 mph or 20 km/h. It is not going to break any speed records for sure. The maximum range is 22 km or 13.6 miles, which again is decent but not great. You can’t expect much better stats for a scooter in this price range.
It does have a 300 Watt motor, which is pretty good for a lightweight electric scooter weighing at 29.8 pounds or 13.5 kg. With its one-push folding system and light weight, the scooter can easily be carried along or stored in a car or public transport. This is a very important feature to have. Even a difference of 4-5 pounds can be quite a lot for some people.
The Ninebot Segway E22E has a 184Wh (5100mAh) with a charging time of 3.5 hours, which is very hast when compared to similar electric scooters.
It also has dual-density 9-inch tires that are maintenance free. These upgraded tires make the ride much smoother and comfortable when compared to the previous generation ES1 scooters.
There are also 3 different power modes to choose from, as well as cruise control when riding.
Regenerative braking system and 2 independant brakes for added safety. Built-In front, rear and brake E-MARK LED lights for increased visibility.
Side, rear and front reflectors for added safety. Press bell is also included. The full LED display can be connected to the Segway companion app to keep an eye on speed, battery power and power mode. The app also allows you to lock the wheels of the scooter when you have to leave it unattended for a while.
In addition the app also allows you to activate cruise control when riding at constant speed, which means you don’t have to hold on to the throttle. Another little thing you can chance with the app is whether you want the brake light to be consistently on or whether you want the brake light flash when hitting the brakes.
The water resistance rating is IPX-4 and warranty does not include any water ingress. It is not designed to be ridden in the rain.
Ninebot Segway E22E Electric Scooter Review: Comparisons to Competition
- The Ninebot Segway E22E has quite a few competitors, such as the M365 or even the Pure Air Pro. When compared to direct competition, such as the Xiaomi M365, the E22E does not hold many advantages. The main advantage is that the E22E is quite a bit cheaper at £379.99, compared to £469 for the M365.
- The top speed for the M365 is a bit higher at 15 mph to 12.4 mph. The range for the M365 is also considerably better at 18.6 miles, compared to 13.6 miles. Another major benefit for the M365 is that it comes in 12 different designs, while the E22E comes in standard grey. It is a small but important little detail.
- The E22E electric scooter beats the M365 in overall power and charging times. The Xiaomi M365 has 250 Watts of power and has a charging time of 5.5 hours.
- Unlike the Pure Air Pro, both the M365 and the E22E, have not been designed for riding in the rain and the warranties for both don’t cover it as well. This is a very important feature that both of these popular electric scooters lack, plus the Pure Air Pro has a better range and higher weight capacity.
Ninebot Segway E22E Electric Scooter Review: Overall performance
As you might expect there are some issues you can expect with this scooter. First of all the battery performance at speed mode is far from excellent and at speed mode the battery can become empty very quickly.
Of course there are other lower speed modes that conserve the battery more but most people will use the speed mode the most for peak performance. In addition the E22E does not like inclines very well and is not meant for riding in the rain, like mentioned before.
The solid rubber wheels offer pretty good grip and rider comfort, especially when compared to the ES series of scooters.
Additional positive aspects for the E22E are the very effective rear brakes, the front KERS braking system and the thick rubber grips for extra comfort.
Also the folded dimensions for the NineBot E22E are 114 x 42 x 36 cm and unfolded dimensions are 111 x 42 x 36 cm.
Ninebot Segway E22E Electric Scooter Review: Final Verdict
There are many things going for the Segway E22E, such as the cruise control, Segway app and charging times to name a few. You can also put the low price in there as well. It has decent power at 300 Watts, lightweight and easy to fold.
The major problems are the poor battery performance at speed mode, being fairly uncomfortable to carry and the lack of water resistance. If you are looking for a budget scooter and are not to fuzzed about some of the shortcomings then the Segway E22E is a good choice.
The Pure Air Pro, as well as the M365 would be better overall choices, especially the Pure Air Pro but you would have to pay £200 for the Pure Air Pro. But as your first electric scooter for someone on a tight budget it is money well spent.
Hopefully this Ninebot Segway E22E electric scooter review helped you out and make an informed decision about whether to buy this or not. If you wan to look at similar electric scooters in this price range then go to Pure Electric.
As described, its actually a much better product that the pictures would suggest, strong, durable and easy to use - this product represents a proper job in my opinion, not just a cheap thing designed to fly off the shelves then disappoint consumers. The front electronic brake is really affective. Its a bit of a bone shaker over the bumps, but I expect all non suspension scooters are the same
Great scooter, bought the ninebot as it was used by a lot of the companies trialling these in Europe. Very tough, although it’s limited to 13mph it still accelerated quickly. Good range, suspension a little hard but the thing feels so solid and well built. Delivered ahead of schedule by Pure Electric. Can recommend the product and the seller