Welcome readers far & wide to our Segway Ninebot ES2 review for 2021. Part of their affordable “ES” range of commuting electric scooters; this model results in a mid-spec, fairly priced eScooter suitable for all manner of uses (provided you stick to the road). It’s clear that this scooter was designed with urban & inner-city environments in mind, offering minimal off-road functionality & performing best on asphalt or flat pavement.
Riders can easily choose from 3 speed modes, which should prove more than enough to accurately match your mood or skill level. Those seeking something with a little more power will enjoy reading our 2021 Ninebot ES3 review, which offers a better performance & design for a slightly higher price tag.
However in this review, we’re focusing on the Ninebot ES2 in all its glory. Those wondering how this model shapes up against the rest will do well to read our Segway Ninebot ES2 vs ES4 article. So without further delay, lets begin our review: starting with speed, power & distance.
Switching our Segway Ninebot ES2 review onto speed, power & distance. To begin, this model boasts a 300W motor with a max. output of 700W; contributing to a 15.5 mp/h top speed, pretty fair for the price. This motor also possesses a decent amount of torque, contributing to its hill climbing ability of up to 10 degrees.
Typically, budget urban eScooters offer minimal hill-climb capacity and often a lower top speed. However, one thing we feel was painfully average about the ES2 is the 15.5 mile range offered. Whilst this is still a pretty good range, many similarly priced competitors offer the same performance.
Of course, this is still acceptable as it performs at an average level, however isn’t setting standards any time soon. However, the main focus of this model are the features it has to offer, such as a battery management system, lighting, riding modes, etc. The inclusion of these features gives it an edge over other similarly priced competitors, whilst also greatly improving rider experience.
For example, riders can choose from speed limit, standard and sports mode, depending on their skill mode or mood. Continue reading our 2021 Segway Ninebot ES2 review & learn more about this model in greater detail.
How fast does it go?
Top speed of 15.5 mph (25 km/h) with 3 speed modes to choose from; speed limit, standard & sport.
What age/weight is it suitable for?
Segway officially recommend this model for those aged 14+, weighing 55-220 lbs (25-100 kg) and between 3′ 11″-6′ 6″ (120-200 cm) in height. However, please note that heavier riders will likely encounter reduced performance.
What is the range/distance?
The average rider should expect an average range of approx. 25 miles (40.2 km) per charge. Please note that variables such as rider weight, incline, terrain, etc. will impact overall performance. Continue reading for our battery life & charging section.
Battery Life & Charging
Bringing our 2021 Segway Ninebot ES2 review onto battery life & charging. Boasting a 187 Wh Li-ion battery contributing to the decent 15.5 mile range; one of the most efficient battery types. These lithium-ion batteries perform much better than their counterparts, often charging faster, lasting longer and less prone to faults.
However, Segway have still decided to integrate a Battery Management System (BMS); protecting against common faults such as under-voltage, under-current, overheating, etc. in turn extending battery life. We were especially pleased with the fairly speedy 3.5 hour charge time from empty, making this a top electric scooter for commuters, as they can easily charge from empty during a shift.
The battery remains fully integrated within the frame, protecting against external force & offering an IP54 water resistance rating. Whilst the Ninebot ES3 and ES4 feature dual external/internal batteries, they also cost quite a bit more. To keep riders covered from any faults not their own, this scooter also comes with 1 year warranty; should any issues arise during this time.
As such, we believe this one of the best budget scooters from Segway (within this price range). Continue reading our Segway Ninebot ES2 review for 2021 & discover our design/ergonomics section.
How long does it take to charge?
Charges in 3.5 hours from empty.
Battery protection & safety
As previously mentioned, this model utilises a battery management system. This system protects against common electrical faults such as: over-voltage, over-current, over-charge, short circuiting, etc. & contributing to a longer battery lifespan. Alongside this, the battery is fully integrated within the frame, protecting it against external damage and elements.
An average quality Lithium-ion based battery typically lasts approx. 400-800+ charge cycles before any issues occur. For some perspective, this would take around 2-3+ years of daily usage before reaching this stage. Furthermore, Segway offer a 1 year warranty, covering riders should any faults arise in this time. Continue reading our Ninebot ES2 review for the design & ergonomics section.
Design and Ergonomics
Time to deliver the design & ergonomics section of our Ninebot ES2 review for 2021. With a design brings delight to many a rider, we believe Segway actually pioneered a few industry standards with these models. For starters, the curved anti-slip deck & solid rubber front tire have become a standard addition on many models in recent years. In fact, this model (alongside the rest of their “ES” range) won the 2018 Design Award; further attesting to the innovation and convenience offered by Segway. Integrated front & rear lighting is an important feature that we’ll touch on in our safety & roadside section. As expected, the ES2 features a fully folding frame, allowing riders to quickly & easily carry, store or transport their ride wherever they go.
This, combined with a fast charge time, low cost and light weight makes it a great electric scooter for commuters. Front & rear shock absorption soak up otherwise harsh hits, resulting in a smooth ride and no compromise in rider control. With a weight of just 12.5 kg (27.5 lbs), this model supports weights of up to 100 kg (220 lbs); dead on 8 times its own weight. Segway have opted for a solid rubber tires on most of their ES models; offering greater durability at the cost of shock absorption afforded by air filled tires.
Ergonomically speaking, we feel as though this scooter is incredibly easy to learn, use and transport; ticking all the boxes for a low cost electric commuter scooter. The customisable LED display is located in the centre console, showcasing speed, battery life, mileage and more. Riders can connect via the Segway mobile app to run diagnostics or further customise their scooter. Install the Segway mobile app on either iOS or Android or continue reading our Segway Ninebot ES4 review for more information regarding build quality & ease of use.
What material is it made from?
Aluminium, steel, plastic, Li-ion cells, rubber.
Can it be used as a regular scooter?
Yes – should riders run out of battery or switch off their scooter, feel free to lend a leg and get moving again!
Does it connect to your smartphone via app or Bluetooth?
Yes – riders can easily customise and diagnose their ride from the Segway mobile app, available on both iOS and Android.
Build quality and ease of use
Bringing our 2021 Segway Ninebot ES2 review onto build quality & ease of use, which Segway certainly exceeds at. For starters, the overall build quality of this model is brilliant, boasting an robust yet lightweight aluminium frame. It can withstand a number of hits, bumps and slams without warping or bending out of shape.
Although weighing just 12.5 kg, this model supports up to 100 kg, 8 times its own weight! The battery utilises lithium-ion cells, one of the best battery types available on the market. A battery management system protects against common electrical faults and helps to extend battery life.
Alongside this, the IP54 water resistance rating means this model protects against dust ingress and moderate sustained water pressure. For such a fair price, we feel that the specs & features offered are more than worth it; however were especially surprised to see minimal compromise in quality.
In fact, to attest to their own confidence in quality control, Segway offer 1 year warranty on all official purchases, keeping riders covered should any faults arise.
Ease of use
In terms of ease of use, learning and riding this model is a walk in the park. Choose from 3 speed settings to help you get to grips with your ride or simply match your mood. The solid front rubber wheel offers less shock absorption than an air-filled alternative, however is much more durable and rarely requires replacing.
The display is centrally situated, allowing for fast & effortless checking of speed, distance, battery life, etc. The stem features a small hook for hanging up bags or other baggage, also another plus for both ease of use and commuters everywhere. Continue reading our Segway Ninebot ES2 review for 2021 and learn more about safety & usability on the road!
Safety and usability on the road
Switching up our 2021 Segway Ninebot ES2 review to likely our most important section; safety & usability on the road. In this day and age, modern eScooters must strict fire & electrical safety standards before production, with this model being no different. As such, its likely that this model is completely UL2272 certified, alongside IP54 water resistant.
Safety remains paramount when riding on the road, especially with other traffic or at night. Thankfully, this model makes use of both front & rear LED lighting, alongside reflective side strips to help riders both see & stay seen. Utilising both electric & mechanical braking, riders should have no issue making sharp stops on demand; although the exact type of brake used remains undisclosed.
In terms of roadside suitability, Segway themselves state that this model best suits flat pavement & asphalt. Due to an overwhelming lack of off-road functionality, we see it as no surprise. However, the ES2 does feature front & rear shock absorption, affording riders some protection against potholes and other bumps in the road; protecting against any compromise in rider control.
Although, we still recommend avoiding these particularly savage potholes, as they often cause accidents. Whilst this model features integrated lighting, we still recommend riders equip themselves with dequate safety gear, such as high-visibility clothing, a helmet, gloves, etc. Continue reading the rest of our 2021 Segway Ninebot ES2 review for our coupons and Black Friday section below.
Is the Segway Ninebot ES2 waterproof?
Yes – the Segway Ninebot ES2 possesses a water resistance rating of IP54, protecting against sustained splashes of moderate pressure & dust ingress. Learn more about IP ratings here.
Segway Ninebot ES2 spares & accessories
Segway stock a selection of spare parts & accessories for all manner of models, including this one. Source spare parts directly from the supplier at a fair rate, ensuring genuine working components.
Segway ship worldwide & to all major continents, with exceptions for certain countries. This company have vendors in almost every major continent, meaning that customers globally will have no issues locating a local store or qualifying for delivery. Those who’s orders total over $99 will also enjoy free shipping, alongside the standard 1 year warranty that comes with all official purchases.
We always recommend our readers double check their local laws and regulations to ensure personal electric vehicles remain legal in their area. Continue reading for some of the biggest & best Segway Ninebot ES2 coupons & discount promo codes of 2021!
Finally our unofficial fan favourite sections, starting with the best 2021 Segway Ninebot ES2 discount coupons and promo codes. Value for money in this day and age is important, especially when making a purchase that you may use daily.
Luckily, Segway have a reputation for offering savings and sales throughout the year, most heavily throughout Black Friday. Therefore, we’ve created a list of some of the hottest Segway Ninebot ES2 coupons and promo codes, alongside any flash sales or sitewide offers throughout 2021.
We always attempt to keep this section current and updated, however please note that some deals & discounts may expire. If you encounter a coupon code that doesn’t work, please contact us or leave a comment. Alternatively, check out our full selection of Segway coupons now. Otherwise, scroll below for our Ninebot ES2 coupons and Black Friday / Cyber Monday section.
Segway Ninebot ES2 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2021
Moving swiftly on to our Segway Ninebot ES2 Black Friday / Cyber Monday section for 2021. Many missed the madness of Black Friday 2020 last year, with hopes to grab a great deal this 2021. Whether or not the Ninebot ES2 will see a discount this Black Friday remains a mystery, however Segway are known to offer a number of sales throughout this season. Last year, we saw huge discounts on almost all of their products & as such, believe it promising that Segway will return for Black Friday 2021.
As such, please check back here closer to the date for the chance at some colossal savings. In the meantime, feel free to read some of our other electric scooter reviews here. Once again, thank you for reading our Segway Ninebot ES2 review for 2021; please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!
Segway Ninebot ES2 (2021) Review Summary
A warm welcome to our Segway Ninebot ES2 review for 2021. Before beginning the bulk of our review, here's a brief summary; followed up with the pros & cons of this model. For a low to mid-budget electric scooter, we feel Segway have raised the bar. Full mobile app support with highly customisable lighting and an array of both fun and functional features. Whilst some rely on the mobile app to operate (such as custom lighting), we still feel this is a minor issue as almost everyone has a phone these days. Although offering similar performance to the ES1, this model is boasts both a higher top speed and bigger battery. We were especially surprised with how lightweight this model is, weighing in at just 27.5 lbs (12.5 kg) with a fully folding frame; making it a great electric scooter for commuting. However, that's up to you to decide throughout the rest of our 2021 Segway Ninebot ES2 review below!